Archive for April, 2010
Well, we wanted to wish our dear friend Kelly a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on our blog. Not only is she super-duper talented, but she is also a ridiculously awesome friend. She is trustworthy, listens and always takes the high road…quality people…straight up quality.
Our friendship has seen lots of things:
Gondoloa Rides in Italy
Cold weather on the streets of NYC waiting to see Patty Griffin
Warm sun of the beaches of St. Tropez
Hotel room somewhere in the world
In our Christmas PJ’s on the bus:
And if all of that doesn’t speak for itself, we have stood together on the FRIENDS stage and that will make us FRIENDS for life.
Love you lots.
Closing another hotel door
Drop bags on another patterned floor
I’ve seen this city once or twice
It’s all about me and I’m
Missing friends and losing time
Or am I losing friends while I’m gone this time
I’m not sure
What’s it like in your 9-5
While I’m chasing skies, earning miles
Are you counting down to Saturday night?
I can’t remember what it’s like
I can’t remember what it’s like
Not only is that one of my favorite songs by Patty Griffin, but it’s also a theme that’s been on my mind lately. Some things just don’t come easy and you wish they would. Why are things so darn hard sometimes? Ah. Why?
To get a lot done you have to do a lot. To work hard you have to work really hard. I know it sounds redundant but man, that’s really the truth. That’s where my head has been at lately…you get in the groove of getting stuff done, setting goals and then when you hit a lull or a ditch in the road it reminds me that you have to fight for all you want.
The worst part in all of it is letting your mind win by telling you that you are all alone in the fight. Tisk, tisk self. I don’t know about you, but I often fall into that mindset of thinking that it’s me against the world…that no one has been where I’ve been, stood where I stood or tried to do what I’ve done. Now, that’s just silly.
I’m not sure why I decided to write this blog. Oh wait–yes, I am. It was because yesterday was one of those days. You know…just one of those days. Those days when even a stranger can make you feel like everyone is against you.
I ate at a Thai restaurant last night here in Sydney and it was the waiter’s sole purpose in life to belittle me and be rude. Rudeness I can handle, yet when he started to make fun of a member of my group, I got a wee bit heated with him. Haha. Yup. It happened. But looking back, that waiter was just a reminder of why sometimes I feel like things don’t come easy.
In conclusion…who knows. Maybe I’m just having a sad day. Why do we get sad days? I’m a happy person. I have a great job, great friends, great family–but still find myself having a sad day every now and then. My good friend Reva has a line in one of her songs and it says, “…it’s not that bad, that’s what makes it so bad…” I can totally relate to that line.
If you are having a sad day too, I say embrace it. Let yourself feel sad. For a long time I would freak out if I had a sad day and try to make myself not feel all I was feeling. Screw that. Let yourself feel. Write down what you are thinking (or blog about it like I did..haha.) Talk to someone. Put the Rosie Thomas song “Farewell” on repeat–that’s what’s been playing while I’ve been writing this blog.
Hope everyone is okay.
After some lovely time off we are back at it–kicking off the first show with Kelly and the gang tonight in New Zealand. Who’s excited? We are!! We actually came over to the venue last night and saw James Taylor and Carole King–they were awesome! So fun to sit and watch such talented people play songs that you’ve heard since you were a kid.
Here’s a little fact that you might not know…when you fly to New Zealand, you lose a day. We left on April 7, 2010 and arrived April 9, 2010. Where the heck did April 8th go? That’s right–these two kids only get 364 days this year..I know, I know…we will get it back kind of when we fly back to the US…but it’s more fun to think that we get shorted a day this year. Haha. Does this make us younger? Yes, definitely yes. Remind us of this fact when we are like 85.
So what other useless information could we tell you? Hmmm….well… nothing. Nada. We are gonna get back into the blog-o-sphere and try to blog and twitter more frequently. The internet is a little harder to come by overseas–unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for it…so just keep checking back, cause well, we really like all of our limbs 🙂
Keep on keeping on and on and on and on…