Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

The Power of a Pregnancy Craving

…..otherwise entitled “The Power of Facebook.” I’m not sure which is more accurate. All I know is that it was powerful.

A few days ago, around dinner time, I posted this as my Facebook status:

I really want a donut. Really.

And this is what happened. 15 minutes later a friend from our small group had replied with this:

I have some fresh Krispy Kreme donuts that I would be happy to deliver! I just got them today for my sister, who is also preggo, because she was craving donuts. She didn’t want them in her sight after she ate one though so I got stuck with them. I’ve got glazed, chocolate cake or lemon cake. Take your pick. : )

Ummmm….seriously? Not to mention this friend lives only 5 houses away, so the donut delivery could be quite imminent.

I didn’t want to be too greedy though, so I told her Dave would run over after dinner and get some donuts. He wasn’t quite home from work yet, so I decided to watch the Glee finale while waiting for my dinner and donuts.

I recently learned how to hook the laptop up to the TV so that I can watch Hulu on the big screen. And let’s not forget that I also hooked up our home theater to the laptop so I could really get the full effect. It’s pretty miraculous really. Two little cords plugged in to the laptop and you’ve got yourself some fine sounding (and looking) Glee viewing capabilities.

So there I am, laying on the couch, when the doorbell rings. Right in the middle of the mash-up of Journey covers at Regionals. And SWEET MERCY was the music loud. I didn’t realize how loud it was til I jumped up to hit pause. Nothing like blaring a little “Any way you want it ” on a Wednesday night at dinner time.

And there at the door, holding a box of Krispy Kremes, was our small group leader. My friend had sent her husband over with the donuts. As I stood there thanking him for the donuts, I couldn’t help but wonder if he had heard the music. Could he hear that when he walked up? He had to, it was so loud. I wonder if they watch Glee. I wonder if I should try to explain why he could Journey from the driveway.

I never did say anything about the loud music. I just thanked him, brought the donuts inside, and promptly took a bite out of each of the 3 different varieties.

Heaven. Those donuts were delicious. But I’ll never be able to eat a Krispy Kreme again without thinking of Glee and Journey and friends who bring you donuts. I guess that’s not a bad thing.

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I’ll follow the sun

Remember that Beatles song? Tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun.

I love that song. Apparently, so does Jack.

Snow Day in Tennessee

Our poor county, and state, and heck, the whole South in general, always takes a lot of flack when it snows. And the reason?

They cancel school the night before it snows.

But honestly, I might do the same. When there are no snow plows, how are the buses supposed to run safely? I wouldn’t want one of my kids riding a big yellow bus through unplowed streets. And what’s winter without a snow day or two? But I digress.

What I really want to talk about are the radio stations. Why do they feel like it’s a good idea to play Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” when there is an inch of unplowed snow on the ground?

Let’s take a little listen to the lyrics.

She had a lot on her mind and she didn’t pay attention
She was going way too fast
Before she knew it she was spinning
On a thin black sheet of glass

She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn’t even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can’t do this on my own

Ok, that’s enough.

I heard this song twice on my 30 minute drive home tonight. Is this the kind of driving advice the DJ’s are giving out?

Hit a patch of ice? Here’s what to do: Throw your hands up in the air and sing a 30 second chorus before you steer to the side of the road.

Great idea. Fabulous. Drive fast, don’t pay attention, and if you start to skid, throw those hands up in the air.

To quote the Professor from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, “What do they teach in school these days?”