Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Y is all about yellow .... some of it mellow ...

"They call me mellow yellow" .... remember that song? okay ... for those that are, well, getting up there in age ... remember that song? ... as a preteen I thought that was one of the coolest songs around ... of course i never knew what it referred to ... and i still really don't, there seems to be a lot of urban myths surrounding this song ... but i like it just because of the memories of my life at that time that it sparks ... the carefree attitude i had ... the freedom i felt ...


I arrive at the parking lot to wait for my daughter ... the lines between the stalls are yellow

Remember this one? "We all live in a yellow submarine ... yellow submarine ... yellow submarine..." I loved this song as well ... and again, from about the same time period ... My mom took us to the movie ... again, i was a preteen ... i remember it well because we had drive all the to Kits, which was the side of town that in 1968 was the mecca for all things counterculture and hippie and the birthplace of Greenpeace ... there were not many kids in the audience, which i found really strange for a 'cartoon' movie ... instead the audience was filled with men with long hair and colourful clothes and women in long skirts and even longer hair and the smoke in the air was something other than just your regular cigarette ... It was an interesting time and an interesting memory ... When my own child was young, singing this song used to be part of our bedtime routine ...


what? are you kidding??? in the air ... a blimp ... looking a little like a yellow submarine ... is that not the weirdest coincidence?

"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you" ... I love this song by Coldplay. very straightforward, no hidden meanings ... just a beautiful song about being devoted to someone to the extent that you would do what you could for them ... write them a song ...


to make things even weirder ... the guy operating the blimp is standing by a yellow car ... again, so unexpected!


Yellow ... the third chakra, the solar plexus ... and mine is so out of balance and has been for a while now, this is something i really need to focus on more intently.


DD arrives at the parking lot in a yellow bus ... and it does hold a whole lot of happy campers!


Yellow ... the colour ... has never really been a fave of mine ... i don't know why ... it is sunny, it is happy it is bright ... so why don't i like it? One of the rooms i feel most comfortable in is my friend's living room ... which is butter yellow .... and flowers ... gotta love a yellow flower! Where would we be without a brilliant daffodil or a giant sunflower... or tiny buttercups for that matter? I checked over my scrapbook supplies and i have almost nothing yellow ... no yellow clothes, no yellow furniture, no yellow art ... and yet it is a happy colour ... unless it is an orange/yellow shade and then it just irratates the shizzle out of me (shhh don't repeat that word to teacher) ... Maybe if i learned to appreciate the colour yellow more it would help with my third chakra??? Help the healing so to say ...


and all of those campers can now cross the street ... safely ... who says there is nothing to photograph in a parking lot???

Well this has been a weird post ... wandering from music to health to contemplation on a colour ... sometimes these posts just happen ... and then they move to where i least expected them to go ...clearly i am not a big planner ... no topics neatly researched and set aside ... just another sprawling ramble ... and as I arrive home to finish this post, i think that there are so many small serendipitous things that happen in a day. I was thinking I would never find pictures to go with this post ... I leave, grab my point & shoot as I head out the door to pick up DD from work as a camp counselor ... thinking that I won't find much yellow in a parking lot ... lo and behold ... all of these pictures were right there ... in that parking lot ... just minutes after i wrote most of this post ...

How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. -Vincent Van Gogh

For those that visited last week and answered the eXam ... kudos! you brave souls you ... your answers hanging out for all to see ... thanks for playing ... there was no answer key ... there were no scores ... it was all just some stuff i made up for fun ... fluff and nonsense as it is!

one more thing ... my pc is in the throws of death ... it shuts down mid-sentence ... and its about 9 years old, which is like 2billion in techno years ... and i can't decide ... mac or windows??? let me know what you use and if you like it!

As always this post has been brought to you by the letter Y and Jenny Matlock’s incredibly fabulous Alphabe-Thursday meme … go visit her blog links to some interesting and amusing Y posts! ... geez I can't believe that next week will be the last week ... i have really enjoyed playing along with Jenny's meme!

Peace Love & Paper ~ Jo

22 comments:

jaydubblah said...

Thank you for coming to my birthday party and for the lovely present, I have enjoyed your post
Jx

Mary said...

Thanks for your varieties of yellows & your music :-)

mbkatc230 said...

Love this post! I remember these songs well, and they bring back lots of happy memories. As to your pc, I would have to say I prefer windows. Mainly because I started using computers when they were still DOSS and the next ones I used were Windows so I've stuck with that. Geez, I just really dated myself didn't I? Kat

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Yellow isn't my favorite color either. I love the song you chose though.

My name is PJ. said...

Van Gough was right. Yellow is cheerful!

It's amazing what we notice when we take the time to look, isn't it?

Izzy said...

Lovely, bright and cheery post! love it... now I've got another song in my head...itzy bitzy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini! LOL stay cool girlfriend and MAC vs. PC.... hmmm i'd say it's a personal choice. I'm a PC girl myself and Sue F. is a MAC girl. Go with what makes you happy.

Nora Johnson said...

Such an enjoyable 'Y’ post – brings back so many great memories!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday to you!

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

laterg8r said...

your rambles rock :D

i have no yellow in my house either but some in my scrap stuff :D

RNSANE said...

Yellow has always been my favorite color and, at 65, I still love it. I enjoyed your convoluted, rambling post - it suits my brain and, oh, do I ever remember those songs! Not that I remember much these days! My adult sons remind me constantly that I have "old timer's disease" - pox on them.

My recent Cal Poly grad says go with the Mac...maybe if I ever buy another computer, that's what it will be.

laterg8r said...

ps - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

Rae-Lifestyle Photographer said...

I don't have any yellow clothing and no yellow in my home either. Its just not a color I gravitate towards. I like a warmer color tho like gold or a yellow/green shade, just not plain old yellow.

I'm a PC girl but mostly thats b/c I just don't have the energy or time to switch over to MAC. Don't often hear MAC owners complaining tho that they are unhappy with it.

吳婷婷 said...

No garden without its weeds.............................................................

Theresa said...

Great "Y" post! Serendipitous!

Terra said...

I will now be singing they call me mellow yellow for the remainder of the morning...I buzzed past the sub song in your post I couldn't handle both in my head!!!

Cheryl said...

There are no coincidences sweet woman. My 3rd chakra is waaaay out of balance too.

I have windows/pc at home; mac at work. I'm bipolar. I'm only on the mac as a part-timer, but my colleagues will never go back to windows. Hope that helps.

Christy said...

I love it when a post comes together, pictures and all. Your photos are wonderful - because they are of everyday yellowness. In my house we would call them tweety sightings!

Jingle said...

lovely y post.
take good care.

Viki said...

For someone that doesn't plan, you always come up with excellent alphabe-thursdays posts. I remember all those songs, except Coldplay, ha.

I'm in the market for a new computer, I've never had a Mac so I will stick with windows. I just gotta get the nerve to go look for one lol.

Jenny said...

Before I forget. Windows for me. I've never tried a Mac, though! Sorry your computer is heading toward that great computer junkyard in the sky, though.

And.

I loved this little wander through the wonder of yellow.

It was actually a really fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y"!

I always love coming here!

A+

芸茂芸茂 said...

來拜訪你囉~期待你的下次文章~加油^^..................................................................

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, great post full of fun happy yellow tunes and stories.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love yellow and I use it in art....I cant wear it though...I look like I have advanced liver disease if I do....gotta love that jaundiced look....