Thank you, Cee Lo

I thought I had found cardio soundtrack nirvana when I hit upon the “Glee” station on Pandora. Oh, my friends, little did I know… In truth, that discovery was an important step on my path to enlightenment, as it was only because of my Gleek-dom that and Gwyneth’s guest stint that I found myself singing “Forget You” 24/7. If (IF!) you have Pandora on your phone (or your laptop or whatever), do me a favor: set up a new station using Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” as your search term and bask in the glory of some good, good music. OMG! To go from Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher” to Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On” to Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta” (whaaaaat?!?!?) to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” was pure magic. There you go, Pandora powers that be, proof that your music genome project works: you have generated the playlist of my life. I fully expect that “Philadelphia Freedom” will be queuing up anytime now.


March 30, 2011. Tags: . daily life, music. Leave a comment.

45 years ago today, a wonderful thing happened

Happy birthday to my husband! I am a lucky woman, to have such a good man.

Feast your eyes on the creation that Girlie and I came up with for this year’s cake. (She started out campaigning for a Hello Kitty cake. I suggested that while she might very much want to make a Hello Kitty cake, it might be more thoughtful to think about something Daddy would really like, and use that idea for a cake. She caught on to the thoughtful angle right away, and insisted that golfing was the way to go. I did my best.)









NB: The above photo was taken before I stuck an enormous Hello Kitty candle on the top.

March 16, 2011. daily life. 1 comment.

It’s raining, it’s pouring

Tell it like it is, Boss.



March 10, 2011. Tags: . daily life, music. Leave a comment.

A Facebook-free Lent for me

I have decided to give up Facebook for Lent. And all the game apps on my iPhone. No, I am not 13… which is all the more reason for me to cut out the mindless techno time suck mechanisms that eat up way too large a portion of my day. Trivial? Perhaps. But hopefully not so much trivial as surprisingly mindful, in that I will (again, HOPEFULLY) be more present in my life and not always seeking some distraction. Which would be a very good thing, indeed.

Wait: I have this blog set up so that my posts here always show up on FB, too. (Shameless self-promotion.) Does that count? Hmm… OK, to clarify: I will not be logging into Facebook anytime from now until Easter (and hopefully maybe thereafter). But the blog posts will continue to appear, just because… well, just because.

See you on the other side, FB friends.

March 9, 2011. daily life. Leave a comment.