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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RTT: Rockin the Casbah

Happy Tuesday! Monday holidays always mess me up. With James Bond being gone, I never really know when one is coming until it sneaks up on me.


*Han Solo and I went to Aldi today and I plugged in my iphone, hit a playlist and then shuffle.  The first song that came on was Caro Emerald's That Man, which is a big old slice of awesome.  If you've never heard it, it's very old school Swingy-Jazzy (I'm  going to trademark that).  Anyhoo, at the end of the song there's a man who promises her a night at the Casbah that they will never forget.  The next song that came on was Rock the Casbah!  I think my smart phone is really smart.

*BTW, Han Solo loves both of those songs.  Whenever Rock the Casbah comes on, he sings along with it.  Well, really he just says "bah," but still.  He also loves Sweet Caroline and does the "bah, bah, baaaaaaah," in tune.  Smart boy.

*Are you now singing Sweet Caroline in your head?

*Oh, and if you've never heard That Man, you can check it out here:

*James Bond and I hold TN driver's licenses which will expire next year.  For our European licenses to be valid, we must hold a valid US license.  You can renew online in TN, but NOT if it's your first renewal (which it will be) and in any case, they send it to the address on file, which we obviously don't live at anymore.  I called the local DMV and explained the situation.  They gave me the main customer service number and said they would be the ones to take care of this issue.  Fantastic.  I called the number and was on hold for 45 minutes.  Yes, you read that right, 45.  A lady picked up, said "Thank you for holding how..." and the battery in my house phone died.  Brilliant. 

*About 17% of humans are left handed.  The same percentage is apparently true for apes and gorillas.  James Bond is left handed.

*I hate the show Doc McStuffins because I can never stop singing the theme song.  Like right now.  Wait, let me think about Sweet Caroline.  Ah, that's better.

*I think I may have mentioned a while back that  showed Indy the movie and then the first episode of Stargate.  He fell in love with it and we have been working through the seasons (we're on 5 now).  In the pilot episode, Cpt Carter makes a comment about how it took them 3 years to MacGyver the system to get it to work.  The camera then pans around to Col. O'Niell, played by Richard Dean Anderson, who also played MacGyver. I chuckled a little and then explained the joke to Indy because he didn't understand why I was laughing.  Well, he then decided he needed to watch MacGyver.  I got the first season and in the first ep, MacGyver disarms a bomb with a paperclip.  Indy was HOOKED.  It is quite possible the most improbable show ever.  I'm always amazed at how the very things he needs always happen to be lying near him.  So, now every night, except Tuesdays, which is when Castle comes on (and nothing, not even a flight to Rome, comes between me and Castle), we watch one episode of Stargate and one episode of MacGyver.  I'm certainly getting my fill of Richard Dean Anderson.  It's a good thing he's good looking.

*For some reason, if I download a pic from the interwebs, my mac saves them as documents!  Anyone know how to change this?  If you do, please let me know!

Okay, I'm done for today.  Han Solo is trying to climb over the sofa do he can escape the living room.  Good heavens.

If you didn't see them yet, I've posted photos from our stop in Egypt.  You can see day one photos here and day two photos here.

Seriously Shawn



VandyJ said...

My mother is left handed. She always claims she the only person in our family who is in her right mind.
MacGyver is a hero in our house too. WE got started on him when the Mythbusters did their first episode testing some of the things he did.

Anonymous said...

My kids are really into Doc McStuffins right now and yes, the song is catchy. And the one about Time for your checkup..

Unknown said...

I'm going to make an effort to keep "Rock the Casbah" in my head over "Sweet Caroline". The last thing my family needs is for me to scream out "So good, so good!" while I'm cooking dinner!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Ohhhhh! Having your battery die after you've been on terminal ignore for so long really sucks.

My hubby is also left handed - I'm going to share those statistics with him, because he focuses on the fact that lefties are minorities. I will have to tease him about being an ape or gorilla. ;)

I have never watched Stargate - no particular reason, so I think I'm going to have to jump on that bandwagon. :)

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Shawn said...

I'm the youngest of four, my brother is the only lefty. They all have crystal blue eyes and I have green, two rare things in one family.

Thanks for linking up with us. said...

Visiting from Talk To Me Tuesday, and yes Sweet Caroline is now in my head. Out of all the songs named, that is the only one I know. I can't listen to the YouTube, Mr Racer is asleep on the couch....

Michele Feltman Strider said...

What I wouldn't give to get Sweet Caroline out of my head...

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