Friday, August 16, 2013

friday find · MJ fever

who do you think of as:
for me there is only one answer.
and the answer is simple:
there are two MJs, duh!
Michael Jackson...the greatest entertainer who ever lived...his music shaped my entire childhood...nevermind that i was born 2+ years after his most amazing Thriller album released...nevermind i was only 3 when he came out with 'man in the mirror' (my favorite song)...i had his Dangerous album on tape, then cd, and then another cd once the first was completely scratched from overuse...i bought this old t-shirt because his brother MIGHT have signed it.
(deep breath)
 to say the least, i'm a big fan.
funny thing is, this post is about the other MJ...
Michael Jordan...the greatest player to play in the NBA...the reason i rocked #23 when i hooped back in the day...the subject of many arguments between hubby and me who seems to think some guy named LeBron is better...this past weekend, at 50 years old, he dunked on a little kid, the replay was played on news stations around the country and i got SUPER excited every time i saw it...i was pumped from just seeing the picture!
needless to say, i'm also a big fan of this MJ.
so this thrifted find my husband scored two weeks ago definitely won him more than a few brownie points.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

muse · rockin' out!

two words:
bruno. mars.
five more words:
my husband can't stand him.
but only because i might have a bit of a crush on him.
(hun, you have nothing to worry about. if i ever actually met him, i hear he's a solid foot shorter than me. ok that's not true. but he is only 5'5" which means, in heels, that's simply an uncomfortable height difference. and you know i love my heels!)
so back to bruno...
i went to see him in concert and, of course, had a blast!
and while i do think he is a beautiful man, i wasn't sure there would be anything too inspirational to blog about.  until he came out for the encore songs...and instead of jumping back on stage front and center, he popped up on the drums!

here are a couple more pics from my dreamy 'date' with Bruno.


epic photo bomb from random tiger girl!
 he's nice to look at. he can sing. he is a solo act but keeps his entire band front and center on the stage with him. and he can rock out on the guitar AND drums.

man. good thing he is short...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

muse · ZUMBA!

it's totally free (link)...through august 20th.
and me? i never say no to free!
and really, what is more perfect than dancing with a whole bunch of 'friends' in the middle of the seattle center on a gorgeous, blue-sky, sunny day?
not much!
my friend Liz caught this photo of me dancing while looking like mustard and ketchup. (perhaps a different color combo next week? :-P ) 

me and liz...sweaty and happy! 

and nothing better than grabbing a sweaty drink with a friend after a workout. 
what? you want to take our picture? well we're gross but...oh it's free you say? alright, CHEESE!
i love this city.

(hey you. come join us next week, k?)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

muse · hi again

yes, yes.
it's been awhile.
but there has been a lot going on with me - good things, i promise! - but nevertheless, my camera has been buried deep in my gigantic purse.
hoping to post some more personal inspiration soon
in the meantime...
gimme that dress!!

happy july, friends!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

muse · art wall

two of my favorite portlandians (portlanders? portlandonians? p-towners?) came up to visit the other week. 

and we found this wall.

so we took some pictures.

yes. yes. yes. yes.


we also found this mirror.

exploring + graffiti art + adult sorry (more on that later!) + burgers + ice cream + baseball
a killer weekend.

Friday, May 31, 2013

friday find · let's go sailing

i peeked in a thrift store during a recent beach weekend with my family. 
local tip: WA beach = always a bit cold. bring lots of layers!

and i found this buried treasure.


immediate lovefest!

Friday, May 24, 2013

the kick-off to summer (kinda...)

across the country, this 3-day weekend marks the kick-off to the summer season...ahem...summer BBQ season!
and sure, it's the kick-off to bbqs here in seattle long as you don't mind bbq'ing in the rain...until about mid-july.
but this weekend they're predicting highs of 65. and i'll take it.
it's not quite our record mid-80s month of may highs from a few weeks ago but it's warm-ish.
here are a few photos i snapped of my lil ol' town during our warm stretch. (from a ferry.)
we've got mountains over there... 

...and the city over there.
 "oooh, get THAT shot." he said.
hair! wind! cooperate!
oh seattle. she's a beaut, ain't she?
happy bbq'ing!
xox, jpotmont

Thursday, May 9, 2013

seeking inspiration · before i die

a few months ago, i came across this beautiful blog:
photo: Candy Chang
read it. the whole thing. it's uber·inspiring
so this week, i was super excited to see a local edition right down the street from my apartment!
it's in the early stages - not much filled in yet. and what has been filled in so far is a tad-bit juvenile. (to be expected?)
but, nevertheless, we quickly went over to check it out.
and to add our own responses.
talk about pressure! it was much harder than i thought to determine one thing i want to do before i die.
(cut to me. orange chalk in hand. staring at wall for five full minutes.)
christina was much less troubled and added her response right away.
after 5 minutes, and not narrowing my lofty life goal to one thing, i instead pulled inspiration from another answer on the board.

welp. inspiration can come from the most unlikely places.
(ok, ok. i know i'll need to go back to add a better answer. i'm still thinking!)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

be you

did you hear?
there's an active player in the nba who just told all of us that he's gay!
woot! wait...

first of all: jason collins. congratulations. what a beautiful time for you! no need to hide this part of your life. no more worrying about your secret slipping out. i can't imagine the relief you must feel. but i bet it's been a wonderful release.
i wish you all happiness upon happiness.

so this is breaking news, huh? for professional sports, i guess.
wait, scratch that.
this is big news for MEN's professional sports. 
brittney griner, who just finished her incredible college career and starts her first summer in the WNBA this year, just came out a few weeks ago. and we read the news and thought: yeah. so?

so what's the deal? why is it such a big deal in men's basketball and football for a man to be gay? i honestly don't get it.

i played basketball from 2nd grade through college. many of the friends i played with in middle school and high school, later came out in our college years. easily half of my college teammates were lesbians. and so what? 
i didn't feel any different about them because of who they were attracted to. (they didn't judge me for being attracted to guys...especially all those fresh prince lookalikes!)

this morning, i heard a guy on espn say something along the lines of the locker rooms not being ready for openly gay players.


i wasn't so cocky to think that, because my teammates were attracted to women, they all were checking me out in the locker room. hey, i'm not attracted to every man i see, regardless if he has his shirt off or on. but apparently gay men and women are attracted to every single member of their gender? RIDICULOUS.

way to go, jason. way to be open and give yourself a chance to be comfortable in your own skin. but way to go anyone who can be honest with their friends and family about their life.

be you. be proud. be happy.
and for the rest of you that have odd assumptions about people because of their life choices? go be educated.
oh, and get over yourself. you're probably not as hot as you think you are. 
(unless you look like the fresh prince. then you definitely are.)

Friday, April 26, 2013

friday find · red dress part deux

the sun has come back out and spring has officially sprung in seattle!

which MEANS...
boots are heading to storage for their season of hibernation!

i rocked it on a recent bike ride with the bro bro and thought i'd share the springtime and active version of this thrifted score.  plus any chance i get to show off my very talented brother is an opportunity i can't miss!

he doesn't just ride bikes. he levitates. 

a few close up details...

 i swear it's coincidence that my nails perfectly matched my dress!

kinda proud that i pulled off a sock bun without said sock! (love my curly hair!)

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