Saturday, June 4, 2011

Freedy Johnston Is A Wonder

Tonight, we embarked to retrieve our two oldest peeps from the sticky grip of Grandparents Gone Wild.

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On the way down, I ate this.
Shredded beef burrito bowl, mild, guac.


And then I bought this.
(It's on sale! And I had a coupon! And I swear, it's orange, not red.)


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And we listened to this.
"Why'd you call me? Must be back. Disappointed man. Where you been?"

Full disclosure: Until this very moment I always thought it was "Must be bad." I like my way better. More dramatic.


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And this.
"Don't don't don't don't don't don't don't don't come around..."


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And this.
"You know I'm such a fool fer youuuuuuu...."

Siley occupied himself with De Pitty Light and Elmo.

We drove with the windows down and the stereo way, way up. I hollered out the angsty bits as loud and off-key as I wanted to.

It felt like 1995 with 2011's sensibilities.

And that's when it hit me: When you love your Honey and your life, even a 4-hour drive in a mini van with a toddler can be a pretty fantastic date night.

Go grab one of your own, Dears.

28 comments:

  1. You know I got a bad reputation, right?

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  2. That Cranberries song and "These are days" soooo remind me of college. Gamma Phi Beta. Rush. Everything that entailed...ah, nostalgia... :) Glad your date night was a fun one too!!

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  3. i often sing at the top of my lungs off key. in my car. windows open.

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  4. Great musical choices, and that dress almost makes me want to be a maxi-dress convert. Still not convince I could pull it off.

    I adore when it feels like the 90's! I went for a bit of a jog the other day, and just when I was feeling gassed, two girls walked by blasting TLC's "No Scrubs". I had to laugh -- and it got me to the next streetlight.

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  5. O.M.G.

    I am SO going to buy that dress....I am having a love affiar with anything striped.

    Thanks for the tip homegirl.

    :0)

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  6. I used to love the Cranberries... wait I still do! My niece (who is now 16, yikes,) used to sing
    "do you hap to
    do you hap to
    do you hap to wet it winger"

    I can't listen to that song now w/o singing it that way!

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  7. Makes me nostalgic for that CC disc, which I haven't listened to in ages: Good night, Elisabeth; Monkey; A Long December. Sigh.

    And "Linger" was on all my high school mixed tapes, some of which I still proudly own.

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  8. True! Have you seen, "Something Borrowed"? In it they have a 90s cover band and that is what your post reminded me of. Sweet nostalgia.

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  9. What a fun post...... glad the drive went well.... you never know with little ones.

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  10. You almost made me consider throwing SPP in the car for the upcoming 5 hour drive to my cousin's surprise birthday party.

    Almost.

    xxoo

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  11. Totally agree - date nights can be fun even with the littles! I haven't had a date night in eons it seems - yes eons!

    PS - O's surgery is Thursday so drop some extra prayers on the wee one :) Thanks friend!

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  12. BAAAHHHAAAA! Yes that was my play list in 95 too! AWESOME date idea!

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  13. You're lucky. Someone gave my kids a traveling kids song cd. Their favorite song is Stinky Skunk (Kinky Kunk, as they say). I hate that song. It is the worst. WORST.

    And we hear it once at least, every road trip.

    Let me know if you want to borrow it.

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  14. I would take a date night like that too.... :)

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  15. Here's to grabbing ahold of those blissful unexpected moments that sneak up on us without warning & enjoying every last ounce!

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  16. p.s. the skunk sings, and he sounds like little richard.

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  17. Sweet Nostalgia!

    I saw Freedy and you took me back to the 90's! Then it got better when I saw Counting Crows...my heart was happy. I SO loved them! Then the Cranberries...thank you for taking me back to my 20's!! I'm a much happier person in my 30's so I can't say I miss that decade, but there were some good times.

    For your next NostalgiaRide may I suggest "Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins?? And perhaps Four Non Blondes?

    Thanks for the Ride!

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  18. Part 2: For the kiddies, I suggest that Barney song "If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops..oh what a rain that would be!"~ little Emerson at age 3 1/2 was obsessed with that song. I got tired of it at the time, but now i kinda miss it.

    Passing you the baton..(for Siley? Calvin and Ruby may be past the Barney stage..?)

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  19. Oh yes. I love the way you love life. And I love the first line of this post. Clever girl, you.

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  20. Love everything about this post. Everything.

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  21. super cute dress, and a coupon too...score;) i just heard that cranberries song on the radio. love it!

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  22. Oh you took me back to my University days....a lifetime ago! Love this post!
    Jo-Anna

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  23. oh girl.
    we are driving home from minneapolis right. this. minute.
    me, the man and cranky, sleepless toddler-to the tune of a sweet nineties mix(pearl jam, cranberries, boyzllmen...) and holding hands with my babe! life is good. even with crank-mcrankster:)

    love.

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  24. Love a good road trip with my man & good songs.
    Fun, fun!

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  25. Chipotle AND the Cranberries...amazing!

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