Saturday, December 29, 2007

I'm Too Old for This Meme

MDH and I are leaving tomorrow for the bright lights of the big city of Columbus, Ohio to spend New Year's and the rest of next week with all of our lovely friends, most of whom are public school teachers who don't have to go back to work until Jan 7th. Par-tay!

Since MDH has to spend some of our time there working we can charge most of our expenses to the company trough. Hurray! It's what my darling calls a "boondoggle".

Meanwhile, in my absence, I give you the gift of music, via the meme that Constant Drama, that sweet young thing, tagged me for last week. I started filling it out and feeling very old and noticed that my answers were lacking lustre. I decided to spice things up a bit (and because I'm still not over the thrill of having my iPod safely returned from being repaired) and use musical answers from the shuffle feature of my iPod, as in a similar meme I posted on Monday.

This time, however, there is a new and experimental element I've added just for YOU. I've uploaded the musical answers to a file sharing thingy and hopefully you'll be able to click on them and actually download and listen to the songs as you please.

Hope it works! If not, would you please let me know in the comments?

Many thanks to BeckEye from The Pop Eye for inspiring me to try.

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night.
Jack Nicholson. MDH and I watched The Shining.

I Can't Tame Wild Women, by the Hotclub of Cowtown

2. What were you doing at 0800?
I’ve got cotton candy between my ears and find that time reference baffling. So I was either, sleeping, reading, cooking or watching TV.

Wunderlande by Rubin Steiner

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
I was reading blogs, which is how I stumbled across the fact that I had been tagged.

Natural's Not In It by Gang of Four

4. What happened to you in 2006?
I’m old and have a hard time remembering that far back, but I’m sure I was sitting on a lot of airplanes.

That Girl by Stevie Wonder

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
“That’s not for kitties!”, when the cat tried to eat my cottage cheese.

L'il Ennio by Belly

6. How many beverages did you have today?
Two cups of coffee and a glass of water.

Rockin' the Polanaise by Freddie Bell & The Bellboys

7. What colour is your hairbrush?
Which one? I’ve got 6.

Situation by Yaz

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
This morning I bought 3 city issued bulk garbage tags. My life is THAT exciting.

The Sea by Morcheeba

9. Where were you last night?
Home with my bum firmly planted on the sofa.

Jazzy Bach by Benoit Charest

10. What colour is your front door?
It’s oak with stained glass in an Arts & Crafts pattern.

Paint by Soul Coughing

11. Where do you keep your change?
On the bedroom floor, wherever it lands after it falls out of my pockets, or the dryer.

Mighty, Mighty by Earth Wind & Fire

12. What's the weather like today?
Gray, cold and dismal.

Freakie Hijiki by The Beastie Boys

13. What's the best ice-cream flavour?
I cannot say what’s the best, but my favorites are banana and pistachio.

Brooklyn Recycles by Brooklyn Funk Essencials

14. What excites you?
The current season of Project Runway, getting free shampoo samples in the mail, finding a good parking spot.

Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
Not myself, no. That would just look crazy.

My Blue Heaven by Artie Shaw

16. Are you over the age of 25?
I’m 40 and a half.

Lulu by Red Prysock

17. Do you talk a lot?
Not anymore as these days I am often alone. These days I’m typing more than I’m talking, but I can chew the ear off of strangers at the check out register at the grocery store.

Sugar Daddy by Frank Black

18. Do you watch the O.C?
I do not. I do however watch The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo.

Quelqu'un M'a Dit by Carla Bruni

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Not personally.

It Stops With Me by the Hotclub of Cowtown

20. Do you make your own words?
Yes. It started with my sister when we were little. She couldn’t say God Bless You when someone sneezed so we started saying “Ooh Shom-blay-shen”, and it stuck.

M.O.R. by Blur - Sorry! Can't seem to upload this one.

21. Are you a jealous person?

All Alone by Gorillaz

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'A'.

Estrellita by Esquivel

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'K'.
Kelly with the beautifully trained operatic singing voice.

Ivo by The Cocteau Twins

24. Who's the first person on your received call list?
My cousin Julie

25. What does the last text message you received say?
I have never used text messaging because I am old.

It Ain't Right by Ray Condo and His Richochets

26. Do you chew on the straw?
What? No.

When the Rainbow Comes by World Party

27. Do you have curly hair?
My hair is poker straight.

Hey There Fancy Pants by Ween

28. What's the next place you're going to?
The powder room.

Unnecessarily Mercenary by Bonnie Raitt

29. Who's the rudest person in your life?
My brother in law, Knucklehead.

Kool Thing by Sonic Youth

30. What was the last thing you ate?
A Rosemary & Olive Oil Tricuit with a little cottage cheese on it.

Sunflowers by Wynton Marsalis Septet

31. Will you get married in the future?
It is my goal not to, unless MDH and I renew our vows or something.

In the Backseat by Arcade Fire

32. What was the best movie you've seen in past 2 weeks?
I rewatched The Shining last night, and watched Topsy-Turvy last week.

Movies of Myself by Rufus Wainwright

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
I have no idea how a married woman over the age of 35 should answer this question.

Bullet by Frank Black & The Catholics

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Two hours ago.

Sweet Thursday by Pizzicato Five

35. Are you currently depressed?

Love Is A Losing Game by Amy Winehouse

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Because I like Constant Drama and wouldn't want to let her down.

Jackson by Johnny Cash & June Carter

38. Tag 5 people who would do this.

No. If you wish to, you can tag yourselves.

A Casual Affair by The Style Council

And there you have it. Whew! Putting all these links in here took me a long time so it better have worked. I probably won't share this many songs at the same time again.


another good thing said...

Okay. I need like, three days to digest all that. But thanks for the new song ideas for my itouch ipod.
Safe trip.
Silly pictures.
Much beer.

Gwen said...

You have an Arts and Crafts bungalow? And you add the half year to your age at our age? Me, too! BFF.

Family Adventure said...

Hey...I am on my way out the door, too, but stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year! Will have to go back and listen to all those songs. Very impressive linkage going on there...


Anonymous said...

Like your sister who could not say God Bless You, I could not (and still cannot) whistle as a child. Instead of whistling the normal little tune when someone looks good, I would say RIT REAR. I still use it sometimes.

Oh, and pistachio ice cream is my fav, too!

Have fun in Columbus!

Anonymous said...

p.s. can you teach me how to link? I'm blogger challenged.

Tara said...

I think I'll tag myself for this meme. Enjoy tropical Ohio! ;)

constant_drama said...

YAY! You did the tagged and I feel precious now =p. Heh.

Topsy Turvy, I always wanted to watch that movie but I live here in Malaysia and we dont have TMC and people just couldnt give a damn about classic movies as much as I do. Sad.

And concluding this comment I just want to point out that we clearly do not have the same taste in music, except maybe for the Amy Winehouse and Gorillaz song.

Thanks for doing the tag.

pistols at dawn said...

Enjoy the trip, happy New Year, and thanks for putting "Won't Fall in Love Today" in my head. Yes, I know you mentioned "Institutionalized" instead, but that album was my life for a hot second as a skate-friendly kid.

Churlita said...

Wow. That is a lot of work. I'm too lazy to do those memes. But, of course, I like yours.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

"I have never used text messaging because I am old."

I love that answer.

dmarks said...

I've never heard the "Jackson" version by the Cash's, but I love teh Nancy Sinatra / Lee Hazlewood version

rak said...

i love reading memes :)

perhaps you can't answer the ice cream question b/c your tastebuds have never carressed the sweet chill of chocolate chip mint??!

SkylersDad said...

You have been tagged by me!

Chris said...

I don't think she's coming back. I think she left us. I don't think I like that.

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