I took myself on a day date to see the highly praised movie, Get Out, yesterday afternoon. It was everything I needed it to be and more. There is no better way to sum the movie up than to say, Jordan Peele, is a social genius. Read More
Today is Monday, October 24th, which means we’re exactly a week away from Halloween. With all of the Halloween festivities and parties going on throughout this week and upcoming weekend I can’t help but to get excited for some Halloween movie themed movie nights. Read More
Happy October everybody! This is the month that officially kicks off the holiday season. We can officially have those Halloween movie favorites marathon we’ve been missing too!Read More
Today, I’m actually speechless. I’ve known since I found out this morning about Prince’s passing I was going to write a blog post, but about what? Who in the world doesn’t know how important he was to the music industry? Who doesn’t already know how he single handedly transformed music as we know it. Who doesn’t know how unbelievably talented he was? Who doesn’t know the musical GENIUS he was to so many generations? WHO DOESN’T ALREADY KNOW THESE THINGS?
Every comment thread I read today from Billboard to Fox News to CNN there was not one negative comment about Prince. All the comments consisted of were people meeting up in one place to mourn the loss of a legend, and tell personal stories of the first time they remember a Prince song changing their lives in some way shape or form. This in itself is a testament to how important Prince was to this world.
I watched Purple Rain this afternoon, I’ve been watching the Prince marathon on MTV since the movie ended, and I’ve been listening to my favorite Prince songs in between commercials of the video marathon and nothing will ever be enough. However, my daughter has been dancing her little heart out to Prince’s upbeat songs and it’s been putting the biggest smile on my face. She WILL grow up listening to and knowing the musical genius and importance of Prince Rogers Nelson.
My heart hasn’t hurt this badly for a celebrity/person I don’t personally know since Michael Jackson back in 2009. I’m still not over Michael’s death and here we are 7 years later mourning Prince. I was doing pretty okay not crying today until the actual performance of Purple Rain in the movie took place and the tears started flowing. Prince always talked about his belief in the Lord, he knew the Lord was real, and there’s no doubt in my mind he is putting on a great show for Him, tonight.
We lost a legend today and although we’ll never get over the passing of someone still so young, we can make peace with knowing he changed so many of our lives, and his music will live on forever.
Anyone who knows me knows Michael Myers is my favorite villain/scary movie serial killer. I know, it sounds weird to say I have favorite movie serial killer, but when I say that I mean the Halloween movies are so well done. Michael Myers, although scary and violent, is quite intriguing and mysterious.
However, of all the things Michael Myers is in the Halloween movies, the best part of his character is his theme music. See it’s much bigger than the serial killer himself in terms of me liking him lol. I have yet to hear a scary movie villain have theme music as well put together and eerie as Michael Myer’s theme music. John Carpenter was genius when chosing the movie’s theme music because all of these years later, after watching all of the movies countless amount of times, the music never gets old or loses its scary touch.
With this being the week leading into Halloween I felt it was only right to share the theme music with all of you. Enjoy the music and have a Halloween movie marathon sometime this week to get into the scary Halloween spirit!
Have a great (and creepy) Wednesday evening! 😉
Today is only the 12th day of October, but I’ve already watched the movie Hocus Pocus more times than I can remember this month. If you’ve ever seen Hocus Pocus (you better have seen it before) then I really don’t need an explanation as to why I’ve watched it so many times. It’s a great movie, with a great cast, a great plot and great music. To sum it up in one word it’s GREAT.
However I want to share the music aspect of the movie on this lovely Monday. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch and sing-a-long with the Sanderson Sisters. I guarantee it’ll make your day just a little better.
Have a wonderful Monday evening! Hopefully this post inspires you to drink some hot chocolate and watch some Hocus Pocus, tonight. 🙂
If you are like 99.9% of the world, we love the nostalgic feeling of going down memory lane in our lives. Particularly, our childhood and what made it so special and different from other generational childhood memories. I was recently contacted by the community manager for a company called, “Man Crates“, after she read my blog post from a few months ago titled “90’s TV Show Theme Songs“, to contribute ideas towards an old school create idea. Man Crates is a company who specifically concentrates on putting together “out of the box” creative gifts for men. We all know how difficult it can be to think of an anniversary, birthday, or Father’s Day gift for the special men in our lives, and this company has made life a little easier for all of us. What is even more unique about their gifts is, instead of being wrapped up or put in a decorative bag like most presents, the gifts are shipped inside actual crates with a personal crowbar to open them. Which is where the name “Man Crates” comes from.
As a person who was born in the late 80’s, 1988 to be exact, I am extremely nostalgic about the 90’s. From the TV shows, to the popular toys and food, it takes me right back to my childhood. Some of the memories are so vivid I can even remember what I wearing and/or where I was at the exact moment. If I was able to get ahold of any items from the 1990’s and I had to build my own Old School Crate from scratch, I would put these items in the crate:
1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie)
I was quite the tomboy when I was younger so if there is one movie I know for sure would bring back a rush of great memories it is for sure this one. I mean what more could we want at our age that was better than turtles who happen to be ninjas, fighting bad guys in the city, who ate pizza all day long? Exactly. There is nothing better than this image when you’re a child. Not to mention they were all named after Renaissance artists, which means not only was the movie entertaining, but it was also partially educational in teaching us about artists’ names we would learn down the road in school. Go TMNT!
2) Power Rangers (seasons 1-5)
While on the topic of movies/television shows, Power Rangers was the all time classic TV show for our generation. Boys and girls rushed home after school to be sure we were in front of the TV to watch these amazing people transform into the greatest animals and dinosaurs, and kick butt to save Angel Grove from all of the bad guys. Especially those annoying putties! Okay, so I’m getting a little into it, but you get the point. The theme show music alone was enough to hype us up and want to jump off of our parents furniture doing kick splits and front flips.
3) Pokemon Cards
Fun fact: I have known my husband since before we were old enough to remember meeting each other. This information is relevant because I remember being younger and him collecting Pokemon cards in a binder to keep them organized. Or as I should say, my husband, and every other little boy in our age group. I was not a die-hard Pokemon fan as most other girls, but I did watch it here and there. However, Pokemon cards/trading sessions were seriously like a well constructed cult that demanded you know the secret password, know all 2 million names of the Pokemon off the top of your head, oh…and be a boy.
There were plenty of foods and drinks in the 90’s that were very specific to our generation. However, I believe Surge is the one drink nobody could forget if they tried. The advertisement for the drink alone was enough to scare parents to not buy this drink for their children. But we all know how it goes; we took a shopping trip to the grocery store with Mom, we saw Surge, we
asked begged for it and we were told “NO”, we asked begged even louder (added some extra whining and borderline tears for special effects), and eventually drove Mom crazy enough for her to say “PUT IT IN THE CART ALREADY”! Once we were home and able to drink it, Mom quickly realized the mistake she had made. Ahhhh, yes, childhood memories.
5) Sock’em Boppers
I’m pretty sure ALL of my cousins and friends had these. I guarantee as soon as someone opened my crate the song from the commercial would get stuck in their head immediately. “Sock’em boppers! Sock’em boppers”! This was such a wonderful and terrible idea wrapped into one. Fighting wasn’t good unless you were fighting with big balloon like plastic bubbles wrapped around your fist as you threw several punches to someone’s stomach or possibly their eye. Either way, all that mattered was you had the time of your life while doing so. I wanted a pair very badly, but my Mother told me my Power Rangers gloves were enough. Now that I am a parent, I completely understand her thinking.
I hope this post has most of you going down memory lane and reminiscing about the 90’s. I know it definitely has me feeling quite nostalgic after thinking and typing it out. Maybe one day, if you or a loved one plans to send and/or receives an Old School Man Crate, some of these items will be in there to enjoy. If any of you order a Man Crate after reading this post, please leave a comment or send an email to me about your experience and if you recommend it to anyone else. I now know what I will be getting my husband for Christmas this year. Thanks to Alex for reaching out to me for my own personal ideas and sending me on a wonderful memory journey! 🙂
You can call this my official “we’re leaving for Chicago in exactly one week” celebration song of the day. Besides, what other excuse do I need for this song besides it being Friday, a great song, and the best dance battle in a movie?
Here is the dance battle from the movie House Party, and the actual full song by the group Full Force (who played the bad guys in the movie).
Have a fun and safe Friday, everyone! 🙂
Ironically, I had this blog post scheduled to post on Sunday. But I woke up this morning, and read Ben E. King passed away yesterday, and felt it was only right to post it today instead. A beautiful song to remember a beautiful man.
R.I.P. Ben E. King.
We’ve all seen the classic movie “Stand By Me,” but nothing quite compares to the song by Ben E. King. This is such a simple and beautiful song. All of these years later, and you can still find people from all generations and backgrounds who can sing this song to you word for word. If that isn’t the definition of timeless music and a great song, I don’t know what is. Enjoy this beautiful song and share it with someone you would love to have stand by you for the rest of time. I promise they will more than appreciate your loving gesture.
Have a beautiful first day of May!