Life has seriously gotten away from me over the past six months. I think it’s about time I put an end to that. A migraine (or something awfully close to it) really put me down for the count on Sunday. Between trying to juggle work stuff and witnessing the flooding of my hometown through online footage, I think my body finally told me I need to chill the fuck out.

July is reconstruction month. Time to get some things back in check, get back to some other pleasures I’ve neglected, and reevaluate some previously set goals (that are far from within reach, unfortunately). But first, the body comes first…and no better way to recover a body than with rest and refreshing exercise…

My heart and concern really goes out to my friends in Fargo who have to deal with the insane flooding that is coming this week. One of them is trying to take some pictures (for my curiosity and likely others) of the natural disaster in process. You can get an idea how quickly the river is rising from some of her Flickr photos below.

backyard March 22

backyard March 22

Backyard March 23 early afternoon

Backyard March 23 early afternoon

Backyard March 22

Backyard March 22

Backyard March 23

Backyard March 23


Here’s a look at the hydrologic data for the Red River in Fargo, ND, as it pertains to this mess as of the date embedded (midnight of March 24th):

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