I can't believe it's May already. I feel like it was just yesterday when the entire internet was making a list of their favorite music from 2007 and in a few weeks we'll be at the halfway mark for the year. Enough of my waxing, here's some music. Please right-click and save as, and if it's possible – love it as much as I do.


Al Green: Stay With Me (By The Sea) Feat. John Legend – It's funny to me when artists that my Mom grew up listening to become relevant again, not that I can't appreciate a good Al Green song – but this new material is so fresh and so beautiful and still so Al Green. That is to say – makes you want to get butt naked with someone.


Frighty & Colonel Mite: Life (Is What You Make It) – It's possible that you've heard this song before many moons ago and it's possible that you haven't. At any rate, it's a song someone near and dear to my heart likes and so Im posting it.


The Ting Tings: Shut Up And Let Me Go – This would be the song from the new itunes commercial. I am resistant to itunes because I'm just difficult like that – but I can't deny the pull of their advertising.


The Roots: Rising Down feat. Mos Def & Styles P – It's been a really long time since a Roots album excited me, but their new release has me feeling things I haven't felt in a long time about Hip-Hop. I chose this song from the album because it's great and I kind of have a crush on Mos Def.






It?s that time. A few things didn?t get photographed because I forgot (the flourless chocolate cake and raspberry sauce I made for my fischer-price first Seder) and a handful of other things I can?t remember at the moment. At any rate – here are some of my favorites from the month. You can see them all in a slideshow here (or view as a set).

Carrot Cake Dinner 04.14.08

Dinner 04.25.08 Dinner 04.28.08

At the end of the month I’m going to start going to therapy. I’m writing about this mostly because I need to quell the noise in my head about it. Here’s the thing – I think I’m too smart for therapy.

I am pretty much of the belief that anything my therapist asks me, I will have the right and appropriate answer to and she will laugh heartily and tell me that I am one of the “normal” people who doesn’t really need therapy. Except in the back of my mind, I keep thinking after 10 minutes she’s going to suggest that I start coming twice a week because my issues are vast and unwieldy.

I’m not without my own set of problems. Problems that are probably going to be best served by talking to someone who studies these kinds of things for a living and I suppose that part of me is kind of excited to see what will be said.

My husband doesn’t believe in therapy or medication for any mental issues. He believes in mind over matter and to a certain degree, so do I. I do however, recognize my limitations and I don’t fully expect him (or really anyone for that matter) to understand what I’m going through from an emotional and mental standpoint and contrary to an notions, being thinner is not going to solve all of my problems and I need to learn an effective way of coping that doesn’t involve ice cream or a mcgriddle. And that whole avoidance thing? Starting to wear slightly thin.

In the meantime, I have a lot of questions. Will she laugh at my jokes? Will she think I need to be medicated? Who gave Britney Spears those extensions? Are capri pants a yes or no? These are all things I’m interested in knowing.