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Talk to me about goofy things you like to do. Stuff that's just fun or interests you.

I like to make themed song lists. I guess they'd be playlists if I ever took the time to actually track down the songs and group them together, but usually, I just do it in my head. The Break-Up Song List, The List of Songs in Which the Singer is Talking to a DJ, The Songs About Superman List. I also realized in making a List of Songs About Dysfunctional Relationships that 1) there are a TON of songs about dysfunctional relationships, and 2) most of my favorite songs are about dysfunctional relationships.

I also decipher vanity plates. Like, obsessively. I was behind a car that had plates reading YRHNGRZ, and I changed lanes for no reason other than to stay behind them until I figured out their plates. (if you're curious, it was "wire hangers," and I didn't notice the frame around the plate said "Mommy Dearest" until after I'd deciphered the plate.) I not only read them, I also list the cool ones I see in my cell phone, despite the fact that it's not really safe to type on my phone while I'm driving. Some of the cool license plates I've seen lately (as listed in my phone):


So those are two silly things I do for fun: make themed song lists and decipher license plates. The fact that I admit to this in public probably says something about me. How about y'all?

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Date: 2008-07-30 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do both those things, too, though I'm not as obsessive about license plates as you are. ;) But before I switched computers and lost my old versions of iTunes, I had a list of over 100 songs that were sung to a non-specific 'you'. Recently, I've become occupied with making sure that every song in my music library has album artwork, and if there isn't any or I don't like it, I'll add some, either from my cache of icons or from other photos. I also spend an obscene amount of time on, adding books to my wish list. And, um, I write fanfic (so much more than I ever post!) and a lot of people out there consider that goofy (misguided though they are!).

I'm right there with you

Date: 2008-08-01 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, yes. I've spent hours at a time finding album art for my iTunes, and if the 'get album artwork' feature doesn't work when I know it should, I'll google the album and change the Info until it does work. I'm also obsessive about filling out the Info and finding the lyrics.

(The less said about genre and equalizer the better though.)

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Date: 2008-08-01 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Huh. I never thought about songs sung to a non-specific "you", but yeah. There are bunches of those. *ponders them all*

My husband is pretty adamant about having the album artwork on his ipod, too. He's a completionist in a lot of areas of his life, so it makes sense.

Thank goodness for online folks, because pretty much everyone I know IRL falls into the 'fanfic is goofy (or twisted or frivolous)" camp. *sighs*

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Date: 2008-07-31 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do math magic. Like, say, pick a number, any number. If your number is more than one digit, add the digits together until you get a single digit number. Multiply by nine. Add the digits together. Add 1. Multiply by ten. Divide by two. Add ten. Multiply by three. Add five.

That's how fast [ profile] dancinbutterfly's Masserati goes.

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Date: 2008-08-01 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I believed you, but I still had to go through all the steps to see if it really came out to 185. Those math tricks always make my mind boggle.

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Date: 2008-08-01 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If it makes you feel better there are a lot of songs about being or going crazy and most of my favs are on that list. One of the memes I did where you had to post a lyric to fav songs for people to guess made me kind of nervous about myself when I actually *looked* at the finished list.

Also, some of my lists.
Songs about airplanes
Songs about or that mention US states. (mostly Cali, it's popular)
Songs that inculde the name 'Mary' in the lyrics (this one's been going on for years)
Non traditional Christmas Songs or Christmas songs that aren't about Christmas (example, Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits)

I'd like to see some of the songs on your superman list if you don't mind.

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Date: 2008-08-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't done lists that include the name Mary, but I have done lists of songs whose title is a person's name. And dude, songs about going crazy ... what a great list to make!

My Superman List is pretty short. There are bunches of songs in which Superman is a metaphor for being in control, saying, "I'm not Superman" or "I can be Superman," but I don't think they should count if they have nothing to do with Superman (you know, with the cape and the alter-ego and all).

Jimmy Olsen's Blues by the Spin Doctors (I have a soft spot for Jimmy Olsen, so this one is especially fun)
Superman's Song by the Crash Test Dummies (I love this song so much. Seriously.)
Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down (Every time I see Superman-goes-bad fic, I think of this song)
Superman (It's Not Easy) by Five for Fighting (I know people who think this song is whiny, but I think Superman deserves to be a little emo once in a while.)
Superman by REM (This one was borderline. I almost took it off for being too much of a metaphor, but I really like it, so it stayed on the list.)

If you do want the ones that I exclude for not being about Superman, I can give you those, too.

Songs about or that mention US states. (mostly Cali, it's popular) I was unreasonable glad that Ludo is from Missouri, because they mention it (just in passing) in a couple of their songs. I grew up in Missouri, and it generally gets no mention in music.


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