I Tried To Cheat…..

…..but I’m not very good at it…..because here I am telling you anyway.

I did this wee music challenge the other week and quite enjoyed it. The idea is that you put your I-Pod onto shuffle and ask a specific question then press play. And answer the question based on the song selected.

Well, when I did it tonight the first song selected was as outlined below but I thought, ‘That’s not one of my songs. That’s something my daughter put on the I-Pod when I first got it’. I listened to it anyway and noted my first thoughts… then I thought I’d try for another. After all, it wasn’t one of mine. And…. Yup, another of my daughter’s selections.

But I listened to that too.

And the odd thing was that, to me, they both said the same thing.

Now maybe that’s not so odd. After all, if that’s the frame of mind I’m in then I’m going to hear what I feel. Right?

Except there are hundreds of songs on my I-Pod. Why two that speak to me in the same way? So I deliberately ‘cheated’ for the next two questions.

And yup. It does seem that how you feel reflects what you pick.

1st question

How was your day?

Taylor Swift, ‘The Outside’

Excerpts, ‘Road Less Travelled… ‘trying to be better …nobody lets me in…outside looking in… lonely places … not the best view… lot of lonely places’.

But not one of mine.

‘Hello, Hello’, SR-71… ‘loneliness doesn’t make a sound so I head back underground… pictures from the man you used to know… age can change a man… confused but now I understand’.

Again, not one of mine but strange they both spoke of the same thing.

What do you want to achieve this week?

‘Take On Me’, A-Ha.Youthful memories. Where have you been? What have you done? Where do you want to go? 1st selection to the second question.

‘Time of your Life’, Greenday. ‘…time grabs you and directs you… something unpredictable…’

Again, both reflective for me.

Do you enjoy your job?

‘The Invisible Man’, Queen. 1st selection. Non of us are invisible. Except sometimes.

Had a wee natter this morning with the janitor in the school I was in this week. She was telling me, that in these new schools, she can pretty much tell where everyone is, when they logged in, left the building, etc. But she has no control over the heating in the school because that’s centralised. It’s also a biomass boiler, taking wood chips, which means she has to ‘gear up’ with safety equipment because of the danger involved in inhaling ash. Now the council is looking at renewable energy. Which I was telling her was a coincidence because one of the things I’d been waiting for someone to speak about re the upcoming vote for Scottish Independence was someone recognising and stating that the Scottish climate lent itself to being  self-sufficient in renewable energy production. And the other week I listened to someone speak on that. Among other things.

One of the other things the janitor will not have control of is the CCTV as it is to be transferred to a central office with accompanying speaker facility warning people off who might loiter around the school.

Now, I found this a pity because, apart from the fact that big brother is indeed watching I recollected something. Before hubby and I were married there was the odd occasion, well quite a few if I’m honest, when we used to go into the local school grounds and…..sing to each other across the school yard. True story. Imagine if there had been video and speaker facility then, eh? 😉

And all this conversation from the fact that the janitor came into my class to raise the electronic window shutters. How times move on.

‘Holiday’, Boys Like Girls. 2nd choice.  ‘No one could own me… run far away… need to take a holiday… gotta find a new place…maybe it’s a fall from grace… a new chase… run away… maybe some day I’ll be back’.

So, my mood? A bit reflective these last few weeks. Not depressed. Not sad exactly. But a bit pensive and…wondering, maybe?


22 thoughts on “I Tried To Cheat…..”

  1. Spring has sprung…change is in the air. Plus we all have just finished a very big cycle and a lot of people are feeling quite exhausted and zoned out. Oh, and beginning their new path so lots of new stuff started to come into the picture on top of it. You seem to be playing with lots of new stuff at the moment, is there a change/move coming on? 🙂


    1. Hi Mark. I feel I haven’t spoken to anyone for ages. There is such a lot going on. I don’t know if it means change in the big scheme of things but it’s certainly keeping me busy. Almost sorry I started. 😉 I’m not great when I don’t have enough time for me! Just sort of musing time, you know? So my head is buzzing a bit with one thing and another. Almost kind of waiting to see where I go or how it pans out. I do feel change in the air. But that might just be Spring springing. 😉
      I hope you’re well and still enjoying a wonderful summer. Bugger! I can’t wait! 🙂 x


      1. Actually, like you, I have also been a very busy bee. Friend moving house and another friend needing a rebuild of their website has had me a little busy. As you said, just room for musing and that’s about it. In amongst that I was just starting to sort out how I’m going to do my book, but spirit put these things in front of me to stop me for a bit. It feels like I don’t have all the information I need before I begin writing. Teaches patience apparently. Right bloody now would be fine thank you! 🙂 Just began our autumn, even though we’re still getting 26-28 degree beautiful sunny days AND (finally) a few drops of rain to bring everything up nice and green after a very dry summer. Now if I could just get rid of those zillions of mosquitoes that have now hatched everywhere 🙂


      2. Oh, I like the sound of your Autumn. That’s called summer here. 😉
        If you’re stuck you probably know to leave it for a little while till you become unstuck. A bit of night time spirit guidance. Unless, of course, it’s techy stuff that spirit doesn’t get. 😉 x


      3. No, its me that spirit doesn’t get. Male, direct focus, single minded (two things at once would shoot me down in flames 🙂 ). The poor thing has its work cut out for it, I tell you. Must have been a poor learner in a past life to have copped me on the rebound 🙂 Actually I’ll be a good boy and ask tonight for a bit of guidance, can’t let the team down can we 🙂


      4. Um maybe! 🙂 I think it has to do with our ability to judge distances really good. But only as long as its in front of our nose. Anything that goes outside that viewing ability either is ignored or treated with disdain. That way we don’t have to admit to that disability. Plus its so much easier to just concentrate on one thing. You poor buggers (females), by admitting you can multi-task, have now that expectation to do so. And are now the most exhausted, drained, mind blasted race on the planet. Now who is silly. We just grunt and walk off…or get another beer 🙂 You poor souls have to stay and work it out. I think that’s why when you reach the end of the road…you really let fly…affairs, wild parties and even a young guy or two. And don’t you cop it for doing so. Us guys are expected to think with our…ahem….’noses’ 🙂 But you, of the fairer sex, are expected to ‘hold’ it together, be cool…and multi-task away! 🙂


      5. No, just seen it in action, it appears to be trained into us I think, along with the hairy DNA 🙂 And definitely no need to be shattered, I love you for who you are. It’s always just about loving and believing in ourselves for exactly who we are too. But be my guest, I’ve just sent a text to Hugh for you, rendezvous is at…what time? …where? And should I suggest some flowers and a bottle of red? 🙂


      6. Sounds like a plan. We could double date with Sandra! Off to the dancing and a good time had by all. 🙂 Think we should make it Aussie land. The weather’s garbage here at the moment. No good for seaside strolls. Now I’ve got that to look forward to in my imagination. 🙂 Cheers! 🙂 x


    1. I’ve been communing with it recently. 😉 Think we might be coming to some sort of agreement. Just waiting for intervention now from the angels. And I’m sorted. 🙂 x


      1. I have really enjoyed catching up and reading your posts, I kept missing them in my reader. No comment on the results of laughing, but I will say that I run harder for the bathroom after three caesarians than I ever did before.


      2. Three was enough. Enough said. I wished I could have done the regular route, but it wasn’t in the cards. Or the stars. But I have three beautiful kids, and they are my stars. I am overtired. And I have a purple toe. I stubbed it so hard this morning that it’s purple and black. Can’t be good. I need some dark chocolate and red wine.


      3. Ouch! I did that once so badly I broke the wee pinky toe. And nothing to be done for it but hobble around or try to rest it.
        However our kids come to shine they must. that’s our job. x


      4. Yep, it’s my wee pinky toe, and it’s purple. I walked miles on it today, and ignored it when it protested with each step. It repaid my lack of attention by turning a horrific black-purple color. It has calmed a bit after elevating and icing. I still have to get it up the stairs, but after three caesarians and back surgery, a pinky toe just doesn’t seem that crucial.


      5. Oh, I don’t know. I remember a nurse at the maternity hospital commenting on the fact that women came in and had babies and endured all sorts. Then cringed and curled up at having a finger prick test. Bizarre. But true. I hate having blood taken.
        I do hope your toe heals quickly. At least birth is over with fairly quickly. 😉 x


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