Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coffee Chat Music and Random News

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question, What song reflects your mood right now?

While i'm not sure about a song describing my mood, there are a few that seem to describe a lot of what i do with my life.

Sometimes i think of this song when "it's off to work i go:"

Of course, at work, i'd love to have this kind of help:

Summer vacation is coming up soon, and here's what i think of when i imagine a week off:

It's looking more and more like Sweetie and i will have the condo to ourselves most of the week this time, and here's what i think about that:

How about you?  Any particular song describe your mood or your life right now?


Stacy Uncorked

And now, a bit of random news from around here, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.  

By the time we get to that vacation, i think i'm going to really need it.  The week before, i am cramming in every client i have to make sure no one has to skip more than one week.  It's going to be crazy, but doable.

Bigger Girl is trying to work out a way to move in with Hugging Sam, her friend whose hugs can cure almost anything.  If it all works out, that will leave the nest mostly empty, which sounds insane to me.  Of course, the kids come visit all of the time, it's never more than a day or two that we don't see them.  Their friends come over and meet up with them here, too.  That keeps things lively.

#2 Son is setting up the fish tank pumps again, making sure we can pump water out of the laundry area if we get too heavy of a rain.  We are hoping it won't happen, but want to be prepared if it does.

The plan to replace the central A/C with window units is proceeding, the next step is to get our generator guy, who is an electrician, to come make sure the places we will be plugging the units in can handle that.  There are a couple of rooms in the house that are notorious for the breakers tripping, and we don't want to go to all of the trouble to set up a unit and then find out the wiring won't support it.

My friend DiDreaming could use good thoughts and prayers.  She is having some health issues, and her house mate is very ill.  It's never easy to coordinate another person's care, and it's worse when you don't feel very well yourself.

That's it for the news, i hope all is going well where you are.

Today is:

Ancient Roman Festivities today:
     Festival for Vulcan -- god of fire, volcanos, and smiths
     Rosalia -- rose festival
     Tubilustrium -- ceremony to purify the trumpet used in sacred rituals

Bluebell Day -- Fairy Calendar

Declaration of the Bab -- Baha'i

Go For A Walk in Your Swim Fins Day -- no, i don't know who comes up with this stuff, and i don't want to

Linnaeus Day -- Stenbrohult, Sweden (birth anniversary of Carolus Linnaeus on the OS calendar)

Lucky Penny Day -- just a fun one, see if you find a penny today

National Labour Day -- Jamaica

National Taffy Day

RHS Chelsea Flower Show -- Chelsea, London, England (the world's greatest flower show celebrates its 103rd anniversary; through Saturday)

Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes and the Dioscuri in the deme of Erchia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk's Day (Patron of Belarus)

Students' Day -- Mexico

St. William of Rochester's Day (Patron of adopted children)

World Crohn's and Colitis Day

World Turtle Day -- sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue 

Yom Yerushalayim -- Israel (Jerusalem Day; begins at sunset)

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 8th US state, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kelly Monaco, 1976
Ken Jennings, 1974
Jewel, 1974
Mitch Albom, 1958
Drew Carey, 1958
“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, 1954
Marvin Hagler, 1952
Charles Kimbrough, 1936
Robert Moog, 1934
Joan Collins, 1933
Barbara Barrie, 1931
Rosemary Clooney, 1928
Helen O'Connell, 1920
Scatman Crothers, 1910
Artie Shaw, 1910
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., 1883
Belle Aurelia Babb Mansfield, 1846
Margaret Fuller, 1810
Franz Mesmer, 1734
Carolus Linnaeus, 1707
Emperor Qinzong of China, 1100

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Tommy"(Album), 1969
"Shuffle Along"(Musical comedy revue), 1921
"Il bugiardo / The Liar"(Comedy), 1750

Today in History:

Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne, 1430
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void, 1533
The Netherlands declare their independence  from Spain, 1568
The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War, 1618
After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, 1701
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals, 1785
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy, 1805
South American independence  leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, 1813
The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism (the Baha'i Faith), 1844
Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, 1863
The Canadian  Parliament establishes the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873
The fist transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC, 1887
The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, "The Karnival Kid", is released, 1929
American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana, 1934
Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China, 1951
Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann had been captured, 1960
The first version of the Java programming language is released, 1995
The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes, 1998
The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure, 2005
Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts, 2006
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute, 2008

Fifteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt by a revolution, voters go to the polls for a presidential election, 2012


  1. I have no particular song to describe my mood but I love the first 2 songs you have chosen in your post. I love cartoons and these 2 where my childhood favourites. Wishing you a wonderful vacation and that you get your much deserved rest and more time for yourself. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Peggy Lee, love her!!! Thanks so much for sharing that song. Somehow the old more subtle songs are so much sexier than the explicit ones today.

    When trying to think of a song to describe my mood I realize that I'm in that totally neutral territory that no one writes songs about! Not happy or sad or anxious or angry or anything, just... here. Can't imagine why that state doesn't inspire anyone to write songs about it...

    And wow, the empty nest thing sounds disconcerting. Which is funny because our nest has always been empty! But I can totally imagine how weird it would be to suddenly have no kids around after having a house full for so many years. It's great they visit so much though.

  3. You know Mimi, I never thought about the type of music that makes me feel good. I know that Caribbean music makes me happy even though I may not be on my cruise even though I'll be on a cruise in January.Ya mon. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a beautiful Tuesday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. I can't think of a song that really describes my mood right now, but over the weekend my husband was trying to teach her three-year-old grandson the theme song to Gilligan's Island. Needless to say, he never seen the show. Anyway, now I can't get that dang song out of my head. :-)

  5. Love all the videos. Happy, happy, happy.

    I can't wait to go on your vacation with you. I won't be any trouble at all. You won't even know I'm around.

    Having the kids gone is weird for about a week or two and then you start to like it. That's what happened here. It gets quiet and your home if finally yours after so many years of it being the kids' home.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  6. 7 dwarves to help around the house would be nice- especially if they scoop litter :) I hope you don't get a lot of rain, but I agree that being prepared is wise. I will pray for your friend.

  7. wow a lot o fantastic songs

  8. Summertime for me, too - I'm glad that we're seeing some sunshine here after what seems like weeks of cold and often rather grey weather (although little rain).

  9. Those are all some great songs. I like them all. Thanks for all the news too. Have a great day.

  10. My song (today and often) would have to be 'I get knocked down, but I get up again'.
    In answer to your question on my blog, it is entirely up to you how you use the prompts. One story? Fine. Two stories? Wonderful. And you can use of ignore any of the prompts. If that makes sense.

  11. Thank you for the songs. I m a big fan of Ella Fitzgerald. I think she had the very best voice. She nailed Summertime, too. Hugs.

  12. Oh the Disney made my day!! I am not kidding, I have song that Whistle song while I worked!! ha. That or Bare Necessities. :)
    But Love Love Summertime! One of my go to summer tunes for sure.


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