Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July

 

I hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July, and enjoying this time to fellowship with family, friends, and loved ones.

I just wanted to take a moment  and say “Thank you” to all the men and women in uniform and their families for their service and sacrifice.  Your commitment means the world, and without your hard work, we would not be where we are today.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To all who are playing with fireworks…be careful.  The topography of the land is dangerously, too fragile to just be horsing around with a couple of firecrackers and sparkles.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve nurtured an aversion to sparklers; I’d much rather throw the popping snap dragons instead.  Oh well, I digress.

 

Stay safe and enjoy one another!  Remember, we have more than differences.

EC

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Darn you, Bieber!

For this, I am ashamed.
Never, have I been so anxious to see someone’s music video! Quit teasing me!

Sincerely,

EP 🙂

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Happy Leap Day!

courtesy chcc.org

 

Happy Quadrennial Birthday to all you Leaplings out there!  There are about 4 million of you out there, so do me a favor and take it easy since most of you are under-age.  🙂 How do you celebrate your quadrennial birthday and common-year celebrations?

For the all the non-leaplings, such as myself, I hope that you get the opportunity to par take in a special activity.  Do something out of the ordinary, maybe even something that only comes around every now and then!

Hey ladies, if you’re really feeling your guy, today is a good day to test whether or not he’s as into you.  If you’re not Greek or Scottish, propose to him.  Greece considers today a bad day to get married and Scots consider today to be just a day of bad luck.  Bummer.  Don’t feel discouraged though, if he turns you down, you may be entitled to a consolation prize: Finland- fabric for a skirt; Denmark- 12 pairs of gloves; or a gown or money in other European countries.

Nonetheless, I hope that today brings everybody an awesome adventure.

Have a great (Leap) day!

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“Don’t Cry ‘cuz on Earth We Wasn’t Meant to Stay”

Peace, Ms. Houston.

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Charity Parking, pt. 2

I don’t what’s up with WP but here are the details:

 

Days available: Saturday (2/4) and Sunday (2/5)

Price: $100 for cars, RV space available (call for details)

Location: 1800 South Meridian Street , about 1.2 miles from Lucas Oil Stadium

How to reserve: Call 317-677-6226 with a credit card

 

* All Sunday Reservations include a free shuttle ride for two that will take you and pick you up about 3 blocks from the stadium. Additional shuttle rides can be purchased for $10.

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Super Bowl Parking Benefiting Charity!

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Christmas Music: Carol of the Bells, Pt. 2

As promised, here are my three remaining versions of “Carol of the Bells.”

Cheers!

This version was used in the modern classic “The Santa Clause”- St. Olaf Choir

 

A second version from St. Olaf involving male counterparts

 

Finally, an acoustic version from none other than John Tesh

 

Bonus:

 

I hope you enjoyed my picks.  What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Music: Carol of the Bells

 

Hark, silver bells, Sweet silver bells

 

 

My ultimate, favorite Christmas tune is “Carol of the Bells” because it sounds amazing in almost every form.  (I say “almost” because I haven’t heard every version out there.) So, I present to you not one or two versions but seven different versions.  Each one is stunning and memorable in its own right.  In an effort to not overwhelm you, I will split this unveiling into two posts; one today and one tomorrow.

Merry Listening!

Celtic Woman

The Traditionally Extraordinary- Mormon Tabernacle Church

The Fun Acapella-ness that is- Straight No Chaser

Simply Unique- The Bird and the Bee

 

I hope you enjoy and come back for part two!

 

 

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Christmas Music Pick: TSO

Happy New Week!

Today’s Christmas picks come from Trans Siberian Orchestra.  These are the songs that you see expertly synchronized to house lights.  No joke, I’m pretty sure that this is its own art form.

I’ve often wondered if the families ever stay in their homes during the shows.  I imagine it can be quite the experience, hopefully no one’s epileptic! Just watching from my computer messes with my eyes a bit.  Lights can be very engaging as I found out recently while testing our Christmas lights.  There was a bunch that had a dial to change the lighting sequence. I’m not exaggerating when I say I sat there for 5-10 min. staring at the pulsating bulbs.

Anyway, I digress…

Enjoy the show!

 

My fave TSO piece “Christmas/Sarajevo (12/24)”

A close second “Mad Russian’s Christmas”

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