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Leap of Faith

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A lifetime ago – freshman year at Wesleyan – I don’t know what’s going on in this picture; I don’t know if I actually want to remember.

That was one of the first times I was touched by Danielle Woodrow’s music, and we’re all lucky it’s not the last.  She took a year-long travel sabbatical from a very successful career, during which she wrote enough songs to fill an entire album (<—which you can buy).

This song, Leap of Faith, was written while Danielle was in the Amazon.  Abe co-directed the video with another college friend Isabel!

P.S. Danielle’s back at work now – check out the show she is executive producing, Scorpion, on CBS!

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FYF Fest 2014

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Remember my roller coaster retirement?  Well, I have to accept it – I’m too old for music festivals, too.

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FYF was as crazy/tiring as it was last year – there were a lot of issues with people waiting for hours/getting lost; plus the VIP tickets Abe sprang for were only good at one stage – making the whole thing a big waste of $$$.

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Food options were plentiful, but lines were intense.

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We wound up getting Mexican afterwards from La Taquiza, which I’m sure was much cheaper/tastier than anything inside FYF.

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Seeing Haim play was great – but I have to admit I had a lot more fun hanging out with Hops the bunny, who also puts on a good show.

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So yeah, I’m no longer a kid.  I can’t stand for long periods of time and walk miles to hear bands play or dance in a crowd anymore.  But that’s okay.  I can always say, back in the day…

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What’s New Pussycat

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Hey guys!  I just recorded a podcast with Ki Hong Lee, who’s going to be in the new Maze Runner film.  Subscribe to iTunes/Stitcher to listen before I post here.

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I bought this new Marc Jacobs iPhone case because my last one (plastic) broke after 3 weeks.  For about 5 seconds I thought it looked ridiculous, but I quickly got over that.  It’s sturdy, it won’t break, I always find my phone, and the home screen button (the problem with my last iPhone) can’t get dirty.  Because it’s covered by giant, green dog ears!!!  I adore it.

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Quinoa/beet/parmesan salad.  I made it for book club at Taryn’s, took home the leftovers, and have been eating it for days.   Recipe over at the new blog Instagram account!

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We went to see Tori Amos.  I spent all of 1993-1995 obsessed with this woman – she got me through some really dark days – but it was my first time hearing her live.  (For those of you wondering how to avoid the horrific stacked parking/traffic at The Greek Theatre, UBER UBER UBER.  And walk.)

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(I wept uncontrollably.)

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Uploaded some old pieces I wrote about that tumultuous time period over at Medium - what a great site!  And speaking of stories, Autumn just featured me in her latest Move Lifestyle post – 6 Summer Reads for Smart Girls.