And based on that title, this is probably not the post you'd think it is. Since I was under the weather and binging on Netflix when not sleeping on Sunday, I missed Music Monday.
So let me change that really quick. The theme for Dolly's Music Moves Me was songs with the name of an animal in their title or by artists with an animal in their name:
Pantera - "Cemetary Gates"
So it's already Tuesday and I still don't feel like I'm all caught up on my rest. Probably because when I'm extremely tired, and stressed on top of that, and binge watching The Originals till I fall asleep makes me have bizarre dreams. Sunday night I woke from a dream that disturbed me so bad I would have stayed awake if I'd had the luxury of the day off so I could nap later. I don't know how it managed to freak me out as bad as it did, because when I wrote it down, it was really nothing:
I came home from work one day and noticed a child playing in my back yard, so I sat down to watch tv. Then I looked up and she is watching me through the window. So I pull the shade. I forget about it, and later I get up and notice there are several people - women and children alike - at ALL the windows. Then toward sunset, they are all over the yard, and on top of each other to look into the windows. My oldest son was in the dream, and they watched him play video games through his window. I guess some time passes and one of them got in my house while we were gone, because I walked into my bedroom to find the room trashed with actual trash, and one of the girls running out of it, basically through a wall (or maybe not; I didn't see her leave, just that she ran and was gone). And she had taken all my clothes out of my closet and stapled or otherwise attached them to my bedroom wall. Not in an artful form, but just stuck them all there haphazardly. The people were giggly and not really harmful, so they only tormented me with their trespassing and presence. I know it doesn't sound like anything more than slightly freaky and annoying, but during the dream I felt suffocated and like I was losing my mind. And I remember thinking in the dream "If I had not already made my mind up about moving, this would do it - I have GOT to get out of here." So I understand where my train of thought came from, but I would love thoughts on the dream itself. Why would people come staple my clothes to a wall? I hope that means I have a fashion career in my new future!"
Which brings me to today's coffee chat: If you could learn any one skill in the world without trying (like Matrix learning style), which would you pick?
I would absolutely love to learn to sew - without all the trial and error. I have so many plans for slipcovers, bedding, curtains, and clothing! My Mom gifted me with a vintage 1980s dressmaker sewing machine. Actually, it was hers, and she handed it down. However, I moved the summer a few months after I received it (in 2004), and I have not taken it out of my closet even once, despite vowing to many, many times. Now? Here I am facing another move this summer. I really want to get that machine out and re-learn to thread the bobbin - because honestly, that's the only thing holding me back.
So on to the winner of last week's Battle of the Bands in which I pitted Doctor and The Medics against The Kentucky Headhunters with covers of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky"....
I must say, you voters shock me every week. I am used to people not liking my preferences, but with my two battles so far this year, voters have agreed with me. Yes, that means that I'm casting my vote for The Kentucky Headhunters on this one, even though it doesn't matter. With a score, including mine, of 10-12 in favor of the Headhunters, they clearly win! Luckily, once again, it's not a shutout. Why did I vote for it, despite the Doc version being the only version I'd even heard for many years? Well, like the overwhelming majority of you, I loved the guitar solo. I loved that they twisted the original and gave the music itself a bluesy sound, and the vocals have almost a gospel-music quality to them. Part juke joint, and part old country church.
And that's a wrap for me. I'm heading back to bed for a few hours' nap before getting up and getting on with my day. I will be back around to visit linkup participants in a short while! (Gotta love the multipurpose post).
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EDITED: after I went around trying to see who won the other battles and wondering why no one had updated their sites with this riveting, need-to-know information, I looked in the corner of my computer screen and saw that it's only the 20th. Oops! Seems I accidentally cut voting off a day early, but no worries. If you'd still like to vote, I will definitely include yours in the final tally and adjust the outcome if necessary! Carry on...