Do The Shuffle: A Musical Meme

My husband has a difficult time buying gifts for me because I’m not your ordinary girl.  I don’t wear perfume, have no need for diamonds (especially since my girls bought me those HUGE 100% cubic zirconia rings for Mother’s Day), don’t like flowers because they only die, and have had to shun Godiva Chocolate Coconut Truffles.

May my metabolism rest in peace.

And then, on our anniversary, he had a stroke of brilliance.  He bought me an iPod.

After years of mocking me because I hung on to my canary yellow walkman until it’s untimely death after 18 years of service, he figured I could do with a little something for my tunes.

Something small and modern.  And hot pink.

It truly was the perfect gift for me.  I even got a little thingamajigy that will play my iPod out loud while I’m in the kitchen exhibiting my culinary abilities.

But what he didn’t consider was that he had married a woman with questionable taste in music.

He passed through the kitchen one day as my iPod was playing that classic 70’s hit “My Baby Loves Lovin”.  He stopped dead in his tracks, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

MOVE ON MISTER.  THIS IS MY HAPPY MUSIC.  DO NOT MOCK ME.  REMEMBER, I PREPARE YOUR FOOD.

And really, should my iPod ever be lost or stolen, I would die of embarrassment.  Because my husband thoughtfully had my name engraved on it.

Well.  My friend, Jules, had a meme on her blog that I could not resist. (This meme was originally created by Elle.)  The following are questions geared toward motherhood.  Only, the answers to these questions must come from your personal musical library (iPod, MP3, Sony Walkman).  Instead of “shuffle”, I did massage my answers.  Because I am, as we know, a rebel at heart.

With that in mind, I will now let my musical freak flag fly.  These are all songs that are on my iPod at this very minute.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MOM?
“Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest

WHAT DID YOU THINK THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BABY?
“I Think I Love You” by David Cassidy (SHUT UP!)

WHAT DID YOU DO THE FIRST MORNING AFTER A SLEEPLESS NIGHT?
“If Looks Could Kill” by Heart

WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN SOMEONE COLORS ON THE WALL?
“Since You’ve Been Gone” by Rainbow

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH A TODDLER’S BODILY FLUID ISSUES?
“Bye Bye” by JoDee Messina

IF SOMEONE SAYS “Can I have a snack?” YOU SAY?
“American Pie” by Don McLean

IF SOMEONE LEAVES THEIR STUFF ON THE FLOOR, YOU SAY?
“Should’ve Known Better” by Richard Marx

IF SOMEONE ISN’T SICK TODAY, YOU SAY?
“Just Can’t Help Believing” by B.J. Thomas

HOW DO YOUR KIDS ENJOY YOUR COOKING?
“Won’t Last a Day” by the Carpenters (See previous post)

HOW DID YOUR KIDS DO IN SCHOOL TODAY?
“Make Me Lose Control” by Richard Marx

HOMESCHOOLERS, WHAT IS THE FIRST SUBJECT TAUGHT OF THE DAY?
“We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters

WHAT DO YOUR KIDS WANT TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP?
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by BonJovi

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY AS A MOM?
“Don’t Bring Me Down” by Electric Light Orchestra

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE AS A MOM?
“You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO AS A MOM?
“S.O.S.” by ABBA

HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE REALLY A MOM?
“Homesick” by Mercy Me

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MOST OFTEN AS A MOM?
“How Do You Like Me Know?” by Toby Keith

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY AS A MOM?
“You Never Even Call Me By My Name” by David Allen Coe

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET AS A MOM?
“December ‘63- Oh What a Night” by The Four Seasons

WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE AS A MOM?
“The Great Adventure” by Steven Curtis Chapman

WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry

WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT MAKES YOU CRY?
“You Shook Me All Night Long” by ACDC (don’t judge me)

WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
“Lesson in Leavin” by JoDee Messina

HOW DO YOUR KIDS DESCRIBE YOU AS THEIR MOM?
“Venus” by Shocking Blue

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
“Never Been Any Reason” by Head East

WHAT WILL YOUR MOM OF THE YEAR CERTIFICATE SAY?
“You Are the Woman” by Firefall

I cannot believe I couldn’t use a single Donny Osmond song in this meme.

And this is why so many record producers are falling all over themselves to get me to review their new musical acts.

deedeesig

February 3, 2009

7 Responses to Do The Shuffle: A Musical Meme

  • I laughed out loud at S.O.S. because that’s how I feel, too. ABBA is on my iPod, too.

  • I actually love your songs. My ipod contains hits from the 50’s all the way to current. My dad used to play the stereo, yes vinyl, when I was growing up and we used to dance in the living room. But I am an 80’s child, enough said. So there is no telling what song might come up. My husband says I have very eclectic taste in music.

  • I’m going to open your meme answers in one window and open iTunes in another window and do some tunes shopping. What fun hits! I’m glad that you played.

  • Oh my gosh! That is so funny. I want to play along, but that looks tough. How long did that take you?

  • We must be close to the same age. That sounds like EXCELLENT music to me! Of course, my 26 year old son bought me the Carpenters Gold TWO cd set for christmas one year (at my request) and my wall was papered with Donny and David out of Tiger Beat magazine in the 70’s!! That’s REAL music baby!

  • You could have pulled that list from my Zune. I wanted to be a Carpenter when I grew up. Sadly, my singing abilities leave something to be desired.