Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I really don’t do a very good job of keeping this up to date. I need to make a more concerted effort. So, I made the aforementioned NYC trip. It was so much fun. Tiring and quick but a really great trip. The show was great. It’s hard to put Patty Griffin’s songs in musical form and it not be incredible. When we left Jamie just kept saying, ‘my heart is so full.’ That’s the best way to put it. Patty’s music tells stories better than almost any other lyricist. To see that performed live, on stage, was incredible to me. It was so definitely worth the trip. Other than that, we went to our favorite restaurant in Times Square and had sushi, took the subway out to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty (and buy a purse- it’s all about the priorities), spent a lot of time on the Subway, talked too much and missed our stop a couple times (not that I didn’t want to see Queens really), had dinner at the Trailer Park lounge. (Yes it even had a real trailer inside and served tator tots), got rained on, cried a little, laughed a lot more and slept in bunk beds. It was a really really great trip. I had so much fun and hated that it had to end so quickly.

I spent the end of last week and the weekend in Atlanta for my birthday. 29 if you’re wondering. It was a really really great time. I laughed a lot and was able to spend some time lying by the pool not thinking about anything at all. However the disadvantage of taking a couple days of work like that, only makes me want to take a real full vacation. I’m working on a couple coming up though, so I’ll just have to hold out till July.

Otherwise, I haven’t had a lot going on. We just finished season renewal fun at work. Which isn’t really my job anymore since I’m in group sales, but I guess someone forgot to mention that to my co-workers so I’ve gotten to participate in that part a LOT.

Since my blog has been so deserted lately, I thought I’d give you some recent random notes about me. So here are 29 things that you may or may not know in honor of my 29th birthday.

1. The best book I’ve read recently is The Memory Keeper’s Daughter. It’s really good. You should read it too.
2. My favorite drink as of lately is vanilla Dr. Pepper.
3. I made my first pot roast last week. It made me feel domestic.
4. I drink too much wine when I’m cooking.
5. The pot roast was still good even after all the wine. :)
6. I make really good mixed CD’s. Just a fact you all should know. The recent collection is entitled FabFriday and if I could market it, I’d make a lot of money. I’m just saying.
7. I’m glad it’s summer and houseboat season again with Sarah. There are very few things more relaxing than lying on a raft on a huge lake where you’re away from any distraction.
8. Lately I've been terribly convicted by the number of plastic bags I use. It's ridiculous and I think I need to start carrying canvas bags everywhere I go.
9. It’s unfortunate that you can’t always live in the same town as your best friends. I would up for just buying a block and having everyone I love live in those houses around the block. It would make leaving a little bit easier.
10. I think I’m going on family vacation again this year. Panama City this time. Which promises to be a great time. I know I’m almost 30 and still love family vacations. What can I say?
11. I’ve decided my summer project, well one of them, will be learning to knit well. I’ve tried it, and learned before, but never mastered it. (can you master something like knitting?!) So, I’m going to attempt it again. Because really, the best time to drape yourself in wool that you’ve knitted is the summer. :)
12. The lighting in my office is so bad on it’s own that I have 6 lamps in addition to the overhead lighting. One of them is in the shape of a purse and my sister got it b/c it was one of the tackiest things she’d ever seen. I get more compliments on that purse than anything else in the office.
13. I’m going to work out of the Cincy office for about 3 days coming up soon. I like that b/c it’s an excuse to hang out with my friends I don’t get to see often and expense everything at the same time. :)
14. In the past several weeks at work, bc it’s so slow I’ve watched the entire first season of Brothers and Sisters on I loved it.
15. My car is within 2 months of being paid off, so I think with the extra money there I’m going to buy a macbook and maybe just maybe upgrade my ipod.
16. This year was the first year I’ve had a birthday cake with my name on it in years.
17. I love IKEA but they make finding the right light bulb to be the most tedious project imaginable.
18. I need some new music. I haven’t fallen in love with an album since Ellery’s live release a couple of months back.
19. I have to miss the Chris Thile concert I wanted to see in Newport on Sunday due to a VBS Tech Rehearsal…How is that fair?
20. I’ve decided that I’m going to fly to wherever Nickel Creek’s final concert is. I mean, really do I have a choice?
21. I love Sufjan Stevens. If you’ve never heard him live, you’re missing out on one of the best concerts I’ve ever heard.
22. I miss Heroes. Why must shows end over the summer?
23. I can’t wait till the Harry Potter release. I need to start rereading 1-6 so I’m ready for it to come out.
24. Watermelon is the most perfect summer food.
25. I want someone to teach me how to play the guitar. Cheap. Like as in, I’ll cook dinner for you, teach me to play the guitar.
26. I think I need to audition for a couple community theatre productions in the fall. I’m feeling like something is missing from my life right now. Maybe I’m just not stretching myself enough.
27. I think the older I get, the more I overthink things.
28. I’m hoping to get my 2nd tattoo in July.
29. I don’t like that 29 is so much closer to 30 than 28. At least then I could still pretend to myself I was in the mid-twenties. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello liz --
let us know when you're in cincinnati!
and have you ever listened to dan lanois? his 'shine' record is doing us good.


3:56 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

YAY!! A Lizzy update!!!
Okay, since I don't get to comment here too often, I have to say a few things about your 29 list:
2. We'll try to have some on hand next week.
6. You do make good CDs, bring me a copy of your latest.
8. Me too! Plastic is bad news.
13. YAY!!!!
14. It is a REALLY good show.
22. I know! :(
23. Sarah's been catching up the last several weeks. I'm just having her give me the clifs notes so I'll be ready.
25. I can lend you my guitar lessons DVD. David Hamburger is the instructor. I bought it because I didn't know when I'd have another opportunity to learn from Professor Hamburger!

7:33 PM  
Blogger craig said...

Hey Liz. Good stuff here. Fun read. Selfishly hoping all this travel doesn't happen on between July 4-10. See you soon.

7:48 PM  

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