So, Just WHY Is -“BARBIE GIRL” by AQUA- On Ye Ole MP3Player?!

Normally, When I Do A Piece On A Song, I Start With The Lyrics.

But I Know The Bulk Of You Already Know Them.

You Have The Potential To Know Them VERY Well, Actually.

Sheesh.

The I’m A Barbie Girl

In A Barbie World

…Yaddi Yaddi Yadda…

…Lappidy Shmackidy…

…Stuff.

???

Remember???

???

GREAT!

I Knew You Would!

HAHA!

Sheesh, Indeed!

HAHAHA!

😉

Alright.

SO…

…In September Of 1997…

…My Best Friend And I Called-In To A Local Radio Station…

…THREE (3) NIGHTS IN-A-ROW…

…In SUPPORT of The Song…

…To Help It WIN A “Battle Of The Songs” Thingy…

…Between…

BARBIE GIRL

…From The Album…

AQUARIUM

… …

… …

…And…

…Hmm…

Three Other Bullshit Songs I Don’t Remember?

?  ?  ?

…BUT…

…Yeah…

…That Really Happened.

The 4TH Night Of The Contest…

…We Didn’t Call-In…

…And…

…Sadly…

...(Or Happily?)...

BARBIE GIRL

…Lost…

…NARROWLY, I Might Add.

And YES…

…I DO Still Listen To It.

Never The Whole Song.

Usually Just About 62-Seconds’ish Of It Is Sufficient.

Then I Push The “->” Button.

(“->” aka “Next Song, Please” btw)

😉       😉

Most People Can Only Last About The 2-Seconds’ish Part.

😦

Does That Make Me Bad?

Really?!

I Promise It’s Not The “Song Part” That I Love!

It’s Those Ought-Damned “Memory Thingies” Again!

It Get Nostalgic About Things Like That All The Time, As You Know.

And Tonight…

…That Song Popped-Up…

…And I Was Immediately Taken Back To September 1997.

What A Time.

And Ya Know What?!

While I Look Fondly Upon It…

…I Wouldn’t Wanna Relive It.

It’s Fine Just The Way It Is.

BUT…

…I Still Smile.

Regardless Of Where I Am…

…Or What I’m Doing…

…When I Hear…

BARBIE GIRL

😀

…My First Reaction Is ALWAYS A Smile.

Always.

😀       😀       😀

Then…

…You Know…

…”->“.

😉

Rest Easy, My Peeps.

Rest Well.

🙂

What’s The Only Thing More Awesome Than Having A Photo Of JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS On Your Wall?!?

Having An AUTOGRAPHED Photo Of…

JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS

…On Your Wall!!!

!!! !!!! !!!

😀

😉

I’ve Decided To Share Some Of My Original Photography…

…From My NAVY Days.

It Is D-Day, Ya Know.

Figured Why Not.

If I Don’t Show Them To Other People…

…What Was The Point Of Taking Them In The First Place???

So Here Are FOUR (4) Of That I Think You’ll Like.

Or, I’m Hoping You’ll Like.

*** *** *** *** *** *** ***

1ST

The Basic Beginning.

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

My Hat. 🙂

One Of The Very First Pictures I Took With The New Camera I Had At The Time.

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2ND

Ole ABE’s Tower.

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

I Just Always Really Liked This Photo.

Plain And Simple.

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3RD

Ole ABE Looming.

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

The View From A Liberty Boat.

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4TH

The Name Really Says It All.

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

Money Shot.

Neato, Eh?!!

She’s A BEAST Of A Ship, Fo SHO.

*** *** *** *** *** *** ***

Well…

…I Do Still Hope You Liked Them.

I Have A Lot More…

…I Just Didn’t Wanna Get Carried Away.

😉

BIRTHDAYS and BRO’STACHES: BORN ON OPENING-DAY!?!?!

YOU BETCHA, BUSTERS!!!

Since Y’all Continue Telling Me To Do More…

…Personal’ish…

…Bloggin’ings…

…I Decided To Simply…

Begin

At

The Beginning.

Only Seems Right.

Right?!?!?

RIGHT!!!!!

As The Title Suggests…

(or really just flat out says)

I Was Born

OPENING-DAY

1980.

The St. Louis Cardinals

…Were…

…AT HOME…

Busch Stadium II: St. Louis, MO!!!


…Taking On…

The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Starting Pitchers…

…Were…

PETE VUCKOVICK

Pete Vuckovich -SP- -STL- (1980)

…For…

THE CARDINALS

…And…

BERT BLYLEVEN

Bert Blyleven -SP- -PIT- (1980)

…For…

THE PIRATES

Honestly…

…It Was A Rather…

…QUIET Game.

All The Scoring Was Done In The 2ND-INNING!

And…

…In The End…

THE CARDS WON!!!

VUCKOVICH Would Toss A MASTERFUL…

…COMPLETE GAME SHUT-OUT…

…Walking 2-Batters…

…Hitting 1…

…Giving Up 3-Singles…

…And STRIKING-OUT 9-BUCS!!!

THE CARDINALS Themselves Only Manged 3-Hits.

Lucky For ME

…Er…

THEM

…They Had…

GEORGE HENDRICK!!!

George Hendrick -OF- -STL- (1980)

His Double In The 2ND-Inning…

…Scored…

BOBBY BONDS!!!

Bobby Bonds -OF- -STL- (1980)

That Was…

…ALL VUCKOVICH NEEDED!!!

Another Cardinals Favorite…

KENNY REITZ

Ken Reitz -3B- -STL- (1980)

…Had St. Louis’ OTHER 2-Hits…

…Both Singles.

After WINNING ON MY BIRTHDAY

(aka OPENING-DAY)

…The Cards Would LOSE The Next 3-Games To The Pirates.

HOWEVER…

…They STILL WON FOR MY BIRTH-BIRTHDAY!

Was It “FATE”???

Hmm…

…I Dunno…

…Since I Don’t Really Believe In That Sort Of “Hogwash”…

…As Some Of My Elder Family AND Friends Might Have Said.

BUT BUT BUT…

…I Can STILL Be SUPER-STOKED About It.

I Mean…

…COME ON…

…Ya KNOW?!?!

How Many People Get To Say That?!?!

I Was…

…BORN ON OPENING-DAY…

…And…

…MY TEAM WON!!!

If That’s What “FATE” Is…

…Then I Suppose It’s Acceptable…

…In THIS Instance.

Ted Simmons -C- -STL- (1980)

😉

Talk About UNIQUE-COMPANY…

…For Li’l Ole’…

“You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”

…. …. …. ….

I…

…We…

…Me…

…Us…

…We’z…

…I’z…

…Are NOW

…In VERY Unique-Company, INDEED!

Today…

Only TWO Players

…EVER…

…Have Reached This Point.

WTF Am I Jivin’ ’bout Now???

4,000-HITS, KIDS!

DATS WHUUUT!!!

hehehe

WOOT…

…And…

…WOOHOO!!!

#1

Pete Rose IS #1

PETE ROSE!

…. …. …. ….

#2

Ty Cobb IS #2

TY COBB!

…. …. …. ….

#3

YEP!

“You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”

http://youjivinmeturkey.com/

…. …. …. ….

YEP…

…Er…

…Wait…

…Uh…

…hmm…

…Uh…

…OH!

RIGHT!

DAT AIN’T NOT NO JIVIN’, MY PEEPS, NEITHER!!!

😉

Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Arron, Stan Musial, Eddie Murray, George Brett, “You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”???

What Do…

The Players Mentioned

…And…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Have In-Common???

PETE ROSE Finished His Career with 4,256 of THEM.

Can You Guess It???

TY COBB Finished-Up with 4,189 of THEM (not the always thought of 4,191).

It’s The…

3,000-Hits-Club

Of Course!!!

HENRY "HANK" AARON Closed-Out His Big League Career with 3,771 of THEM.

And Now…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Goes Into The Company Of THOSE Guys!!!

O.M.G.

FOR REALZ, My Peeps!!!

I Am Now PART Of…

The MOST-EXCLUSIVE

…And…

The MOST-IMPORTANT

…Group Of Dudes…

IN-BASEBALL-HISTORY!!!

STAN "THE MAN" MUSIAL Had 3,630 of THEM When He Called-It-Quits.

Except…

…In Regard To…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…It’s Simply Another Variation…

…Of Said 3,000-Hits.

Did “My Work” Get Me Here?

Partially.

Did Y’all Make It POSSIBLE?

YOU’D BEST DAMN BELIEVE IT, BUSTER(s)!!!

And I (very) Sincerely…

…Could NOT Thank Y’all Enough!

You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Has Become…

…The GREATEST Success Story…

…Of My Young (yet not so young) LIFE.

And I Have…

…Y’all…

…To THANK…

…And THANK…

…AND THANK…

…Again And Again And AGAIN!!!

EDDIE MURRAY Ended-It with 3,255 of THEM.

I Simply LOVE Doing My Work.

And…

…Even More-So…

…I LOVE LOVE…

…Being Able To Do It FOR People…

…Who HONESTLY DO CARE!!!

You’ve Made…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…A Much Much LARGER Success…

…Than I’d EVER Dreamed POSSIBLE.

PERIOD.

Thank You All…

…For Putting-Up With Me…

…My Scattered-Brained’ness…

…My (occasional) Hyper-Focused’ness…

…And My Unique-Twisted’ness…

…Within THIS Format.

GEORGE BRETT Took-Home 3,154 of THEM When He Shut-It-Down in 1993.

You Are ALL Loved By Me…

…And THAT Is The BEST PART Of What I Do Here.

Writing Is GREAT

…But…

…Having An AUDIENCE

…That DOES Appreciate What I’m Doing…

…Makes It ALL…

 …SO SO SO MUCH BETTER!!!

Period.

Period.

PERIOD.

It Feels AMAZING To Feel Like A WINNER! WOOT! And NOW... Onto The NEXT 3,000! BRING IT, BABY! BRING IT INDEED!!!

Please Continue To Tune-In, Peeps…

…Same BRAD-TIME

…Same BRAD-CHANNEL!!!

😉