Catch-up confessions


Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned.  It’s been 7 days since my last blog post.

But maybe you’ll have mercy if I tell you that plenty of life has been going down around these parts.

For starters, my friend Carl (SHOUT OUT) came to Colorado to visit, and stayed at the Hooker House for a few nights (sorry Carl, you probably don’t want that sentence written about you on the internet). Carl is one of my favorite people, and we spent a good deal of time a) talking about life, love, and other mysteries (not this), b) sipping quaffable beverages, and c) watching YouTube videos. This cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” is my new favorite thing, and has inspired me to learn the song on guitar myself. I’m getting semi-okay at it.

Speaking of “Fast Car,” I got an $80 speeding ticket in the mail. One of those cameras caught me. Rats.

My friend Greg (SHOUT OUT) plays keys for Allen Stone, and they swung through Denver last week for a show. Holy. Cow. Allen Stone is the most ridiculously soulful singer, born to perform, with one of the greatest voices I’ve heard. If you haven’t heard his stuff, check it out – “Sleep” is a favorite.

The Handy Graham (SHOUT OUT) slept on the couch on Saturday night, and yesterday morning, he, Becca, and I drank coffee, ate eggs, and, well, sang “Fast Car.” Just another morning at the Hooker House.

I’ve never been a fan of a sports team – ever. But the Denver Broncos have won me over. I live three blocks from the stadium, so they’ve never been easy to ignore – but their last couple of games have sealed my interest. I’m paying attention. And as foreign as it feels, I think this makes me a “fan” of something – I mean, other than music and books and food – something sporty.

I will finally, finally be getting my Subaru back today. It’s been 4 weeks since I’ve held the precious steering wheel it in my ever-loving clutches. If anyone ever tries to steal my car again, so help me, I will use my Cuisinart blade against them like a Japanese ninja star.

Tomorrow, I’m telling Denver “peace out” for a few weeks, as I’ll be traveling to Nashville for work and then Kansas City for the holidays. This will be my last trip to Nashville for a long time – stay tuned for some ch-ch-ch-changes.



  1. Greta on December 12, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    You got an $80 speeding ticket in the span of time you were car-less? Oh the irony!

    When you linked to a “fast car” video I thought it would be this one:

    Looking forward to listening to the one you *actually* linked. :)

  2. Nashville Miranda on December 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    I cannot contain my excitement…you’ll be here SO soon!

  3. Suzanne on December 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    I may or may not have “starred” in the youth choir musical version of “Life, Love, and Other Mysteries.”

    I may or may not still know every word.

  4. Lindsey on December 13, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    Ahh, so many have become Denver fans this year. It’s the Tebow effect. People either love him because he is talented, humble, and vocal about his love for the Lord or hate him because…he is talented, humble, and vocal about his love for the Lord. I personally think he is great…but I still must root for Tommy Brady and my beloved Pats.

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