novels.

there are novels i could write about this last week.

how upset i am by bard, geneva, dave and newman leaving.  [the adorable pictures to emphasize.]

movies i’ve seen and the depths of affect on me.

and now portland.

how i’m here.  how i’m in love. how excited i am.

where i’m off to next.

but, life happens when you’re blahgging… so i must go.

we’ll catch up later.

hope that something pure can last.

Oh, the Post Office has been so exciting lately.  It delivers.

What have I received lately?  Oh, I’m so glad you asked/care.

biographies are down that aisle... and please keep your voice down.

My new reading glasses came.  They are not for reading… well, okay, they are… but for me, they are for staring at a computer.  It’s sad, but my eyes have started hurting after staring at this funny box for too long.

I thought they were blue!  I ordered them online and they looked like this amazingly beautiful teal color… but, alas, they are Slimer-green.

I feel like I look like a librarian… going through a mid-life crisis… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I asked Evan,

– These glasses are horrid, aren’t they?  Just tell me.

– Well… I will say that I’m glad you aren’t super psyched on them and wanna wear them out in public… because that would’ve been awkward when I tried to stop you.

Loving using them to stare at computers, though… and read things that come to me via the mail…

woot!

…like my new climbing guide!  OH. MY. GOSH.  I’m so excited about my fall exodus.  I’ll end up being in Yosemite for two weeks climbing to my heart’s content.

Yosemite is where I go to reset.  Things become clearer after a trip to that valley.  If you’ll be in or around Yosemite the second and third week of October, holler at me and we’ll celebrate life together.  Oh, my heart swells just thinking about it.

And that aforementioned exodus will start with something I’ve been looking forward to for years…

oh em gee, yes.

…an ARCADE FIRE CONCERT.  In Portland.  With Al.  One of my favorites.

I’m not sure if you know, but this can’t get much more exciting.  I’ve wanted to see Arcade Fire, like, for forever.  They are hands-down my favorite and the thought of seeing them makes their stored songs within me want to burst straight through my chest and fill the room with tear-worthy anticipation.  [too dramatic?  meh.]

If you don’t love Arcade Fire, it’s okay… we will be friends, but never more.  Either way, you should look at this…

thewildernessdowntown.com

It is wonderful.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

[much love.]

HOWL.

click to read treasures galore.

Had a blast in the KHOL studio yesterday.  Groovin’ hard to some sweet tunes.  So many favorites… how do I choose?

[very much love this song/video.]

[also slightly obsessed with this song/video.]

[way excited about new of montreal… especially featuring beyoncé’s little sis. p.s. video = nothing special.]

[here we go… MAGIC!]

[hells yeah jose gonzalez’s band making sweetass tunes.]

[get hooked… get excited.]

refreshing.

I hiked Snow King today.  By myself.  Near dark.

Fall is here.  This song came on my iPod:

Besides wanting to strut around in cowboy boots to dance to this song…

And besides secretly wanting to make out with Sean Hayes but secretly not wanting to face the fact that it’s purely because of his homeless man beard…

This song makes me alive inside.

With the fall [fire] colors all around me and the the lyrics, “fire, burning me inside out” and “fire comes and your can’t strick back”, everything was too perfect: so alive.

And then I went and saw this movie:

I cried through most of it… not sure why.  Because it’s so truthful?

I thought it was refreshing… but then I recalled to a friend that I think that anything I cry at is “refreshing”… maybe.  [huh.]

Oh, wild Saturday nights.

[= dumb blahg.]

a little “one on one”.

Oh, fall is starting to settle in… can you feel it?

Here are some amazing things for your enjoyment:

[ah-mazing.]

First of all, you have to read this: http://gawker.com/5632501/what-to-listen-to-this-fall

Because of Ashely, I have been sitting here laughing hysterically at the amazing descriptions of some amazing tunes.  Thanks for sending!

Great Tunes + Great Laughs = Good Times.

[and, for the less robotic lovers…]

[gorgeous.]

oh, i love them.

I do very much miss fireflies.  They are magic.  In high school, a boyfriend took me to a place where the fireflies were amazingly out of control.  It was like being a giant movie star in a sea of tiny paparazzo.  We slow danced amidst them… just like in Robin Hood…

Oh, cheesy high school love.  Regardless, I love fireflies.

[ugh, this hilarity makes me kind of wish i were in portland sometimes.]

Married To The Sea rules.

[it’s errrywhere!]

thinner in some places.

c’mon and move me.

I laughed at myself when I realized that I included the same Matt & Kim song for the last two blahg posts… but I didn’t take one down… cuz the song is that awesome.

So awesome that we played it on The Morning Scramble this week:

…but the biggest treat was my special guest DJ, Whales!

gettin' d-o-w-n.

The Morning Scramble has never seen so many amazing dance moves.

Big holler of thanks to Lauren for all the great music and the amazing time.  It was so lovely.

And I smaller holler to our silent but definitely deadly partner Anna Davis for her priceless commentary and flawless PSA Anouncement [heh] reading.

So much love in the studio.

get it, girls.

Some faves:

[their album is pronounced “apple nuclear jazz”]

[a no-brainer whaley love/fave.]

[couldn’t find the song we played by radio radio… but i like this one, too!]

Thanks again, Whales.  Twas awesome.