Laura's Blog

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Busting out of this piece

I'm running off to hide in the wilderness. See ya later alligators.


The Palais has reopened and as Joe said, " it's been upgraded from a dump to a dive". It's really great. And while we're discussing things my friends said that were interesting: Melissa said, at the home depot while discussing circular saws, "In the movie, when we have this conversation, I will be wearing a tighter skirt".

So, back in the day if someone passed out they got their eyebrows shaven off. My dear friend (who always drinks me under the table) just decided to put a Viking helmet and a Viking face on this party pooper... I'll give you one guess who's under the blanket (and can I just say they're not really a party pooper because it was definitely like 6am! Ok maybe they're a party pooper):

Friday, May 26, 2006

Librarians Rock!

We just formed a librarian band and wrote three songs tonight. It rocks. Most of our inspiration is coming from the state library, but we shall see where it goes. Come to Art on Lark June 10th to hear me play... and maybe a surprise appearance by my librarian bandmates and back-up dancers.

Here is a pretty picture from my last photoshoot. Maybe we'll put it in the liner notes of our album... or maybe we'll use it for the cover for the techno remix. ;)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Caption Contest

So here's the premise behind this contest. The prize has yet to be determined but it might be money, or it might be potato chips- we shall see.
So Megan Allard, god bless her, is a wonderful photographer and my best friend- she captures the essence of people, moments in time- she just is great at it. But then this picture happened. It's hysterical. This was after (or was it before) my show with Kevin Maul at the Lark Street Bookshop (which was great by the way). I was eating/ or was going to eat potato chips because Aaron said to get them because it helps your voice and the chamomile tea really wasn't doing enough for me after a long day at work and what not. This made me laugh so hard, but I don't quite have words to express what was going through my mind at the time (was it something shiny outside the window? was I thinking about children starving in Africa? I don't do drugs so that's not the answer... was I thinking that Pringles really are better than regular potato chips?). So I ask you, dear people who may read this blog, what caption should I put on this picture? (I am rather sensitive so do try and be nice about it). Thanks.


I cleaned my bedroom today... well half of it. So if I sit where I am right now and look to the left my room is clean. That's a good start.

I am also babysitting three dogs (my mom's, my sister's and my aunt's) and my cat is going to murder me.

This rain is making me angry, two parties were cancelled today because of it and now I'm going to be bored ::pouts:: Ah well, a little boredom might be good for me.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson rocks my world. Damn, that man is brilliant. He's also the reason I met two of my best friends- long story. He always has some words for how I feel.

"Don't grasp my hand and say
Fate has brought us here today
Oh fate is only fooling with us friend"

damn good.

"Let me rock you in my arms
I'll hold you safe and small
A refugee from the Seraphim
In your rich girl rags and all
Did your dreams die young
Were they too hard won
Did you reach too high and fall
And there is no rest
For the ones God blessed
And he blessed you best of all"

Ah and my favorite:

"Oh play me a blue song and fade down the light
I'm sad as a proud man can be sad tonight
Just let me dream on, oh just let me sway
While the sweet violins and the saxophones play
And Miss, you don't know me, but can't we pretend
That we care for each other, till the band reach the end

One step for aching, and two steps for breaking
Waltzing's for dreamers and losers in love
One step for sighing and two steps for crying
Waltzing's for dreamers and losers in love

Now they say love's for gamblers, oh the pendulum swings
I bet hard on love and I lost everything
So don't send me home now, put a shot in my arm
And we'll drink out old memories and we'll drink in the dawn
And Mr Bandleader won't you play one more time
For I've good folding money in this pocket of mine "

Go listen to him now. I command ye!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Baby Bean, Tulip Queen

This is me as a wee small baby. Teehee.

Friday, May 12, 2006

"il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut dans la ville"

Ah, it is raining out and my friend quotes a great poet- the translation:"It rains in my heart like it rains in the city". Tres belle, non? Here is the whole translation of the poem- it could not be better suited for this moment in time...
And as Magnetic Fields said, " La mort, c'est la mort mais l'amour, c'est l'amour
La mort, c'est seulement la mort mais l'amour, c'est l'amour"

Death, it's death
But love, it's love
Death, it is only death
But love, it is love.

Aren't you glad you have a francophile friend who also is a hopeless romantic and has a little seasonal affective disorder?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Juniper Berries

Juniper berries, not elderberries. I so knew that.

What a crazy weekend!!! And then my good friends Melissa and Joe met Hillary Clinton!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Sense making

I computer is plugged into a working outlet. I know, you had so much faith in me being able to figure it out. I am now sitting by the air conditioning vent but whatever. I have 200 more words to write and then I have to make sense of it.
My right ear is ringing. Left for love, right for spite. I guess we'll worry about that after the next 200 words and flurry of sense-making.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Talking to myself

The librarian is talking to himself. I realize that I probably do not look so different when I talk to myself. That's pretty crazy. Both the talking to one's self part and the newfound self awareness I have. Ok, really, I'm just procrastinating.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Turning point

Feeling like I'm standing on a precipice... there is something happening... round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows!!! But I am also feeling optimistic, perhaps despite my better judgment.

Thought that I'd share this other wonderful picture of my sister's party. Of course I'm right in the middle of the craziness this time: