random thoughts for Saturday December 28th, 2013

OH YEAH!!!!!

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hard to believe ANOTHER year has gone by…wow…it’s true what they say…”the older you get, the faster time flies.”

your blog is sponsored by PIERSON FORD IN ABERDEEN…

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FORD ROCKS…PIERSON FORD ROCKS…..

it’s our “end of the year clearance” right now thru the end of the year, of course….TREMENDOUS things are happening right now at PIERSON FORD….

****superb lease specials on all of your favorite FORD products…..

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at PIERSON FORD, we pride ourselves on our friendly service…..not only in sales, but in every other aspect of our business……we have a top of the line service department, detail center, parts department, body shop and more…..

call us at 1-800-627-1237, or stop by and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 In ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA….you can also see our lineup at: http://piersonford.com/

1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

ummm…..I like your idea, but I think you’re in the wrong building…..

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this would have probably have been my luck when I lived in apartments…ha ha….

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so THAT’S where the word came from….

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CAN I START FORMULATING MY LIST FOR THE NEXT ONE?

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OR THIS….

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and finally, I couldn’t resist this one….I’m not a cat person, but this is SO CUTE….

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2. WANT TO SEE A GOOD MOVIE OVER THE NEW YEAR’S WEEK?

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(NOTICE THE SHADOWS ON THE POSTER.)

“SAVINGS MR. BANKS” stars TOM HANKS as “WALT DISNEY” and actress EMMA THOMPSON as “P.L. TRAVERS” the author of the book “MARY POPPINS.” it’s about the toil that went into that DISNEY movie classic. the author was a pretty hard woman to get along with, but in the end they make a masterpiece…..you find out what made her tick…..and what it took to get “MARY POPPINS” off the ground….EXCELLENT EXCELLENT MOVIE…of course, with TOM HANKS in it, did we even have to ask?”

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TOM HANKS did a great job as WALT DISNEY….

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when the movie is over, STAY THRU THE CREDITS…they have some “real” photos of the session, along with “real audio” of the event…it’s super cool…here’s an original picture of JULIE ANDREWS, WALT DISNEY, AND P.L. TRAVERS at the premiere of “MARY POPPINS.”

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HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MOVIE…..

3. speaking of movies, one of my great blog fans and I had a talk the other day about movie villains……I have seen my share of movie villains….FREDDY KRUEGER….MICHAEL MEYERS to name a couple…but there’s one that TERRIFIED me as a kid…I actually had NIGHTMARES many nights about this guy…who is it?

“THE CHILD CATCHER” from the movie “CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.”

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UGH….IT STILL TERRIFIES ME….

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do you want to relive the horror of this character? CHECK THIS OUT….it took me right back to my childhood and my nightmares…..

4. my son TYLER came up to me yesterday and said “DAD, GUESS WHICH MOVIE I FINALLY WATCHED LAST NIGHT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN BUGGING ME FOR A FEW YEARS?” I said, “which one?” and he said….

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“ANIMAL HOUSE.” he said he laughed his head off….thought it was one of the funniest movies he has ever seen…..(I TOLD HIM THAT.) of course, it features the classic line….

“GUESS WHAT I AM?…….A ZIT!!”

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my son also told me what movie is next on his list, possibly this weekend…..UH-OH….

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5. I am so proud of my son MITCHELL…he has taken on his DAD’S love of music…in fact, he bought a turntable and is now investing in…are you ready for this? ALBUMS….yep…he’s become an “album junkie” just like his PAPA…..I got a kick out of him the other day….he bought an album by ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK….and he loves it…….

6. one of my favorite tv shows returns in a few days…..

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that’s right, “JUSTIFIED” returns soon…..it’s such an incredibly great show….we have season one, two and three on box set, and my son TYLER is cramming all of those in so he can watch the full season with us….CANNOT WAIT….

7. MUSIC TIME!!!

I thought it would be fun to catch up on a couple of 70’s and 80’s bands…..remember “ORLEANS?”

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they had one of the creepiest album covers ever…ha ha….

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however, they had INCREDIBLE MUSIC….

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what are they up to today? well, they’re still touring..many dates are “package dates” with other 70’s and 80’s stars….their original lead singer JOHN HALL, was, for awhile, known as CONGRESSMAN JOHN HALL….

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here they are today…..they made it thru record labels that went broke and a breakup of the band…..

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8. ALRIGHT…CRANK UP THE SPEAKERS….

here’s my favorite song by “ORLEANS”…it’s from 1979, and it’s called “LOVE TAKES TIME.” yummy…..

here’s the classic “STILL THE ONE.”

and the beautiful song “DANCE WITH ME.”

9. remember the band “AMBROSIA?” they formed in 1970 in Southern California, and had five top 40 hits from 1975-1980…….remember the songs?

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the one thing I remember about “AMBROSIA” is that one of my former roommates cousin’s married a member of the band…I thought that was cool..i had a chance to see the band in COLORADO a couple of years ago, but didn’t….makes me sad….

here they are today…..

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10. and now…some “AMBROSIA” music…

their 1978 hit “HOW MUCH I FEEL” is by far, my favorite song by them…actually one of my favorite songs from the 70’s….

and from 1980, here’s “YOU’RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME.”

11. JOKE OF THE DAY….

A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?” “Sixteen,” the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly. “How do you know that?” “Easy,” the little boy said. “All you have to do is add it up, like the Priest said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer”

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

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About jaydeanhcr

Jay Dean spent 25 years in the radio business working morning shows and having fun on the air. He then turned his attention to working at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen in vehicle sales. Jay also helps out ministering at three different churches in the area. Jay is at St. John's Lutheran in Hecla, SD, Trinity Lutheran in Houghton, SD, and Grace Covenant Lutheran in Aberdeen, SD. Jay is blessed to have his beautiful wife Jeannie by his side, and received the two greatest gifts he could ever receive in his sons Tyler and Mitchell. Jay's interests including listening to classic country music, including his favorite Hank Williams, SR., and watching his beloved Washington Redskins and Minnesota Wild.

1 Response

  1. Hi Jay,

    Ambrosia, the “nectar of the Gods” — Even though their name is a bit overblown, they were still a some what underrated band…at least in my mind. I think this is especially true when you can take their music from the 1980s, put a little spin on it, and suddenly it is included in a Grammy award winning album for the group Take 6. I’m not sure if you are familiar with Take 6, but they are a combination R&B/Soul/Gospel/Adult Contemporary group. Check them out:

    Take 6 – Biggest Part of Me

    Take 6 – Biggest Part of Me (Acapella)

    Keep up the good work and Happy New Year!

    Greg

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