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Coffee Coffee Coffee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      13 comments

I'm on staycation on for 2 weeks. Yesterday, I got up and wandered into the kitchen, mindlessly. Made a pot of coffee, and poured myself a 2 cup mug. ... Read more
Tomorrow May Never Come
Monday, November 02, 2015      9 comments

Garth Brooks, 1989. Sometimes, we wait too long to tell friends and family how much they mean to us, until it's too late. (Note: I'm not feeling sad, but today is All Souls Day, and I'm remembering my mother) ... Read more
Drink a Beer
Sunday, November 01, 2015      11 comments

Today, 1 November, is the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos. It is a time for remembering those who have passed on before us. In Albuquerque, and many other places, we have parades, special foods, and costumes. (I have actually never been t... Read more
Sympathy for the Devil
Saturday, October 31, 2015      9 comments

The final Halloween icon, the devil and his minions. The Rolling Stones, 1968 Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and tas... Read more
Legend in Your Own Time
Friday, October 30, 2015      14 comments

Hey, there, I'm a rock star - either as elaborately made up as one of the Kiss guys, or wearing a long-haired wig, or just carrying a guitar. Today's Halloween icon is singers or band members. Here's Carly Simon's "Legend in Your Own Time" from ... Read more
Tiny Dancer
Thursday, October 29, 2015      8 comments

Today's Halloween icon - dancers. Tap, ballet, pole, chorus line - dance your heart out! Elton John 1971 Blue jean baby, L. A. Lady, she was a... Read more
Haunted House
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      6 comments

Seems like a lot of places have those houses that look spooky, and kids are told "don't go there!" by their parents, while the kids "double dog dare" each other to run up and ring the doorbell and run away. Remember, kids, if it's a meth lab or... Read more
Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      7 comments

Don't know about you guys, but I've thrown on a big skirt, bangles, beads and scarves and been a gypsy for Halloween. Another super easy costume is wearing dark clothes, smudging your face &/or putting on a mask and being a thief, tattered clo... Read more
Please Mr. Postman
Monday, October 26, 2015      8 comments

youtu.be/3oj-NinKn74 "I'm the package guy!" I saw this YouTube clip about a kid that was thrilled to be the Package Delivery Man for Halloween. Today's Halloween icon is for the postal workers, UPS and FedEx delivery folks,... Read more
That's Amore
Sunday, October 25, 2015      9 comments

Today's Halloween icons - lovers! Star-crossed, meant-to-be, whatever lovers. "That's Amore", 1952 - a Dean Martin standby (In Napoli where lo... Read more
Ghostbusters
Saturday, October 24, 2015      9 comments

From the movie of the same name, "Ghostbusters", 1984. Today's Halloween icon - ghosts! (duh) Ghostbusters! If there's something strange in... Read more
Everybody Loves a Clown
Friday, October 23, 2015      9 comments

Gary Lewis and the Playboys, 1965. Today's Halloween icons are clowns - good & bad ones. Fear of clowns, or clown phobia, is called coulrophobia. ... Read more
The Night Chicago Died
Thursday, October 22, 2015      12 comments

"The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace, a British group, 1974. It's about a fictitious shoot out between Chicago police and members of Al Capone's Syndicate. Today's Halloween icons are cops and robbers, er, mobsters. ... Read more
Thriller
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      12 comments

Thriller by Michael Jackson, 1982. This song works on multiple levels - it's a great Halloween song by itself, and, it has the iconic werewolves, vampires and ghouls - woohoo! ... Read more
Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      8 comments

It seems like every little kid at some point wants to be a cowboy or cowgirl for Halloween. Written and originally recorded by Ed and Patsy Bruce in 1976. The version I'm most familiar with is from 1978 with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. ... Read more

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