Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pink at the Grammies - AMAZING

How did I not hear about this performance? Wow! Check it out.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My newly discovered favorite song by Pink. Go download it now. It's fantastic!

"Glitter In The Air"

Have you ever fed a lover with just your hands?
Close your eyes and trust it, just trust it
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face
And said I just don't care

It's only half past the point of no return
The tip of the ice burg
The sun before the burn
The thunder before lightning
The breathe before the fraze
Have you ever felt this way?

Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?
You're whole life waiting on the ring to prove you're not alone
Have you ever been touch so gently you had to cry?
Have you ever invited a stranger to come inside?

It's only half past the point of oblivion
The hourglass on the table
The walk before the run
The breathe before the kiss
And the fear before the flames
Have you ever felt this way?

La La La La La La La La

There you are, sitting in the garden
Clutching my coffee,
Calling me sugar
You called me sugar

Have you ever wished for an endless night?
Lassoed the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight
Have you ever held your breathe and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lunch and Learn

I listened to a great speaker today over lunch. The speech was, "Against the Odds: Four Amazing Women Who Left Their Imprint on American History." The women were: Anne Hutchinson, 1591-1693; Abigail Adams, 1744-1818; Lydia Marie Child, 1802-1880; and Ida B. Well Barnett, 1862-1931. The historian said she choose one woman from the each century who against odds went on to leave a significant impact on American culture.

It was an interesting talk. If you had to choose just one American woman from this century who you consider amazing and left an imprint on history, who would you choose?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


One of many fabulous treats about living in the south are the Camellias. When everything else is just waking up from winter, this beautiful evergreen shrub puts on a show for everyone. The bush next to our office is blooming and it is a show stopper. I trimmed a few blossoms to enjoy in my office. Then I took a photo to share with you. Savor the details.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cell Phone Photos Part III

A few more fuzzy photos from my cell phone. This young one was at Walmart. Note the dashing Mohawk with Greek letters (?) shaved into the side. Nice touch.
Can you tell I live in Nascar country? This was in the Walmart parking lot.
A view from my office window, looking down at an overloaded trailer with the remains of a tree that was chopped down.
Northern Tool. Ya'll know I love their marketing.
Really? I light to slap on top my car so I can pretend I'm the police is $149.00. Love that Nascar logo on the box though - again, I'm in Nascar country.
The $89.00 model has the security device though...making you think this one is a better model to buy. Darn those marketing folks - always playing tricks with our minds.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Who Pooped?

I finally got certified. You can be expert too. Go to

Monday, March 8, 2010

Toboggan and Lights

Here's my cute niece in the hat I knitted for her.
I just finished knitting my first mitten last night and I learned ALOT. I will try again with new yarn and smaller needles. The thumb wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I only ripped it out twice to start over. I was pearling when I should have been knitting. The internet with knitting videos really clarifies things.

I also got the outdoor Christmas tree lights down - all 11 sets on the 20' evergreens. I have to admit I would have liked to turn them on every night. I'll just have to be happy with listening to Christmas music year round on my iPod. Joy to the World!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Little Sergei Rachmaninoff

A beautiful day here in the Carolinas. I took a walk about at lunch to hear some opera. Yes, that's right - opera. Don't understand a word of it but it sounded so fantastic!

The pianist was amazing! She had a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Six Chants Polonias; Liszt's Transcriptions from Chopin's Songs, Opus 74. The opera singer was a lyric spinto soprano. Together they were awesome. The woman sitting next to me was actually moved to tears.

Are there other things in your life you don't understand but love nonetheless? Like saltwater taffy? How can anything with the word saltwater be good?

Tattoos are another example of something I love but don't understand. Would never, ever have the nerve to get one but they still intrigue me. The artistry, the courage involved and the commitment - all things I admire and love.
Walking back to the office I saw the president (not of America). I politely smiled and waved. He recognized me with my new sunglasses on and called me by name. It was a good afternoon.

Savor the details.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More Hats

I knitted this child's hat on double pointed needles (vs. circular). It seems easier to join the circle on the double pointed. It's alpaca. I knitted most of the hat Saturday when I sat around with this cold that won't go away and in between laundry loads. I made the pom pom extra large and fluffy. I combed it out with a wire brush to fluff the fibers.