My new bedroom is adorable. It’s like this tiny little ship cabin—when I’m in here I am half-expecting the floor to sway from the motion of the waves. And my new little painting studio? It’s terrific. Now all I need is some inspiration. To cap off these little improvements to my living quarters, today we put up a Christmas tree and hung colored lights around our door frames. I didn’t even think we were going to decorate but we did, and everything feels very cozy now. If I haven’t said it before, I really love our apartment. If you are a reader who knows me personally and lives within driving distance (which I think holds true for most of you) you should stop in for a Christmas visit. We can roast some chestnuts over the open fire and sip some Tom Collins (gross!)
As for the snow, it’s mostly pure ice now, and I have to admit that this morning as I was attempting to get out of our driveway and then off of our side road I kind of wished I owned an SUV. But I only thought this after the second time my car bottomed out over a rudely placed snow bank, all right?
Okay. Having dated a musician that I was first a fan of, I should know better than writing about any professional musicians here. Well, that said and ignored, I am not quite sure about this new Rilo Kiley album (Under the Black Light). It’s not my favorite, although some of it is incredibly catchy and maybe they really are the new Fleetwood Mac. But I don’t set out to write music reviews here, I just need to say this: Jenny Lewis will always be my favorite female vocalist—always. I don’t agree with everything that comes out of her mouth, but I agree with the way it comes out! (If you have the album, come on, her last couple lines in Breakin’ Up? “Ooh, it feels good to be free!” Does it get any better?) Anyway, she’s it, she’s my favorite voice, forever. And of course nothing is quite as binding as the thoughts posted here in this blog…
I re-read that last paragraph and it kind of sounds like my opening line is hinting that I once dated Rilo Kiley. Let’s put that rumor to death right now. Rilo Kiley and I are just friends, and always have been.