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I'll Have Applesauce By Lady GaGa - 10/03/13

    Normally, it's our kids who say the funniest things.  I'm always quick to jot down their remarks, yet not so quick to transfer it to their baby books (some day.)   Like the time my son asked, "Mom, when's Santa coming?"  Me: "Soon, Christmas is right around the corner."   Son: "Well mom, just where is that corner?"  Or the time my daughter said, "I think I'm going to invent something to take away taxes and the babble heads on the radio." (Apologies to my dear radio friends. :) )

    So, the other day we're all riding in the car on the way to school.  This is our little tradition.  We ALL ride together to drop off the kids each morning, even the dog, Cottonball (also known as Moony Moony, Wiggles, Antler, JuJu, Gertrude, Mildred, & Cot Cot.)  She's got to be having an identity crisis.  Anyway, hubs always throws on a hat to cover his bed head.  I grab a jacket to cover my pj's.  (Lord help us if we ever get in a wreck.)

   On the way, the kids like to listen to pop, of course.   They say it wakes them up and gets them motivated for school.  This little infusion of pop in our lives has really awakened us too, though hubs has been slower to catch on.  Keep reading----

    On this particular day, the 'babble heads' were taking a breather and we actually got to hear a song.  None other than Lady Gaga pops up.  The title of the song and the artist are displayed on the little screen and my husband jokingly with an edge of sarcasm says, "Applesauce!  Where has this song been all my life?"

    But the joke was on him.  My daughter retorts with all of her 8 year old wisdom, "Dad, it's Applause, not Applesauce.  This is Lady Gaga. Can you not read?"     

    Not only, is Applause the lead single off her new album ARTPOP, but it also became her 12th top 10 single in the US.  Applause even went number one in Lebanon, Greece, South Korea, Hungary and Spain.  So, why have they all heard of it, but we haven't?     

   Sorry Dad, no applause or applesauce for you! ;)

 

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Pot-to-go would be a legal no-no. That's what Washington state senators want. The Senate has passed a bill to outlaw selling marijuana at a drive-through window or in a vending machine. In a 47-0 vote, senators approved the new restrictions to the state's legalized trade in weed. Legal pot sales are already restricted to state-licensed stores. Senator Barbara Bailey says the bill would also keep pot-laced edibles from being supplied in parks, football games and in coffee shop drive-through windows. The measure now goes to the state House for consideration.

DRUG DOG

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Zoey maybe out of a job, thanks to legal pot in Oregon. Zoey is a drug-sniffing dog for the police department in the city of Bend. Officials say Zoey is trained to detect a variety of drugs, including pot, meth, cocaine and heroin. But now that pot is legal in the state, officials say she could be a legal liability in suspect searches. Bend Police Lt. Nick Parker tells the Bulletin newspaper the department is considering options, including retiring Zoey early. Zoey also might be sold to a police department in a state where the weed is still illegal.

CONVENTION CENTER-FEATHERED FRIENDS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Visitors are flocking to New York's Javits Center. But we're not talking about the people attending conventions there. These visitors fly in and land on the roof. Researchers report the center's plant-filled "green roof" has attracted more than 500 birds, from 11 species. It's the only green roof in the Big Apple that's known to be used by nesting herring gulls. The convention center's fine-feathered friends were studied by New York City Audubon and Fordham University.

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Pitcher Pat Venditte (vehn-DEH'-tee) hopes to make it in the major leagues as right-handed pitcher. And a southpaw, too. Venditte is a rare switch-pitcher. His Oakland A's teammates like checking out Venditte's one-of-a-kind glove. It fits on either hand. Venditte was 3 when he began using both hands but is a natural righty. He's pitched at both the Double-A and Triple-A levels last year. A switch-pitcher facing a switch-hitter can lead to an intricate dance. So, baseball has ruled that switch-pitchers must decide which arm they're going to use before an at-bat.

 
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