Tuesday, September 27, 2011


September 24, 2011 marked the 20th Anniversary of the release of Nirvana's legendary album Nevermind.

Besides making me feel exceptionally old - this also brought back many, many memories of the album and the major life events it was played during through-out my forming adolescent years. I was almost 12 when the album was originally released - and much to my parents dismay, I loved it. (And Green Day's Dookie - they really hated that one!)

So this morning - I want to play you one of my favorites from Nevermind.


What was your favorite Nirvana song?


Monday, September 19, 2011

You've had to endure an entire week without a post from me?!?

I'm so sorry m'dears!

I wish I had something new and exciting to report - I don't.

It's Monday again. That's all I got...


OH! I almost forgot - I do have something exciting! Do you know what today is?!?
Give up?

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!!

So get yer pirate hats and please don't forget the rum.... 

Throw out a couple of arrrrgh maties to the co-workers and make the boss walk the plank! 

Here's a list of pirate words and their meanings to help you through the day:

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
Ahoy! - Hello!
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!
Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"
All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck
Avast ye - stop and check this out or pay attention
Aye - yes
Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing
Bilge-sucking - insult
Blimey! - exhortation of surprise
Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"
Blow the man down - command to kill someone
Booty - treasure
Buccaneer - a pirate
Bucko - a buccaneer
Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands
Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea
Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands
Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates
Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die
Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors
Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes
Feed the fish - will soon die
Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle
Head - the pirate ship's toilet
Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it
Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging
Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field
Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel
Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person
Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail
Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel
Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle
Me - my
Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts
Old Salt - an experienced sailor
Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes
Pillage - rob, sack or plunder
Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.
Privateer - government-sponsored pirates
Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage
Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain
Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?
Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult
Scuttle - to sink a ship
Seadog - old pirate or sailor
Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker
Shipshape - cleaned up and under control
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"
Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone you don't like
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting
Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly drunk and four sheets is passed out.
Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going
Ye - you
Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention

Have fun!


Monday, September 12, 2011


Happy Monday my dears! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - mine was filled with algebra, hockey and good friends. Mostly algebra - but the time with friends made it all better. We went to Jobing.com Arena for the first preseason rookie practice on Saturday and I absolutely LOVE the smell of fresh ice. It's wonderful to walk into a cold arena for the first time after a long hot summer. 

Check it out...

This season marks 15 years of NHL hockey in the desert - happy 15th birthday to my Phoenix Coyotes! I wasn't going to go to practice this weekend (because of the algebra) but I'm sooooo glad that I did! It was therapeutic - seeing all my favorite people and being in the cold arena. It's really one of my favorite places in the world!

Now - since it's Monday and I haven't done so in a while. I'm hooking up with X-mas Dolly for Monday's Music Moves Me - to help put a little groove in your step for Music for the Morning today! Here's a few songs I've been digging lately - some old, some new... Enjoy!




Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Since Mr. C is not paying attention to me as I whine about Algebra class and tell him how much I need one of these tree houses, I'll just blog about it. 
Men... pfft!

I. Need. One.
It's only the coolest tree house of ALL TIME.



Monday, September 5, 2011

Music For The Morning - Labor Day Style!


K - Jennifer Nettles - I adore you (and this song).
But I don't know what you're wearing here and I think you should remove it and put it away and we'll never speak of it again...

And to kiss the summer good-bye (for this year...)


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ahhh Labor Day Weekend...

The last official fling of summer before we head off into fall. 

I say - you should definitely be treating this weekend right! Grab your favorite beverage(s) and go find a body of water with a grill close by - take the season out in style! Luckily this will be happening for me in my own back yard.

And for your Labor Day listening pleasure - ensure you have Luke Bryan's newest album to accompany you. The entire album is fantastic. 

For me, it takes me back to my Labor Day Weekends growing up - when we'd all head to Panama City Beach, FL for one last dip in the ocean... Until next summer...


(yes - I know the morning ended an hour ago. don't judge me! ;)


Jupiter The Talking Cat is Back!!!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Friday Loves!


This is one of her older songs - but it's so, so beautiful... If I ever manage to find my soul mate - this definitely needs to be our song! 


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