Sunday, October 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes: Bonnie Raitt is my hair muse! We are homesick for Autumn! My previous life as a kid's news TV reporter and more!

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We are so homesick in fall.  I suspect this is one of those realities that will stay true long past the long-awaited two-years-to-normalcy mark -- maybe even forever.  I can't even look at all those gorgeous pumpkin farm and fiery-hillside photos on facebook without feeling a little bit sick in my stomach.

Homesickness is physical.  Don't let anyone tell you different.

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You know how the news has to play equal parts Republican and Democrat viewpoints when they cover a speech or debate?  I sort of feel like that when I write about Binghamton or Austin.  Like someone somewhere is keeping track of how many times I comment -- positively or negatively -- about either one of the cities we've called home.  I'm guessing it's more likely due to that "over-developed sense of responsibility" I've cultivated since birth.

If I'm wrong, though, and someone out there is keeping track, don't tell me.  I don't really want to know.

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We held a baby shower at our house yesterday.  Lovely opportunity to use the green depression glassware my mother-in-law shared with me.  Still a bit risky considering my recent experiences shattering fragile hand-me-down's.

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So, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples performed Austin City Limits and, man, I wish I could have been there.  Watching it at the ACL website tonight.

Also, Bonnie Raitt is one of my hair muses.


Now, if only I could add the guitar....

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Speaking of women who are rock stars, my sister Kaley's dreamed up more good stuff to help the rest of the world save money.  Set your own goals for a simple, joyous Christmas at The Merry Little Christmas Project through her blog, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring or at the The Merry Little Christmas Project facebook page.

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Other interesting tidbits from the blogging world this week:

Where the Internet Lives: The First-Ever Glimpse Inside Google's Data Centers at Collosal:  Wowie, wow, wow.  Someone's really into color-coding over there.

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Here's a little video explanation for all the pretty colors.

Looking at those rooms full of machines reminds me of the time in fifth grade when I was a news reporter for our local kids' news television program and got to fly to Disney World to cover the building of Epcot.  My pint-sized co-anchor and I got to walk into the underground tunnels beneath the Magic Kingdom to see where all the "brains" for the park were stored.  Boy, oh, boy I wish I could embed a video clip from that rousing expose here for you.

 If only....

Enjoy a beauty-filled week!


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