Thanks to Nerd in the Brain for her challenge to stop and smell the
nerdy good things of the week. I’m feeling musical, despite my inability to carry a tune, so please sing along and no one will notice I’m off-key.
#1: “The Green, Green Grass of Home” by Tom Jones seems apt as the deer-bitten grasses make a comeback at the front of our house. They stink from deer repellent, but still.
The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
and there to meet me is my Mama and Papa.
Down the road I look and there runs Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
#2: “If I Only Had a Brain” from the Wizard of Oz fits in nicely with my visit to the neurologist yesterday. I have a brain! And I didn’t have to count back from 100 by 7’s in order to prove it.
I could while away the hours
Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head, I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain.
#3: “You’re the One That I Want” by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta is what I’m lip-syncing to my unhealthy dearest widower. I don’t want to lose him so I need him to SHAPE UP and keep track of calories on the FitBit I bought him. Seriously.
You better shape up, ’cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up, you better understand
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left, nothing left for me to do
You’re the one that I want
You are the one I want
Oo, Oo, Oo honey
You’re the one that I want!