SONG OF THE DAY – “ZOMBIE” by The Cranberries

Halloween 2013

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I thought this song was perfect for today, particularly with the Zombie fascination over the last few years. ūüôā ¬†I have to admit, Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. ¬†Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love all the fall decorations, but Halloween … not so much. ¬†I realize that for many people, Halloween is their favorite time of the year. ¬†I think some people really like the idea of spooky things, but more than that, I believe that there are people who just love to have an excuse to dress in costume. ¬†I am always amazed by the incredible creativity out there and the elaborate lengths that people go to for the perfect costume. ¬†I’m impressed!

For about 8 years, ¬†I truly enjoyed the holiday – during the years when my children were little. ¬†It was such fun to dress them up, attend the school costume parades, visit the Pumpkin Patch, and show them off around the neighborhood during trick-or-treating. ¬†But, those years passed [too] quickly and then my apathy about the holiday returned. ¬†Favorite costumes: ¬†For my son, it was definitely Sully. ¬†He was the cutest furry monster I have ever seen! ¬†He also made a great 2 year old cowboy … cowboy boots and all. ¬†For my daughter, she was always so determined about what she “HAD” to be and those costumes were always the most difficult. ¬†I created the perfect Tooth Fairy costume, complete with a toothbrush wand, wings, and toothpaste crown. ¬†The year she wanted to be a lion was a challenge. ¬†Who knew that a lion costume would be so difficult to find! ¬†I finally bought a Simba costume and we added a bow – because she had to be a GIRL lion. ūüôā ¬†I have to admit, she also made a darling cowgirl too.

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SONG OF THE DAY – “LUCK” by American Authors

October 30, 2013

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I just recently saw these guys at a live acoustic show in NYC at the Beacon Theatre. ¬†They were incredible live and I highly recommend you see them if you get the opportunity. ¬†I heard an interesting story about them. ¬†They were all students at the¬†Berklee College of Music¬†in Boston – a very prestigious (and selective!) music school. ¬†They met at school and soon afterwards all dropped out to form a band. ¬†Yikes! ¬†I wonder what their parents thought. haha! ¬†If the lyrics to this song are about real life (which it sounds like they are), I am guessing it might have something to do with that. ¬†I found the lyrics to this song quite powerful for me and, needless to say, the song has been on repeat at my home the last few weeks. ūüôā ¬†Have a great day!