Hmmmm, I just realized that title may have thrown ya off a bit.
I'm not talkin' about temptations per se.
I'm talkin' about THE Temptations. THE R&B group I grew up listenin' to. A bunch of guys whose sweet music has outlasted most other groups for the last 5 decades or more.
Yeah, I know what yer probably thinkin'. MDJ listened to The Temptations??...and she actually called their music "sweet"? Yep, truth be known, I reckon I'm gettin' soft in my ol' age. Well, I KNOW my BODY is gettin' soft in my ol' age (which is another topic for another day) so I may as well match my musical preferences to my body :-)
But seriously. A few days ago I was online buyin' up a storm of stuff for ME and ME alone. Normally my son ALWAYS talks me into buyin' somethin' or other for HIM but I decided it was MY turn, so that's exactly what I did. My first stop was Zappos. A long time ago I had saved a bunch of shoe favorites at their website and I decided that I was gonna finally just do it and buy the darn things. So I ordered me a pair of snow chukkas along with a pair of flip flops (from one extreme to another, that's ME). While I was there I threw in a pair of $170 boots for the kid. Old habits die hard I reckon :-) $400 later and I was done. At Zappos, anyway. And then I headed on over to Amazon.
Oh yes honey, I also finally bought me somethin' that I've wanted for a long long time. I've hinted, pleaded and begged (Ain't Too Proud To Beg!) for years that I wanted one, but I never got any bites. Wanna know what it is? It's a binocular biological microscope....WITH a mechanical stage no less! I can't wait for this sucker to get here. I'm gonna scope everything 'n anything I can get my swollen boxin'-glove-like hands on. Of course, once I bought that I hadda also buy some glass slides and cover slips to go along with it. Can't use a microscope without 'em, rite? Oh okay, I'll confess. While I was settin' up that order I also threw in a Norelco electric shaver for the kid. Old habits REALLY die hard, I know. But I was sick 'n tired of lookin' at that wolfman face of his! He's SOOOO damn lazy he don't ever shave. Pitiful. But I'm gettin' off track here...and I just so happen to be listenin' to The Temps "Cloud Nine" track as I type this. Hmm, that shoulda been my effin' Theme Song :-)
And that's where The Temptations come in. As I was perusin' Amazon's website, I came across a shitload of MP3 album downloads that were only $5 each! (yeah, I'm still a cheap bitch when I wanna be) and saw a few that I wanted to add to my ipod collection....and The Temps was one of 'em. I also got Sheryl Crow and Heart at the same time. God, I love them Wilson sisters.
While I was on a roll I also threw a few of this and a couple of that into my shoppin' cart. A whoppin' grand later and I was done. Until Christmas, that is.
Lord help me.
So now that I've got ya in a Ball of Confusion :-) I'm gonna end this here cuz I've gotta go watch The Sopranos in a few. I'm not all THAT soft yet ya know ;-)