November 24, 2005

Triptophan is Fun!

I just got back from having a wondrous Thanksgiving feast over at my Aunt and Uncles' place. Got to hang out with the 'Rents for awhile afterward, and caught a fish. Pretty-damn cool holiday if you ask me. Since I have some "Comp" time stored up at work, I get the honor of taqking tomorrow off. A four day weekend! I think they'll have to retrain my ass after having so much time off.

When I walked in the door at my house, I realized that my roommate had been doing a little drinking at his parent's place. He informed me that he'd drunk four bottles of champagne over there, and he stole four more to bring home. Sometimes it's not who you are, it's who you know... Here I sit, POW/MIA T-shirt on, boots, jeans, listening to Dobie Gray wail out "Drift Away" on the MP3 player, and drinking a glass of $100 a bottle champagne. Don't worry though. I ain't puttin' on airs or nothin'. It's not like I'm raising my pinky-finger or nothin'.

Here comes "Don't go breakin' my heart" by Elton John and some unknown chick he was trying to give a carreer start to. Yes indeedy. I'm in an "oldies" kinda mood this evening. So far, things is good. Earlier today I got to spend three glorious hours of solitude here at the "casa de closet", and it did me no end of good. A little peace every now and then is definately good for this old loner.

Ah Exile's "I wanna kiss you all over" on the player. Excuse me while I sing along for a minute... Ah that's nice. I haven't spent wnough time with my parents over the last six months or so, and I feel a little guilty about that. Luckily, the holiday season gives me reason to get up offa my butt and go over there. Also the Crappie are running, so there's even more motivation. Now all I've gotta do is catch a few "keepers" and the end of this year will be a good one.

Let's see... John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses" is now playing. (Nothing like live-blogging my playlist huh?) a little depressing, but I just enjoy his voice. This is the type of stuff that I listened to with my Mom when I was growing up. Late Seventie's early Eightie's country. Shoot, if I ain't careful I'll wind up crying in my Champagne. (Not bloody likely) I can't help it. This music gives me a warm fuzzy.

Linkin Park's "Numb". That'll clear out the cobwebs. Still kinda depressing lyrics, but that guitar line is a straight out rocker. Jeebus! It seems like I'm answering a meme with this post. The "What's on your playlist right now?" meme. Luckily my playlists are dictated by mood and never saved. Constantly fluid, and normally no more than about thirty songs.

"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond is now on. I have more fun EarWorming a guy that I work with with this tune. "Look at the night...and it don't seem so lonely. We fill it up with only two," is all I've got to sing, and then five minutes later I'll hear "Good times never seemed so good". wafting up the hoistway. It's normally followed immediately by: "Goddamnit! Johnny, you're a Bastard!" Hey, I do what I can.

Yes friends. I'm secure enough in my manhood to admit that I'm a big fan of Neil Diamond. Good music is good music, and I don't give a shit what genre it comes from. On most things, I tend to be an elitist, but when it comes to music, I'm totally a slut. Give me a good croon, and I melt. A screaming bass-line? I'm there. Just one guy and his guitar singing a little folk? "Hell. What chords are you usin'? I'll play along."

Ah geez, I guess that's enough bloggy abuse for this evening. If you didn't get it from the above...Things are sweet right now. We'll see how they are in the morning when the wine hangover catches up to me.

Oh yes...I hope all of your Holiday's are going as well as mine.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at November 24, 2005 07:25 PM | TrackBack

Love Neil!!!!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 24, 2005 11:41 PM

I still think Diamond is a dork, and none of his lyrics make any sense.

However, I attended a concert of his a couple years back because TNT *really* wanted to see him.

I have to admit, he gets an A+ for showmanship. He's a talented performer.

Posted by: Harvey at November 25, 2005 12:03 AM

I'm so happy to read this. Happy Thanksgiving sweetie!! Ahh the Holidays - my favorite part of the year. Friends and family. It don't get much better than that!

Enjoy this 4 day weekend!

Posted by: Tammi at November 25, 2005 08:58 AM

I love Neil!

Posted by: Bou at November 25, 2005 10:22 PM

.. AWTM, Bou, and you... man, y'all are messed up...

Posted by: Eric at November 27, 2005 11:11 AM
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