Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pretty Music, Deer and Shit

I wasn't sold on the Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago album at first, but then I found this a cappella video they did spontaneously before a house show, and I fell in love (a cappella does that)
I've been thinking about it a lot and talking with my parents, and I've decided to apply to go to London in the fall next year. I had been considering Buenos Aires, but overall I do think London would be a much better decision. Now that I've got my sights set there, I am soooo excited for the possibilities! Living in London, TRAVELING, exploring, hopefully interning with a cool company, taking DP abroad, oh and learning stuff I guess... so exciting!

Bon Iver plays all around Europe. Maybe I'll be able to catch up with them somewhere...

For now though, I'm wintering in the woods. Pictures from our "family walk" in the fields:

Dad: Do you know what this is? A deer feeding station!

Dad: Do you know what that is? A deer snacking station!

Me: Hey Dad, do you know what that is? A deer pooping station!

Clearly they didn't care I was being attacked, but I know they care about the important stuff. I appreciate their help in making this London decision and in everything else... even when I do get a little sick of them.

The Music: Overall the For Emma, Forever Ago album is very pretty, but the songs are very similar. In some cases that isn't bad but these are slow, heartsick ballads. Sometimes I just want a confident, fuck-you-world, I'm gonna dance song, and there aren't really any on this (Skinny Love comes closest). Also the lyrics are on crack. I get that they are poetic and all, but you really have to pay attention to get any meaning - okay I guess paying attention isn't always bad, but you have to be in the right mood to really enjoy this. And if you're in such a mood, I would definitely recommend this.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Tall Man Once Said

Some pretty confusing, but hilarious things...

1. Of course I like yogurt, I'm Irish and German!
2. Haha oh Cait, I can't wait for you to hulk out so I can call child services and have your children taken away
3. Julie I want you to go to France like today so you can talk and they'll throw tomatoes at you... What? It's the first produce that came to mind.
4. (my personal favorite) oh KrizzyDear Jimmy,
Sorry we give you a hard time about sleeping all the time and about being a little confusing haha. As such a good friend and blog enthusiast (haha I sound so old), I thought I'd dedicate this post to you. I'm sure you're creeped out by it... your face might even be starting to bruise because of it, but it's all yours anyway : )

This is also dedicated to you because you can single ladies like no other

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Those Girls" Take On NYC and 2082

Because it's almost Christmas and no one says Merry Christmas better than Hanson...

I was creepily in love with them. I am also a little bit in love with our trip to New York. It was so much fun but freezingggg. We saw and did so much (Macy's, Sak's, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, New York Public Library, MOMA, FAO Schwartz, Tick Tock Diner).
We also decided that gypsies, cream in tubes and people who buy things can't be trusted. We traveled with Manta Claus, went to the dollar store, asked a security guard where exactly Ghost Busters took place in the NYPL, made Keiran stand in a giant armpit and more.
It was so cold that we had to stop at H&M to buy hats, gloves and tights to put under our jeans. The turquoise tights I bought were perfect for the 2082 dance party we went to later that night. They said to think future but 80s so sweat bands and tin foil. Caitlin, Keiran, Beth, Lindsay and I got dressed up - but apparently in the 2082 people wear the same things they wear now because no one else dressed up haha. Here's to being "Those Girls" and loving every second of it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Use Somebody

This is Ron's solo at his a cappella concert. He arranged the rest of the piece too. I'm basically in love with it.

This semester has been so weird. I've had fun but I guess it's just not what I expected or hoped for. Maybe it's sophomore slump, maybe it's my perspective, or maybe it just is. Maybe I put too much pressure on myself but not doing so is easier said than done. I wonder how things will be next semester. Whatever tomorrow we're going to New York and then I'm almost done with finals and junk.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Do you believe in something beautiful?

Okay blog, I've been neglecting you. I apologize and I promise to update you more.

Last week me, Caitlin, Keiran and Corrie went to see Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at the First Unitarian Church. It was an awesome show - especially because "we were those girls," and as Caitlin said by those girls we mean the girls that danced like crazy and had fun the entire time. It really was so much fun dancing and being carefree with good friends and DP. We even got a real car ride home- something that's rare but appreciated in the city.

I've had my ups and downs this semester, but the concert and the weekend that followed were positives. Saturday we went to a friends' house where we haven't been in a while. It was another fun, carefree night. I re-encountered the guy who doesn't deserve me and reaffirmed my belief that he doesn't deserve me - but we can still be friendly. Then I met weird, funny freshmen boys and had a random, hilarious time with all of them. Overall it was a good night with new friends and old.