Thursday, June 18, 2009
Random Thoughts For A Thursday Night
Why do I have a random picture of the Lady Gaga?
That is the question you may be asking... or maybe the question you're asking is what you'll have for dinner tonight. While I cannot help you with the second one, I will happily answer the first.
Driving home from where I had dinner tonight (After my crockpot french dip sandwiches dinner wasn't ready in time due to extended power failure, we went out to this place that has the most delicious NY Style pizza, and they also give everyone who eats in FREE breadsticks. I am a bit of a carb fiend, and so free bread before a meal is always a win for me, but delicious buttery and Parmesan slathered toasty breadsticks... well, that's like a win to the hundredth power.) they were playing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on the radio.
If you have not heard this song, then you probably do not listen to your local pop radio station. I honestly don't know why I listen to my local pop station, especially since lately it either makes me feel:
1. OLD because I either do not know the music being played.
2. DISGUSTED with songs like that one with the lyric, "Shush girl shut your lips, Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips" (seriously I heard it, and I said out loud, 'You have got to be kidding me.' And then I switched to the Oldies station.),
3. Or else I just get SICK of them endlessly playing the same songs over and over.
"Poker Face" and Lady Gaga's previous "Let's Dance" song both fall in the overplayed category.
So, anyway, as I was listening to "Poker Face" for the bazillionth time in my life, and kind of humming along to it, I suddenly stopped, looked at my husband, and said, "You know the only words to this song that I can understand is when she says "P-p-p-p-p-p-p-poker face. P-p-p-p-p-p-poker face." Then my husband replied with something about the song sucking, and that was pretty much the end of the conversation.
Later though I was sitting at the computer, and the song was running through my head once more, and maybe it was due to the fact that I was reading something about query letters, but suddenly I was hearing new lyrics to the song and in my head it was, "Query day, query day. But you can't read my poker face, my poker face. P-p-p-p-p-p-p-poker face, p-p-p-p-p-p-poker face."
Now, I am pretty sure that those are not the actual lyrics, but the next time I hear it on the radio (and we all know that I will) I don't see any reason not to sing it the way that I hear it.