Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Morning Meditation

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Summer Reading Plans

These + finishing Andy Cohen's book + a biography on Roy Orbison +my new porch/backyard are pretty much all I plan on doing this summer…

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Rapture ((Week of May 25))

Congrats on Your All Male Panel
  • Remember last week when I posted those Klaus Nomi videos? Well in my research I found these old Jägermeister ads from the 80's which are pretty fucking fantastic.
Klaus Nomi and Jägermeister
Dr. Suess by Nick Cave
  • I've been having a Joan Baez moment lately…

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dundee, You're Swell.

I don't want to forget these moments in this neighborhood. Seeing and feeling the seasons change, waking up early to catch some killer sunrises. Dundee, you've treated me pretty well. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

There are some homes in Omaha that have a history I would like to know more about. This house on the southwest corner of 38th and Cass Streets is amongst the top of that list. Doing my best Jerry Seinfeld: What's the deeeal with this house??

Monday, May 18, 2015

It wasn’t until my Junior year of college, when I took my first women’s studies course, that I realized I had received absolutely no education on women’s history. I had read women’s literature prior (The Bell Jar, Girl, Interrupted) but I always viewed these as fictionalized pieces of work. These were also works that I sought out and read in my personal time, and not as part of any curriculum. Therefore, they were not to be taken as seriously as the academic texts I read in school.
After I took that first women’s studies course, everything changed because I had finally found an area of study that I wanted to dedicate my life to and become an advocate for. I loved seeing the wheels in the heads of sorority sisters turn when they considered why they really wore makeup. And most of all, I loved that fiction became a conductor for social change.
When college ended and I moved back to Omaha, I felt incredibly lucky to meet and become friends with so many amazing women who had similar views and experiences as I did. I learned so much from these women, and now I’m going to try to put that knowledge and awareness of the political, economic and social inequalities that face women today, out into the world in hopes of enacting change.
So my questions are these. How in 2015 do we not have:
- Primary or secondary curriculum focusing on the efforts, movements and successes of women throughout history
- Affordable and convenient child care options for mothers
- Legitimate research and testing on female contraception(s), affordable and available abortions, pregnancy counseling, and accessible post-partum resources for ALL women
- A culture that teaches boys and men to respect girls and women. A culture that stops blaming women for experiencing sexual, physical and verbal harassment. A culture that also is inclusive of the experiences of women of color and transgendered individuals.
I’m angry that we live in a world where women are still treated like second class citizens. Where we are not in charge of our own bodies. And guess what? IT’S OK FOR WOMEN TO BE ANGRY.

In Rapture ((Week of May 18))

  • So these videos are seriously everything. Watch both of them. You won't be disappointed. 

Great Fictional Moms
Jonathan Adler Vases
  • This History of Brunch from the 1930's, 1960's and 1980's is an interesting read through the lens of the female experience. I actually still like the 60's idea of making brunch for an overnight guest ;)
History of Brunch

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Saturday! Uh, how did I not know 'Voguing' competitions were still a thing?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wind Down / Wound Up

Geez, can you believe we're already half-way done with May? I definitely wish this fucking rain would be over already. Eh, enough complaining. It's the GD weekend!
  • Just trust us, you'll want to go to this.
  • Fan of Monty Python? There's a quote-along showing of the iconic Holy Grail tonight at Filmstreams ('tis only a scratch).
  • Our awesome dude friends in Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship are playing tonight at Reverb. There's going to be some good shit happening up here.
Channeling this weekend:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


They say life is an array of random meaningless events, but I have to admit, I think that's kind of bullshit. For Instance…

On Friday February the 13th I was denied admission to the University of Minnesota. The first of three schools I would be denied admission from over the course of the next three months. Later than night, I saw the ever amazing Sleater-Kinney slay the Slowdown. 

On Friday March 13th, I was faced with the fact that even more things weren't going to turn out like I had planned (vague, I know, but trust me that shit was real). 

Today, on Wednesday May 13th I sign the final loan application to buy my first home whose address is 3311. 

Maybe it truly is coincidence, but that would be too easy. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GOB Still Thinks We're Talking About Bees

When you have spring allergies, you try any and all remedies including eating raw local honey. Lucky for us living in Omaha, It's All About Bees! Exists. Which of course only elicits memories of this

Monday, May 11, 2015

In Raptue ((Week of May 11))

Andrea Peipe
  • I know, I know, I only posted photographs this week, but I'm just inspired by all of these works. It really makes me want to take my camera everywhere with me. I absolutely love the minimalism an of course the color of Mike Bailey-Gates photographs.
Mike Bailey-Gates