Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday (Night) Show & Tell: Grace Kelly on JFK

It’s been a doozy of a week. And while I’d love to write here in detail about the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the man, and his dreams for America (I’d never known he integrated the Peace Corps–how fantastic), I am down-deep-in-my-bones tired.

Instead, I thought I’d share a link to a wonderful interview I learned about via Twitter. It’s with Grace Kelly, and in it she remembers JFK, and shares how she felt about the man and his presidency. Her voice is unmistakable: poised and crystalline clear, oh so graceful, just as she seemed to be in real life. It’s set to animation, and even showcases some of her fashion sense. Truly–it’s really neat, y’all.

Check it out here from “Blank on Blank” and PBS Digital Studios:

And have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Two Things Bringing Me Joy Today

Nope, it's not my two girls. Though they do bring me great joy. That right now I'm willing to share with all people, especially babysitters.

One of my dearest friends, Christy, always shares the coolest things on Facebook. So I thought I'd pass a couple along. Both involve music, and both will make your day.

Without further ado, two quick little videos. The longest is 5 minutes or so, and it's totally worth watching until the end.

Guy Singing In the Car with Strangers (adorable guy, righteous song, just awesome)

Best Coin Ever Spent : Little Girls Tosses a Coin in a Musician's Jar & Gets a Concert (gorgeous and joyous - will make your heart sing)

Happy Thursday, all!