Found out on FaceBook today that Weird Al Yankovic (I don’t know him well enough to call him “Al;” I just own everything he’s ever put out!) has a new song available! You can buy it from iTunes, or you can listen to it on YouTube here. The “video” part is a static picture, and the song is free! It’s called “Whatever You Like” and it’s about all the things that you might be able to afford to do nowadays, what with all that’s going on.
Reminds me of my “salad days” — you know, when all I could afford was lettuce? Back then, a typical dinner cost $0.50: ramen, $0.10; 1/4 lb. hamburger, $0.25; large handful of frozen veggies, $0.15. (“Typical?” Sadly, yes; I lived on cheap pasta and MSG. Might explain the diabetes, huh?) Nowadays, according to the house shopper (not me, thank the gods), ramen is $0.20, 1/4 lb of hamburger is $0.75, and the veggies are about the same; $1.10 for the same meal. I don’t know how people manage on minimum wage these days. Even mac & cheese has pretty much doubled in the last — how long has it been since I was on my own? You know, I’m not sure I want to type that in. Suffice to say, my remembered stories from Mom on “when I was your age” don’t sound so fictional any more . . .
Anyway — take a few minutes and give it a listen. Good stuff!