Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Seek-Up Game

I am talented, very very talented. Most of my off-profession talents; however, fall squarely into the category of useless, as there does not appear to be a flourishing job market for "Executive creative hashtag (#) user" or "Associate Facebook commenter" or "Chief radio tune identifier" (#textmeifthereisplease).  Relax.  I am still employed,....Mom.

Now, I see many of your hands up, so let me give you all an anticipatory answer to two of your questions:  No and Yes.  (1) No, this will not be the subject matter of my Blog each post (ppphew!, right) and (2) Yes, this is my first entry ever so you'd be wise to print this to PDF. (or print out and scan if you must) and save for eons on your hard drive as this Blog shall rival that Julia Childs lady (nope).....and please be gentle on the comments.

Back on point, this blog is about my family and its odd, quirky love, passion and sometimes misunderstanding for music, each other.....yeah, yeah yeah, blah, blah, blah.....I haven't yet figured out my reason for sharing any of this, but enjoy it while it lasts (hopefully)....so here goes:

Our favorite game (ok, my favorite game) to play on long trips, cross-town zips or whenever the movie "Rapunzel" or an episode of the "Backyardigans" isn't blasting on the kids DVD player, my wife and I play a game with the car radio.  We call it the "Seek-Up Game" (Yes, we are Dave Matthews fans, but that has nothing to do with the game).  And when we play, I win...all I do is win (#TimTebow).  Here's how we play.  Starting from the lowest FM channel we can find we seek up, or forward, stopping at each and every song.  The first player to name the song and artist within 10 seconds (and without looking at the car readout...cheater) wins that round; then seek again.  First to 21 wins.  It's very basic, often fun, and usually results in my wife saying "wait, you've actually heard this song before?" (hence the title of this post).

As the Champ of "Seek-Up" (yes, I am self-proclaimed) I get to pick out the movie for the weekend.  Then, as a matter of course, my 3 year old exercises her 3 year old Veto Power (a veto power that far surpases any Presidential Veto Power and is neither limited by scope or frequency of use), and the whole family gets to curl up on the couch and watch a "Direct to DVD Disney Classic" (for those of you experienced such a film, you are one of the fortunate ones).

So, if you dare to challenge me, the next time I ask if you want to go to the store to pick up some diapers or fun dip or any other random item, consider this an invite to game with the Champ.

Thanks for reading.  "Join me next time" when I plan to discuss why the Avett Brothers are a gate way drug (if you don't know who the Avett Brothers are, study up peeps).


  1. I can't wait to hear why the Avett Brothers are like a gateway drug (I don't disagree, I'm just curious to see what you have to say.)

    Did you know that I have a quasi-weekly blog about the music I'm listening to? 52albumsproject.blogspot.com

    Not all of it is new music, it's just new to me. We can talk music together. Looking forward to what you're listening to.

  2. You guys are too cute. Can't wait to read more of your blog.

  3. Thanks guys, I think if you follow the blog you will get notifications of any future posts.....hope you enjoyed

  4. I would like to start off by saying that my comments on this blog can in no way be interpreted as actually "blogging". I do not blog nor do I Facebook (if that is even a term).

    Great write up. A few laugh out loud moments which are typical of Mr. Ramsey...you silly bastard! Avett Brothers are a gateway drug because I end up craving whiskey and a bowl within 2 mins of any of their albums.

    Please note: I recommend both live albums...purely stellar

    Finally, Greg is the "Seek Up" champion because he has yet to challenge a worthy opponent, eh em, his large headed (physically not metaphorically) brother-in-law.

    In closing I say...bring it!! I will rock you all the way from 88.3 to 107.9!!

    In true closing...great blog! I look forward to future entries.

  5. Excellent blog! I look forward to future posts! Maybe you will inspire me to not be lazy with my own blog! Keep up the great work