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Music meme

Found over on Tumblr and decided y'all need my answers to all these questions:

1: A song you like with a color in the title

Coldplay - "Green Eyes"

2: A song you like with a number in the title

Elton John - "The One"

3: A song that reminds you of summertime

Bananarama - "Cruel Summer"

This doesn't just remind me of summer in general, but a specific summer spent in Tempe with pcquest12 and her brother and The Karate Kid.

4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about

Concrete Blonde - "Joey"

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD

Def Leppard - "Rock of Ages" (Well, anything by Def Leppard)

6: A song that makes you want to dance

Russell Crowe - "Mission Beat"

7: A song to drive to

Sammy Hagar - "I Can't Drive 55"

8: A song about drugs or alcohol

Pink - "Sober"

9: A song that makes you happy

Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God - "Testify"

10: A song that makes you sad

Ronnie Milsap - "Smokey Mountain Rain"

11: A song that you never get tired of

Matchbox Twenty - "3 AM"

12: A song from your preteen years

Alan Parsons Project - "Eye in the Sky"

13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
What kind of 80s child would I be if it was anything other than ...

Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"

14: A song that you would love played at your wedding

Don Williams - "I Believe in You"

15: A song that is a cover by another artist

Disturbed - "Land of Confusion"

16: One of your favorite classical songs
Dudes. I played classical piano for more than 10 years. No way I can give you just one.

17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke

Bob Seger & Martina McBride - "Chances Are"

18: A song from the year that you were born

Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Trouble Water"

19: A song that makes you think about life

a-ha - "Cosy Prisons"

20: A song that has many meanings to you

The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"

21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title

Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God - "Mickey"

22: A song that moves you forward

Switchfoot - "Dare You to Move"

23: A song that you think everybody should listen to

a-ha - "Summer Moved On"

24: A song by a band you wish were still together

a-ha - "Stay on These Roads"

25: A song by an artist no longer living

Queen - "Somebody to Love"

26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

Russell Crowe/TOFOG - "Castlebuilder"

27: A song that breaks your heart

Tim McGraw - "Don't Take the Girl"

28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love

The Calling - "Could It Be Any Harder"

29: A song that you remember from your childhood

Sleeping Beauty OST - "Once Upon a Dream"

30: A song that reminds you of yourself

Whitesnake - "Here I Go Again"

*ahem*

Today's panty-combusting .gif:

trying to kill me

My reaction:

OMG Olivia

sex invite

too hot

I'm being tested

Writer's Block: The Meaning of Life

Describe your life in one sentence.
Forgetting what is behind, and straining forward to what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14

Attention wardrobe consultants everywhere

David Boreanaz should always wear leather pants. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Writer's Block: Teenage dream

If you arrived at your front door and saw your first love standing there, what would you do or say?
"Does your wife know you're here?"*




*Please note the correct usage of "your" and "you're."

Writer's Block: Hit the road, Cupid

If you had the power, would you permanently eliminate Valentine's Day?
No. I don't see the harm in it. Yes, I usually spout off about not enjoying the day, but plenty of people do. So why not have a chance to get dressed up, have a nice meal, give your loved one something special?

I understand the arguments about it being crass commercialism and that we should demonstrate our love 365 days a year, but you could say the same thing about Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween - any of the major holidays. Valentine's Day is about what you bring to it, just like any other holiday. It doesn't have to be crassly commercialistic (yay, I invented a word!). I say, kiss your loved ones, tell them you love them, and do it again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.*






*This opinion brought to you by a terminally single middle-aged woman who plans to spend Valentine's Day evening at home with her cats and TV.

Your Attention Please

I'm making this a public entry because I want the entire world to know what an absolute sweetheart inoue130 is. Thank you, darling! You are so thoughtful. I will scour that thing cover to cover. *hugs*

Writer's Block: Free your mind

Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

Not until people stop talking about it and just do it.

Writer's Block: A real eye opener

Which one book should everyone read, and why?
The Color of Water by James McBride. It's a biography of his mother - a Jewish woman who left her home in Virginia to marry a black man and rear 8 mixed-race children in Harlem in the 1930s. When her first husband died, she married a friend of his and bore 4 more children.

It's an amazing story. This woman's courage and heart, to live where and how she did at the time, are inspiring. All 12 of her children went to college, and many went further than that. I can't praise this book highly enough - it's well-written, full of love and honesty, and you need to read it.

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Words to Live By

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."
—-George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

"Law cannot give to depravity the rewards of virtue, nor to indolence the rewards of industry, to indifference the rewards of ambition, or to ignorance the rewards of learning." -- Elihu Root, 1913

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -- Sir Winston Churchill

"You all may go to hell and I will go to Texas." -- Davy Crockett to the Tennessee legislature

""My dear, I don't care what they do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.""--Attributed to various people, including Mrs. Campbell, Lady Astor, Queen Victoria

"I usually find that when something seems too good to be true, it's best to shoot it just in case." -- Fiona, Burn Notice

"Harboring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die." -- Unknown

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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