Monday, March 17, 2008

Part Two

Last week I issued a challenge. After overwhelming response (and great songs!) I think I may have to do that more often!
I know this is really pushing the deadline, but I have been really having a hard time picking songs. It was awesome to listen to my old stuff, new stuff, look at lyrics more closely and spend Lily's nap times listening to music, music, music. So, as promised, here is my personality profile.

Just a reminder:

1. A song about a trait inherited from Dad.
2. A song about a trait inherited from Mom.
3. A song about a trait you learned from someone.
4. A song about a trait that is unique to you.
5. A song about how people perceive you. (I agree, Erin, how do you really know? This was the hardest one for me to identify)

1. Magazine Pedro the Lion

2. Pies Patty Griffin

3. All the Way From Italy The Greencards

4. Elsewhere Sarah McLaughlin OR Asleep On A Sunbeam Belle & Sebastion

5. Lately Tegan and Sara

I loved Stephanie's post because she explained all her songs. What an insight! Here are my 'splanations:

1. My dad is a deep thinker. I don't pretend to have inherited his depth of thought but I love thinking about, talking about and writing about religion, physics, space, time, and how these all work together or might work together or could work together if things were only slightly different. You get the picture.
Also this song reminds me a lot of Lehi's dream. I didn't inherit that from my dad but Lehi was a dad.

2. My mom blessed me with a love of baking, food and everything culinary. This song is more than that. It is more accurately about finding the good in a crappy situation and enduring those crappy situations by thinking of the things or people you love. I am not even close to as good at this as my mother, but I think I did get a little bit of her silver lining.

3. I am not brave. I don't take chances. I usually go for the safest bet. Many people have taught me to be brave-r but I think it will be a life lesson. I love that this song is about moving far away and the courage that takes. I really relate to that.

4. Elsewhere is partly about enjoying solitude. There are several things I enjoy doing alone that most people prefer doing with company. Among these are: Seeing a movie in the theater, shopping, okay that is all I can think of right now. . .but still, I appreciate alone time.
Asleep On a Sunbeam? Just your good ol' "I love the outdoors and dirt" song.

I had a REALLY hard time with this one. I found a lot of songs about traits I have but none of them were really unique to me. I don't even think these ones are very unique, but it is the best I could do.

5. I think this one is self-explanatory. I think we are all too hard on ourselves.


Steffy said...

I love that you put a little bit about each song! I love reading your blog! Thanks for writing such nice things to me too!

mindy said...

oh dear.. you are one a way deeper level than i'll ever even pretend to be on. half the time I don't even listen to the words of the songs I listen to ;)