Saturday, January 27, 2007

Songs that make you remember

Last night I was hanging out with some friends and we were talking about songs we love. Then, this morning, I popped over to Leezer's blog and she had a list of songs she could listen to over and over. I felt the urge to share a few of mine. What are yours?

“Southern Nights” and "Wichita Linemen" by Glen Campbell
“Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult
“Life in a Northern Town” by Dream Academy
“Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead
Damn near anything by the Honeydogs and The The
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division
“Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley
“Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones
“The Horses” by Rickie Lee Jones (no connection)
“In My Life” by the Beatles
“O Mio Babbino Caro” by Puccini, and only as sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
“Wonderful Remark” by Van Morrison
The theme song from ‘Pinky and the Brain’

This list is by no means complete as our memories have ways of holding much more than we can commit to paper (or the innernets). Besides, I really need to do some things around the house before heading to another day of schlepping beer to friends, regulars and unknowns. Have a happy Saturday all!

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

I got nuthin'...

Hey ho y'all! And how is everyone's New Year going so far, eh? Twenty-one days in, and I'm thinkin' it's going to be pretty ok. Good things, some not so good things. Here's what I've been up to:

Jan. 1: Didn't leave the house. I spent the entire day in my jammies, lovin' every minute of it.
Jan.5: I gave das poog his heartworm medication. Wow. He loves those pills slathered in butter.
Jan. 7: Dug a hole. See Jan. 9.
Jan. 9: I put my cat, Rufus, down, came home and buried him, and then went out and got absolutely shit-faced with my neighbor friends and the Rog. (I'd like to add that I could not have gotten through this without MAK, who not only drove us to the vet, but stayed with me the entire time AND helped plant Rufus).
Jan. 10: Had a fabulous dinner at 126 with Skippy and Larrietta.
Jan. 11: Went to the Iowa One Gala with Skippy, Mark, Victor and J... all to hear the very Reverend Al Green who kicked ASS. We did have to sit through some utter crap (like Tom Arnold and Pieta Brown) to get to the Reverend, though.
Jan. 12: Had lunch at Takanami with a professor from my department. Love, love, love bento boxes.
Jan. 14: Went to Victor and Mark's for a late lunch.
Jan. 15: Day off... J came over for cocktails before dinner. Started feeling a little punky that night.
Jan. 16: Left work early.
Jan. 17: Went to doctor. Ugh. Sinus infection #1 of the year. Laid me flat like a paper doll. Watched "Amelie" and LOVED it.
Jan. 18: Went to work; stupid. Discovered a $30k mistake in one of my budgets. Actually cried at work, then went home and felt like shit.
Jan. 19: Cancelled plans to see 'The Tribute' at the Englert due to how I felt on Thursday. Luckily, I felt almost normal, so left work early (had a meeting through lunch) and met up with a friend for a few drinks.
Yesterday: Worked at the bar, made money, hung out with Jason and MAK after, came home, ordered a stuffed pizza, watched "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and went to bed.

Today: It's sort of wide open. I feel just about 100%. It's snowing and is beautiful. The coffee is on, NYTimes Sunday puzzle is printed, cartoons are on, I'm on. Life is good. Larrietta and I are going to a movie this afternoon, and then we're going shopping for a new chair for me and a sofa for her. There's time enough tomorrow to worry about work problems, and I know that it will work out. Fingers crossed.

And that, in a mid-sized nutshell, is some of the stuff I've been doing. Not anything in particular to write home about, but there you have it. So now, at 8:15 on this lovely Sunday morning, it appears the snow has stopped, so I'm gonna go shovel. That second cup of coffee afterwards is going to taste fantastic!

Take care, all, and play nice. I promise to drop by for a visit soon.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

In like a lamb...

All is cozy at Chez Cootera. It's early morning on the New Day. Das poog is talking to his food bowl, Rufus is under the sofa and Felix is on the back of the chair. I just noticed a text message on my phone from Mush (**smooches** I lurve you, sweetie!). There is fresh coffee from the Coop and I'm watching Season 2 of 'Family Guy'.

While last night was uneventful (I fell asleep on the couch at 9:30 and went to bed at 10:30), it was quite nice to wake up this morning without my brain keeping pulse. And I'm debating whether to even bother getting out of my jammies today. It's chilly and overcast, the heat is set at 72, and the only reason I would need to go to store (or anywhere) is to get supplies for enchiladas. But the pantry is full, so I may opt to make something else. It's a day of opportunity people!!

The opportunity to be lazy.
The opportunity to *maybe* work on my back bedroom.
The opportunity to FINALLY alphabetize my bookcase.

'Course, my friend D is having a little get-together at her house and I have yet to see it, so that might be a good reason to shower and join the human race. As yet, it's not even 8 a.m. and I just may hang out with the critters. Whatever I do today, it will be relaxing and mellow. There's time for the lion later.

So for all of you, I wish you a very Happy New Year and hope you have a lovely beginning to 2007 on this beautiful Monday!!

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