Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yeah, this is the embarassing MEME you've waited for

Somehow I just keep getting pulled in. That’s right, emmak from Mommy has a Headache (a hilariously provocative blog that I don’t imagine you’d want to read while at day care) tagged me for another infernal meme. But this one isn’t too obnoxious; it’s more of a confessional.

What are you going to confess, VE?

Boy, those of you that have been reading my antics for some time must sort of twitch with nervousness at the mere idea of what I might be presenting in response to THAT question.

The meme is a confessional of the most embarrassing song you personally owned. Ok, so I can’t compete with Emmak's meme entry because I don’t know about you but DAMN, there were some weird songs that came out of Europe. But as to here in the USA, wow! This isn’t going to be pretty because I’m gonna lay my top 10 most embarrassing singles that I owned when I was a pre-teen and teen right here before your very eyes.

Remember that scene from “Tommy Boy” in which they’re driving down the road and the Carpenter song “Superstar” comes on the radio and they look at each other with shifty eyes and one says “You can change it if you want” and the other says “I don’t care” and then the next scene you see them screaming out the lyrics “Don’t you remember you told me you love me, baby” with tears rolling down their eyes. Go here…I’ll wait. That's right...that clip is the heart of what on Earth this damn meme is all about.

Yeah…it’s gonna be like that! Be sure to visualize teen VE belting out these at full volume…here’s a special treat for you…an actual picture of teen VE straight from the 70s (try not to hurt yourself hurling, laughing or swooning):


NUMBER 10: Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldair

Midnight at the oasis. Send your camel to bed

You can hear me singing this can’t you? But what in the world… Send your camel to bed? I didn’t know camels had curfews at midnight. Must have been a teen camel. Oh, and another winner line “Come on, cactus is our friend”. Oh no, I don’t think so….cactus will prick the crap out of us if we touch him (no pun intended). And I did NOT just think of Maria Muldair as a belly dancer…ok, just mostly!

NUMBER 9: All by Myself by Eric Carmen

When I was young I never needed anyone
And makin love was just for fun. Those days are gone


I know you’ll wince at the thought of me scratching out this melodic sad tune at full teen volume! Doesn’t get more direct than those lyrics! Talk about brining down the curtain for the show. Those days are gone. Bam! Sorry, you lose. Thanks for playing. Got get your concession prize and wallow in your misery. Fortunately the song never applied to me; I was just too stupid to avoid it in the first place.

NUMBER 8: Betcha By Golly Wow by Stylistics

Candyland appears each time you smile

I’m so sorry everyone. It’s true. My pre-puberty voice could belt this one out in tune. I seriously think you could get beat up by saying that title in many places in this country. And that Candyland lyric? Puleez! I hated that damn boardgame! I always ended up lost in Lollipop Woods or stuck in the Molasses Swamp while everyone else got to frolic right on by on the Rainbow trail! It wasn’t until the Risk years that I was able to get even. But I digress… What the hell does that lyric mean? Is she riddled with tooth decay from eating candy? Man was I stupid…

NUMBER 7: Laughter in the Rain by Neil Sedaka

Oo, how I love the rainy days and the happy way I feel inside

Love the rainy days? That’s ridiculous; I grew up in Portland, OR. It rains nearly EVERY day. The happy way I feel inside? I have no idea what that means. It doesn’t sound normal though. I can tell you I would feel happy inside of something else but that’s a whole different post and TMI for my ‘rainbows and ponies’ blog.

NUMBER 6: Angie Baby by Helen Reddy

stopping at her house is a neighbour boy with evil on his mind
cos he's been peeking in angies room at the night through the window blind


We’ll this is not only an embarrassing song to be singing, it’s a particularly disturbed song. A mentally ill teen with a peeping Tom boy that has designs to take advantage of her….hmmm…and you didn’t think radio was too edgy for children… Perhaps I should have been evaluated after singing this song. You know, ink blots and such to determine if I have repressed aggression or something.

Now the interesting thing here is that the composer of this song has actually visited here at Fantastical Nonsense. Plus he’s actually a pretty nice guy so I won’t really slam him; I’ll just slam teen me for my shame. If I’d been any bit macho I’d have been singing Bad Company or Alice Cooper instead.

NUMBER 5: Billy Don’t be a Hero by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go she said, Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

Oh. My. God. I know the thought of me squawking out the “make me your wife” is a serious gender concern by those friends that would still be seen with me. It doesn’t get more epic than this people! Damn that Billy for being a hero. Where are his priorities?

NUMBER 4: The Hustle by Van McCoy

Doot doot do do doot do doot doot doot
Doot doot do do doot do doot doot doot


Yeah, that’s teen me fucking singing the notes in the song since there weren’t a lot of lyrics. Imagine doing that while walking down the street! Yep, clears a 7 block city area. Oh yeah, I had the polyester disco vest on. If you link on any songs, link on this one; the outfits and costumes fit right in with my 70s embarrassment! Whatching that...Holy Shit! The shame…

NUMBER 3: Daddy Don’t you Walk so Fast by Wayne Newton

Daddy Don’t you walk so fast, Daddy don’t you walk so fast
Daddy Slow down some cause your making me run, daddy don’t you walk so fast


First of all, I didn’t buy this, it was given to me. Why I didn’t smash it into a thousand pieces, bury it in the backyard and then move to another country first I’ll never figure out. There are so many embarrassing wrongs here. Wayne Fig Newton for one! Also, I think if you were belting that out in public today with your father around he’d probably get hauled away for attempted abandonment. Bless me father for singing this…

NUMBER 2: Ben by Michael Jackson

I used to say “I” and “Me”, now I say “Us” and “We”

And now I say…I gotta pee. I know, I know. It’s a damn rat! What was I thinking? As if the movie wasn’t bad enough. That whole part about They don’t see you as I do, I wish they would try to.” HE’S A RAT! Are you supposed to take him to the movies and then have a sleep over? I hang my head in shame…

NUMBER 1: Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Oh yeah, if you’re going to embarrass yourself to this level, be sure to belt out those lyrics for everyone to hear! It helps if you don’t analyze the lyrics on this one. Just feel the ridiculousness! Because if you do analyze, you’d see that lyrics like:

Started out this morning feeling so politeI always thought a fish could not be caught who wouldn't biteBut you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might
try nibbling a little afternoon delight.

Dylan would shoot himself if he analyzed those lyrics. I don’t know that I’ve ever referred to my schnauzer as fish bait. And that makes her what, a tuna? No, we won’t go there. We’ll just cover our face in shame over teen VE…

There you have it. Normally I don’t tag anyone or I pick obscure people like JD Salinger. Instead, I’ll just randomly pick a few bloggers off the top of my head because…well, that’s just the way it is:


Jeff - Because nobody can put up more self embarrasing posts than he can
Lime - Because she shreds meme's more than I do; I want her straight up version! ha ha
alex or kelley - I want see an Australian version of this!
bitchlet - Because what the hell do much younger people consider embarrassing?
incredible woody - Because the wife likes your dogs so I have to request this of you
megan - God knows what she would select...ok, but I wanna know what God knows too!
reforminggeek - Hey, I randomly picked one of my newer readers just for fun...sue me!


The rest of you...yeah, I could name you all but I DARE you to do it yourself. Chickens! That's right, I'm calling you chicken! Cluck, cluck, cluck. I'll be watchin'

74 comments:

lime said...

well, this explains quite a lot of the current mental illness exhibited on this blog. the damaging effects of that sort of music perpetrated on young minds is readily apparent. young readers be warned.

you REALLY expect me to do this straight? you are deluded.

bwahahahahaha.

VE said...

lime - Chicken!!!! We want lime, straight up. We want lime, straight up! ha ha ha

Jeff said...

The picture of you isn't so bad, but that goofy Russian hat your wearing is pretty silly looking!

I never had many 45s but I have to admit I did have a copy of Ben as well. And I always thought Midnight at the Oasis was a cool song. It appears we came from the same era VE.

VE said...

jeff - Hey...that's my Daniel Boone knock off hat! ha ha I think we should be doing a tag team blog video singing Ben! Ok, if this were HELL...that is...and don't forget...I am a week older than you so listen to your elders!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

What? Where's Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle?

For God's sake, dude! Where's your Yes, your ELP, your Bad Company, your Stairway to Frickin' Heaven?

Damn. I hope I'm not giving away my age here.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...brilliant post ya got here, VE..."Dylan would shoot himself"......hahahahahahahaahaaah!

VE said...

prefers her fantasy life - Oh I had them too...but I could only do my top 10 embarrassing 45s...and I don't think Stairway to Heaven ever came on a 45...

VE said...

phfrankie - Phank you! Ok, he probably wouldn't have shot himself but I'm pretty sure he would have called in Phil Specter to do the job

bitchlet said...

I'm already jotting down songs for this meme.

..backstreets back alright!!

VE said...

bitchlet - I'll be really curious for that one!

Matt-Man said...

What? No, Barry Manilow? I am highly disappointed in your tatses, or lack, thereof.

I like the song, Angie Baby. And I dated a girl who swooned to the Stylistics and The Chi-Lites.

Bottom line in all of this, you are messed up, but your high school do is tres chic and that sweater is to die for. Cheers VE!!

Memarie Lane said...

Wow, you really came through. THANK YOU for not tagging me. :P

You know, it's quite possible that while you were getting that picture taken, at that very moment, my mama was pushing me out.

Kanrei said...

I actually like most of those...I am too 70's based I guess. Angie Baby by Helen Reddy used to give me nightmares as a kid. She invites him into her room and then kills him! It was my first twist ending!

I am going to have nightmares from that photo, but it is still better than the Speedo shot.

I can't say I ever owned embarressing music because I pretty much still like everything I used to, including Duran Duran.

VE said...

matt-man - Dating girls that swoon...you THE MAN! Ok, I had Mandy too...I don't know why it didn't make the cut. It's so hard to choose when as a youth I had no sense of style or taste!

marie - Ha ha...if you are implying I was singing Bethca by Golly Wow at that very moment...you would be mistaken...although Carly Simon's Haven't Got Time for the Pain might have been appropriate at the time.

VE said...

kan - Actually, Duran Duran is one of the few 80s groups I can still tolerate to listen to. Since it wasn't my teen anchor era the stuff just all felt overplayed and obnoxious now. I can't believe you like those songs anyway...GO TO YOUR ROOM!

Kanrei said...

VE, Think about your list. You don't like them? GO TO YOUR ROOM!

Angie I already talked about: stalked chick is really the villian of the story; awesome!

Billy, Don't Be a Hero: a woman tells her lover to not be a hero, he gets medals in war, dies, and she throws them away because she told him not to?

Ben: It is about a Rat! Come on, a love song to a rat that, considering his current interests, could be an actual love song to a RAT!

Afternoon Delight: OK, this may be because I am a huge Arrested Development fan, but the Afternoon Delight episode is among the best in the series.

The Incredible Woody said...

I, too, belted out Afternoon Delight. I am sure my parents loved that coming from a 9 year old.

VE said...

kan - But does Angie Baby have more twists than you think? Is the whole neighbor boy episode all in her mind too? Still...these songs are not going to win me status down at the sports bar, are they? Although I think that scene from Tommy Boy is way more true than anyone thinks!

incredible woody - This is exactly why our parents are the way that they are now. No wonder by the time you hit 70 or 80 you have no thoughts left in your head...

Roy Scribner said...

Midnight at the Oasis by Maria Muldair

just, damn! I got nothing for that one.

ReformingGeek said...

Go back in time to me as a young teenager. Oh, VE, you are so cute (said while swooning). Do you want to go steady?

Boy, that brings back some memories and you're showing your age....right there with me.

I love Billy Don't Be a Hero and The Hustle...everyone else please don't shoot.

Thanks for tagging me but can't I just send you some cookies instead?

My list will be even more embarrassing than yours. I promise.

QuirkyLoon said...

Oh my gawsh! This is absolutely hilarious!

I thought you might have a Carpenter's tune in there. Remember, "every sha-la-la, every whoa-oh-oh...still shines...like the one before.

What is a sha-la-la?

Thanks for the hilarity! I needed it!

VE said...

roy - Glad I could baffle you to utter loss...

reforminggeek - Ha ha...I'd be way too shy to go steady! And swooning? I never really did understand what that meant. I hope it isn't painful! I'll be looking for your list for sure now.

quirkyloon - Ha ha ha. I don't know what they are either but apparently there are a lot of them judging from the song...Oh, I had a whole album of Carpenters (ssshh don't tell my friends) complete with "Close to You". I could go on and on about these songs. I don't know why bird suddenly appear...it would freak me out...

Megan said...

This is one hell of a list, VE. Is it weird that I feel embarrassed just reading it?

I will do my best with this one, but I'll probably hate myself in the morning.

P.S. I think you were kinda cute...

iamnot said...

That's some hall of fame bad shit there.
BTW, nice 70's doo. Makes me glad my dad insisted on buz cuts.

VE said...

megan - Cute? Well I that going for me. I'm gonna put my "I'm Cute" button on and go buy me a plush unicorn now! ha ha. Ok, I'm gonna be watching for your list. You will hate yourself in the morning for doing it...that is true. I took TWO showers today.

VE said...

iamnot - Yeah...that was tame hair. You should have seen it three years earlier when it was down to my shoulders. I told you that list wouldn't be pretty!

leelee said...

Some of mine, even though you didn't tag me..I could only come up with a few duds, because most of the music I had was cool!

Knock 3 Times (on the ceiling if you want me)- Tony Orlando & Dawn

Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat

Andy Williams - Love Story ( I actually used to cry when I listened to this)

Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom

Thanks, this was fun thinking about. oh and your sweater is groovy as is the indian ink line drawing...PSYCHODELIC!!

HUGS!

Giggle Pixie said...

At first I thought I was going to have to disown you. Barry Manilow? REALLY? But then I saw you also had "Billy Don't Be a Hero".

I puffy pink heart you all over again.

Bee said...

It's not so much that we're chicken it's that we are not gluttons for punishment because AFTERNOON DELIGHT??

Yeah umm I did NOT need to know what teen VE was up to in his room after styling his hair.

Niiice VE!

I also second Marie's exclamation of gratitude. No way would I have wanted to admit to, not only singing, but dancing to Milli Vanilli.

Serena said...

Yeah! The picture alone was worth the wait. And after careful analysis of your choices, I feel like I know you better now. Sort of. Okay, maybe not all that much. But it's okay; you're still a keeper.:-)

Jacki said...

That picture? Wow. I am not sure if I have the guts to post a picture from me when I was that age. I was such an ugly duckling.

And those songs? What a strange selection for a teenager. What happened to normal stuff like Pink Floyd?

HeyJoe said...

Dude you're white. I thought you and I were soul brothers. Alas.

The problem here is that I didn't BUY a lot of albums, but there were plenty "crappy" songs that I secretly dug. To wit:

“The Night Chicago Died” – Paper Lace

“Babe” – Styx

My sister was into Barry Manilow and so, by osmosis, so was I – take your pick of any mid to late 70’s Manilow classic and I knew it.

“On the Top of the World” – The Carpenters

“Sugar Sugar” – The Archies

EmmaK said...

thank you so much! Kisses!

All By Myself is even worse than my one, Save All Your Kisses for Me

I used to sing it like this:
When I was young I never needed anyone
And inserting cucumbers was just for fun. Those days are gone

VE said...

giggle pixie - It's tough because I had no taste at all and you're only seeing the bottom of the barrel. The barrel was actually quite full...I had the Pink Floyd, the Stones, Zeppelin, Styx, Dylan...you name it as well. But I only had that one Barry song so go ahead and puffy away...

bee - MILLIE VANILLI? OMG Bee...I'm so embarassed for you!! ha ha ha. Yeah, it takes a special level of stupid to humiliate yourself at this level. And all the while I did have all the cool music too.

serena - Actually...I hope you don't use THOSE as a full analysis of me. At the same time I had those I had the classic rock, I had obscure R&B, I had folk, I had Lou Reed, I had psychodelic, I had disco, I even had electronic. Like I said, I really didn't have a lot of taste or discretion, I just bought and listened to it all.

jacki - But you're missing the point...the meme was for ONLY the bad embarassing stuff. I had the normal stuff. Yeah...I figured if I am going to bother embarassing myself to this level might as well throw in the picture to and make it complete. It'll bury itself in the archives and my new readers will never know! My old readers will have run away screaming...

heyjoe - The key here though is that I bought EVERYTHING! White? Yeah...hate to break it to you joe but I actually am white! I also live in the whitest city in America. But I also had stuff like Rotary Connection, Aretha Franklin, the Spinners in my record collection so it doesn't mean I behaved entirely white... And a 'bunch' of Manilow Joe? You're letting me down...that's scary! I won't let you know that Sugar Sugar has a catchy little melody now...

VE said...

emmak - Thank you for dragging me into a pool of self humilition so deep it will be years before I can crawl out and regain my stature of ordinary dork! And your version of All Alone...ha ha...you are so bad!!! All I can say to that is "Betcha By Golly Wow"! ;)

VE said...

leelee - Woops...missed you girl! I know you had cool music! But 'Love Story'...kink in armor there...just sayin'...

Sarah said...

First of all, awesome sweater. Even better posters.
Seriously, I still love All by Myself! LOL

VE said...

sarah - I wonder if those black light posters are still at my Dad's house? I'll be I have them all somewhere there along with the vintage black light! It would be like a time capsule checking out my old room to see what's still around...

The Hussy Housewife said...

LOVE the sweater!! You are a supa' fly!

Anndi said...

You know how you asked me if the girls hit you in the head because they liked you... um, no. They needed a head-start as they ran away, far, far away.

You mean you didn't own any ABBA?

Andy Kim's "Rock me Gently"?

"Careless Whisper"

I know... they used to hit me too...

Anndi said...

You want to know the truly sordid part? I still, to this day CANNOT bring myself to stop "Careless Whispers" until the very last note.

I'm crawling back under a rock now...

Chris Wood said...

I'm just trying to imagine a teenage you singing those songs.

Not sure if that's a good thing, but I bet you do belting version of Afternoon Delight today.

leelee said...

~shrug~ what can I tell ya.


:-\

ChrisEldin said...

Oh, this is fun!! Except I have a strange mixture of Ben and Billy Don't Be a Hero running through my head...

Love your teen photo! You're too cute! You almost look shy. What happened to you?

VE said...

hussy housewife - You not jive talkin' me, is ya?

anndi - Ha ha...come to think of it I never could figure out why they got so far ahead of me. I just thought it was because I wasn't a sprinter, I was a looong distance man... Oh and careful about crawling under that rock, you will probably find George Michael already there...

chris - I think if I did that, I'd need a good belting!

leelee - Ha ha...no, it tells ALL!

chrisedlin - Now that's a funny combination! Throw in a little afternoon delight in there and you have the apocalypse! As to the shy thing...I took a couple months tour of Europe; they're much less inhibited over there! ;)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Wow. I remember all these songs and I think I actually liked a few of them. Yikes!

AngieSS said...

Ummm, I still have these songs and I love them. Were you trying to make fun of these incredibly well written, thoughtful, insightful songs? I'm so upset right now.

I guess I'll go put on "Joy To The World" so I can cheer myself up.

Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him drink his wine
And he always a some mighty fine wine....

:) funny post VE

Maureen said...

Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Here's one from me:

Hooked on a Feelin' - Blue Swede

Oooga shucka, oooga ooooga

Oooga shucka....

OMG

Lurrve the pic of hunky you way back... but was it a rule that your sweater had to match the groovy posters???

Kelley said...

Dude, is that a raccoon on your head? Was that the fashion of the time? Like an onion on your belt.

I only liked awesome music. Music that is still awesome. Like me. Don't act like you are surprised.

Quickroute said...

pay me money now or I will release these photos to the world - Doh! - you beat me to it

Deb said...

I've been trying to forget those damned songs for decades, then I read this. Thanks VE. Thanks for the weekend of Hell I will now endure humming Billy, Don't Be a Hero.

VE said...

arizona - Hang your head in shame along with me...it'll be ok...

angiess - I don't think Jeremiah was paying taxes though...he's probably in prison now.

maureen - Of course! Probably one of those stupid rules my parents made up!! Yes, I remember the start of that Blue Suade song

kelley - Why that is a raccoon as a matter of fact...and whats wrong with THAT? And I totally don't believe you about your music...I know you had waltzing matilda! ha ha ha

quickroute - Come on now, fess up on those Irish ditties you used to listen to as a lad!

deb - Ha ha. Deb deb don't be a zero, sing it with all of your might. Deb deb don't be a zero make the kids scream with fright. But as she started to sing, everyone was leaving. Deb don't be a zero, don't sing it tonight.

Alex L said...

Singles... hmmm, ok I can come up with something... Monday, my blog be there be square.

Mother Theresa said...

You're a brave guy VE. Am I glad I showed up for this one...how could I live without seeing that picture. Don't feel bad, I used to have the soundtrack to Fame (not the movie, the show, which is even worse), Xanadu, and Air Supply. I think I might actually still have them around here somewhere....think I'll dig them up and embarrass my kids a little. ;)

Lauren said...

Ve, do you have entrecard? You won 50 points from me and I'd like to give them to you.

cathouse teri said...

Dude, those are some seriously embarrassing tunes!

But it does explain a lot about that secret, sensitive side you have. :)

VE said...

alex - I'll be there...and laughing too!

mother theresa - Were have you been? It's been a long while. Nice of you to show up for the self humiliation though. But Xanadu? Girl...you've set the bar even lower!!! ha ha

lauren - Alas, I'm not anywhere. I think people find my blog by word of mouth, comment links and old fashioned stalking on my part. I am a humor blogger member so if you want to give me a vote for humor blogger of the year there I've got a link on the upper right of my blog. But only do it if I've earned it...I hate popularity contests.

terri - Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone about that side...you'll ruin my man rep! Errr...maybe I've already done that...

yellojkt said...

I don't own them all, but you would recognize lots of the chessiest 70s hits ever.

And I let the Genius button in iTunes pick companions to the cheesiest song on my iPod, "Sylvia's Mother" by Dr. Hook.

Bunk Strutts said...

Whoa, VE! That's the scariest list ever.

But you're missing "Waterloo," "Sister GoldenHair Surprise," "Convoy," "Guitarzan," "Snoopy & the Red Baron," the Cowsill's "Hair," "Tears of a Clown," "Batman's Grandma," "Knights In White Satin," and the most throw-uppy song that all the chicks liked, "Dream Weaver."

Pheew. 70's music sure sucked donkeys.

bunkstrutts said...

BTW-- The Isleys went to my high school, but then so did Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. I missed both of 'em by a couple of years.

VE said...

yellojkt - Yes, good posts both of them and I recognize nearly all. I'm going to have to go try that feature too. I will tell you that my list of songs here are NOT on my ipod!

bunk - Ha ha..Dream Weaver...I believe you can get me through the night... ha ha ha. BAD!!!!

bunk - Lucky you missed them all...therapy is expensive!!!

Carla said...

Send your camel to bed??? I don't think I've ever heard that one. Hmmm. I bet that was a great hit in Saudi Arabia.

VE said...

carla - See, Canadians are smart to avoid such songs...

Dee said...

I know and love all those songs. VE YOU ROCK!

NYD said...

OK so now you have totally dated yourself with this post. I think that You totally missed out on Barry Manilow at the Copacabana. Now, don't fib we know you sang that song befor that certain hot date.

lime said...

my response is up.

Mother Theresa said...

Oh, I bet I could beat you any day at the self-embarrassment game, but there's no way I'm putting up teen pics, so I guess there's no way of finding out. ;)

Thinkinfyou said...

I don't know what's more embarrassing ,your song selections,or your sweater.LOL! You are a very brave man!!

eve cleveland said...

VE..
I hate to burden you with another comment..but..I think it was Donna Summer who sang about leaving a cake out in the rain. McArthur's Park. It worried me then, but as an adult, I don't see what the big deal is..why didn't someone bring the cake in? Or get a new one? Sh#t now I'm gonna have to look for that stoopid song on Itunes.
Eve

VE said...

dee - Thanks...we'll go sing Bo Donaldson in secret!

nyd - Ha ha. No, my friend...even I have a limit I will not cross and that song crosses the limit! I think I did date myself from time to time though...it's actually much less expensive and not a lot of rejection involved.

lime - I'm tremblin' with anticipation. I'll be right over!

mother theresa - Oh come...don't be shy. You were a southern CA gal! I'm sure you were a fox! ha ha

thinknfyou - Brave = Stupid. Yep, I'm pretty stupid...

eve - Ha ha. Yes, that is a weird song lyric isn't it? They should have used my patented cake umbrella!

HeyJoe said...

Would you really consider Portland the "whitest city?" From what I've seen of Portland it SEEMS pretty diverse. Now, Lake Oswego may be a different story.

And I'm just breaking your balls. Certainly no offense meant.

VE said...

heyjoe - Actually, I was in Washington DC and picked up the post and that was what the article was about...the whitest cities in America. Seatlle and Portland were at the top. Obvously you've been around here if you know to distinguish Lake Oswego out. Yeah, even the middle class can't hang out there... Oh, and I don't think you can offend me...I mean look at this post? How much more offensive can it get?

The Incredible Woody said...

Scheduled for tomorrow but I am having trouble coming up with #10!!

VE said...

incredible woody - Awww, you didn't have to come up with 10! That's just me being ridiculous. The original meme from emmak only mentioned one. I just had to be difficult. I'm looking forward to seeing it never-the-less.