If this doesn't make you want to dance, nothing will. Just click the play button in the middle.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I've been toying with a few fairly regular features on the blog. I'm in the process of putting together a spring lineup, deciding what to keep, what to get rid of and what to add. If you have suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Susan and I have always said she has the other half of my brain, and I have the other half of hers. Very convenient, as when we do something half-witted there is always someone to share the blame.
When we met in school, we simply had to be friends. We had too much in common to not be. We were two farm girls in the big city, not that the city was all that big. We knew with a glance the internal dialogue that was running through the other's head when a professor did something ridiculous or a himbo made an ill-fated pass at one of our friends, or a himbo professor made a ridiculous, ill-fated pass at one of our friends.
We shared the same beliefs and challenges and endless hours of late-night studying over cheese fries and coffee at The Kettle. (It's a wonder we survived.)
Twelve years down the line, Susan is still one of my best friends. She's like a rock, never wavering. When a family health crisis turned my world a bit upside down a couple of years ago at Christmastime, she made sure I came to her house for Christmas dinner with her and her family. When I arrived, I wasn't a bit surprised to find her kitchen filled with all manner of people she had done the same sort of thing for. That's Susan.
So, here's to friendships that last a lifetime. Thanks Susan. I'll call you tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I'm a winner! At least that's what the folks at Cool Mom Picks tell me. Recently, they notified me I've won a genuine hand-picked bag o' goodies just for posting a link to their Holiday Gift Guide on my blog. I had no idea posting their button would even put me in the running for such treats (So you can rest assured my opinion wasn't biased.), but WHOOOPEEE I'm glad to hear it now.
Can't wait to see what they're sending my way. I'll be sure to post brag photos of the goodies when I get them.
Thanks, Cool Mom Picks!
Posted by Shannon at 1:53 PM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Photo by Karin of DoubleDutyDiary.
This week the Political No No of the Week Award is replaced with a Political Yes Yes Yes. I mean, after all, the world's not all bad, right? Have faith. This week I'm awarding a Political Yes Yes Yes to Bob Seger for his rocking new song, "Between." The music, rhythm and most importantly the lyrics ROCK.
And here's the political part:
"World keeps getting hotter
Ice falls in the sea
We buy a bigger engine
and say it isn't me," Seger sings.
Hooray for reality and promoting social responsibility.
You can listen to the whole song on the NPR.org web site here. Get ready to download. You're gonna love it.
In addition, to my Political Yes Yes Yes of the Week Award, I'll be sending a little of my hard-earned cash his way for this awesome song.
Rock on, Mr. Seger!