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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Meme Mania

The Blogworld has gone crazy with memes and I have a hard time turning down a game so here are a couple of recent ones sent to me by Beth and Ayekah. Thanks. They were fun.

The Soundtrack of my Life

1. First song you remember hearing on the radio as a child
"Talking in your Sleep" by The Romantics

2. First album you remember listening to as a child
Tapestry by Carole King

3. Album that takes you back to junior high
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice (When this came out, the only rapper I had ever heard of was M.C. Hammer so I called a local radio request line about one million times requesting Vanilla Ice by M.C. Hammer. Mucho embarissimo)
Paula Abdoul - Spellbound
Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It, Yes You Know It's True g-g-g-Girl! (Heather got rid of this one when they were "exposed" but I found a copy of the cassette at a garage sale years later. Played it for the kids on vacation last week, if you must know.)
Bryon Adams - Waking Up the Neighbors (also my first rock concert)

4. Most played album in high school
Swing Kids Soundtrack
Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming
Mariah Carey - Daydream
Reba McEntire - Read My Mind (Saw her in concert 3 times. I lived in Texas, okay? Stop yelling at me.)

5. Favorite album in college
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
Little Women Soundtrack
U2 - Joshua Tree
Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack
BNL (to avoid unsavory searches) - Maroon
Natalie Merchant - Ophelia

6. Favorite albums to road trip with
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits
Michael Jackson - History Volume 1 (when he was still a black male)
Eva Cassidy - Songbird (I love her but didn't discover her until after her untimely death)
Frank Sinatra - Reprise, The Very Good Years
Bob Marley - Legend
Michael Buble - It's Time

7. Best relationship angst album or any other albums worthy of mention
My dad hooked me on classic rock from a young age (Cream, The Doobie Brothers, Boston, Jimi Hendrix, old Chicago. Yeah baby!) I also secretly love the Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. Don't tell.

8. Your personal soundtrack today includes
Many of the above with the addition of Raffi, Dido, Beethoven, Bach and lots of Jazz thanks to the DYDad.

9. Song that reminds you of what it was like to feel cool
Informer by Snow - it was a 14-year-old thing
Wyclef Jean and the Fugees (my album is 'edited')

10. So if this is your personal soundtrack, what's the plot of the movie in 50 words or less
Too much brain power required to answer this question.

I would like to add that my first Cassette was Debbie Gibson Out of the Blue and my first CD was the Bodyguard Soundtrack by Whitney Houston.



This is really difficult because nothing I do is weird.

1. I squeeze the toothpaste from the middle.

2. I eat Kit-Kats correctly.

3. I always lock the garage door leading into the house but leave the light on out in the garage, always.

4. When I start a project, I am a whirlwind of activity, create a huge mess with junk everywhere and then do a major cleanup effort afterwards.

5. I stalk the mailman. I want my mail immediately.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Dad said...

"Mucho Embarissmo"??? Even if Embarissmo were a word in Spanish, it would mean "pregnancy".

1/06/2006 5:59 AM

 
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Glad to know I am not the only one stalking the mailman!

1/06/2006 6:22 AM

 
Blogger Liz said...

I'm stalking the mailman right now hoping to mail my bills before the postage rate goes up.

1/06/2006 6:53 AM

 
Blogger blackbird said...

I live for the mail.

I hate tuesdays when my mailman has the day off and my mail arrives at 4 instead of 1:00.

I don't think that's weird at all.

1/06/2006 7:42 AM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Everytime I read this music meme I think of stuff I should have said! How could I have forgotten "Informer"?!?! And what in the world was he saying??

And Cream, I love Cream.

1/06/2006 9:14 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

Any girl who owned a Debbie Gibson CD is a friend of mine.

1/06/2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger Ayekah said...

thanks for being a good sport.....I love the music meme....it really is a good insight into our life.....hey, I lived in Tx too and never went to see Reba......

1/06/2006 12:29 PM

 
Blogger Daring Young Dad said...

Speaking of weird things you do, you forgot to mention that thing with your elbow when you... er, never mind.

Just kidding. Testing the comment facility here, folks.

1/06/2006 3:15 PM

 
Anonymous Adam said...

What on earth is a meme? Is it pronounces me-me as in a doubly selfish child, or kinda french like may-may, or is it an acronym and therefore not allowed to be pronounced at all. help me out here.

1/06/2006 7:21 PM

 
Anonymous Sandra said...

I also stalk my mailman. It has been so bad that my neighbor (who is from India) asked me if I really like to get mail, because as soon as the mailman leaves I go right to the mailbox. I think that the only way she could know that is if she also stalks him.

I also squeeze my toothpaste from the middle, but to make it worse I instantly roll it from the bottom. This is pointless because the next time I brush, I squeeze from the middle again and it unrolls.

1/06/2006 9:43 PM

 
Blogger elliespen said...

I don't know if I've ever properly applauded you for your Kit-Kat consumption. It is a rare thing in today's world to find some one who eats Kit-Kats the correct way. Thank you for doing your part to spread the message. :)

1/06/2006 11:33 PM

 
Blogger Pops said...

Hey, there's nothing wrong with Reba McEntire. Country "music" is a little strange, but Reba seems to be a pretty cool person.

(I don't know how this comment got added to the wrong post...)

1/07/2006 1:27 PM

 
Blogger jenny said...

I'm all about the mail too...and now I'm a school backpack stalker, I open it before we get home from the bus stop. It's like bonus mail :)

1/07/2006 2:31 PM

 

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