Janie recorded the Hannah Montana Movie a week or two ago and has been replaying the “Hoedown Throwdown” segment until I found myself chanting the lyrics, or a version of the lyrics, this morning at work. All morning.
I’m still doing it—not even R.E.M.’s “Stand”—the universal earworm eradicator—is shifting this one:
Pop it, lock it, polka dot it
Countrify it, then hip hop it
Put your hawk in the sky, move side to side
Jump to the left, stick it, slide.
I know it’s a wholesome, fun song with no profanity or suggestive imagery, but won’t someone please think of the parents?
My copies of R.E.D. and the first season of the BBC’s Sherlock arrived yesterday, but I remained strong and stuck to my writing schedule instead of opening them—which, considering standard DVD packaging, would have taken most of my evening, anyway.
I did position the latter so that I could gaze at Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman every so often, as a reward.* Neither are actually my usual physical type—as my husband pointed out—but this does not appear to pose a problem.
Yet another newly-discovered time suck!**
Daily Routines explores the ways well-known writers, architects, painters, politicians, and other individuals of note get, or got, through the day.
These examples can be either comforting or a little frightening, depending on the quirks you share and with whom you share them.
Just remember: famous people are eccentric. The rest of us are still plain weird.
Genevieve Valentine’s take on Oscar Red Carpet fashions was marvelous, as always.
Can’t say I agree with her assessment of Cate Blanchett, who appeared to be wearing an embroidered peekaboo tabard, but I always enjoy Ms. Valentine’s posts. And her short stories, too!
Gary Corby has a fascinating post about ancient Greek tax laws over on his blog.
We have to try this system over here in the States—Televised.
Heck, if the IRS made it pay-per-view, we could settle the National Debt.
*My adoration of John Malkovich is slightly more cerebral, though not by much.
**I’m going to have to start a new link list for these.
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Great minds, I just received the Sherlock first season as well.
Because, yeah, I need another time suck.
I’m having trouble waiting for the second season . . . I wish I could get BBC America, but it isn’t available unless I pay for a package full of channels I don’t want.
Then again, I’d be glued to the television all the time—DVDs are actually less of a time suck for me. Weird.
I have bookmarked Daily Routines. Can’t wait to get sucked in. Thank you!
Any time, MSB!
I can forgive those who invented Hannah Montana for quite a bit, but not for them having introduced my daughter to Achey Breaky Heart – I heard that song one time too many the first time I heard it and that was a long time ago.
I’m . . . I’m so sorry.
Ha! My son asked me just two days ago what was my least favorite song. And there it is. Billy Ray and that godawful mega-mullet.