January 2015: Flying Mid-Major


Sitting court-side for a Portland Pilots vs. St. Mary's Gaels basketball game means:

Using the only non-purple seats in the stadium
A referee often blocking the view
Flinching from balls thrown 
A strong possibility of touching the ball 
Remembering not to trip sideline refs or cross the court at half-time
Seeing sweat drip
Having hot dogs, popcorn, soda, candy, ice-cream & tons of junk food delivered personally
Screaming, trash-talking college fans in costumes one row behind
Realizing how much make-up cheerleaders wear
And maybe, just maybe, seeing the sport in a fun, new way 












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December 2014: Shut-Ins


Murmurs & snickers from a holiday trip to Colorado:

Two flights to Denver, two cars to Estes Park
Hiking the mountains, withstanding the wind, absorbing the peaks, spotting a coyote & herds of elk
Cooking vegetarian dinners, starting a fire with gel packs
Watching old movies (Harold & Maude, Stand By Me, The Shining, Christmas Vacation), completing a blurry puzzle
Exploring the strip of a non-ski town full of jewelry & taffy stores  
Slipping, sliding & hot-tubbing in a snowstorm
Packing up an art show, experiencing a ganja store
Birdman seen, Broncos beaten, Linger eaten



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(Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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(Photo Taken By JK, Dream Lake, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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March-October 2014: From March To Augustine


Look at this girl grow!  The last six months of a beautiful pregnancy for the nicest person you'll ever meet, Lindsey Loo.  And welcome to this wild world, Augustine…we're so happy you're finally here.



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July 2014: A Real Pair


This July 20th, above the orchards of Hood River Valley:

The sun was hot, the breeze strong & the snow-topped volcano magnificent
The high school/college/band/book club friends were solid, the family extended
The sounds played metallic, artfully chosen, one brother at each side
The vows were fitting, the ceremony refreshingly un-perfect
The food was outstanding, the dinner speeches short, the cake kitty-topped, the dancing playlist superb & the relief...tangible

Congratulations Hilary & Justin!  Here's to a real pair (until you both die.)


  
(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) 
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(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) 
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Ceremonial Remains
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May, June & July 2014: The Tub


A 100º tub, in a private back yard with optional bubbles.  Sink in & soak it out.  Let the water claim you!
   


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May 2014: Short, Sweet & Stinky


SK & TT traveled on the last weekend of May via Mini Cooper for a total of nearly 12 hours, only filling the tank after 350 miraculous miles to visit former co-worker & dear friend IK, also known as Lady Mahota.  Residing among tall, thick trees in a cozy RV equipped with goods too long to mention including a kitchen island, fireplace & widening side slides, Lady M. has an idyllic five minute walk to work at the lodge of Howard Prairie Lake Resort.  Although time was short, the three managed to:

Start & extinguish campfires successfully
Eat burgers, dogs, bean dip & marshmallows by fireside
Hike through creepy meadows & a fallen forest to lake beach
Find four discarded tires, a mop, two mismatched shoes, a turquoise fishing reel & black lead pencil, one maté-drinking gourd with metal straw & an antique-looking glass bottle with living spores but no animal fossils in the dried-out lake bed
Set up & take down a four person tent
Drink beer, whiskey & Stevia ginger ale
Sit, sit & sit some more
Talk war panties, undesired massages, vomit smells, unventilated breakfast meats, soiled pantalones, tunes from an ipod & other relevant topics 
Sleep outside comfortably at times
Discuss futures in brand new environments
Never feel rain, only blessed sun & shade

Much love IK!

Yours, Ishkabibble Gaylord



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