Thursday, August 27, 2015

Somethings nothings

From the sovereign desk of Melanie:

I rule!

(If only)


Nothing new to say-

or anything significant or exciting or fun.

(So miss you Fun girl!)

But damn I'm busy.

Spinning my wheels.

Damn you hamster wheel of life.

Life as a scullery maid.


What feels like a full time job:

Doing laundry for a family of four 

Selling stuff on eBay 

Vacuuming the house and car

Christmas shopping

Grocery shopping

Taking kids to and fro


Need to make one big productive trip to Goodwill this weekend.

If only I could off load all my emotional baggage.

Guilt, fear, shame, and anxiety 

And yes a receipt for tax deductions.

How awesome would that be?


I rule my world! 


I'm going to take a break from blogging.

Not sure for how long.

There's so much useless banter I can offer.

Thanks for popping in and keeping me company.

Adieu for now.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Gospel According to Melanie

From the  wholey desk of Melanie:


Thank Herman for small mercies,



Big hug goes out to my friend Grace

who never gives up or gives in

chases rainbows and unicorns

and is high as a kite without the use of drugs.

You are my hero.


a few weekends past:

Over 100 degrees,
 daughter taking selfies, 
(me photobombing without swerving too much off the road) 
singing to her music (Modest Mouse)
and having great conversations



Bad :

Work and job search

Super Bad:

Feeling burnt out from above


Oh dear

I am plummeting fast

Get ready

for my Swan Song

"Got two turntables and a microphone."


Dear Herman

Now I lay me down to sleep.

Please don't fuck with me.

Thank you.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Finding you

From the seldom filtered desk of Melanie:

Will never make a good politician.


Oh you tourists in your townie clothes

that amplify "I'm not from around here!!!!!"

with your heavy cameras slung over your saggy shoulders 

and your exhausted pink faced kids

All with slightly bewildered crumbled expressions--

How I wish I could be exploring your country right about now!


 Watched "The Judge" last night.

Wow-great movie.

Have you seen it?

If not, please do.

Also LOVED Willie Nelson's version of Coldplay's "The Scientist" 

(wait for the credits)

I wonder if Chris Martin was humbled by hearing Willie's version?

Having a legend do a cover of your song must be....

too much for words.

That song is so lovely.

Alright, come on- sing along with me:

Come up to meet you
Tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let's go back to the start
Running in circles; coming up tails
Heads on a science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science; science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tails
Coming back as we are

Nobody said it was easy
Oh it's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I'm going back to the start


Shit, am I doomed?


 I love this:

Victor Hugo Quote Typed on Typewriter and Framed. $12.00, via Etsy. #quotes #motivation #motivationalquotes

This sculpture is too AMAZING (and terrifying!): 

Ron Mueck - In Bed 2005 - sculptures are huge installations

Must find a dress inspired by this:



Grey hair

Perfect brows

Minimalist jewelry


She is too damn cool.

fresh face, painted brow, simple monochromatic colors, messy hair, bangs <3

Found on Pinterest

Monday, August 17, 2015


From the deliberate desk of Melanie:

Still no bunny.



I'm so tired

and I look it too.



Okay I love this love this love this

so much

I saw them perform this live and they are so beautiful:

 Irishmen have cornered that sweet sad song market.


Is it okay for me and my daughter to both have a mad crush on him?

Sadly he is way too old for her and way too young for me.



Native Rose Stevie Nicks Studded Shorts - Shorts

I wish I could still wear shorts like these.

Too old


and short.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Little secrets

 Want to know a little secret?

I've got an angel on my  side.

We can all use a little extra help.


I know another couple splitting up.

This one was a long term couple.

I'm not surprised.

Yikes talk about issues.

I really think marriage needs to revisited and reworked.

This "for better and for worse" concept isn't relevant to our society anymore.

And really forever?

Who wants to be doing the same old thing for the REST OF THEIR LIVES?

I'm opposed to forever.

Maybe you can buy in like a timeshare.

Or make some time limits.

Some can marry for 1 year, others 5, others 10 etc. etc.

I think I'm pushing 20 years myself


How we have been able to put up with each other for this long is either


or a form of punishment on both parts.

Maybe marriage licenses should be like driver's licenses or a gym membership.

Are you ready to renew it?

Do you want to renew it?

All I know is that if hubby and I don't work out there is

NO way in HELL

I would ever marry again.

Now THAT I can commit to.



The story of me
I Can't Adult Today

Found on Pinterest


Friday, August 14, 2015

Nothing wrong/so wrong

Caffeine and carbs

Indie films and conversation

Jeans and tee shirt

Cut offs and sandals

Sand and Coppertone (those smells slays me!)

Morning and stretching

Art and music

Sour cream and onion

Sex and candy

Cat and nap


Beautiful weather today

There's nothing like a Cali sunny day.

Nothing whatsoever.


How to annoy my husband:

Rules as mere suggestions.

Isn't time merely subjective?

Emotions over logic.

Rain and slow drivers.

Yes, I did put plenty of (salt/ butter/syrup/hot sauce) on it!


Steampunk is not punk.

Not even close.

Any grown ass man trying to look like a dandy is not punk.

Full metal nerd is more accurate.

I don't know why but I just can't get into steam punk.

All that gear and baroque can't hide the fact

That these guys are geeks 

that like to wear vests and googles

And play make believe.

You can add my disdain for steampunkers with

pirates, Renaissance geeks and Grateful Dead followers.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Let me see you

Remember Depeche Mode's "Stripped"?

It's from The Black Celebration album.


I was just15.

Let me see you stripped down to the bone.

Holy shit.


I'm taking a day off tomorrow so I can sleep in.

My goal is a good 10 hours of sleep.

Any less and I'm a failure.


I would kill for a massage!!!

(Followed by a bucket of movie popcorn?)


Good night-- it's date night with me and Hannibal.