Tuesday, May 24, 2011

exploring our own backyard

handsome and i decided that we were going to start a kickball team
and headed down to the knoxville botanical gardens
to get a feel for how the other teams
are shaping up.

unfortunately, we had never been to the gardens,
and instead of watching the first games,
we went exploring...
i like the last one the best.
crouching tiger, hidden handsome...

have a great monday!

Monday, May 23, 2011


my sweet sister, rachel, gave handsome and me 2 tickets
to the bijou jubilee- a fundraising event for the theatre.

we had a great time- it was held at krutch park,
and there were mint julips, tarot readers, and a magician...
the magician wasn't very good, but he did get the one card trick right.
(i tell handsome that he plays his cards close to his chest,
but he doesn't think i'm as funny as i think i am)

after the hors d'oeuvre were served, a signed guitar auction was held-
but i didn't exactly have the funds for the $2200 steve miller guitar i had my eye on...

at the end of the night,
the big orange banditos came through
to escort the guests down to the theater, nawlins' style!

where handsome was caught up (or rather, surrounded) by the mood

i love spending time with him

and our crazy friends

and most importantly, it was for a good cause!

if you live in knoxville, or if you're ever in town-
make sure you check out one of the finest entertainment venues around:

Monday, May 16, 2011

a + n (remix)

i still don't have pictures to post.

it might have something to do with me dancing all night
and sleeping away the entire weekend.

but i do have this one, and it is one of my favorites.
they have way too much style to keep to myself:

are you in love?

because they are.

and i am too...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

autumn + nate

this is autumn and nate

they said 
i do
to each other in front of family and friends last night!

i wish them the most delightful life together
filled with kitchen dance parties
and saturday night live reruns

p.s. i will post pictures as soon as i have time to edit and upload
you will fall in love with them

Friday, May 13, 2011

sleeping beauty

while she slept the earth would unfold
to reveal secrets of time
and love.
a world lost in subterfuge of salvation,
whispered questions as reason
and remorse

how to repent without remembering
how to rename the apple even as it grows

lessons taught by gods on
crumbled steps of new parthenons,
turned metal to men,
baptized them in color,
a thousand shades
without end

and gave her answers that could rock her into liberation

or would have,
if she had remembered them upon waking

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


i say handsome is addicted to sticking his tongue out in pictures,

handsome disagrees...

... and these are just a few examples of why i win this round.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

it's a wrap!

here is what i've been up to:

went on work travel, had a ball with my sister

came back, got dreaded jury duty

spent the best weekend with my beautiful mother for mothers day

and then we took part in a cooking class!
want to know how to prepare appalachian lamb?

ask my mother
(she pays more attention to things like that)
i was too busy drinking wine...

Monday, May 2, 2011

redefining definitions

when my company sends me out of town on business, they should send me somewhere my big sister doesn't live. 
because now i have to find another word for what i'm doing here; "work" isn't working.

i hope every person in my universe is having an equally magnificent monday!!!