Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jones Soda Bottle

I recently have developed a fondness for Jones Soda Cream Soda. It is quite yummy! Marcy had me choose a yummy drink to take on our vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and that was my choice. I thought, "How cool would it be to get Colin's picture on one of their bottles!?" So I submitted one of his birthday pics. You can go here to vote on it and hopefully, they'll choose it...I mean, look at the kid. How could they not?!?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Great Voice Silenced

I just read that Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) died late last night after a battle with pancreatic cancer. What a sad day. He was able to do something for me that I would have previously predicted that no one would be able to do: develop an appreciation in me for opera music. His rendition of Nessum Dorma - his signature song - is one of the greatest musical performances ever:

Luciano, you will be missed...

A couple of trivia items regarding Pavarotti - Did you know:
  • That he would always perform with a bent nail in his pocket that he had found somewhere on the stage?
  • That he holds the world record for the longest standing ovation? Ninety minutes!!! Wow!