I get it. You like/love/fave this or that. But do we really need to have...
Lifting a Soul
Music can do that. It seems so simple. We take music for granted; we sing in the shower, hum to pass the time, whistle while we work. No, really. My first job was at a movie theater, and my first assignment was to clean the theaters. Sweeping, picking up cups and boxes (‘cause, you know, that stuff doesn’t magically disappear when you throw it under your seat), adjusting armrests,...
Strange girl, stranger pets
Above: Kermie and Dot comfort Aspen (who we didn’t know was sickly). From 5th-10th grade, I loved these little guys. The only true tiger salamanders we ever had were Jade, Dot, and Freckles. The distinctive coloring of their larval stage was memorable: dark green base with rows of tiny yellow dots on each side of their backbones. Later, the green deepened into a nearly-black shade with...
Yet another instant love. Feels familiar, like an 80’s band (electro-synth-pop melodies swirling around each other), but steadying and gorgeous. Heard this for the first time driving to work this morning. Believe me, I needed the boost.
Stare at the picture. Breathe. Calm. Good memories. You’re fine. Okay. I’m taking a break from freaking out because I can’t remember where I put the address for my auto loan payments. I know I didn’t throw them away. Everything that’s supposed to be in my payment folder is in there….except for something with the address! Browsing online didn’t help....
My mom doesn't share coffee...
Me (picking up mom's coffee mug): Smells great. What kind of creamer is that?
Attica Locke, Lady Hero
Thanks to Cary Brothers’ tweet about his friend Attica Locke’s book signing and passage reading at Book Soup, I’m feeling better. I love books. I crave books and love new and poignant stories. “Black Water Rising” might be my best read this year. Remember when I was emotionally drained and needing a nap? When I read the tweet, I felt renewed energy and excitement,...
Umm, f****** s***
Just got into an argument with an older woman about whether or not I was tailgating her. I accidentally tapped her bumper with mine, after she inexplicably hit the brakes right before an intersection. The contact didn’t leave a mark — not a scratch, dent, or flaw. But she got out of her car, and told me that I had tailgated her so she hit the brakes. WTF! I was so upset I...
This was the girls’ answer to the ManSquad victory for guys chant. VagForce! Forgive the choppiness of the vid; conversion from my once-dropped camera to the compy is shaky at best. And try not to hear me laughing…. I’m loud.
Since I'm on an insomnia trip....
…Let’s get nostagic. :) Tried to upload a video of a gorgeous rainstorm from last October. Video was too damn big. Oh, well. Another wonderful event happened in October — I saw Ingrid Michaelson perform at the Troubadour. Matthew Perryman Jones opened for her, and he performed “Save You” with friend Cary Brothers. Later, Greg Laswell performed a duet with Ingrid....
I may be broke as fuck, but I got a purse FULL of reality checks.– Dee
My sister is a laff riot...
Me: Life is funny.
Dee: Mostly filled with funny-looking people, but yeah, a few moments you can laugh at.
Of Popcorn and Papa
^^ This is the ceiling in my apartment. Nothing special. A bit tacky, really. That old popcorn-acoustic-chunky plaster look from a bad week in the 70’s. I have to admit that a small part of me loves it. The first ceiling I ever remember staring at to fall asleep was just like it, albeit more sparkly. Covered with glitter, I used to pretend I was looking at the stars. I’d see...