I got my eyes fried again. My LASIK enhancement was last Friday, and I could see better almost immediately. Five days later, my vision is still great, even while reading. We'll see how things end up once it has all stabilized. Before my first surgery I was -9, and ultimately ended up a -3. Obviously there was a lot less correction to be done this time. Keep your fingers crossed! Mostly, I just really don't want to go through the surgery again. It's quick and completely painless but the smell of the laser burning through one's eyeballs is --shudders-- revolting.
Never been much of a Rush Limbaugh fan. I avoid stories with his name in the headline (although I greatly enjoyed the one about him being detained at an airport for being caught with a big stash of Viagra!). But this story, in which he makes fun of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease, proves he has reached the same level of JACKASS-itude as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
I think Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is a great show. I've never regularly watched one of Aaron Sorkin's productions, but I'm finally seeing why they've been so popular. Other season passes on our TiVo right now: The Office, My Name is Earl, The Simpsons, The New Adventures of Old Christine, CSI, CSI: Miami. Shows I'm not yet sold on: Six Degrees (I do enjoy seeing Campbell Scott every week), 30 Rock (love Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin is hilarious in this), The Class (trying awfully hard, and not quite there).
The last movie I saw in a theater was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. When it comes to the cinema, it's depressing to be me.
I added a few Simpsons quotes to the "Click here for chuckles" link on our home page. Check 'em out.
One of Katie's top front teeth fell out yesterday. I'm hoping the other one will start loosening soon, because right now she looks like she lost a boxing match. She is completely thrilled about it, though, and her little brother is trying not to show how jealous he is. Sorta cute.
Daryl and Sally went to a Doodlebops show. I think they took Presley too. I haven't heard how they liked it (possibly because they have not yet recovered), but Sally said she was pretty excited because she knows every word to every one of their songs. YES, I know she was kidding. She's not a nutjob. Anyway, if this doesn't get them the Mom & Dad of the Year award, I don't know what will. Hey guys, ya want the Aunt & Uncle of the Year award too? Cuz Katie and Jack would love to see the Doodlebops in concert, and we aren't ever going to take them.
We're having a Halloween party for the neighbors on Sunday. I've been putting together a playlist of Halloween music, and I just have to share it with y'all because it took me a very long time to find everything. The criteria: scary-sounding music or scary-sounding song title or dark theme or Halloween-y (costumes, candy, tricks and treats) or dark arts kind o' stuff, etc. Pretty much anything you would've been forced to throw into a bonfire if you went to an Adventist boarding academy in the 70's and early 80's (right, Lori & Kath & Martin?). Here ya go:
- Spooky (Dusty Springfield or Santana)
- You Can Do Magic (America)
- Love Song for a Vampire (Annie Lennox)
- Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
- Stayin' Alive (BeeGees)
- Bewitched TV show theme
- In the Midnight Hour (Billy Idol)
- Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel)
- Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
- I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
- The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band or Johnny Cash)
- Freak Out (Le Chic)
- Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (from The Wizard of Oz)
- Do You Believe in Magic (Shaun Cassidy--heh heh--or The Lovin' Spoonful)
- She's Freaky (Pitbull)
- Spirit in the Sky (The Eagles or Norman Greenbaum or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
- Devil in Disguise (Elvis Presley)
- That Old Black Magic (Frank Sinatra)
- Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
- I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
- Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
- Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Guns 'n Roses)
- I'm Your Boogie Man (K.C. & the Sunshine Band)
- Beetlejuice theme (Danny Elfman)
- Munsters TV show theme
- Supernatural (Raven)
- The World is a Vampire (Smashing Pumpkins)
- Addams Family TV/movie theme
- One-Eyed, One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater (Dr. Demento)
- I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (Cutting Crew)
- Jaws movie music
- Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
- Dead Man's Curve (Jan & Dean)
- Devil with a Blue Dress (Little Richard)
- Little Shop of Horrors theme
- Die Another Day (Madonna)
- Men in Black (Will Smith)
- Thriller (Michael Jackson)
- Sugar Sugar (The Archies)
- Love Potion #9 (The Drifters)
- Monster Mash (Big Bopper)
- I Put a Spell on You (Nina Simone or Ray Charles or CCR)
- Magic (Olivia Newton John)
- Friend of the Devil (Counting Crows)
- Ooogie Boogie Song (Danny Elfman, from Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Psycho movie music
- Vampire Heart (HIM--funniest drummer name: Gas Lipstick)
- Crazy (Patsy Cline)
- Live & Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings)
- Candy Girl (Jackson 5)
- Toccata & Fugue in D (Bach, used in Phantom of the Opera and every creepy movie ever made)
- Let's Go Crazy (Prince)
- Some Call it Magic (Raven)
- Witch Doctor (Ray Stevens)
- Superfreak (Rick James)
- Somebody's Watchin' Me (Rockwell & Michael Jackson)
- This Magic Moment (Roy Orbison)
- The Candy Man (Sammy Davis, Jr.)
- King Tut (Steve Martin)
- Strangers in the Night (Frank Sinatra)
- Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
- Magic (The Cars)
- The X-Files TV show theme
- Ghostbusters (Ray Parker, Jr.)
- They're Coming to Take me Away, Ha Ha (Dr. Demento)
- Get Your Freak On (Missy Elliott)
- Very Superstitious (Stevie Wonder)
- Weird Science (Oingo Boingo)
- Go Away Little Girl (Donny Osmond)
- Witchy Woman (The Eagles)
- YMCA (The Village People--best costumes EVAR!)
- Nightmare on My Street (DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince)
- Halloween (Dave Matthews Band)
- Jeepers Creepers (Billie Holiday)
- Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Yes, this is a very strange combination of music styles and no, some of these songs will not make it into the final playlist. And I may just set the mp3 player to play "random" because then no one can make fun of me. Right? No one will ever make fun of me...
Of course, a mention of the Smashing Pumpkins reminded me of one of my favorite Simpsons quotes. This is during Homerpalooza, or something like that, when Homer first meets them:
Billy Corgan: "Billy Corgan, 'Smashing Pumpkins'."
Homer Simpson: "Homer Simpson, smiling politely."
Gwen is coming for a visit! Aren't you jealous?