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eleven o’clock on Thursday

By Tara Zandra | May 8, 2008

Daisy didn’t really sleep much better last night and definitely wasn’t up to gymnastics today. Since I didn’t want her getting her germs on books in the library, I took our portable dvd player for her to watch in the car while Tabitha was in book club. She thought that was pretty cool. I simply set it on the open glove box and she settled in with her snacks and milk. I worked on a list for the fabric store and watched a bit more of “Monster’s Inc.” than I intended. I did make it to the fabric store by myself this evening while Tabi was at Brownies. I found all I needed except one fabric so I’ll check another Joann’s soon.

Right now I’m listening to “Release Me” from Pearl Jam, but it’s the live version from the last time we saw them in concert. It’s how they opened the show and hearing it again instantly transports me back to that concert. It was amazing to put it simply. Pearl Jam, to me, means the ’90s. I know they still put out new music, and I enjoy it a lot, but the ’90s was a good time for me. I got my license, graduated high school, got a job, met Chris, got engaged, got married and had a baby. That’s a pretty good decade :)

Remembering the first couple years Chris and I lived together before Tabitha is like remembering an old relationship- I tend to romanticize it and forget the bad. We were so poor living on my Disneyland hourly wage and his sales commission from The Good Guys. There were so many nights we had to eat Ramen noodles because they were 10 for a dollar. We didn’t have cable and our luxury was 10 bucks a month for AOL, and that wasn’t even unlimited. We used to go to the bakery outlet so bread would only cost forty-nine cents. Ah, good times :)

Next memory being triggered by i-tunes involves U2. This is not my playlist, as anyone who knows me realizes. I loathe U2. When I was in high school, I had a boyfriend who was infatuated with another girl. One night he went out with his best friend and her and for one reason or another, he kissed her. Then he was stupid enough to tell me. Anyway, her favorite band was U2 and since I really didn’t care for them anyway, that just kind of fueled my dislike of them. But I’m one of the few who doesn’t like the band and they were the favorite band of a later boyfriend. He made me go to a U2 concert with him and that wasn’t really fun for me. Then, when Chris picked me up for our very first date, he had U2 playing in his car. I assumed it was the radio and it would soon end. Nope. He assumed that since we met in line for a KROQ concert that I must be into U2 because “everybody likes U2″ I was later told. So it was the full cd that was current at that time. I went to a U2 concert with Chris too, but for him I did it by choice because they were his favorite band and I love him :)

Geez, this playlist needs to be renamed “Z’s Past” because now it’s “Patience” by GN’R and we all know of my 80s love affair with them. Maybe it’s time to switch to something more current me.

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2 Responses to “eleven o’clock on Thursday”

  1. Mel Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I can’t stand U2 either….or Coldplay for that matter. Just not my thing.

  2. Mandi Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    U2- I can take them or leave them. I never understood the frenzy over them. Guns ‘N Roses!!! I was madly in love with them in high school. Memorized every song. Yep, good times!

    It’s interesting how we automatically remember only the good of a certain time period. Like having babies- it’s easy to remember and dream about the sweet drooly faces and big giggles and their round, warm chubbiness. But the sleepless nights, colic, poopy diapers- yeah….no more for me!!! LOL