Honest Stuff I Make Up · · Tucson

Quarantine Quick Bread

Loaf of banana bread cooling atop the oven

On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming collection of oral histories, Don’t Get Me Started on Starter, were leaked revealing he was the last person in quarantine to make banana bread.

Honest Stuff I Make Up · · Tucson

Rio

I said oh, you’ll know him when you see one of his prints. His stuff was everywhere in the eighties. I image searched him then went to his Wikipedia page. Standing at the sink, still in our pajamas and the pairs of magenta and powder blue latex gloves we wear while washing dishes together, we learned the artist died of a heart attack while doing aerobics in 1984, the same year I took up the sport.

Photos · · Tucson

COVID-1984

COVID-19 street poetry written on masking tape

Pandemic poetry written on masking tape and attached to the electrical poles along Mountain Avenue

Photos · · Tucson

Normalcy and doting on prickly pear blossoms

Prickly pear pads with yellow blossoms

April in Tucson is the most agreeable time of year to be here. Doting on prickly pear blossoms is something we’d normally be doing now, which is perhaps why this year with all that’s going on we’re especially losing our shit over them.

Notes · · Tucson

Wood Pile Geometry

Today makes my back hurt just thinking about it. We have started building our raised garden beds. I was feeling pretty good about the weekend-long effort, then Hiram said something about geometry and the square footage we’ll have for plants when we’re finished being less than I thought. How can four smaller beds using all of the same pile of the wood we had be less than our original plans for two bigger beds not using everything? The answer is: Whatever. I’m still stoked.

Hiram sanding boards supported on sawhorses

Photos · · Tucson

Streaking in The Sun

Yellow daisies bathed in sunlight at the end of the day

We had joy, we had fun, we went streaking in the sun. These are some daisies in the Samos neighborhood, seen along the way during this evening's COVID-19 quarantine sanity walk.