30 11 2010

Before I went to Florida, UncleCrappy tagged me in this iPod shuffle thing.

You put your iPod on shuffle and record 25 songs that come up.

I’ve been tagged on Facebook for this many times, but I figured I’d comply this time since I had time when I was traveling. So here you go.

Song – Artist – Album.

It started out okay, and then, just like me, went a little wonky.

  1. WYSIWYG – Clutch – Blast Tyrant
  2. Single Ladies – Beyonce – I am… Sasha Fierce
  3. Drifting Along – Jamiroquai – Traveling Without Moving
  4. Mudshovel – Staind – iTunes Originals
  5. Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield – Sounds of the Eighties
  6. All I’ve Got – The Hellacopters – By The Grace of God
  7. Where It’s Got You – Atomic Drops – The Atomic Drops
  8. You Know What – Craig David – Born To Do It
  9. Down – Static X – Where the Hell Are We And What Day Is It
  10. Cemeteries of London – Coldplay – Viva La Vida
  11. Beer in Mexico – Kenny Chesney – The Road and The Radio
  12. I Love This Bar – Toby Keith – Shock’n Y’all
  13. Don’t Act – Rhonda Vincent – All American Bluegrass Girl
  14. Spend A Lifetime – Jamiroquai – Traveling Without Moving
  15. No Sugar Tonight/Mother Nature – The Guess Who – The Best of The Guess Who
  16. Scarlet Fever – Kenny Rogers – 42 Ultimate Hits
  17. Living of Love – The Avett Brothers – Emotionalism
  18. It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits
  19. Tiny Broken Heart – Alison Krauss & Union Station – Live Volume 1
  20. Don’t Think I Don’t – Darius Rucker – Learn To Live
  21. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz – We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
  22. Roxanne – The Police – The Police
  23. Redneck Yacht Club – Craig Morgan – My Kind of Livin’
  24. Talkin’ 2 Myself (feat. Kobe) – Eminem – Recovery
  25. Endless Love (Glee cast version) – Glee – Glee The Music Vol. 2

So there you go. I guess that’s a good representation of me. All over the map.

I can’t lie. I’m super happy Clutch showed up in there. I blame Peaches.

I’m surprised two Jamiroquai songs appeared, I haven’t listened to them in years.

I’m not surprised so much country showed up.

I’m sad my iPod wouldn’t update when I tried to sync it, because I just downloaded more country and Mason Jennings new album also.

Oh well. Maybe next time.

Moye! Care!

30 11 2010

Moye, means “more” in Little C speak. And Care is my name. Or Car, as I seem to have become since she went home.

Little C speak is a mish-mash of toddler speak, and what we’ve decided is German, Irish, French, Italian and some form of old-school Jewish-woman speak (we mean no negatives to anyone Jewish, German, Irish, Italian or French by saying that, believe me. Little C has been throwing out some random pronunciations of words.)

I heard “Care” and “Car” so many times from Wed – Sat last week, that my heart melted into a puddle. I heard “Care.” I said, “Yes, Lovely” or “Yes, Ma’am” when she was adamant I pay attention!

Whatever she calls me, I don’t care. As long as she remembers me and some version of my name (she has a memory like a steel safe. I think she may never forget me now. LOVE) she can call me whatever she wants, as long as I get that smile, that silly, and that “no no no Care!” when I do something she deems wrong.

Good gravy, I’m totally in LOVE with My Little C.

She is the ultimate comedienne. She knows it, too. I love her. Can you tell?

I’ve never been happier to wake up at 6am (before her) for coffee and then to greet a sleepy-eyed small person who just beams with happiness to see me. (Heart melted, again.)

And her apparent joy upon seeing The Nana and The GrandPa (who may become Pa-Pa soon, since that’s what she calls him) and her Grammie and other GrandPa, is contagious.

I just want MOYE Little C. Moye. Much moye.

And I have to wait three weeks for it.


21 11 2010

Let’s face it. My life has been pretty boring lately.

Between My Living Room, Brewfest, being sick and getting ready to go to Florida for Thanksgiving, not much is going on.

Which is why I totally failed on NaBloPoMo. Oh well.

But OMG! I fly to Florida TOMORROW! And I will get to hug The Nana and The GrandPa. I can’t wait.

And then on Wednesday I get to see Lili, NE, my Little C and Dewey. I can’t wait.

It’s going to be a great week.

Oh, and Thanksgiving! TURKEY! Hooray!

Ti Kanaval.

11 11 2010

I will be attending Ti Kanaval on Saturday, with my friend, Scout.

Scout? She’s my date.

We are attending on behalf of the Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory. My friends own it, and I guess they can’t go. So Scout and I are. And we’ll tell everyone how awesome the Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory is, of course.  They have delicious, home-made marshmallows. In delicious flavors.

Ti Kanaval is a pretty awesome event set up to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti that is run my Jami & Ali McMutrie. They live in Haiti most of the year. Caring for the kids in the orphanage. The goal is to raise enough money for them to build their own orphanage. How great is that?!

I’m totally excited for Saturday night. Providing I do laundry tomorrow or Saturday at some point.

I also have a friend-date for Friday for My Living Room’s 80’s night. One of my teammates girlfriends did not go to AZ, so we are going to hang out and celebrate the Angels wins from Friday. (Because we all know they are going to win, right?)

Alive & well!!

9 11 2010

I’m totally alive & well.

Worky-worky is messing with my blog posting.

I don’t care. I’m sooooooooooooooo happy to be at My Living Room working. I said before, I LOVE the people that work there right now.

I’m so, so happy.

So. Happy.

And now I don’t work till next Sunday.

But I have HO1KB to look forward to on Wednesday night. I can’t wait!!

And the Angels at Nationals. I’d be nervous, but I know this team, and they will do it. They will bring me home a National Championship thingamagig (trophy or plaque.) And I, yes I, will hang it on the wall of My Living Room (for no reason other than I couldn’t play or go) and be oh. so. proud.

And then I will go see my Little C and fam for Turkey Day and the family photo opp.

I haven’t talked about this here, but my Lili & NE hired this kick-ass casual photographer for the day after Turkey Day. To take multiple family photos.

The picture of The Nana, The GrandPa, Lili, NE, Little C and I, will be the most epic picture I’ve ever seen. I guarantee it. I cannot wait. Cannot. Wait.

I also had a dream, where I foresee a picture of me and my Little C being redonkulous. (New word, world, learn it. It’s me and my C. We’re allowed.)

And I will cherish that picture and every single one this photog takes like my life depends on it. (I’m sappy like that. Learn it. Deal with it.)

I can’t wait for family picture time. I cannot wait. Me, Lili and Little C? We’re gonna make this a party that everyone wishes they attended. True story.

Love and Luck to My Angels…

7 11 2010

I found out this evening that more ruggers than I thought read this here blog. Hi. I’m shocked that this one person reads this here blog. So, Hi! Thank you.  You know who you are. Thank you.

And thank you to every other rugger who reads that I don’t know about… (You should probably tell me so I don’t tell your dirty secrets here. Just sayin.)

You all know I love rugby, and the PRFC. And I assume you know it kills me that I could not play this season. I’m not a great player, yet I like to think I contributed in the past. But it kills me that I can’t go to Nationals, even as a spectator….

With that in mind, I appreciate what my ruggers and my Twitter friends did for me last year. More than I can ever explain in words. You paved my way to Nationals. And I love all of you for that. So much.

So this year, I’m going to donate part of my tips from My Living Room to help someone in need. Or to offset the hotels. Whatever. Just to get my whole team to the field. I don’t care. I was incredibly blessed last year, and I need to pay it forward. (I hope someone does the same next year.)

I’m so nervous for my Angels… SO. NERVOUS. I know my team. I know they can do this. And I’ll be here, in the ‘Burgh, with one of my friend’s girlfriends hanging out. Freaking the heck out, waiting for scores and the outcome.

But, Angels, I have the nerves on lock-down. Don’t be nervous. I have all the nerves you want to have concentrated on ME!!! You CAN DO THIS. And YOU WILL DO THIS. For me, for My Living Room (who loves you, BTW) and every one else who loves you. Beat the pants off of Raleigh, or any other opponent.

Please, please bring me home a National Championship. Please.

And to help you, I have these same videos (I looked for new ones, but these ones still make me want to throw caution to the wind and play again!)


That’s apparently Steven Berkoff in that video. I had no idea. Thanks to the comments. Yay!

And, more! Make me happy, ladies!!!

Adidas Ad: ‘The Pitch’. Of This Earth.

And more!

Rugby on Your Mind

All Blacks Sky Promo 2008

O2 rugby ad

Amazing video of All Blacks captains through the years.

If you don’t know about or love the Haka, we’re not friends. Yeah.

Seriously, these videos are rugby AMAZING!!!

God help me, it’s nearly impossible to find women’s rugby videos for my level or higher on YouTube.  So we’ll settle for these collegiate level ones:

The Female Rugby Athlete – from USA Rugby’s Women’s Rugby Initiative Channel


Why Do I Play Rugby? – from Yale Women’s Rugby

Bring it home Angels. I know you can. I KNOW YOU CAN. AND WILL BRING IT HOME TO ME at My Living Room.

I’ll miss you all while you are gone. You have no idea. I love you.

From the one All Blacks video:

The road we’ve traveled,
Becomes the passion that drives us
To become who we were born to be.

Do THIS, Ladies. Bring me home a National Championship. Fight for me who is now happy. Take my old anger (you know who you are!) and adopt it. Make it your own. Please!  Make this happen!!

Love you and wish you the best of luck.

And I’ll be updating the PRFC site as needed.


South Pacific

5 11 2010

Tomorrow night, three of my lovely rugby ladies are going to see the musical South Pacific in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

I’m very excited for this. I can’t remember the last musical I went to see. It may have been Phantom way back in the day. I’m not sure.

We’re going to Olive or Twist for appetizers beforehand.

This is going to be so much fun!

Steelers vs. Pats

3 11 2010

Who wouldn’t want to go to that game, right? Steelers vs. the New England Patriots, here at Heinz Field.

Well, guess what? You can WIN tickets to that game by contributing $25 or more to the Angels trip to Nationals…

Want more info? Click here. Give my lovely, wonderful ladies some $, win the tickets, have fun, then learn that the Angels won Nationals.

What’s bad about that? Absolutely NOTHING. Do it. Do it now. NOW, I said!!!

It’s that time of year!!

3 11 2010

It’s Christmas Crazy time!! You know… When we donate to BurghBaby, and then she and I and some friends go raid a Toys’R’Us and nearly fill a bus full of toys.

Except this year? We WILL fill a bus. BurghBaby has done all kinds of crazy stuff, like Crazy Scary, the ScareHouse thing, to raise money for this. (As did Ginny, @janepitt, for Make Room for Kids!!)

I’m incredibly blessed to know these two women who raised this much cash for kiddos. You know I love my kiddos. (Side note: I miss my ‘Burgh kids… just saying…)  And I think you know part of the reason I’m waiting to go to radiology school is so I can eventually work somewhere with kids.

But please, donate to Christmas Crazy. The more you donate, the more I can beg my family, The Nana, The GrandPa, Lili and NE to take me to a NEW crazy Floridian Christmas  light display!!!! I suspect you’ve all seen the west-side Florida display I put up a few years ago, it’s time to inspect the east-side, don’t you think?

I do…. But you have to help us fill an entire bus… Then I’ll pressure Lili to take me to every fantastic east-side Floridian Christmas display ever.

BurghBaby can decide if and when I need to do this.

Let’s do this. Give kiddos a GREAT Christmas!! And I’ll give you crazy Floridian Christmas lights, with video, when I can. You know you love it.

If all else fails, just give a few bucks to the cause. It’s good. And I love it!!

Do it. Donate now.


2 11 2010

It hit me last night at work that my co-workers, ALL of them, yes, all of them, are pretty awesome people. There’s not one of them that I don’t want to work with. Not one of them would leave me hanging when I’m working.

That? Is AWESOME. No wonder I’m so happy to be back at My Living Room.

That’s all for today. I’m off to vote and run errands and then go to a meeting. (none of which makes me happy, but oh well.)

Oh! And new WOOT shirt arrived today. That does make me happy.