"What is your destiny?" the policewoman said

In exactly one week, Jeff and I will be in Louisville enjoying the dulcet tones of Elvis Costello in concert. Even better is that I have the entire day off so it's a vacation AND a concert!

So much has been going on besides waiting for Mr. Costello to appear. Jeff and I spent Sunday in Sir Ranulph driving in a road rally on the west side. It's sort of like a scavenger hunt while you drive a set route. Did I mention we won? Because we did!

Then this Sunday is the Flying Pig Marathon which Jeff is running (again). I'll do my part by helping him carb load and Saturday night then waking up early on Sunday to cheer him on. Mostly I'm in it for the pasta.


I never knew the charm of spring

I can't tell you how happy I am that the sun is out and the flowers are blooming. I get to open the sunroof on Sir Ranulph again, too. Ahh, spring...


Have you ever wondered what my desk at work looks like?

Well, now you'll get to see! I have to learn iMovie for a conference I'm going to so I made a little project tonight using video I shot at my desk and a bunch of photos that were still on my camera. It's far from polished, but at least it didn't take me very long. I also think you'll enjoy the creepy Billy Bragg soundtrack.


Oh, I miss you, Flatiron Lounge!

There was a cool story in the New York Times this week about great bars for great martinis. They, too, bemoan the "tini" tag that has been slapped on everything these days. I love the Flatiron Lounge and Pegu Club so it looks like Death & Company might be on my list next time I make it to the big city.


Now I'm not one to sit and spin because living well's the best revenge

I apologize for the long absence. There was work to be done and cats that just had to sit on my lap. I know, I know, I'm just spread too thin. Also, my laptop crapped out and for some reason I now find it impossible to actually sit at a desktop computer and work (unless I'm actually at work).

I actually think the biggest reason for not writing is that I'm starting to believe it's actually 1994 and no one had heard of blogs in 1994. Why 1994? Well, in the last couple of weeks I've purchased new albums by R.E.M. and Counting Crows. Meanwhile, Jeff has ordered the new James album and can't wait for the new release from Portishead. It's like high school (or for Jeff, college) all over again!

Want some short reviews on my new purchases? I knew you did!

R.E.M. - Really good but I'm sure it's great. I think people are just happy that they no longer suck. I'll give it a few more listens before a final verdict, though.

Counting Crows - I miss old drugged up and crazy Adam Duritz. He's doing all these interviews about how calm he is these days and that never makes good music. I want more emotion and less adult alternative easy listening.

Billy Bragg - Oh yes, he has a new album, too. The first word that comes to mind is overproduced. But I am also missing young and crazy Billy. He's sounding awful middle aged these days.

O.K., so I'm back on the bus. Photos, music and all those things that you can get on the interweb in 2008 are soon to follow.