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Look at the Calender Today

22 Jan

Today’s Club Creative Studio Two-Cent Tuesday post is about how you can use creativity and entertain yourself at the same time…for FREE.

This idea has the potential for unique expression and a very creative day just by looking at your cat.   Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! No, I did not make this up!

If you are a cat-lover like we are in our home, you may believe that your cat is indeed communicating with you on some level.  The antics of cats are fascinating to watch and enjoy.  If you notice that your pet is doing something to gain attention, have you also considered that they may be asking a question in their own way?

If in fact your cat has questions on its mind and had the means to express it in a way that you could actually understand and give feedback to them… what would you interpret that your cat would ask of you?   Below, you will meet Nimbus, our Butterscotch cat.  I think that our two cats rule the roost here so it is not unfair to think that if they asked me why I bother them and take photos of them, the answer I would have for them would be: “Because you are so cute!”

Meet Nimbus. our Butterscotch  cat.

Meet Nimbus. our Butterscotch cat.

What type of communication connection do you have with your cat?  Nimbus did not start out as a social kitten, but, he has evolved into a very loving cat claiming my daughter as his favorite human being.  If Nimbus asked the question “When is that college student coming back home?” My answer would be: “At the next school break, be patient as you wait for your best friend to return, she will.” If you have pets of your own, take time today to recognize the special calendar day and embrace in wonderment the curious nature of them.  Think about what they may be asking of you in human question form. Use your imagination today to be CREATIVE in a different way!  Happy National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day!

Mondegreens: Color Me Mad, Not Glad

1 Sep

Enjoy this TNT (This-N-That) post.  It deals with creativity on various matters.  This week, it has to do with hearing correctly.

This is a short post about the creativeness of people who have misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens). Misheard lyrics occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.   

My husband is guilty of this very often and it absolutely drives me nuts.  I don’t know if the reason behind the misuse of words is truly because he did not hear them right in the first place or because he knows it pushes my buttons and he does it because he likes to see how long it will take for me to correct him.  He often claims that it takes more creativity to sing the wrong words in a song than to actually sing the right words. Afterall… “Anyone can do that!” he protests.

There are several songs that I can focus on with an example of mondegreen usage but, I will focus on the artist Jimmy Buffett in this post.  His music has a fair share of songs that are often the subject of misused words sung in place of his original written lyrics.

Jimmy Buffett Image: westshoretickets.com

Jimmy Buffett’s Funniest Misheard Lyrics:

 Stepped on a Pop Tart….

Stepped on a pork chop…

REAL: Stepped on a pop top

Lookin’ for my log shaker and saw…

Lookin’ for my log shaken assault….

Lookin’ for my lost Digger the dog…

REAL: Lookin’ for my lost shaker of salt.

If you like bean enchiladas getting caught in the rain…

REAL: If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain…

But I know, it’s my own Grandpa…

REAL: But I know, it’s my own damn fault.

But there’s boobs in the blender…

REAL: But there’s booze in the blender…

Cheeseburger and a pair of thighs…

REAL: Cheeseburger in paradise…

Smell those shrimp, I’m beginning to barf…

REAL:  Smell those shrimp they’re beginning to boil.

Some people claim that there’s a worm on the brain…

REAL: Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame…

 I hope that you are not one of the believers that have claimed that the misheard words are the real words.  I hope I added a bright spot to your day by pointing out creativity around us caused by us.

Do you know of a song that comes to mind that you have misheard,  and later found out the real words?

Margaritaville
Nibblin on sponge cake
Watchin the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they’re beginnin to boil

Chorus:
Wastin away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know it’s nobodys fault

I don’t know the reason
I stayed here all season
Nothin to show but this brand new tattoo
But it’s a real beauty
A mexican cutie
How it got here I haven’t a clue

Chorus:
Wastin away again in margaritaville
Searchin for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
Now I think
Hell, it could be my fault

I blew out my flip-flop
Stepped on a pop-top
Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
But there’s booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

Wastin away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know it’s my own damn fault
Yes and some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
And I know it’s my own damn fault

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2-ZVxpVjc

Enjoy the UTUBE video of Margaritaville.

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