The other day I was driving the Bug doing errands. It's amazing how much more fun the mundane becomes when you have the right music playing. I forgot that I had switched all my CDs and had a whole new playlist.
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong were great singers individually, but when they sang together, it was double the wonderful. The CD Our Love Is Here To Stay: Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin is just marvelous.
Because they are singing George and Ira Gershwin classics, the songs that we hear in so many movies, listening to it feels like your own personal soundtrack. Driving to the supermarket, suddenly feels like a transitional scene in the movie that is my life leading up to something exciting.
Did anything exciting actually happen? Well, no, but the music made me smile and put me in a good mood.
The first time that I remember hearing these Ella and Louis duets was when I was in Paris, so the music brings me right back to that trip. So do these pictures.
The song 'S Wonderful made me think about wonderful and marvelous things, so I decided to write another roundup post with things that I've been enjoying and thinking about.
+++ Intriguing +++
~ Have you ever heard of glamping? It's a combination of glamorous and camping. So if you want to go camping, but don't want to get anywhere near roughing it, then you can glamp. I've never camped. Nor am I dying to particularly. But glamping sounds kind of fun.
~ I was talking to a co-worker about food. No surprise there. But we were talking about flavors of things. I love gingerbread. She was saying that she didn't like that type of flavor. Nor does she like chai tea, coffee cake, spice cake, or anything with those types of flavors. I had never really thought about the idea of a genre of flavors. But what she said makes sense.
Do you have a certain family of flavors that you particularly like or dislike?
+++ Reading +++
I recently read two books that I really enjoyed. Learning how people built businesses that are now icons is inspiring.
~ Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy, by Isadore Sharp
~ Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh
Currently I'm reading and enjoying:
~ Kinfolk Magazine, Volume Two
~ Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
+++ Watching +++
Today I'm picking up some more movies from the library. Cannot wait to see them!
I loved three out of four movies that I watched recently. Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer, wasn't quite my cup of chai, but it was interesting. Here are the others below.
~ Lilies of the Field
~ Look Both Ways
I also want to see The Artist. Have any of you seen it yet? Do you think it will win Best Picture Oscar? I'm looking forward to watching next week and finding out.
Have a wonderfully marvelous weekend! : )
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