Sunday, April 29, 2007

She's Like, So Whatever

I spent this weekend enjoying houseguests and attending some of the activities at a singles conference my church was having here in Huntington. I have all sorts of thoughts swimming around about THAT experience that I intend to post later this week but since some of the weekend reminded me a wee bit of high school, I want to post this first.

I'll admit, I sort of like Avril Lavigne. I don't own any of her CD's or anything but if I had teenage girls who wanted to listen to Top 40, I'd rather they like a girl who appears to have a somewhat authentic personality, writes her own lyrics and always cover her ladybits. She just seems like she's her own person and even when she was an annoying 16 year old wearing those stupid ties, her music seemed reflective of her age. She didn't sound trampy like alot of her peers at the time.

All this is to say that I wish this song "Girlfriend" had come out when I was a high schooler. When I used to watch the boys chase the five or six "hot girls" and think, "I could totally be a better girlfriend than her!". I can picture singing this song with a bunch of other sixteen year old girls on the way to the movies when someone's mom let us take the car alone. Or maybe I can even picture singing it with my friend Seth on PCH yesterday. Because quite frankly, there are still days where," hey hey you you I don't like your girlfriend!"

13 comments:

gretel said...

I like Avril, too. When I heard that song for the first time I thought it was a good one. I even think of getting her album..

tom said...

i cannot tell you how many times i have said the exact same thing to myself, about being-the-better-boyfriend/girlfriend. eep! i thought i was alone.

f*bomb. said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

Avril got married before we did.

Now I may cry. Just a little bit.

Chloe Elizabeth said...

Have you listened to the Japanese version? It's fabulous. You can download it.

f*bomb. said...

uuummm...okay. I've watched this video about 5 times today, and loved every minute of it.

Don't pretend, I think you know I'm damn precious. Hell, yeah, I'm the mother f*ing princess.

f*yeah.

I think we need to learn that choreography and bust it out the next time we go dancing.

veeda said...

oh my gosh, there is a japense version? Where do I find this at? Right now, Brendan is making fun of me for liking this song as well.

k8 said...

I think this is it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6YhaDA6fNc

i really want to learn this chorus.

k8 said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erQjjiBKx-Y&mode=related&search=

and chloe, here it is in French!!!

k8 said...

you guys! she learned the chorus in Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfV5bNsBC6g&mode=related&search=

three cheers for avril!!!

CoCo said...

Your timing of this post could not have been better. This album was reviewed on NPR's "Sound Opinions" last night. My favorite part is that what was basically said is that "I'm throwing out my daughter's Pussy Cat cd's b/c I'd rather have her listening to THIS".

Aluwicious said...

Noticed your comment late at night while I was up late enjoying the stillness of the night while pounding my temperamental spacebar as I search the internet. Well, lets just say, I've dashed around your blog and...I'm a fan.

f*bomb. said...

Wow.
And now we know Avril is multi-lingual.
My roommate told me to stop humming last night. She does not find that song amusing. I, obviously, think it is HILARIOUS.

elizabeth said...

i still don't like her.