Music Covers I Love

What are your thoughts on covers? No, not the warm, cozy kind one might curl up under on a cold winter's night... I think we probably all share a similar viewpoint on those! The covers I'm talking about are of the music variety, defined by Wikipedia as follows: ...more

Tunesday Tuesday: My Anthem

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On Repeat: Songs I Listen to Again and Again

Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds. ...more
You should do it! Songlists are always fun. :)more

Fifty Things from My iPod

For the rest of this week, I have decided to tackle list prompts. Partly because work is busy and, well, I'm lazy.  I am also being a bad rowmie/columnmate on the YeahWrite grid and need to catch on reading y'alls blogs too....more

Extra Helpings: Figgy Pudding Explained

Ana asks: What in the heck is Figgy Pudding?...more
My mom often makes plum pudding during the holidays. No plum pudding this year, alas.more

Vote for Your Favorite Fourth of July-Themed Song!

The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year. Are you celebrating with beach, barbecue, or fireworks? I spent some time researching for holiday factoids that might resonate with blog readers and writers: If you think your blog goes through a lot of edits, you should realize that Thomas Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration of Independence was rewritten 86 times....more
Your a grand old flag! Love it!!more

Today is my Birthday

And it's time for some great birthday music! Birthdayby the Beatles ...more
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day!more

Songs That Stick in Your Head?

I wipe the counters clean with "Down By the Bay" belting out of my mouth.  I pay the bills and find myself whistling the song some more.  I brush my teeth and discover I'm humming (humming!) the song.Enough! ...more
@edavis Hahaha! Rafi has away of doing that ;)more

Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey... What're your favs?

In reckless disorder, here are a few sentimental pop songs I love. Shall I sing you a few bars?No, you’re right. Let’s stay friends instead.What are some of your favorite sentimental pop songs, especially those songs the world may have forgotten? The mushier, the better. If the song makes you cry, better yet. I want to know!P.S. There are some glaring omissions from my list, like Elvis, because I couldn't make up my mind....more
@isthisthemiddle OMG, Melanie! I used to listen to that song, "What Does it Take..." over and ...more

This Mom 2.0

If the search for the Confirmation dress was agony, the search for shoes proved to be sheer ecstasy.  After a rocky start at a shoe warehouse, we struck gold with black shoes at Payless.  Comfortable, not too high a heel, and an open toe with a sliver of a platform.  What happened on the way to Payless, however, was a moment I won't soon forget.  I was preparing to spend a week at a professional conference with other college writing teachers and program directors ...more