Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Old Pictures

My Junior/Cadette Girl Scout troop is participating in our council's World Friendship Day event by learning and presenting information about Panama.  This event has between 800 & 900 people attending. Between December 1968 & sometime in 1972 (I don't recall when we left) I lived in the Panama Canal Zone on Howard AFB.  I was even a Girl Scout during that time.  Because of this event I vent to my mom's and scanned all the photos she had from when I was in Panama.

While I was going through my mom's box of photos, I came across some great pictures of my parents and my youth.

My mom & dad in high school

My mom & dad before kids

Me and my sister 1963 or 1964

Me and dad 1960

When I look a the amount of pictures my mom has it makes me kind of sad compared to the amount of pictures my husband has from his youth.  Even though I don't have as many pictures, I just love these.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Listening to Music

My husband work for Tower Records for 13 years in the 80's and early 90's.  Because of this we have an extensive vinyl and CD collection.  Since we moved in 2004 our vinyl has been in boxes waiting for a record rack to be built.  In our old house the records were on shelves 6 feet wide by 6 feet high and it was full.  We have 42 feet of CDs in the open now but still have boxes that have not been unpacked.

Last weekend I decided to clean the house and listen to music.  I did this the weekend before, but didn't write down everything I was listening to. Some of it was: 
Toto, Genesis, Kayak, Mike Oldfield & Neil Young. I thought it would fun to write down everything I was listening to so here is my list: 

Saturday 1/15/11 Round 1: 
  • The Roches-A Dove
  • Concrete Blond-Boodletting 
  • Camel- Nude
  • World Trade - Euphoria
  • Shawn Philips- Second Contribution.
Round 2: 
  • Simple Minds-Life in a Day
  • The Bears-Rise and Shine
  • Klaatu-Klaatu
  • King Crimson-Lizard
  • Crash Test Dummies-The Ghosts that Haunt Me.
Round 3:
  • Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair
  • Tangerine Dream- One Times One
  • Tim Finn
  • Icehouse-Icehouse
  • William Tell-You Can Hold Me Down.
Round 4:
  • Steve Hackett - Defector
  • Porcupine Tree - On The Sunday of Life
  • Ian Brown - The World is Yours
  • Chris de Burgh - Into the Light
  • Robin Trower - Victims of the Fury
Sunday 1/16/11 Round1:
  • Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
  • Hot Tuna - Pair A Dice Found
  • Jakko M. Jakszyk - The Road to Ballina
  • Crack The Sky - From The Greenhouse
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash - Live it Up
Round 2:
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
  • John Martyn - Sapphire
  • Yes - Chase to the Edge
  • Rush - Dreamline
  • Jethro Tull - Crest of a Knave
Round 3:
  • Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (this album has the song my youngest daughter is named from - Kayleigh)
  • Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
  • ELO - Time
  • Fanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel
  • Moody Blues - Octive
Round 4: 
  • Evanescense - Origin
  • Kayak - Night Vision
  • Dan Fogelberg - Netherlands
  • Eric Clapton - Journeyman
  • Blood Sweat & Tears - 3
Round 5:
  • Rodger Waters - Amused to Death
  • Nicky Skopelitis - Ekstasis
  • Simple Minds - Life in a Day
  • Adrian Legg - Guitar for Mortals
  • Sally Oldfield - Playing in the Flame
It has been great exploring all this music.