Fall Awakening

It's been a while since I've posted.

Bad. Bad Me.

It was the usual stressors - working two computer-intensive jobs sort of made me want to never touch a computer again.

Glad that's over with.

Well the jobs I've still got - I meant my intense dislike of computers.

So, on Monday, August 2, I saw Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.

Can I just say that Joanna Newsom is a goddess?

Well, she is.

If you haven't heard of her (go to youtube, now!), her earlier stuff was more folk-harp-amazingish, and her most recent album is more harp-supermaster-unbelievale.

She played all of my favorites from her album, Have One on Me, as well as some of her other classics like Emily and Inflammatory Writ.

Oh my goodness. She was AMAZING. And for me to use all caps, you know that it really must have deserved emphasis.

Though it wasn't an entire full orchestra, five members of the band that she used to record Have One on Me were there. The trombone, banjos and flutes sounded like peppermint candies when accompanying her harp and piano.

You know those artists that sound better on their album than they do live? Disappointing, isn't it?

Newsom is not one of those. This is the first show I've been to (and I've been to many a few) where the live version actually puts the album version to shame.

That is no easy feat, because the album is a three-disc set comprised of two hours and forty five minutes of fairies and fluffy clouds.

Andy Samberg is one lucky man.

Yess! New plants on the bedroom table!

I'm sort of in love with succulents right now.

Time for a mini lesson:
According to Wikipedia, succulents, also known as fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions.

They are cute. I catch myself wanting to sploosh their plump little leaves.

No, I am not taking bets on how long they take to die :(


  1. You look good in the colour of the cardi! Like your blog. Hope you will become a follower of my blog too?


  2. cute cardigan! :) & and love your bag too. (from what i can see of it!)
    thanks so much for the comment on my blog!

    i'm from northern ca/near sf too!

    xxoo elanor

  3. Thanks for the post on Joanna Newsom. I just checked her out on Youtube (Cosmia) and her music is really beautiful....Sounds like an amazing show.

  4. Elanor: How random! The bag is from UO. They've got it in so many colors.. I want more :)

    Marisa: I'm glad you liked it. If you're more into indie I'd say check out the song called Sprout and Bean. If your more into pop type music I'd say check out the song called Have One on Me :)

  5. you have great hair! And the cardi is adorable.

  6. that cardigan is an amazing colour!
    your wikipedia quote made me LOL. i use it for every time i need to find something out, haha.
    i think i'm going to look for Joanna Newsom now too, sounds amazing :)


  7. I love me a cute but casual outfit. Sometimes I just don't feel like a skirt or dress and love wearing stuff like this. You look great!


  8. you look great, the pink cardigan compliments the outfit very well!

  9. You and your blogs are beautiful! If you're a noob? Well; better not look at mine. :( Let's just say that I have challenges when it comes to this sort of thing!

  10. Thanks ladies! That cardigan is one of my favorites :)


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