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Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Farewell Summer Vacation

Yeah, it’s another re-run.  And yeah, I know it’s another post that features a former Disney teen actress.  But it’s also the Friday of Labor Day Weekend which means two things.  First, I highly doubt there’s going to be many people reading blogs.  So I’m not going to put in a whopping 45 minutes worth of effort into a new post barely anyone will read.  Even though we all know this blog is worth taking time away from your weekend plans.  Second, Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer vacation, so this is actually quite timely.

Have a great extended weekend!


The Pieholes are finally getting back into the school groove.  After months of staying up late when there were no such things as “school nights,” it was really hard for them to fall asleep when the school year started.  It was a thrilling summer for them, where they:

– built a rocket

– fought a mummy

– climbed up the Eiffel Tower

– discovered something that didn’t exist

– gave a monkey a shower

– surfed a tidal wave

– created nanobots

– located Frankenstein’s brain

– found a dodo bird

– painted a continent

– drove their sister insane

As you can see there’s a whole lot of stuff to do before school started this fall.

Sound familiar?  Yeah, it’s the theme song to Phineas and Ferb.

If you haven’t seen it, the show follows the two lead characters in their daily epic quest to make summer vacation last as long as possible. I swear my kids have seen every episode of the show at least ten times.  That means, as evidenced by my ability to write the above list from memory, I’ve seen each episode at least four times.

You’d think after seeing all those episodes they would get inspired and, you know, actually do something.  But no, they were content to sit around and watch TV, play video games, or hang out at the pool.  One time, they were ambitious enough to ride their bikes to the park.

I was SO jealous of all of it.

It’s actually a funny show with some great characters and very witty writing, especially when they do their random musical episodes.  One of those characters is Phineas’ older sister Candace, whose voice is provided by this week’s Guilty Pleasure artist – Ashley Tisdale.

teen music

I totes didn’t realize that it was her voice.  I really liked her in High School Musical, and… and….

OK, that’s three strikes – admitting I liked High School Musical, memorizing the Phineas and Ferb theme song, and unrepentant use of the word “totes.”  I’m out.

Ashley Tisdale

So what’s guiltier, today’s post or last week’s Bieber homage?



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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

10 comments on “Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Farewell Summer Vacation

  1. Conrad (The Wine Wankers)
    August 30, 2013

    You’ve got one reader … no labour day here. We have to work for a living! 😉

  2. ksbeth
    August 30, 2013

    that’s really a tough choice )

  3. The Dutchman
    August 30, 2013

    The musical numbers in Phineas and Ferb are really strong. Without question, P&F is the best Disney channel show that I am subjected too.

  4. seasonedwithsarcasm
    August 30, 2013

    I’m reading! And I’m going to enjoy the long holiday weekend 🙂 I’m kind of jealous of all the things your kids got to do this summer. I feel like I am slacking!

  5. wineandhistory
    August 30, 2013

    I’m off to torture my body with a half marathon this Labor Day weekend, but at least there is wine at the end! I do have to admit, that I didn’t even know what “totes” was; I assumed it was a typo until the end. 🙂

  6. PinotNinja
    August 30, 2013

    You know what else I loved Ash Tisdale in? A very bad college cheerleading drama on the CW called Hellcats. It was tragically cut short after a single season.

  7. UndercoverL
    August 30, 2013

    Phineas and Ferb has got to be my favorite cartoon ever. And, no, I don’t watch cartoons… especially not cartoons meant for adults. I can’t help it. That theme song causes a massive musical uproar in our family. We all bust out into song. Princess Red Chief gets to say the ‘Mo-o-om, Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence’ line.

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