Friday, July 22, 2011
Happiness = music, colour and quirks....
My son downloaded a song for me tonight to put on my new phone as the ringtone for when my hubby calls me.
I've been talking about this song for ages and it took youngest mm about two seconds to navigate the music sites for what I wanted - whereas me, I had no idea where to even begin looking.
I don't visit music sites online and I've been told I have old fashioned taste in music - well that's according to the hip, young things that live in my house. I'm one of those people who likes songs that actually mean something, the ones that have words that tell a story as opposed to mindless, repetitious and meaningless words and sounds.
The song I've put as my ringtone when hubby calls, is 'I want a lover who won't drive me crazy' by John Cougar Mellencamp. Anyone who knows my hubby will appreciate how appropriate this song is.
In fact I've always had individual and personality appropriate songs as ring tones for certain people who call me. Eldest mm is 'I want it all' by Queen, middle mm is the 'Bad Boys Theme' by Will Smith and youngest mm is 'Flaunt it (what your momma gave you)' by I can't remember who. All chosen for their likeness to my boys characters.
My ringtone for my boss is 'These boots are made for walking' by Jessica Simpson, not because he walks all over me but because he always goes a hundred miles an hour and I always feel if I don't keep up, he'll walk straight over the top of me. My general ringtone for my phone is 'Some people think that I'm crazy' by Billy Thorpe.
Am I the only person who does this? My boss used a good word today - quirky, this was his polite way of describing people who have 'interesting' personality traits. So yeah I guess I also have a few 'quirky' traits. Quirky meaning "an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible".
My other quirk which has some people smiling with amusement is my love of colour. Boss affectionately calls me the 'pantone queen' - I can't help myself, colour makes me happy and it sure makes reading a dull document more interesting.
I've always found quirky people to be interesting and entertaining, they tend to walk their own path through life and don't always follow the pack. In my eyes this is a good thing, yes they can sometimes be annoying - but everyone needs to exhibit their individuality at times.
What about you, do you have any 'quirky' traits?
You were born an original. Don't die a copy ~ anonymous
Posted by Fiona Biedermann