Monday Musical Interlude: A UFO!!!

It’s Labor Day in the United States, and I don’t feel like laboring much. The unions fought for my right to be a lazy bum on weekends, damn it. I’ll not dishonor their struggles by putting my nose to the grindstone! Besides, we saw a UFO at Mount Rainier and I want to show you it!

Image shows a ridge and forested mountains. The sun is shining in the sky. There is a bright, greenish orb of light floating on top of one of the ridges.
See it? See that greeny glow just over the ridge, there? It’s totally a UFO. Definitely not lens flare. I don’t care what anybody says.

Here it is, coming in for a landing!

In the same scene a second later, the orb is touching the ridge line.
I’m sure they come with a message of peace and prosperity for Earth or something. I shoulda listened when the Uranchia enthusiast at our bookstore talked our ears off about it daily for hours. Then I’d know what they’re here for.

BECAUSE IT’S TOTALLY NOT LENS FLARE. LET ME HAVE MY DELUSIONS, OKAY?!

Here is a nice set of close-ups so you can see it is definitely a UFO coming in for a landing. Continue reading “Monday Musical Interlude: A UFO!!!”

Monday Musical Interlude: A UFO!!!
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Saturday Song: PRIDE

It’s Pride month. This June, we saw one of the most horrific hate crimes ever perpetrated against the LGBTQ community in the United States.

We won’t let hate defeat love.

So let’s make a playlist of Pride songs, indomitable songs; songs that celebrate queerness. Share your favorites from musicians who have come out. Share the songs that helped you navigate an often-hostile hetero world. Share the songs that you have danced to, or loved to, or cried to. Continue reading “Saturday Song: PRIDE”

Saturday Song: PRIDE

Sunday Song: High School Anthem

Sorry, loves. It’s been a weekend full of job applications and then it got really hot and Misha and I were hanging out down by the creek working on an ACE post that took forever because almost every single fact per sentence was wrong. And then Aunty Flow showed up. Which wouldn’t have been a problem if stress hadn’t caused this to be the most painful tussle with my uterus for several months. Then a dear friend came by to feed me and watch Miss Fisher while I made solid progress on sorting Mount St. Helens photos. We’re now more than halfway there!

So we’ll have our Adventures in Christianist Earth Science Education up tomorrow sometime. And it’s just after 9pm on the west coast of North America, so there’s still time for a Sunday Song, damn it!

For this week’s theme, I’m going old school, as in high school. I think nearly everybody’s got that one song that pretty much sums up a portion of your high school career. It’s one that brings back the memories every time you hear it. For me, that song is Slaughter’s “Up All Night.” I’d go to bed at like three in the morning, drag myself up at seven to get to school, and then repeat. I have no idea how I survived. But I loved my late nights, and on weekends, I’d be up until dawn, just like the song says. Continue reading “Sunday Song: High School Anthem”

Sunday Song: High School Anthem

Saturday Song: Science!

This week’s theme is suggested by one of my G+ people. Science is a marvelous human enterprise that has given us endless wonders and incredible advances. It’s also inspired some pretty spiffy songs!

Here’s one of the first and best science songs I ever heard: Continue reading “Saturday Song: Science!”

Saturday Song: Science!

Saturday Song: Your Guilty Pleasures Playlist

It seems many of you were too ashamed to share your guilty pleasures! It took two weeks to collect enough songs for a playlist, but we have got one at last.

Confession: I did my required high school aerobic routine to a Def Leppard song, and “Kokomo” is one of my favorite songs. Shhh. That’s just between us, right?

Saturday Song: Your Guilty Pleasures Playlist

Saturday Song: Guilty Pleasures

I just got done watching a Gilmore Girls episode where Rory gives Lorelai endless shit over having a Barry Manilow CD hidden under the driver’s seat. And I was transported back to my childhood, when one of my favorite albums (vinyl, even!) was this one Barry Manilow album, This One’s For You. If we’d had parrots instead of parakeets, the things would’ve ended up being able to sing every single song. I nearly wore that record out.

And you know what? Continue reading “Saturday Song: Guilty Pleasures”

Saturday Song: Guilty Pleasures

Saturday Song: Mondays

A delightful bit of synchronicity happened when I asked for theme ideas on Facebook. See, I’d just finished watching the Gilmore Girls episode that has got The Bangles in it, and then Suzanne came up with a Monday theme, and there was really only one song I could choose:

Suzanne has already put in Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers Band. I think you can see the general shape of things: this week, we’re going to do songs about Monday. It doesn’t have to necessarily have Monday in the title, as long as it has a general Monday vibe to it. Take that theme and run, my darlings! Continue reading “Saturday Song: Mondays”

Saturday Song: Mondays

Sunday Song: TeeveeLand

Those of you who have been following me on Facebook know I’m still doing my Supernatural marathon whilst sorting through over a thousand (!) Mount St. Helens photos from the USGS. There’s an episode in Season 10 that is particularly charming: the drama department of an all-girls’ school puts on a musical about the Winchesters, to which the Winchesters show up because, naturally, there are supernatural shenanigans at the Supernatural musical.

A particularly touching moment is when the girls sing a cover of “Carry on My Wayward Son,” which is a theme song for the show. Even if you don’t watch the show, you might still love it. Continue reading “Sunday Song: TeeveeLand”

Sunday Song: TeeveeLand