I taught skiing on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and took a rest day on Christmas Day. This morning, I went back to the gym and finished my last workout in the NROL Hypertrophy 1 program. Next, I'm going to make some changes to the Fat Loss workouts and go back to them for a while.
Christmas was fairly relaxed at our house. I got a new pair of Dion Snowshoes, and mostly some gift certificates after that. I may end up buying a higher capacity MP3 player for long trail days, or perhaps just some running gear. My wife is going to get a tattoo, although she has to choose its location carefully, because they may not be visible here at work.
On Christmas Eve, my wife and I were up late, playing Santa Claus and drinking Champagne. Perhaps it was a bit too much Champagne, but we got started talking about classic rock songs. We tried to come up with a list of five songs that fit the following criteria:
- Everyone knows the song
- Everyone likes to sing along
- Everyone reaches for the volume dial to turn up the song.
After thinking about it for a while, we came up with this list:
- Stairway to Heaven (too easy)
- Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
- American Pie by Don McLean
- Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
We were a bit stuck for our final song. We both thought that the Cult's song "She Sells Sanctuary" fit #3 above, and #2 for people who know it, but decided it was perhaps not well enough known. Smells Like Teen Spirit was another option. Well, the truth is, there were many, many options. Our son recommended "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" the next day, but we decided against that song as well.
Finally, we settled on Billy Joel's Piano Man for our 5th song.
This meant no Stones, no Who, no Dylan, no Jimmy, no Beatles, no U2, and a number of other bands that could claim a spot in the list. I can think of so many other candidates.
So, what do readers (if I have any) think? What would your list be?