Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

everybody hates a tourist

it blows me away that this is from 1995.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

it'll be ok

I will now sell five copies of "The Three EPs" by The Beta Band.
-Rob Gordon, High Fidelity

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

or even hello

my oh my. I hadn't heard this song for awhile. ay-yay-yay.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

god ain't us

Last week I heard Steve Earle talking on the radio about this song, and how he loves it. So good to be able to appreciate your own work. Know when you like it. Know when you don't.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

it'd been awhile....

.... but here goes. b2b todd snider. alright. gogogospring!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

nailed it.

oh yes. I'm sloooowly building up my miles with an eye on a half marathon this fall, but if I had to explain the glory of long runs I could not possibly do it more succinctly than this ole turkey ad.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

we don't even have jamba juice in VA

...but this slays me, y'all.

it's from thugkitchen. my new favorite place on the internet. i try not to swear on the internet, because.... it's the internet, and so it's available to everyone i work with, the kids from the school where i teach, the parents of kids who might go to the school that chased the fly, that ran from the frog that was afraid of the cat who ran from the dog, who ran from the cow, et cetera, et cetera, aka everyone, aka you, aka you again, aka oknotyou, alias: ilovethugkitchen.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

in the barlight, she looked alright

A friend of mine recently told me that a Hold Steady show in Richmond sometime this past year was like 90% dudes. For some reason this kind of disappointed me? Kind of wanted to prove that women loved the hold steady, too? Battle of the sexes? Where my girls at? ....but then I remembered I needed a snack, and that I needed to pay my rent so I really couldn't spend too much time on this project, and then later on I realized that this women-love-them-too thing was not really my Hold Steady cross to bear.

Instead I want everyone - every man, woman, and child - to recognize that the guy singing Sugar High at the end of Empire Records is doing a killer Craig Finn impression.

amiright? doyahearthat?

It's even more clear here ::::

and in related news: get it, Renee Zellweger.

here's a good reason

 Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.  
-B.K.S. Iyengar

Friday, March 29, 2013

so easy you can't say no

I liked this article about motivating yourself to exercise when you don't feel like it.

The author suggests making the first part of your work-out routine so easy you can't say no. This is some 5-star advice, y'all. 

My current work-out routine starts a lil sumpin like this:

1. Put on work-out clothes. (easy)
2. Choose a playlist on my computer. (sometimes easy)
3. Set an alarm on my phone for 15 minutes. (easy)
4. Stretch. (easy)
5. Leave house for a run. (easier than it was 17 minutes ago)

This is not rocket surgery, but the music is key for me and so is the time restriction/ structure on the stretching.

If I've started the clock, and I start futzing around (eg - texting someone; looking up who's birthday it is on facebook; wondering what I would say to Bob Dylan if I ever met him; wondering whether I would even actually want to meet Bob Dylan; changing directions and wondering what I would want to ask Pete Seeger about if I met him; thinking about how nice and awesome Pete Seeger seems; wondering what this blog post was about...) I come back to stretching, because otherwise I'm cheating myself out of that day's meager 15 minutes of stretching. And stretching feels good. And it's easy. So I don't say no.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

tbt: faith hill

good god. early 90's faith hill. this is making my world go round. world. go. round.

 incessant pleaser or rebel? take yer pick. faith's got you covered in all-denim glory either way.

and this one! there are so many gems! ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!

double dog dare

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring
-Vladimir Nabokov
foto via the steward

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

yoga jamz, y'all

Heard this song at Opal Yoga tonight, and got PUMPED. First time there, and psyched to have a new, beautiful space for yoga in Charlottesville.

red wine is fast

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

new vampire weekend

Am I supposed to pretend like I'm not excited for a new vampire weekend album? Because I can't do that.

and be gazed upon

Sunday, March 17, 2013

it's just that -

this is one of my favorites.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

for he's a jolly good fellow

"I can teach anyone how to sail, but I can never change a person's personality."
-Ernest Shackleton

Thursday, March 14, 2013

til we both turn blue

yeah.... more John Prine. thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013


Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
-K. Pattabhi Jois

...attn, running: this goes for you, too.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

just to watch her float across the floor

grateful for: learning a dear friend shares a favorite song.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

middle school


I think I'm officially on the throwback Thursday bandwagon. giddyup.

baby we're gettin' lost.

Monday, February 25, 2013


"I don't care what you think of me. I don't think about you at all." - Coco Chanel

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013