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Weekend Ukulele: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

My vacation starts shortly, so it’s technically my weekend. (Just about.) I just listened to their podcast, and I’m a new total fan of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. This one doesn’t have the ukes in it, but too funny!

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Pinball Wizard

This one does have the ukes in it, and is also hilarious. Now to check the tour dates…

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Shaft

Conference

Top of the eighth…tied game…the Minnechaug Regional High School coach holds a conference on the mound. (They were winning when we left shortly after.)

Conference

50 Years Ago

Happy 50th Anniversary, JFK Inauguration! Here’s the entire speech for you to see:

Also, I had the opportunity to listen to a great discussion on WBUR’s On Point yesterday. I highly recommend it as a discussion on JFK’s call to “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” I like that idea, and would like it even more if today’s generation might take that kind of selflessness a bit more seriously. Along with that, my quote of the week is, “Civility is not a sign of weakness.”

Or, as I’d like to say, Don’t be an asshole.

Go Here: Reasoning With Vampires

We all know I’m a geek. One of the many things I find incredibly sexy about my fiancee is when he slips big words effortlessly into conversation. (*sigh*) One of my favorite reads is Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss. So I was happy to have Reasoning With Vampires come across my radar. The author, Dana, is going through all 5 Twilight books and picking apart the grammar, phrasing, and the relationship between Bella and Edward. Okay, the last one I’m pretty whatever on, but the first two are hilarious to look at. It makes me so glad I haven’t gotten into Twilight at all.

Oh, and today, she busted out the sentence diagrams, and won my heart.

Reasoning with Vampires - The Sentence Diagrams