Sunday, August 31, 2008

goodbye august, hello everything after

i am not sad to see august go. it's been a dark month. i am ready for september. i am ready to see the leaves fall. i think i need a change of seasons. thinking of the first time i heard my favorite album ever "august & everything after" i was lying on the floor of my boyfriend's basement room circa 1997, listening to something much more than "mr. jones". I wish I could remember which track it was first. I wish I could remember what he thought of that track. I keep thinking it was Perfect Blue Buildings, or something equally self-deprecating, but maybe that's information that is new mixing in with what was old. Regardless, it's still my favorite album so many years later, "and we're getting older and older, and older and always a little further out of the way." (A.D.)

August and everything after

They're wakin' up Maria 'cause everybody else has got some place to go
She makes a little motion with her head,
rolls over,
And she says she's gonna sleep for a couple minutes more
I've said "I'm sorry" to Maria for the cold hearted thing that i have done
I've said "I'm sorry", by now, at least once to just about everyone
She says, "I've forgotten what I'm supposed to do today,"
And it slips my mind what I'm supposed to say?
We're getting older and older, and older
And always a little further out of the way
You look into her eyes and it's more than your heart will allow
In August and everything after, you get a little less than you expected, somehow...

-Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


pitiful=amount of blogging done in august. let's see not much to say, that could even be more pitiful.

my neice turned to follow eventually.

seem to be sleeping too much.

we joined a gym we love = no icky flourescent lighting & a no body-builder policy

i was corporation-wide manager of the month!= 50$ gas card and a bunch of stationary

tay went back to school at wesleyan, she's a junior. she's coaching hs dance team and on her university's dance team and still has her job as a personal assistant for a couple individuals with autism.

matt got a job at south high as a para. he likes it so far. all three of us work with people with special needs, which is cool because all of our personalities are so different.

started the twilight series, just needed a fun read. there is enough seriousness as my i put my other book on hold for awhile until i finish my fun book.

no motivation (this extends to most everything including scrapping, cleaning, even couponing!)

got ben folds tickets for october. this is the good news i will end my post on...

Friday, August 15, 2008

can't help myself

he's a phenom. how is any girl supposed to feign disinterest? i've decided it's a lost cause and have taken to screaming his name and jumping up and down anytime he's swimming against the clock.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

august love

I'm in love with the new kit at Tallyscrapper. Sometimes I get a little down about kits because they seem a little too girly for my style, taly kits aren't usually overtly girly, but this kit is overtly the opposite of what is the stereotypical "girly"...this kit is for girls who rock (and boys too). So if you or someone you know rocks, log on, on the 15th around 12pmCST and buy one for under 30$, but you'll have to hurry, tally kits always sell out (because they are stellar). You don't have to believe me, see for yourself...
This month I've chosen to focus some layouts on the guys in my life (mostly my brothers so far). Here are three that I've finished so far, a little Brooks, "no it is not a cigarette, it's a sucker", and "yes that is a Mets hat" and "no we are not Mets fans."
a little Matt (with the Beatles) on his last day of school ever. here's the title
and a little Tay (who isn't a boy but definitely rocks).
wanna read the text? it was an olympic challenge about passing the torch, i chose to highlight my sister and i and our flair for the theatre, given to us by our grandmother, whose maiden name was Prior

and one about quirky, trendy keenan and me.
stay tuned for more, this love affair isn't over yet.

ps as for real life, i have been unually sick for about a week and a half with migraines. i am sorry if i am not returning calls, emails and doing dishes or laundry...i am not avoiding. i promise.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

saw her live on tuesday night

i found missy higgins thru pandora on ,my "patty griffin" station. i loved her immediately when my friend mike happened to have 4 of her tickets for tuesday night i was definitely in. will add pics of us later. had a great time with mike, price, and keenan and the music was phenomenal, but I guess you are already hearing that. i sense some scrap-inspriation.