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WotW is a reoccuring feature where I get to share the cool and awesome things I discover.

Well, it’s November in Michigan. One day we’ll open the windows because it’s warm outside, the next it’s snowing.  We put up with this crazy weather because we live in a beautiful place, but there are some days when I know why everyone moves to Arizona or Florida when they retire.

Today, I just have one thing for you. This took my breath away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gutI5qnjxo&feature=player_embedded

 

It’s just beautiful.

What’s got your eye (or ear!) today?

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Welcome to Wednesday On The Web – where we put together the cool/interesting/crazy things we’ve found lately.

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With Lent upcoming, I noticed a lot of my finds in the last week or two are quiet, contemplative or thought-provoking.

For example….

Sinner? There’s an app for that.

One of my favorite finance bloggers posted this video as inspiration this week. I can’t help but continue to watch it over and over again.

If you liked that, there are other performances on YouTube that are worth watching.

This website charts out CO2 emissions, birth rates and death rates… as you watch. It’s a chilling reminder of our carbon output, and an interesting look at population.

Mad World has been coming up in my music rotation, and it strikes a chord. I listen to it on repeat sometimes.

I tend to get more reflective during this time of year and my tastes seem to reflect that.

To end on a lighter note, I was listening to the Daily Writer’s Almanac in the car the other day. At the end of the almanac, Garrison Keillor reads a poem. I actually had to stay in my car to finish, the poem was SO delightful. It’s titled “Daily I Fall in Love With Mechanics.” You can read it at the link, but it is best to click “Listen” and experience it for yourself.

That’s it for me this Wednesday… what’s got you fascinated this week?

 

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Welcome to Wednesday On The Web – where I pull together the fun/awesome/weird things I’ve found online.

This is a very short Wednesday On The Web this week – was going to pull a great post together yesterday, but with the car drama – I’ve been a bit busy. Next week, I promise to make up for it!

Today, I’m going to share the glory of YouTube.

1: I made an off-hand comment to Jeff about how he wasn’t ever romantic. “Here, I have a song just for you!” he declared:

Romantic, no?

This is the Axis of Awesome. They’re an Aussie band… and I have no idea why they haven’t gotten popular over on this side of the world. They’re SO funny! It’s worth it to watch every single one of their videos (although a couple are not necessarily appropriate for children!).

2: I really can’t help but share another song. Really. They are truly awesome. (There’s a foul word or two in here… fair warning)

I had to watch these again, writing this post. Did I mention awesome? Yeah.

3: Another find of my husband’s. This one should blow you away.

Incredible, no? (And cute!) Impressive! And then I saw this:

4: Just listen.

I have no words for his talent. If you’ve got the time, there’s quite a few more.

5: On a different note, Jeff loved this – and sang along for most of it!

Hope your Wednesday is better than mine! What are you loving online this week?

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When P is fussy, my husband has a sure-fire way of calming her down. He didn’t want to tell me his secret at first, but he found it so funny that he finally confessed.

My baby loves Glee.  All Jeff has to do is queue up our copy of Season 1’s songs and she’s happy! (We don’t have anything from Season 2 yet… but that will be forthcoming!) I tried it the other day, and it’s totally true.  My little one loves music! I performed a test by playing Chicago on Netflix the other night and I can confirm she likes musicals as well.

This thrills me, and makes me suspect two things: first, that our love of music is hard-wired into our brain. second, if not the first – it’s because she heard music so much on my hour commutes to work back and forth while she was gestating. Either way, it’s pretty awesome.

Next weekend, we’ll be headed to see the Merry Wives of Windsor put on by Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company (of which I am proudly an alumni!) – they’re a professional Shakespeare company that performs shows with original practices. In short, that’s universal lighting and character doubling (one cast member playing multiple roles).  It’ll be baby P’s first real introduction to Shakespeare and I can’t wait! I won’t put any pressure on her, but I’m secretly hoping P will love the theater as much as I do.

And this post is so short because P is also a lot like me in that she likes being cuddled. Apparently it is much better to sleep in her mother’s arms than in a crib and she lets me know… so I don’t have a lot of two-handed free time.  I suspect this means we’ll have a night-time visitor once she’s older – eep, but don’t want to think about that just yet!

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