I’ve had a mighty hankering for Chinese food lately, and the gem of a place I found during the winter is closed for a time. Well, at least I can ‘feed’ my writing with the want of such deliciousness, hence the title of this post.
It’s Song Lyric Sunday and it’s also halfway through the Blogging A to Z Challenge. I figured I’d share something about both today. If only I could share in some spring rolls…
Letters A through M of Musical Memoir have been posted. Letters N through S have been written and scheduled. THANK YOU to the people who have read and commented and clicked ‘like’ only after reading. I appreciate you muchly.
Only after reading? Yeah, that’s something that’s been bugging me. It seems that, as my stats reveal, some people actually click ‘like’ without reading. People! why bother? I only click ‘like’ if I’ve actually read the post and I actually try to comment on every post I read. I think that’s sort of the point of all this — connecting. That actually had me thinking of quitting, too. It didn’t help that I realized that was happening just as I was starting to lose steam, sort of like I imagine marathon runners feel like quitting about halfway through… not that I would know since the last time I ran was in 1996 or so, and that was accidental.
I also didn’t realize that you can post your link through the organizers for the post for each day. I’ll have enough trouble keeping up with the daily posting (hence the writing ahead and scheduling). There’s no way I can keep up with posting my post link each day, too… *faints*…
On the other hand, in addition to the fantastic people who’ve said hello, which I enjoy, this challenge has Muse awake and alert and thinking of all kinds of things to write about. She also reminded me of a project idea I had and now she wants to write THAT. In fact, some of the post ideas I came up with, she insisted that I NOT write for this, but instead include them in that project. That led to some reconfiguring and thinking up new songs for different days, but that’s OK. I remembered why I was excited about the idea when I came up with it a few years ago, and now I’m feeling more ready to actually write it.
Will I finish the challenge this year? Yes. Will I do it again next year? Ask me then. Besides, I might be too busy writing things I’m going to work to actually get published, you know, on paper and such.
And now, it’s Song Lyric Sunday! This week’s theme is stay, and DJ Tara’s choice… popped into my head even before I finished reading the word.
Picture it: it’s the 90s. Reality Bites is one of the best most awful movies, but really not that bad, and I quite enjoyed it. That was back when Ethan Hawke didn’t wash his hair, but neither did any other man of that era and that was A-OK (he since has kept his hair short and quite clean). That was also pre-Winona Ryder shoplifting-leading-to-an-eventual-comeback days. Good times.
This song was played as the end credits ran and it was a HUGE hit in its day. It’s catchy, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying the lyrics that are truly cool.
You caught me ’cause you want me then one day you let me go
You try to keep away a keeper, or keep me because you know you’re just so scared to lose…
Enjoy the musical stylings of the bespectacled Lisa Loeb (in a video directed by her neighbor Ethan Hawke!) and Stay (I Missed You).
I’m still hankering for Chinese, but no place is as good as my place, and plus, the cold and wind outside is telling me to stay… inside. After summer-like 84 degree days the past two days, this blast of winter in spring is refreshing! (If I tell a lie long enough, I’ll believe it, right?)
THANKS FOR READING! And enjoy your stay…