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31

Jul

A drinking game for Labyrinth, you say? Time to party.

This is what the Super Cool Party People are doing Aug. 30. By super cool, I mean me and my sisters. 

I can’t wait for someone to have to do Bonus number 2. 

17

Jul

@onlykaraboo look how our location changes for the Loss of Love!!

@onlykaraboo look how our location changes for the Loss of Love!!

There was a flower massacre at the park! #shapes #texture

There was a flower massacre at the park! #shapes #texture

16

Jul

The Nitty Gritty

For any  of my new followers, I decided to start a page with the highlights of Happy Married People. It’s a lot of work to scroll through 450+ posts, so I did it for you. You’re welcome.

15

Jul

You think it’s easy to steer an ocean liner?

I’m not sure where the idea that marriage doesn’t take work came from. That if some action takes considerable effort for one partner of the marriage but not the other, it means that the marriage can’t possibly be meant to be?

Grew up with family that only hugs on special occasions? It’ll probably be work to make sure you’re physically affectionate enough to fulfill the needs of your partner. Grew up in a family that doesn’t always communicate well? Most definitely, you’ll have problems when trying to have any sort of argument, especially one where you’re more than likely in the wrong.

Work isn’t a bad thing. Everyone has to work to sustain their life (okay, I mean, I don’t work for The Man, but you know what I mean). Work gives you money to buy food (and who doesn’t love food?), to go on vacations and make memories with your spouse and friends, to live in a comfortable home with internet so you can read my blog -  clearly work is a necessity of life. So why wouldn’t work be required in a commitment through good times and bad?*

Y’all (that’s right, y’all) must be wondering now, why I bring this up. Recently we were present in the death of a marriage. One party decided that they were done. It was just too hard being a good partner. It was just too hard having to work. The bad times came and they jumped off the stately marriage ship, head first, no trying, no life jacket. Kersplash.

This experience was definitely one of our worst. It was horrible. There where tears on our part, tears by their little girl, tears by the spouse left standing on the dock of her marriage-ship with a bucket. We never thought we’d be present for that moment, the kill moment, when you know nothing will ever be the same again for this marriage; when all you will see is the chalk outline.

I get that at some point, after lots of hard work, and probably even professional help, that a marriage may have to come to an end. But if being in a marriage is work, then getting to leave it also has to be work, not just a see-ya-later-have-a-nice-life-I’m-out.

Maybe I should blog more about the things we struggle with in our marriage? Maybe not. Because despite all the work that this happy married couple puts into their marriage, what I remember is all the fun we’ve had. This blog really is an honest depiction of our life, and I love it. Even the “work” that may not always get blogged, that “work” just makes us better. Cuz who wants to be worse?

*I work on my communication skills, especially during arguments, and I have to say IT. IS. WORK. But now we can have a 5 minute argument instead of a 2 hour painful, teary mess. I’d have to say that my hard work is worth it and paying off.

26

Jun

Got a new coffee/side table. Now to decide if we like it enough to buy 2 more and put them on either side if the couch I’m sitting on. I think I dig it. Thanks #ikea

Got a new coffee/side table. Now to decide if we like it enough to buy 2 more and put them on either side if the couch I’m sitting on. I think I dig it. Thanks #ikea

The #vintage #camera collection’s new home is atop my piano. Relocated the wedding picture for these awesome cameras!

The #vintage #camera collection’s new home is atop my piano. Relocated the wedding picture for these awesome cameras!

25

Jun

Look at my new little collection of #vintage #cameras #polaroid #canon #kodak #brownie #konica #toyoca

Look at my new little collection of #vintage #cameras #polaroid #canon #kodak #brownie #konica #toyoca

Hello original, #analog #instagram #polaroid #nofilter

Hello original, #analog #instagram #polaroid #nofilter

20

Jun

Look at what’s back in my life!! My #saeco all clean and fixed. Mmmmm #coffee

Look at what’s back in my life!! My #saeco all clean and fixed. Mmmmm #coffee

18

Jun

"The Loss of Love" Photography by me.
Poem by Lucy Quin.
"I don’t much like love, it’s like trying to keep water in clenched fists, but when you open your hand for reassurance, it slips away, it always slips away.”
I don’t think this poem is titled originally. To read more of Lucy Quin’s work go here http://lucyquin.tumblr.com/ To see the original post of the poem quoted in the image go here http://lucyquin.tumblr.com/post/50753718310/i-dont-much-like-love-its-like-trying-to-keep

"The Loss of Love" Photography by me.

Poem by Lucy Quin.

"I don’t much like love,
it’s like trying to keep water
in clenched fists,
but when you open your hand
for reassurance,
it slips away,
it always slips away.”

I don’t think this poem is titled originally. To read more of Lucy Quin’s work go here http://lucyquin.tumblr.com/ To see the original post of the poem quoted in the image go here http://lucyquin.tumblr.com/post/50753718310/i-dont-much-like-love-its-like-trying-to-keep

17

Jun

questionableadvice:

~ Dunn’s Music Store,  El Paso Herald, October 24, 1916
via Library of Congress"Do you ukelele? … When you ukelele, you tie more than his heart; you bind him hand and foot, the ukelele players say."

Do you ukelele? That’s how I get all my boyfriends.

questionableadvice:

~ Dunn’s Music Store, El Paso Herald, October 24, 1916
via Library of Congress

"Do you ukelele? … When you ukelele, you tie more than his heart; you bind him hand and foot, the ukelele players say."

Do you ukelele?

That’s how I get all my boyfriends.

13

Jun

humansofnewyork:

"I’m a neuroscience researcher.""If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Listen to your inner voice.""You’re a scientist. Isn’t ‘inner voice’ a spiritual term?""Bullshit! You’ll hear scientists talking about following their inner voice as much as you’d hear a musician or a priest.""So how do you know which of your thoughts are your true inner voice?""All of them are! The question is— how much weight do you give them? How much authority do you give your own thoughts? Are you taking them seriously? Or are you sitting in front of the damn tube letting other people tell you what to think?"

This dude.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m a neuroscience researcher."
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Listen to your inner voice."
"You’re a scientist. Isn’t ‘inner voice’ a spiritual term?"
"Bullshit! You’ll hear scientists talking about following their inner voice as much as you’d hear a musician or a priest."
"So how do you know which of your thoughts are your true inner voice?"
"All of them are! The question is— how much weight do you give them? How much authority do you give your own thoughts? Are you taking them seriously? Or are you sitting in front of the damn tube letting other people tell you what to think?"

This dude.

Steve’s first #selfie actually a screen shot of our FaceTime chat. He’s in #Banff

Steve’s first #selfie actually a screen shot of our FaceTime chat. He’s in #Banff

06

Jun

Is this just real life?!!!! Or is this just fantasy?? #batman #batmobile #uptownwaterloo

Is this just real life?!!!! Or is this just fantasy?? #batman #batmobile #uptownwaterloo