I’ve seen two versions of this iTunes meme rolling around the blogosphere and have been resisting in vain. Just post the damn thing and be done with it, Sizz. (You probably know the drill- you select shuffle on your iPod or iTunes and plug in the songs as the answers to the questions. No cheating!)
So here you go. Version 1 and 2. Cuz I love you like that.
What does next year have in store for me?
You Are My Sunshine, Norman Blake (That sounds cheery.)
What’s my love life like?
Vienna, Billy Joel (Oh dear, the accuracy. You’re so ahead of yourself/That you forgot what you need/Though you can see when you’re wrong/You know you can’t always see when you’re right…)
What do I say when life gets hard?
Something Happens to Me, Blossom Dearie (It’s true. Shit happens all the time.)
What do I think of upon waking up?
I Can’t Get Started, Keely Smith (True dat.)
What song will I dance to at my wedding?
Once You’ve Loved Somebody, Dixie Chicks (WRONG! More like Louis Prima & Keely Smith’s Hey Boy! Hey Girl!)
What do I want as a career?
Star, Belly (Well, um, duh.)
My favorite saying?
Far Away From Close, Butch Walker & The Let’s Go Out Tonites (Truth be told, I’d never say that. I don’t even know what it means.)
Four In One, Thelonious Monk (Where is this? I want to go there.)
What do I think of my parents?
Surf Wax America, Weezer (I didn’t even know I had Weezer in my iTunes.)
What’s my porn star name?
Rose Periwinkle, Beans (Hawt. I’m so. . .colorful!)
Where would I go on a first date?
Come Back to Bed (Morning’s a Peach), Anya Marie (Slutty much?)
Drug of choice?
Once Pure, Against Me! (See the previous question/answer.)
Shine, Plain White T’s (Hmmm…)
What is the thing I like doing most?
San Francisco, Steve Tannen (I do so love that city!)
What is my state of mind like at the moment?
Silent All These Years, Tori Amos (Get. Out. Of. My. Head.)
How will I die?
Games, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals (Note to self: no more games.)
If someone says, “Is this okay?” what do you say?
No More, Madeleine Peyroux (What a bitch I am!)
How would you describe yourself?
Two Sides to Every Story, Etta James (I’m very fair, it’s true.)
What do you like in a guy or girl?
Sugar in the Rind, Sweet Virginia (I do like to find the sweetness in the tough exterior.)
How do you feel today?
Soul Meets Body, Death Cab For Cutie (Wow, a connection.)
What is your life’s purpose?
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, Cake (I’m very vague, aren’t I?)
What is your motto?
How High the Moon, Sarah Vaughn (Basically, that’s spot on.)
What do your friends think about you?
Shed Your Skin, Indigo Girls (I’m hoping this isn’t indicating cannibalism on their part but more their appreciation of my authenticity.)
What do your parents think of you?
Even Flow, Pearl Jam (I don’t think this works.)
What do you think about very often?
Cannonball, Brandi Carlile (It’s true. I confess. I think about doing cannonballs in the pool all day long.)
What is 2 + 2?
Time of Our Lives, Bonnie Raitt (I told you I wasn’t very good at math.)
What do you think of your ex?
Lovesong, The Cure (Hmm, very interesting.)
What do you think of the person you like?
Of Angels and Angles, The Decemberists (Here’s a hand to lay on your open palm today. . . There are angels in your angles/There’s a low moon caught in your tangles. . .)
What is your life story?
Summertime, Miles Davis (That’s right boys and girls. . .the living is always easy here in Sizzleland. Cough!)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Promiscuous Girl, Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (Look! A goal I achieved! JK.)
What do you think when you see the person you like?
Above Ground, Norah Jones (Now I know I’m ready/Pour the night into a glass/Can I sip it slow and make it last/Meet me outside above ground/I see you on your way/I’ll be with you someday, someday. . .)
What will they play at your funeral?
Lily White, Rocky Votolato (After I die playing games, please play this song.)
What is your hobby/interest?
Four Seasons in One Day, Crowded House (My secrets out. I’m really into weather. Especially wind storms.)
What is your biggest fear?
No One Else, Weezer (Well…I do fear having no one even though I’ve never experienced it.)
What is your biggest secret?
Big Tears, Elvis Costello (That’s no secret. Y’all know I’m a big crier.)
What do you think of your friends?
Love You Madly, Cake (I do!)
Ok, I kinda liked this meme and the answers. I didn’t cheat. I promise!
I cannot get this song out of my head. For days, it’s been playing on repeat in my head…
“Rolled around on kitchen floors./Tied my tongue in pretty bows with yours./And now we pass and just like glass/I see through you, you see through me like I’m not there./You could make my head swerve./Used to know my every curve./And now we meet on a street,/And I am blind. I can not find the heart I gave to you./Sometimes what we think we really want we don’t./Sometimes what we think we want we really don’t./ Sometimes what we think we love we don’t./And I am blind. I can not find the heart I gave to you./And when we meet on a street,/Then I am blind. I can not find the heart I gave to you.” –Glass, Ingrid Michaelson