I’m running late with my FGF post today but I want to share this song that you guys may or may not have heard. It’s MGMT’s “Electric Feel” and it’s this week’s Feel Good song b/c #1–it’s happy beat!, #2–my boyfriend and I jammed to this album all summer and I’m all about thinking warm thoughts right now; #3–We listened to a MGMT song during hoop class, so this band is definitely hoopable!

Just try to not dance when you hear this, I dare you. Bonus points if you can tell me what the riff is from….I’m hearing some Rod Stewart but my boyfriend insists it is something else.

Today is the inaugaration of our new President, Barack Obama. I’m excited, calm and ready to see America get down to the business of changing our economic and military statuses.

The inaugaration will be on the tellies at work. I certainly hope we will not be too busy because I’m going to spend a bit more time paying attention to the tv between calls & emails. And I don’t watch the boob tube at work, even when we had the Titans v Ravens play-off game on.

Signing off to finish my tea and go to the allergist so I can go to work early and watch the proceedings before signing in! Happy Obama Day everyone!!

Everyone will remember the fifth of November for various reasons: the day after President-elect Barack Obama’s victory, the day after Sen. John McCain’s very courteous concession speech and Guy Fawkes.

That’s right. Guy Fawkes.

But first–YYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, Obama!!!!! I was in absolute shock last night because I was overwhelmed & happy. We had turned off the election coverage momentarily & when we stopped playing a video game for a bit, we saw the end of Sen. McCain’s speech. Then I noticed the electoral votes in the lower right hand corner on CNN. 333 for Obama. I literally froze in my chair. I voted for Obama but I was withholding celebration. I was afraid an early celebration would jinx the whole thing (I’m slightly superstitious). But hell yeah!!! GO OBAMA!!

Now for Guy Fawkes. V for Vendetta popularised Guy Fawkes and the plot to blow up Parliment. He is often referred to as “the last honest man to enter Parliament with honest intentions.” Fawkes stood up for his beliefs, even though it was “treasonous” since it was against the Government, and refused to name his co-conspirators until AFTER they turned themselves in (or were captured/killed). He was hanged, drawn & quartered for the plot and his part in it.

If I had a house, I would have a bonfire and light some fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night). Too bad the Caribbean has a ban on fireworks; I bet that was an awesome celebration.

If you need some help with the rhyme (also recited in V), here it is:

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I can think of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

Hula galz

Originally uploaded by colleen aw

the hooping website hooping.org ! I pulled the site to look up a video for a hoop trick & this lovely photo by a lady named Colleen was posted as the ‘Photo of the Day.’ Yay Nashville hoopers!!

Additionally, I believe the lady on the right is one of the awesome girls behind Sunbeam Laserbeam on Etsy, where I bought my glow-in-the-dark hoop. Two thumbs up.

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