Archive for the ‘year in review’ Category

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper and ribbon
2. Real tree or Artificial? i havent had a tree in YEARS and really, have no desire to
3. When do you put up the tree? n/a
4. When do you take the tree down? n/a
5. Do you like eggnog? no, i prefer spiced cider
6. Favorite gift received as a child? teddy rubskin
8. Easiest person to buy for? myself 🙂
9. Do You have a nativity scene? no
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? nothing comes to mind
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? christmas vacation!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? about 3 days ago
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? probably
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? chocolate chess pie, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, ham
16. Lights on the tree? white
17. Favorite Christmas song? the chickmunks hula hoop song on vinyl
18. Travel for Christmas or stay home?  i prefer to stay at home
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers?  i think so
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? one on christmas eve, the rest in the morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? christmas songs playing everywhere
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?  i love silver
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? hot! fresh!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? staying at home and cooking a feast
1 Who kissed you on new years?
the trippster
2 Did you have a New Year’s Resolution this year?
i dont think so
3 Does it snow where you live?
4 Do you like hot chocolate?
no, i LOVE hot chocolate!
5 Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?
1. Who was your Valentine?
the trippster
2 When you were little did you buy Valentine’s for the whole class?
3 Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not?
4 What did you receive for valentine’s day?
i dont think so
5 What did you give for valentine’s day?
1 Are you irish?
2 Do you like corned beef and cabbage?
on occasion
3 What did you do for St Patrick’s Day?
dulcinea’s in my green cords 🙂
4 Are you happy when winter is pretty much over?
1 Do you like the rain?
i LOVE when it rains
2 Did you play an April fool’s joke on anyone this year?
i dont think so
3 Do you get tons of candy for Easter?
just my standard bag of malted eggs in the purple bag
4 Do you celebrate 4/20?
always and forever
5 Do you love the month of April?
april is my favorite month of the entire year!
1 What is your favorite flower?
lotus flowers, white daisies
2 Finish the phrase “April showers…”
bring may showers
3 Do you celebrate May 16th:National Piercing Day?
must have missed that one
4 Is May anything special to you?
not so much
1 What year did/will you graduate from high school?
2 Did you do anything fun during this Month?
im always having fun, so more than likely, yes
3 Have a favorite baseball team?
1 What did you do on the 4th of July?
smoked some meat and went to the park
2 Did you go to the fireworks?
no but i saw some from afar
3 Did you blast the A/C all day?
only when we are home
1 What was your favorite summer memory of ’08?
the feeling of home after panics sunday show at red rocks and my morning jacket playing red rocks
2 Did you have a sunburn?
i wish, seriously.
3 Did you go to the pool a lot?
no, its sad.
1 Are you attending school?
no, next fall though 🙂
2. Not sure where 2 went and I’m not feeling creative at the moment.
3 What happened this month?
jazz aspen and the return of the chill in the air
1 What was your last Halloween costume?
cream puff warrior
2 What is your favorite candy?
3 muskeeters
3 What was your favorite thing(s) about this month?
1 Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving?
lou and stacy’s
2 What are you thankful for?
my amazing life that i built for myself
3 Do you love stuffing?
yes, yes, yes!
4 Anything special in this month?
i finally found boots to fit over my gigantic calves
1 Do you celebrate Christmas?
with friends this year
2 Have you ever been kissed under the mistle toe?
yes, will again soon, i hope
3 Get anything special last year?’
4 What do you want this year?
clothes, lift pass
5 What do you love most about December?
the snow


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Best Albums of 2008:

-tier four-

Gang, Gang Dance “Saint Dymphna”

Azeda Booth “In Flesh Tones”

-tier three-

The Dodos “Visiter”

Baby Charles “Baby Charles”

Lindsey Buckingham “Gift of Screws”

Vampire Weekend “Vampire Weekend”

-tier two-

Steven Wilson “Insurgentes”

Erykah Badu “Honey”

Sun Kil Moon “April”

Beach House “Devotion”

She & Him “Vol. One”

Hot Chip “Made in the Dark”

Little Joy “Little Joy”

Department of Eagles “In Ear Park”

Portishead “Third”

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Dig”

My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”

-tier one-

Al Green “Lay It Down”

Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes”

The Raconteurs “Consolers of the Lonely”

Copeland “You Are My Sunshine”

Blitzen Trapper “Furr”

Calexico “Carnival to Dust”

The Grand Archives “Grand Archives”

Electric President “Sleep Well”

Jackie Greene “Giving Up The Ghost”

Dr. Dog “Fate”

Biggest Disappointments:

My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”

Coldplay “Viva La Vida”

Beck “Modern Guilt”

Most Played ie My Personal Favorites:

Al Green “Lay It Down”

MGMT “Oracular Spectacular”

My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges”

Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes”

Dr. Dog “Fate”

Most Anticipated Albums of 2009:

Boombox “downriverelectric”

something, anything NEW from The Shins

something, anything NEW from Zero 7

Blogs of the Year:

My Old Kentucky Blog Radio–> http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/

The Cool Hunter–> http://www.thecoolhunter.net

SneakHype–> http://sneakhype.com

The Style Files–> http://www.style-files.com

Unobstructed Creativity–> http://kristenmccormack.org/blog/

Print and Pattern–> http://printpattern.blogspot.com/

Snippet & Ink–> http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/

Riding the Wind–> http://antonkrupicka.blogspot.com/

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Favorite Moments of the Year:


*sound tribe at the fillmore= dance party

*$1 taco nights at mezcal with snow everywhere


*leaving the old “shop” for the last time, so happy to never have to return



*working on the new shop, getting settled


*Green Apple Music Festival at City Park with wonderful friends

*My birthday



*seeing Tripp’s face when he saw his 30th birthday presents at Sancho’s hanging on the wall


*RM’s first Red Rocks


*Taboot Music & Art Festival all day fun-ness



*falling asleep by the river at Mishawaka after Boombox & Octopus Nebula

*Steely Dan at Red Rocks



*My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks>Josh & Kristen’s wedding in Mississippi>NOLA


*Jazz Aspen late night sing along to Wagon Wheel & best shower ever


*late night fun at Tatanka


*wedding planning trip to Nashville and finding “the” dress


*fearless in nola for halloween ie the perfect song at the perfect moment


*purchased new gray suede knee high boots


*Thanksgiving garage band music sesh


*Franti after show and late night madness


*new merchandise printing and fulfillment deal with one of my favorite bands

*a Christmas celebration I am actually excited about

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What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

–> hiked in Colorado

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

–> the second night of sts9 at the fillmore, the feeling of “home” i felt after the panic’s red rocks sunday show at owsleys, pgroove playing “naive melody” 3 blocks from my house surrounded by wonderful people, and the after show festivities after franti at the fillmore

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

–> working– constantly, endlessly

What was your biggest failure?

–> everythin related to a certain website

What was the best thing you bought?

–> suede gray knee high boots for $20

Where did most of your money go?

–> music & eating out, a lot and gas

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

–> my morning jacket’s new album evil urges & their show at red rocks

What song will always remind you of 2008?

–> see above

How will you be spending Christmas?

–> dinner and slumber party at the st paul estate with my denver family

Did you fall in love in 2008?

–> deeper

What was your favorite TV program?

–> the hills, gossip girl, and anthony bourdain’s no reservations; i also watched a lot of episdoes of decoding the past

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

–> i can genuninely say i hate no one

What was the best book you read?

–> the ancient secret of the flower of life vol. 1 (it changed my world)

What was your greatest musical discovery?

–> fleet foxes & dr. dog

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

–> 27! dinner > drinks at owsleys with a very fun crew

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

–> work and tripp

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

–> a bit more put together, warmer, lots of scarves & knit hats; the year of “the jeans” for me

What kept you sane?

–> tripp, rm, samson, celeste, wednesday nights

What political issue stirred you the most?

–> liberty or should i say the lack thereof

Who did you miss?

–> my atl ladies and some key folks from my pgroove family

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:

–> breathe, relax, and step away when needed

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

“Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole”

– rise, eddie vedder

“got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul”

-guaranteed, eddie vedder

“Everyone I come across in cages they bought
they think of me and my wandering
but I’m never what they thought
got my indignation but I’m pure in all my thoughts
I’m alive…”

-guaranteed, eddie vedder

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