Twisted Mixtape Tuesday Bathtub Time Machine 2Fer: 90s Music+ Funny

Jen Kehl

Twisted Mixtape Tuesday + Humor Me Blog Hop.  It’s excellent.

excellentMuch like the 80s, the 90s was an era of very good and also very experimental music.  Grunge had to be the best fashion trend ever-all you had to do is go to Goodwill and find your flannel and ripped jeans.  Oh do I miss those days sometimes!

Being a Yute at the time, I listened to a ton of music.  I was in high school, then college, then married all in the same decade.  So many memories, so little time.

Oh, what is a Yute?

Oh right, back to the music.  We start in 1990…

Silent Lucidity (1990) Queensryche

One of my favorite songs of all time. And really, what’s not to like?

Enter Sandman-Metallica (1991) The Black Album

I vividly remember the day this CD came out.  My boyfriend at the time literally ran out of school that Tuesday to go buy the CD.  He picked me up after school and we raced back to his house to listen to it.  I was amazed-I had heard Metallica before but never like this!

Come As You Are-Nirvana (1992) Nevermind

1992 was a year of change.  Nirvana changed music as we know it.  It was so different from the other fare we had at the time.  The first time I heard music from this album I was hooked.  I couldn’t STOP listening to it.

Creep-Radiohead (1992)  Pablo Honey

I don’t know what it is about this group, but I think Radiohead is brilliant!   This song in particular is one of my absolute favorites.  It’s pure gold-not to mention the anthem of outcasts.  What’s even better is the memes that can be made out of it these days…

crepeDisarm-Smashing Pumpkins (1993) Siamese Dream

Anyone who knows me is well aware of my fascination with The Smashing Pumpkins.  I have been hooked on this band since the first time that a freshman that had a crush on me my senior year of high school slipped me a mixtape with this song on it.  I have loved them ever since.

Take It Back-Pink Floyd (1994)  The Division Bell

1994 was the year that Pink Floyd released its 14th and final album The Division Bell.  I wore out the cassette tape and have owned several copies of the CD.  Good stuff-relaxing and mellow.

The World I Know-Collective Soul (1995) Collective Soul

Another group I love-where did these guys go? They were no less than awesome.

Tonight, Tonight-Smashing Pumpkins (1996) Meloncollie and the Infinite Sadness

My obsession with Smashing Pumpkins continues… I can’t help it. I try to avoid duplicate sharing (I shared this on my guest post for Jen Kehl), but this particular song AND video are among my very favorites.

Everlong-Foo Fighters (1997) The Colour and the Shape

For a long time I didn’t make the connection that Dave Grohl was the drummer from Nirvana.  This was the first song of many that I loved from Foo Fighters.  I think that he is amazing-I swear the guy never sleeps!

Tubthumper-Chumbawamba (1998) Tubthumper

What other song do you know of that has the lyrics “Pissin the night away…”

Run-Collective Soul (1999) Dosage

Here is my second addition from Collective Soul.  This song is from the movie Varsity Blues.

And your bonus song, because I have always loved this song and video and I don’t know why the hell I do…

No Rain-Blind Melon (1992)

Psssst…. Come here.  I have some very specific detailed instructions for you after you exit the bathtub.

1)  Put on some music by clicking on the cassette tapes at the top.
2)  Click on the Humor Me Blog Hop link below and link up your funny. Then READ some funny too.  There’s a lot of it there, trust me.

WHAT??? Yeah, there’s also a blog hop for funny folks on here tonight.  The Humor Me Blog Hop, much like Stacy’s Mom, has also got it going on.

RULES?  Where we’re going, yes, there are rules…

1.  F-U-N-N-Y.  Humorous.  Hilarious.  Amusing.  ROTFLPMPTUIMMAPO (rolled on the floor laughing peed my pants threw up in my mouth then passed out).  These are all things that might describe the post(s) that you are about to link up (except for maybe the last one, that’s just kind of gross).  Right?  RIGHT!  If you have an unfunny post, I can provide you with quite a few hops that would gladly take it.  Nothing wrong with unfunny, this just isn’t the place, yo!

2.  Vote.  Because you can.  Click LIKE on your faves.  Because you can.  We even pick a winner.  This week’s winner gets a homemade “linty” and a years supply of dust bunnies.

3.  Visit the people that are making this possible.  My cohosts for the blog hop are these excellently funny ladies and gentleman.  My bios are apparently worth more than I am, so I included them again this week, because I can.

SweetaprilsTerrye from The Adventures of a Misplaced Alaskan loves long moonlit walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and llama races.  She won an Olympic medal in curling, and campaigns tirelessly for equal rights for free range emus.  She’s also a brilliant writer (as in fabulously awesome writing, she’s not shiny).
Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Morning Quiet Time?

Kate from Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine With My Morning Quiet Time graduated from the Julliard School of Interpretive Dance and is working on a career as a lounge singer/blogger.  In her spare time she knits sweaters for homeless hamsters and is writing a book about adoption (kids, not hamsters).

Mike is unique because he has not one but TWO blogs (at least two that he admits are his).  The author of The Insane Asylum and The Old and Cranky Gamer is known for his mad breakdancing skills, he’s a former ultimate frisbee champion, and I understand he knows his way around the videogame console a little bit.  Someday I will totally kick his butt at Super Smash Brothers.

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The ADD Mom Is Bored

I’ve been there.

It’s a typical weekday night. A little before 9 pm. Everyone is in bed.  I’m a little bored.  It’s not that there aren’t things I could do, I just don’t have the motivation or brainpower to do them.

So what exactly do I do to pass the time?  Read on:

The first thing I do after everyone goes to bed is get my big soft comfy blanket.  Then I have a snack that I don’t have to share.  I eat cinnamon graham crackers along with my Diet Sunkist Lemonade.  I agree the tastes aren’t exactly complimentary, but I like it.  I fight with the dog, who is trying to steal my cinnamon graham crackers.  He can’t have any, like I said I don’t share!  No wine tonight, that’s only on the weekend.

I go and check to make sure my son has remembered to not read past 9 pm.  He’s out cold.  Books are dangling out of his loft.  At least he remembered to turn his light out.

I sit back down and check the DVR.  There’s nothing on here I want to watch.  Parenthood gave the Mom cancer.  Not fair.  I’m not watching that.  Realize that I have a lot of hostility directed towards TV shows choices for their characters.

My laptop has been open this whole time-this is when I check on Facebook.  Comment on posts commenting on posts.  Realize that everyone has a more exciting life than me, sitting here all by myself with my Diet Sunkist Lemonade.

I find some stuff to read.  I go to Confessions on ScaryMommy.com. Some of these moms I can relate to.  Others-like Moms that smoke pot and cuss about their husbands and kids?  Oooooooh, I feel like a really, really good Mom now!  My Mom license is not in jeopardy tonight!

I check my email.  Uh-huh, I really must be on the school’s blacklist.  How about you guys just email me back and tell me you don’t need subs?  Grrrr!

Suddenly a stuffed animal comes flying down the stairway.  I calmly usher my daughter back to bed.

I read fellow bloggers blogs.  I comment on posts I like.  This is National Pork Awareness Month?  I never realized just how important it is to recognize pork.

I then go to look at job boards.  I sob quietly to myself.  I will never find a job…  Oh look, there’s a part-time opening for a “Floating Teller”.

I go up and check on my daughter.  She is sound asleep as well.  There’s no room for her in the bed between the stuffed animals and all of her books.  I want to take a picture but my camera battery is dead.  I really should charge that.

I read up on legitimate ways to make extra money.  I don’t want to sell stuff like Tupperware (how many consultants can an area have, seriously?)  I can’t donate sperm for money.  It has a disclaimer that you must be a guy.  Duh.  The online stuff looks interesting, but is it legit?

Back to Facebook.  Snicker at stuff I shouldn’t find funny.  Look at people’s timelines…

I just now realize that football has been on the TV for over an hour.  WHY?????  I turn it over to Conan.  A bit of self-deprecating humor for my night.

I’m so bored I Google myself. Wow!  I didn’t know there was someone with the same name as me!  A golfer.  How cool.  There’s also lots of references to my LinkedIn page.  You’d think that would help in the job search!  I also look at the images-I didn’t realize there were so many of me that look so different.

I come back to my blog and mess around on my dashboard. Oh look, here are the search terms people have used to get to my site.  Hmmmm… some of those are a bit disturbing.  Note to self, never put the word “penis” in a blog post title again.

I go back to Google to try to figure out how to become a freelance writer.  I need my own website?  I have to advertise myself?  Can’t I just be awesome?

I work on a blog post.  I also look for pictures to go with it.  Hey there’s going to be a Wayne’s World 3?  Oh it’s a joke.  Now I’m sad.  I work on different blog post.  I have seven of them I’m working on at a time, you know.  I work on my other blog.  I briefly contemplate having a third blog.  No… let’s not disturb a whole new set of people just yet.

Back to Facebook.  No one loves me.  I repost something funny yet disturbing.

Out of desperation, I look at jobs on Craigslist.  How many of these are real?  How many of them are actually murderers advertising for help?  How desperate am I for a job?

Someone commented on my blog! I read the comment. I then realize this isn’t Facebook, so I can’t “like” the comment.  I comment on the comment.

I let the dog out to pee.  I try to get him to come right back in.  He’s chasing moths, imagine that.

I turn off the TV and turn on the Ambient music on Itunes to help me wind down to sleep.  I google “ways to get out of the house when you are broke”.  I don’t find what I am looking for.

I take half an Ambien.  I have to feel sleepy SOMETIME!  Hey I just got that, “Ambient” and “Ambien” must have a connection!!  After this revelation, I let the dog back in.

I go back to Facebook.  It’s the last time, really.  I type things I probably won’t remember in the morning.  Then I realize I’ve been asleep at my computer for 15 minutes.  Off to bed.  It’s 1 am.

And THAT is a typical evening for me… exciting, huh?