Friday, January 30, 2009

A Musical Spin, In Which I Divert Your Attention From The Post That Should Be Here

You may or may not have been expecting a post on tattoos here today. If not, great! You're none the wiser. If you were, ah, I guess you're probably looking for an excuse. Ok, problem number one. When you decide to do a post and give people a lot of time to send you stuff, sometimes you get busy with other stuff and forget to maybe amalgamate all the stuff that they sent until the last moment and then you're all, shit, I don't have time to do this tonight, why do I come up with these stupid ideas? Problem number two, my biggest tattoo is on my back and I can't really take a picture of it which means I have to remember to ask Supreme Leader to do it for me. Three year olds are unreliable photographers.

So after I got my kids to bed tonight, watched my man-crush David Boreanaz on Bones... wait, did I just say that? Whatever. I don't want to pick out curtains with him, just, you know, be like bestest friends. Where was I going? Right, no blog for today. So I get the kids to bed and start washing the dishes when I remember that the buzzer went on the dryer and all the clothes are getting wrinkly. Computer is in the same room so might as well check email, etc and hey! Steenky posted. So I start reading her post while my dish water slowly cools and she posted a Spin and hey! I haven't done this weeks Spin yet. Or last weeks. Or the week before. Shut up. So. So here we are, two paragraphs in and I still haven't got to anything yet. Or any pictures. Here.



No, he's ok. I've been trying to get him to do this.



He just needs a little work. This isn't going anywhere, is it? Ok, here's the last ten songs that played on iTunes while I was writing this and mostly surfing other people's blogs.

1. My Music At Work - The Tragically Hip
2. Young Americans - David Bowie
3. Where We Gonna' Go From Here - Mat Kearny
4. Everything Is Not Broken (live) - John Mayer
5. Obtener Un Si - Shakira
6. The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
7. Hoppipolla - Sigur Rós
8. St Germain - Vanessa Paradis
9. Breathe - Telepopmusik
10. Sullivan Street (live) - Counting Crows

This is kinda stolen from Robin at Cinnamon & Honey. She does a monthly (I think it's monthly) post called iPod 10 which I've been meaning to copy for awhile. Her's are much better though because she writes something about the songs and she's an actual writer which is always a plus. I bet she wouldn't have stared at "her's" as long as I did wondering whether that apostrophe is supposed to be there or not or should she go upstairs and face the mockery and derision of her spouse by asking and then wondering if she's still awake and damn, is it really almost midnight? She probably wouldn't have used 'mockery' and 'derision' together in the same sentence either since they pretty much mean the same thing, but maybe I just liked the way they sounded. What's wrong with that?

Alright, time to drive a stake through this thing. Oh, and I guess I should mention Jennifer at Sprite's Keeper since she's Queen Spinner and is probably wondering why she ever said, 'sure, guys are welcome to spin too.' She is also the most wonderfullest person I've never actually meant, is an amazing mother and looks HAWT in an Ikea mirror and not pregnant AT ALL.

Last song before I publish and go to bed? Trooper, Raise A Little Hell.

Happy Friday.

54 comments:

  1. oh Isaac.

    plus, Mr. Curry has a man crush on that David too. what's up with him that is so irresistible to men?
    menmenmenmenmanly men
    ohhooohooohooh hoooho
    (menmenmenmen manly men men men)

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  2. I have a woman-crush on Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order.
    I just thought you might like to know that.

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  3. Don't be afraid, man crushes are ok. Irish you're not feeling left out of the girls' retreat, are you?....

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  4. oh God, do I have to admit I watched love boat? Is this the confession room??

    okay, I WATCHED IT!! ALL THE TIME.
    there. I said it.

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  5. p.s. I adore Boreanz. Miss Angel big time.

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  6. Thus satisfying the Canadian content law. My crush? Jodie Foster in Inside Man.

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  7. OMG this is the longest non post I have seen LOL!

    My husband's man crush is on Guy Fierri on the food network.

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  8. I would have a beer with David Boreanz, but that is about it. I would rather hang with Hugh Laurie but mostly because I like character he plays.

    As a side note, Iron Mountain is in Canada too? Who knew? I wonder if our Iron Mountain guy even knows that...

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  9. THANK YOU! I didn't know there was another mind that functioned quite like mine. Your post confirms that I am not alone in this world :o) You made my day, captain!

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  10. Ikea mirrors do distort the body a bit, which is why I bought one.
    I've made it a point to download all tunes being mentioned, so your post alone is gonna drive John bonkers since he's the one who does it for me. I don't play with that stuff. Too time consuming. :-)
    You're linked!

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  11. That picture is hilarious...I am now going to go rangle up some kids and bribe them with candy to make that pose for me...probably not in a cardboard boat, but yeah I am inspired.

    My poor kids. Great music.

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  12. My month has been RUINED by your slackedness. Ah, well, probably not.

    OH OH Telepopmusik!!! I don't meet too many people who like them! **HIGH FIVE!!** **KNUCKLE POUND** [make it explode]

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  13. Why oh why has Vanessa Paradis not made it big yet? I love her.

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  14. Oh, and my female crush is Olivia Wilde, but you already knew that.

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  15. I think your little guy looks exactly like Isaac. Ok, not really, but he's got the pose goin' on, fer sure! Cute!!

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  16. What did you say? I couldn't hear you I have head phones on....

    Wait. Where am I? Oh, I thought I was where all the tats were. My bad.

    Nice non-post. I'll borrow that one, sometime.

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  17. Hmm....you listen to Shakira? I just like to watch her hips shake ;)

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  18. Do you realize how long it actually took you to create this post today? Probably at least 30 minutes. AND NO TATTOO's??? Crap!!

    I agree with Kat: "Slacker"

    yeah, yeah, yeah, TV, dishes, laundry, emails, put the kids to bed, vacuum the floor, dust the shelves, wash the car? How do you do it all?

    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!
    - Jennifer

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  19. I forgot about that tattoos, so as far as I'm concerned, it's all good.

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  20. Oh! RIGHT. Tattoo picture. On it!

    Wait...I think I posted that same comment YESTERDAY.

    Anyway, you can't have the Boreanaz, because he's MINE. Back off, Dumbass.

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  21. You are such a follower and a suckup. Doing the spin just because Steenky did and mentioning Jen's non-pregnant in an Ikea mirror-looking self. I agree on both points.
    I didn't have any tattoo pics to send you, sorry. I have one but children have not been kind to it so a previously in-tact butterfly looks like it's trying to fly away at this point. Not cool.

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  22. My first comment was apparently sent to comment hell. hmpf.

    I was saying I enjoyed the meanderings of the post and like your writer's voice.

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  23. So, it's not too late to send you a picture of my tatoos??

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  24. Just when I thought a picture of Isaac couldn't get any awesomer... (And here you thought I was a writer!)
    Thank you so much for the shout-out.
    And for the record (get it!?!) you didn't steal my meme... I do a happy dance whenever anyone posts the contents of their iPods. It's like taking a sneak peek through the window of your most private room... only not in a perverted kind of way. Um, maybe.
    Great mix of music. Love it!

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  25. I love Sigur Ros...nice choice. Vintage CountCrows is also great. I really like the "Once" soundtrack...oh and great movie! Think it would meet the Captain's approval!

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  26. What is the colour of the sky in
    your world?

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  27. I totally forgot Isaac used to do that. This is why blogs are necessary.
    Young Americans & Sullivan Street ftw.

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  28. you know i love you...but i bleed from my ears whenever i hear The Tragically Hip

    :)

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  29. Dude you are so random that it is awesome!!!

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  30. Man I hope for your sake the Supreme Leader didn't wind up doin' those dishes while you were randomizing!

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  31. Sometimes it is pretty easy to spin gold from manure, yes?

    Good job, Captain.

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  32. At least you don't have a man crush on Issac the Bartender.

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  33. I have a woman crush on Rachel Maddow. Also, Ginnifer Goodwin. As for music, I'm always listening to The Clash or The Pixies. I love Franz Ferdinand's new song Ulysses. Have you heard it? Thanks for the link. I just ate a buritto. Now I'm watching a man fry carp. Don't ask.

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  34. Is it wrong that I find the sentence 'So I get the kids to bed and start washing the dishes when I remember that the buzzer went on the dryer and all the clothes are getting wrinkly' a total turn on? Because, pretty much, I DO.

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  35. I think I wrote Irish's comment on your blog. See? Too much sun.

    I know you think I'm insane. Just hold that thought.

    Your inlaws are Ayurvedic doctors? That's so cool....how did that happen? I am assuming your wife is Chinese? Twenty questions comin' up: can I ask them? :))

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  36. It's clear I am not up to remembering who said what in between reading it and replying on their blog...shit.

    It's Clark Kent's parents who are Ayurvedic doctors. Not yours. I just thought I should tell you that before you get excited and go running to them for medical assistance. Really.

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  37. You could've just said your dog ate your homework.

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  38. Sorry Captain. I'm dyslexic. Whats your excuse?

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  39. You are flippin' hilarious, chica! Thanks for starting my day off with a smile (and several laughs!) Also,I'm pretty sure that you are a "real" writer, and totally empathize with you not wanting to subject yourself to husbandal (?!) mockery. Great spin!

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  40. Best non post ever. You are brilliant in your ramblings!

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  41. Dang, that picture of my wife's tat must be getting all moldy on your hard drive. Can pictures get mold?

    I loved the Love Boat. I used to sing along to the theme song, as loudly as possible, just to drive my sister absolutely insane. Ah, good times... :D

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  42. I love the song list.

    Nice and random, just the way I like it.

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  43. So a post is supposed to make sense and not just ramble along? Learn something new every blogging day.

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  44. The force is strong in that boy. Watch out, ladies!

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  45. *guilty* I watched the Love Boat too.



    And quite a diverse iPod list goin on!!

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  46. I don't know how it took so long for me to start following your blog.

    I love the rambling fun of this post though.

    I'll take some time to catch up on your last several posts, so you'll probably be getting some more rediculouly inarticulate comments. Sorry :)

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  47. Your post seemed caffeinate + sleep induced! I should try that, liked the effect :-D

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  48. I might have been able to respond sooner had my son not decided to make his Superman action figure walk on the keyboard and knock everything off the screen and then when i yelled at him, pouted so much that I felt like the worst mother in the world and tried to remind myself he is much more important than any blog...even if it is yours.....

    don't feel about about the man-crush. My hubby has a man crush on that guy from Burn Notice. I have
    one too....shhhhh...don't tell Hubby! :-) Heee....The toddler dropped his action figure. Have to go help "rescue" him! (The action figure, not the toddler)

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  49. I love the love boat - it was big even in Italy ' nave dell'amore ' working on getting a good picture of my tatoo .
    Cheers,
    Anita

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  50. I have a women crush on the blonde from Lost. Her facial expressions have me hooked. I wish I could pull them off.
    Kid in a box, hee hee. Next time give him the fu-man-ch (with a sharpie) and then have him smile with thumbs up. SL will not mind the sharpie :)

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  51. I love Vanessa Paradis and I have about 20 songs on my iPod of John Mayer singing live. Love it! And he's funny.

    I saw Counting Crows live a few months ago and was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed! Mr. Jones is one of my all-time favorite songs.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.