Friday, January 29, 2010

7 Quick Takes (Vol 55)

Hidey Ho Neighbors! It’s time for another week of Quick Takes. Where the time goes I do not know.

When you listen to music and a particular song starts to play, are you suddenly right back in time to when you first heard that song or when it was in “heavy rotation” in your life? I have heard Edgar Winter Band’s “Frankenstein” twice this week and I tell you it just drops me right back into my teenage years and the 1970’s.

Air Guitar anyone?

OK people, it is now a year past the Presidential election. It is now time to take the political stickers off the car.

Whether your candidate won or lost….

It. Is. Time. To. Take. The. Stickers. Off. The. Car.

In the same vein as #1, do you ever just get stuck on a particular song or album and just have to listen to it over and over and over and over again until you sort of absorb it? I have done that all my life, or at least since I started listen to music and buying music. And my musical tastes are all over the board  let me tell you. At various times in my life I have listened obsessively, until I could hum it in my sleep…

Rachmaninov’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini
The Monkees You Just May Be The One
the entire works of Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Neil Diamond. But that was A LONG time ago. I have gotten over it
The Beatles Abbey Road
the soundtracks for Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Funny Girl

The list could go on and on and on. I am currently stuck on the Glee soundtracks and Beyonce’s Single Ladies. I know, it makes no sense.

Can I tell you how much I am loving my Nook. I resisted getting an E-Reader of any kind. Thinking perhaps that it would somehow be a betrayal of my love for books. But let me tell you, I am really enjoying it. It takes some getting used to but still…..delicious.

And when I found out that there are books from the library that I can download and read on the Nook. Yes!

And THEN I realized that most of the classics that I so enjoy can be gotten for free because they are out of copyright. Oh momma it was a good day. Now if I can just find the time to actually get some reading done.

Sometimes it is so nice to have cousins to talk to. That’s all I’m saying. Thank you Heather, your words of wisdom were very helpful.

I am working on an upcoming post on “50 Things That I Like About Myself” and I am struggling. Who knew that it was so hard to come up with 50 things! And also, that old “I’m not worthy” mantra occasionally rears it’s rather ugly mug to try and tell me that there would never be 50 things to like about me and that I should just quit trying and give in to pity.

So far I am beating “INM” back and keep plugging away at the post. Only time will tell when you will actually see it.

Keep Feb 18th in the back of your minds. Do you know what that date is? Hmmmmm….

It is my 2nd Blogiversary. Yeahhhhhhhh and the crowd goes wild.

Hello?……Hello?….Is anyone out there?

And for the first time I am going to do a little giveaway. And it has something to do with food. And you will like it, all 25 of you who read regularly, if I am lucky. But I wanted to give you a little clue about something.

Look to your right….at that place where it says “Followers”. OK, so anyone who is a Follower BEFORE 2/18/10 might get to put their name in more than once. I am just saying. There will be several ways to get your name in the pot but I am just saying that if you are a Follower BEFORE that date it might be good.

Are you getting the hint?



  1. Oh, "Frankenstein"! Great song! I need to buy it now and add it to my classic rock play list. You know those special songs that release the inner rocker in each of us?

    A few I HAVE to stop everything and listen to are: Joe Walsh's "Funk 49," Jethro Tull's "Aqualung," and Pink Floyd's "Time" ... ideally at high volume if possible.

  2. Totally agree with #2. Actually all of them but I just saw some of those the other day as I was running errands. They are almost as irriating as the "my child is a genius at ______ middle school" variety.

    Looking forward to your giveaway!


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