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“some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

– Bob Marley

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I wrote a cranky political blog post in my head while I was on the treadmill at the gym today. I thought it would be perfect for this Super Tuesday. But I got into a bloody battle with the copy machine and am left with a giant band-aid on my finger so I can’t type very well. I guess you are spared today, dear readers. Enjoy this Bob Marley quote instead.

Friday random ten

A very long time ago I used to do this thing called Friday Random 10. It was actually a blog meme and it was fun. To join in the fun, simply put your iPod on shuffle and blog the first ten songs played.

I actually had forgotten about it  until recently as I was going through all of my old blog posts. I kind of missed it! I’m sure the process is only edifying to myself but that’s o.k. I think I’ve come to the realization that I blog for myself. That others read my blog is  delicious icing on the cake.

So anyway, I bring you, again, today’s Friday Random 10. With YouTube videos so you can listen too!

1. Way out by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
LOVE this song and this band. Love to sing along with their music. Karen O’s voice is the best.

2. Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp. This song makes me remember my younger, carefree days, playing with my neighborhood friends at the playground.

3. Pictures of Lilly by the Who. Not one of my favorite Who songs.

4. Live wire Beastie Boys. I have a weird Beastie Boys story I should share sometime.

5. In my head by Queens of The Stone Age. God I love this song. I’d forgotten about it.

6. Lion’s Jaws by Neko Case. I discovered Neko Case in the dead of Winter in Spokane a few years ago. I bought all of her albums and played them obsessively. So now when I hear her music it reminds me of winter and , thus, sadness.

7. The Green Lady by Big Audio Dynamite. This song reminds me of having fun in NYC and, because I loved and listened to this album all the time, when I first moved to California.

8. Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley. I only have one Marley Album but a song from this album never fails to play during shuffle. My iPod loves Bob Marley. And so do I.

9. Let the Good Times Roll by the Cars. Fuck. Yeah.

10. I bleed, by Pixies. I do. For reals.

Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds, originally uploaded by CraftyMoni.

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: dont worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Thank you Bob Marley!

When I took this picture in Santa Cruz I thought of this time last year and how depressed I was. And how this song kind of made me feel a little bit better one dark day. The song immediately started going in my head and I knew I had to take this picture. I wish I could have taken a better picture, but I still haven’t mastered my photography skillz yet.

This wast taken at Natural Bridges beach. There is an overlook there and Raf and I always go there first when we visit Santa Cruz.

Last year was really horrible depression-wise. But this year? Not so bad, despite all of the snow. I think it has to do with my being more mindful lately. I’ve been exploring Zen Buddhism and have found it really interesting. It’s kind of getting me to appreciate the here and now. My problem, I have found is that I need to find happiness where I am at at the moment. That has always been my problem and I am just realizing it now.

Maybe I will blog about this in the future. It kinda deserves a blog post all by itself.

This is weird

Bob Marley live in concert in Zurich, Switzerl...
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Okay. I woke up this morning depressed again. I couldn’t sleep last night because I’ve just kind of been worried about life. I have kind of been shuffling around the house this morning totally unmotivated. I already blew off exercising for knitting, which I think was a good thing because knitting calms my nerves. (Except when I’m knitting Pomatomus, apparently.)

So anyway, I have awhile before I have to go to work, so I thought I would spin a little and listen to the latest podcast of Democracy Now. When I turned on the iPod I accidentally clicked “play” when the “Music” menu was selected. If your iPod is set to “Random Play,” which mine is, it will randomly play songs from the entire list of music on the iPod.

Okay. Can you guess which song, out of thousands, it decided to play?

It was Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” :

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: dont worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

The Universe is speaking to me! Thanks Mr. Marley! 🙂