Showing posts from June 12, 2007


Today is the birthday of two of the coolest girls on earth!

Shannon D, and Liz P....

Shannon and I have been friends since Jr. High... we've had lots of insanely fun times including: Stalking her 500 boyfriends, skipping school, listening to Easy-E, and a crazy road trip to Osakis!!! Happy 30thTweaker! Love Beaner!!!!

Liz and I met when we were teaching in China! Playing Peanuts for hours (including in the middle of Tianamen Square), endless touring and shopping and eating tons of Jiaozi! We also traversed through Spain, Italy and France... eating crepes to our little hearts content! And most recently a fabulous vacation to Palm Springs and Vegas!!! I can't wait to come visit Liz in San Antonio!! Yee Haw!!! Much love LEEZA!!! Love Saaaalinas!
The things you can do on top of the Arc d'Triumph!

One Art

One Art

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.
---Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
-- Elizabeth Bishop