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Michael Bolton, Percy Sledge, & Al Bundy


A little something funny that happened at work today:

I was working in a room with two of my co-workers when the song When A Man Loves A Woman came on the radio. My one co-worker, an older man, comments “That doesn’t sound like Percy Sledge.”

And my other coworker, a middle-aged black lady, agreed. I told them it wasn’t Percy, that it was Michael Bolton.


My female co-worker asked my other co-worker what songs Michael Bolton sang, since she’d only heard his name and never heard any of his songs, and he told her he didn’t know but that I might know.

I told them I hadn’t heard Michael Bolton songs in a long time, and drew a blank as I tried to think of some. So as I grabbed my phone to look it up, I mentioned that I used to like to listen to Michael Bolton but now whenever I even hear his name, all I can think of is Al Bundy from Married…With Children.

(try to ignore the dub-over)

(There’s also a jab a Michael Bolton in this episode, and many more episodes)


My co-workers got a good laugh from my comment.

I’ve noticed how a lot of times, a song or something a can be used in a tv show or movie, and though I might be familiar with it already, after seeing the show or movie, that’s the first thing to come to my mind whenever I hear it afterwards. Does that ever happen to you?



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May everyone have a great St. Patrick’s Day!


And as it’s also the Feast of St. Gertrude, patron saint of cats, here’s a couple of kitty-themed Irish drinking songs to enjoy 😀


(images found on Pinterest)

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Dream Labyrinth

I don’t know why, but before I woke up this morning, I was having a dream where I was cleaning up my room with a friend, and was singing a song from the movie Labyrinth (the one with David Bowie). Or anyway, it was supposed to be a song from that movie. The words I sang didn’t really belong to any of the songs. I think it was supposed to be the Magic Dance song, but the tempo was more the song As The World Falls Down.

At any rate, I thought it was a strange dream. Maybe subconsciously I’ve been wanting to watch the movie again, as I haven’t really seen it in a while, and I have seen a few Facebook posts referencing it lately. Good thing I have it on Blu-ray. Time to pop it in the player, I guess 🙂