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August 2014 // Insta-Recap

August 2014 // Insta-Recap

Follow my adventures in real-time on Instagram.

So, I know social media is supposed to be the root of all evil, the beginning of the end of civilization and all that, and in some ways, it completely is. The fact that "emoji" is not only a household word but an actual means of communicating human emotion sounds like a sci-fi, dystopian-esque plot point, if you think about it. But, I've found a silver lining in social media in that it's a reminder of where I've been and what I've done. It's like a diary, only we're actually inviting people to read it instead of hiding it from our parents. With a memory as poor as mine, it's nice to look back and recall those little things that I might have forgotten if I hadn't been documenting it with my phone in true first-world fashion. Thus, I've started a little monthly tradition of looking back at my Instagram feed at the beginning of every month and capturing a few of them in what I call an Insta-Recap.

 

THIS AUGUST, I...

1 // Hosted a concert in my home which was web-streamed live through Concert Window. It was a surreal and awesome experience, and family, friends, and fans who have never been able to see me perform live were able to tune in, listen, and chat. It was pretty special. That needs to happen again.

 

2 // My mom and step-dad came in from Pennsylvania for a visit and brought their friends Lars and Lotte along, who were visiting from Denmark. We had ourselves a bit of a party.

 

3 // Kristen and I had a quality lady date night which started with getting completely soaking wet in one of those oddly frequent torrential rain storms that Nashville's been treating us to this summer, and ended with "The Birdcage" at my apartment. There was pizza and day drinking in the middle, there, I think.

 

4 // My fella and I came up with this sickeningly sweet idea of starting a "date jar." We had a lot of free Saturdays last month, and we ended up sitting around for hours getting caught in the "I don't know, what do you wanna do?" cycle. So, I proposed that we write some activity/date/adventure ideas on paper, put them in a jar, and pull one out when we had a free day. He, surprisingly, was all-in, and actually insisted on writing our activities down in secret on opposite sides of the room so that it would be a "surprise." Guh. What a doll.

 

5 // That same sweet guy surprised me with a souvenir from him trip to Chicago one weekend; 3 vintage vinyl records recorded in Chicago, by Chicagoan artists, signed to Chicago-based record labels. I swooned.

 

6 // Kristen and I discovered the greatest of all vintage shops, Old Made Good. I swooned again.

 

7 // I received a coveted double-smooch from Kristen and Rick. 

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