Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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You guys!

I swear I keep writing stuff and I have no idea if any of it makes sense. My head can be a crazy place sometimes.

So, while I sort all that out, I have two questions, completely unrelated.

I was at the coffee shop today and they were playing the John Lennon song Watching the Wheels, which I hadn't heard in forever but is a totally great song. And I thought, "Oh, I'll have to download that later so I can listen to it again!" Conveniently forgetting that Yoko Ono hates iTunes (although apparently not enough to keep her own music off of it). So no John Lennon. Instead, I had to download my first-ever Fergie song. Don't ask me why, I just did. And, yes, I'm sufficiently mortified, and no, it is NOT My Humps. OR Fergalicious. (I am soooo cringing right now.)

Which leads me to the first question: What song are you most embarrassed to admit you like? I guess that Fergie song is my winner right now, but a quick perusal of my iTunes library shows Hillary Duff, Hanson, Roxette, Belinda Carlisle, Vanilla Ice ... should I stop? I think I should stop. Ha ha ha.

I really do have great taste in music. I promise!

Second question is a quickie, though VERY unrelated: What do you do to get brave? I'm just wondering. I need to get braver, and I could use some suggestions.


At 8:17 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

OK, here goes Manic--

Vanilla Ice Ice Baby...Tooo Cold!

Funky Cold Medina

Push It, Push It Real Good -- Salt N Peppa's Here!

Push, Push, In The Bush (that old, old, old song from the early, early '80s -- anyone remember that one?!?! How old is that one! Like Swish wasn't EVEN BORN THEN!)

Push It, Push It To The Limit, to Win It! (Corbin Bleu of High School Musical Fame)

The whole High School Musical CD.

Ajers used to love the Enrique Eglasias CD and I have that on my itunes too.

And Hilary. No Hanson, but I hear they're touring again!

And to get braver... let's see... how 'bout this advice: "There's no way you can hit the ball if you're thinking about all the ways to miss it. Focus on your goal" That's what the fortune cookie fortune says anyway.

And according to Nike: "Just do it."

What do you need to get brave for? That 5K you're training for? ; )

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Monnik said...

Manic, I have Funky Cold Medina on my iPod too. And some Michael Jackson...

What I do to get brave is to procrastinate. Sounds totally ass-backwards, but... I intentionally put off thinking about whatever event or goal I need to be brave for, and then when it comes time to deal with it, it's too late- I just have to do it!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Karen said...

iTunes is both the best invention ever and the devil. I'm reminded every time I scroll through my playlists of an essay I read somewhere which basically said, "I love you, iTunes, but I hate what I am when I'm with you." So true.

I think the song I'm most ashamed to admit I downloaded was one I revealed in my blog, "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. Worse yet? Sometimes I get all teary listening to it. Christ, I'm not an angst-ridden teen anymore. What the hell?!

I've got a lot of other crap on there, but it's crap I genuinely like - Baby's Got Back; Push It (which was played at our wedding reception - rock on!); You and Me - Lifehouse (another tearjerker); She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd; Oh, here's another - #1 by Nelly. Not terribly proud of that one.

Can't offer any suggestions for bravery since I'm not. At all. I would say booze, but that opens up a whole other can of worms. :)

At 9:33 AM, Blogger cubmommy said...

I have too many to mention so I will give you one that I like right now. I am really cringe when I say this. The song is Girlfriend by Avril Lavine. It reminds me of high school and the 80's.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Senor Beavis said...

Hmm, you'll probably get like 16 comments from me as I think of more throughout the day. Well, what's really embarrasing anyway? I'm not at all embarrassed of my love for Duran Duran.

Well, yeah, I like Mmmmbop too, but I think I told you that already. And I like Avril Lavigne too, but I think I've commented that here before.

OK, so I like Huey Lewis. I don't know who that guy was singing along with "Do You Believe In Love" when it was on the radio yesterday. Certainly not me. "I don't wanna be lonely, baby, please tell me..."

OK, so I secretly like Panic at the Disco. And this was before I realized I used to work at Starbucks with the bassist. Nice guy.

Maybe, just maybe, I like "All 4 Love" by color me badd.

Manic just reminded me that I secretly like that "You can run, you can hide, but you can't escape my love" song. And ok, fuck it, I'll admit it. I like Ricky Martin, esp "Shake Your Bon-Bon." That shit makes me laugh.

Wayne Gretzky said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." And some baseball person said, "You can't steal second with your foot on first." Sorry, the only motivational sayings I know are from sports. If you figure out how to be more brave, please tell me since I could use it myself.

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Jenster said...

You have Hanson on your iPod?? That is so bitchen!!! Seriously. I don't think I have anything I'm embarrassed about because I have no pride so I can't be embarrassed. Well, not by music anyway.

As for being brave - I don't know. I'm only brave when my back's against the wall.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Trish Ryan said...

I love Belinda Carlisle!

What do I do to get brave? Hmm...usually it involves my back against a wall, and a mad dash toward the hope of something better. I'd love to say that I just cultivate courage from my deep well of inner-knowing, or some such nonsense, but that ain't the case. When you really need to get out of where you are, it's amazing what you can do. So you just do it. Not because of bravery so much as desperation - when the prospect of life staying the way it is grows too awful to manage anymore, bravery shows up in unexpected places.

I also pray for God to light up the doors he wants me to walk through and lock all the others. It helps keep me out of the "Out of the frying pan, into the fire" scenerio! :)

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

I know push push in the bush! Maybe I shouldn't be admiting that!!

I love that Rhianna song "umbrella" and listen to it all day!

If you find out how to get brave, let me know! : )

At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Hall and Oates for embarrasing!! I have a bunch of their songs on my iPod.

Did I just say that out loud?

As for brave...oh, girl it seems the older I get the harder I have to work at it. I'm going to be eagerly reading your comments for tips.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Kristabella said...

Um, I have most of those - Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, MC Hammer, Culture Club. I also have some New Kids on the Block thrown in there. And far too many Britney songs. And Blake Lewis from American Idol. And more than ONE Fergie song (I think I'm up to 3, but kinda like her new one.)

Wow. 30 GB of space is just TOO much.

At 6:18 PM, Blogger TTQ said...

Abba.. I win. Seriously. What was I thinking?

At 10:03 PM, Blogger TTQ said...

Brave? Not happening, last night I had to speak at a podium and basically I just said "Thanks for being here and the rest of the time can be used by people who can actually talk up here without fainting."

It was crowd pleaser as some people were just goin on and on and on..

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I can't think of a song! maybe Fergie, cuz I hate her...but really, screw anybpdy who doesn't like what I listen to!!

and Manic, I DO remember that song!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!!

At 12:43 PM, Blogger kim said...

Are you singing about your London Bridge now?

I have no shame, so I'm embarrased of no bad song choice.


I do method bravery (I'm the Dinero of bravery --ha!)

If I'm not feeling it, I fall back on the old "fake it till you make it" and then I pretend to be my sister Robyn -- I don't think fear ever crosses her mind, she's a do-er. Or I pretend to be my friend Peggy -- she's got enjoying life down to an art and it seems to involve not taking herself too seriously, which boils down to -- not affraid to make a public ass of herself.

You can use Robyn or Peggy if you like, but it would probably be better if you modeled after someone you know.

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Patti said...

ricky martin: shake your bon-bon...

At 8:20 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

*shrinking* Um...I've got Hanson on my iPod and I don't care what anyone says. Oh yes, I do.... that's why it's on my iPod.

At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toxic - Britney Spears, hee hee.

At 12:13 AM, Blogger Swishy said...

You guys are so smart! Even if your taste in music is questionable ... ha ha. I know: Hello, pot, this is the kettle calling.

At 2:10 AM, Blogger honeykbee said...

1. I saw the sign - Ace of base.

2. Run.

If you ever tell anyone either of these things I'll have to kill you.

At 12:49 AM, Blogger Drew Blackstone said...

Hi. I'm Drew and I like "Billy don't be a hero."

(all together)

Hi Drew.

BTW - Huey Lewis and The News totally rock. One of the few good 80's bands.


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