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17 January 2018 @ 01:47 pm
Run that past me again?  

In the spirit of me posting a little more, I thought I'd recount a little conversation me and mum had the other day.  It was the day Delores O'Riordan died and to set the scene, I was in the kitchen washing up, bopping around to The Greatest Showman sound track on my MP3 player, and mum was watching the news in the Living room (we're not posh enough for a lounge).  I'm just about to launch into a superbly off key rendition of A Million Dreams, when mum appears beside me.

"Have you heard?"

I managed not to scream with shock, and pulled my earphones out, "Heard what?" I replied as I tried to keep my heart beating.

"A singer's just died." mum said seriously.

"Ok, who is it?"

Mum looked at me blankly for a second and answered, "She was white with black hair and was playing the guitar."

I shook my head, "Nope, not ringing any bells.  Got anything else?"

Mum huffed, "She was thirty six, come on you must know."

Now I know there are times mum is convinced I'm some sort of oracle, but come on, I need a little more than female with black hair and a guitar, and let's not forget thirty six! Just in case you're worried for mum's sanity, I need to point out that she stopped paying attention to popular music in the Fifties, she thinks the Everly Brothers were great (I have a story about that for another time), that The Beatles are overated and considers Engelbert Humpderdinck the world's greatest singer (although to be fair she does quite like Adreas Bocelli).

After a few more moments of silence I said, "Hang on I'll find out." Mum nodded and wandered back into the living room, I reached for my phone and found out about Delores. I went in the living room and said, "Well you were only ten years out with her age, she was the lead singer with The Cranberries."

Mum nodded, "I have no idea who you'e on about, but it's shame." At that I toddled back into the kitchen. You know there are time I love my conversations with mum!

Current Mood: amusedamused
JJ1564jj1564 on January 17th, 2018 02:00 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, I don't see why you didn't immediately guess from that description! I love that your mum's favourite singer is good ol' Engelbert, it's not often I hear his name but it makes me smile and remember family weddings and parties from my childhood, which always ended with his 'The Last Waltz', awww!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:23 pm (UTC)
I know I shoul've gotten it right away! Mum loves Engelbert trust me, I have to suffer his bloody CD most Sundays!
milly_galmilly_gal on January 17th, 2018 02:06 pm (UTC)
There are days where the crazy just makes the world go right on round, huh? lol! Mum does this to me a lot, but it's a side effect of the M.E, she just simply forgets large chunks of stuff she was about to say/comment on. I am an evil daughter and find it hilarious ;)
sasha_dragon: profilesasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:24 pm (UTC)
That's so very true, I do enjoy these moments of crazy, and you're not the only evil daughter out there believe me.
Echo: Jensen/Thumb/Namestir_of_echoes on January 17th, 2018 06:09 pm (UTC)
I am so with you on the oracle thing. My sister is always phoning me to help with her tablet because she's not tech savvy. Yesterday she phoned me to tell me it kept asking for her password, and did I know what it was :/
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:26 pm (UTC)
I love that your sister rang and aske you her password, you're good, but I'm afraid you're not Crowley! Oh the joys of being the family oracle.
Echostir_of_echoes on January 21st, 2018 02:00 am (UTC)
I know right, how the hell do I know that, I'm not psychic or Sam Winchester with his techiness.
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on January 17th, 2018 09:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, brilliant!
It's good to know that your Mum has her finger firmly on the pulse of current affairs :)

Actually, when I think of the sentences that I pepper with 'wossname' and 'thingummy', I can sympathise!!

sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh mum is right up with current affairs! The curent affairs of the fifties. but she's there.

I sympathise with you, I find myself doing that a bit now.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on January 18th, 2018 07:50 am (UTC)
Awww xD
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:28 pm (UTC)
Normal Tuesday evening.
Reaperreapertownusa on January 19th, 2018 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that is hilarious. Aside from the fact that my mum is more pop culture savvy than me, that so sounds like my mother--she also thinks I'm psychic. My favorite is when she stands in front of the window and asks, "What am I looking at?" as if from the other side of the room I can tell her what kind of bird she is looking at without even seeing it.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on January 20th, 2018 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yup that's a pretty normal conversation for me and mum, and I know what you mean about them thinking you can read their minds. Another one of mum's favorite things is to pick up a conversation that we finished ages ago, and then she wonders why I'm going "huh?"