Saturday, December 25, 2010


Feliz Navidad!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

No Holly, No Jolly...

I just haven't been in the mood. Nope, all I want for Christmas is not you Christmas music.

Bing, Mariah and good 'ol Manheim can go have a White Christmas, a Blue Christmas or even a Hawaiian Christmas somewhere far, far away from me. I won't be home for Christmas and hopefully this is what I will be listening to instead...

GOTAN PROJECT - La Gloria from Ya Basta records on Vimeo.

Here are a few non-Christmas, Christmas songs that have appeared while I haven't been in the mood for Santas, or chestnuts, or Angels on high.

Horchata - Vampire Weekend

Winter Winds - Mumford & Sons

2 Bodies 1 Heart - Noah and the Whale

The Hat - Ingrid Michaelson (video is live, but

Winter Song - Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson

Rocks and Daggers - Noah and the Whale

and the jingle bells go crazy...Sinking Friendship - Jonsi

(ok, not really jingle bells...but doesn't this song sound like twinkling lights or frosty trees?)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Word Pictures

Come, let us return to the LORD.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.

So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.

Hosea 6 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Woes

driving in snow • itchy skin • constant need for lip balm • shivering • cold cars all the way to work • boots • smartwool on every inch of my body • icy roads • bell ringers who look cold so therefore I am cold too • snow drifts • sun goes down before I see it up • visible breath • getting out of my warm bed into the cold world • christmas • blizzards • daily bloody noses • a noisy humidifier • pilly sweaters • excessive layering • I should be drinking even more water than I am already not drinking • a draft • guilt for not being outside ever • stepping out of the shower • never really knowing if I will make it home because of the weather • longer commutes • less motivation for everything • january • driving slow • needing to take vitamin d • people with white winter coats • knitted blankets with holes big enough for my big toe • crunchy footsteps • angry unfriendly wind • frozen february • the word inclement • feeling like a popsicle • window scraping • people telling me I just need more body fat • static cling •

...did I mention I hate being cold. I am such a baby.