Monday, October 29, 2007

happy absentee.

I have dropped from the blog planet before but that usually happened when I was overwhelmed or harried or, yes, even sad. I am dropping back in from this most recent hiatus to tell you that this time it is because I am overwhelmed and busybee and, most importantly, happy.

When taking such a long break the list of things (or photos) I could share since we last spoke is a little too long to put together in this one post but I'll try to hit a few of the high points...cake, birthday celebrations, kite flying, horseback rides, photographic weekend workshops, home-baked chocolate croissants, pumpkin buying, home made get the idea, right?

I think for a bit I will be more of a once-a-week blogger. Just this week alone is my sister's birthday (tomorrow), Halloween, and then we head out to Stinson Beach for the big birthday weekend with my best girls. I never thought I would be so excited to turn 40 (on saturday). Happiness because of so many things, so many people.

My birthday wish this year is hooray hooray and happy happy to you guys, too.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Music Monday - aw, yes, the radiohead kerfuffle...

A quick stop in to say,
"Helloooo!" and, also, to say
"Go pay these brilliant lads whatever you feel like for their stunning set of new little ditties."

Paste Magazine is saying:
We've said it before: Radiohead's "pay what you want" digital release of In Rainbows is one of the more interesting and potentially important album launches of our time. Say what you will about past Radiohead coverage - the constant incremental updates, hyperbole, and rumor-mongering - this one actually matters. So as the entire web-music infrastructure marshals its resources to report, discuss, and analyze the phenomenon, we'll be trying to keep readers up to date with it all.

The L.A. Times is saying:
For now, at least, Radiohead is leaving those millions on the table to go the tip-jar route.

The new blog, music mamas is asking you to throw in your two cents.
(Be sure to check out this inspiring and weirdly connected group of lovely ladies regularly to see what other musical thoughts, opinions, recommendations they have brewing. I look forward to keeping up with them and what they have to say on all things music-related).

There is much mucho much talk out there about the band's choice to let you 'pick what you pay' but I just want to say that I would have purchased this album whatever the price. I am thrilled to have it no matter the kerfuffle out there because it is FANTASTIC. It is looping over and over and flowing from my speakers today and, I suspect, for many days/weeks/months to come.

Keep well, my friends, as I am now back to the proverbial stone of grind...

Friday, October 05, 2007

photobooth friday.

happy weekend, all!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


So many important, weighty, lovely, worky, personal, substantial things for me to pay attention to in my realifelife right now that I may be sporadic at posting for a bit. In the meantime, take a look at this delicious little morsel of heartwarming that I found...

back soon, I promise :)

(link found at dooce)