Friday, July 18, 2008

The Who-Flaming Lips-Incubus

I must admit I was not too terribly excited when I heard that VH-1 was doing a Rock Honor for The Who. After all those channels cater to the teen or post teen wishing they were a teen age group. I was an on and off follower of The Who growing up. The only reason for that my brother was an avid fan and I did not want to like ANYTHING he liked. Hey, I was a kid. Around 9:30 last night the hubs and I were channel surfing and saw a peek of the tribute show. The band on stage was Incubus. I do enjoy listening to all of the bands that performed such as The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, and Pearl Jam to name a few. I must say if you can get past all of the advertising and crap the show was great! I loved all of the performers, loved the tributes, and the performance from The Who was amazing. I had missed the Foo Fighters since they were the first act, but the rest of it was great. I am sure it will be on again and again and again and again since it is that type of channel, but watching it last night was awesome. Despite the over 60 age of the The Who it was impressive. Nothing can replace the windmill from Pete Townsend. Nothing. If you get a chance to see it do so, I am going to invest in the soundtrack since the performances were that great. I know die hard fans will say nothing can replace the original, but like I said I am more of an Incubus, Flaming Lips fan.

Enjoy Life!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Some sunshine even on a cloudy day

I went to the doc's yesterday and have been waiting on an update, so I called home to see if I had any messages. The hubs is home with Bud today and so I chatted a bit with him.
Just before hanging up he says we need to do something special for Bud.
My thought is that he is sooo spoiled by grandparents that I can not fathom why we would need to do that.
He said that while he was getting everything ready to clean the gutters, it started to rain and the rain was getting harder and harder.

He decided to cover the gutter stuff and wait for the rain to pass. Good idea as I would rather him not be atop a metal ladder in a storm. Anyways, as he entered the house from the downstairs in laundry room he saw the clothes that were outside on the clothesline were now on the clothes bars in the house.
He went to look for Bud and saw him in his room making his bed and tidying up his shoes. Hubs said he asked Bud what's up? Bud said he heard the thunder and wanted to be helpful so he took all of the clothes off the line and hung them up. "figured he could clean up the shoes while he was in a cleanin' mood"
Hubs said he gave him a hug and went down to see his handy work. The hubs was impressed and said for a 6 year old he did a great job. He did pull the clothes off the line since he could not reach the pins, so I told the hubs to take a picture of the clothes line. Only because I do not want to forget this story.

Enjoy life !
even the little things

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OMG let me tell you something......

This is how someone I know starts a conversation with me. Not that I don't like it, but honestly, think about what you would like to share with me. Then think about the "story" behind it, since that is what you are going to get in to anyways. Over the last 45 days there have been several people that have shared somethings with me that I did not need to know. Some are funny, and some are down right gross. So I am going to share this with you. Remember this is what I was told not my personal news.

Used car sales guys are snakes.
Ya think???
Pink eye can come from herpes
eewwww gross!! TOUCH NOTHING!
Your child stayed up till midninght last night
not at my house, and while were at it, let's revisit the sleepover rules
I was a lactating stripper 3 jobs ago
Was that supposed to raise my already low opinion of you?
I win movie tickets for my dog/cat
great, do you share the popcorn too?
My daughter is over 30 still single, lives at home. Do you know anyone for her?
Yes, a shrink

Now as I mentioned there was more to these stories, but that is how they started. I can honestly say I do not care.
If what you are about to tell me has a OMG behind it or did I ever tell means that there is a story behind it and I am very afraid of what is going to come out of your mouth.

Normal people carry on a conversation and will share tidbits of information. I am OK with that and would hope that what you tell me is informative, funny or even random time filler conversation. Not some elusive part of your life that people do not need to know.


My beloved Amerks are on the up and up. There was a ton of drama about them. They have a new owner, are now affiliated with the Florida Panthers, and are looking to have a improved season. let's hope!

Hockey camp starts soon and I am looking forward to outdoor camping with Bud. It should be fun. The hubs can't go he has to work. Next year. We are also planning on the state fair. this year. Yeah!!!

Congrats to Kate & Bill on their new baby boy Jack. All our best to you. These happen in 3's so there ought to be 2 more on the way. After all I just found out they were pregnant 3 weeks ago. I am so out of touch.

Enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Two Words

Kidney Stones

I have heard that they are very painful. I am trying to do as much research as possible. Right now it is more of an annoying pain, but I have all of the prescriptions needed for the holy crap that hurts pain. I can not get in for an ultra sound until next Wednesday. So until then it is water and cranberry juice baby! I would write more, but I got some research to do.

Enjoy life!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th

All I am going to say today since I will not be online tomorrow is

Thanks to all of those who have fought for our freedom, and for those who continue to do so.

Enjoy life!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hearing Aids

I was at a dinner the other night where the average age in the room was 60. Now that is a far cry from my age. In case anyone is wondering.
The dinner was for our service organization; Rotary. We had a change over dinner for the out going Governor.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance, a patriotic song, and a word of thanks to the past district Governor which we traditionally stand for. Now the place where the dinner was held seems to be not only a restaurant, but a reception hall for weddings as the floor was that fake wooden type. Nothing against them mind you. The chairs we were on were not for a wooden floor since when you push out the chair or slide yourself in it is NOISY! Almost like thunder rumbling. So for the first 15 minutes there are people getting up and down with that awful chair noise. The next item on the program was a presentation from the local high school drama club who preformed Grease for the final show during the school year. They were quite lovely, but I am getting ahead of myself.
The elderly gentleman sitting next to me is unable to hear, so he pulls out his box of hearing devices, and as the introductions for the ensemble are starting he is putting them in.
In the movie Grease the opening piece is a patriotic song, therefore the high school ensembles first song is patriotic and just as this group starts the second line the gentleman (hearing aids all in and functioning) blurts out "Why aren't we standing?" He missed the part about introductions and this being a performance.
Then....yup you guessed it all 160 chairs start rumbling across the floor in the middle of the song. It was an awkward type of standing up. Some thought he was right and others were like he is a crazy old man, but we won't embarrass him. Once the song was complete all of those chairs rumbled back in all the while the performance was going on.
I am afraid of getting old. Very afraid.

Note to old men (should you read this):

Enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

What to do?

I have no idea what I am going to do. The 4th of July is in 3 days and we have nothing planned. We have only a few family days a year and this is one of them. I would like to do something fun and exciting, but I have no idea what. I was thinking about going in to the city to see the Laser light show. It ought to be good, but I do not think that the hubs would enjoy it. I will keep you posted.

There is not too much going on work is still crazy busy and I am tired. I think I need a soda. Yup. I do.

that being said......

Enjoy life!