Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Has Anybody Seen my Mojo?

The husband and I were coming back from dinner when I mentioned how the cops circled that street like buzzards on roadkill. He didn't heed my warning and a few moments later the old blue and red lights flashed in the rearview.

This is the second time I've been in the car with Bryan when he's been pulled over in our neighborhood. It's also the second time I've seen him get a warning - and I'm freaking out. The last time I got a warning, I was sixteen.

I know what you're thinking - you think I'm all bitchy when the cop comes up, but it's not so! As a matter of fact, the last time I got a ticket near my house the officer actually thanked me for being so cooperative. I was driving home from the doctor's office, and I'm pretty sure I looked pitiful, too. But did the nice officer take pity and give me a warning? NO! He was all, "here's your ticket, pitiful lady, thanks for being so cool."

I've come to a sad realization - I must not be a hot girl. I mean, I don't think I'm bad looking, but when your husband gets warnings all the time and you get both fined and thanked for your cooperation it plays with your head a little. I mean, where's my mojo?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

April Showers is to May Flowers as April Snow is to Seasonal Affective Disorder

OK, so it's unimaginative to write about the weather but seriously, people. This is me and Bryan at a Reds game. BASEBALL. And we're bundled up like we're watching the Packers at Lambeau field. Notice the poetry of the Cubs fan reaching for the sky in the background. (final score: Cubs 4, Reds 1.) Great photojournalistic work on behalf of Diego Ross. Did I mention that Diego's a Cubs fan?

Bryan: What are you doing, man?
Lemon icy guy: Not making any money.

Holy crap it needs to get warm soon. What's the weather like where you are?

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Baby's First Meme

Daily Tragedies tagged me for a meme, and just in time, because I have too many ideas about what to write (which is unusual and oddly enough, still debilitating). Questions about music are a great excuse not to wade through the mental garbage looking for something you might actually want to read. Plus I always come out smelling like rotten eggs and coffee grounds.

So - here's how it goes: name seven songs you're currently into. The only rule is keep it honest, no editing out the dorky stuff so the cool kids will sit with you at lunch. Mine are in no particular order, just the way they came to mind.

1. Closer To You - Brandi Carlile
I am very into Brandi Carlile's music right now. As a matter of fact, I had a dream that we were friends and she came to stay with us when her band played in town. I'm inferring this from a very short single-scene dream: I get out of bed and walk into the hall. I see Brandi coming out of the guest room and I say, "hey, great show last night. Want some pancakes?" She doesn't really answer in my dream, probably since I've never actually heard her speak. (Yes, I know. Someone needs to get some real friends, and soon.)

2. Everything Comes Down To Poo - cast of Scrubs
That whole episode (My Musical) was amazing. I was in Jennifer heaven. Scrubs is my favorite comedy of all time, and they made a musical episode, AND it was great. Like, broadway great, but also hilarious. Listen for Donald Faison's (who plays Turk) line, "If you want to know what's wrong don't sit and act so cool. Just be a man, and eat some bread, and drop the kids off at the pool." I'm sorry to be so rigid, but if you don't find this song funny, we can no longer be friends.

3. Shame on You - Indigo Girls
I get so into this song when the weather starts to get warm. When you listen, promise me you'll groove a little.

4. East Asheville Hardware - David Wilcox
I'm kind of a folky chick at heart. I also tend to like stuff that songwriters like; which is ironic not having written a decent song in ten years. But, I'm working on that. If you like this song, the whole CD is just song after song of more fabulous.

5. In My Head - Anna Nalick
Love these lyrics, and of course Anna's voice.

6. Movin' On - Elliot Yamin
Eilliot is my boy and he always has been. He got his teeth fixed, and grew out his hair over his ears, but you were always beautiful to me, E. This is a fabulous song - get thee to iTunes.

7. Lake Marie - John Prine
One of my most unreachable goals in life is to sing with John Prine once. Hey, I can dream. Anyway, this is one is all about the words, but my husband's kinda ADD and he likes the jam of this one. To really experience the jam, get thee to iTunes. This video looks like someone did it with their camera phone, but hell, I woulda done the same thing.

Your turn! This is a group tag... leave your list in the comments or post on your own blog and link back to me.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Hey Ya Acoustic - Worth Checking Out

If you haven't see it yet, you must go here.

The video is grainy and crappy, but it's a fabulous version of the song.