Oh, my -- it's ugly out there today. Maybe we can brighten things up inside

Real Estate Agent with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Oh, my -- it's ugly out there today.  Maybe we can brighten things up inside

CA's entry this week for our Friday Music Series is a song by some band called Dire Straits.  I'm sure it has some deep meaning, but for the life of me I can't begin to care.  She also had the nerve to diss Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald, and I had planned to hit back with their classic, 'Indian Love Call'.

But then I had this view on my way to the office. 

Picture of smoke from wildfires in Pender County

We've got wildfires burning just north of us in Pender County NC and the smoke has made its way here to New Hanover County NC.  If you have to be out and about today, please be careful.  Visibility is down and breathing can be a struggle for some.  Make sure your car lights are on and you aren't out in it any more than you have to be.

Of course the smoke got me thinking about this song.  And since I know love songs are CA's least favorite I think it's appropriate on many levels.  Enjoy, CA!

Happy Friday!

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Comments (17)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Tish....I love the Platters....my ex played backup with the Platters for a weekend in the early '70's....he was the organ player for the Inn Crowd in Ogunquit Maine....those were the good 'ole days!!!  before children...

Jul 01, 2011 02:30 AM
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

Tish - We are experiencing smoke here too!  Praying for lots of rain to end the wildfires.....

Great song choice for this Friday morning.  Now.... I will have to go and check out Cinnamon's choice :0)  Wishing you a wonderful Friday, and Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Jul 01, 2011 02:33 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Tish, Plan B, The Man in Black's Ring of Fire !  I love my 80s rock, but Johnny's the man!

Jul 01, 2011 02:36 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Barbara ~ Now that's a great memory!

Amy ~ We had a fair amount of rain on Wed, but we need more.

Liz & Bill ~ I was never much of a Johnny Cash fan, but I find the older I get the more I appreciate his talent.  Maybe we'll do a second entry today.


Jul 01, 2011 02:41 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

We had that view a few summers ago when south Georgia was "on fire".  Thankfully we recently had some rain because we're certainly needed it.  I like Johnny, but I love your pick too.  It will be in my head all day after listening.

Jul 01, 2011 02:54 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

That song's definitely a classic!  And sounds very fitting for your area today...

Jul 01, 2011 02:56 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Definitely a good choice Tish.  We've had issues with wildfires again this year too.  We had a lot of rain in the area last night, so hopefully that made a difference.

Jul 01, 2011 03:27 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Tish...didn't know there were wildfires near you right now.  I hope they stay far away.   It is a clear day here with blue skies & temps to be in the 80's & no humidity - perfect.  I am sitting outside, actually, by the pool, enjoying listening to the birds sing.  I am heading to the beach myself later in the day - hope the smoke clears & you get to enjoy the beach a bit too this weekend.

Jul 01, 2011 03:28 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Wow Tish-I thought that photo was of FOG! Hopefully some rain will take care of those fires.

Jul 01, 2011 03:29 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Rain? What is that?

Our 4th of July has been shut down completely here. My kids are very disappointed.

Jul 01, 2011 03:54 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Great song selections, all!  Would love to hear Jeanette and Nelson too...isn't that song a little funny?

Jul 01, 2011 04:14 AM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Tish - Ok, I haven't even heard CA's song yet but I just want to go on record that I love this song.  This is a classic and always will be.  Great choice.

Jul 01, 2011 04:32 AM
Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu

Wow, that does look pretty ugly out there with all that smoke...you're right, the best advice is to stay inside if you can until the rain washes the air clean...hope that's real soon for you, so you can all enjoy the long weekend!

Jul 01, 2011 07:27 AM
Cinnamon Wright
Wilmington Real Estate 4U 910.547.1446 - Wrightsville Beach, NC
Assistant to Tish Lloyd

Nooooooo!! Not the dreaded love song!  Oh, my ears, they're burning. Make it stop!   The pain, it's horrific.   Oh, wait a minute -- there's the mute button.  All is better now.

Jul 01, 2011 08:29 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Tish, I thought you guys were really wet this year so the fires suprise me.

Jul 01, 2011 08:55 AM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Tish - the younger ones need to take time to appreciate the classics. Let's not forget "Don't Fence Me In" ~ hit at the month of my birth (when they had just started the top eight). Sorry about your smoke making things uncomfortable. Have a great weeend.

Jul 02, 2011 07:14 AM
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

I LOVE that song, Tish!  Thanks for putting it in your post.  I'm shocked at the photo - I'm hoping for rain soon.  I didn't have any idea that things were that dry there.  We're heading to Caswell Beach on Oak Island in a couple of weeks.  I wonder if the smoke is over there too.  Let it RAIN!!!

Jul 02, 2011 02:50 PM