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Liberty Bakery

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Liberty Bakery sits on the corner of Main and 21st. It is quaint and warm inside with mismatched wooden chairs coated in peeling pastel purples and yellows. Dated newspaper clippings rave about their paninis and hanging chalk boards share their soup du jour. True to it’s name, there’s always an array of baked treats to choose from and always more baking fresh. In summer I go in for lemonade, in winter I go in for tea. To be honest, there is nothing extraordinary about the place, yet I find myself dropping in to to escape the ordinary. I’m so over Starbucks. I much prefer to spend my time in Liberty Bakery where it feels like stepping inside your grandparent’s kitchen. Sometimes it’s messy and the tables are a tad sticky, but I like it, it’s genuine.

A couple Sundays ago, I visited and noticed the cutest white haired, suspender wearing man in the back kitchen stirring away a giant mixing bowl. I immediately had a crush on him, so naturally I had to find out more. Turns out this old man is the owner of Liberty Bakery and was in the middle of making a birthday cake. Then I found out that his name is Gunner. He is now the cutest man with the cutest name… baking a cake. For your reference:  old man + cake baking + “Gunner” = crush to love in 60 seconds. At this point  I’m already head over heels swooning, but then Gunner  goes and does two more things that actually send me to the moon. First, he tells me that I’m making him blush, which makes me blush. Then he points to the laughing woman sitting at the corner table with her bff and says: “That’s my wife over there, Liberty.”

So heres to you, Gunner & Liberty. A little shout out to you two for being the raddest couple on the block. You two make me believe in love. You two remind me to fuck it and do the things I like to do with the people I love to do it with. Thank you for being original by resisting cookie cutter ways. It is somewhat of a quality lost in my generation. Looking forward to many more afternoons spent in your cozy corner.

 

Joni Mitchell Never Lies

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real; I’ve looked at love that way.
But now it’s just another show. You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know, don’t give yourself away.

I’ve looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know love at all.

– Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell

PS. come home

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm

When someone far far away tells you something that makes you want to give them a hug but you can’t because they are so far far away, the next best thing is to send a card. There is no better feeling than receiving a card with handpicked words from the heart, crossing seas just to get to you. A card in the mail is like receiving a present, and tearing the envelope open is like untying a bowtie. The words, well the words is like the warmth in a hug.

I need to sit down today to write a couple of cards to a couple of friends far far away because I want them to know that even though I am not near, they circle my thoughts. I will seal the cards with a kiss, stamp it and let it go on its long journey. I get the warm fuzzies just thinking about how in a few days from now, it will arrive in their mail box with the rest of their fliers and bills but amongst the junk will be something from me.

How lucky am I to have friends whom make me want to  sit down to write real words on real paper?  They are my home away from home. To remind them of the home they are far from, I picked up a few fallen leaves from outside to put inside their cards. It’s autumn now, the colors are changing, they should  see.  And  they should also see that I scribbled down a return address but not ‘cus I’m scared the cards will get lost but ‘cus I’m scared they’ll forget where I live.  Then how will they find their way back to me?

I Know I am

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

I know I am but what are you?

Tuesday

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Nobody said life would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.

Pickles My Fancy

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

Buckwheat: Do you like pickles?
Porky: I think they stink!
Buckwheat: I love pickles
Porky: My mum makes me eat them
Buckwheat: I’m crazy about em!
Porky: I’ll sell you my pickle for a dickle
Buckwheat: How bout 2 cents..
Porky: Otay
Buckwheat: I’ve got two pickles I’ve got two pickles, I’ve got two pickles today .. hey hey.. a doo daaa dii daa doo da day! I’ve got two pickles today! hey hey!

– The Little Rascals

Awful Tired Now, Boss

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I’m tired, boss. Tired of bein’ on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we’s coming from or going to, or why. Mostly I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?

John Coffey, The Green Mile