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I've Gone Hippie

Posted by Amy, 17 March 2014 · 254 views
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Ok you guys. This could be a pivotal moment in my life, and I want to share it with Klipsch nation for all to see. It will one-up my level of commitment, being "out there" and all.

I've been talked into trying the Paleo diet, aka Caveman diet, by a friend of mine. (I'm using the term "friend" loosely at this point.) The gist: if cavemen couldn't eat it, I can't either. It's that simple. Which means all agriculture is out. Dairy. Grains. COOKIES. Because we all know cookies are farmed. Basically, everything I love and eat too much of is out. My mom immediately asked me if I would also carry a club and paint on walls. Oh, ha ha, mother.

My goal with this diet is not to lose weight, but to feel better. I'm getting older, and let's face it, feeling good gets harder as you get older. Not only the changes in our bodies, but mentally -- things seem to pile up as years go by. Need to de-clutter. Clean out the attic, so to speak. And the plumbing, but I thought that sounded kind of gross so I didn't want to say it. Except I just did.

The most challenging thing I can see already (I started this today, by the way) is finding stuff to eat. I'm no hunter, and I suck at gathering. Healthy gathering, anyway. I shopped at our local Trader Joe's yesterday for the first time, which is all-things organic. I felt like a turd in a punchbowl, swimming among people I've poked fun at for years. I humbly hang my head to say: you guys were onto something all along.

I'm also cutting coffee (organic, of course) to one cup a day. I missed my daily dose of 4 or 5 cups yesterday, and OH MY GOD the headache. I realized I have a serious problem.

So if I seem a tad cranky over the next few days, blame detox. Stick with me. I'll report occasionally as I go along.

In the meantime, let's celebrate with a little Dead. It won't be long before I'm as happy as this song sounds.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

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Why Klipsch makes the best speakers on earth

Posted by Amy, 12 March 2014 · 254 views
engineering, headquarters
Because we have engineers who design things like this.

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Desperately Seeking Frodo

Posted by Amy, 07 March 2014 · 146 views

Email me if you have one of these Hobbit t-shirts you can stand to part with. Klipsch goodies in exchange, along with our undying gratitude.
You can keep the girl. Assuming you have her.

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Music Monday: Freelance Whales

Posted by Amy, 03 March 2014 · 82 views
music monday, freelance whales and 1 more...
I admit it. I listened solely on the basis of the band's name. I picture a pod of whales (that's what a group of them is called, right? A pod? I'm too lazy at the moment to Google) floating around on typewriters cranking out articles for the Oceanic Daily. Or something equally ridiculous.

But this song caught me. Despite the visual.

We keep on churning and the lights inside the house turn on
And in our native language we are chanting ancient songs
And when we quiet down, the house chants on without us

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Klipsch Wood Shop

Posted by Amy, 28 February 2014 · 212 views
engineering, headquarters
One of my favorite rooms in this building.

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Cloudy with a chance of cold icy crap

Posted by Amy, 27 February 2014 · 119 views
winter, indiana
Looks like Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.....Wednesday, Thursday....ok basically all next week, will treat us to more subzero temps and "wintery mixes." Does anyone else hate that term, wintery mix? I prefer crap. Cold icy crap. I would go one worse, but this is family friendly blog.

Next month is definitely coming in as the proverbial lion, but if it doesn't leave as the cute little lamb, I'm going to have some major S.A.D. issues to contend with.

Don't let me down, March.

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Music Monday: John Butler, or, a great way to kill 12:04

Posted by Amy, 24 February 2014 · 84 views
john butler, music monday, ocean
Cousin John, tearing it up. One of the best contemporary instrumental pieces I've heard...and I just love that old guitar.
Stay through the end...you don't have anywhere to be anyway.

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Nearly 10 years, and because some of you asked.

Posted by Amy, 20 February 2014 · 207 views
parenthood, photography
I've been pretty lazy about taking photos of the kid lately. I think once they get past a certain age, it starts to feel like actual work. Must be the dirty looks and hiding. And then there's he things he does...
I did manage to get a few last fall, and I thought I'd share one with you... just so you can feel as old as I do. After all, you did contribute to the naming process.

Click on the thumbnail for a giant version of my 9-year-old giant.

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They look so innocent.

Posted by Amy, 19 February 2014 · 119 views
nature, indiana
I missed Music Monday this week! President's Day gets me all screwed up. And then I took a day off yesterday...is it Monday today? Do we have school? Can I see my sidewalks? Will the days ever be normal again? I'll dig up something good for next Monday.

I actually thought it was the weekend yesterday, so I did what I always do on the weekends...walked in the woods. I came across a herd of deer at sunset in the adjoining field...yes, a herd. There must have been at least 20 of them. Here's the only semi-decent shot I got with just 3 of them in the frame of my zoom lens. No way I was getting any closer to that nonsense. Especially as they took off. Those things are lethal!!

Too bad the industrial area ruins the ambiance of the scene. If I were better at Photoshop (and more patient. And had all the time in the world), I'd clean that up for ya.

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Music Monday: When In Rome

Posted by Amy, 10 February 2014 · 142 views
music monday, 80s, when in rome
I'm on an 80s kick again today. I love hearing a song on the radio or in a movie that hasn't surfaced in decades, but I can pick right up with them and sing along without missing a beat. Makes me feel like no time has passed at all, and my gray hairs and wrinkles are merely illusions in a mirror.

The Promise is a quintessential 80s tune, complete with a synthesized rhythm and Duran-Duran-type vocals. I have to admit, today is the first time I've watched the video...and one of the guys looks NOTHING like how I pictured. But do they ever?

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