i dyed my hair cupcake pink & purple. i was bored of the deep pink.
christmas was quiet. spent too many days at ma’s sleeping on couch cushions on the livingroom floor. i’ve convinced her that she needs one of those foam chairs that unfold into a bed. pretty stoked! sweet pea had fun stalking ma’s cats. big kitty took it the hardest. he’s huge, but the biggest baby. oliver loved the company, though. they ran around my head all night the first night. frig.
danyelle is as awesome as ever. she got a guitar for christmas, it’s just a cheapy thing. ma & i want to get her into piano lessons. she got a piano last year. there’s a ridiculous amount of music on dads side, surely she must have some in her!
also! today is boxing day! that means it’s also ZUNIOR BOXING DAY SALE DAY! almost everything is $4.99! my purchases this year:
1- Frederick Squire – Shenandoah
i just absolutely LOVE his voice!
2- The Gertrudes – Till The Morning Shows Her Face To Me
they are fantastic. buying any of their albums is pretty much a guarantee of greatness.
3- Don Brownrigg – Wander Songs
i’ve heard his name over the years, but haven’t had a chance to check any of his stuff out. from just the preview on the zunior website, i am REALLY EXCITED for this album!!
4- Fall Horsie – Devil(e)durge
i have one song by fall horsie which i really like and have been wanting more.
5- Kary – Light
oh man. 2 guys from wintersleep were in kary, before wintersleep. i’ve been eyeing this album for a few years.
6- Rebekah Higgs – Little Voice
i’ve been wanting some music by her for ages! this is her newest ep, and while not technically part of the sale, at $3.99 i couldn’t resist!
7- Graham Wright – Shirts vs. Skins
i said i was going to stick to east coast/hard to get, but i had to break that rule for graham wright. well, i suppose the gertrudes aren’t exactly classified as east coast, either..
8- Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees – Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
another rebekah higgs project. such a fun band to see live!
9- Al Tuck – Under Your Shadow
despite the plethora of music i’ve amassed since starting the podcast, i’ve done fairly well to keep everything straight and not buy doubles. which is why i sat on paying because of this one. i was (still maybe am?) SO SURE i already have this album, but can’t find it anywhere! even if i do end up finding it, it’s al tuck, i’m ok with laying down an extra $5 for him.
and there you have it. i look forward to the zunior day boxing sale each year now. i bought 9 albums for $40. that’s pretty damn sweet! thanks, zunior!
(..just don’t even get me started on what had to get cut. ouch!)
my roommate is gone for about a week. so far, a skunk sprayed around our front door (which is also under the bedroom windows), spiders came scuttling from under my boots, the internet was horrendously slow for days AND NOW THE WASHER IS BROKEN.
i miss my roommate.
there was that summer
the summer we met
the summer we all became great friends.
ran around town
laughing. jumping off things.
everyone high on mushrooms
while i was high on life.
yesterday was a fairly shit-tastic day. usually the good moments far outweigh the not so good, no such thing yesterday.
when things get frustrating, i usually go home, put on some music, pour a glass of wine, and clean. yesterday, even that didn’t really help much.
today will be spent trying to make yesterday better.