Thursday, March 29, 2012


On the verge of spontaneous combustion...woe is me.

Here's to the last day of my 23rd year!

Monday, March 26, 2012

100 Women 100 Actions

Here's a piece I worked on with Julie Moody during my internship at KUT.  I have been looking for this forever and I am so glad I found it!


Monday, March 19, 2012


I hope everyone had a great SXSW experience!

I only went one day and managed to see White Dress, M. Ward and Of Montreal along with meeting Jack Black on the Congress Bridge.

We also stopped and took these pics!

Super fun.  Super cool.

Really, the only way to top these photos is by....

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sahara Mahala

I've been in an interesting place lately. I've been going through a lot and my journey with sobriety has been tested.

Being hard is sober -- not because I want to be messed up but because being messed up is prevalent in your mid-20s.

This week has been exceptionally hard given that it is SXSW and beer and liquor have literally been given out for free. Going to see a show and having to turn down free beer while your friends get to drink interesting experience.

It's okay though. It's given me a different perspective and reacquainting with my normal self has been refreshing. Not having alcohol as a crutch has definitely made me feel stronger and taller.

In other news, here's a live performance from the Jezabels. I got to see them perform last year at SXSW one drunken afternoon.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Ryan Boys

Here stands three generations of Ryan men.

What a motley crew.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying strong.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Friend

I'm starting to go through all my old pictures in an attempt to come up with some sort of archive.

I found this pic a few days ago.  I met this man in Italy back in 2004.
He is awesome and made my day.  =)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I am pumped that Spring has arrived!  

This Is Why I Love My Friends

My friends are awesome.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

These Patterns

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." -- Peter Marshall

I would be lying to say that I am happy right now.

I am not happy.

I am scared.

I am about as far away from my dreams as I've ever been. My camera lens is in the shop. My professional website has been hacked. I'm in a job that is consuming my life and all I want to do is weep into the nearest breakfast taco I can find.

I have been feeling a lot of pressure lately.  I can blame my job for it but really, when it comes down to it, it stems from me.  I have these ideas of what I want to be doing and who I want to be and if I don't fulfill these ideas, I severely punish myself.  It's a huge waste of energy and I need to stop it.

But since there are no breakfast tacos around, I will simply be brave, figure something out and keep pushing through this particularly difficult mile I am facing.