I have loved The Nightmare Before Christmas since it came out. Tim Burton is a genius, if not a wee bit odd. I think it is truly part of his brilliant artistic vision. This is the first year my kids are old enough to even show interest in watching it. So I’m super excited. I found this online and just had to share. It’s a little long, but of course if I didn’t think it was worth it I wouldn’t share. Plus I found it fitting since I’ve entered the poetry section of my English class. Not my favorite section, but this and Edgar Allan Poe might sway me yet.
It’s been said before, I’ve got a huge thing for music that triggers my imagination to run wild, beats that send my characters into a frenzy, and lyrics that just give voice to emotions. Songs that stick with me and just brighten my day when they come on. Here is the most recent song to be added to that list.
And Jon Bon Jovi fits that for me. He’s one of those… gets better with age kind of guys. Sure back in the big hair band days of the eighties he was still nice to look at, but come on! Just look at this and tell me you aren’t drooling.
Yeah. Nice eye candy after all these years. Oh and yet another hottie post for my darling T! Why? Because we are revving up for JBJ making his Vegas appearance in a couple of weeks. That is going to be a great night! Now, off to have coffee and start my day. Then home to get busy on increasing that word count. I hear you back there. You in the back. Which story? Which story? Taunting me with the unspoken challenge in your words all while I am mid drool here. Truth be told I have a few ideas that are marinating right now. Zombie slayer story? Perhaps. Second book in my Moonlight trilogy? Could be. Vampire story? Don’t know. Justin’s story to follow up Buckling Down? Possibly, though I will tell you that Justin is being quite stubborn at the moment and has been tied up in the corner until he can play nice. I guess if you really want to know, you’ll have to hunt me down. Have a great Wednesday!
Today’s musical post is brought to you courtesy of the LoCash Cowboys and Molly McLain. She heard this on the radio on Sunday and immediately told me about it and how it made her think of my current work in progress. In her words, “…it started playing and immediately Justin and Cheyenne popped in my head.” God love her because it works. Hope it inspires you.
I heart Alex Levine. He’s just nice eye candy no matter how you slice it. The tats definitely add to the appeal for sure, though you can see them better in other videos. Not a bad way to kick off a week in my opinion. So here we are…the beginning of another week. While I am on a field trip with Zombie twin number two, enjoy a little music courtesy of Maroon 5. More importantly, go out there and tackle your week head on. Oh and don’t forget to give a little more…
I don’t know if any of you have seen this trailer but I am dying!!! This is a definite must see in theaters for me. The biggest part will be hoping it doesn’t disappoint. You know how it goes. Movie trailers are shown, you anticipate the theater arrival, you pay your hard earned cash, and walk out thinking that hour and a half to two hours is time you can’t get back. I am praying this won’t be the case because I am all giddy with excitement. If you haven’t seen the preview… take a peek.
Yes, it is that time of year when everyone says their goodbyes to the year and welcomes in a new year with resolutions. I for one, will not be making resolutions. Why? They don’t keep. Not in my world. Besides, how motivational is it to start every year with the same resolutions? I for one, am tired of looking back at the year and focusing on the things I didn’t accomplish. As I visit my friends around the blogging universe, I see that I am not the only one. Do I want to be thinner? Of course. Do I believe the resolution will get me there? Not on your life. After so many years of un-kept resolutions, I think it is high time this girl tosses her resolution habit. How does that New Year’s saying go? Oh yes, out with the old and in with the new.
So to usher in 2011, I am here by making a vow to look at this year with a new fervor. This year will yield great things. I can feel it. Whether those things will happen to me or those close to me, who’s to say. All I know is that they will happen. This is the year of positive thinking people. Careful because I think it’s contagious. Don’t worry. It’s not something that will send you into hiding. You want to catch this bug. I promise it will do us all a bit of good.
To my family, friends, acquaintances, fellow writers, and anyone else who happens to peruse this post, I wish you nothing but the best this year. May your dreams come to fruition, the evil green stuff multiply in your banks, and may you find whatever it is that your heart seeks. For now, I am going to seek the coffee pot. Then I am going to start cleaning up my writing space and sit down to make some real progress. Maybe put away the Christmas tree too while I’m at it. Let’s round this post out with a little music shall we? This is currently a favorite of mine. You have to love a sassy southern girl. Happy New Year!
On that day, the strength of a nation was tested and it is still tested to this day. On that day and the many that followed, you could not drive or walk down a street without viewing a sea of red white and blue. The sea of flags has receded, but the memory and images will always remain. I have no words to share that would lessen the pain brought on by this day. I will not get into a political debate or tarnish the memory of those whose lives were lost on that tragic day in our nations history along with those who still are putting their lives on the line today. All I ask is that we remember the impact this event had on our country, the solidarity we felt as an American people after the towers fell, and that we continue to live with that strength and remembrance at our very core.