Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Istanbul = Constantinople

Something about grocery shopping while listening to They Might Be Giants just makes spending money on paper towels, juiceboxes and chips not so bad.

I don't know if it is like this every Thursday morning in Kroger, but if it is, I'll be there every week to shop. They played TMBG, Spandau Ballet, Hall and Oates and even a good dose of 70s Chicago to round it out.

Little Bit didn't appreciate it and told me to stop singing a few times. I didn't think I'd embarrass her till many years down the road.


  • At 8:21 AM, May 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tom Thumb has a great playlist. When I regularly shopped the South Arlington store, I would sing at the top of my lungs and I didn't care who heard me! It made the shopping experience a bit more tolerable.

  • At 8:55 AM, May 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Doesn't Stinkerbelle realize a mother's job is to embarrass her kids.... like on an hourly basis.

  • At 9:35 AM, May 26, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    How in the hell does Istanbul figure into this?

    Is this a Spandau Ballet reference? Cuz you can bet I'll miss a bunch of those.

  • At 11:43 AM, May 26, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Gadfly, back in the 80s was this very remote alternative/new wave band called They Might Be Giants and they had a catchy little ditty in which the lyrics were: Istanbul was Constantinople, now its Istanbul not Constantinople. Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.



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