Acoustic Music, Wonder Woman Skirt and Higher Standards

What type of music relaxes you the most or do you prefer silence?

Acoustic music usually does the trick.

Show us a two of your favorites photographs?  Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer, think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.


My oldest daughter wore the Wonder Woman skirt. It was unexpected.

My youngest daughter wore the Wonder Woman skirt. She ran down the hall for the better part of the day. It is just who she is. The running was expected. I just hadn’t seen her run dressed as Wonder Woman before.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Dressing up for Halloween.


If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 50?

Don’t settle for Mr. Right Now. It will not be worth all of the aggravation. Wait for someone better for you.

geri x : A to Z Challenge


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Xhibit didn’t make the cut this year. The musician for the letter x is Geri X.

She was born in Bulgaria but moved to the United States at a young age. Geri X was named “Best of Indie” by the Bulgarian edition of Rolling Stone. Not many people can say that can they?

If you are lucky enough to live in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area of Florida, then you can probably find her doing a show.

while she sleeps : #a to z challenge

At this point in the A to Z Challenge, I have listened to an incredible number of bands. I never know what to expect anymore. Some bands are really good, while others are sort of out of tune.

There is no doubt in my mind that While She Sleeps is better than your average rock band. What a relief! It’s awesome when bands are really good. It’s even better when they have British accents. Other accents are fine but British accents are so cool. Why is that?!

Their current album is called, “Brainwashed.” While She Sleeps will be touring in Europe until June. Their first U.S. date is June 19 in Pomona, California. I’m pretty sure they are playing at the Warped Tour in Cleveland. It looks like I might have found my band for getting in the mosh pit.

Lucas and I have had the mosh pit conversation several times. He says maybe I should not pick Slipknot. No offense Slipknot but I’m not ready for that mosh pit if my boyfriend doesn’t want to go into it.

So While She Sleeps, I pick you for moshing!

Two or Three Blog Lessons: NaBloPoMo

If you could teach all bloggers one lesson, what would it be?

I think that there are two lessons that bloggers should know.

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1. Your blog should be focused on things that you like (maybe even love) and know inside and out. If you don’t know about the topic or like it, then you’re not benefiting anyone. I don’t write about the new recipe I just tried because that would be lying. The only exception was when I wrote about trying vegetarian recipes for my teenager who was a vegetarian for a few days.

2. Okay, three lessons. Don’t lie – unless it’s a fictional story.

3. Don’t give up. A good blog takes time. The list of blogs that were immediate successes is rather short.

if we were having coffee: hula girl edition

If we were having coffee

    • I would show you pictures of the girl scout luau.
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    • It went well until little sister didn’t get the fan that she waited sooo long for. It was sad faces and tears after that, even during the group picture. We get emotional over here.

We are learning about bouncing back after disappointment.

    • I turned into Predator when Lucas took the peanut butter. Seriously, it was ugly for about 20 minutes. No peanut butter = angry, claw faced monster.

Still trying to bounce back.

    • Grandma bought Little Sister a monkey so she was happy again.11057905_10152706846072714_8456799193577763302_n
    • We also went to a magic show, where we were all sworn to secrecy.

I can’t tell you about what bounced during the show but it was hilarious.

Joy Valencia: a to z challenge

At the last minute, I changed my mind about my original Letter V. I didn’t like them as much as I thought I did.

So old choice is being replaced by Joy Valencia. She is an Indie singer/songwriter. Her songs are a little unusual and kind of happy. This video is weird but I like the song. I wonder how much they had to pay that guy to wear a gold glitter mane. What’s the going rate for being a gold glitter lion in a music video?

You can also find Ms. Valencia on Reverbnation.