Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Set the Fire Inside My Soul

Yesterday, the cutest boy in the whole wide world had another birthday. I'm so happy he keeps having these things, hope we spend at least 50 more together!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Ain't Nothing Holding Me Back, Nothing!

I haven't worked out this summer...not once. No running, no gym, no videos, nothing. Sure, I've walked the kiddo all over the neighborhood in her handy tricycle with a push handle but we've walked slow and talked to every tree and most flowers. We've used our pool but I haven't counted one lap. I'll never get this summer back and I won't regret spending every extra minute with my under two year old.

But mommy's gotta get back in gear!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Doesn't Have to be a Friday

I worked at a record store, at an awesome record store to be exact. I even worked with the actual Record Lady from the Lyle Lovett song. I loved it, I miss The Sound Shop to this day.

I also love Paul Westerberg. I love The Replacements, I love his solo stuff. I go on kicks where I listen to Westerberg for days. So when "Eventually" was released, I was super pumped. When we received all the promotional swag, I got busy creating a SHRINE. A couple of quick Westerberg facts: he is notoriously cranky, "snotty contrarian" is the best term ever and it was used to describe him. And according to several interviews, he isn't comfortable being recognized.

Store display-wise, everything was really coming together, only half of it was coming together on the floor and half was coming together on the wall. As I was in a full The Thinker pose contemplating my next poster placement, someone stepped past with an "Oh excuse me." If you guessed it was Paul Westerberg, you would be correct. I tried to scoop everything up quickly and fake a little dignity and composure. I'm still not sure what he bought but as I put his purchase in the bag, I thanked him and wished him a Good Day. As we walked away from the counter, I had to follow up with "It's any day that you're alive..." and he laughed out loud but kept on walking.

True story, my Wall of Westerberg won a display contest from the record label, $50 cash and that ain't bad. A good day indeed people!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watch the Trees Sway

One day I'll tell you all about my Uncle Bud, the coolest cat that ever lived. But he lives no longer and today is his last long drive into Texas. See you on the flip side Uncle Buddy and I'll only say this once:

Boomer Sooners

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Monday, July 21, 2014

May The Colors Run True

Sigh...for Jim and Jill...for Sheila...for my sweet Mom who has lost her last brother.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Maven of Funk Mutation

Tommy always says if you have a day of house work ahead of you, just put in the Talking Heads "Naked" album and you can really get it done. I agree, unless you are wearing roller skates while you clean, then you need the Tom Tom Club. Who needs to think when your feet just go?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sunset Overflowing

The lovey has been out of town for about 48 hours and I've already partaken in two of my favorite single lady sneaky behaviors...taking the laptop to bed and eating straight from the open fridge. Neither activity was as fun as I remembered. But guess who's coming home today? Makes me wanna dance!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ah Sookie Sookie Now!

You know "True Blood" has really jumped the shark when the only reason you ever watch is to hear the music. Get the FUNK!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Viola Violin

You know, some days you just want to wallow around and feel sad. When you can't stay in bed all day, there is always Lou.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

I'm Hot Just Like An Oven

I saw a T-shirt that said "I don't need to flirt, I will seduce you with my awkwardness"

Well, here you go! Let's get weird together!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Like Waves Crashing on the Beach

When my youngest nephew was 4, he hated anything and everything about girls. If I wore pink, he would honestly ask me to change because he didn't like to look at pink. But this song in particular drove him out of his mind....

Independent indeed!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What Did I Know?

A friend of mine has died. A friend from long ago but still way too young to leave this place. He wasn't a close friend but he was a good friend to a young girl who was finding her way. Always had a smile and a compliment and more than a little good advice during one particularly grand summer. Peace be with you and yours and all the lives you touched, a gentleman indeed.

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