Saturday, July 25, 2009

Truly..."The Beach Life"

If you live in Jersey, you are all too familiar with the disgusting weather we endured throughout May and most of June. Luckily, right after the fourth, the weather decided to break and summer arrived. It's been a weird one though. The temps have been holding in the mid to low eighties and there has only been a handful of real humid days. Trust me, I'm not complaining! The best part of the summer by far has been the beach pass! Hubby and I decided to go for the beach pass after all. I was dragging my feet because I couldn't find my old truck kit but DAMN! I am so happy I finally got my act together and went for it. So, right now the back of my truck looks like I live out of it. In addition to the the kit crate which has tow ropes, flairs, first aid, fire extinguisher and all that other fun stuff, there are chairs, an umbrella, coolers, fishing gear, Big Boy and the dog. It's quite comical actually.

I guess I'm apologizing for being such a horrible blogger the past few months. I've actually been trying to finish this post for over a week. I would like to say I'll be back more after the summer but fall weather is the best weather here. Now it's time to drag my lazy butt out the door to go grocery shopping. I didn't like any of the sales at Peapod this week so I couldn't have the groceries delivered. Ugh. I loathe the grocery store in the summer but f I don't go, we'll be drinking ocean water and eating sand for lunch today.

Gone to the Beach...

***ETA...I started this post last weekend :( It only took me a week to finish which is why the date is off by a week. I suck***

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Some Great Music

I know I've been quite the slacker lately when it comes to blogging. The few hours of home time after work seem to be flying by and before I realize it, it's after eleven and time for bed. I have been loitering around YouTube a bit though and have come across some great music. The artists aren't new by any means but I could get in to listening to a lot more of this guy, Josh Ritter. Apparently he has been flying under the radar but had a strong following. His song "Good Man" was used in an episode of House and since hen, he has become pretty popular.

I love watching how genuinely happy he seems...all the time. You can tell by his smile he loves what he does for a living and he just looks like he would be a fun guy to get to know. Definitely some music I'm looking to listen to a lot more of in the future.

This next kid is absolutely one of the most talented musicians I have ever come across. I'm a huge music person and I was completely blown away when I saw this clip. His name is Jake Shimabukuro and what this kid can do with a Ukulele is breathtaking. Being a George Harrison fan, I was intrigued when I saw a link for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" done on the Ukulele. I couldn't figure out how someone could replicate the string work on a four string instrument? I WAS WRONG. He's been around for sometime but for some reason I never checked him out. I'm thinking it's because I figured the Ukulele wasn't going to hold my interest for too long, know what I mean? Anyway, this clip is a few years old but worth watching over and over. Keep an eye on his hands when he moves into the meat of the song....Amazing!

Enjoy the music!