We spent the majority of the weekend at the PDX Pop Now! festival. It was pretty exciting, although by the end we were completely exhausted. My favorite shows were Quiet Countries, Strength, and Alan Singley and the Pants Machine. Now we're at Random Order, totally full from breakfast, and I feel like going back to sleep. I really like the art that's up here.
I want to start making art all the time. I want to start a band again with not so much music. Maybe Chris will want to go to Trade Up Music with me.
There is a giant ditch in our backyard! It is from my incessant pacing, wearing down the earth. JK! Actually, some guys dug it, and also removed our driveway!
Today is an offical LazyDay (TM)! I might change the sheets on the bed and vacuum, or put up a hook somewhere, but I just don't want to run any errands. I'm going to be in school until 9:30 again tonight, so I think I might bring some dinner with me. I also need to come up with a plan for a drawing. I have not really considered it. I don't want to draw. But I do have to go to the store and get some shit for class. I don't want to run errands! I refuse!
Last night I made fish tacos and roasted squash and carrots for dinner. It was delicious, and Amac and Claire were here, which made it even better.
I've been reading a lot of Pacific Northwest Gardening books. They get to be kind of boring after a while! Soil this, soil that. Actually, I don't find them to be boring at all, just a little densely packed with information. I want to start a vegetable garden this fall. Right now we have a lot of empty dirt in the backyard (all of the sod is gone, thank Sod), but most gardening books say to wait until Autumn to start planting, because you don't want to use a lot of water to get them settled in. And it's been completely rainless this summer (almost), so we've been watering all of our plants. But I'm worried that weeds will take over if I don't start planting there pretty soon. Also, I'm supposed to ammend the soil so it's a little more welcoming to vegetative life. The soil in our backyard is sandy. I thought it would be clay, like the front yard, but I was wrong.
This is probably my best blog post ever.
I am really looking forward to class tonight, because class is air-conditioned. I don't know if you know this about me, but heat makes me very irritable. I've been force acclimating myself by staying mostly upstairs, where the sweat starts pooling instantly. It is too hot up here to wear pants, or shorts, or pretty much anything. I am not looking forward to class because I need to put on some clothes.
Last night I saw a great show at the Food Hole, At Dusk and Alan Singley and Pants Machine and the other band who I didn't see. Altana and Jack were up from Austin, driving to Seattle, and we had a barbeque and I made gazpacho. It was great!
It seems to me the more I have going on in my life the less time I have to sit down and write, but it's not exactly a matter of time, it's more a matter of not wanting to really sort things out in my head. As in, I'm dealing with all of these issues, and I'm mainly dealing with them alone, in my head, quietly; the only evidence that anything is going on may be my increased sensitivity and inability to fall asleep. I believe that one day I'll be able to get things to the point where I'll be capable of expressing my jumbled emotional tangle.
I get a real kick out of watching the cats sleep.
Printmaking class has made my life so much better. I'm doing something, making something, learning a new skill.
Two nights ago I plated an herb garden and re-potted almost all of my houseplants. Then Chris told me he didn't like gardening. News to me. How could you not like gardening?
Chris and I went to see the Kelley and Jason Show last night at Holocene. Turns out that they were married at Holocene like we were married at Holocene! Amazing! The show was hilarious and I laughed and laughed.
Also we were supposed to go back to Alan's new/ex girlfriend's twenty first birthday party but we didn't go back.
I have class tonight! I hope it's good.