Monday, April 20, 2009

headed west.

"california im coming home
im going to see the folks i dig
ill even kiss a sunset pig
california im coming home..."

"they said, how long can you hang around?
i said a week, maybe two,
just until my skin turns brown
then im going home..."

~joni mitchell

lyrics, a little out of sync, but the sentiment is real. i'm headed to the west for some needed rest, sunshine & visiting with my lovely friends. i hope to post while i'm there, but if not, just listen to joni & go to the beach in your mind :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

california dreamin.

so i'm headed back to cali for an all too short visit next week and as i was sitting here tonight, i was making a mental list of ALL the things i miss about being out's a sample:

emilia & the captain
in & out burger
(...a double cheeseburger protein & animal style, with crispy fries)
buffalo exchange
trader joe's
pacific beach
the 5 freeway
fashion island
authentic mexican food
my kiddos & friends in the OC :)

that's a good start!

unfortunately, i must hold on...for one more day ;) here's a lil' wilson phillips trip down memory lane for the lovelies:

Monday, April 13, 2009

the low anthem.

the low anthem @ merrill auditorium

ok, so whilst waiting for my beloved ray lamontagne to take the stage this past weekend, my ears were delighted by the low anthem - i have to say it was like @ first listen! the group is uber-talented (seriously is there any instrument that the three of them don't play???) and i am now an O-fficial fan, this is my favorite song - freakishly haunting & sweetly a good way:

find them here.
listen to them here.
stalk them on the road here.

oh and my other fave is 'to ohio' which i couldn't find to share, so go to the website & livestream it :)

[photo by kristy for thingsihearttoday]

Sunday, April 12, 2009

gossip in the grain.

i went to an AMAZING show last night, saw ray lamontagne (who i LOVE) and it was a feeling of being brought somewhere else for a short time where love & pain are friends, where feelings are transformed into his weathered, raspy voice and spoken directly to me. after an encore, he simply said "thank you, see you guys soon." and walked off...(sigh)...i am eternally grateful for amy & her spare ticket :)

my favorite song, SO glad he played it:


the splendor of the rose and the whitness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its lovliness.
-therese of lisieux

flowers have arrived in maine. i would like to than mother nature for this small promise of beautiful & warmer things to come.

[photo by kristy for thingsihearttoday]

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

working my way back...

if you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. that monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine.
—martha beck

Monday, April 6, 2009

ship shape.

new to the shop.
the skipper is a cozy addition to any sea-worthy
outfit fit for a quick sail around the harbor.
weather the wind & waves in style.
check it out :)


"if you love someone, put their name in a circle;
because hearts can be broken,
but circles never end."
~ unknown

photo by emilia jane