Thursday, January 22, 2009

"I woke last night to the sound of thunder....!"

I was sittin' at the 'puter and feeling a little low...

Contemplating the gray night, the cold wet air, and my (ever) shrinking computer chair....

When all of the sudden a song came on the radio.....

And I heard....

"I woke last night to the sound of thunder!....

How far off I sat and wondered....."

Hello, Bob Segar!

Without thinking my shoulders start bobbin' to the beat......

My heart beats a little faster and the song goes on....

"Started humming a song from 1962

Aint it funny how the night moves...."

Now my bum is starting to wiggle.... while Bob sings....

"When you just dont seem to have much to loose...

Strange how the night moves...."

Whoa..... Night moves!!.....

And by the end of the song I am smiling and singing.... the gloom of the foggy night forgotten...

Now, I think that as I actually made it a whole week (almost) without posting any youtube, I should be allowed to put up the music video of the song that made my night!?! Don't you?

To share it all with you and hope that, somewhere,out there in the great wide world, all my blogger friends might get to smile and dance a little too!

So... here it is! Bob Segar's 'Night Moves'.... accompanied by a handful of those cliche little inspirational expressions I received in an e-mail today....

My favorite.....

** Some days you're the pigeon,
and some days you're the statue. **


A lecturer when explaining
stress management to an audience,
raised a glass of water and asked
"How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged

from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied,

"The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute,
that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour,
I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day,
you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight,
but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued,

"And that's the way it is
with stress management.
If we carry our burdens
all the time, sooner or later,
as the burden becomes increasingly heavy,
we won't be able to carry on. "

"As with the glass of water,
you have to put it down for a while

and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed,
we can carry on with the burden."

"So, before you return home tonight,
put the burden of work down.
Don't carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now,
let them down for a moment if you can."

* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
just in case you have to eat them.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind,
at least have the decency to be vague.

* Since it's the early worm
that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

* It's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

* When every thing's coming your way,
you're in the wrong lane.


  1. Love Bob Segar. The song " Turn the page" gives me goose bumps!

  2. That stress managment bit couldnt be more true! lol and I think it's time for me to maybe put that one into action in a few areas... :P

    Always lovin' the Youtubes!

  3. Seems alot of lot of folks are laying low in blogger land this week. Sometime I can just barley keep up with everyone.

    I love Bob Segar too - I was totally mad at iTunes one day I jumped on to get a few of his classics and found out that they only have one, 1! Song of his....yes I pouted...

    I also wanted to invite you to this
    I thought of you while putting it together - but totally understand if you don't have time.

    Hope you are feeling upbeat today!

  4. That is so true about stress! And it's amazing how a song that wakes you up can set the mood for the entire day! And you can never post too many you Tube videos.

    I don't even know how to post one!!

  5. Teeheehee!!! As usual, you put a smile on my face!!!

    Isn't our weather just atrocious??? What the heck is up with all of this frezing cold fog???

    Stress??? What the heck is that???!!! LOL!!!! I am the QUEEN of stress!!!
    I sometimes joke that I will give myself an aneurysm by the time that I hit 40...which is really not that funny at all!

    PS-The email has officially been sent!!!

  6. I love those silly little cliche's and I hadn't yet heard a few of them. Thanks for sharing. And...thanks very much for Bob Segar - one of my favorites!

  7. I love Bob Segar!!

    Stress? I think my life is fixing to become extremely stressful. Thankfully, I have horses!!