I’m not likely to forget my seatbelt again.
Good Miscellaneous Stuff
Retractable Doors for Your Car
These doors make so much sense. Why has it taken so long?
What I Listen to All Day Everyday (Hint: Lounge Standards)
I have a very wide range of interest in music, but the genre I gravitate to most, creating an immediate ambiance that all’s right with the world, are the standards. Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Streisand, Al Martino, Ray Charles, Patti Page, Ella Fitzgerald – and celebrities who sing the standards – Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Steve Tyrell, Diana Krall, and Jane Monheit.
I listen to Martini in the Morning, an online radio show available 24/7. It lightens up anything I’m doing – working at my business, folding laundry, cleaning the dishes, organizing the garage.
Add Martini in the Morning to your toolbar so with one click, you’re in heaven.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to listening to what’s on now – The Very Thought of You with Tony Bennett and Paul McCartney (duet). Ahhhh……now that’s MY kind of music. And it’s free.
Tip: You’re given several choices from which to click – I use High Quality FM Audio/PC or Mac
Brilliant 2-minute video showing housing prices 1987-2009
Demonstrated somewhat dramatically with bar chart using sampling of major U.S cities, accompanied by some very cool music. Called Housing Happiness
A personal memorial day for my brother, Steve Barr – 12/15/54-1/3/05
Loved, Loved, LOVED my brother from the moment he was born, when I appointed myself his lifelong protector. Never was there a sweeter, more ingenuous human being, most likely due to my influence :). He succumbed to complications of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in the Emergency Room of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His wife, Merle, said he died with a beautiful smile on his face. What a wonderful gift that I can remember each January 3rd.
A few pictures from his life………….
Steve and I, Summer 1958
1962, picture taken the night prior to cosmetic surgery to have his ears pinned back. Kids teased him, called him Dumbo.
1963 – Ears look great! Now we have to do something about his protruding teeth, another source of embarrassment to him, and why he often wouldn’t smile in pictures.
1968. At last, braces and a big smile!
High school graduation photo, 1972
Steve did a spot-on Bullwinkle impression and often performed entire Bullwinkle routines. When he was 10 yrs old or so, he was thin as a stick, and I would fall on the floor laughing when he would march across the room, kicking his skinny little legs out like a Rockette, doing it Bullwinkle-style. You know…… like this:
Steve, I love you. Just remember this – “Wee willie winkie!”
I hope you enjoyed this brief glimpse into his life and mine.