Sunday, July 6, 2008

Weekend Wind-Down #15

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When Missy's parents came down from Pennsylvania, they brought down her ACCORDION. The accordion - a BERNELLI - belonged to Missy's Great Uncle Joe and he loved her so much that he passed it on to her. Needless to say, the instrument is in beautiful condition. The only things that need to be replaced are the leather straps, which had worn away with use and time. There's no telling how many Polish polkas were played on that thing!

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FAVORITE MOMENT FROM THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY- Seeing the old kitchen transform into a new kitchen!
RAOUL- The moment all dark green trim disappeared.
JOHN - Fireworks at Bishop park!
RITA - Visiting with Missy & Raoul.

WORST MOMENT FROM THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Trying to get everything cleaned up before my family came to visit.
RAOUL - John losing his pro status in Wii Bowling.
JOHN - Leaving Missy & Raoul.
RITA - Sore muscles after paint job was finished.

WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Dad is 31!"
RAOUL - "turkey"
JOHN - "Burrito Supremo Dinner"
RITA - "Lowes"

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - La Parilla.
RAOUL - Veggie Burrito from La Parilla.
JOHN - Burrito Supremo Dinner!
RITA - La Parilla.

WHAT'S ONE THING ON YOUR "TO DO" LIST FOR THE COMING WEEK?
MISSY - Put my ceramics on the newly painted shelves.
RAOUL - Vaccuum.
JOHN - Make plans for another road trip.
RITA - Redo floor in our living room.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE GAME THAT WE PLAYED ON THE Wii?
MISSY - I like checking our Wii Fitness ages each day. I also liked bowling with everyone.
RAOUL - Bowling was the game of the week.
JOHN - Wii Fitness, Bowling, of course.
RITA - Bowling since I'm 80 years old!

WHAT'S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE BOUGHT FROM LOWE'S?
MISSY - Cone flowers. I am still debating...
RAOUL - A drill.
JOHN - Split Rock Flower.
RITA - Cement mixer.

IF YOU COULD COMPOSE A POLKA, WHAT WOULD IT BE CALLED?
MISSY - The Potato Bug Polka!
RAOUL - The Wii Fit Polka.
JOHN - The Burrito Supremo Polka!
RITA - Wall Painter Polka.

YOUR PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Bjork, Mirah, Saint Vincent.
RAOUL - Phil Spector Box Set, Ultimate Seventies "1978" comp, Johnny Cash, The Champs
JOHN - I Tunes Disk 5.
RITA - Leo Sayer, Long Tall Glasses (I can dance).

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Accordions are cool! (I have one.)

Jeff Boller said...

(That was me.)

RANCHO COCOA said...

...AND you live in Pennsylvania! It must be a "Pennsylvania thing". I would love to learn to play that thing...not master it, but just to be able to play simple melodies and some accompanying chords...

Jeff Boller said...

I would love to play like Buckwheat Zydeco...

Alas, my accordion is sitting in its case, pretty much unused. I didn't use it at all on the new album. :(

(That might be a good thing, I don't know.)