Friday, February 16, 2007

February Blahs.....

We had a problem with our heating system around here for the last 2 days. I deleted the post from yesterday since it wouldn't play anymore. I hope you got a chance to hear it. If not-go get you a copy of Josh Groben-February Song- I'm not sure what album but there can't be that many. Look for it. I am a late convert to Josh. My friends have been on the Josh bandwagon for a while and Pam even went to a concert in the fall. That guy can sing a song. I love the crystal clear tone of his voice. No funny stuff just clear and beautiful. Sort of like Frank Sinatra way back in the day. I know-I'm old. I love music though-all kinds and it affects my moods in a big way. I can across the cut from Josh on some other blog and, sad to say, I can't remember where or I would go back and re-load. Drat!
I'm doing a bunch of work for the Pantry today and some much needed house cleaning (bleah) Nothing like a bright sunny day to bring the horror to your attention. I would dearly love to get back to some sewing but I probably will have to wait until another day. I notice that most of you all have not posted anything lately either so I don't feel too bad about my lack of quilty content. Maybe a walk in the sunshine will lift me out of this. I really hate February. I'm not fond of its cousin August either. they are the extreme times. Contrasting in extremes but nevertheless awful. I wonder how it ight be to live in a more temperate climate? When we were in Hawaii-we used to laugh at the weather reports on t.v.- blah blah blah...another day in paradise, yadda yadda. I think I might like to be bored with terminal prettiness-weatherwise about now.
Above are some of the things I've been reading these past weeks. If you get Vanity Fair as I have for 25 years-and you like old movies and film noir, this months Hollywood issue has a fabulous section where they have told a visual noir tale with all famous actors in 40s costumes and make-up as if it was a black&white movie. It's worth the price of the mag. The photos are so great. Very well done and fun to read and look at. The Julia Child book was great. It's the story of her life in France learning to cook as a young bride and mostly told in pieces of her own diary. Very amusing and fun read. The other book is a tale of a woman traveling through China by various methods of travel and the stark realities of that journey. It's a cautionary tale of how you can be in love with the idea of a place and then get smacked in the face with the truth of how it really is. Fun read as well. I will send it to the first person who would like it and tells me so in the comments.
The Better Homes quilting mag is changing its ways-I like it. It's a bit up-dated from the usual traditional stuff and a welcome change. I may give them another try at some point. I cancelled them along with Quilters Newsletter, which now can't possibly suck enough. Anyway....have fun &
See you soon.


Rian said...

I can't say as I loved the Josh music, but who ever did the video really did a great job on it.

Jane Ann said...

Looks to me like some excellent reading matter! I loved the Julia book. In fact, I wrote a piece on adopting her attitude about never apologizing for your work. (July, "Julia's Recipe for Confidence.") I'm still new to quilting, but I find I really enjoy the BH&G "American Patchwork" magazine, and I'll be watching for my "Vanity Fair" in the mail.

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Frank Sinatra, please check out the popular new Yahoo group THE JUDY GARLAND EXPERIENCE. This weekend we are having a contest where you can win unreleased CD's by Judy, Sinatra, Streisand, Liza, Chita, Johnnie Ray, and Frances Faye.
THE JUDY GARLAND EXPERIENCE has exceptional members, amazing audio files, great pictures, and lively discussions.
The only thing missing is you!

Gerrie said...

When we lived in NYS, I thought that February was the cruelest month for being so short. I used to day dream of a hot sandy and sunny beach.

Tonight we arrived in Santa Rosa, CA and it was in the 70's and gorgeous. It was a good move to come over the rockies back in 1976!!

Janet said...

I've been out of commission for a few days and now trying to catch up. Sorry to hear about the ice storm. They can be so destructive. Hope everything stayed where it belonged....branches on the trees and power lines on the poles!

Sorry to tell you we had the patio doors open all day today! It was beautiful. But come August I'll be roasting.

Scrapmaker said...

Ah Dee, wish I could export some of our sunshine. This is the time of year when I remember why we came to CA. The "sunshine tax" may be worth it after all.
I want to read those books, especially the Julia Child one.
I always enjoyed her zest and humor. Jen