...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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

i say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. because i don't have much else to say right now.

So I just ate some peanut butter toast for the first time since January and if that wasn’t enough excitement for the day, I colored my hair while dancing around in my bathroom to Dino’s I Like It.

Just now. That JUST happened.

What? You thought this red was all natural? Aren’t you precious! A lot of things come nice and easy in my life, but this hair isn’t one of them, pals.

Huh? That’s not what you were thinking? You were wondering what I was thinking with the song? Um, listen, I don’t know what YOUR iPod is made of, but mine is made up of awesome. Plus a lot of Hanson and some might say a freakishly excessive amount of ABBA.

(like yours isn’t…)

As I was saying, I just colored my hair while dancing around my bathroom to Dino’s I Like It,’ to which I’m linking again because yes, Dino and I want you to get up on it, because you know you want to, and if you did (strike that and insert DO), you’d find the dance moves for this tune are really pretty easy, and during the chorus, I’d lean over and I’d tell you there was a time in the late 80s/early 90s when my hair looked suspiciously like said Dino.

(like yours didn’t…)

But now my hair is even shorter than it was when I told you I cut more than 10 inches off, and it’s red again! Huzzah! Of course, my bathroom walls are also now red, which is something I often forget about when I color my hair and then bust into impromptu dance parties and the music calls for excessive pelvic thrusting. In fact, the walls are so red it looks like Jason Stackhouse just shot that wacky vampire Franklin with a wooden bullet and turned him into a hemoglobin geyser. Seriously, True Blood! Between the boobs and the blood this season, my face was in a perpetual “I just smelled something nasty” mode. Buffy the Vampire Slayer clearly ruined me by making me think whole idea that staking a vamp simply turned them into evaporating dust.

(that suspicious looking pool of red on the floor near the shower door may actually be blood, so don’t slip while doing that lawn sprinkler move while we’re dancing to what song again? Oh, yes, Dino’s ‘I Like It.’)

Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you I don’t have one. That’s just what I’ve been doing lately. So, what’s up with you?

You know what, screw it! I’m just going to embed the damn video! That’s the way it has to be, people. The bad part is it isn’t the same high quality video that I linked to above because I couldn’t take that one, so now you’re forced to scream “Get UP ON IT!” in the opening yourself. That’s the way it has to be again. You’d do it anyway, so no big whoop.



Blogger Madame Queen said...

Okay, I think we need to see some pictures of your new hair. Otherwise I'm going to be walking around picturing you with Dino hair.

Also, thanks for getting that song stuck in my head. Do you like Pina Coladas? Getting caught in the rain? (ha! I've had my revenge!)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

I think I missed out on this due to my childbearing years. I thought it was going to be that current, "Baby, I like it" song that I keep hearing, but have no idea who it is by.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

I just googled it and it's by Enrique. I have no idea why I didn't know that. Damn, he's HOTTT!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Oh. . . you weren't talking about 'Mony Mony'? . . .

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My iPod is Abba free. I had to listen to that . . . stuff as it was originally released and the radio stations were cramming it into our ears. I've had my fill.

I DO have one tune by Starland Vocal Band tho . . .

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Bex said...

You are so many different kinds of awesome!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...just wow. That is awesome and amazing. I tend to dye my hair while there's something good on t.v. So I dye a bit and then run into the living room to see what's going on on Chopped: Champions. We are equal in our awesomeness.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

I'm going to have to come back to the link 'cause I'm reading this at my friend's house and her volume is off. I can't find the damn button for her speakers that she has hooked up to her computer! Yeah, okay, so I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree!

Anyway, I don't dance when I dye my hair. Must be missing something there.

I love peanut butter toast.

I love True Blood.

I love your posts about nothing.

The end.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Stacia said...

I admit it. I did have a little crush on Dino. Don't tell anyone. =>

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:51:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

White men can't jump, ain't got rhythm and they can't dance. But hell, they can sing a freaking mean ass song. Love this one!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

no ipod, no true blood, no dino, but i did just color my hair while dancing around the bathroom. so, can we still be friends?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I rocked out to 99 Luftballons both on my way to and home from work...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:07:00 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I can say I have no idea who Dino is. My iPod is filled with the Beatles and Eric Clapton. Because I'm old. But I love that you colored your hair red and it matched your bathroom.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:29:00 PM  
Blogger Logical Libby said...

What do you use to dye your hair? I really hope it's virgin blood.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:59:00 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Wow! Dino! I didn't think anybody still knew who he was. I just put 'Summer Girls' on my iPod last week! Showed it to my sister while we were out Saturday night and we shared the headphones and danced around the bar.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:28:00 PM  
Blogger lime said...

that was some kind of flashback and although i graduated in 1986 i was a rebel, never did the big hair thing. lol.

btw, tag yuo're it! ;)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm kind of a music dinosaur and still listen to CDs in the car. But I personally think they're awesome. There is definitely some more new/mainstream stuff in my collection (you know - if I can find it at Target), but my most recent pick for the week was Pat Benetar. We Belong was replayed many times so I could blow my small children away with what would be my own Kareoke version of that song (which translates into them holding their hands over their ears and screaming for me to stopfortheloveofgodstop - what do they know anyway?)

I don't think many people "are" their natural color at this point...the only reason that I am is that I can only have SO MANY maintenance issues. My grandmother (god rest her soul) used to say to me [insert booming country club maven voice], "Dear - I hope you don't plan to dye your hair when you start to go gray because, you know I think that salt and pepper hair is AWFULLY attractive on women." Of course I would agree with her, but all the while, I'd be thinking that I will never go gray...I'll go RED!

Love your choice and your soundtrack.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Madame Queen - Oh, lady! You got me good! Planting that brain bug with the 'Pina Colada Song'! Here's how bad you got me...I heard it elsewhere no less than three other times today! I just may add it to the iPod... ;) (the hair...hmmm...maybe after the red tones down just a bit. right now it's screaming REDDDDD!)

Cocotte - Until you told me who it was, I had no idea what song you were talking about, but when you told me, I said "Oh, yes!" out loud to no one here. School day! Yeah! I do like that one, too, much to the boys' dismay.

Craig - Pew, pew, pew! I hate 'Mony, Mony' with the heat of a thousand suns. Any version, any way. That song is dead to me!

bikinfool - I can honestly say I own all ABBA on vinyl, that's how old I am in the game with them...and after confessing that, I have another little guilty pleasure song to add to my playlist!

Bex - Ha! If I ever update a resume or get business cards, I'm going to bullet point all my levels of awesome!

Meg - The sheer amount of awesome we possess must seep its way out of our bodies through our hair follicles, thus the need for the dying, and if I didn't have to run downstairs for the TV, I might take the risk of watching and dying, too!

Pat - I highly recommend the link AND the dancing! :)

Stacia - Dino probably likes that you have a little crush on him. In fact, I think he'd probably say that's the way it has to be. Don't worry. Your secret is safe with me!

Bob - They really can't rap that well, either, but props to Dino for giving it a shot in there.

Anna - You're probably far better off without any of those things! We can so still be friends!

Savage - That's a right acceptable commute tune. It's buried somewhere on my iPod. I need to shuffle past some Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force to get to that one tomorrow, I think.

Michele - Oh, I've got some of them on there, too. And the bathroom? Well, now it only matches by default!

Libby - Like you'd have to ask? Only the finest for these follicles!

Chrissy - Respect to the classics, lady! I do need to add 'Summer Girls' to my list, though.

lime - As a fellow '86er, I think I took your lack of big hair and simply added it to my own for a little extra bounce and vitality!

Kate - I'm a fellow dinosaur, too. In fact, I just recently did the Pat Benatar thing, too, after (struggling to) finish her recently released biography. Here's a tip - just stick to her music, don't read her book. Hell, don't even listen to the audio version of her book. It's a bit of a yawn. But you know what isn't a yawn? 'Promises In The Dark'. You know it. I know it. One day your kids will know it. Bust that one out in the car karaoke!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:57:00 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

This is disturbing on SOOOOO many levels.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw Pat Benatar in August. Girl can still sing, but I gotta tell you - REO Speedwagon stole the show.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:48:00 AM  
Blogger justmakingourway said...

I can't quite believe it - but I have never seen that video. So thank you. No, really!

And as long as your hair is not like the Crystal Gale wannabe guitar player in Dino's band - we're good.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Homemaker Man said...

Um, that is the first time I've ever heard Mr. Dino. I just filled my ears with a thousand hungry fire ants so they would eat the memory of that song. Also, I can't stop movin' my hips and boppin' my head and I may hook this up to the speakers to play for the kids.

What have you done?

And I like the new hair.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger San Diego Momma/Two Funny Brains said...

That Dino.
He was some hot box.

Plus, my iPod also have illegal limits of ABBA and Hanson. Also, Toto. I am very multi-dimensional musically. Or, lame. I get those adjectives confused sometimes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

you one crazy biatch.

My iPod has nothing on it cause MPS WIPED it when he put a mofo movie on it for Boo.

I am still bitching about it and it was like 3 months ago.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Sailor said...

I so have visuals of you with Dino hair, quick post a picture so I can get it outta my head!

Do I even need to comment on the awesome-ness? I mean, your degrees of amazing go without saying, right?

Friday, September 17, 2010 8:20:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Cheryl - You should try living every day with this degree of disturbing. :)

bikinfool - I saw her several years ago for free, and you're right, she still puts on an amazing show with that voice of hers. She was on a bill with REO Speedwagon here this summer, but the ticket prices were far too painful to consider it.

justmakinourway - We're totally cool. We're extra cool if you can't get this song out of your head now!

Homemaker Man - Hey! Thanks for being the only man who has noticed the hair!

San Diego Momma - I see your iPod loaded with lots of Toto and raise you my iPod loaded with lots of Styx. Oh, no, lady, we are soooo no lame! :)

Kelley - Dude! Trust me, I KNOW what it's like to be a long-term bitch. I'm president of that company. I'll award you a new iPod after five years of loyal service to the company!

Sailor - People are always going on about the awesome I possess, but they don't see it when I've not yet pulled it out of the jar by the door and slipped it on for the day. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

hey cute redhead *wink*

Friday, September 17, 2010 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Christina - Awww, are you talkin' to me? ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt Juicebox said...

People always think my red hair is real, too. Someone actually gave me a business card this summer for a redheads gathering that was going on.

I'm still completely appalled by Bill and Loraina's sex scene. Instead of calling it 'jumping the shark" from now I'm going to call it "ripping the head off another vampire while you rape her".

Monday, September 20, 2010 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Well, you know, my birth-mother is a 74-year-old redhead-from-a-bottle. . .

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Aunt Juicebox - I'm a 'sorta in real life, but mostly it's brown' redhead, so I like the tweaking of what I've been dealt with. And 'True Blood'...ah, when it ended and I was all, "Oh, yawn, witches next season?" I wondered why we subscribe to HBO only during this show's run, but dammit, I know I'll be doing it again next summer!

Craig - Some of the best stuff comes from a bottle!

Monday, September 20, 2010 6:21:00 PM  

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