Otherside – Macklemore x Ryan Lewis feat. FENCES

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have done some amazing things, and for a very long time, nobody knew. Thankfully, through their hard work and dedication, they have managed to build their passion, and share it with the hungry masses.

This is my small way of showing appreciation for the work these gentlemen are doing. What they have managed is to speak for thousands upon thousands, and help to do that by giving us a soundtrack (if you will).

I know I’m not alone in this, but there are so many people whose souls are refueled by music. It doesn’t have to have any words, but if it does, we make sure those words are meaningful.

My Eulogy/Prayer for Robin Williams


Love Will Set You Free

My Eulogy /Prayer of Gratitude for Robin Williams

Robin Williams was one of the most influential actors of my
childhood, if not the most. He was the stickler your parents were and
the loving nurturing parents they changed in to, demonstrated by his
role in the movie Hook. He was the father who got a second chance at
raising his children and being the father he knew he could be, in the
unforgettable Mrs. Doubtfire. He was the creative, energetic, and
vulnerable boy that was Jack, showing us that to embrace our strengths
and limitations is to love ourselves and be loved by others.

To say the least, Robin Williams was a storyteller, and did so in a
way that instilled a sense of hope. The takeaway from his movies were
often a flickering torch in the dark tunnel I’d sometimes find myself

The reality is…

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David’s father passed away, finalizing the theory that things “happen in threes”. His uncle and neighbor/grandfather-type passed away three weeks ago. David’s father is the whole reason why I met the man I considered my soulmate in our two-year on-again-off-again relationship. This is going to be an especially difficult goodbye because of the Joe I met 2 years ago, a kind, older man who just needed someone with my kind of ambition to continue his dream of a competing rifle team. Although his relationship with his sons was rocky, I believe he has wanted to make amends. He taught someone with no gun experience (even though I have my CCDW) and turned me in to a would-be competitor.

I don’t know what else to say, really. If it weren’t for this man a lot of things wouldn’t have happened.

I’m going to miss him.
Please send some prayers for the boys.

Roller Derby concerns


We received an interesting e-mail today. The e-mail wasn’t entirely unwarranted, but I feel like I’ve been slapped in the face, personally.

Derby will always be there. If not this league, then another. I’d hate to see VCRD fall apart, but until the day I can balance school responsibly, I can’t skate or volunteer my time…yet. I love what this league has done for me, and what it’s members have sacrificed for me, and I for them. I am grateful beyond what words can express.

I just feel it isn’t fair to expect me to volunteer when I can’t give 20%, let alone, 100% (which is what I would prefer).

To whomever may chance upon this posting – please don’t take this the wrong way. I just have to think about what I need to do first, then I can pick back up with a social life and a rewarding exercise.

Supernova Novoa

I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry.

Monday, finals week.


As I sit here on the couch in room 127 of MMTH, and should be studying… I think about the beginning of this semester. Lost in the photography world, having just learned how to walk all over again.

Thankfully, I only *technically* have two finals, and one of those you could just call a quiz. The bad news though, is that all of these papers are due this week, including the incomplete papers from last semester.

In an attempt to knock out some writing, I stayed up all night last night. It wasn’t very successful. The sad thing is, instead of spending my boyfriend’s birthday with him, I’ll be stuck in the computer lab, writing 6 more pages of a paper that was due last week. This is very sad….and pathetic. Yes, I am aware. Uh oh, I feel like I’m going to fall over. That’s what sleep deprivation will do, folks!

This whole semester has been very peculiar. I’m tickled to report David and I are happy. Like, purely happy. We are taking things one day at a time, and moving right along! 🙂 (edit: bahahahaha)

I surely do miss roller skating. I’m hoping after this week is over I can return.

Now back to “studying” for my photography final.