Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #5:
In a pinch, a 22-caliber pistol makes an excellent TV remote control. But you can only use it once.

New Music - TV On The Radio

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #4:
No use cryin' over spilt milk. Unless you just ate four peanut butter sandwiches and a whole fried chicken. Then I can't think of a better reason to cry.

Erin Lee Presley

What should I be for Halloween?

Friday, October 24, 2008

No Zoo Is Complete Without Reptiles

This is Bowie. He is a six month old Ball Python.
Tony and Magee will not rest until they
have driven me completely crazy.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #3:
Remember: Only one portrait of yourself per room or people will think you're conceited.

Memory Lane

Live - Mental Jewelry
I loved this album and would still fit it into my top 25. It just came out at a very impressionable time in our lives and they are all the same age as we are. (Most of them were too young to be in the bars they were playing in.) There were a lot of political artists at the time but these guys managed to go mainstream with a political album, which had been considered 'old hat' since the 70's.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #2:
Speak Clearly! I once had this karate teacher tell me I needed to meditate. Is it me, or does 'meditate' sound a lot like 'medicate'?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Health Advice From Lewis Black

"I have concluded that there are.. general rules of health that actually pertain to everyone. The first is that the good die young but pricks live forever. John F. Kennedy and Strom Thurmond immediately come to mind, but feel free to insert your own family members in there. Anyway, in order to ensure your longevity, follow this simple plan: Pick out a kid who lives nearby, and every time you see him on the street, run outside and scream, 'Get out of here, you little shit!' Trust me on this. It's better than taking vitamins."

Life Lessons From Elvis

Lesson #1:
You gotta count your blessings. For example, I'm thankful people call me 'Elvis the Pelvis'. My name could have been Rick.

Ray Lamontagne Show Tonight

How Come
This is my fave. Couldn't find a very good video, not one of his most popular songs.
" can be a liar and justice can be a thief. And freedom can be an empty cup from which everybody want to drink..."

Monday, October 20, 2008

It Was New in 1993...

I haven't had time with my illness to really look for anything 'new' and 'worthy' so I'll take you back to 1993 instead. This is Counting Crows - Round Here. I used to listen to this in my headphones... over and over. Probably one of the first songs that Canyon heard through headphones on my belly.
"...she parks her car outside of my house and takes her clothes off. Says she's close to understanding Jesus. She knows she's more than just a little misunderstood. She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous..."

Duck and Cover - "A burn from a Nuclear Explosion is worse than a very bad sunburn."

I remember doing bomb drills when I was in grade school. How ridiculous was that? Those little desks wouldn't even save you from the local bully much less a nuclear attack! Luckily, those stupid drills, along with these stupid films, stopped when I was probably in about 3rd grade.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Show Must Go On...

We drove down to the lake Friday night and I was very much hoping to be feeling well enough to keep my Saturday Celebration City promise to 4 of my best buddies in the world. I was feeling so bad Friday night that I forgot my camera AND my iPod, two things I rarely leave home without.
Saturday Morning Vital Statistics:
Temp: 102.1
Tissue Usage: 12\hour
Total Ear Infections: 2
Nerves Remaining: 1
Total Doe-Eyed Sweeties smiling at me: 4

I tell my mother in law that I will require her to drive but that I will attempt the trip. Worse case scenario, I end up asleep in the parking lot! As it turned out, I couldn't have slept if I had tried. In order to deliver on my promise, I ingested 800 mgs of Ibuprofen, 1-12 hr Sudafed, Antibiotic, 16 oz. of Electrolyte infused water and a double dose of that shit that killed Elvis.* I then repeated this ingestion again 6 hours later, minus the Electrolyte water. I could have lifted the car off of several perilous loved ones in a single bound. I could have, but luckily all I had to do was keep up with the kids for 12 hours. It turned out really well for them. Jack commented that I was funny when I was sick... Just Say No, Jack. Just Say No. Things didn't turn out so well for me this morning when I woke up. I no longer felt like I could lift a car, rather that I had been hit by one.

*This statement is based strictly on mainstream societal belief and in no way reflects my personal opinion about the death of Elvis.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cinco de Kiddo Came to Visit Last Night

Wacky Wednesday

Kajagoogoo - Too Shy

Reminds me of the 'Hair Stunt' that Chris Koger and I pulled, what was that.... 1986? Wish I had pics of that!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hey Chad, Look What I Found...

The Rainmakers - Wages of Sin. This utube video was recorded at the Spirit Festival in 1988. This was the show that Lance got them all to sign Happy Birthday to me on a magazine page. He sent the page to me along with a guitar pick from Steve and a polaroid of Bob. I scanned the picture and pick and put it here but the autographs were written in marker and are very faded after 20 years, didn't want to expose them to the scanner.

Chase Nicole - Homecoming 08

Porno for Vampos

For my vampire loving girls out there... If you have HBO, there is a new series called TrueBlood. It's on Sunday nights and you can catch up with what you've missed at It's VERY RACY!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meet Rosie

I don't think I told you guys that we decided to keep Spike's sister, Rosie, so that he wouldn't be lonely. (The older dogs don't like him because he is a spaz, so he had nobody to play with!) She is about half his size and a very beautiful girl. Yes, that is four dogs that I now have. And, Yes, I live in a Zoo. Between the dogs and the 7 gazillion kids running around, my house is a damn mess! Anyway, she set her head on the table when Tony was eating dinner. She is such a good girl, she just sat there and watched him eat, inches from his plate. She could have stuck her tongue out at anytime and snatched a bite but she didn't. We love her and she has made a perfect addition to our brood. You can't tell in the picture, but she is resting her chin on the table. Waiting.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Moon in my back yard the other night. Hope it looks like this on Halloween!

Halloween Cupcakes

I usually make Spider Web cupcakes, like this:

This year I want to makes Ghost and Headstone cupcakes. I thought it would be easy to use Nutter Butter cookies. I could dip them in melted white chocolate and stick them in the top of the cupcake...? Can't find any good pics to use for a guideline...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

To All Those Voting on the Basis of Race

"First, they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for me.
And there was no one left to speak out for me."
-Pastor Niemoeller, Victim of the Nazis-

Ahh. 80's eyeliner. Don't you miss it!?!

Homecoming 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

8 Signs You're a Terrible Guest.....

That was the headline of an article on my News page this morning. Really? Amid all of the other things going on right now, my main concern is if I am a good party guest? This was number 8:

Enter empty-handed? It's always a good idea to bring a little something-something for the host of the soireƩ. Something simple yet budget-friendly like bath salts, chocolates, a box of stationery, or a candle will do the trick. (Target and CostPlus are two favorite places to pick up affordable and stylish goodies). Bringing a gift is the classy way of saying "thanks for having me" -- a token of appreciation.

Bring me bath salts, I'll sprinkle them on your food. If I invite you over and you bring me a box of stationery, I am going to use it to send you a request that you not visit anymore. Besides, I always thought that a cigarette was the best way to say 'Thanks for having me.'

Friday, October 10, 2008

Music Sluts

The Tom Tom Club
It is impossible to list all of the people that were a member of this band at one time or another so I will just do the short list of major players.

Tina Weymouth - Talking Heads
Chris Frantz - Talking Heads
Jerry Harrison - Talking Heads
Adrian Belew - King Crimson

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Grandparents and My Dad - Circa 1945

This picture has always conjured an image of old Uncle Sam
"I Want You" posters.
This is the 'Flo' that I was named after.
It is almost as if they were somehow aware of
the striking resemblance that I would bear to her.... who knew.

FOR SALE: The American Dream

Family Sold Separately. Please allow 20 to 30 years for delivery.

Taxes and Disappointment may apply.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008


Pat Monahan - Two Ways To Say Goodbye

My Mom Went To Lubbock and All I Got Was This Lousy Postcard

I asked for grass from Buddy's grave site or the radio out of his old car. I figured I'd at least get the grass since the other option involved larceny!

New Music

David Cook - Light On

I hear this was co-written by Chris Cornell.
Can't wait til he gets to his own stuff and is not
having to please the Man.
Way to go, David! Keep it up!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Taking off to the lake.See you Sunday.

Bi-Musical \ Actually Septenary

Mike Patton has been a member of seven bands. I believe that Peeping Tom is the only one that is still operational.
Faith No More
Mr. Bungle
The Dillenger Escape Plan
Peeping Tom

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Another Favorite

Godsmack - Whatever
Sully sure makes that bad boy fetish kick in!

Light Up My Room

My favorite Barenaked Ladies song, performed by Ed in a bathroom!
"There are luxuries we can't afford but in our house we never get bored.
We can dance to the radio station that plays in our teeth."

UPDATE: Here is one with both Ed and Steven in it. One Week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fort Lauderdale Pier

It's Been A While since I've heard this

"It's been a while since I've seen the way the candles light your face.
It's been a while but I can still remember just the way you taste."