Leeroy has has a rough couple of weeks. In between being responsible for my novel, The Ballad of Helene Troy, still in editing, and keeping up with 100 word song, he fell tremendously ill. After being declared unrepairable, we got a second opinion from a guy I work with and he was able to be taken out of instensive care Saturday, just in time for my two youngest daughters’ birthday slumber party. Thank you to Melissa aka Mel aka @accordingtomags for guest posting and giving us a Push with the Matchbox Twenty song.
Today is my youngest daughter’s 8th birthday. Known around here as Goose, she and Leeroy have a special relationship. She plays video games with him and also looks up Big Time Rush, One Direction and Demi Lovato pictures with him too. She mostly likes pop music but one song we share an affinity for is Come Around by Counting Crows. Instead of asking one of you for a tune, I let the Goose loose and decided to play one of her favorites.
Here’s my 100, thanks to Jake and Violet from Soul To Body.
Jake settled in the passenger seat of Violet’s Volkswagen Beetle. His daughter buckled and looked into the traffic of a busy hospital parking lot. Jake’s phone buzzed in his hand with a text from Mallory.
“Counting Crows on 93!”
Jake grinned and pressed the radio’s seek button. Violet pulled into the first lane then stared back at him.
“Isn’t this the band you opened for or whatever right before you met mom?”
Jake closed his eyes, letting the opening guitar riff roll over him.
Violet sighed then slammed her foot on the accelerator to drive onto the highway.
“Mom never liked them.”
Happy Birthday Baby Goose!