Thursday, January 24, 2013

On Changing Your Mind

I'm intrigued by people who change their minds about things they were quite sure of, even more so if they were very publicly sure of their positions. This story interests me for that reason, and, admittedly, because I happen to generally agree with his new opinion on the matter.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

One of those days

So, since only a couple of you read this, this is my venting space.

I am so frustrated right now dealing with a client issue that's been going on for over a month. No, I'm not frustrated with the client, but with the various outside parties over which I have zero control. And there it is - the key to getting over this - realizing and accepting that I have zero control.

But sitting around and waiting is not in my nature. So here I sit. Waiting. Fuming. Unable to focus on much else besides getting this resolved.

There, vent done. Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I Will Wait - Singalong

OK, one more try on posting this audio clip.

I am so happy that this is the song J sings along to right now (well, this and Christmas carols). I wish I could have gotten more, but we have to be very clandestine with the recording devices. And the phone wasn't very close by when the song started, so I only got the end.



Monday, January 07, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

2012 Entertainment and Travel in Review

Here's the 2012 Books, Movies, Events, CDs, and Travel list:

Books
(As usual, not nearly enough books...)
World War Z, Max Brooks
Stupid History, Leland Gregory
Edge of Shadows, Cege Smith
The Good Book, Peter Gomes
Wicked as They Come, Delilah S. Dawson
Power Listening, Bernard Ferrari
(I have begun, but am not very far into Les Miserables, Victor Hugo. It may end up being my only book in 2013, at this rate.)

Events
Willie Nelson - Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawasee, GA
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Alpharetta, GA
The Highballs, with Special Guests Funkle Ester - The Melting Point, Athens, GA
Yacht Rock Review - Riverside Park, Roswell, GA
Renaissance Festival - Fairburn, GA
SuperWhy! Live - Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta, GA
Radney Foster, with Runaway Home - Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA
The Black Lillies - Riverside Park, Roswell, GA
DragonCon Parade - Atlanta, GA
Rush - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Alpharetta, GA
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure - Orlando, FL
JD McPherson, with Sean Rowe - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA
Joe Gransden and His Big Band, with Special Guest Francine Reed - Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theater, Duluth, GA

Travel
Charleston/Mt. Pleasant, SC
Camden, ME/Boston, MA
Tarpon Springs, FL
Charleston/Mt. Pleasant, SC

Movies (** in theater):
Take Me Home Tonight
Batman/Superman: Apocolypse
Crazy, Stupid Love
Life in a Day
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Sherlock: The Hound of Baskerville
Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall
The Kids Grow Up
Cedar Rapids
Money Ball
Madagascar
The Change-Up
Rio
Dogville
Real Steel
Adventures of TinTin
Three Muskateers (2011)
**The Hunger Games
Hugo
Ponyo
MI4: Ghost Protocol
Captain America: The First Avenger
Underworld: Awakenings
Haywire
**Dark Shadows
Win Win
Chronicle
Thor
**Avengers
Wrath of the Titans
City LIghts
**Dark Knight Rises
Total Recall (1990)
The Orphanage
The Other F Word (great movie for parents who think they are/want to still be cool)
Our Idiot Brother
Drive
Midnight in Paris (loved this movie)
Blue Valentine
21 Jump Street
Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Cabin in the Woods
Five Year Engagement
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
**Skyfall (x2)
The Amazing Spiderman
January Man
Men in Black 3
Bottle Shock
Doctor Who - Series 1 (9th Doctor)
Doctor Who - Series 2 (10th Doctor)
Doctor Who - Series 3 (10th Doctor)
**Les Miserables
The Bourne Legacy
Brave

CDs Purchased (a new addition for this year's entertainment list; the vast majority of these were purchased at the used CD store, a wonderful wonderful place)
Bruno Mars - DooWops & Hooligans
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Daniel Martin Moore - In the Cool of the Day
Harry Connick, Jr. - In Concert on Broadway
REO Speedwagon - The Hits
Dwight Yoakam - Hillbilly Deluxe
The Black Keys - Brothers
Adele - Live at Royal Albert Hall
Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down
Radney Foster - Del Rio Revisited
Edgar Meyer - Uncommon Ritual (with Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall)
Black Lillies - 100 Miles of Wreckage
Bruno Coulais - Oceans
Dwight Yoakam - Blame the Vain
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Dwight Yoakam - Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room
John Denver and the Muppets - A Christmas Together
Dwight Yoakam - Dwight Live
ESOEBO - ESOEBO
Foster and Lloyd - It's Already Tomorrow
Hugh Laurie - Let Them Talk
Jason Mraz - Love is a Four Letter Word
Lyle Lovett - Release Me
Mark Knopfler - Shangri La
Dwight Yoakam - Three Pears
Dave Matthews Band - Away from the World
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Mumford & Sons - Babel
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
CeeLo - CeeLo's Magic Moment
k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel
Dwight Yoakam - Tomorrow's Sounds Today
Chris Isaak - Always Got Tonight
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
Watchmen - Original Soundtrack
Diana Krall - The Girl in the Other Room