Lame-O for NaBloPoMo
All I have to say are these 2 VITs (that's Very Important Things):
VH1 is showing a "100 Best Songs of the 80s" and since I am a child/teenager/college student of the 80s, I felt it was important for me to at least watch the top 20. Number 1? Best song of the eighties?!!? An entire decade and the best VH1 could come up with was . . . Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi. I'm sorry,what!???! Then I realized that viewers had voted and my guess was only 13 year olds boys voted because seriously.
The EIGHTIES, dudes!!!!! With Prince and Madonna and REM and The Cure and Edie Brickell and Depeche Mode and New Order and Yaz and Cindy Lauper and The Pet Shop Boys and all that glorious alternative/electronica and dance/party music (who could forget, "Living in the Wild, Wild West" or "Waitin' for a Star to Fall"?) and Janet Jackson and Bobby Brown (pre-crazy) and Paula Abdul (DEFINITELY pre-crazy) and Fine Young Cannibals and Nenah Cherry and The B-52s . . . (and that's pretty much just my freshman year of college) And yet? Bon frickin' Jovi. Excuse me while I kill myself.
Next: I just started reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and oh. my. GOB. Why has no one told me about this book? How has it been out since 2005 and I'm just now reading it? I started it around 6:30 this evening (hence, another last-minute post) and put it down only grudgingly to continue with my little NaBloPoMo delusion of posting every day this month. I am seriously contemplating staying up all night to finish it (the book, not all my remaining NaBloPoMo posts, which would count as cheating), which would be a mistake for SO many reasons, but yet . . . discipline and self-control are NOT my strong points. So we shall see. Perhaps my post tomorrow will be a little book report.