things have been alright. busy with work and life but that's not necessarily a bad thing i suppose. kind of sickly right now which sucks since it's so nice outside but i'll get over it.
-had a birthday a few weeks ago and it was decent, low-key and laid back. the Boy gave me the babar anthology and a knitting book, both of which were incredibly thoughtful and a bit suprising. so now i'm twenty-four and it's weird to me. i guess i'm always going to think of myself as seventeen and dumb. the only difference is that i'm twenty-four and dumb but i don't want to think of myself in terms of being in my mid twenties.
-was in chicago for the weekend after my birthday at the request of my mother... my brother is back from iraq and i apparently needed to be there to celebrate that. nevermind the fact that a civil word hasn't passed between us in probably four or five years. i spent the weekend gritting my teeth every time someone told my brother what a good guy he was for doing what he did 'over there.' of course i'm glad that he wasn't hurt and made it back safe and blah blah blah, but that's about the extent of it. at least my dad baked me a carrot cake and jill cut my hair and i ate pizza with hoffa and missy and justin and i hung out and i got the 97-Shiki 7". patrick scott is back in chicago, can my lai play a reunion show? just one? for me? then i can die a happy girl?
-got a suprisingly good review of the 7" in the newest issue of MRR. i told my parents that i got a review in a magazine and my father was entirely nonplussed. then when i was home i visited him at work and one of his coworkers was like, "we heard you got reviewed in a magazine!!! that you can buy in a bookstore!!! that's so great!!!" which made me think for just a minute that MAYBE HE DOES CARE ABOUT WHAT I DO. but then when i showed him the actual review he again acted nonplussed. oh well. on a hilarious note my mother now owns three copies of the march issue of MRR.
-bought a new digital camera since my old one gave up the ghost. it has a setting for taking pictures of food, which means i will be doing just that quite a lot.
-last weekend ruled. from the depths played in baton rouge last weekend and despite the show being a clusterfuck of miscommunication, it ended up not being a horrible failure like i was afraid was going to happen. steve stayed over after their show and in the morning i made buckwheat pancakes and we drove out to athens for his show saturday night. stopped in atlanta first for dinner at brian's parent's house which was tasty. ate at the grit for brunch the next day and hung out with some of the athens crew. got a bit weepy on the way back home because the weekend was so awesome and i had to return to boringness. ( some pictures from the weekend:Collapse )
-john put up some WNTT mp3's on his blog earlier this week, go check that ish out (and check out the divisions songs also, they're KILLER) human crush recordings
-earlier this week i acquired a new roommate, of the baby himalayan variety. he's white with greyish-brown points, and so so tiny and adorable. still haven't decided on a name for him just yet but j suggested apocalypse meow which would be entirely fitting as this dude does not shut his mouth between the hours of 9pm and 7am. ( the new catCollapse )
any suggestions on what i should name him? the last himalayan i had was named juice, but i'm trying to avoid any sort of food-related names.
-apparently some of my tile pendants are going to be for sale at a craft expo in picayune next weekend so if any of you dudes happen to be in that part of the country you should check them out. yeah right. i myself will be at the strawberry festival in ponchatula that weekend stuffing my face with all manner of strawberry-related deliciousness and trying not to toss it all back up on the tilt-a-whirl.
-oh and i renewed my library card which is awesome since i live three minutes away from a library. recommend me books to read, people. i like things.
-oh and as always, listen to more jawbreaker.
see you again in another month