Living, Learning, and Sharing my best life by becoming thoughtfully engaged with the world around me. An evolving boomer, Grande Dame blogger, photographer, nurse, euchre player, lover of champagne, chocolates, and caviar, feeder of birds, reader of books, mother of a BC eagle, co-founder of the Goddess Gala and Dieting Diva.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beer Wars Live

Tonite, my husband and I went to the theater to watch Beer Wars Live.   It is a documentary on the state of craft brewing in the United States.  The Documentary was interesting and gave a perspective of the Beer Industry with a slant toward the ideas of the craft brewer.   If you are into beer you would probably enjoy it. I am not much of a beer drinker but I do love the great names the craft brewers come up with:  Dogfish Head Golden Shower, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Dead Guy Ale, Pigs Eye Pilsner, Liver Lager, flying dog beer, Buffalo Bills Alimony Ale. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Les Paul at The Iridium Jazz Club New York City

Last night we enjoyed the site and sound of the legendary Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. The 10pm show in the small basement club was over sold. We were packed in like sardines. I was concerned about my ability to enjoy myself in the cramped quarters. Once the band took stage, all that was forgotten. I had a great time! Les and his band, joined by a couple of guests, played for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Seated on a guitar stool, Les played and told stories, talked to his band and his audience. Physically he is limited by arthritic fingers, wears a hearing aide, and has a new pacemaker and just spent 3 weeks in the hospital.   However, at 93 years young, his spirit is still strong and lively. As is tradition, Les appeared 30 minutes after the show to sign autographs, and take photos with fans. A line of at least 150 formed to get their picture taken with the legend. The young and the old came carrying guitars and other pieces of memorabilia to be autographed.  Some of them waited close to 2 hours.  Les didn't leave the club till after 2. Fans are inspired by his life's work.  Yet it is their faithful following that gives him purpose to continue his lifes work.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this performance should you be in Manhattan on a Monday night.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

How to live your best life - 12 Ideas

  1. Dream
  2. Give of  yourself
  3. Be willing to forgive
  4. Search for the Humor
  5. Change the things you can...
  6. Remember the more the merrier
  7. Take care of your mind: Read, Play games
  8. Be open to new ideas
  9. Don't postpone joy:  Make life happen
  10. Make meals and experience
  11. Take care of your body
  12. Nourish your soul