Saturday, February 26, 2011
The new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, just became available for early download release and it took me two listens to determine that I am in love with it, as expected. This is a band that is dear to my heart and a band that I have traveled many times to see. From my favorite show at Red Rocks in Colorado in 2001 to a show in Montreal, Quebec (a beautiful city and a must see!) on my birthday some years ago, I have so many fond memories of packing myself up to go see this incredible band.
When I first heard this album, I envisioned if the circumstances so arose where I would be floating down to the bottom of the sea in a beautiful gown with it's fabric billowing around me, THIS is the album I would want to hear. I certainly hope that if you end up in that predicament that you at least get to choose what soundtrack to float to your demise to.
My favorite tracks: "Lotus Flower" and "Codex."
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This news leaves me reminiscing about the past. I helped open this store. I remember filling brand new bookshelves with untouched books that lacked that precious library smell. I have fond memories making lattes back in the cafe with giggly girls. I met a lot of great friends here and one very memorable boy. I worked here for a few years when I was just getting my feet grounded in this little town I call home and my entire social life revolved around this store.
Although, my era with Borders ended years ago, I'm saddened to know this store will be no more here in Lawrence. The world of book reading has changed and Borders couldn't keep up. Sure, at the time Borders was this huge, corporate monster coming into town. There was uproar about it here. A lot of people didn't want to see this conglomerate plopped down among the locally owned boutiques downtown. I understood, but quickly fell in love with the company & it's care for it's employees when I was there. Although, now I much prefer the image of a cramped, dusty, local bookstore, I sip my coffee with my nostalgic memories this morning. Ohhhhh....Borders. Those were the days.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Two years ago this time I took an adventure. I packed up Josh and our chihuahua, Pablo, and we headed to my favorite city, Savannah, Georgia. Josh and I had been before and I desperately wanted to go back for an extended stay. The plan was for me to take a trip by myself. He stayed for about 5 days and then I stayed there by myself for another 2 weeks and a good friend came and spent the last several days with me there. I don't know what it is, but I have a pull to this beautiful city. It's an old city, a port city. It's flooded with iron fences, historic homes, spanish moss and eeriness. It's a haunted city full of southern kindness. I would move here in a heart beat. Maybe even a millisecond of a heartbeat. Perhaps, I have lived here before in another life and that's what this is. This infatuation with this city, that is. I discovered a lot while staying here. I discovered that alone can be really lonely and can be really invigorating at the same time. I discovered that no matter where you are and how beautiful that place is, that something is missing when you can't turn to your best friend and say, "Look at that!" But, this trip had to be done for myself and now I'm itching to go back. Here is a little bit of Savannah...