Monday, October 31, 2005

All The Words That You Say Have Been Said

I'm still not in a good frame of mind to talk to anyone. Funny how when you need to say something it sometimes doesn't come out.

I'm just so uncomfortable with myself right now. And the few people I've spoken to know why. I wish I could be candid enough to put in words what I went through.

It's nothing to be worried about. Nothing horrible happened to me. I'm sure that a few people would say something really great happened to you, or at least something amusing, but my mind is alternating between the highs and the "Andrea you are such a dumb fuck." that I can't think straight.

I wish there was something I could come up with to put things into perspective. Something that I could say that would somehow get me the advice or encouragement or pity that I seem to be craving right now. Instead, I'm confused, bewildered and a little bit depressed.

Oh and I really want to sleep.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Random 10 - Partying With The Moody Blues

Ok rather than have my Random 10 this week be from the setlist of Saturday's show. Which, incidentally was fabulous I'll just use 10 songs that have something to do with my weekend and the Moodies.

The Moody Blues - Send Me No Wine
(Graeme was not pleased with his bottle of wine at the Albee at the Westin)

Depeche Mode - Master and Servant
(A certain fellow likes being called master...but I'm not saying who)

Pat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
(As told to us by a certain flute player, if you ask Justin when the moodies are going to record, you may just get popped with a cork)

The Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn
("When I took a little lovin from you....." I never thought this song would start making sense to me)

The Beatles - I've Just Seen A Face
(I can't believe I ran into Paul Bliss on the elevator)

Les Miserables - Drink With Me
(If Graeme Edge is buying, I'm drinking...about 5 amaretto sours)

Madonna - Secret
(Oh I've got a good one, but I can't tell anyone)

Cyndi Lauper - A Night To Remember
(In more ways than one!)

Oingo Boingo - Little Girls
(You really don't want to know)

Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello - Such Unlikely Lovers
(Again, you don't want to know..but I wonder if anyone will guess)

Oh and the picture?

Pictured here:
Deb, Graeme, Bernie Barlow, The Mistress Of The Dark, Norda Mullen, and Cheryl

Friday, October 28, 2005

Taking Off For The Weekend

Well this is it. I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my last Moody Madness of the year. I can't wait until tomorrow night! The camera is ready. I've got all my memory cards I can stuff in my purse. Both concert outfits are packed. I've got a small amount of spending money. My cell phone is charged. The tickets are out where I can find them in the morning.

All my confirmations and directions are printed. I think I've got everything I could possibly need. We bought munchies at Target tonight as well as pantyhose.

I burned one mix CD and I decided that I'm just going to drag some of my Moodies CDrs with me. I can't think of anything else that needs to be done. The cell phone is charging and will be ready to go when we are.

Cincinnati here I come!

Moody Blues here I come! (Poor guys!)

Top Five On Friday - Halloween Style

Top 5 Spooky (Halloweenie-type) Songs

I could do this in all Oingo Boingo songs, but I'll try not to.

Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party

Danny Elfman - This is Halloween

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween

Caroline Lavelle - Moorlough Shore

Elvis Costello - Spooky Girlfriend

If you want to share your Top 5 go over to Music Memoirs and play along.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I'm Thrilled

I caught wind of the changes in the Moody Blues setlist for this tour and I can safely say now that I CAN'T WAIT TIL SATURDAY!!!!!!


Never Comes The Day and One More Time To Live are supposedly in the setlist. If this is true, I can truly die a happy girl. I wonder who's playing the harmonica on Never Comes The Day. Actually I don't care. I just want to hear it. It's one of my favorite songs.

And as for One More Time To Live, I'm not even sure I have a bootleg recording with it on it. Never Comes The Day was done live up til maybe 97 or 98, then it disappeared, but that was before the Moodies stepped back into my life, so I missed out. Truth be told, I'm not sure when One More Time To Live was last in the setlist. I can't wait to hear it live though.


Now the question is...what songs got the ax?

No, I don't want to think about that, I just want to be excited.

2 more days til Moody Madness!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thankful For Hump Day

The week is officially half over and right now that's just fine with me. It means it's another day closer to my trip to Cincinnati to see the Moody Blues. I can't wait til Friday.

I'm excited about the concert and about going to Cincinnati, because, well, I've never been there before, so this will be a new experience for me.

So in celebration of Hump Day...It's HUNK TIME!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Things I'm Thankful For

Jill reminded me of the meme I participated in in August, where each day I posted something I was thankful for. I'm in need of something to lift my spirits so I'm going to try to conjure up some things that I'm thankful for now.

1. I'm thankful for weekend trips that get me away from "real life" for 48 hours.

2. I'm thankful that Bernie The Beretta didn't die on me at the end of last month as was predicted by my family and my mechanic.

3. I'm thankful that I've stayed at a size 4 since this summer.

4. I'm thankful for the friends I made in my last job. I never realized how much fun I had there, until I left. It wasn't the ideal situation, but at least most of the people I dealt with on a regular basis were nice.

These are just four things and small things at that but they are worth being thankful for.

Of course I'm also thankful for these guys

Because I'm a fool and stupid things like concerts and music bring me great joy.

I've Got The Crankies

I'm just totally aggravated with the world this morning. I'm totally ready for my trip this weekend. (OK not totally, but you know what I mean) I need to have something relaxing and I need to step away from the computer for a few days, which thankfully this trip will let me do.

Of course I could be deluding myself into thinking that a weekend away is going to make things better. That the littlest things aren't going to bother me, like they are right now.

But who knows, maybe I'll be able to just enjoy the concert and forget about the world around me. And if that happens maybe this feeling like someone's squeezing my chest together will go away too.

And if that goes away maybe just maybe my crankies will go away.

Monday, October 24, 2005

The Perfect Song For Today

I'm sitting here at my computer desk pondering if I should leave the house for a bit now that my hellish day at work is through. (Nothing went right today, but I guess you'll have those kinds of days, right?)

I have The Moody Blues (who else?) playing on my winamp and The Actor came on. This is one of my favorite Moodies songs, for some strange reason. I can't pinpoint why I like certain songs better than others, but this is a favorite of mine. And listening to it today, I thought about how it really suits the day.

The Actor

The curtain rises on the scene
With someone shouting to be free
The play unfolds before my eyes
There stands the actor who is me

The sleeping hours takes this part
Through traffic, telephones and fear
Put out your problems with the cat
Escape until a bell you hear

Our reasons are the same
But there's no-one we can blame
For there's nowhere we need go
And the only truth we know comes so easily

The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, oh, darling, you're almost part of me
Oh, oh, darling, you're all I'll ever see
Ah, ah, ah

It's such a rainy afternoon
No point in going anywhere
The sounds just drift across my room
I wish this feeling I could share

It's such a rainy afternoon
She sits and gazes from her window
Her mind tries to recall his face
The feeling deep inside her grows

Our reasons are the same
But there's no-one we can blame
For there's nowhere we need go
And the only truth we know comes so easily

The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, oh, darling, you're almost part of me
Oh, oh, darling, you're all I'll ever see
The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, oh, darling, you're all I'll ever see
Oh, oh, darling, you're almost part of me
Ah, ah, ah

The Actor

And I think I agree with's such a rainy afternoon/evening, no point in going anywhere.


Ask Me If I Got Anything Done This Weekend?

Go ahead, ask.

No, I didn't get much done.

I did however find one pair of brown jeans at the wonderfully low price of 17.50 at Kaufmann's. How did I miss these the last 20 odd times I was shopping at the store?

I mean the whole reason I bought these pants was because I found this gorgeous top there back before I started my new job and it just happened to be brown. Plus buying anymore dressy type pants is just silly, as everyone wears jeans to work most of the time. (Half the time I'm so overdressed at work it's ridiculous)

On an exciting note, Wheeling Island acquired some new slot machines. And guess what? A vast majority of them were penny slots! Yay! And I did get to play one of them!


High roller I am not.

I managed to break even again, thanks to a quarter slot I just had to play. I have a small amount of luck. Sadly it's not enough luck to ever let me bring home more than a few extra dollars. I just wish Wheeling had more pretty lights. I like lights better than slot machines anyway.

Penny slots bring me great joy, even if I don't win when I play them.

And those CDs I was going to burn? Nope didn't burn a damn thing. I was a very lazy girl this weekend. Very lazy. At least when it came to doing things I needed to do.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Random 10

It's time to recap my weekend for the first Music Memoirs meme of the week.

Elvis Costello - Kinder Murder
Elvis Costello - Little Atoms
Elvis Costello - Still

Songs on my 20 Reasons To Love Elvis Costello Mix CD

The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere

2 songs on a mix my sister made.

Ray Thomas - Play It Again
Ray Thomas - Hey, Mama Life

I was still playing my Ray Thomas mp3s.

Justin Hayward - Way Of The World
Justin Hayward - Shame
Justin Hayward - It's Not Too Late

Preparing for my Moodies concert next weekend, I decided to listen to Justin's beautiful The View From The Hill CD.

Guess where I went this weekend! Oh and as always, if you want any of the songs on my list, leave a comment here and I'll upload them.

Vote For The Concert Outfit

I'm packing for the Cincinnati trip.

My preference is for the black one. I wish the detail on th skirt would have shown up in the photo. But it's embellished with sequins and velour.

Ok, here are the 2 outfits

Outfit one.

Outfit two.

A Change In Plans

Remember how I said today was likely going to be a going to the mall/pj day? Nope! That's not going to happen.

Today I'm going to Wheeling, which doesn't really bother me much. I'm just not going to have much time to rest today. Thank god I don't have to start work until 8:30 tomorrow. Which means I won't be up at the buttcrack of dawn tomorrow. Yay! Not that it's going to help me much.

Anyway, even though I stopped at Wal-Mart yesterday, I didn't find any brown pants. Grrrr. I will be able to find some jeans after my next paycheck. So a trip to the mall is still in order. It's a good thing Washington Crown Center is on the way to Wheeling. If I wanted to, there's a mall in OH shortly past Wheeling, but I say no thank you to the sales tax in OH. PAH!

When I finish my shopping I'm going to post photos of the potential concert outfits and let you guys decide which one I'm going to wear to the show. I'm so bad at decisions. Though of the two outfits I have, I prefer the solid black one.

Now I'm going to be off to get ready for my day at Wheeling. Maybe I'll win a few bucks. Nah, most likely I'll just eat loads of good stuff at the buffet. Oh and I am going to make a few mix CDs.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I Need To Bitch

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette did an article on the fall flower show at Phipps Conservatory. It ran in today's PG. Now why do I want to bitch?

Let me tell you.

Click here to read the article. OK, don't read the article, look at the pictures.

They paid someone to take those shots!!! Money even! Blech! And they ran those shots! For all of Pittsburgh to see even!

They might as well have thrown that money down the drain and into one of the 3 illustrious rivers that run through our fair city.

I want that guy's job!


Because he probably has a camera that costs more than a computer and his shots are crap. I've taken better with my 99 dollar easyshare.

And as for this flower show? Well I can't say I'm the best photographer in the world, but I think my shots of the same rooms pictured in this article online and in today's paper are far superior.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Another Busy Weekend!

Another work week is finished. And what a boring one it was. As I mentioned the other day, we had a machine down this week and I had no shipping to do, so life was pretty boring at work, but hey! Boring is sometimes nice. But I plan to make up for the boring part in the next two days.

I still need to find more trousers/pants/jeans. I'm saving a few pairs because I'm already packed for my trip next weekend and I really don't have much to wear to work. And work clothes aren't very dressy.

So tomorrow I'm going to shop some more for clothes and pick up the other necessities for the trip next weekend. I'm also hoping to pick up dinner at Wheeling Island, because I have another coupon for the Island Buffet, and I hate to pass up the buffet for only $5.95. I love me some Island Buffet.

I'm also hoping to take my nephew to Gene And Boots so he can see the big candy store in Perryopolis, PA. That's assuming it's not pouring down buckets tomorrow afternoon.

Assuming I get the stuff I need done tomorrow, I may be lucky and have a free day at home on Sunday, which would be great, but if not I'll be heading to Washington Crown Center for some more shopping. You can never have too many clothes, right?

But if I do get the day to myself, I hope I can burn some CDs for the long (I've been told the drive might be closer to 5 hours) drive to Cincy next weekend. Regardless, I'm going to have a lot to do in the next few days to get myself in order for the following weekend's fun!

Musical Memes

It's time to do the last two meme's from Music Memoirs

Top 5 bands/artists that you can't get enough of and a song and/or album by each that you'd recommend to your fellow meme-ers.

The Moody Blues: As if you didn't know this would be one of my five choices.

Strange Times is by far one of my favorite albums of all times. It's hard to pick one song that I'd really recommend from this CD in particular, but I'll try.

The Moody Blues - English Sunset
(Which these wankers should work back into their setlist!)

Grey Eye Glances: A quasi-indie band that everyone should hear. I don't know how many times I can recommend them. I adore Dwayne's songwriting and Jennifer's voice.

Eventide is the album that everyone should own. (I mean it, dammit!)

Grey Eye Glances - Snow

Nick Lowe: This man is a phenomenal songwriter. And if you don't believe me, ask Elvis Costello.

The album I chose is his most recent studio album The Convincer, mostly because it's one of the only ones still in print. This is another album with too many good songs to choose from.

Nick Lowe - Poor Side Of Town

Elvis Costello: Hey, did you think I'd forget him? I love my snarky, sexy, geeky man, who also happens to be "THE" best songwriter out there.

One of his best albums with the Attractions is Imperial Bedroom

I say, buy all his albums! They are a must have! This one is particularly awesome. Why? It is a blending of his angsty self along with a more mature thoughtful Elvis.

The best song on the album?

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Man Out Of Time

Diana Krall: I can't believe I've put her on my list, but she's grown on me like a bad fungus over the last year. There's something lovable about her, and her music is fab.

I love this album. I've played it to death. When I make a mix CD I'm prone to use at least one song from this disc on it.

Diana Krall - I'm Coming Through

Next up is Take Me Back Tuesday...on Friday again.

Name three songs with music or music related words in the title.
Madonna - Music
Justin Hayward and John Lodge - Saved By The Music
Jamie Cullum - You And The Night And Music

Name three artists with music related words in their name.
Roxy Music
The Undertones
Ehm...The Moody Blues

Name three albums with music or music related words in the title.

Madonna - Music

Justin Hayward - Songwriter

Keri Noble - Lullaby

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Good The Bad & The Downright Awful...

OK, I've acquired and am thinking of acquiring quite a bit of new music right now. And I'm in the mood to spout off some feedback on some current tunes.

Let's start off with Madonna, shall we?

The song is called Hung Up, which will be featured on her new album due out on Nov 15. Now I like Madonna. I own every album she's done and some singles and ltd editions. Yes, I'm a Madge fan. So, I was really quite excited to hear something new by the not so material girl.

Sadly Hung Up, should be hung up and out and really not heard again. Madonna went back to her dance roots on Ray of Light and it worked. The songs were fresh and the album was wonderful. If Hung Up, with samples from ABBA's Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie are any indictation of what is to come, Madonna should take a deeper look into into herself and do a little better on the reinventing, because though this song may appeal to the Top 40 market, it's lacking something.

Madonna = Downright Awful (I can't believe I said that) I hope the rest of Confessions on a Dance Floor is better than the first single.

Next up, Babs! Ms Stresisand if you will. Moving on to a totally different genre and well, just a total turn around from Madonna. The album is called Guilty Pleasures and is done with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

It's typical Streisand. No surprises here. Not as good as Guilty, but it's still a fine album. Bab's performs as expected. Personally, I like it better than the Madonna, which means I'm either getting old, or Madonna really put out a bad song.

If you hear one song from the album I recommend Night Of My Life. I choose this song, because it is oddly reminiscent of her 70's days, kinda like her duet with Donna Summer No More Tears (Enough is Enough) The song has energy, while still being Babs, if that makes sense.

Babs = The Bad/Good if you like Babs

And another lady I discovered has a new CD out, Tanita Tikaram. It's her first album since 1998, and I have to have it. I've not heard anything from it, but she worked with Nick Lowe on a few tracks and his singing with her as well, so I have to get this CD. Nick Lowe fixes are hard to come by and I'll get mine whatever way I can get.

Tanita Tikaram = The Good (And without having heard it)

Dead Tired

Will someone kindly explain why my body just refuses to accept getting up at 5:30 a.m. no matter what time I go to bed? I've tried going to bed earlier. I just can't bring myself to go to bed before 9:30, I tried it once, and I just end up laying there staring at the clock until about 10:30 when I promptly start drifting off.

I don't know if it has to do with not having the extra sleeping time that I used to get at least one day of the week. My last two weekends have been filled so I've been up early (but not that early) the past Saturday and Sundays.

Whatever the case may be, I'm dead tired most nights. It doesn't help that my job isn't very exciting right now. I'm still in the training process and I'm only doing shipping. Oh and get this, the plant has had one machine down most of this week, so I haven't had much shipping to do. Yeah, so work has been not so fun. Sitting around for 8 hours with barely enough to keep you busy is not fun at all.

Boredom + Tired = More tired. (That's so not grammatically correct)

I just want my pillow and a blanket and maybe John Lodge and Justin Hayward and a little free time...and then maybe I'd be not so tired....or maybe more so.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

EBay/ Frustrations

I'm desperately in search of Ray Thomas' two albums, From Mighty Oaks and Hopes, Wishes & Dreams. I almost had one of them today, but for my Paypal account going all wonky on me.

Someone had both of them up on Ebay for only 14.99 and shipping. But for some reason I couldn't get my paypal account to link to my ebay account and I just got frustrated and gave up, thus losing my chance at having a real copy of at least on of the discs for a reasonable sum.

Damn and blast.

On they have a few copies of the disc but for the most part they are going for 30 dollars or more, which I don't want to spend right now, because I want to be able to go to Cincinnati with some extra cash. And it's not as if I don't have the albums on mp3. I just really want them. Hopes Wishes & Dreams the most actually.

I have a real fondness for Ray's voice, it's so theatrical.

I'll get them someday.

I hope.

Hump Day Hunks!

Midweek already? Wow! How is it when you're young the weeks just seem to drag on by, but as soon as you get just a little bit older, they go by so fast that you don't know what hit you? This weekend will probably go by at record speed and next weekend? I don't even want to think about it.

That Moody Blues concert will come and go faster than I even want to think about.


I don't want to think about it being over yet. It hasn't even gotten here yet. So to keep my mind off things that will otherwise depress me.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I Need Stuff

I'm still trying to budget for the Cincinnati trip. Since blogging about it this morning, I've been trying to get everything I need for those 2 days in order. Believe it or not, I know what clothes I'm taking, though I wouldn't mind another shopping trip this weekend. (Though I'm sure it's not going to happen) I need a pair of brown pants/jeans damn it!

I also need batteries for the cameras. Lordy. The last thing I need is for the camera to die in the middle of the concert or during my sightseeing expeditions on Sunday.

And I still haven't sorted out the eating arrangements. I wish I knew where and how many meals we were going to have. This is the only part of the trip I can't account for yet, and it's making me nuts. I don't know if it's going to be a 2 meal a day type thing or if there will be snacks etc. I need to know these things!!

It would probably help if I knew Cincinnati just a little bit, but I don't. So as always I'm going to be winging it. Not a good thing, but who knows, maybe it will work out.

The Countdown Continues

Eleven more days until the Moody Blues! I'm doing a good job of not thinking about this too much. Just every other minute, ya know.

I shouldn't even be getting excited about this. It's not like these guys are going to do anything different in concert. It will be approximately the same 20 odd songs that they've played the last 5 times in concert.

The sad part is that I don't care. They could play Mary Had A Little Lamb and I'd be happy. Ok, I'd be on the floor giggling, but I'd be happy.

Even sadder is that I'm traveling for this concert even though I've already seen them twice this year. Funny, a few years ago I wouldn't have traveled for any concert. Now, to be perfectly honest, I'd rather see a concert anywhere but Pittsburgh.

It's so funny how things change. I still can't believe I'm driving 4.5 hours to see a 2 hour concert. All for the love of the Moody Blues. I really need medicated.

Or him.

Or him.

Monday, October 17, 2005

The Money Fairy Visited

Well holy hell! We all know that I'm always strapped for cash. We also know that the money fairy and I aren't usually on good terms. I don't know what I did to that fairy, but he avoids me at all costs. Until today.

I get home and to my delight I was the receipiant of 2 checks; one for $31 dollars and another for $21. That my friends is going to pay for my t-shirt and Night Flight CD at the Cincinnati Moody Blues show.

So I've got my budget going on. I've got the money for the car already tucked away. Now I've got the show expenses. I only need to figure out how much we're going to eat while we're there. (And if there are any other things I'll need to buy when I'm there.)

I'm really looking forward to this trip. For one, I've never been to Cincinnati and this will actually be the farthest west I've ever been. (Sad life I have, I know) This will also be my last trip before winter. After this, I only have little jaunts every now and then to Pittsburgh and possibly Wheeling until spring. So I figure I've got to make this trip as enjoyable as possible.

Random 10

It's time to wrap up my weekend musically. If you want to play too, just go to Music Memoirs and get in on the action.

1. Elvis Costello - Radio Radio
2. The B-52's - Roam
3. Ducan Shiek - Barely Breathing

These three songs were playing at the Hard Rock Cafe today.

4. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
5. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

These two songs were playing at HallowBoo yesterday.

6. The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
7. The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
8. Def Leppard - Love Bites
9. Peter Cetera - S.O.S.
10. The Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags
Downloads available for 1 week. I'll try to post a few more this evening. If there are any you want that I don't have posted, let me know.

These were songs played while driving to and from Pittsburgh.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Pittsburgh And The Fall Flower Show

Well most of the day was sunny and bright, which was quite nice. It's also common knowledge that when I go to Pittsburgh the sun never shines the whole time, as was the case today. It was sunny until we were ready to see the last outdoor garden and then the clouds rolled in, and boy did it get cold.

That didn't stop us though. We took loads of pictures outside and at Station Square. We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and yes, I did get another t-shirt. This time it was a long sleeve one that reaffirmed my need for another pair of jeans, preferrably brown ones.

Oh and for once they played some good music at the Hard Rock. While we ate they played the B-52's Roam and Elvis Costello and the Attractions' Radio Radio. (And yes, I sang along with the Elvis song!)

I took about 230 pictures. Only 4 of them were fuzzy, so not to bad. There's always a few throwaway shots when I take alot of pictures. The flowers at Phipps were gorgeous as usual, and I am happy to report that the room that's usually full of bonsai is now full of flowers. (For those of you that aren't aware of this, I hate bonsai, but that's another long story altogether)

After we ate we walked around Station Square and the shops. I bought a wonderful chocolate confection at the candy store there. A peanut butter filled chocolate covered pretzel. It produced multiple chocolategasms. So many that I had to give the last bite to my nephew for fear that I go into a chocolate induced coma.

Here are a few photo highlights of my day.

I'll try to post some more over at my photoblog in the coming days. There are just so many and after a few days I forget which one's I've uploaded.

Now all I'd like to concentrate on is getting a few more hours sleep before I have to be up for work tomorrow morning.

No Time

I'm amazed I have time to type this.

I have laundry to do.

I have to get ready to go to Pittsburgh. And probably a zillion other things before I go to bed tonight.

The plus that goes along with the busyness is that I'm going to get loads of pictures today and a new Hard Rock shirt. (Yeah, like I need another one of those)

So who cares if I don't have enough time to breathe.

Breathing isn't necessary, right?

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fun At Idlewild

Well, the weather complied and we had a wonderful day at the park. There were loads of good things to eat. I don't know where to start. It's a good thing I went to Curves yesterday and that there's a lot of walking done at the park.

I ate:

1 taco and I split gravy and cheese fries, an apple dumpling and a funnel cake with my nephew.

Good eats I tell you.

The rides were almost all open and we took a spin on most of them in between stuffing our faces. We rode a few of the rides we missed Labor Day weekend and went doubles on my two favorite rides, the balloon race and the merry-go-round.

I have some pictures up on the photoblog and some pictures of a really silly squirrel over at my flickr page.

But to show you a sampling of what I captured on film, here are two shots from HallowBoo!

Yeah, I love the balloon race, wanna make something of it?

Friday, October 14, 2005

Danger Will Robinson Danger!

My sister finally sent the picture she took of me at Ohiopyle to me today.

So, fool that I am, I'm going to share it with you all.

But only because I think it's a pretty damn good picture of me. (And I'm standing by water!!)

1 Busy Weekend Coming Up!

Well it looks like this weekend is going to be packed with loads of things to do.


Tommorrow it looks like I'll be going to Hallowboo at Idlewild. I'm very excited about that too, especially if the sun manages to come out. We haven't seen much of Mr. Sunshine and Mr. Blue Sky this week. Mr. Clouds yes. The other too no.

So there will be more amusement park pictures coming.

Oh! And I'll get to ride the merry-go-round some more and my favorite balloon ride!

You know, this one:

I'm looking forward to that along with several other rides that I didn't get to go on because of time restraints last time.

On top of it all, on Sunday I'm going to the Fall Flower Show at Phipps! I can't wait! Because we all know I love taking pictures of flowers!

Orchids are a particular favorite of mine, as anyone who's been to my photoblog can tell. I wonder how many orchid pictures I'll take on Sunday.

One this is for sure, there's not going to be much time for sitting around.

I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Million

Well he's not a million, he's just 59 today. A very beautiful 59.

What can I say that hasn't already been said about the divine Mr. Justin Hayward? Probably nothing. All I can do is say thanks for all the music and hopefully there will be more ahead.

Have a beautiful day Justin!

Musical Memes

Doing all the Music Memoirs Memes at one time today.

Top 5 "Crying" songs (Interpret as you wish...)

Alison Moyet - All Cried Out

George Harrison - Teardrops

The Monkees - While I Cry

Oingo Boingo - Heard Somebody Cry

Justin Hayward - Track Of My Tears
(shut up I like his version)

Now for the Take Me Back Tuesday...on Friday

Name three songs with feelings or other emotion related words in the title.

Elvis Costello - Too Blue
Justin Hayward - Shame
Erasure - Love The Way You Do So
If you'd like any of these songs, let me know and I'll upload them

Name three artists with an emotionally related words in their name.

Love and Rockets
Love Spit Love
Book of Love

Name three albums with emotionally related words in the title.

Elvis Costello - Get Happy

Damon and Naomi - More Sad Hits

Diana Krall - The Look Of Love