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Reveling in My Own Dorkihood (yes, dorkihood)
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join me, won't you? i am having a fantastic time, embracing my dorkihood. i'm in bed with a laptop, a dog next to the bed, a scrapbook magazine next to me, and cheeeeeesy music on the radio. seriously. "Hello" by lionel richie just played. no kidding.  oh, but no. now it's elton john singing something from the lion king. it just got much worse with that one.

is that line after 'circle of life' really 'wheel of fortune?' that's what it sounds like to me... it's right before he sings 'leap of faith' and then goes into nineteen more cliches.

gah, this is painful.

where's lionel richie when you need him?

hello...?

is it me.... you're.... lookin' for...?

YES.

yes, lionel, it is. 

almost over....

i'm listening to the Delilah call in radio show. I do that while i scrapbook at night sometimes. dorkihood, i tell ya.

elton's almost done, PRAISE GOD.

ok, it's over, but emily has called in and is jabbering on and on to delilah about chemistry and come. on. already. really. i need the circle of life song out of my head, so i wish they'd hurry up. emily is encouraging single moms, saying she is not incomplete wihtout a man. my mom hates double negatives like that. they don't bug me, really. but i suppose she could have phrased it differently - 'am complete WITHOUT a man,' rather than 'not imcomplete without one...' she's quoting scripture. hard to dislike a gal quoting scripture about how she's not incomplete, but i wish she'd just request a good song and shh already.

oh please. she doesn't even have a request. 'surprise me.'

sounds bad, delilah...

madonna...? from the 80s?

oh GAH.

"I'm Every Woman?!"

dorkihood, indeed. 

update:

look here! Jenny is celebrating her 100th post, and is giving away prizes. congratulations, jenny on 100!

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Nicole Said:

LOL! You make me laugh.

on Nov 8, 2006 11:21:47 PM
Jenny in Ca Said:

Holy Mama, you are a crack-up!
I'm glad you commented on my blog, so I could come check you out!
thanks for the mention,

Jenny

on Nov 9, 2006 12:42:24 AM
Theresa Said:

Ohhh love me some Delilah. I listen to her at night when I'm sewing...with the dog next to me... and my laptop at an arm's reach (so I can look up all those 'sewing terms' because I don't know what a single one of them mean!

I guess we can be in dorkihood together...it's such a fun place. :)

on Nov 9, 2006 8:44:06 AM
Lauren Said:

I used to think I'm Every Woman was Climb Every Woman. Which is....awkward. Much like my love for the Simpson sisters. And the fact that yesterday I listened to Circle of Life voluntarily.

on Nov 9, 2006 9:36:40 AM
Shalee Said:

Ohh, This should have been on your weird meme... Ummm, sorry sweet friend, but you're on your own in THIS dorkiness lovefest. Mind you, most of the time I'm right there with you, but generally I'm a sans Delilah/scrapbooking/dog type of gal.

I do, however, know all the words to the songs you mentioned. That should bring me to a higher level of dorkiness. Yes. I'm proud about it.

And I agree with you about the Elton John thing. Enough already.

on Nov 9, 2006 10:30:57 AM

Ya know, you could just bind some of these posts together and have hot-selling chick-lit book, lol...

on Nov 9, 2006 12:28:59 PM

I actually put that "hello" song on my answering machine back in the day. Oh, yes, I did.

on Nov 9, 2006 12:50:24 PM

Personally, I think there are some things that are more clearly said with a double negative, like the example you gave. There is a subtle difference between not being incomplete and being complete -- maybe not so subtle. Nuances of meaning are lost without being to phrase things this way.

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. My husband suffers from double-negative deafness, being unable to hear or understand anything that's phrased in such a way.

:)

on Nov 9, 2006 1:23:07 PM

This reminds me that I realized the other day in the grocery store that the worst song EV-AH is some sappy chick singing this:

Torn between two lovers,
feelin' like a fool,
lovin' both of them
is breakin' all the rules...

I swear I wanted to stick a fondu fork in my ear. HOW did that song ever get on the radio? Stupidest song ever, even for the 70s. Give me Lionel or Elton any day over that.

on Nov 9, 2006 2:23:09 PM
HolySister Said:

How about this? At work the other day a group of us (all women and one poor horrified guy, who abstained thank you ver much) broke into song, and that song was... from The Little Mermaid. A bunch of impassioned museum dorks, singing,

Look at this stuff,
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think
my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl,
Girl who has
Everything.

While flinging (museum jargon for 'carefully packing') objects into boxes and moving them around the place.

Yeah. Right up there with you in the dorkihood, sister. Maybe it's genetic.

on Nov 9, 2006 5:11:50 PM
stacey Said:

I hate to admit this but I know the words to that Elton song and you're singing it right. I can't believe I just said that out loud!

I like Dililah once in a while and listen. Actually the night Jeff and I got engaged I called in to share it with the world and they played a song for us!!

on Nov 9, 2006 6:42:52 PM
Fiddledeedee Said:

I'll let my freak flag fly and admit to listening to Delilah. Yes I will. I used to play my old Eric Carmen LP when I was in the mood for a little face down in the carpet type of music. That's not so weird, right?

on Nov 9, 2006 8:26:18 PM
Geekwif Said:

I love this post! Total stream of consciousness.

What I want to know is do you hate Elton John music or just that horrid Circle of Life song? Because I can't stand Elton John's music but people always look at me like I'm an alien when I say that.

Same with that other guy. You know Billy something. The piano man. "You may be right...I may be crazy." Ugh, why can't I think of his name?

And now you're thinking "Duh! Billy _______" But I can't think of it!

Oh yeah, that and now I've got that song running through your head. Sorry.

on Nov 10, 2006 4:55:13 AM
joel Said:

Ooo...Billy Joel, good stuff. Come to think of it, haven't listened in a while. Have to go crank it up...

"...That's not her styyyyle..."

;)

on Nov 10, 2006 8:22:39 AM
Amy Said:

I love it! I used to listen to Delilah religiously in college. Now, just once in a while in the car. Hooray for sappy cheezy '80s music!

Personally, I like a few Elton John songs. My favorite is "Blessed" but I haven't heard it in years.

And, "I'm Every Woman" is fun once in a while, too. Like in the movie Bridget Jones's Diary.

on Nov 10, 2006 12:12:04 PM
Lori Said:

Did Elton john sing "I'm Every Woman"?

on Nov 15, 2006 9:53:56 AM