Friday, June 29, 2007

The Mom and Dads.

So a guy I work with just bought a house from some friend of his, who was selling it because his dad (who lived there) died. So there was this house full of crap. The old dude never married, and I guess he packed away everything.
So Pat (the co-worker) comes up to me two days ago, and he says "Hey, you're the one that's always getting records in the mail, right?" Heh. Busted! I say "Yup..." He says "So I'm cleaning out Victor's house and getting stuff ready for Goodwill, and he's got about 200 record albums. Do you want them?"

Now, before you all get too excited for me, over HALF are Lawrence Welk or Lawrence Welk related stuff. They are all in perfect condition, and Dave had the really good idea of donating all of them to an old folks home.

There are also a shit ton of POLKA records, some of them have little gnomes on them and shit and so therefore they are awesome.

There were a few gems in there - Tennessee Ernie Fords, Hank Snows, old Honky Tonk stuff that I dig on because I was raised on it... but then... there was a full collection of MY NEW FAVORITE BAND!!!
Yes! You truly haven't lived until you've heard THE MOM AND DADS. Only ONE Mom and THREE Dads. I bet she was a dirty slut.

The record itself, with a 1976 biography, explains all:

"The Mom and Dads story is truly one of silent success. In the razzle dazzle record business, they are somewhat out of place. Their music does not get played on Top 40 Radio Stations. In fact, it receives little airplay at all. Try and find a Mom and Dads record on the best seller charts..."

Hmm, now WHY would a polka band from Spokane, Washington NOT be on the best seller charts? That just seems WRONG.

However!!! "Their first album 'The Ranger's Waltz' has achieved deouble platinum success in Canada." CANADA! IF YOU POLKA YOU ARE ROCK STARS IN CANADA!!!

I love Canada, and I really love The Mom and Dads. I'm keeping one of their albums. If any of you want one, tell me, and I will mail one to you. HAHAHA But be warned, it's all polka, NO singing.


Thursday, June 14, 2007


Why am I still awake? Because I'm a huge sucker and can't sleep without Dave around now. How bizarre is that?

And why isn't Dave around, you ask?

Well. Winter was complaining that her ears hurt tonight. After Dave sat her down and started to talk to her about why her ears hurt she admitted she put the little plastic pebbles from the school pseudo-sandbox (psuedo because its a giant box filled with plastic pebbles instead of sand to dig in) in her ears. Both of them. We tried flushing with warm water and were unsuccessful.
So Dave is currently at the Kaiser in Portland having the doctor dig the little things out of her ears.

While Dave was on the phone with Kaiser she howled loudly until I scooped her up in my lap and told her that her screaming was scaring the dog, and if she was quiet the dog would come see us. She quieted down, snuggled into me and the dog and passed out until Dave was ready to take her to the hospital.

Moments like that are really great... I get to be her mom when she needs it.

P.S. 13 days until my lasik. WOOOT! If anyone has GOOD stories to tell me, please do, as I'm done hearing horror stories of corneas mangled.

P.P.S. Today I got paid and I went on a HUGE record binge on ebay and an import site I found. Bad me. I know I'll be at 600 albums before year's end. HAHAH!!!