Thursday, January 31, 2008

searching for new music

I'm sick of most of my music. I need some new sounds.
I like a little bit of everything...my ipod playlists range from the Dixie Chicks to Pearl Jam to Kanye West. I've got the Beatles, the Stones, Feist, KT Tunstall, Metallica...unless it is super twangy country, I'll probably enjoy it.
So...what are you listening to and what do you suggest?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

in the news

I'm so creative, I know. But, here are a few stories I've been watching.

-Ray Emery, late for practice...again. Apparently he has now been fined one day's work for missing practice. If you don't feel like reading the story, one day's work is more than FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. For that kind of money, I'd have no problem showing up on time (which according to the coach is actually an hour before practice begins...but again, ummm...for 2.75 million a year, that seems pretty reasonable). Seriously. I wish I made even close to $14 000 a day.

-Pathologist discredited. This pathologist was self taught in paediatrics. His testimony sent people to jail for killing kids...who died naturally. I could not imagine being sent to jail for something I know I didn't do...and for killing a child. I know that all lives are equal, but people look at child killers in a different way. They are seen as "especially heinous". I'm just in awe that this guy would be so irresponsible.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

taking the plunge

I "broke" my knee in 1999. I had an unfortunate incident with a prop that tipped with me on it and as I fell to the floor, I knew that the torque I had felt in my knee was not going to result in good times. Watching it swell to the size of my head (ok, that's an exaggeration, but that's what it felt like) in then next 30 seconds confirmed that "oh no" feeling in the pit of my stomach.

A couple of surgeries and 9 years later, I generally don't think about it much (unless I'm looking at the scar that runs down my leg) and I do pretty much everything I used to...and more. Except for one thing: I haven't been skiing since about a month before that oh so fateful day. (not that i'm being dramatic or anything) UNTIL NOW. (ok not right now) I'm in the process of planning a ski trip to Vermont. And I have to say, I'm a little nervous about the skiing part. I'm sure it will all be fine...but it has been so long, that I think it is going to be kind of nerve wracking. Luckily, the Green Mountains are a little less intimidating than the Rockies.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

oh dr. phil

Well, I never really did like that he was "forcing" people to air their dirty laundry on TV. I didn't think it was very responsible to put fragile people in the spotlight. But, I figured he knew what he was doing...
I guess some others agreed with my gut feeling, because he is now being investigated by the board. And a fellow psychologist is the one that outed him.
Maybe you shouldn't take advantage of people Phil...

Monday, January 14, 2008

i'm all for flowers...

But wouldn't you rather get and Edible Arrangement?
My boss got the one pictured below and MMMMMmmmmmmm. Seriously. I like flowers, they are nice and they are pretty...but fruit? Good stuff. And those dark and white marshmallow looking things? Chocolate covered bananas...delicious. So, for those of you looking to wow someone (maybe on valentines day?) and think flowers are too predictable, try a fruit bouquet.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

it has been awhile

But instead of talking about me, I thought I'd suggest some reading.
Unless you have cut yourself off from international news, you likely know that a normally stable country, Kenya, has well...for lack of a better term, gone off the deep end. For a well written and different than the news perspective, read what Lara has to say about it.
(and Lara, I am glad you are ok. i have been avoiding the blogs and the internet for the last few days but was thinking about you and wondering if you even made it back)