Thursday, January 04, 2007


The iPod knows all!

Can't remember where I saw this originally, but I know Phantom Scribbler and Scrivenings have done it. I've had it bookmarked since before I got my iPod, but just stumbled across it when cleaning up some old files. And since we're on vacation this week, it's a perfect time to drag out an old meme everybody on the interwebs except me has done!

Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.

How does the world see you?
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
(no, really!!)

Will I have a happy life?
Gift Shop - The Tragically Hip
(hey, as my mother always said - if love me, buy me things!)

What do my friends really think of me?
Poets - The Tragically Hip
(I swear, I am NOT making this shit up!)

Do people secretly lust after me?
You are the Sunshine of my Life - Stevie Wonder
(we walked down the aisle to this song - maybe this signifies the end of lust??)

How can I make myself happy?
I don't like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats
(Given. So I should avoid Mondays?)

What should I do with my life?
Hello City - Barenaked Ladies
(That's a bit more cryptic, isn't it? This song is about Halifax. I am NOT moving to Halifax, no offense to the Haligonians in the audience. Nor, for that matter, do I plan to spend any more time than necessary as a bare naked lady.)

Will I ever have children?
Twist my Arm - The Tragically Hip
(The Hip answers are all the cleverest ones, aren't they? Maybe it's a sign. I've always had a musical crush on Gord Downie.)

What is some good advice for me?
Fly from Heaven - Toad the Wet Sprocket
(Um - I think I'll just leave that one alone.)

How will I be remembered?
Hot Child in the City - Nick Guilder
(okay, I may be remembered for any one of a thousand things, but all modesty aside, "hot" will never be one of them. And I'm fine with that.)

What is my signature dancing song?
She Loves me like a Rock - Paul Simon
(hey, it's got a good beat at least...)

What do I think my current theme song is?
Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
(okay, that was weird enough to make the hair on the back of my arms stand up)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West
(appropriate after a weekend visiting my brother's family)

What song will play at my funeral?
It's a Kind of Magic - Queen
(should have been "who wants to live forever" if we're doing Queen.)

What type of men/women do you like?
Men: Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2
Women: Somebody Told Me - The Killers

What is my day going to be like?
The one I Love - R.E.M.
(well, I'm spending the day with the ones I loves)

That was fun! Let me know if you haven't done it and you decide to play along!