Category: Music Monday

Toilet Tragedy

Whether you were aware of it or not we have a mouse or two or a few in our house. I’m actually unsure if we have multiples or not I’ve only seen one and apparently it has an adverse reaction to my screaming. I’m pretty sure the mouse in our house is baby so I keep wondering wondering where mommy and daddy are. That is if daddy didn’t do the deed and run away. Kidding. My mind strays sometimes.

When the boys and I got home today Big C casually mentioned that we had one less mouse in the house. I thought maybe he’d gone out and gotten different traps because the small mouse had been too light to spring the regular traps and had caught one that way. But no, he tells me the mouse drown. Huh? Apparently Mr. Itty Bitty Mouse got thirsty and decided the toilet in the boys bathroom was the waterin’ hole of choice. Being so small he couldn’t get back out and well, er, drown in the toilet. What a crappy way to go eh? (Pun definently intended) As I laughed Big C told me to imagine his surprise when he lifted the lid to relieve himself and saw Mr. Mousey all dead and floating. Ick.

So I asked how he got the mouse out? He didn’t, Mr. Mousey was tiny enough to flush. I just hope our septic tank doesn’t get heart burn and burp dead Mr. Mousey back up into the toilet. Ew, gross. I know. Oh the joys of living in the country. Toilet -1 Mouse – 0.

Whether you were aware of it or not we have a mouse or two or a few in our house. I'm actually unsure if we have multipl...

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Music Monday – Updated*

I don’t really remember the first time I heard music by B.B. King. I’ve been trying to remember for  a few days. It seems like I’ve just always liked it. It’s likely I didn’t catch onto blues music until maybe sometime in high school. When I was a kid I listened to what my dad did – 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. It’s not like we had a choice, we might have lost a hand had we tried to hit the eject button on the tape player in the vehicle. As a result though I can pretty much name any CCR song in less than five notes. Along with many other bands of that era. I’m not really complaining – the Z Man is only six and he can recognize and sing some songs older than me.

But somewhere along the way I heard blues music, and not just any blues, I’m talking BB King,  Muddy Waters, Etta James. Most albums by a single artist I own is Mr. BB King himself and his sweet girl Lucille (followed by Ms. Terri Hendrix, but more on her next time). Last year I got to see him in concert and it was truly one of my most favorite things I’ve done. Oh you’re thinking, blues, really? Doesn’t that get you down? Honest answer is NO! So many emotions in the music, it can bring me up when I’m down, or mellow me when I’m over-extended. Music is such a mood enahncer for me in general, but the blues take the cake for me. At 83 years young Mr. King is still putting on a show and rocking the entire crowd. I truely believe when he sings that he’ll “do this ’til the day I die” he means every word of it. Here’s BB singing one of my favorite songs back in 1989…

I’ll try to share a little bit of my music tastes each Monday if I can – I’ve created an iTunes iMix with some of my favorite BB King songs on it but apparently you have to wait for it to post. I’ll put it up here as soon as it becomes available. And without further delay –

I don't really remember the first time I heard music by B.B. King. I've been trying to remember for  a few days. It seem...

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