Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Random Stuff

It has been raining here for days upon end.  Things are starting to get a little moldy around the edges, even.  I ran in the pouring rain this morning, for the first time in a long while and it was lovely.  No rain coat or anything, it was too warm, just running in a tshirt and shorts and squishy squashy shoes.  Running and laughing because I knew how completely ridiculous I must have looked to oncoming traffic. 

The smell of honeysuckle can just about knock you over at the moment, and the rain is keeping the pollen at bay, so all in all, I'd say it's a very lovely spring here in Magnolia Meadow.

There is something sort of wistful and melancholy about slaving away while the rain pummels your window.  I am, therefore, indulging myself in one of my greatest guilty pleasures and listening to acid jazz.  Do you "Pandora"?  I Pandora a lot at work, it's so convenient, and they do a great job of catering to my eclectic musical tastes.   www.pandora.com

My current Pandora channels are:

Groove Armada
David Gray
Neil Diamond
Amos Lee
Keller & the Keels
Thievery Corporation
Bruce Hornsby
The Wailin' Jennys

I think, with the possible exception of r&b, country and classical, I have the bases covered!

I'm reading the George R.R. Martin fantasy series, A Song of Fire and Ice.  I'm on book three.  They've turned this into a huge HBO series, Game of Thrones (which is the first book).  In spite of the horrifying brutality I'm hooked.  It's a really fun read.  (I'll have to hide it from the kids when I'm done, however, I found my son eyeballing it..."Hey!  This looks like a Lord of the Rings thing, cool!"  um, not exactly.)


Dragons, princesses, pillage and plunder, oh my!

1 comment:

  1. Have to check out pandora. I got off of online mixes several years ago, and I can't remember why. I can't remember the name of the site either, but thanks for reminding me about Pandora. I will definitely check it out!