Tuesday, December 20, 2011

casey: 79/1000

Tea Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

casey: 78/1000

My grandfather's orange fire king coffee mug

casey: 77/1000

Sun shining through my windows in Portland in December while I drink coffee, listen to Tennis and work on a Christmas present. Lafayette is sleeping next to me.

Monday, November 28, 2011

ryan: 18/1000

a french movie with a friend you've been missing as the end to a holiday weekend.

ryan: 17/1000

disco lights in a hot tub.

ryan: 16/1000

an early morning walk over fallen trees in search of feathers for catching dreams.

ryan: 15/1000

dancing barefoot in the rain to a song whose beat just can't be denied. with sparklers.

ryan: 14/1000

the constant heat of a fire burning all weekend long.

casey: 76/1000

Light painting!


casey: 75/1000

coming home to my cat

casey: 74/1000

Reading a book that is good all the way to the last paragraph (In this instance, Jeffrey Eugenides' "Marriage Plot"

casey: 73/1000

Sunshine in Novemeber in the Pacific Northwest

casey: 72/1000

Day-after-Thanksgiving posole!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Amanda 03/1000

Tearful honest talks with friends who've known you through it all and can totally call you on your shit.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amanda - 02/1000

Looking at the November full moon, being slightly sad about not having what I had a year ago but also extremely excited about that at the same time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Amanda- 01/1000

chilly late afternoon photo shoots with the sun quickly fading.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jerry - 37/1000

Domestic tranquility.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jerry - 36/1000

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. It makes me feel warm and tingly inside to read about Mma Ramotswe's adventures, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

casey: 69/1000

Calvin Kline's Obsession on [you]

ryan 13/1000

driving around sauvie island on a clear day, looking at the colors of fall.

ryan 12/1000

eating chips and salsa with two lovely ladies. even if the mariachi was a little too loud.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

vince: 35/1000

The smell of a freshly opened hershey's chocolate bar with almonds.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jerry - 35/1000

The towers of Uptown enshrouded in fog and misty rain.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

casey: 68/1000

Oct. 10 marks the four-year anniversary of our beginning this blog. We are SLOW at it, but I like that we just inch our ways through this blog, that we still sneak in from time to time to share our happiness with each other. And looking back, it's such a funny/lovely recollection of the moments that spurred me to come here and tell y'all how pretty the world. is.

Now that is a beautiful thing.

casey: 67/1000

New media love letters

casey: 66/1000

cardamom ice cream

casey: 65/1000

Small town city council meetings, when everyone is sad to see you go

Jerry - 34/1000

The first fall breeze of the year

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ryan: 11/1000

having friends who know when and how to distract you.

casey: 64/1000

Casey: I like the word acuity
Ryan: is it like acumen?
Ryan: fun!
Ryan: related
Casey: Acumen is insight. Acuity is sharpness.
Ryan: but slightly different
Casey: what
Casey: acu means
Casey: stem of acuere to sharpen;
Casey: oooh!
Casey: fun
Casey: ryan!
Casey: I like being a friend with you
Ryan: we made a linguistic connection

Monday, September 26, 2011

casey: 63/1000

This Avett Brothers lyric: "But I can't keep no secrets. I wish that you would always stay."

casey: 62/1000

collaborative art projects with my friends

casey: 61/1000

staying up all night talking

Sunday, September 25, 2011

ryan: 10/1000

having friends who drop pretty much everything to help make you feel good.

ryan: 9/1000

racing in and out of a photobooth as a goodbye to the sweetest summer of my life.

karen 52/1000

Bittersweet moments of disappointment that make us appreciate what we have right now.

karen: 51/1000

Leisurely drinking a cup of coffee on the patio and listening to the traffic going by.

karen: 50/1000

A circle of teachers giggling over a game involving a fork and a spoon.

karen: 49/1000

Having a niece that makes jokes about prune juice. It's never NOT funny.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

melissa: 13/1000

Photographs. You know, the kind you hold in your hand.

melissa: 12/1000

The word "discombobulated." It's fun to say.

melissa: 11/1000

Dollar beers at happy hour.

melissa: 10/1000

Rediscovering a favorite band...by finding an old cassette you thought you lost in high school.

melissa: 9/1000

Karaoke in costumes.

melissa: 8/1000

The view of the moontower from my apartment.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

karen: 48/1000

"Sarcasm and compassion are two of the qualities that make life on earth tolerable." (Nick Hornby)

karen: 47/1000

The pentatonic scale.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ryan: 8/1000

spending the day trying on raptor costumes, touring ikea, buying underwear and editing video with a very special someone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

karen: 46/1000

Seeing a video of my sweet sister, Kathy, in Guatemala with her students.


Getting back in the groove with my bestie.

casey: 60/1000

light painting

casey: 59/1000

6 a.m. texts about last night

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

karen: 45/1000

"The songs were all either fast or sad, because all songs should be either fast or sad." (Rob Sheffield)

karen: 44/1000

"...one whose ear a god had closed so that there might be no tones but his own. So that he might not be led astray through the turbid and ephemeral in noises." (Rilke on Beethoven)

karen: 43/1000

The Blue Dahlia's egg salad. I'm not even kidding. It's awesome.

casey: 58/1000

chatting at work with Ryan about all of our crazy goings-on. It's good to have a friend to decompress and analyze with

Jerry - 33/1000

Early morning snuggles.

casey: 57/1000

cold-brewed Portland coffee

Monday, September 12, 2011

vince: 34/1000

realizing the old adage doesn't apply when you close one door and see that you're in a hallway.

karen: 42/1000

Despite days of 100+ temperatures, there is little tease of fall in the morning air.

karen: 41/1000

Feeling great about positive happenings in my career. Grant money!

casey: 56/1000

"your blonde hair is the way i live --
smashed by light!"

casey: 55/1000

every line of "Born to Run"

Jerry: 32/1000

Recovering from a nasty bug and waking up to find the world looking bright and beautiful once again.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ashley: 7/1000

Laughing until you cry. Happy memories and a deep belly laugh. Thinking of 2nd Chance Prom 2010 after party with John, Granola, Rah Rah, Cougs and Babs.

ashley: 6/1000

Pomegranates being in season.

amy 5/1000

a dream, a bulb in the ground dead for endless winters, with a bit of warmth and encouragement curls delicately out of the earth and a new possibility is realized. things will change. we are blessed somehow knowing that this will change.

karen: 40/1000

Having one's very own Luck Dragon.

karen: 39/1000

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." Hot damn, I love Rilke.


Remembering that this blog exists and reading old (and new) posts. It's nice to read about how small moments of beauty bring joy to other people.

casey: 54/1000

Being able to do a pull-up

casey: 53/1000

Floating on a river on a hot day

neola: 73/1000

A puppy named Sampson who lovingly greets me at the door every day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ashley: 5/1000

Her smile when she looks into my eyes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

casey: 52/1000

eating ramen at Ping with the most handsome boy in Portland

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ryan 7/1000

knowing that i can hang things on my wall.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

neola: 72/1000

brand new shiny records from a foxy girl on Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

casey: 51/1000

watching Quentin yo-yo

casey: 50/1000

I hate going to the laundromat because it reminds me of being single and lonely. Today, on Valentine's Day, I had to go. But it wasn't so bad because Quentin came with me, carried my laundry through the rain, and let me beat him in Scrabble and also in that game where you draw lines to make squares.

casey: 49/1000

Valentines who come back to the party to make sure you aren't alone

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ashley: 4/1000

feeling like a grown up when I make a hard decision

ashley: 3/1000

dreaming of you being my boo thang

ashley: 2/1000

wearing brand new gold heels

Sunday, February 6, 2011

casey: 48/1000

friends who distract

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ryan 6/1000

slow dancing to celine dion in a mirror- and laser- and bubble-filled karaoke bar with the woman of your dreams.

Monday, January 31, 2011

casey: 47/1000

mothers who call at just the right time

Saturday, January 29, 2011

casey: 46/1000

Going to a Dirty Mittens concert then, on the way home, listening to the Dirty Mittens with my best boy, while making our own intertwining drum beats

Monday, January 24, 2011

neola: 71/1000

i keep bumping into photo booth pictures of me with my favorite portlanders.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

casey: 45/1000

The smell of cinnamon in my coffee reminds me of my B.

Monday, January 17, 2011

neola: 70/1000

grandma kisses

Monday, January 10, 2011

vince: 33/1000


ashley: 1/1000

feeling like I may vomit (in a good way) when I think of her

Sunday, January 9, 2011

neola: 69/1000

pretty girls who smell like almond and shea butter and wilderness and bears and freedom.