Archive | July, 2010

paperweight- joshua radin

19 Jul

this song is lovely…

Been up all night staring at you
wondering what’s on your mind
i’ve been this way with so many before
but this feels like the first time
you want the sunrise to go back to bed
i want to make you laugh
mess up my bed with me
kick off the covers i’m waiting
every word you say i think
i should write down
don’t want to forget come daylight
happy to lay here
just happy to lbe here
i’m happy to know you
play me a song
your newest one
please leave your taste on my tongue
paperweight on my back
cover me like a blanket
mess up my bed with me
kick off the covers i’m waiting
every word you say i think
i should write down
don’t want to forget come daylight
and no need to worry
that’s wastin time
and no need to wonder
what’s been on my mind
it’s you
it’s you
it’s you
every word you say i think
i should write down
don’t want to forget come daylight
and i give up
i let you win
you win cause i’m not counting
you made it back
to sleep again
wonder what you’re dreaming


fast times at wetmore landing

12 Jul

this past saturday we were graced with some glorious summer weather here in da beautiful UP. it would have been a total waste to not get out and enjoy the beauty of the world, so we (jenny, nick, and i) went out on a camping adventure out at wetmore landing. after a decent trek back into the woods in the 85 degree weather we found our beautiful camping destination…a little cove right on the water. from our spot we could see both little presque and big presque as well as lots and lots of cold blue water.
we took care of the usual camp things like starting a fire and setting up tents, after a nice refreshing dip in lake superior. this is where the real fun begins. we explored our little camp site and buckled down for the evening in front of our fire for some food, beverages and conversation. We set off some fireworks and watched them light up the night sky as the sun began to set. After we ran out of fireworks we decided to go for a late night dip in the lake.

we didn’t last long in the dark frigid water. After about two minutes of standing in the cold water and only being able to go in up to our thighs we wandered back to the fire to warm ourselves up….sadly nickolas fell over a buried tree and a stray branch found it’s way into the flesh of his shin.
he was a trooper through the whole ordeal as dr. jenny and nurse summer bandaged up the wound as best as possible for the conditions at hand. but luckily we’d brought a little alcohol out with us and were able to sanitize his wound and get most of the sand out of his gouge. we had to wait to morning to bring him to the hospital however because we were a mile and a half from the car and the trail was brutal enough during the day without injuries. it was one restless night for all of us. luckily the impending thunderstorm never reached us, even as we watched the rain a mile or so off of shore pour down onto the lake.
as soon as morning came we packed up and asked the neighbors if nick could hitch a ride in their boat to the trailhead as to avoid the perils of the steep muddy trail. jenny and i met him at the beach and helped him back to the car…i took nick to the hospital where he was given 13 stitches to sew up his wound. poor kid. he was definitely a trooper. i’m very proud of him…but nervous to take him camping next weekend….we’ll see what happens.


7 Jul

this summer is continuing to shape up nicely. i’ve begun reading again something my ambition has been lacking to do. i’ve been cooking delicious foods. i’ve been having adventures below the bridge. and i’ve been discovering things about friendships, love, and consideration that i’ve never before looked so deeply into and most of all i’m learning about people, myself included.

my favorite way to live my life is in a constant state of learning and discovery. from taking the time to notice a new flower to learning how to knit a complex scarf. if i have not learned something new i feel my day is lost. but, just partaking in this life and in this world teaches you new things everyday. my favorite thing about life is people. i love them. all of them, even those who drive me nutters.

people are such a unique an interesting thing. watching people interact with each other amazes me and makes me smile. and even though i have such a love of people, i also realize that some people will always be cruel, angry, judgemental and lost people. those people are sometimes the ones we love the most, because we feel as people we can help and change them we can guide them. it doesn’t always work that way, but the beauty about people is that there will always be someone there to try and help out a situation. i love human kindness in all it’s simplicity from helping a little boy find his mother at the grocery store to babysitting for the neighbor during an emergency. human kindness is often lost to our own selfish desires but, little examples like this amaze me and strike up my faith in humanity.