He is risen (Bock! Bock!)

March 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

Every Easter I get nostalgic for this commercial. Then, I get nostalgic for all the things about my life during the period of time it was on the air – pets and plays in school, Holiday TV specials, and being so wide-awake-excited about the Easter Bunny that I’d get up and do squat-thrusts on my little twin bed to exhaust myself so I could fall asleep.

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I think you probably don’t appreciate Jim Croce enough

March 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Just consider the following three songs:

Time In A Bottle (even though the “logic” of this song’s main conceit makes me a little crazy):

I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song:

(And my favorite) I Got A Name:

Still not sold?  Try one at karaoke.

More HERE.

Ash Beckham at Ignite Boulder

March 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Joanna Goddard of the excellent blog A Cup Of Jo recently posted this video and I thought it was so excellent I wanted to post it as well.

It’s not that what Ash says in the video is surprising or particularly new to me, but it’s said really well and it touches on a huge category of my brain activity which is “fantasies about how I’ll teach my kid to be a good person and do what’s right.” I have fantasies all the time about talking to my son about just this sort of issue – I work out my own version of this speech (and many others) so I’m ready – which is why I appreciate being given such a great template. If you’ve got 5 minutes, check it out. It’s totally worth it.

W’s First Birthday

March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

W's First Birthday

Today is my kiddo’s birthday! He’s more sweet and bright and fun every day and I feel so lucky that he’s a part of my life.

Business Idea

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Here’s what I want:
It’s a service like Style For Hire except it’s about housekeeping.

So where, with Style For Hire, a Stacy London-approved stylist comes and works with you to style the clothing you’ve already got (and maybe do some strategic additional shopping), with my idea a (let’s just say) Martha Stewart-approved housekeeping maven would come to your house and help you figure out the best way to keep your house clean – the order in which to clean things, tools and techniques for getting things done efficiently, etc. Maybe this person would also help me set up a calendar of home maintenance tasks – bigger things that don’t need to happen every week.

I clean my apartment once a week and it takes me about two hours which, I think, is a reasonable amount of time. But I also know there are things I could do better (like floor mopping) and things I really don’t know how – or how often – to do at all (like taking care of the wainscoting). A service like the one I’ve imagined feels like a great way to clean better and more efficiently without resorting to hiring a cleaning person.

So, universe, get on that, please.

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