I am the reason that print journalism is still alive and I have happened to find the last place on Earth that it is mostly thriving in – as long as we ignore this thing. There are an array of local news and culture weekly newspapers. I read the Santa Barbara Independent, the Sentinel, the Montecito Journal, and the Carpinteria Coastal View. I feel like I am catching-up on my new community; learning the annual practices and events. Maybe this time next year I’ll have a more discerning palate, but for now I am eating it all up.
What are you reading?
Texas Diaper Bank – The Texas Diaper has an Amazon wish list of items people they are serving need.
Big Read plans – My library is participating in the Big Read this fall. Yes – just the Fall. Usually libraries stretch Big Read campaigns over a year, but my library’s goal is to get it all hauled out between November 1st – December 5th. I am super excited for the festivities that we are cooking up for Station Eleven.
The Black Tapes S.3 – The best smartly spooky podcast around. Sad to see it wrap-up with this season, but looking forward to a few more weeks of crazy twists and storytelling.
Grub Street Diet – Though it makes me a little home sick to read, the New York magazine posts these weekly food journals. I reveal in mundane comings-and-goings of breakfast-making and brunches. Interestingly a lot of the journalers travel between New York and Los Angeles, so fortunately I am still getting some dining tips out of this.
A new Kitchen table and chairs – When I moved out here I purged and packed everything else into a POD because I have earthly possessions. While I’ve lived here though, I’ve done more purging as I’ve identified what works here and doesn’t. I
Best of Both Worlds – A delightful and brief weekly podcast about balancing life, time, and work with family. Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger are two of my favorite bloggers and I love learning little life tricks from them.
Yellow Belly Tap and Restaurant – I had a craving for chicken wings a few weekends ago and ended up here with a friend on Saturday night of LDW. I had been there before for brunch when Trevor and Jennie were in town – and dinner is just as excellent as brunch. It’s a cozy, neighborhood spot and there was live music. The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich was excellent. Will go again.
New month, new music
I like September for multiple reasons. September is: my birthday month, the month school traditionally starts in the Mid-Atlantic (Hello, back to school supplies), and the month when pumpkins start popping up. In the spirit of a new school year, I am in a goal-setting. Here are my goals for September and the Fall season (September-November):
- Plan East Coast trip + prepare for K+J’s wedding
- Implement cleaning strategy
- Implement new blog schedule (x3 per week)
- Attend the Carpinteria Culinary Crawl
- Enter the library’s picnic entry competition (long story)
- Read 2 books
- Celebrate Birthday!
- Get a manicure/pedicure
- Finish work plan (for work)
I recall that, hence the bruise,
I guess I didn’t realize everything else falling entails.
April in National Poetry Month.
Thirty//Thirty 2014 04/30: Flipping
I journey back
through the past
“Where do I come up with this stuff?”
We know from implication that Hope springs eternal and Eternal springs hope
(in context and not exactness)
And while I can’t speak for a man’s breast, or what it’s like to rest, what it’s like to be papally blessed,
I know that Hope springs eternal from the bus terminal.
No, just a jam.
maybe a groove
— but definitely not a banger.