Month: July 2010

(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Miranda Runcie

When I started this blog at the dawn of time (2007), I really didn’t think that anyone apart from my mom and the dozens of boys who loved and wanted to wed me were reading it. I was wrong. You want to know who was reading it?  A complete and utter stranger named Miranda Runcie.…

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Horrid, rotten teeth

You have no idea what a numb-face I am right now. Three miserable cavities down.  Many, many more to go. Oh yes.  The initial number was seven, but they are spreading – spreading like tweets about “Inception.”  This is some kind of mysterious, contagious decay that moves from tooth to tooth, and if I don’t…

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Education, Fascination, Ovulation, Copulation

Don’t think for one second that I would attend a class called Sex, Lies, and Rattlesnakes and not report back. The seminar was led by a spunky lady who let us know early on that her aim was to “educate and fascinate” (which, incidentally, is going to be the title of my next song).  As…

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Snippety snippets

Just a few things I would like to mention… Toad’s haircut Remember Toad? SHE GOT HER SUMMER HAIRCUT! She’s still the happiest little Piggy Toad on the planet. Speaking of “Toad” I saw this dead, flattened frog in the parking lot at work.  I took a picture of it.  I don’t know why. The fact…

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“Don’t you think it’s time?”

Last night, I was working it at the gym with my iPod on shuffle, when this song came on. Lazy Summer Love by annieparsons Honest to goodness, I had all but forgotten that I ever wrote it. This old demo made me remember what it felt like to write songs before anyone ever told me…

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(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Karmen Koehn

When I first moved Denver, I was sleeping on an air mattress in a cold and empty apartment, waking up to the knowledge that my friends were 1,200 miles away, my mom had cancer, and it was -17 degrees outside. On my very first Sunday night back in January, I found myself at a tiny…

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Crave

I know, I know.  Things won’t make me happy.  No matter what I get, things will leave me feeling empty – empty like a Kardashian brain. But let’s just say that it’s Lent, and that for Lent, I gave up frugality. Here’s what I would buy: Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life. This shirt in every…

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Wake up

Something filled up my heart with nothing, Someone told me not to cry. But now that I’m older, my heart’s colder, And I can see that it’s a lie. -Arcade Fire I would rather be ashes than dust!  I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be…

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Up on the roof

Guess who’s here? GRETA! Last night, we were walking around Wash Park, and looked to our right to see… a roof-top band! They noticed us taking their picture, and yelled for us to come up. Yes.  They yelled for us to let ourselves in through the front door, go down the hall to the staircase,…

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(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Kelley Kirker

When it comes to most friends, the moment that you met them is nothing but a memory, subject to revisions and amendments and those blurry edges imposed by time.  But what if the moment was an actual SNAPSHOT – captured forever, frozen in history? This?  This was July 5, 2008 – the exact moment that…

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