Friday, June 20, 2008


I'm off to Costa Rica for my anniversary. No phones, no computers, no work. Just lots and lots of lounging on the beach. I'll be back after July 2.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On the subject of music

I haven't really been much for participating in these "tags" lately, but this one just seemed so appropriate given the last few posts. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am no music snob. I truly enjoy almost any type of music. Yes, even country. That's right, I said it. And while I can appreciate all of the technical, music person's music that my drummer husband forces upon me, what I really want to do is sing. Let me tell you I can belt it out in my car with the best of them. You know the scene, you pull up to a stop light only to see the girl next to you singing at the top of her lungs and waving her arms around like nobody's business. That's me. And let me assure you, I am not singing in any key you would recognize.

So here's the tag that was inflicted upon me by my dear virtual friend Tina:
Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
Tag 7 random people at the end of post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes. How will I ever limit this to just five? I can't. I'll just include one from each of the major genres of embarrassment. At least I'm diverse.

1. Baby One More Time by Brit Brit
2. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
4. The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
5. What I Am by Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians

OK, I really can't explain why I like these songs. I just do. And I'm not embarrassed about it because you probably like them, too.

And just for fun, I am adding on a bonus section of five songs I LOVE to sing aloud. This list really could go on to about number 78, but I'll stick with the first five that come to mind. Oh, and I've been officially banned from singing any of these while my husband is in the car. He just can't appreciate my talent.

1. Patience by Guns 'n' Roses
2. American Pie by Don McLean
3. Oh What A Night by Frankie Vali and The Four Seasons
4. Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi
5. Jack and Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp (back when he was still the cougar)

And because I really don't like to follow the rules, I'm just tagging anyone who wants to participate. It really was quite fun. Honestly.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

What were "our songs" you ask?

I realize in my haste to know what all of your songs were, I forgot to mention the music that helped make our day so memorable. As you may, or may not know, I fell in love with a musician. A musician, but not a dancer. I, on the other hand, feel no wedding is complete without "Baby Got Back" and more than just a few Neil Diamond dance numbers. It seems that my music taste is just a bit more, shall we say "varied" than that of my husband. Sure, I love to listen to Pavement, but I most certainly do not want to dance to it all night long! This was a wedding, not a party for a bunch of music-snobs. And so a compromise was reached- Gabe chose all of the dinner music (he literally handed the DJ a CD with an hour and a half of music so that everything was played in the order he wanted) and I got to choose all of the dance music. And so mixed in with all of the Stereolab, Wilco, Air, and Tortoise came a little Allison Krauss, Sir MixAlot, and Vanilla Ice. I like to think that there was a little something for everyone.

And of course, there were those special songs. The ones that we chose knowing that they would never be heard on the radio, knowing that most of our guests had probably never heard of them. The ones that we have to make the effort to listen to and that instantly bring us back every time we do. We walked out of our ceremony to Johnny and June Carter Cash's barely recognized "'Cause I Love You" and we danced our first dance to Nick Drake's "Northern Sky". We didn't choose songs that we had always listened to together or had our first kiss to, rather we chose songs that would be made special because of their role in our wedding. We have a lot of songs that remind of us all of our years together, but we only have two that can take us back to that particular time. Keep that in mind as you argue about this decision with your fiance. Do you really want the same song that twelve other guests at your wedding danced their first dance to? I didn't think so.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So what's your song?

The last post would not be complete without a little discussion about the oh-so-important first dance song. Some couples seem to agonize over this decision. Did or do you? Do you and your husband or fiance really have "a song"? What was or is your first dance song? I'd love to know. Really. I'm nosey like that. Leave me a comment and fill me in.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First Dance

Apparently some couples do practice their first dance.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Internet is down and beyond repair. Lame. Be back next week. I'm hacking into my neighbor's right now. Shhhh.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sweet tart

I'm loving the images from Natalie Moser Photography. Just back from maternity leave and with a newborn waiting for her at home, she still managed to capture this wedding perfectly! These pictures make my mouth pucker for raspberry lemonade.