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I have a new favorite music group! The Civil Wars; their stuff is amazing!
Here are two of their songs! Trust me, I’ll be raving about these two musicians for a while! Of course one video is a little weird, and one of them isn’t very well recorded, but isn’t that the nature of music videos?
He is usually coming down the escalator stairs as I am going up them at Ballston Metro Station. Lately he has been wearing a pith helmet in addition to his tailored suit. I believe this is too keep the sun off his head, but why he is wearing it in the metro is beyond me. He looks like he should have lived in India 100 years ago: minus the red English uniform, of course.
I remember the first time I saw this commercial, it was in Rome, Italy and I was watching TV (a great way to learn Italian) and making dinner. It still makes me smile!
This picture is priceless. . . I just love it!
Picture via Whispers in the Loggia.
How cool is this park! Next time I am in NY I’m totally going here.
A local high school is changing its girls track uniform to skorts! The outfit is so much more attractive and comfortable (read also modest) than the usually running attire its giving the runners confidence boosts, AND THEY ARE RUNNING FASTER! Isn’t that adorable? You can find the story here.
This morning I could not for the life of me find my hair comb. Now, I have long, very straight hair. It never gives me trouble, ever. I usually just run my fingers through it and go: this is possible because it doesn’t do anything besides be straight. It is truly a blessing.
However, when it is wet that is a different matter. It must be combed, otherwise the water will stay in my thick locks adding a headache of waterweight that will never, ever dry. When you don’t have a comb, and only minutes to run out the door and catch the bus, what can one do? Hello, Little Mermaid, may I use your fork? Mine was an Oneida, Dover pattern, salad fork, stainless steel not sterling. I think next time (heaven forbid I have to repeat this experience) I will use a dinner fork, the funky prongs on the bottom of the salad fork were a little painful.
I read The Once and Future King by T.H. White a long time ago, I think I was in middle school. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, at any rate, after reading it for a second time I have decided that I was too young to get half of it.
Originally it was shelved in my mind with comedic character like Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. Not so, my friends, not so. It does indeed have a lot of comic elements, that is for sure. T.H. White is an excellent writer, and the first part of the book is truly humourous. But the second part is full of dark humor, and shows how the faults of man will tear apart any good idea if they are left unchecked.
My big question is about the title of the fourth part: The Candle in the Wind. Who or what is the candle? It seems that every character in that part of the book could be a candle blowing in the wind. And it also seems that the idea Arthur had was also a candle blowing in the wind. Thoughts?