Monday, June 28, 2010

Music Monday - Lead Foot Edition

I am a big fan of Earth, Wind & Fire and I'm not sure exactly when I became a fan. I have been sitting here trying to remember buying one of their records. I SAID RECORD...because that's what they were back then. I used to ride my bike to the store & buy 45's. Let me translate for young people. That is a single.

I know that I had Michael Jackson records. I know that I had Stevie Wonder records. I remember the 1st whole album that I bought with my Christmas money. But I really don't remember buying EWF records when I was younger. I know I loooved 'Serpentine Fire' & 'Devotion'. As I was thinking I thought well those came out when I was in elementary school. But even before I was allowed to ride my bike to the store, I went to the store with my parents & left the toy section to go look at records & buy 45's. So maybe I didn't appreciate them so much when their music was new. But I love them now.

I guess the fact that they have quite a few compilations & best of albums helped. I know that I was in my 30's looking all over for EWF in the record store. And my all time favorite song of theirs wasn't a single. It's not all over the internet like some of their songs. The reason I called this the Lead Foot Edition is because this is the song that I will blast in my car sing at the top of my off key lungs. And realize at the end of the song that I am speeding. (Kids don't try this at home, or on the highway. LOL)

On Your Face by EWF Sorry about that. The link should work now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blah, Blah, Blah

I thought my dog was always at the door to welcome me home, because he adored me. I just realized today, it maybe because he has jumped off the sofa and he's out smarted me once again. *Hangs head in disappointment*

I hadn't been here in quite some time. OMG tender fall off the bone ribs. I had a sandwich...and I think really the bread is just an extra way to wipe the sauce off of your fingers. Because it's not polite to lick your fingers in public. Well, I guess you have to understand because the sauce is so good, but loud smacking as you do it isn't polite. LOL

The other day I got in my car and the dash had 111°. That is hot! However, there have been quite a few fires either from lightning strikes or something, and just how amazing our firefighters are. If my car is 111° and they are starting out with much higher temps. in all that gear.

Oh, I think I need an icey drink. Maybe I can make it to happy hour at the is near the where I need to drop off a bill payment.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Movie Week

I like to go to the movies. Certainly I could wait for movies to come out on DVD, and for some I do. I really love my N.etf.lix subscription. But I love the big screen & the ambiance of the theater more. Yes, I could get a big screen & surround sound...However, until you read about me winning the lottery and building a house with a home theater, I guess I will go to the movies.

I've recently started going to the theater that has independent films. So much for only spending $5.00 on a movie. About 2 weeks ago I went to see Ci.ty It was funny! This movie was about a family & the secrets that they kept from each other. I kept looking at And.y Ga.rcia and thinking he was Ro.bert Din.ero.

This week I saw Mother and Child. The lives of 3 women & their desire for a/their child, relationship with their mother or lack of relationship with their mother & how this formed their personality. Not sure if that sentence makes my point, but if you see the movie hopefully then it will make sense. However, if you need a well written clear review by a professional look here.

I think I will have to go to that theater on the weekend, because on the weekdays I get caught in rush hour traffic. Which is only tolerable if..ah it's intolerable at least to me.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Great Outdoors

The past few weeks the Atlanta area has had a few rabid animal attacks. First this raccoon attack and then 2 fox attacks 1 in Kennesaw , GA & 1 in Tyrone, GA. The fox attacks are in cities that are about 50 miles apart. It makes me a little nervous about being outside. I guess this neighborhood has been around long enough that we haven't displaced any foxes (is that plural for fox?) I guess the biggest "problem" here is the squirrels.

I was laughing at the fact that as I drove through the neighborhood 1 trash day that there was a squirrel on top of someone's trash can eating a slice of pizza. And my trash can was full so it was open about an inch & a squirrel found the dried apricot package that had maybe 2 or 3 pieces left. When I looked out to see what all the noise was he started dragging the package across the yard. He had to tear through the plastic trash bag & then the package he stole was foil lined. So he worked for it. Should I be worried about rabid squirrels? Or just well fed squirrels.

As I type this with the news on my TV they are reporting that in one county rabid raccoons are attacking dogs. Geesh what a summer...mad animals inland & oil covered beaches on the Gulf coast.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Rainy Days & Old Friends

I guess I'm about to ramble a little. OK maybe Rambler is my middle name.

I woke up today and thought today was Saturday. For anyone that works a traditional Mon - Fri schedule that is like you waking up on Thurs thinking it's Fri. So now it feels like I have to work a whole extra night this week. Ugh!

One of my friends that I grew up with was an only child like me. We lost touch over the years, but thanks to ook we have been communicating again. Well, at some point over the years she met her father, and she has 4 or 5 sisters & brothers. So not only is she an aunt, but she is a great aunt. A very proud aunt at that. She has some pictures of the newest niece. Something about a picture of a chubby baby that clears up rainy day blues. Heck the pictures of her nephew with his baby sister, even out weighs that extra day I had added to my week. LOL!

My dog is scared of the thunder. So when I move, he move (just like that?) ha! ha! Thanks Ludacris. Corny? Yeah, ok. Umm, so it is best that I sit rather than trip on the DOG. Well, he does make a good 40 lbs foot warmer.

Oh it may be too late but I try to keep up with free stuff and today there are free donuts here & here.

Yeah! The sun is out! The sun is out!