Monday, December 7, 2009

what a week

I dont even know where to begin recounting my favorites over the last week.

i'll start by saying im addicted to:
If i can't have you- Etta James and Harvey Fuqua
I never loved a man the way i love you- Aretha Franklin
frankensteins Monster wants a wife- Blaster the Rocket man

My beautiful mother turned 50 on wednesday! and that same night we celebrated
our LGBT brothers and sisters at APU with a beautiful spoken word/music/art night.
My incredible roommate brought the house down. As for our songs...haha they were entertaining, we'll leave it at that.

Thursday night we ventured to the land of Cal Arts for Laurens art show. We certainly weren't in Kansas anymore. It was a crazy night, we had a blast. the best thing i heard all night was "rub yo' nipples and blow them bubbles bitch!," in response to our bubble gun.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday weekly favs

This past week was nuts. I had lots of driving time, blasts from the past, and Epiphanies. it was the perfect thanksgiving break.

The green album- Weezer
January Wedding- Avett brothers
That's the way the world goes round- John prine

Highlights were...
Spring awakening (again) with my cousin.
Moms vulgarity at thanksgiving.
Highland Hall party with all my loves.
the dumpster goodies we scored.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


so it's thanksgiving, and of course i need to make a list.

This year I am thankful for:
The house of love <3
My mother's 5th year of sobriety, i am the luckiest.
The friends that have loved me more than i loved myself.
Howe family dinner (mmmmmmmm)
Moments of creativity
Pain, and the growth that comes from it.
Centro Esperanza and Foothill Community church for the beatiful things they do with their food banks.
my MAS office family.
God's presence.
LA term.
My musical friends and the songs we sing.

Get your turkey on...

Monday, November 23, 2009

weekly favs

Proud Mary- Ike & Tina Turner
Aint Nothin' Like You (Hoochie Coo)- BlakRoc
Snowy Atlas Mountains- Fionn Regan

Spring awakening was incredible.

Thanksgiving potluck was a beautiful night.
Singing songs in the living room has become a tradition.

Monday, November 16, 2009

it's Monday

This means it's time to recount my favorites from this past week

Not an animal- Sallie ford & the Sound Outside
Gravest hits- the Cramps
Amari Szi Amari- Csokolom

shane Claiborne at chapel.
Paper Mache.
recording at Dixon.
Wilbur songs.
porch makeover.
crooked bangs.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

for your listening pleasure

Check this band out.
GAWDDDD i love them.

also waffle sundays have returned at the house of love, come on over.
cheers bloggers!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Favs again

my favorite anything and everything this past week were:

Before the Deluge-Jackson Browne
Strings that tie to you- Jon Brion
(What's so funny 'bout) peace, love and understanding- Elvis Costello

Langhorne slim last night, wow.
Estee's birthday party.
Brittany's faceplant.
carrie peirce.

and If you're ever exploring the world wide web:


Saturday, November 7, 2009

I've repented for my sins against the earth

"Some of them were dreamers
And some of them were fools
Who were making plans and thinking of the future
With the energy of the innocent
They were gathering the tools
They would need to make their journey back to nature
While the sand slipped through the opening
And their hands reached for the golden ring
With their hearts they turned to each other's heart for refuge
In the troubled years that came before the deluge

Some of them knew pleasure
And some of them knew pain
And for some of them it was only the moment that mattered
And on the brave and crazy wings of youth
They went flying around in the rain
And their feathers, once so fine, grew torn and tattered
And in the end they traded their tired wings
For the resignation that living brings
And exchanged love's bright and fragile glow
For the glitter and the rouge
And in a moment they were swept before the deluge

Now let the music keep our spirits high
And let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by
By and by--
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky

Some of them were angry
At the way the earth was abused
By the men who learned how to forge her beauty into power
And they struggled to protect her from them
Only to be confused
By the magnitude of the fury in the final hour
And when the sand was gone and the time arrived
In the naked dawn only a few survived
And in attempts to understand a thing so simple and so huge
Believed that they were meant to live after the deluge

Now let the music keep our spirits high
And let the buildings keep our children dry
Let creation reveal it's secrets by and by
By and by--
When the light that's lost within us reaches the sky"
-Before the Deluge by Jackson Browne

Monday, November 2, 2009


My favorites this past week:

Mama you been on my mind- Jeff buckley
Be set free- Langhorne Slim
Dos Cosas Ciertas- Ozomatli

Highland hall candle light vigil.
Synchronicity sleepover.
Rainn Wilsons's twitter.

Monday, October 26, 2009

"It's a long way down, but I feel alright"

Every song i hear,
Every conversation i have,
Resonates with my heart.
I don't know yet what the right or wrong thing to do is,
all i know is i will not allow fear or loneliness to sway my decisions.
I do not need fair-weather friendships
I do not need your opinion.
I am just trying to sit. With God. And figure out what it means to "follow my heart."
I hated that phrase until it became true to me. and i hope it becomes true for you.

My non-poetic happenings in life include
Spending a lot of time on the back porch.
Spending a lot of time in the library...and enjoying it.
And spending a lot of time with my mother.
She puts me at ease.
I have been escaping Azusa every chance i get, just to remind myself there
is a whole world outside of this fast paced, demanding, dramatic, campus life.
I have many more decisions to make, and lots of planning to do.
Good thing God can only be with me in the present, otherwise i'd be living in the past or the future...anywhere but right now.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What a beautiful God there must be

In my jumbled wishlist of a prayer
I asked for someone to listen
For a moment with you
For some clarity
For my appetite back
For reconciliation

and today
i experienced all of those things.
Call it an answer, luck, or wishful thinking,
But now i don't feel so alone.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

it's cold

I. miss. everyone.
I couldn't cry
& i couldn't cry
Then Today in class i cried, on my bike i cried, everywhere.
I have to leave for a long time. And this makes me cry too.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

on being

"it is in solitude that we discover that being is more important than having, and that we are more than the result of our efforts." -Henry nouwen

This morning my mom cried as she read me a letter from her last check-up at the doctor saying that her viral load (the amount of Disease in her blood) is undetectable after 5 months of interferon treatment. I have many things to be grateful for today.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


february was a dark month. March has been better. Especially the last two weeks. i think i got my sanity back.
current likes:
Henry Nouwen's out of solitude
the weight by the band
Tegan and Sara
rage against the machine
Francois iced coffee
my "co-workers"
the train

broken backpack
waking up
growing my hair out
bad eating habits

These lists are for later on, when i like to look back