Thursday, March 11, 2010

There's something in the way you laugh,

and it makes me feel like child.

I was watching videos of Jason Mraz on hulu the other day.  I don't know if I've ever told you before, but I love Jason Mraz, especially his early stuff from Java Joe's and his live recordings.  He may be odd in the way he presents himself or things he says, but I find myself coming back, again and again, to his music.  That must mean I'm supposed to listen, right?

Anyway, he was talking about touring in Europe and how it was a surprising process of finding people he was acquainted with or fans and asking them if they knew of venues where he could play, and how every stop was a different adventure.  I found myself envying him, that lifestyle, whatever you want to call it.  Sometimes I want my life to be a lot less traditional than a regular job and a stay-put lifestyle. 

Jason Mraz reminds me of 2005 when I discovered his live recordings and listened to that and near nothing else.  I traveled to New York for spring break and found more snow there than what I had left.  I spent time with my brother, and the whole trip planted a deep love for the frozen gorges of Ithaca within me. 

I miss times like those, my only worries about getting papers written and readings done, about passing classes and getting to the next year of college and new experiences. 

I don't ever want to feel like my life is stagnant, you know?  I often wonder how I'm going to fit all these things I want to do in my life, like traveling and family and a job... oh dear, a job.  Most of all, I want to travel.  A lot more. 

I haven't written a lot lately because I just haven't known what to say, really.  Not that things are particularly good or bad, but because life just is right now.  It's just what it is--normal--not great, not bad.  Sometimes I get tired of not being in school--I guess that's what being in school for most of my life does.  Anyway, I've gone on a lot of walks lately and though it's 20-or-so degrees out, it feels good because the sun's out.  I forget how important feeling sun on my skin is after winter.

To finish things up, I want to share my favorite things as of late:

1.  Paul McCartney's live version of "Blackbird."  I know you already know I love the Beatles, but I saw him singing it on TV one morning a couple weeks ago and it was just perfect.  It was exactly what I needed.  After this winter, it helps to have Paul take my  sunken eyes and learn to see.

2.  I've forgotten that it's not normal to have a black lab with blue eyes.  I see brown-eyed dogs with black bodies and I become sort of puzzled.  My little dog was sick yesterday, but I think he's much better today and I'm so glad.  Though his shedding is out of control right now, I needed a little reminder that it's nice to have him around, fur and all.

3.  My Life as Liz.  Have you guys seen this show?  I don't know why I love it so much, but it reminds me of high school.  Also, I haven't told you, but hipsters kind of freak me out.  So, I alternate between loving Liz and wondering if she'll get a good hair-washing in... it's a weird quirk, I know.

4.  I'm really, really trying to find a way to visit the beach sooner rather than later.  I don't even really know why I love it so much, I just do. 

5.  My hair's getting longer. 

6.  It's almost time to pull my cruiser out, and I'm secretly wondering if I can fit my dog in its basket.  (Probably not.)  (I don't think I'd be able to steer with him in there... he's a little... big.)

7.  I changed my header.  I like doing that sort of thing more than I should admit.

8.  I have about a bajillion choices to make here soon, and I'm actually kind of excited about it. 

And that is all for today.  Good day.


Amy said...

2. what channel?

4. there's a beach in Sp. Fork.

5. awesome!

6. no I am sorry he WON'T fit.

7. looks great!!!

marta said...

your thoughts are something i can relate to. thanks for putting it out on the page. and thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog! i wanted to let you know i updated my website to am excited to browse your pretty space. happy weekend. xo.