Saturday, December 04, 2004

Eye Spy

I've noticed that I tend to kill boredom by creating word games. I noticed this recently when I was out driving to dinner with some people and somone in the car mentioned words starting with the letter T. After going through all we could think of, we graduated to another chosen letter and another until pretty much we were there.

This happened again today with a bunch of people at work. Some friends from work who have decided to name their band Vision (but will have to adjust the spelling so they don't have legal problems) were telling another friend that they couldn't include him in the band. The other person said... "sure... fine.... I'll name my band Lasik. And we'll just take what you do and do it correctly." This got a few laughs but in the back of my head I was thinking of cover songs for a Lasik album. Which started a run on songs like "I Can See Clearly Now," "Private Eyes," "Snowblind," "Blind Vision," "I Saw Red," "Eyes Of A Stranger," etc. I spent the next oh... 5 hours pulling titles out of my rear that most had heard of and some that got some doubtful looks. Of course, it wasn't until I was on my way home that I noticed that I didn't even think of "Eye Of The Tiger," "Eyes Without A Face," "I See Red" and Geri Halliwell's "Look At Me."

Fascinating, no. But I do think that if you are bored and don't have a book nearby that the strangest place you can visit is inside your own head. I just feel like I dusted off a lot of cobwebs.


Lily said...

I'm sure you most likely thought of them already, but I couldn't help but add a few to the list.

Double Vision -Foreigner
She blinded me with Science- Thomas Dolby
Blue Eyes – Elton John
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Behind Blue eyes – The Who
Look of love- ABC

Martin said...

Thank you. B) I did have those. After going so long, there were several others around me that started adding to the list and repeating a few obvious ones which confuses you even more (didn't really think about getting a pen out but probably should have.) My brain hurt after coming up with a good 80 or so but it became a bit obsessive and finally put it aside. I'm still afraid to look at a few of my reference books because it'll start it all over again. B( But it did kill a good few hours of time and possibly brain cells. B)