Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year: 2012 ... ready, set, here we go!!!

UPDATE: has released its 2011 Recap Video that highlights his crew's events on Cincy's Fountain Square:

I've spent much of last week reflecting on events of the past year. Although there were plenty of good times (I'm in Cincy after all), some heartbreaking moments also occurred. Nevertheless, here's some of my 2011 adventures and reflections that I'm taking into 2012:
1. Getting hooked on the Coffee Emporium's brown sugar/walnut scones: 
2. Having weekly breakfasts at Servatii's on Court Street
3. Touring the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: 
4. Dining at TASTE OF BELGIUM for my first-ever serving of chicken & waffles: 
5. Visiting the Cincinnati Art Museum to tour the Art Deco exhibit  and discovering Trial by Fire -- a  hand-blown glass installation by Darren Goodman. I'll share more about him in a later post; meanwhile, here's an intro to his creativity: 
6. Watching Love's On Its Way video by Corinne Bailey Rae and being moved into re-thinking how I should live 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Farewell 2011! Welcome 2012 ... glad to greet you

As 2011 winds to a close, I'm preparing my end-of-year ritual: dance away the disappointments of this year and boogie toward my hopes for the coming one. I'm getting my party started this final week of 2011 with BoA's Energetic … report to the dance floor … By mid-week I'm sure to be mellowing with some old-school Funkadelic -- Maggot Brain, perhaps? Then by week's end, I'll probably be in the mood to crank up the volume on Parliament's Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker). On New Year's Eve, you'll find me celebrating 2011's final hours with a cheery crowd on Fountain Square. So long, au revoir, arrivederci, adios, lebewohl 2011! Hello, bonjour, ciao, hola, hallo 2012. Happy New Year everyone!!!

BoA: Energetic @
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain @
Parliament: Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)  @

NOTE: We're now

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joy to the World, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men!

In celebration of Christmas, here's a rendition of my favorite Christmas carol "Silent Night" sung by the Temptations: 

Also, enjoy "Silent Night" in the languages below -- Merry Christmas!
Silent Night (German)

Silent Night (Spanish)