This award is not only the first one I’ve ever received, but it’s a little bit of fun because the person who nominated you gives you a challenge to complete. Mine is to tell everyone a funny and embarrassing story, so here it goes…
Hmm… what to tell, what to tell…
No, that one isn’t family friendly…
What about the time…? No, too long ago.
There are so many typical stories of my failure, like the time I wasn’t paying attention and walked crotch first into a bollard outside of a choir competition–in front of all my classmates; or the time my pants snagged on a ragged bolt on a desk chair and I ripped the butt of my jeans wide open in front of all of seventh grade History; but I wanted this to be a really good one. [I miss those jeans–they were awesome and raspberry colored.]
Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of any yesterday, and I had to take my daughter to a doctor’s appointment, so I saved this post as a draft.
So my lovely two year-old daughter–who we brought in for a hearing exam because she isn’t speaking clearly–decided to throw me a bone in the form of screaming “bloody hell!” in perfect, clarion English, the entire time we were there. *facepalms*
What I don’t understand is that neither my husband or I say that, nor do we watch any shows with anyone who does say that. So where did she pick that up?!
I’m pretty sure the doctor could tell I was embarrassed, so thankfully she just gave me an uncomfortable smile and ignored it. My husband laughed, and I wanted to crawl under a rock.
Ok, so that is done! Step 2, check!
I have a little bit of an embarrassing problem with step 3… I’m fairly new here on the scene, and the one person I could think to nominate already nominated me! [Life is funny like that.] So instead, if you are reading this, you dig the challenge I have set, and would like me to nominate you, comment and I will add your name to the post! [Or you can take the challenge for fun if you want. No rules, man. Wait. There are rules–ignore that.]
Oh yes… challenge time.
I am fascinated by the way music links to feelings and memories, and how even the opening notes of a song can transport me back in time in a flash. I hear the opening notes to “True Colors” by Cindy Lauper and I am teleported back to my bedroom in high school, where I am working intently on a page in my comic book series, the goal to turn around and hand the finished page to my best friend, [who was always spending the night] waiting to see what she thought of the story so far. The reason that song is linked to that memory for me is that in my teenage mind, if my comic was an anime, that song would have been a perfect ending theme for the third ‘season’ of the show. Also–spoiler alert–I totally plan on reviving that comic in light novel form as my next series. I’m not sure if I am going to work on it as a palette cleanser between Atlantis books, or if I will wait until I am done with the first three books. I have no clue how it is supposed to work. So many ideas, so few hours in the day. *sad face*
My challenge to you is to write about a strong memory that is always evoked by a particular song. Don’t forget to tell us what the song is! [Bonus points if you can link to a video of it!]
The Rules of the Award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Complete the challenge they set you.
3. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)
4. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.
(Please include the rules in your post).
Due to this post you now know that those concrete posts in front of stores are called, so that’s a plus.