Day 318 of Project 365: Feline royalty.

FunkyPlaid and I are facing another holiday season apart, due to store business, so we took advantage of our waning time together and explored the city a little tonight. In our wanderings we stumbled across a terrific shop called Flutter and met its resident cat, King. Portland is long on whimsical charm, and for that I loveContinue reading “Day 318 of Project 365: Feline royalty.”

Day 300 of Project 365: Iron and lace.

I wanted to commemorate the 300-day mark of this project with a special photo. It’s been wonderful having FunkyPlaid back home this week, and I am dreading having to say goodbye again so soon. My heart was especially heavy today until I read this piece about Patton Oswalt losing his wife. Then I felt like a big jerk for sighingContinue reading “Day 300 of Project 365: Iron and lace.”

Day 295 of Project 365: Today’s smile.

Today’s smile started when I picked FunkyPlaid up from the airport this morning and it hasn’t been far from my face since. FunkyPlaid even managed to decorate a little for Halloween! I’m so glad he’s home. Work and exhaustion are solid distractions from my loneliness, but life is so much better when he’s around. WritingContinue reading “Day 295 of Project 365: Today’s smile.”

Day 6 of Project 365: Defended.

FunkyPlaid successfully defended his doctoral thesis today! I’ve thought about writing those words for as long as we’ve been on this path together, so by now I should have something momentous to say to mark the occasion. As a younger person, I believed fervently in the ability to put any feeling or experience into words.Continue reading “Day 6 of Project 365: Defended.”

Don’t stop believin’, a lip dub for FunkyPlaid.

After 299 emails, 5.09 GB of movies, weeks of very little sleep, and so much iMovie-bashing, I present my birthday gift for FunkyPlaid, a lip dub of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”. Thanks so much to everyone who participated, who lent moral support, who tolerated my dithering over the choice of song, and especially to theContinue reading “Don’t stop believin’, a lip dub for FunkyPlaid.”