Tag Archive: Music

What the?????

So I sat down last night to watch the X-Factor and I was informed that I was not changing the channel because someone was watching the CMA’s.

I am not a huge country music fan.  Never was never will be.  It was killing me to have to watch this until……

Someone has told Hollywood a huge lie.  Someone has told them that some of the hideous outfits that they wear are actually fashionable.  I would be so disappointed to find this out after spending thousands on an outfit that looks like it got caught in a chipper shredder.

I was sitting there by myself because my daughter had left the room when Natasha Beddingfield made her entrance.  I sat with my mouth hanging opened thinking, ‘Wow, even hollywood is suffering from our piece of carp economy. That thing looked like octopus tentacles coming out from under a bathroom rug that a cat ratted with it’s claws. I found this exact rug at Amazon for $16.99.  I figure it probably took about 4 of them to make that skirt she was wearing which would have brought the bottom of half of the dress to $68.  The top was pretty much a brazier with material hanging from it.  You can get a cheap one of those for $5 and material for $2.79 a yard.  So in total, I figure she probably spent about $74.

Then Carrie Underwood came out in a placemat and bubble wrap.  I figure that about 6 placemats at $4.96 and a roll of antistatic bubble wrap at $21.  I believe that would make her outfit a $52 dress.

Then there was another Miss Underware…oh, I mean Miss Underwood’s dress that resembled a  lampshade. I was so afraid for her to move in for fear of seeing her underthings.  Lamp shade new is $37.29 or used at a shocking $32.66.

I personally do not see the draw to these types of fashions.  Let alone the cost someone asks for these.  Give me a pair of nice fitting comfortable jeans, a t-shirt and some converse sneakers and I can work any runway like those poor girls that haven’t eaten in years.


Have you ever had one of those days or in my case weeks where your mind is anywhere but where it should be.  I am so stressed out and overwhelmed right now that I am not thinking right.  When this happens I need music.  I have an extremely bad habit of cranking the tunes so loud that I cannot think.  It is therapy.  This morning, my therapy happened to be Doobie Brothers at about 200 decibels.  Which would probably kill me because I don’t think there is a measurement for decibels that high.

This morning I got to school and realized that I was wearing my son’s shirt.  It is a Lego Star Wars shirt that says, “Do You Want a Piece of Me”.  Yeah, I am so ready to pick a fight today. I grabbed the shirt out of the laundry thinking it was mine and threw it on.  I didn’t bother turning on the lights.  My bad.  At least I won’t be able to hear anyone tell me that it isn’t my shirt or any other comments related to it.

To prove my point about the status of my brain, this strange truck showed up in front of our house around Labor Day.  It has been parked up there for almost two weeks without a license plate or anything.  I called my sister who works for a police department and was talking to her about how sick I am of looking at it because it hinders our view of getting out of our driveway and other things.  Anyway, she told me it could be stolen so I should call the police just to be safe to have it checked out.  I did call them a week ago.  They traced the VIN back to a town about 30 minutes away and said he would alert their PD and see what they could find out.  He told me that he couldn’t tow it away until it had been abandoned for a week.  Fine.  I was hoping the owner would come and get it.

The truck was still there yesterday which made almost two weeks.  My husband I were on our way into town and I told him that I was calling the cops tomorrow to haul it away because I was sick of looking at it.  When we came back from town, I noticed it was gone.  Yippee!!!  Well, not really….it was in my neighbor’s back yard.  I almost towed my neighbor’s car away.  Can I even tell you how bad that could have been.  How would I explain that one?  There would have been no way out of that one except to come clean.  I guess I could tell them that I haven’t been deaf long enough to read lips.  That would work.

Mr. Music

My husband will probably never forgive me for doing this to him.  There are some people (that would be me) who should have a background check run on them before ever being able to get their hands on Photoshop. (Insert innocent smile)

He did have an afro in the 70’s.  I have seen pictures.  It just wasn’t this big or this tight.  He has been blessed with naturally curly hair.  Although he may not think so.

Anyway, I decided this morning that my husband has been totally under utilized for some of his deeply hidden talents.

A few years ago, one of our local radio stations had a contest every Friday where they would fast forward a classic rock song and whoever was the 9th caller with the correct answer would win $100.  Well, my husband has this unique talent like none other that he knew about 98.7% of the songs.  It was just being the right caller.

Over the course of a few months, we raked in $500 until we found out that you could only win once.  Oooops!  We would then call all relatives when the contest would be on and Jay would tell them the song and have them call in.  Family members won another $400 from that.

I don’t know how he does it, but he is this giant plethora of information when it comes to music.  I NEVER know the name of the song, let alone the band and I absolutely love music.  He could probably tell you what size of shoes the band members wore.  O.K. that was an exaggeration, but he just knows information that not many people know.  He kicks butt on Jeopardy when there are music questions.

Yesterday, my sister called all up on a lather because of a song she needed to know, but couldn’t think of the name of it.  She asked for “The Man”, but to her dismay he was at work.  She called me at the butt-crack of dawn this morning because it drove her nuts all night trying to find the name of the song.  While we were talking, my husband came home and I handed the phone to him.  Not even 1 minute into the conversation he told her the name of the song.  Weird!  I had never heard of it.  The name of the song….”Hocus Pocus” by a band named Focus.  What?  Who knows this stuff?

He is totally under utilized.  Someone needs to bring back “Name That Tune” and then my husband will be the first in line to win us our retirement.  He is amazing!  He has also genetically passed on his ability to my daughter who is going to turn out just like him. 

Here is the link to the song for your enjoyment: http://youtu.be/RFDW9b_ejfI  This is hilarious.  Not sure what this guy is on.