Thursday, January 22, 2009

Now Where'd I Put That Spindle?

Avery received a musical Sleeping Beauty Doll for her birthday this year (...and we thought that person liked us).

The doll sings a grating Princess anthem when you press a button on its back (aside: I really hope that someone googles "grating princess anthem" at some point and finds this blog -- since I've been using sitemeter, I am learning that people all over the world are finding me by googling some fantastic phrases -- which will be shared in a future post about why I should be some sort of ambassador) that goes:

"I know you, I walked with you, ooonnnccccee uupppooonnnnn a dream..."


Often, Tim will sing this in the most out of tune, falsetto voice he can muster. You know, because he loves me.

I didn't think it could get more annoying, except that DJ AC has figured out how to play the dance mix version. She presses the button several times in succession so it sounds something like this:

"I...I...I...I I...know you, I...I...I...I I walked with you..you..you..."

10 comments:

dilettante07 said...

This was one of the first songs I learned to play on the piano. I know all the words too! I could record several versions for Avery if the doll should happen to "lose her voice" in a freak spindle accident.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, team. By the way, whatever you do, do not look up "Sleeping Beauty" on urbandictionary.com.

dilettante07 said...

I would add Rapunzel as another term you should avoid looking up.

Kathleen said...

Wow. Those are three very different (and revolting) definitions. I'm not sure which one I'd go with, were I given this term in a list of vocabulary words to define.

Dilettard07 said...

Do you suppose there's a definition for "Little Mermaid"? I smell an investigative piece.

Kathleen said...

No. I'm sure there's not, so there is no reason to look it up on www.urbandictionary.com...

Dilettard07 said...

Well I am sure readers of Brutalism will be shocked to hear that there is indeed an entry for "Little Mermaid" in Urban Dictionary. Like about 95 percent of Urban Dictionary entries, it features an element of misogyny.

Sometimes when friends' children are being finicky or acting up, they ask me if this makes me not want to have kids. I assure them that is not the case, and I mean it. Now reading Urban Dictionary, on the other hand, well that's an entirely different matter.

KevStar said...

When am I going to be an uncle? I mean really.

Kathleen said...

And for the love of God...would you eat some fibah?

Jeff said...

Happy now??? Gift horse in the mouth looker....

Little Tim is going to be the next Vanilla Ice...I will call her "vanilla bean" for now...