Sunday, May 29, 2011

Opera and Hot Dog Buns

I walked through the grocery store the other day on a quick bread-milk-candy bar run and as I rounded the bread section I heard opera coming from the speakers. I love opera and so I stood still trying to place the song and confirm that, yes in fact the grocery store was playing opera and not Phil Collins.

Well it was All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. Not an opera in the true sense but the style of singing was opera.

I curved my way over to the milk section and again found myself hearing a familiar song that I had to stop to identify. This time it was U2's All I Want is You, which happens to be on the Reality Bites Soundtrack. The Reality Bites Soundtrack was the soundtrack to my sophomore and junior year of high school. It was CONSTANTLY playing it, in my car, in my bedroom, while I brushed my teeth. I loved-loved-loved that song.

Then I found the candy bar aisle. I like to take my time in this section. Imported chocolates are a weakness of mine and if I only get one bar then it better be the best one. But with so many good ones, which one is the best one. So I stood there comparing white chocolate/coconut with milk chocolate/irish cream.  Then the music changed again.
I listened....
It was from the 1910-1930's....
It was Music! Music! Music!
You know Put another nickel in. In the nickelodeon. All I want is luvin you and music! Music! Music!
What? You say that you don't know that song?
Well I do...

I know all the words to all of those songs...

All of those strange
never heard in the grocery store before

When I got in my car I figured out what happened.

Somehow the store tapped into the radio in my brain.

It was an omen.
It was good paranormal novel fodder.
It was something out of an episode of Believe It or Not (albeit a rather boring episode.)

Good thing I didn't have this in my head.


  1. What fun! I love it when I go somewhere and they're playing music that brings a memory to me.

  2. Everyone should click on the "this" in the last sentence. TRUST ME!

  3. Uncanny! I guess I don't pay much attention to what's playing on the radio at the grocery store, although I do like me some Phil Collins :)

    Thanks for coming by my blog! It was so fun to meet you (and your husband - Robin and I sat by him at lunch one day) at LDS Storymakers. I look forward to getting to know you better via your blog.

  4. Shelly,
    I think the Badger song would make a great book! It has humor, action, setting, and reoccurring patterns. It might need a little romance and character development, but it has potential :)

  5. Love this! Thanks for sharing that way interesting experience and the ridiculous badger video! What a fun post - I greatly enjoyed reading it! I love, love, love old songs and candy bars- Wahoo! And thanks for following me on twitter. I'm following you back and on your blog too! :)

  6. I LOVE the Reality Bites Soundtrack. I listened to it all the time in High School too. I watched the movie all the time as well. I still have both.


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