Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MFTM

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.

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What was your favorite Nirvana song?

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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...

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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!


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Monday, September 12, 2011

MMMMonday!

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!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hai!

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. 
Dammit.
Men... pfft!

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

{via}

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Music For The Morning - Labor Day Style!

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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...)





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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...



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




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Jupiter The Talking Cat is Back!!!




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Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Friday Loves!

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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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