I love goosebumps. I mean the good goosebumps, like the ones you get when someone tickles your back or when you're kissing someone you really like, not the ones you get when you wake up in the middle of the night in complete darkness, and you're alone in the house, and you start feeling all these crazy 'presences' around you.
Sometimes, you're listening to a song and either the song or the singer is so terrific it makes your skin tingle!
Well, here are some of my favorite goosebump-givers as far as music is concerned:
1. David Allen Coe singing 'Mona Lisa lost her smile'.
2. Mel McDaniels singing 'Most of all I remember you'.
3. Vince Gill singing 'Forever on your mind'.
If you haven't heard those, I'd strongly suggest you to go check them out. It'd be a pity to live once and then die without ever knowing how well these guys croon!
I also like these gooseflesh-giving stories, you need to have the lights on for these ones though -
1. The Tapestried Chamber - Sir Walter Scott
2. A Descent Into The Maelstrom - Edgar Allan Poe
(something about the way he described the raging water...)
Now that I've gotten started I might as well continue with my favorite quotes of the week -
"Some people should never get married. And some people who are married to each other should divorce. It's not a crime. It's not a tragedy. It's the best thing for those people." - Tom Hanks, RD, April '06 issue.
"I just believe in time as a blessing, age as a token of growth, and everyday as an opportunity to do something." - from a blog I happened to stumble on to some days back.
"..and how foolish it was in me to think of so paltry a consideration as my own individual life, in view of so wonderful a manifestation of God's power." - Old man, 'A descent into the maelstrom'.
The weekend also saw me receiving some very useful tips, I'm in a good mood so I'll go on to share the most useful one of those -
"NEVER use 'pre'. It is one of the suckiest command line in HTML ever. 'pre' is pure evil. It is the devil reincarnated. Don't ever use it again." - DJ Well Hung
(I did use pre on my previous post, as you can see, but the advice came too late, and I was and still am too lazy to edit it.)
Also by the same person -
"I made a mistake when I told you I got 40 cents so far for my Google ads. I misread it. It's actually 4 cents!" (Nothing particularly resourceful about this one, but it does make you smile :-))
And my all-time favorite -
Cheese loves ya! - kid next door.