Well, actually I am proud to call these guys old friends. At least relatively, since I am decrepitly aged enough to be a mother to most of them - or at least an aunt, or big sister? (Let's not go there.) But clearly My Body Sings Electric will be making lots of new friends this year as their new album blows up.
Note: Concert tickets were provided by Frank Turner; all photos and words are mine. My experience at the Frank Turner show was different than any other. Since my friend Erica has written about it, I am free to tell you we had some, well, "issues" while the music rolled on. (I am also free to tell you, on a completely separate note, that her little one just had a bout in the hospital, so give her some love if you can.)
Sometimes I go over blog posts in my head and wonder how self-important I sound. I assume what I'm thinking about right now will come out as very narcissistic and passive aggressive.
Do you ever go through cycles where it feels like a group of people in your life are all leaving at the same time?
I'm old enough where this is has happened several times and parts of it hurt and parts of it, honestly, can be a relief. This time, mostly it hurts because it just feels like losing touch (for whatever reason) rather than a healthy changing of the guard.
I don't consider myself a jealous person. But of course it comes naturally to everyone, right? That ugly feeling that creeps out of nowhere when you hear something wonderful for friend, and you can't help thinking, "why not me?"
I grew up in a pretty affluent area of Maryland, although we are not part of that crowd. In a lot of ways, I was happy about that because it was much less pressure when you didn't have to have everything all the time. I saw the toll it took on people around me and felt sad when the grass was so much greener that they could not be happy with their situation in life - which was really was quite good, after all.
This is the holiday photo I used for my company, but the sentiment applies here too. The few years prior to 2013 were a bit rough for my family. But now I work at home, with my dog Poe. I have a lightness that I…
Note: Tickets to the race were provided by Neon Splash Dash. Samsung Mobile provided me with a Galaxy Camera.This summer Neon Splash Dash came to Denver for the first time. I don't do too much running unless I am chased, but the thought of glow…