My Life According to Idlewild

Hails posted this as a note on Facebook and tagged me in it, so I decided to use it as today’s blog post. Yes, it’s another music meme.

The rules:
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. You can’t use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as “My Life According to (BAND NAME)”

Pick Your Artist: Idlewild
Are you a male or female? Queen of the troubled teens
Describe yourself: Younger than America
How do you feel: As if I hadn’t slept
Describe where you currently live: House alone
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Make another world
Your favourite form of transportation: When the ship comes in
Your best friends are: You and I are both away
Your favourite colour is: Actually it’s darkness
What’s the weather like: (The night will) bring you back to life
Favourite time of day: I’m happy to be here tonight
If your life was a T.V. show, what would it be called: Mistake Pageant
Your ideal Birthday Present would be: Tell me ten words
What is life to you: I don’t have the map
Your relationship: Pleasure and pain
Looking for: I understand it
Wouldn’t mind: A film for the future
Your fear: To be forgotten
What is the best advice you have to give: You just have to be who you are
If you could change your name it would be: Roseability
Thought for the Day: Listen to what you’ve got
How I would like to die: Safe and sound
Soul’s present condition: Theory of achievement
Biggest secret: It’ll take a long time
My motto: Forget to follow

Now it’s your turn. Have fun!

My life in music

I’m feeling rather uninspired today after working ridiculously hard on a translation that has to be sent out tomorrow (I have sooo much work this week!), so instead of a proper blog post here’s another music meme stolen from Sleepyjane.

How it works:

Each “question” you have to answer with a song

1. Open your iPod/iPhone/iTunes music library
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For the first question, type title of the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button twice

My Life Soundtrack

Opening Credits: She Is (by The Fray)
Waking Up: Be Like That (by 3 Doors Down)
First Day at School: Live in a Hiding Place (by Idlewild)
Falling in Love: Perfect One (by Lit)
Losing Virginity: Look What Happened (by Less Than Jake)
Fight Song: My Own Worst Enemy (by Lit)
Breaking Up: Falls Apart (by Sugar Ray – well that one fits!)
Matric farewell / Prom: Worry Rock (by Green Day)
Life: How to Save a Life (by The Fray)
Mental Breakdown: You’re Dead (by Alkaline Trio)
Driving: Gainsville Rock City (by Less Than Jake)
Flashback: Like A Monkey in a Zoo (Kathy McCarty)
Getting Back Together: New Beginnings (by Finch)
Wedding: For Me This is Heaven (by Jimmy Eat World)
Birth of Child: Love Steals Us From Loneliness (by Idlewild)
Final Battle: Bloodied Up (by Alkaline Trio)
Death Scene: Like I Never Loved You At All (by Take That)

If anyone else would like to have a go please leave me a comment so I can come and look 🙂

Happy Friday

I only worked for 5 hours today. Yes, you read that right. Five! And half an hour of that was lunch break. First I was told to come in an hour late so that a colleague could use my computer to proofread a translation I did (complicated story involving different versions of software and documents that can’t be printed) then I was sent home at 2:30pm. All I’d been doing since I arrived was more copying and pasting, so the bosses wife said once I was done with the German I could just go home and leave the English til Monday. Yippee!

Anyway, I saw this music meme over at sleepyjane‘s blog and I wanted to give it a go. Basically you put your mp3 player (or in my case computer playlist cos the mp3 player has no battery) on shuffle and complete each sentence with the song that comes on. Could be fun…

My alter ego is: Scattered (by Green Day)
When I’m in the shower I sing: Trucks and Trains (by Alkaline Trio)
My day will be like:
Bitch (by Meredith Brookes – ooer, I hope not! It’s been good so far…)
When I’m drunk I say: Tell Me Ten Words (by Idlewild)
Somewhere in my wedding vows I will include:
Perfect One (by Lit – wow, that’s actually quite appropriate. I swear I didn’t cheat!)
My makeout song is:
Stop Crying Your Heart Out (by Oasis – errm, ok then :-/)
My deepest secret is: Apple Shampoo (by Blink 182)
Next time I’m in front of a crowd I’ll say: Drop Dead Gorgeous (by Republica)
Highschool was like: Is This Thing On (by Less Thank Jake)
At my funeral they will play: Numb (by Linkin Park)
If I reached the top of mount everest I would scream: I Don’t Know (by Bowling for Soup – lol, good answer 😉 )
My ultimate song for dancing is: Steamer Trunk (by Alkaline Trio)
What makes me happy is: Happy in the Meantime (by Lit)
To cheer myself up I: Locking up the Sun (by Poets of the Fall)
The best thing about me is: Chasing Cars (by Snow Patrol)
I’ll have a good day if I can just hear: 1989 (by Less Than Jake)
My last words will be: I Miss You (by Incubus)
My best friend is like: Be Like That (by 3 Doors Down)
What I did last night was: I Wanna Go Where the People Go (by The Wildhearts)
My theme song is: Look What Happened (by Less Than Jake)
The story of my life is: Superman (It’s Not Easy) (by Five for Fighting)
At my wedding they will play: You Were Right (by Badly Drawn Boy)
My favourite thing to do is: Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night (by Bon Jovi)
Happiness is: Denial. Revisited (by The Offspring – gosh, that’s a bit depressing isn’t it)
I often think about: If I Had a Million Dollars (by Barenaked Ladies – hahaha)
My best friend always says: Hey There Delilah (by Plain White T’s)
This is what I want to be when I grow up: Crawling in the Dark (by Hoobastank)
My biggest fear is: Swallowed in the Sea (by Coldplay)

This is how I feel today: For Me This is Heaven (by Less Than Jake)

OK, that’s it. I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but if you’d like to do it too go ahead 🙂