Wednesday, April 28, 2010

(x)m and me

(First, I have to tell you that I have been feverishly singing the abc's to myself trying to figure out what letter I missed...I wrote my W post yesterday--Monday--and scheduled it for Tuesday--today. I had to go look at the calendar where my daughter was kind enough to write out all the letters on their corresponding days because she knows me so well.  When I saw all the other W posts when I was sitting down to compose my X post, I got really confused.  Then I remembered that I scheduled it because I had to work until 3 am and I wasn't getting up until noon because I have to work until 3 am again tonight and then get up at noon so I can go back to work again on Wednesday, but that is only for 8 hours, so...what?  Oh, yeah.  It's Tuesday and I am writing my X post for tomorrow instead of cooking something for my family to eat tonight because I love ya'll so much.)

One of the best presents I ever got was an xm radio.  I had heard about it and asked for one for Christmas.  I was promptly shot down.

"I ain't payin' money for you to listen to the radio!"

(That was my husband, btw.)

Well, he did a little asking around and all the people he found that had one all really liked it and said they were sure that I would really enjoy it.  So he bought one, and a fancy boombox adapter thingy for the house as well as the car set up.  Then he waited for Christmas to roll around.

I cried when I opened it.  He loves to do that to me.  He will now tell you that it was the best money he ever spent.  I listen to it all the time and I have heard so many artists that I never would have.  I usually listen to the 70's station--that's where I learned that Bruce Springsteen had written "Blinded By The Light".  If you listen to his version you may even be able to understand some more of the words (it isn't "wrapped up like a douche" after all).

One night coming home from work I was listening to the alt. country station and heard a bluegrass version of Dirty Deeds by Ac/Dc. 

You're welcome.


Caledonia Lass said...[Reply to comment]

Right on! I think those XM radios are pretty cool. My family asked me what the letters on the calendar were for as I had to write them down as well. lol! Good X post! I had to try to come up with a band name beginning with X... I did find one, but it took awhile.

Rae said...[Reply to comment]

Like you, I had to mark the letters on my calendar. Only two left! Yippeee!
But hey- just because we've reached the end, doesn't give you an excuse to go back to cooking for your family or listening to your XM radio.
Your friends expect you to show up here. Every.Damn.Day!!!

Wanda said...[Reply to comment]

Your daughter is a sweetie to help you out. I hope to get XM radio one day.