It Couldn't Happen Here

Location: Cambridge, CAMBS, United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm now a Mom!

Four years have gone by since I last posted! So much has happened. Andy and I got married 14th August 2010 and it was such a fabulous day. We're still living in Cambridge and have been living in our house for over four years now. I became a permanent resident of the UK last year. Most importantly, we had our daughter Aurora Rose 8th August 2012! She is so beautiful and I love her so much. We saw PSB in concert three times since I've last blogged - twice on the Pandemonium tour and once on the Electric tour. All very fabulous as usual. I try to crochet as much as I can and (I can't believe I'm saying this) I learned how to knit last year! I'm also enjoying knitting and being able to create different projects. I'm still a member of Ravelry and love it a lot. I even participated in the Ravellenic Games this year. That's about it for now - now I've regained access to this blog I hope to post more frequently.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Over the Rainbow and other musings...

So pleased that Danielle won Over the Rainbow! I think she'll do a really good job. I wanted Jessica to win and was sad she was voted out, but I think she'll get a job offer as well.

My mother in law is driving me crazy! Keeps harping at me about wedding plans - finally Andy got up enough gumption to tell her to knock it off. In a nice way of course.

I finished one MA essay and am still doing the other. Andy and I are going to the University of Essex Summer Ball so woohoo for going to a prom at our age! :-) It's a great excuse to get a prom dress as well.

Hopefully things will settle down a bit and then Andy and I can actually enjoy each other. It's hard with so many things happening at once.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Still plugging along...

I'm still struggling to get my two MA essays done. They are late already and I'm stressing just a bit.

I got behind due to not feeling well and a general case of the blahs. It's such a lame excuse but it's the best one I've got!

I'm trying to fit in a lot of crochet as well, in between. It helps me to relax.

This weekend, Andy's parents are coming to build us some shelves for our wardrobe. Should be fun!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's been too long!!

I haven't blogged here in nearly three years - where has the time gone? A lot has happened in those three years - I finished my BA degree in English, my dog Sherlock passed from lymphoma, I met my wonderful fiance and now live in England and I'm working on an MA in Literature! I would say quite a lot has happened!

These days, I'm trying really hard to get through this MA but it's not working very well. As long as I can stay with my fiance, all will be well. :-)

My main hobby right now is crochet and I'm a member of Ravelry. Hopefully, when I get my schoolwork finished, I can concentrate on that!

My fiance and I are getting married 14 August 2010 so we are excited about that! Planning is moving along and hopefully everything will go smoothly!

As far as PSB, I've seen them perform live four times since I last blogged. I got to go backstage in Los Angeles on the Fundamental tour and got a hug from Neil! It was the second best day of my life, having been replaced as the best by the day I met my fiance. I'm sure my wedding day will become the best by default! I am seeing PSB again in Brighton in July so am looking forward to that!

Until next time...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Canadian Idol - Top 22 Week

I am really enjoying this season of Canadian Idol. Overall the talent is very good. I have 5 favorites so far: Keith MacPherson, Craig Sharpe, Brandon Jones, Chris Labelle and Nancy Silverman.

I really enjoy Keith, but I can't quite put my finger on why yet. I think Craig has a beautiful voice for someone so young. Brandon is a hoot and so is Chris. I think Nancy is the most talented out of the girls. She seems more real than most female Idol contestents. A reason I have a problem with a lot of female Idol contestents is due to false sincerity. It's like they get all dolled up: perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect outfit and then warble on some tired old ballad with a smile as fake as a $3 bill. Nancy just gets out there, is herself and has a good time. She's entertaining in the process.

I really want Keith, Craig and Nancy to make the Top 10. My favorite has won CI three years running now; it would be a shame to end that streak.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

PSB on Tour!!!! (and other ramblings)

The Pet Shop Boys recently announced their North American tour. There are no dates in Vegas, which makes me sad. There are, however, two dates in Los Angeles in November. I will definitely be there! I'm very excited about this tour, considering how great Fundamental is. As for older stuff, I do not care what they play, but my "must haves" are:

West End Girls
It's A Sin (my all-time favorite PSB song, every other song is a close second)
Always on My Mind
Go West
Se a Vida E

I could go on...:) Any song where Neil plays the guitar such as Se A Vida E is ok in my book.

In other news, there is a lot of rumor and speculation going around about Clay Aiken's new CD. The latest is that it will be out sometime in September. I hope so, because I've been chafing for a new CD for nearly two years now. Kalan Porter's new CD is supposed to be out in August, which would be great. His debut CD 219 Days came out the end of 2004 so it's about time for a new one from him.

I received my live CD of the Depeche Mode Las Vegas concert recently and it's been so great reliving the show. Both David and Martin were in great voice that night. Personal favorites were every Violator song they did: Personal Jesus, Enjoy the Silence and World In My Eyes. Martin did a great, nearly accoustic version of Shake the Disease that is just beautiful.

Lastly, GO ENGLAND! Here's hoping the World Cup is successful for you.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Casanova in Hell

The Pet Shop Boys have hit a grand slam, in my opinion, with their new album Fundamental. One track, in particular, speaks volumes. It is track 9 entitled Casanova in Hell.

Now, this song is a ballad telling the story of Casanova, the legendary lover. It is said, that later in life, he became impotent. It was through shame that he wrote about his sexual exploits. Regardless if that is true or not, this song is beauty on Earth.

I have always been impressed with Neil Tennant's lyrics but for some reason the lyrics of Casanova in Hell are just brilliant. He uses a lot of words that end in -tion and the use of rhymes make this song sublime.

The vocal itself is full of emotion, in particular angst and longing. Neil has always conveyed that emotion very well and this song is no exception. His vocal has a bell like quality that is just breathtakingly beautiful. It really is to die for.

While all the tracks on Fundamental are great in their own way, Casanova in Hell is definitely my favorite. It reminds me yet again of the amazingly beautiful voice Neil has and one I've enjoyed for 21 years. As Neil is going to be 52 this year, one might say his time is coming to an end. Years ago, when asked if they were going to ever split up, Chris said "I see no reason to not continue" (paraphrasing. I don't have the exact quote in front of me). I hope they continue to live by that axiom because the music world will be dead to an extent, should Neil's voice and Chris' musical talent ever be silenced.

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