We Dropped the Ball

We dropped the ball.  There’s really no other way of putting it.  Lauren at least has the excuse of being on a different continent for a few weeks.  I’ve got nothing.  About a month ago (yikes, you haven’t heard from me in over a month, sorry!!), I came to the realization that there’s likely no…

Läps Live: My Long Way Home

  So by this point in time, we all know my Läpsley love story.  I fell for her at a very in-between, unsure time in my life.  Then, this spring, she released her full-length album, Long Way Home, just as I was settling into a very comfortable, more sure time.  I was feeling good about…

Summasummasumma

Guys, the end is in sight.  I’m down to one week: one paper, a few exam periods in which we won’t actually be taking exams, and two internship shifts.  So of course all I’ve been doing when that light at the end of the tunnel is looking a little dim is imagine summer.  As I…

Läpsley love, continued

Showing up to a party on time can ruin your reputation. It’s evidence you didn’t have anything better to do, proof that you put thought into coming, undeniable verification that your social life leaves something to be desired. Lauren once brought one of our friends to a party on time. When he recaps his visit…

guess who’s back, back again

Lauren and I met during a fairly miserable year of our lives: freshman year of college.  The thing is that college is nothing like what they tell you it will be.  At least not at first.  We spent almost the entirety of our first year at Emerson hating the school, the people, and our lives….

All Hail West Texas

I don’t really care that I first listened to the Mountain Goats’ “All Hail West Texas” 13 years after it was released. I’m not afraid to admit that I didn’t simply “discover” this album- a friend suggested it to me after I mentioned my love of the far-flung western corners of my state. And although…

Hello world!

So we walk into a tattoo parlor in Austin, Texas. As an artist is prepping our designs, we strike up conversation with the artist at desk.  In less than a minute, he’s showing us the purple zebra print leggings he just bought his four-year-old daughter.  She’s going to look pretty rad in them and we…