Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Soundtrack to My Life

I should be doing homework. Lots of it. I am in total denial of all the shit I have to do before I leave for Spring Break. I should be job hunting. I should not be watching "Rachael Ray." I cannot cook; who the fuck am I kidding? So amidst all the shoulds, I figured it was time do some of what I call "productive procrastination." Productive procrastination includes anything enjoyable that distracts me from the anxiety that comes with normal procrastination. Confused? Allow me to clarify.

Normal procrastination - folding laundry, shopping for necessary items, basically anything that you HAVE to do at some point but is less time consuming and/or emotionally draining than all the other things you have to do in a more timely manner. Productive procrastination - shopping for UNnecessary items, attemtping new makeup techniques, masturbating... if you can get in and out in under 3 minutes. If it takes you longer than this, it becomes a chore, and then it would be considered normal procrastination. And sad. And probably cause you more anxiety than whatever you're attempting to distract yourself from. ANYWAY...

I suppose the inventor of blogs was on to this phenomenon... assuming he/she was a writer and needed a creative outlet to hone his/her skills while killing some time. I really love the phrase "killing time." It is my "cellar door." If you don't know that reference, you're way cooler than me. Back to the topic...

I've been wanting to update this bitch for MONTHS, but haven't gotten around to it because I was busy doing all the things that are worth writing about. But instead of writing about the myriad of interesting things that I do, I will now share with you "The Soundtrack to My Life." And listen up, kids - you can make your own! Just pull up your i-Tunes or whatever other new-fangled music library you may have on your computer, select "Shuffle," and hit "Play" for each new category. No cheating - if I can disclose my horrendous musical preferences and resist the urge to edit the not-so-interesting selections, you can, too. Here goes...

1) Opening Credits
Sugar – System of Down (apparently my movie took place in 2003 at the height of my punk-imposter fashion era. I associate this song with nothing but good memories, and so far, I like my movie.)

2) Waking Up
I Miss You - Incubus (when I wake up, the only thing I miss is sleeping. Usually.)

3) First Day of School
Tiny Dancer – Elton John

4) Falling in Love
Which Will – Nick Drake (if my movie suddenly jumped to the present, this one is so dead-on that it's fucking scary.)

5) Fight Song
Deathblow - Deftones

6) Breaking Up
Pink Maggit - Deftones

7) Prom
Birthmark – Deftones (so this game loves Deftones, I see. Perhaps they are about to go on tour and paid me a shitload of money to put their music all over my soundtrack. And on a sidenote, if this was likely going to be played at my prom, I probably would have gone.)

8) Life's OK
Rubber Mallet – Alien Ant Farm

9) Mental Breakdown
The Good Fight – Dashboard Confessional

10) Driving
1000 Miles – Vanessa Carlton

11) Flashback
Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson

12) Getting Back Together
Nowhere Man – The Beatles (this fits with practically anyone I could get back together with. Sorry, exes...)

13) Wedding
The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson (we have the number 13, Marilyn Manson, and "The Fight Song." I believe that my movie-marriage will not end well.)

14) Birth of a Child
Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield (Jesus, let's hope not. But wouldn't that be an interesting plot point... likely resulting in the upcoming death scene.)

15) Final Battle
The Rules – The Backyardigans

16) Death Scene
You’re the One - SWV (my movie just landed in the $1 bin at CVS.)

17) Funeral
Satellite – Dave Matthews

18) Closing Credits
Minus Blindfold - Deftones

So what did we learn? This game is occasionally on-point, usually bullshit, and wants everyone to think that I have an unhealthy Deftones obsession. However, it is thoroughly enjoyable, and I encourage you all to participate in this particular version of productive procrastination.


Lora said...

I love this post. I feel like I can totally feel what you are feeling right now AND I know what you are listening too, even if it's just on the radio in your head.

Thanks for subscribing to my Urbanity! blog, I've put you on my reader and I hope you keep the blog up!

Joanna said...

Thanks, Lora! "Oh, the Urbanity!" never ceases to crack me up - Philly certainly has its quirks... I'm just starting to get into "Jakezilla," too. Hopefully I'll somehow find the time / motivation to keep up with this blogging business. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!

Jay said...

I wanna be on you