Mental Note: Online Radio Stations

Because I forgot them before, this is a mental note:

Pandora – great for finding new artists/music when you choose an artist you like. Free, no sign up required (but you can if you want). Downside, they haven’t even heard of classical music, much less Telemann or Mozart.

Last.fm – Requires sign up and a download, but it’s worth it. They know what classical music is. :)

Sky.fm – Mostly classical. Downside: damn commercials. Of course, one can always upgrade to a premium account.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. It’s blowing through the trees and, hopefully, into your heart.

I received my Valentine gift early this year (i.e. in January), but wanted to post about it when the big day actually arrived.

My Valentine's Day Mug & Puppy

Isn’t it cute?

As not to break tradition, I bring you a poem.

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
by Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921)

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying of the sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.

(10 second translation: Cherish love, always. It can be fleeting.)

Isn’t today loverly? Ahhhhh…

Anna Nicole Smith is Dead

SissieD just called me and said, “ just died.”

I couldn’t believe it and asked what she was talking about.

Apparently, one of the nurses at Memorial (the hospital where she was taken to, according to the news) text messaged my sister, who works at Memorial, but was off-duty, with the news around 2PM.

Now, I’m watching the news and it appears that Anna Nicole died at the Hard Rock which is fairly close to home. I didn’t even know she was down here.

What’s sad is that her baby is now without a mother and they were scrambling to find out who the father was (we now know it’s Howard K. Stern, her attorney). Wow.

When I asked what she died of, my sister said she didn’t know, the text message only said she died, but we both speculate it was the diet pills. Of course, it could be something else.

Super Bowl Sunday

The internet seems eerily quiet today.

I wonder if everyone is at the game, buying Doritos or perched on their sofas counting down the hours?

(Slightly off topic — did you know they have a blog? Someone needs to tell them about paragraphs, though.)