June 28, 2008

Fishy People

And so plans are slowly solidifying for my upcoming three weeks in ‘the South’. Morrigan asked me if I wanted to go to some concert with her one Wednesday night… she even coerced Sissy to come watch the kids while we go.

Actually, I’m not sure how much coercion was involved as I’ve heard now that there will be much ‘Wii Rockband’ and perhaps a ‘Guitar Hero’ challenge and rumblings of Texas Hold ‘em.

Meanwhile, Mo and I are going to this concert to hear some guy named Al Green. The following conversation ensued to the best of my recollection.

Morrigan: Do you want to go to the Al Green concert?

Me: Who’s Al Green?

Morrigan: Sissy will watch the boys.

Me: Who’s Al Green? And can I wear jeans?

Morrigan: Oh hell yeah, you can wear shorts. Its an outside concert. It’ll be a BLAST! We saw Frankie Valli last week and had a GREAT time!

Me: Who’s Al Green?

Morrigan: Oh he was REALLY big in the 60s and 70s. You’ll know his stuff when you hear him. He sang that song that goes… “Taaaake me to the riiiiiver…”

Me: Oh My God. The Fish Song?

Morrigan: Yes!

Me: The poor guy that was immortalized by that frickin’ fish? That’s who we’re seeing?

Morrigan, with much enthusiasm: YES! It’ll be a so much fun!!!

Heh. So while my boys are challenging Sissy to all sorts of video games on the Wii and hands of Texas Hold ‘em, Mo and I are going to see some guy sing the fish song. Thankfully we can wear shorts.

Here at the folks’ homestead, all is well, with the boys having seen Get Smart today with their Dad while my Mom and I went shopping.

My folks have a hot water leak under the slab of their home, right under the kitchen sink. Their home is 40+ years old and is actually of the era where it is incredibly structurally sound. They’ve been through so many nasty hurricanes in this house and other than tree issues, they’ve never had roof issues or anything.

After all of us leave, some team of folks will come in, pull out their sink and cabinets, jack hammer through the slab and find the leak.

I’m a bit horrified. I keep hearing the sound of “KaaaaaCHING!”

On the bonus side… I think my Mom is getting granite counter tops now. Maybe new cabinets. Definitely remodeling.

This could be interesting… horrible… but interesting. It makes my mildew issue in the master bath look small time. Which reminds me… my bathroom is almost finished. Pictures next month… but Bones calls it, “A bathroom for King”. It’s come out nice…

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Posted by: Bob at June 28, 2008 10:47 PM

Al Green?!?!!?

Oh, y'all are gonna have a BLAST! We love Al Green!

Posted by: Tammi at June 29, 2008 06:19 AM

I look forward to a night with the lil dudes!

Oh, you may know a couple of these songs: (the # is where it reached on the billboard charts)

1971: "Tired of Being Alone" - #11
1971: "Let's Stay Together" - #1
1972: "Look What You Done for Me" - #4
1972: "I'm Still in Love with You" - #3
1972: "You Ought to Be With Me" - #3
1973: "Call Me (Come Back Home)" - #10
1973: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" - #10
1973: "Livin' for You" - #19
1974: "Let's Get Married" - #32
1974: "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" - #7
1975: "L-O-V-E (Love)" - #13
1975: "Full of Fire" - #28
1976: "Keep Me Cryin'" - #37
1988: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (with Annie Lennox) - #9

Posted by: Sissy at June 29, 2008 05:33 PM

Who's Al Green?

I suddenly feel very old.

Posted by: Jerry at July 1, 2008 10:13 AM