Thursday, February 24, 2005



Soundtrack to My Life

I love music. It entertains me, uplifts me, and I have a TON of it in my head. Today I discovered my manager Jen has the same, erm, gift. I don't remember how we got around to this, it was after closing time and we were talking about nothing. But we ended up singing the most random songs- "Found a Peanut," "There's A Hole In The Bucket," etc. that I never thought anybody else over the age of 10 knew. I think Leslie was a little confused by it all, although she was able to join in when we debated Sesame Street versus Lamb Chop, and their respective songs.

It's unfair, really, anything people say to me is fair game to end up here. Oh well. I was singing to myself as I restocked the shelves, since the Muzak was turned off. Jen said I was like "Our own private little radio station." I can think of more useful talents, like an innate understanding of organic chemistry. But I suppose being able to sing most songs that come on the radio, and always having CDs, and being able to match snippets of songs to almost any conversation, isn't the worst ability to have. My music rules the back room (since the radio doesn't work much), and sometimes people even enjoy my mix of '80's rock and contemporary Christian. And if all else fails, I amuse people. I've always been a good class clown, and if I can brighten people's day by singing "Chicago" and "The Sound of Music" verbatim, at utterly random times... then that can only be a good thing.

15 Comments:

At 2/24/2005 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Blair said...

Found a peanut is one of my most favorite random songs ever! My brother used to just sing those three words over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over... well, I think you get the picture now!

 
At 2/24/2005 12:32:00 AM, Blogger Amigo said...

HAve you ever listened to ApologetiX? You can listen to some of your 80's and later hits with a Christian message.

 
At 2/24/2005 02:20:00 AM, Blogger Alice the Raven said...

Awww, you brightened my day!

Strangely, I am able to listen to any type of music. I even overcame my aversion to Country Western.

I have a bizzare mix CD with classical, hip hop, jazz, techno, new age, rock, Hawaiian, and blues in random order.

 
At 2/24/2005 03:12:00 AM, Blogger Peas on Toast said...

I am SO with you on the music thing. I sing the Sound of Music in my office all the time. Annie is another favourite. It's impossible not to sing. You see, my alter ego is actually julie andrews.

Keep on singinjg and know that across the pond I'm singing too!:)

 
At 2/24/2005 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Here I am, another one across the pond - always singing - sometimes out loud, sometimes in my head

Driving all around me mad!!!!

Good isn't it?

 
At 2/24/2005 08:03:00 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

But not as far across the pond as Laurian - though would you go across the Atlantic or Pacific?

Never was any good at Geography!!!

 
At 2/24/2005 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

Yay! I'm not the only one to sing totally random songs. (I actually DID sing "there's a hole in the bucket" not too long ago.) Wowza!

 
At 2/24/2005 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

You need to record your singing and give us a sample! A sample is worth a thousands words you know.

 
At 2/24/2005 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

I often find myself walking around with some random tune in my head, until I finally stop long enough to ask myself, "Where in tarnation did that come from???"

Then I retrace my steps, my hours, my days and it usually ends up being something like Oh, yes, lettuce, cucumbers, ahhhhh, the grocery store, the animated voice said "Please step back and watch for misters" and then tje Jewel version of "Singing in the Rain." I bag up my last cucumber and wipe the water off my arm. Mystery solved. Time for a new tune.

 
At 2/24/2005 01:03:00 PM, Blogger callieischatty said...

One of my favorites to sing is old Joni Mitchell blue!
You will enjoy teaching your songs to your little ones one day Nettie!

 
At 2/24/2005 01:05:00 PM, Blogger callieischatty said...

Nettie I have wanted to tell you that you have the nicest people leaving comments on your blog.
I can't recall how I had the good fortune to stumble over here but your blog is awesome and so are your friends.

 
At 2/24/2005 01:12:00 PM, Anonymous Blogbelle said...

I am always looking for a good mix of what could comprise the soundtrack to my life, but so far, I haven't come up with anything final. It usually involves Dave Matthews and Tori Amos, so that's a start.

 
At 2/24/2005 04:10:00 PM, Blogger Cori said...

I just listen to the radio all of the time. But you can sing to me anytime!!

 
At 2/24/2005 05:32:00 PM, Blogger Cindy said...

Glad to finally be able to post a comment on your site, I tried the other day and I wasn`t able to. I don`t sing much, could be because when I was growing up my Dad always told me to go die somewhere else when I was singing. Even though I hope he was joking I got the picture of my ability to sing. I rather dance, so when the music is on I dance, my kids dance with me and when the music is loud I sing so no one can hear. I really have come a long way with the singing crisis but it still doesn`t come naturally. Just the other day I was singing at work and someonr walked by and told me to keep my day job, obviously I haven`t improved. Cindy

 
At 2/24/2005 06:48:00 PM, Blogger Vivian said...

Thanks for stop by and wish me happy birthday. I had fun on my birthday. Hang out with a friend and had a nice meal. I felt so much better after. Thanks again.

 

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