Noah and I were talking about how we have both recently thought about accessorizing with crowns. I’m not much into jewelry, except for the thin silver bracelet Noah and I share, which bears our grandmother’s initials. Noah has a barbed wire bracelet and said the next step was to wear a wreath. I would even wear a big a prototypical king-style crown.  “Like your spirit animal.” Noah said, referencing a dream I had a few years ago. Then: “Ha ha, you have a spirit animal.” But Noah also had a spirit creature dream – that long-neck deer-dog. In both of our dreams we realized we shared a mind with the animals so…

“I look threatening enough to go to Whole Foods and get ingredients for raspberry smoothies.” We went to Whole Foods to get ingredients for raspberry smoothies. Clouds were hovering above the Sangre de Cristos and the gray day made the weeds in our yard look extra green. We talked about how nice it would be to drink cold raspberry smoothies on the chilly day and go hiking with Dion. Noah texted Dion, who said he would like to go hiking with us next weekend.

We made our smoothies, along with veggie sausage sandwiches, and watched anime. Xtian and MC came home from Arizona. We all hugged on the porch and talked about our weekends, then went to the show at Caldera. Crocket debuted “Snake Chama,” followed by Keyboard, and “Diesel Dudes” who all rocked underwear and rocked out. Drums fell, people wrestled, the band did push ups and Patrick Tabor swung a chain. A mosh pit broke out in the tiny adobe venue.

Outside we talked about “BYOF” parties, where everyone brings an amp, mic, and earplugs. All anyone can hear outside is feedback.

“Oh no, a bunch of feedbackers just moved into the neighborhood.”

“Except feedbackers feed people, cookies to the neighbors mid noise-complaint, pavlov’s dog type stuff.”

We segued into my favorite conceptual band: Party Girl. We’re gonna need a grant for all the personal trampolines.

At 1:30am, as Noah and I were eating ramen topped with curry and I received a stream of Party Girl lyrics from Benji via facebook messenger:

“Elbow grease- Bathroom tanning- Frequent flier- Bath salts—-
romantic comedy- oldtimer- milquetoast- back to school—–
hair removal- let’s do this- par value- couch potato—-
better late than never- gheri curls- cyber monday-golden boy——
cold blooded- ATM- To be honest- Jet Lag—–
good eatin- no filter- proper pronouns- fender bender—–
pale blog- home shopping- impact driver- side effect —–
non fiction- sandpaper- lab rat- little rascal——-
election year- semigloss – spare change- intelligent dance music——
Auto save- my hands are tied–reverse mortgage- hand crafted——-
a little off the top- learning curve- uncanny valley- Book club——
green card- wiggle room- same page- high maintenance – —-
luke warm- cruise control- rewards program- fire wall——
home brewed- Mac Mini- house party- first time for everything-
H.D.M.I.- Lord knows- La CROIX- Two to Tango——-
Caught dead- Whole nine yards- Triple Threat- Party Girl-
Party Girl-
Party Girl
Party Girl.”



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