Friday, June 22, 2012

7 quick takes


1 - My friend Alisha recommended this song to me saying, "I just found your next quick takes song."  She was right. 

2 - People asked how I find the songs I use in my quick takes posts and recommendations from friends is a great way.  My top suggestions for finding "new" music are:
- Friends. Check out the music your friends post on Facebook, listen to in their cars, or are downloading.  I've noticed that my friends who dress and decorate their homes in ways I really like also tend to listen to music I really like.
- Pandora.  I plug in an artist I like and then they play other artists with a similar style.  I take note of the ones I like, write down the names of the bands and songs and look them up on YouTube later.
- YouTube.  When a video ends YouTube suggests other songs by the same or similar artists.  Listen to those songs and see if you can find something new. 
- Watch the music channels.  We don't have cable but our local Fox station has substations, 43-2 and 43-3.  Those stations are how I saw Brooke Fraser and The Lumineers. 

3 - I am so stupid when it comes to Word Press and cannot upload a picture of Teresa Marie for this week's column over at Ignitum Today.  Therefore I am sending people to this blog if they want to see a picture of my baby girl.  Isn't that embarrassing and lame?  I think so.

4 - Speaking of Ignitum Today, here's the post I wrote for this week: Teresa, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

5 - Congratulations to Dwija and her entire family on the birth of #babyunseen Mary Isabel!  So happy for you all and I can't wait to read the birth story!

6 - I will now confess that knowing that Dwija had a homebirth makes me a little sad that I did not.  I know that it was very, very good that we were at the hospital with Teresa.  I cannot imagine how scary it would have been to deliver such a big baby at home and it would have been terrifying to see them give her oxygen if we were at home.  But I still miss the experience.

7 - It's time to wrap this all up.  I've been at McDonald's, using their free internet for almost 2 hours.  Teresa has been napping, James has been mostly happy, and I'm sure I'm running out of time.  Plus I need to go home and eat lunch before I'm tempted to buy a cheeseburger! 

Have a good week!  Thanks, Jen for hosting!

7 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read about Teresa. I, too, hate WordPress. I can never figure out how to upload things for posts at the Exchange. So annoying. WP may be more prestigious, but give me good old blogger any day.

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  2. Looking forward to reading your post! If you need help with a pic for Ignitum, I can help you. It took me a little bit to figure it out, but I think I can help cut down on the frustration.

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  3. Um, you don't have to post this comment, but I just wanted to let you know that when I click on your ignitum post, it's blank. I tried 2 different browsers.

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  4. Kayla, Thanks for letting me know! I blame the McDonald's internet. I think it timed out on me while I was posting it or something... so I rewrote it as best I could remember it and it's up now. I don't think the re-write is as good as the original but it'll do. Urgh!

    And could you email me directions for how you do it? bonnie fandel at g mail dot com

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  5. You went to McDonalds without eating a cheeseburger?? Man, that's some serious amazingness on your part :) Their burgers are just too good to pass up!

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  6. #5-- I so enjoy this whole Twitter labor phenomenon that I may actually sign up for an account to join the fun instead of being a creepy, stalker lady.

    #6-- It's okay to be a little sad about it. I don't do homebirth and I'm a little sad about it too. I have these weird, fast labors where I dilate without going into active labor. My doctor lets it go until I get to about 6cm and then schedules an induction. Even though I'm induced, my last labor was only an hour and change. She and I suspect I might be one of those unusual women who does not go into active labor until completely dilated which means I would have about a fifteen minute notice before the baby crowned. Not safe, so no homebirth, but still a little sad about it.

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