I received a call this morning from someone from my senior class, informing me that they wanted to invite me to my 10 year reunion for Altus High Schools Class of 1999. I politely informed her that I would not be going and did not plan to go back for any reunions. She said in her post cheerleader-dancey voice: ” ahhh really? You dont want to come back to visit your home for a weekend and hang out with old friends?” I shirked at the fact that she called Altus my home, then I shuttered, but I did not hesitate to say ” No, not at all.” It was so gratifying to hang up.
So now is the time for me to write a little more detailed version of recent events. Me and Chris now live in West Seattle and after living at my good friend Roberts house for about 5 months there is this sigh of relief and a feeling of contempt as we “finally” made it. I cannot express my gratitude to Robert and Family for allowing us to stay in their home for so long. It has been well worth it and though I havent been out exploring that much I am super glad that we made the journey. From the middle of our street we can see the mountains across the Sound. Snow capped and magestic. It is 2 blocks walking to my bus stop and 15-20 minute busride versus the 10-15 drive plus 45-60 minute (or more) commute from Tacoma. Every morning I cross the West Seattle Bridge and see the Seattle skyline and think to myself how glad I am to be “here”. Instead of “there”.
I have hardly expressed my excitement in being here. There is just so much to do and so much to see that I cannot begin to tell everyone how much better I feel as a person just by being here. I can breathe and for once I feel like this place may become my home .
In other news Lindsay will be here at the end of March. I can’t really express myself very well regarding that either. I am so excited that she will be closer and that we will have the opportunity to grow as a couple and see what becomes of our already great relationship. Sure the distance has been a pain and we miss each other terribly, but one cannot under-estimate hope and love. I am so grateful that she has found it in herself to be out here and enjoy this beautiful place as well. It will be well worth it for her and hopefully being closer to me will be just as beautiful and bountiful as the surroundings. haha. There are so many places to go and see with her…Serious.
Ive been in a real creative funk lately and I feel that I could soon be out of it with the addition of personal space (and hopefully getting my books out!) I will be trying to work on a few projects for myself and would love to keep focused on getting some of these things done: Childrens book. ( Its in the pre-pre-pre-stages). Designer and Friends Trading Card Illustrations ( Keep buggin me Chris). and sketches for tattoos. ( me/clint.) and possible graphic ideas for Ersays new upcoming line of longboards. So if anyone is so inclined keep pestering me and send me some links/books for inspiration.
Links to share:
Has that old Glaser feel to it:
I love this guys approach:
Hockey made more fun:
And most of these Ive seen before but still awesome:
Cannibal Ox (F-word ep)
From Monument to Masses
Mercury Project and Masaratti