Friday, February 26, 2010

Mantle of White

Okay, really, it can stop snowing now. Any day now. I am so over this 'winter' thing. Well over a foot of snow on the ground (after a thaw just a few days ago) and it is still piling up. I can hardly wait to see the sun, to feel some sort of warmth, to see the ground again, etc.

On the plus side, I think I might try to go look at some apartments tomorrow. :) Pretty excited about that. It's a big deal and after much thought and deliberation, I think it is the right way to go. It's the next big step in this new chapter (yes, I am feeling sappy and poetic) of my life and it is definitely a necessary one.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February Blues

Was going to write a post until I realized that it was going to be all 'woe-is-me' mopey-ness. So I guess I will just say "Hello" and be on my way. I'll be back when I have a better attitude.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

She's Here!

Nat arrived yesterday afternoon and it's been a blast! Just about ready to head out for the day to see some sights around Cleveland and do a little exploration. Thought I'd include a few pictures.

 
 

1. Nat and the Giant Icicle   2. Nat and the Snow Angel   3. Nat demonstrating how deep the snow is.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Take It Back

My new favorite band (if a duo can be called a band...?) is "She & Him". Made up of Zooey Deschanel (pretty famous in her own right) and M. Ward (supposedly famous, but I've never heard of him?), She & Him has a mellow, retro sound that I am loving right now. Surprisingly enough, Deschanel wrote all but three of the 12 songs on the album and they aren't half bad. Some of my favorites so far: "This Is Not a Test", "Sweet Darlin'", and "Sentimental Heart".

One of their songs that totally surprised me was "Take It Back".  It is not what I would choose in a song. It has kind of a country twang (think old country - no Carrie Underwood here) and it is a love-related song (not really a love-song as you'll see in the lyrics below). The beginning begins so simply and plaintively, and the lyrics only add to the charm.

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Take it back
Oh, take it back
I don't want your lovin', anymore
Let me live
Oh, let me live
It's not you who I sank for
So, don't sit next to me
Sit by yourself

I don't wanna' wonder whether you love me
I don't wanna' wonder whether you care
So, don't try to woo me
Don't try to fool me
Oh, I know all of your tricks
It's a possibility, you'll stand in my corner

I don't wanna' wonder whether you love me
I don't wanna' wonder whether you care
So, don't try to woo me
Don't try to fool me
Oh, I know all of your tricks
It's a possibility, you'll stand in my corner