How many of these do you remember?

I got this e-mail from an old dear friend, Helena and I wanted to pass it along. Thanks, Helena!


How many of these do you remember?

(The one’s that I remember are in bold).

1.  Blackjack chewing gum

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water – I tried those again a couple of years ago, they were terrible. How did I drink them when I was a kid?

3.  Candy cigarettes – I thought I was all cool “smoking” those cigarettes!!

4.  Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles

5.  Coffee shops or diners with tableside jukeboxes – I had a MEAN mother, she would give us any money to play songs, we had to sit there and just eat our food.

6.  Drug stores with soda fountains – I loved to sit at the counter and spin around and around on the stools.

7.  Party lines on the telephone

8   Newsreels before the movie

9.  P.F. Flyers

10. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels…[if you were fortunate])

11.  Peashooters

12.  Howdy Doody – I was more of a Captain Kangaroo fan.

13.  45 RPM records

14.  S&H Greenstamps – I hated going to the S&H Greenstamp stores with my mom when I was little.

15.  Hi-if’s

16.  Metal ice trays with lever – There would always be a couple of stray ice cubes that would not come out.

17.  Mimeograph paper – Oh, I can still remember the smell and dampness of the paper.

18.  Blue flashbulb – no matter how much I knew better, I always touched the flashbulb after taking a picture.

19.  Packards

20.  Roller skate keys

Oh, those were the days!!

So Close

Man, I was so close to posting on my blog every day for the month of November!! I was playing around on my computer and watching TV yesterday and time just got away from me. Then when I looked at the clock, it was already the next day.

There is no rule that I have to post something every day, it was just something that I wanted to do. I like posting on my blog and I like hearing from people who read my blog — thanks guys! So I will finish out the month and post something and in December I will try once again to post something everyday.

Side Note:

Who knew??

From my previous post, I have been working on music list for my iPod. One if my lists is cover songs. Here is one song that I did not know was sung by someone else before. The song is “I Feel for You” by Prince and then by Chaka Khan.

I Feel for You” is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album. It became a hit single in 1984 for female R&B singer Chaka Khan, appearing on her album, which was also called I Feel for You. Prince won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1985 for writing the song. (from



I love Chaka Khan’s version of this song. It was a hit during my senior year in high school. I remember dancing to it with my friends at school dances.

I tell you, things you learn while working on something else.

Have a great day!

Music Lists for iPod

My new hobby is making lists of songs for my iPod.

Here are some of the lists of music I have created:

Top 10 Extra Cheesy Love Songs (Thank to Wedding Central Australia for your lists of songs)
These songs may sound cheesy, but they are almost a prerequisite for any wedding.

1 Everything I do (I Do It For You) Brian Adams
2 Tonight I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flach
3 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
4 Light Up My Life Debby Boone
5 I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
6 Hoplessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton John
7 The Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
8 Can’t Smile Without You Barry Manilow
9 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
10 I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher

You just never know when or where you might need a cheesy love song.

Another list is — Worst Songs and Music: Worst Songs Pop Music Hits (from Pop Culture Madness)

1. MacArthur Park – Richard Harris or Donna Summer
2. I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene
3. Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton
4. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
5. Popozao – Kevin Federline
6. Muskrat Love – Captain and Tenille
7. You Must Love Me – Madonna
8. Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill
9. I Am… I Said – Neil Diamond
10. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
11. Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
12. Feelings – Morris Albert
13. Honey – Bobby Goldsboro
14. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
15. Disco Duck – Rick Dees
16. A Horse With No Name – America
17. My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
18. Morning Train (9 to 5) – Sheena Easton
19. You Light Up My Life – Debbie Boone (OSCAR WINNING SONG)
20. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
21. Shannon – Henry Gross
22. In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) – Zager and Evans
23. It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp – Djay f/ Shug (OSCAR WINNING SONG)
24. I Can’t Dance – Genesis
25. The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr
26. Unfaithful – Rihanna
27. Grillz – Nelly, featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
28. Having My Baby – Paul Anka
29. Ma Belle Amie – The Tee Set
30. Do That To Me One More Time – Captain and Tenille
31. Brand New Key – Melanie
32. The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
33. Wildfire – Michael Murphy
34. Doggie In The Window – Patti Page
35. Playground In My Mind – Clint Holmes
36. Laffy Taffy – D4L
37. Catch My Disease – Ben Lee
38. Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton
39. I’m A Girl, Not Yet a Woman – Britney Spears
40. Yes! We Have No Bananas – Billy Jones
41. Ode To Billie Joe – Bobbi Gentry
42. Peaches – The Presidents of the United States
43. She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy – Kenny Chesney
44. I’m In Love ith A Stripper – T. Pain with Mike Jones
45. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
46. These Boots Are Made For Walking – Jessica Simpson
47. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
48. Starry Eyed Surprize – Oakenfold
49. Beautiful Soul – Jessie McCartney
50. Can I Touch You… There? – Michael Bolton
51. Midnight At The Oasis – Maria Muldaur
52. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
53. Oh Babe, What Would You Say? – Hurricane Smith
54. Ring The Alarm – Beyonce
55. I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
56. Informer – Snow
57. I’m Real – Jennifer Lopez
58. Las Ketchup – The Ketchup Song
59. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You – Bryan Adams
60 Let Her Cry – Hootie and the Blowfish
61. Butterfly – Crazy Town
62. Are You Jimmy Ray? – Jimmy Ray
63. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
64. Hey Ma – Cam’ron feat. Juelz Santana, Feekey Zekey and Toya
65. I Write The Songs – Barry Manilow
66. Picture – Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow
67. The Warrior – Scandal
68. Sorry 2004 – Ruben Studdard
69. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
70. Float On – Modest Mouse
71. Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
72. Shut Up – Kelly Osbourne
73. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy – Jermaine Jackson & Devo
74. The Logical Song – Supertramp
75.Pimpin’ All Over The World – Ludacris featuring Bobby Valentino

I don’t have all 75 of these songs, but I have most of them already on my iPod… what does that say about my taste in music??

Music Sampling (from Pop Culture Madness) — In this list, I have the original song and the new song.

Original song: “Angel Of The Morning” by Merrilee Rush
New Song: “Angel” by Shaggy

Original song: “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner
New Song: “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc

Original song: “Rise” by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
New Song: “Hypnotize” by Notorious B I G

Original song: “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie
New Song: “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

Original song: “True” by Spandau Ballet
New Song: “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss” by PM Dawn

Original song: “Thank You” by Dido
New Song: “Stan” by Eminem

Thanks to Pop Culture Madness for having some great lists of music!

I know, I know, I have too  much time on my hands. But it’s something to do. Now I’m off to find more list of music. If you have any suggestions, pass them along.

1,000th Posting

Woo Whoo! This is my 1,000th posting since August 2007! Who knew that my blog would come so far?

I asked myself, how did I do that? What started off a something new and fun to do, grew into a blog that other people read (Thanks! and surprised about that too!) and a blog that I try to post something everyday. As you can tell by my postings, I pretty much blog about whatever pops into my head or what I’m thing about at that moment. There is no rhyme or reasons to my postings. And I like it like that. I try real hard to keep a positive tone to my postings. I do have those occasional rants and raves, but nothing too negative and nothing directed at a person or people.

I will continue to post and look forward to the next milestone of my blog.

Thanks for coming along my journey with me.

Update on Mission: Rage of the Yeti

Back on 11.19.2011, I blogged about the SyFy movie, Rage of the Yeti and my mission to contact one of the actors to get their 2-cents on why they participated in such movies. While I was surfing the Internet, I found this:

David Hewlett, Yancy Butler and David Chokachi Provide A Fun

Nov 12, 2011 – David Hewlett, Yancy Butler and David Chokachi Provide A Fun Look at Syfy’s.

I am still on my mission to contact on of the actors to get their take on this movie. I will post any further findings.

First Christmas Song of the Season

This year, I am holding out to after Thanksgiving to start listen to Christmas music. I just find it strange that stores start putting Christmas decorations out right after Halloween and the radio stations start playing Christmas music around that time too.

So I’m going to wait. Wait till today, November 25, 2011 to start listening to Christmas music. My iPod has over 900 Christmas/Holiday songs (not sure why I have that many Christmas songs…) and is ready to go. And for today’s post, I wanted to pick one of my favorite Christmas songs to share with y’all.

It would be Darlene Love performance of the song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)“. She sings this song on the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS 1993 to present) and it’s one of my favorite versions of this song.



Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We have had the same menu since I was young. It’s one tradition that I will keep on doing!

Side note:
The Lions lost to The Packers today! Um, hope The Lions win a couple of more games this season.

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