Monday, December 30, 2013

Music Monday - "Recovery" by Frank Turner

I heart KKXT.  It is no wonder that most of my music monday's selections are found on this channel.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Music Monday "Ends of the Earth" by Lord Huron

Hubster found this song.  I can easily listen to this over and over. Hope that you enjoy it as well.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Office Humor

I received this email in my inbox as I have flown Spirit once previously.
The timing is perfectly in sync with the unfortunate incidents of a certain Mayor of Toronto.  That, in itself, is so much drama and a nightmare that it could be it's own blog posting.  Instead, I thought I would just forward the email out to my marketing team for a few chuckles.

Bryan, you think we can do some type of promotion for our Canadian customers (see below)?  Gotta strike while the crack pipe is hot. 

Bryan's response:

I’m afraid our current rates in Canada are a little “high”…..

…see what I did there? ......

My response back:

Too bad. I think we just wasted an opportunity.

Ba dum dum


Monday, November 11, 2013

Music Monday - Antony and the Johnsons "Here Comes the Sun"

If you haven't heard the version of "Crazy in Love" you should check that out too.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Music Monday - Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar (feat. Norah Jones)

Heard this on KXT on the way to work this morning; it is hauntingly beautiful and perfect way to start a Monday.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Music Monday - Mayer Hawthorne and Lou Reed

This was the planned song for Music Monday:

“It always bothers me to see people writing ‘RIP’ when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, ‘RIP’ is the microwave dinner of posthumous honours”
— Lou Reed

So I have to include this because Adame said I had to have a Lou song today.

And this is my favorite one.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Music Monday - "The Wire" by Haim

Fun video. Great song. It is a little like a female version of an updated Hall and Oates song - and I mean that as a ridiculously awesome compliment.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Very Belated Music Monday - "Pretty Green" by White Denim

I know. I know.... I KNOW!

Things have gotten away from me. I made a last minute business trip to South Carolina (first time in the state, very pretty and green) on Monday last, hence the belated Music Monday. I literally spent 5 hours and then returned back home; it was a whirl wind but very worthwhile. I'm behind on blogging. I didn't review the final SYTYCD. There have been some hilarious Hubster moments I haven't had a chance to chronicle. My dear three readers, please bear with me.

Since the western-most part of South Carolina was so pretty and green, this song by Austin band, White Denim, feels oh so appropriate.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Belated Music Monday - Mowglis and Vampire Weekend

You can like this...  

...or this.

Or both cause they are equally awesome.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Music Monday - Pompeii by Bastille

37 million YouTube views cannot be wrong.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SYTYCD - Who is left?

Last week I was traveling for business in North Carolina and missed the show. This week, I started watching halfway through ... Hubster needed to get supplemental duds at Academy Sports and we didn't make it home in time.

So let me comment on the few things I was able to see.

Kat has a wicked goth dominatrix number with fierce black eyeshadow. Would not be able to pull that off myself.
Fikshun was pretty great, but I couldn't take my eyes off his partner.
I love that song "Clarity" for the Romeo and Juliet routine.
Comfort still has rocking abs. Paul can hip hop! Not just a Latin dancer.
Hayley and Dmitri. I forgot how ... Masculine he is. Great routine.
Oh I missed Mark! That was weird and awesome. Jenna's got gums.
Twitch and Jasmine. Meh. It was super hero lacking the super... Or hero. She's done better.
Travis is up with Amy. I'm annoyed with the girlie cheers from the audience. But it was a lovely routine.

Okay, I'm stopping now.
Have to watch the end of Dexter and get Halloween invites out.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Follow me on Instagram... or not. Whatevs.

I have joined my creative brethren on Instagram. You can follow me @TruffleCheese where you may see cool snaps like the one above taken at Casa McManus in Monterey, California.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Odin "Odie" Eckert went peacefully to doggy heaven on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:30 am.
Odie was a loving, sweet pug. Not much of a snuggler, he would show his affection most through playing tug of war, jazz paws and with his favorite teddy bears.  He loved his bitty beddy and you could find him most often snoring away with his head on top of Larry the Lizard. He hated going on walks, but he would waddle around around the block with his Dadda and really didn't even need a leash.  Of his siblings, Odie was the most house trained and always used the doggy door, even if it was raining.
Odie leaves behind a very sad pug clan; his brothers Mooch and Rugen, and little sister Nadia, along with his Mumma and Dadda. Rest in peace Odie Monster.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

SYTYCD Top 12, season 10

When we lived in San Diego, I think we used the air conditioner twice in three years. Now that we live in Texas, it is constantly running... Either to warm up in the winter or cool down now. It's 105 degrees outside people! So it should be no surprise that our a/c has called it quits and I'm sitting here in my underwear. Boopins are miserable and panting. Hubs says we're at 86 now indoors. Blarg. Repairs sometime tomorrow between 1 and 6 pm.

So in lieu of a usual detailed SYTYCD posting, I'm doing the highlights. I feel like a sweaty muppet.

Opening number was an awesome Bollywood number. Now THAT is how you lose weight...

UPDATE, MORNING AFTER: There was a lot more to this post but somehow I inadvertently deleted it.  I'm not going to try and recreate as it wasn't that thrilling of a read.  And I kept complaining about the heat.

Cross your fingers that my A/C gets fixed today and it's under warranty.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Music Monday - Honeypot by Bob Schneider

Hello my three readers. Did you miss me? I missed you.

I love my job. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job. I learn new things everyday, but I do miss the times afforded for posting here. Apparently, there are behind-the-scenes whispers that I "poop rainbows for my job". Well, I'm okay with that.

So today's Music Monday is a cool groove by Bob Schneider called "Honeypot". I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

And while you're at it... check out "Love Illumination" by Franz Ferdinand. Epic smurfiness.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SYTYCD Top 16 Perform, Season 10

The past seven days have been pretty intense. I'm not really up to blogging this and it's the Hubster's birthday. But we need a distraction and it's going to take a while for dinner to be ready... so let's go ahead and get on with it. 

Opening number
The New World by The Irrepressionals (sp?)
Stacey Tookey and Sam Chu routine (I may not have gotten the second choreographer's name right.)

In danger... Curtis, Jenna, Mariah, Alan, MacKenzie, BluPrint.
Jenna looks rather confident though when she stepped forward. Now she's shocked. But she doesn't have to dance for her life, I don't know if that is a good thing or not. 

Alexis and Nico
Tony & Melanie choreographers (oh lookie lookie, the crazy red head is back!)
Mayhem by Imelda May
He's super bouncey. She could use some help. First lift wasn't good, but the second was better. Their timing is just off in places. It's a really hard dance. But they clearly look like amateurs. It's unfortunate. They really lost their steam. 

Jenna and Tucker
Travis Wall
Hangin by a Thread by Jean Arden
Must be hard to work with ropes. A couple of obvious hiccups. It was pretty. Jenna isn't going home tonight I don't think. 

Mariah and BluPrint
Hip Hop (nope, I guess it's Jazz)
Brian Freedman
Fall Into the Sky by Zedd and Lucky Date (feat. Ellie Goulding)
She's a Greek goddess? Um, okay. I can guess BluPrint as a gladiator. It was fun. Hard but good. I'm not very eloquent tonight. The costumes are awesome though! Good music too. 

Maleace and Alan
Hip Hop
David Allen
Bass Line by Chris Brown
Aliens come back to reinvent hip hop. They really utilized her hips in this one. It was a slower hip hop than I expected. But you couldn't take your eyes off her. Alan's pants were ... wrong. Just, wrong. He's not a hip hopper at all. Ballroom does not translate. 

Haley and Curtis
Dee Casperee
Don't Let Go Yet by David J Roch
There's a ladder for a prop. My favorite for the night. When music and choreography and the right dancers come together, it's wonderful. Dee is in the audience with teary eyes. 

Next up... Hobo Jazz?

Amy and Fik-shun
Tyce Diorio
Under the Bridge from the Triplets of Belleville soundtrack
That was cute. Great use of each dancers talents. Great faces and attitude. Nothing bad to say. I want Amy's hat. I think I could wear that chapeau. 

MacKenzie and Paul
Hip Hop
Dave Scott
Pretty Lil' Heart by Robin Thicke feat. Lil' Wayne
1930s model and a photographer. I'm telling you again, for the third time, these choreographers are obsessed with the 30s and Gatsby. I was enthralled with the costume she was wearing. The routine was great, nothing bad to say here. It's funny that tonight you can tell the great numbers from the good ones. This was good... not great, but good. (Though I think I will be buying the song on iTunes. There are a few Robin Thicke songs that I have heard on KXT that I like.)

On a side note, I HAVE to hear the new Right Said Fred song "I'm too Smurfy". That might cheer up the Hubster. Maybe I can make it my morning wake-up song. 

Jasmine and Aaron
Quickstep (the kiss of death!)
Tony and Melanie
Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini
They make a striking couple. And did a great job! Hubster wishes they danced to "Zoot Suit Riot". God Mary Murphy's voice is SO annoying. She can't possibly be married. Maybe tonight the quickstep will get enough votes to squash the "kiss of death" reputation.  We shall see... they better not get Viennese Waltz next week.

Okay, to sum up. Nothing horrible. A couple of greats and the rest were good. Rather boring week actually. Lets's see who gets booted.

BluPrint and Mariah. Hubster called it with Mariah after he saw her initial dance. BluPrint is trying to hold it together. So with one fell swoop, one couple is gone.

And that's all I got. Time for boom beddies. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Music Monday - Supersoaker by Kings of Leon

Heard this one on the way to work; upcoming release by Kings of Leon.

Friday, July 19, 2013

That's not what I meant...

From: G
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 8:28 AM
To: ... work peeps
Subject: BOOK FAIRY !!!

The Book Fairy brought an interesting selection of soft and hard cover books.   Most are action/spa suspense stuff. Bond… James Bond. (Sorry, no great literature this time.)

Come on up to Marketing and hang out on our couches. Peruse the selection. Take what you want… they’re free!


Later I realized what i had typed....

Action/spa suspense… it’s a whole new category. 
The masseuse did it with the loofah in the bubble bath.

Action/SPY suspense