Friday, October 26, 2012

The Mob Murders!

Hello hello,
Last weekend a few of us girls got together and participated in a murder mystery. It was a blast! I played a male character nicknamed “Lefty”, bodyguard to a mob boss. Got to don the moustache (pardon the pun). One of the gang members was murdered by a woman scorned. Just glad it wasn’t yours truly. Dodged that bullet (heehee, I’m on fire). I enjoyed the effort made by the hostess and the cast. The setting was decorated perfectly, made for an enjoyable evening. It was a lovely night of laughs, chatter, wine, and murder :) great lead up to Halloween. Working on my costume this weekend, I’ll be sure and post some photos when I'm done. Have a fun weekend!

Poor Charlie.
 Me and the Boss' old lady.
 The Driver and the hit-man.
 The Boss.
The crime scene.
 A few more gang members.
The killer and the bartender. Guess she messed up the drink order?

 I moustache you a question, but I'll shave it for later (heehee).

Tiny Glass Houses by: Amelia Curran.

Thought To Make You Smile:
Finding ten bucks in your coat pocket! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

David Francey Show!

Hello guys,
Sorry for the little hiatus. No excuse really other then being lazy, but hey happens to everyone right? Well, back to the grindstone. I wanted to share about my musical excursions a few weekends ago. Friday, after work, a few friends and I headed to Athabasca Theater to hear a Canadian singer songwriter by the name of David Francey. I wasn’t familiar with his work but I was in for a surprise. He was very entertaining. His stories and songs were very interpersonal. I think writing that comes from relationship or a personal place reaches so many people. How amazing is that? We are all interconnected. Music can surpass language, race, gender, age, and position. What a beautiful gift! Friday was a good night. If you ever get the chance to see David Francey check him out, he’s worth it. 

On Sunday evening Allison, Shawn, and I headed to the Belle Centre to have a listen during open mike night. I wasn’t intending to perform, just listen. I somehow got roped into singing a few tunes. It was a fun time. The host ,Jeff, is great and saved me when I crashed on the last song. Regardless, the evening was a great one. It’s always a good time, so if you like music and have nothing to do on a Sunday you should check it out. Have a great week, chat soon.

"And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares that infest the day shall fold their tents like the Arabs and as silently steal away."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


Sweetest Taboo by: Sade

A Thought To Make You Smile:
Getting a hug when you really needed one, but the giver had no idea you did. I love it when that happens. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pittman Thanksgiving 2012.

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has been over for a week. As a result of the holiday we had a four-day workweek (woohooo!) it has gone by super fast. Report cards are coming up shortly and exams are being scheduled, which make for a busy time at work. I’ve also been busy with commitments during the weeknights. So, I’ve had little or no time to write a blog post. However, I had some downtime this weekend and finally got the chance to write. Thanksgiving was AWESOME. The whole weekend was very relaxing and family orientated. The whole fam jam spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday together. It was very special to have everyone under one roof. Even though we live in the same community life gets busy and we don’t always get to see each other as much as we would like. We talked, laughed a lot, danced, played games, cooked, ate a lot, and made some very special memories. My greatest earthly blessing is my family and for that I am eternally grateful. Hope your thanksgiving was wonderful and if you haven’t had yours yet (U.S. readers), I wish the same for you. Take care, have a great week!

Just hanging out with the fam jam!

Nana blowing bubbles for little Nate!

Taking time to read a book.

UMMMMM, Maybe you should turn around? 

Karla's lovely centrepiece.

My pumpkin cake! Super proud!

Crazy poppy!

More reading!

Even more crazy!!!

I'm thankful for my father!

Nathaniel's art work, going to be just like his aunt Melanie! very proud!

Ended Monday night with a little "friendly" competition. We fired up the old Wii and dusted off the American Idol game. It was a blast, we all had a few good laughs. Everyone got an E for effort, however I would have to say the star of the evening was Murdock Pittman! You rocked!

Karla getting ready to rock out!

The man of the hour, Murdock Pittman!

Mama feeling the beat!

Always a showman!!!

The Crooner!

Singing my heart out!

Even Nate was in on the action!

Crystal by: Stevie Nicks

A Thought To Make You Smile:
Getting flowers delivered to your door! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Mixed Tape!

A Warm Hello,
Today is exceptionally fall-ish. The branches of the Dogberry Tree, just outside my window, are swaying in the chilly air. Their leaves of rust, purple, and yellow still hold enough green to bring to mind summer. Their colors are a stark contrast to the lush, red, berries that the branch holds, lovely. There is something adventurous and romantic in days like these. The shadows close in a little earlier than a few short days ago. Readying us for the dark, heavier days of winter. It’s on days like these that I love to go for long drives or take a walk around the block, drinking in the crispness of the air. I think fall is a time to slow down and rest. Rest from the unscheduled hurry of summer. I think it’s a very important time for the mind and soul, a time to regroup. That may be my favorite thing about fall.

I have yet to post about one of my greatest passions – Music. Thomas Carlyle describes my feelings about music more eloquently then I could "All deep things are songs. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, songs; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls" I thought I'd leave you with a list of my favorite songs to listen to during fall. Songs to help when I want to relax and be still. Take a minute to check out some of the songs, they may become some of your favorites too. Hope you enjoy.


Mel’s Fall Mixed Tape:
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy
Fields of Gold – Sting
I’m a Fool to Want You – Billie Holiday
Caramel - Suzanne Vega
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Ft Sarah Mclachlan (from the acoustic album)
Harvest Moon - Neil Young 
Autumn Leaves - Paolo Nutini
Four Strong Winds - John Denver
Catch The Wind - Donovan
Prelude in E Minor (op.28 no.4) - Chopin
Chelsea Hotel - Leonard Cohen
Shelter From The Storm - Bob Dylan

Caramel by: Suzanne Vega

A Thought To Make You Smile:
The smell of a butter pecan cake fresh out of the oven!