Thursday, 31 March 2011


I wish I could somehow justify spending $139 for these BEAUTIFUL shoes from Trashy Diva.

30 Days of Music Challenge-day 19 - a song from your favorite album

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio

Adore this song. Once in a blue moon you catch it on the radio, but not nearly enough for my liking.

Monday, 28 March 2011

what a morning

Oscar has discovered how to pull the tabs open on his diapers (good thing I finally got the Fuzzibunz working again *touch wood*) AND the only thing that seems to entertain him is trying to rip my moles off. *sighs* Dealing with a Case of the Mondays.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge-day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio

"If you've ever had a broken heart, you're about to remember it right now"

Adele is amazing. I always hear her on the radio and it's always wonderful.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate

O. M. G. This is so embarrassing. *sighs* I was in love with My Chemical Romance. I blame this entirely on going thru a divorce and being very angst-y during that time period. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge was kinda the soundtrack of that time (although, truth be told I still think The Black Parade is an amazing album).

I can't listen to that album anymore without wincing in a very private sort of embarrassment, that I am now sharing with all of you :P ...and apparently you can't embed this video, so I've provided you with the link if you are so inclined.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 15- a song that describes you.

I love this song so much. 1)because it's completely all true. ALL TRUE. 2) it's played on the uke! I love Amanda Palmer so much. I wish she was my neighbor.

Monday, 21 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 14-a song that no one would expect you to love

I didn't always like Michael Buble. I didn't hate him, but I definitely didn't go out of my way to listen to him. Then he kept showing up on British Daytime talk shows and the guy is hilarious and that made me a fan. My sister has seen him in concert several times and she says he puts on a great show and has so much fun with his fans. How can you not like that? So yeah, I don't think it's "shocking", but maybe you're slightly surprised?

Sunday, 20 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure

It's true. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. As much as I have often tried to get away from the fact that I am, indeed, a woman raised in the South, there will always be things about it I can't break away from.

I loved country music when I was little. Dolly, The Judds, Garth Brooks...I still adore Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. I will say I think that country music today blows and is usually more closely linked to pop than actual country, but alas, that is another argument altogether.

So here's a favorite by The Judds. I have many fond memories of riding around in my Mom's minivan belting out these tunes with her and my little sister.

Friday, 18 March 2011


Today Griff's visa was approved for us to move to the States. While it's exciting at the moment, I know by the time we're loading up onto the plane it will undoubtedly be very bittersweet indeed.

Living abroad has been hard. When the president was Bush I was seen as an ambassador for America and thus subject to anger and ridicule as people saw fit. It at times was a very lonely existence. Then it got easier and I loved my international life.I never envisioned wanting to leave London. To me, it is the most beautiful city in the world.

London was a chance for me to start over. In many ways I grew up here, even tho I've only been here for 5 years. O how a baby changes things! He's honestly the reason I finally agreed with Griff that it is indeed time to go (Griff has been wanting us to go FOR YEARS).

So I'm going to use the next few months to write my good-bye to England. Take stock of things I love and will miss, but also remember the reasons why it's time to go. Yes, I will miss you Orange Wednesdays and Starbars, but cold weather and rain can now fuck off. We're ready for Big American roads, closets and bathrooms.

30 Days of Music Challenge- day 12 - a song from a band you hate

The one thing I do hate about this challenge is that some of the prompts feel a bit...repetitious. I already shared U2 and Aerosmith, I don't want to keep digging up songs by bands I don't like! So here's a compromise. I don't like Coldplay. I think Chris Martin is a pretentious twat, but I do think this particular album was pretty sound. I think this sound is lovely. So there you. Band I hate. Song I like. I win.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

30 Days of Music Challenge-day 11- a song from your favorite band

Right, I'm going to "challenge" myself and not post a song by the Beatles. (But just so you know, they are my favorite!).

so my other love, The Ramones...ENJOY!

Monday, 14 March 2011

30 Days of Music-day 09- a song that you can dance to

I dare you not to dance around while listening to this. Maybe you just don't like dancing? psh...

Sunday, 13 March 2011

30 Days of Music-day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

Lots of Beatles love at the moment. Plus I rocked this song on Beatles Rockband or whatever that game is. My nephews have it and we played it over Thanksgiving. My singing is like that of a chicken being strangled, but this song I got a 99%...and we all know that video games tell the truth.


Friday, 11 March 2011

30 Days of Music-Day 7- Song that reminds you of an Event

The event of Christmas. This is my favorite Christmas song and I listen to it a lot. I won't pretend I just listen to it during the Holidays, I enjoy this song all year.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

30 Days of Music-Day 5- A song that reminds you of someone

There are a few songs that remind me of my sister, Mimi. They all make me chuckle, usually because I can't get the image of her as a little girl screaming at anyone who would try to sing along to "her" songs. That's right, all of these songs my sister owned.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Fucking Tuesday

I've been sitting here in a funk all evening. We went on a shopping trip and the skirt I wanted didn't fit and then when I went to make an appointment to get my hair done and they told me TWICE the price they had quoted me. Which leaves me thinking...if I dye my hair myself, can I pull off a full head of PINK (rather than just highlights)?

I've felt just FAT all night. I hate that feeling because usually I'm pretty happy with myself. I know I'm a big girl, but I've also had a baby so I try not to be so hard on myself. Not today tho. No way. It doesn't help that all the pretty spring clothes are making their way out and I want some pretty skirts and dresses (and tattoos...and pink hair...and new shoes...).

Oscar has been awake since 7.30, only taking small peanut naps. Griff and Nannie have been playing with him this evening because i CAN NOT SHAKE THE FUNK.

I asked Griff "What is it with today?"
Griff: "It's Tuesday".
Duh! Of course. Tuesday is always our shit day. Our day when we don't want to do anything and usually want to order take out instead of cooking...and the Chinese is always closed on Tuesday. O the irony.

So yeah....Fucking Tuesday.

30 Days of Music-Day 4- A song that makes you sad.

My friend Magay died when I was 18. Magay was also my sister's Mother-in-law; she was bi-polar and she committed suicide. During the 60's Magay had been a hippie in the truest sense of the word and my hippie-teenager self adored her.

Her funeral was held the same day as my high school graduation. I went to graduation, went home for lunch and then went to the Handlebar to pay her tribute. Her husband had made the urn her ashes were in and her artwork was on display. People took turns telling stories about her. I didn't have any tissues and by the end of the service my shirt sleeves were covered in tears and snot.

My sister and I both loved Ben Harper and we chose this song to be played. I can't listen to it anymore.

Monday, 7 March 2011

30 Days of Music-Day 3- Song that makes you Happy

I was never really a Springsteen fan until I was pregnant. Then suddenly I couldn't get enough of listening to The Boss. Isn't that weird? I think it's weird. When I was pregnant I didn't have a lot of food cravings, but Springsteen and Star Wars I couldn't get enough of. Go figure.

I ADORE this song. If I could set out in the car every single time playing this I would be a happy lady. Unfortunately, my husband does not feel the same way.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

30 Days of Music-Day 2- A song you hate

I would say there are 3 bands I hate.

1- U2
2- Aerosmith
3- The Rolling Stones

Within each band there is maybe one or 2 songs I like from each group, but overall I cannot stand them. I also can't stand the front men of these bands. I just find them all obnoxious. So today I'm going to post an Aerosmith song I can't stand.

I really do hate having to post something to my blog that makes my teeth sit on edge. O well. Now you know. I hate Aerosmith

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Oscar - 9 months

He's starting to look like such a big boy. He has a new smile on display and teeth to show off. He's wanting to crawl so badly but mostly just bobbing up and down on all fours. He loves to be standing up and will "walk" while you hold his hands. Today he started waving when we said "Hi" and I about cried. He still loves to nurse, but we're slowly finding foods he loves; plain pasta, vanilla yogurt, apple biscuits and BREAD and pita. The boy loves carbs like his Momma and Nannie!

Just call me Listy

There are lists in the air. Everywhere. I love it. I am a list fanatic. I will go as far to say that I have had lists about my lists. We have a family list book; every week we make a meal plan, a grocery list and things we'd like to accomplish that week. It is awesome. So on facebook I'm currently doing the 30 Day Music Challenge and today, someone was kind enough to share 30 Days of Lists . Is it my birthday? Has Christmas 2 finally shown up? No, just lots of listy goodness. I think I'll continue with the Music Challenge on here as well, but showcase a different song than the one I post of facebook. I can do this because I make up my own rules. After that maybe I'll play along with 30 Days of Lists. I am so excited I can't stand it....

So today will be Day 1 for music- Your Favorite Song

Everyone has more than ONE favorite, but it's so hard to choose. I adore Otis Redding. The man makes my soul weep and want to jump out of my skin all at once. This song I listened to when I was pregnant and I still sing it to Oscar. If you haven't heard it before, I hope you love it.