My sister, the writer

Years ago, my big sissy lizard and I used to run a blog called Buckaroo Barbie. My favorite part of the blog wasn’t that it was named after one of my songs – it was that my sister wrote the articles for our passion project with originality, power and truth.
This is an excerpt from a blog she wrote back in 2012….her words start wildfires. ♥️

“A smile is better than the most expensive lipstick.
The nicest decorations for any home, no matter how poor or how grand, are fresh flowers.
Little gifts should be given to those you love frequently and for no reason at all. They’re the best.
Even when the situation is awkward and you feel uncomfortable, in moments of grief it is always appropriate to give the hurting person a hug and say, “I’m sorry.”
Learn to make your own bread. It’s so much better. Especially with good butter and homemade preserves.
Everyone should read the Little House on the Prairie series, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Jeremiah Johnson.
Our families are insane, out of their minds, loud and constantly in our business….but they’re family. Culture relationships with them and stay friends anyway.
Always make time for children in your life.
Watch Hatari! with John Wayne again.
When having dinner with a group of people, technically the ladies aren’t supposed to refill their wine glasses….a man is. One hopes that the men at the table are paying attention to the state of one’s glass.
Make your own vanilla extract, spaghetti sauce, and whipped cream. They’re just better.
Never underestimate the support and pleasure that can be found from a good bra. Also, never underestimate the discomfort that comes from wearing the wrong type cut of panties when playing cowboy all day.
Candles are always a nice touch at supper, even when you’re alone. Maybe especially when you’re alone.
Never fully trust people if they don’t have books in their house.
Never pass up an opportunity to rope the dummy.
Unless your parents are major dirtballs, never date anyone who doesn’t want to meet your family.
You can’t live a positive life unless you approach life with an amazing attitude and a positive outlook.
Always brush your hair starting from the ends.
Never wash your t-shirts and socks together.
Have a signature perfume.
If you like her, always kiss her goodnight. “
Thank you Lizzy for always writing whats in my heart and soul.

Also, please start writing again you dork. I miss it.


1 thought on “My sister, the writer”

  1. Please start writing again. I shared your writing, as well as Adrian’s music with my daughter who has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and has days when she can barely get out of bed. She’s 16, and feels like she has had her teenage years stolen from her by an enemy she can’t see, but is painfully aware is there. You inspired her to put on her big girl boots and do what she can.

    Adrian, I miss your old “cowboy” music. Your new stuff is really good too, but I was pretty partial to “Elko will survive” and “Run boys, run”. You ought to get together with Tris Munsick and do a duet of “Sand and Sagebrush”. We need more cowboy music!
    My family loves you no matter what you sing. Please keep singing! Lizzy, please keep writing!

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