Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just a Dusting

I swear when I went to bed last night they (the weather people) said just a dusting of snow, or maybe an inch or two overnight.

About 3am, the wind was so loud it woke me, and scared Bessy too.  She's not a fan of wind, or thunder.  So she came in and jumped on the bed.  I looked out the window and there was lots of wind, but nothing else. 

Couldn't get back to sleep.  Always a bad thing to be woken up and then my brain turns on..........next thing you know I'm wide awake, a million thoughts running through my head..............

By 3:30 the snow started and it was icy and coming down sideways, slamming into the north windows of the bedroom, sounded like someone was throwing sand at the house.  Not conducive to sleep, so my brain keeps churning.  It's a wonder  I fell asleep again, but I did.

Fast forward, 5 am.  The Husband is up and ready to get on the road.   Hard to see in the dark,
just what was going on..........

By sunrise, finally got a good look at the "one to two inches".


It looked beautiful.  My sweet Colorado dog, thinks so too....................
see that wagging tail?  One of these days I'll catch her on video "bounding" through the snow like an antelope.



I love me some Colorado snow, and this February has been one of the snowiest on record. 

The Husband said he's moving to Florida.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Rod


He's out with yet another Great American Songbook.................

A Best of I guess.  I still love his voice.

Monday, February 20, 2012

How Peter Got His Mojo Back



Great story on CBS Sunday Morning about Peter Frampton.  His Les Paul guitar, the one he played through the height of his fame, went down in a cargo plane crash a number of years ago.  He felt like he had lost his "mojo"...........And then it was returned to him recently..................Glad to see him doing so well.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7399320n&tag=cbsnewsTwoColUpperPromoArea

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Soon To Be Blue Like Jazz


I'm so excited, and so happy for Steve Taylor.  And I've never been a movie "producer" before.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

11-23-63



Some background that helps in understanding my reaction to this book.

I was born in the fall of 1959.  That in and of itself doesn't seem that unique, but in fact, it caused me to have a specific window on the world, with a specific set of memories.

My lil bro, and The Husband, both born in 1964 have a completely different frame of reference. 

Why so?

Because I remember the day President Kennedy was shot. 

Having just turned 4, I was JUST old enough to be well aware of the gravity of that day. I realize not everyone has many memories from when they were 4, but I very specifically remember that day.  I was home with two of my aunts, both parents being at work, and I can see my Aunt crying, talking on the phone to one of my parents.  I remember the flickering black and white images on the TV in the family room.  In spite of my being only four I knew that this was a world changing event.  All the adults around me and on TV were very upset.  Like everyone around the country, we watched the funeral coverage on TV, me sitting cross legged on the hardwood floor. I knew it was very sad that a bad man had killed our President.  Four years later, when the Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinations happened, this then 8 year old, felt like the world was a very dangerous and upsetting place to be.

As an adult I've read a handful of books on the Kennedy assassination, enough to be familiar with the details, even driven through, then walked around Dealy Plaza in Dallas.  So I jumped at the chance to read this book, when I heard the premise. 

What if someone could go back in time and stop President Kennedy from being killed?  Wouldn't that make the world a better place?  I love books or movies about time travel.  What if we could change the past?

I used to read Stephen King, in the early years of his career, and I loved his writing style.  But then at one point his subject matter seemed to be getting too dark for me, and I stopped buying his novels.

Within the first few pages I was relishing that familiar King writing style.  With in pages I was hooked, and basically, couldn't put the book down.  Though over 800 pages, I read it over the course of 3 days, and immediately called my Dad and had him buy it as well.

I hate to give away too much of the plot, but in essence, a present day high school English teacher is told by the owner of a local diner, that if he goes in the back of the diner, in the store room, there's a portal of sorts, that takes you back to a specific day in 1958.  And apparently, no matter how long you stay, when you come back through the portal, only 2 minutes have passed in the present time.

Plausible?  Of course not.  But then that Stephen King magic works on you, and suddenly the extraordinary and the ordinary collide, and it all seems real.  I loved this book.

For shear entertainment value, this book was one of the best reads I've had in years.  Yes.  Years.  It was a page turner to the very end, and has "movie treatment" written all over it.  King's depiction of early 60's America  is spot on, like taking a trip back in time.

Sure wish I had a gift like King's, to write with just the right amount of description and making characters come alive.  He is a master, and I hope that there are more of these "not so dark" plot lines in the future. 

Wanna travel back in time to a different America?  This book fits that bill.

And of course the question................

Does he stop the shooting???



Not a Whitney Thing

The world wide web is full of Whitney.  Not that I'm not full of opinions..........but who cares what I think?  Really? 

See there.  No one.

So on to other music.

I guess since it's Valentine's Day we should have a nice love song.





Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tunesday

This song has been stuck in my head for the last day..............so maybe if I post it here, it will skip the replay mode.

His daughter, Natalie has a lovely version in the female version, but Nat.............like butter.




So if you need it with a female voice, Natalie did Nat proud...............


Monday, February 06, 2012

Best Super Bowl Ad

So I think it's no competition. 

This was the best of the Super Bowl Ads.............



And I've done my part.

Always buy American.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Snow Day

You may have heard................we got some snow.  Yes some serious snow.............



Probably about 18" or so.  Higher where it drifted.  We closed our office on Friday and I stayed home.  So the day was filled with shoveling, and shoveling.  And more shoveling.  I like to shovel snow.  We don't normally get this much snow in February, but there you go. 

Bessy likes the snow as much as I do.


She skips and bounds through it, and this time it was chest high for her.

So there were huge piles between every one's house, from all the shoveling.............and the twins across the street were having a great day............



See that brave boy coming down head first?  He's my sweetheart.  Shhhh.......it's a secret.

So much fun.

And in true Colorado form..................today............the sun came out...........and the melting began.  Big drifts hanging off the house........


And what's that we see?  Blue skies. 

Sun so warm I dragged my blue folding chair out on the driveway and sat for a long while with the sun shining on my face.  Could see my breathe, but it felt wonderful.

Then there was the snow smashing with the Rubicon.

You can clear a lot of snow with a Jeep.

Don't you wish you were here?

I love the Colorado snow. 


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