Ginger And Nutmeg! – Week Two

Week two began as they always seem to begin when elves are involved. You just know that something really odd is going to happen. But first, let’s finish last week.

We have been watching “The Santa Clause” movies with Tim Allen. I had only seen the first movie of the three, and as one who really doesn’t care for Christmas movies, I thought they were a bit cute.

The humans had popcorn as well, but we didn’t have such comfortable seating.

Before we started the movie, we sent the girls to get dressed for bed. But granddaughter-the-younger called out that she couldn’t change in her room. When we asked why not she said “Because there’s a boy in my room!”. Seems the little rascals needed a nap!

Then, Sunday starts off in a picture perfect manner!

They said they wanted the girls to have their picture for when they go back to the North Pole.

Then they just hung out in a couple of the stockings for the rest of the day. Just watching. Kinda cute, but more creepy I think.

Monday morning and they’re wearing masks. I guess they like to play Mine Craft at the North Pole. The girls like to play the game too.

Is it just me or does Santa look a little, I don’t know, blocky maybe?

We all know Tuesday is for. Seems Taco Tuesday is a thing at the North Pole as well. But wouldn’t this be cannibalism?

Not sure about the ingredients in these supposed “tacos”.

Guess that tacos are very filling to little elves. So on Wednesday it was time for a workout. I like how Batgirl is just watching. She seems rather buff to me!

Maybe she’s just coaching, but it seems she’s laughing to me.

Sometimes I wonder how they do the things they do. How did they get the reindeer and sleighs off the china cabinet and into the hallway? And the tape for the finish line?

I think Ginger will win this one!

And now, on Friday – I mean, what are they thinking?? I better go check the bar and see if they’ve been drinking my whisky!

Bungy jumping? No good can come of this!

As I said, no good came of the bungy jumping. Poor Nutty! Ginger is not a very sweet elf.

Good thing we had a doll sized wheelchair for Nutty! At least Ginger was nice enough to get their TV out to relax and watch a show.

And that ends week one. See you next week to see just what these two spice heads have up their sleeves!


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Another (Music) Box Checked

This could be posted under Singer – Songwriters or Guitar Gods as well. Just as my last Music Box was could have been. Maybe I need to start another series.

This time it’s Dave Mason on the hot seat. A quick reminder for those not quite up to speed with my music tastes. Dave is best known first, as a member of Traffic, then as a solo artist with “We Just Disagree” as his biggest hit. The other track of his that made it big, is covered here by Dave Mason And The Quarantines. Just like “Let It Rain” in the post linked at the top, this is a virtual performance. In fact, take Peter Frampton out and insert Michael McDonald and the backing band is damn near the same.

And take a look at the wall of gold and silver records in Dave’s home. Wow! Now that is impressive. I really like the double platinum album for The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Electric Ladyland“. Dave played the acoustic 12 string guitar and sang backup on both “Crosstown Traffic” and the monster hit “All Along The Watchtower” for that album. That was the only award I could identify in the video. Let me know if you see any others you can identify.

As much I give Michael McDonald grief as a member of the Doobie Brothers, I think he fits in quite nicely with this song. His voice seems to fit, not that you can understand half of what he says. But then Joe Cocker’s cover of this song isn’t all that understandable vocally either. The rest of bandmates are spectacular! Mick Fleetwood’s eyes are a whole ‘nother post!



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All You Need…

I have mentioned several times here that my brother and I agree that the greatest songwriter of our era was John Lennon.  I will admit that his lyrics can be over the top politically, just listen to the ending chorus of “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)”.  Even the title says it going to be political.  But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the song.  In fact, the Christmas “season” doesn’t start until I hear “Happy X-Mas” playing somewhere randomly.  This year it was just last week that it played on the radio while I was not at home that I heard it. 

My granddaughters are big fans of the Beatles as well.  It’s not all that surprising since their mother has more Beatles stuff than I do.  When the girls were infants, I could calm them down just by singing “Yellow Submarine”.  So I wasn’t in the least bit surprised when granddaughter-the-elder handed me this little thing she made.  I keep it on my desk.

And that’s what I try to keep in my mind at all times;  “All You Need Is Love”.  I will have the Beatles channel playing today.  I hope I hear this song several times.

John Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980.


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