Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Can't get enough...

of old Built to Spill.

"In Your Mind"
"The Weather"
"The Plan"
"Center of the Universe"
"Carry the Zero"
"You Were Right"

So ever-so-slightly regretful.
I bought a cute couch... But it needs a reupholster. :(
When will I find the time to do that? It is so adorable, I couldn't pass it up. It is a retro, 50s style sectional; very feminine, and dainty. They even threw in a retro lamp shade. Any who, I LOVE it, but I would also love for someone to be around to help me with this do-it-yourself-(or-with-someone-who-loves-you) project. Any offers?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Heck yes!

Yesterday, rather spur of the moment, I went to the first 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.

I got to see
Ingrid Michaelson (Thank you for introducing me, Phil)
Andrew Bird (for the 2nd time!)
The Flaming Lips (uh-mazing!)

Funny story... So I went to the festival with my friend Andy. We both ran into many random people that we knew. He, some girls he knew, one of whom he was interested in. He commented that she seemed rather distant and I told him, she is probably intimidated by our close friendship. I told him if that he wanted to make out with her tonight, he'd have to ditch me and chill with her. So I let him...

You're probably thinking where's the funny part of the story... besides the part where Lisa was alone at a music festival for about an hour scared of all the drunk guys leering and hitting on her?

Well, Andy is my guy's guy. The traditional dude who knows stuff about how to fix cars and navigate in a city, so I always make him drive me around. As in common routine, he drove to this music festival in my car and was the only one who knew where it was parked, as I had not anticipated the "ditch-the-friend" move. So by the time the festival was over at 11:30, my phone had died and I hadn't a clue where the car was. To be stereotypical, I couldn't even tell you the make of the car, only that it was a dark, navy blue. Way to go woman! Luckily I was not alone and had found some coworkers of mine to chill with, so we wandered around downtown for about 15 minutes but to no avail found my vehicle before my friends needed to satisfy the drunk hunger pains. (Insert dinner next to Cracker) Then my friend, Charlie, and I embarked on the find-the-car-venture... which ended up being rather close and only took about 20 minutes or so. What a night! I got home about 2ish or so. Long day... and was up at 7:30 for work the next day. Way to go, Li. Way-To-Gooooooooooooooooo.

Friday, July 04, 2008

I'm going to buy this.

Jane Vain & the Dark Matter

Listen to "C'mon Baby Say Bang Bang"

Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Tears for Fear... and no Talking Heads at the Ames Public Library. L-A-M-E. Oh and I cried today, but whatever. I'm not talking about it.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

(my nose is crinkled)

I almost cried three times at my new job imagining what everyone was doing at my other job... I think I have a problem... I am obsessed with The Café! On the other hand, I brought a pastry assortment, from The Café of course, to my "Welcome Reception" at my new job, and everyone loved me! They said I was starting out on the right foot. They mostly thought it humorous that I walked to work, brought them treats to my reception and even supplied my own laptop to work on. "Very impressive!" Don't worry, they will supply me with my own computer when they move to their new building, where, I'll have you know, I get my own office with a window!... I think it has a window... Oh dear, I hope it has a window! No cubicle for me, please!

Can't get enough of the Talking Heads right now!
This Must Be the Place!

Oh and seriously, I need this CD... and you do too.
Sigur Rós :: Gobbledigook.