Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who needs Xanax?

Today’s playlist consists of standards sung by Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and more contemporary singers such as Diana Krall, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublè.* I am turning into my parents, clearly. (I also slipped in … Continue reading

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Good questions.

How do you keep the music playing?How do you make it last?How do keep the song from fading too fast?“How Do You Keep The Music Playing?”  Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman The Rocket Scientist and I were married in … Continue reading

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Understanding Vincent.

My friend Cathy is in town.  On Sunday, we went to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz.  Fortuitously, we arrived shortly before sunset, and were able to watch the sun sink into the west over the horizon. It was … Continue reading

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Entitled. Or maybe not.

I used to never put titles on my posts.  It seemed too much bother.  However, I have been trying to do better about this, because it seems to make the pages easier to read. There is a post I am … Continue reading

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Punishment.

Today’s musical playlist is comedy.  I’ve been listening to enough depressing ballads lately, I decided to refrain from inflicting them on everyone else here.  I am sitting in the dining/living room, the Red-Headed Menace is on the sofa, and the … Continue reading

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Just another sign of the times.

Listening to Weird Al’s “One More Minute” (the best breakup song ever, and the reason Weird Al deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), I had to explain to the Red-Headed Menace what a Rolodex was. … Continue reading

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Why I love Barney Frank.

From a New York Times interview with the representative for the 4th District of Massachusetts: You’ve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed? No. Why not? Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I … Continue reading

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Take meeeee home…oh muddah faddah…

The problem with going to sleep listening to the “Dance of the Hours” segment of Fantasia is that you wake up with your brain stuck on Allan Sherman’s “Hello Muddah Hello Faddah.”  “And the head coach wants no sissies, so … Continue reading

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I suppose it depends upon your definition of "fun."

A little over a year ago, I took a class on the newest iteration of MS Office. During class, I made an eight-slide presentation that had thirty-six animations in it. Just imagine what I can do with fifty to sixty … Continue reading

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Wow. That must be a pain.

The guy who just sat down next to me in Starbucks brought his computer.  Not a laptop, but a full-size iMac G5 with a tower and everything.  Guess he’s planning to be here quite a while. Which reminds me, I … Continue reading

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Tuesday, during a discussion about the State of the Union address on Fox News,  Stephen Moore, usually a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, said “This idea of all the members, Republicans and Democrats sitting next to each other, that’s … Continue reading

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Restless.

The nonprofit I volunteer at is planning their Spring Gala, which is our major fundraiser for the year.  This year’s theme is “April In Paris.” At our planning meeting, someone suggested that it would be cool to have movies about … Continue reading

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Phantom of the iTunes

How in the world did I end up purchasing “Heart of Glass” by Blondie? I don’t even really like it.  And while I like the Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy” okay, I can’t remember buying it. Nor can … Continue reading

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Never knew I was funny, did you.

There are a great many jobs out there that are done by freelancers.  Writing greeting cards is one of those.  Many years ago, I toyed with the idea of writing cards, but then something got in the way (most probably … Continue reading

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You can stop shuddering. Really.

My new favorite drink? Two ounces of Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon (no, it’s good! really!) and a can of Coke.  Sort of a bourbon cherry coke.

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