Play Ball! (Opening Day, 2015)

Baseball 25 - Coco Crisp

A** over Teakettle – typical around this place….

I don’t follow baseball all that closely (I’m a football kind of a gal), but I’ve always wanted to see a YouTube video with one of my favorite “baseball” songs – “What A Game!” from the musical Ragtime, mixed with pictures from baseball games/players/fans. I just love the humor in the lyrics (even though some of the words used are less than politically correct in this day and age), and it always seemed like a song that would be ripe for such a video treatment.

I missed Opening Day by a couple of weeks back in 2013, but I still wanted to pay tribute to America’s Pastime. I had a lot of fun putting this together – I hope you like it (click on the icon in the lower right corner if you want to view it full-screen):

.

**********************

When I saw this, I knew I had to include it for my friend Liesel:

Baseball Art 6

**********************

Continue reading

Posted in Annual Posts, Broadway/TV/Film, Humor, I Love America, Just Because, Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

He is Risen!

Christ the Lord is Risen Today…..

.

Alleluia!

.

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
– 1 Corinthians 15:55

Happy Easter, dear ones!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Good Friday – “Were You There?”

.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

Matthew 27:27-31 KJV


.

Posted in Annual Posts, Foodie Friday, Holidays, Inspirational, Music, Religious, Think about it | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to my BFF!

Who let the (old) broads out?

The first day of high school (Fall, 1974), the girl sitting in the desk in front of me in my first class (German II, with Herr Suhr) turned around and said, “Hi! I’m Becky.”
Continue reading

Posted in Annual Posts, Contemporary, Just Because, Music, Special Occasions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It’s World Down Syndrome Day (3/21)

Our little munchkin, Rebecca

I’m not usually big on “Awareness” Days, but I make an exception for this one, because it celebrates some very special people. The date that was picked (3/21) is no accident – on this date, we celebrate those wonderful people who have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Life in a family with a DS member is a whirlwind adventure!

Continue reading

Posted in Down syndrome, Holidays, Inspirational | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saint Patrick’s Day meets Sesame Street meets “Danny Boy”

I tried to find this version of “Danny Boy” (Garrett Morris, SNL, 03/18/78), but it’s behind a paywall at Hulu…

One of the reasons that I love Saint Patrick’s Day is because it gives me an excuse to listen to one of my all-time favorite songs, “Danny Boy“.

If there were ever any doubt about my ancestry (I’ve got some “Kelly” and “Carroll” in my family tree), the way that this tune makes me feel like I’ve “come home” puts that to rest – there is no denying that music from the British Isles is the kind of music that stirs my soul.

In putting this post together, I listened to a LOT of different versions of the song, and I ran across one that surprised me. You see, I’ve only ever known Bob McGrath as a performer on “Sesame Street” – I didn’t have a CLUE that he had such an amazing voice!

When I heard this version, I knew that I had found “the one” (I apologize for the video quality – the audio is pristine):
.

.

Posted in Annual Posts, Holiday/Patriotic, Holidays, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Pi Day (03/14)

Yes, I’m a geek – I bought this for Rachel a couple of years ago:
.

She’s a geek, too – she loved it….
(And yes, I bought myself one as well – can’t be letting her have all the fun!)

.
You can purchase a Pi Plate of your very own from the What On Earth? catalog – it’s a veritable smorgasbord for a nerd like me…. :P
.

Posted in Family, Holidays, Humor, Just Because, Messin' with my kids, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth | Tagged , , | 1 Comment