In an odd mood; so, a meme (thrice over), and events of my day: (long post and with pics!)
Posted by Miss Knotty on February 18, 2007
If your life were a film, what would your soundtrack be?
So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
Opening Credits: That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra
Waking Up: Piano & I – Alicia Keys
Life: The Jig is Up – Jill Sobule
Falling in Love: That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Make-out Scene: Over You Now – Acoustic Ross
Breaking Up: My Funny Valentine – Michael Buble
Mental Breakdown: Gee Officer Krupke – West Side Story
Driving: Siamsa – Ronan Hardiman (From Riverdance)
Getting Back Together: Stella By Starlight – Frank Sinatra
Wedding: Why Does This Always Happen to Me – Weird Al Yankovic
Birth of Child: Old King Cole – Iris & Rose
Final Battle: The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
Death Scene: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ -(Oklahoma) – Sung by Frank Sinatra
Funeral: Hello, Young Lovers – Frank Sinatra
End Credits: This Protector – The White Stripes
Just for giggles, I didn’t change the playlist at all and did it again:
Opening Credits: Rock-It – Herbie Hancock
Waking Up: Save a Prayer – Duran Duran
Life: Day of the Clipper – The Corsairs
Falling in Love: More Human Than Human – (White Zombie) – Cover by Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine
Make-out Scene: Corina Corina – Dean Martin
Breaking Up: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park – Tom Lehrer
Mental Breakdown: Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Acoustic Version) – Nirvana
Driving: 6060-842 – The B-52s
Getting Back Together: La Bella Maria De Mi Almo (Spanish Version) – The Mambo Kings
Wedding: Mack the Knife (Live Performance Edition) – Michael Buble
Birth of Child: I’m Not OK – My Chemical Romance
Final Battle: Uninvited – Alanis Morissette (Soundtrack of City of Angels)
Death Scene: Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) – as performed by Jamie Cullum
Funeral: Omobolasire – Prozzak
End Credits: Twisting – They Might Be Giants
Okay, this is SO weird. But funny. Because the computer was pretty dead right for the wedding scenes, and the “second” birth – I’m Not OK by My Chemical Romance – Freaking. Perfect.
For the record, my playlist contains 7,296 tracks (in Winamp), and I put the playlist in and hit the shuffle button. I stuck to the plan fully, and truly did put the songs in as they played.
How funny is that?! That said, I had some fun things happen today:
Ms. E and I went to Ft. Worth for the TXOLAN (Texas-Oklahoma-Louisiana-Arkansas-New Mexico) Alpaca Spectacular – it was rather like a dog show, but with alpacas – judging various different aspects of behaviour, look, breed, health, colour, and I don’t know what else all, but it was sure interesting. We watched part of the judging and then went back into the barn area, where the alpacas were penned:
There were also some vendor booths back there. We met some lovely alpaca breeders and also some absolutely lovely spinners. There was some alpaca fleece to be had (both for spinning and already processed yarn) but I managed (somehow) to restrain myself. It was tough though. I kept wanting to just grab a handful of the raw fleece and stuff it in my pocket (why, however did that get there? >>most innocent look possible<<), for later (but I also managed to restrain myself from theft. That wasn’t so hard. But I did learn that if you take a spinning implement (wheel or drop spindle) -they’ll give you alpaca to spin with. >>sigh<< ) Ooooooh how lovely to have known that beforehand – Something to remember for next year. We had a great lunch at Mexican Inn Cafe, and hit some yarn shops in Ft. Worth – Yarns Ewenique in Sundance Square, and Jennings Street Yarns, and also Simpatico Yarns in Bedford, before heading back home-ways. Ooooh man it was fun, though.
Elinor let me know her opinion of whether she’d like an alpaca of her very own: . I figure this is the feline equivalent of a rolled-eyes, “Yeah right, crazy knitter-lady” look. I mean, an alpaca, even a baby one, in my 3rd floor apartment is rather laughable. But they were very, very cute!
Ms. E. and I grabbed my Loandrum (and my knitting bag) at my apartment, and then hightailed it out to Sachse for some spinning fun (and some more of the decadent, amazingly good and wonderfully smooth coffee from the Rocking Coffeemaker-Carafe thingy (this time it was Ethiopian coffee…. Taaaasty.) Mr. E. played some Nintendo Wii (with enthusiastic cheering from his cheering section, Ms. E. and myself. Go Mr. E!) It was good fun. I had no idea that the Wii had so many different functions – news, weather, polls, and downloadable games from old (and/or defunct) console systems, to name a few – Wowee. Again, Fun times.
I got to buy yarn vicariously, b/c Ms. E. is not on a yarn diet, and she picked up some fun yarns (yarn enough for three (?) pair of socks and also for a pretty teal sweater out of Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece. The sock yarns are Southwest Trading Company’s Tofutsies, made from Seasilk, cotton, and Chitin (made from Crab and Shrimp Shells – cool!), a couple balls of Crystal Palace’s Panda Cotton (a bamboo and cotton blend), and lovely purple Trekking XXL(#109).
On Another Note: Simpatico Yarns has some LOVELY fleece to spin. Sigh. I’m quite enjoying the spinning process. A spinning wheel of my own is definitely on the “someday” wish list. One like Ms. E’s is really cool, and gets the job done, and is light as a feather, and is a not-terribly costly way of learning the art of spinning.
I like hers a lot; and I also want to test drive all different kinds of wheels. My friend Libby (blogless – alas!) has offered me an opportunity to spin on her Schacht that I plan very much to take her up on, as soon as my vehicle is in a condition to get me to her house without overheating. Sigh. But alas, a new radiator is the order of the day, and nothing else gets to be done until that’s done. Soon, though. Once I get out of February, a notoriously unfortunate month, because of its shortness, I’ll hopefully be freed up a little bit money-wise, and I’ll be able to knock that repair out of the park.
Now, just for one more giggle, I’m going to do the meme one more time, with the same (huge) playlist, and not stopping from where I’m playing right now.
Opening Credits: Brazil – Django Reinhardt
Waking Up: Le Tango de Ramona – Jaime Plan
Life: Flashdance (What a Feeling) – Irene Cara (This showed up on another friend’s Meme too – that is TOO weird)
Falling in Love: Symphony #1, Op. 21; I. Adagio Molto (Ludwig Van Beethoven) – Performed by Cleveland Symphony
Make-out Scene: On the Street Where You Live – My Fair Lady
Breaking Up: Lost Weekend, Las Vegas – Wally Pleasant
Mental Breakdown: One Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx (Ha!!! This is apropos)
Driving: Stompin’ at the Savoy – Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
Getting Back Together: The Music Stopped – Frank Sinatra
Wedding: The Becoming – Nine Inch Nails
Birth of Child: Wishing I Was There – Natalie Imbruglia
Final Battle: But Not For Me – Billie Holliday
Death Scene: So They Tell Me – Frank Sinatra
Funeral: Feelin’ Love – Paula Cole
End Credits: Metal Shop – DaVinci’s Notebook