It’s a beautiful and sad life


Commitment: I will say no more often, express or document my gratitude, update my blog more regularly.

Here’s some art, photos and other recent stuff from my life without any context.


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Moments of quiet dignity


It’s Sunday. It was a hot, productive day. I’m listening to Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. A week from now I’ll have seen them perform live in Guatemala City. Never did I think it would happen, but the music gods are sometimes kind.

Here, have a listen:

I’m finding self-acceptance, gratitude, joy. Yes, joy. I must embrace these moments. Let them caress me. They have already.

8th floor R&B


Some gratitude/observations throughout my day, so far.

  • Sitting on an 8th floor office, sipping a cup of coffee. I’m not a coffee snob, so… yes, I have no idea how they made it, but it’s pretty damn good.
  • The amount of traveling vendors on the bus I rode was minimal. Always a plus.
  • Although getting up today was no small feat, I felt like last night provided three simple pleasures: part of an old Sex and The City rerun I hadn’t seen, reading a few intense poems by Eduardo Villalobos, and falling asleep to a live album by Benny Ibarra (I hadn’t played his music in a long while).
  • Quality time with Peanut before heading out. Gave him a treat, fed him, changed his bowl of water and provided much needed kisses.
  • An ATM in the building’s lobby: sweet!
  • Remembering past great American Dad moments, most of them not rape-related (seriously, what’s with American Dad and Family Guy’s morbid fascination with child molestation and rape?)