April 14th, 2005

Check Six

Change of Scenery

So today three friends and I signed a lease at College Park - University Heights (aka Sterling). It makes my current little place look like a dungeon, and it’s $150 cheaper for me to live there with roommates than to keep enjoying my splendid isolation in Shelbourne Towers. With my car accident last Thursday, the possibility of my insurance premium going up pretty much signed the deal for me. I hope I’ve made the right decision.

Don’t get me wrong--these guys are some of my better friends. But I’m an only child who’s come to enjoy a good deal of privacy this year, and the last thing I want is to be the odd roommate out, so to speak. I think everything will work out; I will miss this place, though, regardless--or maybe especially because--of its odd mint green hallways, the never-ending plumbing problems, the rattling old window A/C unit that can’t quite keep up, the gas stove I’ve never used for fear of an explosion, the lady bug invasion in the summer and the windy windows in the winter, the faded carpet, the inefficient arrangement, the perpetually-smoky stairwells, and especially the window in the shower.

Apartment 308 was the first place I ever had all to myself.

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    "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams, Sr.
Check Six

Name That Golden Oldie

1. Hit shuffle and pick the first ten songs on your playlist.
2. Write down one line of the song. Try to avoid putting the song title in the line.
3. Have your friends comment and see if they know the songs and artists.
4. When someone guesses correctly, strike out the line.

1. “I woke up this morning with a feeling of despair, looking for my baby and she wasn’t there”

2. “‘Cause we just wanna dance all night, live inside the spark of light, this might be the only time around”

3. “We’re loadin’ up the woodie with our boards inside and headin’ out singin’ our song”

4. “Well, you can rock it, you can roll it, you can stop, and you can stroll it at the hop”

5. “Whenever I’m with him something inside starts to burnin’ and I’m filled with desire”

6. “Don’t take your love away from me, don’t you leave my heart in misery”

7. “In school they all stop and stare, I can’t hide the tears, but I don’t care, I’ll never forget him”

8. “The only girl I care about has gone away looking for a brand new start”

9. “In this whole world you can love but one girl, let me be that one girl, for I’ll be true to you”

10. “My heart was flyin’ up like a rocket ship, down like a roller coaster, back like a loop-the-loop, and around like a merry-go-round”

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  • Current Music
    "Jimmy Mack" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas