Friday, September 28, 2007


Matt and I saw The New Pornographers Wednesday night and they were amazing. The last time we saw them in concert was five years ago in Brooklyn and the show rocked then, but I think they've definitely improved with age. All the bandmates were there including: Neko Case (the pipes), Carl Newman (the brains), and Dan Bejar (Bob Dylan on crack). It is pretty remarkable that they were all together---each of them have had very successful solo albums in the last few years. They played a great set for almost two hours. Maybe it was the combination of not having slept for two nights before, but I was delirious with pleasure and danced the whole time (with two of my favorite fans: Bea and Karin). I don't know about you, but a really good concert can sustain me for months. Check out "Letter from an Occupant" from two albums ago:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

greatest album summer 2007

Now that the summer is officially over and the verdicts in, I can announce the greatest album of summer 2007: Of Montreal's "Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer." Check out two songs from the album below. My favorite tracks on the album are actually 5 and 6 but these are the only ones I could find on the net. Truthfully, the entire album is awesome. And they are coming to town in November---see you all there!

Monday, September 24, 2007

first week of fall

I had such an enjoyable week! It included all kinds of fall-y moments. Here is my favorites list:

1. Canning peaches with my sister, Liz, for the first time.

2. Meandering at the farmer's market and purchasing the following delectables: large tub of frozen sour pie-cheeries, wild chanterelle mushrooms, and four organic grass-fed beef tenderloin cuts.

3. Partaking of Matt's saucier skills, especially his delicious chanterelle/sherry sauce.

4. Unearthing our winter down comforter from the back of the closet.

5. Waves of nostalgia after visiting my sister Becca in her BYU dorm.

6. Enjoying my Spanish-speaking patients in our Centering pregnancy class this week (we practiced labor positions and had a lot of laughs).

7. The smell of rain while waiting for the bus after a long night and two great births.

8. Not fall-related but fun nonetheless: Live RadioWest broadcast at the Capitol Theater and Charlie Chaplin film.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

king of kong

I just heard about this documentary last week and am determined to go this week. It looks awesome and very nerdy (two attributes I revere in a documentary). Also, check out the goldmine of nerd hair-dos in the trailer.

Monday, September 3, 2007

chronicles of public transportation: chapter 1

I overhead a snippet of a phone conversation while riding tracks last week and hurriedly dug through my bag to write it down. It went something like this:

And he said, "I don't care if you do," and I said, "Well I'm going to come by and steal your petrified wood, then."

Do you think he really was talking about petrified wood or was it some obscure euphemism? From the looks of him I would have to guess that he was really talking about petrified wood.