Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Music That Doesn't Suck

If you have been following these posts you know of my love of NPR's Tiny Desk Series.  Their desk moved across town to a new office and to celebrate it they enlisted the Chicago band OK Go to help them.  If you don't know OK Go they are the guys with the catchy songs and videos like this or this.  Anyways here is the video of the move.  Enjoy...
Photo of EJ & M before EJ's gymnastics show. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Music That Doesn't Suck

Happy Wednesday!  I had my parents in town this weekend and they just left yesterday.  It was great having them around but now I am trying to catch up with everything.  A big hello to all the new followers that came over from Dad on the Run.  To the new people here Wednesday is music day here.  I started doing this to fight off all of the awful, crappy kids music that torments me day and night.  The band this week, Temples, has a strong Beatles sound.  Enjoy...

Oh and the real reason anyone comes to this page...a picture of my kids.  Yes, that is a double piggy-back ride. 
Don't try this at home

Monday, June 3, 2013

EJ's Answers Pt. 2

Hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here wasn't the best but was perfect for the 10k I ran on Sunday morning (45:08 yeah I'm pretty proud of that). 

EJ is back with her answers.  Thank you for all your questions. I will save them and include some of them in the next round. These are all EJ's responses recorded by me.  

Q: What is your favorite type of music or song and why?

A: What Do I Stand For (Some Nights by Fun.  she makes up titles for songs) - why? because I like to dance to it

Q: What would you do on a day when you could decide everything?

A: Eat cereal for breakfast. Go with her friend V to the Nature Museum. Go to a restaurant for lunch and eat grilled cheese. Go to a park (the one near our house, I asked since she has wanted to go to only new parks lately).  Eat sloppy joes for dinner at home and eat chocolate cake for dessert.  Watch a show and go to bed.

Q: Where does the sun go at night?

A: In the sky near the earth like this close (holds her hands together about a foot apart)

Q: What is the biggest word you know?

A: I need to think about it for like 2 minutes (I think I'm losing her here) "tomorrow, that is my answer"

Q: How do you build a house?

A: You get blocks and then you build

Q: What makes an airplane fly?

A: Gas 

Q: How did the beach get made?

A: With sand and water.  (How did the sand get there?)  They put it there (Who) I don't know Dad (rolls eyes)

Q: What does mommy do at work all day?

A: Work on her computer and has lots of meetings.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Mac n Cheese and Pizza

Q: What's the best thing about being a big sister?

A: I get to pick M up. (we don't want you to pick him up) Oh. Why not? I'm good at it.  OK!  Showing M what to do when you won't play with him, you know when you are cooking dinner and can't play with him.  Oh and I get to chub his cheeks (chub is a verb in our family)

Q: If you could change one thing about your brother, what would it be?

A: He would be a little girl because I like girls

That was too easy...