Archive for the ‘Kansas’ Category

she had sparkles on her ear

May 14, 2010

Today the sun peeked out for a moment. Just a moment. It’s been raining and storming a lot in true Kansas fashion. All big and beautiful and a little wild. I was driving home from work on Monday during one of the storms when my boyfriend called me to make sure I was okay. I had trouble talking because the persistent and vengeful lightning seemed to be aiming directly at my gold tooth (cap, really, but a gold tooth sounds more dramatic) and my head felt full and swimmy.  Does your body freak out during electrical storms?

Lately, I’ve been  kind of sweating about my age. Feeling time ticking loudly. Then I remembered seeing this lady and thought that there’s plenty of time and ways to be a badass. Let’s make a pledge, friends. Everyone do one thing this weekend that makes them feel good and tell me what it is. I’ll do the same. Cheers!

listen up!

April 9, 2010

Here is something that I learned this week: Sound is touch. I think we all know this, but don’t often pause to think on it or really absorb that notion. Sound is touch. Now I’m going to teach you something: When you find yourself being kind of rotten to the person you love I suggest you lay your phone down on the windowsill, open up the window wide, and zip your lip and ALLOW the hoot of a great horned owl and the chirps of the first spring frogs to come drifting into the mouthpiece and float across wires and space and land gently into the ear of the person you love. Maybe then they will forgive you for being a shit.  Because they will have felt your hand on their heart.

Martin & Osa

March 19, 2010

My friend Kylie and Brett introduced me to Martin and Osa several years ago. Two Kansas kids looking for adventure away from the tumbleweeds and windy plains. They found it in Africa and beyond. It sounds romantic and dreamy. Visiting the museum in Chanute, KS sounds like a fun road trip. Not this weekend, though. Tonight I’m having a sleepover with my nieces to celebrate SPRING BREAK 2010!!!!!!!!! What are you all doing this weekend?

Photo by Steve Hebert for the New York Times.

O, muse!

January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kansas! What a sweet, sweet place you’ve been to me. I’m sorry for all the times I not-so-secretly cursed at you for that which I thought you lacked. Truly, you are a dynamic state and one which provokes such strong feelings from many.