This is not a Boston-related post! Shocking, I know. You’re welcome!
Its been awhile since I revealed how weird/nerdy/etc. I am to the blog world, so here goes…
1. I’m clueless when it comes to music. No, really clueless. When bloggers post their playlists I barely recognize any songs. Yesterday I was listening to Pandora at work and the song “Laid” came on. I know every word of this song (this bed is on fire with passionate love…) – who doesn’t? I’ve belted this tune out at a bar on many occasions. Did I know it was called “Laid”? Ummm, nope. I told this to Matt last night and he says we had the same conversation 5 years ago. How quickly I forget.
2. I also thought the Maroon 5 song “Moves Like Jagger” was “Moves Like That”. What’s wrong with me?!
3. I make my bed every single morning. It’s one of the first things I do when I get up. I can’t stand unmade beds.
4. I always wanted to be a meteorologist growing up. A normal childhood dream, right? Teacher, doctor, fireman…meteorologist. I loved the weather and geography. I used to make a map of the US, cut out all different types of clouds, and pretend I was on TV giving the weather report.
5. I hate the movie Grease. I have actually never seen it the whole way through because I can never sit through it. I know it’s some sort of classic but I find it and the music obnoxious. Anything from Grease was on my do-not-play list at my wedding.
Ever get the lyrics completely wrong? Better yet, ever sing the wrong lyrics out loud and then have someone correct you?
What did you want to be growing up?
Hate any movies considered to be a “classic”? Not sure if this qualifies as a “classic” but I wasn’t a fan of the The Sixth Sense either.
Tara Burner says
lol my daughter laughs at me all time cuz i get lyrics wrong!
I blame it on my partial hearing!
I wanted to be so many different things as I was growing up, now I just wanna be happy!
I’m so so so so music not hip at all too.
I am totally with you on #3!!
I wanted to be a dentist when I was a kid. To this day I am fanatical about all things related to teeth–new toothbrushes, dental floss, etc. And I love going to the dentist!!!
Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says
i am terrible at song lyrics and titles!
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
Fun post. I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader when I was in kindergarten then in 1st grade it was a bus driver. No joke.
I love the music from Grease, but I hate the overall message of the movie. It seems like a horrible thing to show young kids, haha!
I was PISSED after my first marathon because I was listening to the Glee version of Britney Spears “stronger” at mile 25 and thought they were saying “ain’t nothing but a mile away” and was all excited because it was so perfect. Apparently they are saying “ain’t nothing but my way”. I have to make my bed every morning too. It took me years to train Eric and it’s still not 100% consistent. Good thing you didn’t become a teacher, that would have been a huge mistake!
One of my co-workers was a meteorology major in college and I always ask him nerdy questions about the weather! It’s fascinating. AND, I’m right there with you about music. I just don’t pay attention enough to keep up with the latest stuff. My sister makes fun of my all the time
My uncle is a research meteorologist–it’s not that glamorous. When I was little I wanted to be an Egyptologist. Not sure when I gave that up…
As for lyrics, I tend to be the one people come to when they’re not sure what a particular singer is saying, though even I can’t help you with Louie, Louie!
I was with you until the Grease thing. I just have no words. How do you not love all of that? I really thought I belonged in the 50s. I love all that crap.
Kristy: I am the QUEEN of singing the wrong lyrics. The 80s song Relax. I was singing, “Relax, Just Do It’ and my girlfriend said, ‘Uh, if you’re relaxing, why would you do it? It’s Don’t Do It”. Another one is, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. The song Lost in Emotion. I thought that they were talking about a girl name Casarra. I didn’t know it was Que Sera Sera… whatever will be will be. HAHAAH. And btw, I thought that up until a few months ago when Pedro and I took out the record and listened to it on his turntables. HAHAH There are so many other lyrics I mess up. I could never be on that TV show where you finish the song.
A meterologist, huh? I’m thinking of Kelly Bundy on Married with Children. When Kelly was the meterologist and she said that strong stroms were coming in. HAHAA. It was on the other morning.
Loved this post. Happy Thursday!
The lyrics to a lot of songs are hard to understand if you just hear the song! Sometimes I look them up and I’m like “omg that is what they are saying?!”
I wanted to be a writer…
You should have been a meteorologist. Maybe you could have advanced the field and they would do a better job predicting weather for marathons! Because, you know, clearly that is the only reason weather forecasting is important…
So funny about the lyrics–I’m the same way. For years I thought Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way” was “Born to Sway.”
Kate @ NaturaStride says
HA. I always get song lyrics wrong – for example, you know that song “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado? I thought they she was saying “Mystery boy… ” AH!
Also, I still kind of want to be a meteorologist. My friends make fun of me because I always know what’s going on with the doppler and am a huge fan of the “map in motion” on weather.com.
I wanted to be a farmer as a kid – again, still kind of do.
This was fun! I always get the lyrics wrong. I’m a music junkie (hence my latest post). I’m always on the look out for new tunes, but am out of the times. I know this because I no longer know that bands that play on SNL. That is my barometer, dont judge.
I’ve never seen Gone With the Wind or Casablanca… I think those qualify as classics.
Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen says
Ha ha, I’m the same way with music! I hate making playlists and used to always just dump all the songs I like in one monster playlist. Thank goodness for Pandora and Rock My Run. And I never know titles!
I wanted to be a news anchor or a talk show host — ok, I still kind of want to be those things.
I also suck at songs – I never know the names or who sings them unless they’re songs that are covered on GLEE.
I’m actually pretty good with song lyrics…strangely good. But I didn’t like Looney Tunes growing up or The Goonies!
Holly @ Pink-Runner.com says
I always knew I wanted to do something with music and now I am a music teacher. I can always help you out with songs and lyrics 🙂
I’m sorry that I haven’t read your blog more in the past. from this post, I LOVE YOU. 😉 haha
I feel ya on #3!
And I love weather!!!! I would still love to be a meteorologist 🙂
I’m terrible with music…..and actors/actresses and movies if we’re really honest!
I’m not good with classic or “Oscar” movies in general. I need it to be very action oriented to keep my attention.
I like how you played out being a meteorologist as a kid! In preschool I had high aspirations of being a tow truck driver. At some point in elementary school I must have seen a tv special on manatees and was convinced I would grow up to save the manatees.
Classic movies…nothing comes to mind. But in general, I’m not a huge fan of the musical movies. Which is weird coming from someone who played music for most of her life. Re: Sixth Sense: we got to the theater 5 minutes late and didn’t know what we missed at the beginning until talking to someone the next day.
I’m altogether pop culture deficient.seriously
Emily W says
I hate Grease.
Since I run with music, and I find “new” songs motivating I’m always looking for new music, however, I always mess up the lyrics. I used to think the song “Waterfalls” by TLC’s line was, “Don’t go Jason Waterfalls.” LOL, I remember when at a middle school dance someone had to correct me and tell me that no, it was not that!