my funny valentine

fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)February 19, 2006

I've been playing that song over and over again ALL DAY.

Am I a wingnut? Or do others do that, too - just put a song on repeat, and repeat, repeat, repeat... ?

It made painting the walls today a really strange experience:)

Shelly

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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

Okay, I turned "My Funny Valentine" off 'repeat'. But now I'm stuck on "Cry Me a River."

At least I can be thankful it's not "Black Coffee." But still, isn't Julie London dead? Why won't she stop singing in my head? It's making it very difficult to get anything done. I keep grabbing hairbrushes/wooden spoons/magic markers and pretending I'm lounge singer.

Shelly

    Bookmark   February 19, 2006 at 8:58PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

The walls are finished! (and they look lovely... now the only things left to paint are the front stairs and entry hallway) But I'm not done yet with Mrs. Julie London. I'm even considering putting on a boa and some high-high heels...

This is what happens when you move straight from paper-writing to wall-painting.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 7:55PM
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lunamoon(5 MA)

LOL

What color are you painting?

    Bookmark   February 20, 2006 at 9:46PM
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ooojen(z4MN)

Got any pictures of your work? Maybe you could have a friend come in and take a shot of you in your boa (and the rest of your clothes, too, of course...particularly if you're going to share the pictures with us) in front of your newly-painted walls.

I don't want to get started on, "My Funny Valentine" because I hardly know any of the words. I hate getting stuck repeating the same 3 or 4 lines over and over...
I think I could do better with, "Cry Me a River"...but it just so happens I've got "Unwritten" going on instead. I like the philosophy as well as the sound :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 3:50PM
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jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)

To my Minnesotan and Nova Scotian Valentines (if I may be excused for taking the liberty....)

My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable
Unphotographable
Yet you're my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek
Is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But don't change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentine's day

Is your figure less than Greek
Is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But don't you change one hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentine's day

Although I like the Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker vocal versions mucho mucho, the instrumental version by John Coltrane is quite nice too!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 4:13PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

No way! It's got to be Julie London every time. Thank you for the serenade, however. At last, JCSuperstar is out of my head.

The walls are two variations of those taupe colours that are oh-so-urban - I was finishing up the kitchen. I'd started it a few months ago, and never got around to finishing it (couldn't work up enough enthusiasm to strip that ugly-as-ugly border).

And I will certainly take pictures of the walls. In fact, I'm having a dinner party tomorrow evening, and I'm sure there'll be plenty of shots of me drunk on the sparkly with a knife in hand. Can't guarantee the boa, however.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 6:07PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

I had the dinner party, and it was ~lovely~.

Funny thing - I made a joke about probably ending up with a bunch of shots of me drunk in the kitchen with a knife. Yup. It's inevitable really. Good thing I only have cheap knives that are really, really dull :) So here I am in the kitchen, getting reading to prep asparagus, and pretending to be Julie London. Notice the lovely taupe colours on the walls, and the utter lack of ugly wallpaper border:

HOURS later, and I'm still pretending to be Julie London (sans knife this time):

And me and the daughter of a friend (again, sans knife). She only liked the salmon after we told her it was tuna :) She also did not enjoy dancing to Julie London, so we had to change the music.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 11:38AM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I just finally got back online last night after a couple weeks with equipment problems (I have missed you all so much--even tho' I don't post often I read 'most every day and love keeping up with y'all!) and this post really tickled me. I've always thought 'My Funny Valentine' was a beautiful tune, and the words are cute if a bit insulting (--is your mouth a little weak? when you open it to speak are you wise?) Reminded me of someone who said the way for a man to attract women was to tell the smart ones they're pretty and the pretty ones they're smart. Anyway--to get to what made me come back here and post--last night I kept getting a big ol' car driving across the screen and I couldn't get rid of it without going to another forum or another area altogether. Truly annoying. And then I got stuck in my head 'Take me ridin' in your car, car, take me ridin' in your car' until I went to sleep, and the very minute I woke up it started in again. That's all the words I know--are there others? Not sure I want to know them, just if there are. I seem to know quite a bit of the tune, tho' I sure wish I didn't!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2006 at 5:00PM
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tootswisc(z4/5Wi)

Great pictures, great color and Jeffrey-thanks for the words to my funny valentine. I never paid much attention to the content of the just listened to Frank sing it many times. It must be a show tune-I asked Jeevessonhttp://www.nodanw.com/shows_b/babes_in_arms.htmg-

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 9:54AM
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catalina_101(UK)

Shelly--I've been talking to you on here for years but had never seen a photo. Why did you never mention that you're smokin' hot??!!

take care,
k

PS Yes, you are a wingnut :o)

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 3:51AM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

Kat! You're back! Yes, I'm smokin' alright - (hack hack cough) :) Where have you been, lady?

Greenelbows - glad to know I'm not the only one who gets strange songs stuck in her head :)

Toots, so you like the colour, huh? I'm pretty happy with it. It's so easy to coordinate with, unlike the lime greens and melon yellows I've got going throughout the rest of the place!

Shelly

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 8:52AM
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tisha_(z7 OKC)

Awesome pics! Great color on the walls!
Our living room is done in "Prairie Dust" right now and I just love it. I think it would take a good long time for me to get tired of it. :-)

Oh, and about the song... I WISH I had that stuck in my head right now. When the alarm went off this morning I got the pleasure of hearing a few words of "I'm In Love With a Stripper" and it's been stuck all day! SOMEONE HELP ME!!! ARGHHH!!!

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 3:25PM
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catalina_101(UK)

Shelly--Insanely busy! And you??

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 1:21PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

Me? Busy, too. Conferences, papers, and grading - hoorah! What are you busy with now? You're done school, right? Are you working, or back in school?

Tisha - prairie dust? Sounds absolutely lovely! The new song in my head is "Africa" by Toto. But I really don't mind this one :)

    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 8:25AM
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tootswisc(z4/5Wi)

http://deckers66.homestead.com/
I walked into a room and low and behold the singing nuns were on the TV. Now my mind plays this song day in and day out

    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 10:13PM
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tootswisc(z4/5Wi)

Chorus
Dominique, nique nique
over the land he plods along
and sings a little song
Never asking for reward
He just talks about the Lord
He just talks about the Lord

    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 10:14PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

Cigarette, rette, rette
s'en allait dans mes poumons...

hee hee - that's my french smoker's version

(I'm french, and a smoker, so you see, it's quite funny!)

hack hack cough,
Shelly

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 1:00AM
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chloeasha

Seriously awesome photos Shelly! LOL!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 6:21AM
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ooojen(z4MN)

Speaking of songs stuck in one's head---- If you've never gone through the "It's a Small World" attraction at Disney, I'd strongly suggest you NEVER do! Geez, it has been 2 days....
Nancy- I'm with you! What could be more romantic than, "you're ugly and you're stupid, but I love you that way"? I guess somebody likes to have the upper hand! ...but the lyrics do help for when I get it stuck in my mind. They're familiar when I read them, but I couldn't come up with them on my own. I guess that when I open my mouth to speak...

Neat pictures, Shelly!!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2006 at 12:38PM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

I hear the drums echoing tonight
She hears only whispers of some quiet
Conversaaaaaaation.

She's coming in 12:30 flight
Moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards
Salvaaaaaaaation.

I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient
Meeeelodyyyyyyy

He turned to me as if to say
Hurry, boy, it's waiting there for YOUUUUUUUU!

************************

Does that help, Jen? :)

    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 10:07AM
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ooojen(z4MN)

Toto-ly :)

    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 10:33AM
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fishies(Ottawa z4a or 5)

hee hee! That is BRILLIANT!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 10:36AM
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