Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunny - Hi 68 Lo 47 for Baghdad, Iraq
Partly Cloudy - Hi 76 Lo 37 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Rainy - Hi 48 Lo 42 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: The Walls Came Down, The Call

The Call was a band that I was crazy about during my high school years. Along with U2, The Police, The Alarm, and many others that I have mentioned countless times. The Call was edgy and new. The Call was a political band that I forgave time and time again for their lyrics. I can't say that as a 17 year old this was a conscious effort... "oh that was a slap against President Reagan... I forgive you..." It was more about ignoring the slam... and just listening to the music. The Walls Came Down was so stinkin' danceable....

I was originally going to post a song by The Psychedelic Furs called President Gas because I thought I'd write about my thoughts on the 2008 election... but the song doesn't hold the same appeal it once did. As an adult...sometimes I just can't ignore the lyrics...


So I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We certainly did. Of course, Adriaan was missed and Michael's mother will really have a difficult time making it through the holidays. She has the support of her family.

I just bought Michael tickets to see the annual production of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol . Watching the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim is something he looks forward to every year, so I think he will love the stage production.

Also, we are going to make a trip up to Cleveland before Christmas... Why you ask? To see the house from A Christmas Story of course! As many times as we have traveled to Cleveland... it never occurred to us that the house that the movie was filmed in would actually be open to the public. So, I'm thinking we can make a trip up there to take a picture of Michael in front of the house w/ a Red Rider (either one we buy there or maybe we can borrow JoAnna's) and we can shop at the Arcade and at Tower City... make a nice little weekend of it...

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

In searching for a myspace for The Call... I found The Call... but it's not the same band... not bad though... kinda liking them right now... The Call

Have a great week everyone!


That 1 Guy said...

You know... I'd heard this song a few times, long ago, and for some reason I always thought it was Talking Heads. Huh.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, Cathy.

JoAnna said...

Of course you can borrow my "official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and 'this thing' which tells time"