Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Happiness on Amazon

A few weeks ago while Mom and I were putting together a slide show for Dad's 70th birthday, I was poking around on Amazon for some appropriate tunes. On a whim, I searched for The Irish Rovers. I didn't expect to find anything, because this record has always been my first search on a new music service, so of course I'd looked for it back when Amazon first introduced MP3 downloads. Somehow it hadn't occurred to me that they'd be adding to their offerings.... (Duh!)

Anyhow, yeah, I downloaded the whole album. And yeah, I've been tooling around town singing along (southern girl + no ear for languages + overdose of the Irish Rovers = "unicairns", apparently) unashamedly. Well, maybe a little ashamedly. But not enough to stop :-)

So, here's a link to the sound of my happy childhood! I had to pick one song (oh, the agony!) which really isn't fair, but this is one I find myself singing in the shower, so I figure it's a good representative choice. I'm not sure I know anybody besides my dad who will enjoy this as much as I do, but I still feel compelled to share....

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