Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Heart Tom Petty

What can I say about Tom. He's a brilliant lyricist. He's honest and real in a way that's not hokey. His songs about the human condition resonate with me. A Tom Petty song will make you think and relax. Right now I'm immersing myself in Tom Petty and the Heart breakers cd's. I picked up two from my handy dandy library.

"Two gunslingers" is a song about taking control of your life and not being entertainment for masses of board people. . Of course I liked "Into the great wide open" but I love "In the dark of the sun" and "Built to last". Both songs speak of being connected to a person,of finding your way down life's winding road with said person I just love it. Then I checked out "Wildflowers" which of course had tracks like "It's good to be King","You don't know how it feels" etc. But it's the title track that's got me hooked. Freedom in love and loving someone else enough to want that for them. Yes I am a woman so lyrics like "You deserve the deepest of colors,you belong in that home by and by. far away from your trouble and worry, you belong somewhere you feel free" totally and completely melt me. Guys, try a little tenderness. "Kings Highway" from "Into the great wide open" is also one of my favorite followed closely by learning to fly. I hear this music and want to go on a road trip immediately. I just picture myself under wide open sky, drinking Pepsi and singing loudly. You know the good life! What's in your player?


Last hike for the Fall

I went on a hike in Mohican last week. I figured I'd get in my last trek while the weather was still moderately warm. It was a wonderful hike the only problem was the amount of people on the trail with me. I guess everyone had the same idea that I had. Mohican is beautiful in the fall. There's something about the smell of leaves in the fall that makes me think of log cabins and fireplaces. I brought my camera along for the ride and took some pictures using different color schemes. Check out my flickr page for more pictures.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh the places Desi will go!

Hey guys,

I've been on a full tilt school schedule lately. I feel like I should really make a good faith effort to try to be all that I can be(in the navy...Just kidding). So I've been writing papers,revising them,having closed door meetings with writing center executives,and doing a little dirty dancing on the side. I absolutely love my social dance class-I know I've said it before but really it's awesome. I went salsa dancing by myself last Friday. Let me just say I love a man who can lead well. I never thought I'd say that but really if they know what they're doing you get to shine. I love being brought in close and then spinning out before you get pulled back in,it so rocks! So that night I learned to salsa and merengue. The music was of the chain. I can still here it. If you would like to go salsa dancing here is the link It's $10 for a 2 hour lesson and then you get to dance afterwards showing off your new skills. I'm going to get a group together and go dancing. In my dance class I learned the tango-love it! and the sweetheart move in the tango so cool! I think I just found my new exercise. Other than that I've been trying some experiments in the kitchen. Stay tuned for the results!!! One more thing,can I just say that I love the closet kitchen blog? I have made pumpkin butter,roasted applesauce with my Asian bark cinnamon,and I'll be making apple butter with Ohio apples today. He just blows my mind with his creativity. Check out his link on my blog.

(ta-ta for now)