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I'm in love.

In this case, it is not with Mrs. Content Guy, though it was Mrs. Content Guy who introduced me to her, and she may love her as much as I do. (Got your attention now, don't I?)

Her name is Katie Goodman, and she's a singer. She has a song on YouTube, and watching made me fall head over heels. I'm going to provide a link below, but before you click on it, there are a few things you need to know.

Her song has, shall we say, a few moments where colorful epithets are employed in the act of a plaintive, all-too-human cry for understanding. Therefore...If you are in your office, listen to it with the door closed. If you are in a cubicle, you need to use headphones, or listen to it later. And whatever you do, under no circumstances should you listen to this with children nearby. Trust me on this. (And if the use of the occasional vulgarity offends you, don't click on the link.)

Okay. if you have heeded all my warnings, you are ready. If you have decided to ignore my warnings, don't blame me.

Here is the link.

I hope you love her as much as I do.

I have a couple of wines to recommend to you this morning ... the 2005 Borgianni Chianti, which was absolutely terrific with spicy Italian food ... and the 2005 Francis Coppola Reserve 2005 Viognier from California's Russian River Valley, which is bright and delightful for these hot summer afternoons.

Haven't seen any new movies over the past week or so, but I did see a preview that I think looks totally cool - for Taken 2, a sequel to the big Liam Neeson hit of a couple of years ago.

Check it out here.

And, if you haven't see the official trailer for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, you can check it out here. (The best moment comes at about 2:15 into the made me absolutely giddy....)

Can't wait.

That's it for this week. Going to be a great weekend, I hope ... with the Litchfield Jazz festival on Saturday and, at some point, The Bourne Legacy.

Have a good one, and I'll see you Monday.

Fins Up!
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