Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ya heard

Don't you love the little things? They make my day. Truly.

I've been told I'm easily excitable; I take it as a compliment. Life is too short. So I've decided to start writing about the things that me smile. I will do this as often as possible.

Here are today's:
Last night it rained for the first time in what seemed like forever. It wasn't just a little rain, it was a crazy, LOUD thunderstorm rain. So loud, that Brutus woke me with fearful kisses and then begged to be let under the covers. It was too cute for words, I adore our pooch.

Finally got the satellite radio installed in my new car (along with a fresh tint). Good stuff. Programmed some channels including T's "Backspin"... And heard the song I can never get out of my head, in a good way: It's Like That - Run DMC.
FUN FACT: Last year, I met Darryl from Run DMC on my way home from a buying trip.
It just happened to be T's birthday, who also happens to be a huge fan.
He was so cool, signed a birthday card for T and I didn't even ask for it!
It's Like That - Run DMC, LIVE

"Because it's like that, and that's the way it is." 
Tonight I watched The Voice. Everyone keeps talking about it on Twitter, so I had to see what it was all about. Well the contestants performed a George Michael mashup: Freedom/Faith. Ah, Freedom.

I don't care what you say, for me, Freedom has always been a "cheer myself up" kind of song... and do you remember the video? Star studded with the super models who ruled that decade.

"All we have to do now, is take these lies and make them true somehow. All we have to see, is that I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me..."

Tonight I made dinner, this is the fourth night in a row. I feel better about myself and our food when I know I am cooking it. Tonight I made ratatouille. T didn't seem to love it, but did say it "was healthy," which is probably why he didn't love it. Oh well, good thing that's what I was shooting for...


And lastly, tomorrow is Thursday! My favorite day of the week. I've always believed it's the day that comes with so much promise (what will the weekend hold?) and it's a signal that the week is almost OVER. And this week? I really can't wait for that.
Here's to the promise of what's to come. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Friday, I'm in LOVE

My Valentine's Day card from Sarah,
seems fitting for today's post.
It’s been too long! Will I be excused if I tell you I was in a car accident last month (and was in the midst of helping plan my parents' surprise 40th wedding anniversary)?

The car accident sucked, but the planning and the event were incredible! I truly feel blessed to be a part of my family. We have an amazing bond and I’m very thankful for it.

Laughter and love… it ruled the day and it rules my parents’ relationship. Their love is overwhelming and they thankfully passed that onto us. 

Perhaps that’s why I get so excited about the little things… and perhaps why “LOVE” is a pretty common word for me: “Love that!” or some other form of that phrase, can be heard at least once a day, whether someone’s telling me a story or I’m coveting a new candleholder.

So, today I thought I’d post a few things that are making me smile and utter the most-used word in my repertoire. Enjoy!

Frontman to Foodie
James Murphy, formerly of LCD soundsystem fame as aforementioned here, will be cooking at the roving French Food festival, Le Fooding, which also celebrates music! My kind of festival… This makes me LOVE him even more. It also happens to be in NYC this year, so it's somewhat more accessible to us. Some more details HERE

Peaked my Pinterest
I seem to have a new obsession every couple of years, Pinterest is my new favorite. I LOVE it for several reasons, the simplicity, the organization and most importantly, I get the feeling that I’m shopping without spending a dime. 

I’ve come up with fantastic DIY ideas and I’m finally starting to hone in on what I might want for our wedding, just about four years shy of our engagement (better late than never!). Are you on Pinterest too? Do you want to be? Share. I’m fascinated by what you find.

Food Trailer Fun      
Thanks to Scoutmob (there’s an app for that!) we got a whopping 50% off at Mighty Cone making it well worth the trek from work to South Austin. Scoutmob might just become this month's obsession. I believe it's better than the other coupon sites because you don't have to pre-buy it! Anyway, Food Trailer Friday commenced and it was brilliant, despite the 100+ temperature. I only wish I’d gotten today’s blackberry shake special. I can taste it now…

Happy Friday!