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The Daily Prompt

A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

I have always loved the song “Message in a bottle” by the Police.  Anyway, for years I have been singing along, in my mind, sometimes out of my mouth, the following words:

” A year has passed since I broke my nose”

the correct words are:

“A year has passed since I wrote my note”

So anyway, just recently, I downloaded this song on my iPod and was playing it in the car when I heard, as clear as daylight; Sting did not break his nose a year ago, but rather wrote his note!

The lyrics had crossed my mind as being a bit odd, the breaking of the nose and all.  I’m sure I would have caused quite boisterous laughter if anyone had of heard me sing this song – hopefully no one did.


Musical Marker

The Daily Prompt:
We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?
This song makes me feel better instantly.  I play it quite a lot because it’s light and fun. – so I think that twenty years from now it will have the memories of 2014 attached.

Hit me with your best shot.

The program we listen to on the radio on the way to school in the mornings is off air for the next two weeks.  The radio person and the program in its place does not quite cut it.  My daughters and myself all agree on that  So, this morning I was searching the stations whilst driving, trying to find another decent mornings show, but I just couldn’t find the one I was hoping to find, so I left the station on the mediocre fill in.
My little daughter was not quite happy with that and complained about why I can’t put it on the station I had it on yesterday when I fetched her from school.  I told that was my iPod playing with all my old music.  I was quite complimented that one of my children would actually like the music I have on my iPod.  Here is one of my little daughter’s favourite songs on my iPod – which I only found out this morning.  She has good taste, methinks 🙂



 The Daily Prompt from WordPress:  

What are your earliest and fondest memories of dance?

My mom was a huge Elvis fan, and she could also do the “Jive.”  The 50’s style Jive/swing.  She could also do the “rubber legs” thing.   I so clearly remember her putting on her Elvis LP’s, taking off her shoes and dancing like crazy in the lounge.  If my aunt from the other side of the family was there, she would jump in and start dancing too.    I think my parents were part of the original “Joburg Jollers” in their younger years. Father had the ducktail hairdo, stove pipes, and mom was very cute indeed.  In fact, I think that  is how they met.
Anyway, my mom taught me how to dance to her old Elvis records, or rather, I just copied her and what she did. So there I was, very little and doing the jive in the lounge with mom.   That is a treasured memory.  I think this caused my love of music, regardless of the era.  I think each era has something special to offer as far as music goes.   I later, naturally took up dance; Latin and Ballroom.  The Ballroom was because I had to do both for the exams, but my real love was Latin American dancing.
There you go, question answered for The Daily prompt
photo credit: Zonja Capalini via photopin cc

Steve’s Monday Music Mix – Week Twelve


This is how it works:

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers

Using my iPod on shuffle, these were the answers:
What is your best physical feature? The Best of my Love – The Eagles
If you had plastic surgery what would it be? Shame – Robbie Williams
What will you be doing in 10 years from now? The Dock of the bay – Otis redding

If you’d like to take part in the fun challenge, click here.