Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Baby is standing by himself! Plus, Thursday 13

Over the weekend we had a fluke. The Baby was standing at his play table talking a mile a minute to the fake bowl of alphabet soup when he turned his head to look at me and took his hands off the table. Honestly, I think he forgot he couldn’t stand by himself. Had I cupped my hands around my mouth and shouted, “Timber!!” it would have been perfect timing.

Flash forward to last night. He did it! Not for long, but he can take his hands off whatever he is getting in to standing against for a few seconds. We’re so proud. I never thought I’d be “proud” of milestones – I mean all healthy kids hit ‘em, but I wish I had pictures and video so I could bore you to tears share.

Oh, boy… how far away could walking be?

The Songs in my Head

If I could burn a CD right at this very instant this is what would be on it. I will even throw in a bonus: my favorite line from the song so that you too can get them stuck in your head:

1. Save a Prayer, Duran Duran
Feel the breeze deep on the inside, / Look you down into the well / If you can, you'll see the world in all his fire / Take a chance
Like all dreamers can't find another way / You don't have to dream it all, just live a day

2. 99 Red Balloons, Nena (English version)
99 decisions treat / 99 ministers meet / To worry, worry, super scurry / Call the troops out in a hurry / This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war / The president is on the line / As 99 red balloons go by

3. Just like Heaven, The Cure
Daylight licked me into shape / I must have been asleep for days / And moving lips to breathe her name / I opened up my eyes
I found myself alone / Alone / Alone above a raging sea / That stole the only girl I loved / And drowned her deep inside of me

4. Bullet the Blue Sky, U2
Suit and tie comes up to me / His face red like a rose on a thorn bush / Like all the colors of a royal flush / And he's peelin' off those dollar bills / Slappin' 'em down / One hundred, two hundred

5. Add it Up, Violent Femmes
I've given you / decision to make things to lose / things to take / just as she's about ready to cut it up / she says wait a minute honey, I'm gonna add it up / add it up! add it up! add it up!

6. Laid, James
Caught your hand inside the till / Slammed your fingers in the drawer / Fought with kitchen knives and skewers / Dressed me up in women's clothes / Messed around with gender roles / Dye my eyes and call me pretty

7. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
And I forget just why I taste, / Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile. / I found it hard, it's hard to find. / Oh well, whatever, never mind.

8. International Love Song, STP
“neeeer neeeer neeeer neeeer ner-ner-ner-ner neer-neer-neer!” Mouth guitar by Pump Mama. Seriously, I don’t remember the words. I was drowning in flannel.

9. One, U2
You say love is a temple, love a higher law / Love is a temple, love the higher law / You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl / And I can't be holding on, to what you got / When all you got is hurt

10. Across the Universe, The Beatles
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup / They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe / Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind / Possessing and caressing me

11. Buffalo Soldier, Bob Marley
Woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe
Woe yoe yeo yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yoe
(It’s a serious song, but these lyrics are just so FUN to sing)

12. Anna Begins, Counting Crows
So maybe I should / Snap her up in a butterfly net... / Pin her down on a photograph album...

13. White Houses, Vanessa Carlton
Crashed on the floor when I moved in / This little bungalow with some strange new friends /Stay up too late, and I'm too thin / We promise each other it's til the end

Note: lyrics from LyricWiki. As if Wikipedia wasn’t cool enough.
Note.2: Daylight licked me into shape??? I thought it was daylight faded into shade. I like my version better.
Note.3: 99 ministers meet……That’s what she is saying?! Shheese, I just sang min-IS-terse me. I had no idea what she was talking about. Nena put the EM-pha-SIS on the wrong syl-LA-BLE.


Sandy C. said...

Get ready!!! Once they's a whole new ballgame ;)

That is quite a playlist you have going on upstairs! Everytime i hear 99 red balloons, it gets stuck in my head too...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I too will have 99 red balloons stuck in my head now. Thanks. Great list and get ready for a marathon with the little one walking. It's a challenge. Have a great TT. :)

Diane said...

These songs bring back so many memories (as you knew they would). We could dance to Add it Up and 99 Red Balloons all night! And don't get me started on Duran Duran since I won't be able to stop...sigh

Anne said...

I mean Diane... LOL.


Randilin said...

There is one problem with your list and I didn't realize it until it was to late. By reading a list of the songs that you have in your head am going to get them stuck in my head now.

Great list and happy TT

wanders off humming 99 red balloons go by....

Lara Angelina said...

I'm so glad I stopped by...! I noticed you read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and that's one of my favorites! Otherwise, my kids are now 17 and 11, so they are off and running (I miss those days when you could place them in a crib and know where they are in the morning!) and the song you mentioned, Across the Universe, is one of my absolute favorites too.
Great TT!

Nicholas said...

The only two I know are 10 and 11.

damozel said...

I'm obvious a generation older than you. I remember the NAMES of those bands, but none of their songs really registered with me...I am from the Seventies!

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