...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

these are my confessions...

  • I don't understand a single thing about any of the games on "The Price is Right." When they rattle off the rules for each game? That's Chinese to me, my friends. Showcase Showdown is like one giant word problem and I'm stuck on a train that was supposed to be traveling 140 miles per hour when it leaves New York at 2 a.m., but instead, it's stalled on the tracks.
  • Speaking of trains, I'm totally not kidding about Drops of Jupiter.
  • Also, in my entire life, I've probably only watched a total of five hours of The Price is Right, so it's not like I dwell on the fact that I don't get it, but I seriously don't get it.
  • You know how sometimes when you were a kid, you'd fake being sick so you could stay home from school and watch game shows and General Hospital? Yeah, well, I watched Card Sharks and then played John Lennon's Double Fantasy on my parent's stereo and sang aloud.
  • I'm no one's idea of a singer, but friends, I can KILL at some Card Sharks.
  • I surreptitiously erase television shows from the DVR that my Tool Man records to make room for programs I'd enjoy. This explains how I got him to watch Glee with me.
  • Shhhh - Tool Man totally loves Glee.
  • "She listens like spring and she talks like June." That? That's poetry! That's embracing the English language like a secret lover and caressing the words until they melt into pools of awesome.
  • I enjoy using words like 'surreptitiously' when really, 'secretly' would've been easier to use and wouldn't have required looking up the proper spelling. I don't have the ability to melt words like one Mr. Pat Monahan.
  • Who's Pat Monahan, you ask? Lead singer of Train, yo.
  • No. I know you want me to be kidding, but I'm not kidding. I LOVE that song.
  • I want to lick melted chocolate ice cream off Pat Monahan's chin, risking the possibility I might cut my tongue on the scar he has there.
  • Speaking of DVRs, I recorded The Strangers almost a year ago during one of those free premium channel weekends our satellite provider offered and, even though I know exactly how it starts and ends and that it's lame, I've not yet watched it because I refuse to do so when Tool Man isn't home to scare away potential intruders with his snoring.
  • Still speaking of people I want to lick things off of, I have a totally bizarre and rather questionable attraction to Russell Brand. That's not a joke.
  • Why is a bad joke like an unsharpened pencil? It has no point. That IS a joke. It is also a metaphor for this particular post.
  • From time to time, my random celebrity crushes obviously skew a wee bit older than Joe Jonas.
  • Speaking of eating things - and not that I want you licking things off me any time soon or anything - I have a habit of spilling something on myself every time I sit down for a meal. Every. Time.
  • You're singing Drops of Jupiter in your head right now while you read this, aren't you? Tell me, did Venus blow your mind?
  • I have a long simmering hatred of Internet abbreviations and acronyms. They don't make me LOL.
  • There's a part of me I don't like that wants to see MacGruber when it's released this summer. This is a rather unfortunate desire considering the last grown up movie I got to see in a theater was Terminator Salvation a year ago. I'm not altogether fond of the part of me who made me go to that, either.
  • Drops of Jupiter ranks in my top 10 list of songs I've deemed Driveway Songs, which are songs that, if they come on the radio when you're arriving home after an exhaustive absence or even just a quick hop across the block for milk, compel (see also - mandate) you to remain in your vehicle while the song plays in its entirety. Although not necessary, it's strongly suggested you sing along loudly and with much feeling while also using whatever means are available to you within the vehicle (the steering wheel, your child's stomach, an empty pop bottle, a crushed bags of potato chips) as instruments.
  • In addition to the poetic opus that is Drops of Jupiter, my list of Driveway Songs includes, but is not limited to, the following - She Talks to Angels; Band On The Run (see also Live and Let Die, original recording); Paradise by the Dashboard Lights (only to be carried out if you've not consumed a copious amount of liquid prior to your arrival home); Mr. Roboto; Back in Black; Land Down Under; I'm Too Sexy; No Rain; Surrender; and any in the official Bon Jovi Trifecta of Sonic Perfection (patent pending) that is Living On A Prayer/Bad Medicine/Lay Your Hands On Me.
  • For reasons still unknown to me, I continue to watch both Desperate Housewives and 24.
  • Remember way back in 2001 (interesting trivia - Train's Drops of Jupiter was released in March 2001. Can you believe it?! Time flies!) when I told you I hadn't yet watched The Strangers because quasi-scary things scare the bejesus out of me? It's that very reason that I must quickly turn the channel or loudly hum a happy song (guess...) when commercials for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake air. One, two, the kid from The Bad News Bears is coming for you...
  • I feel bad for the toys my kids no longer play with. Seriously. Except for the Bionicles, which just look mean and could, assuming they were real, possibly drill my brains out, which is not a metaphor.
  • Any time I'm outside, regardless of the weather conditions or the time of day, I wear sunglasses. Yes, that means I wear my sunglasses at night.
  • Oddly - and to be rectified post-haste - my list of Driveway Songs doesn't include Corey Hart's tribute to nocturnal ocular shields.
  • I could have just as easily said 'quickly.'
  • As well as Sunglasses at Night.
  • I loathe the word 'nocturnal.'
  • I still own Corey Hart's First Offense LP.
  • I don't know about you, but I can imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken, my best friend always sticking up for you (because she's nice like that) even when I know she knows you're wrong. I can also imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance, five hour phone conversations, the best soy latte that you've ever had...and me. Yes. I CAN imagine it, and I don't like the idea of not having any of that. Especially the whole 'me' part. And if you can say you can't, well, then, head back to the milky way, my friend, because you're alien to me.



Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Oh my. I can't believe I'm first. The pressure! Let me just say, I think you are intelligent enough to figure out how Plinko is played.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I love Drops of Jupiter too....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Dude? Train is the musical Halley's Comet of Suck.

Which is also going to be my garage band's name when the midlife crisis kicks into full gear next year.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:15:00 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

I am so sad that you don't love The Price is Right. Maybe you are just watching with the wrong people. Come and watch with me. I will make a lover of Plinko out of you yet.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:21:00 PM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

I liked Train a whole lot more before they became one of the Top 10 Overplayed Bands of all time.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:29:00 PM  
Anonymous TwoBusy said...

I'm feeling a sudden need to stuff a cargo plane full of Music That Doesn't Suck and initiate the FADKOG airlift.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:34:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I get the feeling you might like Train's "Drops of Jupiter", but i am not positive.
I relate to almost every song you post. plus maybe a thousand more. Do not ever ask me to list the names of the songs i love, it will not allow the post to load. Let us say that I have some 280,000 gigs of music on a separate hard drive for my listening pleasure.
Keep drops of Jupiter in your head and then add "Satellite" by Gunther.
No i do not know many bands members, even most of my favorite ones, sadly.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:42:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Well hello there, Pat Monahan! Cutiepie ...

LOVE the word post haste but it doesn't get exercised enough.

P.S. Watch The Strangers. It's oddly compelling. I was sucked in.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:46:00 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

OK, you're just trollin' for me with the Band on the Run and Live and Let Die, aren't you?

'Cuz I was gonna say I had no idea about anything you were talkin' about up until then. . .

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:58:00 PM  
Blogger Logical Libby said...

I would make fun of you, but I love the song "Against All Odds."

Thank god my name isn't on this.

Oh, shit.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

I don't know what else you said in this post. Just watched the video and I am in love with the lead singer. God he is cute! I'd lick ice cream off of ANY part of Pat Monahan's body, okay?

Thanks for sharing this. :) Now I can fantasize. And yeah, I'm old, but I'm not dead.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

The price is right doesn't make any sense and why anyone would want their prizes is beyond me, but I still find it to be, hands down, the most enjoyable game show ever made.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:05:00 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

I also love that song. And Pat Monahan too. Mmmm, chocolate ice cream.......wha? where was I? Oh. Right.

That song came out as I was finishing my PhD and was stuck in the lab writing my thesis. I have this (annoying) tendency to put my favourite song on repeat and listen to it a hundred times in a row. I did that with Drops of Jupiter and it never got old. Watching the video now takes me back, hoo boy, it takes me back.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Did you notice that his shirt clashes with the oriental carpets? Hard to pay attention to lyrics with all that distraction. I have fallen in love with a shooting star. He said that enough times that it finally sunk in.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:22:00 AM  
Anonymous agentninety9 said...

I totally remember faking being sick so I could stay home and watch TV. I watched the Price is Right of course.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:55:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt Juicebox said...

I like that song too. I wouldn't say I'm as obsessed with it as you are though. ;)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Bekah said...

great...when i am singing this song st 4am this morning ill also be shaking my fist and muttering "FADKOG"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

You got through that entire entry and didn't mention licking chocolate off one of the Jonas brothers. Although one of them DID get a mention, still no liking!

I'm impressed!

My driveway song? Enter Sandman. Loud.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I'm with you on Monahan, but... my confession? He should not be wearing skinny jeans in the Soul Sister video. It's a little bit skeevy. White v-neck? Cool. Hip necklace? Cool. Skin-tight skinnies? I can barely hear the song, I'm so transfixed by the jeans.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I think we like all the same music; we should throw a party. And I think Drops of Jupiter is definitely poetry. I've said this for years, but now that you agree I know it's true.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:47:00 PM  
Blogger April said...

OHMYGOD! I am dying to see MacGruber! And I was too embarrassed to tell anyone. And although I am not a fan of Train, I do love anything by Air Supply. And I am still watching Grey's Anatomy. I know dude. I need therapy. And I have a very unhealthy obsession with Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars. Are we still friends?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:59:00 PM  
Blogger sue said...

Okay, yes...1.) I love this song, and b) you have it stuck in my head now. Thanks.

Oh, and yes, I totally meant to do 1 and b.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:08:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

I cry when I hear "Drops of Jupiter." SHUT UP, YO.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:27:00 PM  
Blogger lime said...

ok, um....i could explain the games on price is right but i have never understood what the heck drops of jupiter is about. seriously, it's just random to me.

i hope you'll still allow me to land my ufo here on occasion. lol

Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

I loved this. And I enjoyed listening to that beautiful song again. Never saw the video (do we have a new word for "music videos" yet?) - and now I get the "permanent scar" line.

By the way - Surrender is a good song - but "Never Surrender" by Corey Hart is definitely a driveway song for me (and I have an autographed picture to prove it).

I understand about Desperate Housewives. I don't watch that one, but I have others. I have of yet to figure out how to break up with TV shows that don't get cancelled...

Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger jennyonthespot said...

I dig that song too. J-Bling thinks the song is about her.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:43:00 PM  
Blogger San Diego Momma/Two Funny Brains said...

I like Drops of Jupiter, too. Even though I think some of the verse is pragmatically inappropriate, as is Soul Sister, with "untrimmed chest."

But that's probably also WHY I like those songs.

Also love "Meet Virginia."

In addition and plus, I totally want to see MacGruber, am simultaneously drawn to and repelled by The Strangers (and Russell Brand), and adore Band on the Run, et al. Also Silly Love Songs. That's my ultimate Driveway Song.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

dude, you are insane.


(my Damn Emos favourite word...)

And my capcha word is 'rochro' which totally sounds like something Scooby would say.

Friday, April 30, 2010 2:56:00 AM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

My hubby watches GLEE with me too! Will he admit it? Probably not! Wehn Drops of Jupiter comes on the radio, I sing at the top of my lungs ;-)
oh and p.s. I think you should place your MD order with me, and then I'll just bill your hubby!!

Friday, April 30, 2010 6:36:00 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hi FADKOG, your comment didn't have an email to reply to so I'm sending my replay to you here.

Here's a link to the photo you liked on my flickr stream. It's downloadable but not at the resolution I posted it. If you have an account, I think you can order a print which might have better image quality with a higher pixel count. Glad you liked it and thanks for the beautiful comment.

Friday, April 30, 2010 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger justmakingourway said...

My sister is a Train junkie. I hesitate to admit, since I want to always remain a favorite, that Drops of Jupiter would not be among my Driveway song list. Why Can't I Be You by The Cure is on the top of that list. And always will be.

I don't think The Price is Right is nearly as good without ol' Bob Barker.

Friday, April 30, 2010 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger Tahereh said...

omg i love this song!! thanks for sharing all those lovely points about yourself! it's always so nice to learn new things about my fellow bloggers!

hoping all is well with you!


Friday, April 30, 2010 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

It IS playing in my head now, and for that I might have to kill you. I was quite a fan of theirs until this song was played on a loop not unlike what would be heard in a torture chamber. My ears came perilously close to bleeding.

I shall endeavor to have Corey Hart play in my head (and wherever else he chooses).

And yeah, I could have chosen smaller words, but it's just so gratifying to pull out the big guns once in awhile. That's what HE said!

Saturday, May 01, 2010 9:21:00 PM  
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Monday, May 03, 2010 2:40:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I agree, LOVE Mr. Pat -- but have to say, Soul Sister is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Amber D. said...

I JUST HEARD "Drops of Jupiter" on the radio on my way back from my lunch break, and sat in the parking garage to listen to the song in its entirety.

Also, I went to a wedding this past weekend, and the bride walked down the aisle to that song, and it was the coolest thing ever...

How weird that I stumble across this post today, after hearing the song, thinking of the wedding, and thinking how much I love that song. Must be a sign...

Friday, May 07, 2010 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Amber D. said...

Oh yeah, and "She Talks to Angels" - gives me chills just thinking about it. I.LOVE.IT.

You have great taste in music, yo.

Friday, May 07, 2010 1:00:00 PM  
Anonymous sherendipity said...

I had the pleasure of listening to Pat (we're on a first name basis now)sing Drops of Jupiter, last month. It was a small venue. I'm pretty sure it was just me in the audience, but I'm sure those other 200 or so people would tell you otherwise.
His tiny body and massive head make for great blog fodder.

Sunday, May 09, 2010 9:47:00 AM  
Blogger Madame Queen said...

You could fit a lot of ice cream in Pat Monahan's chin cleft.

I liked Drops of Jupiter the first ten thousand times I heard it, but I'm gonna be honest, it makes me want to stab my eardrums when I hear it now. Please don't hate me. Also, this coming from a woman who legitimately likes the song Mmmm Bop.

Monday, May 10, 2010 8:33:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

I won't say Venus blows my mind exactly, but I'd invite her over for a "Real Housewives" viewing party any day. I do like the idea of the Driveway Mandate list, and the Bon Jovi Trifecta is unequivocally on mine.

And I also sneakily got the Anonymous Husband into "Glee"; DVR hijinks are the way to go.

Friday, May 14, 2010 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i think my girl crush on you just got a lot bigger. *sigh*

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:48:00 PM  

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