Today’s Music: Green Day – Let Yourself Go
Note on Today’s Music: It’s a bit potty mouth. But it’s a fun tune.
I’m actually a little happier than usual this Friday, despite a long week at work! I have no medical facilities to visit for anyone, I have two more concerts (that I know of) to look forward to this month, and of course, I got to read some great blogs!
These links are a bit more serious than the usual posts I put here, but they were moving and made me stop and think. Hope you enjoy them too. NBI talked about having and breaking a connection to a person that was an addiction. Steph Rogers spoke with shame about the actions of her countrymen, and BrickhouseChick taught me more than I had known about anorexia
Thanks to them for a set of brave posts, and everyone else out there for all that you share.
On a lighter (or more frustrating. Whatever.) note, last week there was a poll! And it was about every governments least favorite topic, climate change! Here’s what you said.
(As always, my comments are achieving record lows in italics.)
the Louisiana inferno into anything else. (Stacy)
(As long as it’s not a “dry” heat…;
issue a press release that says she thinks Al Gore rocks. Kanerva
(She’s not talking to him til she gets her royalties.)
hire a good publicist for days that aren’t exactly as forecasted. Kanerva
(Or a lawyer to sue the weatherman for slander.)
Yes, Yes and Yes Guap, I Agree That it Should 🙂 Andro
(I’m too stunned at having someone agree with me about anything to reply…)
For the better, and pronto or I am sending the zombies round 🙂 Andro
(If there are zombies, “better” may involve a flood.)
Places with Uranus, well not yours but you know what I mean? 🙂 Andro
(Tis a foul wind blowing…)
Eo sfop everyone and their dog moaning about it all the time 😦 Andro
(If it weren’t for the weather, 99% of people would have nothing to talk abou- Hmm…)
And put a cork in it, at least then we could avoid the wind 😦 Andro
(Or have to avoid gas propelled corks.)
Back to the 1970’s but without the plarforms 😦 Andro
(Weather in a leisure suit That’s a change for the worse.)
Into a Werewolf, at least that way we can all howl along with it 🙂 Andro
(She’ll just put clouds in front of the moon to stop the change…)
Its settings often so we know what the hell is going on 🙂 Andro
(Oops – that was me. Sorry, dropped the remote.)
just enough that it stops raining in Melbourne.butimbeautiful
(You’ll change your tune when it snows…)
only if it damned well pleases. It has a mind of its own! Amy at Sharp Lil Pencil
(I don’t think we want the weather thinking for itself. People certainly don’t!)
its attitude and chill! Linda Vernon
(Only if it can wear it’s baseball cap backwards and it’s jean halfway down it’s…nevermind.)
as often as i change my underwear, which could mean anything really Marie Nicole
(She likes to snatch thosed from teh clotheslines!)
behind a screen because I can’t bare to see denuded Tetons & flacid billabongs Laura
(Porn is only fun when it’s on the internet.)
brickhousechick: so that stupid people will wake up and believe!
(Generaly, stupid people are generally safer when they’re asleep.)
My Canadian prairie winter into summer Hawaii weather.
(Hey,those prairies are where tehy grow the grass skirts!)
Enough to actually swim at the North Pole Elyse 54.5
(“Santa Surf Shop” has a nice ring to it…)
direction, no your other left. thematticuskingdom
(There’s a GPS joke in there. But I can’t find it.)
into a newt… and then get better. thematticuskingdom
(Gingrich thinks he’s just fine as he is, thank you.)
Candy into healthy, assholes into princes, spinach into money, (UndercoverL)
(…my replies into something useful…)
it’s tune, we’re ready for something new. thematticuskingdom
(If it starts singing “It’s a Small World”, we’re coming after you.)
water to wine… thematticuskingdom
into a Vegas style buffet to suit mood and follow me like Eeyore’s cloud. Red.
(Cloudy with a chance of tequila…)
it’s stylist….too many patterns going on all at once..not a good look..zannyro
(It’s atmospheric plaid!)
Cause the magnetic fields to switch – and we get snow in Tucson. From FUNICULAR
(Worth it, just to see all the iPads explode!)
It’s mind! – Benzeknees
(The wind is generaly..lightheaded.)
(And no, you can’t ban me for that – it’s my site.)
it’s britches! Benzeknees
(Are they filled with…hail?)
every 5 -10 mins would be lots of fun..I know it. Lizzie C
(You’re smarter than the weatherman!)
directions and we suddenly become a TROPICAL island. Yay! Kayjai
but then as soon as it changes, it should change back, grass is always greener..
(There’s a manure joke in there somewhere…)
Congratulations to- Wait! NOOO!!! Sorry, the award for this week just blew away. Ah well…
And from the offered choices, the most popular was peoples perceptions of it before it changes the planet irrecvocably. (Yes, a serious answer.). And bravo to you all for picking it.
But this week, we’re focused on the climate that is summer. And we’re using an old classic as an inspiration.
If you don’t recognize the song, count yourself lucky.
So come on in from the beach to enter your answers by 2359 EDT on Wed, 14 Aug, because that’s when this one ends.
(And if you leave an “Other” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)
While we tally the ans*burp*wers, enjoy this.
Since it’s occasionally about never growing up around here, I present…Ralph Macchio.
And for those of you who must know, here’s the song from the poll. Don’t say I never did anything
Catch y’all on the other side.
Thanks for the mentioning! My ego is happy!
And nice shirt. I bet you look smashing in it, especially while drinking a very tasty Pina Colada… Hmmm… Pina colada…
If that shirt looks good, I’m pretty sure you’ve had enough! 😉
Me? Never! I’m not drunk! I stumbled on purpose!
No, just kidding. That shirt is a crime against humanity, really. But hey, de gustibus non disputandum, right? (That’s like the only Latin thing I remember 😉 )
Great Ralph Macchio clip. Thought of you when I saw these longboarders reached 65 mph.
You Sir, are an enabler in the best sense of the word.
Adding longboarding to my list of things to do.
Love that Green Day song. Very peppy. One of my favorite bands. But yeah, they do have potty mouths.
At least they aren’t naked in this one.
Or was that Blink 182?
Another great song! Complete with skinny-male nudity. Who could ask for more?…
Cannot. Get that song. Out of my head now!
My work here is done!
They won’t let me comment! And what’s more, they lost the incredibly witty comment i had! Oh well. Serves me right, for something! Oh but I love that wax off thing – I learn SO much on your page!
These are the things they won’t teach in school.
To be fair, it’s with good reason that they don’t…
That shirt! Augh! I think I just had a seizure.
You should look again, just to be sure!
I will politely decline your generous invitation.
Really? You’ve got no medically-challenged relatives to tend to and the best you can come up with is that song? And that question? And not only that, my kids can’t even read this fucking post because of the off language. Bah I say! Down with pina coladas. Down with offensive shirts! Down with medical facilities! Just DOWN I say.
PS. You might be pleased to know that coming down the zipline at the adventure park my parting shout was “I want a pony”. You might be further interested to know that they who were listening have not yet obliged me.
The song fit my mood (It was TMWGITU suggestion).
We really need to have some words with the pony assigners.
I’ll do so and then report back.
Nice shirt! Thanks for the shout out, and happy friday. It will be saturday here in another half hour. Friday was awesome. I can see the future…
I don’t suppose you saw last (to)night’s lottery numbers?
Have a great rest of the weekend!
We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
If that had been a write-in, it would probably have won.
One of my favorite quotes, ever!
First thing I thought if when I saw the picture today. Love that quote as well.
I’ve seen the Ralph Macchio vid somewhere before…very cute. Have a great weekend! My holidays start in T-5.5hrs….I shall email you our NYC plans and you decide if you are able to have face-to-face time. We are NYC bound on the 18th…. 🙂
And happy vacationing!
Thanks for mentioning my sad but important post about eating disorders! Not a fun topic but one that must be talked about. Do you know that I’ve never “made love at midnight in the dunes of the Cape before!” But, I’m going to be there later in August and I’ll see if I can make that happen. LOL. 🙂
And gettin’ caught in the rain – I was singing this at my niece’s wedding on Monday – spooky – shocking shirt too. You should be ashamed.
I should be, alas I am not.
I am, however, checking Amazon to see if they have any in stock.
2 left….or so I’m told
And Congratulations!!! to your niece.
Cheers – it was a grand day Guap
Love the song. Such a Ramone-ish tune.
That shirt need therapy, and I love the Wax On clip. Hysterical.
Happy Friday. Hope you and TMWGITU have a fabbo weekend.
Hope you crack lots of smiles this weekend, Red!
comparing Green Day to the Ramones is a high compliment.
OHMYGHD I loved Ralph Macchio when I was a teen. He was my only fanboy crush. That video was freaking hilarious!!
I love that he has enough of a sense of humor about himself to do this.
Happy Friday everyone!
And to you and yours!
Damn, Ralph still looks pretty good. 11 year-old me (and every other girl on the planet) was right on the money with that crush.
Even better, he looks exactly like you remember!
I actually have a shirt made out of one of the pieces. The whole shirt. Red, flowers, Hawaiian.
Without all the clashing, is it really a hawaiian shirt?
I buy mine based almost strictly on the hideousness of it.
A conversation at the store with my girl will go like htis:
Me – Oh my god! It’s HIDEOUS! IT’S DISGUSTING! I must have it!
Her- Rolls eyes. Again.
Mine is a true Hawaiian shirt from Hawaii where my husband went without me. You know those “all I got was a lousy shirt” t-shirts, well … But women can get away with wearing bright colored things with flowers on them.
I pity her sometimes, Guap. Other times I envy her. Mr. AndAHalf needs to loosen up!
Don’t! She more than holds her own in my Willy Wonka world!
(The Gene Wilder Wonka, not the Burton/Depp mess.)
Why did they remake that? Why oh why …
Can one find their way to this blog without having a reliance on strong drink of some sort?
I thought most people just stumbled in here after one too many, looking for a bathroom.
Or a taco.
I know I did… I never got a taco, and I don’t think it was really a bathroom either… the lights were off.
Well, it’s easier to see the disco ball under the strobe in the dark.
Well I might have peed in the sink…
Ah Guaps, life would be so boring without Friday Foolishness! I now have the Pina Colada song stuck in my head where it will stay for most of the day. But it’s better than the song stuck there yesterday!
I don’t want to know what the other song was!!!
But as always, glad you enjoyed today’s post.
I’m going to pretend you didn’t post that song, while shamelessly plugging the reason why:
You’re just baiting me. Also, now I have to make some of those tonight, because I actually do like pina coladas, but not that terrible song.
If it weren’t for the internet, we would never be able to agree to
disagreerant at each other over how wrongheaded, obtuse and misinformed the other is.
Politely, of course.
I totally agree or disagree.
LOL!!Don’t take much to get tipsy! Hahaha! Oh that Funny or Die ahahah! Must.remember. to. never. apply. mascara. before. Friday. Foolishness!!!!! 😀
Hmm…you know, thre’s never been a makeup poll…
There hasn’t has there? I think the Guapolians seriously need to have one!!
Oh no! El Guapo, how could you? I’m just about to head out on a weekend adventure and I’m going to have the Piña Colada song stuck in my head the whole time. ( I didn’t even need to play the video…) Have a great weekend!
If it stays stuck in your head, it will be a glorious weekend!
(Hey, that’s what I keep telling myself.)
I’m glad you had a better week and hope you enjoy the upcoming concerts! (Interesting blogger links) Have a good one!
Thanks Whitelady. I love reading posts that show real life, from the writer’s perspective.
So did you get that shirt off of Green Day? ❤
I don’t think Green Day has the class to wear that shirt. 😉
Well, looky here! Oh how I’ve missed you!! 🙂 Glad to see you posting!
Ooh nice shirt!
One of my favorite “shirt” songs:
Glad to hear the medical trips are over. Awesome! Happy for you and your wife! Hope the FIL is doing ok.
Have a great weekend.
I just spent a half hour listening to Catie.
Thanks for the turn on!
Oh great.. now that dreaded tune is playing in my head (“No, stop, go away”).. and why does that shirt remind me of Danny Bonaduce?
have a great weekend EG!
Gah! Danny Bonaduce, that shirt and Rupert Homes.
definitely signs of the apocalypse.
For Christ sake!!
Now I’m with Pina Colada song stuck in my head.
You’re welcome! 😀
I would totally wear that shirt. Do they sell them?
I didn’t even realize that shirt was the one I’ve been looking for until I saw it.
Magnum would be proud of it…
Are there really people who don’t know the Pina Colada song? I will add that to my school curriculum for next year.
I’d be curious o see the breakdown of which parents think that makes you the greatest teacher ever, and which ones say you’re the worst…
I will do a Friday poll 😉
I always enjoy your humour Guap
and Friday Foolishness absolutely rocks 🙂
Have a fun time sifting
through all the entries…
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Wow! That photograph really catches my breath away!!!! A Super wave
Hawaiian shirts are an occasional part of my wardrobe, and when I wear them, I favor bold colors and patterns (I’m blond & very fair, so paler colors can wash me out pretty easily). Although I don’t have anything quite up to the standards of the beauty you have pictured, I have at least one that comes close (it is a single pattern, however).
According to Homer Simpson, only two kinds of men wear Hawaiian shirts–gay men and big fat party animals.
I keep a minimum of two hawaiian shirts at all times, and don’t fit Homers description at all.
That pic is epic. Still trying to get it.