Hello?   (Helloooo?)   ((Helloooooooo?))

Is anyone still here?

If you’re wondering if the iPhone swallowed me, the answer is NO COMMENT.

I spent the weekend in my hometown of Montrose, Colorado.  I went over for a dentist appointment, since Dan Clader, D.D.S., is my longest term relationship to date (22 years).  After last summer’s debacle of ten cavities, I am happy to report that my complicated teeth are holding steady.  Zero cavities, no crowns necessary, keep on keeping on, and I just might keep my own teeth for a few more years.

While I was in Montrose, my friends Cyrus and Peder had a show lined up at a Mexican restaurant-slash-lounge, and asked if I would be the opening act.


They know that I say this in complete love: they are dirty Montrose at its finest.  How could I resist them?

Peder and I bonded over our turquoise accessories – although his being an authentic bolo tie, it was a little bit more ridiculously awesome than my tame Banana Republic flair.  I played 5 songs, and my dear friend Laura sang with me – more on her later this week.  I saw some people that I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.  It made me love Montrose even more than I already did.

You want to know what made me love Montrose EVEN more than that?

The fire dancer.

Oh yes.  Peder plays with the cutest, quirkiest band Cowboy & Indian, and during their set, through the windows behind the band, a Montrose man was feeling the spirit – and set batons aflame.


Hazardous?  Bizarre?  Amazing?  Yes, yes, and yes.

Just another night in Montrose, and just another day in my life.



  1. Carin on April 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    I was worried you were lost in your iphone. But I should have known something fantastic was going on.

  2. becca on April 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    the baton man is the best thing i have ever seen.

  3. Tay on April 6, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    I just want to let you know that I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I am really enjoying it.

    I am going through a somewhat stressful time in my life right now your blog really brings a smile to my face. Reading your blog is really a highlight of my day.

    Thank you for making my day with every post you write and being an encouragement to me!

  4. Denise on April 6, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    I saw Cowboy and Indian this weekend too! They were in Denver, and I went because one of their band members is on the show Friday Night Lights, which is one of my faves. But he wasn’t there; your friend was instead. They were really great — good show and good music. Our show in Denver did not have any fire, though. Boo.

  5. Riley McCormick on April 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    HELLO! I’m still here!!

    glad to see you.

    p.s. you look lovely in purple.

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