10/24/2007: "One Year Ago Today (+ or - a few days)"
So, Aaron and I went to Gustavus this past weekend to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of when we officially started dating. It was really beautiful and we had a fun and relaxing time. The flight there, as you can see from the above photos, was beautiful. The flight back was freaking terrifying!
We were in this little Bush plane and there were high winds and low visibility, a storm was coming in and we had to fly really low and the plane was jolting up and down and swinging side to side. It was terrible, I was so afraid, I kept trying to remember how long a person could survive in open Alaskan waters without a survival suit (15-20 minutes).
Then I started having crash fantasies...like, the plane goes down and Aaron's unconcious so I have to swim him to shore (we've *all* had rescue fantasies right?)...but in the end we arrived safely and Aaron made it seem like it wasn't that bad compared to other flights he's been on which...I don't see how.
This week I've been having a tougher time than usual with the weather and the lack of light. I have this monster light box (for SAD) at my desk and from out in the public part of the library my office glows like a plutonium field (do they glow?). Everyone makes fun of me for it but screw it, I haven't been able to get out of bed at all the past couple of days and I've been really late to work and I think it's the fact we've been losing about a half an hour of daylight a week for awhile now.
Anyway, I'm off to watch Game One of the World Series. I've become a big Red Sox fan and I can't wait to watch them kick Colorado's butt!
Don't worry, I'm still an artist underneath it all...it's just another little dry spell. Next week I'll start going back to life drawing sessions at the Ruby Room. Hopefully that will get me in the mood again.