Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

will j.

last night, we had the honor of dining with this nice gentleman chez superette before his opening set for okkervil river.

Will Johnson

Will Johnson

Will Johnson

will and i happen to be from the same hometown and eventually our conversations always veer home. we talk about the people we know in common, the county fair, parades, demolition derbies, etc. i always find my chats with him so comforting. the older i get, the more my good childhood memories of home feel like dreams.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween!

this year, we were an old timey photo of suffragettes.

Old timey photo of suffragettes ("color" version)

Drunken Punkin' 2013

Drunken Punkin' 2013

Drunken Punkin' 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

dabneyannieversary weekend

dabney and i had the best DABNEYANNIEVERSARY weekend ever to ring in 10 years of marriage.

we kicked it off on friday night listening to black prairie and hanging out for drinks before and after with nate and jenny. love these guys.

Black Prairie

Black Prairie

Black Prairie

saturday morning, we were off to chicago to visit with our captain oh captain who took us on a magnificent afternoon sail of lake michigan.


Sailing Chicago

we stuffed the weekend with fun and merriment, including seeing our good buddy's exhibit at the art expo on navy pier and meeting with AT's very own editor-in-chief (a.k.a. the boss lady) who was as delightful as we always imagined she'd be.



Thursday, September 19, 2013


to commemorate my first full day of living in iOS 7, the blog has a new look. call it a break from skeuomorphism if you will.

the management

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

i forgot how much i love this song

you know when a song comes across your radar that you haven't heard in a long time? it's like an old friend coming for a visit.

hard times come again no more - performed by james taylor, yo-yo ma, edgar meyer, and mark o'connor

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

christine mcvie now and forever

"hold me" covered by haim

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


wow. so entertaining.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

meet lord huron.

these boys rocked off broadway last night.

Friday, May 31, 2013

saved storefront

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have i mentioned that someone bought this old storefront in our neighborhood that i have been obsessed with over the years? developers finally woke up and realized there was an opportunity there. they've been working diligently to create two large condo units to flip.

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where there were lemons, the builders made lemonade. the original 1909 plaque fell and broke to a million pieces, so the developers had a brand new "2013" plaque custom made and installed in its place. love. (another 1909 plaque is on its western facade. so cool.)

Boarded up and falling apart

i am anxious to see what they do with the lower level display windows which have been covered up with hideous aluminum siding for decades now. balancing privacy and honoring the building's past is always tricky. new glass and cheap corrugated plastic have been our solution for awhile now. we'll see what they do.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

anders and kendall were here.


last night, while crisscrossing the country on a living room tour, these two stopped and played an intimate show in our workroom, and it sounded fabulous. anders' gruff voice was beautifully accompanied by kendall's sweet tone. it was a repeat performance for anders who played here a couple of years ago, but we really loved meeting kendall this time around. we hope next time their stop will include a home-cooked meal.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013


in order to escape the depressing news from boston, we saw seryn late last night at plush. i found their big full sound comforting and cathartic.





if you can catch them live, do so. they won't disappoint.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

AT house tour

a few weeks ago, we visited with mary sprague - artist, professor, and all-around cool person. she had many tales to tell about her space and the treasures she had collected over the years.

to see the tour, click the image above.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

live from our living room - it's anders & kendall

on may 19th, anders and kendall will be playing in our workroom. should be fun.

for ticket info, click the image above.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

and you are?

on monday of this week, i met my nephew maddox for the very first time.


we really hit it off, i thought.


plus, he smells nice.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

what snow?


my friend mary and i escaped a snowstorm over the weekend and headed to florida for four rounds of golf in 80 degree temperatures. i have to credit her for the brilliant idea.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013



not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES NOW (i heard there was a 4th incident but i must not have been around), a car has slammed into these ugly ass pots.

last night, i heard the crash and witnessed the immediate aftermath. after bouncing off the concrete, the corner stop sign stopped the rolling vehicle. lucky for him, the driver wasn't hurt and there weren't cars parked on that side of the street like there are 99% of the time.

people drive too fast in this city. i've emailed our alderwoman to get reflectors installed on these stupid things. hopefully, i'll have an update soon.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

i went to high school with these people and i love them

TJ folks & Jeremy

yes, we had a giant new year's party, and no, i didn't take pictures.

this, however, was the ONE PHOTO i managed to snap before i went to into hostess oblivion. so happy i managed to remember.