11 Things I think
1. I only have 1 app with notifications turned on. This one.
2. I've been busy today, my day off including 3 loads of laundry including bedding and pillows. Did my taxes too. Getting a refund but that'll probably go to back taxes I still owe.
3. My theme of the week is surrender. I like orderly things and controlled outcomes (see post 4). I just do and working on just surrendering and going with the flow of life.
4. Update on the smitten me. I am just letting go and the ball is in her court. I told her I liked her. She knows where I'm at. :)
5. It's barely 2 o'clock and I'm energized but I don't have aluminum foil to marinate my bone-in pork chops with. I'll ride to the convenience store.
6. O' Holy Night by Mannheim Steamroller always reminds me of my father. He was my band teacher and also the choir "director" at my church (Catholic) growing up. I can distinctly remember them singing that in the balcony above. FYI I gave up Catholicism for lent in 1991 and never looked back.
7. I saw Doc Severinson (Tonight Show band leader for Johnny Carson) live. It was spectacular!!! I bought the CD thereafter. I was a trumpet player in HS (a bad one well duh cuz my father was the band teacher - rebel). I love the CD I have (it's on itunes now).
8. Sometimes when Bridget tweets I'll read it in her voice and I'll chuckle. A lot. It's the little things.
9. I know the Barber of Seville because of Looney Tunes. Bugs and Elmer. Classic scene of Bugs giving Elmer a haircut. Doc plays it on this album.
10. Most of my musical tastes were given to me by others including brothers and friends. I like the Monkees because of my oldest sister's tastes.
11. I have written notes for a video using the song "Until the Last Moment" by Yanni (from Live from the Acropolis). It is loosely based on my grandparents time. (Side note: The Rain Must Fall from that album has the best violin solo I've ever heard and always jacks me up!)
Much love & peace and remember #everythoughtmatters
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Imagine being born in 1900.
When you are 14 years old
World War I begins
and ends when you are 18,
with 22 million dead.
Shortly after the world pandemic,
flu called ′′ Spanish ",
killing 50 million people.
You go out alive and free,
and you are 20 years old.
Then at the age of 29 you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange causing inflation, unemployment and hunger.
Nazis come to power at 33.
You are 39 when world war 2. begins
and it ends when you are 45 during the Holocaust (Shoah), 6 million Jews die.
There will be a total of more than 60 million dead.
When your 52th Korean war begins.
When you are 64, the Vietnam war begins and ends when you are 75.
A baby born in 1985 believes his grandparents have no idea how hard life is,
and survived several wars and disasters.
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