Just Playin' (but seriously, folks)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tell me a story Bruce!

How can you NOT love Bruce? (don't answer that.) And I just love VH1 storytellers. I got this DVD as a Christmas gift and it is really wonderful for anyone that might be considering the purchase.
The Grammy's are Wednesday, Feb. 8, CBS , 8pm E/T. (ET/PT). Bruce will be performing and has been nominated for 5 awards.
Song Of The Year
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Long Form Music Video ("Devils & Dust")
Best Contemporary Folk Album ("Devils & Dust")
Yes, he is still The Boss!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

One good tag deserves another!

I tagged LilRed last week and she dun turned around and tagged me back!

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:
1 - Go back for a visit to San Francisco
2 - Learn to read music
3 - Have a will drawn
4 - Retire
5 - Cruise the Mediterranean
6 - Convert FLAC to WAV!
7 - Climb Mt. Everest (just playin'!)

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1 - Tolerate Greed
2 - Understand War
3 - Save the homeless
4 - Have a child
5 - Speak a foreign language
6 - Touch my Toes (without bending my knees!)
7 - Feed the world

Seven Things That Attract Me To...Blogging:
1 - Keeps me from watching mindless TV
2 - It is somewhat of a creative outlet
3 - Learning HTML
4 - Meeting folks
5 - A good place to vent
6 - I like the thought of leaving a piece of myself in cyber-space
7 - Since I don't watch the news, it helps keep me a bit current

Seven Things I Say Most Often:
1 - Okey Dokey
2 - You betcha'
3 - Absolutely
4 - Hey
5 - Please
6 - Thank you
7 - You're welcome
(good upbringing!)

Seven Books That I Love:
1 - Box of Rain
2 - The Mole People
3 - The Reader
4 - Cry the Beloved Country
5 - Me Talk Pretty One Day
6 - The Poisenwood Bible
7 - Deadbase

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again:
1 - The Shawshank Redemption
2 - American History X
3 - Amelie
4 - Training Day
5 - Life is Beautiful
6 - Once Were Warriors
7 - Glory

Seven People I Want To Join In Too:
Since I just tagged some of my regulars a few days ago, I've decided to tag 7 complete strangers. And the lucky winners are: John at Dr. John's Fortress, JDV at The Sarcastic Manifesto, One4JC at My Thoughts on Life, Mr. Peeves at The Daily Ticket, Ebabe at A Modicum of Decorum, Todd at Yet Untitled, and Lanfear at Gyopo Life.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

BitTorrent a Bit Tormenting!

I finally decided to dowload a BITTORRENT client so I could download (and playback) SHNF and FLAC audio files. OK. So I needed WINAMP to play the FLAC files and I needed a compression tool to convert all files to WAV formats. OK. Got that too. The SHNF files convert fine but the tool doesn't convert FLAC. Need a plug-in. The WINAMP plug-in for FLAC doesn't work. SO, if anyone knows of a good FLAC converter or plug-in for either WINAMP or WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER (I'd like to avoid codec packs. They never seem to work), please let me know. Without the FLAC I don't really need the WINAMP because I can play converted WAV audio on my WINDOWS. And at least there I know how to save and store the playlists. Did you get all that? Good and thanks for any help you can offer!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Here a tag, there a tag, everywhere a tag tag

Got tagged by Ms. Jumbled on this one :)

The tagged victim lists 8 different points of their perfect lover/partner, mentioning the sex of said partner.
Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on a post letting them know they've been tagged.

If tagged before, no need to contribute.
So here we go:

Target of My Perfect Partner: male
My Perfect-Partner:

1. speaks his mind
2. is kind and good
3. believes in himself
4. believes in me
5. is very funny
6. continues to grow
7. respects his mother
8. enjoys life

And now, it's your turn
Larry, Poppy, Jay, Lil Red, Raida, Pikkel, Jane, Doris!

Many thanks to Lernie for not only responding when I asked permission to use her image, but allowing me to do so.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Just one of those friggin' days!

Oh..........just bite me!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Curling Sides? Curls up Entirely?

I paid all of .99 for this Fortune Teller Fish but you could have your very own for only fifty cents!

You may have to buy like 1000 though.

I don't know if it's "curling sides" or "curl's up entirely" but I have to go with entirely.

What can I say?

It was a cheap giggle!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Frozen Car Door + Yanking on Handle Really Hard =

Many broken finger nails which in all honesty, I really don't care about. I mean, like hair, they grow back. What I DO care about is the fact that they are beginning to thaw out now and.............Cheese and Rice! I am SO looking forward to banging on my keyboard all day at work tomorrow. Ouch! If anyone has a good tip that will stop these seals from freezing (and no, they don't need to be replaced. This car is notorious for having bad seals) please let me know. I read that you can rub soap on them. I sprayed some lemon pledge on there AFTER I poured the hot water on it to get it open. (Yes, I wiped them dry first)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Total Rocks!

I don't know what kind of cereal you eat but I'm willing to bet you have to eat a few more bowls of it to get all the vitamin's and mineral's I get in JUST ONE bowl of Total. It has long been my favorite cereal and this new flavor, Honey Clusters, is great! You should try it, seriously. And now, for the old 1-10:
Nutritional Value - 10, duh!
Taste - 9.5
Sog Factor - 7, they could work on this a little
Marketing - you decide

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Smells just like.........me!

This and other Aging Hipppie products are made right here in Vermont by Mountain Country Soap and they are amongst my favorite Christmas gifts this year. Now, I also got the Bath Fizz and the Soap but not all from the same person. Coincidence? I think not! Strange that they don't even know each other. I guess I really am aging. At least I'm smellin' good!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

My year in

b-mugLO! (3 of 7)untitledS

Best attitude - Poppy at Poppy Cedes. She blogs for all the right reasons. She blogs for herself. Just blogs for fun. And I really respect her for that.

Most Loyal - Jay over at One Way or Another. He's been visiting me here for some time now and I would really miss him if he disappeared. (So don't lose TOO much weight Jay!) He is followed ever so closely by Lil Red at Lip Schtick. Always enjoyable!

Best Related - My sista' Janet over at Cog Blog. She know's I love her through all of it.

Best Naked - By far, the best I've seen naked is Tom aka Spyder at Hallucinogenius. Actually, he's the ONLY one I've seen naked. Except if you count Jay on his Half-naked Tuesday's!

Most Missed - Loy at The Cameraphone Diaries moved in August and arrived safely at new destination. Current whereabouts unknown! Followed very closly by GPV of Waterlilies. Last sighting October. Hope both of you guys are safe and sound!

Best Find - Hands down has to be Mark at Knockin' on the Golden Door. And while a handful or two of us Deadhead Bloggers have rallied together, Mark is by far the glue that seems to hold us together. Rock on Brother!

Most Artistic - For me, visually, it's Euian at Hantojin. He's so talented and so YOUNG! And poetic kudos go out to Kojo who calls himself The Imperfect Poet. The guy's just got heart.

Of course, I visit everyone else on my sidebar regularly and enjoy them all or they wouldn't be there. Thanks for hanging around, all of you!

*UPDATE: 1/9/06 - Apologies to Tom, the naked blogger. His link was broken but has been meticulously repaired! ;)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

What will you do in '06?

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Start a cult.

Get your resolution here

Seriously, I don't believe in New Year's resolutions but if I did...............

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Dark Star Orchestra, 12/30/2005

10/28/84 (Sun) Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA

Set 1: Cold Rain & Snow > My Brother Esau > Althea > CC Rider, Bird Song, Looks Like Rain > Deal

Set 2: Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > China Doll > Drums > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Filler: Woman Smarter

Venue: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

There was a 45 minute acoustic set that opened this show and we knew we were in for a late night. Admitedly, we left early (I suppose it's an age thing) but I look forward to downloading and hearing what I missed soon! Good show, great vibe and I found some great dance space even though this was a sold out show. Only the second time I have seen DSO but I am sure there will be more opportunity to see them in the future and I look forward to it.

Hey, what's a girl to do when she's home alone? Consider the alternatives!

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