I may be a bit insane

Okay – so I’m soooooo excited about tonight’s episode of Friday Night Lights that every time I see a preview for it, I tear up a little bit. I’M SERIOUS. The show is so good I cry in anticipation of it. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH ME. The previews just look so good and I just can’t wait and it’s turned me into an emotional basketcase. How bad is it? ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO KNOW?

It’s so bad – I just cried over a trailer for Firehouse Dog.

Can you imagine how much of a wreck I’ll be if they don’t renew this show? It will be ugly.

I could make millions

Listening to Friday Night 80s with my son a couple of weeks ago, and watching him shrink in agony with every new song that I got excited over (“Oh! Bon Jovi! He’s so Sexy!”), game me a brilliant idea. I want to make a Mix CD Titled “Embarrassing My Teenager At the Touch of a Button.” I’m going to sell it on the black market and I’ll retire in exactly 15 minutes.

See? There are two types of songs that come on the radio that my son cringes over:

I. Songs That Were Taboo When I Was A Kid And I Now Like To Listen To At Top Volume To Relive My Cruising Days.
Examples of these type of songs would be “Me So Horny” by 2 Live Crew. Or maybe “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Or the most embarassing of them all, Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing.” Mainly because of the line when the Mom walks in and says “Hey you two I was once like you and I liked to do the wild thing.” I mean – could the cringeworthy effect be stronger than hearing your mother sing that line? I think not. And I like to do it with a sassy finger-wag for the full effect.

II. Songs That Are Really Old and Cheesy But You Sing Them Like You Are Performing Them On Stage
Examples of these song would be anything by Jim Croce, Anne Murray, or James Taylor. One of my favorites is “Fire and Rain” which I sing really loudly because it totally was my break-up song when I was in high school and any time a boy broke my heart I felt the need to play that on repeat nineteen million times as part of the healing process. When it comes on the radio now, I sing it twice as loud and maybe 100 times more out of tune.

I think these CDs would be HITS. I honestly believe I could get my son to clean his room at 5am every morning before school if I promised him I wouldn’t ever sing “Blame it on the Rain” around his friends again. Or I could just about get him to commit to a lifetime of celibacy if I told him that I’d have “Pour Some Sugar On Me” blaring out of the car when I dropped him off at school as punishment if I ever caught him even thinking about dating. I mean – as it is now, there are songs that come on the radio that he immediately reaches for the off button if he has a friend within 5 miles of earshot. His biggest nightmare is having a girl in the car when “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” by Air Supply comes on the radio. Especially because my girlfriends and I made DANCE MOVES to that one in high school. And I can NOT sing that without the choreography. Seriously – I’ve heard him screaming in his sleep, “No, Mom! You don’t know the road to riches or the ways to fame!”

I’m telling you. I’m totally on to something. Do you have any suggestions for volumes of CD dedicated to humiliating our nation’s teens into submission?

Deathly Hallows Cover Art Released

I find ever news tidbit about the last Harry Potter book both intoxicatingly exciting and depressingly awful all at the same time. I’m completely torn between thrill and loss. Either way – the cover art has been released. See the Today Show coverage here. I’m very excited but there have been a few moments where I felt the tears coming a little bit. I’m not ready for this to end.

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Cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Back cover art

I’m hiding

I had to leave the living room because Sanjaya just started singing on American Idol and it made me so uncomfortable I had to leave. He sounds bad. He looks scary. And I have no desire to sit through the attack he may get from the judges. I just think he’s a nice guy and I just want someone to put him out of his misery.

Does the Backyardigans theme song count?

I got tagged again for a meme and I have no idea how to deal with this one. I’m supposed to do something about Seven Songs I’m Listening To At The Moment. As someone who used to pride herself on her diverse music collection, I now spend all of my time listening to Top 40 radio and couldn’t tell you when the last time I bought a CD was. My musical tastes have deteriorated over the years. Along with my ass. I’m almost embarrassed to try to do this meme because it will show how musically lame I’ve truly become. But – here it goes. I am not adding commentary because that will totally make me look even more lame as it would all be like: “I luv this song! It rox!”

  1. “Cupid’s Chokehold” – Gym Class Heroes
  2. “Candyman” – Christina Aguilera
  3. “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce
  4. “My Love” – Justin Timberlake
  5. “Runaway Love ” – Mary J. Blige and Ludacris

Okay. This is hurting my head. I can’t even think of any more songs I like right now. I am so ashamed of my lack of musical taste. But not as ashamed as I am of my apathy. I just don’t care that I’m so lame.

So – what are your top songs right now?