A Song Tag. Again.

This is a song tag I found here, and only slightly altered it.

I like doing these when I have nothing else to write about.¬† ūüôā¬† And, since I’m obnoxious, I am going to TRY to give 3 answers to each category.

And here we go……………….

 A Song You Like With a Color in The Title:

Gold – Sir Sly, Blue Jeans – Lana del Rey, Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

A Song That Reminds You of Summertime: 

Say Hey – Michael Franti & Spearhead, Woman Woman – AWOLNATION, Little Things – Bush

The first two because of the overall sound of them — upbeat and feel good-ish.¬† The last because it reminds me of the summer of ’96, which was the most epic of my teenage years.

A Song That Reminds You of Someone You Would Rather Forget About:

I can’t think of any song or any person that I would rather forget about.¬† Everyone comes into your life for a reason.

A Song That Needs to Be Played LOUD:

Let’s Go – Trick Daddy featuring Twista & Lil Jon, I Get It – Chevelle, Beat It – Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer

A Song That Makes You Want to Dance:

Best Friend – Sofi Tukker featuring NERVO, The Knocks, & Alise Ueno, Dance Off – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Idris Elba, Bust a Move – Young MC

A Song to Drive to: 

Asleep at the Wheel – Bloodhound Gang, Holding Onto You – Twenty One Pilots, Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

A Song That Makes You Happy:

Stolen Dance – Milky Chance, Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel, Something Beautiful – NEEDTOBREATHE

A Song That Makes You Sad:

Vera/Bring the Boys Back Home – Pink Floyd, Brick – Ben Folds Five, The Test – The Classic Crime

A Song That You Never Get Tired of:

Pepper – Butthole Surfers, The Cave – Mumford & Sons, Sail – AWOLNATION

A Song That You Like With A Number In The title:

Seven Bridges Road – Eagles, Acoustic #3 – Goo Goo Dolls, 3 am – Matchbox 20

A song from your preteen years:

Buttermilk Biscuits – Sir Mix-a-Lot, The Devil Came Up to Michigan – KMC KRU, Parents Just Don’t Understand – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

One of Your Favorite 80’s Songs: 

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) – Eurythmics, In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins, Batdance – Prince

A Song That is a Cover By Another Artist:

Come Together – Gary Clark, Jr (Beatles), Radioactive – Daughtry (Imagine Dragons), Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Nirvana (Leadbelly)

One of Your Favorite Classical Songs:

West Texas – Wyman Meinzer, Hedwig’s Theme – John Williams, Wake Me Up – 2Cellos

A Song That Makes You Think About Life:

Praise You in This Storm – Casting Crowns, Believe – Mumford & Sons, Beautiful – Eminem

A Song from Your Birth Year

Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two – Pink Floyd, Another One Bites the Dust – Queen, You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Another Brick in the Wall, Part II was released in 1979 but was still on the Billboard charts in 1980.¬† So, I’m counting it.¬† So, there….

A song that you think everybody should listen to:

What It’s Like – Everlast, Be As You Are – Mike Posner, Simple Man – Shinedown

A song by an artist no longer living:

Numb – Linkin Park, No Rain – Blind Melon, Ode to My Family – The Cranberries

A Song That Breaks Your Heart:

Skin – Alexz Johnson, Piece by Piece – Kelly Clarkson, Hate Me – Blue October

A song by an artist with a voice that you love:

No Light, No Light – Florence + the Machine, Way Down We Go – Kaleo, Sound of Silence – Disturbed

A song that you remember from your childhood:

El Shaddai – Amy Grant, They’re Coming to Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV, Joy to the World – Three Dog Night

A song that reminds you of yourself:

Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) – The Offspring, Imperfection – Saving Jane

A song that you recognize immediately from the intro:

Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, One – Metallica





Empty arms. Empty heart.

Hello. ¬†My name is Leone Kvetched. ¬†I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a crazy aunt, a cousin, a friend. ¬†I am old enough to ache and groan and complain about youngsters. ¬†I am young enough to not be aching and groaning and complaining about youngsters. ¬†I am a disgruntled office worker whose work environment is toxic and unhealthy, yet here I stay. ¬†I am an avid reader, an appreciator of good music, an obsessed foodie, and a wannabe traveler. ¬†I am a neglectful Christian. Mostly, I am a cynic whose rose-colored glasses got ran over and broken several years ago. ¬†I have freakishly realistic yet bizarre dreams almost every night. ¬†Aaaaaand, that’s about all you need to know in this little introduction paragraph. ¬†If you stick with me, you’ll learn all this and more. ¬†Lucky you!

The thing that weighs most heavily on my mind these days does not exist. ¬†That would be our children. ¬†The Hubs and I have tried for years and years and years to have children. ¬†But alas, they do not seem to be part of God’s plan for our lives. ¬†I try to tell myself that there is a reason and purpose for this, but it is easy to get swaddled in depression. ¬†See what I did there? ¬†Swaddled? ¬†Anywho. ¬†People don’t think. ¬†I cannot tell you how often we are told ‘y’all need kids’. ¬†‘When are y’all going to have some kids?’ ¬†‘What you need in your life is about a dozen children.’ ¬†Etc. ¬†Etc. ¬†Yes yes. ¬†Thank you for your insight. ¬†Now stand there quietly while I mentally slap you around. ¬†Sorry. ¬†That was rude. ¬†I know people don’t mean to be hurtful. ¬†We haven’t spoken with many folks about our struggles to have children, so they don’t know. ¬†But seriously. ¬†Sheesh.

While I once had to quietly stand by and plaster a smile on my face and congratulate my friends on the births of their children, I am now doing the same for these people and their new grandbabies. ¬†I truly am happy for everyone. ¬†Truly. ¬†But, I am also jealous. ¬†I can’t help it. ¬†I was reading a fabulous book this past week called The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. ¬†There was a line in there along the lines of….there comes a time when your life is all about what you are leaving for your children. ¬†I know this is true for the masses. ¬†But, what then for people like us? ¬†What becomes the meaning of our already barren-seeming lives?

I swear not all of my posts will be so depressing. ¬†Hopefully, you’ll even find some of them funny. ¬†I have been known to cause a chuckle here and there. ¬†I’d really like to use this blog to share with you the books I’ve read, the food I’ve eaten, experiences I’ve had, stories about people I want to choke, etc. ¬†But, today my mind is on my sadness and the feelings of inadequacy not having children brings. ¬†Go ahead. ¬†Tell me to cheer up. ¬†I know I need to.

Peace and chicken grease.

Recipe of the day:

Now & Later Baked Ziti by my momma

2 lbs ground beef

1 onion

salt, pepper, and whatever other seasonings you wanna throw in there

1 16 oz. box ziti

1 4 lb jug pasta sauce

3 cups mozzarella cheese

freshly shaved Parmesan

1 cup heavy cream (sort of)

Cook the beef with the onion and seasonings. ¬†Drain off the fat. ¬†While you’re doing that, cook the ziti according to package directions. ¬†Mix the meat mixture, noodles, pasta sauce, and half of the mozzarella all together. ¬†Divide it up into two disposable cake tins and name them “now” and “later”. ¬†Top with Parmesan and remaining mozzarella. ¬†Pour 1/2 cup of heavy cream over the “now” pan. ¬†Cook it at 350 for 30 minutes.

Wrap “later” up tightly and stick it in your freezer for a night you would rather run out in traffic than cook dinner. ¬†When you’re ready to use it, thaw it. ¬†Cook it at 350 for 15 minutes. ¬†Pour 1/2 cup of heavy cream on top. ¬†Cook for 30 more minutes. ¬†Easy peasy.

Song of the day:

Don’t Bring That Trouble by NEEDTOBREATH

Book of the day:

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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

I’ve already mentioned¬†that I loved this book.¬†¬†I cannot express how much.¬† Mitch Albom is an extremely talented story-teller.¬† This is the fourth book of his that I have read and is absolutely my favorite (which is saying something.¬† Have you read¬†The Five People You Meet in Heaven?)¬† ¬†¬†5 stars on Goodreads.¬† I would give it more if they’d let me.