Monday, July 7, 2014


 it gets really old taking photos of yourself. but when you road trip solo, it's entertaining to maneuver tripods, set self timers, and generally embarrass yourself. when i went to valles caldera a couple of weeks ago, i was wonderfully content taking weirdo selfies (exhibit a) until i was caught in the act of posing for a self-timed photo series  (my camera has a 30 second delay and takes 9 photos spaced 5 seconds apart. imagine me standing in a field changing and holding a new pose every 5 seconds. weeeeeirdo status.) by an adorable elderly couple who stopped for a bit to watch me. i tried to play it off, but it was obvious. that girl must be by herself because she's too weird for other people to handle. but like the tough girl i am, i acted like i was cool shit and looking really intently at the cow pies. i then proceeded to creepily follow that couple for the rest of the hike. from a distance of course (exhibit b). the rest are just photos that i liked. also, valles caldera is a13.7 mile wide supervolcano caldera!
Exhibit A
Exhibit B

Saturday, July 5, 2014

bicycle diaries: santa fe

it's decided. exploring cities in cars is awesome. but bikes are even better.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Let the sentimental boobing begin:

Santa Fe is one of my favorite cities in the whole glorious state of New Mexico. When I first moved here I would drive the three hours just to get some sourdough bread and aimlessly drive the back neighborhoods and fall in love with the adobe walls and turquoise doors and roads that could barely fit one car. I went again for the last time before I leave and remember thinking that it was too pretty to be true.