Thursday, April 30, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

Boyfriend of the week:
Dick Clark
Television and radio personality, a real mensch, and basically the greatest person on earth...and here's why.

Jackie Wilson ( ) suffered a heart attack on stage, struck his head and became comatose, Dick Clark (who found out that Wilson was broke) paid all of his medical expenses up until the singer died four years later - he never regained consciousness.

Talk about a lovely, lovely person.
And that's why Dick is my man this week.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Her days left in this town were counting down to graduation.

Well, my days in Mansfield are dwindling down to, well, nothing.
There are things that I will miss, and things that I will be happy to never encounter again, but lately I've gained a new appreciation for this town, which I'm pretty thankful for.

Bye Mansfield!

I think it's safe to say that this describes it all.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Things I love

  • riding my bike
  • being called a "peach"
  • the first warm days of spring
  • attempting to make latte art at work
  • being the only person under the age of 50 in a room of women.
  • my lovely, supportive friends.
  • my lovely, supportive friends who contacted me as soon as they found out about Bea Arthur's passing.

Currently Hearing: Accordions
Currently Knitting: a guitar strap
Currently Sewing: two dresses for Meg!
Currently Loving: this bittersweet last weekend in Mansfield.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

oh bea.

So, I'm not alloud to be on the webzzz at work unless there's an emergency.

and there is.

Bea Arthur died!
RIP, my fellow golden girl.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boys who knit. <3

Sufjan Stevens, musician.
Carey Grant, classic film actor.

Russell Crowe, actor.

Adam "Chops" H., college student, v., friend
(in a hat he knit himself! what a beaut! well done!)

Yes please.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


This is my new (old) bike.
I got her from the bike shop across the street from where I work for $40.
She's the new love of my life.

I'm thinking of buying this removable basket for her, for convenient grocery shopping!
I'm so happy/excited spring has finally sprung!

Currently Hearing: The Byrds Play Dylan
Currently Knitting: cabled earflap hat
Currently Loving: my pretty pretty bike and this
Currently Wanting: Sewing Green by Betz White

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Coney Island

The songs that I've been writing for my new album are somewhat mornful, and I don't know if it's going to be so typical of The Bossettes sound. I mean, I won't really know until I record, but I feel that it might be different, mostly because The Bossettes are different.
Lately I just play by myself, and Kate and Michelle are living their lives, which doesn't really involve the music we make together so much (which is completely fine, I understand!)
Anyway. I've been thinking about maybe changing my name since the name The Bossettes really suggests more than one, and I feel I want to have something new.

I'm thinking of Coney Island.
Let me know what you think.

Happy yet heartbreaking.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

Boyfriend of the week:
John Denver
Singer, Songwriter, lover of the wilderness
Pictured with another man I love, Kermit.

Finally, someone who understands my love of the Rockies.
John, you fill up my senses like a night in the forest.
Like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain.
Make it part of you to be a part of me.

Ramblin (Wo)man.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


As a girl who studies her fair share of history (I just wrote four huge history papers this week, sorry I haven't been around much!), I like to really look into the roots of everything.
Lately I've been thinking about shaving, and I've really been wondering how I feel about it.
The origins of women shaving is widely debated.
Some debated reasons:
  • Women were made targets for marketing razors.
  • Shaving was used to make more of a differentiation between men and women. (um, hello. why can't men just have longer eyelashes than women and just be content with that?)
  • Shaving was mainly practiced by prostitutes because their clients wanted "youthful" concubines (aka, little girls). Later crossing over into the mainstream.

I don't really care where the origins come from in this case.
I am not a little girl, I am a woman. Do I really want to be involved with a practice that was originated by pervy men being turned on by the soft legs of little girls?

I don't know how I feel about this. I don't like the origins, however, I don't like wearing skirts unless I have shaved legs either because I feel straight up unattractive to myself.
What the heck, social expectations and gender roles?
You are sending me on one heck of a hairy rollercoaster!
You suck!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"God Only Knows (why anyone would let Phil Spector have a gun)"

Revolutionary music producer, Phil Spector (most famous for creating the Wall of Sound style of recording),
convicted of murder.
Just another reason why people should stick to music and glue guns.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alaska, Canada, Northern U.S.

Help is needed!
  • May 4 2009 8:00 Alaska Tour Kickoff!! House Show! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 5 2009 8:00 TBA (Help Book!) Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • May 6 2009 8:00P The Language Foundry Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 7 2009 8:00P House Show!west lafayette, Indiana
  • May 8 2009 8:00P The Ball Hall Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 2009 8:00P The Sitting Dutchman Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 10 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 11 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Duluth, Minnesota
  • May 12 2009 8:00P CAMP CUPCAKE MILITARY SCHOOL Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 13 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 14 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Innisfree, Alberta
  • May 15 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Edmonton!, Alberta
  • May 16 2009 8:00P Driving! ???, British Columbia
  • May 17 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Whitehorse, Yukon
  • May 18 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 19 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 20 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 21 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 22 2009 8:00p TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 23 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) ???, Alaska
  • May 24 2009 8:00P House Show! Anchorage, Alaska
  • May 25 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Whitehorse, Yukon
  • May 26 2009 8:00P Driving! Driving!, British Columbia
  • May 27 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 28 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Missoula, Montana
  • May 29 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Billings, Montana
  • May 30 2009 8:00P The Pangea House Minot, North Dakota
  • May 31 2009 8:00P Backyard Show! Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Jun 1 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jun 2 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 3 2009 8:00P Bar Games Northwood, Iowa
  • Jun 4 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 5 2009 8:00P TBA (Help Book!) Kokomo?, Indiana
  • Jun 6 2009 8:00P The Sheridan House Columbus, Ohio

Because I want to live my life like this:

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Hurricane

Bob Dylan meets Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Recent Thrift Finds

Dove Jewelry Box -- 50 cents.

Vintage sewing patterns -- 10 cents each.

Truth: My future children
are going to be incredibly well dressed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sometimes I meet lovely people.

I like coming home from class to nine grown men sleeping on my living room floor, then proceeding to make them chocolate chip pancakes.

Hightlights of the Ice Cream Social House Show
at The Green Shutters!

The Sunflower Spectacle

In my house, knitting needles are an acceptable percussion instrument.

I even played a little.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Boyfriend of the week

Boyfriend of the week:
Marvin Gaye.
Sweet soul singer, king of my heart.
This week in music history Marvin Gaye's father shot and killed him while he was trying to break up a fight between his parents.

Marvin, this week, I love you only.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

University Underground

University Underground.
Focus: covers.
Songs that I feel put a fun twist on the original songs, or make them better.

  1. "How Do You Do It" -- The Ladybugs
  2. "Top of The World" -- Shonen Knife
  3. "Blitzkrieg Bop" -- Gus and Fin
  4. "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street" -- Paul Baribeau And Ginger Alford
  5. "How Bizarre" -- The Diskettes
  6. "And Then He Kissed Me" -- The Booklovers
  7. "Together Forever" -- The Softies
  8. "Georgy Girl" -- GUGUG ft. Douglas T. Stewart
  9. "Different Drum" -- The Pastels
  10. "I'm into something good" -- I don't know, help!!
  11. "Devoted To You" -- Rose Melberg
  12. "I Am A Rock" -- Mirah and The Microphones
  13. " You Can Call Me Al" -- Jens Lekman
  14. "The One I Love" -- Sufjan Stevens
  15. "I Love How You Love Me" -- Neutral Milk Hotel
  16. "Everyday" -- Rogue Wave
  17. "Take Me Home Country Roads" -- Toots & The Maytals
  18. "Sweet Caroline" -- Langley Schools Music Project

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

And I think that dress looks nice on you.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my grandmother. I love her pose and her glasses and her black hair, and I especially love her dress.

I always wished that she still had it so I could try it on (which she doesn't, of course)
but I went to the NTCH (a really great thrift store in Welsboro, PA) with some friends last week and found one that is pretty close and made around the same time.

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