Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Corner View - One Song

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As I could not pick "one" book, I cannot pick "one" song.  However, each section of my life is punctuated by a song in my head.

When I was very young, my favorite song was "Julie, do you love me?" by Bobby Sherman.  In fact, I named my first dog Julie.

When I was a little older, I developed a crush on Andy Gibb.  I knew every word to "I just want to be your everything" and even made up a  dance to it with my best friend at the time, Jane.


In high school, music was very important and I prized my album and cassette collection almost as much as my shoes and earring "collections."  When Men Without Hats came out with "Safety Dance" I had it written on virtually every hard surface in my bedroom and bathroom.  (I used paint pens and am still surprised that I was allowed to live past writing it on the furniture...)  At the time, I had no idea that it was a protest song against nuclear weapons.  I just thought it was cool.  However, to quell any teenaged angst, I would blast the Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun."  (If I could hear myself screaming the lyrics, it was not loud enough!)



As for the university years, my musical standard was the stranger the better.  Hence a love for bands with names like the Dead Kennedys, Let's Active, The Dead Milkmen, Camper Van Beethoven, 10,000 Maniacs...



These days, my tastes are more tame.  The one song I sing the most is "Rag Doll."  I sing it to my ginger cat, Harry, as he is like a rag doll.  You can flop him around like he has no bones.  Such a sweet boy!




                   Happy corner-viewing!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Corner View - What I do when I am at home alone...

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I color my hair...



I take long, relaxing bubble baths...
I meditate...





... or, if I am not in the mood for quiet contemplation...  I crank the music up and dance around the living room in my undies to my favorite 80s tunes...







Happy corner-viewing!





Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Corner View - One Book

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments at www.fuoriborgo.com, and be sure to visit other participants, too.

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I love to read and I like "real" books, not e-books.  My all time favorite book is The Magus by John Fowles.  My favorite writer is Thomas Hardy with a second place mention going to Ken Follett.  This is my "to read" stash.  The yellow bag contains books on loan from my eldest sister.  The top two books on the nightstand are library books on Bonnie and Clyde. (Clearly, I had nothing to read, so I had to go to the library...)


This is the book with whom I've spent the most time.   It is the book that we are studying in my Kadampa Buddhist Class.  The book is about 350pp and we have been studying it since February and are not even to page 120, yet.


And this is completely off topic, but we had a cold snap this weekend.  Maggie and I snuggled up and watched "Chick Flicks" together.  She has settled in so nicely that you would think that she had lived here her whole life and not spent the last 12 years in a shelter.  We are going to Tennessee for Thanksgiving week and I will be adopting another dog, Annie, while we are there.  Annie is a rescue, too, and I hope she doesn't wreak too much havoc in our peaceful home!



                                            Happy corner-viewing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Corner View - Traditions

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Well, I have better photos of Thanksgiving... but, of course, I can't find them now that I need them. Having said that, our family holiday tradition is to spend Thanksgiving together at my parents' house. This year will be different, however.  Mom had a quadruple bypass at the end of August.  (She is doing amazingly well.)  So, my oldest niece, Lauren, will be hosting this year.  Here are some previous Thanksgivings:

1994, Tuscaloosa, AL


1996, Tuscaloosa, AL



2010, Monterey, TN - Mom with her great grandson, Zalyn; my oldest sister, Sandy, and oldest niece, Lauren, doing the dishes after the feast; my great-niece, McKayla, wearing more food than she's eating.





Happy Corner-viewing!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Corner View - Stranger

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I like to have fun with my hair color, but as I work in a conservative environment, I can't go too crazy.  However, some days my color is "stranger" than others.  In my quest to find cruelty-free products, I've discovered henna... and a very loud orange!



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Corner View - Rough

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My office on Monday AFTER 12 hours of work... this is going to be a rough week!


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Corner View - Darkness

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I love the "spooky" look of the Spanish moss on the oak trees at night.




And, of course, I have to add pet photo!  So, here is Pippa whose dark coat covers a lightness of spirit.
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