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September 3, 2009

moon, sun, and star
posted by soe 11:17 pm

Soooo tired! Must type Three Beautiful Things and then fall into deep sleep:

1. Tonight, Rudi, Julia, and I joined 150 or so other bike riders for the monthly full moon ride sponsored by the local bicycling association. September has the Corn Moon, and it starred in a beautifully clear night sky — perfect for riding along the Potomac and up to Chevy Chase, Maryland, where we stopped for a barbecue before retracing our steps. Julia and I saw a buck just off the path on our way up, and Rudi pointed out a small herd of does as we chatted and pedaled toward home. It was a really nice way to spend an evening, even if we were among the slowest riders there.

2. The office roof deck gets morning and early afternoon sun. At this time of the year, one corner stays sunny until almost 3, giving me just enough time for a few chapters of my novel and a sandwich during my late lunches.

3. As I was heading to the Metro yesterday evening, I passed Helen Thomas. I just refrained from stopping to thank her for her terrier-like qualities in the White House Press Room (particularly during the recent Bush years). Sometimes life just reminds you that you live in a pretty cool place.

What’s been worth noting in your world recently?

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ten on wednesday
posted by soe 1:33 am

It’s been a while since we’ve spun up the iPod. Let’s see what it has to play:

List the next ten songs your iPod, iTunes, MP3 player, or cd changer plays. No fair fast forwarding.

  1. “Homecoming (Walter’s Song)” — Vienna Teng (I love her voice)
  2. “Accidentally in Love” — Counting Crows (I refrained from hitting repeat on this song)
  3. “Go Now” — Moody Blues (off Dad’s Musical Crayolas 1965 mix cd) (More tolerable than “Knights in White Satin,” possibly because it’s less than half the length)
  4. “I Want to Tell You” — The Beatles (A George tune off Revolver)
  5. “Oh My Soul” — Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians (I’ll admit it; I thought this was The Cranberries when I heard it)
  6. “Dharma Cafe” — The Kennedys (I would have guessed The Nields)
  7. “When I’m Sixty-Four” — The Beatles (A favorite off a favorite album)
  8. “The Peppermint Twist” — Joey Dee (off Dad’s Billboard 1962 mix cd) (Mum, how does this dance differ from the regular Twist?)
  9. “All the Young Dudes” (live) — Alejandro Escovedo (I’m not familiar with the original David Bowie tune to say how this was as a tribute, but I think the electric guitar solo at the start is the highlight of the song)
  10. “New Railroad” — Crooked Still (Aoife O’Donovan has such a great voice)
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