make a wish

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I'm sitting on the couch, waiting for the removalist people to arrive and steal all my stuff and never give it back cart my stuff away to storage for me, and I have, for a moment, nothing to do. Well, plenty to do, in fact, but I can't start any of it while I'm waiting. (I hate waiting.)

So, to include you all in my current boredom (hey, don't say I never do anything for you), I shall indulge in a music meme. This way, you get to see existential accidental poetry, and a glimpse of my music collection. I know, win, right? 😉

RULES

1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

(There was more here, about tagging, but I'm not going to inflict that on you.)

IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY?

"Hallelujah", by Arooj Aftab

(I have a stupendously ridiculous number of covers of this song. It was always going to turn up somewhere. Although I do rather like the simplicity of this answer. It could be played straight, or with sarcasm. Brilliant.)

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF

"Complainte De La Butte", Rufus Wainwright

(That sounds…ominous.)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

"Arabian Nights", Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

(Ha! I am all about Scheherazade round these parts.)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

"Emotional", Rilo Kiley

(Er, I do, actually.)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?

"Scratch", Kendall Payne

(Do you know, not only did I not know I had this song, I could not for the life of me hum the tune for you.)

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?

"Surrender", Cheap Trick

(Oh dear. I'd like a recount, please.)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

"I Can't Fly!", Joe Hisaishi

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?

"Floating Clouds, Shining Hills", Yuji Nomi

(I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say my parents have never, not even once, thought this about me.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

"Bittersweet Symphony", Coldplay & Richard Ashcroft

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

"Slow Journey II", Thea Gilmore

(Dear Best Friend, I have an urge to suddenly apologise. I do not judge you. I promise.)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

"I'm On Fire", Carbon Leaf

(Ha! That's right. On. Fire.)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

"The Oath", Koji Haijima

(Actually, I want to be Tessa, but the oath probably does run a close second.)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

"The Road", Patty Larkin

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

"Fool's Gold", Adrienne Pierce

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

"Winter", Tori Amos

(Actually, I love winter. If I had to choose between Winter and Summer, it's winter all the way. I am aware that this is possibly because I am Australian, and thus my version of Winter does not include post-apocalyptic snowscapes. But heat is bad.)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?

"Say Hello To The Angels", Interpol

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?

"Walk On By", The Mavis's

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

"Destination Vertical", Masha Qrella

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?

"Make A Wish", Poe

4 thoughts on “make a wish

  1. I'm bored at work so I thought I'd give this a go – highlights were..

    Q) How would you describe yourself?
    A) We used to be friends – Dandy Warholls
    Q) What do you think of your best friend?
    A) If this is it? Huey Lewis and the News (hmmm)
    Q) What do you think of your friends?
    A) All that I'm living for – Evanescence (yeahhh mayyybeee nottt)
    Q) What is your life's purpose?
    A) Running Up That Hill Kate Bush) (eerily true)

    1. LOL – I do like your life's purpose. Very Sisyphean. Plus, I like the schizophrenic hint in describing yourself as "we used to be friends" – nice!

    1. Well, I have discarded good-paying careers to chase dreams of telling whimsical stories for a living, so you could argue that my head's not on straight… But I think it's all about the perspective 😉

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