Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween and Funerals

     Happy Halloween everyone. Tonight I'll be freezing my butt off with Batgirl, Mario (as in Nintendo), a mermaid, and Rapunzel. Of course, it had to snow last night- perfect timing! Sometimes I think Halloween in general is a pain in the butt. But then I look at how much fun my kids have dressing up, going to all the parties, and getting candy, and it makes it all worth it.
     30 Day Song Challenge, Day 24: A Song I Want Played At My Funeral
     Seriously? At my funeral? I do not like thinking about death. And I DO NOT like thinking of my funeral. No- I'm going to somehow become immortal whether through vampirism, the Philosopher's Stone, or some kind of immortal-elixir, so... no funerals for me!
     Okay, seriously. I'm not going to be immortal obviously. But I still don't even like to picture my own funeral, so the only way I can answer this question is by referring to a past game. Have you ever done My Life in iTunes? I did it a few months ago as a blog post. There's a list of questions and you press shuffle on your iTunes list and answer the questions with the song titles that come up. One of the questions was, you guessed it, a song that will be played at my funeral. I still remember what song I got. Some might think it wildly inappropriate for a funeral, but I love the thought of people dancing and having a party instead of the solemn, sad, depressing occasion that most funerals are. So here it is:

     Heartache Tonight by Michael Buble


  1. Just found your blog - love it! It's so much fun to find others chasing the same dreams (writing, not messing up our kids, you know).

    I'm not participating in this challenge, but when it comes to funeral songs, I like my dad's attitude. He wants us to play In-a-gadda-da-vita (sp?) and Smoke on the Water because it's really hard to feel sad when your head is moving to the beat. Pretty good philosophy I think.

    Look forward to following you :)

  2. The lyrics are strangely relevant. My kids started dancing the second I turned it on.
    Somehow we managed to not have snow this year. My pirates were plenty happy seizing their loot.

  3. Neither I don't like thinking about death at my funeral. I never want the funeral to last for a week. I think my family can move on with their lives without grieving that much.