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Let’s skip getting a golf cart and walk approximately 7 miles, with 10lb bags across our backs, in 85 degree weather. It will be a good workout, he said. No big deal, he said.  
Henrico, Virginia. 26 June 2014.

Let’s skip getting a golf cart and walk approximately 7 miles, with 10lb bags across our backs, in 85 degree weather. It will be a good workout, he said. No big deal, he said.  

Henrico, Virginia. 26 June 2014.

London, Miranda, Beau, and I hang out at a local public pool. Which, for the record, I am not sure why the public pool gets such a bad rap—it’s free, its clean, and IT’S A POOL! And during our hot summers, having a place to dip my overheated body goes far. 
Richmond, Virginia. 15 June 2014.

London, Miranda, Beau, and I hang out at a local public pool. Which, for the record, I am not sure why the public pool gets such a bad rap—it’s free, its clean, and IT’S A POOL! And during our hot summers, having a place to dip my overheated body goes far. 

Richmond, Virginia. 15 June 2014.

I know it’s not a new idea that people see cats as distrusting, having ulterior motives, and masters of manipulation. I’ve never seen that side of a cat. Until today. As I was sweating and cursing over untangling these blinds, I look up. And there is Gary. With his judging eyes. Almost laughing at how long it has taken me to notice his presence. And laughing even harder that I don’t have the blinds hung up already and moved on with my day. His rhythmic purrs told me he was pleased with my distress and his posture told me he was better than me. He is probably right. 
Richmond, Virginia. 14 June 2014.

I know it’s not a new idea that people see cats as distrusting, having ulterior motives, and masters of manipulation. I’ve never seen that side of a cat. Until today. As I was sweating and cursing over untangling these blinds, I look up. And there is Gary. With his judging eyes. Almost laughing at how long it has taken me to notice his presence. And laughing even harder that I don’t have the blinds hung up already and moved on with my day. His rhythmic purrs told me he was pleased with my distress and his posture told me he was better than me. He is probably right. 

Richmond, Virginia. 14 June 2014.

Tara looks at the bottom of her cold lentil soup can in disbelief. I sympathize with that feeling—wondering where all the food went that was just in front of me and why am I still hungry. I’d put that in my top 10 worst feelings. 
Richmond, Virginia. 13 June 2014.

Tara looks at the bottom of her cold lentil soup can in disbelief. I sympathize with that feeling—wondering where all the food went that was just in front of me and why am I still hungry. I’d put that in my top 10 worst feelings. 

Richmond, Virginia. 13 June 2014.

Gary sleeps with me some nights, which I don’t mind, but it requires me to get up to let him out of my room around 6:30am when he hears Miranda pouring food into his food bowl before she heads to work. Once he has had his fill, about 15 minutes later, he claws, cries, and bangs at my door until I let him back in. 
Richmond, Virginia. 11 June 2014.

Gary sleeps with me some nights, which I don’t mind, but it requires me to get up to let him out of my room around 6:30am when he hears Miranda pouring food into his food bowl before she heads to work. Once he has had his fill, about 15 minutes later, he claws, cries, and bangs at my door until I let him back in. 

Richmond, Virginia. 11 June 2014.

My new ride. 
Richmond, Virginia. 8 June 2014.

My new ride. 

Richmond, Virginia. 8 June 2014.

I shouldn’t have been surprised when I heard Colby got a dog, after all, he has been talking about getting a dog of his own for at least five years now. 
But I was even more surprised to hear that he adopted two dogs, both only eight months old. He seems to be a happy dog-daddy. I check back in with him once they start needing something more to chew on than their toys. 
Richmond, Virginia. 6 June 2014.

I shouldn’t have been surprised when I heard Colby got a dog, after all, he has been talking about getting a dog of his own for at least five years now. 

But I was even more surprised to hear that he adopted two dogs, both only eight months old. He seems to be a happy dog-daddy. I check back in with him once they start needing something more to chew on than their toys. 

Richmond, Virginia. 6 June 2014.

I have somehow managed to gain 10lbs in a very short time frame, so I’ve convinced Sam to let me join her on some of her morning runs/workouts. 
I think I may have found my new favorite place to workout. 
Richmond, Virginia. 4 June 2014.

I have somehow managed to gain 10lbs in a very short time frame, so I’ve convinced Sam to let me join her on some of her morning runs/workouts. 

I think I may have found my new favorite place to workout. 

Richmond, Virginia. 4 June 2014.

Moved in with Miranda and Jason yesterday. Gary, Miranda’s cat, is still sizing me up, but I think he is OK with my new bed. 
Richmond, Virginia. 2 June 2014.

Moved in with Miranda and Jason yesterday. Gary, Miranda’s cat, is still sizing me up, but I think he is OK with my new bed. 

Richmond, Virginia. 2 June 2014.

George sleeping with his face buried into a pillow. 
Richmond, Virginia. 30 May 2014.

George sleeping with his face buried into a pillow. 

Richmond, Virginia. 30 May 2014.

Chronicling my day-to-day life one photo at a time.