in december, my friend jamie and i went to wine & design in raleigh. i was so excited when i saw this tree on their calendar. even though this date very clearly stated that it was "full," i called and told the girl on the phone that i had to paint that tree, that i had been wanting to paint it for a while. and i may or may not have thrown in there that i was moving in a few days. yep, that's how bad i wanted it. i was playing the sympathy card. thankfully, she let me finagle two more seats in. when she and i were almost finished, she commented that mine looked sort of like an olive tree. we actually both had no idea at the time what an olive tree looked like, but i think the black circle-ovals on the limbs encouraged her to say that.
i dislike running. mostly because i am not good at it. i used to run, but s l o w l y i tapered off. school, work, life, etc. i was fine walking with olive. she sniffed around and kept a look out for the squirrels, i people-watched. everyone was happy. it wasn't until recently that i ran into a problem: almost all of my friends run. i want to be like hang out/run with them. i decided that once the deathly-hot summer passed, i would start up and get moving.