23 December 2009

KILBY COURT / JANUARY CALENDAR


Yeti doll handmade by Sarah Martin. Calendar designed by myself.

The Yeti photo shoot at Pioneer Park:

AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS



Hope it's a good one.

20 December 2009

19 December 2009

BIRTHQUAKE TONIGHT!



HOLY CRAP! The most exciting SLC band of 2009 and my personal heroes, BIRTHQUAKE, are playing tonight at Urban Lounge and they are finally releasing their debut album! If you have never seen these guys before, you're in for a treat. Come on down and dance your bums off, buy the album too! It's pretty incredible. Laurie and I sing on the track 'Jeremiah'...we're doin' the 'ooos and ahhhs' in the background.

December 19th @ Urban Lounge, $5 21+
w/ Palace of Buddies & Mammoth

11 December 2009

2009

IT'S DECEMBER? REALLY?
HERE ARE MY YEAR-END LISTS.
SURE TO BORE!


picture of the year / Boise, ID - Salvation Army

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2009 (NO ORDER)
Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
Ramona Falls - Intuit
The XX - XX
Darlings - Yeah I Know
Wye Oak - The Knot
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Why? - Eskimo Snow
Port O'Brien - Threadbare
Desolation Wilderness - New Universe
Small Black - EP

TOP SHOWS OF 2009
Efterklang and Peter Broderick @ Larimer Lounge (Denver) (March 14)
No Kids @ Kilby Court (March 15)
Horse Feathers @ Kilby Court (May 22)
The Octopus Project @ Urban Lounge (August 21)
Built To Spill @ Murray Theater (September 19)
Mayer Hawthorne @ Kilby Court (September 21)
Wye Oak @ Slowtrain (September 23)
Talkdemonic @ Kilby Court (September 27)
Mirah and Wye Oak @ Club Sound (October 21)

FAVORITE PODCASTS OF 2009
1. The Adam Carolla Podcast
2. I Love Movies
3. Radiolab
4. This American Life
5. The Moth Podcast

WHERE I WENT IN 2009
- Wendover with Laurie to see Louie Anderson (she got free tickets from a guy at work)
- Denver with Laurie
- Boise with Laurie, Roxy, and Doug to see Doug Benson at the Knitting Factory
- Bear Lake, camping with Capree, Brady, and Laurie
- California twice with my family in the summer
- Disneyland and Legoland
- Denver again, but this time with my family to see WICKED! It was awesome, of course
- Chicago for my birthday with Laurie

AWESOME THINGS IN 2009
- Moving out of the old Avenues apartment and loving our new place
- Meeting John Porcellino
- Inglourious Basterds
- Seeing David Cross
- BIRTHQUAKE!
- Adopting another cat, Boris
- CABLE / DVR
- Junior's
- My birthday party
- Crafts

FEARS I OVERCAME IN 2009
- Went on my first roller coaster (The Matterhorn, Disneyland)
- Learned how to swallow pills
- Cooking / Baking

FEARS THAT I DIDN'T GET TO THIS YEAR, BUT WILL TRY IN 2010
- Give blood
- Learn stick shift
- Go skiing
- Wear contacts


VEGETABLE OF THE YEAR
BELL PEPPERS, HANDS DOWN

THE BIGGEST BUMMER OF 2009
The Adam Carolla radio show getting canceled. This severely changed my life.



Okay, I'd just like to say this - I had a really great year. And a pretty great decade. Truly.

06 December 2009

GIFT TAGS



I thought it would be fun to quickly design a few gift tags for Christmas. They are just black & white but I'm going to print these out on some colored paper and tie some ribbon through them -- I'm sure they will look sweeeet. Anyway, you can use them too. Here's the PDF!
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