Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wherein Caution Revinvents Herself Repeatedly

I used to listen to AM radio until I had a met a lawyer who said it was good to know that he wasn't the only nerd in the world.



Then I became a mother and spent the next decade driving around listening to Kidz Bop. Just when I thought I would lose my mind,

I found the FM button and Christian radio.

Dave Ramsey is great, but he makes me feel guilty.



The Christian apologist's talk show host is brilliant, but sometimes



he's boring.



So I discovered how to plug my MP3 player in.



One track Bluegrass, the next some monk singing, the next a Heart tune.



It was very cool until I lost the player.

I decided to become a little more knowledgeable about modern life.

And I learned the names

50 cent

Shinedown

Lady Gaga.



Then, when I felt very hip,

I mentioned the name,

Eminem,

to my students,




and they laughed.



"We'd expect you to like him 'cause you're a mom. That's who likes him, you know - middle aged moms!!"





14 comments:

Julie said...

lol, i didn't know I liked eminem...ha ha

Decadent Housewife said...

My kids think I'm up on all the artists today - actually I just read People. Try it. :)

Jeannelle said...

I stick with oldies but goodies.

Love the cartoon.

Living on the Spit said...

I should have pre-warned you...sorry, I will forever feel guilty about it.

Throw around T-pain, T.I., Flo Rida, and that The Black Eyed Peas are back together.

They will be impressed then.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I listen to all types of music...but some of that stuff drives me batty...and I let the kids know this. Perhaps a sign of old age?
You are too funny.

Betty said...

Ok, now I´m feeling really ancient! ´Cause some of these names I´ve never even heard of! :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Well you are way hipper than me and that Marlene is a show off!

Reddirt Woman said...

Don't you know eminem would just crap to think it's only moms that like him. Just think, in 40 years rap will be the golden oldies...

Scary, huh...

Helen

Ashley said...

I know Eminem has been around a while now but I still don't think he is really appealing to "middle aged moms" as a whole. I consider you hip! :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

I don't know any "middle aged moms" who like Eminem. Weird! And there's nothing wrong with AM! That's where NPR is! :D

The Incredible Woody said...

Stick with classic rock. And make fun of their music - say it's all bubblegum pop!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Eminem knowledge = Middle Aged Mom? Holy mackerel. Let me dial the assisted living facility pronto.

p.s. Your background/template has finally loaded on my dial-up internet and WOW. Love the colors. Is that flower on the left Simply Red? Or is the one above it Moody Blue?

Mary Ellen said...

Thank heaven we have a classic rock station that everybody loves!

And I'm a middle aged mom who can't stand Eminem.

tipper said...

Hilarious :) Glad to hear you have a bluegrass tune on the mp3-now you just need to find it.

It is funny-when I look back over my life I can see those different "mes" too. I've been defined as a Mom for so long-now as my girls grow older-I wonder who I'll be next.