#MirthMusicMon – Dragon… Batting Practice?

15 Dec

This week I have to thank one of my brothers-in-law for finding the video. He showed it to me a couple days ago suggesting its use for my Mirth and Music Monday post. I must admit to some feelings of skeptisizm, but it’s just perfect for today. Especially since I have been laughing as Brian Rathbone (@BrianRathbone) has been so entertaining today with his silly questions like, “If you encounter a dragon at a 4-way stop, who has the right-of-way?”

My answer?: “Dragon. Always.”

Any-hooo… On to the videos! :)

This first one is the animation about the dragons. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lsbwm-dvc

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Now for the music.

A couple of weeks ago I came across a clip from The Hobbit where the dwarves were singing a song in a hobbit’s living room. It was a cool song, but it didn’t sound… right?… complete?

So I did a little digging on YouTube and found a version that sounds a lot more filled out; like it’s actually telling the whole story rather than the clipped version in the movie. According to the person who posted the song the lyrics are still what J.R.R Tolken, just the full version.

It is 7 minutes and 41 seconds long, though, so I can understand if you don’t have the time right now. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp4gSLACBG8

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So now that I have (hopefully) made you laugh and given you some decent music to listen to why don’t you click HERE to find out who else has created a #MirthMusicMon post.

That’s the same link you’ll want to follow if you should choose to play along with this little band of merry-makers. :)

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Have a Great Week!

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#MirthMusicMon – Elvis and Ann Margaret

7 Dec

Ah, Mirth and Music Monday. Let’s get started!

Almost a month ago my mom and I went to an Elks Karaoke night where some friends of ours were running the show. They are just too much fun, and it’s hard to resist going to see friends from my old theater group. :)

One of the first songs we heard after getting sat down was today’s choice for funny music. It was sung by an older married couple and they really laid it on. It just dawned on me a few days ago to look it up and see who sang it originally. I thought it would be some obscure Broadway tune. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a song from an Elvis movie (It’s from Viva Las Vegas, if you were curious).

Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AGjidBLgMM

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That’s it for me today, click HERE to see who else is participating this week.

That’s the same link where you can put your own blog URL should you choose to play along with us. :)

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Have a Great week!

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#MirthMusicMon – Swan Princess Fun

30 Nov

Ah, Monday, and the first day of December at that. I notice the snow has arrived on WordPress blogs. Fun. Just in time for my first Mirth and Music Monday post after turkey day.

I hope you all had a fun and filling Thanksgiving. I certainly did. Sat down to two Thanksgiving feasts Thursday afternoon. We got sent home from the second dinner with a big bag of leftovers and there were so many other desserts we still had half an apple crisp left. So the food debauchery continued through the weekend. :D

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I have been seeing the meme for this everywhere. That just made me want to watch the scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSa4Od9gynQ

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And here is a funny song from the same movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pz1HVUJpDQ

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It’s so funny when they’re told to liven things up and the rabbit roars. “Not you Wesley, you’re a rabbit for heaven’s sake.” HAhaha! Love it.

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Well, that’s it for me this Mirth and Music Monday. If you would like to see who else has participated today click HERE. That’s also where you will want to go if you decide to play along with us so you can add your blog post to the list. :)

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Have a Great week!

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A Kick in the Pants

30 Nov

There’s this old saying that goes something like “Even a kick in the pants is a step forward”, and it’s true. That stumbling step you take after something less than gently bumps you from behind is still forward motion.

Let us hope that this forward motion creates some kinetic energy in my projects, because I need to keep moving. Need to. No more excuses.

I know that I have had this kind of a pep talk with myself before, but never have I had the kind of deadline as I do now.

A child.

My first child is due some time after the middle of January, and I must have certain projects rolling and producing before her arrival. No more pity parties. No more procrastinating. There is no more time.

It must be possible to create something that produces a decent amount of income in the next few weeks.

So here’s a loose game plan. Today: Strategic Planning. Tomorrow: Implementation. We have been talking of and planning for several things for quite a while. It’s time to turn the ignition switch and put a couple of these in gear.

Let’s go!

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Who kicked me in the pants?

K. L. Schwengel

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Bob Mayer

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Thanks you two. If I can’t get things pulled together and marching onward it’s not for your lack of motivational-ness. :)

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How about you, my reader? Have you been throwing yourself a pity party, stupid paper hat and all? Have you recently pulled on your work boots and trudged through your pile of excuses headed toward victory? Or have you finally triumphed over your seemingly endless diatribe of inner excuses to reach the top of your hill, uh, goal?

Please share. I’m dying to know. :)

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And finally:

Dear Excuses,

I regret to inform you that your presence is no longer required.

Sincerely,

- Rose D’Andrea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

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#MirthMusicMon – Turkey and Snow

24 Nov

It’s time for Mirth and Music Monday! The time of the week when we do our best to get your belly laughs and toe taps in before the rest of the day/week makes you want to kill something.

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. For this household that means Thanksgiving lunch and Thanksgiving dinner. If I had more than just the one real in-law we would have to throw in a Thanksgiving breakfast or midnight snack. However, the food is always good, the company is engaging and the kids are a royal distraction (but when are they not?). I’m one to speak, though, this time next year I’ll be playing merry he-ck trying to keep little fingers out of my own gravy.

Then there’s snow.

Around here we don’t usually see actual snow fall until a couple days before Christmas, and even that is more of a token “Here’s your white Christmas” type thing. The ‘real’ snow doesn’t usually happen until about New Years and immediately gets down to the business of looking less than idyllic.

This year it seems as though we went straight from a lovely indian summer to the depths of winter with barely a week of what we would call fall (or autumn in some circles).

I’m not complaining, though. It wouldn’t do any good.

If you would like to hear some complaining ask me about how this pregnancy is going.

But that’s whole blog post unto its self.  ;)

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This week I have found 2 music videos by a very ingenious family with the name Holderness. One about Thanksgiving and another about snow. Thus my title. :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWe4GpTaO8I

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I am so glad my husband can cook. So glad.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4UfUi06aCc

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How is your fall/autumn going? I know for some of my followers it’s just gearing up for the hottest part of the year where they live. So technically it’s your summer. Right? Of course I have been know to be very, very wrong, so please let me know what this time of year is called for you.

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If you would like to see who else is playing along with Mirth and Music Monday (or #MirthMusicMon) click HERE.

That’s also where you can input your own blog post if you choose to join in the weekly madness.  I can’t promise instant fame and riches, but we could whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. That’s almost the same, right? :D

Until next time,

Have a Great week!

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#MirthMusicMon – Death has a Bad Day

17 Nov

My computer is being a pain, so I’m just going to get right down to things before it realizes it’s cooperating.

This video has made me laugh all 3 times I have seen it.

Hopefully you will find it humorous as well. :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv9c_HuK9Gg

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I’d say that’s a bad day, wouldn’t you?

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That’s all for me this week. If you would like to see who else is playing in the merry game of Mirth and Music Monday click HERE.

If you would like to join in the fun with a blog post of your own, that is also the link that will lead you to the simple process of submitting your post. Just make sure your post contains something funny and something musical and away you go. :)

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Until next time,

Have a Great week!

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#MirthMusicMon – Happy Anniversary to Me!

10 Nov

It’s been two years since I jumped off the cliff of indecision and dove into the sea that is the blogging world.

Two years of a fun, crazy, unpredictable roller coaster ride.

It hasn’t been the easiest thing at times, but I haven’t regretted it.  :)

Thank you, dear reader, for sticking with me as I find out about myself, my writing, and this monumental beast known as Social Media.

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For this week’s Mirth and Music Monday I have big cat fails and ZZ Top.

Little did I know when I took a stroll through ZZ Top’s music this afternoon that I would be picking my all time favorite to pair with the overgrown fur balls at a big cat rescue zoo. 

Life is full of surprises.  :D

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntza_9lbbc0

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Now for ZZ Top to play off the music in the kitty video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_EFdod4YDo

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Out of curiosity, which is your favorite ZZ Top song?

Had you even heard of the band before today?

Did you click on more of the big cat videos and watch them play in the kiddie pool, or with rolls of toilet paper? lol  If you have the time I highly recommend it.

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If you would like to see who else is playing the Mirth and Music Monday game today click HERE.

That’s also the link you’ll want to follow if you wish to join our merry little group. All we ask is that you have something that’s funny and something musical (it could even just be a song that makes you laugh) in a blog post and put your post URL in the appropriate place on the other side of that link. Then voila you are a proud member of the #MirthMusicMon team. :)

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That’s all I’ve got for you today, folks.

Have a Great week!

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#MirthMusicMon – I Have a Cold

3 Nov

Sore throat? Check

Stuffy nose? Check

Foggy head? Check

Feeling run down? Check

Yup, it’s a cold. Tis the season, I guess.

But, that just means I have a different subject for Mirth and Music Monday. :D

(I was thinking of going with another idea, but just couldn’t find a song to go with it. Yet.)

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For our first selection we have an amusing little number from Sesame Street:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R52PFkL1TU

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Then, just in case that didn’t give you a chuckle, let’s try this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpMchY-_edY

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There you have it, folks, Mirth and Music Monday. :)

Click over to the link HERE to see if anyone else is playing along this week.

That’s also the same place you can input your own post if you wish to join in the MMM fun. All that is required is something funny and something musical and your post qualifies to be added to the list.

Don’t be shy. We don’t bite… often. ;)

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Have a Great week!

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#MirthMusicMon – One Good Scare

27 Oct

While touring YouTube this week I came across little videos called Perrysodes. I think they’re taking the Perry the Platypus storylines from Phineas and Ferb episodes, sticking all the little pieces together and releasing them as stand-alone videos. They’re really cute and funny. :)

What do you think of this steampunk one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r1ZnAAiqZ0

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And just because I get a kick out of this song (and it’s Mirth and Music Monday), here’s Baljeet having a fit after being informed that the for fun, summertime, ‘how to rock’ class he took doesn’t actually have a grading system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oIF34kaV5k

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Then finally, because this is the last Monday before Halloween, here’s Phineas trying to cure Isabella’s hiccoughs with a scare… or two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sBs4jxcFqY

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That’s it for me this week.

Click HERE to see who else has decided to join in on Mirth and Music Monday.

That is also the link you will want to follow if you wish to join in on the merriment.

Have a Great week, Everyone!

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P.S. A friend on mine has requested that I send him baby bump photos, so you may be seeing them soon, too. :)

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Now I get to go deal with the shoe that discovered the existence of cat…leavings…in my driveway. Lots of fun.

I hope your day is going better than mine so far. :)

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#MirthMusicMon – Childhood and Parenting = funny?

20 Oct

Monday?

Already?

I remember Saturday, a day full of sugar and laughing, and saying thank you as I opened baby shower gifts.

Sunday was something of a blur that lasted like five minutes. I had a nap… I think.

Now all of a sudden it’s Monday.

Oh, well.

Let’s make the best of it by playing with Mirth and Music Monday!  :)

This week I found some comedy about the realities of childhood, and then some songs about parenting. Let’s see which experience makes us laugh harder.

First is childhood. At least it’s in chronological order, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO6TO1Qdlag

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I don’t know what it was called, but I remember after I burned a knee once one of my parents sprayed some stuff on it and I kid you not it hurt almost as much as the original burning sensation. I think we had to wash it off to make me stop making horrible noises. Youch.

And yes, I did attempt to play on a couple of playgrounds while we were living in Texas. One word: Don’t. I don’t know what brainiac decided to use little black rocks as the safety stuff at the bottom of a particular playground in Corpus Cristi, but it was impossible to even get to the slide.

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Then we come to parenthood, in the form of songs. Let’s see what you think of these new versions of popular songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vDQ3l8ghI

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I’m not there yet, but I could see myself at least humming a couple of these in a few years. lol

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What do you think? Did those paddle ball things drive you nuts every Christmas (and then the elastic string would break just as you started getting on a roll)?

Have you sung the “with or without you” song?

I am so looking forward to some horror stories, here. :D

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And that’s it for me this week. Click HERE to see who else has decided to join in on Mirth and Music Monday.

That’s also the link you will want to follow if you wish to join in on the merriment.

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Have a Great week!

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