Weekly thwarted blog posts rolled up into one leftover post.
Play along here.
1. Detective :: Inspector
2. Bangs :: Cut
3. Consultant :: Advise
4. Puzzle :: Jigsaw
5. Learn :: Alphabet
6. Necklace :: Earrings
7. 184 :: Bottles of beer on the wall
8. Stimulation :: Excitement
9. Layered :: Cake
10. Police :: Officer
Explanations: I've been thinking of playing the CD Yvie got in Kindergarten with Spanish-language songs and things for Kennedy. Actually, Kennedy likes that CD since she heard it a million times. It's got a really good thing for the alphabet on it. I've not played it recently but I should so Kennedy can absorb all that info and maybe learn the alphabet in Spanish before she starts school. And even if she doesn't, it'll be a good head-start for her anyway.
And Kennedy needs to have her bangs cut. Or we need to let her grow them out. They're in the in-between stage and only serve to cover her eyes and block her view.
The People Have Spoken
And it looks like LB wins in a landslide.
Over on my little poll there, I'd asked who you guys thought would win Saturday's showdown between myself and my brother Danny, and out of the 15 people who voted, 13 chose yours truly.
Woo hoo! Looks like I'm going to win by a lot!
Well, I suppose the race won't be won by the number of supporters I have, which is too bad because then I'd bury him early.
Saturday's 5K Race Recap
Since Saturday's race will be short (twentysomething minutes as opposed to nearly five hours of Surf City) my plan is to come home and write a race recap. Usually I'll mobile blog the results or some post letting you know that I finished the race but this time I think I'll wait to blog about it all at once. I'm hoping to have something up in the early afternoon, so just wanted to give you a heads up in case you wanted to come back and see how yours truly fared.
I hope to have good news, and also to have a good recap for you guys to read regardless of how I did.
Musician In Training
Can you play a musical instrument?
I can't. I took saxophone in the fifth grade but quit after a few months. I really wish I would have stuck with it because it would be cool to play a sax. I took guitar lessons once too, as an adult. That was hard and I didn't really learn anything except that I wouldn't make a good guitarist.
Anyway, Yvie started taking piano lessons on Thursday. It was her first lesson and she seemed to enjoy it. We have had a piano for the longest time - it was Mrs. LB's old piano - and we never used it, so we finally decided to put it to use. We had someone come tune it and then signed Yvie up for piano lessons.
Not sure how it'll go - I don't expect her to play Bach or something anytime soon - but hopefully she'll stick with it and take a liking to music. And if she doesn't take to it, that's fine too. I just think it's cool when people can play instruments.
LB Song of the Week
The girls really like this song. Actually, I think Yvie is the one who digs this song.
This is called Free Like A Bird by a fella with the strange name of Caspar Babypants. Yvie asked me who sang that song and when I told her his name, she laughed and said that he had a strange name. I told her it probably wasn't his real name but she seems to think it is.
Anyway, Mr. Babypants spared no expense for his video.