Feeling Good On Friday and Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

September 26, 2008 at 12:10 am (Friday, Music) (, , , , )

 Ok.  So this week I picked Sir Elton John’s famous hit Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) as my song choice for this Feel Good Friday.  (How uncanny that I picked a song about Saturday for my Friday post.) Any hoo…While looking for videos of this song I made and interesting discovery.  While most men tend to lose their hair as they get older, apparently Sir Elton has gained a few of his sylish locks over the years. 

Here is Elton in the 70s.


And here is Elton in the 90s

Remarkable isn’t it?


Hubby things it’s because he got money, but I think it’s cause he’s from the planet Ork.

As in Mork

and his son

Ork 1



These pictures only proove my point.

Who wears googles with wipers…and hazard lights?!

This ensemble reminds me of something one might see on Captain Kangaroo or other children shows.

And in this one he apparently likes to double as a US Marshall and an Irish pimp.

Ummm…?????????  Disney special?

Apparently he did ads for cereal commercials.  This is obviously for Fruit Loops.


I don’t want to say about this one except he looks like a cross between Liberace and the serial killer in Manhunter.


Regardless of his attire the man can write a song, and he is one of my favorite artists. 

I realise I have gone all around the world to get the point of my post this week, which is Feel Good Friday, and my song for the week which is Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting).  Happy Friday everyone.  Hope you have a safe and happy weekend.


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Melancholy Monday – Crying

September 22, 2008 at 12:10 am (Monday, Music) (, , )

Another weekend come and gone. This weekend seems to have flown a lot faster than most. I’m sure that it is mostly do to having spent the majority of Sunday in vegetative state from the activities of the prior evening.

As we say good-bye to the weekend, I can only hope the road ahead this week will be better than the road I left behind last week. Saying good-bye to the weekend is always a painful experience but for whatever reason I am especially depressed this week. And so with much melancholliness I have chosen the tear jerking great Crying by Roy Orbison.

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Recovering From a Long Blogger Night

September 21, 2008 at 8:16 pm (Blogging Shindig, Nashville) (, , , )

So, last night Hubby and I chanced the current gas situation and drove to Nashville to meet up with all our blogging friends at the Flying Saucer. We picked up Brian’s Uncle Grizz along the way and headed to a night of much beer drinking and comaraderie. It was nice to finally be able to put a face with so many of the people that we call friends but have never met.

“Exterminate! Exterminate!”

Hubby socializing.

Hubby feeling really good.


What’s that you say?  Punb Ass? 

Mmmmm… Nothing like mustard and cigarettes to hit the spot.

Quick photo op.

Evidently they weren’t happy with the original spot picked to put the light.  I guess they thought no one would notice the big hole in the ceiling.

At about 10:30-ish, those of us who were still hanging out decided to experience some of the real excitement of downtown, and so we headed to Robert’s Western World for some live music… and more beer.

Is Uncle Grizz falling?  No just taking a photo op as I take a quick pic of the bat building.

One of the many that have suffered from the stock market crash and the Nashville fuel crisis.

Hubby and Newscoma pose before we hit the road.

Hubby, Uncle Grizz, and myself finally decided to head home some time around midnight. I do not remember much after this as I had a splitting headache and passed out upon immediately entering the car. I don’t even remember dropping Uncle Grizz off at his house, but rumor has it that I did wake up long enough to tell him good night..perhaps I was speaking in my sleep more than anything else.

For Hubby and I, the excitement did not end at the leaving of Robert’s. Oh no… some moronic cop in Franklin pulled us over on the way home for improper placement of our tags (my tag is placed in the back window of my car). We informed the cop that the tag was placed there because I was tired of having it stolen (twice in the last 5 years). Luckily we escaped without any further ado. We got home around 2, I think, and immediately headed to bed. We have spent the majority of the day snoozing and recooping.

It was nice to finally get to meet so many fellow bloggers that we talk to daily.  I can’t wait until the next blogger shindig.  Thanks go out to GingerSnaps for planning such a wonderful evening.

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Feel Good Friday – Twist & Shout

September 19, 2008 at 12:10 am (Friday, Music) (, )

I haven’t been in much of a mood to to do anything the last few days.  For those of you who have not been living in caves, I’m sure you have seen the news.  There is a large insurance company that has been having problems.  They have been plastered all over the news since Monday morning.  Wall Street has hung in the balance of wondering what will become of this corporate empire turned to…well…I guess mush is a good word. 

That large insurance company owns the smaller but still somewhat large insurance company that I have had the misfortune of showing up to work at everyday this week.   When I left work on Friday things seemed ok.  I had a typical weekend, nothing major happened.  But Monday morning the entire world turned upside down, at least for my company and for the thousands of people who either have policies, annuities, and/or money markets through our company.  For the last four days, I have answered more questions about our parent company, our company, and the insurance industry as a whole than I ever thought possible.  I have repeated the same information so much that I know I must be saying it in my sleep.  It has been an absolute miserable week of trying to settle the panic of customers and listening to co-workers who will not be able to retire because of the devastations their 401k’s have suffered due to the company’s stock being worthless at this point.

If I didn’t hate my job before, I definitely do now.   I’m officially for hire if anyone needs me.

Needless to say I have a feeling my weekend is going to contain many adult beverages.  I think I may just lay in bed with the curtains drawn singing Egypt’s Land like Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

I need a Ferris day off in the worst way, and so this week I have picked the song Twist & Shout as performed in the movie.



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Flight of the Maxi Pad

September 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

While leaving work yesterday in a comatosed state from the endless phone calls we’ve been receiving, I noticed the most bizarre and disgusting thing as I was headed out to meet Hubby and head home. As I neared the security doors that lead to lobby, I noticed that someone had lost a feminine product.  No… it had not fallen out of there purse still nicely wrapped.  Apparently, it some how escaped her undies to slip either from a skirt or perhaps slithered down her pants leg to the floor, but as I came to the door, there it was, 1large, white maxi with wings just lay there.

I was completely stunned to say the least.  I couldn’t help but think, “Oh my God!!”.  How did this get here?” I am a woman.  I have been getting my visitor for about twenty years now, and in all that time I have never used a product in way that would lead to it abandoning ship.  And how could the person not notice that she lost it?  Is that possible?  I mean did she get home yesterday and think “oh my, where could that have gotten to?”  You would have to be completely numb in your nether regions to not realise that your personal hygene product is escaping your panties. 

I quickly side stepped the item and headed out the doors.  As I jumped in the car, I immediately told Hubby of my encounter.  His reply was of course, “you definitely need to blog that”.

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Melancholy Monday – Rewind

September 15, 2008 at 12:10 am (Monday, Music) (, , )

G-Man over at The Sometimes Sophomoric Hyjinks of the G-Man started off our Melancholy Mondays several weeks ago with the Palo Nutina song Autumn Leaves.  This week I decided to choose Palo’s song Rewind for my Melancholy Monday selection.
Hubby and I had the pleasure of accompanying G-Man’s wonderful wife Sue Boo to a Palo concert at the Wildhorse last year.  I had never heard of the Scottish born singer, but immediately fell in love with his soulful voice and heart wenching lyrics.
I have chosen his song Rewind because 1) There are several moments in my life I wish I could rewind to.  2) I spend pretty much every Sunday evening dreading have to go to work on Monday and wishing I could rewind the weekend back to Friday night.  And 3) It’s just a really good song.





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Feel Good Friday – I’m Gonna Be Somebody

September 12, 2008 at 12:05 am (Friday, Music) (, , )

This week I picked a feel good song from way back in my high school days. I wouldn’t call myself a huge country music fan, but I have always been a big fan of Travis Tritt.

To all of those dreamers who are muttling through this world trying to make a difference or hoping for that one big break, I dedicate this song to you.

Happy Friday everyone. Hope you have a fun and safe weekend.

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Melancholy Monday – Don’t Let Vacation End

September 8, 2008 at 6:00 am (Music) (, , )

Well, it’s time for another Melancholy Monday. The only thing worse than a Monday is a Monday following a week of vacation. It makes me unbelieably depressed. I couldn’t think of a better song to post for this Melancholy Monday than this 1983 hit Don’t Let It End by Styx. This title pretty much somes up my feelings as Sunday evening and vacation comes to a close and I must prepare for Monday.

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Five Years and Still Going Strong

September 6, 2008 at 11:09 am (Anniversary, Vacation) ()

It has been 5 years today that Hubby and I married. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime and sometimes it feels like yesterday. It has definitely been a rocky road at times, but no matter how hard things have been we have stood by each other. Hopefully we will stand by each other for many more. Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.

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Vacation Day 7 – The Hermitage

September 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm (Uncategorized, Vacation) (, , )

Hubby and I have always enjoyed visiting historical places. Today we decided to go here. I have never been to the Hermitage so I was very excited to get a glimpse of the home of our countries 7th president.

We wandered from the welcome center up the drive to the front of the Hermitage.  There were people dressed it period clothing that gave us a tour of the house.  Afterwards, we were free to wander the property and explore the others buildings.

Brian takes a break from the walk to pose under a magnolia tree.

Now I pose. 

The garden was really nice.  In a far corner of the garden, you will find the family graveyard along with the monument containing the graves of Andrew and Rachel Jackson.

I decided to test out the image feature on my camera.  I can choose to take pictures in several different color settings.  I decided on the sepia setting for the rest of the pictures.

The picture above is the spring house on the property.  If you follow the stream up it will bring you to a location where several slave quarters once stood. 

The barn that use to stand here burned or fell.  They moved this barn from another farm, but it is dated to the same time that Jackson would have lived at the Hermitage. 

They have a small field of cotton growing on the property.  All of the pods were still closed on the day we visited, but come fall they will begin bursting open and little balls of seedy cotton will be ready to pick.

The above is a grave of Alfred, one of the slaves that worked at the Hermitage.  Even after emancipation he chose to stay and work at the Hermitage.  When the Hermitage open in 1889, Alfred was among those who gave tours of the house and plantation.  He worked here until his death.  He is buried in the garden beside the Andrew and Rachel’s monument.

Here is a picture of the rear of the Hermitage.

The above is two room slave cabin located just off the backyard of the Hermitage.  Each room has a loft, and housed an entire slave family. 

Just a picture of a field an pasture.

After our tour of the Hermitage, we headed to White House to watch the freshman Hendersonville Comandos play the Blue Devils.  Hendersonville lost, and Little Harry didn’t get to play again unfortunately.

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