Classic - deleted my notes I spent an hour taking yesterday. Stop using Microsoft paint for notes mike!
I love that first look at my work inbox after going on vacation because it’s a good reminder how essentially inconsequential everything I do at my job is. Stress be gone!
Kelsey and I grew up in Pittsburgh next door neighbors to another set of twins, Danny and Derek. A few years older than us, they were our idols as kids - passionate, funny and creative.
After pursuing a career in LA, Dan moved back to Pittsburgh, went to school, and opened a salon with his partner, Rohn, that proved to be hugely successful - Studio Raw.
I’ve followed his and Rohn’s exploits on Facebook for the past year. They created a hilarious mocumentary reality show about the salon, Raw Boys, and I savored every episode. I am so happy that Danny’s amazingness has found a huge, wildly appreciative audience.
In mid-March, Rohn passed away from a totally unexpected heart attack, out of nowhere. He and Dan were passionate philanthropists, hosting fundraisers for organizations across the ‘Burgh. They were slated to host a huge cystic fibrosis fundraiser a few days after Rohn’s death. Dan still followed through with his host responsibilities, mere days after his longtime partner’s death.
One of the organizations that Rohn was passionate about was CORE - the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. Rohn had recently raised nearly $10,000 for the organization, just before his death. About a week after Rohn’s death, Dan and Rohn’s family were being interviewed by CORE to intake Rohn’s organs. At the end of the interview, they were asked if Rohn had been in a homosexual relationship. Dan answered that Rohn had been in a committed, 8-year relationship at the time of his death. The interview ended and Rohn’s organs were rejected by the very group he had raised thousands of dollars for.
Dan has launched a huge campaign to change the FDA’s ruling on accepting the organs of gay men and women after death. Please support #teamrohn and sign Change.org’s petition, or check out KDKA or the Huffington Post’s articles on the subject.
I’m on 4% battery life and scrolling through Tumblr like I don’t even give a fuck.
Still plugging along through this dumbass winter, work shit and, like, trying to plan a better future for myself.
I bought cute boots on sale a half size smaller than usual and they are literally torture. I don’t even think I can wear them all day. Like I’m buying new shoes at lunch to wear home.
I’m doing this take-a-photo-a-day-for-a-year thing ever since around my 28th birthday (yeah I didn’t pull it together enough to start right on my birthday, let it go I have ok) and what I’ve learned so far is that I couldn’t take a photo in focus if my life depended on it and that I’m an expert at procrastinating i.e. haven’t uploaded a photo in about 3 months. But I took them! That counts for something.