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It’s An ’80s Kinda Day Part 23!

Rad!  I’m totally back with my ’80s Blog!  That is so wicked cool!

Since it’s been awhile, I’m only going to start out slow again.  I’ll be featuring just one this time.  Feel free to post more if you’d like.

SO WHO’S IT GONNA BE???

1. Like a Surgeon By: Weird Al Yankovic

OK so who doesn’t LOVE Weird Al Yankovic?  I know I do.  How can we ever forget this masterpiece?  We ALLLL knew he was mocking Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and it became a classic ’80s hit!  Must be awesome to make a career out of mocking other famous singers, their music and videos.  I remember going to see him in concert in my 20s at the Hampton Beach Casino in New Hampshire with a group of friends just for fun.  I thought, sure why not.  HILARIOUS AND AWESOME!  The guy is a true genius and an absolutely talented performer.  Talk about knowing how to entertain.  I had sooooo much fun at that concert and I was so surprised and pleasantly taken off guard by how great his show was.  I highly recommend seeing one of his concerts if you ever get the chance.

So we start off with nice red Ked-like sneakers.  Oh there he is.  The funny looking guy with lots of curly hair, dorky mustache and glasses.  Doesn’t even look like a surgeon really even though he supposedly has a doctor’s white coat on and a stethoscope.  Nicely made “I.C.U.” sign probably made by a Production Assistant because all ICU signs look that way.  I love how all kinds of doctors are being called all at once.  And this “surgeon” just looks annoyed that he had to attend to someone who sounds like he died.  Poor guy.  No one’s attending to him but Weird Al.  Great.  And he looks pretty dead.  Nice “dead” make up.  What the heck?  He doesn’t know what to do?  So he bangs the machine to get it to work?  Awesome.  Sure that will make the guy undead.  HA!  So then he bangs on the guy and the machine stops the alarm…WHAT THE?!  Oh if only it were that easy.  He got the guy living again.  So then we hear the beat of his heart with the beat of the song as it starts…

I LOVE IT!  Even his voice has a high pitch a bit like Madonna’s.  Nice.  RANDOM!  Why is there a lion walking through????  EEEWWWW!  That guy’s washing his foot in the sink!  And now someone’s washing pans too????  So silly.  Love it.  AAACCKKK!  Scary knives!  What if that’s what surgeons really use????  Now there’s a blow torch?  HELP!  SCARY!  Why does he look like a Muppet with that face mask on?  And now the lion again?  Yeah it’s so normal to see lions in hospitals.  Absolutely.  Always.  Um.  He’s not taking a saw to me…Fakest looking heart ever.  And we even hear the heart’s sloppy slimy noise as it slips out of his grasp.  And this is his first time?  Is that what he’s singing?  OH NO!  What the?  A yucky looking sandwich in the operating room he’s gonna eat?  Great.  Now someone’s blowing on an eye.  No germs there.  And the guy’s AWAKE??!!!  Scary drill!  Cracking up!  There’s a bullseye on his chest.  I’ve always wondered how surgeons really do it.  This must be the way.

I don’t know that I ever really listened to the words of this song.  Very funny.  Ha!  There’s a fake Madonna in the corner.  Nice.  Love the most fake looking brain EVER.  And the patient’s reading a paper.  Riiiight.  Who wants to bet it’d be an IPad now or something?  And he’s TAKING NUMBERS like a deli.  Ha ha!  This is too much.  WHAT THE?!  Why is there a football player in the operating room????  ACK!  Look at what he’s taking out of this guy’s body?  Maybe that’s the issue with all of our bodies.  We have all these items in our bodies.  Would make a lot of sense.  Love how creative this is.  A LIVE BUNNY?!  Poor bunny!  Great line, “My patients die before they can pay”…so he takes money out of his body.  Nice.  Good point.  Nice video effects…love those ’80s effects.  And now he’s playing all sexy.  This is too much.  Sooo funny and so silly.  And of course his waving arms whack someone he’s walking by.  And of course I laughed.  Oldest joke in the book and I still laughed.  Is it me or is it just wrong to see Weird Al be “all sexy-like”????  Kinda gets me all creepy crawly…NICE.  The beep is back in the song as it’s ending.  Nice little detail.

OK now this is too much.  Now we’re not even in the hospital and we’re in some studio against all white, he’s wearing some black netted thing and dancing with two others trying to be all sexy.  OH dear.  I’m scared to keep watching…  And of course the “guy” I’m guessing flatlines again…

Silly silly Weird Al.  Love that guy.  Love that he’s still working too.

Anyone wanna post some fun ’80s of their own?  I’d love to see them!  So happy to be back!

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Celebrating a Very Happy 12 Year Anniversary with our Cleo Kitty!

Happy 12 Years with us, Cleo Kitty! And Happy Birthday to you too!

We celebrate Cleo’s Birthday today 10/10 too because we don’t know her real Birthday and since this day was so special for all of us, we count it as Anniversary and Birthday all in one!

I’ll always remember that day…

We had decided we were in need of a change. We had just moved to Burbank, CA from New Hampshire and Massachusetts (our home states) and had been living in a studio apartment for 10 months. We did OK but we were really struggling for our own space. Talk about feeling cramped.

So we decided we needed to move to a place that accepted kitties (we might have taken in a kitty at this place secretly but we lived directly across from the apartment manager and it would’ve been too obvious), and that it needed to be at least a 1 bedroom apartment.

SPACE AND A KITTY–that’s the answer…and it was!

Pretty soon after we made that declaration, it was as if the universe listened. Corey’s co-worker had mentioned that she had a stray kitty that she was befriending for over a year who really seemed like she wanted a home. She seemed domesticated because she kept trying to come in this person’s house as if she knew that was the place to go. This lady was so nice and would put out towels and blankets for her at night and give her food. I guess she had been coming by to visit this lady for about a year and at one point had had at least one litter of kittens that she had to parade by her so she could show them off. These two were clearly friends. She would’ve taken her in herself but she just didn’t feel comfortable with kitties. She had never had one and didn’t feel right giving her a home that wasn’t completely welcoming to kitties.

Corey caught onto this and told me about it. The problem was, we had just made this decision to move and get a kitty and were still in our non-kitty-welcoming studio apartment without a new place to go. BUT we went to visit her anyway. We just had to meet her. We heard how sweet this kitty was and how much this lady respected her.

As we got to this nice lady’s house, she told us to sit outside on her porch. That “Cleopatra” as she had named her (she would sit very regally and check people out–almost elegant) would be sure to come on by and check us out. I guess she had seen other prospective new people to own and would probably size us up too. Now where Corey’s co-worker lived was in the hills and her house was a bit up the hill from her neighbor’s right next to her, and it had a flat roof. “Cleopatra” liked to climb on these roofs. That’s how we first got a glimpse of her.

I remember seeing little legs and feet and then there she was. She sat on the railing on the porch and sized us up. I think that was really the only time she looked at me that day. She was too busy checking out Corey. And let me tell you, it was love at first sight. The two were immediately taken with each other. She gazed at him and he talked to her and Corey’s co-worker watched and said that she knew that Cleo had chosen him. So for a bit we just sat there and sized each other up. Corey was glowing. I’m sure I was too. I just didn’t exist. Cleo got off the railing, approached Corey and proceeded to circle his legs while brushing them with her tail. After one circle, she jumped in his lap…and Corey melted.

It was then and there we knew we were taken. That was it.

We were Cleo’s People!

And thus started a wonderful journey with our Cleo Kitty!!!!!

I love her so much!

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