DJ Lubi’s Top 10 salsa tracks

Sad I am missing DJ Lubi’s big party with La Excelencia in Leeds UK tomor so I’ll listen to his list of salsa tracks this weekend and have my own lil party til I can get my salsa shoes back on again. Despite my lack of dancing the last 6 weeks of my sabbatical I was very pleased to discover on arriving in LA last week to see some cousins that it was the weekend of the Los Angeles Salsa Congress. I nearly DIED from joy at the timing of it. It was really too late to catch much of it … Continue reading DJ Lubi’s Top 10 salsa tracks

The Civil Wars – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)

Cannot say how much I have come to love and adore this band! I got their first album when it was still free and Live at Eddie’s Attic. I drove 6 hours round trip on a Monday after work to go see them and come back that eve (good show, horrible evening with a stressful drive to make it in time, will try* not to do that again!) They are coming in November to Newcastle and you can bet I will be there again. (Thanks friend for the ticket!) And the line “people always told me be careful what you do, … Continue reading The Civil Wars – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)

Finn McCool – Michele McLaughlin

I’d have preferred this to have some cool music video for it or even just better camera shots for a video but forget the video and listen to the gorgeous piano music. Found it through http://www.Pandora.com Miss this station when I am in the UK! Sorry world.. unless you are in the USA you can’t access pandora. But if you are.. it is way cool and well you have probably heard of it already because it’s been around for ages.  Continue reading Finn McCool – Michele McLaughlin

And then there’s that time of year when we especially remember why Britain isn’t Europe

What can I say.. 8 years ago I was introduced to what is the shockingness of Eurovision. It is an annual mockery of a music competition that the Europeans totally take seriously whilst British announcers are dubbed over it in the UK to do one job: take the mickey out of the whole event (that would be mock or make fun of to you Americans) My first Eurovision experience was to be invited to my British friends houses in Liverpool to dress up in “Pick A European Country ” fancy dress (costumes for you Americans) and to participate in the … Continue reading And then there’s that time of year when we especially remember why Britain isn’t Europe

Cross racial marriage and adoption

What can I say? Totally for it. If God brought a man into my life who loved Jesus, was humble, was ongoing repenting of sin in his life and was growing in his faith, loved God, loved people and I was attracted to and we had similar visions for life.. would totally marry cross culturally or racially.Adoption too. If we couldn’t have children or maybe something came up where we found a child needed a home who was a different race, would totally consider it. I live cross culturally. I am not ignorant to those issues. I just think with … Continue reading Cross racial marriage and adoption

Shameless pickup lines

So I have had various amusements with pickup lines all over the world. The worst and funniest were by far in Italy. LA has had some good ones this week. Here’s the roster:Walking with my cousin out of Trader Joe’s today had the late 20 something year old manager flirt with both of us, ask where I was from, eye gorgeous Jenny and then ask if he could show us around LA and invited us to come back to Trader Joe’s to get him if we wanted to take him up on his offer to go party.  ??? Interesting place … Continue reading Shameless pickup lines

10 Things Americans Do that Drive Brits Crazy

My friend Brittney is an American married to a Brit living in Somerset. A very good friend of mine and a funny blogger who has lived in the UK a bit too long. Here is her take on how us yankees can drive Brits mad. Us more means “you Yankees” because people like Brit and I can agree with a significant amount of these after living here too long.. 🙂 http://lifeofanexpatparent.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/10-things-americans-do-that-drive-brits-crazy/ 10 Things Americans Do that Drives Brits Crazy Continue reading 10 Things Americans Do that Drive Brits Crazy

A bit of sunshine

As much as I travel for work I don’t seem to fit in actual holidays very much which is why this week has been very nice. I came out to the other coast (my first and last view of this ocean was from South Korea) to see some cousins and good friends from university. It has been niiiice!  A bit of sun with the cousin I call sister. 🙂 She wouldn’t get in the water. But after six months of swims and dips in the North Sea last year I was tough enough for the cool Pacific.   Love the colour … Continue reading A bit of sunshine

Be careful little eyes what you see…

Do you remember that little kids song? Be careful little eyes what you see.. with verses that say be careful little hands what you touch and little ears what you hear and be careful little feet where you go? I saw this article and it made me think of that song. My cousin is a lawyer and neither him nor his wife are on facebook because they want to safeguard their marriage from something he sees all the time at work.. the amount of divorces where the affair started on Facebook. But really, to probe deeper, affairs start earlier than that. … Continue reading Be careful little eyes what you see…