Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pandora

Check out www.pandora.com

Joe turned me on to it - it's the result of 'The Music Genome Project' - you can create different 'stations' according to a song or band you like - in short, it's legal free music - I've been listening to the Be Good Tanyas station for days (Angie, you will love this one) - Pandora will randomly play music stylistically related to the song/band you pick - a great way to hear new music you'll like - I've found that I love Sean Hayes (listening to him now) - here's Pandora's write up:

"On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever. Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mei Tai

I'm working on making my first mei tai (pronounced "May Tie") - it's a Chinese style child carrier that's super popular these days (and also $$$) - with some fabric I had on hand and $8 in purchased supplies, I'm attempting to copy a top end handmade model I've been eyeing... I'll put some finished pics up in a few days - I'm about 2/3rds finished, and happy with the results thus far (I'm super picky about perfect seams) - Levi's been peering over my shoulder all day (literally), trying to figure out what I'm up to (and also occasionally snatching a pin and making a run for it)...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday in Savannah

Mom & I went into Savannah on Tuesday - some random pics from the day...













Monday, October 20, 2008

Mom & Dad in town

at the annual Seafood Festival


Levi screaming bloody murder with the shrimp 'mascot'



Mom on the playground


Dad & Mom at the festival


hottie biker chick


at Tybee today











a zillion seagulls showed up the moment we cracked open our seafood leftovers on the beach

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Miss Ohio

Oh me oh my oh, look at Miss Ohio
She’s a-running around with her rag-top down
She says I wanna do right but not right now

-Look at Miss Ohio, Gillian Welch

Woo-hoo

Gas is down to $2.89 here this morn. That's the cheapest I've seen it in ages! Makes me feel like I could actually drive to Savannah guilt-free.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Arrrgh... me hearties!


Katy, Beth, Levi, & I went over to Tybee Island on Saturday to check out the Pirate Fest (the sickly men stayed home) - it was amazing fun - I'm already planning my costume for next year. It's held right on the beach front in the old town area, so not only can you shop & be part of all the pirate action, you can take an ocean dip as well. Here's the 'official' write up:
AHOY MATES!
Swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 4th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Don your most colorful pirate's costume, and gather your Krewe of marauding buccaneers, because Tybee will be overrun and invaded by pirates.

GANGWAY!
The Pirate Fest Invasion will be on Friday, October 10th, festivities begin at 6pm in the shadow of the Tybee Pier & Pavilion. The pirates and their buccaneers will invade Tybee with cannons blazing, in search of Tybee's Mayor Jason Buelterman and the 'key to the city.' Once the key has been surrendered the pirates will party Friday and Saturday with live entertainment. The Thieves Market will be filled with treasures from different Ports of Call along with grog & grub to feed the Scurvy Dogs!



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pokin' around

video
Levi about to make a faceplant at the supper table = what happens when you refuse to nap at Montessori with the rest of the class.



We drove over to Ft. Stewart this evening - took a long drive down some dirt roads - here's the Canoochee at a wooden bridge crossing - near where a civil war engagement occurred.


This fella' was in the road comin' & going - a little gator - around five feet long.


our little helper - doing dishes - gettin' some home trainin'!


there are hundreds of miles of dirt roads across Ft. Stewart

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Come, Fill the Cup

Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling.
The bird of time has but a little way
To flutter - and the bird is on the wing.

-Omar Khayyam (1048-1122)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October!

One of my favorite months of the year & it's finally here!

Typically the driest month for Georgia, to me it's... pumpkins - leaves turning - fresh venison - Saturday football/beer/grilling out - low humidity! - pulling out some of the winter woolies - Halloween! - and all those great fall festivals...

This year it just happens to be the month to visit Richmond Hill, or so our families have decided - the Burnam's will be visiting next weekend and then the Neely's the following.