Sunday, July 26, 2009

Songs about Tractors

You would think that songs about tractors went out with Old McDonald, but that is not true...

My personal favorite, of course, is Kenny's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" (saw him perform again on Friday night) at Cheyenne Frontier Days (new #58) with free tickets I won in a contest on KYGO (#59). The opening act was Jake Owen, who is smokin' in his own right (# 60). Jake didn't sing about tractors per se, but does have a song called "Yee Haw."

Other notable country tractor songs include "International Harvester" by Craig Morgan or the current radio hit "Big Green Tractor" by Jason Aldean....where the woman in the song has the choice of going out in town or taking a ride on the BGT.

Really, what kind of choice is that? Of course, the BGT wins every time.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Banned Books

A friend posted on FB the list of the 100 most "challenged" books from 1990-2000. I would think that people have better things to do than challenge books. Like banning idiotic TV shows or watching what their children are doing on line or texting to their friends.

Reading involves creativity, builds vocabulary, and probably makes you more successful in life.

Leave Harry Potter, The Catcher in the Rye, and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret alone!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Must Love Food

A lot of the fun in the past week has revolved around food, I'm not going to lie. At work last week we were told there was a "Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Extravaganza" (new #53) on Thursday as a reward for reaching a service goal. Not really sure I knew what that would be, but it did in fact involve chocolate Belgian waffles, sauce, ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries and more! And after that food coma, we had Mexican at Blue Bonnet (#54). Chips and salsa were exactly what I needed.....Friday progressed to a new little bar called Prickly Pete's (#55) and it may have been the first time I went to happy hour at a place and returned there for breakfast the next day. After a restful Saturday afternoon, the gluttony continued with brunch at Le Central (#56) on Sunday morning. And then there was the funnel cake. En route to City Park Jazz (#57) we cut through the Denver Black Arts Festival where, just like any place funnel cakes are sold, the line was ridiculously long. But I did, at long last, persevere and get my treat to better enjoy the concert.

"Let them eat cake" is just the start....

Monday, July 6, 2009

Country and Caipirinha

I got my summerfest on for the 4th of July. After my sister commented (truthfully) that I only visit Milwaukee in the winter when it's cold and nasty, we decided on a Summerfest (as featured in Party Across America, no less) weekend. Even better that the headline concert on July 3 was Kenny Chesney! 10 years after "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" hit the air...he puts on one hell of a fun show. And cheese curds twice in 3 days? The best.

And adding to the list:

#45 Exploring downtown Milwaukee on foot, in the sunshine

#46 Summerfest! First time to the world's largest music festival.

#47 First time seeing Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert in concert. 4th time seeing Kenny, but the first time hearing "Me and You" live and having him jam with his band for 45 minutes at the end of the concert (Space Cowboy, You don't have to call me darling, What I got, and more...)

#48 Sitting on one of those vibrating foot massage thingies shaped like a barrel

#49 Drinking caipirinha - made by native Brazilians, no less

#50 Texting a friend of my dad's (how weird!)

#51 Visiting Little Cedar Lake

#52 Trying chili dog pizza


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