Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

My True Love (TL) has several standard responses and I am meant to remember what they are as I hear them on a semi-regular basis. I never do. They never make it to long term memory unless I have something interesting to stick them too.

Anyway, I asked my TL why we don’t have a favourite lovey dovey song like other couples, although I probably wouldn’t remember it even if we did. His response to this phenomenon, ie. a couple’s song, was to pretend to gag. Apologies to couples out there with a special song.

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Anyway, anyway, the next question I asked him was how long have we been married. Dates don’t stick in my memory either. Anyway, anyway, anyway, his response was “two” or maybe “too”. He gave me an expectant look, thinking I would finish his sentence. In this respect, we are not soul mates. Any guesses? It is really obvious. Not to me, of course.

The answer was “too long”. So what do you reckon? Yep, potential couple’s song popped straight into my head.

Let’s have a listen to it. It is Loving You Too Long, written by Jerry Butler and Otis Redding, and performed by Etta James. If you are partial to lounge room karaoke, I invite you to sing this song off key while your partner has a Zoom meeting. No, I didn’t do that, but I could ….

I think I may have stuck the “too long” response now. Not sure how long we’ve been married though.

In other news, I’ve password protected my posts on my latest mosaic project to protect my copyright. Regular readers that missed out on seeing it, can drop me a line and I will let you know the password. I want to make a T-shirt of the image for my niece. A chance chat with her led to the idea for the project. Back to the T-shirt. It turns out that making one from my own original artwork is more complicated than I anticipated. I have some learning to do.

One last thing, a couple of people pointed out to me that the plural of octopus is octopuses, not octopi, as I wrote in my last post. Fancy that! You can’t trust Google.

Take care, everyone, and thanks for your spelling help.

Kind Regards.

27 thoughts on “How Long Is Too Long?

  1. I do like Etta. We eloped so no first dance or love song for us. Our music tastes are pretty different, so I can’t imagine what we would choose if we had to.
    I’ll bet the T-shirt turns out great! She will have a one-of-a-kind piece of art to wear.

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    1. You like pretty much everything, Lois. That says a lot for your husband’s taste in music. I like the idea of eloping.
      It is quite difficult to get a nice photo of a mosaic. I’m waiting for a cloudy day without shadows. Hopefully my son will help me with Photoshop edits. I found out yesterday he knows all this Photoshop stuff. It’s fun but definitely exploitable for nefarious purposes.

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  2. Oh, Tracy, how could you miss that “too long” answer? ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice choice for today’s song.
    I was going to leave a comment on the post revealing the story behind your mosaic (I read it, but failed to say anything at the time). I was thinking, Gaia, fire, water, and it was wonderful to discover the full story. You made me curious about that plural and apparently both versions are correct, according to Merriam-Webster – “octopi” is the older plural, it seems.

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    1. Heehee. Probably because the number of years we’ve married is a 2 digit number starting with 2!
      Oh, I’m so pleased that you made that connection. The red flecks were rather small as I didn’t want the mosaic to look too busy.
      Octopuses didn’t look right to me when I saw that option.


  3. I am chuckling, giggling, and then a guffaw escapes from my lips …
    I mix up my wedding anniversary date with Older Child’s birthday consistently (they are 4 days apart!), and if not for Loving Husband’s reminders, I would not remember to celebrate important dates in our couple journey. It is all particularly amusing as we celebrate World Marriage Day this weekend!

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  4. Not too long for sure, Tracy! Here we don’t have a tradition of “our song” and thank god for that! After all this years we would be still squabbling about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    My husband often forgets birthdays and anniversaries…which is fine with me.
    Love the Etta song.

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  5. I did come across some of your posts that were pass worded Tracy. Can you send me the password? Oh, we’ve never had a couples song. Just some that bring us back to when we were young–a long, long time ago!

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