Friday, September 18, 2009

Even though I'm semi-hungover and very tired today, I'm excited for a couple of reasons.

1) Night of the Living Dead is playing in 3D tonight on the lakefront. Awesome. It's like the drive in except you're all sitting outside overlooking Lake Michigan. And they have beer.

2) The house has been fun. We've been painting, organizing, and buying way too much shit, but it's starting to come together. After 5 years of living in shitty apartments and getting my car broken into on the street, I'm appreciating everything about our home.

3) Fucking FALL. There's a crisp breeze in the air and it's such a distinct feeling. I had a pumpkin spice coffee this morning...shit, just seeing pumpkins outside grocery stores is the best thing ever. There's a little patch of yellow leaves on the birch tree in our backyard. Halloween planning is underway. Listening to lots of moody Swedish music. Sweatshirts. Now until the day after Thanksgiving = best time of the year.

4) Speaking of fall music, I saw Agalloch last week and it was amazing (I hate to use that word, but honestly, I haven't been that moved at a show in a long while). I almost missed it due to napping, but I woke up in time to get to the Miramar with about 15 minutes to spare before Agalloch played. Some aspects were eye-rolly (an "incense ritual" before the show and tons and tons of smoke), but who cares, it souded great and they were all clearly feeling it. So glad this came through Milwaukee, especially since they never tour.

Here are a couple photos, and a video of Falling Snow is here:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My conversation at the BP on Locust and Martin Luther King Drive, 8:00pm last night:

(I walk up to counter next to three jovial young black men)
Them: Oh shiiit girl! You fine.
Me: Thanks.
Them: Shit.
Me: I'm just getting this Crunk drink. (which I was - I very much enjoy this drink)
Them: (in Lil Jon voice) YEEAAAAH!
Me: (laughter) (seriously this was the greatest thing ever)
One of Them: So can I get your number or what?
Me: Well...I have a man. I don't think he'd appreciate it.
One of The: Your man answer your phone?
Me: No...but still.
Them: Girl, you got any black in you? (my skin is clearly the color of light reflecting on copy paper)
Me: (on the way out) Only in the booty.
Them: Ohhhhhh!!!!

It made my night.