MUSIC MONDAY: Lost Boy by Ruth B

We spent Memorial Day weekend in Maryland, hanging out with good friends.  It was quite a drive from Jersey; with the construction by the Delaware bridge, there was an additional 45 minutes to the usual 3.5-hour drive.

This song came on and I just looked at Le Mari.  I remembered him saying that his father would play Peter Pan whenever he was sick.  He grew up with that lost boy in mind.

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With the heat pounding our windshield and the traffic making his legs hurt, the ethereal voice of Ruth B filled our small space in the road.  The depth of the lyrics combined with Le Mari’s sentiment, this song easily took a spot in our favorites list.

What’s your summer sentiment?

MUSIC MONDAY: True Colors by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake

I have always loved Anna Kendrick.

Okay, that’s a lie.  I was so annoyed by her character in Twilight but apart from that, I’ve loved her sincerely.  I mean, who wouldn’t?  Have you seen her Twitter and Instagram feed?  So funny, so natural, so real.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

She is hilarious as hell, and she’s never hesitant to show her inner fangirl.

#FanGirlOfTheYear 😍😍😍😍 @beyonce

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So when the word started spreading that she sang with Justin Timberlake at Cannes, I just had to put it here.  It’s not Cups, but yeah it will do.

I love her harmony, she’s just amazing.  Makes me want to go back to the choir again.

But just in case you want to see her kick more ass, check her out with THE Chenoweth.  Stunning.

Exactly 12 today

In the movie This Means War, Chelsea Handler plays best friend to Reese Witherspoon who, after a major heartbreak, dove back to the dating pool and ended up with two amazing men to choose from.  This is the best part of the movie.  In a very rare opportunity, a chic flick dished out the realest and truest advice.

This Means War

Twelve years ago today, he kissed me in their basement, just by the light switch.  Vacationing without my best friend and sister Marga was something I was not so eager to do, but it lead me here today, living in the same house where that basement was.

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Back then, all our pictures looked like we were the only two people in New Jersey.  I don’t think I’ve ever had someone look at me the way he did.  I was all he saw.  And my eyes never left him.

It has been exactly 12 years.  I bet no one saw this coming, not even him.

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I have spent so much time revering poets and lyricists with their fantastic works of art and music, but today, I have to give it to fate and Le Mari because without him believing that we are destined to be together, I won’t believe it too.

It has been such a rollercoaster ride since he came back in my life.  He came at a time when everything was at its wrong place, and I was losing faith.  He helped me regain it, and I couldn’t be more thankful.  Some may say that is an exaggeration, but only he and I would really know the truth of the matter.

And I’m so grateful that after all these years, we now have more pictures together.  Better, we have family and friends with us too.

Twelve years.  Who would’ve thought?

I love you, Allan.  <3

MUSIC MONDAY: Surrender by Cheap Trick

Yesterday’s celebration is the first of many special holidays that I am celebrating with Le Mari.  While it was very much evident that I missed my family, everyone seemed to have rallied to make sure that homesickness is the last thing on my mind.

So in my sister’s kitchen, while prepping Mother’s Day lunch, I absolutely cannot shake this song out of my head!  Damn it, Jessica Day!

JESSICA DAY

Anyway, so I ended up singing only the parts that I know!  It was so crazy that my sister started signing it too.  Needless to say, it didn’t lessen blow and the song is still stuck in my head.

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According to Allmusic, the song is an anthem describing the differences between parents and the teens today.  It was released in the 70s, so I guess this has something to do with drug preference?  LOL.  How judgmental can I be!

Here it is, and I hope that it gets stuck in your head as well.  It’s not that bad, it is after all a teen anthem.

But then again, we all know I’m not a teen anymore.

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Have a great week, everyone! <3