Friday, April 27, 2012

7 quick takes


1 - So I've been listening to this song on repeat for about 3 weeks.  I hate the video, though.  The song definitely tells a story that happened in the 80's but everything is current except for the mix tape.  Seriously, do people younger than 25 even know what mix tapes are?  I don't think so.  So don't watch the dumb video, just listen to the song and appreciate all its references to songs we can all hopefully agree are great.

2 - I own this album, as in record. There's something about a record... but I can't listen to them anymore because my kids would break or scratch them, I am sure of it. I'm on Fire is probably my favorite song, closely followed by Working on the Highway. I think I have a strong association between my childhood and Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp songs. They always make me think of playing in my neighborhood, eating popsicles, and riding in the backseat of my parents grey Oldsmobile. It makes me happy.

3 - On Pinterest I saw the suggestion to take a picture of your daughter in your wedding dress so it can be displayed at her wedding. Of course the picture on Pinterest showed a little girl with styled hair and good lighting, probably sitting in a portrait studio. This is Lydia at the end of the day, sitting on my bed. But it doesn't really matter. She looked beautiful in the dress and I was delighted when she told me she would wear it on her own wedding day. (I seriously love that dress so much that until I could no longer fit in it I would wear it around the house, talking on the phone, watching tv, whatever. Love it.)

4 - Now it's time for some cute pictures of my kids. These are a little late being posted but it's still the Season of Easter so I'm not gonna fret.
 




5 - Over at IGNITUM TODAY we're doing a symposium on Mercy and Killing, which grew out of an email exchange about mercy killing.  You can check out my post, Black and White for the Shades of Grey.  It took me a long time to gather my thoughts and write the essay.  I feel like the tone changes and it doesn't flow, but I still hope you read it.  It's intimidating stating that mercy killing parents aren't monsters when the internet is full of people ready and willing to rip my head off for saying such a thing. 

6 - It's probably really lame that I can't remember is in the US we're supposed to spell it "gray" or "grey" though it's even more lame that I didn't look it up I just decided to go with the 'e' and keep it at that.  If "grey" is the British spelling let's all just blame my concentration in British literature and call it good.

7 - Tonight my mom is keeping all three kids overnight.  In anticipation I have blown off the whole day and done nothing but feed and dress the kids at eat cookie dough.  I hope you're gonna do something fun tonight!

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't know how to spell grey, or gray. I'm married to a Brit, so I'll just blame that (even though I didn't know it was a US/UK thing).

    I love that you used to wear your wedding dress all the time! I'm sure I'll never fit into mine (I was fresh out of cancer tx and skinny as a rail) but it would be so fun to wear it again!

    I look forward to reading your post re mercy killing. I'm sure your perspective adds to the discussion.

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  2. I love my wedding dress still, too. My Lizzy insists she'll wear it, and I'm so glad :)

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  3. No idea how to spell grey! And she looks STUNNING in your dress. So sweet.

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  4. I LOVE that song! And yes, I know what I mixed tape is. Ha!

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  5. Good grief look how big James is!?!

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  6. Omg I LOVE that wedding dress idea... taking note for any future daughters! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was super sad about not wearing my wedding dress anymore. Now you've given me an idea though, about wearing it around the house! I am sending it off to be preserved (as soon as I can get the bustles undone!) but might wear it around the house for a few days so I stop being so sad about it lol. When we got to the hotel, I made us sit in our clothes for like 30 min because I just wasn't ready to be done wearing it!

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  7. #6 - I remember when I was in college writing papers my MS Word would change it's mind every other day whether it wan'ted to be english or american and always correct grey and gray. I was like wait that isn't right!

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  8. I have that same Springsteen album on LP along with a few others. Love it!! And i love the idea of taking a photo of Lydia in your dress!!

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  9. Love how happy James is with his Easter basket :) I had my wedding dress made into a baptismal gown for Charlotte. I will use the remainder of it for her 1st Communion dress. I was second guessing myself constantly and my MIL was very nervous about doing it but I LOVE IT and would do it again in a heartbeat! :)

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  10. I think the video has a timelsess look. Not all videos are supposed to be so literal. There is a writer and a director for each and they interpret. I love that everything seemed so real. No plastic looking people. I loved the video. I think Peter Zavadil is very good at what he does. I'd like to see a feature from him.

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