Sunday, August 23, 2009

alright already!

I know. promises were made. I broke them. deal.


here I am again.

It's been months but they've been mostly filled with work and work has mostly consisted of a LOT of laundry and ironing and as boring as that is to DO, it's only MORE boring to read about so you'll forgive me for not sharing much.
but today! ah today has been a LOVELY day! nothing too spectacular just all of the things that make sundays my favorite:

sweet, sweet morning time with Papa, check out Bethel Church for a glimpse

good time at Church! including a musical filled sermon today! (Sound of Music and Pippin! what?)

picnic in the park with great friends



As Christabel and the Jons say,
I'm thankful,
so thankful,
for my life

Monday, April 20, 2009

Things I love

1.Over the Rhine
2.stop motion

Number one is an old, old flame recently rekindled by the discovery of their album The Trumpet Child (esp. the songs "I'm on a Roll" "Who'm I Kidding But Me" and "Desperate for Love")

Numbers two and three are new crushes

This video has them alllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (she smiles a turtle smile.....)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I may have fallen in love....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend in photos

12 eggs
5 cups of dye
2 wine glasses
1 ipod playing The Very Best of Dolly Parton
A great beginning

(that's Dolly on an Easter Egg!!!)

finish off the evening with mama horton's world famous candy covered pretzels!

wake up in the morning to see that spring has sprung on 8th street


Friday, April 3, 2009

still alive....sad, but alive...

hello again!
after so long of not posting, I don't know if anyone even sees this blog anymore. I would feel bad except I know that I warned you! I was a costume monster the last few weeks! The show went really well and I have some great photos that I will post soon.

After that, I have spent every possible moment with Bini and Domi before they went back to Germany on Tuesday. Dave and I took them to the airport and it was a terrible but still fun goodbye. One of the worst things in my life is the constant saying goodbye. It seems like, due to my leaving or theirs, I am always separated from the people I love the most. The thing I wish for most is a way to lose that without losing who I am....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Flowin like a river!

oooh the creative juices are just flowing all around!!! After a couple weeks of utter frustration about my work situation, things are all falling into place! God's favor was on me huge time yesterday during a meeting I had about a job and instead of (or along with) all these administrative type jobs I'm shuffling around trying to pay my bills, I'm also now a real live Costume Designer! I'm gonna be working on a production of The Amen Corner by James Baldwin at City College in Harlem. I rode the train part home way with the woman who I was meeting with and it was all I could do to keep it together and not dance around on the subway! The show opens in March and I'll do my best to keep everyone updated but if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why!

Also, my Etsy shop Roses Are Blue had its first sale! AND Bini's shop Herzrasen is up and running! Go see her awesome ipod pouches, journals, macbook covers, and more. She is such an amazing and inspiring friend! Look out for a tear-filled post when she and Domi move back to Germany....

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

creativity and inspiration!!!!

no no no....I'm not reverting to my 2008 style blog updates where they come every 2 months.... I've just been spending all my internet time the past couple weeks looking for jobs AND-cue herald trumpets-setting up my etsy shop!!!!! Go check out Roses Are Blue!!! My friends Bini (her shop will be open soon too!) and Domi have been so awesome in helping me set it up. From inspiration to photography we have been together all the way (and every day!) and I'm so grateful! It's so cool to have such creative and talented friends. I got so lucky somehow to have the people around me that I do. They are all so inspiring in their own ways.

Here's one who is currently blowing my mind with her talent. I've known Shannon for most of my New York life and when she left to go on tour this year I knew I'd miss her but I didn't know how much! She was in town for a gig last night and I got to see her play and she was amazing as per usual. This video isn't from last night but it is my favorite new song of hers. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun."

What a day! Regardless of how you feel about the man, the magnitude of what this country has accomplished today is breathtaking. I watched the inauguration of President Obama (Ahhhhhh!!!!! just to say it!!!!) from my new job at NYU today. I was working in the theatre where they simulcast the whole thing. (Watch history made AND get paid...nothing wrong with that!) There were about six hundred people on their feet as our new president was sworn in. For a generation so often criticized by our elders for our alleged apathy, I think we did alright.

I am not so ignorant as to think that he has all the answers or to put undue hope in what is ultimately just a man, but with our support, prayers, respect, and love, I do believe that he can lead us to a better America.

And for some musical theatre political humour (oh yes, it's out there) please check out this video of my friend Kelly, with whom who I spent this magical day, as Sarah Palin singing "Popular". Absolutely brilliant. My friends are so talented!

Monday, January 19, 2009

oh sam
old man
i'll miss you....
The snow is falling outside, the temperature has warmed up a little-to 30°F- but I'm cozy inside Postmark, my new favorite cafe in my new neighborhood! I wake up every morning amazed again that I get to live here. Everything is so good! Incredible roommates! Soon-to-be-gorgeous apartment! Rooftop access! View of downtown! Perfect location! Now I just have to find a way to pay for it...

we're working on doing up the apartment as often as we can afford it but I'll try to get some photos or video up soon.

One great thing is that I visited a new church! yesterday. I've been in a bit of a struggle lately about where I'm going to go. It's been so long since I have been actively involved in a church. It's kind of strange actually. I'm not 100% yet but I did really like this place and could see myself finding a home there. It also doesn't hurt that it's just a block away!

The wife of the pastor was preaching and she was talking about Esther and how the bible says she was in that place and time "for such a time as this" to save the Jewish people from destruction. It was a challenge then about why are we in this place and time. Why am I alive and here in this moment? I know the general reasons, love God, love people. but what are the specifics? She reminded us that just the fact that we are here means that we are wealthier than 80% of the planet. I can get so focused on how "poor" I am! And while I may not have any extra money right now, I still have so much. I have to stop looking at what I don't have and see instead what I DO have and how I can use it. Like Israel, I have been blessed to be a blessing. (I'm thinking maybe we both need a little more understanding about the second part) Anything I have has been given to me so that others can benefit from it as well. Just a little bit of what I'm thinking about these days......

Friday, January 9, 2009

Because Siri made fun of me...

During a beautiful, silly, deep, stupid, dreaming, laughing, chip-eating, coat-modeling, two and a half hour long skype chat with one of my favorite Norwegians today, it was mentioned that my New Years Resolution was a little lame. SO just in case anyone else thought that my only goal for the year 2009 was to blog more, for your consideration...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A song I'm loving these days...

Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercy for me every day
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

The wind is strong and the water's deep but
I'm not alone here in these open seas
Your love never fails
The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I'd reach the other side
But Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails

You make all things work together for my good

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Resolution? BLOG!

I got to ring it in with style this year at the annual Horton New Years Slumber Party....although I have to say I'm a little disappointed that no one actually slumbered at my very first HNYSP. Molly already said many of the lovely things I have to say about this group on her blog (scroll down past the wedding with the sword (?) to check it out plus amazing pics of our Christmas party and more of their awesome work) but I will echo how nice it is when that line between friends and family gets so blurry that they seem the same.

My most deliberate New Years resolution? BLOG MORE! I have heard the cry of the people and I can't hold back from them any longer...hahahaha...I'm not promising everyday or anything but I'll try to be better. I know I'm starting to sound a bit repetitive with that one but the intention is true! anyway, it shouldn't be to hard now that I'm unemployed! I can just blog all day long! (any chance I could get somebody to pay me for that?) BUT I'll be honest, it gets a little boring if there's no response, faithful readers, so how about you? what's your New Years Resolution? And be creative! I don't want to hear about those 10 pounds you want to lose...Dream bigger!!! If you're looking for inspiration, how about some awesome Swedish knitting "graffiti"