June 21st, 2010

Riding Jaykub

Music Meme Day 11

Day 01- A song that makes me happy ... Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Day 02- A song that helps you clear your head ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins
Day 04- A song that reminds you of something ... Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to you every time you hear it ... If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating
Day 06- A song you can always relate to ... Where Could I Go But To The Lord? By Elvis Presley
Day 07- A song that is your guilty pleasure ... Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs by Brian & Michael
Day 08- A song you liked when you were younger ... Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups
Day 09- A song that makes you want to dance ... C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Day 10- A song that makes you cry ... In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra

Day 11- A song that reminds you of summer

I wondered wbout Beach Boys songs, as they always remid me of the summer, but as I had already used one of their hits I thought again ....
This song was released in 1970, but in the summer of 1973, much of my year were in a school choir. The few who weren't still had their normal games lessons. Now, I went to an incredibly strict scholl, and that summer's games lessons we did Keep Fit to this song ... really radical for those involved! So, join me in my memories of Mungo Jerry singing In The Summertime

My James song is Layabout ... yes nice title for summer days, but he wrote it when he was in Wales in a wet summer ... and I was one of those at the concert in July where he first sang it. So, it reminds me of the incredibly wet summer of 2007 ... and there is a picture on the left of that concert.

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Adventure before dementia

Picture Meme - Day 7 & 8

And, so I continue with my Picture Meme that I snagged from hell0kittyangel ...

Day 1 — Your Best Friend ... Toni
Day 2 — Your crush ... James Marsters
Day 3 — Your Parents ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... here
Day 6 — A Stranger ... here

Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush

When I posted a picture of my dreams (as well as over the last few years) people said sweet things ... but the reason I think I will always be single is that this space has to stay blank ... there is no ex-boyfriend to post a picture of ... there is no X

Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend

This is hard to decide, as one or two of my LJ friends are truly special people ... and mean so much to me - more than they probably realise.  However I again don't want to either decide a favourite (I have a few!) ... or post a picture of them.

So, I decided to post a picture of someone that I am now back in contact with due to the "awful" FaceBook!!  Annemarie is 3 years younger than me, her brother, Stefan, is 1/2 way between the 2 of us - and we have known each other for ever.

Her parents were missionaries, and used to come to us when they were on furlough.  When she married in 1989, I (and M&D) travelled out to Michigan, and I was her maid-of-honour.  She had spent 6 months living with us a couple of years prior and we were great friends.

I last saw her when I was in Colorado in 1994, and slowly we lost touch ... she is still married, but has had some tough year - now we are back in touch, and I hope to regain the closeness we had.  Maybe we will meet again - but as she lives in Idaho, I do doubt it, unless she gets over here.

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Cross - Paid in full

The 5 Question Meme - Again!

As most of you know I scribble quite a bit from time to time ... and am pretty open.  I usually offer to do the 5 question meme thingy, and in the past have been asked some slightly obscure questions.

However I have offered to do it again and this time it is one of my newer friends who has asked the questions.  hell0kittyangel has asked :-
1) what is your testimony?
2) are you married/do you have children?
3) what is your occupation?
4) how long have you been playing clarinet?
5) what other musical instruments do you play?

Most of you will probably know, or guessed the answers, but I thought I would still answer them here, as they do cover some real basics that you may have always wanted to ask, but thought they were to well known by others!

So ... if you want to know the answers ... then
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This meme also has the other half - if you want tme to ask you 5 questions, then say so in a comment. .... And, if you want to ask anything else, I always leave that option open.