Joey’s List: Musical Interludes

As you may know, Jenelle and I are expecting our first child next February. In July we found out our baby Joey was diagnosed with a severe, and unfortunately fatal, Neural Tube Defect and is not expected to live more than a day. To celebrate her all too brief life Jenelle and I are keeping a list of experiences she would have had if she wasn’t expected to leave us so soon.

Songs For Joey

While we wait for our Joey to make her grand appearance I have been playing songs on my iPhone against Jenelle’s tummy. I wish I had cataloged them from the get go. Here are the ones I have been able to remember.

Note: Not all the videos are of the version I played.

Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean

This is a song I strongly associate with my oldest brother John who passed away in 1990.

Wives and Lovers – Ed Ames

Jenelle is not a fan of this song (nor am I of the outdated message) but it was played ironically because it is a great song and Bacharach is a genius. As that was not only not the version I played, but a different singer all together, I am embedding the most famous video of Ed Ames.

Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi – A Charlie Brown Christmas – Version Played

This was the first jazz song I ever appreciated. (Along with countless others no doubt)

Camel Walk – Southern Culture on the Skids – Dirt Track Date – Version Played

This one was another goof as it gets Jenelle cuckoo.

Bill B – Cal Tjader Quartet – jazz at the blackhawk – Version Played

This is actually where Linus and Lucy compser Guaraldi got his start as the piono player for Vibraphone master Cal Tjaders Quartet in the late ’50’s

Yes, I am participating in #blogjune

Whatever that means! Traveler Nell has suggested I join her in the annual June Blog Challenge. At least I think it’s annual.

Nevertheless, I thought I’d start the month with some photos of some things I received to end May.

Yesterday at work I was greeted by a pair of packages.  One was a birthday present from my in-laws in Australia.  Inside was a pair of lambs wool slippers.  Cool in the summer and warm in the winter these babies are incredibly comfortable 365 days a year.

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Black Australian Sheepskin Slippers

Additionally I received a package from Coastal.com.  Inside was a pair of glasses I ordered last week.  Now less than two months ago I bought two pairs of glasses from Warby Parker.  I’ll save that story for another day.  The only reason I got another pair is because while I was playing Turbo Racing League on my iPhone and I received an offer for a free a pair of glasses.  I was skeptical but wanted extra “tomatoes”, the currency of the game, so I clicked on the offer.

Turns out it wasn’t a scam.  In fact I found the frame I had been looking for since 1993.  It was back then that my buddies and I saw Falling Down with Michael Douglas.  In this film he was wearing these glasses.

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Michael Douglas in Falling Down

So when I saw the measurements on the these glasses I knew my search was over.

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Coastal Derek Cardigan 7011 Tortoise Shell

All told, I was only charged $9.95 for the shipping. (Plus a little extra for the clip on shades.)

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Coastal.com Derek Cardigan 7011 w/Clip-on Sunglasses

It’s only been one day, but I am confident I have found my favorite glasses ever.

My Ties with Lunch: On Tie-atus

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

Well I did.  There might be a tie or two that I havent worn yet, but for the most part I have gone through my all my ties.  Funny, I thought it would be more than this.

When I get more ties, or if I wear a different knot, I will make anothjer post, but for the tie-me being, I’ll be taking a break from My Ties with Lunch.

 

Le Mie Cravatte con Pranzo: 18 Feb 13

ROME EDITION

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

Flying home from Rome I wanted to catch the spirit of the the gentleman we saw on Isola Tiberina who was walking around in his pajamas and slippers in a robe complemented with an Ascot smoking a pipe.

STYLE Ascot
COLOR Brown
PATTERN Paisley
KNOT Ascot Classic
DESIGNER Unknown
FABRIC Silk

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Le Mie Cravatte con Pranzo: 17 Feb 13

ROME EDITION

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

Today is out last full day in Rome. We attended mass here at Domus Australia in the Chapel of St Peter Chanel. Yesterday Traveler Nell suggested I offer my Lectoring services but we decided against it in the end.

Well mass had started and I regretted not making the offer. But lo and behold if Fr. Joseph didn’t give me the nod at the appropriate moment and I ended up doing it after all. It was quite the thrill.

Anyway, here is the tie.

STYLE Four in Hand
COLOR Purple
PATTERN Paisley
KNOT Windsor
DESIGNER GEOFFREY BEENE
FABRIC Silk

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Le Mie Cravatte con Pranzo: 14 Feb 13

ROME EDITION

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

Today’s tie is one I have worn once a year since 2007. It was that year I had open heart surgery. I decided to get this tie to wear the day before my operation. That day happened to be February 14. Every year after that I wore it on the 15th, my anniversary.

Since 2009 though St Valentine’s Day has had actual meaning so for the past couple years I’ve worn it on the 14th.

STYLE Four in Hand
COLOR Pink
PATTERN Dots (Love hearts actually)
KNOT Windsor
DESIGNER Seasonal Concepts – © Hallmark Licensing, Inc. By MMC
FABRIC Silk

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And how do I celebrate with my darling wife? With a romantic dinner.

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Le Mie Cravatte con Pranzo: 13 Feb 13

ROME EDITION

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

Today’s tie was a gift from my niece Emily. She picked this tie because she knew we would be spending Ash Wednesday with Pope Benedict. Our plans may have been altered slightly but not so much that I won’t wear this swell tie to St. Peter’s.

STYLE Four in Hand
COLOR Purple
PATTERN Paisley
KNOT Half Windsor
DESIGNER GEOFFREY BEENE
FABRIC Silk

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Le Mie Cravatte con Pranzo: 12 Feb 13

ROME EDITION

I like neckties and I try to wear one every day. Lets see if I can make a swing through my entire collection.

STYLE Four in Hand
COLOR Orange
PATTERN Paisley
KNOT Half Windsor
DESIGNER Countess Maria
FABRIC Silk

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My Ties Feb 12 from Traveler Bill on Vimeo.