Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thurs. Miscellany

I made my first venture into Hobby Lobby yesterday. It's more like Hobby Heaven! I was impressed with how stinkin' big it is, with the sign on their door that said "Closed Sundays for time for family and worship," and with the friendliness of the lovely lady who helped me check out (and the fact that everything I bought was 50% off). I have a Michael's about 1/2 mile from me, and I strongly dislike going there. I will never have to go there again; I will never wait in those ridiculously long lines, and I will never bring in a coupon for a non-sale item that I can't use because everything is slightly on sale. Yes, I'll still go to Walmart, but that's different.

Addie gave me two fantastic Sandra McCracken CDs for my birthday, and I spent New Year's Day cleaning and listening to them, along with the Alison Krauss CD my bro sent me before Christmas. Two songs in particular caught my attention on Tuesday -- "Shelter" and "All the Miles" from her new Gravity-Love CD.

I’d rather have the mystery and the madness and the rains / cause hell’s the only place you can be free of all love’s pain / I have no claim on the future / so here I lay me down / and God is a friend to lovers / he makes the bone, the flesh, the ground / and he walks with us, make no mistake / and holds us when our hearts, they break.

Speaking of Addie, do read her latest three entries. I have great taste in friends.

Just for the record, I AM tan after spending 10 days at the equator. Several people commented that I didn't look tan; must be the office lighting. Despite wearing spf 30 for the entire time, I have some nice tan lines. They're just not in places that are appropriate to display at the office.

I did some searching for quotes about wine yesterday; here are a few of my favorites:

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason. Latin saying

Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626

“Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.” Kathleen Mifsud

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine." Eduardo Galeano

1 comment:

Melodee said...

Isn't Hobby Lobby great? Of course, since they don't have barcodes (!) they can be a bit slow on a busy day...but it's still my new favorite store. :)