Sunday, July 19, 2009

Going Out

My house had a Southern-theme party this Saturday.  It was a smashing success, and I learned I can make an ambrosial butterscotch pie and dynamite mint juleps.

After the party all my friends went to Heroes at TTs.  I've had fun there in the past, but lately I haven't wanted to go out much.  Also, I spent a lot of money on the party, and TTs is notoriously expensive.  The last thing I wanted to do, in fact, was go to Heroes.  Derek and I watched an episode of Deadwood instead and went to bed.  It was exactly what I wanted to do, but still this morning when I saw all the fun facebook pictures of everyone out, I felt like a huge loser.  It's that classic FOMO (fear of missing out), or maybe I'm just worried I work too much or don't have enough fun.  

Whatever it is, it's probably not worth losing much sleep over.  I have a decent amount of fun, and a lot of my work now is fun, too.  And I'm saving to go on tour and for school.  I deserve to be lame, dammit

In the geeky fun department, I got my birthday present in the mail this week.  I can already do two finger rolls and play "The Streets of Laredo."  Watch out.

Photo by Vicki.

Friday, July 17, 2009

cheap massages at Art Beat

FYI Bostonians:

Some of the therapists from Massage Therapy Works are going to be giving very affordable chair massages (between ten and twenty bucks) at the Art Beat festival in Davis Square tomorrow (Saturday, July 18th). Don't say I never did anything for ya.

Here's the full scoop at my MTW wellness blog.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This is one of my favorite recent photos.

I have tomorrow off, so I'm going to Trader Joes, the tailor, and the guitar store to get a stand for my new banjo.

Life is good.  That is all.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Boston Healing Blog and Youth Team Fundraiser

I've started to write a blog for Massage Therapy Works in Davis Square (AWESOME PLACE, btw). Check it out here: Boston Healing Blog.

Also, James Caroline, Ryk McIntyre, and Myself are performing for The Boston Youth Slam Team Fundraiser this Friday, July 10, at 6pm at Cloud Place in the Back Bay. $10 suggested donation and all proceeds go to send the Youth Team to Nationals.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

the kindness of strangers

On my way to a photoshoot yesterday my car broke down on RT 2.  I pulled over to the shoulder and called AAA.  I was wearing a pin-up dress, my new Fluevogs, and big sunglasses reading a book of poetry leaning against the guardrail with a corset and 5-inch heels in my bag.  In the thirty minutes it took for the tow truck to arrive, five, count them, five, men pulled over to the side of the road to ask if I needed any help.  One even said he had seen me from the other side of the highway, exited, and gotten back on in the other direction just to come to my rescue.

Context is a funny thing.  I wonder if I hadn't been dressed like that how many people would have come to "help" me.