Florida to Texas...

I love road trips. I’m pretty sure I was born to travel; to explore, to see, to overcome. A good road trip always reinforces this notion. This past weekend I embarked on a magnificent road trip with two of my favorite people. Florida to Texas. 1,481 miles. All to say congratulations on receiving that shiny pair of silver wings to one of the greatest airmen I know.  Nicole did the math and I believe that we spent nearly 24 hours traveling for 43 hours of hanging out and spending time in Texas. It was worth every mile. Congrats, Garrett!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!



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Drive. Run. Pray...

It’s amazing how forgetful I am sometimes. Not in an, “Oh, I forgot to pick up my dry cleaning or forgot I had an appointment today...” sort of way, but in a BIG way; in a, “Some things are just so awesome they should never be forgotten” sort of way. Well, I’m just me. And I forget sometimes. I take things for granted, but life always has a way of coming back around to remind me at the most (and sometimes the least) opportunistic moments that there certain things in life that are too important to be pushed to the wayside.

I was driving out to UWF last night to meet a friend for a run. I love night drives down open roads. I was listening to Kings of Leon just enjoying one of those moments. Those moments that you wish could go on forever, but you soon realize that the road isn’t long enough and your turn is at the next light. It was in this moment that things became a little clearer to me. Only for a split second, but clearer nonetheless. I came to the realization that prayer is the most powerful tool with which I am equipped. So simple, right? I know I should know this, but sometimes... I forget. I take for granted the power of prayer. And it hit me. In the plainest of moments; driving in my car jamming out to KOL.  Odd how things have a way of bringing themselves up. Mid-lyric I stopped and was just like, “Wow, you’re right! Hmmh. I forgot. Thanks for reminding me.”

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Movie Trailers...

I’m a sucker for movie trailers. I oftentimes find myself walking into a theater and getting really excited about watching the previews. By the time I get done viewing the sequence of forthcoming film clips, I often am no longer excited to see the movie that I just paid 9 dollars to come and watch. If I could pay that same money to just watch two hours of movie trailers on the big screen, I probably would.

This will explain why when I stumbled upon this movie trailer a few months ago, I thought it was brilliant!  I’ve probably viewed it at least 30 times already and have shown it to half a dozen or so of my friends. Nicole says that it’s the music that makes it, but I think it’s all about the concept. It’s genius!

So go fix yourself a bowl of popcorn, pull up a comfy seat, and enjoy!

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Summer Rain...

Today it not only rained it poured. What started out as a light shower quickly evolved into a cloudburst. Wonderful. Pure beauty. I noticed as I was heading downtown for my afternoon run that it was lightly sprinkling. The sky was a thousand shades of gray and a light mist was beginning to develop on my windshield, but Wilco and I kept trucking eastward towards 9th Avenue. A little water wasn’t going to stop me from enjoying my three mile path along the bay front. I laced up my sneakers, put in my headphones, and was soon running in rhythm to the tunes of Phoenix. What started as a refreshing mist on my face soon turned into pellets of water stinging my eyes. I loved it; drench clothes, soaked shoes, splashing in the puddles. I felt 7 years old all over again. It was absolutely refreshing. The perfect way to begin the week.

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The Tourist Classic....

So, we all have them. You know, that photo from your last family vacation, the one of you smiling wide while standing in front of the Grand Canyon; or that picture of you posing in front of a castle (a real castle!) from the first time you ever traveled abroad; or that one of you and your friend with that random person that you met that time you took that trip to that place that you still brag about to this day... That picture. The one that demonstrates the culmination of all of your enthusiasm and excitement captured by the camera. You know the photo: The Tourist Classic.

We all have them. And if you’re like me, you have multiple (tons) of them of you and friends standing in front of a hundred different places. These ‘tourist’ photos are infectious. They’re timeless. I've come to just embrace this artistic style of photography. This is why I was stoked when I received an email from my good friend Fritz entitled, “I thought you’d appreciate this one...” I opened the email and attached was a photo of him and his beautiful fiancé posed on the roof of some Virginian building exhibiting (you guessed it) The Tourist Classic. I do believe that he had the photo labeled as “The Tanya Classic,but let’s face it; The Tourist Classic is such a better title.

I’ve attached some Tourist Classics below.

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