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The Hardest Thing About Swimming 10 Miles

December 30, 2011 by Katie

When I registered for Swim the Suck, they wanted to know my favorite band.  Yikes!  Just between me and the Internet:  I am not cool enough to have a favorite band.  I have eclectic/bizarre taste in music.  Classic Rock (a little before my time), Latin pop (not Reggaeton), Indie Rock, the most annoying (to other people) One-Hit Wonders of the 80s, anything with a Celtic influence...You get the picture.

I left it blank.  But they came after me.  Last night, I got an e-mail from the great Karah Nazor Friberg insisting that I pick a band.  This was my response:

Whatever my Pandora station picks for me? The Onion did a spoof on this being the most stressful question a person can face. It is for me!
 
What can I pick that's generationally appropriate and not embarrassing? Nothing! Everything is either before my time or I'm not sure who they are because I only know them from Pandora. Or I only like a few songs. 
 
Warren Zevon, Abba, Bishop Allen, Flogging Molly, Bruce Springsteen,The Cars, Shakira, Juanes, Rolling Stones....
 
I'm hopeless! Swimming 10 miles is easier (I hope).

I guess leave blank, or try to pick something for me that doesn't sound too embarrassing. 
 
Happy New Year,

Katie

Comments

I love the swimmer profiles

February 25, 2012 by Allison (not verified), 2 years 21 weeks ago
Comment: 1178

I love the swimmer profiles on Swim the Suck!!!  So cool.  

 

 

Are you swimming it too,

February 25, 2012 by Katie, 2 years 21 weeks ago
Comment: 1179

Are you swimming it too, Allison?

The Hardest Thing About Swimming 10 Miles

January 15, 2012 by Penny Palfrey (not verified), 2 years 27 weeks ago
Comment: 821

 

I had Led Zeppelins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ playing in my head for almost the entire 40 hours of my Cayman Island Swim last year....lucky it’s a long song, it really fitted with the swim and how I was feeling as the swim progressed and now it’s my fav!

I look forward to meeting you all in October!

~ Penny

Penny!  Thanks for the

January 21, 2012 by Katie, 2 years 26 weeks ago
Comment: 849

Penny!  Thanks for the comment.  I just saw it today, it went to my oh-so-imperfect spam filter.  Can't wait to meet you!

I'll never swim the Suck

December 30, 2011 by Bubbles, 2 years 29 weeks ago
Comment: 700

Oh man, I'd never be able to choose. I too have sort of weird, eclectic taste in music and have never been mistaken for being cool.

Penny Palfrey's is Led

December 31, 2011 by Katie, 2 years 29 weeks ago
Comment: 706

Penny Palfrey's is Led Zeppelin.  Maybe we should just copy hers.  I mean, she's got to be doing something right.

The kayakers get to pick their favorite animals instead of favorite bands.  No fair!  I have impeccable taste in favorite animals. 

I saw Bruce, but...

December 30, 2011 by mjtyson, 2 years 29 weeks ago
Comment: 696

I saw your picture today...didn't realize at first what the band was for. Thought it was some sort of security thing in case we call and ask some question, didn't realize it would go on our profile. So I know Bruce Springsteen, but who the heck is the other guy?

I don't know!  Maybe Warren

December 30, 2011 by Katie, 2 years 29 weeks ago
Comment: 697

I don't know!  Maybe Warren Zevon?

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