Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me?--The White Stripes
Sal's Got a Sugarlip—Johnny Horton
Break On Through—The Doors
Terror Couple Kill Colonel—Bauhaus
No Time To Cry—The Sisters of Mercy
One Way Ticket—Bobby Lumpkin & the Kapers
The Pontiac—Tom Waits
You're Gone But I'm Left—Tyrone Schmidling
My Love is a Flower—Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Cypress Grove—Tav Falco
Now on to other matters.
I tried this out last year after stealing the idea from my sister-in-law Kate.
Here’s how it works:
You take the first couple of lines from the first and last post for each month. You can edit as much as you want. Or you can just invent stuff that you never posted in the first place. And then you have it, your blog year in review.
The Year in Review
January: Experts say all signs point to a massive attack by man-eating sharks some time in the new year.
Ever get stuck next to someone on a train, bus or airplane, and that person just really bugs you? Thanks to the wonders of forwarded email, here's a way of dealing with them.
Pissed off or depressed? I haven't decided which just yet.
I was looking through my clown collection for something disturbing to kick off the weekend. This is what I came up with:
Ask any of my close friends or family and they will tell you I am a model of rectitude and decorum, and would not normally even say the proper term for the female pudenda. But now that's changed.
May: Be proud, fellow midwesterners: it all started here in Chicago on May 1, 1886. The start of the 8-hour day movement...
There are three freaks this week. Let's have a little contest, shall we?
June: Here's a few tips if you're thinking about committing a robbery:
1) Don't get drunk before you commit your robbery
That's the nice thing about the Random Ten--it requires nothing but the push of the "shuffle" button and a little copying and pasting.
July: I had a bright idea the other day (at least I thought it was bright at the time, we'll see how it works out) of starting a blog to post pictures and descriptions of stuff I want to get rid of.
Sometimes I think about how my job has changed me. We all change over time, no doubt about it. After almost 19 years of doing the same job it gets hard to tell if the changes you see in yourself are a result of time, or a result of how you’ve been living your life.
August: Yes indeedy, it's Weenie-Waver Wednesday!
Today's story works on so many levels. It's got:
-Driving while (partly) naked
-Christian radio personalities
I know you're all expecting to see another sex fiend for Weenie Waver Wednesday.
September: This man was, without a doubt, the best of all of us. There were no signs of depression that we could see, and he was literally the last person any of us would have thought to be at risk.
November: It's hard to say goodbye to Halloween. Once again I'm having that post-Halloween letdown.
I just finished my last training run, a quick 3 miler. The starting temperature was 29, and what kind of Chicagoan would I be if I didn't throw in the wind chill factor, huh? That made it feel like 19.
December: A journey of 13.1 miles starts with a single step.
"I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it. Unless I'm thirsty."