Tuesday June 5th

Scenes from a work dayI meant to take another photo yesterday, so I could post this one over on my work blog as a sneak peek of something, but then forgot to take another picture. So I’ll just tease you with this photo but then talk a little bit about it later today.

This week I feel like someone living too much inside their own head. I have some things I want to vent about, but I’m too close to them to be articulate, and anyway it has something to do with a social situation I was in recently and any blogging about it is going to … well, you know how sometimes on blogs, people think the blogger is talking about them? And the general rule of thumb is that most people are so obtuse that they wouldn’t think it was them if it was? This situation that’s on my mind is so finger-pointy that it would be obvious about whom I was speaking. I mean, how many people have friends addicted to licking cane toads who were recently arrested for stealing a helicopter and landing it upside down on the Oaks Mall? OK, I kid, I kid; but you get the idea. I can’t even say “I have this friend” because it would still just be too obvious, in my mind.

So instead, hey! Something happy! Some friends of ours have just gotten married and they’re putting together a music playlist for the party they’re having this weekend. They asked all their friends to give them the names of a favorite love song or two, something wedding-dancy, and being that I’m a big dork I couldn’t narrow it down to one song (neither could I think of anything sappy). I’ve got it narrowed down to this:

All I Want by Joni Mitchell
AM 180 by Grandaddy
As I Lay me Down by Sophie B. Hawkins
Beast of Burden by Bette Midler
Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might be Giants
Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkle
Bring it on Home to Me by The Commitments
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe by Barry White
Dogs in the Yard by Paul McCrane
Everything by Alanis Morisette
Free In You by The Indigo Girls
Good Times, Bad Times by Edie Brickell
Hello, I Love you by The Doors
How Long Will I Love You by The Waterboys
I Had to Tell You by Poi Dog Pondering
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Is It Okay If I Call You Mine by Paul McCrane
Is This Love by Alison Moyet
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
Moments In Love by Art of Noise
Never, Never Gonna Give you Up by Barry White
Our House by Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Power of Two by The Indigo Girls
Rainy Night in Soho by The Pogues
Shelter by Lone Justice
She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel
Skullcrusher Mountain by Jonathan Coulton
Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
These Are Days by 10,000 Maniacs
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac
You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) by Rod Stewart
You’re the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White
You’re the One that I Want by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

OK, I take it back, one or two of those is kind of sappy.

What, you wouldn’t put Skullcrusher Mountain on a love song set? WHAT’S WITH ALL THE SCREAMING?!

Sigh. My inner seventeen-year-old still does love a mix tape.

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