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Monday, December 8, 2014

Therese and the Memes

I have to tell you I don't know what a meme even is.  But today amongst other things I saw on Facebook having to do with the Elf (he's getting his own show) there was this post.  Go to google images put your first name and "meme" in quotes and here is what you get.
Good to know!
I just like the not impressed part.  I have no idea what this is about

I always love this baby, although I don't really know why he wants to punch me.

Not sure if she's an arsonist like Drew Barrymore in that movie.  But I certainly have had issues with the crock pot.

Try your name-see what you get!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sirius FM Radio The Commoner's Favorite Thing

My normal commute this year went from 3 minutes to 12.  I know -you should feel sorry for me.  So normally I'm lucky to get to listen to a whole song on the radio.  
But this year once a week I get to go to Santa Cruz.  It's a long ride which seems to be across some great divided territory between here and there.  It takes over an hour to get there and along the way something horrible will happen to you.  
You will lose your radio signal.  All the stations that are preset will not work.  Not Alice 97.3   Not 94.7 or what ever the Bay's hits are on, not 104.5 not 100.3.  I don't really know if those are the numbers but what ever.  So I am going nuts trying to find something for the hideously long road from Hollister to anywhere else.
This is how I feel with only KDON to listen to .

But most days I take from Rob his car and his car has SIRIUSXM radio.   So for the whole ride I can listen to these stations

  • Hits from the 80s
  • The Blend from the 70s
  • Today's pop music-(really?  What songs are these?)
  • Mad Dog Sports (I have missed you Mad Dog)
  • ESPN sports (I love sports)
And best of all

HOWARD FRIGGIN STERN.

I hope I didn't shock you but I've been listening to Howard since when he first came to New York and you couldn't tell anyone you were actually listening to Howard.

But we're from the same place and he's hysterical.  And almost politically correct.
So for making my rides all over the bay area on Fridays tolerable.  SIRIUSXM is the commoner's favorite thing

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Yoga Pants -The Commoner's Favorite Clothing

I'm back with another favorite thing.
I've long given up on finding jeans that fit.  I've found some chords at The Loft but it's exhausting.  I've deciding comfort is the way to go.  In fact if it were socially acceptable I would ensconce myself in active wear.
Not only are these pants comfortable they are pretty flattering as well.  They are fitted and the ones I bought from Athleta have pockets on the back so I can wear them anywhere.  Pair them with a tunic and boots and seriously you have a stylish outfit.

That trendy girl above?  Yoga pants.  I would suggest be careful of wear.  There's a point where they just can't go on.  But I love them because I'm beyond the point of discomfort for fashion's sake.  

I'm hoping this trend lasts a long time and more and more women will catch on to this secret.  Next time you are somewhere...anywhere-do a little research (Sorry -my masters project has me use the word research a lot) you will see.

I am not the only lover of yoga pants.....the commoner's favorite clothing.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Commoners Favorite Things 2014

I didn't use an apostrophe.  I know!  I'm crazy like that.   Plus I'm on vacation so no grammar for me!
So it's that time of the year.  My favorite things-to inspire your holiday shopping.  
Let's start with my favorite movies.  

Steel Magnolias

I can recite this movie by heart.  I don't know what it is I love about it but I do.  I love the way it cycles through all the seasons and holidays.  I love the way it is set in the south.  I love the women and this is my favorite line

"If you don't have anything nice to say-sit right next to me!"

Meet Me in Saint Louis
There is so much I love about this movie.  Another movie that moves through the seasons.  I love the music and I love the costumes most.  This family dodges a relocation similar to the one we made and I am forever envious of their beautiful house, their big family, their hired help and most of all their ability to stay put.

Next on my list is ET
I love this movie for so many reasons.  It's California suburbia which kind of looks like where I live.  The 80s nostalgia.  Cute little Drew Barrymore-a sad mom and an alien who just wants to go home.  What's not to love.

Sound of Music
My favorite thing about the Sound of Music is the love story which kind of was a surprise to me.  But I also really respect the way it isn't your usual sweet sweet musical but deals with a very serious subject matter. And those kids!  And the scenery!  And that house.

Legends of the Fall
No Words Required

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thankful for Friends, Family, Food, and Pizza

This was New York a few years ago.

That's my cousin Lori and my friend Kristen

You also see pizza.

Today I'm thankful for all of those people, places, and things.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I'm Thankful for traveling and Pubs

I'm thankful that my family lives in great places.  Okay I'm sorry for so many reasons that I don't live near any of our family.  I am grateful that i get to go see them.

I'm also grateful for super fun Irish pubs.  The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Commoner is grateful for The Silver Fox

Do they still call him this?  I don't know.  I'm just thankful that we have at least one fair and honest broadcaster.  Plus he's not afraid to put himself in harms way for the story.  

Plus I will always think of him when I think of Katrina.  Remember how much he cared?  After going to New Orleans (let alone having roots there like Anderson) I can appreciate that.

What are you Thankful for?