My Aim is True

A year ago I discovered the holidays anew: odd work hours prevented me from going to Florida's East Coast to enjoy it with my family, and I was without a special someone here in Tampa to share all the little things that I love about Christmas. But I found a friend who was recently single, and we decided to spend it together.
Watching cartoons and Francis the Talking Mule.

It wasn't what I would have planned myself, but I was happy. A week later we had a platonic New Year's Eve date, and I think for the first time in my life I wasn't longing for anything I didn't already have. What an empowering feeling...and Ronny and I were married just a few months later.
The traditions we now have are what we make up along the way.

Like our pink palm Christmas tree.

This morning we subbed from Glen Hatchell on 88.5's Monday Morning Show. Our playlist is below, and you can listen to the show online in the archives for the next week.

Dr. John Litanie Des Saints Goin' Back To New Orleans
Youngbloods Grizzly Bear Get Together
Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting Baby, It's Cold Outside Mistletoe & Merriment
Roy Zimmerman Jingle Bell Iraq Peacenick
set break
SUGAR PIE DESANTO Soulful Dress Decade Of Chicago Blues
Warren Zevon Searchin' For A Heart Mr. Bad Example
The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick Mistletoe & merriment
Steppin' In It Mr. President Simple Tunes
WMNF News Headlines
Van Dyke Parks Bing Crosby Discover America
Staple Singers Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
Incredible String Band A Very Cellular Song The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Uniques Please Come Home For Christmas Cool Yule
Peggy Lee Winter Wonderland Mistletoe & Merriment
Dean Martin Jingle Bells Mistletoe & Merriment
Trashmen Surfin' Bird
Laurel & Hardy Shine On Harvest Moon Trail Of The Lonesome Pines
Chuck Prophet Leave the Window Open Let Freedom Ring
NPR News Headlines
Bob Dylan Silver Bells Christmas In The Heart
Shorty Long Devil With A Blue Dress On
NANCY APPLE Creole Boy With A Spanish Guitar Shine
The Drifters White Christmas Cool Yule
Toots Hibbert Hard To Handle
Nellie McKay Sentimental Journey Normal as Blueberry Pie
Ike & Tina Turner Merry Christmas, Baby Cool Yule
WMNF News Headlines
Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Love Paris VOODOO JIVE
Ed Byrnes Yulesville Cool Yule
Tommy Ridgley Looped
Ryan Adams Oh My Sweet Carolina Heartbreaker
Lori Karpay Capitol Hill The Poet Lori Ate
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Mystery Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The Rubber Band Last Xmas
The Ronettes I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A Christmas Gift For You
The Ventures Sleigh Ride Cool Yule
NPR News Headlines
Tim Dawe Little Boy Blue Penrod
Rock Bottom Hank Ballard Stole My Date
Louis Armstrong & The All Stars Christmas Night In Harlem Swingin' Christmas
Robbie Fulks I Push Right Over South Mouth
Tick Tocks Gonna Get You Yet
KT Tunstall Under The Weather Eye To The Telescope
Terry Clarke 1953
WMNF News Headlines
Ray Charles Winter Wonderland Spirit Of Christmas
Taj Mahal Six Days On The Road Giant Step
Ramsay Midwood Hobo Man
Five For Fighting Silent Night


  1. Love your Christmas story and the playlist! Hope you have a wonderful and exciting 1st married Christmas!

  2. Lovely story. Means Santa give you best gift in life....