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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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