I actually saw this on The Today Show, but the only good clip I could find was from The View. My apologies in advance for having to subject you to the women of The View, but the video is so worth watching if you haven't already seen it.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
OK, I've been a bad blogger. Facebook has taken some of my attention away, just simply because it's like blogging for ADD people. But I've been doing other stuff, and dealing with some yet OTHER stuff, and just not writing very much at all. I kind of miss it although I have to get my inspiration back somehow.
Here's the good stuff I've been doing:
Visiting Lucas at camp...
...with my lovely daughter...
Spending the weekend with her at this cool place in the Catskills called The Roxbury Motel.
It's an old motel that someone renovated into a snazzy themed but tasteful place (think "West Elm" on crack). You can read my review on TripAdvisor (which is a great resource, btw).
A few days later I drove to The White Mountains of New Hampshire with my SO and stayed here... (I'll be writing my TripAdvisor review soon...the place is amazing and can you say "steam shower"??? They have rooms with Jacuzzi tubs too, but our steam shower was even better than that)
...looking for moose...
Not finding any moose (the photo above was taken from a brochure...fooled ya, eh?), we played golf...
...and saw some covered bridges on the way home...
The less fun stuff that has occupied my time involves brain chemistry (mostly anxiety) but I'm working that out (hopefully) because I have a history of agoraphobia and that can really put a dent in one's social life.
I've also been working. Which is not fun. But I'll leave it at that, because at least it pays the bills.
I've still been trying to reason with the Surrogate's Court to resolve the issue of my late ex-husband's life insurance so I can actually get some help supporting our son. It's been almost five years since his untimely (but not entirely unexpected) death, and the money is still tied up.
Bullying Update: The more dangerous of the two boys who have targeted Lucas is now being charged with two adult crimes (trespassing and assaulting a 72-year-old woman) so he might finally get the help/incarceration that he so desperately needs. The other kid (who kicked a boy in the testicles the same day the child returned to school after hernia surgery) remains at large (both live in our condos).
SO....... I've got a few more posts coming.... some movie/DVD/TV reviews... and a post about Fit-Flops. Yes, Fit-Flops. I spent $60 on these so I'd better look like Stacey Keebler by the end of the summer. Or else.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
What I'm listening to in the car these days (an hour and twenty minutes to and from work...music and audiobooks are key):
Just finished The Book Thief. If you have not read this book, get thee to a bookery ASAP. I strongly recommend the audio version, because as with The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, the accent of the narrator adds so much to the experience.
Have a few options for my next audiobook...Interpreter of Maladies, The Tenth Circle, The Thirteenth Tale (but I started listening to that and I know I have to read it, because there are too many names and I need to SEE complex books like that), Water for Elephants, or I'd be open to suggestions.
The "Weeds" Soundtrack: I just watched Season One and I'm totally hooked. Addicted. Got a monkey on my back. You get the picture. (some of the dialogue on this show literally makes me laugh out loud. My dog is puzzled.)
You're No God -- Laura Marling
The Yard -- Trolle Siebenhaar
What Would Jay-Z Do? -- Ben Lee
some surprise -- the cake sale
Up to the Mountain -- Patty Griffin
Tiger Phone Card -- Dengue Fever
Heaven -- The Swimmers
I Wanna Take You Home -- Nada Surf (factoid: I dated the lead singer. Nice guy. Happy for him that they really did get that record deal!)
Lucky Adam -- Merz
After Hours -- We Are Scientists
All You Need Is Me -- Morrissey
All I Need -- Mat Kearney
Wish I -- Jem
So Damn Happy -- Loudon Wainwright III
All Will Be Well (Demo) -- Gabe Dixon
Whistle For The Choir -- The Fratellis
Boom Boom Ba -- Metisse
The Way I Am -- Ingrid Michaelson
Sunny Road -- Emiliana Torrini
Careless Love -- Madeline Peyroux
Mushaboom -- Feist
Young Folks -- The Kooks
Young Love -- Mystery Jets
From My Heart To Yours -- Laura Izibor
Broken -- Lifehouse
Best Friends -- The Perishers
Always a Use -- Madeleine Peyroux
You and I Both -- Jason Mraz
Where to Start -- Elin Ruth
Where I Stood -- Missy Higgins