Monday, March 23, 2009

My friends ROCK!

I expressed on facebook how I was challenged of what to put on Ari's annual mixed tape. I received luckily a couple of great suggestions for songs too!
But one friend went above that and emailed me a whole birthday playlist.
First of all you need to know Stacy C. She rocks. Literally, she does.
She is infamous in the Bay Area for her mixes. And if you are lucky enough to be her close friend, chances are you have one made especially for you.

So when she read my distress email this is what she sent me within record speed:

Subject: Happy Happy...

What a hoot! :)



1 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
2 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite - The Beatles
3 Music Box - Regina Spektor
4 Suki Yaki - Kyu Sakamoto
5 I Think I'm Turning Japanese - The Vapors
6 All Over The World - Electric Light Orchestra
7 Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
8 Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
9 Shish Kebab - Ralph Marterie
10 Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups
11 Click Song Number One - Miriam Makeba
12 Whistle Stop - Roger Whittaker
13 Jolly Roger - Adam and the Ants
14 Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello
15 Little Drop of Poison - Tom Waits
16 Summer Nights - John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
17 The Battle of 1814 - Johnny Horton
18 Queenie Wahine's Papaya - Elvis Presley
19 Ulupalakua - Hui Ohana
20 Pipeline - The Chantays
21 Rock Lobster - The B-52's
22 Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures
23 Apache - The Shadows
24 Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
25 Running Bear - Johnny Preston
26 Stranded In The Jungle - The Cadets
27 Beep Beep - The Playmates

How cool are my friends?
I love them, each and every one.
(This means YOU!)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What tha F...

Today we spent a slow Saturday lounging around the house.
The kids played, I made a couple shrinky dinks and we all had a hard time motivating.
We finally made it over to the the Festival of Books around noon.
Tucson festivals always cease to amaze me.
Never in Berkeley would there be such an amazing family friendly event!!
It was actually too big and the kids were a bit over stimulated.
We went to a few booths, said "hi" to a few friends, and visited Rebecca at her booth.
Then quietly snuck into the sweet World of Words library that she works at. I highly recommend visiting it if you go. It was like a little bit of tranquility underneath the super highway of people. PLUS fyi, it's a good place to pee!
(NO, I did not squat in the aisles of your library Rebecca. I swear that smell did not come from me!)

The whole thing was so very cool.
It makes me a proud Tucsonian to live in a place that has such devotion to learning and to it's children.
Every festival in Tucson always has children's activities.
In the Bay Area festivals were rarely kid friendly much less kid oriented.
I blame this "love of children" crap on our proximity to Mexico and their child loving culture.
Damn them!

Tomorrow the Festival of Books continues.
At 11:30am the monk in the bookstore will be erasing the sand mandala and giving away the sand to people so they can bless their homes with.
We just may have to go back for that!

And to prove I'm not making this all up....





Thursday, March 12, 2009


I had a super hard week this week.
Actually "super hard" doesn't give it justice.
Anyway I've been meaning to post a picture of my finished purse.

Actually, I've been meaning to do a lot of things.. like take my sickly cat to the vet and buy my kids much needed shoes.

Oh, my poor cat.

But off the subject of cats and onto birds!

My lovely new purse...