<< dark chocolate Bissinger's bunny ears >> epic Jenga battle (so stressful) << building the annual Plath lamb cake >> our gutted bathroom going through a remodel << good old war :: in the crowd/on stage >> a favorite photo from a dear friend's wedding, c/o Tara Peddicord Photography and: << listening to the latest Sufjan album. holy goodness. >> getting excited for fun spring/summer activities! (Hawaii, USMNT games, being outdoors and not freezing) << monday night women's group with my church. such a good time. we are going through the Jennie Allen "Restless" study. i recommend it!
I'm one of those people who has such a long list of bands to listen to in my iPhone, I actually forget about half of them. My friend Brian told me about MisterWives a while back but I just got around to listening to them (when he reminded me like the good guy he is). The first time I heard Mandy's vocals, I geeked out a little. The girl can sing. She sounds like a cross between Ellie Goulding, Alaina Moore from Tennis, and at one point I heard a bit of Shakira in there. Really though, her sound is 100% her own. Every sequence of notes is put together beautifully and when she goes for it, she really goes for it. I was surprised at how controlled she is when she seemingly flies wildly through the high points of the music, but she knows exactly what she's doing.
The band as a whole is a super fun indie-dance experiment that I can only describe as awakening (seriously, they woke me up on my drive to work this morning). They bring something new to the table among other bands in their genre and I could listen to their latest album over and over again. It's expressive and happy and makes me never want to be sad again! Definitely good for a pick-me-up when you're feeling down, or to throw a random dance party with your girlfriends.
MisterWives is actually playing in DC this weekend (I can't make it, ugh), so if you have Friday night free, go see this show before they no longer play for $15! I promise it will be worth it.
<< spring is coming! hello sunshine. >> a lot of babies are being born this week! i know of four right now.
<< our bathroom is getting demolished and i am working from home listening to it. it sounds terrifying... our smoke detector just flew off the wall and down the stairs from all the hammering. haha!
>> going to see Wicked at the Hippodrome tonight! it's one of my favorite shows musically, but i've never actually seen it! so it's an epic night for me.
<< getting equally excited and nervous to cut my hair in a couple of weeks. i'm doing my usual hair donation but this time keeping it shorter and maintaining with a little bit of color! (eek!)
>> had an awful stomach bug on saturday that completely destroyed me. i'm still not eating enough and have no desire to eat anything but healthy food. just the thought of junk food is too much. i guess that's a good thing? it was like a cleanse. a terrible, sickening, disgusting cleanse. << excited to go to Laura's mom's house for Easter. we are going to lounge around and do nothing. and make her family's traditional cake that looks like a lamb. my cake decorating skills are going to be interesting! >> i got to go to my friend's wedding dress fitting the other day, and it made me so excited for her wedding. i can't wait! i love being a part of my friends' special days. << confession: i think the kardashians are hilarious. i'm watching an episode where bruce comes to pick up kris for a doctor's appointment and she is wearing a Yeezus Tour jacket and he thinks it says "Jesus" and is super confused about it. lol >> the lavender-vanilla latte from Atwater's is so good.
<< our Hawaii trip is happening in a month and eight days! AHHH! we just made a reservation to zip line and it's going to be so cool. i'll probably scream the whole time like i do on roller coasters, even though i like them.
>> seeing Good Old War tomorrow and it's going to be amazing. every time i see them, i leave feeling so wonderful.