i decided to start a separate tumblr for any & all wedding talk - so as not to bore you guys with the inevitable. it’s called puttin’ a ring on it*. YEAH.
if you’re actually interested in my musings about being engaged and planning a weddin’, follow me over there too! if not, then you’ll just get my normal barrage of hall & oates music videos, reactions to real housewives episodes, and pretty pictures of dresses. (although, there will be pretty pictures of different kinds of dresses over on that other site…)
*i also registered putaringonit.us and putaringonit.info because i am an ubergeek, but i REALLY want putaringon.it. it’s available, but you have to be italian to register it. argh! if there are any nice italians out there that want to help a lady out, holler!
oh me? i got engaged! to be married! i am betrothed!
i know, right?!?
Is anyone else glad that sentence didn’t end with “… and single! Coming this fall to VH-1”?
wait. kurt loder is only two years younger than my dad? (a dad, i might add, who is on the older side of dads for peeps my age.) that. is. crazy. to me.
(p.s. hi, dad!)
Andyman, program director at CD101 in Columbus, OH and former owner of one of my fave hangouts in the ‘bus, Andyman’s Treehouse (now just The Treehouse), drowned this weekend while on vacation in Michigan. It’s incredibly shocking news, and it’s hard to imagine Columbus, or indie rock radio, without Andyman.
CD101 was always one of the things that I loved about living in Columbus - completely independent radio stations are rare thing, and CD101 was always supportive of the local music scene & of Columbus arts in general. Andyman has probably introduced me to hundreds of bands by playing music that he believed in, that he thought people should hear, and not because some corporate suit told him to play it 5 to 7 times a day.
What other radio station would let complete amateurs take over the airwaves for an hour each day for the entire month of May, every year? I was lucky enough to be a guest DJ on CD101 before I moved to SF, and it was an amazing gift for a music dork like myself. Andyman made things like that happen. Because he cared about music. He cared about music fans. He wanted to not only play music for the community, but to involve the community in music.
A bar with a tree in the middle of the performance room might sound like a bummer or completely insane, but I saw many shows leaned up against that tree (many Tim Easton shows!) at Andyman’s Treehouse during my time in Columbus. And spent many nights drinking cheap beer & hanging out on the velour furniture. That was all possible because of Andyman. He will be missed.
oh that is me. to a tee.
I am one of those people. But let me explain something to you. The telephone was an aberation in human development. It was a 70 year or so period where for some reason humans decided it was socially acceptable to ring a loud bell in someone else’s life and they were expected to come running, like dogs. This was the equivalent of thinking it was okay to walk into someone’s living room and start shouting. it was never okay. It’s less okay now. Telephone calls are rude. They are interruptive. Technology has solved this brief aberration in human behavior. We have a thing now called THE TEXT MESSAGE. It is magical, non-intrusive, optional, and, just like human speech originally was meant to be, is turn based and two way. You talk. I talk next. Then you talk. And we do it when it’s convenient for both of us.
rick, i didn’t see this the first time around when you posted it, but found it from your 5,000th Tumblr post post.
thank you for articulating in a logical, succinct manner that exact reason why i prefer text over phone calls. i have even pretty much trained my parents to text me “call when you’re free” and then i call. when i’m free. instead of them calling, me not answering because i’m busy (at work, at dinner, at brunch, watching the real housewives, whatever), them having to leave a message which i will never check and instead only use as a reminder that i need to call them back.
todd & i have been dating for nearly a year & a half and i can probably count the number of phone conversations we’ve had on both of my hands. (maybe one of my hands!) even when i’ve traveled for work - we text. we IM. we do not call each other. some may say that’s unromantical…but i dunno, it just works (for us).
*and all this coming from a girl who didn’t even have a phone with text messaging capabilities until 2006. :P
…if any of my Tumblr friendzies are interested in checking it out & need an invite, email me at spangley at gmail dot com!