February 2, 2007

Well, I had this notion of occasionally posting some music that’s currently in heavy rotation on my iPod, like a Cool Song of the Week or some such thing, but I’m thinking it’s not going to work out, because:

1) Most of my music was purchased through iTunes, and isn’t there some built-in DRM business with those files that doesn’t allow them to be distributed outside of the, what, five? machines you authorize?

2) If I post free music somebody will probably get mad at me for cheating the artist of their well-earned compensation. Personally, I think sharing songs on a limited basis is an awesome way to get turned onto new or new-to-you musicians and eventually buy their albums, but obviously it is technically, uh, stealing.

3) Which maybe is not entirely legal? Dammit, I wish this blog were sailing international waters. Then we could gamble, too!

Anyway, the song I was going to post for you to download is “Da Funk”, a 1997 single from Daft Punk. I know, 1997, could I be more cutting edge? Instead of hosting the file itself, here some little widget thingie that (hopefully) allows you to listen to it:

Turn this shit up to eleven, and just try to avoid making a chicken-peck head motion. You can’t, can you? Your head is totally doing that Night at the Roxbury thing. I love how the bass in this song keeps walking back in the room and going, oh, was I not kicking enough ass? LET ME FIX THAT.

I’m not even much of an house/techno fan, but this song does awesome things to my entire body. Riley digs it, too: he does his Patented Riley Dance, which consists, basically, of doing squats. You have not lived until you’ve seen a goony toddler doing a squat-dance to “Da Funk”, let me tell you. I hope to get it on video at some point.

Can we play the weekend game now? OH DO LET’S. Mine, in a nutshell: general chores, hopefully a geocache outing if the weather doesn’t go to hell, Super Bowl (for the ads, of course), and preparing for JB’s Sunday night flight to Taipei and a week of single parenting (kill me. Kill me now).

And yoooou?

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stan
stan
15 years ago

Just heading off for BB training weekend with my wheelchair-bound 16-yr-old as he’s not quite independent enough to go on his own. Won’t be too much for me to do there, so I’m not really looking forward to it. What I am looking forward to is the start of Rugby’s 6-Nations Championship. Ireland play Wales on Sunday in Cardiff. And I’ll take in the Super bowl too – late at night and with (mainly) awful local ads. Maybe I’ll stay awake….

Ter
Ter
15 years ago

Oh my god… suddenly I’m in the 10th grade again listening to this song. It was one of my favorites, odd since I was drowning in Marilyn Manson, NIN, Garbage, and the Smashing Pumpkins at the time. And yeah, chicken head bob thing all the way. My evil baby cat Tenae is looking at me like I’m nuts (takes one to know one, but I digress).

As for my weekend, we’re heading to Turningstone casino tomorrow to gamble away money we don’t have in honor of my bf’s birthday, and it’s likely I’m working on Sunday. Exciting, no?

Ashlea
Ashlea
15 years ago

And you want a second baby? *Lifts eyebrow* lol! Good luck with the single week of parenting!

Hm.. my plans for the weekend are sorta up in the air. I’d love to go home (college student) but I’ve got a nice Oil Painting that’s due on Thursday.. and while I’m totally confident I can finish it in three days, I’m paranoid.
My *new* roommate is going home this weekend so if I stay, It’s cleaning time! I love to clean. The dorms are so tiny that you sorta have to keep them clean or you lose moving room. The rooms only have 150 square feet and about 50 is dedicate to the built in furniture which is painted a HIDEOUS grey. Our beds are loftable though so that opens some room. Ugh.. I need to febreeze this place. Roommate finally emptied the 3-week old milk in her fridge and lord it stinks. I wanna open the windows but it’s like -2 here and windy as all hell.

So…. Um.. yeah. Luau tonight in the Dorm Lobby :D I may go to that and leid.

nonsoccermom
15 years ago

Let’s see…this weekend I have to finish painting our extra bedroom (a nice generic color that I will be able to turn into a nursery later). Also, I would like to do our taxes because I’m almost positive that we will be getting a nice refund. Aaaaaand, that’s about it. Try not to be too jealous of my exciting life.

honeybecke
honeybecke
15 years ago

Thank you for making our breakfast of oatmeal more enjoyable and fun-kay this morn’. Elliot loved the groovy moves his spoon took while beeboppin’ to your song. I highly recommend it for munchy time music and Elliot certainly agrees.

This weekend. Hmm. I can’t see past 4PM today when we find out boy/girl!!!
Sooooooo excited. I hope babe cooperates!

Melissa
Melissa
15 years ago

Unfortunately I have to wait to listen to the muzak because I’m at work (very very quiet law firm) and it probably wouldn’t go over very well, like most everything fun around here.

Weekend…tonight is 2 kid-related events with just enough time in between to run through McDs (I KNOW! I KNOW! I should pack something healthy that we could..oh, eat in the car just like fast food but … I guess I want a burger and fries too.) Tomorrow is sleeping in, errands, fulfilling kid related requests (I need…glue! a friend to come over! to do a puzzle!), church, dinner out (most likely IHOP) and then a family friendly DVD (“Raising Arizona” arrived by Netflix so I’m hoping that’s close enough).

Sunday is more sleeping in and then perhaps a visit to the American Indian Museum in DC. Have yet to visit. Will have the Super Bowl on TV and will put out snacky things for all to enjoy but will only really watch the TV when the commercials are on.

JennB
JennB
15 years ago

We’re off to Maine for my SIL’s bridal shower – the other SIL is hosting and I just got an e-mail saying ” I’m sorry I don’t have a bed for you, I hope this works!” So, if need be, we’ll be checking into a costly hotel. So, about 14 hours in the car with 2 nervous dogs who tend to pant, the 2 year old, and various and sundry things. Fun times! Am trying while I type to keep the child from opening up everything that we have packed. I really wish we could stay home and melt in front of our new Dish-hooked TV, but alas, that is not to be. Good times!

Have a good one.

Cindy
15 years ago

My baby boby is turning 5 this weekend. A birthday party on Sunday, complete with a pink Care Bear cake per his request.

christine
christine
15 years ago

I’m going HOUSE SHOPPING!!!!

We’re planning on seeing three houses tonight with our real estate agent, then going to at least 2 open houses tomorrow. I’m very decisive, so I hope we’ll be able to get something good within the next few weeks.

Oh, and then Sunday… boring SuperBowl. Sigh.

Adrien
15 years ago

Tonight: groceries, a DVD and take-out sushi with my husband.

Tomorrow: setting up and vending at a tiny indie craft show that the local Richmonc Craft Mafia (of which I’m a member) is sponsoring. Hopefully we’ll get a crowd because it’s a loooong day when you don’t. Saturday night is tacos for dinner and another DVD.

Sunday: french toast and the Sunday paper, then another freaking cold 2 hour mountain bike ride because why wouldn’t I want to spend my Sunday suffering from frostbite? The rest of Sunday is all about napping, laundry, snacks and (I guess) the Superbowl. That’s this weekend, right? I’m not much of a football fan, clearly.

Gertie
15 years ago

yup, my head’s a bobbin’ a’right…

Tomorrow I am taking the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh for a final Scotland photoshoot before I fly to Seattle to work for three months. I’m excited because we are going to pop into the Finnegan’s Wake pub for a dram to celebrate the fact that I FINALLY finished reading James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”. Hooyah. We are also going to climb up Calton Hill to photograph the Athenian acropolis and panoramic views before making our way to Greyfriars Kirkyard and then the Parliament. We’ll stop at the tappas bar for tea while we wait for the sun to set, and then we’ll head back down to Princes Street for night shots of the Castle.

fellowmom
fellowmom
15 years ago

I am not much into techno or house, but I love that song. I had forgotten about it, but now, it’s going onto my iPod. Tomorrow: hosting brunch. Sunday: ignoring the Super Bowl, because I am un-American, except I might have to watch Prince at half-time. (My husband will be watching the game with friends. If he’s willing to wrangle the boys, I will be out shopping. During the SB, the stores look practically post-apocalyptic.)

Heather
Heather
15 years ago

oh, i love that song, and had forgotten about it (1997!). this weekend i am going to a speakeasy. yes, a speakeasy. because it is 1927. i love san francisco.

Kristin
Kristin
15 years ago

We’re painting our bathroom. It’s the final step in our 12-week bathroom remodeling hell. I CAN TAKE A BATH AGAIN! Woot! (We’ve been showering in a cold, tiny, cruddy shower in our basement.)

I’ve obviously learned nothing from this because I’m already looking at kitchen cabinets.

Also on the agenda: grocery shopping, making a big pot of homemade chicken soup and waiting for the guy from Dish Network to show up and fix the tv already. We’ve really exciting in these parts.

Meg
Meg
15 years ago

I have some petsitting to do, dinner with different groups of friends on Sat and on Sun, and on Sat, some crazy company decided to dump tons of snow at a local park. My friends and I are never ones to let kid centered events be merely for kids and since snow is a novelty to those of us in Los Angeles, we’re going to play and have snowball fights and build snowmen and snow forts and generally have a kickass silly time, and then enjoy the rest of the warm day doing something else once it starts to melt.

Lisa S.
15 years ago

Tonight: family birthday party, then home to do a little recapping and watch The Soup.

Tomorrow: up early to take the in-laws to the airport, then the gym, the farmer’s market, more recapping. I’ll finish and then hand the remote over to the husband, who now has his own show to handle.

Sunday: up early for the gym, church, and then off to some Superbowl party. Oh, how I hate the whole Superbowl ritual — the sitting around and watching TV, the commercials, the endless boring football. I would rather work in the garden, maybe take in a matinee, go shopping because there are no crowds, but the husband’s all, “Come on! Our friends want to see you too!” Blergh.

It sounds boring, but really, I’m looking forward to resting up and recovering from the death flu I’ve had all week, and restocking the house.

Rachel
15 years ago

weekend: astronomy party tonight at some friends’ house; possible orange-picking in a different friend’s orange grove tomorrow; Sunday it’ll be just me and the kids at home because my husband is going to a friend’s house to watch the game; maybe we’ll go for a bicycle ride and/or take some pictures. Also, there will be a lot of laundry and history-studying mixed in there, as I have a paper to write (not due for a gajillion weeks but I think I have taken on a bit too much with my chosen topic) for the first time in FOURTEEN YEARS. Tell me again why I’m going back to school?

Rae
Rae
15 years ago

Every time I hear the name “Daft Punk” I think of a song by Lamb, called HaHaHa. In the intro on the live version, they say “Right, you’ve heard of Daft Punk, well this is Daft Jazz, for the been-there, seen-it, done-it crew.”

Anyway, my weekend? Today I get a massage and go to the chiropractor. Also, I might go shoe shopping, because I have a friend who works at the mall and gives me all sorts of lovely discounts. And, I have a few papers to work on tonight.

Tomorrow is an conference for Society of Technical Communication, after which I’m meeting up with some friends for coffee and thrifting.

Sunday, I’m eschewing the Super Bowl for ballroom dance lessons at the local university. Should be a good weekend. :)

Graciemay
Graciemay
15 years ago

I want Gertie’s weekend.

Mine…..New furniture arriving tomorrow – wall sized entertainment center to hold our new 55″ TV. Will make for good Super Bowl watching since I live in Indiana and husband and I are avid NFL fans. Go Colts !! Will probably go to sleep while Super Bowl is on but will have the DVR set so I won’t miss anything.

Also painting hallways and working on the inside of the house since its going to be below zero w/20+mph winds this weekend. I hear the ground hog didn’t see his shadow so we should have less than 6 weeks of winter left……yea, I hate winter.

laura
15 years ago

love the song and the widget :-)
for your friday afternoon enjoyment, here’s a vid of the girl dancing: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5548371807862123087&hl=en
toddlers totally need their own dance driven tv show. it would be hilarious!

We’re dropping her off at grandma’s for the night and then coming home for a night of teriyaki stir fry, a movie and some lovin. Tomorrow and Sunday will play out with the weather… if it snows, we’re totally going sledding. If it doesn’t we might go skating. Either way it’s gotta be totally cheap since we’re gearing up for some home improvements this month.

Trina
Trina
15 years ago

Love the song. I forgot all about it.

Nothing interesting planned for this weekend. The superbowl in on Sunday so that is how we will be spending the day.

I can’t wait to read all about your week as a single mom. I am sending good ju-ju your way so hopefully Riley will be on his best behavior. I know, he’s a toddler (I have one too), there is only so much you can hope for. I also hope it doesn’t change your idea on having #2. :)

Kaite
15 years ago

I’m a hoosier! So it is ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL this weekend. Go Colts!

Amy
Amy
15 years ago

Tonight it’s all about tax preparation baby!

Tomorrow it’s a brunch with my girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. And tomorrow night it’s the annual MDA Winter Wine Down in historic Stillwater. We will be tasting and sampling and tasting and sampling wines to our heart’s content.

All this AND a -6 degree high! Score!

Philos
15 years ago

Daft Punk Is Techno. Seriously, it’s amazing how many other techno songs you can drop the melody of “Da Funk” into and have it fit perfectly. It’s also amazing that I don’t actually own this song yet; I’ll have to remedy that.

I’m not sure about the weekend yet, although there should be a trip to the Yarrow Bay Beach Cafe in there…

Vanessa
Vanessa
15 years ago

Tonight it’s all about dinner and drinks with a girlfriend.

Tomorrow it’s all about free tickets to Professional Bull Riding in Oakland. Wrangler-wearing cowboys?! How cool is that? I’ve heard that it’s actually a little boring to see live but can’t pass up the opportunity to do it once.

Sunday it’s all about taking advantage of the empty parking lots and malls and going shopping. Not a football fan, obviously.

Good luck with the single parenting next week.

Bianca
15 years ago

Let’s see Trader Joe’s shopping tonight with the man. Tomorrow morning we’re heading out to the East Bay to have lunch with our friend who has the best stories because he’s 83 and was a parachuter in D-Day, lived through the depression and is still lucid enoug to talk about it and has all sorts of great stories which I love.

Sunday maybe heading out to one of my boyfriends friends house for the Superbowl thing. (I’m not a football fan at all, I think it’s the dumbest effing sport out there and good commercials just barely justify me catching that game).

This isn’t a weekend plan but on Tuesday I’m going to see Legally Blonde: The Musical (again!) because it’s premiering here in San Francisco and it’s so much freaking fun I leave it whistling Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da out my asshole (and if any of your readers are near the City they should so go see it!)

Miranda
15 years ago

It’s tax season, so the H&R Block where I work as a receptionist is INSANE. I’ll be slaving away there tonight. Tomorrow I’m going shopping with my mom. Sounds awesome, no? The real fun comes on Sunday during the Superbowl, when the women in my family agree to wait on my dad hand and foot. It’s the one day a year he gets whatever he wants — beer, chips, various other snacks — from three very demanding women.

Swistle
15 years ago

I’m hoping we’ll make a decision about room rearrangement, and then work on it. I’m about halfway through the second trimester, and so we’re running out of time for me to feel like moving furniture, but we need to figure out how we’re going to allocate bedrooms to make room for this fifth baby.

Paula
Paula
15 years ago

Thanks for the song. Listen to Mobb Deep – Got it Twisted does the same the same thing to me and my 1 year old.
“Blinded Me With Science” is dropped into the background and it sounds “like totally awesome”.

Paige
15 years ago

Oh wow, that song brought back memories. Thanks for sharing!

Well, it looks like I’m in the minority here because I am actually excited to watch the Super Bowl. But that is because I live in Chicago and we are absolutely out-of-our-minds excited here. It’s madness. It looks like Kaite and I are the only ones here who will be watching and rooting for our teams. Except my team is better. heehee.

anna
anna
15 years ago

See what you are doing to us loyal readers? It’s like a cult or something. What starts with an innocent read turns into mad woman chicken/pelvic thrust-like dancing at 7am in PJ’s with an 8week old baby in tow (and just so you know, I woke up my partner with these shinanigans and now i’m pretty sure that he wants out of the relationship).

Ok, so the video to that song is great too. Remember it well.

This weekend, lets’s see. Well, like every other day in my life right now, generally just trying to stay sane with 8week old.

Kerri
Kerri
15 years ago

I’m going to eastern PA tonight to see a friend who is helping my fiance and I design our wedding invitations. Then tomorrow night, we’re going out to dinner with my father, with whom I just started communicating after 5 years. It’s still pretty tense, so that should be interesting. And then on Sunday, I’m making a mean marinara and having some friends over to watch the Superbowl. Huzzah!

megan
megan
15 years ago

Good song! I will be adding to my Itunes shortly. My current heavy Ipod rotation is Inertia Creeps by Massive Attack. So very late 90s!

Weekend plans – Saturday we will be going up to Saratoga Springs to see some friends and freeze to death at the winter festival. I am hoping that being able to gorge myself on chowders and chili will make my brain overload and forget the temperature. All I can say is that chowder better be dang good.

Sunday will be filled with all the normal various chores (grocery store, cleaning – bah). And then it’s Super Bowl baby! We were invited to someones house for party but will probably just stay in as the BF can’t stand it when people talk during a game – he takes his football seriously I tell you! Also I tend to be the only woman at the party actually watching the game. And I usually get a little…um…into it, and yell many obscenities while watching. Which I suppose can be a little shocking to people who don’t know me. So yeah. We’ll stay in.

bee
bee
15 years ago

Second verse, same as the first! That’s from my daughter’s favorite song—‘Enery the Eighth! She’s big on the English monarchy, so we looked up that song for her. Well, she’s 4, so…

MRW
MRW
15 years ago

Great song. Because I’m 300 years old I had never heard it before, but now love it and will be adding it to my ipod stat.

katie
15 years ago

tonight, recovering from the loud neighbors’ party that kept me up until 430 in the morning, and taking my doggie to the vet, hopefuly to get her some doggie prozac. tomorrow: going away party for my best friend, who’s moving to paraguay for the peace corps. so probably also crying. sunday: ?.

Lawyerish
15 years ago

Love that song. My friend’s toddler, Maggie, does an awesome dance of the squats, too. Or if she’s sitting and music comes on — from a toy or whatever — she will stop everything and start rocking back and forth. It is the greatest thing ever.

Weekend plans – dinner with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in ages; writing, picture-taking; making snacks (gougeres, pigs in blankets, brownie pudding cake) for the Super Bowl ads. Perhaps a little shopping if I am feeling especially peppy (need suits; need skirts). God, RUNNING (how far the mighty have fallen since the damn marathon). And hopefully not cleaning up dog vomit like I did all last weekend.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
15 years ago

Let’s see, this weekend – going to a few Mardi Gras balls!!! I’m going to get some special effects makeup done at MAC because I’m royalty in one of the krewes this year, yayyy!! This is the best time of the year in New Orleans. :)

Magpie
Magpie
15 years ago

I’m taking my new server to the colocation facility so I can finally have a Big Kid’s blog with my own domain name. I’ll also be hitting the restaurant supply store to buy some prep bowls; I’m taking a 12-week series of cooking classes and I suspect this won’t be my last trip. Sunday’s a massive Super Bowl party; my teams were out of it months ago, so I don’t have a dog in this fight, but the party will have kegs and fried turkey and cheerleaders, and who can turn that down?

Stacy
Stacy
15 years ago

I can’t believe there are 36 responses to your email and not one talks about JB’s flight to Taipai. Did I miss your blog telling why he was going to Taipei? The flight is ooooohhhhhh sooooo painful unless you are in business or first class which cost a bajillion dollars. But Taipai is wonderful!! The people are so nice and they have great food there!! Taipei 101 is currently the tallest building in the world and it is pretty awesome too. If he has time to sightsee I would recommend going to the Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial.

My husband and I have been to Taiwan several time because we have adopted 4 children from there. We are currently in the process to adopt a girl from China. Good luck on trying for number 2!

Enjoyed the song. My 15 month old son, also named Riley, was jammin away to it.

Mel
Mel
15 years ago

We don’t have too much planned for the weekend. We attended a funeral in MN last weekend and went to Detroit, Michigan the weekend before, so I’ll be glad to be home with hubby and Ian. Of course, the Superbowl on sunday. Don’t know who t cheer for, since my Dad’s a big Chicago Bears fan but I’m from Indianaand I feel I have to cheer for the Colts, too. Oh well. Maybe I’ll just cheer for a better commercial?

Mel
Mel
15 years ago

Oh yea, and good luck being a single mom for a week! I don’t like it when my husband has to travel, either. Oh the joys of engineering! On the bright side, you’ll be the moon and stars for the week!

kerrianne
15 years ago

I completely forgot! it was Super Bowl Sunday this weekend. So yes! Funny commercials and Cheetos, please.

Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown
15 years ago

going out and enjoying my last weekend before brain surgery :) lol
chiari 1 malformation is what i am having surgery for on Feb 9th if you are interested in looking it up.

Emily
15 years ago

I fucking LOVED that song when it first came out. I always wanted it to have words so I could sing along, seeing as how I dance like a drunk rhinocerous.

And as for my weekend, I’m taking a bus up to North Carolina from Georgia (because, fuck driving!) to see my husband, since the Army decided we needed to live five hours apart. Also, I just found out that I’ll probably be heading back to Iraq in the next month or three (who knows? Not us! Woo hoo!), and I’ll spend a significant amount of time this weekend trying to get my gear together and stuff. So, bittersweet.

God, I sound like a whiny bitch, don’t I? But I spent too much time writing it all out for me to delete it and start over now, so, here you go. Only the best for you, Linda!

Alley
Alley
15 years ago

Tonight: My fiance’s working the night shift, so it’s just me around tonight, continuing to transcribe recipes from a cookbook I borrowed from the library into my computer (why, yes, I AM a cheap bastard, whyever do you ask?).

Saturday night: The man’s working the night shift so it’ll again just be me sitting around here by my lonesome. Which sounds really sort of depressing but I’m actually very much a homebody so it’s okay. I have tea, good books, and a broadband connection. Man, I’m a geek.

Sunday: We’re going to a friend’s house around 3 where I’m told they’ll have the Puppy Bowl on for me to watch, so I’m totally psyched about that and the Kitten Halftime Show. Then the real football game later. I’m vaguely rooting for the Colts ’cause Manning reminds me of a dumb puppy, but I like the Bears, too.

Because of my fiance’s work schedule, our weekend doesn’t really start until Sunday, but I have no idea what we’re doing Monday or Tuesday. I’m hoping to con him into going to Ikea, but that depends on the weather. Stupid winter.

Melissa
Melissa
15 years ago

We have a babysitter tonight and we’re going out for my brother-in-law’s birthday – yeah baby! Then househunting tomorrow and having an open house in our own digs on Sunday! We have to figure out the best way to keep the place clean and to make ourselves scarce with a 12 month old for two hours….not exactly looking forward that part of the weekend.

My husband travels for work a lot so I understand the anxiety about the upcoming week. The first night always is okay because it’s not so bad to have control of the remote and everything but it gets old quick. Hang in there! :)

gabby
gabby
15 years ago

Celebrating the birthday (33!) and then random errands and a good deal of time devoted to playing with the boy.

Liz in Australia
Liz in Australia
15 years ago

My weekend has already started, entirely too early thanks to the toddler deciding to wake up an hour before her usual time. Once I can offload her onto my husband, I’m planning brunch out in a nice cafe BY MYSELF, followed by some therapeutic shopping (okay some of it will probably be for back-to-school supplies because my life revolves around my kids, but hey), then back home to help my husband reorganise our 9 year old daughter’s room before she gets back from her grandparents’ place next week. This means reassembling her bunk bed – not fun. Apart from that, a lot of toddler wrangling, since my husband has a software project he wants to get finished this weekend.

Laura H
15 years ago

Hey, 1997 is *fresh* when people who are reading your blog (no names) are still stuck in 1988-ish land when it comes to music. Nothing doing here this weekend. Husband going to a Super Bowl Poker party while I wrangle children.