1. Put your iTunes/Media Player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW OUTRAGEOUS IT SOUNDS!
So here it goes:
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
"Dream On" by Aerosmith
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
"Hold On" by Sounds of Blackness
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" by Bryan Adams
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
"Hey Jesus" by the Indigo Girls
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
"In the Arms of the Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"My Name" by George Canyon
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN?
"Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
WHAT IS 2+2?
"Angel" by Beverley Mitchell
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
"Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat, and Tears
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"From a Distance" by Bette Midler
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
"Come Together" by the Beatles
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"Against the Wind" by Bob Segar
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"I'm in a Hurry" by Alabama
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Segar
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
"If I Had a Million Dollars" by Bare Naked Ladies
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
"Two of Us" by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
"Drift Away" by Doobie Brothers
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
"And So It Goes" by Billy Joel
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
"Seven Bridges Road" by the Eagles
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
"Staying Alive" by The Beegees
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
"Separate Lives" by Phil Collins
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
"If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
"So Far Away" by Carole King
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
"Rock and Roll Is King" by ELO
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
"Rio" by Duran Duran
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
"Why" by Annie Lennox
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
"I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
"Let Them Be Little" by Billy Dean
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
"Teach Your Children Well" by Crosby, Stills, and Nash
- One thing I learned this week: Dr. Seuss used only 50 words to write Green Eggs and Ham: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you
- I have discovered coffee flavored milk. And there shall be much rejoicing.
- I finally put up the Christmas tree Thursday night. It is still light-less and ornament-less, but it's a start.
- Kyle has been obsessed with playing our pinball machine lately, and suddenly he's gotten very good at it, for a 4-year-old. Pretty soon he's going to be better than I. Not that that's very hard. I'm going to get a video of it one of these days.
- This headline cracked me up:
- Other great stories this week:
Chipmunk takes over woman's car
My brother is turning 40 today. Egads. Do you know how old that makes me feel? Not as old as it makes him feel, I'm sure. (Did I just use "egads" in everyday conversation? See? I'm getting OLD! Time to start watching Matlock and wearing one of those plastic hat thingies whenever it rains.) Anyhoo, I just wanted to tell Chris to have a happy birthday. I hope you: With love from Megan, Rustle, and Bolt Doll:
- That means Kyle and I will be on our own tonight. I plan to take him shopping in search of new boots (last year's boots are too small) and a new lamp for the living room (ours literally crumbled last week).
- If you haven't already, go Elf Yourself. Seriously. This is too hilarious. I can't stop laughing.
- I think from now on I'm going to eat nothing but chai tea and dark chocolate. And egg nog. Man, I loves me the eggnog.
- It's been harder and harder to get Kyle to wake up in the morning. The other day, he whined, "But the sun is not coming up yet!" And I was all, I know, Bud! It's crazy that we have to get up in the dark. Let's just cancel the morning and go back to bed. But I made him get up anyway.
- When it snowed the other day, Kyle was so excited. He looked out the window and told me there were five snows. Apparently, he thinks five is a really ginormous number.
- I took Kyle to get a haircut all by myself Wednesday night. And guess what! He didn't cry at all! He sat in the chair all by himself and even let the lady put a cape over him. Now if only we could find a way to get him to sit still. The hairdresser and I tried to get him to pretend to be a statue. "Like Hermann the German!" I said. "But I don't have a sword," he protested. So the hairdresser got out a comb and had him hold it up in the air. It worked for about 30 seconds, which I think is a record.
- When Kyle met Santa last week and Santa asked what Kyle would like for Christmas, Kyle just answered, "presents." How sweet is that, in a consumerist sort of way?
- The scrolly wheel button thingy on my mouse is not letting me scroll up today. Do you realize how frustrating that is? It's done this to me before, but then it miraculously started working again.
Kyle has a video of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom that we found at the Salvation Army. He loves it. We can no longer just read the book--we have to sing it.
It's a catchy enough tune, but I need to sing along with it more to really learn it. Unfortunately, he doesn't like it when I sing along. Yesterday he actually told me, "Stop that, Mommy! You'll break it!"
Me: "I'll break the tape?"
Oh gee, I didn't think I was that bad. I know I'm not the next American Idol, but c'mon.
Anyway, here is the video of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for your viewing pleasure.
But this year, we decided not to go. We just didn't feel up to following Kyle around ride after ride in the Kiddie Park, not getting to see any of the stuff we wanted to see, putting up with meltdowns every time we tried to leave and go somewhere else. Plus, it's really, really expensive.
Instead, we drove to New Ulm. Yeah, New Ulm. It's about 45 minutes away from here.
What's in New Ulm? Well, our first stop was to see Hermann the German. We thought Kyle might enjoy seeing it. But Kyle is weird about statuary. He loves the buffalo statue here in town. But he freaked out when we tried to show him the spoon and the cherry in Minneapolis. He has also freaked out about the neighbor's ceramic garden frog. And so, he freaked out about our buddy Hermann. Did NOT want to go anywhere near him. Luckily, there was a park nearby, and he had fun playing there for awhile. Before we left, we gave him a chance to see Hermann, but he declined. Troy did go check him out--climbed all the way to the top. But I don't do so well with heights, so I stayed with Kyle on ground level.
After Hermann, we went to Happy Joe's for pizza. Kyle was so impressed. "Wow," he said breathlessly. "That's so cool!"
Hundred-foot statue, meh. Cheap arcade games, now that's amazing.
At one point, Kyle was inspecting one of the games with another little boy. "I saw Hermann the German today!" he told the little boy. I'm sure the other little boy was so impressed.
After Happy Joe's, we went to K-mart. Yes. K-mart. One of my sleazy little pleasures. We don't have one in town anymore, and I miss it. So I go to K-mart whenever I can. In fact, I probably wouldn't have agreed to go to New Ulm instead of the State Fair if there hadn't been a K-mart in New Ulm. Kyle and Troy were bored out of their skulls by the time I finished there, but I found tons of really cute shirts for Kyle for really cheap.
By this time, Kyle was talking big about seeing Hermann. He wanted to drive past him. So we did, but when we asked if he wanted to get out of the car, he freaked again. It's obviously a love affair from afar.
We went to Flandrau State Park next. Troy and Kyle went swimming for a little while, then we spent some time at the play area. Kyle made a new friend--a little girl named Chloe who is starting kindergarten in two days. They were having a blast filling her shoes with pebbles and dumping them onto the metal slide. It made a pretty cool noise. Kyle was sad to leave, but he wanted to drive past Hermann again. Not get out, just drive past. This time I got out and snapped a few pictures.
After that, we stopped for some ice cream at a little shop that sells home-made ice cream. Now, last time we offered ice cream to Kyle, he refused. (I swear, he can't be my child.) So we didn't buy any for him. But after a taste of Daddy's strawberry ice cream, he wanted his own pink ice cream cone. We got him a kiddie size, which we let him eat in the car. Holy mess, batman! He had rivers of ice cream streaming down his arms, even down his legs. He even managed to get ice cream on the front of his hat, which would periodically drip down onto his face.
As soon as we got home, he got a much needed bath.
So, it wasn't the State Fair, but it was still a pretty good day. Kyle had fun, and that was our goal.
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- My cat Loki landed on my face at 5:30 this morning. Scared the bejesus out of me.
- The word "bejesus" is actually in the dictionary.
- Lucky Charms really are magically delicious.
- More than half of Kyle's sentences lately end with "in my belly," as in, "I did take a nap . . . (pause for dramatic effect) . . . in my belly!" or "I love you, Mommy . . . in my belly!" Then he laughs like he's the funniest guy on earth.
- I stayed up too late watching the Olympics last night, and I still missed the excitement of the come-from-behind U.S. wins in women's gymnastics.
- This one day, at band camp . . . Just kidding! I've never even seen that movie.
- I have Bryan Adams' song "Please Forgive Me" stuck in my head. I don't know why.
- "Peel" and "unpeel" mean the same thing. Same with "ravel" and "unravel."
- My bike is old. So I had it tuned up and checked over, and after some new tires, it was given a clean bill of health.
- The seat was too low. So I raised it.
- I needed a way to carry my stuff to work. So I bought a rack that goes over the rear wheel.
- I didn't know where I could store my bike at work. So I asked, and I found out there's a bike rack at the other entrance.
- I didn't have a lock. So I bought one.
- I didn't know which route to take. So I tried a few routes with the car and figured out the shortest one (about 3.5 miles, in case you're wondering).