March 29, 2011


I was walking down a street after work to meet a friend for coffee and something happened.  It was a rainy day so I was decked out in my mom's white rain jacket (thanks Maw) complete with a hood and an elegant waist-cinching adjustable cord (in order to prevent rain from coming UP out of the ground through the bottom of one's rain jacket??).  I also had on gloves and a scarf and boots, as one does in Southern California when the temperature drops below 60 degrees.  But that is all neither here nor there.

As I'm walking, I see a car heading in my direction slow down ever so slightly as it nears me.  The gentleman inside the car rolls down his window, steers as close to the curb as possible, looks at me directly, says "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO", rolls up his window with nary an expression on his face, and continues on with his drive.


Seriously.  WHAT.  WAS. THAT?  The gentleman did not particularly look insane and/or reckless.  Though you can't judge a book by it's cover...but one would think a man who MOOs at a stranger has something that he's working through and would in some way indicate prior to the act that he was about to do something crazy like MOO at someone.  But this CAME OUTTA NOWHERE.

I began to doubt myself.  I think I'm self aware enough to know that I don't look like a COW.  But this man obviously felt some inexplicable need to MOO and I wanted answers.  You can't just MOO and run!  But he was long gone and I was left with my thoughts.  I mulled over the idea that my white coat (thanks Maw), which was rather puffed out and cow-like, was the cause of the MOO.  People on the sidewalk analyzed me as they too wondered about the MOOing.

In the end, I have no answers. But here's to that man that had the bravery to MOO in a time that MOOing is obsolete.  What?  I don't know either.  None of this really makes sense.

March 9, 2011

A Conversation Between Me and Kevin Part 36

You should note that all those witticisms are delivered without hesitation.

that's going to be my next blog.  we will become famous because of this.

**Please also note when I asked Kevin why he is so mean on my birthday he said that he made me the person I am today and if he had been kind I wouldn't be able to handle life.  This may be true.

March 7, 2011

A Conversation Between Me and Kevin Part 35

your kevin conversations on that blog are utterly amazing. i am a golden god.
I type this actively know it's going into the blog.

Small Yet Mighty

That is how this video (probably one of the best birthday gifts ever) my friend Melissy made for me makes me feel.  Small but MIGHTY, just like a bean should be.  This "bean" nickname has come to me in various forms since my childhood, but lately it has truly grounded me as a person and has made me feel right at home.  A proud bean I am.

the infamous bean from Melissa Lyons on Vimeo.