Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My mom is the cutest

For Valentines Day she sent me:
- little teddy bear valentine, signed "mommy"
- 4-pack of strawberry shortcake highlighters
- spices for a make-your-own spicy dip mix
- 3 quarter-yards of zebra stripe fabric
- KCSB bumper sticker

For my 30th birthday she sent me:
- birthday card in hot pink and houndstooth
- "the essential vegetarian cookbook"
- set of green pillowcases
- green cotton jammies
- pair of slippers

Friday, February 13, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009


Sometimes I feel like Bonnie Parker waiting for Clyde Barrow to come and whisk me away.

Someone told me today "You have to know where you are to know where you're going." The idea is that in order to change, I need a really clear picture of who I am right now. How did I get this way? What do I need to change?

Every journey needs a point A. Every transformation needs a flabby BEFORE picture.

Other quotes:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mohandas Gandhi

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
— Benjamin Disraeli

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning & you think, I’m not going to make it, But you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.
- Charles Bukowski

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happiness is a sad song.

I've read enough about happiness to know that having a passion is the key to a happy existence. So for a long time I lamented I had no passions and was destined to a sad, meaningless life. Then one day it hit me. Music is my passion. It seemed too obvious. Yet it's the one thing I can always turn to, obsess over, get lost in. In the past several months I've been trying to embrace it. I got more involved with the radio station, started reading music blogs, started writing my own pseudo-music blog.

Last weekend I DJed for the first time in public.

It took place at a coffee-shop my friend works at. We didn't advertise so there weren't many people there, mostly friends. I called it a "listening party." My only equipment was my laptop and the house speakers. I put together the playlist ahead of time so I didn't have a lot to do once I got there besides plug it in and let it play. I think people were a little disappointed that I didn't actually "spin records." Who does that anymore?

I don't mean to downplay it. It was fun. I'd do it again. I'd love for it to be the start of something bigger. Yes, that's exciting. And yes, that makes me happy.