My new graphic Penny “Nickel” board. I love the psychedelic/trippy theme and the howling wolf, of course.
My new graphic Penny “Nickel” board. I love the psychedelic/trippy theme and the howling wolf, of course.

My new graphic Penny “Nickel” board. I love the psychedelic/trippy theme and the howling wolf, of course.

There are so many people in this city who look like you, and, here I am, wandering aimless through the city, hands dug so deep in my pockets like I’ll find some sort of escape route there. You’d think in all the rush and flash, all of the new places and faces, I’d find something new to catch my edges on. You smile at me from across the street and I walk towards you, picking up my pace this time, but when I get there it’s not you anymore, it’s not you.

I’m procrastinating studying for my instrumental chemistry (instrumental analysis) exam by exploring tumblr. If you had to read 13 chapters of a dry chemistry textbook about detectors, laser sources, and instrumentation, you would procrastinate, too. 


You must be beautiful for people to love you. You are taught this from movies, commercials, conversations, and observations…
But has it ever occurred to you that maybe you are already beautiful? Has it? 
They also tell you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder… so maybe you haven’t met the right person who is meant to behold your beauty. 
And I think you are beautiful. Just saying.

So….my new 27” Penny board arrives tomorrow. I’m so excited because, beautiful weather + 2 morning classes + new Penny = a day of Hburg adventures and possibly, Chipotle. I hope you enjoy your day tomorrow as much as I will. Best wishes!

In my dream, I was thinking to myself: “Do I have a point?” - I asked. But then I heard a voice coming down from the sky, more real than all reality, and it said, “You have infinite points. Really, you have so many points that they form a line. But the line is finite.”

    Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress - which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.
It can’t handle downhill speed well, but the 22” Penny is great for cruising around campus and the city. Glad I invested in a smaller board.
It can’t handle downhill speed well, but the 22” Penny is great for cruising around campus and the city. Glad I invested in a smaller board.

It can’t handle downhill speed well, but the 22” Penny is great for cruising around campus and the city. Glad I invested in a smaller board.

Riding my Penny and taking full advantage of the warm weather.
Riding my Penny and taking full advantage of the warm weather.

Riding my Penny and taking full advantage of the warm weather.

    In those days, though, the spring always came finally but it was frightening that it had nearly failed.
Ernest Hemingway

This year, spring was more than just a handy metaphor. Everything (internal and external) is changing, and it feels good to be in motion; no longer stagnant. I hope things are well where you are and you’re creating, living, finding peace in the way that the seasons have a grand, sweeping way of making every new bloom feel like the Earth’s going out of its way to applaud loudly. Some sort of strange standing ovation just for you.

My new Penny board. I’m in love, it rides pretty nicely.
My new Penny board. I’m in love, it rides pretty nicely.

My new Penny board. I’m in love, it rides pretty nicely.

Relay for Life JMU - Alpha Chi Sigma Team Page

Today, the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXS or AXE) is participating in Relay for Life at James Madison University. Help us reach our fundraising goal as we support cancer research, cancer fighters, and cancer survivors! Our goal is to raise $1700 for this event, we are $275 short of meeting our goal. Please contribute to vital cancer research and help us reach our fundraising goal! Thank you!

—Lindsay; Brother and Treasurer of the Gamma Kappa chapter of AXS