Monday, August 30, 2010

robyn covers bjork's "hyperballad"

i think it's a great cover, but no expression from bjork.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

i wawnt that: dry erase wall calendar

this dry-erase wall calendar decal is genius! great find stef!

Monday, August 23, 2010

weekend fun

friday night: aiga krung fu karen vs. varick (tie score!), la nop for dinner, rockband at ngen, drinks at rogue & loft with the girls.

saturday: breakfast in bed, stranger than fiction, finished freelance for sulzbacher center, shaved stella, deep cleaned bathroom, did lots o laundry, late lunch w/ sean, grocery shopping, work party @ bill's haunted house.

sunday: slept in, watched several mediocre movies on tv, did more laundry, served dinner with aiga at salvation army, more grocery shopping, more mediocre tv, half a magazine, back to sleep

video: everynone is genius

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Friday, August 20, 2010

video: how to be alone

relaxing, comforting, inspiring poem written & performed by tanya davis

video: xoxo, gossip girl

ah, my guilty pleasure. new season starts sept 13!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

life explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed...

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed...

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again...

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God. "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

sleepy sean says

sometimes sean talks in his sleep and every time it's hilarious. one night he asked me "where's the mood blanket?" another time i got up early for running club & half-asleep he said he couldn't go because "the people are coming to paint the ship on the wall." and if he half wakes up to me laughing at him or writing it down he gets really pissed, but then falls right back to sleep.

well, last night he sat up and said "it's that brown little booty. it's that brown boot boot." i assumed it was about shoes because he just got his new clark's in the mail, but reading it again today . . . hrm. haha.

anyway, this woman sets a machine to record everything her husband says in his sleep & then posts in on her blog in the morning. they were on several news shows and everything.

this is why i will always keep a pen and paper next to our bed. look for more "sleepy sean says" entries to come!

sculpture by ron mueck

best friends

i've been thinking a lot about friends lately and what it means to be a best friend. is it someone you do everything with and see all the time or someone you may not have talked to in forever but know they will always be there for you? as we get older our lives inevitably grow apart - friends move away, friends get busy with work, friends get boyfriends, friends change into the adult version of themselves - and that might not match the adult version of you.

i find myself longing for the way things used to be - simple, easy, fun, everyone in one place & aware of the weekend's plans before it even begins. yet, i also dream of new kinds of friendships that consist of honest conversations, grown-up activities and realistic expectations.

lately i've been feeling like i can never be enough for anyone - i should go out more, drink more, stay out later, be more fun, be more places, spend more money - and that's just my friends. i also have a job, a family, a boyfriend & pets that all depend on me. oh yeah - and myself to think about. i can't be everything to everyone - i know that, but i need to learn to be okay with that. no one's going to stop being friends with me if i don't go to the third bar of the night, right?

that said, "why don't my friends and i ever DO anything?" we go to (a lot of) bars, art shows, parties, concerts, etc. but those are all huge social events - i don't actually get to TALK to anyone or better my relationships. it can feel very superficial - what to wear, what to drink, did you hear what happened to so-and-so, omg i can't believe she's talking to him. believe me, i play into this just as much as the next girl, but lately i've been wanting more.

why don't we plan a day-trip, go sit on the beach, drive to the flea market, take a camping trip or hit up the dog park? actually DO something we'll remember the next day or look back on as a great day with friends. i guess because like i said before - friends move away, friends get busy with work, friends get boyfriends, friends change.

please know that i LOVE my girlfriends dearly and value different things about each of them that only they can give me - but i find our genuine interactions growing fewer and farther between. that's why i recently started a once-a-month dinner date with three of my besties. tonight will be our second round and i can't wait. it's the first of hopefully many new ways i can grow closer to the people who mean the most to me.

photo from flickr

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