steve’s music mix…

Happy Monday, everyone ! Yes, happy because 1) I take a perverse pleasure in the start of the work week, and 2) I am thrilled by the fact that we are not buried in snow. Hey, take the pleasures where you can find them, right ?!

Ok, let’s see what insanity Steve has planned for us today…

1.  THIS TIME YESTERDAY I WAS… Into The Fire by Thirteen Senses

“… and now I’m alone I’m looking out I’m looking in, way down the lights are dim…from one extreme to another…” Nice, even my iPod is reminding me how much change I am dealing with right now, and just to hold on. Grinning. =)

2.  THIS TIME TOMORROW I WILL BE… Moves like Jagger by Maroon 5

BWAHAHAHA ! Well, I have been know to dance around the house for hours, singing and laughing at the look on my foxling’s face. I don’t know if I can compare to Mick, however. That man is flexible, and crazy to boot ! =)

3.  THIS TIME NEXT YEAR I WILL BE… Clocks by Coldplay

Ok, I hit 3 for 3 this morning ! I am laughing out loud right now because I just KNEW that this last one would be either a Coldplay or Radiohead song ! I swear, yesterday I had it on shuffle and several Radiohead songs came on in a row. I just LOVE Coldplay and Radiohead.  At any rate, yeah, I love this song… “home, home where I wanted to go…” now, if I could just figure out where the hell that might be. =) There is a town about an hour from here that I am pining for, a place we lived twice, and I feel the pull, wanting to be back there so much, close to the sea… it may not be California, but it is the nicest place here I can think of living. I made the decision to stay in CT for at least 7 more years, because I simply cannot turn down free college tuition up to the PhD level. So there you have it, folks. I may be on my path, but I am missing “home” and probably will be next year still. =)

Moving right along to today’s photo theme, which is “your name”… granted, some of us will get very creative with this one, but here is all I could come up with on the spot. =)


Do nicknames count ?! I sure hope so ! =) My nickname since 1996 has been “Nina”, and even though I am “supposed” to be telling my actual name, this is a much more intimate glimpse of myself I am sharing with you. The Professor and his side of the family are the only ones who call me this any more, not counting the odd emails and cards from old friends that crawl out of the woodwork for the holidays. I miss this name on everyone’s lips as they call to me across the room, and on certain lips as they whisper it into the nape of my neck, breathe it across my hips, sigh it sleepily across my shoulders… NINA. This is who I am. Nice to meet you. =)

Steve’s music mix…

Am I the only one who, when I see a NO SMOKING sign, immediately thinks of Ramona Quimby and her determination to get her father to quit smoking? You remember, her dad asks when Mr. Nosmo King will arrive ? She was always so misunderstood… a kindred spirit. =) I know, a little arbitrary, but it is the morning and I have not had my coffee yet. =)

All…righty then. Time for the music questions of the week…

1.  I FEEL LIKE… Reckoner by Radiohead

We have already discussed this, my iPod is either in tune with my feelings, or it is possessed… the jury is still out. It had to be either a Coldplay song, or Radiohead. Interesting choice, little device… “We separate like ripples on a black shore…” I feel like this is quite apropos to my situation. I am not to blame, neither is he, shit just happens. =) Maybe all this centering meditation is beginning to work… =)

2.  I WANT TO… Lush 3.2 by Orbital

Yes, totally ! =) This is one of those songs that remind me of being in the car, summertime, racing toward toward the water. Hair blowing in the wind, daughter laughing in the back seat, awesome days of play while dad was at work. I seriously cannot wait until summer, we will be driving all over hell and creation enjoying our freedom ! =)

3.  I NEED TO… Upside Down by Jack Johnson

Well, I guess this means I need to take some of the “kid” music of my device ! =) Although I can admit here, among friends, that I really like this album, and it makes me happy. =) Maybe I just need to do what makes me happy, regardless of what anyone thinks. =)

That is all I have this morning; thinking of everything I have to accomplish before 4pm is making me antsy to get up and get on with it. Of course, I do have one important matter to take care of first… it is time for that coffee now… =)

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