Bah and Meck and Cashmere

Oh you know I say “bah” all the time. And it’s not a sheep sound, it’s like the “bah” in “bah humbug.” And meck, well, meck is a cross between “meh” and “heck.”


Bah! and Meck!

I’m tired.

Braeden has a pretty wicked cold and an ear infection. Which makes for rough nights. And the medicine I am on has been regulated (increased) which for me means an intense headache. But that will fade within a week or two and so I need to deal with it.

Work is still going very well. I have a katrillion projects on my plate, but I’m embracing it, because it is work I love to do. It feels good to have creative control back and to be appreciated as a web developer. I have even been called a web design genius recently. Haha. I’m definitely not a genius, but it felt good to hear.

Burlap to Cashmere. Where do I come up with these things? I know. I know. But again this is a band that I enjoy. You can listen to 30 second tidbits at Amazon. I recommend “Chop, Chop” and “Mansion.”

And if you like it, the singer has a solo album that you can hear samples from on (the oh-so-dreaded) MySpace. Enjoy!

Crooked Fingers

Oh don’t pretend you don’t have crooked fingers. We all do.

But not, really, “Crooked Fingers” is a band I have come to enjoy. And right now I am listening to their song “Twilight Creeps” which I find quite lovely. You will hear a trumpet, it will make you feel lighter. =o)

Lyric snapshot:

“Why does everybody always act so tough, when all anybody wants is to find a friend?
Why is everybody always trying to hide the heart which hidden has no use?”

Damn Groundhog

So the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. This means spring is coming early. And though it has been 18 degrees here since that prediction, there wasn’t any prediction of precipitation. No prediction of snow in the forecast at all.

It snowed.

It snowed about 2 inches last night.

No I’m not upset. I love snow. But I also like when the roads are plowed. The state can’t prepare the roads for proper snow removal IF IT ISN’T PREDICTED!

And so I say. Why in the world do people listen to groundhogs anyway!?

After life

I finished the book “Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye.

We all know how I believe in spirits being here on earth. It’s not that I believe people don’t go to heaven or hell. I do believe that, but I also believe spirits remain connected to their loved ones on earth. And if you are open to it, you can see them or communicate with them. It may be that they persuade you to take a different route to work. You chalk it up to “a feeling” or “intuition” whereas I will say it is one of my guardian angels.

Allison DuBois, author of “Don’t Kiss Them Good-bye,” calls them her guides.

This book was absolutely fascinating and I am so happy that my Mom let me borrow it. It opened my mind and my heart even more and I feel very blessed to know that I have a gift. No, I’m not a profiler or a psychic like Allison, but I do rely on a sixth sense a lot and I do see spirits. It isn’t frightening to me. This is something that has always been a part of my life; something completely normal.

If you interest is piqued, I recommend the book. It is non-fiction, but it is extremely profound whilst being entertaining.


Laughing I do believe has some sort of scientific something or other that truly does make you feel better. At least a little bit.

So I’m still in my pajamas. I just opened a Coke, I’m eating mac & cheese out of a paper cup and I am watching “How I Met Your Mother.” My parents gave me season 1 on DVD and I am on episode 3 right now which is “Sweet Taste of Liberty.”

Let me tell you, this show is just hilarious. I could watch these episodes a hundred times and still have true laugh-out-loud moments.

The guys are Ted (Josh Radnor), Marshall (Jason Segel) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). The girls are Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). The cast is just so great together, we’re talking witty dialogue and tons of chemistry.

I especially like some of the crazy dialogue from Barney.

For instance:

Barney: Ted, tonight we’re gonna go out. We’re gonna meet some ladies, it’s gonna be *legendary*. Phone-five!
[slaps cell-phone]
Barney: You didn’t phone-five, did you?
Barney: I know when you don’t phone-five Ted.

I mean you have to see it to really appreciate it, but it is hilarious. Especially to a girl who gives herself “self fives” all the time. A phone-five is soooo funny!

Bring Me Up | by Christy Mannering