It has come to my attention through reader comments (read that as "smart alec friends") that some of my recent posts need some follow-up.
First. About the Disaster Kit picture. You might be led to believe by the sparkly streamers at the left edge of the picture that you are looking at Lulu's bike. Or scooter.
Au contraire mon frere. That's my bike.
Shawn bought it for me a few years ago. I added the streamers and the basket liner. Best. Bike. Ever.
Next. As for the Mellow Song List. Don't judge me by my copious amounts of Barry Manilow. I bought the entire album (I think it was discounted a whole 99¢ or something). And, if you don't put Barry Manilow in your "Mellow" playlist, I don't know where you put him. (But, of course I'm not talking about "Copacabana" or "American Bandstand," that would be crazy. Oh wait. I've said too much.)
Also, when we were little, I was going to marry Andy Gibb and my sister was going to marry Barry Manilow (solely because these were the first cassette tapes we ever owned circa 1980 - Christmas gifts from our cool, teenage cousin Mark. And, if your teenage cousin gives you The BeeGees and Barry Manilow then they are cool, my friend. Oh, yes. They. are. cool.) Well, as you know, my dreams died with Andy. But, Brandy and Barry. There's still hope. And, I figure, when the time comes, I should be a good sister-in-law and have his music in heavy rotation on my iPod.
Furthermore. As to the length of the list. Many of you marveled that I typed out 138 songs. My question: How slowly do you people type?
And, finally. My darling Lulu. My friend Lin pointed out that I had forgotten a couple of her most classic quotes. The situation has been rectified in the original post. But, just so you don't miss them:
"The rest of you can change into your sporty clothes. We're going to stay in our Fashion Clothes.""Mommy. I know what an old-fashion car is. It's a Fashion Car. That's old."
Smart. Confident. And Fashionable. She's a Triple Threat.