Music confession time again - on the weekend I bought a copy of the Xanadu soundtrack on CD. It wasn't enough just to own it on vinyl.(I love Gene Kelly )At the same time got Radiohead's O.K. Computer - 2 reasons - it was years overdue and was only $8.94 at Big W. Anyway, who cares about that. Oh, another confession - got triple Partridge family DVD. Showing age here.
Speaking of age -post birthday self-examination. The older I get the more mental I become. It's true. But the thing about birthdays is that they make you clarify things. So here is a list of very important things I've sorted out over the different stages of this life so far...
* If you wander off and sit under a horse in the paddock and your mother has to search everywhere for you she won't be impressed. She just won't.
*If you climb up on top of your parents wardrobe and in the process of jumping on to their bed you break their bed you will get a hiding . That's a given. Not only that but the friends waiting in line for their turn from the wardrobe will be disappointed
*If your mother asks you to get the curtains down she doesn't mean with a pair of scissors
*If you squeeze a blackhead it makes a pimple
*Whisky tastes quite good
*George Harrison was the loveliest Beatle
*The heart is a treacherous thing - but everyone has worked that out
*Writing life lessons is quite silly
*There's nothing like a good sunny day
*There's nothing like a good rainy day
*There's nothing like life
Well that's about it, really.
Mood - ummm...something
Music - let down - radiohead
Haha...what an excellent list, I can certainly related to the jumping off the wardrobe and onto the bed revelation. May I just add that not only will your friends be disappointed , they scatter and suddenly forget that they know you!! Oh! I just thought of another one - *It doesn't matter what naughty thing you do, your mother will eventually/always find out !! (A little birdie told her - at least that was what she said to us)
Great Music selection Dafty , I am certainly impressed with the Xanadu acquistion - Wasn't Gene Kelly great in "Singin in the Rain" - now who hasn't done that little "dance with the umbrella in the rain move" - once again I have overshared
(Isn't it odd to think that Gene was in Xanadu - it DOES seem QUITE a step down from singing in the rain - hehe).Believe it or not I actually cry when he does that umbrella scene(with you on that,bondy - have done it - will confess ) - I think because it's so perfect - and perfection in anything makes your heart ache.And I guess because he's not around anymore and it makes you acutely aware of the passing of time. And let's not forget his lovely scar .
How mums know everything... you develop psychic powers when you have your first child, don't you?
I'd grinning like a loon over that horse thing. Hee! And the wardrobe. My live-in uncle once fell through the ceiling (he had a stash of Certain Substances in the roof cavity) and landed on my parents bed. Make heap big'um noise and then bed not so good.
Hahaha...the heap big'um noise and bed not so good remark made me laugh Jodes - I think we all have jumping on the bed stories - sadly mine ended in stitches in the back of my head (hhmmm could explain a lot) and the sudden departure of two of my sisters (responsible for the dare). Mum was not happy that I bled all over her quilt .
Now, how do Mum's always know what you've done - I found this out when I became a Mother my self - Other people just can't wait to tell you stuff, especially if they think it's bad stuff, about your kids. Newtons law - if you are doing something you shouldn't be someone who knows your mother will ALWAYS see you and then break their neck to tell her !!!
Jodie - that's brilliant. A fantastic scene. Sounds like something out of a movie. Here's a weird thought - when you have those "movie moments" in real life it seems that it's when you're REALLY living. Which doesn't make much sense, does it? .
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