Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I've Been Booed


This was hanging on my door tonight.
The boys and I had been at my parent's house for dinner
(Mike is STILL in Tennessee) -[heavy sigh].

No note as to who it might be from.

Only this little fella might know.... A little message.
This note says that I need to go buy a BOO kit from WM - purchase my favorite candy for the boo bags - drop the bags at 2 neighbor's or friend's houses and RUN - then dispay the BOO sign indicating that I've been BOOED
This little note says... blah-blah-blah....If we all do our part and spread the good cheer, By Halloween night it will be very clear, we're a friendly bunch, we like to share fun, so please do your part and keep "BOO" on the run!
How incredibly thoughtful. I love my friends...or was it a neighbor?

BOO...WHO?

Could it have been Jason...or Freddy...or even Josh!?!

Where are you Josh? Tell us where you are Josh! (What movie?)

Watch out...you may be the next boo-ey

~Shannon



Seven Wonders

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Memphis Part II

Onward to Memphis
Gassing up before leaving this place called Covington.

The Peabody Place mall. Calling it a mall is a stretch. It's small but really nice. We parked in the parking deck right next to it. It cost 8 stinking dollars to park there! I put a $10 dollar bill in the machine - thinking I'd get two 1 dollar bills back. Ummm...NO! Just a small little rip-off that the Peabody has going on....the machine was conveniently out of dollar bills. Sheesh! I'm calling them tomorrow. I WANT MY $2.00! Starbucks featured coffee. Thanks, Starbucks, for honoring us on our anniversary trip. But my fave is the Caramel Frapuccino.
No, we did not eat here! I had to keep Mike WAY across the street from this God-forsaken joint! I think it had some kind of magnetic sinful pull on him, though.
Should he bust out singing Pretty Woman?

Coyote Ugly and the Double Deuce. Anyone know what movie the Double Deuce is from?
Mike taking in a little Blues.


WC Handy with his trumpet. Think Chase will have a statue in his honor someday?

We listened to a little blues from the 'Juke Joint Jam'.

After 2 days of rain (which was nice for rest), it was a B-E-A-utiful day (what movie is that from, anyone?) to enjoy the Blues on Beale Street.
A fan of the Blues,
~Shannon

Random Monday

Everything made from cans
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I LOVE this. She is awesome.

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I wish I could sing...and so does my family. Although when it's just me in the car alone with the windows up and the radio cranked...
I ROCK OUT,
~Shannon

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Walking in Memphis

Walking in Memphis

by Marc Cohn

Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane

Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues in the middle of the pouring rain

WC Handy - won't you look down over me

Yeah, I got a first class ticket but I'm as blue as a boy can be


Then I'm walking in Memphis

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

Walking in Memphis

But do I really feel the way I feel


Saw the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue

Followed him up to the gates of Graceland

Then I watched him walk right through

Now security they did not see him they just hovered round his tomb

But there's a pretty little thing waiting for the king down in the jungle room.


Now I'm walking in Memphis

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

Now I'm walking in Memphis

But do I really feel the way I feel


They've got catfish on the table they've got gospel in the air

And Reverend Green be gald to see you when you haven't got a prayer

But boy you've got a prayer in Memphis


Now Muriel plays piano every Friday at the Hollywood

And they brought me down to see her and they asked me if I would

Do a little number and I sang with all my might

And she said "Tell me are you a Christian child?"

And I said "Ma'am I am tonight."


Now I'm walking in Memphis

Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

Walking in Memphis

But do I really feel the way I feel


Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane

Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues in the middle of the pouring rain

Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues in the middle of the pouring rain.



Great song from the early 90's. We experienced much of what was referenced in the song, althought we never made it by to visit the king. Well see you next time, Elvis!


Carriage rides around downtown.

Beale Street, downtown Memphis


This was a garbage can used as a sign.

Kind of appropriate since I thought Beale Street was dirty.



These 2 kids would flip and flop and turn cart wheels all down the street...for money of course. They were actually pretty good. In this picture one is about to flip over the other.
They would walk around with buckets and stick in front of you.
Needless to say, I never parted with any of my $$$.

This is where we ate dinner. BB King's place. Now for a little history lesson on BB King.
He was actually born as Riley B King and is now 82 years old. Some of his early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who also produced for Elvis and Sun Studios in Memphis. King was also a disc jockey and earned the name Beale Street Blues Boy which was later shortened to B.B. One of his hit songs is The Thrill Is Gone which is on Rolling Stone's Songs of All Times.

This was INSIDE BB's place. Fun! They had a band juking and it was a riot! This woman was the singer and they were all really good.
BB King on his guitar, 'Lucille'- - About 15 times a lady has said: "it's either me or Lucille. That's why I've had 15 children by 15 women." This is a picture of Lucille hanging on the wall. The name Lucille was given to his guitar after he escaped a fire in a juke joint that he was playing in. The fire was started by two men who were fighting over a woman named, yep, you guessed it-Lucille. The two men knocked over kerosene that had been used for heat. After BB King escaped the burning building he realized he had forgotten his guitar and ran back in to get it. It was then that he named it Lucille, to remind himself not to do it again.
A little groovin' at BB's place.

This guy was the pimp-daddy who seated us.
He was all decked out...and was really friendly.

They ended with a little Tina Turner...Rollin on the River.
She pulled her back-up singers from the crowd of people dancing on the floor.

Fried dill-pickles with a little sweet-tea. Sweet tea for a sweetie!
Um-mmmm!
Catfish Po-Boy!
This we saw for sale in a window. Mike asked if it wasn't a shark suit because it was seriously made from chain something or other. Not real sure what it is.

But it was really expensive...and also available in black!

A horse with wings.
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "When Donkey's Fly"

Leaving Memphis.

The trolly...or charlie as Carson calls them.




"Welcome to Arkansas"
I still have a few more pictures...blogger wouldn't let me download them all for some reason. So, more later.


It's always a shock to come back home after a few days of quiet. But...

It's always good to be home,
~Shannon