Saturday, November 22, 2003

GK: …after a word from the Catchup Advisory Board.

TR: These are the good years for Barb and me. The dry cleaner destroyed my tuxedo and now I don't have to go to the benefit for the arts center. With the money we're saving, we went to a medical spa for chemical peels to make our skin look young and now we look like 25-year-olds who've had a really hard life. We did all our winterizing with duct tape and I used Barb's plaid golf shorts as insulation under the door to the breezeway. And I convinced her to give her souvenir sweatshirts to the poor people of South America. And then the other day I came in the house to find Barb painting the kitchen bright yellow. What's going on?

SS: Don't you like it?

TR: It's kind of bright.

SS: It makes me happy.

TR: If your urine was that color, they'd run you right in for tests. It just strikes me as a little---- vivid.

SS: I need some visual stimulation in the winter, Jim. I think I suffer from Short Afternoon Disorder.

TR: You're depressed----?

SS: I don't know. It's hard to tell. I read about the symptoms of depression and to me it just sounds like a description of somebody from Minnesota.

TR: I was reading about a deal they offer in San Diego, Barb. It's a marriage retreat.

SS: I don't know if our marriage can stand any more retreat, Jim.

TR: You go to San Diego to a resort and you sit in a hot tub and paint each other with body paint and talk about your journey together. Plus there's 36 holes of golf.

SS: But can we afford it? Our stock portfolio lost about half its value, Jim.

TR: As soon as the President's tax cuts take hold, the economy is going to come bounding right back, Barb.

SS: Really?

TR: Really. What do you say we paint the kitchen a nice soft red. The color of ketchup.

RD: (SINGS) Life is laughter and beautiful ideas.
A smile on the faces of friends happy to see us,
Flowing like ketchup on your quesadillas.

GK: Ketchup. For the good times.

RD: (SINGS) Ketchup…ketchup.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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