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Road Trip!

Woohoo! My girlfriends are coming over this week and we’re all heading to Kinvara, Co. Galway for a weekend of fun & frolics.

Woohoo! Oh, I already said that, but fuck it I am excited, dammit!

I am so ready for a weekend with three of the funniest women on the planet. Sadly one of the world’s other top 5 funny women couldn’t make it as she’s doing a triathlon back at home – I know, I know, she’s mental, but we’re related so you’re not going to pretend to be surprised by that are you?

I like to think we’ll be really cool looking like Alicia Silverstone & Liv Tyler (and another hot mate like, er, Drew Barrymore or something) in the Crazy video, as we bounce over the potholes cruise along the road, but more than likely we’ll be doing stuff like this as we drive along.

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Cut loose! Footloose! Kick off your sunday shoes!

Especially as we’re off to a hooker festival!

So, to get to the point (it always takes me a while), I’m pulling together a playlist of songs for us to singalong to. So far, tracks include, the following, but I would love to know if there’s a seriously awesome roadtrip track that you think I’m missing, please leave a comment below…

  1. Needle in a Haystack – The Velvelettes
  2. Black & White Town – Doves
  3. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  4. War! – Edwin Starr
  5. The Reeling – Passion Pit
  6. Tribute – Tenacious D
  7. Got to be Real – Cheryl Lynne
  8. Woke Up This Morning – Alabama 3
  9. Summertime Clothes – Animal Collective
  10. The General Specific – Band of Horses
  11. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
  12. Push It – Salt & Pepa
  13. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  14. Hanging on the Telephone – Blondie
  15. Across 10th Street – Bobby Womack
  16. Cancel on Me – Bombay Bicycle Club
  17. The Seed 2.0 – The Roots
  18. Tiger Phone Card – Dengue Fever
  19. Road to Joy – Bright Eyes
  20. Moi je Joue – Brigitte Bardot
  21. Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartnbroken – Camera Obscura
  22. Superstar – The Carpenters
  23. Race for the Prize – The Flaming Lips
  24. Whoo! Alright-yeah… Uh huh – The Rapture
  25. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
  26. Laid – James
  27. Waterloo – Abba
  28. Dress You Up – Madonna
  29. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
  30. Ask – The Smiths
  31. Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
  32. Love Child – The Supremes
  33. All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
  34. Womanizer – Britney
  35. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  36. You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
  37. No Good Start The Dance – Prodigy
  38. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Simon & Garfunkel
  39. True – Spandau Ballet
  40. Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
  41. Afternoon Delight – Ron Burgundy & The Channel 4 News Team
  42. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
  43. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
  44. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston (that one’s going to hurt a lot!)
  45. Dog Train – The Levellers (a new on on me, but we’ll give it a whirl nonetheless I’m sure!)
  46. …???

So, please let me know what songs you think we should add to the list – it’s a fair old drive, so we’ll need a few.

The light blue ones are the add-ons I’ve already received – thanks guys. More please, we want to be hoarse by the time we arrive πŸ˜‰

In return I’ll share the embarrassing stories (about them, not me you understand) that occur over the course of the weekend and lead to pics like this and this. And if you’re lucky I might even tell you what the “Mystical Web of Secret Toilet Love Is” – needless to say it is already a Kinvara legend

Can you tell I’m looking forward to this trip much? Hmmm…

Friday Frolics #5

Can’t get enough of this album from Passion Pit at the moment & this is one of my favourites – put a huge smile on my face, always.

It’s a nice thought…

tomorrow morning

via ffffound.com

There’s something really lovely about this thought. What with the “current economic climate” and the rest of the bollocks that’s going on out there; the ups & downs of love (not the ins & outs, that’s just lust), and the endless opportunities for worry and stress that the world holds.

As a cab driver wisely reminded me last week, it’s all too easy to worry about the future and completely forget to enjoy or even experience the now.

When you think about it all though, you don’t know what’s around the corner. (unless you’re some kind of psychic, but then even I know what’s around the corner for you my dear – care in the community!) Who knows what the future will bring? Could be utter shite, but it could also be fucking awesome… and if you’re really lucky, some awesome fucking.

The only thing you can count on is that the sun will set on today, and will rise on tomorrow. So don’t sweat it. What will be, will be. I Β like the idea that the future is unknown… plenty to look forward to! πŸ™‚

Friday Frolics

In the spirit of altruism I’m going to gift you all a bit of lovely music every Friday afternoon as a mood setter for the weekend. It will vary enormously depending upon how I’m feeling about the approaching weekend, no doubt.

I’m currently very much looking forward to an uber-chilled, relaxing weekend. I have the house to myself and a plan to mainly just sit on the couch in my PJs this evening, drinking wine & watching TV – bliss. So, this time I bring to you the wonders of St Etienne and a track that reminds me of being very young & desperately longing to be as effortlessly cool as Sarah Cracknell. Needless to say, I have now achieved that… ahem.

Anyway, enjoy Β & have a lovely weekend πŸ˜€

You Are My World

For no other reason than this is one of my favourite songs of all time. And it doesn’t lose anything with age.

Guaranteed to make me happy and nostalgic for VERY baggy jeans, hooded tops, singing in mates’ bedrooms and wishing we were old enough to go into Manchester on our own.

And at the same time it takes me straight back to singing along when pissed (albeit a few years later than the above), wearing vintage Lacoste Polo tops, Ben Sherman shirts & a 70s Wranger’s jacket – all from the institution that was Affleck’s Palace home of the best mosaic in the world, FACT!

Image courtesy of DullHunk (Flickr)

Image courtesy of DullHunk (Flickr)

Aaah, the halcyon days of youth.

Anyway, enjoy…

And yes, it’s usually pretty grey in Manchester. It rains a lot there – hence why Dublin has required no major acclimatisation on my part πŸ˜‰

Let’s Dance

I saw this today on Iain Tait’s blog, Crackunit and love it. Never have I wanted to go stand on a steep hill and dance like a twat more so than right now.

I especially love the dude in the red second-skin trolleys & umbrella hat – if anyone knows him, you have my permission to give him my number πŸ˜‰

Whoop whoop! Who’s coming dancing then?

I challenge you not to…

…bob your head, sing along, tap your toes, smile, feel happy & smiley when you listen to this bit of loveliness.

From my new favourite band Camera Obscura‘s new album, My Maudlin Career, it’s the perfect song for a sunny Friday, and a Bank Holiday one at that – wahoo! πŸ˜€

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely weekend (Bank Holiday or not) and that you get to enjoy a spot of sunshine. Roll on Monday and dubious tan marks all around.

Oh yeah, and special good luck to Joe who’s running the half marathon in Cork on Monday – Go Joe!

Every cloud has a silver lining

Ten things that are great about being off work ill for the day:

  1. I don’t have to wash my hair or wear any make-up (though I just saw myself in the mirror and probably should, for my own sanity)
  2. I don’t have to wear normal clothes & can slob about in my tracksuit bottoms & a t-shirt with no sense of shame
  3. Crappy daytime TV, especially Maury – my parents should be eternally grateful that I was so utterly rubbish at my rebellious phase
  4. Snoozing on the couch
  5. Having no appetite at all makes me feel really thin
  6. Feeling sick stops me smoking
  7. Ploughing through my DVD collection. Today: Old School, All About Eve & The IT Crowd
  8. Sitting in the garden & enjoying the sunshine… shall get around to that one this afternoon.
  9. Snoozing on the couch (I like my sleep)
  10. Endless cups of tea (as soon as I get up and buy some milk)

One thing that’s not great about being off work ill for the day:

  1. I’m sick. Stupidly, making me feel like I’ve been in a war, nauseatingly, annoying, sick. Bleurgh.

Still, it could be worse. Now, for a little snooze methinks.