Drop it like it's hot

This sentence was uttered in my apartment tonight:

"Sitting here with astringent drying on my face while listening to Celine Dion in the dark brings back a lot of middle school memories."

I'm not going to name names, but I'm pretty sure you can guess it was me.  I definitely DVR'd a Celine Dion Las Vegas show and made Clayton sit and watch it with me.  And I certainly didn't give myself any street cred when I casually mentioned I used to have all of her cds and before they were my cds, they were my dad's.

I have a very eclectic taste in music, for lack of a better word. The other day one off my co-workers asked me what kind of music I was in to, and I froze like a deer in headlights because I never know how to answer that question.  I feel like my preferences are so widly scattered throughout the musical spectrum, that I never know how to begin describing my collection.  I usually just mumble, "Um, all kinds" and change the subject.

Now, don't confuse eclectic taste in music for GOOD taste in music because I certainly don't think my taste is good.  I like what I like.  I don't get into most Indie bands like all the cool kids seem to. Back in high school, I used to try and like bands that my friends did and would eagerly ask them to burn me copies of their cds, but I'd never listen to them. I mostly like to jam to 80s pop music. I love Britney Spears. Lady Gaga's music is genius (even though she's a little too weird for me as a person). Adele is amazing. My favorite cd is Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed America" album. I know every Toby Keith song by heart. The Beach Boys and Queen are among my absolute most favorite bands. Michael BublĂ© has a voice like butter.  I think Rob Thomas is a lyrical genius. I listen to Lily Allen while I work. My running playlists are mostly filled with Glee and broadway soundtracks.

I'm all over the place. If I were to make a mixed cd based off of everything I own, it would sound like something a bipolar DJ with tourettes made.

And I hope I'm not alone! I've spent a lot of my life trying to like what I thought was "cool" or "popular" because I think everything I truly like is actually quite nerdy and embarrassing.  I just turned on my iPod and the first song that came up was Wham!. Point made.

Today I was taking a little Courtney time and took a minute to reflect on all that I'm thankful for.  After I thanked God passionately for blessing me with an amazing husband who can tolerate 2 hours of "My Heart Will Go On", a wonderful family, and the cutest beagle on the block, I made sure to thank Him for the advertising genius who has unknowingly brought insurmountable amounts of joy into my life:


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