Sunday, October 19, 2008

deep, I know

Husband is recently hooked on getting CDs from the public library and it has really changed our home's tune environment. He brought home the "For the Kids" CD yesterday and I've had Cake's "Mahna Mahna" in my head ever since. Warning: if you click here to listen to it, you'll hum it all day and even when you want to slam your face into the sidewalk to get rid of it, you'll realize you're slamming it to the rhythm. Don't click. DON'T CLICK.


In other news, let's say you have a totally made-up calling that you start to resent. Is it ok to boycott it in silent yet meaningful protest? Discuss.

14 comments:

Andrew said...

It could be worse. I could have brought home a CD with the Chicken Dance Song. You know, "duh-da-duh-da-duh-da-duh, duh-da-duh-da-duh-da-duh, duh-da-duh-da-duh-da-duh, clap, clap, clap, clap."

Or ABBA. That would be way, way worse.

Emily said...

Cake is like that. It's my favorite group, and I know the song, and I know what you mean about it being very head-stucky.

I guess there is probably some level of responsibility on our parts to give meaning to a calling and to find some way to make it seem like you're contributing something. But sometimes that's impossible when it really is a made-up calling. Maybe it depends exactly what you have in mind for this silent protest. :)

So said...

My kids love that video and ask to watch it on You Tube often.

Anytime you start to resent your calling it may be time for a boycott.

Kiersten said...

I'm the person who passes the calendar around so people can sign up to feed the missionaries.

I'll admit to a certain amount of bitter, you pulled me out of my awesome primary calling for this?? feelings, but I'm getting over it. Because someone needs to do it, right?

Jordan & Jandee said...

Kathleen! Found your blog off of Erin's....so fun to see what you are up to...seems like yesterday I was idolizing you, Rachel & Shay at girls camp! Thanks for making me laugh today!

megandjon said...

is your made up calling relatively easy? cuz maybe they know you've got a lot on your plate right now and it's best not to give you anything too hard.

but if it's a lot of busywork that doesn't feel worthwhile, than that is different.

i know, i'm no help!

AlliSMiles said...

which made-up calling did you get? i had made up callings for 4 years straight in college. i totally resented it. now my husband and i are chairs of our ward activities committee. i'm convinced god has a sense of humor. a cruel one.

but seriously, i would rather be calling-less than have a made-up calling. it feels totally insulting, right?

Lena said...

I agree with allismiles, better to have no calling than a made up one. Start protesting!!!!

Mrs. Clark said...

1. When you can't get a song out of your head, it's officially an "earworm." Weird, I know, but I have on good authority (my husband, who has more niche-interests than anyone I know) that this is on the Urban Dictionary.

2. Depends on the made-up calling. I would go and have a frank talk with my bishop about whether or not your calling is truly necessary. Personally, I think the members' time needs to be conserved just as any other resource does. (I wrote a whole article about this years ago for Exponent II, but I never submitted it.)

You're awesome! Hang in there with that adorable munchkin and law school! (And your other Web activities...) I promise it goes by FAST!

Sara said...

I believe in being calling free. If I even get a calling, I'm boycotting, unless my calling is "resident heathen."

Mrs. Clark said...

Okay, so I clicked on it. You are too young to remember, but the sixties Red Skelton show used this song (in an earlier version, with women's voices going "doot-do, do do do") for these weird sketches about Martians. It stuck in your head even then.

Beeswax said...

No, don't boycott. No one will get that it is meaningful protest, and only think you are super lazy and won't even do a made up calling.

I learned this in college when I was called to be an official hugger in the Lambda Delta Sigma, the Church Sorority. I was supposed to hug all the girls as they arrived for sorority meetings.

I don't hug people. I sort of hate hugging randoms for no reason. So I just didn't do it.

And I never did feel good about it. I should have just come clean and told the Bishop I had no actual plans to hug anybody.

KT said...

Wait, official hugger? Church Sorority? Huh? WHAT CHURCH DO I BELONG TO?

I don't even know who I am anymore...

Sue said...

I LOVE made-up callings. I was the ward newsletter specialist for RS for a while. That meant that once a month, I had to type up the RS announcements for our page in the ward newsletter. And that was it. IT WAS AWESOME.

Once I was the RS friendship greeter. I had to stand there and say hello to people as they came in - kinda like at Walmart. That one kind of sucked.

Right now I'm on the activities committee and we actually have to DO stuff. BOO.