Tuesday, November 25, 2008

black tambourine

One of these days, I just want to be a little ole lady on top of a hill.

This is my new favorite comic strip y'all. I love the janitor's creepy skullaton.

If you feel like loving me, and you've got the notion...

So in many ways I guess it's good that I didn't move to NY and live my dream at Maxim magazine to work my up to Playboy magazine. Maxim and Blender (it's music version that sucks) is shutting down camp. Besides, Chicago is too cold for my blood. So aren't we all glad that huge-ass blunder didn't happen for me. As Rocky so thoughtfully explained my life pre-Husband to his lovely partner Simon (with a basket of tortilla chips, no less): Zoom zoom (basket of chips flying through the air), Zeee CRASH CRASH CRASH (basket of chips crashes into salsa bowl, chips fly everywhere, basket overturns, sad and pathetic).

Hey, who doesn't love being the brunt? haha Whatever. Those chips weren't even that fresh.

Why do I listen to so much Grateful Dead? I don't even like the Grateful Dead.

But I do love Dr. Phil, from PostSecret:

Maybe I'm amazed

He's such a dollface. Or a Golum face. Whichever you think is cutest. Dinner with the friends last night was a blast but it was really Owen that made the best company.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How can you run when you know?

It's Neil Young day on my Pandora station, apparently!

Rob, this bud's for you dude:

talk and songs from tongues of lilting grace

Okay I completely totally mostly always can't stand Sarah Silverman. I just don't find her funny and generally find that the people who love her stand-up are fairly despicable...BUT Cookie Party? Now that's a whole 'nother subject.

And yes, I admit it Husband, Jake, everyone else I find to be cool. I'm coming around on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Mostly because Charlie, the guy who screams alot, is that his name? He's really hott. Su-Lauren hott.

Speaking of, I want to be a teacher and get this whole week off a work.

Another friend with a baby on the way?! It makes me very excited. The Ward Art party Friday was a blast. I can't wait to show Husband my sir prize. Dinner with Rockstar Saturday and staying up 'till 3:30am talking was even better than the olden days. Thanksgiving dinner with friends Sunday was a perfect way to stuff my gullett with dark gingerbread pumpkin mousse trifle. Turkey? Who needs turkey! I have trifle!!!


Mmmm cookies...ugggh stomach ache...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hey! Jungle Love, ohweohweoh

Mogwai makes me happy. The band and the elf king!

God, I am so glad to be out of those blues. They were really getting me down. Thanks Hubs for letting me be. There was nothing different this time, but man, was it all so completely different.

Hey New Yorkers, you should go see this for me. I'll be up there in January but I don't know if it'll still be up.


For my girls going through some rough patches. I understand. That point where you can't stand the crawling back anymore and so you act like that nasty girl you want to deep down act like, show off how you really feel, show off what he's really wanting to make you into and what you're wanting to be made into. Show off just how unattractive you can be. And the little part of yourself likes it. "If I had stayed, I would have seriously hurt him. For all that hurt on me, I would be in jail now. I had to leave. I couldn't be that nasty of a girl." For all my fellow nasty girls. I love you dearly. Chin up. It's over time now.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am colorblind

God I love Grace Jones. Nipple to the Bottle is one of my favorite songs right now. Look at that dark oiled skin? Jeez. Beautiful.

I can't tell if this is the ugliest thing I've ever seen or not.

Yes I am party dress shopping. I think I found my outfit.

Don't you love how they call them playsuits? Oh those kooky British.

You are my sweetest downfall :: I loved you first

Favorite line from daily received chain email:

WARNING: The consumption of White Wine may make you think you are whispering when you are not.


Well I'm glad I could help Piper meet the man of her dreams last night because it was all I could do to keep talking to his friend. Shew. Like pulling teeth. I mean come on.

So, we've decided in my family this year that we'll just be getting the kids Christmas presents instead of everybody giving a bunch of gifts all around. Budgets are tight, etc. Chris and I are giving the family a heard of goats from Heifer Project to donate to a family somewhere. Maybe some rabbits and ducks too. Because I think that's awesome. That goat has devil eyes!

Don't trust that parrot. He's a liar!

Have so much to accomplish in the next few weeks:
-Friends in town for lunch Saturday. Rocky and Simon in town this weekend!
-Plan Menu for party
-Buy food for party
-decorate for Christmas/party
-Clean house for party
-make food
-Garden Club buy food, make food, attend party
-Lizzie's in town!!!!
-Christmas party, party, party!
-Advent Women Bible study begins in there somewhere

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hey lady, you got the love I need, maybe more than enough

Oh darling, darling, darling, walk a while with me. Oh you got so much.


3 things that make me happy!

1. Living next to Hall High who has the kickingest booty stomp marching band. Think Drumline style but still working on it. It pleases me to no end to sit on my porch after work with Hubs (who played trumpet in marching bands from Jr High up to University) and listen while somebody's showing off with a wailing trumpet. That stomp stomp is in my blood. It's why, instead of skipping school, I attended nearly every pep rally at my alma mater Little Rock Central High. Why would you want to miss those drums?!

2. Geode crystals! I took chemistry, kind of, in college. And I know this was explained. But GAWD, my chemistry class was so boring that even I couldn't make myself interested enough to get over that. So anyway, how do they get inside the rocks? I love it! Mystery!

3. VH1 reality rockstar celebrity looking for love/redemption/15 more minutes. How could you not love these shows? Rock of Love has been my personal all time favorite franchise including ROL 1, 2, and now Charm School. I have never, NEVAR, though been a fan of the Flavor of Love series because Flava Flav pick up the phone! is totally scary.

I'm the same boy you've always known

My North Node in Leo. My South Node in Aquarius.

"The theory behind the Nodes of the Moon (the North Node and South Node) suggests that we all come into this world with some underdeveloped and overdeveloped aspects of our character. The Nodes of the Moon point us to these specific qualities: the South Node suggests our overdeveloped character traits that are easy for us to fall back on, but that may undermine our lives if we hold on to these traits for security; while the North Node suggests the qualities that we need to develop in order to find inner balance.

The North Node and South Node points are directly opposite each other. They are not planetary bodies; rather, they are points that take into account the relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the time of our birth."

I don't necessarily believe that this all has any karmic relevance, other than love they neighbors yo!, but I think it's definitely interesting inasmuch that it's a pretty personal statement to admit your weaknesses (me) and your strengths (me). Fear of what others think, personal success, achievements, being good enough.


North Node in Leo and/or in the Fifth House

"With North Node in Leo, our South Node is in Aquarius. With North Node in the fifth house, our South Node is in the eleventh house.

A tendency to rely on others who may let us down, to come across as impersonal or distant in our dealings with others, to be fearful of being the center of attention and standing out as an individual, to fear taking risks, and to fall back on peers and community at the expense of our own individuality are some of the issues this position suggests. With this position, we need to avoid falling into the easy trap of worrying about what others think about us. Instead, we need to strike out in our own individual and creative path without fear. We need to make a conscious effort to deal with others in a more personal, involved, and loving manner, rather than falling back on reason and intellect which detaches us from our feelings. We can easily alienate others when we over-emphasize equality to the point that we won't acknowledge individuals' uniqueness. We can too easily lose touch with our own heart by rationalizing our feelings, and become overly involved with other people's problems at the expense of our inner needs for attention. Learning to take personal risks, which requires a certain amount of self-confidence, will help us to achieve inner balance and happiness."

Interesting. Lots of this resonates, but more resonates to me in how I've been raised, and influenced. Maybe I see some of this in me. Maybe I don't. I love you, even if you don't.

Charlie Manson has my opposite nodes. Tell a tall tale while you're at it...

the ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in

I think it's going to be a Modest Mouse kinda day. And I used to hate Modest Mouse. Exception being Tiny City Full of Ashes and dance parties on top of the tables at old JR's. Those were the days?

This video is totally stupid but you know, just enjoy the song.


Stress levels are waaay down. Hubs, let's get busy.


Wood burning fire place is tha bomb! I'm so ready to be a pioneer, Little House on the Prairie style. Did you ever read those books? I was addicted. The one where they lived in the little Hobbit style house on the prairie kind of underground in the side of a bank? That was my favorite!!

Dude, don't get 2 close 2 my fantasy.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Resist all the urges that make you want to go out and kill

This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Yes, I admit. I am converted.

DON'T TREAD ON ME! Emily Post to the grave bitches!

This image has come up repeatedly in my day. It's one of my favorites too.

Beg, steal, or borrow two nickles or a dime and call me on the phone

So maybe I don't need an iphone after all...

First fire of winter last night and it was AWESOMEULAR!

Weekend was good. Got so much stuff done and had a good time with Spencer and Aubrey. Working on Hubs Christmas/2nd Anniversary gift. I have good ideas. Too bad he won't tell me what he's getting me to make it that much easier....HMM?

Bioshock nights are lots of fun. So is watching The Pick Up Artist 2. I mean do you really have to be taught how to wing? And what's with all the DHV, Kino, wtf acronyms. If you want to talk to a girl, go talk to her. Or do like how Husband won me, and yell at me and my girlfriend Amber across the lawn about how we shouldn't leave the party to go see The Frogs. Haha. It really was love at first sight, believe it or not. (Just don't tell my other boyfriend at the time, whoops!)

I mean we wear matching sunglasses. How could it not be?

Friday, November 14, 2008

i go from day to day

Well since the interfranetter won't let me do my job, I have to post weird shiz here! It's my obligation people!

The Hubble telescope has found the true eye of Sauron!

I, like most nerds that I have married, took astronomy and completely fell head over heels. I was a woman obsessed. It was all I read on, researched, composed essays and poetry for my ill-advised thesis, talked about, dreamed about. It took me there. And it broke my heart. Space, it's not out there. That's completely unattainable. It's in here (tap tap tap on my hollow hollow chest), tucked in a drawer for men to pearl up in.

So anyway, I was very excited to see, and like all good LOTR nerds, I could rejoice in finding another planet where, if these crazy patients of mine keep it up, I will soon be moving to.

I love my job. We have fun around here sometimes.

I'll leave you with the Hubble gallery. If I didn't have a world of hurt to put on some leaves in my yard at home, I'd really enjoy just sitting here with you while we look through them together.

Enter Light, Exit Night

Do you need a puppy but you can't have no puppy? BOO! Get a puppy!

Relearning Enter Sandman on the guitar is one of my greatest memories. Thanks Bubs. Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh.

It's a shame about ole smash face.

Watching Puppies makes me giddy. They're so fat and cuddly! Ooh he's attacking the toy carrot!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How could it hurt you when it looks so good?

Mamma Mia! Me wanty!

Octopus jewelry!!! I need!


Again with the moustaches! NOOOOO!!!

Shoot the Moon

Yep. Baby Darnell is the winner of all things Baby Halloween.

why don't people understand my intentions?

Mustaches are SO BAD! (Mustachio Bashios are SO GOOD!)

Early Turkey Day lunch, SO GOOD!

Girl you're cute, you're sweet, you're such a sexy treat

I heart Joel McHale.

You know you're old when you and your Husband stop sending dirty text messages and start sending company insurance plan update text messages.

Holla all you turning 30 before me! I'm already there!


Visit my SIL at Reganomics. She's pretty awesome. Read about her scary tales of working in Boston with scary Tony Soprano style landlords!


Have you ever sent a PostSecret? What did yours say?

And this long line cars is all because of you

you don't wonder where we're going or remember where we've been.

It just might be a Cake kind of day. Because I have a mountain of paperwork to do. And at what point in life does cake not make everything better? HMMMMM???

I think Nan and Scott are winning the cutest baby race. Watched a video on the Today show this morning where a little girl almost fell off a 150 foot cliff. Hubs and I looked at each other over coffee and decided I will stay on the pill a little bit longer. Oh yeah, and he told me we have to go to Mexico and explore Doomsday 2012 and hit up India before that can happy. See Chrissy, we will be drinking margaritas on the ocean in February! Mexican Lobsters ahoy!

(Ha ha you see what I just did up there? Huh? Did you catch it? Doomsday!)

Paperwork is boring. I'd rather answer questions. So ladies are asking about my morning routine. Here goes:

-Facewash. Not Burt's Bees bc that stuff doesn't work. I prefer Arbonne bc it's gentle and works. Or Oil of Old Lady exfoliating anti-aging wash.

-Burt's Bee Royal Jelly (insert jokes here) eye cream (more jokes here).

-Neutrogena Anti-Aging SPF moisturizer. Do not buy anti-aging anything without SPF bc that stuff will let your skin fry, it strips it down so much. Expect redness for the first few days then soft dewy skin forever after!

-MAC concealer. This stuff is God's cammo. Bare Minerals powder foundation, but buff that shit afterwards or you'll look like this. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. This stuff is incredible for making your skin look and feel soft. They say you can sleep in it, and I often do. Always a light dusting of bronzer. Always blush. Always brown mascara for day, black for night. Eyeliner and eyeshadow are completely optional for me and I mostly save them for night. But I use mostly MAC eyeshadows and liners bc with pallets like these, why would you go anywhere else? (Aquadesiac is my personal fav right now and even though it's very blue, it makes my green eyes pop!).

-Before putting on mascara, I spritz with MAC Fixit. I don't actually know if this helps, but it feels amazing and my makeup doesn't go anywhere after a full day (which is pretty impressive).

-Curly hair mostly does itself. Then I'm out the door!

Total time to get did up: 15-20mins leaving the shower to leaving the house. I'm just that good! BOO YA!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

something safe for the picture frame

I love, LURVE cheesy stoner lava lamp escapades. We own a lava lamp bc my dear Hubs brought it into our house. Not bc we're cheesy stoners. Right?

Anyway I am totally into metal and Black Sabbath and Mastodon and whatnotrot right now and it makes me really really happy.

So combine the two, and you have this version of Sweet Leaf:

Who doesn't love the pot leaf galaxy at the end? hmmmm?


I stare through my kitchen window
at the Japanese maple in my neighbor's yard.
It's neon scarlet branches droop, bounce almost, in the wind.
Hanging over the rock wall that divides us.

I do not wish to be any more one with my neighbor, but I covet dearly his tree.
And not even the tree, more the idea of the tree.
How a beacon in the changing season. How a beacon in the wintry October rain.
Watching the tree, I think I can.
But I commit no sin, as I step outside, shovel in a gloved right hand.
I steal none from God.
But how I so want to touch them, limbs outstretched. And whose limbs?

Anyhow, tree limbs are too high, I can't reach even on tipped toes.
How it must look from the other side--
a grappling hand pulling at rocks, nails digging in mortar, fingertips
swinging, disappearing, swinging.

Tell him get the bottles poppin' when they play my song

Don't have much to talk about, well news that's mine to share. Mostly just working my arse off, playing online Scrabble with Brenticus and Quentin, watching Hubs play BioShock (and loving it!! It's better than most tv shows!), reading Edith Wharton's Custom of the Country and loving it, sending all my love out to a certain friend who's always been my comrade in arms, listening to George Michael, buying Christmas decorations, finished the 2nd Annual Wilson Holiday Party Extravaganze (invites go out next week!!***), praying for my moma's MRI results to be good, ate some pizza (it was so yuuuum), dreamed that Central American gunmen terrorists were taking over my plaza set in the jungle and trying to convince my moma that it wasn't friendly fire, on a soup for lunch kick, totally ready to read Watchmen, finally, loving this, am so in love with my Husband and how he sleeptalks to me at night, am ready for Thanksgiving if only for the homemade cranberry sauce and cornbread dressing, excited to go buy vintage clothes for my 18 year old cousin for Christmas, and while I'm there, pick up a bunch of cool shirts for Hubs and some shirts for me to make my own braided belt, thankyouverymuch.

And that's really about all of it lately.

***Hott single ladies get ready! It's confirmed: hott single bachelors lining up!!! I love my single friends! Fun times! I'm so ready for this party!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blue in Green

You know how you have those friends that will never know how much they mean to you? Brenticus is that friend to me. I highly doubt he knows how our regular email Scrabble games really do keep me going sometimes. Or that time when he told me not to go to breakfast that one time. Man how I should have listened. I was never very good at listening to what I didn't want to hear.

Seafood gumbo for my soul. Husband, your jambalaya last night ruled me! I can't wait to get home and finish reading Custom of the Country while watching you play Bioshock. Our little domestic bliss.

(I just had to give up The Reef. I don't care what Henry James said. It was truly boring and awful. Took me about 2 weeks to read 50 pages awful because I kept falling asleep awful. But oh, my, how I do love my Penguin Classics!!)

Everytime I turn around, back in love again

I get mixed emotions.

Who wants more stress?! Me me please!

My moma is bad off. bad. She has either ripped her shoulder muscle/pinched a nerve/slipped a disc in her back. Any way you slice it, she's on a lot of pain medicine that's not helping and she's miserable. And bc she's my moma, that makes me miserable.

Please do what you do and send some kind thoughts to my moma. She really needs them. This isn't bullshit pain. And I can't stand seeing her hurt.

Thanks in advance.

Need more reasons? See some of her pics from her latest trip to Poland. Isn't my moma the cutest? Don't you want to keep her in your pocket?

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'll have a squashed strawberry alleycat, if you don't mind

Blargh! No more!


I heart Kids in the Hall. But have you seen Dave Foley lately? EGADS!


Piper said "you liked those Tickle guys, and we were all like, ugh, because they played acid jazz."

hahahahaha this day is looking up!

I just can't control my feet

My friends are amazing. So is Hubs.

I honestly don't know what's better. Them meeting Mike Mills at 3am in the NOLA Harrah's casino or the Mr. Sassy Man slot machine in the background!!

Holiday House was fun last night. So was Crush wine bar. oops! I bought my little cousins an Elf on a Shelf as one of their Christmas presents. It's this little cute but 70s style creepy elf that sits on your shelf and tells Santa if you've been naughty or nice. You're supposed to make it a yearly tradition. I think he just rocks.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life is a highway, I'm gonna ride it all night long

Because I'm insanely busy, I decided there's no other time better than now to present--

Life IS a Highway: Various Things Totally Creep Me Out!

Blue Roses are just wrong. Totally completely a waste of time. And they're completely ugly to boot!


The Creepy Guy from LOST is a musician/singer too?!?!? AHHHH!!!

You can slice a grapefruit on his cheekbones!!!



Don't blame it on the sunshine // Don't blame it on the moonlight

Jeez, to be under 28 again, where my party dress budget was larger than my rent budget.

Blame it on the Boogie!!!

People need to quit having babies, and start having parties. I'm ready to throw on my black tights, high heels, and go dancing in one satiny number!!


Have the 2nd Annual Wilson Christmas Hodown Extravaganza menu planned. Hitting up Holiday House tonight for a few jars of sweet onion rouxmelade and some free wine and decoration ideas.

Our Christmas decoration theme this year is Unicef! All the Children of the World! Very colorful. Golds and reds and jewel tones. Lots of red ribbon and lots of gold spray-painted pine cone garlands. And Unicef boxes! Give us your spare change!!!

I am SO excited!!! I'm thinking a red dress this year...OMG or totally this with a super chunky African necklace!!! Wheeee!!!

we hold out our hands, lift our hands to catch them // to eat them up drink them, up up up up

What is there left to say about my love of REM? Mike Mills was dressed like a redneck. Micha was all suited up. Husband actually met Mike at the casino at 3am the night before and we have a pic I just need to get it(lucky bastard!!)

The crowd was super into it. Everyone shouting along. A hundred cell phones in the air. It was a GREAT show. GRRRRREAT!

REM at Voodoo Fest *

1. Living Well Is The Best Revenge
2. These Days
3. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
4. Drive
5. Fall On Me
6. Man-Sized Wreath
7. Ignoreland
8. Houston (They cut this WAAY short but that's ok bc I hate this song.)
9. Electrolite
10. Walk Unafraid
11. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (Mike Mills on vocals)
12. West of the Fields
13. The One I Love
14. She Just Wants To Be
15. Let Me In
16. Horse To Water
17. Bad Day
18. Orange Crush
19. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
20. Encore:
20. Supernatural Superserious
21. Losing My Religion
22. Driver 8
23. 7 Chinese Bros.
24. Man On The Moon

Let Me In on the organ and acoustic guitars. V. cool.

Here as well.


Searching the streets for a soul committee, talking ideas on lust and pity

Ghostland Observatory WAS AMAZING!

They had the full on crowd dancing like lunatics and the lazer light show was 2nd to none (definitely beating all those UALR Pink Floyd laser light show makeout sessions of my youth at the planetarium).

The creepy guy in the dracula cape. The creepy androgynous Freddie Mercury hippie dude dancing around = hella fun. I'm glad we took the chance.

Okay so I know most of the pictures are of lasers, but still! They're LAZERS!!!

Take the skin and peel it back // Now doesn't that make you feel better?

So it's been a million years, but here we go:

First, NIN was amazing. Hot hottie (yes Husband, you are correct, he is a most handsome damaged man) Trent Reznor and crew (Twiggy is looking real old FYI) put on an incredibly lighted show. The ambient was great. The rest was great. I think I've finally come out of the closet to admit that I really do, and always really have, liked Nine Inch Nails. Jake tells me this makes me hella lame but you know, whatever. I never really told anybody bc it's not like girls to like that kind of music. But there's always been something about machine music. Bjork. Tori. Tons others. They've all explored it. And I've always liked it.

Nine Inch Nails
Voodoo Music Experience at City Park
New Orleans, LA

Letting You
March of the Pigs
Head Down
The Frail
Gave Up
The Warning
The Great Destroyer
Ghosts 5
Ghosts 25
Ghosts 19
Ghosts Piggy
The Greater Good
Terrible Lie
The Big Comedown
Ghosts 31
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

The Good Soldier
In This Twilight

(Warning, the NIN pics are really awful. Sorry.)

(This was the ambient part of the show. It's all the new album stuff and it was v.cool live!)