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 Resa 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 Resa.  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.  Resa has been napping, JF 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!


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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

  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!

  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.