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. 🙂  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. 🙂  I have to admit, she also made a darling cowgirl too.

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. 🙂  Have a great day!