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Friday, February 19, 2016

Photo Roll- on a Roll- Friday.

Here is what I've been up to....

According to My photo roll:
1) Seattle and Back. Loved my friend time there.
2) Pea's Molar teeth are coming in strong
3) Working like a horse.
4) Sarah's bridal Shower was beautiful 2.18.16
5) Missing KK (She's been in Portland)
6) My valentine dates were the best.
7) 19 days to Costa Rica-- my shopping list is next blog update... stay tuned.
8) NY trip coming up soon. Super excited for lots of secret reasons.
9) Penelope is talking up a storm.  Hate's pig tails. Loves books.
10)  How do I lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks? 































Wednesday, February 3, 2016

This is the last time

 I'm a little obsessed with this album, this past week actually.  The National "Trouble will Find Me", it's almost 3 years old.  But I keep listening to all of the lyrics, the entire album is so good.  I especially feel a little connection with this one.  Track #7, This is the Last time.  ....I never think before I jump.





Oh, when I lift you up
You feel like a hundred times yourself
I wish everybody knew
What's so great about you
Oh, but your love is such a swamp
You don't think before you jump
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
I
This is the last time
Oh, don't tell anyone I'm here
I've got time and no one near
I was thinking that you'd call somebody
Closer to you
Oh, but your love is such a swamp
You're the only thing I want
And I said I wouldn't cry about it
I
This is the last time
This is the last time
We were so under the brine
We were so vacant and kind
We were so under the brine
We were so vacant
We were so under the brine
We were so out of our minds
We were so under the brine
We were so vacant
Oh, when I lift you up
You feel like a hundred times yourself
I wish everybody knew
What's so great about you
Oh, but your love is such a swamp
You don't think before you jump
And I said I wouldn't get sucked in
I
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waitin' anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waitin' anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waitin' anymore
I won't be vacant anymore
I won't be waitin' anymore
Jenny, I am in trouble
Can't get these thoughts out of me
Jenny, I'm seeing double
I know this changes everything
Jenny, I am in trouble

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WORDS OF ADVICE- listen up

 

 
 Some advice I'd like to give ladies that don't have babies... in hindsight, I wish someone would have given me (or maybe they did , and I didn't really comprehend that they were really warning me)...

1) TRAVEL YOUR FACE OFF
2) SEE ONE MOVIE A WEEK, ALONE IF YOU CAN
3) READ AS MANY BOOKS AS YOU CAN
4) EAT SLOWLY- AND EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT (DON'T HOLD BACK)
5) ENJOY COMPANY, BE A GOOD LISTENER







 


I don't get to do any of these things anymore...well, to not make it count anyway. 

I am traveling to Seattle next week for work.  It's not the same when I travel for work.  There are way too many people to see, and visit.  When the purpose of the trip is obviously to work.  I try and squeeze in too much as usual.  I also have the never ending guilt of leaving the Pea nugget behind, and think of her CONSTANTLY.  I mean... How could I not?  I'll try to squeeze in as much "friend time" as possible, of course. 

So then I've got 2 NY trips planned in March.  Also work trips. 
And then COSTA RICA 3/10-3/13 for a wedding. Pleasure of course.  Excited about this trip.  Not taking Pea with me, it's too dangerous to take her to a foreign country on my own.  It's not like I have someone to hold her while she throws a fit while my friends walk down the aisle, that I flew all the way to see. 

Future blog posts to follow:
1) List of things to PACK to Costa Rica- What I've been eyeballing/drooling over.
2) NY Recaps, dinners, drinks, dates, debaucheries.
3) LA shopping (happening today, hopefully right after this post).  Which has been needing to happen.
4) Social Dating Apps...- yes or no.  I tried them.  A few times, I feel like it's a case of double dutch for me.  I'll jump in, have fun while I'm in there, and then I WANT OUT! FAST!!!  I really don't know how I feel about it.  I do know plenty of friends that have met on these dating apps and are happily together, and or married.  But so far, all I've experienced are meaningless relationships (no offense, but that's what they want as well, no strings, no attachments, just sex).  How is anyone supposed to meet a permanent partner these days?  I read an amazing article this morning.  And it made me cry.  If only I find a relationship like this one day...
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork/posts/1179159008824864:0


I'm going downtown now.  Did I mention I hate LA?  I hope that I start to at least have somewhat of a like in me for it.  There's absolutely nothing about it that appeals to me.  Everyday, I drive, in traffic, and think... God, what did I do?

You get what you wish for I guess.

Be careful kittens.

xo.


 

 

 

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

GIRL CRUSH- JENNY LEWIS

I had the opportunity to attend my most favorite artist of all time's show last night, that was playing at a breathtaking venue... a CATHOLIC CHURCH.
The Cathedral Sanctuary of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

If you are not a fan, you may listen to her music and think... hmm, it's beautiful, or too folky for me.  But if you were to see her LIVE, you'd instantly fall in love with her, regardless of who you are or what your personal preference in music is.  If you don't, you probably don't like puppies, or angels, or nice people and are probably not normal.

I remember I bought my first record player when I lived in Seattle, at a vintage store.  It is a piece of furniture that turns into a record player.  I bought it for $45.00.  My first record was Micheal Jackson's BAD album.  My SECOND record of all time, was JENNY LEWIS AND THE WATSON TWINS... RABBIT FUR COAT.  I remember I saw her live in Seattle when she did her "Jenny & Johnny Tour", and bought this record here.  Walked out like a super hipster, in tears from being moved by the show, all emotional hugging my vinyl.  I was a fan of her's long before this though... when she was Rilo Kiley.  There is not an album that I don't dislike of her's , they are all special and unique in their own way.  Like snowflakes. 

This night was however, so special.  The venue, to see the Watson twins & M.Ward perform with her in this place.  Her set list was perfect.

First set was : RABBIT FUR COAT
15 min intermission...
Second set was: The Voyager

Opening up with Run. Devil, Run...walking down the aisles with candles in their hands slowly in the dark.  So quiet except their voices singing... Run, devil Run...from Love.


Here are just a few breathtaking images from the amazing night, with my one of a kind friend... KK-Rad.  Let's do it again, K. This time without the madness. ;)