30 August 2010


goodbye, August. i hardly knew you.
it was nice to meet you, albeit briefly. i'm sorry we didn't get to spend more time together.

24 August 2010


the world washed away, refreshed
amphibious life springs anew
from ancient puddles,
relegated to dirt
and reminded at long last of their nature.

we empty the lint from our pockets,
a whole new life
with no past and no expectations.


19 August 2010

notes on writing in its apparent absence

i've been writing a lot on paper lately. strangely enough, some of it wants to be read out loud. this is new to me. maybe some of it will make it here someday.

i invested in a new journal. i decided that maybe if i treat my words like they are worth something, i will begin to believe it again. it is small and red and has a growing tree on the front cover. it was made by BlueToad on Etsy, so i get to feel good for supporting an independent artist as well. yay artistry! i'll write more about that, i'm sure. whether it reaches the web is another story.

i'm so excited to want to write all the time again. real life is worth the parsing.

13 August 2010

fun question of the day:

walking into the city county building to get forms for a legal change of name:

"what about you two? are you here for a marriage license too?"

10 August 2010

mix tape viii

haven't posted one of these in a while.
this pretty accurately describes my recent musical situation.

driving, vol. 3

1) "Joy to the World" - Three Dog Night
2) "Don't Stay Home" - 311
3) "Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris
4) "Baba O'Riley" - the Who
5) "Feel Good Inc." - the Gorillaz
6) "I'm Gay" - Bowling for Soup
7) "When I Grow Up" - Garbage
8) "Magical World" - Bassnectar ft. Nelly Furtado
9) "Under the Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10) "Dayvan Cowboy" - Boards of Canada
11) "Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)" - Everything But The Girl
12) "You Can Have It All" - Yo La Tengo
13) "Dirty Little Secret" - All-American Rejects
14) "Alejandro" - Lady Gaga
15) "Sweet Dreams Are Made of These" - Eurythmics
16) "No Rain" - Blind Melon
17) "All Mixed Up" - 311
18) "Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses

05 August 2010

Lessons from the first 8 months of car ownership

1. People in Pennsylvania can't drive more than 60 mph. (They also like to use their brakes on the highway. Who DOES that?!)
2. People in Maryland don't know how to get the hell out of the left lane when they don't belong there.
3. Pennsylvania smells like cows.
4. Ohio smells like skunks.
5. Avoid for as long as possible letting your friends without vehicles remember that you have a car.
6. Windows down.
7. The drive may be easier during the day, but the music is better at night.
8. Factory speakers only go so far.

01 August 2010

time changes everything

it's finally August.

isn't this what i've been waiting all summer for?