Looney Tunes

posted by Momo Fali on January 27, 2010

My mind is rarely at rest. As an insomniac, I have taken to keeping my phone on my nightstand so I can jot down the thoughts that pop into my head at 3:00am. It seems that the middle of the night is when I frequently remember that I need to pick up a birthday card, or that we need eggs or that the permission slip for my daughter’s field trip is two days overdue.

During the day, my mind is constantly occupied as well. If I’m not reading, writing or watching television, then my brain starts getting busy. But, this isn’t when I have coherent thoughts…this is when my head is filled with irritating music.

For instance, every day when I make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at work, I sing “Bootylicious”. That’s right. I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. On Sloppy Joe days, I channel Adam Sandler. When we serve fruit salad, it’s The Wiggles.

The problem is that I don’t invite this music. I don’t ask it to come in, sit down and kick up its feet. But, it does. Sometimes it stays for tea, then grabs a pillow and plops down for a long nap.

Yesterday my day started with my son humming “Oh Susanna”, which stayed in my head until I made the PBJ’s. “Bootylicious” hung around until one of my co-workers asked if I had seen the guy on American Idol singing “Pants on the Ground”. Maybe that song wouldn’t be so bad if I knew more than ten words.

After school, my son mentioned how much he likes the song “Down by the Station”. Which turned out to be awesome because it’s completely normal for a 38 year old woman to be walking through Target singing songs about “little puffer bellies all in a row”.

When I got home I found that someone had sent me a video of Justin Timberlake singing “Hallelujah” from the Hope for Haiti telethon. I knew it would be stuck in my head, likely for the rest of the day.

And after all that bad music, what was my first reaction when I saw that link in my in-box?

Hallelujah.

    Comments

  • WeaselMomma


    Just feel lucky that you didn't have the Jonas Brothers S.O.S. stuck in your head or now that I made the suggestion is it too late?

  • Corey~living and loving


    First off…I'm totally like you. different songs repeatedly over and over in my head.

    secondly….that is one of my favorite songs ever, and I really love that version. so pretty.

  • AlisonH


    You just wrote my blog post. Thank you for getting me to pay attention to a moment that happened earlier today that we'd needed.

  • Heather


    I'm just like you– Songs play in my head all day, but this song? Has always had a special place in my heart, has always channeled my inner "hope" so to speak.. In fact, on Friday, it's featured in my post that's already written and waiting to go up.

    Such a beautiful song, and an incredible version.

  • Tom


    When my son was two he really got into the Wiggles. I wrote a post about how incredibly invasive their songs are; the don't just stick, they become installed including plumbing and electrical hookups.

    As for "Pants on the Ground"… I don't think there are any more than ten words to it. So you're good to go.

  • Tara R.


    The idea of you roaming the aisles at Target humming
    'Down by the Station' is cracking me up. The JT tune, however, is incredible. Thanks for sharing that one.

  • Irish Gumbo


    How about some "Brass Monkey" by Beastie Boys?

    No?

    "Word Up" by Cameo?

    Still no?

    Hmmm…let me come up with some more, I'll get back to you 🙂

  • john cave osborne


    you are truly one of my faves. (your comment on WMs blog? need i cite more?)

    the songs that stick in my head are CHEESY. (no, not in a massingale's kinda way)

    the most recent two?

    how can we be lovers if we can't be friends? how can we start over if the fighting never ends?

    and

    didn't we almost have it all. when love was all we had worth giving? the ride with you was worth the fall, my friend. loving you makes life worth living.

    to quote, like, everyone…you can thank me later!

  • UP


    My mind is always racing, blogging, humming, singing, it's like a circus in there!

    I scared because I can't get Adam Lambert out of my head!

    Jeeeeez!

    UP

  • the*4*of*us


    fruit salad…yummy yummy! gets stuck in my head all too often.
    I do the same thing. I can't think of the usual songs, which is a good thing right now b/c if I could I would be up for hours.

  • Jana


    I cried when I saw Justin sing that, I am still amazed by that song…you always crack me up your such a joy!

  • meleah rebeccah


    "Pants on the Ground". Maybe that song wouldn't be so bad if I knew more than ten words."

    I dont think there ARE more then 10 words to that song.

    I would TOTALLY channel Adam Sandler too when making Sloppy Joes!

  • Mrs4444


    Wow-That was wonderful. Thanks.

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