Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – 70’s Flashback

Yesterday whilst working in the kitchen, I threw on my Three Dog Night Greatest Hits CD and Tex came in as I was grooving to “Shambala.” For two seconds, she thought it was cute, but then it gave her a hot flash – too much Top 40 on construction sites in her past – and I had to turn it off.

But I love Three Dog Night, just because I do, and also because it reminds me of my dad, who would often come home from his job as a university professor with the latest record recommended by his students. Cream, Jimmy Cliff, Three Dog Night. He would dutifully listen to them, and then I would inherit. Also, it was fun singing “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog” in 5th grade chorus.

Three Dog Night, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for being part of my childhood soundtrack. Hit it, boys!!

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday, and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”) And…as I go through graduate school, I will post as I am able, Mabel.

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: