Tuesday, February 22, 2011


while i loved living by myself, i didn't enjoy grocery shopping or making meals for one. but the flip side is that now i am able to really appreciate buying for two. i find myself looking forward to planning our meals ahead of time, and making my weekly trip to trader joe's and once a month adventure to costco.

however, i still cringe when i see parents coming towards me with their children "driving" their obnoxiously large, kid friendly, carts.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

the avett brothers are legit

Always remember, there was nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name

Friday, February 11, 2011

leonard cohen

"you can add up the parts
but you won't have the sum
you can strike up the march,
there is no drum
every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
there is a crack, a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

wave goodbye

from this day forward,  i will make every effort to avoid processed food.

goodbye nacho cheese
goodbye shredded cheese
goodbye mac&cheese in the box (even if you are gluten free)
goodbye pretzel m&ms
goodbye cheetos, doritos, the occasional cape cod
goodbye fast food
goodbye anything that is frozen and then must be microwaved which makes packing a lunch really really easy

um making that last really disgusts me.

Friday, February 4, 2011

my very own time machine

"green eyes, you're the one that i wanted to find. and anyone who tried to deny you, must be out of their mind. i came here with a load, and it feels so much lighter, since i met you. and honey you should know, that i could never go on, without you."

i love that i can listen to this song, and it reminds me of the best summer of my life.
i love that i can remember my roommates singing this song, from their respective rooms, while i blared it from my mac. 
i love that i think about settling into my very own apartment, all by myself.
but what i really love is that gwyneth paltrow won't allow chris martin to sing this song. because it's about another girl. respect.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

take me back to the start.

i had my first "am i old?" moment earlier this week. i was walking by an open door at the city year office, and corps members were hard at work, but had music playing. as i pulled my lunch out of the fridge i heard a song that i couldn't name, being sung by a voice i didn't recognize. i could tell it was new, i could tell that every one of those 20 year olds had heard it before, and i poked my head into the room and asked "what song is this?" their look said, "are you kidding?" while in unison they blurted out the title; a title that my 26 year old brain has forgotten.

and then a funny thing happened...
i. didn't. care. 

i wasn't bothered, not in the slightest. i realized that they don't even remember what it's like to live in a world with britney spears in her prime. their high school soundtrack isn't filled with dave matthews; and they don't remember that overwhelming feeling of hearing what love must sound like, when they saw chris martin sing "the scientist" at the 2003 vma's. because they were 10 years old. and weren't allowed to watch mtv.