Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pretend to be Fearless

Being severely apart from the Richmond music scene, I'm not up to date on any new emerging bands. Feeling super bummed on all of my over played music, I've taken matters into my own hands...

...I'm starting a band!... JK!

I came across Bitter End a few days ago and they blew me away. They are so pulled together and to the point, it's sick! Climate of Fear came out in 2007, so I'm a little behind on their hype. Right now their song I can't get enough of is Terrified Eyes.

-First minute, so simple, but so brutal, I will never understand how bands can but that together. Makes it so much more intense when it shows back up at 3:20-end.

There are some other fantastic songs on the album, sometimes they throw in a guitar solo that I don't agree with, but all in all, GOOD!

Monday, May 25, 2009


When I was home, my Dad gave me his old vacuum. So stoked, because that meant I could do all the cleaning that my house was in dire need of.

Feeling adventurous today, I decided to take it on a test run across the 3 inches of cat hair accumulated on my sofa. No sooner had I thought, "Man, this is awesome! Look how good this looks! " My power goes out.

Immediately, nightmares of last Summer come rushing back. Many weekends were spent in the dark due to a breaker box behind a locked basement door, and one too many lights on. I remembered me hunting around public places for an outlet to charge my phone, seeking late night plans to stay out of the house, and getting dressed and being scared of what I actually looked like once in day light. *Shudder*

Maybe I will set up a tent in my house...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Everything's easy when you never had to choose...

I dug out my old headphones/ earmuffs the other day, I love being able to hear every crack and downbeat that gets lost through my car's speakers.

Friday, May 22, 2009


After my second morning began, I immediately started anticipating my adventure to the river.

Around 2pm, Deepa, Kelly Jean, and I met up, grabbed our slurpee supply, and off we went to Texas Beach.

Contents of my backpack:
-1 towel
-1 bottle of water
-1 tube of SPF 50 sunblock (so high!)
-1 bottle of "mega bubbles"
-1 camera
-1 book: Naked by Sedaris

We walked along the river bank and passed by a few rock spots and found our happy place that was secluded and flooded with sunshine. Little did we know, it was a valuable walkway between the two banks, which made for some funny scenery.

The ladies and I spent some wonderful hours jumping between rocks, blowing bubbles, and frankly, being damn cute.

Currently my skin is tingling and looking a little less see through.
I have a feeling the river and I will be getting along swimmingly.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Truths XVI

Friday, May 15, 2009

Southern Drawl

"Blue eyes, kitty guts, eat all the world up..."

My Grandma's way of saying I'm pretty.
I will never understand the language of old southern ladies.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Home Again Home Again

Yesterday was fun. I woke up and made my Dad breakfast and then we went for a drive in the country side. We stopped at a farm and I was able to pet baby goats and see baby chickies. After that we were going to go to junk shops, but I fell asleep in the car. So we went home and vegged. We ended up going to dinner and then out to see Star Trek! Amazing! Soo good. I'm such a sci-fi nerd.

This morning I hit the road at 9am and went to my Grandmas for a bit. On my way to Grandma's I realized that the shop in Greensboro that I took my car to did a dumb job on my breaks, and they now scream every time I break. It kills my spirit, I LOVE driving, just not breaking, haha.

After G-ma, I went to get my hairs cut by my Nicky. And as always, she did an amazing job! She is so talented! :) I was sad that I didn't get to spend sooo much time with her, but girls weekends are coming up!

Then I drove home, and I'm now being the coolest boss ever and making cupcakes for my store meeting at 9:30pm. few days.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

River Bound

I made it! I woke up at 6:30am and hit the road by 7. I ended up making good time and made it to Kent Narrows by 10:20, which means I sped- oops! My Dad met me at Harris's and we walked along the piers for a while and fed ducks, waiting for Harris's to open. we had a nice lunch and caught up.

It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, I don't know if it's my Dad's presence, his perspective, or the fact that i'm not in Richmond, but either way- I feel relaxed!

Right now my Dad is writing his lesson plan for his class tonight (of which i get to sit in on, this should be interesting). I just put in a load of laundry, cleaned out my car and attempted to Goo-Gone some of the sticker residue from the trunk of my car.

I will take some pictures of this place, because I always forget what it feels like once I leave. The houses haven't gotten a fresh coat of paint in over 50 years, each street ends in either water or corn fields, the town has only one traffic light, and there were easily 4 old dudes out in there straw hats mowing the lawn.

Pretty fantastic.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Off I go to Maryland and DC. I am satisfying my internal monologue which has been screaming "Get out of Richmond!"

I enjoy being able to disconnect myself for a while and reflect on the very good, the bad, and the ugly. I also enjoy seafood, haircuts, and seeing family.

This will be a nice trip, which will set me up nicely for what I hope to be an awesome Summer.

Chances are I will be blogging a lot (this typically happens when I'm home) so stay posted.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Truths XV

"As long as you're happy, everything else is crap." -My Dad

Monday, May 4, 2009

Truths XIV

An indicator that I'm getting burnt-out is this irritating feeling of being defeated.

I am trying my hardest, that's all I can do.