Friday, April 20, 2007


The offspring finished her last ever in her entire life gym class this week. The nice gym teacher with the lady abs actually made the kid's final experience with taking gym a fun one, which was such a positive way to end things after three years of being tormented by that psychotic nazi who had delusions of coaching a Superbowl championship team or something.

Of course it didn't hurt that the kid was enrolled in an IB gym class either. Those gifties aren't too competitive when they have to trade in their chemistry sets for volleyballs.

But for their final ever in their lives gym class, the IB gym class took on another gym class in a field hockey game. The final score: 6-1 gifties against the normals. And my kid got two assists.

So this Friday Random Playlist is in honour of the gifties, who know how to dig deep when they have to:

B-Boy Stance - K-Os
Deciding on Lucifer - Cuff the Duke
Rubber Ring - the Smiths
Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel
Lime Tree - Bright Eyes
Don't Wait That Long - James
Sex in the Prairies - Kinnie Starr
God, What Have I Done - Buzzcocks
I Just Want to Have Something to Do - the Ramones
60 Revolutions - Gogol Bordello

May you astound the world with your prowess this weekend, spinning a basketball effortlessly on your index finger whilst hackey-sacking behind your back with one leg. You are the champions.


Dale said...

Everytime Gogol Bordello shows up on your list I smile. I had a hard time making connections with most of your other songs though, what's up with that? I mean of course I know Buzzcocks, Ramones, K-OS, The Smiths but I couldn't place any of the songs. I'm old and / or stupid today and must go post a 10.

John Mutford said...

I second Dale's comment.

And tell the offspring to have a Powerade for the road. Good for her.

Allison said...

Excellent label :) And good on Eva, woot!

I was one of those crazy kids that after no longer being required to take gym, still took fitness (basically just running), and then I found drama, so I stopped with fitness as the all black look was not overly condusive to running in the sun.

I think B-Boy Stance in highly underrated, and Lime Tree, haven't heard that one in awhile.

BTW, 'meh' and 'oi' are in my word scramble, if i wasn't already tipsy, that would have made my night, now its the cherry :)

Deb said...

Your label killed me. Way to rock it offspring Eva.

Gym class should be outlawed. Or gym teachers should be made to get their lazy asses off the bench and PARTICIPATE instead of just barking out orders like drill sergeants. When Linds had to play rugby in the rain in November with the boys who battered and bruised her I wasn't impressed. I also questioned who would be replacing her new runners that got trashed in the muck. Moi? I don't think so.

We quit.

And that marathon they had to run at the speed of sound?.....c'mon lazy teacher put down the stopwatch and donut and lead the way you superstar you.

Anonymous said...

I knew the Offspring were good at Rock and Roll but I had no idea they had a talent for field hockey. Gifties FTW!!

Lime Tree, how I love it so... the rest of the playlist is pretty sweet too, except I've never heard Nuetral Milk Hotel. Is it like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot??

Evelyne said...

No more gym class? I had my last gym class during my 3rd semester in cegep, ie. last year. You guys are lucky, here we have to take gym class it is mandatory. Lucky you Eva!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Everytime Gogol Bordello show up on a list, I smile too, Dale, although I'm not certain if it's for the same reason as you.
And it's not just you, those are odd selections from those musicians - either that or we are both getting old and stupid.

John, we've been telling the offspring that she should consider a phys ed degree, rather than art school. And then we all laugh and laugh...

Al, the all black look, besides being unconducive to running in the sun, also hides a multitude of sins, thereby making fitness class unneccesary.
Meh and oi need to be incorporated into more conversations and word scrambles imo, as they often express my sentiments exactly.

Isn't it the truth, Deb? Sounds like Linds had the same gym teacher as Eva in junior high - the sadist who made that kid run on a sprained ankle or that other kid run who had bronchitis.

hahaa I'd pay to see the Offspring on the field hockey pitch, Fearless.
Neutral Milk Hotel is exactly like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in that they both consist of three words, one of which is Hotel. Other than that, not so much. I really need to do a profile on Neutral Milk Hotel, I think - they were a pretty fascinating band.

Eva's been waiting for this day for several years now, Evelyne, so I think she would agree that she's pretty lucky. I think we had to take gym all the way through as well.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

whoo hooo! gooooo gifties!

i hate gym. plus one of our gym's was always getting infected with fleas. and it was the new gym!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yoiks! What was the old gym infested with, 668?

mellowlee said...

Yay Eva! Gawd, I hated gym!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was pretty miserable for me too, Mel, although I did like archery.

justacoolcat said...

Hackeysack? You really are getting ready for the hippes aren't you?

The list is sweet though.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not quite ready though, Just A. Still have to work on growing out the pits.

Will said...

Go gifties! They can be jocks too. I happen to be neither, but it's all good.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am neither as well, Will. And yet we somehow managed to survive to adulthood.

Unknown said...

That is one fantastic playlist.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha RUhee!