Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I just killed yet another phone.
How will you know it was me?
You think I've got caller ID?"
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Yesterday evening my housemate Carley was working on a project for her photography class, and managed to rope many of us in as models.
Since she's a fancy pants photographer, she was shooting film...so alas, I don't have copies of the final photos (though she did spend her morning in the dark room, so maybe some soon?). I do have some some crappy pictures taken on my cellular telephone though of all the fun we had during the shoot:
[Carley & Ben setting up the shot]
[Carley eating a banana - made me think of Nick Hagen]
[Carley & Me, probably my favorite picture from the shoot...]
Then I wrote this letter:
Hello and greetings to my dear friends!
As many of you know, I tend to avoid facebook completely at all costs, and would only use it if something INCREDIBLY important came up. And now, it has. I have been presented with the opportunity smack-dab in front of my face to make one of my biggest dreams to come true, and I need your help to do it!
What is this huge life-long dream of mine you may ask? It is to become part of the weekly show of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cheap theater (Celebration Woodland) is showing it indefinitely every Friday & Saturday at 10:45 p.m. I went to the first showing tonight with my friends Carley and Luke, and it was lovely. The man running it was an amiable middle aged man and Rocky Horror veteran. The theater wasn’t very full, the callbacks were limited (Asshole. Slut.), the energy was lacking (though we all enjoyed the timewarp), and overall it just didn’t quite have the feel of the other Rocky Horror movie/live experiences I’ve been to.
The point is, that this could be our chance to seize! OUR TIME TO SHINE. I think we could really do something with it. We can learn the callbacks, bring the props, go to the shows, dress up – and dare I even say learn the parts and act it out? This show needs the gusto, the energy, the creativity, and the sexuality that I know we all can bring! Even if we could just do one big show, my life would be made.
SO, if you are here in Grand Rapids, let’s make some plans, get together, and DO THIS. And if you don’t, well…come visit and join in! PLEASE! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, and let’s go from there!
Don your fishnets, dig out your feather boas, dust off that copy of ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ (for inspiration), and get ready to DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
*P.S. If you are a Rocky Horror virgin, do not be shy! You are more than welcome to join in on the festivities!*
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
There was laughter and tears. He read to me, we ate delicious Thai food, baked an apple pie, hung out with old and new friends, sipped coffee, went for a cool autumn walk, scrambled eggs, slow danced to jazz in my kitchen, shared a bottle of red wine, watched a movie, munched on pretzels with beer, and saw BEN FOLDS in concert, just to list a few of the activities that took place.
On Saturday we spent no less than 3 hours in Meijer, waiting on my prescriptions and trying to get insurance figured out. I felt pretty darn lucky to have Luke there to hold my hand and keep me calm while my patience slowly unraveled.
[meijer turned our brains to mush]
[silly, anti-boredom picture]
We baked an apple pie, which I had never done before, which made me pretty proud.
Kaytee & Asa came over Saturday night, which led to a good cuddle-puddle and a splurge on pizza with my housemates. This fall has been entirely emotionally exhausting, and it’s so nice to be surrounded by people I admire for their beauty on the inside and out, and to feel the love just radiating.
I’m quite certain one of my favorite moments of the weekend was when we were making our dinner Monday night and Luke took my hand in his, drew me close to his chest and slowly swayed me back and forth. The smell of freshly chopped onions mixed with the olive oil simmering in a nearby pan, and Ella’s voice sang out of the speakers alongside the sound of Louis’s trumpet. Looking into Luke’s eyes and being so close to his heartbeat made me feel warm, safe, loved, and home...
It's very clear our love is here to stay.
Not for a year, but ever and a day.
The radio and the telephone.
And the movies that we know.
May just be passing fancies and in time may go.
But, oh my dear, our love is here to stay.
Together were going a long, long way...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Happy Halloween! This October has been fantastic, and Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm just so so so happy right now.
I think my favorite part of the holiday this year - even better than the parties, decorations, dressing up, horror movies, pumpkin carving, cider, donuts, children's books, caramel apples, cookies, pumpkin beer, Witch's Brew Wine, Goblin Juice, and spooky music - was handing out candy to the adorable kids trick-or-treating today. I love kids, and they made me miss my campers.
I also really really enjoyed the halloween party I went to last night. Lots of good old friends, 3 great bands, fun costumes and dancing!
[Carley & I were mimes at a halloween party a few weeks ago]