Monday, April 21, 2008

Random Tunes

My first time doing this meme on Monday. Let's see how I do …

The challenge: List 10 songs that sum up your weekend...or were on your weekend playlist...and one picture that relates back. (Oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did)

1) Talking in Your Sleep -- Crystal Gayle
2) Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue -- Crystal Gayle
3) Somebody Loves You -- Crystal Gayle
4) I'll Do It All Over Again -- Crystal Gayle
5) Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For? -- Crystal Gayle
6) Kiss This Thing Goodbye -- Del Amitri
7) Nothing Ever Happens -- Del Amitri
8) Always the Last to Know -- Del Amitri
9) Stone Cold Sober -- Del Amitri
10) Some Other Sucker's Parade -- Del Amitri

OK, here's the thing … For some reason, more than a week ago, "Talking in Your Sleep" came out of nowhere and landed in my head. And refused to leave … and refused to leave … so I finally bought an inexpensive Crystal Gayle compilation (shown) and downloaded it. The repeated listenings cured me and enabled me to move on to the next playlist on my iPod: Del Amitri.

Of course this is absolutely true. Could anyone come up with such a mundane saga otherwise?

To play along yourself, click here.

This is what first place looks like

Pretty, ain't it?

Doing it in stages

1) First I decided not to throw the mail solicitation out, instead keeping it on my coffee table -- separate from the mail that required response.

2) When the "reminder" mailing came, I recycled the original invitation and placed the second mailing in the yellow folder (where bills go).

3) After about a week, I sent in the $12 membership fee.

4) When the membership packet came, I put it on the coffee table.

5) After about a week, I opened it, peered in, and saw that I do indeed have a valid AARP Membership Card. My name is spelled correctly.

6) What's next? Actually moving the card to my wallet? Or checking what perks come with membership? We'll see … next week.