Saturday, November 22, 2008

I've been to the Dark Side of the Moon...

Last night, Mark and I, finally went on a much needed date. We invited our fabulous friends, Erin and Ryan, and tripped out at 2 Laser Pink Floyd shows. They were awesome!! So glad for the time away from it all.

A fun story about going to the Planetarium for Laser Floyd...

June 1998...My good, good friend Mark and I decided to make a trip up to SLC to catch the midnight showing of Laser Floyd. We had been hanging out for the last 6 months as the "goodest" of friends. Later I will call this our 1st official date.

Anyhow, we got to Salt Lake early and stopped by Mark's folks house. First meeting. I was a lot nervous. Bill and Judy...Mom was already in bed and Dad was happy to keep us company and chat awhile. Even offered to let us watch some of the National Geographic videos. He was awesome! But we had to head out to catch the show.

Waiting in line... couldn't wait to get into the theater with Mark. Man I loved him! Once inside we chose our seats and settled in. After about a minute, I proceeded to place my hand on Mark's and do the interlocking finger hand hold. This was SERIOUS!

Well the rest they say is history... We did have our 1st kiss that night, but that'll be another story.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I love music. Many kinds. I am not usually picky. I usually say that I don't like country music, but I really don't know it so I choose something else. Nothing against it.

Today I realized there are a ton of lyrics from songs that move me. In all directions.


Here are some that I thought of today...

"Walk with me now under the stars. It's a clear and easy pleasure. And be happy in my company, for I love you without measure." Nick Cave

"Time passes slowly, our hearts entwined. All of the dark times left behind." David Gilmour

"I don't believe in Beatles. I just believe in me. Yoko and me... and what we are." John Lennon

"Your eyes are like a diamond mine...deep and dark inside." Mark Sandman

"I hope that when you step out into the air your skin looks like oatmeal. And when you order a burger and fries it all tastes like glass and rocks." Mark Chapman

"You know that I care what happens to you and I know that you care for me too." Pink Floyd

That is all for now. But I think I will start posting lyrics on the side of my blog...Yes, that will do.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Family photos...

Last Saturday we went to Wheeler Farm and had some pictures taken. Caroline Drake was our photographer. She did an awesome job and was great to work with. Check out some cute photos here. So excited to do Christmas cards this year...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Like black holes in the sky...

First of all, this may seem silly, but I wanted to make note of the LOVE I have for David Gilmour (mostly of Pink Floyd fame) and the song "Shine on You Crazy Diamond". Of course, it should be noted that I do feel the kind of love that, come what may I will always love you for Mark. I could not be more in love with Mark at this very moment. Although when I get home from work and see that he has been playing and hanging out with our sweet Maddie and that he is excited to go today and take family pictures, I will love him a little more. It is amazing and always happens.

Okay, back to the other love...This morning as I drove to work I listened to the version of SOYCD from the Live at Gdansk album. It is a concert Gilmour did in 2006. I have loved Pink Floyd and especially the Wish You Were Here album since I was less than a decade old. My parents were quite the music lovers...
Anyhow, as I let myself get lost this morning in the song, I cried. It is the most beautiful time I think David has ever sang it. I thought about being young and feeling something unexplainable in the music. It reminds me of finding Mark and discovering that we both had a fondness for the Floyd and it wasn't something that I liked just so he'd like me and we would have something in common. One night while Mark and I were hanging out in our 'just friends' stage, one of us suddenly blurted out "like black holes in the sky", which is exactly what the other had been thinking. It was funny and some how profound.
Today I thought about the unconditional love I feel for Mark and how grateful I am to be a part of his life and to have him as a part of mine. Thank you David Gilmour and Roger Waters for caring enough about your good friend, Syd Barrett, to write about what it may have been like for him to be who he was. I am forever in love and will shine on...