Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Food for thought for a Tuesday

Words that are running through my head at the moment... and with which I agree. Often the people who think they are the most important really aren't, and we need to remember that!!

Many a truest word
has been spoken by the Jester
Standing against the tide
Is the noblest of gestures
It’s the little pearls of wisdom
That tumble from the light
That makes us laugh until we cry
Because we know that they are right!

"Company of Fools" from Fortune's Favour
written by Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe (Yes, that Russell Crowe! I was surprised by it when I looked it up!)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Great Big Fun in NYC!

Friday night was spent at the Nokia Theater in the heart of Times Square to see Great Big Sea!

From Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

They did two fantastic sets, with the entire concert being around 2.5 hours of singing, dancing and fun. You know you've had a great time when you spend the next two days with a raspy voice from constant singing and sore shoulders and arms from all of the clapping! We finally got our copy of Fortune's Favour, their newest CD, and Matt got me a signed picture of the band. Cool!

From Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

The only sadnesses of the day were two... first, there were supposed to be five of us instead of three. Due to two of our number being students at the moment and have classes on Friday nights (oh, horror!), they were sadly not in attendance. The other sadness was a selfish one... I had my little camera with me and I knew the batteries were failing, and they completely died about two minutes into the second set. I would have kept shooting, but sadly could not and didn't have time to buy batteries beforehand. :(

Alan singing
From Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

Sean (my favorite picture of the night!)
From Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

Bob playing the accordion
From Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

They put on a great show and didn't disappoint! I wish more of the US knew about them... if you've never heard them, check 'em out! They have something for everyone!
The rest of the pictures are here... Great Big Sea @ Nokia - Sept 19

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am a tortoise?

Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare?

Slow and steady wins the race.

I wonder who I am. I have more behaviors like the hare... easily distracted, wanting to take a nap, impatient. But I do (eventually!) get things done, albeit often through stubbornness or with help. Does that make me more like the tortoise, then? Since things do get done slowly?


Monday, September 08, 2008

I heart flip-flips and I've got skills.

Two conversations from the past two days. They both made me laugh.

In the car the other night...

Me: I'm a goody two-shoes.
Matt: Oh, you have more than two shoes!
Me: Yeah, I have more than two... and an army of flip-flops.
Matt: You do have lots of flip-flops.
Me: I heart flip-flops!

Today, a conversation with a second grader at lunchtime...

Girl: You were playing the piano this morning.
Me: Yes, I was.
Girl: You play really good... cause you got skills.
Me: Thank you.
Girl: And you didn't choose the piano... the piano chose you.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I'm so far behind on posting!

My posting has been quite lax of late. There are lots of things to be posting about, yet I am swamped with schoolwork. I should actually be doing some work right now, to be perfectly honest!! I will try for more posts soon. :)

From Lunch with Jenny and Will 08-26-08

This is a picture of when Jenny and Will took a quick trip home... Thankfully, Will is now back from his third deployment and this celebration was a good excuse to come home for a few days! We got to have lunch with them one afternoon - so good to hang out, even if just for a little while! The rest of the pictures are here... and when they come stateside again in December (hopefully for a reassignment!) there will be more pics to share!