Taking you back old school

I was at my cousin's house this weekend and her husband started playing music from his ipod. One of the songs happend to be "I wanna be rich" by Calloway and I started remembering all these songs from the 90s that i loved...so i decided to download a few of my own..."New Age Girl" by Deadeye Dick, "She don't use jelly" by the Flaming lips, "500 miles" by the Proclaimers, "Red Red Wine" and "Can't help falling in love" by ub40, "No Loot" by Tony, Toni, Tone, "Two Princes" by the Spin Doctors, "I'll be loving you" by Collage, "Whoomp there it is" by Tag Team...and a couple other 90s tunes... I actually heard the Flaming Lips songs during the weekend too and chris couldn't believe i actually liked that song...i told him i don't like it as much as New Age Girl. "Mary Moon...she's a vegetarian, mary moon mary moon...she loves me so, she hates to be alone, she don't eat meat but she sure likes the bone..." lol.... Anyway here's no loot by Tony, Toni, Tone

No Loot
Tony, Toni, Tone

Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay, Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay
Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay

If the shoe fits I want you to wear it,
and wear it good,
ah-ah, ah-ah-yeah, ah-ah-hah

Talkin' 'bout them times when I was by myself,
I would always be lookin' for somebody else
But as time went on I had a talk with my mind,
friends like you and you I gotta leave behind

And so, you call me your friend but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
and I'll never ever depend on you

Friends and enemies around me everyday,
I can't believe half the things they say
Takin' me for granted givin' no credit at all,
I'll just keep bouncin' like a bouncin' ball
Everybody seems to disappear on me,
can't trust no one as far as I can see
If I could be that fly that's on the wall, listenin' to my friends talk about it all

You call me your friend
but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
And I'll never ever depend on you,
some soul you are

I don't mean to step on nobody's foot, but ah -

When I need somebody there's nobody to call
When they need me,
my phone rings off the wall
But these are my friends
and that so what they say
Constantly takin' from me everyday, you say

You call me your friend
but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
And I'll never ever depend on you,
some soul you are
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    90s retro

Desiderata-words to live by

This is for all of us who are struggling day to day...may we all find peace and tranquility...

Desiderata
by Max Ehrmann


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.


With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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Blast from the past...lyrically speaking

Hey steph, i keep forgetting to tell you...one time when i was teaching my class, a few of my students started singing a familiar song...that i hadn't heard since high school...i was so excited that i started singing with them lol...see if you recognize it... :)

Zombie Jamboree
Rockapella

Hey, Back to back, ha ha ha ha, hey, belly to belly
Yes my friends
Hey, Back to back, ha ha ha ha, hey, belly to belly

It was a zombie jamboree
Took place in the New York cemetery
Oh, it was a zombie jamboree
Took place in the New York cemetery

Zombies from all parts of the island
Some of them are great Calypsonians
Since the season was carnival
They got together in bacchanal
And they were singing

Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

One female zombie she wouldn't behave
See how's she's dancing out of the grave
In one hand she's holding a quart of rum
The other hand is knocking a conga drum

You know the lead singer starts to make his rhyme
While the other zombie is rockin' in time
One bystander, he had this to say
"It was a trip to see the zombies break away"
Shah! And they were singing

Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

And they were singing
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Oh, back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Hey hey, back to back, everyone we sing, back to back
And belly to belly then back to back
One two three four

Hey, what a zombie jamboree
From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty
Uptown, downtown zombie jamboree
Whoa whoa whoa, yeah yeah

There's a high-wire zombie 'tween the World Trades
A King Kong zombie on the Empire State
But the biggest zombies Tokyo to Rome
The zombies who call the city home

Hah, what they do, huh

Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

And they were singing
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
But I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

I need the chorus
Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already, yeah
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Back to back, hey
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Sing the chorus
Back to back, whoah, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Do the limbo
Back to back to back to back to belly
I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

One more time, yeah
Back to back
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    Zombie Jamboree

Stuck in my head

I bought the new Finger 11 cd this past saturday and I was listening to it yesterday and this morning. now i have one of the songs stuck in my head. I love Paralyzer but I love this song too...

I'll Keep Your Memory Vague
Finger 11

This won't break your heart
But I just think it could
Cause I haven't tried as hard as I should
To separate you from everything I do
But I would never want to come between us two

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

Now I'm thinking back
To what I said before
I hope your heart won't have to hurt anymore
Cause it's really not that sad from here
Because the moments I can feel you near
They keep you close to me my dear
And if they ever become too clear...

Now you've gone away
Don't worry it's ok
That you're gone away
Further than yesterday
But you'll never leave these scenes
My mind replays

Where in the world have you gone now?
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    I'll Keep Your Memory Vague

Hey....I REMEMBER YOU!!!

I'm just passing some time until Kimmie gives me a call to help her move out...tonight I'm going to destress and unwind at Marco Polo with the 3K's and myself (Kimmie, Kim, and Kiesha)...with me (Katie) it's the 4 K's! And we didn't even plan it either!! Ann might join us and Chris might stop by b/c I told him Kiesha wanted to meet him. I was trying to get Tommy to come too but he's a slackin' ass and would rather play video games....yes Tommy I'm talking about you!! :-p. Anyway, this song came online and now it's stuck in my head...so I hope it'll get stuck in your heads now too!! :-p It's funny b/c when I hear this song I think about my friends who I haven't seen in awhile and it's like....HEY....I Remember you!! Haven't seen you in awhile but I remember you!! Of course it's hard to forget me...although many might like to forget!! lol. Yeah I'm in a silly mood...i think it's from lack of sleep and the craziness at work...damned 8th graders of mine are off the wall due to CMT`S . You should see the chalkboard...there's a long list of detentions for next week!! lol. Oye...

I Remember You
Skid Row

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried, that called my name
And when you needed me I came through

I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind and you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

We spend the summer with the top rolled down
Wished ever after would be like this
You said I love you babe, without a sound
I said I'd give my life for just one kiss
I'd live for your smile and die for your kiss

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

We've had our share of hard times
But that's the price we paid
And through it all we kept the promise that we made
I swear you'll never be lonely

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
Washed away a dream of you
But nothing else could ever take you away
'Cause you'll always be my dream come true
Oh my darling, I love you

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you

Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights and every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say - I remember you
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    I Remember You-Skid Row

Monday Morning Blues

I don't know if it was the fact that it was still dark outside when I woke up, but I was so unmotivated to go to work today. I didn't get out of bed right away when my alarm went off and really wasn't even in the mood to get ready for work. Somehow though, I still managed to get here before 7:30, even though school doesn't start until after 8. I think it's just the case of the Monday Morning Blues...that and the fact that I'm not used to this time change. I just want to go back to bed and sleep for a couple more hours. It didn't help that Chris and I stayed at Marco Polo Saturday until just before the time changed at 2am...you know how long it's been since I actually stayed up that late willingly?! It was actually 3 (after the time change) when we finally went to bed...then were rudely woken up by Chris' neighbors below who decided it was a good time to argue really loud..and man does that girl have a mouth on her...not only loud but it really needs to be washed out with soap!! Anyway, that's a different story!
One thing's for sure..i'm not staying after this week every day like I did last week. As soon as 3:00 hits, I am going home!!
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3 years baby!

Yesterday was Chris and my third year together. I can't believe it's been that long already. I can't beleive he's put up with me for that long! lol! It was nice. We really didn't do anything special. We went out to dinner at Carrabba's in Manchester by Showcase Cinema's and I must say they have really great food! I had lobster ravioli...mmmmm...and Chris had chicken parmesian. After that, we visited tommy for a little bit and then went back to his apartment and watched some tv before going to bed. We didnt' get each other anything except cards b/c we're trying to save money for our christmas presents. I had a good time yesterday. It would've been better if neither of us had to work during th day and could've spent the whole day together yesterday or the whole day together today but he had to work :(. That's okay though, I get to spend Wednesday night with him and Thanksgiving with him...and that will be coming up in a few days! This is going to be a very short week!!!
So I have nothing to complain about, nothing at all. I'm very happy right now and things are going very well for us. I'm hoping to get a permanent job soon so I can move in...not only that, but a permanent job also means benefits, which I really do need! Unfortunately my long-term substitute teaching job is over December 21 so I have to have something else lined up after that. I applied to other places like ING..which is hiring in February. At this point I don't care if I get a teaching job...i mean I'd like one but I can't afford to be picky. My plan is that if I don't have one by February, work at another place like ING until I get a teaching job...that is if I still want one at that point. WHo knows, maybe I can get a training position. I was talking to my uncle and we both said the same thing...that there's a path already laid out for me and I just have to find it...and I hope I find it soon.
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    I'll Be-Edwin McCain

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Wait for You
Elliot Yamin


I never felt nothing in the world like this before
Now I'm missing you
& I'm wishing that you would come back through my door
Why did you have to go? You could have let me know
So now I'm all alone,
Girl you could have stayed
but you wouldn't give me a chance
With you not around it's a little bit more then I can stand
And all my tears they keep running down my face
Why did you turn away?

[Bridge]

So why does your pride make you run and hide?
Are you that afraid of me?
But I know it's a lie what you keep inside
This is not how you want it to be

[Chorus]

So baby I will wait for you
Cause I don't know what else I can do
Don't tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
If you think I'm fine it just ain't true
I really need you in my life
No matter what I have to do I'll wait for you

[Verse 2]

It's been a long time since you called me
(How could you forget about me)
You got me feeling crazy (crazy)
How can you walk away,
Everything stays the same
I just can't do it baby
What will it take to make you come back
Girl I told you what it is & it just ain't like that
Why can't you look at me, your still in love with me
Don't leave me crying.

[Bridge]

Baby why can't we just start over again
Get it back to the way it was
If you give me a chance I can love you right
But your telling me it wont be enough

[Chorus]

So baby I will wait for you
Cause I don't know what else I can do
Don't tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
If you think I'm fine it just ain't true
I really need you in my life
No matter what I have to do I'll wait for you

[Bridge]

So why does you pride make you run & hide
Are you that afraid of me?
But I know it's a lie what your keeping inside
Thats not how you want it to be

Baby I will wait for you
Baby I will wait for you
If it's the last thing I do

[Chorus]

Baby I will wait for you
Cause I don't know what else I can do
Don't tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
If you think I'm fine it just ain't true
I really need you in my life
No matter what I have to do I'll wait for you

I'll Be Waiting.


I love this song. The first time I heard it I didn't know who was singing...for a moment I thought it was All 4 One or something....remember those guys? I had their cassette. Anyway, when I heard who it was I was surprised. I'm also surprised at how different he looks from when he was in American Idol.
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