i'm a nostalgiatic

i am a fool for nostalgia. today, i am nostalgic for summer my first year in portland, which is bizarre because it was a hard year. 

i was a preschool teacher.

i moved to a spectacular new house, and tried, in vain, to keep this plant alive.

and i went to the redwoods.

leilani is without a doubt the reason for my nostalgia. matt & i had dinner with leilani and her mom kathy last night. they are sweet sweet people; really fun and insanely loving. i used to see leilani all the time, especially the summer i’m remembering. before last night, i hadn’t seen her since my birthday party, and i was drunk then. and before that, i can’t remember.