Thursday, August 18, 2011

nothing much to say...

but i need to say something as i am letting this blog slip into no-man's land quick. not much going on - still unemployed, still moving, etc. etc. etc. on an upside though, there was a very promising interview that occurred yesterday and so while i am not getting my hopes too high, there is a really good vibe floating around me about this one. fingers crossed people, this girl needs an income stat.

so, i woke up this morning thinking about how much i am going to miss my bedroom when i leave this place. i like where i live alot but the office is always hot, the kitchen is tiny, the bathroom is always dirty (could that be my fault?), the front porch is about to fall off, but my bedroom, my bedroom is awesome (as mentioned here). i guess i haven't ever had a bedroom that i liked this much becuase i have never really cared about what kind of bedroom to look for. you better believe i will be thinking about it now. it isn't like i spend a ton of time there or anything, really i just do my sleeping there, but it is cool and dark, even during this horrid heat wave, and i feel peaceful in there. i have 6 nights left to sleep in that room and will enjoy every last one of them.

can you tell i am bored and just want to post something on this damn blog?

on another note, while the logistics of unemployment really suck, i have actually had quite a good time in the 2.5 weeks that i have not been working. i have had a garage sale, gone swimming, to the spray park and the aquarium, had a few dinners and lunches with friends i don't get to see very often and some i get to see all time, spent time with kid friends, attended a few happy hours, put together the rest of my photo albums, watched a lot of movies, went shopping, played bunco and clue, and had a fabulous little getaway to college station. good times. and good ways to avoid packing and job hunting...precisely like what this blog post is doing for me now :)

i have been doing a lot of daydreaming about where i would move if i don't find a job soon. this is what i have come up with. not too shabby right?

red river, new mexico (my favorite place)

or just the mountains in general (seems peaceful and cool, right?)

Source: via Marcy on Pinterest

or washington dc (help make some change in this country?)

or maybe austin (where there is an endless supply of good music and fun friends)

or nyc (and maybe work for the planned parenthood federation of america?)

or maybe just bum around europe (it seems very ugly though :))

Source: via Marcy on Pinterest

in the end though, i think i would just like to keep bumming around east dallas.
so, as said before, keep those fingers crossed friends.

Monday, August 8, 2011

canton co-op

so, a couple of weeks ago, kelly called and told me that our friend kyle was coming in town from austin for a show. kyle is a drummer and plays in a band called tacks the boy disaster. i asked for the details because there is not much that i love to do more on a friday night than to go listen to live music but knew that it was highly unlikely that i would make it as i was having a garage sale with emily that day and the next and it required a 5 am start to my day, 2 days in a row. after being responsible, turning down the offer, putting on my pj's and settling in front of the dvr, kelly and jack show up with a six pack and sweet talked me into going with them (as you can imagine, it did not take much. they had me at beer). SO, we headed out to this place called canton co-op for a free show with free keg beer (all this free-ness also didn't hurt their argument). i was intrigued from the moment we got out of the car. from what i can figure out, the co-op is basically a loft in deep ellum that is owned and run by people that want to promote artists and musicians and provides an outlet for their work. apparently they have a lot of free shows. the location was awesome, there were not many people so it was like a private show, and the music was fantastic. this is who we got to see:
kyle's band, tacks the boy disaster

this is kyle jammin' on the drums

my jeruselum

this girl was rockin the bass and it was awesome

and michael kincaid opened with an acustic show (i couldn't find a video but snapped this pic...he was amazing!)

looking forward to my next rrip to canton co-op!

looking for some inspiration

since completing the 10 day challenge i have felt uninspired. not just in blog topics, but also in life in general. looking for a job and not knowing where i am going to be living in a month have put a damper on my spirit so i went seeking some encouragement. these are good ones that i will be silently chanting on repeat:

all cards found here