Wanted: A Flight to Vermont

It’s official… 

I am the aunt to the sweetest baby girl, little Amelia Rose, born yesterday at 1:57pm.  I love all 20.5 inches and 8 pounds of her.  The only bittersweet moment of the whole picture is that I am 1,414 miles away from my only sister, my brother-in-law, and my new favorite person, Amelia.  According to Google, if I start driving at this exact moment, I would arrive in their driveway in 25 hours… of course, I’d prefer to fly.

Needless to say, all I want today is a flight to Vermont… STAT.  Until I see this child, I’ll be stuck in a virtual airport waiting area.


Alas, with a lack of vacation time and a couple hundred spare dollars laying around, I’ll just have to work on my patience.  The amazing thing is that Amelia, at barely a day old, is already a Skype pro so I’ve seen little wiggles and heard the spectacular little coos only such a cute baby can make.  I’ve already assessed that she has my sister’s perfect nose and her daddy’s disposition.  I am in LOVE and she is worth the wait 🙂

Welcome to the world baby girl, Auntie Riah loves you!




Wanted Wednesday: A Voice Like Mahalia

I haven’t posted in a while, so, to ring in the return to ye ole blog, I’ve combined a long promised music post with a Wanted Wednesday.

This week, need I say more than the following two words?

Mahalia Jackson

You can not say the name without instantly developing a Southern accent… and for Mahalia, I bear my suppressed drawl proudly. Continue reading “Wanted Wednesday: A Voice Like Mahalia”


It’s WANTED Wednesday and this week the thing at the top of my “Wanted” list, of course below world peace and the end to poverty, is this specimen above.  No it isn’t the bearded lad gazing off into the wild blue yonder.  The object of my affection is this most awesome Threadless Tee by Loy Valera entitled “Friday, I’m in Love.” Never before have I seen the lyrics to the same titled Cure song illustrated so effectively… come to thing of it, I’m not so sure I’ve ever seen the lyrics to “Friday, I’m in Love” illustrated.  Nonetheless, this shirt is WANTED.

See if you can figure out all the lyrics… if you need a cheat head over to LyricsFreak.com

So, I leave you with a little Cure for the road…

And don’t forget to head over to GlassGiant.com to create your own WANTED posters!