sometimes, well, i don’t know, Juno…

this beast is super cute. the cutest of the cute. you can’t see it here..but she has one of my tenis under her. earlier …i took her on a hike.  then , i showered and dressed.  and…. then she takes my shoe and sits on top of it. it’s how she tells us ‘let’s go for a walk’ ! juno ,the beast , is a good dog. a good hiker. and she turned 2 over the weekend. and we all forgot. but ,since then, we’ve made it up to her. (i…

i’ll race you until we drift away.

hang on. let me put out my cigarette. wait, let me put down  my wine….and get my shoes on… oh, damn. where are my socks?… but… i’ll race you…hang on let me stretch a little… dammit i need my inhaler. oh, man, these socks make me look like a nerd…long socks? really? well, not to mention the glasses and the inhaler…total nerd. never mind… you win. the cool kids always win. go on… race with out me… i’ll just  walk around…and …look up and see the haze…drift away into who knows where.…

…pero no trabajando

Sometimes when i’m hiking during ‘work’ hours, I sing these little songs in my head, from C’est si Bon, to Little Apple Blossom, to Me and My Gin and get all mixed up with Gin & Juice (i mostly sing the clean parts of snoopDogg’s in my head),…And i get back to Bessie with some Careless love (mostly when i trip on a rock or when I see a cyclist without a helmet) … then i get into.. Running Bear when i’m at the river, to smashing young man and i get into 1979…to gypsy in…

some people sing…

i’m not one of those people. I’d never sing in front of an audience. never say never. but if i had to sing in front of anyone… i’d have to have a few bottles of wine and some champagne and may be a little rum to sing. and at that time, i’m pretty sure i’d sound pretty terrific. truth! ;) i sing in the shower, though. well, when i’m in the mood and a song pops in my head, etc, etc. i’m more of an independent shower taker and singer.;)…

my Sunday Best: Alex and the Coyote and A Colorful Existence of Day of the Dead

i encouraged Alex to get up early. she hiked up Kill-Hill-2* mostly with her eyes closed. the sun was on our backs an behind some clouds. but, just as soon as it popped up completely, we felt the warmth and saw a ton of light! so, i asked her to turn around and see the sunrise. and, well,  i could not just take a mental picture…i had to take our selfie. gah! i love the sunrise. me and my alex…not our best selfie but we were sleepyheads!  ‘you’re so weird, mom!’ is…

day 7 – breathing (341)

this morning… i’m not a fan of the shorter days. everyone knows this. i lose motivation and ambition and i never seem to see the light right away. I don’t’ necessarily feel like my ship is sinking. it just takes me a little longer to see the better side of things. i’m not negative, but i have to work hard and make an effort to move a little faster  for me. but on these short days when the rains come… it’s smells like a fresh start. something about the rain…

chasing good days

when you get all negative , combative or  down and start throwing punches and kicking sand, and elbowing your way around and through the supermarket…. just get out and get some sun. go for a walk with your ipod and do a little dance. who cares if someone is watching. they can joy if they want. or they can turn the other way. no dancing?  ok , then… get out and  take your camera and snap some prettyness or something bleu or melancholic… yes even the bleus will inspire  and…

soaking wet, fog and rainbow

running down the hill…. it started to rain and boom!..out pops a rainbow. damn pretty. i know, i know…we’ve seen these a million other times but there is something to say about hard rain pounding your head, water drops hitting your face and running toward rainbows that is a bit like magic.  and the light out there was fairy tale like…. a bit red, a bit dark… a little windy and some huge drops of water….some clouds and bleu skies with purple and pink. what!!!? this happens every season but……

bunny the horse

the girls and i walked  up to Elysian Park the other day (saturday 21). it’s a bit of a hike up there… with all its little paths and trails. so i had to keep the girls interested. ‘just little further…c’mon , you can do it, babies” i’d say. they were happy to hike but it isn’t as fun for them as it is for me. not yet, anyway.  we made quick and short stop along the hike. we stopped and looked at mustard and thought …hmmm how can we make…

uh, yeah…good luck with that!

So… it’s the time for new year’s resolutions. yes, it’s almost 2012. yay… a new chance to make things “better” ! OH! give it up! I mean, i’d be encouraging and all that stuff, but, really, be realistic. okay?! do not kid yourself. set realistic goals. do not try to impress others (too much). do it for you. WE really don’t care. pfft…we have our own resolutions to conquer. do not let others come up with resolutions for you. well, on second thought… maybe you should. maybe? do not say…

looking for you…

labyrinthine… some days we feel the need to be more detailed and more functional… maybe more intricate and interesting… and other times there is simply no need to elaborate. so that’s it. half-hearted nothingness. alex and i took this foto several months ago… possibly over a year ago… we went on a hike up to fryman cyn (wilacre parc) and saw over 280 spiders’ webs. we decided this was the one we admired most. beautiful … spiders are perfect beasts.