Thursday, July 23, 2009


I have a new obsession and his name is Jon Schmidt. No, I don't know him personally, but I kind of get the same feelings about him as I did about Joey in New Kids on the Block when I was eight. Not love exactly, just innocent adoration. I hope Ben doesn't mind. Watching Mr. Schmidt's videos on YouTube makes me wish I had never quit piano lessons. Twice. Hey, it interfered with cheerleading practice {Which clearly has served me better than piano lessons would have. Ahem.} My favorite is the arrangement of Taylor Swift's Love Story with Coldplay's Viva la Vida. I listen to it every morning. Really loud. My cats hate it. The intent is for me to just listen while I do other things, but I always end up watching the musicians instead, it's so fascinating to me. Watch it, it's worth your eight minutes. The end is a story of how he came up with the arrangement. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Quote on The Shabby Nest today:

When I stand before God at the end of my life I hope that I would not have a bit of talent left, and I could say "I used everything you gave me." Erma Bombeck

What a beautiful idea.