Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

"Guys, lets go to a rodeo," I said to my family one day. "Bullriding is a sport where people almost get trampled, and I want to see it." My family is well schooled in the ways of a writer and didn't bother raising their eyebrows. They even humored me, finding a nearby rodeo and the [...]

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Do you like stage plays? *glares* DO YOU??? When I was 14, my aunt took Anna and I to see a production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe touring in the area. Being my highly skeptical *cough* pessimistic *cough cough* self, I didn't expect much. Because... magic! Talking animals! Child actors! LIONS! How [...]

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Guys, I'm not gonna lie: Life is pretty great right now. I know, I know, I just spent five weeks agonizing over some silly graduation, and before that, flipping out over basic social interactions and the price of eggs. The world is morbid and dark and determined to be miserable, and as a cynical INTJ, [...]

The Road to Graduation // and other frightening tales of social phobia

The Road to Graduation // and other frightening tales of social phobia

Y'know, after a two-month break from blogging, you think I’d be more prepared for my return post. As it is, I only finished this an hour ago. So hello, everyone! I'm back. How's your month going? Hopefully better than mine. After being away for so long, I wish I could give you a proper hello [...]

An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

*casually slinks in* Did you miss me? (If not, please go away.) Yes, 'tis I, returned from the void of... everything. And boy howdy, do I have stories to tell! If you're not sitting on a stable, flat surface right now, I highly suggest reseating yourself. What follows is a long and intense summary of [...]

The Misery of Spring // a series of disturbed facial expressions

The Misery of Spring // a series of disturbed facial expressions

Hullo, minions! I was poking through some old drafts yesterday and came upon an aged, dusty post dated exactly one year ago today. Why I never posted it is beyond me, but after reading through it (and subsequently laughing my face off), I decided it would be quite appropriate for today. Enjoy the misery of [...]

Callings and Accomplishments // overcoming the crippling weight of stress

Callings and Accomplishments // overcoming the crippling weight of stress

Life is hard. (As Sarah blows us away by stating the obvious...) It's 2 o' clock. It's Thursday. And I'm staring at my keyboard, knowing full well that a blog post should have been published an hour ago, even though I've only just started writing one. So much for preparedness. I have four unfinished paintings [...]