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Monday, April 30, 2012

Brewfest Aftermath

Holy shit. I just added up my hours. 90 last week.
Brewfest was a knock-down drag-out success. We had over 6,000 people there, who purchased over 40,000 drink tickets (besides the 40,000 ish we gave out with their glasses). And now it's over and I can sleep and hang out and stop waking up in the middle of the night worried about refrigerated trucks. Pictures and other awesome to be posted once the dust settles.
Blitzen Trapper leaving the stage after closing out the fest and completely rocking everyone's faces off.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Last night I saw Ingrid Michaelson at the Roseland. The Roseland is a venue that, for an all ages show(I don't know why those exist), lets the adults go up into the seats on the balcony with alcohol access and puts the kids on the floor. I was working of course so my room mates went early to get a spot. Plan was to sit at the adult table but a ginger who won't be mentioned has an expired ID so we were relegated to the floor. However, because they got there early we were right down in front and ever so close to Ingrid.
I used to be all about the floor and there are still circumstances where that is true- mostly circumstances that don't involve standing on cement floors for 4 hours.
The point is it was lovely to be so close to my future baby mama, to hear the little things she said off the mic- which were usually about how awesome portland/the audience was- but my old ass hurts today. A lot.
Ingrid is adorable and hilarious and kept getting all ferclempt about selling out the Roseland and everyone singing along with her and just generally about performing I think. It's so fun to see someone play who is genuinely touched/honored that people love her music. Also her voice is amazing and she's amazing and I want her babies.

I am no photographer but I just couldn't resist.

Ingrid rocking hard on a Ukelele. Yep.

Group singalong of You and I.
Anyone reading this not already familiar with Ingrid? Download all of her albums. Stat.

Friday, April 20, 2012


So the following is copied from the facebook status of a girl who lived in my hall freshman year, who I didn't know very well but seems to be pretty awesome so I'm facebook friends with her. Anyway, apparently her friend Ben Finch says awesome things. I don't actually know him at all, but these are his words and I thought they were well worth sharing:
"id say go for it
because why the fuck not
youll probably regret it about dinner time
so i mean
there's two sides to a coin
and sometimes abraham lincoln is on one side."

Pretty much the best justification for anything. ever.
While I'm on the creepy/random track, Betsy(the girl that I'm friends with that I'm not really friends with) has a super sweet etsy shop with beautiful jewelry. I wouldn't say no if anyone ever wanted to buy me any of her pieces.
 Like maybe this...

the Dual Mini Chevron necklace

Thursday, April 19, 2012

When a man loves a dog

I'm at work because next week is Brewfest and it's basically my life right now but I'm taking a brain break and decided to investigate something that my room mate pointed out to me- my dad has posted more pictures of his dog on his facebook than he has of me-his beloved and just damn near perfect daughter. I did some counting.
In my dad's "wall photos" there are 7 photos of me, there are about 7 of my brother, and 14 of Daisy. Men and their dogs.

Daisy has an underbite and an overlarge vulva which you (thankfully) can't see in this picture. I affectionately refer to her as either Cletis (because of her underbite) or tramp/hussy/slutbag (because of the giant vulva). She joined the family in November and has been spreading her slutty lovin all over the Ridderbi ever since. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Working from home

I've started working from home two days a week to save on gas (I commute an hour each way) and it's been pretty great. I roll over in the morning and check my email, then if I'm feeling ambitious I put on sweats and take my computer out to the living room. If it's a lazy day, I stay under the blankets and work from my bed. I get plenty done because there's nobody home to distract me except for these two. And they just sleep all day. Working from home: I recommend it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

 Things I did recently.

Took the kids to the beach.

Chopped off all my hair. Excuse the awful pictures.

Colored Easter eggs
spent as much time as possible on the deck in the sun. 

 Oh, and also Brewfest. Is a thing I've been doing lately.