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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Day of Reckoning Is Here

Rumor has it that The Boy finally has a plane ticket and will be home tomorrow! Of course, I'm sooooo glad to have my boy home in time for Thanksgiving and crazy make-up cuddling.

However, I have not used my two months of serious Bachelorette Time to enhance the appearance of our home. It's after 11pm and I'm still folding laundry. I am a messy person. I admit it.

The only way I'm going to make it in time is to listen to a good dose of Clean Your Room Music. I really think the 70s produced some of the best music to clean to (ie., music that will distract you enough so that you can muddle through what could be terribly depressing but needs to be done, with a smile).

In no particular order, here's a mini version of what's playing Chez Tangobaby:

Boston, "Peace of Mind"
Electric Light Orchestra, "Livin' Thing"
Earth, Wind and Fire, "That's the Way of the World"
Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Fleetwood Mac, "Go Your Own Way"
Elton John, "Tiny Dancer"
Jackson 5, "ABC"
Redbone, "Come and Get Your Love"
David Bowie, "Suffragette City"
Jean Knight, "Mr. Big Stuff"
Rose Royce, "Car Wash"
Sister Sledge, "We Are Family"
Labelle, "Lady Marmalade"
Blondie, "Dreaming"
Lynyrd Skynrd, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Rod Stewart, "Maggie May"
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Looking Out My Back Door"
Blue Swede, "Hooked on a Feeling"
Paul Simon, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"

And now I've just realized that I'm totally NOT cleaning my room by making this list of music. So if you have any suggestions, drop 'em in the comment box. But you agree, the 70s (music-wise, at least) were something else? In a good way.

God it's late. I'm going to be in trouble.

Oh No! It's TODAY!


ModernTanguera November 25, 2008 at 12:37 AM  

I am jealous! I am at two months and still counting ... and I am also a messy person, so maybe I will use my continued Bachelorette Time to put on some of this lovely-looking music and do some cleaning. ;) Thanks for the suggestions!

julochka November 25, 2008 at 12:42 AM  

hope you made it! but surely The Boy knows you're messy, so what are you worried about?

and yes, you're right, the music you've listed here totally rocks and i could see it helping you through the cleaning blues...but i'd have a bit of america in there too...horse with no name perhaps and kansas, blowin' in the wind?

A Cuban In London November 25, 2008 at 1:24 AM  

Brilliant playlist! Oh, Yes, I forgot to congratulate yo on your good news :-)! Anyway, back to the playlist. It's great to have Sister Sledge, Elton John, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Electric Light Orchestra. And what can I write about the others? Tierra, Viento y Fuego, oops, sorry, got carried away by the Spanish a little bit, Earth, Wind and Fire, dear ol' Paul. Hmmm... that is one hell of a playlist.

Greetings from London.

My Castle in Spain November 25, 2008 at 4:33 AM  

hourray !! now that's great news but don't sweat it too much on the cleaning. I bet your boy will only see you and not the remnants of mess.

Lady Marmelade and Sweet home alabama are real kicks

but talking about mess, Ray Charles' Mess around is great for mess cleaning!

have a great day !!

Amanda November 25, 2008 at 4:39 AM  

I have a new play list for my ipod now, thank to you! I love it!

And, congrats! Have a great time with the boy!

paris parfait November 25, 2008 at 4:59 AM  

I don't expect the Boy will even notice the mess - he'll be so happy to see you, silly girl. (Great playlist, BTW). xoxox

Anonymous November 25, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

One thing is for sure: we have the same taste in music!

I'd have added Bob Seigert's "Old Time Rock and Roll" to get me started, and then Tom Jones' "You can Leave Your Hat On" for welcoming The Boy home.

namastenancy November 25, 2008 at 9:47 AM  

Hey YOU! Stop worrying. The Boy will be overjoyed to see you. It's you he loves, not your housecleaning skills! Rock on (or should I say, Tango Go). Ma cherie. You two go and make your own music and to hell with the laundry.

Elizabeth November 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM  

Are you going to be wearing that outfit? The boy won't care about the house being clean...

robinbird November 25, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

oh yes, some of those song bring a smile and a memory. the best way i get my house cleaned up has to do with my boy as well. i wait until it is the literal final hour and i run like an efficient madwoman vacuum in one hand window cleaner in the other and i whistle...you know whistling while you work is a tried and true bring a smile to your face chore accomplisher.
p.s. i usually don't get that much done but do i ever look busy when he walks in!

i must get to that post below... stunning images you photography queen!

Relyn November 25, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

Oh, yeah. The Boy is coming home. Paris Parfait is right, his eyes will be so full of you, he won't notice the mess. That should buy you a little more time anyway.

About your playlist, I saw a lot of old favorites there and a few more I was glad to discover. One of my very favorite 70s songs is Brandy by Looking Glass. And, Sweet Home Alabama is a perfect song.

dutchbaby November 25, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

You look so adorable sweeping like that! Great playlist. I think it will work very nicely for cooking turkey; I think I'll try it.

I'm so happy for you and The Boy!

Relyn, I love Brandy also!

Anonymous November 26, 2008 at 5:03 AM  

jeeze i was in such a hurry (cleaning my house you know) yesterday when i made the above comment that i completely mangled the language.
"you know whistling while you work is a tried and true way to bring a smile to your face and be a master chore accomplisher."

and i, like others, are wondering about your outfit.... i mean you could get some very chapped knees washing the floor in that... don't get me wrong it is a beautifully tailored apron and i adore the shoes but..... no rubber gloves?

Christina November 26, 2008 at 7:37 AM  

Does he know how close I came, to coming to get him? lol Oh, I hope he is home.

Snuggle, snuggle.

Kath November 26, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

What fun! A forced clean up of the house is always a good thing!

Kath November 26, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

What fun! A forced clean up of the house is always a good thing!

Greg November 26, 2008 at 10:02 PM  

70s music was recommended to me in high school for a "how to study in college" class I took at the local community college. They insisted the Bee Gees were best for keeping you up at night but not "in" to the music.

To which I replied "yeah but what is everyone in the freakin' dorm gonna think?" which got me my first laffs from girls who thought I was funny. so for that i thank the SAT/college prep tutors because at the time I was still a nerdy 15 year old in advanced placement classes and testing situations who was WAY nerdy and finally found out my powers of Nerd could be used for good.

Ok BIG FREAKIN DETOUR HERE...time to shut up and go to bed...thank you for your not making fun of me for this..

tangobaby November 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

Hi all,

Thank you for commiserating in my cleaning escapades. Granted, if I had spent the time I used for writing that blog post for more cleaning instead, I could have gotten to the floors, but it was better to just go halfway.

I did not wear the outfit, though. It was too late at night to be cute, especially alone.

And ModernTanguera, I hope your sweetie in exile comes back to you soon! Two months is very long time!

sxc-babey-f December 12, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

wown that was amazing !!!! :O
im jealous !
frm freya

Auntie ZsaZsa December 12, 2008 at 6:17 AM  

tangobaby, your blog truly is a blog of note. I am glad I stumbled across it. Can't wait till the next post. Good blog, keep it coming.