• Museums
    • Art Institute
    • Scence and Industry
    • Field Museum (science and natural history)
    • about a zillion more
  • Architecture
    • architectural boat tour
    • Farnsworth House
    • Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio
    • just look up wherever you go
  • lakefront beaches and trails
    • Promontory Point, North Ave. beach
  • Donuts
    • Stan's
    • Firecakes
    • Glazed and Infused
dec 5 2016 ∞
dec 5 2016 +

Breaking In:

  • Inside Man (2006)
  • Flypaper (2011)
  • The Maiden Heist (2009)
  • The Italian Job (2003)

Breaking Out

  • The Escapist (2008)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
jun 15 2013 ∞
jun 15 2013 +
  • do laundry every week, thereby keeping a clean room
  • more books, less internet
  • live within an appropriate budget, including tithing and saving
  • focus on my health
  • more wilderness exploration
  • read through the New Testament
  • spend quiet, intentional time in prayer
  • be a part of foreign missions: pray, give, go
  • make more things with my hands
  • get more tattoos
  • aim higher at work
  • be more responsible
  • fall in love with Jesus
jan 2 2013 ∞
jan 2 2013 +

general pet peeves:

  • improper use of blinkers (turning it on too early, too late, or not at all, or not turning it off, etc.)
  • poor customer service
  • when internet links don't open up into new tabs
  • people touching my arms
  • not enough outlets in an apartment

things that make me cringe:

  • Curlz font
  • metal spoons on my teeth
  • unoriginal weddings (especially unity candles)
  • blood

things i REALLY just can't handle:

  • meat still on the bone
  • loading cold dirty dishes into the dishwasher
nov 14 2011 ∞
may 24 2012 +
  • fish hook
  • illustration by marc johns or shel silversein
  • painting by kirra jamison
  • woodland creature: owl, deer, woodpecker, fox, bear
  • the Berliner bear in CMYK
  • "forgiven" or "redeemed" in super fun/fancy/cute handwriting
  • mockingbird, dad.
  • quote, along the lines of "you are completely remarkable"
  • chandelier on neck
  • needle & thread - you hem me in
feb 11 2011 ∞
feb 3 2013 +
  • Amarylis
  • Gardenia
  • Peony - coral charm, blush, festiva, coral supreme, coral sunset
  • Calla, especially in fun colors
  • Amaranthus
  • Viburnum
  • Magnolia Grandiflora
  • Ranunculus
  • Yarrow, queen anne's lace, baby's breath, etc.
  • Nerine - like tiny irises! :)
  • Lily-of-the-Valley
  • Cabbage roses
  • Hellebore
  • Snapdragon
  • Hyacinth
  • Roses that smell REALLY REALLY good or have different colored tips
  • freesia
  • bougainvillea
aug 2 2011 ∞
sep 7 2016 +
  • Good design is innovative.
  • Good design makes a product useful.
  • Good design is aesthetic.
  • Good design makes a product understandable.
  • Good design is unobtrusive.
  • Good design is honest.
  • Good design is long-lasting.
  • Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
  • Good design is environmentally friendly.
  • Good design is as little design as possible.

Dieter Rams (1985)

aug 19 2010 ∞
aug 19 2010 +
  • stubborn
  • tend to give up and cry when things get hard
  • often forget meetings with important people
  • general lack of responsibility
feb 8 2011 ∞
may 21 2012 +
  • I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe
  • It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form. Hans Hoffmann
  • Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment. Claude Monet
  • Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake. Luis Barragan
  • Architecture is about the nothingness of space. Ted Naos
  • We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill
  • Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Carl Sandburg
  • Death is the ugly fact which nature has to hide, and she hides it well. Alexander Smith
  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells, the less you know. "The Brothers Bloom"
  • Every man is the architect of his own fut... fortune cookie
aug 21 2009 ∞
feb 27 2012 +

from Sarah's list[http://listography.com/sbxcx3/relationsh...] : not necessarily dates

  • grocery shopping / farmers' market
  • camping +/ hiking together
  • riding our bikes in the country
  • a picnic
  • road trip
  • watching movies together on the couch
  • designing and working together
  • laying in a hammock by the water
  • going to church
  • visiting a museum
  • sitting on the floor and eating pizza together
  • him showing me the place he works
  • cooking together
  • moving furniture
  • changing the sheets on our bed (yes, that is incredibly lame. i know. i'm short and it's hard to do alone.)
  • eating watermelon in the backyard
  • walking our dog
mar 27 2010 ∞
jul 17 2013 +

Nature print-esque, not stylized.

  • birds
    • sparrows
    • jays
    • owls
    • mockingbirds
    • road runners
    • woodpeckers
  • flowers
  • acorns
  • foxes
  • pears
  • turtles (as opposed to frogs)
  • bugs
    • bees
    • butterflies
    • dragonflies
  • tartan-esque plaids
  • maps
jan 19 2010 ∞
jul 24 2013 +

Favorite:

  • west texas rainy days
  • barbecue
  • Barbie and Joe's old house
  • babies
  • the ocean, after I've been away a long time
  • Vanilla, when she dries in the sunshine after a bath
  • freshly mowed grass, and the man who mowed it
  • gardenia bushes
  • my mother's perfume
  • the river
  • the mountains
  • books
  • dirt
  • lavender, patchouli, lemon verbena

Least Favorite:

  • under-boob smell, or junksweat
apr 22 2008 ∞
jul 17 2011 +

I hate eating plain, raw tomatoes.

  • Ketchup: the best was at Azul, a cafe in Austin that's closed now
  • Roasted whole: at Pasha in San Antonio
  • Grilled: at home, and on BLTs everywhere
  • Tomato soup: at home
  • Salsa/picante/pico de gallo/etc.: homemade is always best, but Fuzzy's Tacos in Lubbock has great salsa.
  • As an ingredient in soups: mmm, Italian
  • As art: they're just so bright and pretty!
  • At the market: they're just so bright and pretty!
  • In spaghetti sauce: thanks but no thanks, Olive Garden.
  • In/on pizzas: fresh tomatoes are a delicious topping!
  • Sundried: in all sorts of things!
  • In guacamole: but not too chunky
jan 5 2010 ∞
jan 6 2010 +

Favorite:

  • Gene Hackman's voice
  • static (the record player kind)
  • french horn rips
  • underwater noises
  • fresh snow crunching under my feet
  • a group of believers worshiping together
  • my head hitting my pillow
  • my own fingernails rapping on a surface
  • approaching trains
  • crackling fire
  • my wet hair swishing on my ears

Least Favorite:

  • these words:
    • degenerate, impregnate
  • musical instruments out of tune
  • plastic crinkling (like grocery bags and chip bags)
  • audio feedback
feb 20 2009 ∞
apr 23 2016 +

Benefits:

  • Salary. Only employ as many people as you can afford to pay a livable salary.
  • Buy your employees lunch every now and then! Or all the time!
  • 20+ paid vacation days/year
  • lots and lots of maternity leave, paid if possible!
  • good healthcare/doctors
  • cheap healthcare options, even/especially for part-time employees

Environment + People Management + Working Together

  • Be a servant leader. Be 100% willing to do the most menial tasks.
  • Treat people like they matter. Customers and employees are both people.
  • Recognize leadership in others; hone and encourage it.
  • Evaluate folks (leaders especially) on th...
mar 31 2017 ∞
mar 31 2017 +
  • Rikki Tikki Tavi, Rudyard Kipling
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • The Call of the Wild, Jack London
  • Holes, Louis Sachar
  • Frindle, Andrew Clements
  • Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
  • all Shel Silverstein books
  • Chrysanthemum, and Owen, Kevin Henkes
sep 24 2016 ∞
dec 2 2016 +
  • Yoga in the park
  • Full moon bike ride
  • Free ice skating rink in the winter
  • Broomball
  • First Fridays
  • Hiking
    • Maroon Bells
    • Hanging Lake
    • Mushroom Rock
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding - Ruedi Reservoir
  • Mount Sopris
  • Community garden at The Orchard
  • Bike path + Rio Grande Trail
  • Bonedale Bike Week
  • Random cattle drives through town
  • Steve's Guitars
  • Third Street Center + PAC3
  • Crystal Theater
  • Mountain Fair!
jul 23 2013 ∞
mar 8 2015 +

Winter:

  • pine
  • musty Christmas decorations

Spring

  • fresh potting mix
  • honeysuckle

Summer

  • saltwater
  • sunscreen
  • barbecue
  • rain

Fall:

  • pencil shavings
  • apple pie
may 24 2013 ∞
jul 21 2013 +

Good:

  • (NYE, 2011) Hyundai Santa Fe, which I love
  • hanging out with All The Cousins for Grandmother's funeral
  • Moving to Carbondale
  • Allie and Riley got engaged!
  • camping, Labor Day weekend, at Flat Tops with the Sabos, et al.
  • starting a new job at Whole Foods!
  • meeting Lucy, James and Kim's new puppy!
  • getting work boots for my birthday!
  • apple picking, fresh-pressed cider, and my first caramel apple in October

Not So Good:

  • first real job, not so hot, but a solid learning experience
  • my tiny plant died. :(
  • (NYE, 2012) being T-boned by an 18-wheeler, thereby totaling the Santa Fe
mar 24 2012 ∞
jul 25 2013 +
  • Jeannie Binder
  • Ryann Matthews
  • Tawny Mills
  • Mary Clair Thompson
  • Daisy Dominguez
  • Kathleen Chang
  • Christine Pennington
  • Kara Montie
  • Kelsey Sprowell
  • Danielle Boyle
  • Melanie Poole
  • Tucker Wright
mar 3 2010 ∞
apr 23 2016 +
  • like a waterfall in slow motion, like a map with no ocean // Feist - Limit To Your Love
  • such breathtaking views of Scythian Empires // Andrew Bird
  • I found myself attached to this railroad track, but I'll come back to you some day // First Aid Kit / Ghost Town
  • we made a vow to the holy cow // Kaiser Chiefs / Always Happens Like That
  • This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization // Bon Iver
  • Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free, to be more like the man you were made to be // Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More
  • with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair // M&S / After the Storm
  • I'm walking backwards to the place where I come from, but that ain't enough, no; you want me to run // M. Ward / Carolina
  • crispy, crispy Benjamin Franklin came over, babysat all four of my kids // Regina Spektor / Chemo Limo
oct 13 2010 ∞
aug 31 2011 +
  • get a tattoo
  • graduate with a bachelor's in Architecture
  • go to Europe
  • go to california
  • grow in faith
jan 24 2010 ∞
jan 29 2011 +
  • Olaf Hajek
  • Kirra Jamison
  • Marc Johns
    • the moustaches chased him zealously
    • moustaches on strings are the finest of things
    • tis quite enjoyable to be an elephant
    • the aesthetics of long underwear
    • hand-drawn pixels
    • if i tell you these are mountains
    • talk less and scribble more
    • more top hats please
    • this one is better
    • cpck
    • world famous drawings
apr 11 2010 ∞
oct 19 2010 +
  • knitting
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • riding a motorcycle
  • welding
  • skydiving
  • hunting
  • making webpages
  • restoring furniture
  • reupholstering
  • wallpapering
  • candle making - poured from a teapot!
  • making art in suitcases
  • quilting - learn from mom
  • shooting a gun
jan 5 2010 ∞
feb 24 2017 +
  • Karen - The National
  • Karen - The Go-Betweens
  • Karen - Doves
  • Karen By Night - Jill Sobule
  • Karen - The Surfaris
  • Karen - The Rip Chords
  • Tunic (Song for Karen) - Sonic Youth
  • Karen Koltrane - Sonic Youth
  • Karen Revisited - Sonic Youth
  • Karen - Hefner
  • Karen - The Trouble With Sweeney
  • Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
  • Short Skirt / Long Jacket - Cake
apr 26 2009 ∞
mar 27 2010 +

Don't judge me.

  • The Preacher's Wife (1996)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • The Family Stone (2005)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Elf (2003)
  • The Holiday (2006)
dec 2 2016 ∞
dec 2 2016 +

For your benefit:

  • If you know you're going to freeze something (like meat, fish or bread) anyway, ask the grocer if they have some still frozen from the distributor. Re-freezing isn't recommended, and stock often comes in frozen, then the grocer has to thaw it to put it on the shelf.
  • Bring your own grocery bags. Reusable bags are sturdier and can hold more items, often with better insulation than paper or plastic. Also, bring a variety of bags: squarish bags are better for dry goods and boxy items, while simple sack shapes are great for holding produce that fits loosely together.
  • Always clip coupons for items you know you're going to buy. Why not?
  • Learn to watch for items on sale (perhaps a brand that's new for you) and items that may not be on sale much longer. Pay at...
jul 24 2013 ∞
jul 24 2013 +
  • approachable
  • quirky
  • passionate
  • confident
  • trustworthy
  • generous
  • brave
  • humble
  • daring
  • observant (of people)
  • encouraging to others
  • curious
  • open-minded
  • strong
  • slow to anger
  • teacher
  • easygoing
  • gracious
  • joyful
  • servant
  • hardworking
jun 13 2013 ∞
aug 14 2013 +

Highlights!

  • moving in with Meredith, Scott, and Brian
  • my first succulent :)
  • Maroon Bells hike, 5/31, with Kara and Katie Montie
  • Joining Connect, the young adults' group at Chad and Bonnie Webb's house
  • watching roller derby for the first time
  • getting to know the students at the Orchard
  • Cari and Kane moving in
  • Successful year without a car!

Favorite Songs

  • Dance, Dance, Dance - Lykke Li
  • Pompeii - Bastille
  • Lord, I Need You - Matt Maher
  • Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Hillsong United
  • The Stable Song - Gregory Alan Isakov
jan 2 2013 ∞
jan 19 2014 +

SNACKS

  • Homemade cookies, rice crispy treats or brownies
  • Tea, hot chocolate or coffee
  • Popcorn (consider sending an air popper)
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Cereal or instant oatmeal
  • Healthy snack bars
  • Ramen noodles
  • Mac ‘n cheese
  • Favorite easy-to-make recipes

HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE

  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Vitamins, vitamin C drink mix, and zinc lozenges
  • Lip balm
  • Favorite toiletry items
  • Quarters for laundry (if laundry facility uses coins)
oct 27 2011 ∞
oct 27 2011 +

First Dance Possibilities:

  • Set Me As A Seal - Matt Maher
  • Just Like We Do - Eisley
  • First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
  • Today - Joshua Radin
  • Love Never Fails - Brandon Heath
  • Islands In the Stream - Feist + the Constantines
  • Rave On - M. Ward + Zooey Deschanel
  • Come To Me - South Austin Jug Band
  • Somebody Loved - The Weepies
  • Skinny Love - Bon Iver
  • You and I - Wilco
  • Sea of Love - Cat Power
  • That's Where It's At - Sam Cooke
  • Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
  • Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Cole Porter
  • Make You Feel My Love - Neil Diamond
  • Wine We Drink - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
jul 13 2011 ∞
sep 7 2016 +
  • knowing my student's papers by their handwriting when I was a TA.
  • the cracked yellow glass in the bathroom door at my cousins' old house.
  • Sunday School at LBC.
  • the Randi+Libby+Tawny+Karen team.
  • middle school and high school teachers.
  • Glorieta
  • Vanilla
  • Mom's weird beverage concoctions
  • sitting in a quiet studio on Friday nights in undergrad
  • Grandmother's house in Kermit
    • the yellow glider
    • the Woodsies and the bottom dresser drawer full of toys
    • reading Ookie
    • marshmallows in the kitchen drawer and cereal inside the oven and holiday salad
    • the "Living Room"
mar 1 2010 ∞
dec 5 2015 +

taken from Bliss[http://listography.com/1854400404/modes_...]

  • my feet
  • automobile
  • motor boat
  • airplane
  • cog railway to pike's peak, CO
  • bicycle
  • City bus public transit
  • elevator
  • escalator + those moving walkways
  • big yellow bus every day for grades 1-3 and 6-8
  • canoe
  • whitewater raft
  • rolling chair
  • ferry
  • inner tube on the river!
  • zip line
  • roller blades
  • horse
  • ice skates
  • roller coaster
feb 5 2010 ∞
mar 5 2017 +
  • Go with the flow. Don't worry about every little thing.
  • Play good music for them. Sing to them.
  • learn how to talk to them about hard things. Help them understand by being a loving parent, and respect their processes.
  • Give them original or family names, but short ones that are easy to spell, or ensure that they have good nicknames.
  • Don't try to be too quiet while they sleep: they'll never be able to sleep through the night.
  • Foster their creativity and imagination at every step: let them draw on their bedroom walls, dress themselves, read to you. Hang their art from every surface in your house.
  • Tell them how much you love them and how beautiful they are every single day.
  • Try not to yell at them; they're just kids.
feb 23 2010 ∞
dec 5 2015 +

Loves:

  • Kimberlee
  • winter sports
  • the Air Force
  • bbq (grilling) and good beer
  • appearances, especially involving he and Kim's future
  • making Kim happy
    • Thomas Kincade, excuse me while I barf
  • money management and investment
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • knowing how to do things right
  • old things, like stuff with a family history
  • key lime pie
  • orange danish breakfast rolls
  • playing with Vanilla
  • calling with good news
  • Michael Crichton and John Grisham novels
jan 23 2010 ∞
oct 19 2010 +

Likes:

  • James and I
  • teaching little ones
  • gardening
  • her kitchen theme of blue/yellow + roosters
  • soup
  • sharing snacks with Vanilla
  • quilting
  • Whataburger
  • taking care of others
  • popcorn with butter
  • planning

Dislikes:

  • having her house full of my stuff
  • corned beef
  • her appliances
  • the color orange
  • travelling

Fears:

jan 23 2010 ∞
aug 11 2011 +
  • aviator sunglasses, afternoon sex, apple juice, accents, a good bowel movement
  • birds, barbecues, Blue Bell homemade vanilla, blushing at my own thoughts, brushing my teeth, buttons, bare feet, boats, bike lanes, beards, belaying, braiding my hair
  • chapstick, chai lattes, color names, christmas songs, camping, cardigan sweaters, comfortable silences, clean sheets, cleaning out my ears with a q-tip, cowboys, correct punctuation, cotton, cows, cheese, crunching ice on sidewalks
  • doing nice things for others, dreams, dancing to great music, drinking glasses, dresses with pockets, driftwood, déjà vu, dryer lint, dirt roads
  • ethnic foods, exercising, entomology
  • fishing, forehead kisses, farmers' markets, fake names, fireflies, freckles, flora and fauna, facial hair, film photography...
dec 12 2009 ∞
dec 5 2015 +
  • Attend an entire film festival (i.e. Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, SxSW).
  • Own an electric car.
  • Frame my own art, maybe sell some.
  • Write something that's not too crappy to be published.
  • Run a 5k (hey, gotta start small).
  • Inspire someone.
  • Have a very large, very green (or orange or purple) object in my house, like a staircase or refrigerator or kitchen sink.
  • Use some kind of membership to its full potential.
  • Have my heart broken.
  • Name a kid, preferably my own.
  • Learn to drive stick-shift.
  • Have house plants.
  • Wear white pants without looking dumb or fat or slutty.
  • Build a tree house.
  • Visit every continent.
jan 25 2009 ∞
jul 25 2013 +