Monday, October 01, 2007

Manic Monday - Orange

This week’s Manic Monday word is orange, and it was one of those week’s that I was overwhelmed with things to post about. So, instead of writing a long post about one thing, I’m just going to list a few things that came to my mind.

1. Has anyone seen Rob Lowe lately?

He is rocking that orange. Dude, lay off the spray tanning. Seriously.

2. Eli and I carved our first jack-o-lantern of the season on Friday. Daddy has all the fancy books with the pumpkin designs, but Eli wanted to do this.

I think it’s perfect!

3. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins at Starbucks I tried one of these this week for breakfast. *drool* Uh! Ma! Gawd! It’s my find of the week! I couldn’t find a photo of one, so next time I buy one, I will snap a pic.

4. A few of our favorite characters each day are also rocking the orange look (in a good way, Mr. Lowe).
Zoe, from Sesame Street is one of our favorite Sesame Street characters, but she doesn’t quite edge out Elmo and Cookie Monster.

5. Backyardigans
I’m not even going to try to explain the Backyardigans, but my kids LOVE this show. Tyrone, the orange moose, is best friends with Pablo, a blue penguin; Tasha, a yellow hippo; Austin, a purple kangaroo; and Uniqua, a pink cow.

It sounds bizarre, but it’s actually quite good. Speaking of bizarre children’s programming, my kids have caught a couple of episodes of that new show Yo Gabba Gabba. Dude! It’s like you can’t look away. As soon as I find a video for the song “Don’t Bite Your Friends”, I will post it. I laughed so hard, I about peed myself.

6. Blue’s Clues
Joe from Blue’s Clues often wears his orange sweater with squares on it. I have debated the Joe vs. Steve issue, and although Joe is much more the eye candy than Steve was, he lacks the personality. Steve was funny! I miss Steve!

7. Lastly, I am reminded of the Jenny Jenkins song because nothing rhymes with orange! I love that song. Lisa Loeb has a new version of it. They play the video all the time on Noggin. Eli calls it the “Colors Song.” We always turn it up loud and dance - and you have never seen anything cuter until you have seen my son dance.

Of course, I couldn’t find the video, but if you click here, you can listen to the song. (Make sure you have your speakers on – it will start automatically when the Web site comes up.) It’s one of my favorite kids’ songs!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a great post for orange. Great job on the pumpkin too. Have a great MM with Mo. :)

Jamie said...

It seems that orange things make people smile a lot, and orange M&Ms are just around the corner.

Cori@SAHMbles said...

This post cracked me up! Love it.

I love Eli's pumpkin and I agree it's perfect.

I like the Backyardagains more than my kids do, I usually get those turn your head to the side looks from the dog when I start singing ... "Your backyard friends we're the ..." You get the idea.

tegdirb92 said...

I love what you did with orange!! I agree I like the old steve better personality wise. I still haven't tried the pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks--I'll add the muffins to my list.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Heh heh heh...great job on this one Neila! :)

ian said...

You could have included something orange from That would have been a fitting addition, dontcha think? :D


Desert Songbird said...

Gack! Children's songs! I can'

Gattina said...

There was not a lot of choice for "orange" except the traditional pumpkins of course. While thinking about something "orange" to post I realized that my house is full of orange color, lol !

Reba said...

Zoe looks like she'd be fun to play with, arf arf.

Margarita said...

pumpkin spice....................

lisa said...

That's lotsa orange! too bad Rob Lowe has that orange tint. I think he is verrrrry cute.
Happy MM!

Sophia said...

I love the Rob Lowe pic! That's funny.

Travis said...

Lots of good orange stuff!

Happy MM!