Over the last week, we've gotten about two feet of snow. And there's more on the way. It's gotten me thinking about the sound (or lack thereof) of a heavy snowfall. When you open your window, or step outside your door, there's a special kind of silence. The few animals that haven't migrated or gone into hibernation … Continue reading Sound Of Snow
I spend a lot of time with headphones on these days. I find it's the easiest way to focus on a task and remain productive while working. There are times where I feel like it doesn't even matter what the music is. Occasionally, I'll put the headphones on and completely forget to fire up any actual music. It's almost like the simple act of wearing the headphones puts me in the zone psychologically. Those times are pretty rare though - usually I snap out of it and get some music going. My list of Pandora stations is pretty diverse, but this week I've been focused mainly on the latest addition to the line up: All instrumental music, predominantly string instruments.
Well, it's closing in on 11 PM, and it's been a week since my last post! That puts me in grave danger of failing in my goal of posting at least once a week, and we certainly can't have that. According to the app I use to track habits I'm trying to improve on, I've successfully posted once a week for the last 50 days. Can't let that slip!
Lynne and I have finished binge watching Downton Abbey. I'm exhausted. Before we watched it, I was intrigued by the idea of the show and I wound up enjoying it immensely - much more than I thought I would. As fans of the show will already know there are about a million things that could be said about it - but one in particular has really stood out to me...
13 years ago today, a beautiful girl that I worked with asked if I had any plans for New Year's Eve, and if I wanted to come to a get together at her sister's house. I'd liked this girl - a lot - for a while, so I said yes with zero hesitation. 13 amazing … Continue reading Happy New Year
Smells are amazing. They can trigger powerful moods and vivid memories. The right smell can change the course of your entire day, putting a smile on your face that may not have been there before. Homemade cookies right out of the oven. Freshly mown grass. Your favorite meal, simmering or roasting out in the kitchen. … Continue reading Smells