Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Always Thinking Ahead (and blog candy)

Most of my blog entries are generated by something that has happened during the course of my week. My mind is always working (some might say overthinking ... HOW DARE THEY!) and analyzing the people, places, things and thoughts that cross my mind throughout the day. As a journalist, I've been taught to dig... to get out the story and find different angles, so my brain questions pretty much everything! 

This past weekend I was with a group of friends. Somehow, the discussion turned to romance (or lack thereof) and love songs. Favorite love songs were discussed, and many of the usual suspects were mentioned. One of the guys surprised us all. He said the ULTIMATE love song is "Space Cowboy" by the Steve Miller Band. I have to admit, at first I had no idea what that song was. Someone started singing a few bars, and it hit me, then I said (out loud... VERY loud), "Are you serious?" The reply (with a kind of DUH tone) was, "Yeah." Are you kidding me? I mean, I was in total shock. If you're not familiar with the song, it's a very laid back song, about a guy that likes to chill.... a lot. Naturally, I was baited into a debate on the song, listening to the "pros" of why this is such a great love song (uh, let's just say this argument was VERY unconvincing). My position against it being a great romantic song was this... if it is possible that it could be considered a great love song, it would only be by a guy. He replied, "Why?" I said, it's simple. No woman finds the phrase, "I really love your peaches want to shake your tree" romantic. Am I right? In fact, if you use that phrase with someone  you don't know, you'll probably get slapped or kicked (either way it's likely to end painfully). But that led me to think.... am I wrong? Could I identify a good love song if it hit me in the face? That's where you come in. Leave me a comment on this post, with your favorite love song/romantic song and why you feel that way about the song. I will randomly pick one and you will receive a nice assortment of Prima flowers (I have a very extensive collection and will put together a nice grab bag of them for the winner). You can comment on this post through Thursday, and I will announce the winner on Friday.

I'm sure you are all dying to know what my favorite is.... ooooh ..... it's so difficult to choose just one. I think my all-time favorite is "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce. Love the lyrics..... 

And P.S. -- if you're wondering if the Space Cowboy mentioned above is single... yes ... he is. Not a surprise, right?! :)

Cindy


8 comments:

Louise, that's me!! said...

Mine is "Past Mistakes" by 88 fingers louie. I know it's quite random and probably right up there with "space Cowboy" but it was the first song my ex (and 1st love) learned to play on the guitar and he played it to me after we broke up.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

ROTFLMAO right now! Space Cowboy...a love song? You are so right. Only a SINGLE guy would say that!!!
My all time favorite love song is, "The Very Thought of You". It is the song that my husband and I danced to at our wedding, sung by my baby sister at the reception. Whenever I hear that song it just makes me smile! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

..how funny....Space Cowboy....lol!!

Bizzy Bee Creates said...

Great story. LMBO!!

Jan said...

You would think that someone who always has music playing whether they're driving, cleaning, or crafting that they could come up with one measely love song, but nope! I seem to be drawing a blank. I must have been thrown off by the thought of someone considering Space Cowboys a love song. LOL. Men!

Kelly said...

Orange Colored Sky by Natalie Cole. I actually sang it to my DH at our reception.

HeathersHobby said...

Yeah, um, like anything Madonna, right?

Really, I am a child of the 80s (Dirty Dancing was - and remains - an all time favorite and it was my first boyfriend-date-movie), so any movie from it works for me. :) I'd have to say my favorite (love song) from the movie is "She's Like the Wind".

cheryl.figgins said...

Space Cowboy??? Yeah,he will remain single.
Best Love Song for me would have to be "When you say nothing at all"
Mine and DH's dance at our wedding.