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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 2004

It is 2004.


Janet Jackson has a notorious "costume malfunction" while performing in the Superbowl halftime show.  (Some parents complain more about the deluge of Viagra ads.)  Britney Spears marries a childhood friend in Vegas, and then annuls it 55 hours later.  Later in the year she marries Kevin Federline.  Beyonce wins five Grammy awards.  Starship's We Built This City "wins" the title of Worst Song Ever in Blender magazine.  Fantasia wins season 3 of American Idol, defeating Diana DeGarmo (and her "degenerate degarments").  Ashlee Simpson is accused of lip synching on Saturday Night Live.  The Rock in Rio concert is actually held in Lisbon, and headlined by Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Britney Spears, and Sting.  Lollapalooza is cancelled due to "poor ticket sales."  Simon & Garfunkel perform a free show for 600,000 at the Colosseum in Rome.  Van Halen re-hires Sammy Hagar.  Billy Joel marries food critic Katie Lee (alias the wooden host of the first season of Top Chef).  Phish break up.  Death of Ray Charles.


I have a stroke.


Big hits: Yeah! (Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris), The Way You Move (Outkast featuring Sleepy Brown), Slow Jamz (Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx), Burn (Usher), Confessions Part II (Usher), Slow Motion (Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim), I Believe (Fantasia), Lean Back (Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe), Goodies (Ciara featuring Petey Pablo), My Boo (Usher and Alicia Keys), Drop It Like It's Hot (Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell), You Don't Know My Name (Alicia Keys), Me Myself and I (Beyonce), It's My Life (No Doubt), Someday (Nickelback), Sorry 2004 (Ruben Stoddard), Toxic (Britney Spears), Solitaire (Clay Aiken), This Love (Maroon 5), Naughty Girl (Beyonce), If I Ain't Got You (Alicia Keys), She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5), Lose My Breath (Destiny's Child), Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson), The First Cut is the Deepest (Sheryl Crow), and Just Loose It (Eminem).