Friday, November 25, 2005

Really Great Webste

Here is a site I visit at least once a week. It's a posting of postcards that people write their secrets on. Some are horrifying, sad, pathetic, funny. Always interesting. Very much worth a look.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Random Ten

I saw this on another blog and figured I would give it a try. Here is a random ten songs that the Ipod spit out:

1. Sentimental favorite - Owsley
2. Dream Date - Neil Finn
3. Grieg- Lyric Pieces Opus 62
4. Still Aging - Soundtrack of Our Lives
5. Won't Make It Better - Del Amitri
6. Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp (Sarah asked for this on the Ipod)
7. Looking at The Sun - Matthew Sweet
8. A Living Prayer - Allison Krauss & Union Station
9. Hymn to Her - The Pretenders
10. San Antonio Girl - Lyle Lovett

Not bad. Country, Bluegrass, Rock & Roll, & Classical.

Monday, November 14, 2005

For What It's Worth

I was chatting with my upstate neighbors last weekend. They are both in their eighties, he has been a farmer all his life. In fact he fell out of a tree last week doing some trimming work.

I tell you this only to set the stage. These folks are about as reliable country conservatives as you could ever hope for. I would doubt that they have ever voted for a democrat. But I sat in their kitchen and listened to them both simply wail on our president. I didn't even bring the subject up (being a polite democrat). They touched on all the points you see in the press. Dishonesty, incompetence, etc.

When our president has lost these folks, there can be no doubt that he is in a deep deep, possibly unstoppable tailspin.

Foam the Runway.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Worse than Show Tunes

I recently got an XM satellite radio which can play in the car. I envisioned long car journeys with Sarah where we battled between Air America, BBC World Service & Major League baseball.

I forgot to account for the "Maaaaah" factor.

Now, when we all get in the car, Grace immediately points to the car stereo and continually announces the phrase that pays: Maaaah. Essentially it is a catchall which can mean either More, or I Want. However, she is not interested in satellite radio. Her interest is in the CD which has taken up permanent residence in the stereo: "Music Together." Two words that can make any parent shudder. Imagine 28 tunes, most of which we know from childhood, like" She'll be comin around the Mountain," & "Shoo Fly," sung with perfect political correctness by a rainbow of bland voiced drones and you begin to get the idea. And Grace simply must hear it for most of the journey, or we get repeated Maaah's followed by incessant crying.

But then when we get out of the car, she tries to give her dad 4 kisses before we make it up the stairs, and suddenly all is forgiven.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Grace Update

If you have followed along this summer with all of Grace's surgery escapades, you might recall that there would be a test to determine if the surgery in July was successful.

Well, today was that day & I'm happy to report that she no longer has urinary reflux and is now simply a healthy 16 month old little girl who has begun walking and waking up her parents at 5:30AM. So two out of three ain't bad, I guess.