30 December 2010

2010 was fun.

My dear readers,
So sorry about the lack of updates in the last week. I have been enjoying my Christmas break at home with my family and friends. Hopefully the snow, deer and ethanol give me the fuel I need to ring in the new year with a bang. New posts resuming January 3rd. 

Love and miss you all! Thank you for your encouragement and kind words.

Positive endings and happy beginnings,

24 December 2010

Home for Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy the time with your family, friends, coworkers, significant others, or whoever else you may be spending the holidays with. How blessed we are to have this time to share with eachother!

21 December 2010

North Pole Bound

Spoiler alert: Becky Murphy will be back in the homeland tomorrow.  Texas! Oklahoma! Kansas! Missouri! Iowa! How does one get so lucky?!

Battle of the Carrolls/Carols

BY THE WAY: David Crowder Band has a fantastic free download of Oh Holy Night here.

20 December 2010


Sometimes I'm just too lazy to let myself be inspired.

17 December 2010

A Portrait Series of whom I do not know | 002: William the "Jellyfish" McDonald

William got a nine when he took the enneagram test. His CD player is currently stocked with Kid Rock, The Eagles and Rilo Kiley. He found the Rilo Kiley (More Adventurous) album a few years ago on the ground and assumed it was a gift from God. And it was. William is a celiac, though he does not know it. He once met Kathy Lopez at a speed dating session. Though he wrote down her number, she did not return the favor and the two have never been spotted together since.

16 December 2010

A Portrait Series of whom I do not know | 001: KATHY LOPEZ

Here is Kathy's sitiation (pronounced: sitch-E-A-shun, like Jane Lynch said it in Party Down):
Though she does like Panchero's, she received the nickname from her peers after her father opened the first "Panchy's" in Northeast Kansas. Kathy also likes Laguna Beach (seasons one and two, of course), winking as a flirting mechanism and the cilantro salsa from H-E-B. She has a tattoo that says, "live laugh love" in Latin on her—you guessed it—inside ankle. Though she'd never admit it, she did play the Big Willie Style CD to and from work everyday so she could learn all the words in hopes to throw down some sick beats at karaoke.

14 December 2010


* If you can guess where this is drawn, I will either give you three bear hugs, fifteen high fives or one copy of my Superstar Christmas CD.

08 December 2010

saggy and baggy

This happens when you wear your jeans throughout the day and they stretch (a lot). Though I hate it, I do not hate it as much as Brie Nickels does. She coined the term, "poopy butt" in-spite of the problem.

04 December 2010

Surprise: Father Time!

I read something that said time is the best gift you can ever give. I completely agree.

Soooo....I am going ot be more intentional about making time for time. However it may be. Not wasting. Just giving.

01 December 2010

chicken soup

If you get this, then you probably think it is very funny.

30 November 2010

She loves Tejas

Alicia came to visit me in Waco last week. We had a great time hitting up the local eateries and hanging out with new friends. We made our way to the glorious Austin to polish off the week by celebrating Thanksgiving with a family that neither of us belong to. A good time was had by all. Now all you Iowans, don't let Alicia hog all the fun [Iowa pun]. Make your way down south and you will be rewarded with some fried food and a sunburn (if you're lucky). 

26 November 2010


Someone told me that I am probably a catch because I have a clean room and trendy decor.

QUESTION: am I still a catch if I write about it in my diary and then blog about it later?

25 November 2010

I'm thankful for eavesdropping (and probably you, of course)

In my defense: 1) I was there first. 2) It was a very small coffee shop. 3) I actually WAS waiting for my friends to get out of the Harry Potter movie and did wait longer than anticipated...

23 November 2010

Girls will be Girls

I was at Common Grounds the other day trying to read a book, but these girls came in just squealing because they must not have seen each other in a while. Then I was happy because MY favorite person would soon be visiting and we may cause a scene like they did.

19 November 2010

Tax Return?

Five pounds is not that much, but it sure was enough to make a point of drawing it [see the saggy left arm]. Unfortunately, my day of gluttony did not end well. I felt sick the day after. Huh. "Woe is me," as the whales say.

18 November 2010

17 November 2010

Christmas list

V5 pens? Moleskine notebooks? Gas money for the Texas to Iowa excursion? 35 mm film? Best Buy gift cards? Design books? Fancy adult beverages? Nobody needs these things. But if someone did, it would be ME.

16 November 2010

Typical Sunday

This does seem to happen quite a bit, the good news is: sleep, church, El Charro Mexican, reading, El Charro leftovers, napping, blog reading [BY THE WAY: Sunday was the last day of Kitsune Noir being called Kitsune Noir. It shall now be called The Fox is Black. CRAZY DAY!] Anyway, those are all GREAT things. Thank you, Sunday.

15 November 2010

Woe is me, says the whale

According to Gawker, whales too can get sunburned. Infact, those on the Mexican coast are. One scientist states: "Humans can put on clothes or sunglasses - whales can't." 

Brie Nickels put it best: "Sick burn on whales. Literally."  She hates them, so this is all good news to her, I'm sure.

11 November 2010

On Marriage

Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. As a recent college grad, I should have known wedding season would be upon me before I knew it. And it is. So happy for all of you! Sister-in-law-to-be + cousins. Can't wait to break it down to some oldies with the folks on the dance floor.

book sale!

Waco is the coolest! I paid five bucks to get in early, and I got the 12 books listed above for just $18! I'm starting with Catch 22. I found a book on on Aubrey Beardsley, some nice type, and several other good reads to keep the brain juices flowing this fall.


For those of you who do not know, "Robbie" is the name of my tummy. Robbie goes on play dates with friends (usually Mexican cuisine or other such dinner parties). Lately, Robbie has been discontent with my apathy toward him, so he's been a little hoodlum inside the old tum tum.

Shop less. Give more.


L is for Lucky Laurel

09 November 2010

True story:

I swear to you that the crickets in Texas are 3x bigger.

I'm sure he exists somewhere.

All I want to do is play. I wanna go to the lake & read.

I'd rather be short.

feels like death


Halloween de Waco

First Halloween in Tejas! I didn't want to have the little snafu Cady did in Mean Girls, so I played it safe and went all 80's up in dat party. Julie brought back the Roxy midriff and butterfly clips circa 2000 (A.D.) Though I do not partake in the Harry Potter series, Anna's wizard costume thing featuring argyle socks sure does make me want to buy more argyle socks.

pop'stachtic mustache and music fancy

Rad new music hub. Launched yesterday. check it: http://popstache.com/
This is only the beginning of an arsenal for music updates, reviews, photos, and samplers. I don't have the time to stay current, so I'm glad Andy and gang are willing to do it FOR ME. You're the best, Pop'stache!

GREAT JOB ON THE SITE, ANDY! I hope you can finally get some sleep and rest those weary hands from all the high fives you should be getting.