Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Wind-Down #78

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(chocolate-covered Oreos with candy eyes from WHITE TIGER GOURMET)

One of our original Halloween costume ideas was for Missy to dress up like a JOCKEY or EQUESTRIENNE and for me to dress up like a HORSE. We ended up going in a totally different direction (GARDEN GNOMES) because Missy wasn't sure that she would find all the pieces of her costume in time. Well, lo and behold, when you're not looking, you always end up finding the thing that you were looking for. We came across a RIDING HELMET the other afternoon while doing a bit of thrifting - it fit Missy perfectly! So we at least have a head start on next year's costumes...

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I also scored this 12" compilation called GIRL CRAZY, featuring classic 90's-style indiepop, garage, punk, and riot grrl bands. I was especially stoked to see Junior Varsity, The Chubbies, Budget Girls, and Maow (with a young Neko Case on drums) on the comp. The record is a nice slab of bubblegum pink, and the liner-notes insert has these great photos of each band - someone who saw these photos on my Flickr account, actually offered me money for it... JUST the insert! For the record (pun intended), I'm not selling it...

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FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Sewing 33 Tofu Babies.
RAOUL - Scoring that sweet record.

WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Running out of truffles.
RAOUL - Finding out that we missed Mirah in Atlanta.

FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Watching Nilla and Oreo play.
RAOUL - Re-runs of The Office on TBS...sorry, nothing too funny happened last week.

WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "banana bread"
RAOUL - "BEANS!"

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - I like the soup I made with herbed dumplings.
RAOUL - Chocolate from White Tiger.

THREE THINGS ON YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Draw, update my iPod, bake banana bread.
RAOUL - Sew, clean, win costume contest at work.

THREE THINGS ON YOUR DON'T-DO LIST THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Don't go to bed late, don't get scared on Halloween, don't forget to wear your costume.
RAOUL - Don't freeze my ass off, don't wake up late, don't lose the costume contest at work.

PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Belle & Sebastian, Heartbreak Ahead mix tape.
RAOUL - Beck, Daft Punk, Stone Roses, Best Coast, The Very Best, Remedial Record's "Girl Crazy" comp, Calvin Johnson's "Heartbreak Ahead - Girls And Girl Groups" mix tape.

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4 comments:

eric boogiepop said...

OMG! I wish I had that record. It has a Junior Varsity song that I don't have!

And I have a Calvin Johnson girl group mixes, but they're called "Tomorrow I'll Be Sixteen" and "Girls Grow Up Faster". I wonder how different the one you have is.

hamsterguppies said...

wow that record looks amazing! girl pop is the best.

Miranda Hale said...

That record is so adorable! :)

RANCHO COCOA said...

Everyone - the record sounds as amazing as it looks. It's like 1990's indie-heaven all over again!

Eric -I also have the two other Calvin Johnson mixes and the one I listed this week is different. There is also an "international" mix with just girl groups from outside the US, mostly from the UK and France...