Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I didn't really have a chance to celebrate my bday because it landed two weeks before finals week and I was swamped with homework. 

My parents hooked it up and express delivered The Nutribullet! It’s totally awesome and I’m so inspired by the health guru David Wolfe, creator of the blender. For breakfast every morning I’ve been making smoothies consisting of: spinach, celery, grapes, strawberries, ¼ apple, ¼ orange, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, mango and orange juice. I’ve had several friends compliment me on my LACK of acne so it must be doing something right! I would seriously recommend this gadget to anyone who is like me and despises eating their vegetables. Just chug that shit. Mmmm (Have a chaser ready)
Secondly, Spring semester ends TOMORROW! I have my last exam at 11:00 and I’m FREEEEE! This semester was intense but I pulled off 5 A’s and a B. :)

As soon as I get home, I'm packing and flying out to Pheonix, AZ on Friday for a cross country road trip with my brother!
We’re starting in Pheonix, AZ à Albuqurque, NM à Amarillo, TX à Oklahoma City, OKà Little Rock, AR à Memphis, TN à Nashville, TN à Atlanta, GA à Jacksonville, FL. Read about the adventure in a two part series here! 
It’s going to be crazy and I’m so beyond excited to see my brother and the shenanigans we'll get into. I get back on May 7th and I begin summer classes the following day. Woot, so stoked! 
I’m taking Screenprint and an Independent Study for Summer A. After that I'm done with college and I graduate in August! So you can FedEx your graduation presents to me at any time. Haha
I'm so stoked for my independent study class to begin. I’m assigned the task to create a six piece series, depicting what it's like to be closeted, through art and illustration. Pretty dope, right? Check out the art here.
Much Love Guys!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tragic Neighborhood Murder

Today I received the most chilling phone call of my life. My brother called me as I was walking into my apartment after class and the call left me heartbroken and completely lost for words. Something happened that you only hear about in Lifetime movies. Something that you see and then think, 'oh my gosh, people don’t really do those things in real life. That would never actually happen to me or someone I know.'

My neighbor drove to his wife’s work, shot her and then killed himself.
I couldn’t even believe what I was hearing. This is a man I’ve known my entire life. They have two children, 25 and 23. My sister has been best friends with the daughter since preschool. Their son was one of my best friends growing up. This wasn’t just a random neighborhood family, which makes the situation even more difficult. They appeared to be a normal family…but clearly their marriage was not healthy. The dad had a bit of a temper, but he was a good person and an amazing father to my two friends.
I can’t even begin to describe how bad I feel for my friends. They lost both of their parents in the same day. How do you even process that information? No one deserves to go through something like this.
To make the situation even worse, the daughter is engaged and getting married this year.

My neighborhood has experienced too much tragedy. Alec’s mom passed away from a heart attack six months ago, Dani and Jake’s mom passed away three weeks ago, my next door neighbor was recently sentenced to 8 years in prison and now this horrific tragedy. It needs to end!
I am a true believer in the phrase ‘everything happens for a reason’ but I don’t understand this.
Please say a prayer for my friends.