May 28, 2011

call me a sap but i love this song.

If she gettin bored, i do some different stuff. adorable.

May 27, 2011

amusing assumptions made by co-workers this week.

1. it's ok to swear around me because my husband has dreadlocks down to his knees.
2. i'm a singer because i always wear scarves.

May 25, 2011

Via Media.

a friend recently tagged me in a FB note entitled "What church do you go to, what is so awesome about your church and why should i go there?" despite my lapsed attendance, i still adore the Episcopal church. for my own posterity, my response:

i'm a dyed-in-the-wool Episcopalian. i love the liturgy, i love that millions all over the world, for ages and ages, have been praying the same prayers as me. i love that the service is about Communion, not the sermon or the worship, so it's very rare to find a cult of personality in an Episcopal church. i love following the church calendar and observing Lent and Advent, not just celebrating Christmas and Easter. i love that they never shied away from the arts and continue to celebrate them, not because it's trendy, but because that is what they have always done. i even love all the standing, sitting, and kneeling that goes on. the feeling of doing that together, with an entire congregation, is so unifying. back when i was going to church regularly, i loved Messiah Episcopal in St. Paul. but because of the liturgy and centuries of tradition, you can go to most of them and experience all the things i mentioned above.

May 24, 2011

he knows the way to my heart.

my husband sent me this while i was at work. new favorite cute animal video.

my husband does it better. (that's what she said.)

Finally heard one of Eddie Vedder’s ukulele songs on the current this morning. just him, his uke, and… what’s that? a cello??

Sorry dude. That was so 2009.

(staged publicity photos are hilarious sometimes. i mean, who doesn't take their ukulele out on the ole paddleboard?)

May 21, 2011

birthday party cheesecase jelly bean boom.

the first R.E.M. song i ever heard... 21 years later i still know every word. (well, as much as anyone can ever know.) hoping today gave it a little spike on the ole iTunes.

May 15, 2011


when you and your husband both, unknowingly, separately rent the exact same movie to watch on the same night. on a related note, The King's Speech was excellent.

May 8, 2011

Helplessness Blues

I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me

But I don't, I don't know what that will be

I'll get back to you someday soon you will see

in a year of some of my favorite bands releasing excellent albums (see DevotchKa, REM, Iron & Wine) this is, for sure, a favorite. i can't remember the last time i sat down to immediately learn the lyrics of a song.

May 1, 2011

May Day!

my first year as an attendee. i used to march in the free speech section back when i worked at The Place That Shall Not Be Named. turns out it's just as fun to watch it all go by...

i was lucky enough to get a sneak preview that morning as well. i was sitting at the kitchen table with my morning coffee, when in my peripheral vision i saw something tall and dark go by outside the window. turns out someone needed a few practice runs:

just a giant, hairy crow bicycling down my street. no big deal.