Thursday, December 29, 2011

omg. chris thile and yo-yo ma

I spent part of last night watching the Kennedy Center Honors. Great people were honored this year including Neil Diamond (whose music represents my childhood), Meryl Streep (one of my favorite actresses), and Yo-Yo Ma. I was blown away by the musical show put together to honor Yo-Yo Ma. Chris Thile. James Taylor leading "Here Comes the Sun," and others. I had chills...and tears. You should try to track it down.

I didn't know that Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile work together. Chris Thile has been a favorite of mine since his Nickel Creek days. I wanted to find a clip from last night's show, but couldn't. Instead, here is a clip from NPR. Check it out. Be amazed.

Oh, and another reason to track down video. You have to see Yo-Yo Ma's reaction. He was exuberant. I want to be his friend.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Home for Christmas

"That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown." -Linus

Christmas break began Wednesday afternoon. This year, I'll be home with my family for about 2.5 weeks...significantly longer than last year. This also means that I have watched more Lifetime Christmas movies in the last 36ish hours than I care to admit. I've also watched both A League of their Own and the Charlie Brown Christmas Special twice, Love Actually.

When my brother and I were little, he'd camp out in my room on Christmas Eve and we'd fall asleep watching the Flintstones Christmas special. Once the Flintstones came on tv, we weren't allowed out of my room so Santa could come. It's one of my favorite Christmas memories.

Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a break from the cheesy Christmas songs

This afternoon, over a rainy Monday afternoon art project, a friend introduced me to Sting's album "If On A Winter's Night." We only listened to two songs while she was over, but both gave me chills. (Linked here is Sting singing "Cherry Tree Carol").

I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of Christmas songs. The radio plays the same 10 songs on repeat all day long. If I hear "Frosty the Snowman" one more time, I'm going to have some choice words with Mr. Frosty and put him in a not-very-Christmas place.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I love project runway marathons.

Project Runway. Season 2. Marathon. Santino. Andrae. And I can't stay here and watch it all day.