Hey- It Is What Is Fans! This is Youngest here for Saturday Soundtrack.
The song I'm choosing is "Who Says" by Selena Gomez. It is a very inspirational song that has a very good meaning. It says that no matter what anybody says, you are still beautiful and perfect just the way you are.
**Side note- Youngest suggested this song for Saturday Soundtrack, so I told her she could do the post. Normally, I'm not that into "teeny-bop" songs- but I have to admit, this song kind of grows on you. And I agree with Youngest, I like the message.
Having recently returned from a family vacation in Florida, (did I mention we drove?) We shared a lot trivia game playing via an iTouch app and listened to a lot of satellite radio. One station that I particularly enjoyed had an alternative vibe that featured many artists that were not familiar to me.
Today's selection is from a singer we discovered on our journey. Youngest and I fell in love with this tune and hope you'll enjoy it too.
I'm repeating again- but with good cause. This probably is an older song, but I heard it while watching a movie last night and had to search it out on You Tube. I didn't realize it was Adele, but I thought it might be. The video is a bit sad and the song is a little haunting.
(Doesn't this image just scream SUMMER TIME and the BEACH!!)
All that being said, I do have a couple of funny little tidbits to share with you.
Remember a few weeks ago I chose the "Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars as one of my Saturday Soundtracks? I mentioned that the song did have a one lyric that was a bit cheeky and in my opinion kind of ruined the song for me. Last night I was driving in the car with Youngest and a couple of her friends. The radio was on and that song came on and the girls all started singing it. (Really- the song is quite catchy and you can't help but want to sing along...) Well, I temporarily forgot about that one part and remembered just as it was coming up and reacted by singing over the lyrics...."lalalalalalalal." However, the girls surprised me and said, "Don't worry we have are own lyrics for that part."
"Oh, and what that might be?"
"We say...."(instead of "have some really nice sex") "Send a really nice text."
It reminded me of the times when in college and we would be in bars and the Billy Idol version of the song, "Mony, Mony" would come on and we would change the lyrics. Remember the part where folks would shout out "Get L#%$ Get F%^&*#!" ? Well- my nerdy friends and I would chant at that part- "Get a job, Go to Church!"
Next up, a friend and I were discussing a mutual acquaintance who is probably the most unique thinking individual we both know. This person is very single minded in her quest to create a world solely dedicated to her wants and desires. Her way is always the right way and she is unabashedly not afraid to exhibit hypocritical opinions.
Case in point, this person is hyper-critical of other folks parenting styles. She's extremely over protective of her kids and I've witnessed her over the top behavior on more than one occasion. Which is why this particular bit is so hysterical and such a dichotomy. This is how it went down...Her son was planning a sleepover with my other friend's son. At the last minute plans had to be changed and she asked if her son could just come over to their house to have a play date instead. "Sure come on over," my friend invited. When they arrived, this gal hands a bag to my friend's husband and says- "Here, I brought this for the kids to play with."
He looks inside and sees an assortment of fireworks. (I might mention at this point that the sale of fireworks is illegal in our state. However, you can drive right over the border and buy them. We live on the state border.) Friend's husband says, "Oh- thanks, but I don't think this is such a good idea."
Gal says- "Why? I only bought fireworks that were age appropriate."
Is that like saying, "Here, go play with these matches kids, they are more age appropriate than this lighter." Or, "hey, go play with daddy's guns, but don't touch the ones that aren't age appropriate." Or maybe, "Go ahead and play in the street kids as long as you wear that reflective vest."
I know I'm being a bit on the sarcastic side, but I can't help it. The idea that there is such an idea of 'age appropriate fireworks struck our funny bone. We couldn't stop laughing.
Do you have any funny song lyrics stories? Or any age appropriate stories to share? Would love to hear them all!
This post and song is dedicated to my partner in crime. She's fondly known as my Buddy B on this blog but for all of you who don't know her, she can also be found here or here. Now the song I've chosen doesn't really have anything to do with birthdays or with my friend for that matter, other than it's a happy song and happy things always remind me of her.
This week she celebrated her birthday. She also contracted a RAGING case of poison ivy like no one I've ever known and kept a pretty good attitude about it. Personally, if it were me, I would be complaining and wining til the cows came home. She kept her sense of humor throughout. (Case in point, a barista at Starbucks was so struck by her condition that she dropped her Chai Latte order when gazing on the pustules. Did B get embarrassed or outraged by the gal's behavior? No- she laughed and actually apologized to the girl for not warning her of her condition.) All that being said, I wanted to tell you a few things about B and why I feel so lucky to call her my friend.
1. She gets me. (Always the halmark of any good friendship.) I don't have to explain everything to her- she just gets it. She gets the good, the bad and the ugly of me and likes me for it. It's authentic. And in this day and age, it's difficult to say that about most things.
2. Her sense of humor. This girl can find the funny in just about anything. Perhaps we are just both sick and twisted, but when you can laugh just about (well actually about ...) JUST ANYTHING no matter how gross and perverted or prim and proper...that's friendship gold, right there.
3. Speaking of gold- she's got a heart made of one. I know that if I needed her to,she would be on the next plane headed to Northwest Ohio if I just asked. NO explanation needed. She is supportive not only of me, but of my family and offers sage advice to all. She is my go to person for cleaning up the blood and helping to hide the evidence.
4. She's wise beyond her years. The older I get, the age of my friends is really quite irrelevant. But truth be told, she's younger than me. Thank goodness, she never rubs it in (she knows how sensitive I am about these things...) But seriously, I'd go to her just as well as go to the Dali Lama for advice on just about anything. She's my younger Role Model.
5. She's dedicated. Dedicated to her family, her friends, her beliefs, her goals, her decorating. If asked and accepted, consider it done.
6. She's a fellow mascara slut, book loving tramp and sugar whore. All qualities I admire in a woman. I'f I'm Ousier Boudreaux, she's my Clarice. "And I love ya' more than my luggage!"
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!
Enjoy this week's selection, "Come Fly Away" by Jeremy Fisher. The video is a bit kooky and creative, a lot like my friend. Probably why I like it so much.
The Sun! The sun, my friends is shining. It is shining brightly and providing warmth and light. It has been sadly missing for several weeks.
I've just returned from a week of chaperoning 6th graders at an outdoor education camp. It rained every single day. I'm not kidding- every- single-day. Sometimes, all day. Stating that it was wet and muddy is really just an understatement. I, of course will be posting all about it. But for today, I just want to celebrate the shining orb in the sky. I have much to get caught up on and need only music that makes me feel good.
Today's selection does just that. It's a mellow, happy song by a group that is nothing short of adorable.
Lately I've been privy to many instances of one of my mantras-
KARMA IS A BOOMERANG
(Otherwise known as the "God Don't Like Ugly" rule.)
Each situation is a bit different, but the premise remains- the energy you put out there comes back to you- either pay it forward or be prepared to pay the price. I preach this to my family all the time. I've made believers of some and continue to work on others to heed my words.
Today's selection for Saturday Soundtrack is just a fun, little song saying this exact thing. This song happens to be about how you treat someone in a relationship Karma- but remember, Karma effects all parts of your life.
A few friends of mine are getting ready to take their annual Ladies Retreat at the Beach. But instead of flying to their destination, this year they are hitting the highway and driving. It's a 12 hour trip-and it got me to thinking about how much fun Road Trips can be when they do not involve travelling with ones children.
You can stop when you want to, eat what you'd like and listen to whatever the heck you want....I wish I had the time to provide a special little soundtrack musical snack for the road as my gift to them, but maybe we can all pitch in and tell our favorite travelin' tunes....
I tried googling up a list of suggestions- and got many different all time Top 10 Road Trip songs-some ranged from lots of classic rock to of course, all songs dealing with being on the "Road."
Today, I'm sharing two songs that definitely ignite the Road Trip fire burning in my belly- just because they're both so fun, easy to sing along with and quite catchy...
Have fun, amigos!
The first selection is the official theme song from "Vacation,"
Next is a classic from a favorite group, Rascall Flats.