Monday, March 15, 2010

Tasting Stars

"Come quickly, I am tasting stars." Dom Perignon.

I read this today and it made me smile and remember my first taste of really good champagne.

I don't celebrate life enough and I worry way to much. Things are good. Things are not bad. I am lucky in so many ways and I wish I could go back and "unworry" about so many things.

Our belongings are now being prepped for transit to England and while the charge to get everything there is horrendous, we will never, ever move it back across the pond since we plan to grow old in Europe somewhere.

I can see the end of this time alone in South Carolina, waiting for Visas and Dog vaccinations and I can't wait to be in England with my family.

So for today, no worries and I just might pick up a tiny split of champagne, just for me tonight. I will sit out in the warm evening with my two puppies and toast the fact that all is pretty damn ok in the Perkup Household!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I need a Raincoat in my Crowded House of Doom!

I am burning my cds to my laptop because while I like to think I am hip, I am not.

I am 10 years behind everyone else in this whole Ipod thing and while I own one, I rarely can find it, let alone put songs on it.

It is Saturday and since P is already in England moving into our new house, I get to sit here in South Carolina alone with nothing to do but wait for my nephew to finish taking his SAT.

Since we are moving to England in a few weeks, I only have a small cd holder here with a few of my favorites so I decided to burn them onto my laptop to get rid of the cds. Here is what I learned about myself.....

The 80's and 90's was depressing for me musically and boy does your music say a lot about how OLD I am.

Counting Crows - August & Everything After is amazing, but please hand me your rusty razorblade, Adam Duritz (my soulmate when I was 30).

Crowded House: Crowded House - A bit farther back for me, to the college years and again, teeny tiny bit of a downer.... Are we sensing a theme?

The Connells: Ring - A North Carolina Band I loved and must have seen live a jillion times in Columbia, SC at the amazing Rockefella's in Five Points. Angsty College Rock and my assymetrical bob haircut and double pierced ears!

Better Than Ezra: Deluxe - Loved them in the '90's and this CD is still fantastic Again, young love, death and sadness were with me on my walkman as I trotted around midtown in my nikes, heading to work with the 10 million other drones in Jones New York suits and Hanes Sheer pantyhose.

The Black Crowes: Amorica - Here is where I get into my Bad Boy Phase. I saw Chris Robinson once in NYC at a small venue where some friends were playing. He was dressed in black like he needed to accentuate just how freaking skinny he was. I could have snapped him like a twig while gazing into his eyes which appeared to be located on two different parts of his face. Just say No, kids.

And that is it all I have here in my pleather cd case. A few other albums by one of those above but boy do I love me some '90s alternative Rock. They really got me you know? Like they were singing to me, directly? And knew me down deep, to my soul? Where is VH1's Back to Music when you need it?????

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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I am sitting here in a tiny bedroom (that is not that tiny, really) on a single bed, with a dog on my feet, and dirt all over the covers, since I can't keep the dogs off of here. I don't have a couch (we do but it is in storage) just this one bed and two dog crates, which are really useless because I am a sucker and won't make them sleep in them.

We have chosen a rental house in Gloucestershire and P should be able to move in next Saturday. He will be in just about as bad a shape as me in terms of having no stuff but guys tend to rough it better.

I wish I could just be there, but my paperwork still has to go through and the dogs are not cleared for takeoff until April.

The house in Gloucestershire is a small bungalow, but it ticked quite a few boxes for us: It had a garage to hold all our boxes. It is a 6 month lease which will turn into a month to month lease we can leave with just a month's notice. That way we can look together when we are both over there and if we have the money, buy something.

Change is good. and I am ready for more!