Monday, March 30, 2009

Rooster Tease.

Something I've been called lately,
which kind of annoys me, yet leaves me amused.


How can someone be a you know what tease when:
  1. they are not intimate (physically, emotionally, etc..) in anyway, shape, or form and
  2. make it completely clear that they are not interested in a relationship?

How silly!

Currently Knitting: a green cabled hat
Currently Hearing: early 60's sunshine pop
Currently Loving: staying up late to listen to early 60's sunshine pop.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I like + Alaska Update

The tour to Alaska is almost completely booked. I am pumped!
I can't wait to be living out of a car for a month and a half with two lovely young men again.
That probably sounds completely sarcastic, but I am for serious, for sure.

I like Milkmaid Braids.

My mom used to do this to my hair when I was a little girl.
I love. Still.

I cut my hair short in November of '07 when my best friend Anthony left for Iraq, and I said I would keep growing it until he came home. By the time he came home this past January my hair was down to my shoulders. I decided to keep growing it out because I wanted to wear my hair in milkmaid braids for my wedding.
Now that my engagement was broken off, I still find myself growing my hair out, and I realize that I'm doing it for myself.
I like that reason most of all.
So, we'll see if I can reach to goal.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

I've been slacking this week. Expect the podcast later on. Sorry!!
Boyfriend of the week:
Gary Lewis
front man of 60's pop group Gary Lewis & The Playboys, son of Jerry Lewis.

What a dream.

Currently Knitting: a cabled slouch hat
Currently Hearing: pwrfl power
Currently Wanting: a mountain dulcimer

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's so important to make someone happy.

Lately I've been feeling so thankful and full of love for everyone in my life. So, I'm making things for them. My rules for these gifts:
  1. No guarantees that what I will make will be liked by the person it's made for. (could be a picture, a song, a poem, a hat, a button, mittens, baked goods, etc..)
  2. What I create will be just for that person.
  3. It will be done this year (2009).
  4. It will be something that can be held.

Number One.
This is Christi.
She is incredibly sweet, witty, caring, and spiritual.
Christi was the first to reply.

She works at the cafe on campus,
so I thought this reusable, reversible coffee cozy
would be perfect for her.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rural Pennsylvania & Theft vs. Starving Children.

I go to school in a very rural area of Pennsylvania, which is extremely impoverished. It's not rare for me to see children in shoes that are falling apart with dirty faces and hair that looks like it hasn't been washed in a week or maybe longer.
It breaks my heart.
I often find myself wanting to get down on one knee and do the lick the thumb mom thing to clean the dirt smudges from their cheeks and foreheads.

Yesterday I was in the supermarket and as I was waiting in line there was a couple with three small children under the age of four. The family had huge boxes of soda under their cart, and paid for their frozen pizza and boxed macaroni and cheese and rushed away without paying for the soda. I watched as they walked away, and looked at the cashier to see if he had noticed. He didn't.

My heart went out to these children. I wanted to hug them, take them home, give them baths, and feed them a warm meal to nourish their bodies instead of the soda and frozen pizza they were going to be given.

I watched these people steal and I didn't say anything.
I'm the kind of person who will confront someone when they are doing something wrong, especially if it is hurtful, harmful, or offensive in any way, but I didn't say a thing about this.

Was it wrong?
I saw them as clearly being victims of their situation.
Was it wrong of me not to have said anything?
I think I would have felt worse if I had said anything.

When is the earliest time a person can be a foster parent?
Age 21 (In Pennsylvania)

Now I'm wondering if it's a good idea for a single,
22 year old strudent to be a parent to troubled children by herself.
A part of me says wait until you're married and have a partner to do this with.
The other part of me says there's no time to waste.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Musical Goals

Right Now:
  1. Finish this album
  2. Do a DIY tour this summer, and maybe make some friends who like the musics.
  1. Play NYC Pop Fest.
  2. Play New England Popfest.
  3. Play Athens popfest.
  4. And my #1 dream of dreams: Play Indietracks.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Real good!

Real Good.
A collection of loved demos, live recordings, and covers
from The Bossettes.

Love it.
download it for free.
(I thought this would hold everyone over until the new album is done.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

Boyfriend of the week:

Toby Foster

Every boyfriend of the week I've dated has probably been older than me,
but not Toby,
and that's what I love about his music.
Youthful, insightful, and honest.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

University Underground

University Underground
Topic = boys and girls!

This week I wanted to focus on sometimes that I feel can really make a song --
The blending of vocals from both genders.

  1. "My Heaven, My Sky" -- Rose Melberg
  2. "Somewhere" -- Vic Chesnutt & Liz Durrett
  3. "Say Hello" -- Rosie Thomas
  4. "No Two People" -- Danny Kaye
  5. "Tonight You Belong To Me" -- Page France
  6. "Cherry Blossoms" -- Polka Dot Dot Dot
  7. "Go Where You Wanna Go" -- The Mamas and The Papas
  8. "I Want to Tell You" -- Funny Little Dream
  9. "Asleep on a Sunbeam" -- Belle and Sebastian
  10. "Wait For You" -- The Maybellines
  11. "10 Hour Drive" -- The Poconos
  12. "If I Ever Get the Chance Again" -- The Parcels
  13. "Stark Street" -- Boy Crazy
  14. "Gumdrops" -- The Smittens
  15. "Art" -- The Diskettes
  16. "Than Her Heart Allowed" -- Silence at Sea
  17. "8 Great Ways" -- Tullycraft
  18. "When I Go" -- Slow Club


Things I love:
  • Having the time to cook dinner.
  • Loving and being loved.
  • The smell of lemon on my hands.
  • Springtime.
  • Gelato.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What I will miss about college:

(Isn't that picture so funny?)

The first thing I think of when I think about
what I will miss about college:
free birth control
Is that bad?
I mean, not because I'm a big ol' hoebag, but I do think every woman should have the right to know what's up with her bod, whether she wants to know when her monthly visit will be or if she doesn't want to get prego.

Oh, nevermind.
I just found out today that I have to take two more courses before I can graduate. I am livid. Thanks Mansfield University. I'm thinking of getting my degree in Art History here (since it's completed) and then finish my History degree and teaching certification at ESU for next fall.
I love going to school, but I don't love how they love screwing people over.
It doesn't look like my free birth control days are really over after all.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


My new favorite word. I just like the way it rolls off the tongue.


[lak-ruh-mohs] –adjective
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.

And to end on a happier note:
I can't wait to see fawns this spring.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Topaz and Flock

The new spring issue of knitty is out, so I am thrilled (to say the very least!)
My favorite patterns are:
If I could fast forward ten years just to knit these for my future babies,
I definitely would.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

Boyfriend of the week:
Jens Lekman
musician, my dream man

Oh Jens, I'll let you under the shade of my umbrella
if you'll row me in boats and play ukulele with me.

Speaking of dream men, I was walking back from class today and saw the most beautiful specimen gracing the sidewalk outside of Belknap. We met eyes and both said hello to each other.
Isn't that lovely? He was even wearing nice shoes and glasses. Unfortunately, in Mansfield, PA that usually means that he is:

A.) Taken.

B.) Not interested in ladies.

Maybe that's not the case, and perhaps our paths will cross again (which isn't all that unlikely considering how small Mansfield is).
I'd like to make a nice new friend.

New Demo:
"Thick Woolen Clothes" -- The Bossettes
"Winter Song" -- The Bossettes (this is years old)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I Look Like Wednesdays.

Currently Knitting: coffee sling
Currently Hearing: Ane Brun
Currently Loving: my marrow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Grilled Vegetable Lemon Pasta

Grilled Vegetable Lemon Pasta
  • 1/2 your average box of pasta (I used angel hair)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tomato
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt, pepper, oregano, basil

  1. Julienne the bell pepper and onion, and dice the tomato.
  2. Lightly (lightly, lightly) coat a pan with olive oil and add the vegetables to grill (make sure you add the tomato last so it does not get too soggy! Yikes!) Once they are grilled toss in a dash of the salt, pepper, oregano, and basil (as much or as little as you choose.)
  3. Boil water (don't forget to put in a pinch of salt and a bit of olive oil!), throw the pasta in, then strain it when it's done.
  4. Add the vegetables to the pasta. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the mixture, add a bit of olive oil so that it doesn't get too dry and yuckified, and about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (again, however much you want. It depends on what you like, really. I put even less than that.)
  5. Enjoy!

Eggplant and squash would be great with this dish as well, or really any veggie, for that matter. I just used what I had in the house, and thought that lemon would compliment it well....and it did!
Yes please!
I hope you enjoy this basic, but yummy dish.

University Underground

Playlist: Topic = Girls in the garage chill the eff out.

  1. "In Bed All Day" -- Tilly and The Wall
  2. "Paper Horses" -- Accordions
  3. "Behave" -- Lake
  4. "I Need You" -- Sarah Hammond
  5. "Birds of Cuzco" -- Nina Nastasia
  6. "Lonely Angel Dust" -- Laura Veirs
  7. "deadcowboytown" -- Silence at Sea
  8. "French Song" -- Naughty Naughty Nurses
  9. "Love Hit Me" -- The Orchids
  10. "Swimmers Ear" -- Alexandria Hall
  11. "Limbs" -- Jelen
  12. "Location Temporary" -- Mirah
  13. "I'd Like to Walk Around in your Mind" -- Vashti Bunyan
  14. "Early to Bed" -- Dear Nora
  15. "Three Star Compartment" -- Heavenly
  16. "San Francisco Song" -- Camera Obscura
Download the Podcast!

P.S. I'll post pictures from the past week later.

I'm almost done writing my new album.
Here's a demo of my newest song. I'm sorry the quality is horrible.
That's the story of my life.
"We Rise from Sleep Simultaneously"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A spring break that feels like spring.

I went to New Mexico to visit with my friend Jem for a long weekend. It was beautiful, and I spent the majority of my time alone exploring, but it was still so lovely. My first time being in a place that felt like spring over spring break.
And to think, I will be touring to Alaska this spring -- a place that will feel like winter.
My, my, my!
While I was there I made a twisted rib circular scarf.
It felt so nice to start something and have the time to finish it in two days.
Better than smooches from someone who makes you giddy.
Better than watermelon on the fourth of July.
Better than making new friends on airplanes.

Remainder of my Spring Break schedual:
  • Wed. -- York, PA. Lunch with Chris With Knives. Harrisburg, PA. Making dinner with Kate.
  • Thurs. -- Lock Haven, PA. Out with Liz for her birthday.
  • Friday -- Pittsburgh, PA. Gallery opening and after party and Sean's place (Mr. Jackson, if you're nasty.)
  • Saturday -- Lots of driving. Lots of working. Lots of cooking.
  • Sunday -- Working, then! Dinner Party/House Show @ The Green Shutters (my house)
anyone and everyone is invited! Be there!
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