Thursday, November 13, 2008

More poop! And some other stuff, too.

So yesterday? When I was all, "For once I don't have a story about dog poo?" Yeah. About that?

I got up from my computer to find Geriatric Poodle in the act of defecating in my living room.

I think he is so cold outside that he just thinks about doing number one and getting back inside as soon as possible. The number two? She is an afterthought. And he's blind and deaf, so it's not like he can find the door to get back outside.

I'm just glad I have wood floors.

And the cold bit? Is totally my fault. In the trauma of the last few months, I sort of overlooked the poor guy's grooming needs. Then, one day I looked at him and realized he was about two months overdue for a haircut and was basically one giant tangle.

So they had to cut his hair shorter than usual, and he just looks so tiny and delicate. And cold. So he's sporting an array of sweatshirts and sweaters that I feel justified in dressing him in - he's geriatric! And almost nekkid! And cold!

Mama of the year? Right here.

In other news ... I have determined that I can't listen to the radio. At all. Every song is about love or new love or love gone bad or somebody who needs killin' cuz they loved all wrong.

I have dug out some CDs. I've been listening to a lot of Earth, Wind & Fire, because it's upbeat and happy. But everytime "September" comes on, I fast forward, because let's be honest - my September sucked ass.

So, I need some music. Y'all came through on The Mix Tape From Hell. Now, I need some suggestions for happy music. Empowering music. Music that will make me feel good about Cha Cha's Brave New World.



Gertrude said...

Its old but Tina Turner always works for me.
She lived through Nut Bush and Ike.
And look at her...
Private Dancer, Whats Love Got to Do with It...
I dare you to listen to into without giving into the urge to go to your closet and dig out whatever fringe thing you might find and put on heels and grab a hairbrush and sing like your life depends on it.
Tina, thank goodness for Tina.
Glad you are still here.
I know you don't know me...
and who is this stranger reading my blog.
But I am normal.
But normal. said...

Personally I always liked Mr. Roger's song, but he's no longer with us... then there was.. never mind. Tina is good, Aretha is the Queen. Those two have seen enough bad men in their lives.
Was wanting to talk to you about revenge in the near future. I find that very healing. As in sending little empty boxes with a Viagra Business return address on it... sending post cards from the health dept clinic saying something about having their blood checked AGAIN... there's more if you're interested. You might not be there yet. It took me about 10 minutes... ~PJ said...

and I have a great idea for a bumper sticker...

Cerwydwyn said...

Dixie Chicks. I'm Not Ready to Make Nice. yeah. Time to move on into a bit of self-righteous anger!

Patti said...

Ben Folds, Song for the Dumped
"So you wanted to take a break
Slow it down some and have some space.....
Well fuck you too...."
Some of his music is very wistful and sweet, some angry and loud. All smart. I like angry and loud when I am sad and tired of being sad.
Best to you.

Mrs. G. said...

Pointer Sisters--they have a lot of songs about sister solidarity and revenge.

Linda Summerfield said...

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop and the Stooges should do the trick! Missy Elliot can lift a mood too!!!

hope505 said...

"somebody who needs killin' cuz they loved all wrong..." story of my life, yo. *haha!*

Glad you found earth wind & fire to funkify your funk...

"'re a shining matter who you are...shining bright to see...what you can truly be!" = my fav from them
* : )

hope505 said...

I wil also second linda crispell's suggestion for Missy Elliott!

"...when a man gets money, dontcha know you can't fiiiinnnd him. An when he comes home beggin', you can't denyyyyyy him."

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Yay! More poop! That's better, feels like old times. You know me, lousy at music suggestions - I can make any song about anything in my head so I don't know if I can help. (I think it's Christina Aguilera that sings Fighter though - maybe appropriate in this case) Just really stopped in to say hi, and I'm thinkin' of you.

Lynette said...


Here's some oldies (real old)

1) "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy. Who can't feel stronger belting that one out?

2) Moving on to the anger, "The Bitch is Back" by Elton John.

3)"It's a Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt. (Not so old, but good for when you're in a better place. Hang in there!)

ZenCrafter said...

I've watched this Youtube clip of Ben Harper's "With My Own Two Hands" (covered by Jack Johnson) a gazillion times since I found it yesterday. It's sap, but good sap. Here's the link:

Here's Ben Harper's reggae version:

Anonymous said...

The Violent Femmes. I found their music to be very encouraging, plus they're from my homestate here:)

Unknown said...

1. NPR--lotsa smartie brains talking, no music to sneak up on you and squeeze your heart
2. eddie daniels--upbeat happy jazz, again no words
3. there's always disco--"I will Survive" was our anthem back in the day
4. Latin dance music--if there are words I don't know what the heck they are saying, but maybe it's "You Ain't Getting None Of This, Sucka."

Claire B. said...

Do you like Queen? I'm a huge fan of Freddie, and I find that their Greatest Hits (Vols. 1, 2 and 3) are the ticket for forgetting my cares and just rocking out. (You might want to skip "You're my Best Friend.")

you gotta wonder said...

"I will survive" and you will. :)