Archive for October, 2009

In the beginning Lathan had bare tan walls and Lightning McQueen sheets… no comforter… and one poster.  He needed an upgrade and so we asked him what he would like in his room.  First response: Batman.  I said no.  Second response: Guitar Hero.  Now we’re talkin!  Does that make me a bad mom?
Yoga painting move.  I didn’t have a ladder at this point so I had to be creative when applying the ‘lightning.’  At first I tried applying a cool pattern with white paint and crumpled up paper…. which I DO NOT recommend to anyone.
Than I started the grid pattern over the lightning with the plastic grid from an old baby gate Amanda gave me.  I had to nail it to the wall in about 8 places each time I moved to a new section and then I stippled in the darker grey paint.
The grid took most of the time.  Probably a little over 2 weeks.  Towards the end I was whining WAY too much on Facebook with posts like: [This wall is starting to suck the life blood out of me, better put on my Gooines Never Say Die shirt.] and [I have a paint chip lodged in my eye, possibly lead poisoning, tetnis and lung damage from paint fumes…]
“I get by with a little help from my friends”
Finally done with the grid!
The first backwards guitar!
My signature… yes I signed my mural two weeks before it was done.
Mark Knopfler Strat
Got a ladder upgrade from Joshua
Bruce keeping mommy company.  Isn’t he hansome?!  I love the matching guitars on the paper in the background.
I’m surprised Peter did not short circuit looking at this filthy mess… that seemed to grow larger everyday!
I will never again post a picture of myself wearing NO make-up AND making a heinous face.  So soak it up ladys and gentlemen.  Check out my awesome cheer up or die shirt.
Too many pictures of my butt… please forgive me.
Check out my awesome hairdo.
All the records my dad gave me… I still need to get Darkside of the Moon.
My Aunt Pam gave us vintage concert tickets from some legends!  Thank you!!!
He’s so excited.  I wanted to cry just watching him last night.  And this morning when I went upstairs to make his bed he had already tried to do it just like we had.  Love you, my baby Lathan!!!

Halloween Party Playlist

Posted: October 8, 2009 in music, playlists, reviews

I know some of these are a stretch, but I don’t care… it’s MY playlist. In general, I was going for a kid friendly doowop sort of feel. I’ll try and list my reasoning if the song seems CRAZY outta place.

‘Hell’ – Squirrel Nut Zippers
‘Thriller’ – Michael Jackson
‘This is Halloween’ – Nightmare Before Christmas ST
‘People are Strange’ – the Doors
‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ – Rockwell
(my kids think this song is hilarious)
‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ – CDB
‘I Put a Spell on You’ – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
(and I also put the CCR version – cause it’s good)
‘The Purple People Eater’ – Sheb Wooley
‘Monster Mash’ – Bobby Pickett
‘Down in Mexico’ and ‘Charlie Brown’ – the Coasters
(Down in Mexico sounds good, has nothing to do with Halloween)
‘Evil’ – Baboon
(because we know the boys in the band)
‘I Know What I Am’ – Band of Skulls
(band name is Halloweenish atleast)
‘Dancing w Myself’ – Billy Idol
(because it would not be a Sara playlist w/out this song and because the video has zombie fans!)
‘Strange Times’ and ‘Psychotic Girl’ – the Black Keys
‘You Never Can Tell’ and ‘Johnny B Goode’ – Chuck Berry
(cause I loved these when I was a kid, doowopy)
‘Strange Brew’ – Cream
‘Nemesis’ – Shriekback
‘Lullaby’ – the Cure
‘Mercy’ – Duffy
‘Crocodile Rock’ – Elton John
‘Take Me Out’ – Franz Ferdinand
(my kids are obsessed with this song – because of the following video)
‘I’m Tore Down’ – Freddie King
(cause I like the blues)
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
(because Iggy Pop is scary)
‘Friends Like You, Who Needs Friends’ – Rushmore ST
(because Rushmore is HILARIOUS! And it sounds like a funeral march)
‘Feelin’ Good’ – Muse
(good cover of Nina)
‘Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)’ – the Rolling Stones
(cause the name of the album is ‘Goats Head Soup’ hehehe)
‘Lil’ Red Riding Hood’ – Sam Sham and the Pharaohs
‘Cupid’ – Sam Cooke
(playlist veteran)
‘Superstition’ – Stevie Wonder
‘Psycho Killer’, ‘Slippery People’, ‘Life During Wartime’, and ‘Swamp’ – Talking Heads
(I’m fanatical over them)
‘Werewolves of London’ – Warren Zevon
‘Seven Nation Army’ – the White Stripes
‘Rockin’ Robin’ – Bobby Day
‘Rock Lobster’ – B-52’s
(cause it’s insane…literally)
‘Clap for the Wolfman’ – The Guess Who
Ghostbusters Theme Song
‘Great Balls of Fire’ – Jerry Lee Lewis
‘Scary Monsters and Superfreaks’ – David Bowie
‘Black Magic Woman’ – Santana
‘Boris the Spider’ – the Who

‘Alley Oop’ – Hollywood Argyles
‘Woo Hoo’ – 5678s
‘Don’t You Just Know’ – Huey ‘Piano’ Smith
‘She Bop’ – Cyndi Lauper
‘House of the Rising Sun’ – The Animals
‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me’ – Jackie Wilson
(ghostbusters 2 statue of liberty song!)
‘Do You Love Me’ – The Contours
(cause it’s fun)
‘Witchy Woman’ – the Eagles
(cause Amanda’s a witch and the Eagles reminds me of her dad)
‘Black Magic Woman’ – Santana
‘Love Potion Number 9’ – The Clovers
‘I’m Your Boogie Man’ – KC and the Sunshine Band
‘What’s New Scooby Doo’
(for my sweet boys)
‘Soul Man’ – Sam and Dave
(cause it’s awesome)