Monday, April 28, 2008

Why Do Memes and Awards Always Come in Bunches?

First up is a meme from Joeymom. It's the Five Things Meme. Here I go!

5 things found in your bag:
1. One diaper. Hopefully that will end soon. Although I suppose then I'll be dragging extra pants around for awhile. (Quinn's. Not mine.)
2. Diaper wipes. How did I live without these when I didn't have kids? I'm going to keep these in my bag forever.
3. My wallet.
4. A thingy that holds all my gift cards. I tend to forget that this exists when I'm actually in the establishments for which I have gift cards.
5. A notebook to capture ideas for blogging.

5 favorite things in your room:
I don't think I have 5 favorite things in my bedroom. I don't spend a whole lot of time there. My least favorite thing is a giant (GIANT) wooden sculpture of an eagle that Alex accidentally bought while we lived in Alaska. My favorite thing? Maybe Alex. Maybe.

5 things you have always wanted to do:
1. Raise happy kids
2. Become a real-life mountain climber
3. Be happy with my body image
4. Run a marathon
5. Through-hike the Appalachian Trail
(Do you see a theme here?)

5 things you are currently into:
1. My little dudes
2. Napping
3. Blogging
4. Coveting books to read, and the time to read those books
5. Double Trouble crossword puzzles
(See another theme here?)

5 people I want to tag:
I don't think I really want to tag anyone. Please feel free to tag yourself if you so desire!


Next up is KC of Where's My Cape? I am supposed to share 5 songs I am embarrassed to admit to others that I like and tell why.

At first I thought that I would not be able to come up with enough embarrassing songs because my musical taste is so awesome. (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash, I'm looking at you.) But it turns out that once I really started thinking about it, there were many, many songs I like that embarrass me.

We'll start out with Gordon Lightfoot. Pretty much anything he sings qualifies for awesome but embarrassing. I've been known to belt Gord's Gold at the top of my lungs over and over. I even saw the man himself in concert once. I blame my mom for this.

I'm going to royally piss off my friend C in Montana with this one, but I am embarrassed to admit that I love Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day. Calm down, C. I'm not saying that Green Day is embarrassing. I'm just saying that even you'll have to admit that this song has been sort of done to death. Interestingly, Green Day played in my co-op house when I was in college. Then they got famous.

Next we have Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. I love this song, but you will never catch me playing it outside of my house.

This one's not embarrassing, although maybe I should be ashamed that when it first came out I sang it to myself for a week straight: I'm Fucking Matt Damon. Also fun, but less catchy, is I'm Fucking Ben Affleck. Really I'm just pleased to be putting these links on my blog.

I've saved the best for last. Sinead O'Connor is not exactly the coolest singer in the world. But Nothing Compares 2 U is an excellent song. So says I. Cut me some slack. Prince wrote it. (If you are my old college chum S, and you are reading this right now, I know just what you are thinking of right now. It starts with a "Chaz" and end with a "t-shirt".)


And for the award: I am one in a tremendously long list of people who care about the wonderful Slouching Mom and who had this award bestowed on them. You make our day too, Sarah.


  1. Yes, wipes are great. They'll come in handy when you hike the Appalachian Trail, too!

  2. I would have to agree with you on the Green Day song. (Don't tell my husband.)


  3. What did we DO before wipes, anyway? ;)

    Congratulations on the well-deserved award.

  4. I hear ya about the wipes! OMG I would be so lost without them.

    I think I am becoming a germaphobe in my old age...

  5. I love the song Beautiful.

    And on the wipes, no diapers here, but love them!

  6. Four reasons Bossy no longer does memes:


    (yours were cool though!)

  7. Don't tell me you forgot to put John Denver on your list! A most definite guilty pleasure.


  8. ok we are soul sistas ~~~

    i ahhh love gordon lightfoot (actually did a post on it a while back) sundown you better take care ROCKS !!

    ahhh nothing compares 2 u, i would sit and be the sullen girl (love that by fiona apple) over my college boyfriend who dumped me. remember just her big face on the screen. loved it.

  9. oh my god jean. sorry. am i allowed to say that, or shall i only refer to you as stimey. okay. yes, just as i read your words, i had the image of sinead, large, strained, pulled over chaz's robust middle. i also did not know how much embarrassing music we have in common. well, i knew about gord, because you gave me that tape. i love it and still listen to it. one of the endearing things is the writing on the box is yours. but i really love that green day song too. i was a delivery driver at the time and could reliably catch it every day at around 9:45 on one of the mainstream radio stations for about a month.

    your mother's day post was beautiful.


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