don’t go chasing polar bears

April 27, 2010

Are you often surprised by the tunes that just show up in your brain on a Tuesday morning? I’ve learned from wiki that the TLC tune’s name, and perhaps a few lyrics, may have come from a 1980 Paul McCartney song of the same title, Waterfalls. I love the internets.


happy earth day, Earth!

April 22, 2010

Tuning out for the day. I’m going to try and stay off this machine as much as work allows. See you all out on a walk later?

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.

spring snow & 40 years

April 1, 2010

This snowy shot (very Robert Frost) was taken on the FIRST DAY OF SPRING from my back porch. Way to be lame, Spring!

And this photo was taken at my friend Tina’s surprise birthday party. I’m sad to say that we must have spent an hour in front of that mirror trying to take cool, experiment-y shots. Our hats (as well as all the hats at the party) were made out of white felt, on a whim, by our friend Kylie. Happy Birthday, Tina!


March 24, 2010

It’s not like I’m bursting at the seams for the next Julia Roberts blockbuster. I’m just ready to see this story on film. I read the book and it took me where I needed to go really fast and really effectively. You can’t say that about all reads, now can you?

the selby

March 23, 2010

This came in the mail today and I’m a little giddy with anticipation.

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.

RIP Alex Chilton

March 18, 2010

Tonight will be filled with some Big Star. So sad.


March 17, 2010

I think, no, I know, that an electric citrus juicer would make my life sunnier.


March 5, 2010

Layering is for the birds. I need spring.