• Aretha Franklin,  life,  music,  musings,  videos

    Moody Music

    Hi All. Thursday already? How did that happen? Not too many words today. There’s nothing too exciting going on lately (Costco, doctor, teen shoe shopping, KFC) so I thought I’d better save any stray word that happens to flutter by for my current WIP and not bore you. The Mood still lingers but no biggie. I’m sure with warmer weather will come a warmer mood. See there is some of nice old optimism for ya. Grin.

    Just to keep the moody theme going I thought I’d share one of my favorite songs for a blue mood. Aretha Franklin singing Drinking Again. Makes you just want to sit at a table with a bottle and a smoke, no matter if you’re dry as a bone and never lit up in your life! Enjoy.

    Have a great day. Make it sunny no matter the weather. I’m sure gonna try.


  • music,  musings,  my view,  videos

    Savannah Buzzing in My Ear

    What’s Jack up to? Oh, being Just Jack! You know how that goes.

    When I was a kid, of all of about 8, my mom and step dad had a bar/disco on 125th street in the heart of Harlem. It was quite the spot for it’s time.

    Well, one of my favorite things to do was go by in the afternoons, serve myself an icy Pepsi with two perfect cherries on top then beg my mother for quarters from the register for the Juke Box. She knew what was coming next. Everyone knew. It was time for Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah band!

    Oh, how I loved these songs! I drove the bar crazy with them. I can still see the eyes rolling now.

    Hmm… I wonder if it had anything to do with me eventually marrying a man from Savannah. Hey, you never know how these thoughts get implanted.

    This weekend while looking for a song I had heard and was liking a lot, I ran across them again in iTunes. I figured out that the reason I loved the song was because Cory Daye had sung it with The Band back when I was a kid. So it was already deeply implanted on my heart, somewhere on the ‘B’ side. I had just forgotten about it. Funny how those things happen huh?

    And don’t you just love Cory’s style and attitude. So much cooler than some of the polished girls of today don’t you think?

    What is some of the music you loved as a kid? Do you think it had any influence on who you became as an adult?


  • jack,  musings,  my view

    Monday Monday

    What’s Jack up to? Jack is being his usual funny self. Relaxing after a weekend of, well, relaxing. He cracks me up with his new pushiness. Lately, if his water bowl is empty and he sees me going toward the sink he’ll not so subtly just kick it out off his mat and look at me. Like I need another boss around here!

    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. The weather was above freezing in New York so that was a plus. The snow around my house is still not melted yet though. Hopefully soon. Then nice sweet buds will come. The early morning birds are starting to chirp. You’d think I’d like that. Um, no. It’s only cute in a Disney movie or after the 9 am hour.

    It was a busy weekend lacking in the sleep/relaxation time that I’m longing for, but I’m hoping for some of that soon. 2 years maybe?

    What running through my brain today?

    1.Must make my writing personal goals for the day.

    2. Must get back to writing down what I eat. I’ve been a bit lax with that and it’s always helpful.

    3. I’m also wondering if I wish really hard will a cleaning fairy appear in my house? Freeing up 4 extra hours for me to slee-, no, um… write!

    5.Tonight I’m going to look up and enjoy the full moon. I may even howl a little too!

    What’s doing for your day?


  • fashion,  musings,  sketches,  TV,  writing

    Monday Musings

    I’m still floating just a bit over the surface of the ground almost a week after the election. I don’t care. I’m ever hopeful whether it’s fashionable or not.

    Anybody watch TRUE BLOOD last night? It got good and freaky. Sam suddenly turned into one of the more interesting characters on the show. Too bad it will be ending soon. Bummer.

    On the upside I got the cutest little black dress for a formal I have with the DH coming up for less than a song. I also picked up a black satin 3/4 sleeve 1 button jacket that I know I’ll get ton of wear out of for even less of a song than the dress. I love it when that happens.

    Here’s to a great week and to me making it to the gym.