Showing posts from May, 2009

What to do with a rain delay? Dance, of course!

I have so many things I could say about this video. Dance is a part of us, even if you don't think you can dance. Dance is a universal language. Dancing entertains, inspires, and soothes the soul. Mostly, though, I just want to say I hope my boy's 11 and 12 year old team never looks like this.

Photo Friday: Flower-filled Sneakers

At the end of last week I went to Boston. It was a whirlwind overnighter. I went up last Thursday, had dinner with friends, slept, had breakfast and walked around the city in the morning, then back home Friday afternoon. I really liked my stay and managed to get some nice photographs during my walking tour, led by a new friend who is also a new Boston transplant. We saw beautiful churches, the impressive library, Comm Ave (as I learned it is called by locals- NOT Commonwealth Avenue), the river, the original Cheers bar (since we all want a place where everybody knows our name), and Boston Common. Not bad for an hour's worth of walking! For this Photo Friday I am sharing my favorite of the Boston photos: a window planter box made of sneakers. I knew Boston folk loved their running! This was a charming use for otherwise discarded running shoes. Happy Friday! [caption id="attachment_670" align="aligncenter" width="477" caption="Sneakers as f

Photo Friday: Details (and unburying my creative side)

For this edition of Photo Friday, I am sharing the photograph I use as my desktop picture on my old laptop. I love the rich colors, patterns, and movement. [caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="477" caption="One of the many beautiful details at Emeril\'s Tchoup Chop"] [/caption] People who see it often ask, "What is that?" It is the front side of the host desk at Emeril's Tchoup Chop in Orlando, Florida. Two summers ago I went there with my now husband and stepson while on vacation. I was in awe of the details all around the restaurant including a raised lily pad pond stretched across the center of the room, the tile mosaics, wall sconces, cozy booths with tie-back curtains. It was all so beautiful. During the brief moment while the host looked up our reservation, I snapped this photo without taking time to frame it or fuss with camera settings on my point-and-shoot. When I got home and saw it on my comp

Favorite Childhood Memories: Smothers Brothers (Part 4)

In case you have missed the last couple of days posts, I explained on Monday that one of my favorite childhood memories was wearing thin my grandma’s video tape of the Smothers Brothers performing with the Boston Pops Orchestra in a 1980s television special. I knew (okay, still know) every line word-for-word. Here is the big finish from that performance. Part 4: Poor Wandering One