Monday, January 16, 2006

Lyle and Bonnie

Have you seen Crossroads on CMT?

You haven't? You should!


about the series

Great music knows no boundaries. CMT Crossroads shows the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode will feature a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music.

I'm excited about an upcoming episode pairing Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt. It airs February 11th at 8 pm CST. Lyle used to open for Bonnie Raitt. They are both excellent musicians, talented songwriters and they share a love for blues and gospel music. I've seen Bonnie live. I've seen Lyle live. I've seen Bonnie and Lyle live. This will be a great show.

To get you in the mood, try to catch the best Crossroads yet: the one pairing Pat Benatar and Martina McBride. Whew, can those ladies sing. A fabulous show! It airs on February 1st at 7pm CST. Also, be sure to check out another excellent episode, pairing Sugarland with Bon Jovi; it airs tomorrow, January 17th at 10 pm CST.

No, I don't work for CMT, nor do I date anyone who does. :)

Friday, January 13, 2006

It's Joyce, not iJoyce or eJoyce

I haven't posted in a while. Were you all worried about me? All 3-4 of you who occasionally check my blog?

The title above should tell you I've been experimenting with music files and MP3 players... I think I finally have all my music on my iPod. I really like it. I would just like it and iTunes to talk to each other consistently. Is that too much to ask? Is it too much to ask for iTunes and my iPod to get along? Come to think of it, there's no 'i' in team. :) Suffice it to say it all does work, just not like it did the first week, or the second...

Now on to another task. USE THE iPOD FOR WORKING OUT! Wait, I do use it WHEN I workout. So I guess the task is: WORKOUT CONSISTENTLY.

For your reference, I'm listening to two great new CDs: Lifehouse (a gift, thank you!) and Bonnie Raitt.

Friday, January 06, 2006


I would have put this picture in my last post, had I seen it in time. It's a good explanation of my feelings.

Now I'm all for Vince Young going pro. What better time? Don't gamble on winning the Heisman next year, Vince, go pro!

Oh wait, my maroon blood is coming out again.

More later.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

They Did It

UT wins. What a great game. I enjoyed it all. It was a good match-up. Both teams played to win and acted like gentlemen. UT showed up, turned it on when necessary and got the win. I found myself cheering for them the entire game. I couldn't help it.

I'm still an Aggie, no question, it's just more thrilling than I thought to see a national championship come to the state of Texas.

I found the following on the Austin American Statesman site. Great pictures. I think Vince Young goes pro now. No question.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Big Game

I'm watching the Rose Bowl tonight with coworkers at a coworker's house. Neither are originally from Texas. I'm sure they will not care for which team I cheer.

Really, I just want it to be a good game. A close match-up with good play and good sportsmanship. If all that happens, then I will be happy no matter which team wins.

This view makes me the outcast around Austin, for sure. To borrow from Kermit the Frog: It's hard being maroon (I mean green). The pictures below might provide some insight.

I cannot help but wonder if the UT fans would pull for the Aggies if we were in their position. What do you think?

Monday, January 02, 2006


I want to go skiing. Soon. It's winter, it shouldn't be 80 degrees. If I was skiing, I'm sure it wouldn't be in 80 degree weather.

Anyone want to go skiing? Maybe a long weekend in early February? Somewhere with bunny slopes and hot chocolate.

I'll think back on my only ski trip, ever, to Brighton, Utah in February 2004.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Cute Boys

The Park boys are my buddies. Samuel (Spiderman) and I worked a 150 piece puzzle, while Jeremiah (Batman) and I attempted a 24 piece puzzle. Much fun was had by all!

I had plans to exercise today, so that I could say (at least once in my life) that I exercised every day this year. It didn't happen!Does the phrase, "It's the thought that counts" apply in this situation? Please?

I've been working on my list of 101 Things (about myself). I have 72 things so far. There are many more, but I'm trying to make a list of 101 INTERESTING Things. I might go back and edit the aforementioned 72.

I'm posting from a Mac today, courtesy of the Park family. At least I can say I have posted a blog entry every day this year!