“Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”—Sufjan Stevens (via copperoranges)
this has to be one of the best days i’ve had in a while. why?
i had the morning off. this is a bad thing because i’m clutching tightly to the minuscule $160 i have. i can’t afford a day off. yet friday open shifts are dreadful. they drag on until 4-ish, and are rarely lucrative. i feel like i made the right decision to take the day off.
i have been needing to get my oil topped off since i returned from minnesota - a month ago. i was still in the 3,000 mile mark, so i got it for free.
i bought groceries for the first time in months. it’s still mostly snack foods and beverages. but it’s nice to have more than beer and condiments in my fridge for once.
st. vincent released a single off her new album this morning. i’m giddy with excitement to hear the rest.
the photographers from my brother’s wedding posted their work. it’s incredible, and it was nice to relive that beautiful day. i couldn’t imagine a more happy, handsome couple… and i’m so lucky to call them my own blood and in-law.
i am finally on the schedule to work at blue line this coming sunday. it will be the first time in six months that i will be behind a coffee shop counter. baby, it’s be a long wait. and i’m nothing but smiles about it. to be able to walk/bike ride to one of my favorite places in dundee… so thrilled.
i saw faces that i’ve been wanting to see. always leaves me breathless.
i have drinks with a great friend awaiting me. and then we will see some fantastic omaha bands play.
i’m giddy with the thought that i was able to wear pants to work today and not die of heat stroke. and will be able to do the same tomorrow. low pressure front? you’re my new best friend. i miss you, jeans-and-tee weather. come back to me…
flash forward to six months from now when i’m whining about the wind chill. love/hate you nebrrrrrrrrraska.