Friday, June 25, 2010

Jukebox Friday - Ride, Ride, Ride

Ever hear of Sailcat? Judging from the lack of videos of this song, not many people have.

The reason my son will never drive a van....

Ride, Ride, Ride....

Rock on....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Top 10 Summer Loves

I'm stealing this from my friend Tessa. Here are my favorite things about summer - in no particular order.

1. No snow! I really love waking up to a white covered world, but by the time I'm ready to leave the house I want it gone, gone, gone!

2. My pond. I love to get out of the car and be greeted by the sound of babbling water. I love to look into the water and see the different designs and shapes resting on the bottom of my little pool (this is assuming that the water is clear enough to see the bottom). I love the plants around the edge and the way that some of them dip into the water. I love the fact that we have "accidentally" purchased another small pump, so that I can now create a waterfall or maybe another fountain.

3. Daylight. It's so depressing to get home from work and have to turn the light on in the house. Summertime is when I can really save on my electric bill by not turning on lights until it's almost time for bed. Oh, wait! The electric bill is not smaller because it's also time for....

4. Air Conditioning! Let me just say that personally summer should not be allowed to start without air conditioning being in place. I love, love, love my air conditioning!!!

5. Flowers. It's so nice to see color in the yards and along the road. Someday I will be able to grow my own flower gardens, but for now I just enjoy looking at everyone else's. (Who are we kidding?!?!? My green thumb never grew up and I will never be able to keep a plant alive, let alone make it flourish. I am doomed to have only weeds and mint (which no one can kill as it slowly takes over).

6. Cookouts. First of all it means that someone else (Jerry) does the cooking. There is also very little clean-up. I'm all about the cookout - of course it would be even better if there was air conditioning outside.

7. No school. This used to mean that I didn't have to get up to make sure my children got to school. Now it means the grandchildren can stay all night whenever they want to.

8. Holidays. Maybe it's just my imagination, but there seems to be more holidays in the summer. Days I don't have to go to work and can sleep in, spend the day doing what I want-when I want.

9. Lightening bugs. Nothing makes me feel as safe and happy as lightening bugs. They are a part of my childhood summers, my teen age pranks, and my children's summers. Now I can show my grandchildren the "magic" bugs. They are also the only 'bug' I will touch!

10. Ice cream. Yes, I know we can have ice cream in the winter, but nothing is as good as ice cream on a hot summer day.

Enjoy your summer!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jukebox Friday - My Hippie Songs

One Toke Over the Line - I didn't understand what this meant until I after I had worn out the record.

Sweet Mary - For some reason I always think of this song when I hear One Toke Over the Line....

Popcorn, by Hot Butter - something you just have to experience

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jukebox Friday - For Dale

If you know Dale, you know this song!

Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook

And of course

Swamp Witch - Jim Stafford

This song was very much Dale. It's also one of my son's favorites too.
Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody

This was NOT one his favorites, but it was in his truck's tape player for months and he took a lot of ribbing about it. However, he kept it there for his daughter.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jukebox Friday - Obscure Songs of My Life

Does anyone remember these? (or have ever heard of these?)

Ok, to understand this video you have to see the movie "Billy Jack", but this is the only video I could find with the band Coven and this song.