Friday, March 23, 2018

Five Songs for Flashback Friday

Something about spring and rising temperatures inspires nostalgia for music, movies, television and books from my spring break and summer times as a wee child. I had advanced tastes and sensibilities, being way too obsessed with MTV way too young. When I was in kindergarten I sang all the Duran Duran songs to the middle-schoolers who shared my same school bus, much to their delight.

1. Duran Duran, "Ordinary World"




2. Jennifer Paige, "Crush"




3. CeCe Peniston, "Finally"




4. Deee-Lite, "Groove Is In The Heart"




5. Run DMC & Aerosmith, "Walk This Way"




Friday, March 02, 2018

Five Things for Spring

Usually Austin does not have winter longer than 3 days, but this year we totally had a cold, drippy winter complete with two snow dustings and multiple freezing days and nights. What?! I'm excited for spring this year in a way that I have not been in years past. Though not officially spring until March 20, I see buds peeking out already. Here are five things I'm looking forward to this spring in Austin.

1. Strolling through Zilker Botanical Garden










2. Kayaking again on Town Lake (a.k.a. Lady Bird Lake)






3. The view from Mount Bonnel




4. Checking out the Yippee Ki Yay installation at Pease Park


Photo from PeasePark.org



5. Visiting Ellsworth Kelly's 'Austin' structure