Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey, I'm Still Alive!

First off, I would like to clarify that I am not dead.  It has been several days since my last post and people have been starting to ask if I've been abducted by hippies.  I appreciate your concern, but I assure you that no such abduction has taken place.  I've just been busy adjusting to my new surroundings and as a result I have neglected the blogosphere a little bit.  I know, I know, lamest and most cliche excuse ever.  Please know that if your blog has been lacking comments from me lately, it's not because I don't love you.  It's because I'm a lazy hipster.  I will fix that soon, don't you worry.

Anyway, on to my next order of business:  This is post #100. 

This blog has come a long way since it's first post on Tuesday, March 30th.  Originally created as a place to document a cross-country rock tour that was over before it began, this blog evolved into something I never imagined it would be.  And people other than my mother and my bandmate read it and leave me comments, which never ceases to blow my mind.  So thank you, my darling readers and blog friends, for helping to make this blog what it is.  This blog wouldn't be very much fun if nobody read it.

I was considering pulling a Strong Bad and videotaping myself saying the word "blog" 100 times in honor of my 100th post, but that's so 2004 and probably not very funny to anyone anymore.  Instead, I will do something that I would have done regardless of whether or not this was the 100th post - I will give you a photo tour of my new life!  Several people have asked about what my commune looks like, so I will shed some light on that at this time.

This is the building from the outside.

It used to be a retirement home and has a lot of character. 

The hallways feel rather institutional.  

But the kitchen feels like home.  

The view of the courtyard from the kitchen window is my favorite.

Sometimes, my room turns into indie rock central.  The only complaint I've ever gotten from my neighbors if that I'm not loud enough.  I think the exact words of the old hippy down the hall were "Hey, if you and your friend are gonna have a little rock show in your room, you better share it!"  That made me incredibly happy. 

Aaaand this is my bathroom.  I generally don't keep a stove top on the back of the toilet, that was just for a special occasion.  Probably best not to ask.  

There you have it - the artist's commune.  It's quite the place.  I've been gathering stories faster than I can tell them.  Maybe that's the real reason I haven't blogged in several days - I'm overloaded with material and don't know where to start, if that makes any sense.  

But I'm getting over that.  I've started with a picture of pasta cooking on the back of my toilet.  And you better stay tuned, because you can only believe it's going to get more interesting.  

That's all for now, folks.  Over and out. 


  1. It looks like an old school house from the outside - very interesting. The kitchen is cute and bright and fun. I imagined something far dirtier- so the photo eases my mind.

    Also, never apologize for letting your real life come first.

  2. Oh wow, I completely forgot about Strong Bad. It looks like a cool place and definitely sounds like an experience! So, what were you cooking in the bathroom?

  3. I actually WAS wondering when you'd post again. Look! You're missed!

    Place looks great!

  4. God, I'm so jealous now I seen the pictures. And being told you're not loud enough, well I can only imagine what that feels like.

    I'm pleased to hear you've got more stories than you can shake a stick at. I suppose that's part of the function of an artist's commune? To give you a place to get all inspired and stuff? I don't know. I don't think we have them here. If we do I'm moving in, I just have to start some kind of creative, artistic hobby.

  5. Ha loved the toilet picture ( and not because I have a weird thing about toilets lol), it reminded me of my halls of residence back when i was in Uni.

    I cant believe how tidy it is ! How long have you been there then? ;)

  6. Allison - Yeah, the hippies I live with are relatively clean (with the exception of the hipster in the stairwell that I emailed you about...).

    theTsaritsa - I was making pasta in the bathroom. Normally I just go to the kitchen down the hall, but a friend of mine was really insistent on trying out his new stove top thing on the back of my toilet.

    Adria - Aw, I feel so loved. :)

    TbR - You write. That counts as a creative hobby. Quick, move to a commune. There's still room in mine if you're in the mood to move across the planet. :P

    Lady Noix De Coco - Haha, this place has only had people living in it since the beginning of October. I'm sure it will become less tidy. :P

  7. Oh man, that totally looks like the kind of place I would love to live in. So freaking jealous.


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