5 Questions

from mckenzee
1. Dessert?
2. Do you have any allergies?
Only two: the indoors and the outdoors (dust, pollen, dander)
3. If we met and I had a limp, moist handshake, would you be disturbed?
Though I am ashamed to admit it, probably yes. I am sure I’d get over it, though!
4. A man in a fedora is standing in the rain, struggling to light a cigarette. What music is playing?
You know I am getting completely stuck on this one…the radio in my head is *very* loud and quite insistent, and since “Whenever You’re Away from Me” from Xanadu (which I saw at the Carolina Theatre last weekend) is currently stuck in it, that’s what’s playing. At least it’s the right era in style (late 40’s-early 50’s), if not in tone (too chipper).
5. Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful?
Pretty sure there’s a movie reference here I’m missing, but I’ll take a stab anyway… I am experienced. I have been experienced. I’m beautiful (in my own way, or at least that’s what Ray Stevens says), and have perhaps been…erm, elevated. :-)

And now you comment to this post and i will ask you five burning questions. You then post the questions and answers in your journal so everyone can learn a bit more about you too.  (Yes, we’ve played this one before, but this time I’m having a rainy Friday.)

Stupid way to injure yourself, #112

  1. paint your nails occasionally
  2. sometime, when you think of it, forget to tighten lid on a bottle of nailpolish
  3. set said nailpolish bottle on your bedside table
  4. knock it over
  5. discover it several days later
  6. bemoan the slow leak which has become a puddle, affixing your bottle to the tabletop
  7. pry the sucker off, using a screwdriver
  8. bemoan the fact that you took some of the nightstand varnish with the bottle
  9. use the nailpolish to refinish the bit of the nightstand you just de-varnished (well, it’s not like it was a *nice* nightstand)
  10. return nailpolish to its rightful home (the spiceracks on the closet wall where all the nailpolishes live…clever, eh?)
  11. forget
  12. for a long time
  13. decide, on the spur of the moment, that you need to paint your nails (heck, you’re going out to see Xanadu…now that’s a nailpolish-worthy occasion)
  14. try three bottles of nailpolish whose caps are thoroughly stuck on (it has been a while since you’ve painted your nails, hasn’t it?)
  15. think about using your teeth to open one of the stuck ones
  16. think about the three crowns you already have and decide that’s a bad idea (for once!)
  17. find a bottle of nailpolish whose cap seems to be willing to turn, if somewhat reluctantly
  18. rejoice
  19. grab the bottle in one hand and the cap in the other and tttwwwwwwiiiiiiiissssssttttt
  20. OW!!!
  21. look down at thumb
  22. notice the blood
  23. realize that there’s a knife-like shard of dried nailpolish stuck to the side of the bottle that you just dragged your thumb across
  24. wonder why there’s this flat, sharp nailpolish blob on the bottle

25. remember the nightstand
26. find the liquid bandage
27. sigh


The music meme thingy, via sarah_ovenall

1. Total amount of music files on your computer?

oh boy. Will have to confirm with iTunes at home, but I know it’s 8000+ tracks. Edited to add: 8932 songs (more frightening yet: almost 100% of that is legitimate music I own! I’m such a dork that when everyone was Napstering, I was only downloading songs I already owned, so I wouldn’t have to rip them…there are a few things that I downloaded and never bought, but probably less than 100 songs total).

2. The last CD you bought was…

Hrm…two at almost the same time: (1) Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw (I saw him a few months ago at the Pour House in Raleigh, and realized how desperately I needed to have the song “Someday, Someway” (but I had to wait until I “needed” something else to order it ;-) and Spinning Jennies, Stratosphere

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

Wellllll, if the song in my head counts it’s “Someday, Someway”. If the last song I sang counts, it’s Norah Jones, “Lonestar”. If it’s the last song I actually heard playing on an external device it’s Mark Erelli, “Why Should I Cry Over You” (he’s playing the Six String Cafe on this Saturday, BTW)

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

  • “Let it Be”, The Beatles — this one is the easy one ’cause it’s a constant

The others are tougher, as I tend to get obsessive about songs for a period of months… my current ones (based on iTunes playcounts — I gotta be fair) are:

  • “Honey & the Moon”, Joseph Arthur
  • “All I Want”, Karin Allyson (a cover of a Joni Mitchell tune)
  • “Mr. Harris”, Aimee Mann
  • “Lean on Me”, Beth Orton (not a cover of a Bill Withers tune)

I could throw out the immediacy data and attempt to create the “five greatest of all time” — but that would be a lot harder. ;-)

5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
How about ovrclokd, Sarah of navelgazer.com and Kate, the Self Taught Girl just because they seem to represent a fair spread of folks.

Top 50 Worst Songs of All Time meme (via tekaytalks
This is a list of the 50 Worst Songs of All Time, as put together by the hip magazine Blender. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to bold the items that you actually like. This might be more embarrassing than you think. Remember, no one is reading this. Well, no one of importance…

Gina’s addition:  italicize the songs you *really* loathe… the ones that you would’ve come up with if you’d made the list.  The ones that are on albums you own. The ones with one star in your iTunes. (I’m not including Achy Breaky Heart, for instance, ’cause I don’t come anywhere near “new country” so my exposure is limited).  Heck, add a few of your own.  Why not?  ;-)

1. We Built This City – Starship
2. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
4. Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit
5. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice  (not on an album I own, but MAN I hate this song.  Such a complete tease, because I love “Under Pressure”) — edited to add… Under Pressure is Bowie and Queen, but Vanilla Ice *stole* the main “hook” and used it in Ice Ice Baby)
6. The Heart of Rock & Roll – Huey Lewis and the News
7. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (just like Bobby McFerrin refuses to sing this song anymore, I refuse to listen to it
8. Party All the Time – Eddie Murphy
9. American Life – Madonna (I just went and bought the album on Friday, funny)
10. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
11. Invisible – Clay Aiken
12. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
13. Illegal Alien – Genesis
14. From a Distance – Bette Midler
15. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
16. What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
17. Pumps and a Bump – Hammer
18. You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
19. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
20. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie
21. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
22. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith
23. Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
24. Superman – Five for Fighting
25. I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112
26. The End – The Doors
27. The Final Countdown – Europe
28. Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer
29. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
30. Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
31. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
32. Will 2K – Will Smith
33. Barbie Girl – Aqua
34. Longer – Dan Fogelberg
35. Shiny Happy People – R.E.M.
36. Make Em Say Uhh! – Master P featuring Silkk, Fiend, Mia-X and Mystikal
37. Rico Suave – Gerardo
38. Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex
39. She Bangs – Ricky Martin
40. I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd
41. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
42. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel — Okay, maybe a little sappy, but I love it anyway
43. Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
44. I’ll Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf
45. Mesmerize – Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
46. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on the Block
47. The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You – Bryan Adams
48. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles — WTF?  Maybe they put that in to see if I was paying attention?
49. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
50. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
from Gina: 51.  Girl from Ipanema – by anyone at any time.  Ew.
from Gina: 52.  Sara – Jefferson Starship
from Gina: 53.  Candle in the Wind – Elton John (and the Princess Di one is even worse)