Sunday, January 31, 2010

Az it were

I'm watching the Grammy's tonight, and in honor of the Best New Artist award going to the Zac Brown Band, I offer this story:

One of the Zac Brown Band's smash hit singles is a song called "Toes." It's an infectious song that begs you to sing along to lyrics that go like this:

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand,
not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand.
Life is good today.
Life is good today.

One day last summer, when "Toes" was in heavy rotation on the radio, Bud asked me, "Mom, what's an 'az'?"

"Well, it's a word for your bottom, Bud. Your bum."

"'Az' is a fanny?"

"Yes, it's a word for fanny. It's not a very nice word, though. It's kind of rude."

Bud thought about it for a while.

"Zac Brown has an az?"

"Well, sure, honey. Everybody does."

"Zac Brown has his az in the sand?"

"Well, yeah..."

"The whole band has their azzes in the sand?"

"I guess they do."

He thought for another minute.

"But," he said, "don't they have PANTS?"


And, with that, I wrap up a successful BloPoMo - a post every day in January (and two on the 28th). I'm not likely to keep posting every day - since, as you can see, some days I just don't have much to say - but I do hope to stick with high frequency posting.

And also: the Zac Brown Band performed on the Grammy's tonight. They were all fully clothed.


kristina said...

You've made this month much better, I just want to say, with your daily postings. Will miss them---each and every one is a gem.

Life is good with BloPoMo.

Robin said...

I thoroughly enjoyed BloPoMo- loved all the mom and Bud stories. This last one really made me laugh!

Anonymous said...

You are truly welcomed back. Your posts have been missed lo these many moons and now we are spoiled. Every day is well, every day, so write when inspiration strikes. Thanks for the az story. typical kid!

Niksmom said...

Such a cheeky lad, your boy! I've said it before...phonebook, baby. Phonebook. ;-)

I *should* write every day but no on wants to hear about my navel lint. You have a way of making it sound better. (Wanna write some posts for me? heh heh)

mumkeepingsane said...

I've enjoyed your daily posts as well. I have the same trouble as Niksmom re: navel lint. :)

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mommy~dearest said...

Yay! Congrats on your BloPoMo completion! And yay for pants, with or without azzes in em. :)

jess said...

love the story.

and hey, job well done!

Ange said...

I love the Zac Brown Band. The chicken song brings a smile to our whole family's face still, whenever it comes on. You've inspired me to go back to blogging. I stopped because of a pressure I don't even understand. Of not being able to "keep up" or "conform" or something? Anyhow, as niksmom says about the navel lint...maybe noone wants to read mine either, but that stuff can get funky if you don't dump it every once in awhile.

KAL said...

The az story? Hyzterical :)

I absolutely loved BloPoMo and I agree with Kristina -- it made January a much better month.

Brenda Rothman (Mama Be Good) said...

Hilarious! My son would really appreciate this. He thinks it's hilarious for anyone to have his pants off.

Kristine said...

Love it!

Conversations like that are what keep me going with my own son.