Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Little Break

Well, you may have noticed that I haven't been around much. This is because I went on a little trip. My boyfriend Will and I went to the U.P. for a week. The U.P. (for anyone NOT from Michigan out there) is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was amazing! Beautiful, relaxing, fun... we had a great time. We went to lighthouses, the Soo Locks, an amazing fish fry at a local restaurant, and spent lots of time walking the beach, reading, playing cards with his parents (who were in the U.P. as well), and even got a chance to visit one of my uncles. It was amazing.
I will have to share more about my life with you all later, but before I go for now, I must mention this: Read "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. I read it in the U.P. and I am telling you, it has to be one of the most amazing books ever written, and it really gets the mind working...
More later... 

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thoughts of a Modern Bohemian : A POEM

Sitting at my laptop
wondering what to say
can I share my introspection?
can I make it through the day?
Am I lost, or just misguided?
In a world that's misguided too...
Can I save the people like me?
Or do I need the saving from you?
I want to make a difference
I want to make a change
inspire a revolution
to create, reinvent, and rearrange
If I'm pulling at your heart strings
If I'm making you think at all
Consider why your affected
by a Modern Bohemian's blog
Perhaps you too want to change things
maybe save some people too
In this misguided world we live in
maybe the change we need is you

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lists: Things Every Modern Bohemian Should WATCH, READ, or LISTEN TO...

What to watch: (Movies)
Moulin Rouge
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mini-series and movies from PBS or the BBC
La Boheme
most movies with subtitles

What to watch: (Stage)
La Boheme
Les Miserables

What to watch: (TV)
Compelling, story driven dramas

What to Read:
Bohemian Manifesto by Laren Stover
Hippie by Barry Miles
The Way to God (a collection of Gandhi's words)
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Outsiders by SE Hinton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Poetry (All kinds)
Village Voice
Any cool underground paper, magazine, or blog

What to listen to: (At least, what I am listening to at the moment)
Led Zeppelin
Daft Punk
The Corrs
Creedance Clearwater Revival
Imogen Heap

Of course, these lists can be added to at any time, altered at any time, taken seriously, taken as a joke, obliterated or embellished, posted again or deleted forever. You can follow them fanatically or completely ignore them. But I love making lists. And I will probably make more. Do with them what you will...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another New Idea

So my latest crazy idea that I think is actually a great idea: I am going to write a children's book. I got inspired the other day and had a whole daydream about what the story would be. So I want to do it. I am going to write a children's book. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bohemian Activity

So I have had all sorts of fun things going on and a few truly Bohemian moments.
First of all, on Monday, Will and I went to visit friends a few hours away. He met up with his former roommate and I got to see my beloved friend, Leah. She's about as much of a Modern Bohemian as I am. She's laid back, free spirited, creative, and independent. She is an artist and a teacher and a wife and a mother, and she is amazing. Being with her always makes me feel more connected to my creative and spiritual side. I love it!
Then yesterday, I was able to hang out with some friends around here. We had a blast sitting around, relaxing and chatting on our friend's back deck. Sometimes it is just so nice to be surrounded by nature and take it all in.
Today, I had to pay rent and had a very Bohemian moment. I am supposed to write my apartment number on the outside of the envelope when I pay rent, but I didn't have a pen. Or a pencil. Or a marker. Or any kind of writing utensil. So I wrote my apartment number in lipstick! haha!
Also today, I decided to share some more about the Modern Bohemian by writing the ehow article: "How to Be a Modern Bohemian." 
Anyway, there's still more to do, so I'm signing out for now. But don't ever stop coming back... I promise I'll always have something to share with you.