Thursday, April 20, 2006

Laura and the Excellent, Wonderful, Super Terrific, Very Good Day

It started out with seeing this in the newspaper...

Both of the videos that I wanted were at the library, where I checked them out for free.



The cashier at the grocery store thought about carding me. (You don't look older than 30!)


It was also a good day for iced tea...

...and 80s nostalgia music... Sooner or later, your legs give way and hit the ground ... Making mistakes is a part of life's imperfections, born of the years, is it so wrong to be human after all ... What you will and what you won't, what you do and what you don't, what you can and what you can't ... How does it feel, to treat me like you do, When you've laid your hands upon me, and told me who you are ... Shiver and say the words of every lie you've heard, first I'm gonna make it, then I'm gonna break it till it falls apart, hating all the faking, and shaking while I'm breaking your brittle heart...


and driveway art...

... and getting out the flip flops.

Could the fact that I wore my favorite blouse have anything to do with it?


I want to share the happiness! There are five songs in the 80s nostalgia paragraph. Identify the names of the songs and the artists and leave your guess in the comments by midnight on Sunday, April 23. I will give a skein of Vesper sock yarn in AquaMelon to one person chosen at random from the correct guesses!

23 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

80's music and Vesper sock yarn? I'm so in.
Harvey Danger - Save It For Later
LEVEL 42 - Something About You
Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me
New Order - Blue Monday
Echo and The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

4:30 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Wow - that was kind of tough:
- Pete Townshend, Save It For Later
- Level 42, Something About You
- Trio, Da,Da,Da
- Orgy, Blue Monday
- Echo and the Bunnymen, Bring on the Dancing Horses.

how'd I do? I'm much better with 70's!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Sounds like a fabulous day indeed! I'll have to ponder the music and head back.

4:54 PM  
Blogger margene said...

Must play!
Echo and The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
The English Beat - Save it for later
Level 42- Somthing about you
New Order- Blue Monday
Trio- Da da da

Wish it was a little warmer here. I'm dying to wear my flip flops!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

1st one is Save it For Later by The English Beat (which I knew because they are one of THE BEST BANDS EVER!)

2nd one is Level 42 - Something About You which was HUGE the first time I went to England and I couldn't escape from it anywhere I went.

3rd one I admit I didn't know until I looked at the other comments. Then I realized why I didn't know it. I hated/still hate that song. So I probably dove for the channel changer the second I heard it come on the radio! :)

4th one is Blue Monday by New Order (and now I will have that song stuck in my head all day!)

Last one is Bring On the Dancing Horses by Echo and the Bunnymen.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Harvey Danger - Save It for Later
Something About You -Level 42
Trio - Da Da Da
Blue Monday, New Order
Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses.

Love your post title! :)

5:23 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Wow, that DOES sound like a great day!

I have no idea about the music, though. Even though I was in high school and college during most of the 1980s, I spent most of my time listening to the Beatles (grin). At least I've heard OF Echo and the Bunnymen . . .

5:43 PM  
Anonymous heather said...

hee ~ nothing like a contest to force me to de-lurk. especially a contest with 80's music.

1. english beat - save it for later
2. level 42 - something about you
3. trio - da-da-da (dear god, i loved the volkswagon commercial that used this song)
4. new order - blue monday
5. eccho and the bunnymen - bring on the dancing horses.

off to go put joy division on the ol' itunes ..

5:55 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

What a great day! Okay, here's my shot at the yarn:

Save It For Later--The Beat
Something About You--Level 42
Da Da Da --Trio
Blue Monday--Orgy
Bring on the Dancing Horses--Echo & the Bunnymen

*whew* :)

6:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I broke out the flip flops today too!

OK, here are my guesses:

Save it for later by the Beat
Something about you by Level 42
Da Da Da by Trio
Blue Monday by New Order (One of the best songs EVER!)
Bring on the Dancing Horses by Echo and Bunnymen (I love Killing Moon by them.)

6:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oooh, these kind of contests are so fun!!! Here's my entry:

1)Save it for Later - The English Beat
2)Something About You - Level 42
3)Da Da Da - Trio
4)Blue Monday - New Order
5)Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen

I'm so glad you had an excellent, wonderful, super terrific, very good day (even if it hadn't prompted you to give away yarn).

7:12 PM  
Blogger amy said...

harvey danger- save it for later
level 42- something about you
trio- da da da
orgy- blue monday
echo and the bunnymen- bring on the dancing horses.

i love, love, LOVE 80's music! bring it on! i'm glad you had such a great day.

1:42 AM  
Blogger knitannie said...

No idea what the songs are but I love that blouse. And driveway art? I can't wait until Miss P is old enough for that (and we have a driveway).

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Mali said...

Long time lurker, but I can't say no to some Vesper!

1. The English Beat - Save it for later
2. Level 42 - Something about you
3. Trio - Da Da Da
4. New Order - Blue Monday
5. Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

7:38 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

The English Beat - Save it for later
Level 42- Somthing about you
Trio- Da da da
New Order- Blue Monday
Echo and The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses

This was a fun contest! Happy Weekend!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous jillian said...

I can't believe how familiar all these songs are :) Must be an 80's girl! But everyone's guessed them already!

2:17 PM  
Blogger sparkli said...

oooh that iced tea looks delish!! :D and i heart 80's music!! :D

Save It for Later
Pete Townshend

LEVEL 42 ยป Something About You

Da Da Da
Trio

new order
blue monday

Echo & the Bunnymen
Bring on the Dancing Horses

2:56 PM  
Blogger Carola said...

Have to admit that I only recognised the last three
3. Trio - Dadada (Du liebst mich nicht , ich lieb dich nicht... ;-))
4. New Order - Blue Monday
5. Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring on the dancing horses
With a little help I found out about the others as well.
1. Harvey Danger - Save it for later
2. Level 42 - Something about you (of course!! I have even been at a concert with them - won the tickets - and it took months to recover from the cheesy show with self-illuminated E-guitars!)
Everybody said it already, so specially with knowing only 3/5 I am not sure if I qualify for the delicious Vesper yarn. Anyway, it was delightful to learn about your wonderful day! Hope you have many more of this sort.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

Thanks for spreading the happiness! love your blouse! love 80's music.. haven't heard those lyrics in forever and a day ;) thanks

10:27 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I just LOVE breaking out the sandals and flip flops!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ok, so being a 90's girl myself, I didn't recognize most of those songs -- however! I do know that one is Blue Monday, but I only know that because Orgy did a cover of in the 90's :o) I've heard the original, but I don't know who it is and I like the cover better ;-)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

OK, if I don't have to figure out the artists, so much better.

Save it For Later
Something About You
Da Da Da
Blue Monday (one of my favs!)
Bring on the Dancing Horses

6:33 PM  
Blogger Bitterknitter said...

Umm... (blatantly skimming other comments)
Save it for Later
Something About You
DaDaDa
Blue Monday
Bring on the Dancing Horses
(Actually, I spent the 80's locked in a closet, eating flat foods that could be slid under the door, like pancakes, and pizza ;-P)

4:31 PM  

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