Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Few Brain Zaps

1. I want to write about fall, again, and how awesomely awesome this season is. I juat have so much more to say about it, to remind the world of how amazing this period is!

2. Tomorrow is the beginning of my birthday month. Next month I turn 25. That is a post in itself!

3. It is damn cold here. It feels like we skipped fall and went right to winter. Our neighbors just got back from Charleston where it was 90 degrees. My what a rude awakening for them. And what a rude awakening for us when we decide to move there and fall decides to never show up!

4. I'm so bored on the slow Wednesday. Freaky, I haven't had a day like this in a long time. I'll allow it as long as it doesn't stick around.

5. The cold weather makes me yearn for a warm caramel latte from the coffee shop down the street. Yum!

6. I need some new candles. The ones I've got in the studio are almost gone. They've only lasted a couple weeks! Yikes!

7. I have three more hours to endure. UGH! I hope either something sells or it gets so slow I can close up early so I can snuggle under a warm blanket!

8. I'm hungry but I'm here all alone. I might close up for some food!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Cat, Toby

Farmer's Market
Originally uploaded by Fuzzphotoz
I have a cat that lives in another state. This cat has picked me up when days were down. He adds humor to the everyday and gives the lovin' freely. He had to stay when I moved out of state. We were moving into an apartment and he is an outside kind of guy. If he stays inside too long he becomes quite mischievous. New to the area I didn't want to risk it though I made promises to come for him later.

Later still hasn't come and probably won't. I am in a new town in a loft downtown not conducive to happy cat living. That and The Lover is allergic to feline dander.

This past weekend we visited him as well as my mother, stepfather, and other friendly creatures. More surprisingly The Lover took this photograph of my cat which is now a favorite. In that quick snapshot The Lover has embodied the whole of my little kitty, Toby.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Family Misses Me

I got a text the other day from my sister that read "Are you alive?"

I must say it feels so good to be so busy that I can't keep track of myself. I remember the days spent when this blog was started about a year ago. Long slow passing hours filled with lots of unknowns and questions. Endless days blurring into one entirely too long period of what the heck do we do now?? And waiting, oh the waiting. Waiting for anything! Just something to swing the tide back around. The awful, endless waiting.

Now I don't have to wait. It flies by so fast I barely blink. I'm left saying "Wait---!" before it's gone leaving just a glimpse of a memory to be deposited into the bank. Too much too fast.

I can handle the upswing. I welcome it with widespread arms. It can stick around as long as it likes!

But it makes me absent it some other things. Like regular text messages with the sister, daily entries on the blog, times to whine about boredom. Ha! I've noticed I've lost yet another reader. I sympathize for their lack of loyalty. But if I don't even know who I lost then I guess their commitment wasn't that important.

I've been regularly posting on my picture blog! That seems to be easier for me as I always have my phone on me and since I'm already clicking fake photos away in my mind I figured I should click them for real. Check it out if you get a chance, fun will be had.

I'll be around but who knows how often...

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A New Thing

So I know you guys already have a bunch of things you already follow but I'm going to add one more to that list. I was inspired by this lady and this lady who are both avid photographers like myself! Since sometimes the best way to express your day is without words I've decided to follow suit!

I tried to post pictures through my mobile phone to blogger but since it's an inferior Blackberry and not an iPhone it was not successful. However tumblr was! Good thing I don't give up easily!

So world I present you The Daily Me! A place consisting mainly of photos I take throughout the day with the phone that is always by my side. I hope you enjoy the journey through my viewfinder!


Sunday, September 20, 2009


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hi Bloggyfiends!

I have about 30 seconds to drop by and write a quick post! I won't forget about this place!

This week has been hectic. I don't know why it just now hit us that maybe we should do something epically awesome for this festival but it did and now we are running around with wedgies trying to get everything done! Someone down the street told us that this weekend brings them more business than even the holidays! HOLY

So I am hard at work getting this ordered, designing that, setting up this nook, facebooking new artists in shop, blahlahblah when THE POWER GOES OUT. And my internet is like "No, fuck you!" So I just went next door and gabbed for a bit. Love it!

Ok and then tonight we are running to the store to grab eighty million things and did I tell you we are selling Rc cola and moonpies? Well now we have a handy dandy mini fridge with glass door and freaking blue led lights. BLUE. LED. LIGHTS! Holy perfect yes indeed!

I am so busy I forget to eat until I wonder why I've just bitten off the head of The Lover and scared away the dog and realize oh it's because I'm ravenous. Staying up til 9:30 in the shop getting everything organized is no small feat for me! Comes with the territory!

And oh did we get some awesome things in from artists this week! There is still more to come but what we have gotten is so totally fantastic it makes me giggle with delight. Ok maybe not really but yes really. I just blew your mind.

Ok folks that is it for now. Probably for the weekend so I hope you all enjoy yourself and think of me getting trampled by 40,000 music hungry fans. I hope we knock her out of the park!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sup G's?

Waaaaaaaaait, it's been a while. ha!

So there is so much going on around me this week in this little town. We are having a huge festival this weekend that will bring in upwards to 40,000 people within a three block radius. The storefront is right smack dab in the middle of it all so I've been trying to coordinate everything. It is quite the whirlwind!

I think it will be ready. We're selling freaking MoonPies and RC Cola. That's right. We've reached that level of awesome. I have a feeling we will sell out. It's a southern thing. HA! (P.S. I've never had a MoonPie in my life. I plan on it this weekend!)

Anywhichaway. Anyone watch the VMA's last night? It's my guilty pleasure. Here's my recap; Go Janet Jackson, shut up Madonna (you scare me), douchebag Kanye, cute Taylor Swift, WTF Lady Gaga, Beyonce I have always loved you, thanks for not letting me down, sweet show Pink, OMG NEW MOON DROOLING COMMENCE, again WTF Lady Gaga, Beyonce, girl, you can dance! Serena Williams is a class act, Alicia Keys your hair is pretty, Seriously Lady Gaga WTF, Taylor Lautner looked pretty damn fine, Russell Brand I don't want to hear about your penis anymore, what did Jay-Z just say?

AAAAAAAAaaand scene!

The three of us, The Lover, Caesar, and I all went to the park on Sunday to enjoy the end of summer. It was fantastic and my dog completely surprised me again. They have this little creek with picnic tables all around and grills fired up for dinner so we decided to sit by it. The water is no deeper than one's ankle. Caesar LOVED the water. He went jumping in time after time chasing after crapples! It was hilarious! It was great!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bring Them Home NOW

GONE TOO SOON Spc. Jeffrey Hodge mourned four soldiers from his unit — Capt. John Hallett, Capt. Cory Jenkins, Sgt. First Class Ronald Sawyer and Spc. Dennis Williams — after their memorial service at Fort Lewis, Wash., Wednesday. An improvised explosive device killed the men in Afghanistan on Aug. 25. (Photo: Janet Jensen/The News Tribune via the AP / Wall St. Journal)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Feel

This will have to do for now but oh look forward to the actual post to come later!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Two For One!

Two posts in one day? My what has happened to me??

I'm alone on a Friday night, that's what happened to me. The Lover is back home celebrating his mother's birthday and it just didn't work out for me to go with him. I tend to not go home with him whenever he does for several reasons.

So this weekend it's just me and you! Plus maybe the dog. Which I just bathed at 8 o'clock on a Friday night because my life is just that exciting. I can hear the old time music outside my windows of the classic car show that gathers every Friday evening. It's a reminder that oh I haven't gone to shoot any of them next to their cars in a loooooooooong time. Meh, if I went it'd most likely be like the other times with everyone ignoring me as I take amazing pictures of their cars. Oh well.

I'm sipping on a tall glass of skim milk because I never drink alone. Hell I hardly drink when with others! If I do drink I usually get toasted to the point where the walls jump in the way of my path. It's probably funny to others but not so much to me, especially the next morning.

I'm also in my pajamas. Curled up in my recliner in front of a tv that rests while The Lover is away. If I get really desperate I may turn it on to drown out the background but usually it's just silence in these walls. I've tried to follow tv shows and I always find that life intrudes the regular scheduled episodes and end up missing too many to care. Of course there's that new fangled dvr that we did indeed own at one time but that can be synonymous to a ball and chain. We started dvring so many shows that we were always playing catch up and always watching the tube. Nah, no thanks.

I wouldn't even have cable if I didn't think it was a good way to find out what was happening locally right now. I remember wanting to watch the weather channel when we first moved because all the local news station websites sucked donkey butt.

I think this means I'm old. I'm surprisingly okay with that.

Caught In The In Between

I swear I do this every year but I just don't know how to stop! In January the air is so bitter and cold it forces one to completely get OVER the season and beg for Spring to come to warm those bones.

Now that we live at a higher elevation and longitude temperatures are significantly lower on average. Talk about snow in APRIL! Ugh! Wanting so badly just to spread my wings and escape from hibernation I scream for the snow and cold to leave! Then the first buds of the season pop up and my love affair with all things spring and summer is renewed.

It went so fast this year, as it usually does. Learning a new area makes the days pass faster and now that we're feeling settled somewhat the weather is changing again. In those summer months where I am fully aware of the time limitation I wish for never ending sunny days, warm temperatures, and fantastic red fire nights. Summer needs to be ever longer so I may fit in that extra trip to the beach, that last chance to eat on a fantastic outside porch with live music and a fantastically summer palate. One more day and month to hit the pool and turn golden brown. One more chance to soak up all the joy that comes with summer. I beg for the turtle's pace.

Then within the blink of an eye the seasons change. I can recall almost to the hour when summer waved goodbye and the beginnings of fall made it's entry. The leaves have started to mimic the sun in their fantastic hues and the bugs are all out in the cool quiet air to catch that last drop of life before the cold decides to stick around for a while.

There is a quiet energy in the air as the expectation for the upcoming holidays grows. The family get togethers, the planning, the decorating. The food! Some especially good photo opportunities! That is when in my heart the forgiveness comes. Summer may leave and I'll forgive it. Fall may come and I'll welcome it. A gentle hand pushing us into the cold depths of winter. So for now, I'll enjoy it and let the festive nature take hold but when winter comes oh, I will complain, I will complain bitterly. The begging will return until I can feel my fingers again.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

These Words Ring So True!

I, too, thought one day I would have always fantastic and flowing hair like these lucky ladies. Why can't I have one solid mass that moves in just the right way everytime I move or touch it?? HMPH

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Conan Makes Me Laugh!


Well, That's One Way To Say It

Takes Me Back

So I sit here in a quiet studio because I haven't hooked up the stereo system yet and I listen to the record store just two shops down from here. They play music on the sidewalk everyday, I think that's awesome. Sometimes they play really freaky shit, sometimes they play awesome shit.

Today they are playing some music that brings me back. Waaaaaaaaaay back. Back to the days where I sat in the back seat of the white grand am with my rainbow sweater. Back to the days where I was so little that I couldn't see over the car side and out the window so my world consisted of the cars insides, that navy blue cloth interior. And even back to the days where my dad played his music loud and we all sang along. "Girl, I will be your preacher, teacher"

It takes me back to the days where the winters were cold and harsh, filled with lots of snow. Even further to shopping at the mall and Christmas lights on the lake. To canceled school days due to temperature and NOT the amount of actual snow. To the neighbor's pool and how I learned to swim by being dragged to the bottom and being forced to either accept it or panic and die. (haha) "Til the end of time" BURNOWWWWW BURNOW BURNOOOOOOWWWW

I remember those days! "Don't let the sun go down on me!"