Have you ever thought you'd read those words in the same title? Chemo and Fun?
Well, as my Dad would say…that is a deep subject, believe it or not, when I go to chemo I have fun. Now, if you know me then this will not surprise you because I try to have fun no matter where I am. I really try not to be a fuddy-dud.
And if you know me then you know that I kind of like music, but not just any music. I like the good stuff. I will admit that I like some of the newer stuff, but if you were to get into my pick-up the radio would be on the 60s, 70s, or 80s station (Sirius Rocks!). Believe it or not, sometimes it is on the 50s station.
I love hearing songs that take me back to a certain time or place, or that make me think of someone special in my life.
Today is my third chemo treatment. WOOHOO!!! I am half-way through!! I love reading while I'm sitting there for hours on end, and something that I love to read are the comments that you leave. So, let's make them interesting, shall we?
There's no contest, there's no prize, there's just good times…thinking of music that takes you back to a special time or place, or reminds you of a special person. Tell me what that music is!
Here's some of mine:
Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison – One day, McD in was in his Jeep and P3 and I were in my pick-up. P3 and I were in the drive-thru at Hardee's and McD was parked off to the side waiting on us. He kept signaling something with his fingers, like signing but not "real" signing. We were looking at him like he was nuts, but then we figured out that he was trying to get us to turn to a specific radio station. Pretty Woman was playing. He pointed at me, and it made my day. Yeah, he's a sweetie. I'll never forget it.
Takin' Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive – At one time, this was my Dad's favorite song. I still know all the words, and think of him every.single.time.it.comes.on.
Whip It by Devo – My cousin, Buddy, did a great dance to this. In fact, this might be the song that he and his sister, my cousin Darla, were dancing to in the kitchen. He got all wild with it, and accidentally kicked her in the stomach. It was kind of funny really, she wasn't hurt. If you think that is bad, you should've seen my family playing Spoons. Now that was exciting!
Boy from New York City by Manhattan Transfer – Some of my high school peeps will remember this one, well the chicks that I took dance with anyway. I can't believe after all these years, I still remember some of the moves to this dance. Do any of you?
Edited to add this one, how could I forget it. Julie, Do You Love Me by Bobby Sherman – My granny used to sing this to me when I was a little one. Every time I hear it, I hear her singing it.
Anything by Warrant – My first rock concert. My first serious boyfriend, Randy M., drove us to Tulsa to see them.
Anything and everything by KISS – Reminds me of my brother-from-a-different-mother, Darrin. He's kinda, sorta, special to me. When I was growing up I probably annoyed the crap outta him, hee hee. I didn't like but one of his girlfriends, and I wasn't too quiet about it. I had to listen to anything he listened to, and loved to pull pranks on him. I even painted his toenails while he was sleeping one time. I am still waiting on payback for that one.
There ya go. McD is looking at me like I should be getting ready to go, and he is right…as usual.
Come on, lurkers DE-LURK, tell me about your music memories.
(Thanks Lady P, for putting this idea into my head last Thursday. Oh! And today, I am thankful for the little bit of rain we got last night & for McD making it home safely!!)
Prayers, hugs, and ladybugs to all of ya!