Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Tunes!

If you haven't jumped on the India Arie Fan Train, please consider it. She's brilliant and beautiful and her music is rich in meaning and full of love and promise and hope. She's a little soul, a touch blues, some folk and pop and her own sound. I have been a fan for years and have 3 of her 4 albums ... looks like I need to get that 4th. My Man actually introduced me to her music about seven years ago. He always has had good taste. :)

India Arie - Video 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Someday's ...

Someday I will ... 

Own a home 

Go back to Disneyland, and even better, a two week vacation to Disneyworld!

Learn to ice skate

Open my bedroom window and my backyard will be the ocean 
 Visit New York City and go to Ground Zero 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

All About Me In 30 Days - Day 6 - 20 Of My Favorite Things

Well, obviously my kids, family and friends are at the top of this list ... so we'll just go from there:
 (and of course there is no order of importance here, just as I think of things)

1. Coffee and chocolate, yes, they go together!

2. Music, all kinds! Love to download new music as often as I can and increase my collection of over 4,000 songs

3. Sisters, especially the bond I have with mine

4. Long friendships, blessed enough to have a few of the same girlfriends for over 20 years

5. Ocean

6. San Francisco, my favorite place and my sister lives there so makes it even more awesome!

7. Road Trips to anywhere and just because ... music, food and good times with a changing scenery!

8. Shoes (you never outgrow shoes!)

9. Being creative, making scrapbooks, party and wedding planning

10. Disneyland!!

11. Books

12. Movies, except the outrageous price to get in! ... of course that doesn't stop me

13. Vintage shopping and exploring

14. Mexican food

15. Exploring the Scottish culture ... can't wait to go there!

16. Jewelry

17. Getting ready for Christmas, love the sights, sounds, food, cold weather, it's the most wonderful time of the year

18. Weddings

19. Puppies

20. Board games

Friday, November 26, 2010

(BLACK) Friday Fun: Photos That Make Me Happy

No, I don't do Black Friday ... I am not that crazy.  I just don't get the idea of standing in the cold (or being really nutty and camping in the cold) and having to fight through other crazy people to get something that is half price.  You might lose a leg, get arrested for punching out a crazy chick, but hey, you got that awesome find and saved yourself some money.  Nope, not for me.  Besides after my crazy evening with my crazy loved ones, I don't need anymore crazy.

One of my favorite pictures ever of my beautiful Mom
(don't mind the two cases of beer in the back, just remember my crazy family) 

 Remember the little brother who rocked the pipes, it was meant to be obviously 

Me and my awesome cousin 

My awesome brother, gotta love him!

Hawaii 2007 with some of my favorite people, brother and sister

King of Corny 

 Little Angel and her Daughter -hehe

Another reason why growing up was so fun, the bff and I  

  Before she grew up and went through all my crap, my little munchkin sister was this cute! 

And grew up to be this hot and my best friend 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All About Me In 30 Days - Day 5 - Favorite Quote

"Just keep clear mind, go straight ahead, and try, try, try for ten thousand years." - Zen Saying 

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." -Unknown 

"I get by with a little help from my friends." - John Lennon

"Don't let your dreams be dreams." - Jack Johnson

"That's cool baby. You know how it is. Rockin' and rollin' and what not." Danny Zuko

"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

All About Me In 30 Days - Day 4 - Favorite Book

Book nerd alert!  I love books!  I love the library and was actually a little miffed when the card catalog went to computers.  I love browsing in book stores and have a club card for the two major ones here in my neck of the woods.  I love the smell of books.  If I could live in a book, I would!  And I don't discriminate on what book, I love 'em all.  I most certainly had a book in my hand when I took my first step.  My favorite author of all time is Dean Koontz.  I think I read my first DK novel when I was just a teeny-bopper with pimples and brown, frizzy hair.  Here's a few of my faves from Mr. Koontz:  

And big surprise here, the Twilight Series were added to my collection over the last two years.  I read them all in about two weeks and have read Eclipse and Breaking Dawn three times each.  I am anxiously waiting for the release of the movie, both parts, of Breaking Dawn, but I promise I don't throw things at my television in anticipation or cry when I see any of the actors. 
This year, I have added more books to my collection and was quite pleased with them all: 

And I do have a wish list, must have SOON! 

Tuesday Tunes!

"It's a shame we'll never know how good Jeff Buckley could have been, but the indications are that, up to his death in 1997, he was set to shine." -Amazon

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Monday, November 22, 2010

All About Me In 30 Days - Day 3 - Favorite Television Program

Let me not bore you with words but excite you with pictures!  


Sunday, November 21, 2010

All About Me In 30 Days - Day 2 - Favorite Movie

Again, tough one!  I am a HUGE movie and TV fan, remember the "need to lose weight" motto?  Yep, spend a lot of time IN FRONT of the screen.  Luckily my wonderful Mom recently purchased me a treadmill so I can DO SOMETHING while I get my Netflix on! My list for a FAVORITE movie is probably just as long as a favorite song list.  

The movie I have loved the longest: Grease.  
Favorite chick flick movie: Sex and the City 
Childhood movie: Labyrinth
Romantic movie: Serendipity 
Favorite tear jerker: Everybody's Fine
...and Crash

Feel good favorites: The Pursuit of Happyness

And my 80's favorite: Can't Buy Me Love  
Most recent favorite: Dan in Real Life 

 Also almost every Disney movie every made, need something for the kids, right?  And I love a classic holiday film!  I am a sucker for a good movie.