so about a week or so ago, i blogged about how i want to start blogging more. i haven’t blogged since then, and i’ve figured out why. sometimes i like to write about important life events, but often i like to focus on the minutiae – and this is what overwhelms me. i feel like i’ve missed out on so many moments that deserve written attention, and that thought is paralyzing me. but i am going to get over it so i can get back to this blog that i love! since i can’t figure out what should be the subject of my next blog, i guess i’ll list a few things that have happened in the last couple of months…
mr. parks and i got married on the beach, had an incredible honeymoon in st. lucia. not long after we got back from paradise, we were in colorado springs for the wedding of one of my best friends – it was gorgeous and funky and genuine. we were back in aspen for the wedding of another friend, and that was beautiful too – on a mountain in one of the most beautiful towns in the u.s. andy moved to chicago and we have lost our old roommate and best friend…but, we gained a new companion when suzy moved in to andy’s condo. we spent a weekend at the jersey shore with a couple that we met on our honeymoon (they got married the same day as us!) and had a blast. mr. parks and i spent a weird weekend in a rainy dilapidated and abandoned carnival town, filled with excellent people watching and wine so sweet that a new rating scale had to be created to warn the tasters. mr. parks has followed his passion and is focusing seriously on photography, and the new columbus clippers ballpark is starting to look less like a dirt lot and more like, well, a ballpark. mr. parks has extreme OCD when it comes to arranging furniture in our condo – he will literally flip-flop an entire room in excess of three times in a single evening, trying to determine the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement. this drove me nuts at first, but now i just expect that everything might be turned upside down before i even notice it.
we finally realized that our life wasn’t complete until we bought our wii. and, thank god, we fixed that pretty quick. so we now have a variety of wii games, and we are regularly sore from playing virtual tennis, virtual baseball, virtual racing, or virtual guitar. whatever, i can shred with the best rockstars of the 80’s and 90’s (or at least it seems like i can when the volume is turned up really loud so it drowns out the noise of pressing buttons on my toy guitar).
other than that, well, a lot has happened. we’re obsessed with dexter, puck from the real world might have been at a weird random karaoke bar last sunday afternoon, mr. parks is regularly craving (and indulging in) quesadillas, beautiful little gus and pickle are doing great, and we have already been married for 5 months!
ok, so that was a disconnected and self-indulgent list of a few things that have peppered our lived over the last couple of months. i promise there will be a real reason to my subsequent blogs…i just wanted to get back in the routine of writing on here, rusty or not!
oh yeah, bears have “only” killed, on average, two people per year since 1900! the odds that you will NOT be attacked and killed by a bear are overwhelmingly in your favor.