So yesterday morning as I arrived at work I pondered what music to select on my IPOD for the day. I have a small speaker system set up at my desk and I can't work or think without some sort of background noise. Half of the time I don't really listen to it, but I need it there. Yesterday I decided on some Robbie Williams and as his music came on I found myself smiling uncontrollably. I had forgotten how much I loved his stuff and how it puts me in this happy mood just listening to it. (Please not that the Millenium album is my absolute favorite and you should definitely listen to it).
As I thought about his music, I came upon a sudden revelation. I should have been British or English. Seriously. I'm obsessed. I've been hoping to vacation there but haven't quite found the funds or time yet. I have a feeling I will want to stay.
I started making a mental list of all of my favorite things throughout the years:
(in no special order)
*Gavin Rossdale - I had a total obsession with the band Bush in my college years. I have every album ever put out by the band, many B-sides and imports, an entire magazine collection (no I didn't make an album of just their articles from every magazine I could find...that would be CRAZY), an autographed, framed magazine cover that is displayed in my home (currently in the closet...have to convince hubby on that one), stood in line to get his autograph in person after a concert once, couldn't speak upon meeting him, have EVERY album Gavin himself has come up with since leaving the band Bush.
*James Blunt - own every album he has put out and love his mood and odd voice
*The movie About a Boy is an all time favorite along with Love Actually
*which brings me to Hugh Grant...yummy. Kind of dorky attractive but something about it works.
*The television show on BBC Top Gear. This one we recently became addicted to because it is honestly hilarious. But me, a car show? Very strange that I love it.
*Bridget Jones's Diary - another British movie and book that I loved.
*Simon Cowell from American Idol...the show woulnd't be the same without him and you know those of us that watch are mostly wanting to hear his snide comments. I have a serious soft spot for him. He's hilarious.
*JK Rowling - who doesn't love the Harry Potter books, seriously?
These are just a few that came to mind yesterday...apparently I love the British/English. That coupled with my love of a cold, rainy day makes me wonder if I am possibly on the wrong continent. Or maybe just have an appreciation for the sexy accents.
In other random news - I saw Starbucks guy yesterday morning and it also made my day. He's not English but foreign so I think it ties in nicely. A woman came on the intercom to take my order but before she could finish someone started talking over her and I recognized his voice immediately. I think his name is Nick. As I pulled up to the drive-in window he had my coffee ready and as he handed it to me, said "Good morning Gorgeous". This time there wasn't anything unmistakable about it - it was just a nice, friendly compliment. And what girl minds being called gorgeous even if she doesn't believe it herself? He went on to tell me that they had taken him off of the drive thru and put him inside the last few days and he was missing it. He honestly thrives as a people person. I told him I guess they were trying to boost inside revenue and he joked that that's what they're telling him but he wasn't really liking it as much.
It was a nice conversation and one that I needed. I love sharing tidbits in random stranger's lives and the fact that some of them have no problem spilling little things to me. Hmm...perhaps why I am addicted to blogging? It's just nice to know that we live in a nice big world where some people who don't know you at all can treat you more like a friend than a stranger. As you all know Starbucks guy can sometimes push the envelope with my comfort level with his comments but I think now I know...he's just a good guy trying to get people to smile every day. And I like that. We should all be more like that.
Speaking of coffee - time to run. I'm back to my morning posting...I spent last night critiquing for my group and finishing up my selection to send out tonight. It still needs some work, but each time I take a stab at it, it seems to get better. Maybe. Sometimes I honestly don't know. I'll let the group decide.
Happy Thursday All!