Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I’ve been doing a lot of yoga lately. I love it.

Despite contorting my body into some of the most uncomfortable positions, I always feel strong and grounded after I do Yoga.

Last week someone asked me why I enjoyed doing yoga so much and I’ve been thinking about it all week.

I love how much focus it requires to remain balanced, and I love taking a pose a bit further and achieving a new level.

I love how self-aware I am after an hour of yoga. The teachers are bound to say something ridiculous and occasionally I’ve had to work with my “third eye” and I really have no idea why I want to center my hands through it, but they also have a lot to say about your place in the world and the importance of owning your position in the world.

Y’all know how much I’ve been obsessing over Eat, Pray, Love, so I wanted to share this with you:

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it."

- Elizabeth Gilbert

Friday, August 27, 2010


Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a graphic design student?

Frank Chimero answered, but I'm pretty sure this is the best advice for anyone, not just design students.

check it out.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Drowning in Work

Work has been SO busy this week!

We’ve got one of our biggest weekends of the year next week (Snigrab) and it makes a lot of additional work for me. Nine special event locations!

Today we are taking two hours of work to celebrate the opening of our new concept store SA Elite (check out the Web site, it’s pretty cool).

The party will be a much welcomed break, aside from the fact that it will put me another two hours behind.

I hear this is how busy my position is until January… oh goodie.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Did It Again

outside my work yet again, terrible lighting but I wanted to share.
*** I realized I didn't say that I cut it again, it's even shorter now.


My mom’s husband, Cris, took a position with the Spurs so they are in the process of moving to San Antonio.

Cris is already down there and my mom will hit the road once her house is sold.

I’ve been mooching off my parents since June, so that means I’m going to have to start paying rent and turn into a real grown up.

I’ve got most of that part figured out – now the payment for the last three months of my life rent free – helping the house get ready to sell.

There’s a lot to do!!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cheesecake and Pizza???

I think my mom and I had the perfect day.

We went to see Eat, Pray, Love; which wasn’t as disappointing as most movies turned books are (they stayed true to the story and Julia Roberts was fantastic). I've been craving margarita pizza since the movie though, I should work on that.

Then we ran over to the cheesecake factory and grabbed two sliced of cheesecake. We got them to-go and went home and I enjoyed the masterpiece that is the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake on the porch.

It was quality time with my mom, quality food and we enjoyed the early evening weather that makes Colorado so wonderful.

I don’t think much is going to change. My body is used to not having the sugar and I would like to keep it that way.

Now if only I could kick this diet coke habit…

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Originally I was going on a sugar detox for 21 days, I’ve always heard that’s how long it takes to break a habit. For good measure I decided that four weeks was a better and Saturday will be four weeks!

Now, I haven’t been perfect, but I’ve been REALLY REALLY good about it.

I decided that I would break the sugar detox with a visit to the cheesecake factory and it’s all I can think about. I will be eating a Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake on Saturday afternoon and I can’t wait.

I can practically taste it now…

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


My short hair.

I took this picture while I was in my car right before I walked into work this morning. I look tired (probably because I am), but i wanted to share my short hair with y'all.

I'm thinking I should go a bit shorter.

Monday, August 9, 2010


About a year ago my friend/co-worker Jenny introduced me to Jump David Jump .

Occasionally I will check out what David has to say about his life.

David has cancer. David has an inoperable brain tumor. He is terminal.

His outlook is inspiring, in a makes-me-want-to-live-my-life-better-and-be-grateful sort of way.

Please take a few minutes to read his letter to cancer.

Friday, August 6, 2010


I know, I can't help how much I love Parker Fitzgerald's work. He is doing 365 polaroids for 2010. These are for August 3 & 4.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Astronomy Nerd

Remember how I am an astronomy nerd?

There has been a lot of activity on the sun recently. These sun storms shoot plasma away from the sun’s atmosphere and it is making for some amazing views here on Earth. Unfortunately I live a little too far south to witness the Auroras but there are some amazing photos.