matt & kim postponed

i have been blasted matt & kim for weeks, getting hyped up for their concert at canal club this friday.. and they had to cancel due to matt's back injury! super bummer.. they are planning on rescheduling sometime later this summer.


kittens inspired by kittens

indeed, the greatest minute and a half i have spent in a long time!



i want:
to paint my bike a beautiful shade of purple
get a hold of casey's guitar and learn to play it
a comfy new bicycle seat
new earbuds
old/new furniture
a new shade of nail polish
wall art
a new mirror, like rumor's miracle mirror
to fill the void in my envelope necklace
a new phone to replace my beer phone


"home" is any four walls that enclose the right person. - helen rowland

i'm a little sad to say goodbye to my lovely 1 bedroom apt in carytown.
it's been good to me and i've returned the love right back.
but life hands you new opportunities in life and sometimes you got to just roll with the punches.
connie and nelson split up and connie has been staying with me for the past 3 weeks. things have been fantastic, we have had such a great time being together. i love having that girl around, all the time.

well, i know it must be crappy to have to feel so out of place at someone elses living space, with nothing that's yours. so she looked at an apartment on grove and thompson, a 2 bedroom apt. she calls me to tell me how stoked she is about this place. i think to myself "uh oh, what if i like? hmmmm.." so i go to the apt complex and its adorable, the neighbor is super nice, just a block and a half from my current apt. so we walk in and its cutie patootie, its nice and big, all old appliances but i love that stuff. the rooms are real cozy sizes, there private parking, a back door to a patio area, no washer and dryer but we have one in the basement that we could share with the rest of the tenants.

so, we leave the place and go grab lunch at joe's inn. i hear connie talking about the pros and cons and how lara may not like this and might not like that. she tells me how much it is, it's $10 more than i pay at my current 1 bedroom apt. so i ask connie "what are the odds that lara will flake?" since lara doesn't want to move in until june, this apt would just pass them by. so i tell connie "what do you think if i were to tell you that i will move in with you instead?" and she's turning bright red and she begins to cover her face. she doesn't think i'm serious, and i look her dead in the eye with all seriousness, except i can't stop cheesing. she had convinced me that we would be a perfect match, that this is a no brainer for me, so we are roomies now!

but yes, i am a little sad to have to leave this place i have called home for nearly a year. but this is also just a place. and as long as there is love there, i can make any four walls a home.


hef & rod

hef & rod drew in our journal!

what does your city say to you?

"Don't you know that the secret to understanding a city and its people is to learn -- what is the word of the street?"
Then he went on to explain, in a mixture of English, Italian and hand gestures, that every city has a single word that defines it, that identifies most people who live there. If you could read people's thoughts as they were passing you on the streets of any given place, you would discover that most of them are thinking the same thought. Whatever that majority thought might be -- that is the word of the city. And if your personal word does not match the word of the city, then you don't really belong there.
Passage from: Eat Pray Love

what does your city say to you?
mine says HOPE



shows, shows & more shows..

march 24th - the ting tings @ canal club
april 2nd - black kids w/ mates of state @ the national
april 3rd - matt & kim show @ canal club
april 4th - snarky puppy @ the camel
april 7th - conshafter @ toad's place
april 21st - alexi murdoch @ rock & roll hotel in dc
april 23rd - the used @ innsbrook
may 13th - the shins @ the national

june 5th - the decemberists w/ blind pilot @ the national
june 19th - taking back sunday @ the national

thus far..


richmond women's collective

tonite was our first meeting and 25 women showed up in the pouring rain. and that's only the beginning.
this collective will be huge and will do huge things for our community. no matter what you do, where you have been, you can contribute to richmond, so come to our next meeting and see if it's something you may be interested in too. next meeting is next monday, march 23rd at rumors at 9pm. we will more than likely have meeting every two weeks at rumors or somewhere else on a sunday probably.

we have ladies mostly in their 20's and up! some own their own businesses, some are still students, some are looking to improve richmond in some form or fashion, some just moved here. there are so many wonderful women in this city, with so much to offer each other.. like: crafts, bikes, law, education, nursing, marketing, theatre, sewing, painting, writers, readers, teachers, students, the list goes on...and on. im so stoked!

with the up keep

i cant seem to sit down to write about my back to back weekends.. sigh.
ever since connie has moved into my apt, it's been nothing but fun and a freakin' pleasure to have her in my life daily.. shit in my bed too. snugglin' with my best friend.. couldn't ask for anything more than that!

im super appreciative of her and im stoked for more weekends/days to share together!

check it out.. 1|2


so cute, so good, so lovely!

i saw her at the camel last week, she was sick but still looked amazing and sounded great!
she's playing again at the norva on march 8th, anyone wanna come wiff me?


i twittered..

ok.. i gave in. i dropped facebook, why not pick twitter up? i figure it's a trade off.


dont eat the yellow snow..

.. cuz its probably jake's urine.