In primary school (or junior school, as I still like to call it), we had to choose an adjective that matched our personalities which we could use before our forenames. It must have been year 3 or 4, in the middle of junior school. I think the adjective had to start with the same letter as our name and we had to design a logo/poster of sorts we could stick around the room. Clearly, nothing works for someone whose name begins with an E, especially given the limitations of junior school vocabulary. And somehow it was decided that a few of us could bend the rules, with the word "witty" being best to describe me.
I decided to place my bubble-style written letters on the backdrop of a "splash" design. Witty Emad. That'll show them...
Time to respond - as promised - to a blog post with my own. For some reason, it's mainly pop songs that bring back vague memories of timelessness etc. Not that they're bad songs...ahem.
Celine Dion - That's The Way It Is.
Yes, shameful! But many years ago I went to drop my dad off at the airport and for some strange reason it was there that I remembered this song. Was it playing in the background? Possibly. Strange.
Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson - The Best Things in Life Are Free.
Oh because the title is just so true etc. Ahem. But this song reminds me of the old house but a particular time when certain (i.e. good) relatives came over to stay. Fun etc!
Student Rick - Falling For You/Monday Morning
& Eric B and Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique.
I remember going to Currys with the family and buying the original Xbox soon after it was released. Insane price as well...ahem. I remember buying one of the few gaming magazines in around September/October 2002 (remember those things, magazines?) which came with a disc filled with demos which included one of my favourite games ever, Aggressive Inline, a roller skating game. I think the memory of playing with the brother is implanted in the brain. Very glad I bought a second hand copy a year or so back on the electronic bay. Think I'll be playing it after these "exams"...
Sara Bareilles - One Sweet Love.
I don't think this is a particular favourite of mine but reminds me of the MedSim thing that took place at Nottingham Uni. Very much a sense of timelessness if you ever attend the university and are given Sherwood Hall as your residence - nothing but trees and greenery as the view from the bedroom window. Total woo. And completely different from my time so far at Newcastle - next door to the city centre! Despite current convenience, I think I prefer the greenery. Your opinion?
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go/Adrienne.
The brother. And any cover of Whereve You Will Go sucks. I'm sorry, but something is clearly wrong with you if you think some whispery child's voice is better. PFFT. Get real! But yes, I just think of the brother seeing as he liked The Calling before I did and told me to listen to them. Which was...what, 10+ years ago? Crikey.
Jack Johnson - Taylor.
Some friend...whose name I just can't remember...Hummus, I think? Yes! Made me put a song on MY iPod so SHE could listen to it during breaks. And then I listened also. And it's a great song, listen people!
Relient K - The Lining is Silver.
I've mentioned this before but this song will now always remind of the loooong and painful train journey to Norwich for a uni interview. Which I realise is now over two years ago! Crikey.
Sherwood - Song in My Head.
BEST SONG EVA. But you know, it's pretty awesome. And lame in that childish, pop-way.