Monthly Archives: April 2010

>Mommies of Awesomeness

>Every once in a while my moms will send me pictures of… things. Her flowers, her Hallowe’en decorations, things around her house, etc. And the pictures make me happy because it has been nearly five years since I last saw her flowers, her decorations, her house, etc. 

Her most recent set of pictures included this little gem:

What’s the big deal?  I made that thing when I was eight or nine years old. She’s kept it through all those years and through a million moves.  She still has it hanging up in her house.

Just one of a bajillion reasons why my moms is made of awesome.

>What I’m reading now

>”Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat. Once, he hit me on the back of the head with a broken wineglass, and I fell to the floor pretending to be unconscious. That was romantic, or would have been had he rushed to my side rather than stepping over my body to fetch the dustpan.”

— David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim


>London is truly remarkable when you get the opportunity to look at it from a vantage point other than “from under a dripping umbrella”. With that in mind, this morning I walked from Waterloo to work. It is a wonderful walk all along the south of the Thames River – from Waterloo to Tower Bridge (I work in the Shad Thames area).

I’m thinking that one day this summer I will wake up just a wee bit earlier (30 minutes would do it) and take photos as I walk and share them. It is amazing what you get to see along that stroll in just 45 minutes… including but not limited to: the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, the HMS Belfast, the Gerkin, the Tower of London, City Hall, Tower Bridge… so nice when the sun is out!

Definitely a walk I’ll need to do more often. It helps me appreciate living here.

>Phoenix – 30 March 2010

>One thing I *could* be doing is mentioning how much freaking fun I have at gigs on my poor old blog.

I went to Phoenix with Tyran. It was freaking fun.

Hudson Mohawke was the opening act. I dug what he did.

Phoenix were fantastic live. I really like their album Phoenix Amadeus Phoenix. They put on a good enough show that I’m thinking about picking up tickets to Field Day just to see them again (okay, okay… them and Caribou).

So, there are my crummy iPhone photos of the gig. And here is a video (just for you) of them playing my favourite song of theirs for BBC. Much more subdued than both the album and live versions, but a lovely version all the same.

I’ve also been to Midlake this year… but it was long enough ago I’m going to skip it this time. I may get to see them again this year. Anyhoo… Phoenix. Good live show, yo.