the Germans have a good word for it
Literally translated, it means "ear worm", and it's a pretty good description of one of those songs that get stuck in your head and won't leave. I've had the Streets' new single "When You Wasn't Famous" stuck firmly in my head for the last considerable while. Damn you, Mike Skinner! And then all the reviews of "The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living", which was released this week, have come back fairly raving. I'm starting to think I need to find a few minutes to go cd shopping tomorrow. While I'm at it, I'm thinking I'd better get the earlier Streets' cd "A Grand Don't Come for Free" (who taught Mike Skinner grammar anyway?), because Will LOVES it, and he's got good taste.
I'm pretty damn happy, though, that I found the receipt for Eva's ipod, which is not working properly. Also not working is our computer (you already know about this), our Bose sound-dock for playing and recharging the ipod (and they are supposed to be indestructible), and now the computer next to mine at work. I'm starting to think I have some kind of negative electrical force field surrounding me, which is fucking up all electronics I come within spitting distance of.
Anyhoo, I bought the ipod for Eva's birthday last May, so I knew the warranty was fast expiring, but when I checked my neatly labeled "electronics receipts" folder, no sign of the ipod receipt. I thought I was hooped, but today I had an inspiration and checked the pile of papers awaiting filing. Woohoo, ipod receipt! I'm thinking maybe I need to file more than once a year.
Now I have to start finding the income tax stuff.