Monday, December 26, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Depeche Mode

Learning to Fly

My favorite To Petty song ...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Traveling Wilburys

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

1970's - Let Me Help

"It would sure do me good to do you good, let me help"

I heard it again on Fringe last night and I understand it was in the movie Thor. Great Song.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs

"[Y]ou can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

-- Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.



Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah - Indeed!

"Well I've heard there was a secret chord
David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do ya ?"

Written by Leonard Cohen and made famous by Shrek - Jeff Buckley's version remains my favorite. RIP

Monday, October 3, 2011

It really is complicated!

The older you get the more grey everything becomes. This weekend I watched two very funny favorites. They were on and I couldn't stop watching even though I'd seen them before.

First "It's Complicated" showcases a trio of gold star actors Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Jeff Baldwin. That guy from the "Office" is hilarious as the prospective son-in-law who discovers the affair.

Earlier I watched "Something's Gotta Give" with "Jack and Diane". You can't lose with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Throw in Keanu Reeves for the perfect trio! Both movies were directed by Nancy Meyers who is committed to showing older people falling in love.

The movie is excellent but so is the beautiful beach house!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Don't Get Me Wrong

"Don't Get Me Wrong" is a song released by the pop-rock group The Pretenders. It was the first single taken from the group's 1986 album, Get Close. It can also be found on the band's The Singles album, released in 1987.

Friday, September 23, 2011

4 Years Smokefree today!

The money I save supports my art and scrapbooking addiction!

A Conversation Between 04 and 64

The car pulls up to a train track as the arms go down

64: McKenzie, look a train is going to go by and we get to see a train!

04: Yea!

64: Oh look it's the Virginia Railway Express! McKenzie, Grandma used to ride that every day to work in Washington, D.C.

04: What is it?

64: It's a commuter train - it carries people who live out here all the way to the capital. I used to work close to the White House where the President lives!

04: Do you still ride it?

64: No, I'm retired now. This was before I retired, before you were born. We just never talked about it before.

04: Why didn't you tell me about it when I was a baby?

64: I didn't think you would understand.

04: Grandma (frustrated but tolerating) my eyes were open.

So Grandma realizes that until this moment 04 thought she was retired her whole life. She has also reminded her Grandmother that babies are taking it all in - all the time.

Always, always talk to your babies.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011


I woke up in the middle of the night and accidently watched this movie on HBO. Naked vulnerablilty and I could relate to it all. Strangely it came after a dream about being in a relationship with a brilliant but broken man. I was so delighted to know him, horrified to find out he was so damaged, and more than determined to support him. And all that followed watching a late night sitcom about taking away a man's hoard of wood and destroying his self image as someone who fixes things. Strange night - great movie.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pride and Prejudice!

Pretty in Pink

Wedding Dance

My favorite. Always makes me smile - what a great start!

Let's hear it for the 80's

The recent Psych commercials have been bringing it all back. I chose the older Youtube video. Love those 80 styles and the Breakfast Club!

Friday, September 2, 2011

The End of My Summer Shows

The end of summer is such a sad time for me. The end of my cable summer shows which are some of the best on television today. My new favorite is "Suits" which fortunately was renewed for a 16 episode second season. It will be hard to wait until next summer to see these guys again. Only one more episode next week then goodbye Harvey Specter and Mike Ross until next summer!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eye Candy from "the big C" on Showtime

I just finished watching season 2 of the big C - one of my favorite shows. I have to admit I was mesmerized by Hugh Dancy - the actor who plays Lee a fellow cancer patient. Excellent acting. He plays a gay patient but in real life is married to Claire Daines.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Precious Time is Slippng Away