Friday Afternoon Music Jam: Stereo Total

Friday Afternoon Music Jam: Bettie Serveet

Did I mention I was going to Aruba? In honor of our upcoming Netherlandy vacation, let’s take a trip back in time to the ’90s and hear some Bettie Serveet which I first learned about via the soundtrack for Amateur. Awww, remember when I used to go see movies?

Friday Afternoon Music Jam: Stereo Nation

On a road trip from middle Georgia to Amelia Island, FL, I was introduced to this song by my cousin.

Top Ten Books 2014

Until I have the time and energy to devote to reshaping my Top 100 list, I’ll take baby steps with the books I’ve read this year. Note: these are not necessarily in order and not necessarily published this year, just read this year. By me. And possibly you. This is always a difficult task but my usual means of deciding which ones make the cut is asking myself “would I actually purchase a second copy and/or re-read this book and/or foist this book on others?” The winners are:

Be advised: the only reason David Mitchell’s Back Story didn’t make it on this year’s list is because I haven’t finished it yet. I’m savoring it. I love it. Note to self: make this #1 on next year’s list.

Directions

I grew up in a small town where “make a right at the convenient store” was given as a legitimate and easily understood direction even though the convenient store wasn’t called that for decades.

When I moved to DC, I delighted in telling visitors to “turn right onto 16th Street until you hit the White House and then turn left.”

I think these directions for our upcoming trip to Aruba take the cake:

When leaving the airport take a left turn (3rd exit) at the roundabout heading towards Oranjestad and the High Rise hotel area. You will be driving with the airport and the ocean on your left.

Stay on this road all the way past the hotels.

The last hotel on the left will be the Ritz Carlton. Stay on this main road (driving with the ocean on your left) you will drive past an old ship wreck and a little further the road will bend to the right where there is  a left turn, take the left turn (signposted for the California Lighthouse 1B).

Friday Afternoon Music Jam: Sam & Dave

This song will always remind me of The Blues Brothers but today I’m dedicated it to Aruba: two weeks!

Thanksgiving 2014

On the first day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
A fever of one hundred and three (that’s ap).

On the second day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
Two sore ribs (from coughing – that’s me) and
A fever of one hundred and three.

On the third day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
Three hours of chills (that’s tp),
Two sore ribs and
A fever of one hundred and three.

On the fourth day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
Four bouts of vomit (that’s zp),
Three hours of chills,
Two sore ribs and
A fever of one hundred and three.

On the fifth day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
FIVE DIAGNOSES OF ACUTE BRONCHITIIIIIIIS (that’s mom)
Four bouts of vomit,
Three hours of chills,
Two sore ribs and
A fever of one hundred and three.

On the sixth day of Thanksgiving,
My true love gave to me,
Six shivering sheikhs (that’s dad),
FIVE DIAGNOSES OF ACUTE BRONCHITIIIIIIIS
Four bouts of vomit,
Three hours of chills,
Two sore ribs and
A fever of one hundred and three.

Can’t wait to see what fresh hell tomorrow brings.

Not sure why this holiday always wreaks havoc on us but Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Get well soon and/or stay healthy!