Am I bragging about my 10,411-tune library? Heck yeah I'm bragging about my 10,411-tune library. Vera's library is bigger though, by, like, 3000 songs. I've learned that no matter how hard I try, I can never keep up with Vera and her library.
Anyway. Today's Tuesday Tunes are about bugs. I have these neighbors who live two houses up and on the same side. They have this daughter, who I'll call The Caboose. I call her the Caboose for two reasons. First, she's The Caboose in their family, as in she's the baby, the last one at home. I also call her The Caboose because her real name actually means "caboose." I ain't lyin, that there is a fact. (Caboose, also means "buggy," which is way cool. And weird. And funny. You'll tune into why in a minute.)
The Caboose is a senior in high school, and is currently enrolled in some advanced placement course that requires she collect 75 bugs. Seventy-five bugs! I don't care who, or how old, or what advanced placement course you're in -- that's a lot of bugs! A little over a week ago, The Caboose did broadcast rather loudly that she needed a little help collecting her 75 bugs -- said she'd appreciate anyone catching a bug or two and sending it her way.
I'm a neighborly kind of gal, and did proceed to acquiesce her request by keeping my bug-eyes open for any and all bugs. I found exactly one Katy Did and exactly one Grasshopper. I caught those bugs, put 'em in a container, and left them on The Caboose's porch. Still alive, however. I didn't have the heart to murder them. The Caboose would have to do the killin' by placing them in the freezer.
The Caboose and family were away on vacay when I did deposit my scientific findings on their porch. They returned a few days later and sent an e-mail to the hood asking which fine neighborhood individual left the bugs. I responded almost immediately, because, like, duh, I take credit for all of my good deeds. Bugs included. And it's a good thing I did herald my ownership of this humanitarian enterprise because The Caboose showed up later with cookies. Bug cookies.
Have I told you lately that I love my hood? No? Well, let me tell you. I LOVE MY HOOD.
The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin') - Beastie Boys
Jump Around - House of Pain
Junebug - Robert Francis
Butterfly - Jason Mraz
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes
Dying - Hole
Under Your Skin - Luscious Jackson
The Bug - Dire Straits
Katy Too - Johnny Cash
Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
The Beekeeper - Tori Amos
Catch Me If You Can - Outasight
It's Tricky - The Bloodhound Gang
Junebug - Len
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Sweet The Sting - Tori Amos
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Going Going, Gone - Posies
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo - Echo and the Bunnymen
The Fly - U2
Dog and Butterfly - Heart
Catch - The Cure
Legs - ZZ Top
Freeze-Frame - The J. Geils Band
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo