Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Shuffling Meme

"There's a place
I can get to
Where I'm safe
From the city blues
And its green
And its quiet"

--Johnny's Garden
Stephen Stills

I'm hanging out right now in one of my favorite places in the world, my friend Andreas' little side-of-the-house garden. His tenant, Joey, was kind enough to give me the password for his wireless broadband, so I can sit out here and post.

Andreas' home sits on what used to be a river bed, so not surprisingly it's easy to grow things. I think that everyone on his block has a little garden.

A few days ago, Dale posted a fun little meme where you set your itunes to shuffle and use them to answer a set of questions. I mulliganed my first one-- given that I'm a happily married guy, some of them might not have been funny to Mrs. Yen. Here's my new one-- some are pretty damned funny.

1. How does the world see me? I Don't Believe You- Bob Dylan

2. Will I have a happy life? Mr. Spaceman- The Byrds

3. What do my friends really think of me? Down In the Valley- Johnny Cash

4. Do people secretly lust after me? December- Collective Soul

5. How can I make myself happy? Harbor Lights- Boz Scaggs

6. What should I do with my life? Down On Mission Street- Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

7. Will I ever have children? The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face- Johnny Cash (note: I have two kids)

8. What is some good advice for me? We Belong Together- Ricki Lee Jones

9. How will I be remembered? I Don't Know What It Is- Pete Shelley

10. What is my signature dancing song? More Today Than Yesterday- The Spiral Staircase

11. What do I think my current theme song is? You Ain't Tuff- The Uniques

12. What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Girls- David Johansen

13. What song will play at my funeral? Poison Arrow- ABC

14. What type of women/men do I like? Harley-Davidson - Brigette Bardot

15. What is my day going to be like? Angel of the Morning- Merilee Rush

16. Will I ever have love again? Still In Love- Taxxi

17. What type of sex life do I have? Talking In Your Sleep- Crystal Gale

18. What song would be the title of my own porno movie? I Feel Good- James Brown

My wife Kim is on her way to visit family in Minnesota. She was incredulous that I kept my Jim Beam consumption to a minimum last night (a glass and a half). As you can see, we made barely a dent in the bottle. As my lovely bride pointed out, when I lost 35 pounds a couple of years ago in the interest of staving off diabetes, my ability to consume fire water plummetted. That was probably not a bad thing.

Later on, Andreas and I are going to go try to find Archie McPhee's a novelty store, and get some goodies to bring back for my kids.


vikkitikkitavi said...

I love Archie McPhee's! Which reminds me, is Uncle Fun still around in Chicago?

Danielle said...

Great songs.
I'm tagging myself.

Be well and enjoy the garden.

Skylers Dad said...

Have fun, looks like a nice place to escape.

By the way, I believe the Beam consumption is down because that appears to be about 4 good fingers of Grey Goose in that there mug!

Grant Miller said...

I feel good. That was funny.

GETkristiLOVE said...

For a minute there, I thought you lost 35 lbs because you stopped drinking Beam...

Anyway, it's good to be a cheap drunk. I wish I was one.

Johnny Yen said...

Yes it is-- it's Adam's favorite store in the world.

Thanks. I guess I should have tagged.

Skyler's Dad-
It is.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell everybody....

Was (Not Was) had a song entitled "I Feel Better Than James Brown."

Well, the Jim Beam didn't help matters any. I think that the fact that I'm not supposed to have beer (with the Celiac disease) was a big part of it.

kim said...

Yeah Brian, I know you added water to that bottle before you took the picture.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You should be down on mission street as your life's work? Your playlist is a hard task master.

Anon. Blogger said...

Shame on you. I took a good look at that picture and it appears that *someone* got screwed!