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It’s the end of the year

It’s the end of the year almost, which is when the “end of the year top whatevers” lists come out.

I’m not going to do that here. What I am going to do is recount some of the songs that define 2010 for me. I may not post every day, but this was quite a year for me and I have a lot of memories centered around music.


Back in January of this year I was quite aware that my life was completely different than it had been in years previous. My taste in music changed in part because of where I worked, where I hung out, who I hung out with and in part because rock music was kind of dead to me at that time last year. Nothing spoke to me.
I was also kind of sad and for some reason hearing this bad ass bad girl anthem from a girl who had gone through a really rough time in the public eye, I don’t know it was inspiring and fun and for awhile this song was my theme song. I know I must have spun it on the air a million times, but I listened to it in my car, or on my iPod when I was running. It was the beat, it was the lyrics, it was the toughness, it was Rihanna who I love… Anyway I will always think of the early part of 2010 when I hear this song, driving home from the radio station in the dark, wondering if anything was ever going to change.


I’m gonna tell you a secret

This was not our first date, date. But it was the first time we went out in a group with some friends.

Goofing off at my house before a Seahawks game.

Goofing off at my house before I left for a remote.

Goofing off at Duffy’s when the Giants won the World Series.

At Noriega’s for my mom’s birthday.

Secret time? I love this man. Bigger secret? He loves me too.

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Happy Birthday Mama D

This is my Mama D. AKA Denise, AKA my second mom. Today is her birthday.

I haven’t always had a Mama D. She came to our family after I moved to San Luis Obispo and I can honestly say it helped me relax about moving away. I didn’t worry so much about my dad being lonely after I left and took our kitty with me for awhile.
I am so excited to be going home tomorrow to see Mom and my Dad. I haven’t really been able to spend as much time with them this past year as I would’ve liked to. I’m glad I get to go home for a few days and see the family and celebrate Denise’s birthday too.
Happy Birthday Denise! I love you!!!

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Cold, you’re so cold

Why in the hell is it so cold in Norcal? I just heard something on the news about sub zero temps in the mountains. Hell No. No.

I’m itching to go home tomorrow. I miss my friends and family. I am ready to see some old/new sights. I’m ready to veg out on the couch with my dad and pet the cats and not worry about things for a few days. This is going to be great.

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Dear Pixar

Dear Pixar,

Thank you for your “It Gets Better” video.

(If you haven’t seen it, here it is:)


This video had me in tears.

Here is why:

These are “regular” people. These aren’t celebrities. These are just people like me and the rest of the world out there who got to find their way in life and they want to show troubled / bullied / scared kids that it does in fact get better.

But also because Pixar is not afraid to support Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered people. Pixar is the one company I least expected to come out and say “Hey a ton of our family/staff is gay and we support them,” not because I didn’t think this was the way it was, but because this is sort of a dangerous statement to put out there when you are in children’s entertainment and when you are marketing to a majority.

I love you Pixar, for looking at this situation like “money be damned, this is who we are and it’s okay and it’s okay for you to be that way too.”

I am probably reading too much into this but big props to you Pixar. This was beautiful.