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Monday, April 1, 2013

Groovy Fool's Day

Another perk of quitting Fecebook has been the getting back in touch with friends in more than one-line quips. Today has been a lot of that, and since we've had 3 seasons today it was good to be indoors and avoiding movement as much as possible.

I'm also quite guilty in feeling so happy to have my brother back. All those years where I only ever spoke to Mac are gone. If we don't speak on the phone, we email several times a day. We have 2 schemes going right now. It's like old times and I'm over the moon about it. After the spouses are gone, we go back to being mischievous kids together. Yesterday, Stevil made a JibJab mini-movie-greeting-card of Billy and me dancing on Soul Train. I almost blew coffee through my nose. Billy is trying to figure out a payback... :)

April is my "fall back in love with all the guys I've ever been in love with" month, it seems. And so, here's Jimmy Page, one of the guys I've lusted after for decades, and who isn't too bad for rounding the corner to 70.

 
 
 
It may be 28 degrees F outside, but it's pretty hot in here.

Speaking of hotties, Greg's just done the cruise, and he's lost some weight and seems much more comfortable in his skin than he was last year. Still waiting to hear if he'll be touring the US this year at all... Here he is, last week.

 
 
Then there's Percy, just hanging out in the checkout like any mortal...


I can go on about wishing I was younger, but if it meant giving up the fountain of youth I've had by crushing on these guys all these years- or to miss them in their prime?- I'll take old cronedom and be happy. Woohoo for April!

14 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Absolutely! Be happy with the life you lived and look forward to more. Leave the garbage behind and enjoy the ride you are on. You are a published columnist now and I know you will have fun with that.

Austan said...

You've got a great attitude, Arleen. I plan on having fun every day from here on. Life is short! Do good things and make mischief!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Every day is precious...the ones gone, the ones to come, but most especially ..... today.

Geo. said...

Yes, Groovy Fools Day. Groovy. I like saying groovy! Groovy kind of love...was that Mind Benders? I loved that song!

Elephant's Child said...

I think you have just given me a new mantra. 'Do good things and make mischief.' I love it - something to aspire to. Thank you.

sdt (a.k.a. stevil) said...

Don't just make mischief, Dahling. Declare shenanigans.


and Thanks for the warning about the payback....

paulg said...

Woo Hoo! for post FB Austanspace!
Great way to start out by getting back to the rock gods. The weekend concert series has me reconnecting some too.
Chrissie Hynde...
What? You were expecting a full sentence?!

Austan said...

Geo.- Yes, it was the Mindbenders. And then Phil Collins in his emo days. I'm reclaiming Groovy. I like it and I think it should get another chance at life. :)

Austan said...

Lawless- All of life is only Today.

Austan said...

EC- It's my new mantra too, now that you've put it so!

Austan said...

Stevil- No, that's much too formal. I keep it simple.

He's working on it...

Austan said...

PaulPaulPaul! You don't have to say anything more than Chrissie Hynde. Really. She is. She just is.

Have you read Nick Kent's book of when he lived with her?

paulg said...

I don't know if that would be good - I might lose myself in Chrissie world.
I'm listening to some of the Rundgren you posted. By chance I just heard Hello It's Me on WRSI this afternoon. So I too was reflecting a bit on the Rundgren. He's brilliant, and I love how is songs are constructed, but overall he's not my cuppa.
Did Rundgren not also do We Got to Get You a Woman? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll4Y2LegHaI

Austan said...

Nah, Nick Kent is too egotistical to get lost in Chrissie world. :)
Yep, that's a Rundgren song. OddTodd is a brilliant one, but I can't do massive doses, myself. Like Bowie or Bach, after a while it all mashes in my head.