The Go-Go’s Or The Stay-Stay’s?

Watched a segment on Good Morning America recently about the 80’s all-girl band The Go-Go’s celebrating 30 years together (not entirely together, as they’ve had several memorable break-ups and reunions in that 30 years) and how the members are now in their 50’s.

Belinda, Jane, Charlotte, Kathy, and Gina are in their 50’s? Lawsy.

Anyway, I was watching GMA because I was on vacation last week. Staycation, actually; I had planned to go the beach with a friend but the trip got cancelled, which left me with a week off of work and no place to go.

No place, that is, except home–which according to Dorothy Gayle of The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like. After experiences like hers, Miss Gayle should know whereof she speaks, so Toto (TedTed?) and I tuned-out for a week and let the world pass us by (except for Facebook, Twitter, and blogging, of course).

Teddy: "Mom, you're embarrassing me! Why do you have to wear those pigtails? Put me down before somebody sees us together!"

It turned out to be a wonderful week and gave me the break I really needed to recharge my mental batteries, which had been blinking a warning light for some time. In honor of my freshened faculties, then, as well with as apologies to The Go-Go’s, here’s my take on their classic pop song “Vacation”:


Can’t seem to get too worked up or feel blue                                                                                                                                             Right here at home there’s plenty to do
No need for a beach vacay
I’m glad I stayed
Tomorrow’s a day that’s all for me

When you take it like that it can be fun
Spending time not on the run
I saw some old friends
And drove like the wind                                                                                                                                                                                                        Of course I knew all along it would end

One week without work
That’s as good as it gets
A whole week without work and I
Still haven’t gotten over it yet

All I ever wanted
What a getaway
Meant to be spent at home

One week without work
That’s as good as it gets
A whole week without work and I
Still haven’t gotten over it yet

CHORUS [repeat]

P.S. The Kinks could have weighed in on this topic, as well, but in the cosmic song-question “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” I definitely opted to stay (this time)!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Beverly says:

    I love it! You’re a Honorary Go-Go, I’m sure! Oh, and by the way… next time you need a beach buddy, call me! Although, I too can attest to the healing powers of a lovely staycation!

    1. ltbrwnhare says:

      Thanks, Cuz–and I think we should go for the “pura vida” type beach trip before long!

  2. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  3. Personally, I think this should be a vlog, Jean; what I wouldn’t pay for you to SING your remix 😉 :).

    1. ltbrwnhare says:

      Hahahaha! And Teddy could howl in accompaniment! P.S. Can’t wait to catch-up on Tuesday!

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