speak to me in a language I can hear / humor me before I have to go / deep in thought I forgive everyone as the cluttered streets greet me once again / I know I can't be late, supper's waiting on the table / tomorrow's just an excuse away so I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own / the earth laughs beneath my heavy feet at the blasphemy in my old jangly walk / steeple guide me to my heart and home / the sun is out and up and down again / I know I'll make it, love can last forever / graceful swans of never topple to the earth / and you can make it last, forever, you can make it last, forever you can make it last / and for a moment I lose myself, wrapped up in the pleasures of the world / I've journeyed here and there and back again, but in the same old haunts I still find my friends / mysteries not ready to reveal, sympathies I'm ready to return / I'll make the effort, love can last forever / graceful swans of never topple to the earth / tomorrow's just an excuse, tomorrow's just an excuse away / and you can make it last, forever, you can make it last, forever, you can make it last forever, you, forever you

- "Thirty-Three" / The Smashing Pumpkins

The CoolComforts Visit Utah

My dad updated his blog with posts chronicling my parents' recent visit to Utah. Head over to the CoolComfort's Travel Journal to follow along with their vacation, and be sure to click on all the links to check out his (and mom's!) beautiful photos!

On a related note: Utah, you're no Bay Area...but you're sure a beautiful state, I'll give you that.

♥ Happy, Happy Birthday! ♥

Mom - Thank you for always being there for me, even when I pushed you away; for never giving up on me, even when I gave up on myself; for always supporting me, even when I made mistakes. You're the most beautiful woman I know, both inside and out, and I'm constantly in awe of your ability to do it all - dad and I would be lost absolutely without you! I'm eternally proud to call myself your daughter, and to call you my mom. I love you lots and lots, mom, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 

PS - My dad posted the most wonderful little birthday message for my mom on his blog over here


A week of sheep, scotch and rocky shorelines. Peep the entire album over here.