Friday, August 26, 2011

A Little Weird-ness

Nothing much going on here ... just prep for the hurricane which is tracking pretty much right over my house. I'm hoping it's all an awful lie.

Otherwise, my friend, Michele and I were discussing Weird Al today (don't ask). A million years ago, I actually met the man. My friend, Cathy, had won backstage passes to the pool party for the Monkees "Pool It" tour, and Weird Al was their opening act.

I was a huge Monkees fan from way back and couldn't WAIT to meet them (Mike Nesmith wasn't there, of course, but the other three were). I was so disappointed.

Davy Jones was a snob. Mickey wasn't much better. Peter Tork was sweet but distracted. But then... there was Weird Al. What an AWESOME guy. He took time to talk to everyone like he was just people, yanno? Nice, well-spoken, interesting. The guy's a genius (seriously... he has a ridiculously high IQ) but so nice.

In his honor, I give you the video for the song that started it all this morning, "Like A Surgeon".


Have a wonderful weekend! Hopefully I'll be back on Monday declaring that Irene fizzled and went out to sea. Monday is DD's first day at school, and we'd really like it to go smoothly...


You Are Driven

You prefer to be around others, both when working and while relaxing. You are very socially oriented.

You are disciplined. You don't let yourself lose focus and get distracted.

You couldn't be someone else even if you tried! You're simply you - and thank goodness for that.

You are a born idealist, with more pet causes than you can count. You are determined to change the world.

About 50/50...



Maria Zannini said...

I think we saw the Monkees once. (3 of 4) I was not impressed.

Allie Boniface said...

Best of luck to DD!

Tori Lennox said...

I saw the Monkees Reunion tour too. Sadly I'm not surprised about the snobbishness. Very cool about Weird Al, though! I've always enjoyed his parodies. :)

Dru said...

Be Safe!

Good luck to DD on Monday.

Diane Craver said...

That's really something. I was a big Monkees fan.

Hope Irene goes away and you stay safe. Good luck on Monday - hope it goes great for her.

Brandy said...

Uh-oh! Hope y'all stay safe!