Now that I'm grown up and have a drivers' license, whenever I get caught in construction traffic or any other kind of traffic slowdown on the freeway, I look over to my right and then to my left and choose a vehicle near me. I mentally challenge that driver to a duel--a duel of driving wits! From then on, I try to be in front of that car. Sometimes I'll do a lane change, if I think it will help me. Sometimes, I will use my mental powers to get other cars to pull in front of my worthy opponent. Sometimes I win. At least as often, I lose. But man, does it pass the time! Traffic jams become fun! These days I tremble in happy anticipation whenever I see the previously-dreaded orange construction signs! "Yippee!!" I say to myself, "It's game time again!" "Tremble in fear, motorists! You have met your match in the great Charlotta!"
Today is February 16. Valentines Day is over. My birthday is nearly a whole month away. It's cold outside. It's cloudy, it's frozen, it's snowy. The warm glow of Christmas is a distant memory, the promise of spring is a hazy hope for the future. Amigos, we have entered what is quite possibly my least favorite three week period of the entire year. It's time for a little bit of playing.
Have you noticed that the titles of the last two (now three) posts here have been lyrics of songs? They have been. That was a coincidence, but I'm going to work it into a little game for us to play. For the next three weeks, I am going to use all my considerable song-trivia-talent, and attempt to title every post here* using nothing but song lyrics, and when possible, song lyrics from musical theatre productions. You, should you choose to be one of my worthy opponents, will match your wits against mine**, and attempt to name the title of the song AND for extra points, the musical from which it comes.
Together, we will thrive in this mid-winter madness!
Friends! Let the game begin!!!
10 points to the first person to name the song from which this title was pulled. Five bonus points for naming the movie.
P.S. We're good. Valentines Day was fun, as was the day before, as was the day after. I gave Eric The Dark Knight on DVD, and Eric gave me a mini-Zen Garden with sand and rocks and one of those little wooden rakes. Our adopted neighborhood grandparents watched Her Little Highness, so we were free to go to Coraline at the movie theatre. It was a little more scary than I expected, given the fact that it's an animated/stop action movie, but I enjoyed it, as did Eric.
THE FINE PRINT
*Posts that center on the Proclamation on the Family don't count.
**Only your wits allowed. No using Google. You're on your honor.
***The game has actually officially already begun, and Amy Greenway is in the lead with 10 points for her correct answer to the question posted here.