Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Part Two

It actually doesn't sound that bad.

Monday, April 4, 2011

One Iowa

Heya. So as many of you know, I've been volunteering/working with a gay rights group called One Iowa since last summer fighting to keep marriage equality here in Iowa. I was apparently a really good volunteer/intern as they awarded me the John Karn award for volunteer service at the 2nd Anniversary Gala on Saturday. Here are pictures. They're mostly for my mom.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Caitlin, me, and Jason arrive at the gala with our super hip name tags from the reception earlier. I brought friends so I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. I'm not a good mingler.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Sarah saying nice things about me.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Me getting my award.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Me panicking and trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do. (Also, for the record, it's a shame this photo only goes to the knees as I am wearing some spectacular spats that you cannot see.)

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Someone eventually pointed me towards the podium and I am told I said some nice, vaguely inspirational things. Go me. There might be a video of this. I will post it if/when it becomes available. Providing I don't look/sound too stupid in it.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Me and some of the other award recipients: Dean Genth, Courageous Six Award recipient; State Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Sharon K. Malheiro Award recipient; State Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sharon K. Malheiro Award recipient.

One Iowa 2nd Anniversary Gala
Mostly the same but with the addition of Carolyn Jenison, Oustanding Service Award recipient and former executive director of One Iowa.

There are more photos (of not me) here if anyone is interested. Also, while you're at it, congratulate Iowa on two years of marriage equality with the gift of cold, hard cash. Donate at

*All photos taken by the esteemed Matty Smith

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I fucking love snow, you guys. This is literally the most snow I have ever seen in my entire life and, officially, THE AWESOMEST THING EVER!!!

Here are some pictures.

Jason trudges to work while I laugh hysterically and frolic in the snow.

Well good thing I won't be needing that anytime soon.


There are strange snow structures hanging off the edges of the roof.


Now I'm off to sip cappuccino and eat tim tams while snuggled comfortably in blankets!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Return to Blog

Hello, blog. Long time, no see. I'd catch you up but that seems weird. Instead, I will share with you my latest obsession: plants.

Jason (new boyfriend for those of you in blogland) got this book on growing plants in terrariums and it's all I've wanted to do since. We did a run to all the local thrift stores and picked up all sorts of glass things to plant stuff in. We're yet to use most of it though. There's a lot of planning to do. Figuring out what plants you want, finding those plants, finding those plants in terrarium-friendly sizes. It all turned out to be a bit harder than we thought it would be. So we're working on that. But we have gathered a few things. I've been orchid crazy for the past while and picked up some really cheap ones from Lowe's and a slipper orchid with a crazy bloom from the orchid lady at Sycamore Mall. Also, bought a bag full of moss spores which will be our first attempt at actual terrarium-ing. Between those, the handful of houseplants I've picked up over the years, and the few that Jason has, it's starting to get very green in here. Anyway, until we get the moss underway, here are some orchids.

White Phaleanopsis
White Phal

Purple Phaleanopsis
Purple Phal

Slipper Orchid
Slipper Orchid

Slipper Orchid Close-Up
Slipper Orchid Close-Up

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I'm home for the week. Anyone want to do anything?

Monday, June 8, 2009

D00dz, I made a video!

It's sort of extra quiet so you might need to crank up your speakers. Sorry.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Photos I meant to post like a week ago

You guys like random photos, right? I seem to remember you liking random photos.

A little while ago there was a No Shame Theatre thing. Mirri was there!

In order from least blurry to most blurry, Travis, Jake, and Katy. Me and Jake like to get together and talk mostly about how awesome my cats are. That's pretty weird, right?

Luke and Eric.

Luke also did a thing where he was a clown.

Alas! His cupcake has landed frosting side down.

Mirri also played a song.

Interesting sidenote: I fixed that dress for Mirri so that her boobs do not fall out of it.

If you, for some unknown reason, want to look at more pictures of absolute strangers, the rest from this set are here.

The rest of these are from a morning or two ago.



Monday, April 27, 2009

Random Friday photos

From Me and Luke's wander around the river in an unsuccessful hunt for ducks to feed:

My hair for Luke's movie premiere:

The last time I was this dressed up, someone got married. If I'd have been smarter, I'd have gotten a picture of the whole outfit but my brain has been nothing but faily as of late. Oops. Anyhow, I've forgotten how fun it is to be unnecessarily dressed up sometimes. Mirri's right about that.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stop! Kitty Time!

Chashka by you.
I really don't know how she stands being so fucking cute.

Chashka by you.

Lozhka and Chashka by you.
Morning bath.

Chashka by you.

I need to work on getting more photos of Lozhka. She's just difficult sometimes. Camera shy, I suppose.