Monday, November 23, 2009

Name that Tune

I had so much fun playing "Name That Tune" on Twitter a week or so back, that I decided to post my "clues" for all you non-Twit folk. :) Answers in between the brackets in white so you don't get spoiled (just highlight in between and it'll tell you the answer).

NTT: Gifted group of spirits chanting for fairy resurrection.
>Blessed Union of Souls, I Believe<

NTT: Audio horticulture leads to planet explosion.

>Sound Garden, Blow Up the Outside World<

NTT: Standards of how to prepare for a hug.
>Creed, With Arms Wide Open<

NTT: Making vows to an idol in a white suit.
>Billy Idol, White Wedding<

NTT: There's a Hole in your famous epidermis.
>Hole, Celebrity Skin <

NTT: Bono may be on a higher level, but he still can't count.
>U2, Vertigo <

NTT: 90s "You're positive that you're stuck in a cliche." Title & artist are in clue. 4 pts.
>No Doubt, Trapped in a Box <

NTT: (90s classic) 2 songs/points, 1 artist... Counting ladies & car parts.
>The Wallflowers, 3 Marlenas, One Headlight<

NTT: (90s classic) Walking dead man... In your head.
>The Cranberries, Zombie <

NTT: (90s classic) You shouldn't reflect upon memories with unpleasant feelings. 3 pts

>Oasis, Don't Look Back in Anger<

NTT: (90s classic) Lacking in precipitation

>Blind Melon, No Rain <

NTT: This Weezer album reminds me of the picture book series about a Great Dane. (3pts if you get it w/o cheating)

>Pinkerton <

NTT: 90s classic... The aroma of deoderant
>Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit<

NTT: (Killers) How gossip starts
>Somebody Told Me <

NTT: Third Eye Blind wasn't singing about Hayden Christianson, but I wish they were.
>Jumper <

NTT: Spontaneous combusting underwear
>Kings of Leon, Your Sex is on Fire<

Monday, November 02, 2009

What's in a Name?

So, I was thinking about baby names, as I often do. When there are no children in your immediate future, these thoughts float into your head sometimes. Well, mine anyway.

I was just thinking today, how much I like the name Hermione. I'd never use it, for obvious reasons, but I really like it. It makes me resent Harry Potter a little, but then I realize that I can't too much, because I may never had come across the name without it in the first place. I just think it's a pretty name.

Edward and Jacob have been ruined for me too. They've been on my "list" for years... thanks Twilight. (Isa)Bella wasn't on my list but would have been considered before now as well. Besides, if I'm gonna name my kid after a vampire, it'd either be Mick St. John or Louis. None of this sparkly glittery crap. :) Or for an immortal being in general I really like Connor or Duncan.

I think I got the need for normal but not popular names from my mom. She named me with the thought that I'd have a name that everyone had heard, but there weren't a million kids running around with it. That was November of '81. The Thorn Birds hit in March of '83. Whoops! Lots of Megans now.

She did it again for Roxanne, my sister. 8 years had passed since The Police song, but I think it had more staying power than she realized. My sister has had EVERYONE under the sun sing that song to her. I think she embraces it now, but I KNOW she hated it as a kid, even before she knew what the song meant. At least all of my mom's kids managed to escape having to have an initial permanently attached to their first name. I don't think I was ever referred to as "Meghan B" growing up. Well, unless it was "Meghan is a B." :)

What names are "ruined" for you?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

For you Kristie

I was informed today that I need to update my blog more often. *I <3 you Kristie*

The thing is, I don't really have anything to write about. No kids, no more school stress or assignments, work blogs get you fired and so all that leaves is the drama with my personal friends. Now, I don't like to keep drama in my life... so the drama that DOES exist, is their drama that I hear all about and like to laugh at.

So where do I start? Sell out my best friends (other than Matthew of course... that just goes without saying)? Allen is single and needs a woman... takers? Malia is single and needs a man... takers? No, I cannot hook them up together, they're incompatible in SO many ways I can't even begin to go there. To simplify: Allen is a staunch Republican and thinks that all Dems are evil. Malia disagrees on both points. We'll leave it at that. I could go into their drama, but that mislays their trust in me... good friends don't do that.

I could write about being in another friend's wedding in January... but what to say? We threw the shower last month. I got my dress... my boobs are too big to fit. I'm screwed. The end. :)

Anything else? Nope, I think I'm good. :)