Saturday, May 12, 2007


from Iowa's Coolest Flower Shop, Mother's Day weekend edition. Fairly bulletproof.

1. Vince the Lovable Stoner- The Fratellis
2. Take A Chance On Me- ABBA
3. Same Jeans- The View
4. Rehab- Amy Winehouse
5. Fluorescent Adolescent- Arctic Monkeys
6. The House That Jack Built- Aretha Franklin
7. Oh My Gosh- Basement Jaxx
8. I Don't Mind- Buzzcocks
9. Reach Out (I'll Be There)- Four Tops
10. Jump (For My Love)- Girls Aloud
11. Strict Machine- Goldfrapp
12. I Want You Back- Jackson 5
13. Town Called Malice- The Jam
14. It's Not Unusual- Tom Jones
15. Round Round- Sugababes
16. Listen Up!- The Gossip
17. Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis
18. She's Electric- Oasis
19. Sally Cinnamon- The Stone Roses
20. Processed Beats- Kasabian

21. Common People- Pulp
22. 20th Century Boy- T.Rex
23. Wasted Little DJs- The View
24. Country Girl- Primal Scream

Friday, May 11, 2007

Mother's Day

Though I'm wont to compare the impending holiday to Valentine's Day, there really is no comparison. While not everyone has a sweetheart, nearly everyone has a mother or grandmother, or is a mother or grandmother. So, suffice to say, we are a tad busy at the flower shop.

And we have a wedding and a funeral tomorrow. Richard Curtis's next movie really should be about a florist finding love or similar.

So, we're a bit busy. My mom, being the business owner, is convinced that we are behind sales from years previous, and myself, along with the other designers, are convinced that she is tripping. Like Happy Mondays-level tripping. Ma is getting her Bez on.

As my beloved co-worker Patti says, we're busier than one-armed paper hangers.

To pass the time, and to keep spirits up, so to speak, we started to play "marry, shag or throw off a cliff." (pick three celebrities- you marry one, shag one and throw the other off said cliff). I think this originated in "Bridget Jones."

I would highly recommend this as a way to pass time. Very diverting.

I made Jen pick between Bez, The Reverend Shaun William Ryder and Peter Doherty. She cringed. I laughed my ass off.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random Ten

Week of Mother's Day exhausted florist edition-

1. You Dropped a Bomb On Me- The Gap Band
2. Talk Tonight - Oasis
3. Trust a Fox- The Stone Roses
4. Vince the Lovable Stoner- The Fratellis
5. All Fired Up- Pat Benatar
6. Skag Trendy- The View
7. Rock N'Roll High School- The Ramones
8. Shoot the Runner- Kasabian
9. Fallen Angel- Poison
10. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks

11. I Don't Feel Like Dancing- Scissor Sisters
12. Rock DJ- Robbie Williams
13. Queen Bitch- David Bowie
14. Surrender- Cheap Trick

Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down (7of7)

t rex. get it on

Pulp - Common People live at Glastonbury (1995)

The textbook "the crowd goes wild."

The King

I purchased the May issue of Q magazine today, which had a feature on the best YouTube clips. Regarding the clip above-

"Sky Sports' Soccer AM features a segment in which guests attempt to kick a football through a target from 10 yards. Kasabian guitarist and former Nottingham Forest trialist Serge Pizzorno goes one better, deftly flicking the ball up before spectacularly volleying it through the target. Take note, Steve McLaren."

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bluebonnet Hill

Bluebonnet Hill, originally uploaded by jeffclow.

Because I miss my friends in Texas a lot right now. Not Texas, mind you, but Joy and Adeline.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"I don't think he's in regular correspondence with His Holiness"

This made me laugh so freaking hard that I spit water out my nose. Living large, my friends, living large.

I know it's "Anyone but United," but this is so funny!

* Pope Benedict XVI might want to look out for some unusual personal correspondence in the coming days.

His Holiness has not, to our knowledge, consumed industrial quantities of cortex-splitting pharmaceuticals, used the microwave on his tour bus to cook the aforementioned narcotics, vomited on Elvis's front door, bounced a ball off the head of Blur's Damon Albarn for some unknown misdeed, or been banned from Top of the Pops.*

The members of rock band Primal Scream have.

And I hear that the Scream's bassist, the loopy Mani, a Manchester United fan, has decided to write the Pope a letter calling for the canonisation of Man U manager Sir Alex Ferguson, after he won his ninth Premiership title with the club.

"Mani wants Fergie to be made a saint," says a friend, who faces eviction after Mani's excitable (mid-bender) stereo volume control upset the neighbours on Monday night.

"He says he's writing a letter to the Pope listing Fergie's miracles.

"I don't think he's in regular correspondence with His Holiness, but I've not spoken to him since last night, so for all I know he could be on the phone to him now."

Monday, May 07, 2007

If you doubt

for a minute that Oscar De La Renta has, shall we say, lost his touch, I would direct you to the ensemble he designed for First Lady Laura Bush for tonight's state dinner.

Disclaimer- I have many, many, MANY issues with the woman's husband. And she tends to say things that are completely insensitive/out-of-touch with any form of reality that I'm currently familiar with.

However, the fact remains that she is representing the United States on the international stage.

For God's sake, Laura, Liz Windsor has on a more flattering dress than you do , and she's 81!

As the Brits say, everything has gone a bit pear-shaped.

Peter, Peter, Peter

Sweetie darling,

You simply must stop this behavior. You see, I'm emotionally invested in you now, so you'd best straighten up and fly right.

Yes, I'll go all schoolteacher on your ass. You don't want that. Trust me.


PS- Ms. Moss- Let his ass SIT IN JAIL AND DETOX!

Thanks, love. Adore the new
clothing line.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Red, originally uploaded by Mance.