Sunday, February 8, 2009

i need a hair cut

So, this has been a wild week. We had a snow day on Wednesday and today it was in the low 70s. There's something strange about a snow day. It's a lot different than a regular day off. I think it's because you went to bed planning to go to work or school or whatever and then you wake up and you can't get out of your driveway because it's covered in ice and so you get to do whatever the heck you want. On a regular day off you've planned what you're going to do and you've been expecting it. Even if what you've planned is something enjoyable, it's just different when out of the blue you get a whole day completely free of plans and expectations.

I watched a Bogart/Bacall movie that was lent to me and worked on the blanket I'm piecing together from remnants of coats my Grandma made us when we were little. The top is half finished. Then I took and nap and read and actually worked a couple hours in the evening, but it was fun stuff. We watched Finding Nemo.
This is the part that is finished.These are the strips still waiting to be sewn together. I've numbered them in German for practice. You can also see my stack of books: A New Ireland just begun, A Farther Shore just finished, and The Amber Spyglass that I just checked out from the library.

I have created the BEST PLAYLIST EVER! It has taken a lot of effort, but this is seriously good. I'm probably the only one who will love it as much as I do. (I've been listening to it over and over for weeks now.) But just in case you want a listen here it is:

Yesterday by the Beatles
Since I Still Tell You My Everyday by The Innocence Mission
I Am the Deep Blue Sea by Mark Mathis
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled by E.E. Cummings
Mary's Hymn by Linford Detweiler
Songbird by Rosie Thomas
Dream by Priscilla Ahn
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Travail by Songs Of Water
Lille by Lisa Hannigan
Chasing Cars by Natasha Bedingfield
Half Acre by Hem
I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie
Valley of the Shadow (Instrumental) by Thomas Newman Little Women Soundtrack
Catcher Song by Great Lake Swimmers
Motherland by Natalie Merchant
Carbon Ribs by John Mark McMillan
The Crane Wife 1 & 2 by The Decemberists
Mae by Thomas Newman Cinderella Man Soundtrack
The Thief by Brooke Fraser
Tennessee by Mindy Smith
Now My Feet Won't Touch the Ground by Coldplay
If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen and The Sessions Band
Let It Be Me by Rosie Thomas (This is probably my favorite love song)
No Names by Kate Rusby
My Love Goes Free by Jon Foreman
I Found A Reason by Cat Power
Postcards From Far Away by Coldplay
Winter's Come and Gone by Elizabeth Mitchell
Chasing After Deer by Midlake

If you know any of these songs you can probably tell that this is primarily a soft and slow playlist. I'm working on one that's more upbeat, it only has a handful of songs on it so far. I'll keep you posted.

Yesterday I finally finished A Farther Shore by Gerry Adams. In it he tells his story of the Northern Irish Peace Process. It was a very interesting read, you really get to see things from his perspective and to understand where he's coming from. I really enjoyed it, but it took ages to read so I'm glad to be finished. I'm moving on to John Hume's A New Ireland which is along the same lines.

I guess that's all.

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