Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another Vintage Crush

When I was a kid, I loved to listen to Danny Kaye's Brothers Grimm album. I had a crush on his voice before I ever realized what he looked like! This video is circulating on Facebook and while I was watching, everyone who walked by my office started to dance. See if you can sit still -- I bet not!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011


I bet you didn't know I am a sucker for a good musical. And a good musical with great dancers? Heaven! I had time over the holidays to catch up on some favorites on TMC, and then today, this came across my desk.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I love me some flash mob!

Oh Happiness on Tap, I'm sorry that I've neglected you. Enjoy. I so wish I could witness this in person!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gadget love

I don't know if a machine this large can still be called a gadget, but I can't think of a better way to describe it! I love a good tool!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hey, you.

One of my kids -- a smart, funny, gentle, kind, creative guy -- has been a target for bullies since fourth grade. Different bullies, different settings. We've talked to teachers, coaches, counselors to make sure our kid is doing everything he can to avoid being the chosen one, and they all agree that there's no objective reason for him to get picked on more than any other kid...they also agree that he gets more than his fair share of bullying. Last year, one kid started calling him gay. When we were trouble shooting an effective response, I mentioned that it would be okay if he *were* gay. I didn't think he was, but I also think it needs to be said, repeatedly. "Oh, I'm not, Mom," he said. "I just hate that they think it's an insult to call me that."

This school year started with a physical assault -- the school's words, not mine. They notified the sheriff and suspended the kid. We chose not to pursue it because we didn't think it'd help. And while that kid has backed way off, others are still in the picture with their verbal claws, waiting for him to reveal his soft underbelly. Sadly, he is so used to it that it's a fact of life for him, but it breaks my heart. He is still sunshiney and light-seeking and I know he is a strong, strong kid who's going to great things, but I wish he didn't have to deal with it.

When he gets home today, I'm going to show him this.

Thank you, GMCLA for reminding me of this great song and its message of hope for all kinds of people.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kitty Massage retread

But wait, there's MORE!

Old habits die hard, I guess.