Tuesday, April 7, 2015

iPod Confessions

Like most humans with the ability to hear, I love music. I have a wide variety of tastes in music, and have a really hard time categorizing my taste. If I had to, I'd say, "All, but only a little country."

I was looking at my iPod and saw some wild inconsistencies in my tastes. I have something like eight or nine hundred songs downloaded, so there's no way I could go over the list that closely - no one has time for that. But I scrolled through my ipod (phone) and made some lists in case you are REALLY bored today!

Please especially take note of the second group if you're looking for new music.

Top 7 most embarrassing finds:
1. Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
3. Several songs by Miley Cyrus... and.....
4. Some One Direction and even worse.....
5. Several more songs by Justin Bieber (other than the one already listed)
6. We built this city - Starship (I should be more embarrassed about this song than I am)
7. Several Britney Spears songs

Top songs I most recommend you listen to (my favorites) (if I made you a mix tape, this is what would be on it):
1. All the girls are complicated -Laura Cantrell
2. Dance me to the end of love - Madeleine Peyroux
3. Don't stop me now - Queen
4. Hands in pockets - Laura Gibson
5. Hey Brother - Avicii
6. Horchata - Vampire Weekend
7. Lily (Con Estrella Morente) - Chico & Rita New York Band & Orchestra
8. Little things - Pomplamoose
9. Love of mine - Nickel Creek
10. Out in the Twilight - Tally Hall
11. Simple Girl - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
12. Space Oddity - David Bowie
13. Scarecrow - Counting Crows
14. Still - Gretchen Parlato
15. Surrey with the fringe on top - Blossom Deary
16. Tapioca Tundra - the Monkees
17. Truckstop gospel - Parker Millsap
18. Wild child - Brett Dennen
19. Domino Man - The Beautiful South

1. Fancy - Iggy Azalea
2. All about that bass - whatshername
3. Happy - Pharrell
4. Royals - Lorde (make it stop)
5. Take me to church - Hozier

Top 3 most random songs:
1. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (theme song)
2. Hail to the chief - US marine band
3. Snowbird - Anne Murray

Top what was I thinking when I downloaded this song??
1. Bed intruder song - Antoine Dodson
2. Down - Jay Sean (what the!?)
3. I gotta a feeling - Black Eyed Peas (omg)
4. Lollipop - Lil Wayne (ew - don't listen to this song. What was I thinking!?!)
5. My style - Black Eyed Peas (oh my gosh, I have two songs by them on my ipod?? who am i?!)

Top 12 nostalgia (school days) songs:
1. All I want - Toad the Wet Sprocket
2. Cornflake girl - Tori Amos
3. Eternal flame - The Bangles
4. Fall on me - REM
5. Find the river - REM
7. Hole hearted - Extreme
8. To be with you - Mr. Big (still love this song so, so much - just TRY to listen to it without singing along. Can't be done. Physically impossible.)
9. I'd die without you - PM Dawn
10. Shake the disease - Depeche Mode
11. Spoonman - Soundgarden
12. All songs by Jellyfish

Top TURN IT UP songs:
1. Back in black - AC/DC
2. Houses of the holy - Led Zeppelin
2. Closer to the Heart - Rush
4. Doctor Feelgood - Motley Crue
5. It's tricky - Run DMC
6. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
7. E-pro - Beck
8. ALL Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Rush songs - too many to list

Random iPod observation:
There's a lot of music by: Counting Crows, They Might be Giants, Disney movies, boy bands, Jellyfish, Led Zeppelin, Metalica, John Mayer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Billy Idol, Simon and Garfunkel, and Kanye West (?!). And even some Eminem.

I would love to hear about some of your iPod confessions if you feel like sharing.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Facial Blindness

The other day at Target, I found a yummy looking bag of jelly beans. Figuring one bag wouldn't be enough for Easter, I looked for a second bag of the same kind. However, it seemed that this bag was in the wrong place, so I had to search all over to find its family of yummy jelly beans.

A woman who works there saw me searching and offered to help. I thanked her and she said, "It's no big deal - I see you here all the time and we went to school together!"

I have no memory of this person, but believed her. She went on and on about how she likes seeing me there because I'm a familiar face. The next day when I went back to get something I'd forgotten the day before, she came out of the back room saying, "Hi, friend!" I said, "oh gosh, I'm so embarrassed - yes, I'm here again." She said, "It's ok! I feel like we grew up together!"

Hm. Who is this person?

The next day I told this story to a guy who also has a booth at the farmers market. I told him the story hoping he would be able to help me identify her because he went to the same high school as me. I described her to him and told him her first name.

He asked, "was she in band or orchestra?" I said, "oh, good question. That would help a lot." Then I asked, "Which were you in in?" He said, "Band. I played the trombone. With you."

Oops. I have no memory of him in band. In my defense, however, he is several years younger than me which in high school is a lifetime.

Overhearing our conversation, several venders at booths near us went, "ooooooooh! You were 'that' kind of girl!" Indicating a snob, I think. But I was in no way a snob! I was a fake grunge person. It was the 90's and Nirvana and Pearl Jam were big and I was trying to be grunge, but was such a poser in retrospect.

I think the main reason I don't remember these people is because high school was 100 years ago. Or maybe I have facial blindness.

Have any of you had similar experiences?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday Thoughts

Let's go back to the old style of sharing random thoughts on a Wednesday, shall we? Here we go:

1. Is buying baskets ever a good idea? A friend and I were talking the other day about how you always find baskets at garage sales. It's the one thing you can count on. Yet, I am always tempted to buy them. "Oh, this would look so cute with apples or cloth or something in it..." Stop tempting me, baskets!!!

Just walk away.

2. I went to an ear, nose, and throat specialist this morning. Yesterday I filled out all the paperwork online about my health history. This is a new one:

Finally a doctor who gets me.

3. My general feelings about today:

4. So, I've been watching a show called Supernatural on Netflix. Have you guys seen it? It appeals to me because it's about scary stuff like ghosts and monsters and mysteries. Also, the main characters are ok on the eyes. However, I think it's a show for dudes. The two brothers always have the same looks on their faces and they're always yelling about how they don't want to talk about their feelings. One of them occasionally talks about his feelings and tries to get the other brother to as well, but it always ends up like this:

Sam: Dude, I know you're hurting about so and so.
Dean: We're not going to do this right now.
Sam: It's not going to go away! You need to talk about it!
Dean: Don't do this, man! I'm fine!
Sam: You're not fine. I can tell. I'm your brother.

Dean: Look, I don't know what you're talking about. 
Sam: Ok, but (heartfelt look), when you're ready to talk, I'm here for you.
Dean: Whatever, dude.

We're both pretty.

Happy Wednesday.