“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” ― Saul Bellow

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


A couple weeks ago my good friend Kara and I took a small road trip. Our stories and thoughts had almost been exhausted during the drive and so we deferred to listening to a podcast we both had heard of but never listened to called, Mortified. Over the 16+ years of friendship with Kara I have come to cherish that our friendship revolves around a lot of laughter. This particular podcast offered just that.

Mortified is a compilation of short episodes featuring any willing soul that will stand alone on a stage in front of an audience and share the most deepest secretes, private thoughts and unrefined, immature selves from their youth in the form of diary entries, poems and love letters.The first episode had Kara and I laughing and cringing all at the same time. We were laughing partly out of the raw humor of what they wrote but also the amount of awkwardness and embarrassment they were willing to endure in front of an audience. 
Part of why I think Kara and I found it to be so entertaining is because we can relate, we can remember when we were young and how some things seemed so significant at that particular time in our lives. Kara and I were both avid diary keepers when we were younger and we laugh now at some of the things we thought were so important to document in pen. I know I have had plenty of instances where I cringe and laugh and tell myself “what were you thinking? What does this even mean?” There are some things I think Kara and I both agree were and are important to document, that offer learning experiences; heartbreak, traveling adventures, gratitude, and the simplicity of daily life.  It makes me wonder if what I write now will be important to the future me. 

One of our favorite episodes was a guy named Adam who wrote poetry. Here are some of the random snippets from his reading that left us laughing. 
"when a moose ceases to be a moose, it becomes a woman."
"to have sex with a mountain"
"Love exist as a cloth panel, as a doll is cursed to bless, as a pebble says to a beast, beast I have eaten." 

If you have a chance download the podcast and listen, hopefully it will leave you cringe-laughing. 

Time moves quickly, With or without me, You go fast, and I'll go slow - Noah Gundersen

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


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