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SINSULL 15 Sep 01 - 11:01 AM
Peg 15 Sep 01 - 11:23 AM
Charley Noble 15 Sep 01 - 11:43 AM
CarolC 15 Sep 01 - 11:44 AM
heric 15 Sep 01 - 12:01 PM
Biskit 15 Sep 01 - 12:24 PM
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SINSULL 15 Sep 01 - 12:56 PM
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Liz the Squeak 16 Sep 01 - 02:33 AM
kendall 16 Sep 01 - 09:23 AM
Charley Noble 16 Sep 01 - 09:32 AM
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Subject: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 11:01 AM

I mentioned spending most of my day trying to figure out where I last put the remote. Today, for the first time in 19 years, I dropped the Cuisinart blade in a sink full of soapy water...minor injury but total shock. I am so careful with it. Then I looked around my kitchen - it was neat. Tradition in my kitchen is that cookie baking involves copious amounts of flour and sugar be distributed among the floor, my hair, and the bowls. Sticking to the floor is a sign of progress. Not only am I and my floors clean but the cats' dishes have been washed twice today. Anyone else similarly distracted?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Peg
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 11:23 AM

Until today, I forgot to buy groceries except cat food. I kept wondering; why is there nothing to eat in the house?

I am glad you did not injure yourself seriously.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 11:43 AM

Nothing special here in Maine, unless it is the extra cup of coffee that I made for my wife this morning, who is spending time interminal in a Pittsburgh airport trying for some reason to get to Minneapolis.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 11:44 AM

I've been forgetting words. Ones I know really well, but for some reason there seems to be a hole in my brain where those particular words used to be.

And I still can't play my accordion.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: heric
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:01 PM

CarolC: That's interesting, the same thing about forgetting words happened to me, too, yesterday. It was worrying me, and I never thought of this distraction as a possible explanation. I like it; beats any other explanation.

And, of course, I can't play the accordian worth a darn, either. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Biskit
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:24 PM

As I get older, I find myself thinking more and more about the here after...Why just yesterday I walked from my office into the family room and I must've stood there for 25 minutes wonderin'; what in the hell am I here after? *BG* ~Biskit~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Peg
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:42 PM

I have felt little or no desire to sing (avoided the sessiun this week).

I have sung a bit on my own in a sort fo trance when I have the radio, TV and computer on all at once...cuts through all the noice and images of death...

At one point I could not stop singing "Find the Cost of Freedom" by CSNY...


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 12:56 PM

I posted too soon. Immediately after, I went into the kitchen to turn on the dishwasher - portable. Not sure how I did it but I connected it while holding the release valve. The whole thing shot up in the air and I and my kitchen had a lovely, scalding shower. Good day to stay away from sharp knives.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 01:01 PM

When you find yourself sitting down at the computer with a cup of water for the parakeet cages in each hand. When it entirely slips your mind that it's garbage pickup day. When you forget that it's the regularly scheduled music evening until 9:30 that night. Yeah, I've been distracted this week.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 01:29 PM

When you call to the "loved one" using the name of the last but one "LO"
ooooooops


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: DougR
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 01:40 PM

Sinsull: you better seek counseling before you destroy yourself. **BG**

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 02:12 PM

Thanks, Doug. Life is not all bad in the Sullivan household. Today, for the first time in two months, all the kitties used a litter box. They must have heard me telling the vet that Mom and her kittens' days were numbered. So despite the burns and cuts, I am smiling.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Troll
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:47 PM

I couldn't find my glasses anywhere. I don't usually wear them in the house since I prety well know where everything is. After 15 minutes of futile searching, I went and got my spares.
As I put them on, I found my regular glasses; already on my face.
Of course you knew when this started where I'd find them.
Wish I had. I felt a proper fool. I'm glad there was no one home at the time.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:54 PM

I carry three separate copies of my car key; the main one, the backup which lives in the bottom of my purse, and the "secret" one magnetized to a hiding place. Today I lost the main one after one errand, left the second one at a shop, and had to crawl under my car for the third. My daughter found one, I called the shop and got the second, the third is back where it belongs, but I'm home and staying home.
Peg, all I want to do is sing. I wish I had acted on my early morning impulse to call up all my friends and get them over here to sing tonight. Maybe there's still time...


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Allan C.
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:06 PM

...when you stand in front of the freezer with the door open, staring blankly at its contents for the seventh time, still trying to think of what in hell to cook for dinner when suddenly, you start sobbing uncontrollably.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:12 PM

The sobbing isn't distraction - it's frostbite!
(smiley thing - can't remember which letters!)
GtD!


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Mudlark
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 08:27 PM

I had an appt w/a tax consultant Tues. afternoon that I had to keep...something about amended 2000 taxes. I took the copies of the returns out of the folder, then decided to take the whole thing with me in case she needed the backup material.....and when i got to here office the tax return copies were gone. I've turned the house upside down for them but they have vanished into thin air....haven't a CLUE as to what I could have done with them. Sleep is gone too......


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Morticia
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 08:45 PM

I've been like this since David died.....don't know whether it's grief, distraction or senility....I suspect the latter.Since the events of this week, I'm much worse.I don't even trust myself to remember good things like lunch with a friend....in fact,I have a stickie with a date on it saying "Thursday: meet Amanda".....buggered if I can remember which Thursday though.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 09:39 PM

Had a gig this afternoon. Remembered the fiddle, remembered the gig bag......forgot jacket. Had to play outside in misty cold......damn near froze. Lottsa coffee. Long ways to the necessary......


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Pelrad
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 10:03 PM

I woke up this morning with a cat sitting on my chest, her face directly in mine. Message received: feed us or we will poop where you'll never find it. Forgot to feed the kids, wondered why they were getting grouchy. Then I fed the kids but forgot to feed myself. Went shopping for food, managed not to buy a single thing I could eat (as in, not allergic to some ingredient therein). The kids are happy, though; they've got four boxes of granola bars, which I never buy.

Thank goodness for Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion. I turned it on today out of habit, and realized it was the first time all week I've listened to music. I redeemed myself with my children by having our usual Saturday evening hoedown in the kitchen.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:33 AM

I tried to start the bike with no keys yesterday. Then I got the keys but forgot to start the bike. At that point I gave up and went to start cooking lunch, ended up painting the dining room floor.

And that was before the party!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: kendall
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 09:23 AM

I just cant shake the sadness. What a world we leave to our kids. Over the weekend, I went to a private party of musicians, got drunk and sang "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" Very hard to get through.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 09:32 AM

Well, things are getting better. I heard last night that my wife finally arrived at her meeting in Minneapolis, after spending an unsettling night in a hotel in Pittsburgh. I celebrated this morning by re-heating the second cup of coffee I absently brewed for her yesterday. Her cat, Tilahun, is still pissed.

Today I'll sing farewell to my old friend and mentor Bill Bonyun, singing one of his favorite songs "Get Up, Jack, John, Sit Down." That's what Bill wants me to sing, and I can do that.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 03:17 PM

Charlie,
I went rummaging in the closet for tape and came up with a truly hideous mermaid which I have been meaning to add to your collection - your bucket of squid, etc. When next we meet, I will bring her along. Fill the bucket with water - she swims.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 05:38 PM

Did you know that it's the macaroni that goes in the boiling water, not the powdered cheese in the foil packet?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Mr Red
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 05:49 PM

Morticia 2 suggestions
1) try writing the friend's tel no on the sticky - if you can remember to
2) er ......


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 07:03 PM

Did you add the pasta and let the whole mess boil down into a paste? Remember those awful Kraft Family recipes in the 50s and 60s? Usually, glop composed of odd mixtures of their products - peanut butter/ mayonnaise/marchmallow mash for example. They always looked like vomit.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 08:38 PM

No, fortunately my hand stopped before my mind recovered and I stood there just looking at it for a moment. I am glad however to have provided such a happy memory and speculation-- I hoped my little moment would entertain someone on this sh***y day!

Last night I was SURE I was messing up the rhythm on "Wings of a Dove," sumpin' awful. Hardi assures me it was fine. I had so many versions of it sounding in my head as I sang it and played it, I got kinda lost there for awhile.

Affected by these things?? Who, me?? Naw!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: AliUK
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 08:50 PM

I tried to play Blowin'In the Wind last night at a barbecue ( the song was sorta connected with the message our school was trying to get across to it's students) and wondered why I couldn't play it. Then I realised today that I had been trying to play it in a totally different key, man did I feel dumb.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 10:20 PM

Sinsull - Thanks for the thoughts. Love to the mermaid from the squiglies. Bill's memorial service went well, check the thread, even if one of the right-handed singers borrowed a guitar from a left-hander to play a beginning chord! Awesome!;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: CarolC
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 11:01 PM

I played my accordion yesterday for a little while. Mostly new stuff, though. Still can't seem to play much of the old stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 03:21 AM

So, Sinsull, if your felines are now all using the litter box, will you still be shopping for new furniture?

cheers,

Aux


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 03:34 AM

It must be my turn to be distracted soon ..... 3 weeks ago bass player forgot his base amp, 2 weeks ago fiddle player forgot fiddle (luckily friend close by got a replacement to us) and this last Sat recorder player forgot recorder (but no-one cared much about that !!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:21 AM

Lost my house keys the other day... (Tuesday) after visiting family memebers. Had lost them within 3 houses, they had to be somewhere.

Borrowed a spare set, then went back to cousins house, and found my set of keys, outide her house in the grass.

I'd put all my stuff down to go get her young kitten that had run out, and haddn't picked them all up... Sheesh that was lucky!

Have just tipped whole glass of water over my lap at my desk at work, and into my chair... hmmm nice...

Broke my mobile phone (cell phone) by dropping it.

Poured hot water into the tea bag storage jar instead of the tea pot.

And keep forgetting what I'm doing next...

Yes, you could say I am a little distracted at the moment.

Ella x


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:24 AM

found the keys almost 5 days later, they were sat there undisturbed till I found them again.

Oh, and does anyone want an extremely strong cup of tea!

puh huh hah!

Sigh...


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Pseudolus
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:56 AM

I had a gig on Saturday and the crowd was pretty somber but polite, i.e. applauding at the right times etc. I tried my best not to sing anything that would remind, distract, or offend. I started to sing Rhymes and Reasons by John Denver. When I got to the lines "Though the city starts to crumble, and the towers fall around us" I stopped singing. Somehow I kept playing the guitar. As I looked around the room, it didn't seem that anyone even realized I stopped....and there were some avid Denver fans in the group. Here was an entire room of distracted folks. I'm not sure if I'll be able to sing that song for a while, at least not those lines, without turning into a blubbering fool....

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 10:26 AM

Blubber. It's the only way to recover. Sit in my lap any time.

They say when life deals you lemons, make lemonade. I will never forget Ella's Distraction Ice Tea. Ella, you should put that in the Mudcat cookbook.

"Take one tragedy...."

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Know You're Distracted When...
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 10:36 AM

I went to distract myself with an old friend, a picnic tea and a large river. Did fine until the sunset hit Tower 42 (formerly the NatWest Tower) and others in the City. The intended evening of fun at a funfair and festival turned into a melancholy wander through the City which was practically deserted. As it happens, I have no sense of direction so ended up in the very place I was trying to avoid, to crash straight into the procession, all carrying lights, lanterns and floats with amazing tissue sculptures with lights in.

It's better to light one candle than curse the darkness? - well, there were literally thousands there last night on Blackfriars Bridge. The tower block next to the OXO tower was lit up, changing colours as a light show was projected onto it, and there were search lights, reminiscent of WWII (so Micca tells me... I'm far too young) flashing round, bouncing off the buildings, turning the whole South Bank into a blaze of light and colour. We can still be sad, but life goes on in all its abundance, and I'm sure those no longer with us, would not begrudge us grasping the enjoyments we can, whilst we can.

LTS


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