Music

What I’m loving

Everybody loves things. These are the things that I’m loving right now. To kick us off to a boring start, I’ll tell you that I love a water bottle. But listen, this isn’t just ANY water bottle – it’s the Nathan Quickdraw Plus. It has a hand strap so I can take it on my…

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These days

On Saturday, my friend Annie Herzig texted to offer me a $20 ticket to “Wicked.”  I know – do $20 tickets to “Wicked” even exist?  Is that even a thing?  When you’re friends with Annie Herzig, yes, it’s a thing.  And you should definitely say yes. Although I read the book awhile back, I wasn’t…

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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…

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The art of the non-sad

Last week, Carmen left a comment on one of my posts that completely resonated with me: For the last 1.75 years I have eliminated all sad music from any playlist I can control and axed sad movies. Guess what. IT IS AWESOME. I am all about melancholy, but some seasons require axing all extraneous sadness.…

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“You might change your mind”

I’ve been thinking. And I think… I think that Lori McKenna’s “The Luxury of Knowing” is the best song I’ve ever heard. I mean it. Keith Urban’s version isn’t bad, either.  Holy smokes. [Please forgive YouTube videos – just listen.  And let your heart break.  And then get on with your day.]

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Hometowning

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…

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I trust you, blog-readers.

I have a confession: I have never listened to Mumford & Sons. I know.  They’re, like, all the rage these days.  But I don’t even know what they sound like. Everybody loves them and will probably murder me for not being on the bandwagon already.  Who knows – maybe if I heard them, I would…

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The last blog of the year

My sister Sarah recently introduced me to DJ Earworm, who, at the end of each December, creates an epic mashup of the top 25 songs of the year. They are ridiculous. I know I love country music, but Earworm makes me want to be a pop star SO BAD. Check them out – 2007, 2008,…

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Songbirds

My friend Haley Shaw is utterly lovely.  She sings like an angel, and is wicked smart and real, and is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen up close. I’ve been listening to her song “Iowa City” on repeat this week.  It’s good, y’all.  Real good. There are these two other girls in…

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Not-so-guilty / non-pleasures

Not-so-guilty pleasure I’ve had my eye-rolling moments in the past, but I have to admit: Taylor Swift is getting better and better.  On her latest record, “Speak Now,” her songwriting has exploded, without forsaking the catchy hooks she’s so known for.  Judge if you want, but I can’t stop listening. The only thing that I…

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