Ruf Road

I love dogs! The obsession dates back to a long history of wanting a dog and the powers-that-be denying me the slobbery pleasure of one. My mum never wanted us to get a dog. No matter how much we begged and pleaded (dad included), she never caved. I promised myself when I had a place of my own, I would finally get a dog. Then I bought a condo with a strict no dog policy (smart move, I know!). My boyfriend and I share the same adoration for dogs and the fact that we can't have one or really fit one in our home makes a want one even more. We daydream of having enough space for many dogs; a bulldog, a pug and a dachshund (all of which have already been named). Ahhhh, just the thought of their tiny wrinkled faces gives me a case of the giggles. When I'm having a rather crappy day, nothing cheers me up more than Googling pics of my four legged friends.


The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
-M.Scott Peck


Talent Envy

Autumn Whitehurst; illustrator

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Keeping it Clean

Neat and tidy are adjectives I would never used to describe myself. I fight against my messy tendencies but with so much to do in a day, I often lose the battle. It’s a terrible trait to have for a person who longs for a world of white in my home. Many find white spaces cold. I beg to differ. A white bedroom layered with texture and a kitchen lined in white panel cabinetry is the perfect complement to a vibrant life. I may not be able change my stripes, but one day I might be able to afford a live-in maid to keep my white rooms their brightest.

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Nothing Books and Towel Time

I've always said "I should start a blog". Not so much as to spill my thoughts but to archive the myriad of things I discover on my daily journeys through blogland. Through my teens I kept a Nothing Book. Over the years, I filled the book with quotes, magazine clippings, photos and other bits and pieces from my life that held sentimental value. To this day, that book sits on my book shelf as a valued piece of my adolescence. This blog will serve as my virtual Nothing Book, a place to keep all that inspires me in one way or another. The majority of my findings happen during towel time. Towel time is my ritual. I've been doing it for as long as I can remember and it is the most relaxing part of my day. I could spend hours lounging in a towel. The simple act of being in a towel lets me know that I am in no rush to be anywhere or do anything. With a cup of sweet tea, its time well wasted!

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