Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sweet baby jesus do I ever love not going to work!

I feel like pulling Eva out of school so that we can do fun stuff together every day. And of course it would then be unthinkable for me to continue going to work. I'm pretty sure no one would notice if I stopped going in.

To top it all off, I feel fine today. Stomach felt just slightly delicate, so I ever so wisely stuck to a single cup of coffee and then had enough good karma left over to be able to handle a mild curry for supper. All your good wishes for not being ralfingly ill during holidays has paid off big time. I owe you.

But you know the meme that everyone's been doing lately? (But mom, everyone is doing it!) Well, some of the song titles that have been popping up are eerily suitable. SInce I'm lacking the resources for my own personal soothsayer, I figured it was worth a shot.

You know the score:
Put your iTunes/Winamp/WMP/Whatever on shuffle.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.
1. How does the world see me?
"Fallow" - the Weakerthans (what do you mean? My loins have spat out one brat)
2. Will I have a happy life?
"1000 pound Eyelids" - Chad Van Gaalen (I probably should be getting more sleep)
3. What do my friends really think of me?
"Alaskan Pipeline" - James (I do have a tendency to overfeed people)
4. Do people secretly lust after me?
"Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush (I'll take that as a no)
5. How can I make myself happy?
"Economic Migrants" - Billy Bragg (makes sense actually, I should have thought of that)
6. What should I do with my life?
"Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key" - Billy Bragg (right on! I'm starting a band!)
7. Will I ever have children?
"Butterflies and Hurricanes" - Muse
8. What is some good advice for me?
"The Violence of Truth" -The The (sounds brutally honest)
9. How will I be remembered?
"Upside Down" - the Jesus and Mary Chain (haha!)
10. What is my signature dancing song?
"Where is Home?" - Bloc Party (never start dancing unless you know how to get home later)
11. What do I think my current theme song is?
"Tragedy" - Emmylou Harris (oh come on now)
12. What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
"Anthrax" - Gang of Four (you bastards!)
13. What song will play at my funeral?
"Heavenly Nobodies" - Lush (I think Jesus is mad at me)
14. What type of women/men do I like?
"Back to the Old House" - the Smiths (old school maybe?)
15. What is my day going to be like?
"Traffic" - Chad VanGaalen (haha fooled you, I didn't even go to work today you so-called all-seeing playlist)
16. Will I ever have love again?
"Mandingo Cliche" - Belle and Sebastian
17. What type of sex life do I have?
"Dear Catastrophe Waitress" - Belle and Sebastian (well one of those words is right)
18. What song would be the title of my own porno movie?
"We Two" - Christine Fellows (only two? pfft, that's hardly porn!)
Tag - you're it


Conky said...

glad your tummy is on the mend...
im sure ill get a flaming case of the trots b4 my vacation is over. lol

Joe said...

You got a great soundtrack there!

I know what you mean about wanting to pull your kid out of school to hang out. My youngest is going with a friend's family to their cabin up in Wisconsin this weekend, and I'm tempted to cancel it just so she can hang out and keep me entertained

Dale said...

Mandingo Cliche, you don't need any other words do you? Hahaha, nice going Barbara's playlist. It likes to tease a little doesn't it?! Glad you're on the mend, most excellent.

Danny Tagalog said...

It is a classy tag - gonna play Upside Down right now in honour. Then Never Understand, as that tops it.

Allison said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I think I caught your viritual sore tummy (and no, not alcohol related).

Nice playlist, this song game has proved be to much fun.
#6 - I still offer my handclap and tambourine skills

#9 - Lol, too good.

#13 - Jesus type imagery has worked its way into your playlist quite a bit eh?

John Mutford said...

Every time I see someone else's playlist I think it's time I seriously went back and weeded my out a little. Great soundtrack you have there. Good to hear you're feeling better.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You will if you keep putting ketchup on your samosas, Jen!

Kids are even better than dogs, aren't they, Bubs? Are you already dreading when yours move away from home? I've been fearing that since mine was about 12. I hope I don't become a helicopter mom.

My playlist is a total smartass, Dale. Always has to get the last word in. Mandingo Cliche indeed!
I feel well enough to fly to London, if anybody were to invite me.

The JAMC could be the soundtrack to my entire life, Danny! Cracked would be on there, of course, and probably Far Gone and Out.

No, not you too, Al? Wow I certainly never figured that computer viruses could actually be zoonoses, but those hackers are pretty shifty. Hope it passes quickly.
Your handclap and tambourine skills are definitely required by my band, and I understand your cowbells are coming along quite nicely too. Plus you could keep out the Jesus freaks.

I know what you mean, John. I seem to have quite a lot of stuff which I never ever play in real life, but which always show up on a random playlist. Those playlist imps are so subversive.

Evelyne said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better. I'll try the playlist thing when I'll be back from school. I find it cool how sometimes the song is actually related to the question.

Dale said...

Please come to London Barbara, that would be exceptionally and ridiculously fun.

Anonymous said...

Michael Scott: Guys! Beef: it's what's for dinner! Who wants some man meat?
Dwight Schrute: I do! I want some man meat!
Jim Halpert: Michael, Dwight would like your man meat.
Michael Scott: Well then, my man meat he shall have.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's almost scary sometimes when the song matches the question, Evelyne. Fortunately the opposite happens often enough (that the matchup is totally ridiculous) for it to be nothing but a statistical coincidence.

It would be ridiculously fun, Dale. You probably get us kicked off the plane as you would have me laughing so hard I'd have red wine shooting out my nose.
I'm packing my toothbrush right now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Xoltar, I am sooooo looking forward to Office night! Man meat or no man meat.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

6. you can come over and be a celebrity/rock star with me!

9. hee hee..ha ha.. ho ho... way too funny!

glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

We would make a killer celebrity rock star duo, 668. We could watch each other's back for stalker types and known disease carriers.
I hope you're feeling okay now yourself!

I know I am, Fearless, but, you know, if some of the cool kids are doing it, I have to as well, don't I? Or maybe I should just take up smoking.

Jas B said...

I hope you are feeling better, Barb.

Ruhee said...

HAHAHAHA I choked on my iced tea when I read "ralfingly ill." And I'm laughing while typing that. BEST phrase ever.

So I did that survey thing. A lot of the answers were dumb, but some of the choice ones were:

- What do I think my theme song is: "My Life is Right" (Big Star). That's pretty awesome.

- What type of women/men do I like: "Nobody's Wife" (Anouk). OK, so I like 'em unattached. That's always a good first step.

- The way I will be remembered: "Born Human" (Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle). Um, so what will I die as?!

- The title of my porno movie: "Sofa Tour" (By Divine Right). AHAHAHAHA.

Hope you're well!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Jas! Yeah, I was better the next day.

Hey Ruhee, glad to hear from you!
Those are pretty awesome songs matches, and you certainly cannot argue with your theme song. You are a total playa, girl! Good porn title; at least we know where it is being filmed.

Deb said...

I think I was lost...I haven't been here in two posts?!?

I need a family to play with too. Mine are always busy.

#9 was the best...good chuckle at that one. And 15 had a great response...beat the system you did.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't know who I'll play with when Eva gets too busy for me, Deb. I guess I'll need to go out and find a life of my own.

You'd think that "Traffic" would be my theme song, wouldn't you?