Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sing A Song

Yesterday afternoon as I was wandering the aisles at the grocery store, I noticed the music playing. Or should I say musak? Anyway, I noticed it was a song from R.E.M. I sang along as I wandered. Quietly though. I probably would have been a bit embarrassed if someone had noticed. And yet I'm telling you about it. Makes sense to me. When I got home I mentioned to Russ that I had heard R.E.M. playing at the store. He asked me which song. I paused. And thought. And thought. And said, "I can't remember. I was singing along with it, even."

A little side note here...anyone who knows me knows that I will often have songs stuck in my head or can come up with a song for almost anything, largely thanks to my mom who does the same thing. And yes, it seems that my kids are following suit and often make up their own songs. And apparently one can add a few string instruments and have translate the lyrics into Italian and call R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" classical music. Really.

I didn't think much more of the song. But in the middle of the night when I was awake, the song popped into my head and has since been stuck there. I knew Russ was sort of awake so I decided to tell him which song it was. Not that he really wanted to know at 3:00 in the morning. It was "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite," in case you were wondering. Not one you hear very often. So..what song is stuck in your head?

Just to make this post more interesting, here are a few pictures.


Michelle Johnson said...


Thanks so much for getting in contact with me. I have been quite the slacker and have lost contact with everyone from the mission. So that's when I decided to sign up on the GAM homesite. As I searched for my companions, I found names that I haven't heard in years. It was so nice and I'm so glad you found me. You have a very adorable family, especially your littlest one. He is very cute. I'm glad he's alright. Please keep in touch and remind me what Melanie's last name is? All my mission stuff is in boxes (long story) and it's been so long I've forgot. Where do you live? Keep in touch!!

Molly said...

I always sing in the grocery store. I do my shopping on Thursday nights after the kids are in bed. I'm usually in SuperWalmart at 10pm in the cereal aisle singing NAtalie Merchant's Carnival and thinking how fun it is to be out by myself. How did it come to this? Sad.