Day 21 - Road Tunes... AKA Singing Alone in the Car and Not Caring

 I drove to Sacramento today to start a ten day run of shifts in two of the local ED's here....more

It's not exactly hoarding...

I just spent some--too much--time moving my media files (you know, iTunes library, some movies, that sort of thing) over to a new external hard drive, as they were in danger of choking the life out of my computer's internal hard drive. ... Okay, not really. But they come to about 100GB, and my internal hard drive has only 320GB of space (it's an old machine), so that's a substantial percentage, and I haven't even ripped the great majority of my music CDs because I was afraid of the space they'd take up, and now I can go ahead and digitize to my heart's content. ...more

Making random Jewish references in a Chanukah song

Hey! Just one week from tonight is the first night of Chanukah! I've been so busy trying to take care of everything before my cataract surgery on Monday I practically forgot. So, for a happy-time break--which has nothing to do with procrastination, nothing, I tell you!--I went and downloaded some Chanukah songs. ...more

Fifty Things from My iPod

For the rest of this week, I have decided to tackle list prompts. Partly because work is busy and, well, I'm lazy.  I am also being a bad rowmie/columnmate on the YeahWrite grid and need to catch on reading y'alls blogs too....more

Make your workout playlist the coolest one in the gym

Ready to take back control of how you eat + feel + live? Now’s the time.Eat Well. Party Hard. will help you make it happen.And now, on to your regularly-scheduled post!***...more

Lorde of the Kiwis

Lorde’s debut single, “Royals”, has been number one on the Billboard top 100 charts for the past six weeks. The latest export from New Zealand has been on the music charts for 18 straight weeks....more

A Strange Hybrid of Concert Review, Cultural Criticism, and Ramblings

If you’ve been following my NaBloPoMo stuff, mark down November 13 as the day I just did not want to participate. Writing every day is amazing, don’t get me wrong, but also stressful. It’s not that I don’t have something to write about, because I do. I mean, I’ve been promising a post about the Kate Nash concert from Friday. The issue is that I just don’t know what to say about it. I can’t get the words out. ...more

An instrumental way to improve your child's hearing...eventually

As any mother of a three-year-old knows, you spend a lot of your time asking your child, "Are you listening to me?" (The answer, by the way, is almost always 'no.' Children have much better things going on than listening to their mother.) One way to improve your child's hearing may be to give them music lessons....more

The Soundtrack of My Life

I’ve often wondered what songs I’d include on the soundtrack if someone made a movie of my life.Not that any movie producer or screenwriter is looking at my life and thinking “Hey, you know what would make a GREAT movie? An aging stay-at-home mom who’s lost her mojo and can’t seem to shake the holiday weight she put on in 2011.”Besides, who the heck would want to play that role?...more