Thursday Ten, Valentines Day Edition

1. Valentines Day after nearly eight years of marriage and in the middle of tax season is about the equivalent of oh… I don’t know… any other day of the week?! I did get a card, but no gift, and that was not entirely a surprise. I did make the kids chocolate-chip heart shaped pancakes, so that was about the highlight of the morning right there.

2. Someone sent me the link to this video on YouTube. I really love Vincent VanGogh. This is his art set to Don MacLean’s “Vincent”. Made me seriously misty-eyed. I was truly moved.

3. One of my new favorite websites is Lifehacker. Yesterday, I learned how to find my criminal neighbors and learned about Smart Playlists in iTunes. To be honest, some of this stuff is just too techy for me, but for the most part… VERY Interesting.

4. Song of the week: “Just a Ride” by Jem. Someone referred me to it… I downloaded it. I listened to it on repeat 284 times yesterday. Then a bazillion people told me that they love the song too. Why I had never heard it before, I’m not sure… but it rocks. (And for those who have access to my MySpace page, it’s my new profile song).

5. Is anyone following American Idol yet? I’m such a couch potato. Of course I’ve been watching it. Not surprised at all by the finalists. Really looking forward to seeing what happens this season. Some interesting choices.

6. Speaking of interesting choices… Project Runway last night. The challenge was awesome – the designers had to pick a piece of art from the Met in NY and from that inspiration design an outfit. Christian won the challenge – and admittedly, somehow he’s grown on me this season. His attitude cracks me up. Did I mention I was a couch potato?

7. I’m reading “Musicophilia” by Oliver Sacks. It’s hard to get into. The thing is, it’s amazing stuff. The content… absolutely amazing and interesting. BUT, I don’t often read nonfiction and I usually get to read only at the end of the day after everything to do has been done. By then, I’m so tired it’s hard to absorb it, truly. I need to make an effort to really dig into this book this weekend.

8. This should actually be #1, but a friend of mine is going through some tough stuff this week. Yesterday was truly a gruesome day for her, and so if you can send her some positive thoughts to get her through all this, that would be fantastic. (And, K – I’m thinking of you!).

9. The Princess drew her version of “Starry Starry Night” for me yesterday. When I looked at it, I really had to fight off the laughter. She drew the most phallic looking mountains ever. Hilarious.

10. Is it spring yet? This snow stuff is getting old. Oh, okay. It’s so far beyond old. It’s just heinous now. It can just all melt away and become spring. That would be a-okay with me. Truly.

Happy Valentines Day all, if you’re into that sort of thing. Hope you get showered with love and mushy cards and chocolate!

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. You got one better than me for Valentine’s Day…and my husband isn’t an accountant, so he has no excuse. That’s what I get for marrying a farm boy.

    I LOVE Project Runway….as of yesterday. I’d never watched it before & they had a marathon, so I’m all caught up (maybe missed 1 1/2 episodes). I adored Christian’s outfit last night, but I’d like to gag him & stuff him in a closet. His attitude really harshes my mellow…but that boy can sew!! Yikes!! Make it work.

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