Monday, August 1, 2011
Organize your Stuff: Week 19 (round 4): OLW Blog Hop
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Our One Little Word (OLW) for 2011 is Embrace! This month, Ali Edwards at Big Picture Classes gave us the homework to chronicle the top nine on our playlist.
Question: First (sounding totally like our Grandma) what is a playlist?
Answer: it is on your ipod.
Question: What ipod?
Answer: Than use what you listen to on the radio.
Question: What if your AM talk radio doesn’t play songs?
OCD Me is totally freaked out about failing the assignment at this point. We do not even know what music we like, as our CDs have been put away since we had kids (Inner Hoarder last actually saw them in early 2007 when we got Fabulous Spouse an ipod and transferred them all to it before he went to Iraq), and AM Radio is what we prefer to dial up in the car.
Since it is summer, PA Me tends to manipulate the votes, especially as the POW has been busy with Lady of the Shoe duties… ribbon cuttings, mall openings, and such. Finally, with one day to go before travelling down to Idaho for a visit (20 hours of driving for a 36 hour visit…totally worth it!), Fabulous Spouse helped us out by pulling out the afore mentioned ipod, and going through the zillion songs he had on his playlist.
The Rough Draft
1. The Lazy Song-Bruno Mars: It is summer. This is PA Me’s anthem. If she could sleep until noon with no consequences, she would.
2. Fireflies-Owl City: This is Girl Friday’s FAVORITE song. If the POW gives in and turns off the “talk-y people”, this song is almost surely going to be playing soon. When it does, Girl Friday asks to have the volume turned up and she sings along.
3. Hey there Delilah-Plain White Tees: This was our Iraq deployment song, and it still moves us. This is probably because Fabulous Spouse travels a lot, but is always there for us, even if it is only over the phone.
4. It’s the end of the World as we know it-R.E.M.: This is just one of our all-time favorite songs. When it comes on you want to bounce and shake and sing along. However, we always sing the “time alone” part of the refrain. We do not know why.
5. I need a Hero-Bonnie Tyler: This was on our Kids Incorporated cassette growing up, on my kids’ Shrek movie as an adult, ...and being outside of Seattle, we have an anti-rain thing.
6. Somewhere over the rainbow-Judy Garland: Memories of waiting for that Wizard of Oz special on TV. Seattle is the Emerald City…and gosh darn it, after such a cold we year, can we please have some blue skies and warm summer temps (318 minutes over 80 degrees F this year).
7. Tubthumping-Chumbawumba: It is fun, upbeat. It was our favorite song as we finished college and got married. We make our own beer. We just like it.
8. If I die young-The Perry Band: For starters, we are SO allergic to roses, that we would have to be dead to enjoy them, and it is just another fun listen if you don't pay too close attention to the lyrics.
9. AM Radio: As we said before, this is the POW’s #1 radio choice. It is over 80% of our radio listening. And because you actually have to pay attention, it prevents highway narcolepsy.
Hope that you enjoyed our July Homework!
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Next hop: Cassie (http://craftycassiescorner.blogspot.com)
Hope you are having fun with your word!