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!