Posted 4 days ago

I knocked a glass soap dish off a ledge in the shower. When it hit the tub, it shattered, throwing glass chips everywhere. When the water turned red, I checked myself. Right in my sprained ankle, of all places. This has easily been the worst week my right ankle has ever seen.

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.23.2014.

SIDENOTE: I promise, no more pictures of my feet for like a year.

Posted 5 days ago

I really don’t want to post a photo of my sprained ankle/bruised foot, but the only other picture I took today was of Peko pooping, so here we are.

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.21.2014.

Posted 6 days ago

Brook's on a family vacay in Florida, so I'm dogsitting Peko, who plans to wait for Brook right here by the front door all night long and if you try to pet him and coax him into the bedroom to go to sleep he will try to eat your fingers. Six days to go…

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.20.2014.

Posted 6 days ago

Beebe Community Tennis Tournament, chasing down a forehand out wide, change directions at the moment I swing. I heard my ankle click three times and I hit the deck hard. I couldn’t feel my foot. A pain went all the way up my leg to my hip. Before I could look down at my leg that Kevin Ware video was playing on a loop in my head. Luckily, Dr. Darwin was a spectator at the tournament. Turns out it’s just sprained. No bone exposed.

Beebe, Arkansas. 7.19.2014.

Posted 1 week ago

I found a trumpet backstage at The Public Theatre. The valves stuck too much to get any use out of them, but Brook let me stand on stage and play “First Call” and “Taps” until I ran out of breath. And then we drove around downtown for an hour and I played it out the window. Sorry, Little Rock.

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.18.2014.

Posted 1 week ago

Amasa Hines did a taping for AETN Presents: On the Front Row. And guess who actually was on the front row. BAM!

Conway, Arkansas. 7.17.2014.

SIDENOTE: Every time I see these dudes, I leave the show thinking a different song is their best. They’ve got that many solid songs in their arsenal. I left this one thinking "Sinner Man" is their best.

Posted 1 week ago

Watching Neal make up jokes at lunch…

Neal: What do you call a nut with pee in it?

Everyone else at the table: Neal stop. These aren’t even funny.

Neal: What do you call a nut that someone peed on?

Everyone else at the table: Neal, please.

Me: What do you call it, Neal?

Neal: A Piss-tachio. Pistachio.

Everyone at the table: Okay, yeah, that’s actually funny.

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.16.2014.

Posted 1 week ago

On top of running the Arkansas chapter of the Sierra Club, Glen also organizes themed happy hours for cool kids. Tonight’s theme was a t-shirt swap, and since I’ve pretty much been rocking the same t-shirts since high school, Jerelynn and I decided to check it out. New people…nervous…nothing to contribute to the conversation…Oh, hey, BEER! THESE PEOPLE ARE GREAT AND I FIT IN!

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.14.2014.

PHOTO CREDIT: Glen.

Posted 1 week ago

If heaven exists. For me, it will be indefatigably walking in a world full of squirrels and rabbits with Kaia, forgetting that leashes were ever a thing. The seasons will change. Sometimes there will be flowers. Sometimes there will be snow. Sometimes the field will turn into a desert. Sometimes we will reach an impassable body of water, and so we will change direction. But we’ll never get tired and we’ll never stop walking. I hope Kaia’s heaven looks the same.

Beebe, Arkansas. 7.12.2014.

Posted 1 week ago

This is what Napoleon Bonaparte looks like when he’s reincarnated as a dog/Gremlin. (Kaia's not impressed.)

Little Rock, Arkansas. 7.11.2014.