Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
It is with embarrassment that I inform you I have failed my goal to not buy any more books until I had read all the books on my bookshelves. And I have Amy Garner to blame. Yes, Amy, I blame you. You, you high school graduate, you had to have a party to celebrate your successes, and I couldn't show up empty handed, Nooo... so I bought you a book. A very fitting book by Michael J Fox called a funny thing happened on the way to the future. Well, of course they were having a sale, and I happened to pass by the new Yann Martel, and an intriguing book by Paolo Giordano, and of course the sale was buy 3 and get the 4th free. Yes, you guessed it. I bought one more.
Friday, July 9, 2010
The heat we've been having these past few days has been driving me crazy. I'm normally a hot person anyway, so for me, these temperatures are verging on unbearable. So in a moment of brilliance, I scooped up the boys and we piled into the air conditioned truck for a quick visit to Starbucks. All of a sudden, as we're driving along, I hear from the backseat "puh-peh", just as we're driving past the Clayton off leash dog park. He said a word! He said a word.... wait, I think I've heard him say those sounds before. He likes to throw things out the (low) kitchen window onto the balcony which happens to look out into the backyard, and I've seen him standing there saying puhpeh puhpeh. Why have I never realised the connection between those sounds and the two little yappy dogs who belong to our new basement tenants? Why have I been so literal in my thinking that 'words' need to be words. Of course Rueben talks... he says 'gha oo' when I give him a cup of milk, he says 'boom' when he falls down, he says 'ahmee' when he looks for my bellybutton.
I guess I just need to change my thinking about talking. And maybe I need to listen a little more intently to Rueben's sweet nothings.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I took the boys for a drive the other day just to get out of the house and explore south Langley a bit. My radio was tunned to CBC radio one and Jian Ghomeshi's progam 'Q' was re-broadcasting a studio set and interview with a band called Vampire Weekend. I fell in love with the catchy melodies, boppy pace and international flare of the band and music. When we got home, I straightaway youtubed and googled and now I'm in love. It's always a delight to discover music that makes you smile, dance, or connect with in some way and it seems I'm way behind the times in terms of this particular band. How had I not found them sooner?
On another musical note, I picked up the latest Sarah Harmer disc and I'm glad to say that she is better than ever - returning to her folk rock roots and leaving the country in the country. If you love her classics like 'basement appartment' and 'uniform gray', then you'll love this new disc. Go out and get it.
Here are two songs off Sarah's new album.