Thursday, May 9, 2013

that one time i turned the corner and ran into the prez of the company i used to work at and screamed and grabbed his arms

So one time I was turning a corner at my old job and the president of our company was turning from the other way and he was kind of a scary dude and I was startled and screamed and grabbed his arms and stood there for a minute before walking away.

I guess that was pretty self explanatory in the subject. Sorry 'bout that.

so, i'm trying to find a job. Here is the issue. I ADORE my job. I love the company, the people i work with, what i do...all of it. Love love love love.
but it's a temporary position. and my dept can't hire me due to budget issues. and they are super bummed to lose me. they actually told me that. I'm not just making it up.
so I have to find another job. I've been looking since February. I have till the end of this month. And no bites. Well, some bites, but never leading to job offers. It's kinda hella scary. But i know that the Lord isn't blind to this. He isn't laughing, watching me have mild panic attacks every time I look at a calendar, or get another "thanks but no thanks" email from someone I applied with.

I'm trying to have peace, to remember that the Lord already knows what's going to happen. I don't have to panic. I don't have to be fearful.

so that's happening

also, last night I broke my favorite mug
it just happened kinda fast. and when it happened i was SO sad. then a moment later i noticed the trail of BLOOD DOWN MY HAND AND ARM. It looked someone was murdered. Someone who doesn't have much blood. Like a vampire before they go through all the leftover blood in their system or something.
the point hurts. SO BAD. it is in a weird spot...the crease between my thumb and hand.
but what hurt MORE than that...was that the mug was my I heart Jim mug. With a picture of Jim Halpert from the office. and I do love him.
I feel it's quite poetic that as the show is ending, so is the token of our love for eachother
so, i felt he needed to know. Not Jim Halpert, because he is just a character on a TV show...but John Krasinski. If only there were a way where a normal girl in NC could get a hold of him...
so i did

this is the picture in included.

 I felt he didn't fully grasp the severity of it all. So i added this

and included this picture

it doesn't look bad there. but when it was bleeding, and now that it's kinda scabbed (i just said "scabbed" on my blog. I apologize) it looks gnarly.

I hoped that he would either find me delightful and charming, or feel bad for me and maybe send me a new mug. maybe he'd autograph it. i don't know what i was thinking. Blame the loss of blood.
so John Krasinski might have seen that. I hope not. but he might've.
Speaking of John...

have I told you guys about Sun Kil Moon before? I love love love love him. Perfect rainy day music. Or driving around at night with the windows down music
Anyway, Mark Kozelek has a new project (same guy...)
and I can't stop listening
here you go

Friday, May 3, 2013

pre-summer music

now that's it's finally getting warmer... i'm jumping ahead and dreaming of summer.
why do i do that.
spring is fantastic. i should soak it all in. but i'm dreaming of hot days, pool afternoons, sun tans, cherry limeades and cook-outs.

to appease the longing for summer, i made a playlist.

these are all cool, hip songs. but they are good ones in my book.

(my current favorite is the Lana Del Ray song, which is part of the Great Gatsby soundtrack. It's pretty amazing)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013


just a couple of things (probably a lie. since a couple is 2. and it will probably be like 15 things)

1) my friend Dan and I have been collaborating on instagram for about a while now with a series called "Draw this Dan". It was just a random thing we started. I'd come up with an idea and he'd draw it. we finally made a tumblr for it
please check it out and spread the word!

2) Do you watch the show Nashville. I totally do, but just for one reason...

That's Connie Britton as Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights. To me, she will only ever be Tami Taylor. No one else. I don't care how many shows, interviews, movies that i see her in. Tami Freakin' Taylor.
I just searched youtube for a TT clip, but all I could find was tribute videos of her and coach. I scoffed, and tried another seach...then when right back to them where I got stuck for 15 minutes watching them. They are all absurd. but amazing. If you want to go down that path, here , here and here
anyway, i didn't find a clip, but i found this supercut of Tami and her signature phrase

anyway...that was a crazy long rabbit trail. but that is what FNL does to me.
what I was trying to get to is...on Nashville, Rayna (Tami) has 2 daughters. The acresses are sisters in real life, and adorable and talented musicians!
I adore this scene from the show, when Rayna (whos is a major country star) lets them have the stage for sound check

and then this is a clip of the girls honoring Johnny Cash on his bday

guys, if you've never watched Friday Night Lights...please please please please please do it. please

3) (told ya). I started drinking smoothies a lot. like, green ones. the kind that is just fruit and veggies. I throw in a little kefir to make it smooth, but other than that, only fruits and veggies. let me tel's been a lot more amazing that I expected. I'm thinking about posting the basic easy recipes i used, along with the schedule. doing smoothies... you poop like a dream! I promise!

happy Wednesday

Oh, and while we are on the subject (worst sound quality ever)