Sunday, August 27, 2006

This-n-That

***Update, 8/28 ***
Thanks to - or no thanks to - TS Ernesto, I am not going to Florida this week. We did, however, finish testing our distaster recovery procedures on our financial systems today. Nothing like waiting until the 11th hour, but we got it done.


Song selection
: thanks for all your help on the tunes. I've gotten some good ideas, and the band settled on a couple songs while I received your input. We added (or chose to finish learning):

  • Hang on Sloopy (it's an Ohio State thing)
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him - Sugar Ray version
  • Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  • Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
  • Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
  • Cleveland Rocks - Presidents of the United States version (a.k.a. Drew Carey version)
Man At Work: I've become a hurricane watcher again. Tropical Storm Ernesto may wreak havoc with my plans to go to company headquarters this Tuesday thru Friday. Headquarters are outside of Ft. Lauderdale, so I will be watching this one closely. (So will Mrs. Quipper.)

And if I do go, I'll get home just in time for the next Running In Circles gig at the Tequila Ranch, in Cleveland on Friday night. (p.s. check out the site, and drop us some comments in the guestbook on the new look.)


She Said, He Heard: the Quipper family went to a restaurant for Lupper (lunch/supper) today, and the kids each got a chocolate chip cookie with their meal. Dialog between Mrs. Quipper and the Engineer:

- Mrs. Quipper: would you like to give some of your cookie to daddy?
- Engineer hears: give up some of your chocolate, or else!
- Engineer responds: NO THANK YOU!

Needless to say, the Artist couldn't finish her cookie, and I got the rest of it. :-)

My "rock profile": borrowed from Mrs. Quipper, who borrowed it from Scottius Maximus. Whodathunkit.


Your Taste in Music:



80's Rock: Highest Influence

Hair Bands: Highest Influence

Alternative Rock: High Influence

80's Alternative: Medium Influence

80's Pop: Medium Influence


It would have been nice to see more variety in the selections, though. I didn't like 90s music in the 90s, and still don't rate it that high on my list. But, with the options I had, this was how I rated.

I probably will not be posting again until I wake up after the Tequila Ranch gig. I hope to comment on other blogs as time and company permit.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Cool songs =)
Cant wait to hear them! =P

I should do the music test
^_^

Favorite Apron said...

I beg you not to do hang on sloopy.
What's next? The chicken dance?

Signed,
A Buckeye Fan

Quipper said...

We had a couple requests for Hang On Sloopy already. Sorry Polly, I guess drunk Ohio State fans really like it. :-)

Quipper said...

***Update, 8/28 ***

Thanks to - or no thanks to - TS Ernesto, I am not going to Florida this week. We did, however, finish testing our distaster recovery procedures on our financial systems today. Nothing like waiting until the 11th hour, but we got it done.

We will find out at 8am EDT tomorrow morning whether we will temporarily move our system operations up to Cleveland.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

All the little kids on the Pee Wee team can beat them up, beat them up,
My mother and sister and my brother all agree:
Pittsburgh sux!
Pittsburgh sux!
Pittsburgh sux!
Pi-ittsburgh sux!

I'd sing along to Hang On Sloopy, and I don't even get drunk!

Bet your wife was glad you didn't have to leave the Homestead!

Quipper said...

Barb - she was happy I didn't leave. And we didn't have to transfer operations up to Cleveland, either. Tomorrow will bring its own fun, though; the Ft. Lauderdale office is closed until 11:00am, so families can deal with their homesteads beforehand.

Pastor_Jeff said...

Quipper,

I found the song request post late, but here's a good recent one:

"Absolutely (The Story of a Girl)," by Nine Days.

It's a fun song and seems danceable. And you'll only have to change one lyric. Enjoy!