Friday, February 20, 2015

you sort of set off an eternal winter



Eternal winter for sure around here. I grew up in New England, I even traveled further north for college - so I've seen my fair share of snow in my day. I am calling mercy - I am ready spring - please show up.

Hope you all have a nice snow free weekend!

Monday, February 16, 2015

from my bookshelf

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a world without electricity, no internet, pretty much the brink of survival? Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel takes a look at life in the United States and Canada after a world wide pandemic takes out 99% of the world population in a matter of days.  Told with both flashbacks, present day, and multiple characters the author really makes you think about the world as we know it no longer existing. Imagine the impact on those who lived with advances all of a sudden living in a world where you can no longer grocery shop. Also think about those born in a world where things like cars and airplanes seem like made up stories. I highly recommend this book as one for anyone who loves to unplug from being connected, and those really thinking about what happens if our modern day living all goes away.

Friday, February 13, 2015

songs that speak something true

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done
Or what I will become
Who will love me for me
~ JJ Heller

Happy Valentine's Eve - a little ditty about finding someone who will love you for you, which is what everyone deserves. Sending a little love out to all this weekend.

Monday, February 9, 2015

fifty shades uncomfortable...

Oh hiya, so my mother (a lovely 70 year old) is now begging me to take her to see Fifty Shades of Grey. She's obsessed, and no she hasn't read the book. The thought of seeing what I can only assume will be at least partially pornographic film with my mother gives me the heebs. I read the book, and only the first one because I was so uncomfortable - the little prude in me was not like oh yeah I need another fix of this - no thank you. My sister, the good sport, bought Mom the book - she gets that on Wednesday. The premise is you cannot see the movie without reading the book. I can only hope that Mom continues her slow completion rate of books - you know so that the movie can be out of the theater when she finishes the novel - but you know this one she'll probably devour.

Please pray that I am not forced to take Mom to the movies to see this one. I'll watch any British period drama she wants - old ladies and the sea? Sign me up. Fifty Shades of Asking Me Questions about  is this what normal girls do, just say no.

(PS - you get a lovely photo of a grey dog because that's far more enjoyable for me)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

post super bowl musings

I confess that I had hoped to write this post Monday - right after the Super Bowl, however the flu had some other thoughts. I am in that sort of recovered but not really, and really the less food I can eat the better I feel in general about life. Anyways onward and upwards.

I moved out of New England in August of 2007, prior to that year I had never lived anywhere but what I'll call Patriot's nation. At this point I had watched my team (who were my team when things were not good) win three championships - becoming one of those teams everyone loves to hate. Trust me, everyone loves to hate the Pats kind of the same way people love to hate the Yankees. Upon my move, I ended up in Giant's territory - one of the few teams that in most circumstances a Patriots fan could also love - different division, only true place where upsets could happen would be... the Super Bowl.

Well, wouldn't you know, my first football season in a new place, where there's this weird broadcast rule about only playing in market games at certain times, the Patriots had the perfect season until - the New York Giants won the final showdown that year. I watched that game - I know that the Patriots clearly forgot to come to play that day, and well the Giants took them to town.  It was a very sad day for all of us and Tom Brady.

My luck would not change in 2011, when the Giants and the Patriots would meet again in the Super Bowl. It was another heartbreaking loss - but it was when I started to wonder about if it was me who was bringing luck to the home team (as in the home I lived in).

This past season the Patriots started rough... the questioning of Tom Brady's skills were in serious debate as the season started. However, the team got it together and made it to the Super Bowl. I started to question if finally, after moving back to New England the Patriots would finally win the Super Bowl after so many close tries. I watched on Sunday night (more psyched for that Budweiser Puppy commercial) - and as the game ticked down I was certain that the Seahawks were going to make that final score when Malcolm Butler made that interception to win the game. Say what you will, Tom Brady, Gronk, Malcolm Butler - you may have been on the field - but I came home and that's why you won the game.

You're welcome New England - let's do it again!

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