Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Very Merry Late Birthday!!!!

One of our blog friends had a birthday this past Monday. She may think I forgot but I didn't. I even got her a card.....ahem....and it is sitting here right beside me.

I wish I could link you to her but I am having computer-user problems. You all know her anyway.

I have, however, written a few special short songs to let her know how special she is. I wasn't able to write the actual melody because of the countless hours I spent on the lyrics. I wanted to make sure it "spoke" to everyone that read it. So I sat down and I wrote, I deleted, I pondered and I wrote some more. Finally I was able to come up with exactly what I wanted to say.

So, Happy Belated Birthday Edie.
And these songs are especially for you!!

(Sing to the tune of Three Blind Mice)

Edie E
Edie E

Edie Edie E
Edie Edie E

E-Edie Edie E-E-Edie
E-Edie E-Edie E E Edie
E-Edie E-Edie E-E-Edie


(This next song is sung to the tune of Ring Around the Rosies)

E-Edie Edie Edie
E-Edie Edie Edie

.............I had to stop and wipe a tear from my eye while typing that. It just touched me and at the risk of sounding proud, I just think that the lyrics to these tunes are so touching and paint a beautiful picture of our good friend.

(This is my last song. Please sing it to the tune of I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy)

Edie Edie Edie Edie
Edie Edie Edie E
E-E-E-Edie Edie E-Edie.

E-Edie Edie Edie Edie.
Edie Edie E-Edie.

Edie Edie Edie E
Edie Edie Edie


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today Is Tuesday. You Know What That Means

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a Special Guest!

So put on your ears,
Like good Mouseketeers.
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!

Last week's Special Guest (Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly) THERE Now the Link is working...actually I still had to get her help. Anyway, Last weeks Special Guest was Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water. I used it after I read Chatty Kelly's blog about the same song. I was feeling kind of yucky and her blog just really helped me out.

Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly. THERE! (just practicing)

ANYWAY, although Simon and Garfunkel are no longer a duo, Paul Simon went on and became a superstar. (A shame really, not that he made it so big because I really like his music, but a shame because Art Garfunkel's voice was amazing).

There is one song by Paul Simon that stands out in my mind. Not so much because of the song itself, although it is really a fun song. The lyrics and the melody are really catchy in that wonderful 1980s way but it is the video always cracks me up.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the video, watch it closely. The entire thing is lip-synced by Chevy Chase. And Paul Simon acts like his little (excuse the pun) sidekick. But Paul Simon is really the singer. BTW, Chevy is 6'4" and Paul is 5'3".

By the way, if you have a good eye, take a look at Chevy Chase when he is drinking a sip of water. Watch what happens when he puts down his glass.

A bit of trivia, the names in the song, Al and Betty, were chosen by Paul when he went to a party with his then-wife and the host of the party mistakenly called them Al and Betty).

OK, Paul and Chevy are sitting here so patiently waiting for me to stop rambleing on so they can do their song. It was very nice of them to come by. Of course how could they resist. Everyone knows that this is the next best thing to being on The Ed Sullivan Show. "Why" you ask. Oh come on, you have to know why by now....Cause Tuesday is Guest Star DAY!!!!!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Jingle Bells.....Uncompromisin' Enterprisin' Anything But Tranquilizing...

Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way...

All the way to the mall, shopping center, Target or Walmart.

I received the Walmart TOYLAND Catalog 2010 in the mail yesterday.

I don't do very much toy shopping anymore. My youngest is 14 and most of his "toys" come from a computer, music, or video game store. As for my 19 year old, I don't have a clue what to get him.

ANYWAY, I glanced through the catalog anyway and I cannot believe how much the price of toys has gone up since I shopped for them!!

Remember NERF? You could get a Nerf bat and ball for a few dollars and have hours of fun! Well, maybe not hours. The bat usually broke after 20-30 minutes. But now you can get a Nerf N-Strike Stampede with 60 darts of automatic Nerf-Firing Fun for ONLY $49.97!! Of course if you get the gun you also HAVE to get the Tactical Vest for $29.97.

Fisher Price sells an Imaginext Space Shuttle or Pirate Ship for ONLY $40.00 (actually $39.97). Put a name on it, like The BatCave, and the price goes up to $44.97.

The Little Mommy Walk and Giggle Doll........ $69.97!!

LEGOs seem to be about the same price as when I bought them for my boys. They were the most expensive toys around back then. Now they are on the lower end of the price range AND NO BATTERIES REQUIRED!!

An Easy Bake Oven seemed to be reasonably priced at $18.00, on sale from $28.00. But wait don't forget the Easy Bake Deluxe Delights Cake and Cookie Kit for another $24.00!

Video Games and Game Systems are outrageous but they have always been. They cost about the same as they did when I was buying them for my kids. Remember the Atari 2600? I had one of those sometime around 1983 (I think) and even back then it was about $125-$150.

Bicycles seem to have DROPPED in price. There were some nice ones for $88 and $99. Well, that makes sense. Who would want to have to go OUTSIDE to play?

And then there's BARBIE.

And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
That uncompromisin' enterprisin', anything but tranquilizing.
Right on Maude!

oops, sorry...Monkeys Are Funny

And then there's Barbie!
I have never bought a Barbie in my life. Thank Goodness!! She is the most spoiled girl (woman? Young adult?) that I have ever seen! AND SNEAKY!! You can find the Barbie Fashionistas for just $10. That's reasonable, right? And For $25 you can get one with a light- up fairytale dress. But Barbie is Never Ever satisfied! There has never been a woman alive with wardrobe anything close to what is available to Barbie. And for just $49.98 you can get a kit to "Glitterize" her wardrobe.

Would Barbie be happy with a Sedan? No WAY! She HAS to have a convertible. AND a Camper! Come on, how could she hike in those heels?

It's bad enough that she has to have her own pets (and you KNOW she isn't the one cleaning up after those dogs). But now she also needs a $25. Puppy Swim School with Pool. Of course she has her own pool too.

Naturally she also needs somewhere to live. There it is! The Barbie 3 Story Dream Townhouse with Pink Personal Elevator and Furnishings With Lights and Sounds on Every Level! $145.00!

Now that Barbie has everything she is going to want to have a party! Welcome Ken, and 20 of her other closest friends......they'll need new clothes too won't they? If You Give A Pig A Pancake......

Oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse opened sleigh-hey!

Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
Jingle All the Way
Oh what fun it is to ride on a One Horse Opened Sleigh!!!!!

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