Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Things are getting weird around here

I've been thinking and here's what I've come up with:

1. "I'm not in love" by 10cc was a song waaayy ahead of its time. Three guys on synthesizers? Some lady punching you in the ears whispering "big boys don't cry?" Amazing. Those of you who know me, know that I have been obsessed with this song since my youth, as it appeared on my dad's beloved "mowing tape." Let me back this train up a minute. It's 1992 and I have just gotten my first Sony Sport yellow Walkman (ok, I don't know if it's really 1992, but maybe? probably?) and I need a tape for its maiden voyage. My dad, as a musician, is obvs a music junkie and has a buttload of records/tapes/reel to reel/8 tracks crowding a tiny room in our house. Every so often, he would tap the collection to create a mix tape for various purposes, the best of which was labeled "mowing tape." This particular masterpiece included classics like Ventura Highway, Desperado, Everything I Own, Rocket Man, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Sister Golden Hair, Life in the Fast Lane, Band on the Run, and of course, I'm Not In Love - pretty much a Time Life Middle America Collection of awesome. What makes the whole thing even better is the memory of Dad's mowing regalia. We're talking white shorts, t-shirt, socks with pristine white sneakers accessorized with a red, white and blue head band/wrist band set, accented by a 15 pound walkman, ginormous headphones, chew and a PBR. Point is, I traded in Boyz II Men, Genesis, Paula Abdul, Bryan Adams, Ugly Kid Joe and the like for 10cc and crew. I memorized Ram. I know that David Gates is from Tulsa. I was (am) a weird kid. Sometimes, when I'm not paying attention, I find myself humming, then analyzing the lyrics "I keep your picture upon the wall / It hides a nasty stain that's lyin' there" - what? This is kind of gross. You're not going to win her back that way, buddy.



2. Everyone worth dating is already dating someone and has since at least 2005, maybe even 2004. I don't say this to be mean, it's just fact (hey, I'm in this group too). Back in 2005, I had a boyfriend and didn't know I needed to be looking for a new one. Also, marriage is the new black. I thought the idea was to wait till you've found yourself and shit. How come everyone's scrambling to tie the knot now? Medicine keeps getting better and better. We're going to live for a long time.

3. I want something to make me as happy as this guy! That something just might be the Season 2, Disc 2 of Arrested Development I'm about to watch. Maybe. But probably not. Wait, he might actually be terrified, not happy. Maybe they're the same thing.


4. I keep reading all of these posts about who people'd go gay for. Well, I'll tell you. Tina Fey and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

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5. Dresses over jeans make as much sense as Die Hard 4 (Live Free of Die Hard, whatevs).

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

you shut up about die hard. bruce willis and justin long together. fanboys rejoice! dress over jeans= ugly. dress over assless denim chaps= boner inducing. i rest my case

Julie_Gong said...

1. That is the sweetest image of a dad EVER!
2. I totes agree. I'm giving a big fat middle finger to marriage at the moment. I'm so over it.
3. Mine is ice cream. I. can't. stop. thinking. about. it.
4. Natalie Portman. Always was always will be. Still unsure for the reason.
5. My mother actually said she was surprised I never did this 'style' before. I said I never did because I wasn't an ass hole.

Mr. Shain said...

i wore dress over jeans to work today and now i'm all nervous about it.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Leo Sayer was ahead of his time. And I agree on that whole dress over jeans thing. WTF?

blythe said...

anon - couldn't agree more.

julie - wanna hear my natalie portman story? one time, i was at harvard visiting friends with my college roommate whose sister invited natalie to our frat themed eliot house party! i am a huge dork! natalie emailed that she wouldn't be able to make it, but i was thisclose to playing flip cup with her.

cherry - again, couldn't agree more. and, i'm soo glad people hate dress over pants as much as me. i was sure it would be controversial.

Mr. Shain said...

your complete disregard for my comment in your comment-reply is noted.

blythe said...

well, you should be nervous. what else do you want me to say? how did it go anyway? i'm wearing a mini jean skirt over leggings with cute flats today! i'm so trendy!

Alex said...

as far as number 4 is concerned. i will keep thinking that i am an innovater (sp?). whether i am or not is beside the point. and tina fey is an excellent choice, especially if she has her librarian glasses. yes.

Anonymous said...

i wish you were original instead of a tape recorder that simply repeats everything you hear. i print out your blog just i can masturbate into it.

blythe said...

that doesn't even make sense.

Mr. Shain said...

OMG, i thought i was the only one!

blythe said...

i suppose at this point, i should take what i can get, huh.

Julie_Gong said...

I like tape recorders.

And I wish I would have thought of masturbating into your blog. Ahhh shucks! I guess I'm not original either.

blythe said...

it's never too late, it's never too late.