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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Someone Was Grouchy Today

Me. That would be me. I wish I could do a rewind on today.

But this little video made me feel better.

And so did this:

Tell me... I haven't watched Sesame Street, well, since I was probably 7 or 8 years old, but it can't still be this cool, can it? Little kids watching James Taylor? Now it's just about that squeaky Elmo puppet with the voice like nails on a chalkboard. I'm a Grover girl myself.

And here's one to end the night with. It's raining here. I'm going to bed and to listen to it rain. Have a good night, folks.


A Beautiful Mind December 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

For a real treat, I humbly suggest listening to his son Ben Taylor on You Tube:



The Rambler December 15, 2008 at 12:12 AM  

Hiya Shiny Gold...

Love Oscar. Just cause. Always cheering and hoping for that one. :)

julochka December 15, 2008 at 1:04 AM  

i KNEW you were a grover girl. it's the only kind of girl to be. :-) hope you're feeling better.


Liz December 15, 2008 at 2:54 AM  

Sesame Street was my happy place as a child. And my kids love it now. What I love is that we bought the Old School Sesame Street DVD's- the ones they "warn" are not intended as educational for young viewers. My kids love them. Teagan, who will not drink milk, watched the whole happy, hippy "this is a farm... this is a cow..." thing and immediately asked for a glass of milk.

And we found a little bit of paradise. Intended for kids but it sure ended up being a hugely happy place for me and my husband as well. Sesame Place in Levittown, PA. It sounds like it could just be chaos. But it is very well run and kept. And when you get to hug Bert and Ernie and Big Bird and Super Grover and Cookie Monster and... it turns you into a 7 year old.

Rabbi Lars Shalom December 15, 2008 at 5:08 AM  

whats this??

Char December 15, 2008 at 5:27 AM  

There is something so good about JT's voice.....everything from his pain in "fire and rain" to the "whenever I see your smiling face". One of my favorites is a hidden gem, "I've got to stop thinkin' about that". I also love the vintage "Mockingbird" with Carly Simon.

hope today is a better mood.

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A Cuban In London December 15, 2008 at 6:26 AM  

Hey, listen, I did not grow up with Sesame Street, but I loooooooove Big Bird and company. I grew up with the Muppet Show, though.

Wish you better.

Greetings from London.

Brenda December 15, 2008 at 6:34 AM  

The first one made me smile and reminded me of all the hours I spent with my kids when they were little. I'll play that again and again.

The second one was beautiful and restful.

Hope today goes better for you. The laws of the universe say you can't have two bad days in a row. It's a rule!

CommiePopRocks December 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM  

i love the count.iremember after watching him i would count everything i could...

Rachete December 15, 2008 at 8:51 AM  

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Theresa December 15, 2008 at 10:11 AM  

I agree!


My Castle in Spain December 15, 2008 at 10:18 AM  

it was raining in your part of the world and snowing here....

hope you slept fine, dear

usa sparrow December 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

well use of brain we are barinless

chaos in one body December 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

if it makes you feel better i have been quiet the grouch for the past couple of months. tomorrow is a new day. right now i just had a grouch moment so it was good to see your blog talking about this.

i was a total cookie monster girl. actually i still am. i cant pass up buying a tshirt of cookie monster if i see it.

Yoli December 15, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Like a Cuban in London I did not grow up watching Sesame Street but through my kids I have learned about them. I am sorry you were grouchy today. Tomorrow, take a long smoldering look at Errol Flyn put on a pretty hat and refuse to be grumpy!

willow December 15, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

James Taylor always works like a tonic.

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Lily and Addie make four December 15, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

Now they've even digitalized the beginning. No more Big bird skipping along with the kids. It sucks! There are still some old clips, but it doesn't compete. And they've got this "baby bear" who is a friend of Telly's, and he has a lisp. It's disturbing. Even so, kids still flip for it...

Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 7:35 PM  

mmm, you made me feel better too.

bodaat December 15, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

Feist on Sesame Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9WiuJPnNA

robinbird December 15, 2008 at 11:38 PM  

i am going to send you a photograph i took while i was in Chicago of olivia and rachel sitting in front of the TV watching sesame street reruns... rachel grew up sitting in her little overstuffed rocking chair while i braided her hair and she sucked her thumb watching all the muppets play in the hood. i loved sesame street as much as her i think. now little olivia does a little cha cha cha dance of her own invention every-time they turn it on :) i hope you had a good day today sweet girl XOX

NAVAL LANGA December 16, 2008 at 12:37 AM  

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d i a n a m u s e December 16, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

All I know is that Sweet Baby James's music is a healing balm. Feel better.

(It's crowded in here. I had to push and elbow my way through.)

Kath December 16, 2008 at 8:27 AM  

I have something waiting for me at the post office!!! What could it be? We can't get there until Wednesday to pick it up, ah the joys of living in a small town. The post office is only open 9 to 5. BB has promised he will go in the morning for me!
woo hoo
Hope you're feeling less grouchy. I know I am and my smile is because of you.

Mari December 16, 2008 at 9:48 AM  

Thanks, big smile!
I was a kermit/ernie girl, myself! Later, on the muppet show, I added beaker, animal, camilla the chicken and so many others to my 'favorites' list! There is a new Muppet holiday special on tv on wednesday night (12/17/08), I know it's not quite the same, but I am hopeful that Jim Henson is in there somewhere, so I will set the dvr.

Christina December 16, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

I love J.T.

I just saw a sesame street graffiti book in the store, I passed it up but need to go back to see if I love the pages.

Big bird and grover. I felt bad for Oscar though. Sh*t just wasn't right for him! People wanted him to understand them but they weren't tuning into his struggles. lol I mean come on, take him in for a night or something. ; ) Show some compassion.

Geert Groote and his urbane double egg. December 16, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

I grew up with Sesame Street. It's very sad now. the cookie monster doesn't even eat real cookies..they're rice things instead. As self-proclaimed cookie addict..this is devastating. When I have kids...they are going to see the REAL Sesame Street! The one that had John Denver and James Taylor and all those other great guests...and real cookies!

tangobaby December 16, 2008 at 3:55 PM  

To all of you here who love the real, vintage Sesame Street friends, I salute you! I smiled to read about your favorites, and my sister was a Cookie Monster fiend so I can relate to some of you even tho I am a Grover Girl.

Real cookies, real muppets and real James Taylor. Real good, all of it. Thanks for playing along with me.

Now, who remembers Zoom and The Electric Company?


Kim December 17, 2008 at 5:47 PM  

It may have been the song, or Oscar, or possibly the Jameson Irish Whiskey, but one of them brought out a great big smile in me. I think it was Oscar. Maybe I should join OA and seek sobriety from Sesame Street.