3.05.2007

I Have a Confession to Make

As you know, I've been a little sick the past few days, so I really had to dig deep to find the determination to go for my run today. I needed a little boost, a little prodding. I found it on my iPod. And while I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it, the one song that really got me moving (at a faster speed than I can normally sustain, in fact) was George Michael's Freedom. Twice. There. I said it. I feel so much better now that I've gotten that off my chest.
I've got so much to post, and so little time to do it. So I'll keep some tidbits for later this week. Until then, the sulu-design etsy shop has been updated, with even more to come as the week progresses.

cinnabar for the spring found here

and here

Wish my little third graders luck - tomorrow the New York State Mathematics Testing begins! Ah, I love the smell of high-stakes testing in the morning...

16 comments:

Kristine said...

These are beautiful! I really love the second pair with the deep purple beads!

Vanessa said...

I love George Michael. I wish he hadn't gotten himself caught is such pickles... Ahhmmm. Yes, Pickles. Then maybe we wouldn't feel so ashamed to say, we like him???

Erin said...

Glad you said it first. I have that song on my MP3 and I love it too.

Chickenbells said...

OK...apparently time has gotten away from me and I have not been in front of the computer for some time. Yes, it was my first weekend off...but still, what a slacker! The leaf ear rings? Sigh...lovely...math testing...sigh...not so lovely!

And um, I have that song on my iPod too...I hope we're not to be too ashamed of it?

Wende said...

Oh, that's nothing. I once played Queens "Somebody to love" through 20 times in a row to finish up a paper for grad school. Whatever gets the creativity going--I judge not!

And the earrings are lovely. Thank you again for making the earrings for me--I can't wait to wear them.

Wen (www.evidently.org) <---blogger doesn't take my web addy seriously. :D

meg said...

that is a good song to run to! i have lots of embarrassing songs on my i-pod. my fave on my running mix is donna summer's "mcarthur park"...

Connie said...

don't worry, after that George Michael disclosure I'll still visit your blog...:)

erin said...

Well, I saw Wham in concert when I was younger and got to touch George Michael. Are you jealous?

lovely earrings, Susan

Shona said...

I have a confession to make: The song that used to get me up with grueling hills in the Santa Monica Mountains...Fight the Power by Public Enemy.
As John Lennon said, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night."

P.S. to Erin's comment: I'm SO jealous that you got to see Wham! in concert

Robyn said...

Well, now, who couldn't get motivated by some Freedom?! :0)
Love the vibrancy of the earrings.
Oh, and maybe it could be the Apocalypse Now when there is so much high-stakes testing. ?

kat said...

You are so funny... I listen to that song sitting in front of my computer! You should see how fast I type when it comes on :)

Good for you for keeping up your running. Your body is going to thank you.

As math is not my forté, I feel for them. Good luck little kids!

Sonya said...

We must be about the same age - I have a sadder confession. Listening to that song on the radio, with my kids in the car, brought tears to my eyes. Something about remembering the video, the smashing jukebox, and the models - were they triumphing over something? There was a bathtub.

Ah the late 80s, my period in time. Too young for Echo and the Bunnymen and a little too old for Nirvana. I did listen to Nirvana, but not slavishly. I mean when you cut your musical teeth on early Madonna and Wham, some things must always stay with you. That disaffection, it's there, but it's just not the same. I do go on.

grace said...

I'm glad I found your blog as well.
I"ll be adding you as a nifty blog if thats ok with you. Thanks for the wonderful comment!

nicole said...

Oh, poor kiddos! Hope the morning wasn't too rough! And again, you rule at this earring-making business ;)
Have a very nice Tuesday!

Melissa said...

oh, don't get me started on Freedom. Back when I taught in the Bronx and I was emotionally and physically exhausted every single day, I was convinced that song was about me. Especially the part when he says, "I knew which side my bread was buttered but I took the knife as well..."

I had a similar problem with Living on a prayer.

Holly said...

Freedom - classic. i will always love that song, and will never tire of that video. ok - i admitted it. a recent addition on my iPod that has been surprisingly very inspiring is Lily Allen's album.
and your earrings are amazing as usual!