Ari & The iPod

With as fast as Ari’s progressing, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he’s getting into all that can be found on an iPod. He has watched movies on mine, looked at pictures and, of course, listened to music. But my son has a favorite genre. No, really. I don’t think I would have ever guessed this for a son of mine, but he LOVES 70’s Disco/R&B. As one of his caretakers points out, “It could be worse.” That’s true. Anyway, I thought I’d give you a run down of Ari’s playlist.

10 songs, 55.2 minutes, 56.9 MB

Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single Version 2) 5:38
A Taste of Honey

Get Down Tonight (Rick Finch & Tony Batt… 7:44
KC & The Sunshine Band

Hot Stuff (12″ Version) 6:48
Donna Summer

I Feel Love 8:17
Donna Summer

Jungle Boogie 3:07
Kool & The Gang

Kung Fu Fighting 3:54
London Bus Stop

Play That Funky Music 5:00
Wild Cherry

That’s the Way (I Like It) (Rick Finch & To… 5:55
KC & The Sunshine Band

Video Killed the Radio Star 4:14

Y.M.C.A. 4:45
Village People

I realize that Video Killed the Radio Star doesn’t exactly fit into this as you would imagine but it WAS released in 1979 and Ari likes it. Also, wherever possible these songs are funky remakes. There are some that are better as originals, but let’s be clear. I pay for these so I have to like them…and they are funked. The KC & The Sunshine Band songs are AWESOME!

This genre brings back a lot of memories for me. I used to roller skate to every one of these songs at the roller rink on the weekend. I was HUGE into roller skating. I think I had 5 pair at one point. One was used strictly for the rink, though.

Oh, and I can’t listen to the song Hot Stuff without thinking of the movie The Full Monty, when they were in the queue. I giggle every time!

How about you? Does this list bring up any memories?

Naked Art Day

Every once in a while I get a glimpse of what type of parent I am and how my children are going to do out in the real world when they’re older. Occasionally, I have to wonder if some of their behavior truly comes from the result of my parenting or from a variety of other places. Then there are those special days where I look upon my children in stunned amazement and think, “Where the hell did that come from?”

My boys have 3 small Doodle Pro pads around the house. They don’t use them very often, especially Ari. He’s usually into much bigger and better things. However, a couple of days ago he must have been feeling artsy. He grabs all three, giving me one, grandma one and keeping the last for himself. He exclaims, “I have an idea” and starts taking off his clothes. Wondering what would happen next I say, “Ari, what are you doing?” He takes off his last piece of clothing, looks me straight in the face with a very serious look and says, “It’s naked art day.” We had a long talk.

While I’m Waiting For The Pain To Subside

I’ll share something I just found out today. Paula Abdul is 100% Jewish. From Wikipedia:

Paula is a practicing Jew [15] and is proud of her Jewish heritage. She has said, “Not many people know, but both my parents are Jewish, I am very excited about telling you this.” Abdul is a Zionist and has said that it was her dream to visit Israel and said, “My father is a Syrian Jew whose family immigrated to Brazil. My mother is Canadian with Jewish roots. My dream is to come to Israel for a real holiday.” Abdul supports and loves Israel. Israeli Tourist Minister Isaac Herzog invited her to Israel during a Hanukkah festival, to which Abdul responded with a hug, adding, “I will come; you have helped make a dream come true.”.[2]

I had no idea. Any of you?

As for the pain, I just had my gallbladder removed on Friday. That alone wouldn’t be so bad, but I’m also constipated unlike I have ever been in my life (even AFTER using drugs to help) AND just got my period today. I am NOT a happy camper. Also, it’s a week day and I have to take and pick up the kids from school. For those who can’t keep up, this means NO PAIN PILLS until the end of the day. FUCK! I’m going to go try to take a nap now.

Hey, also, if any of you are on Facebook, let me know via email. I’m getting so into it. It’s the best of many worlds of online connection systems out there. Plus, I can play games online with my friends and share music. It’s uber cool.

And now for something completely different

Yeah, I feel the same way about Phil Spector’s photo being the first thing you see when you come here as I did about Charles Manson’s photo when Mark did a quiz back in 2004. So, on to more fun things. I received this in the mail today…

Betreff: English for EU

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where! more komplikated changes are

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru. Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Anyone else shocked by this?

philly.jpgDidn’t he admit to killing someone, if not Lana Clarkson specifically?

A mistrial?

Wasn’t her body moved by someone and a diaper used to clean the scene?

A mistrial?

Wasn’t the revolver found under her (kind of hard to do in a suicide)?

A mistrial?

Didn’t women testify that he pulled a gun on them when they tried to leave his house?

A mistrial?

I know that acting and dressing flamboyantly does not mean automatic guilt…but isn’t it a tad bit irreverent in a court of law to which you are the defendant?



now THIS is funny, in a sad kind of way.

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, who made headlines earlier this year when he claimed to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby, said Friday he was stripped, robbed and left naked in his Rolls Royce by three women.

Found naked in his Rolls Royce? Why doesn’t something smell right here?