May 23, 2014

7QT - 90's music and too many pictures of me

Thank you, Jen, for hosting our weekly link-up party!


1 - Ahhhh - the bass line! This song was on the radio this afternoon and the kids just didn't understand that I needed them to not talk to me about tornadoes while we drove with the windows down and listened to music from my childhood.


2 - Looking up this song on YouTube led to a rabbit hole of 90's music. Remember Butthole Surfers' song Pepper? What about Cannonball by The Breeders? Nada Surf's Popular? And, oh man! Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus?! Alien Ant Farm? Sum41?! And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy.


3 - Speaking of music and my favorite radio station, WWCT has a little guest gig on Fridays wherein a fan comes in and gets to pretend to co-host the lunch hour. To do it you submit your name and 6 favorite songs, which they will play while you're there. I submitted Shadow Stabbing by Cake, When the Man Comes Round by Johnny Cash, Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine, Rivers and Roads by The Head and the Heart, and Something in the Water by Brooke Frasier, and Devil Town by Bright Eyes.

What six songs would you submit? What are six of your favorite songs?


4 - I really loved the Body Confidence Tips post from Girl With Curves. Her tip #6 really spoke to me; it's something I've noticed in my own life. I wish I looked like this:
May 2004, size 10 and a perfectly healthy BMI.

Instead of this:
I'm pregnant in this picture, I'm not pregnant now, but there's really not much of a difference. Sad.

One thing I've learned from being overweight, though, is to do #6. When I was thin I didn't have the confidence to wear lipstick or dangly earrings or bold colors. But now doing those things makes me happy so I do them and I think I look better because of it.


5 - In the coming weeks I will be packing, moving, unpacking, traveling for weddings and speaking engagements, and working on a whole lotta other stuff. I asked some friends if they would help me keep my blog afloat and I am so thrilled to say there is all kinds of good posts comin' our way, faithful readers! Every time you see this you'll know it's time for an awesome new guest post. First one is Monday, with Britt talking about when she worked at the White House.



6 - L told me not to do the yellow. She was right.


7 - On a final note: Resa officially turned 2 yesterday. Oh how I love that little girl!
I wish you could all hear her sing along to the Frozen soundtrack. When she yells out "Happy snowman!" it is just the. cutest. thing. ever! EVER!

24 comments:

  1. Better Than Ezra! Yes! I spent a lot of time playing that my car. Though I can not remember if I had it on disc or cassette. Ha!
    I will pray that your move happens smoothly.

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  2. Oh my, that song brings me back! It makes me think of The Babysitter's Club Movie.

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  3. We need a vlog of her singing!!

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  4. Those body confidence tips are really interesting. I like them. It's only been recently that I've been brave enough to try fads, wear dangly earrings (even with a baby!), and allow myself to get dolled up. I do feel better.

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  5. AND JUST LIKE. THE MOVIEEES. WE PLAYED OUT. OUR LAST SCENE. Ah Alien Ant Farm :) Happy Birthday to your little! I hope your move goes well.

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  6. What a busy month you have ahead! I hope all goes well. Happy birthday to your precious girl, and regardless of your size, you look and are beautiful!!

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  7. #2: seriously Bonnie, I don't recognize any of those bands you mentioned except for sum41. What kind of 90's did you live in?? I lived in the New kids, Hanson, BSB, Britney, Christina, Mariah, boyz2men 90's. And occasionally in the alanis morrissette, hoo tie and the blowfish, Melissa etheridge 90's. Oh the 90's...

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    1. So I'm like, what, 6 years older than you? I was listening to pop music like you listed but also a lot of the alt / indie rock / rock stuff too. And are you SURE you don't know Teenage Dirtbag? I bet you do.

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    2. So my coworker just played all of those songs for me and yes I do recognize them now. Honestly the songs that defined the late 90's for me was Sugar Ray's Fly and OMC's How Bizzare. :)

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  8. And actually, one of my favorite songs of all time is actually alternative. I play it often still now: the Verve Pipe's Freshmen.

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  9. I had Good on a tape single! Weren't singles awesome? Also, I love me a two year old that sings Frozen songs...

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  10. I had Good on a tape single! Weren't singles awesome? Also, I love me a two yo singing Frozen. Also, you look lovely in bright colors!! Keep it up!

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  11. I love those body confidence tips. I've written a few blog posts on body image and weight. As someone who has suffered from a (thankfully mild) eating disorder, it's something pretty close to my heart.

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  12. Happy birthday to your sweet Teresa! And not sure how belated this comment is, but love your updated blog header!

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  13. ..Aaand you need to get Teresa singing Frozen on video. I gotta see that! Happy 2nd birthday Teresa!!

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  14. I really like that blue on you Bonnie. It's so fun!

    2 already?? Wow! Happy birthday Teresa!

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  15. Sometimes my husband and I will get nostalgic and look up songs from the 90's and that's how we spend our evenings. Drinking gin and tonics while listening to Teenage Dirtbag. And Butthole Surfers, YES! Do you remember the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack? Don't forget Smashing Pumpkins...despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.

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  16. And since you asked (and I use any excuse to discuss music), my six top 90's songs.
    1. Brick-Ben Folds Five
    2. Jumper-3rd Eye Blind
    3. Under the Bridge-Red Hot Chili peppers
    4. Girl on TV-LFO
    5. Kiss Me-Sixpence None the Richer
    6. The Freshman

    Now I feel old :)

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    1. Kiss Me is a defining song from the 90's for me. I LOVE that you included it.

      Also, YOU WIN for being the only one to share favorite songs with me! :)

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  17. We love to drive our kids crazy by playing all of our old faves from the 80's and 90's! In the 90's I loved everything from Pearl Jam to EnVogue to Phil Collins to Spin Doctors. Listening to it all keeps me from feeling like I'm about to hit 40! BTW - thanks for sharing your thoughts and the post up in #4, it's given me a lot to think about, in fact, I'll probably write up something next week about it, so I hope it's okay if I do a little link back to you right here. You are beautiful inside and out, Bonnie! I know it sounds generic, but it's just so very true. Have a great weekend!!

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    1. The Spin Doctors! Noooooo! :)

      But a big Yesssss to EnVogue! And Pearl Jam, I love their song Daughter - I think that's what it's called - and my kids don't get it.

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