Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Random Tuesday "Music Quiz" and other Fun Stuff...

Okay, first off, I am feeling really weird right now. It is 7 am and McKenna and Delaney are out of the house and I'm still sitting here in my pajamas. McKenna drove them both to a prayer breakfast and then to school and it just feels weird. I know, I know. It's VERY cool that McKenna can drive them now (it's already saving me time and gas...this past weekend, I was making fried shrimp and Gary decided he needed to run to the store to get cocktail sauce and, well, McKenna jumped up real quick, grabbed her keys, and said she'd go get it. Ha!). But it's that same ole-same ole I've talked about here a lot lately...it just means that they're growing up and it's HARD for me.

Alright, enough pitiful Mom-ness...

How about a fun Random Tuesday posting?

I have actually seen this meme on several other blogs (Telah, Kimberly) and thought I'd join in the fun. The challenge is to randomly play the top songs on your Ipod or whatever music device you use, post the first lines of the songs, and put them on your blog for people to try and guess. Well, I don't have an Ipod (I know! what century am I living in, huh? Everyone else--well, not Sydney--has an mp3 player, but I'd just rather listen to the radio or listen to my CDs in the car. But, I'm slowly coming around and thinking that I MIGHT need one, if I can have one of those base stations so it's basically like having a CD player).

(Also, I kinda thought this meme went along great with the news that the American Idol kiddoes would be singing songs tonight that are on the list of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 most important songs. You can read that list HERE, which is kinda cool!)

Anyway, I digress...

So, I took the 10 CDs that seem like they are played ALL the time in my car (either by a daughter's request, or because it's a current personal favorite of mine) and picked a song from each CD. Here are the first lines of those songs. If you know what song it is, post your answer in my comments section and I will update it with the "winner" listed with it. (And, yes, some of these are EXtremely easy, but a few are not. And, yes, it's quite interesting to see what we listen to as we drive to-and-fro!)

1. "State the obvious, I didn't get my perfect fantasy": "Picture to Burn," by Taylor Swift; guessed by "Frequent Reader" (hey--glad to see you pop by!!)

2. "I'm the kinda girl that hangs with the guys": "Hey Baby," by No Doubt, by FR again

3. "I got my sights set on you and I'm ready to aim": "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus, guessed by Lorri

4. "I'm changing lanes. I'm talking on the phone." "Days go By" by Keith Urban, FR

5. "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes." "Seasons of Love," from the Rent soundtrack, guessed first by Adrienne

6. "Head under water, And they tell me to breathe easy for a while." "Love Song" by Sara Barielles, by FR

7. "It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside." "Your Song" by Elton John, guessed first by Leah

8. "Waking up I see that everything is okay": "Innocence" by Avril Lavigne, guessed by my darling daughter Delaney! ha!!!

9. "Told you I made dinner plans. You and me and no one else" "SOS" by the Jonas Brothers, by Lorri first and then Delaney and McKenna!! ha again!!

10. "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life" "Dancing Queen," by ABBA, guessed by FR

Okay, guess away! (But don't google for lyrics or anything. No cheating allowed!) First correct guesses get a prize...well, actually they get the satisfaction of a job well done!! LOL

(Edited to Add: Pretty interesting mix of music, huh? You can see the fact that I have girls evidenced by Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift--although, I have to say that i do listen to those CDs even when they're not in the car. And the No Doubt and Avril and Keith U. are totally my choices. AND, Sydney is probably the only 4-year-old who loves Broadway musicals. She yells "Rent, Rent!!" when she gets in the car and wants to listen to that whole soundtrack. Funn-ny! And then some Old School too, with Abba and Elton. Good times!)

And to make this a "true" Random Tuesday post in which I ask you to participate by asking a question about yourself--

What music are you listening to right now? What CD should I go out and buy? What song just makes you happy?

(And, participate in this fun little meme if you want to by posting on your own blog!)

And, oh yeah, how can we forget that today is International No Diet Day??!!! What in the world should I eat in celebration of this day? (Ding Dongs? a really greasy chili dog? cheesecake? one of my very favorite desserts ever which I like to call Chocolate Mess--basically a not-quite-cooked-all-the-way brownie that's still very hot and gooey with vanilla ice cream on top?) What would YOU eat if there was no risk of calories or fat or any of that evil stuff? (Cmon now, you can get away with it today!)

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Tuesday!!!!!! See ya soon!!!!


Adrienne said...

LOL I know #5 is from Rent! LOL

Edleen said...

Cheryl...what a list and not sure i recognise some of them :D

International No Diet Day??? that should apply to me who's Always on a unsuccessful diet! hehe...

Enjoy your day! :)

Mississippi Songbird said...

I'm not up on the music of today. My kids could probably do this though... I AM up for the International NO DIET day! Yipee!!!!
Let's see... I wonder if the heartburn would leave me alone today???
Great post today. Hope you have a good one..

Patti said...

That is funny about Mckenna, I remember my eagerness when I first got my license too. Now - not so much!

I DO eat what I want every day much to the chagrin of my waistline and rear end!

Ms.L said...

Hee Hee,I'd eat EVERYTHING!

Kathy said...

Isn't it wonderful when your kids can start taking themselves places! I LOVE that part of them growing up!

I am HORRIBLE at music trivia! Now, my husband would probably know all of them!

As for my favorites. Well, I don't listen to the radio that much. I am more into nature sounds combined with music. I have several cds with this type of music on them, and my clock has different nature sounds.

It's a good thing that it is International NO DIET day because I just ate a delightful piece of my "retirement" cake. LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Leah said...

#7 I think is Elton John - Your Song? My Song? The tune is running through my head!

I'm diggin' Daughtry right now. That's a good CD if you don't have it already.

frequent reader =) said...

i dont ever comment i just love to read your blog but i was sure i knew several so i couldn't resist!

1) picture to burn-taylor swift
2) hey baby-no doubt
3) ?
4) days go by-keith urban
5) seasons of love-rent (one of my faves!)
6) love song-sara barielles
7) your song-elton john (my all time fave!)
8) ?
9) ?
10) dancing queen-abba

Cheryl Wray said...

Adrienne--You're right!! Do you know, that Sydney makes me play that soundtrack CD ALL the time??? It is so funny!

Ed--Hee hee.

Songbird--Actually, a few of these songs are "oldies but goodies" and you might know them. LOL

Patti--Yep, me too. I pretty much eat what I want all the time; NOT a good thing!!

Ms. L--LOL

Kathy--Mmmm, the cake sounds good!

Leah--You're right!!! That's one of my favorite songs EVER!!! And I do like everything by Daughtry that I've heard on the radio, so I probably need to get the CD.

Freqent Reader--Great to "meet" you, and glad that you commented! You are right on ALL of those! :-)

Nina Diane said...

I'm so glad to hear it's Int'l no diet day......we are taking Jake out to the Outback tonight for a steak for his birthday dinner....and I'm having dessert!! How do you get your blogroll to let you know when someone has updated their blog? I'm dumb....can't figure out how to do that.

Anonymous said...

I got my sights set on you and I'm ready to aim- Miley Cyrus -see you again


Delaney said...

#8 is innocence by avril Lavigne

Cheryl said...

That is the first meme that I have seen like that. How neat. I am with you, I do not have an ipod or mp3 player either. I listen to radio and cds. Take advantage of Mc wanting to drive because with my two kids it did not last. The first year they wanted to go everywhere for me. Now they make a face when I even suggest it. Loved reading your post! Have a great week girl!

Kelly said...

I don't even have a CD player in my car! I've heard that they make adapters for cars and you can plug in your ipods. I don't have an ipod, either...

Anonymous said...

#9 SOS by the Jonas Brothers.

I have a 9 year old that loves them


Sheila said...

I'm horrible at music trivia, so I wouldn't attempt it...lol. I envy your daughter for having the get and go and learned how to drive. I've been harrassing my daughter to learn without any success.

Thank you for the awesome compliment on my daughter's dress.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

One of my boys, Kaleb, has had his license for over a year now and I STILL get all caught up in angst whenever he leaves the house. lol I'm a worry wart, I know. 'Course, he's had his license long enough now that it's a CHORE to have to go anywhere for his parents. He was so eager at first. I don't know when it became so difficult for him. lol
My youngest son, Jake, turned 16 back in December, but he doesn't want his license. He's too cheap to pay for his own insurance and that's our rule here. The kids have to pay for that themselves (we're hoping it makes them more careful!!)

Your music list was fun!


Auburn Kat said...

I actually rarely listen to music. I usually listen to talk radio or NPR!

McKenna,greatest daghter EVER. [: said...

#9 is "Innocence" by Avril Lavigne,
#10 is "SOS" by The Jonas Brothers.

man, i am SMART! [:

Dettao said...

Looks like I got here too late to make guesses! Cool idea, though. I might have to try this on my blog sometime soon.

I was thrilled when my girls started driving but I completely understand the "weird" part of it.

Jeff said...

Cool meme! I'll have to do one of those next time I update my ipod list.

For yours, the ones I know were already guessed when I got here.

I just downloaded the new Neil Diamond album this morning and love it! I'll be posting about that tomorrow.

I'm also really into the cast recordings for "Spring Awakening" and "Bare" right now as well as Rufus Wainwright tunes (from various albums that are all jumbled on my iPod) as well as Idina Menzel.

Katrin said...

Seems like I'm a bit too late for the guessing game... :(
My happy music is anything by Mika. The food I'd have if I wasn't interested in calories: french fries with mayonnaise, fried chicken, all kinds of soft and hard cheeses, beerbeerbeer, chocolate and/or black forest cherry cake, with whipped cream. And a good glass of whiskey to top it off. :)

Susie Q said...

Your lists are ALWAYS fun!!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

What a cool post, Cheryl.

For the record, I, Dawn Bibbs, don't own an IPOD or an MP3 player either. So, welcome to my world :-). However, I THINK my new cell phone is also an MP3 player...but I don't know how to do it. So technically, that doesn't count.

But as far as what I'm currently listening to in my car CD player...you're gonna laugh (or at least smile). AHEM...I am listening to a CD that I made with several hits from The BeeGees and KC & The Sunshine Band. HOW COOL IS THAT??? I am one HIP MOMMA!! LOL