Friday, March 16, 2012

Champagne Friday! Raise a Glass to Life's Random

The temps have hit 90 here in middle Georgia this week, so we are all looking for ways to turn our champagne-around-the-fire into champagne-around-the-fire-pit! Whatever you are pouring into your glass this weekend, may it be satisfying and bubbly!

I am linking up today with Shana for Random Musings Friday. This will be my photo edition, as they've been piling up on my phone.

1. My girl and fellow basketball babe, Hutch, ran a half-marathon last weekend. That's over 12 miles of awesome. Also, she did it on the Sunday of daylight savings time. The amazing just doesn't quit with her. I ran a half-marathon once. ONCE. I faced a lot of demons on that run. Some yelled that I should have trained harder when I had the chance and some urged me to just stop now, take off the race number, and stroll into that bar I just passed for a double shot of something that will put hair on my chest. But I soldiered on and so did she. She looks a lot better than I did, though, when it was all said and done. Here's a lovely photo of her, post-race, with her race medal and Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky t-shirt on. Yes, that's a slogan we have in Kentucky. We also have "Talk Derby to Me." I'm not sure what else you would expect from a state that made its money the old fashioned way for a long time...bootlegged moonshine. We're keepin' it klassy in Kentucky.

2. I have approximately 8 games of Words with Friends going on right now. I fully comprehend that I am about 8-10 months behind the curve on social media games. I should be resigning all Words with Friends games in order to focus my attention on Draw Something now. I get it. But I also really love that a Scrabble-like activity is strengthening the same area of my brain as puzzles. I hate puzzles. So, it's a win-win. But there is bound to be some frustration when exercising anything, especially the weakest areas of the brain. Sometimes that frustration gets expressed. It's not right, but it happens...

I's not acceptable. I apologize to everyone who raised me for even trying.

3. I rock out to the 38372297721pi songs on my iPod when I'm working. I tried listening to books on CD, but I'm just not that good at multi-tasking. (wow, that was a painful admission to make) So, it's a lot of P!nk, James Taylor, George Michael, Rascal Flatts, and a fair mix of The Beatles. When "Why Don't We Just Do It In the Road" came on a couple of weeks ago, I pondered the origin of the song on Facebook. Is it really about sex? Or something more benign? Like hopscotch? Or maybe checkers.'s really about sex. Shana told me so. Also, my apologies to her boss if her Googling "Why don't we do it in the road" has resulted in some sort of male enhancement virus on the network. But she did find out this: 

McCartney wrote the song after seeing two monkeys copulating in the street while on retreat in Rishikesh, India. He marveled in the simplicity of this natural scenario when compared to the emotional turmoil of human relationships. He later said, "A male monkey just hopped on the back of this female and gave her one, as they say in the vernacular. Within 2 or 3 seconds, he hopped off again and looked around as if to say, 'it wasn't me' and she looked around as if there had been some mild disturbance..."

So, there you have it. It's Friday. Go out and mate like monkeys. 

4. Lastly, if you can't do it in the road, you should at least do it in the sun...ala Poppy and Lulu style. 

Happy Champagne Friday and GO BIG BLUE!! 

Have your own random from the week? Hop on over to Shana's and link up to share the awesome!


  1. I call bs. That IS a word. :)
    Also...Hutch is amazeballs. Once I said I wouldn't be able to run unless zombies were after me. Turns out? Not even then.

  2. Hey, I'm glad to learn the origin of "Do it in the Road." And I'm loving the message you got from Words. Well, not loving we need shaming messages from our electronic gadgets! Sheesh. Have a great weekend.

  3. You cant possibly be more behind the curve than I am in social media games....why did it take me so long to discover WWF?! I am barely getting started when everyone is getting tired of it...thank goodness for games with Although the Huzz just got me to start Draw Something, and I must say, it is super fun!! Happy Friday and Happy St Paddy's Day to ya!

  4. I think Talk Derby to me will be my next purchase out there. I don't understand WWF's word selection. Some slang is ok where other words that have meanings outside of a curse word are not ok? LAME.

  5. Have a wonderful "First Weekend of Summer" weekend! Go 'cats! xoxo

    ps: got three compliments on my you-know-what this past week, in only two days!

  6. So glad I could help clarify things for you. And I suck...I didn't do a post this week due to my horrendous illness and therefore...this is no link up. I suck...but so does this cold. I'll do better next week.

  7. WWF - I was doing so well until Mike started playing our friends who are damn masters at the game... maybe when I finally get a smart phone I can be hip and try to play you ladies. (Mike and I sit on the couch and share his phone to play but he's gotten way too good now).

    I will be the first to admit I've never heard "Do It In The Road"... ever.

    Yay for the weekend - I wish I had some champagne, instead I will drink the other yellow bubbly and burp in your honor. ox

  8. I am so proud of Hutch. She totally rocked that race!

    Also, I recently played this Draw Something game everyone is talking about and I'm glad it's not available on my dinosaur phone or Kindle. I have a feeling I'd never want to leave the house.

    Thanks for the fun fact about that song. I had no idea but have often wondered.

    Cute photo!!!

  9. Oh, and have a great weekend!!! :)

  10. 2-3 seconds??? Geesh, if I'm gonna do it, on the road or not, I want it to be better than that! Gimme 10 seconds at least, lol!!! Hugs!


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