Sunday, February 28, 2010
also, the one photo i did take? it was this:
i have no explanation for this purple-statue-creature, except that i came across it early one morning trying to make my way from beth's house to jeni's house (note: gorilla-friend is not actually on the way from beth's house to jeni's house. i got very very lost - inexplicably, considering they live 4 blocks apart.).
most importantly, and despite a little last-minute panic, jeni's opera went beautifully (do you like how i call it "jeni's" opera, as though the entire thing belongs to her? me too). there was a standing ovation and some happy tears, and then a midnight trip to applebees, which must be one of the finest dining esablishments in all of lincoln, nebraska, seeing as i am taken there every time i visit.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
now i'm off to visit jeni for a few days and am trying to figure out how to con a friend into driving me to the airport later. i'm hoping a brunch bribe might do the trick.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
so back in madison, my home sweet home, i went to high school with these boys who were in a band. the band was called a few different things at different points in time (i have a cd from when they were "the philosopher kings", i think) but by the time we graduated it was called locksley, and they had decided to move to new york and do the music thing.
anyways, they have been on tv, played lots of awesome venues, posed in magazines with models, gone on tour all over the world (i think japan wins for loving them the most), and started wearing tighter and tighter pants. they're releasing their new cd on the 23rd, and you should probably get it. also, i think you'll agree that the way this video was shot/edited (in one continuous take) is super-funky-cool.
you can head to their myspace music page for more about them.
also, here is sam (a.k.a. the drummer) with adam and myself out to brunch one lovely madison sunday. this picture of sam also nicely illustrates how most people feel about my habit of taking pictures of people while they are trying to eat.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
my sister and i got to see a copy of his most recent book and hear stories about the search for the perfect condo (i could talk to deb about real estate listings and/or HGTV all day), and also their new pet fish - my dad possesses absurd/nerdtastic knowledge of fish and their breeding practices (clarified with hand gestures, oh yes they were). it's difficult to explain what it's like when he talks about fish, but it's sort of like maybe he's actually a secret marine biologist by night. a new item on my if-i-had-a-million-dollars list: send dad on a trip the the great barrier reef.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
why is powerpoint trying to ruin my life?
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
i didn't realize until i saw it, but what had been missing in my life was a beautiful british baby in a rainbow sweater being coached by a shakespearean actor to recite hamlet's soliloquy. (sometimes the answer to happiness is so obvious).
unrelated: i just read and enjoyed this article about ways to structure the elementary education curriculum to focus on "raising children, rather than test scores".
Saturday, February 6, 2010
i took annoying photo-while-eating pictures:
we looked at yummy/fancy/pretty desserts:
i brought her a trashy-celebrity-gossip magazine (and a real present too, don't worry):
and we ate flourless chocolate mousse cake:
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
If you dream of me
Like I dream of you
In a place that's warm and dark
In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart
Your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you
Please say you'll be waiting
It would feel so good to be
In your arms
Where all my journeys end
If you can make a promise
If it's one that you can keep
I vow to come for you
If you wait for me
And say you'll hold
A place for me
In your heart.