Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Weekly Worth A Listen: Truffle Shuffle

This is just stuff on random in iTunes, though I did have to edit because Ziggy's music is god awful.
How Peculiar - Robbie Williams

Not an Addict - K's Choice

I Have Friends in Holy Spaces - Panic at the Disco

Dreaming of You - The Coral

Good Morning, Good Morning - The Beatles

We Might As Well Be Strangers - Keane

On the Sly - The Bamboos

Rambling Through the Avenues of Time - Flight of the Conchords

Sabotage - Beastie Boys

Get Busy - The Roots
posted by Lori @ 7:34 PM   1 comments
Friday, July 23, 2010
Weekly Worth A Listen: Soundtrack Lovelies

I'm a little late for Chelsea's meme this week but camping has left us a bit drained. SO without further adieu here we go:

1. Sugar High - Empire Records
Not on the actual soundtrack but a great song

2. Walk this Land - Remixed for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

3. Spanish Sahara - Foals (Entourage)

4. Well Respected Man - The Kinks (clip from Supernatural)
That Jensen Ackles is a stone cold fox. Embedding was disabled so here's a link. Best line: "Cause he's better than the rest/and his arm sweat smells the best."

5. Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke (from New Moon)
"Your mind is restless/You say you're getting better, but you don't feel any better"

6. Tire Swing - Kimya Dawson (from Juno)

7. Uprising - Muse (from V trailer)
Monkey's favorite song. I love hearing words like "interchanging" and "victorious" from a two year old.

8. Waterslide - The Bonedaddys (from I Love You, Man)
Since Monkey's song is on here, Goose's has to be on here too. She like to make up her own topical lyrics to this tune as a sort of social commentary.

9. On the Cliff By the Sea - Ponyo
If you don't speak Japanese, don't bother. The kids love this song and Ziggy can make up words that make me laugh so hard I'm seconds from peeing my pants.

10. Oh, Sookie - Snoop Dogg (inspired by True Blood
This might be the most hilarious fan song I've ever heard. Sam Trammell said Snoop calling him a "bitch" was one of the highlights of his career.
posted by Lori @ 8:49 AM   1 comments
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Wordless Wednesday: Tahoe
Goose, Queen of the Fake Smile
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Weekly Worth a Listen - Cover Up!

Chelsea's topic this week are our favorite covers, so here are some of my favorites.

1. September (Earth, Wind and Fire Cover) - Pomplamoose

2. Time to Pretend (MGMT Cover) - Paolo Nutini
I still love the original, but Nutini has a pretty cool voice and makes it a bit more kid-friendly...

3. Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg cover) - Phish
This is pretty hilarious I must say. I'm not really a Phish follower (unless Ben and Jerry's counts) but this song is so perfect.

4. We Go Together (from Grease) - Less than Jake
I love Less than Jake, and this cover reminds me of playing Patty in Grease...good times.

5. Paparazzi (Lady Gaga cover) - Greyson Chance
Pretty amazing for an 11 year old, and even if you don't like it, watching the girls' faces is hilarious.

6. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover) - Paramore

7. Crazy in Love (Beyonce cover) - Switchfoot
There are some great Beyonce covers. Pomplamoose has a good one too.

8. Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits cover) - The Killers
I don't know that this is as good as the original but I have a soft spot for Dire Straits and the Killers alike so it's fun to hear one take.

9. I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles cover) - Across the Universe (that George Boleyn guy mainly)
This scene was so cool and who doesn't love this song?

10. Dreaming of You (The Coral cover) - Adele
posted by Lori @ 1:42 AM   0 comments
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Adventures in Gambling
It makes me sick. I don't like losing money. I don't like the prospect of losing money. And yet I'm apparently a pretty good gambler. Ziggy made me sit at a table with him and He went up ten and I went up forty.

Let's just hope that he keeps on that track...

Vacation is great otherwise. I'll post pics later!
posted by Lori @ 3:06 PM   2 comments
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Karaoke Saturdays

This is what happens when a tone deaf mom tries to karaoke...
posted by Lori @ 2:34 AM   1 comments
Friday, July 2, 2010
How to Survive the Public Pool
Goose and Monkey just finished swim lessons through our local community pool.

If your child is still in that "mommy and me" phase, then suit up and be ready for high school locker room flashbacks!

If not, count yourself lucky and try not to make too much fun of those of us on the sidelines trying to look like we've been to the gym in the last five years...

Here's a list of tips for surviving the pool:

1. Hold on to your kids at all times; this ensures not only that they won't be jumping into the pool unsupervised, but also that you can put the kibosh on your daughter's smack talk as she talks about how much better she is at swimming than another's 18 month old.

2. Get to know the teacher. Make sure that this high-schooler understands your child's enthusiasm and is fully prepared for the jump that will end in crown-to-nose contact.

3. Aerosol sunscreen may make sense if your child is all over the place, but as families walk through your coconut reeking fog, know that they are cursing you, especially for those of us with asthma prone children. Rather put it on when they're strapped to their carseats and have no escape...

4. Don't let your kids drink the water. It's gross.

5. Lastly, try to have fun. You're going to be in a thousand pictures because everybody who's anybody takes pictures of their kids in the pool and the last thing you want is to look like you hate what you're doing.
posted by Lori @ 6:57 AM   2 comments
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