Saturday, January 14, 2006

Lost and Found

I've lost 3 of the 5 Christmas pounds that I've gained, but Christmas fat is relatively easy to get rid of - it's transient. It goes on in a couple of weeks, takes a look around, and is gone again in a month or so. The pregnancy fat I'm still trying to get rid of, now that's another story. Let's see, my kid is 14 years old now, so those fat cells have definitely put down roots. They're sending their kids through university and joining the Chamber of Commerce. They are fine upstanding citizens. They are pillars of the fat community. They are not going to be driven from their home without a fight. They just got new carpet, fer Christ's sake!
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But that kid of mine, she's blown my mind again. (lame segue, sorry) When we were tearing down the Christmas tree a few weeks ago, she played me a new cd - Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want - The Soft Pink Truth. I honestly didn't think much of it at the time.

But yesterday, it was my turn to carpool the neighbourhood kids to school and she slipped this cd in as we were pulling out of the garage and holy shit, I was gobsmacked! I've never heard anything quite like that. Loved it! Loved it!
If you too are not familiar with the Soft Pink Truth, they cover songs in an electronica (electro-crass, Eva calls it) vein. My ears have been opened to a whole new sound.
I don't know what the lads in the carpool thought of this cd, though. They are used to Eva and I playing weird stuff, but this was highly profane.
Ah, fuck em if they can't take a joke. If you can't learn to swear properly in your carpool, where are you going to learn it from, I ask you?
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Eva got glasses - do you like them?
I think she is the shit!
But I wonder sometimes, what is she going to be teaching me when she is not 14?
Help me.

13 comments:

Jas Bhambra said...

Eva's glasses look really cool! Maybe I should make a trip to the SE for my eye exam and a new pair of glasses!

Thanks for voting for "Camillisation" :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They do have a really good selection at Bonavista Eye Clinic, but I think somehow Eva managed to choose the most expensive pair.

Jas Bhambra said...

Barb, thats what we kids do. We pick out the most expensive stuff! :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You darned kids. Ta heck wif yas!

Grover said...

Hmm... Soft Pink Truth. I'll have to see if I can't find a few songs of theirs off limewire. A guy I was in the Air Force with had a couple of CD's called "Moog Cookbook", and they were all cover songs done on an old 70's synthesizer, usually in a totally inappropriate manner, such as a nice happy bouncy rendition of some edgy Nine Inch Nails song.

And Eva is a little hearbreaker. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. :-)

Neil said...

Barbara, I hear you on the fat thing. Cute post!

Starting today I'm doing this "5 week get in shape" program out of Men's Health. It's supposed to redefine you in just five weeks! I'll see if it works, ha ha ha. I'll probably post the results on my blog!

Neil said...

Barbara, I hear you on the fat thing. Cute post!

Starting today I'm doing this "5 week get in shape" program out of Men's Health. It's supposed to redefine you in just five weeks! I'll see if it works, ha ha ha. I'll probably post the before and after on my blog! (If I stick with it and there are actually results)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Andy - the Moog Cookbook sounds exceedingly cool! Your description kinda does put me in mind of Soft Pink Truth - some fav songs I could recommend from them would be Do They Owe Us a Living? or Kitchen.
And aw shucks, from both Eva and I for the compliments. You are completely too sweet!

Neil, looking forward to the supa-buff hottie pics in 5 weeks! Sadly, a couple of those Christmas pounds I was bragging about losing have found their way back home again. I jinxed mself.

Kellee said...

Smashingly Fab glasses Eva - much better than the prissy "music critic" ones she uses when she doesn't agree with musical information! Remember those! HA! Tell her she has to behave or you'll MAKE her wear the other ones to school...hahaha! Just kidding. Eva is a good kid, she acts older than me and I'm a friggin' adult! My mom would trade ya ;) Why doesn't she EVER say HI TO ME....is she still scared of "bouncing off the walls prescription allergy medicine Kellee"???
ha! - I don't take that anymore, but now I know what to take if I want to scare people.
xoxoxo

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yeah, Kellee, unfortunately those other glasses were free. But I guess they also did nothing to improve her vision.

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Ba-ba-rah,

Um, those three pounds you lost? I think I may have found them...

I think that I can make it unanimous...please tell Eva that the glasses look great on her. I will have to look for Soft Pink Truth, sounds VERY interesting!

I totally misread the name of the vision clinic where Eva got her glasses, by the way. I was scratching my head thinking: Why would anyone name a optometry center "Bodhisattva Eye Clinic"? What ARE they smoking out on the Canadian Plains?

Turns out I just can't read.

GOB

Barbara Bruederlin said...

GOB:
Well if you've got my three pounds, then whose are these that I just got back? Shit, I must have someone else's fat!

I will pass along your compliments to my resident music nerd on her choice of eyewear. The Bonavista Eye Clinic is rather enlightened, I guess, but I don't think they've quite achieved that level of being.

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