Friday Shuffle - A Little Oven Edition
When I was a child I remember reading a book called A Little Oven. It's about two little girls who are best friends and when one of the girls gets tired her mother would pick her up and say "I guess what you need is a little loving and a little hugging," and the little girl would repeat back to her "A little ‘ovin’ and a little ‘uggin,". The other girl then told own mother that she needed "a little 'ovin" and the mother misinterprets her meaning and instead of giving her hugs and loves takes her instead to a toy shop to buy her a little toy oven. I loved that book because when I was little and feeling blue my own mother was quick to give me "A little ‘ovin’ and a little ‘uggin".
And now forty-plus years after reading that book I still, once in a while, need a "little 'ovin" and y'all understood me. I was feeling pretty frustrated and even a bit helpless and y'all came through with your gentle words and kind wishes. For that I'm grateful and very humbled by your generosity.
On to other happenings.
- I suppose one would call it a grand coincidence that I got hemmed in by the ground meat case in the grocery store by some woman who was looking at the packages as if they were the Rosetta Stone while on the store's PA system Steeler's Wheel sang Stuck In The Middle With You.
- Yesterday I received this book from Darling Mollie. I definitely don't give a crap about knitting a Madonna - either the Like A Virgin version or the pink pointy-ass bra version - but I'm all over the Beatles and the Audrey Hepburn and the David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. Moll is after me to knit her a Godzilla and a Mr. T. "How can a woman who wears Chanel so well want knitted versions of Godzilla and Mr. T?", you say. Darling Mollie is nothing if not multi-faceted.
- I am attempting to give up drinking Coke. I stopped drinking real Coke years ago and switched to Diet Coke and now drink Coke Zero but I'd like to give it all up and stick with tea and water. I'm giving y'all permission to bet amongst yourselves on how long this actually lasts.
- I wish you could feel the socks I'm knitting now. They're so soft and squishy it's like a pair of socks made of Wonder Bread.
- Remember when Wonder Bread made commercials touting how good for you their squashy, pumped-full-of-air their bread was for your growing body? How full of crap were they?! - although you have to admit that a tomato sandwich on Wonder Bread is exquisite. The bread turns all pink from the mixture of mayonnaise and tomato juice and the bread itself - a normally flavorless affair - takes on the taste of the mixture. Eating one takes me right back to a July day in 1972.
- One last bit of yarn talk before we shuffle: Wait. I forgot what it was. Something on TV distracted me and I forgot what I was going to write. Feel free to heave that sigh of relief. I'll remember it though and annoy you with it another day.
- Lukey - Great Big Sea
- Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
- Under The Blacklight - Rilo Kiley
- Blue Skies - Albert Hammond, Jr.
- My Wife - The Who
- She's A Woman - The Beatles
- Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp
- Southern Anthem - Iron & Wine
- Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
- Tom Sawyer - Rush