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.

It’s a new day

It is crazy to feel like today is the beginning of my new year? Buds on the trees, hyacinths peeking out of the ground, this morning holds all the promise of good things just about to make themselves known. And I’m actually motivated to put away laundry and organize the house, which is a feeling so unfamiliar that I cannot help but think the universe has undergone some major change. I guess I’ll just go with it!

February 21, 2011. daily life. Leave a comment.

Like a good neighbor…

15 inches of snow later, and our street still isn’t plowed. Harumph. Thank goodness we have some seriously awesome neighbors who have made this whole Thundersnow/Snowmageddon/Snowpocalypse 2011 event a bit more bearable: mad props to Joe & Gwen, who I already knew were fantastic people, for really showing what they’re made of today. Joe took his monster snow blower all over the neighborhood to pitch in where people needed help (including our sidewalks!), and Gwen followed up with a phone call to let us know that she would be replenishing supplies of coffee, wine, and brownies available on their front porch all day to whoever was snowbound in the neighborhood and in need of sustenance. “We’ll just pretend it’s Vail,” she laughed, “and enjoy!” I’ll drink to that.

January 27, 2011. daily life. Leave a comment.

A snowday miracle

Thank you, God, for letting my husband’s plane back from the west coast be one of the few that actually made it THE VERY LAST ONE that was let into PHL today, during the umpteenth snowstorm of the season.  Kind of ironic that tonight would be the one night in I don’t know how long that that flight actually got in without issue, given that it’s also the one night that my choir rehearsal was cancelled (and so I didn’t need to worry about him getting home to take over parenting duties)… but a small miracle nonetheless. An even better one might be making this the last big snow of the season. I’m just sayin’.

January 26, 2011. daily life. Leave a comment.