The Sunday Salon: February 22, 2009

Everyone loves a rock star right? I spent the entire day yesterday sitting and reading. That’s hard to do with children in the house so my son gave his old iPod Shuffle to his sis and off she went. She was gone for awhile. After about 30 minutes of her not requesting a fruit snack or juice box I went looking for her. I found her on the stairs, decked out in rock star garb and rocking out to her iPod. Here’s what I said:

Me: Hey! You look like Axl Rose!

Her: Who’s Aska Rose???

I was tempted to play some Guns N’ Roses for her but instead she rocked out to the Jonas Brothers (those adorable little moppets that I want to put in my pocket). I walked away thinking what I would have done at the age of five to have something even remotely close to an iPod. All I can recall is the radio and an old fashioned tape recorder that I used to tape songs FROM the radio. Remember that? I know I can’t be the only one that did that.

As for today, I was scheduled to sleep in a bit but then forgot that my daughter and I planned to cook breakfast this morning. So I dragged myself out of bed to make eggs and turkey bacon. It was delish! She is rocking out to her iPod again and I am still in my jammies! Not for long though because today I have a lovely day of girl things planned.

I am going to a Body Shop party where we get to soak our feet and try all the new stuff. Yes, it’s the same as the shop in the mall but they come to you! If you haven’t had one of these parties you should. They are so much fun. Afterward, my girlfriend and I are going to dinner and a movie. The movie? We plan to see Confessions of a Shopaholic. It’s based on the Kinsella book. It looks cute to me and I want something funny.

As for reading. I am reading The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende and also Drood by Dan Simmons. Both of which I am enjoying so far. I have another book that I am reading for my book group, Dreams From My Father but I am reading that right before I go to bed. I have so many that I need to read and I am trying to fit them all in.

Well, I better get off of here and get dressed. I really don’t want to as it is gloomy and about to rain (love it) but I don’t think my girlfriends would appreciate me showing up to this party looking like I just rolled out of bed.

What do you have planned for today?

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: February 22, 2009”

  1. Your daughter is so adorable. Too cute decked out in her rock gear.Sounds like a fabulous day you have planned—have fun!I’m going to relaz and try to finish up The Kingmaking that I need done for review this week–200 pgs to go. It’s really good though so that helps.

  2. I so remember taping songs off of the radio! In fact, when I hear Quarterflash, Bonnie Tyler, or Hall & Oats, I always think of those tapes. I'd love to find one and listen to it. I thought they sounded so good then. LOL! I have no idea what it would be like to have an iPod as a child like that, but I know I would have loved it. I know that my girls do. I'm sure that if Emma and your daughter got together they would have a rockin good time. As for Guns N Roses, they have time.

  3. That sounds like such a fun day! I’ve got way too many books to read as well but it doesn’t stop me from picking up a few more. LOL!

  4. That picture is so adorable! Aska Rose. Just great.I had a lazy morning on the couch watching a movie w/ hubs, and I’m headed back there soon to spend some time with Oscar Wao.Have a great Sunday!

  5. I’m jealous of your girly-day plans! I think Shopaholic looks really cute too-I love that actress. It’s funny-I never read chick lit, but I do enjoy watching chick flicks sometimes.And your daughter’s too cute for words!

  6. OMG.. too precious. Aska Rose…. I like what you said about what you would have given to have an IPOD. We had record players and we loved it. Sometimes Mom would hook up an extension cord and we could have neighbors over and dance in the driveway. I remember later in it was HUGE HUGE to get a cassette recorder… we would hold it up to the radio and tape songs… and play it.. we felt so liberated to have those… and even later it was a microcassette recorder… we were really cool then… Yes.. kids these days have the best stuff for fun… thanks for sharing.. took me on a trip down memory lane.

  7. Yep, always taped music off the radio, which was hard to do since you actually had to wait for them to a) play the song and then b) record it when the stupid DJ wasn’t talking over the into! Ah, the good old days. Great photo by the way.

  8. What a great picture! Sounds like you had a great day! Plans for today? recover from my cold but still write an essay for my university course 😦

  9. Ok how cute is she? I’m so lovin the headband and tee-shirt combo. You sound like you had a nice relaxing weekend as well. I wish I would have read more, that was the plan, but I ended up selling my car and car hunting most of the time.I’m dying to see Shopaholic, and I highly recommend He Just Not That Into You, pretty cute movie.

  10. If you play Guns ‘n Roses, you’ve got to play AC/DC as well! Rock on!I had that clunker tape recorder, too. You had to press play AND record to get it to record, right?Did you also have the “loop” AM radio. It was shaped like a large donut and twisted open so you could dial the the station. I used to hang it on the handlebars of my bike. The dorky bike. I was the only kid in the neighborhood without high bars (what were they called) and a banana seat!

  11. Dawn – That radio sounds way cool. I had a bike with a banana seat but mine did not have the tall handlebars either. And the tape recorder was the type with the two buttons you had to hold down at the same time. A real clunker!Oh, and I used the same tapes over and over so they were totally warped and distorted.

  12. Aska Rose is a doll!! Love her rocker getup! I had a radio like Dawn above. My “donut” was bright yellow, you twisted it into an S shape to get to the dials. I would hang it on my bedpost. I haven’t thought of that in years!I’m juggling books at the moment too, but I hate that! Still.. I’ve got to get my book club book finished so it’s unavoidable.

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