Happy Days are Here Again
Okay, so truth is, happy days never officially left but it just seemed an appropriate title considering my oldest boy dressed like Richie Cunningham for a ‘decade’ birthday party he went to Friday night. Isn’t he the coolest?
I know this is totally random, but I just looked up the lyrics to the Happy Days song because it just occurred to me I’ve probably sung it wrong all these years. I was right. You know when it gets to the part that says, “The weekend comes, my cycle hums”? Well, I’ve always sang, “The weekend comes, tobacco’s fun..” Don’t even ask how I heard it that way. I just remember being a young girl and feeling a little naughty for singing about the joy of smoking.
I know. You could have gone the rest of your life without knowing that. But then why should that be any different than anything else I tell you around here?
Anyhoo, I’m a little late in mentioning our high school girls’ basketball team played in the State Finals in Birmingham Thursday night. We lost but it wasn’t because we didn’t put up a great fight. In fact, we dominated the first half and I truly thought we were going home with the trophy. I’m not one to rehash a ballgame, particularly one with rules and play strategies that I do not understand in the least. But pray tell me – if your team has 15+ fouls against you in one game half and the other team has 3, does it not appear that perhaps the officials may have been a little one-sided? We lost by 15 points and the other team got 30 points in foul shots. You have to give it to them, they did not miss. That game was won from the line. But, I will not be bitter. I’m so proud of our girls. The majoritiy of them also play on our softball team which are the reigning 2008 State Champs. You’d never know such talent could be so concentrated here in MiddleofNowhere, Alabama. It’s thrilling to watch such excellence and to be brought to tears by the school spirit.
Speaking of spirit, practically our entire town attended the playoffs and it was literally a stand-the-entire-time-and-scream game. Don’t you know all of us would die if we had to stand up for an entire church service and here we are jumping up and down like idiots for an event that nowhere rivals the thrill of being in the presence of God Almighty? I’m reminded of Nehemiah 8 and how eager the people were to stand in honor of God’s word and then alternately to fall with faces to the ground when they understood the exposition of it. Oh, that our zeal for The House would match, or preferably exceed, that for the arena!
Don’t know how I got off on that tangent but since I have, here’s praying that same fervor will consume us this night and that we will worship God with an overflowing heart on the Lord’s Day tomorrow.
The Weekend Comes and Happy Days are Here Again! Enjoy it, gf’s.
Isn’t it funny when we mistake the lyrics like that! When I was in High School that song “Urgent” by Foreigner (I think) was popular but The first time I heard it I thought they were saying “Virgin” not “Urgent”. I was horrified and ran to tell my dad all about it. Crazy!
Lisa, about two years ago at a retreat we studied Nehemiah 8 and I have not forgotten about it since. Seriously! It floors me. Oh, if we were only like that.
Your boy looks great! So fun! I love decade things.
Love you, friend. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Gotta say I think that every time I go to a high school football game. We can scream & holler about a pigskin & a bunch of high school boys, BUT dare not make a peep in church? Something seems off there.
I never knew what the song really said… I just always hummed through the parts I didn’t know :)
I always thought in “We Three Kings” that Orientar (Orient are) was their homeland. And the info-mercials, I thought the guys name at the end was How Toorder.
My hubby is looking at moving to an even smaller town than we are now. I’m so glad to hear that they are happenin’ places! :)
I was in a church service once where a man had been to a Braves game the day before and cheered and yelled like most do but felt particularly guilty that he was so quiet in the Lord’s house realizing all that the Lord had done for him and right before the preaching he stood up and said “Preacher I’ve just got to say something.”…and preceeded with hands in the air to say “Go Jesus!”….it was the beginning of a testimony and one of the sweetest services I’ve ever been in.
Maybe we could do the “Jesus wave” in church.
I love the reminder of zeal for the House! and I will most certainly think of it tomorrow night as our girls are still in the regionals here in themiddleofnowherewesttn!!!
ps: did ya’ll get any snow?
Tobacco’s fun–that’s hilarious!! Remember the song, “If you like pina coladas…gettin’ caught in the rain…”? I’d never heard of a pina colada before, and thought Coladas must be a place, so I’d sing, “If you like bein’ in Coladas…” Until a fellow 7th grader corrected me.
I too was wondering if you got any snow. We didn’t.
Y’alls song ‘variations’ are cracking me up!!
And yes, we got a little snow but nothing to keep up out of circulation. Mostly a dusting..:P
And please tell me who is that handsome young man?? Surely not a child? I looked at his picture from this time last year and looking at him today, can’t believe it. He has grown faster than anyone I know (other than Chad, who grew about a foot in a week!;))I know you are so proud of him as he is a great kid!
I just laughed out loud because you made me remember something!
In high school, I used to sing the song ‘Stroke Me Stroke Me’ as ‘Stroke Man Stroke Man’ — without really ever listening to the words, I’d always assumed it was written about a man that’d had a stroke!! :)
Yeah, they made fun of me pretty good about that one…
Fun, random post.
Is this how your brain works? :)
OK…you win the award for making me laugh out loud the hardest and nearly waking up my sleeping children with the Happy Days Lyrics Gone Bad.
Here’s one my son sings. It’s so cute I don’t have the heart to correct him:
“Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down, here I am to say that you’re my God. You’re altogether lovely, altogether WORLDLY, altogether wonderful to me…”
I love the small town support of a high school team. It’s just different in bigger places.
Your story about the words to the Happy Days song reminded me about my friend who thought the words to “You’re the one that I want” from Grease was “You’re the wizard of Oz”! It used to make me laugh!