A to Z Blogging Challenge · Family

J is for “Just Friends”

Blogging From A to Z: J

Just Friends– The Tonight Show Band led by Doc Severinsen

The Tonight Show Band led by Doc Severinsen was the house band that played on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962-1992. It was officially billed as The NBC Orchestra or Doc Severinsen and The NBC Orchestra. The jazz featured on the show was popular on American television at that time. People often associated this song with The Tonight Show.

Dropping off and picking up for rehearsals.

Finding black pants and trying to get those wrinkles out at a minute’s notice.

Scouring the house for two  black socks- they didn’t need to match- just be black.

School concerts, public performances, competitions, solos….. more than I can list over a 10 year period.

Hearing this song brings back memories of my kids’ days in jazz band (where all three played this song) in high school. It makes me smile. It tugs at my heart, causing me to miss those days that seemed to be lasting forever while they flew by way too quickly.

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The Great Book of Lists: Chapter 4.0- Hobbies


The Great Book of Lists: Chapter 4.0- Hobbies

  • Writing- whether it’s a blog post or story or random notes
  • Music- listening to it, practicing piano–music is always present in my life
  • Photography- learning to use my new camera…or just falling back on my trusty iPhone!
  • Antique and Thrift Store Shopping- doing more browsing than actual shopping
  • Crocheting- rediscovering an old hobby from years ago
  • Reading- anything and everything!

What are your favorite hobbies? 

Thanks for stopping by!


A to Z Blogging Challenge · Family

I is for “I Hate Everyone”

Blogging From A to Z Challenge: I

I Hate Everyone*– Get Set Go

*profanity warning

For openers, I’m not a big user of profanity, although when I get pushed to a point I’ve been known to let loose. I found this song on a CD compiling songs that were heard on Grey’s Anatomy. In that verson, there is no swearing. Having said that—

When Beej was a wee, little baby, we spent a lot of time together and I was just beginning my major Grey’s Anatomy binge watch, trying to catch up with the rest of the world who knew about this show 13 years ago. Very early on, Beej recognized the show’s theme song and to this day, it brings a smile to his face. He has always responded to music so I started playing song from the show, which he would respond to when they were heard on the show, if he happened to be in the room at the time.

This song was one of those songs. I’m not a proponent of hate but there are just some days….  I chose this video because I loved all the scenes with my favorite character, most long gone from the show.

In honor of my little grandson and those days, I is for I Hate Everyone.

But today, I don’t hate anyone- love to you all!

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