I love a lot of things.

April 28, 2013 § 1 Comment

Like quotes about love that don’t make me throw up in my mouth a little.

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

And this song.

And this one.

And this funny video.

And getting published in literary magazines.

yay!

I’M JUST GOING TO START POSTING A LOT OF QUOTES

April 24, 2013 § 2 Comments

And pictures. Maybe music. I don’t know. Shut up. I’m not manic YOU ARE.

What?

Last night, I took a mini road trip to Atlanta and performed at The Laughing Skull. I want to go back again and again. There’s video, which I’ll put on youtube. I’ve been afraid to. I’ve been afraid to do a lot concerning the internet lately (hence my blog silence) but I’m finished being scared. I’ve done a lot of standup instead. Mostly open mics around town, but a few group outings with comics in my mini-van.

Standup has made me feel brave and then not brave. Somewhat put back together again.

Anyway. Some Georgia Kindreds came to support me at the gig last night and that was incredible. Thanks to Lindsay, Christo, Regan, and (photo credits to) Michael.

"It's great to be with friends."

“It’s great to be with friends.”

I’m listening to The Civil Wars a lot these days. Boom.
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.
~ Simone Weil 
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“We’re going to need a bigger heart…”

April 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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I want to be her.

January 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2

 

 

The Dirty Thirty

January 18, 2013 § 8 Comments

Here are thirty observations, thoughts, and suggestions I’ve collected and want to share. Some are stupid, some are not.

  1. The sweet potato French fries at The Rare Martini in Birmingham, AL are all I will ever need in life. I want to put my face in them. If only the people sitting around me will avert their eyes. It isn’t lady like. (good thing I’m not a lady)
  2. Cat Pee. It permeates into everything and lasts with the longevity of something sulpheric from Mordor. I love my cat, but when he pees on a pile of clothes, I want to drop kick the jerk face.
  3. My mom is my most favorite person. So many people are afraid of becoming their mothers, but I’d sincerely consider it an honor if I turned out exactly like her. She’s taught me invaluable things about love, grace, and forgiveness.
  4. Men Cry. They do. Don’t let them ever tell you they don’t.
  5. I used to think being emotional and sensitive was a bad thing. It isn’t. I embrace and don’t let others make me feel bad for wearing my heart on…everything.
  6. Love with a vulnerability.
  7. No one makes ramyun better than a Korean on a mountain roadside. If you are ever in Korea and see a hut on the side of the road, GO. TO. THERE.
  8. There is little better than a warm hug from an old friend.
  9. The Starbucks off of Linebaugh and Anderson in Tampa, FL is one of my most favorite places in the world. Not because I super duper love Starbucks, but because I wrote novels there. And there’s a barista who looks like Jesus.
  10. I will follow Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams to the end of the world and back. They should make a baby.
  11. Eye crinkles are gorgeous. Endearing. To me, it means you spend all your time laughing.
  12. Shoes make me happy.
  13. I love the way art, music, and writing tear you apart and put you back together again.
  14. The South gets a bad rep. I mean, it isn’t perfect, but it’s full of beautiful things and intelligent people. As someone who’s lived all over the world, I love it dearly
  15. Pain makes people do and say horrible things. When we’re grieving and angry, sometimes it’s best just to be still and silent. Let it pass by.
  16. Books > Jewelry.
  17. Everything we buy here on earth is fire wood. We don’t take it with us when we go. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever buy high heels again, but, you know.
  18. Sandboxes, swing sets, and zip lines. I still enjoy them.
  19. We are all of us, broken people. Broken people with flawed lives and heart breaks. We’ll spend every day this side of heaven running into each other, and working our broken selves out.
  20. I love alcohol.
  21. There’s life and light on the other side nasty things.
  22. Everyone should go to Chinhae, South Korea for the Cherry Blossom festival. You will see the rows, canopies, and mountain sides COVERED in white petals. Eat a box of roasted bugs while you’re there.
  23. I love it when the sunrises. It’s like seeing hope return, watching the light chase away darkness.
  24. La Ideal sandwich shop behind Raymond James stadium in Tampa, FL makes the best Cuban sandwiches ever. If you disagree with me, I will happily initiate a slap fight with you.
  25. Legos hurt when you step on them. Like a lot.
  26.  Sex is hilarious. Everyone should lighten up about it.
  27. I kind of like how Halloween has become “National It’s Okay to Dress like a Slut Day.” Not saying I do it, just that it’s awesome and hilarious. Also, candy.
  28. Everyone should go to the Dunkin Donuts off of 7th Ave. in Birmingham, AL to experience the ray of sunshine that is the long haired girl working there. I mean, I’m a happy person, but she’s like “GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO DUNKIN DONUTS. WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TODAY? WOULD YOU LIKE SOMETHING BAKED TO EAT? HUH? HUH? DO YA’? THANKS FOR COMING I LOVE YOU BYE BYE. HELLO AND WELCOME TO DUNKIN DONUTS…..”
  29. Bamboo sucks.
  30. My wine sweat brings all the boys to the yard.milkshakes

Baby Makes Me Laugh

January 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

This is an older video, but a man finds a good use for all his rejections. It’s good to laugh.

And a friend sent me a link with the title “Weird things make me think of you.”

That’s going on my tombstone. Laugh at something weird today!

(Women hiding in front of men disguised as their beards and pants was the link)

Sharing Graffiti is Caring

December 10, 2012 § 3 Comments

I enjoy graffiti. Wouldn’t call myself an expert by any stretch, but if I see it and aren’t in a hurry to get anywhere, I stop and observe.

If I were into breaking the law, I would be all over it. But I hate getting in trouble. Anyway. I have a new job, in which I drive all over the downtown area. I’ve seen a lot of people’s art.

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I adore the idea of it. A person, leaving a portion of themselves out there for the world to find. Even more so when it is encouraging – sharing a love message with the world. Much better than sharing bad 80’s hair. Why am I out of Aqua Net?

Crinkly poodle hair says what?

Crinkly poodle hair says what?

I hope to leave uplifting things for everyone to find. My favorite poem is “When Death Comes” by Mary Oliver and the greatest lines (to me) are:

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

What do you want to leave behind?

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