Monday, September 21, 2009

All the Pretty People

Hang at Pretty Lake.

However, the only way to look legitimately pretty is to sport a sweet lid. Like so:

And also, this is what a spontaneous decision looks like:

I'm getting good at making spontaneous decisions - maybe too good.

Friday, September 11, 2009

His Airness

is equivalent to Sir Greatness.

Not only did he stun us on the court, he was gracious and had a personality off. What he was capable of will never be repeated and rightfully so. After all, how can you not look up to someone who not only set a gazillion records, but also had a major flick hit with "Space Jam"??

Congrats to #23 on being inducted into the Hall of Fame today.

He still inspires me, even if my basketball career is in the tank.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.


Big Day...

In many sentimental and important ways.

To not acknowledge that eight years ago today, history rocked our world as we knew it would be ignorant. While I don't want to dwell on tragedy, but I do want to say that it really is in our weakest moments that we find strength.

This image still gives me the chills and reminds me why I'm proud to be an American...where at least I know I'm free...


Say song of the day!

Whew! Man, good thing I remembered it was Friday = song of the day!

Background of discovery of the song: This shout-out goes to Amanda. I had no clue this song existed until I heard it last Sunday, sitting at my happy place. So two happy things! Three, including company.

...My mama told me don't lose you
Cuz the best look I had was you...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Something Everyone Needs:

A Happy Place.

As I sit on my couch for the first time since leaving Chicago Friday afternoon, I sit and I realize how freaking lucky I am to have realized a place that makes me the most happiest.

Having just spent four days on the East Coast, two nights in Boston and two on the Cape, I realized that sleeping with the windows open makes waking up to a crazy loon in the early AM just fine when you wake up on the Cape. There is something so special about this place and while I understand that definitely not everyone feels this way, I can hope there is a place that everyone has that makes them feel the way I do when I cross the bridge that welcomes me to Cape Cod.

(finding the perfect spot on the beach makes me happy too)

It took me a while to realize where this place was (let's be honest - in college, it was the back of my Jeep). Now I'm a bit more grown up and have found my happy place. That's pretty darn good at 25!

To quote Peggy Angel, "The Cape is my most favorite place ever." And really? She's not kidding.

(witnessing the sunrise)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Making My Get Away

Break Me Out.

So you know it's been a crazy week when my last post was last Friday with the musical number of the week.

But we find ourselves at Friday once again and since I have brought this on myself, I must perservere.

Today's song is "Break Me Out" by the Rescues.

Background on discovery of the song: Short version! Welp, this shouldn't take too long. I had no idea I even owned this song until it came on my iPod this morning!

Long version! I was carrying my work bag and suitcase bag thing and this song came on. I was curious as to what was being played so I had to swiftly maneuver my music listening device from my bag (which was not as easy as it sounds - I definitely elbowed the lady to my left and tried to apologize. Some people don't have a sense of humor before 8am. I understand) to find out the artist and title. I was pleasantly surprised.

Warning: I couldn't find an actual music video so you'll have to stick it out with a static image. I have faith in you, dear reader.

...we'll stare at our feet
sneak down the street
some kind of secret race...