Don’t Fret, It’s Music Monday! Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield – Love Somebody

When I was 6 years old, I had two big loves of my life; The Smurfs and Rick Springfield. Oh wait, there were 99 smurfs. So when I was 6 years old, there were 100 big loves…..wait. I could. not. stand. Brainy Smurf. Let’s try this one last time. When I was 6 years old there were 99 big loves of my life, The Smurfs minus Brainy and Rick Springfield.

For my 7th birthday I got my very own tape recorder (yes, I’m old) that my mom let me open early. I also saw that among the other gifts was one I was certain was a cassette tape (yep, old as the hills). I was also certain that it was Rick Springfield’s Working Class Dog cassette tape.

I had some friends over for my birthday slumber party and I was picturing my friends and I dancing the night away to Rick Springfield. Finally when I unwrapped the cassette tape it was….The Smurfs. I pretended to be excited when I put in my new cassette tape of smurfs singing since I didn’t want to hurt my parents feelings. Smurfs singing since, say that five times fast.

Not long after, I got my tape of Rick Springfield (all of them eventually) and would listen to him constantly. He was smurfilicious!

I didn’t realize until I was older that his songs could be…ahem…quite suggestive for someone so young although I never gave it any thought because I was so young.

I think adults can forget the innocence that children have and how they see things in such a different way. I hope I keep that in mind when it comes to my daughter.

I go from The Smurfs and Rick Springfield to deep thoughts, my mind is always scattering about. Let’s see some more Rick Springfield.

Have a great week everyone!

Rick Springfield – What Kind of Fool Am I

Rick Springfield – I Get Excited. I had to put this video up because this was taken just last year and damn, the man is still hot…at 61! I actually had to check several online sources because I couldn’t believe he was born in 1949.

Then to my husband’s dismay I spent the next 15 minutes repeatedly saying that I can’t believe he’s that old and his date of birth must be a typo. This man is a freak of nature. And look at those arms, whoo! Enjoy Lisa!

*When we were coming back from the grocery store Saturday night, they played Jessie’s Girl on the radio. I think my hubby is starting to regain his hearing from me screaming in excitement.

**I decided to change the look of my blog. I’m thinking of revamping it completely since I’m still not happy with the way it looks.

Update: I had to add a few more Rick Springfield videos because it’s Rick Springfield!!!

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl….Obviously 🙂 I was going to leave this one out, not because I don’t like it, just that it was so overplayed, but it’s Rick Springfield day!! And I’ve already had too much coffee.

Rick Springfield – Don’t Talk To Strangers

Rick Springfield – Hit Scene 1972 – I wasn’t even born yet. This isn’t a music video but I had to put this up also. I always forget he’s Australian and this mama LOVES accents.

A  little trivia, his last name is actually Springthorpe. Rick Springthorpe just doesn’t have the same ring to it. It sounds like a name from that show Dynasty. *Disclaimer: If your last name is Springthorpe, it’s a perfectly respectable name. I was just sayin’. Aaand no more coffee for me.

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Poop Talk.

A night in the life of two party animal parents…Hubby comes home from work.

Him: Did she poop today? Me: She did earlier this morning. Him: What was it like? Me: Oh, it was like rabbit pellets so that means she probably has another one coming later. Him: She didn’t poop yesterday. Me: No, actually she did, twice. Him: Really? What were they like?

Me: The first one was really mushy. Good thing she was wearing a onesie or else it could have leaked. I was pretty impressed AND it took three diaper wipes. Him: Wow, that is impressive! What about the second one?

M: That one was more of a ball. H: What was the color like? M: It was dark brown but she must not have chewed her steamed carrots very well because there were orange lumps in it.

H: What did she have for lunch? M: She ate mac n’ cheese, avocado, and crackers but she didn’t care for her sliced bananas. H: We’ll let her have a banana break this week, maybe then she’ll want them next week. M: We should make sure to get some blueberries when we go to the store since she’s really liking them lately. H: Did the cat do anything today? M: How am I supposed to know what the cat did? I barely had time to pee.

After hubby puts her to bed….

M: Did she go to sleep right away? H: Yeah, she was a tired little girl. M: Did she drink her whole bottle? H: Almost, but she was falling asleep. M: Did you make sure to put lotion on her cheeks? I noticed they were a little dry. H: Yes. M: But did you remember to rub it in this time? H: I rubbed the lotion in. M: Did you brush her hair? H: Yesssss! M: Okay, just asking because I know how you forget. Do you have the baby monitor?

H: It’s already downstairs. M: Do you want to watch Weeds? H: Sure. M: Did you hear that? I think she’s still up. Maybe we should wait to watch Weeds until we know that she’s asleep. H: Let me go check.

H: Well she’s awake and bouncing around in her crib. M: But is she happy or was she whining. Because if she was whining then maybe we should hold off on watching Weeds. H: She seemed happy. If we’re going to watch it tonight then we better do it now since it’s getting so late (8pm). M: I can’t find the new episode on the DVR. H: Let me see the remote.

M: I think I know how to work a remote. H: I know, I just want to see something. M: Fine, but I’m telling you it’s not on the DVR. I think I forgot to record it. H: Then it should be On Demand…..I don’t see it on here though. M: Oh! I remember, they skipped last week. *Hubby walks upstairs to get ready for bed*

I go to the kitchen, grab some chocolate and start watching Sweet Home Alabama for the millionth time. Not long after, I hear the hubby upstairs snoring like a bear.

Total party animals….

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Six Word Fridays: Listen


Listen up, we’ve got to stop.

All the hate that’s goin’ ’round.

Different faces, different races, different places.

We need to listen and communicate.

Stop the anger, stop the rage.

Because of differences, war is waged.

Go to Making Things Up for more info in six word fridays.

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I Received An Award!

I received an award from Discovering The Me In Mommy!

The rules for accepting this award…

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

A Motherhood Experience

Baby Makes Two

Here Comes The Sun


Musings of Mammy Woo

My Life The Mom

My 3 Monkees

Practical Pablum

Silence And Noise

Sweet Merciful Crap & Other Things

Sometimes Meaningful Ramblings

Take 2 Mommy

The Anvil Tree


The House Of Huff

*Please don’t feel obligated to accept the award, I like your blogs and wanted others to know. 🙂  Also I’m breaking the rules, if you can’t list 15 newly discovered blogs, don’t worry about it. Just a few would be fine.

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Wordless Wednesday: Hmmm….

*This was taken in a parking lot across the street from a playground.

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Who Is This Tiny Person Living With Us and What Has She Done With My Baby Girl?

For the past couple of months, my little girl has become more challenging different. At 17 months old she throws things in frustration, slaps my hand away, and scrunches up her face among other things. It’s kind of like watching the Incredible Hulk’s transformation, except she doesn’t turn green. I’m not sure if I should stand there and watch or run away while screaming.

She has started to throw tantrums which I’m sure are mild compared to how they’ll be as she gets older. When we take something away from her like the remote, something she picked up off of the floor that we can’t identify, or a Chinese throwing star (ya know the usual) then she goes ballistic and it sounds like we’re torturing her.

When we’re at home and it happens, it pulls at my heartstrings, but I try to stand firm with her. But when it happens in public, I worry that people are thinking we are those awful parents who can’t control their child. If I have to run to the store for milk and my daughter has a meltdown, I can’t just go back home. That’s how I thought I would handle a situation like that before I had my daughter. There’s a laundry list of ways I thought I would handle things before I had a child. Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve done a 180.

It takes so much just to leave the house with her because of scheduling around nap time and meals. I can’t go to the store for something we really need only to leave before we get it just because she’s whining loudly or making a noise only dogs can hear. We get stares and people roll their eyes at us and normally that would bother me but I’m too distracted to care anymore.

Before I had my daughter I would get mildly annoyed if I was out somewhere and a child was acting up. Now I sympathize with the parents and give them the “Yep, been there, done that, so sorry” look.

*We don’t really have Chinese throwing stars lying around the house. We only keep them in the kitchen utility drawer. heh

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Don’t Fret, It’s Music Monday! Duran Duran

Duran Duran – Wild Boys

When I was about 8 years old I discovered Duran Duran. I was completely obsessed with them, John Taylor in particular, and had their posters PLASTERED all over my bedroom walls.

I still squeal like a little girl whenever I hear a Duran Duran song, even in public. No, it doesn’t embarrass my husband at all.  HA!  Looking at them now, I realize that Simon LeBon was damn hot but my heart will always belong to John Taylor.  🙂 When I was 8 years old my dream was to marry him when I grew up. I guess I can finally kiss that dream goodbye. *sigh*

Have a great week everyone!


*I normally use YouTube videos but I couldn’t embed any of D.D’s videos onto my blog from there. If you roll over the video with your mouse, then you can see the video’s without the other stuff blocking the view. Just sayin’  😉

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