Baby Got Book

So you don’t know this about me yet, but I love, love, love the song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It is an excellent running song that gets my feet moving much faster than normal. Picture me dashing down a country road singing the lyrics at the top of my lungs, disturbing wildlife with every mile, and shaking my thang. OK, don’t picture that. It’s a disturbing image.

Well, this great song just got better. Editor Cheryl Klein has written new lyrics for it, in a literary vein. The new title is “Baby Got Book” and it is hysterical and awesome. (scroll down to the April 26th entry.) Click on the link and read it now, but remember boys and girls: she wrote it, she owns it. Don’t go spreading it around without her permission.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic I fretted muchly over my tomatoes last night. Here they are, naked in front of the approaching cold front.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic And here they are all bundled up for the night. Cozy, no?

Maybe I should be packing them in my suitcase. I leave Thursday for sunny and warm San Jose, CA as the visiting author to the San Jose Area Writing Project. Those events are all sold out, but if you live in the area, please come out and hang out with me at Hicklebee’s bookstore, Friday May 2nd, at 4pm.

Two grace notes in my life yesterday; simple things that made me smile. I spent an hour holding my 4-month-old grand nephew Kegan. There is something about the smell of a baby that makes everything right in the world. And for dinner, BH cooked up some locally-caught baked bullhead (it’s a fish) and served it with the peach chutney I canned last summer. Yum!

17 Replies to “Baby Got Book”

  1. Oh boy – I LIVE in San Jose and didn’t know about the San Jose Area Writing Project. I hope to get by Hicklebee’s on Friday.

    And you are SO right about that new baby smell. I’m missing my grandson right about now.

  2. There is nothing like holding a warm, soft, sweet smelling baby. It is witnessing one of God’s most precious miracles.

    Best of luck with the tomatoes, they look very snug. Have a wonderful time in San Jose.

    My music confession is I love to listen to Janet Jackson’s Nasty Boys when I exercise. It has a great beat and it brings me back to a time when the only thing I worried about was what happy hour I was going to with my girl friends, if I had enough Aqua net and lipstick to make it through the many applications in the ladies room. After all it was the 80’s!

  3. Ooh. . .I’ll have to add that one to my mix. I’m just getting going running for the year, and I’m trying to figure out a good playlist. I start off with “Lose Yourself” by Eminem and then “Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine. What are some of your favorites?

    Everyone else on this LJ — what are your favorite tunes to run to?


  4. I lover “Lose Yourself”!! That is a song for the mile before the last mile for me.

    I ask what others listen to tomorrow in my post.

  5. the planters look cute! hope you have a safe trip out to california and can’t wait to find out where you’re coming with the new book tour! the new lyrics to “baby got back” are really funny by the way. =) ♥

  6. Interestingly enough, my 6th graders broke out into a sudden chorus of “Baby Got Back” this very afternoon, though it went a little more like this:

    I like big BUTTS and I cannot lie!
    You other brothers nah nah nye!
    When a girl na na witha ninny nunny waist and a na na in yo face….

    At that point, they trailed off, paused, then started over at the beginning again.

    I laughed. Girl Student then said, “I love that song….but Srta. Brown, the song is so long, it’s hard to learn all the words!”

    I kept quite hidden the fact that they were singing a song that came out when I was that age myself and that I (embarrassingly) still remember a large percentage of the words even now.

  7. Haha, I love that song too. And I have one of the flatest asses on the planet and look absolutely ridiculous dancing to it.

    *Sigh* Babies. My favorite is when they fall asleep in your arms. So peaceful. Or when they are fussing and you pick them up and bounce them a little and tell them it’s ok, and then they calm down and everything is ok.

  8. At Hicklebee’s bookstore, will it be like a literary event where you chat with audience and answer questions, or something more simple like signing books. Either way I’m going to try and go, but if it’s a literary event I could count it as a requirement for my English 130 class :3

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