This is what I wore on Friday, to an open mic night at my workplace. The event was pretty fun. A bunch of people from the area came to share some of the things they've been writing lately. Some were good, some were infuriating. Well, mainly one was infuriating man who read poetry children had written and made comments throughout mocking it. That was swell. Poetry is something dear to my heart, and I don't like to see people kick it around. It was really nice to hear a lot of different voices though. My most favorite of the night was this guy who read his children's story to us (he even showed us the pictures!). It was a story about a guy who loves to eat so much, then gets a job at a restaurant, but gets fired because he eats too much! I wanted to be like, "Did you mean MY LIFE?" but I, uh, didn't say that to him. I did tell him that I loved his story though, and he and his wife seemed like just the sweetest people. Overall, it was a nice night. OH, and you folks that like the Shins (should be all of you, really) will appreciate this. One of my bosses at work has the "clap clap clap clap clap clap WOOH!" from the opening of the Shins song "Kissing the Lipless" as his notification sound. It's fantastic, and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.
Look at the adorable dinosaur pin Bethany sent me! It's the cutest ever, and he and Thoreau are now just hanging out on my jean jacket together. You all should visit her wonderful store!