Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Just Heard A Song That Brings Fun Memories Into My Rememberance

When I was at Ricks College (It's Ricks, not BYU-Idaho. I just can't refer to it as BYU-I.) I took a clog dancing class. I felt like an idiot the whole time, but loved it. At the end of the semester there was a MASSIVE clog dancing contest where people from all over the world showed up. Yeah, who'd have thought people from all over the world would go to Rexburg, Idaho for a clog dancing contest? Certainly not me. . . . Anyway, some people in my group wanted a lame song for our group's dance (our class was required to take part in the contest and so we split off into groups, I certainly wasn't about to volunteer to make a fool of myself in front of hundreds of people) and I nixed each song that came up. There was no way I was going to clog in front of a ton of people to a stupid song. I brought a couple CD's of my own. Yeah. I'm old. CD's, not MP3 or iPod or something else more technologically advanced than a boring ol' CD. Anyway, I brought the soundtrack to The Wedding Singer and played Video Killed the Radio Star. My group loved it and it got picked as the song we would dance to--sweet!

And because I nixed all the stupid songs, and because I brought a totally cool song, and because we were just awesome--we won.

14 comments:

MERRIANNE said...

ha ha haaaaa~!!!!! awesome!

and i love those CDs too!

i would go to IDAHO to see some clog dancin! :)

Janelle said...

Hey, I'm finally visiting your actual blog (instead of just Google Reader). I like your layout. Very cute.

Honey, I hate to break it to you, but it's not the CDs that belie your age...it's your song choice. :) Actually, I heard that song the other night, and cranked up the radio in my car and was totally singing along. I love it.

janeen said...

I rmemeber going and watching you clog, that dance competition thing was huge!

Jen said...

When I was at Ricks we used tapes. Mostly, anyhow. And instead of computers in our apartments, we had word processers. Mine was a Brother, and it constantly erased everyone's papers. I'm feeling very old right now...

So impressed that you won, BTW. Now we're all waiting for you to put up a video of your skills!

Kellie Buckner said...

I love the song, and the song itself doesn't age me too much, it was on a soundtrack, remember? Not the actual Buggles album. Of course, the movie it came from might age me, I don't know sine both actors (Barrymore and Sandler) are still around.

Janelle said...

The Wedding Singer came out in 1997 or 1998, but was set in 1985. Its whole soundtrack (AWESOME by the way!) was made up of 80s classics.

JerieH said...

Hmmmm, someone call Molly and ask when we are having a ward talent show!

Kellie Buckner said...

Janelle, yeah the movie actually had two soundtrack CDs that came out and I have both, one being a little better than the other. But this song is my favorite.

Jerie, I'll totally clog for ya! Not!!!

Shellie said...

I heart Idaho.

what years were you there from?
I lived in Idaho from age 10-18 in Idaho Falls.

oh and I double heart clogging. I can't do it but I love to see it done.

I bet that clogging routine was Awesome. do you still know it?
will you video tape yourself and post it?

Janelle said...

How about a ward karaoke night? Spice Girls, anyone?

Amber said...

Kellie

Did you know that I clog too? I haven't done it for a long time, but I had no idea you were a clogger. When you come in December, we will have to demonstrate to each other how little and how crappy we both probably are!! :)

Kellie Buckner said...

I was at Ricks from 1997-1999 and loved it. I had the best roommates ever.(And the best neighbor, Kristine!) I loved going there. I don't have a video of the clogging, but I know I have a picture of our group somewhere. I'll have to dig out my old scrapbook.
Amber, I totally didn't know you're a clogger! I'll bring my shoes at Christmas!

janeen said...

Kellie I heard chumbawamba on the radio the other day. Do you remember "I get knocked down"? oh the fun times!

Kellie Buckner said...

Janeen, I've got it on my blog's music thingy!