Monday, March 9, 2009

Blog Fodder

Some days I can't think of anything to blog about. Other days, it just pours out of me. Today is a blog fodder kind of day ...

Hot Date

It is a rare thing for my husband and I to have a date. We live in a town where the nearest relatives are 2 1/2 hours away, most of our friends have kids (and more of them than we do) and it doesn't seem right to ask them, and since we are pretty new to our current church we don't really know the teenagers enough to ask them to watch our kids. Fortunately, a very nice couple in our small group offered to watch our little ones if we ever wanted to go out. YES!!! This last Saturday we went on the first date since November and boy was it fun. We went to a charming little eatery and had a leisurely lunch. I also insisted that we take a couple of photos to remember who we are as a couple since almost all of our photos are of our kids.

Survival of the Fittest

I guess I wasn't fit in one of my Facebook "friends" opinion as I have been defriended. In Facebook you can remove someone as a friend and they may never know about it, or at least it could take a while. I was sorting through my friends and putting them into categories (i.e. family, high school, church, etc.) and discovered that someone wasn't on there any more. He was from my youth group in high school and I didn't know him that well, but still I feel the sting of rejection. Why was I removed? Did I offend? Did I get removed by accident? It's like high school all over again!

No Line on the Horizon

It's here. After 4 1/2 years since their last album, U2 has finally released a new one. Being a HUGE U2 fan I was quite excited. I have listened to it a couple of times now and I have decided that I like it. It may be a while before I love it, as most U2 albums need to grow on me. I mean I didn't even like them back in the 80s when they released their renowned album Joshua Tree (probably because I was listening to the poppy tunes of Debbie Gibson, I was only a 6th grader after all). I haven't had time to delve into the lyrical poetry of No Line on the Horizon, but knowing this morally conscious band, I'm sure it's in there. In the meantime, I have had a great time watching snippets of U2 on the Letterman Show last week. Here is an amusing clip featuring the "Top Ten Things U2 Has Learned Over the Years".

So Bad Yet So Good

I have discovered a bakery in town. That is both good and bad believe me! Good that the local bagel shop is no longer the only place to go for a morning treat and a decent cappuccino. Good that they sell fresh French breads and pastries - that fill my olfactory senses with wonderfulness as soon as I walk into the shop. Good that their cappuccino is so perfect that I can taste the whole milk, the good espresso and I don't even have to add sugar of any kind. Bad that I discovered this place and have already indulged, because now I can do nothing but dream of their croissants, their scones, and oh the chocolats! It's created a monster I'm afraid. Bad, bad Kelly!

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