About Me

I live in Vancouver.  I have two loves: writing, and music.  And I like them apart, or together, kind of like cream and sugar.  I have pets and glasses and I make messes and cookies, and I go to concerts and the grocery store, and I have a thing for chocolate, and the Edmonton Oilers, and a habit of getting injured accidentally.  I’m 27 years old and I feel much older than that some days, and much younger than that most of the time.  really like navy, turquoise and navy and red.  My most prized possessions are my records, my cranberry juice bottle of change (a memento), my guitar pick handed to me by Conor Oberst, my Cardinals rose watch, and my filled journals.  I like photography and collecting records and I like mint tea a lot.  I named this blog ‘New York Fruit Stand’ after one of my all-time favourite song lyrics: “I’m as calm as a fruit stand in New York and maybe as strange” from Damn Sam (I Love a Woman that Rains) by Ryan Adams, one of my all-time favourite artists.  I keep a self-deprecation-with-a-smile demeanor, but I like to wish on stars and 11:11.


3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. For whatever reason, I was thinking of the White Stripes today and Googled, “you’re like a little girl yelling at her brother cause you lost his ball.” I landed on your blog.

    Read your top 10 Stripes’ songs and noted in my head similar favourites — Little Room, Rag ‘n Bone, We’re Gonna be Friends.

    On the street if we passed one another, we would not give each other a passing glance, I am sure. I am 41, have two kids, and to boot, grew up in Calgary. Flames fan, not Oilers. So, why am I writing to you? I am not sure… I have a tendency to go with my hunches and it’s worked out so far.

    For your fruit stand:
    -listen to Beck’s Odelay – predates you, but I think you will like him
    -opinion: Arcade Fire’s album, “Funeral” is far superior to “Suburbs”. Try Neighbourhood #4 (7 Kettles)
    -read Dave Watson – late columnist for the Georgia Straight – he knew how to connect to people. Even though it was a technology column, people who were not even remotely interested in technology would get the paper just to hear what he had to say. Plus, he loved music. Wrote for Discorder before moving to the Straight.

    Signing off.

    1. Thank you for the message! I appreciate your comments and will look into your suggestions.

      The nice thing about public forums is that they do connect unlikely strangers – I hope I’ve piqued your interest and that you come and check out my corner of the web from time to time.

      Best wishes!

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