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Music Asks:

Someone on sent me this list several months ago, and, slacker that I am, I’m just now getting around to it! It’s actually pretty damn difficult to come up with a song for each of these, but I’m gonna do my best..

1:A song you like with a color in the title: “Blue Spanish Sky” by Chris Isaak

2:A song you like with a number in the title: “1985” by Bowling For Soup

3:A song that reminds you of summertime : ” Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys!

4:A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about: “According To You” by Orianthi

5:A song that needs to be played LOUD: “Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet

6:A song that makes you want to dance: “Twisting The Night Away” by Sam Cooke

7:A song to drive to: “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters

8:A song about drugs or alcohol: “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw” by Jimmy Buffett

9:A song that makes you happy: “You Gotta Have A Gimmick” from Gypsy

10:A song that makes you sad: “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

11:A song that you never get tired of : “Daybreak” by Barry Manilow

12:A song from your preteen years: “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence

13:One of your favorite 80’s songs: “The Warrior” by Scandal featuring Patty Smyth

14:A song that you would love played at your wedding: “True Companion” by Marc Cohn

15:A song that is a cover by another artist: the Tom Jones version of “Kiss” is better than Prince’s original.

16:One of your favorite classical songs: “Bach:Prelude from Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Bwv 1007” by Yo-Yo Ma

17:A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke: “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors

18:A song from the year that you were born: ” (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding

19:A song that makes you think about life : “Angel From Montgomery” by Bonnie Raitt

20:A song that has many meanings to you: “I’ve Still Got My Health” by Bette Midler

21:A favorite song with a person’s name in the title: “Cecilia” by Simon & Garfunkel

22:A song that moves you forward: “God Give Me Strength” — I prefer the version from the film ‘Grace of My Heart’

23:A song that you think everybody should listen to: “Love Can Build a Bridge” by the Judds

24:A song by a band you wish were still together: “Message In A Bottle” by the Police

25:A song by an artist no longer living “Faith” by George Michael. I miss him.

26:A song that makes you want to fall in love: (This one doesn’t quite fit, since I am already in love) : “Roses and Violets” by Alexander Jean

27:A song that breaks your heart: “You Can’t Make Old Friends” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

28:A song by an artist with a voice that you love: “How’s the World Treating You” by Alison Krauss & James Taylor

29:A song that you remember from your childhood: “Return To Sender” by Elvis

30:A song that reminds you of yourself: “Bird On A Wire” by Leonard Cohen


My reasoning on some of my choices are rather random, but I’m not changing them now!

Bones · Uncategorized · writing

Getting To Know Me…

Recently I came across this list of questions on a blog, and decided to post them, and their answers, simply because I like talking about myself, and can never do it enough!

Getting to know me:

  1.  What time did you get up this morning?  I woke up around 7, the first time, and went back to sleep, finally getting out of bed just before 10.
  2.  How do you like your steak? Rare, with A-1!
  3.  What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Magic Mike!
  4.  What is your favorite TV show? Tie between True Blood, Sherlock & Bones. Although I’ve not watched Bones at all this season…
  5.  If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I’d love to live on a Coast, near the ocean. Always been my dream. Or back in New Mexico.
  6.  What did you have for breakfast? Today was a strange day: I had tuna & Triscuits for breakfast, and my smoothie for lunch.
  7. What is your favorite cuisine? Toss up between Chinese/Asian and Italian, depending on my mood.
  8.  What foods do you dislike?  “Goopy” foods, like potato salad, coleslaw- almost anything mayonnaise based. My mother apparently makes great potato salad, and always asks if I want some. 46 years, and I’ve always said “EWW, gross, no!!” You think she’d stop asking.
  9. Favorite Place to Eat? Olive Garden, or the Tik Tok Diner.
  10.  Favorite dressing? real Cesar dressing.
  11.  What kind of vehicle do you drive? I don’t drive anymore: my last car was a Honda Accord. My dream car would either be something retro, like a ’57 Chevy, or something small & green, like a mini Cooper or a Bug. Painted a fabulous color, of course!
  12. What are your favorite clothes?  Comfort is my watch word–I love yoga pants, leggings, tee shirts, big sweaters, cardigans and fuzzy socks.
  13.  Where would you visit if you had the chance? The Smithsonian & The Library of Congress. London and Paris. EVERYWHERE!
  14.  Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Full…
  15.  Where would you want to retire?  The beach…
  16. Favorite time of day? I rock 11:45 a.m. like nobody’s business!
  17. Where were you born? Custer, South Dakota. My dad always tells me I was the cutest baby in the hospital. Then someone points out that I was the only baby in the hospital…
  18.  What is your favorite sport to watch?  Um…men’s figure skating.
  19.  Bird watcher? Not really, although I’d love to see the California Condors in the wild.
  20.  Are you a morning person or a night person? Neither one.
  21.  Do you have any pets? MissGoogle, my adorable kitty.
  22.  Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Cleaned my room…
  23. What did you want to be when you were little?  Cher, or a teacher. I got to be a teacher. Maybe someday I’ll be Cher.
  24.  What is your best childhood memory?  In the back seat of our station wagon at night, Jolene asleep beside me, Mom at the wheel, watching the stars out the window as we drove down the highway, the radio playing softly, as we drove to South Dakota for our summer vacation. I always felt so safe and happy then.
  25.  Are you a cat or dog person? Cat.
  26.  Are you married? Not anymore.
  27.  Always wear your seat belt? Yep. Saved my life once.
  28.  Been in a car accident? A few, caused by my epilepsy. This is why I don’t drive anymore.
  29.  Any pet peeves?  I am so easily irritated, it isn’t even funny…. But big ones are spitting (gross);  people who misuse “you’re” & “your” “their” & “they’re”; and leaf blowers.
  30.  Favorite Pizza Toppings? Bacon.
  31.  Favorite Flower? Tulips and roses
  32. Favorite Ice cream? Almost anything…all ice cream is good! Strawberry cheesecake, pb fudge, and pralines & cream!
  33. Favorite fast food restaurant? Jack In the Box, or Burgerville, if I’m feeling flush!
  34.  Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Assuming I don’t have to pay the bill, Powell’s Books, or maybe Macy’s.
  35.  Broccoli? Roasted broccoli with garlic salt is one of my favorite things!
  36.  What was your favorite vacation? Visiting Michele in Toronto. Also my saddest…
  37.  Last person you went out to dinner with? Charlie, my ex-husband & friend.
  38.  What are you listening to right now?  The Color Purple Soundtrack
  39.  What is your favorite color? purple & blue.
  40.  How many tattoos do you have? None, yet.
  41. Coffee Drinker?  Oh, yes. I tried to give it up, but I’m weak…
  42. What is your job title?  Early Childhood Educator; reader; blogger; sister; aunt; daughter; friend; Queen of Procrastination.
  43.  What do you do all day?  Read, surf the web, hang out with my family, play with MissGoogle, watch tv, attempt to better myself, read some more. Listen to music. Eat.  
  44. What is your favorite thing to do with your time?  READ.
  45.  What book should everyone read?  I’ll give ya four: The Color Purple, by Alice Waters; Welcome To The Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik (also read Patty Jane’s House of Curl, by her!); Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry; and A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving.
  46.  What movie should every one watch?  Some Like It Hot. Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis.
  47. What is your credo?  “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well”. -Mark Twain