I am LOVING this jungle weather.
I am LOVING this jungle weather.
Me on the piano. Can you tell what song it is?
“Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.”
“We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.”
T. D. Jakes
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Oh how I hate going to bed but love sleep all at the same time.
Oh man. I am so digging Jenny Lewis’ new album The Voyager.
I mean, I’ve always loved Jenny—first I ever heard of her was on Chattanooga State’s WAWL back in 2006, singing “Rise Up With Fists!!” and “Carpetbaggers” with M. Ward—but this new stuff takes the cake. Her sound is so dreamy and California-tinged.
I feel like this new album is so vulnerable, and I love it. So honest, and much more “grown-up” or something. My favorites so far are “She’s Not Me”, “Just One Of The Guys”, “The Voyager”, “The New You”, and “Love U Forever”.
Saw her live with Jonathan Rice in 2011, and the show was pretty epic. Not gonna lie. I cannot tell you how excited and giddy I was when they started to play “Next Messiah”.
If you’re new to Jenny, this is my prescription to you:
1. Rise Up With Fists!!
2. The Next Messiah
3. Silver Lining (with Rilo Kiley)
4. She’s Not Me
5. Just One Of The Guys
6. Handle With Care
7. Acid Tongue
8. The Frug (With Rilo Kiley)
9. See Fernando
10. Black Sand
I am addicted to the internet.
I am addicted to bread & cheese.
I am addicted to sweet tea, Irish Cream iced café breves & Coke.
Maternity photos gross me out most of the time.
I don’t like it when people are unnecessarily quiet when they talk.
Sometimes I organize things for fun.
I don’t usually go to sleep before 2 a.m.
I don’t read as often as I should. (I’m working on it.)
When I’m home, I have my pajama pants on.
I snort when I laugh.
I don’t like ice cream.
I cannot blow a bubblegum bubble.
I cannot stand chevron patterns.
I slightly judge people who use Comic Sans.
I own albums by Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, and a One Direction iTune.
Don’t get me wrong— I love busy days. Days out, days in the sun, making photographs, doing things, working, being with friends, watching live music, travelling, whatever. But some days, like today, I love going nowhere. Oddly enough, it makes me feel sort of productive.
I do my laundry, any dishes in the sink, spritz the counters, I sweep, I tidy. I (try to) make time for my at-home workout my fitness trainer boyfriend wrote up for me. It makes me feel good. Even better when I also make time to read a few chapters in my book-of-the-moment. (Don’t think I’m tooting my own horn—this is not every day.) I also love having something to obsess over: rearranging my website, rearranging my room, editing photos, organizing something, making something, learning something.
Of course I lounge, too. I keep the History Channel on in the background like a weirdo when I’m home. I play my piano. I sit out on the deck with my sweet tea and read, or just sit, or play with the cat, sometimes I bring my laptop out there and nerd out on the internet while being outdoors at the same time. I often get stuck on photography websites. One of my new obsessions is Vivien Maier.
I’m glad every day isn’t like this though. Most of the time I do crave adventure and busyness and anything new.
"Being lazy does not mean that you do not create. In fact, lying around doing nothing is an important, nay crucial, part of the creative process. It is meaningless bustle that actually gets in the way of productivity. All we are really saying is, give peace a chance." —Tom Hodgkinson
— George Bernard Shaw
— Isaiah 53:5