Hey artist… you got a dollar?

October 23, 2006 § Leave a comment

There is an unusually high concentration of hitchhikers in this city, and they are ALL good looking, clean cut young men. There are 4,129 people who live in my town. Burrito Boy makes what is possibly the second best burrito of all time, for cheapo (it’s almost Ricardos. Almost.) We drove to the coast yesterday, which takes about an hour, and it’s breathtaking from the start of the drive all the way to the cliffs and the sea. The ocean smells like home :). Saturday we found the “World’s Largest Indoor Garage Sale,” which made me almost as giddy as iced venti nonfat white mocha. Spoils: One broken but beautiful watch ($2), one silly little vase ($2), and one perfect Louis the whatever chair for me to take apart and put back together ($40… that’s cheap, really it is). Left behind: perfect beautiful vintage coat ($15)… too short sleeves. Dang arms. There are WAY more stars than I remember there ever being, anywhere. There are WAY more bugs than there should ever be, anywhere. A suicidal bird flew into our window and I collected it and felt like I’ve officially transitioned into the attitude of this place. Our neighbors have horses they never ride, and I’m welcome to ride them, but there are three and they are a herd so I need friends. We are invited to a Halloween Party in a barn :). We went to the most amazing church on Sunday and they did my two favorite songs in a row (God is good all the time). http://www.ecf.org.

So, speaking of artists (yes, we were, check the title)… I’m going to have a house of my own soon, and I know I’ve already expressed to a few of you my desire to fill it with artwork by people I know and love… I’m so blessed to know so many talented people, and I think it’d be fabulous to have a gallery of a house, a piece of each of you up here with me. I’m not picky, sketch me something on a napkin or go crazy, send me wacky photos or poetry or whatever…I’ll even frame a letter… I promise to send you back a dang good Christmas present. Really. Something really good 🙂

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