Sunday, March 29, 2009

United Blood Day Two

It's safe to say that today was one of the best day of my life, so far. I got to see Pulling Teeth, Bad Seed, Naysayer, and Cro Mags all in one day.

First of all, I hadn't listened to Bad Seed before last night, but I was blown away. So crucial, those kids have their shit together!

Pulling Teeth was awesome, not what I expected live, but the intensity may have been watered down (PUN!) after a 1.5hour delay because a pipe started spewing water, and flooding the dance floor.

Cro-Mags, Cro-Mags... They have been my life since Sophomore year of high school. Due to the fact that I usually only wear one hoodie ever (adorned with a Cro-Mags patch on it), I've been dubbed "Catie CroMag" by more then a few. They, and their music, have pulled me out of some dark times, and I will forever love them for it. When it came time to see them I couldn't contain myself. As soon as the first bass riff hit, everyone went off the wall. What an amazing night, and I'm so glad that I was able to experience it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day One United Blood

It's pretty much a dream come true to have the vast majority of your favorite bands all under one roof. I'm so stoked my insides are smiling.
Today was: Heathens, Mothers of Mercy, Title Fight, War Hungry, Cruel Hand, Bracewar and Cold World (to name a few).

The bands did small sets, and the sound was very off due to shoddy set up, but the spirit of the place made it all not matter.

So excited for round two tomorrow.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Family Matters

My Dad is in town for the weekend, and I'm so glad!
We have both had such a hard year, it is really nice to be able to let your guard down and just bond with your parent. It's very comforting, and I needed it.

Tonight we are going to a Flamenco concert!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Today I helped out at U-Fab. It was hectic because I have little knowledge of my products, but I was very happy to be surrounded by fabric all morning. Here is a sample of what I did today (other then help customers):



I love organization.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Job Job!

After months of a love-hate relationship with Nordstrom, I finally took the initiative and got a new job. Today I was offered a position with Aldo Shoes!

Tomorrow I will be putting in my two weeks notice and filling out paperwork with my new store. I am full of optimism and I am excited to prove myself in a new environment.

Yay good change!

EDIT: I received another job offer to work super part time with Travis at U-Fab (a fabric and upholstery shop near Carytown). I start tomorrow.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Paint it Red

After 10 years of going to NYC, I finally went to my first show in the Big Apple. On Thursday, Propaghandi and Paint it Black played the Highline Ballroom. The New York crowd is definitely a little different than Richmond, but then again, it was a different crowd due to the lineup.

It has been a while since I had seen Paint it Black, and with Dan Yemin being one of my heroes, it is always exciting to see his bands. This time they played a lot off of Paradise and their new album, but I much prefer CVA. The did play Womb Envy, Cannibal, and Atticus Finch... Amazing! The last time I saw them they played The Fine Art of Falling Apart (my favorite), but alas, not this time. I love how every muscle in Dan's face and neck tense up, he spits, and perches on stage. It's brilliant, and intense.

Overall, it was a great show, and I'm super happy I got the opportunity to attend a show in NYC :)

Bigger is better

What a good trip!
Bernadette and I ventured to NYC and had a fun time exploring Brooklyn, Greenwich and Soho.

cupcakes + fun shops + people watching = the best

I always forget the feeling I get when I stay in New York. It's something that grabs me and opens my eyes, leaving me with an impression I never want to be without. I love the feeling of walking the streets and seeing all new people. I enjoy being another face in the crowd-- it allows me to indulge in as much observing as possible.

I am destined for bigger cities.

Which one will it be?

Truths XI

Perception is everything.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Get Sprung

Tomorrow I will be embarking on my well awaited Spring Break Trip'09er.
I'm super excited to test out my travel skills. I've made an itinerary, list of places to hit, and have a plan for weathering the weather (AKA: rain). Should be a great time. I just hope I don't run out of monies!

I will also be continuing my travel journal, which makes me really happy.

In other news:
I am really happy.
(this is an understatement)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Truths X

Jealousy is one of my flaws.

Needle to the Metal

I started sewing again today.
Expect a triumphant return of Domestic Bliss Couture in about 2 months.

So far:

2 purse styles
1 apron style

Monday, March 2, 2009

Remnants of a good snow day:

-dirty mugs
-fresh baked goods
-empty pizza boxes
-laptops open
-random craft supplies
-The Office Season 3 disc 3 in the player
-cameras out

Truths IX

There is nothing more peaceful than taking a lonely night walk in the snow.