Saturday, May 31, 2008

An Olive Grove Facing the Sea

So since I'm sitting here doing nothing on a Saturday night, I figured I'd finish my blog I started writing yesterday.

So on my mission to meet friendly people in New York, I went to a spa party. It wasn't bad. The leader was cool. Then I headed over to Bed Bath and Beyond. I bet you'll have no idea why!!

So yesterday morning, I had just finished taking a shower, and was going to blow dry my hair in my room as usual. So, I plugged in my blow drier, turned it on and....snap crackle, poof, the chord was on fire. Yep, my blow dryer burst into flames. So I had a momentary "oh shit! my blow dryer is on fire" moment before deciding I needed to blow on the chord and extinguish the fire. So I did. Then I threw the blow dryer in the trash can. Luckily my hair wasn't that dry, so I went curly yesterday.

So at BB&B, I bought a hair dryer. Then I headed to the Barnes and Noble, in search of my happy place (It's so few and far between these days). So, my happy place? The end of the third Twilight gave me the first chapter to the fourth. I think it's gonna be GOOD!! I have a feeling the ending of the book won't be to many peoples liking though (You know, as in the vampire and the human.....the vampire's going to leave the human...that's my bet). Happy place #2 of the weekend: MTV Movie Awards preshow...1st scene from the movie!! And then begin counting down to August 2. for the book.

And now I'm home. Watching Troy. Which always makes me laugh. We know why most girls enjoy to watch this movie. In fact, the first time I saw it, it was my sophomore year spring semester finals week of a movie. And pre-phsyco Brad Pitt. Which leads me to to my most vivid thought I've ever had during a movie. So when he's captured the really annoying chick, and she tries to kill him, then he flips over and he's naked, I vividly remember thinking word for word, "How convenient, he sleeps in the nude."

For as long as I can remember (when I was in approximately 7th grade), I've written, for lack of a better term, a script. I mean, straight through, there wasn't a time in my teenage or adult life when one wasn't being written. Most girls keep books and books of diaries. Nope, not me, I've got one masterpiece at a time of lines and lines of dialogue (most are dated and numbered). I wouldn't ever let anyone read it because it's corny. It's so bad. When I try to explain it, I often tell most it's how my dream life would be. The longest one I ever wrote was 3 1/2 years long (sophomore year of highschool to freshman year of college), and zillions and zillions of notebooks. Don't mention it to my mom, b/c she accidentally threw away the first two notebooks when we moved to Texas (see, i've been doing it a long time). She nor I will ever forget that. But I've been in a two month rut. I've written nothing. I have no inspiration. I'm worried. Last weekend I sat down and picked out names. Still, nothing. Maybe now that I've confessed this to people (b/c people do read my blog!!) it'll come back. Because I miss it. It's been as constant as the Bible in my life. And I want that reliability back.

And now I'm going to watch the Notebook. B/c when you don't have a boy, Noah is a good temporary fix (:

Friday, May 30, 2008

I Will Posess Your Heart

So, I just got the new Death Cab (: Let's see if I can resist buying $40 tickets to their show in Brooklyn.

Anyways, on to what I was going to write a few days ago. So I started out my week this week by hanging out w/ one of my roommates. It was BEAUTIFUL so I suggested people watching in Central Park. FYI. People watching is one of my favorite sports. Especially when you probibly have someone from 50% of the worlds countries in one place at one time.

Sunday I got up to go to church, just missed teh train (as in I saw it leaving the platform as I swiped my metro card). So I decided to go Starbucks as normal and buy the New York Times. I sat down at the window seat with my iced carmel machiatto and my NYT and an older man with the most annoying chewing noises preceeds to chew. So I got up and decided to go to Riverside Park and sit in the sun and read the NYT. Which I did. And then I couldn't resist the beautiful sunny Sunday and not listen to "Sundays Best" by Augustana. Fun!! So I made it to church at 5:30 and saw my friend so I saw her new place.

Then Monday my friend and I decided to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, then we ended up going Coney Island (I will never do that again) and promptly leaving and trying to find Prospect Park (failed all 3 times, but! we did find a crappy mexican place to eat).

And anyways....per usual I have somoe lyrics for you. They struck a cord with me this week that I hadn't realized before.

Well I've been running from something
Twenty years in my car
Down a road that's leading me nowehere
Yeah we drive through the farmland
No one knows where I'm from

Song #2

And all you see
Is where else you could be
When you're at home
Out on the street
Are so many possibilities
To not be alone

Friday, May 23, 2008

State of the Union

So, I'm aware close to no one reads my blog. But that's OK! I'm not too good at keeping up. And I talk about like three things. Things have looked up a little since the last time I wrote. Obviously, I'd just come back from Kansas and left my wallet on an airplane. That was no good and no fun.

So, I'm posting because I think this week I saw one of the best song I've ever seen live and I'd like to share it with you. But first I'll tell you why. I got to see my favorite band. Twice. Did I mention they're the best live? Kira and I headed to Jersey Tuesday night for my Augustana show. When we got there the room was no bigger than my living room. Heaven. We're talking my favorite band here. But David Ford opened and sang "State of the Union." Watch the video at the bottom of the post. Its positvitly amazing. And then I went to my first solo concert Wednesday and the Bowery Ballroom. Not too bad. I survived.

Anyways, after seeing Augustana two nights in a row live, here's what I have to say about their new CD. The only reason I was so dissapointed at first was because I'd been listening to songs live all summer. They studioized them. And I saw the rest of the songs live. Lets just say "Twenty Years" may be ranked up there with Stars and Boulivards. A few others as well.

And I've come up with another life goal. I'm going to South by Southwest one year. I'm taking a week off of work and going. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Twenty Years (The new Stars and Boulivards):

David Ford (Best song ever live......):

Monday, May 12, 2008

Traffic Jam

I love being Catholic. Why? Oh many reasons. I do enjoy my readings of the day. Like today, for example:

Jas 1:1-11
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, greetings.Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters,when you encounter various trials,for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect,so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.But if any of you lacks wisdom,he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly,and he will be given it.But he should ask in faith, not doubting,for the one who doubts is like a wave of the seathat is driven and tossed about by the wind.For that person must not suppose that he willreceive anything from the Lord,since he is a man of two minds, unstable in all his ways.

well, with this reading in mind, I'll give you some advice: Never accidentally leave your wallet on the airplane. it's not a smart idea. anywhere. but especially in new york city.

and i still love kansas. its my favorite state (;

Monday, May 5, 2008

Twilight Anyone?!?!

(c; I won't be paying to see go go speed racer this weekend!!!


Thursday, May 1, 2008


OK, I know I'm pushing Outlander on you. But if you need something a little lighter, have I pushed Twilight on you yet? Check it out!! Movie in December.