07.30.2016 Cheap Thrills – Sia

Saturday morning, that means I’m cleaning. Again. This morning I was on a little bit of a lazy streak…

It’s been a MARVELous morning but this house won’t clean itself. I knew if I continued watching this movie that I would never leave the couch. So in a final effort to not be a slug, I turned the movie off and the music on. The first song…Cheap Thrills. I started dancing and the cleaning shortly followed.

I feel this song is energetic without being in your face about it. It subtly pushes you to get up and get moving.

To me, this song is about having fun doing whatever it is that you do. You don’t need money to have fun! Besides…it’s Saturday and I plan on getting drunk tonight off of the special concoction Savanna and I created. Say hello to Dr. Avery. Name courtesy of the handsome doctor from Grey’s Anatomy (also where I got my daughter’s name. Any guesses as to what it is?)

Look at me procrastinating again. I need to stop writing and start cleaning. Dr. Avery is calling my name. What is an appropriate time to start drinking?

07.29.2017 Forget to Remember – Mudvayne

Have you ever had a song that you just loved as a child/teen but you never really knew what it was about? Then one day, in your adult life you finally listen to that song and suddenly realize the ideology behind it.

Forget to Remember is that song for me. I first heard it when I bought the Saw II soundtrack. Oh those movies were awesome! I watched this one last night 🙂

I loved it. I was an angsty teen and thought this song fit the mood. But I never really knew what it was about. But now I know and I love it even more. 

It’s like a small part of me, a piece that had been pushed back into the cobweb covered corner knew this song would have a significant meaning for me. 

I want to know when I’ll forget to remember. 

07.27.2016 Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks

This is killing me…slow torture. But I love my best friend so for her I will suffer through the *loud gulp* Dixie Chicks…

This song is for my best friend, soulmate and sister: Savanna. She loves this damn band while I loathe them.

See…proof! I actually listened to them this morning just for her!!

This girl has been my rock, my shoulder to cry on and my other half since the day we met. She sits quietly while I rant about the world and then takes my side. Whether she agrees or not is a different story. This girl would rather lie to your face than risk hurting your feelings. But with me, she tells it like it is. No reservations. No pauses.

We are complete opposites but exactly alike. She tries to take me down the path of righteousness while I’m dragging her down the path that rocks! We switch roles sometimes but in the end she’s the ying to my yang. I couldn’t make it through this crazy life without her. And because of that…I will listen to the Dixie Chicks.

Now if only I could get her to listen to Attila we’d be golden!

07.26.2016 Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

I’ve got nothing…this song has always been a favorite (in my top 5) but it’s been stuck in my head for days now. I have nothing, no words to describe it that would make someone understand. This song weighs heavily on my heart and anything I say won’t do it justice. 

We as people only want to be understood… Accepted. We want for someone to love us for who we truly are. Sometimes you have to have to take a leap of faith and let someone in.

Letting someone in…..

And When you find that someone who just gets you, you want them to know everything. Even if the situation isn’t always perfect, the feeling can be amazing. 

This is what every girl wants to hear isn’t it? That she is someone’s everything. That there is someone out there who thinks she is the best thing on earth –  heavenly – and wants nothing more than for her to feel the same. It’s beautiful and magnificent and a dream. I’m going to sit under my desk and hide now…is it too early for alcohol?!

07.25.2016 Ragga Bomb – Skrillex

Today’s song was chosen by my oldest baby who turned nine yesterday. Oh my gosh I feel like an old woman! 

He’s camera shy! Anyway…he was supposed to pick the song yesterday but since he’s like me, he was having a hard time choosing and told me to go ahead and he’d let me know when he had made the final decision…and that decision led to Ragga Bomb by Skrillex. This really is my kid…

He picked this song because he likes the beat. He said it’s great to play Minecraft to…I wouldn’t know, I don’t play, but I’ll take his word for it. When I turned this song on he started bobbing his head and I knew he had made the right choice. He loves music as much as I do. So enjoy the sounds of my awesome son’s imagination and have a great day!

07.24.2016 Colorblind – Counting Crows

This song has been my second favorite song of all time since the moment I first heard it (only second behind Kiss From A Rose by Seal). 

To me, this song is about being scared. Seeing things in life as black or white; right or wrong. There is no middle ground. But then something happens and you all of a sudden want to be different. You want someone to “pull me out from inside” to save you from the life you’ve made for yourself. 

“I am ready. I am ready. I am ready. I am  fine” to me that shows someone who is ready to take that leap, to move forward and having to reassure yourself that you’ll be fine, you’ll be alright if you make that change. 

I think this song fit beautifully into the love scene between Sebastian and Annette in the movie Cruel Intentions. In that moment, Sebastian let himself go. He went from being set in his ways to opening up and allowing Annette into his life and his heart. It’s a truly beautiful scene. (This movie is also in my top 5 favorite movies). 

The song, the scene, the message…to me it’s all beautiful and magical and will forever be branded into my life. 

07.23.2016 Dollhouse – Melanie Martinez

I’m surprised I’ve made it this far without using a Melanie Martinez song yet. I heard one of her songs, fell in love, downloaded her entire CryBaby album and haven’t looked back since. 

Dollhouse is about being fake. I think we can all relate to this on some level. Putting on a happy face when deep down you’re screaming. Basically, we’re dolls playing the happy game. 

“Everyone thinks that we’re perfect. Please don’t let them look through the curtains.”

We’ve all done it. Maybe just once. Maybe every day. But we all know what it feels like to put on our doll faces and smile. Pretend like everything is perfect. Let’s raise a glass to all those people who know what it’s like to see things that nobody else sees. 

Alice in Zombieland – Review

Alice In Zombieland was the second series I listened to on Audible and I loved it. The narrator did an amazing job. That being said…What is this book about? Well, I’ll tell you…

Alice in Zombieland is the first book in the White Rabbit Chronicles, written by Gena Showalter. It focuses on 16 year old Alice “Ally” Bell who is starting the year at a new high school. 

She only knows one person, Kat, who she met while being treated at a hospital. I can’t tell you why, that would ruin the magic!

Read the book and you’ll understand. 
I like this series because it takes the zombies we all know and love and brings them into a new perspective. Spoiler alert!!!! Avert your eyes if you don’t want details…

The zombies are not exactly walking, undead corpses…they are spirits. How freaking cool is that?! Only the “gifted” humans have the ability to see these spirits. But the zombies can still hurt you even if you can’t see them! Crazy! How can you fight something you can’t see? You can’t. And that my friend is why we have the magnificent Cole Holland and his gang of zombie slaying friends. Cole was my first ever book boyfriend…oh you lovely man with your dark and twisted ways and violet eyes. 

Ally comes face to face with something she never thought possible. But the ironic twist, this isn’t her first experience with them. She just doesn’t know it yet. 

This book will take you on a wild, zombie killing, teenage romance roller coaster of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was scared. This book has everything you’re searching for. It’s definitely worth a read!

07.22.2016 Shut Up And Swallow – Combichrist

This song was recommended to me. I had never heard of it and had no expectations going in. I have to say…I like it!

The beginning of the song makes me think of a zombie apocalypse which ironically matches my mood since I’m wearing my zombie apparel today!

I’m picturing a fight scene where I’m slaying zombies left and right. Chopping off heads and gutting the walkers in slow motion so you can see the intense look of concentration on my face. But then the words kick in…I get the same end of the world vibe but it’s different. 

A part of me feels like this song is about sex and dominance but another part of me thinks this song is a metaphor for anger and despair. 

Either way, I like it and it made its way on to my “Fearless Rage”, “Wrong Side of Heaven” and “All We Do Is Drive” playlists. (Yes, I have playlists for almost everything)

Listen and enjoy!