May 10th, 2009

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Mother's Day Presents!

My guys showered me with my Mother's Day presents earlier tonight!


Sam gave me a gorgeous blue and white sapphire eternity necklace:



Ian gave me five movies: Steve Martin's version of the Pink Panther, a collection of 200 classic cartoons, Stand By Me, West Side Story, and Fiddler On The Roof.

Sean gave me a sock monkey!



And Evan gave me a heart shaped sapphire pendant with a tiny diamond on top:



I am wallowing in being treasured. :)

Sam brought me flowers, too. I adore that man!
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15 book meme

Rattle off the first 15 books you can think of that will always stick with you

1 The Outsiders, SE Hinton
2 Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
3 The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
4 The People's Almanac, Irving Wallace
5 Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (made me first start questioning the Catholic Church)
6 Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Maurice Sendak
7 Dr Seuss's Sleep Book, Dr Seuss
8 The Holy Bible
9 Loving What Is, Byron Katie
10 The Hidden Mark Twain, Mark Twain
11 Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
12 Dune, Frank Herbert
13 The Dark Is Rising sequence, Susan Cooper
14 The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
15 The Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder

And note to my kids:

Just because you want it does not mean that MY things are for you to grab, use, and break with impunity. All I can say is WATCH YOUR MP3 PLAYER, DUDE!
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Great guitarists

I did one of those My Top Five things over on FB, and here's the ones I chose off the top of my head, although Clapton is ALWAYS king:

eric clapton, Tom Scholz, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and The Edge.



My friend Tracey added:

Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry, Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, BB King, Jerry Cantrell, Jeff Healy .... OMG, how can there by just 5 .... there's no way :)

My sister G added:
Django Reinhardt, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Larry Coryell, Ernie Isley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Vai, Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker...too many to name.

I then added:

Joe Satriani, Jerry Garcia, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, did any of us mention BB King? James Taylor, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash (yes, really), Bruce Springsteen, Danny Kortchmar...

Who else, my little cupcakes? I'm curious to see just how many guitar greats we can all come up with.
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