My best friend and her fiance are getting married tomorrow! The wedding weekend is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Between work and the wedding festivities (bachelorette party last night, wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner tonight), however, I have barely been home (literally — I left for work yesterday morning and didn’t get back until about half an hour ago) and thus have had no chance to write blog posts. Continue reading
I adore Dar. And while I think that absolute best Dar concert is the Dar-at-Bryn-Mawr concert, tonight was pretty excellent (even though it was Dar and someone else). The first half of the concert consisted of Joan Osborne and then, finally, what I’d been waiting for all night — Dar appeared on stage. And she was her endearing, quirky, warm, exceptional self. It was a fantastic concert. Continue reading
Posted in Music, Twin Cities
Tagged As Cool As I Am, concert, Dar Williams, favorites, Joan Osborne, music, postaday2011, songs, The Christians and the Pagans, Twin Cities
The first time I ever saw David Tennant in anything — or any of the Doctor Who cast, for that matter — was in a YouTube video of a sketch performed by the fantastic Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) and David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) for Comic Relief‘s 2007 Red Nose Day. It was utterly hilarious . . . and I loved his Scottish accent. That video is the reason why, when I finally started watching Doctor Who, the Tenth Doctor was my Doctor from the beginning. Continue reading
Posted in Doctor Who, Rambles
Tagged Catherine Tate, Comic Relief, David Tennant, Doctor Who, humour, postaday2011, Red Nose Day, Tenth Doctor, video, YouTube
Facebook alerted me today to the fact that the newest season of The Sing-Off has started. As I began to watch the show, the first thought that passed through my mind was that I miss a cappella so much. The second thought was that I’ve found my favorite group already — the University of Rochester’s YellowJackets.
And while I don’t really like the yellow blazers (it’s a bit loud for my tastes, although I think it’s a cute play on words), I’m a fan of the group. By the time they got to Kenya (well, really during the “we’re nerds” canoeing part), I was on their side. Continue reading
A fellow Mawrtyr posted this on Facebook with the caption “Emma Thompson should be an honorary Mawrtyr.” I would be proud to claim her as an honorary Mawrtyr.
This afternoon, I shared how nervous I was about this reunion (my five-year high school reunion) with my friend — a friend who also happens to be the only other trans person I know of from our high school — and a group of other queer and trans people. It was good to have that time because even with that support, it took mental effort to get myself out of the car and to the reunion. Despite that, the reunion was surprisingly fun. Continue reading
I just got back from my second Ani DiFranco concert, and she was utterly amazing — magnetic, endearing, humourous, and, of course, musically incomparable.
And oh, man, can she play guitar.