Friday, January 27, 2006

Zombie Tag

The results of the HNT poll are in and the winner is.........Au Naturel! Five folks said I should paint the barn door. Thirty-nine said leave it alone. Twelve said either way worked for them. Even if the numbers were reversed I wouldn't start shellaqing my face but I was really curious to know what people think in general about it all. ZombieSlayer must be in marketing because he made specific comment saying I skewed the polling by not smiling as much in painted face picture. Sorry, pal. No re-dos. I think I have only now recovered from having that gunk on my face a week and a half ago. Hehehehe. Thanks to all

ZombieSlayer tagged me with a fun little meme. I am supposed to pick songs that when I hear them I am instantly reminded of a certain place, event, or person and then tell about the person, place, or event I am reminded of. No rules on how many songs.

The first song that sprang to mind was Heaven by Bryan Adams.

It makes me think of Sean back in high school. He was the most adorable thing going. Not especially tall, but had the sturdy build of a wrestler which I have always just adored. Nothing like a strong set of shoulders and a broad chest when enjoying a nice warm hug or whatever.....ahem. He had dark brown eyes that just sparkled with life and the sweetest shy imp grin.

He was a year older than me and I met him in trigonometry class. He was the only thing that made that class endurable. I'd sit and watch him from the back of the class. He'd be all hunched over his work, concentrating and actually understanding it. He was adorable, smart, and didn't seem caught up in the macho one-upmanship so common to teenage boys. What was not to adore? I thought there was no way on God's green earth he'd ever take notice of me so I just admired him from afar.

I was shocked beyond shock to find out from a friend that he not only noticed me but was sweet on me and afraid I would not be interested in him. Word got back to him via the high school grapevine that I'd be receptive and he worked up the courage to ask me out. He was so sweet and shy about it. I thought it was endearing how nervous he was. I very nervously though eagerly accepted and numbers were exchanged. The first date was to see the Rambo sequel. Not exactly what I had hoped for, and he didn't seem to appreciate my astute observation that Rambo had used one more special explosive arrow tip than he had actually been given, but we still had a nice time and decided we definitely wanted to go out again.

Next date was to the drive-in movies. I have no idea what movie we went to see. We were too busy steaming up the car windows while Bryan Adams sang Heaven. We dated for several months and I guess that song was a real hit at the time because we both got to the point where if we heard that song we were all over each other. We even caught up a few years later and had a good giggle over how that song and the game 'Padiddle' (see a car with one headlight, aka a padiddle, and you get a kiss) used to provide endless amounts of fun. Aaaahhh young love.....

No official tags but I had such fun going down memory lane, I'd love to hear from some of you about the songs that take you to a special moment, place, or person.


KellyKline said...

"Afternoon Delight" is the first song that pops into my mind. I remember I was probably 6 or 7 ... in the middle of the night, sleeping in the backseat of my parent's car, I awoke to the smell of coffee and this song playing on the radio. I opened my eyes and saw the red tower at Six Flags Over Texas as we were driving through Arlington. I could hear my mom and dad giggling in the front, as she was pouring his coffee for him out of his green thermos. And all was right with the world.

Jodes said...

hey lime, wait until you see my post today, pretty ironic.....:)

logo said...

For a quick trip back to the earliest days with Mr Logo all I need is a recording of P Gabriel's In Your Eyes.
The time he was gone for an extended time (a couple months) it seemed I could not avoid Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares to You, still makes me sad to hear it.

Gary said...

They could have shown the same movie every week at the drive-in and I don't think anyone would have noticed.

Breazy said...

hehe okay , I was only 15 when I met Mr. Breazy . He loved the group Journey and so did I and he would sing " Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin" to me all the time . It isn't often but sometimes he will hear a song on the radio that he says reminds him of me so he sings it to me in the van and the kids sit in the back and giggle while he's doing it . I think he just does it so the kids have something silly to laugh about ! Thanks for taking us down your memory lane Lime , that was fun !

Sheri said...

I loved this post and heading down memeory lanes brings the song "Long Way Home" by Supertramp. It always brings me back to High School and riding with my boyfriend in his car.

lime said...

kelly, aww now that is a precious childhood memory

jodes, can;'t wait...headed to your place next

logo, i promise never to sing anything by sinead

gary, toooooo true!

breazy , too fun. and what's the point of having kids if you can't make em giggle? that's a fun song too

sheri, woohoo!!!

snavy said...

I loved this post!! Man, when ya think about it - the memories come rushing back. Ha ha at padiddle - I thought that was a Mass. thing - too funny!!

LOL - "In Your Eyes" was mine & mr. snavy's wedding song - was playing first time we kissed.

Anonymous said...

I loved reading your memory.
I've been tagged by Mel with a similar tag and will be posting it this weekend.
I thought it would be very difficult to do but once I started I couldn't stop.
thank you lime.

lime said...

snavy...must have been a popular song! and re: padiddle.....very cool tha youk now about it, most ppl look at me like i am nuts when i speak of it.

tc, glad you enjoyed. i really enjoyed this tag and look forward to reading yours!

Bridget Jones said...

That would be a long list for me since I tag music to most folks I know...but will offer Wildest Dreams (Moody Blues) to my high school sweetheart Tom Nichols.

bsoholic said...

Isn't it wild how songs can remind/trigger memories of a certain time of your life. Crazy.

Fred said...

Mine is You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by BTO. It brings me back to high school graduation in 1975 and the huge party we had to celebrate the beginning of the next stages of our lives.

I'm still close to many of those folks, so whenever I hear that song, back I go to the good old days.

chosha said...

I heard "Rock Lobster" (in the video store of all places!) today and I was instantly transported back to our year nine dance, the whole room jumping up and down in a crazy punk style and the surprised look on the teachers' faces when we all sunk to the floor at the end of the song, just like in the music video. :) The 80s were a weird time, but the music was awesome.

Seamus said...

Nice trip down memory lane - good post!

Glad the au natural won out! :)

The Zombieslayer said...

Bryan Adams? it would be that one song that was in that Robin Hood movie. Reminded me of a cutie in my college trig class.

Heh. Of all weird coincidences. :)

her father didn't like me, so we definitely had no chance though. Oh well, it was all for the best.