Friday, 30 April 2010

A blog by any other name

Last year, when I started this blog I knew very little about the whole blogging world. I just got an account, picked a name and started writing. Along the way, I have met a lot of people and learnt a whole lot about this blogging caper. Little did I know there were quite a few blogs out there with variations of A Day in the Life. 

I picked the name A Day in the Life for two reasons – it fitted what I was going to write about (ie - each post was a snippet from a day in my life) and it was also one of my favourite Beatle songs. The Beatles have long been a soundtrack to my life, I even walked down the aisle at my wedding to In My Life. The thing I love about the song A Day in the Life is how the Lennon/McCartney lyrics have meshed together, essentially two separate songs that work brilliantly together. It's mournful, chipper and whimsical all at the same time, and then, of course, is that grand crescendo and final chord. It's like a big mixing bowl of life – strange, beautiful and brilliant. 

I was reminded of the song this morning when it was announced on the radio that Lennon's handwritten lyrics were being auctioned off in New York next month. Bids will start as a nifty USD$700,000. Hmmm that might be stretching the grocery budget just a little. Wouldn't it be incredible to own a little bit of history?

Beatles - A Day in the life
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  1. Hello! Happy FlogYoBlog Friday! I really enjoyed reading your post!

  2. Ha ha. That is just a slight change in the budget. Just a tad.

    And hey congrats on the anniversary. and yes owning a piece of history is a very proud feeling. I wish you could do it. Like i said just a tad change.. hehehe

  3. Happy FYBF! Jumped over from Mummy Time.

    I started my blog 4 years ago and it took me awhile to come up with my name but I like it and am glad I stuck with it.

    I like the story behind how you came to your name- and that Beatles song rocks!

  4. I'm amazed at my timing. Not only to I like this look back at your last year, I've tagged you (over at my blog) to re-post your 1st blog. Have a great weekend.


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