Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spanish Song of the Day

Performed by Compay Segundo, which was on the Buena Vista Social Club album (Cuba). This video is captioned so you can see the words.

Go here for a lovely translation and explanation of this Cuban song:

And here is my favorite song from Compay Segundo, Chan Chan. One of my favorite songs of all time!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Juanes y The Black Eyed Peas

Found out about Juanes, a Columbian singer/musician, from an iTunes playlist that goes along with my Spanish textbook, Viva!

Here he is with The Black Eyed Peas.

Shanghai Restoration Project, "Preface"

Our Weekend

It's time for one of the rare "lawn and leaf" pickups of trash, so we got busy this weekend.

Only half this pile is ours...the bottom half is the neighbor's. Mitch pruned 5 or so crape myrtles, shrubs and other volunteer trees. He also scythed the back yard bed which badly needed it.

Here's all the yard waste I bagged. Mostly from the back yard bed and the monster Cherokee Rose bush that I pruned.

Here's the Cherokee Rose, AFTER pruning. Did I mention it's a monster? It also demands a blood sacrifice when you prune it. You have to prune it. Otherwise, it will take over the world.

And here is one of my recent FOs, the knitted Calorimetry (free pattern on knitty).

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Role Model, Lexie

One of my role models, Lexie the black labrador, who lives in one of the most beautiful places on Earth...Oahu. This comes from one of my favorite vlogs, Beachwalks.

Today at Our House

Spring is coming!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine

Here's what hubby gave me for Valentine's. An orchid, which I LOVE! And their blooms can last up to 3 months. Awesome.

Run away! Killer rabbit!

For Valentine's, I knitted Mitch a Killer Rabbit. Run away! Run away!

Of course this prompted him to start reciting whole scenes of the movie. He is a Monty Python connoisseur.

The rabbit now resides in his place of honor as a monitor ornament.

"We better not risk another frontal assault, that rabbit's dynamite!"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One Love

Keep really gets cranked up as it goes along.

Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm Going to Summerzcool!

Joined the local Parrothead Club (Parrothead Clubs do volunteer work) and will be at the Summerzcool Tour in Atlanta in April! WOOT!

I love Jimmy! The way he talks sounds like home. The Gulf Coast.