Miranda Lambert “There’s a Wall”
Yep, this pretty much sums it up. I love Miranda Lambert. She’s such a strong, talented woman and I admire that about her.
I forgot about Ron Pope and how brilliant he is. This song is just as perfect today as it was the first time I heard it. Most of the lyrics just pass right by me on this song, even though they are beautiful, but there’s one line which has always pulled my attention and today was no different.
“Point my headlights towards the interstate, it’s time for my escape.”
It might be time to venture from the beautiful city I call home and rest my head somewhere else for a moment. I’m feeling the need for a bonfire, stars for days and the peace of nature enveloping me in it’s sweet serenity.
It’s been so long since I’ve wandered down a dusty path (well, dusty isn’t an option right now, stupid rain) that I’m not sure I’ll know how to slow down and enjoy it anymore, but I’m certainly willing to try. I think it’s due time that I get lost in the wilderness. It’s good for the soul, you know?
XOXO, cheers my pretty readers!
Love isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s supposed to be worth it.
90’s pick from Spotify. Uhhhh…. #yikes
Need I say more? Enjoy your freedom this weekend, my dears!
Colors swirl, fabric catches, snags, tears
Onward into the gray
Disappearing behind the lies
All the truth in the world can’t clear those clouded eyes
Drops melding on window panes and flesh
Choking on black mist fading away from sleep
Standing on ledges watching the world pass by
Hazy thoughts distracted by inaudible melodies
I have a feeling this song/band is going to be played a lot on my Spotify today. I’ve heard of the Drive-By Truckers before, but I haven’t really listened to them until this song was played on my Spotify Radio. I could say so much more about them and this song, but it’s one of those dull, rainy days and that really says enough, doesn’t it? So I’ll leave you with a lyric before disappearing into the gray of the day.
“Well I ain’t really drowning ‘cause I see the beach from here.”
Oarsman Ale, Bell’s Brewery, Kalmazoo, MI
After practically eating my weight in prime rib last night from Tally’s, the wonderful boyfriend and I went with our lovely friends, John and Mary, to one of our favorite haunts in Des Moines, GT Lounge, to play pool and fight the sleepiness from eating way, way too much. Well, after having devoured what felt like a full cow, there was NO way, I was going to be able to drink a heavy beer.
Insert Oarsman Ale here. The light, slightly fruity beer was recommended by the bartender, Gina, who really knows her stuff! As she put, this is what summer shandy beers SHOULD taste like! She’s absolutely correct. Instead of lemon, Oarsman has a tangy tinge of grapefruit which pairs perfectly with the lightness of the beer. so someone who is not a fan of grapefruit, I was hesitant to try this beer, but it was worth the risk. It will definitely be my new go to in the summer instead of lesser versions of summer shandy.
Another added bonus of Oarsman Ale? It’s brewed at the Bell’s Brewery which started in 1985 by Larry Bell in Kalmazoo, MI. Now, I don’t know about you, but there’s something about craft beer that is brewed by an independent Brewery. I’ll go for it every time over a craft beer that is cranked out by one of the beer giants.
5 out of 5 stars. I hope you enjoy this beer this summer as much as I did!
I’ve been listening to The Great Gatsby on audio book on my drive to work (2 hours!!) the past couple days, and I’m not going to lie - these 2 hours have become my favorite of the day. I’ve been swept away with the beauty of the language and the book. The story, although seemingly slow moving, has completely swept me away and suddenly I’m a flapper living in the 1920’s.
Now I’m anxious to finish the book because the movie came out today. Can’t lie, the photos that I’ve seen of Jay (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Daisy (Carey Mulligan) make me want to stay in tonight and finish the book so I can go to the movie tomorrow!