Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday Thoughts

This morning on my way to work I was listening to my favorite radio station and the DJ's were talking about the Tigers "at bat" songs. All three DJs then said what their at bat songs would be if they were a Tiger. Of course, this got me thinking about what I would choose. So I spent the first couple hours of my morning listening to my ipod, trying to find the best song if I were a different person (a man who's good at baseball and is a professional player) and had to pick the perfect song. These are the top four I came up with:

Back in Black - ACDC
Tom Sawyer - Rush
E-Pro - Beck
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

I decided E-Pro would be the best of the four but it was a tough call. (My day has obviously been really stressful.)

I'm really curious what the rest of you would pick. What's the song that gets you pumped and that would get the crowd going?

You don't know how hard it was for me to leave out songs from musicals from this list. But I wouldn't want the crowd turning on me so I stuck with these four.

Sidenote: I want to talk to the guy in charge of the music about NOT playing Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" because inevitably someone sitting by me says, "you know, there's really no such thing as 'south Detroit.'" Then I have to politely respond when in my head I'm thinking sarcastic thoughts about how I've heard that a million times.... You know, I just realized I should save this rant for my "I've got a lot of problems with you people" feature. More later.

In unrelated thoughts, this Sunday is Easter which means, besides the religious aspects which really are important to me, it is also the day of my family's Peep diorama competition. You guys, I never win this and it's starting to bug me. Not just because I want to win, but because the same two people win every year (my cousin and her husband) and it's time to knock them off their throne (very Eastery of me huh?).

I have no memory of my Peep diorama from last year (probably why I didn't win) but for 2012 I did an election themed diorama. Note the attention to detail (Obama is a chocolate Peep):

In 2011, I did a "Hide yo Peeps" diorama after the autotuned "Hide yo kids" hit. Unfortunately, I had to explain it to too many people. That was my downfall there and cost me a lot of votes.

I have a pretty good idea for this year having to do with Adele Dazheem but I'm afraid it'll fall into the same trap is the Hide yo Peeps debacle of '11. Everyone gets two votes including the kids and if the kids don't know what it is, you're done. Just pack your bags. You never had a chance. Maybe a Frozen theme?

What do you guys think? I need your help!

Happy Wednesday!


Katherine said...

I like your song choices! I'm going to have to think about what mine would be. Are there any songs out there about being clumsy and uncoordinated? That'd be it for me.
I've won the Peeps Competition twice! Once was for the Seinfeld one where I did the surgery theater/Junior Mints scene, the other was for the I Love Lucy candy assembly line one. Apparently classic TV references do the trick! My "Peemoiselles d'Avignon" one (Picasso reference) certainly was misunderstood... Sigh.

violet50 said...

The song "Running Bear" has a good beat, and it has the word 'running' in it. I don't even try to do the peep dioramas. Art is not my thang. But I enjoy everyone else's creativity.

Diane said...

"Centerfield" by John Fogerty, of COURSE!!!(HMMMM - too young for that song, maybe...)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I have never even HEARD of Peep has this passed me by? If "Hide yo peeps" didn't secure the win (HOW COULD IT NOT?!!!), I'd skip on the John Travolta. Frozen would get young girl votes, but would backfire with the boys. Maybe a superhero theme, as the Avengers 2/Spiderman/Guardians of the Galaxy is coming?

heather said...

I second an avengers theme to get the most votes from boys and girls!

mburnette1750 said...

We never win either, but we will never give up :-)

Savd said...

My friend has done Peep dioramas every year and almost always wins her family's competition! She did a Peep courtroom one year, and is doing a Peep spa this year. :)

Also, I was at the game last night listening to lame walk-up songs, including some really weird slow choices ( I would definitely pick some Def Leppard ("Pour Some Sugar On Me") or Rob Base "It Takes Two"...altho I'd need to find just the right clip to make it appropriate. :)

Nancy Face said...

I've never heard of a Peep diorama! HILARIOUS!

Kristin McElderry said...

Hmm... Frozen will probably be a hit... you could do the ice palace with a few characters?? We did a Peeps contest last year(inspired by your tradition!) and I did "Saturday Night Peeper" complete with faux disco ball and peep-form john travolta... it was a blast!

Happy Easter! hope you are well!