I’ve found my new purpose in life! It’s to help my friend Pat enjoy the holiday season more! Saturday night I think I discovered another purpose, too, but I drank a bit too much and don’t quite remember what it was. Hmmm…dang, that bartender is adorable, dang, wish I wasn’t [insert self deprecating phrase of your choice here] ….
Anyway, I took Pat shopping Friday AND Saturday; she said she’d never had so much fun shopping, which made me smile. I’m available for a small rental fee to anyone else that would like a fun holiday shopping experience
Friday night after shopping I went over to Megan’s, there was the usual debacle of me going to the wrong Vietnamese restaurant to pick up our takeout (we had Phat Prik–chicken with hot green chili and Thai spices!) and I got to watch Dogma, one of my all time favorite movies.
Saturday night Krista picked me up (it was snowing HEAVILY up in Salem, NH and I hate driving in the snow; here, there was NO snow–K thought (like she didn’t before) that I was/am insane. We met Michelle for cheap dinner & drinks and some eye candy
Sunday, got the tree up finally, and bought 5 new strings of lights for it, 3 blue, 2 white. The dogs got walked, turkey soup got made, Mom’s laundry got done, I visited her and a good time was had by all!
Awhile back I was saying I’d stopped listening to the radio; well, I discovered a new station this weekend–96.5 out of Manchester NH. The station was playing “Deep Cuts” this weekend, i.e., songs that hadn’t seen the light of day in 20-30 years. I was scanning stations when I heard some chords that sounded vaguely familiar; it ended up being Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp (acoustic Led Zep song). I’d only heard the live version, so didn’t recognize it at first. After hearing a few more obscure songs, I fondly recalled the early days of WBCN, when Charles Laquidara was there. Charles was great in many ways, not the least was he always played a wide variety of music–he’s probably the person most responsible for shaping my musical tastes.
One of the songs I heard today was Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Ian Hunter, who formerly was the lead singer in Mott The Hoople. I caught these lyrics and … kinda laughed:
And you forgot just how a woman feels
You didn’t know what rock n’ roll was
Until you met a drummer
on a greyhound bus in a Cambridge bar
I got there in the nick of time
Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?