Commence Life

sloane. adjunct instructor of american history. curator at heart. trying to make sense of all things.
I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
- Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via herkindoftea)

(Source: theunquotables, via smoke-stungeyes)

I did a photoshoot once with Oprah for O magazine, and it’s a big deal when Oprah comes in place, and I was like, “Oh my, she’s coming to my apartment I gotta get everything out of here.” So I called a friend Jennifer Greenberg who does the set dressing for 30 Rock, she came over and fixing up the apartment mostly involves taking my stuff out, we put it in a truck and I don’t know, they hid it in the woods or something, and she put a nice little rug down, and she put a bowl of fancy pears, and they made it really nice. And Oprah came in the door, and my daughter immediately was like, ‘Come here, come here.’ to Oprah, and led her to this bowl of beautiful fruits and was like, “These crazy bananas are for you.” | Tina Fey on her daughter Alice

contemplating life in the #lakedistrict at #keswick. had proper fish and chips and walked amongst sheep in another field. onward to #london today. (at Keswick Lake)
beautiful landscape of #scotland whisking by the train.  (at Scotland.. At Last!)

Portland Vans Forever
random obsession: the way street signs are displayed in the UK. (at Edinburgh, United Kingdom)


talk to kids like they’re people and take full interest in what they’re saying because they’re forming their personalities and it’s really vital that they know that their opinions are important and what they have to say deserves validation and respect. so when your three year old niece tells you that dragons don’t like cupcakes because the color blue is a spoon you better nod your head and ask her to explain more about that. 

(via erintallent)


"Hello My Old Heart"- The Oh Hello’s

I once had a roommate for 15 hours.

I had just moved to Texas and was sleeping on a friends couch. After a few months of far too much free time, I found a job. I found friends. I found a place to live. As I was transitioning into being a full-time Texan, I met Josh. He had a beard and talked about living in Japan one day. He was moving in while I was moving on. On our one and only night under the same roof, we decided to share some beers and a story or two. 

He talked about playing music, and the joy it brought him. He suggested I listen to the band he was currently playing with, The Oh Hello’s. He walked me through themes and ideas of each song, sharing the heartbeat behind the harmonies. Over the past few years, these songs have accompanied almost every playlist made and remain some of my favorites. 

Last night, they played in the mountains of Colorado. I stood in line and looked up at the marquee. “The Oh Hello’s- SOLD OUT.” 1,200 people crammed into a theater to watch musical magic. After a few hugs and some quick catching up, I stood and watched Josh, my 15 hour roommate, play the part of rockstar. I wish I could describe the energy and passion that this talented group of people displayed. A true sight to see.

Of all of the bands and artists I have recommended over the years, these folks are at the top of the list. Take some time and explore their lyrics. Clap along in the car. Sing at the top of your lungs. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 



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