Thursday, April 4, 2013

She got it

Recently, I have been watching "Weir Here" on Wed. eves. from 8:30 to 10:30. It streams live from  This is some fine music every week.  Last Wednesday there was a female singer/musician named Leslie Mendelson and she did a rendition of "To Love Somebody" that was the best I've ever heard.

Video of the entire show is here

The song begins at the 1hr 30 min. mark.

 I Called Amy. "You must see this." She watched too. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Jenn, Andy, and Aidan were watching too. Later Jenn posted this video.

 It hit me watching Jenn's video that the song meant so much more to her now. She is a relatively new Mom...15 mos.  And she got it. The feeling that comes with parenthood that "You don't know what it's like to love somebody, to love somebody, the way I love you." When she was expecting, I told her that there is no way to tell her how having kids makes you feel. No way. "You'll get it". Her filming him digging the music, that's when I knew, she got it. That beautiful song will always be special to her.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ketchup with Us #15...Best Prank

Mel and Michele are hosting Ketchup with Us #15 and have asked us for 57 words on the best prank we ever played, saw, executed etc. This one was easy for me. A friend of Amy's thought a prank letter would be funny. We decided to turn the tables on her. Boy did we have fun with it. It had come in the mail.

Envelope says "Pregnancy Test Results".  To Amy(16) Not really. Just note from friend. Amy calls her. "DAD FOUND THE ENVELOPE.....HOW DID YOU KNOW??" Amy cries into phone. "WHAT AM I GONNA DO??" Rolling on the floor laughing. Amy is milking it. "I AM IN SO MUCH TROUBLE!" Friend apologizes profusely. Didn't tell her for 10 mins.