The years just keep going by faster and faster. Don’t they?
Thanks to an idea from my favorite president, Mr. Obama, I’m going to do my favorite books, songs and movies/tv shows from 2018. Let me add that not all of these are from the year 2018 (especially tv shows) but it’s what I enjoyed this year. Let’s get right down to it shall we?
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Malamente by Rosalia
Rockstar by Post Malone (feat. 21 Savage)
Losing It by FISHER
Pray For Me by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar
Nice For What by Drake
Delicate by Taylor Swift
When The Curtain Falls by Greta Van Fleet
Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe
APESHIT by The Carters
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
BlacKkKlansman (my favorite!)
The Crown (TV)
Better Call Saul (TV)
Ray Donavan (TV)
** and one WTH movie that I saw which is turning up on Top 2018 movies – Mandy. Seriously?!?! Maybe if you’re tripping, then it would be awesome. **
And that’s it folks. 2018 is a wrap. Mwauh xxoo ~ k
I was trying to explain Hee Haw to my boyfriend. And it is a bit difficult to explain…. right? An old American television variety show with a bit of a country flare is the best way I could find. I said, one minute, I need to find a clip online. My favorite when I was young from Hee Haw was the “PFFFFTTT song”. With a strong country accent – “You met another and PFFT, you were gone.” I mean seriously, what else is better than singing and then doing PPFFFTTT in someone else’s face for the fun of it?
Here is a celebrity clip from Hee Haw’s PFFFT song. Enjoy! And now I have this going through my head. But I LOVE it. Awwww, I miss Hee Haw.
Who remembers this one? Mr. Snow Miser? Mr. Heat Miser?
This really brings back the memories of living in Madison, WI in the duplex on Offshore Dr. This is definitely a classic, they don’t play this anymore. Is that showing my age?
Snow Miser is a character from the 1974 special The Year Without a Santa Claus. In the special, Snow Miser controlled cold weather all over the Earth; his archnemesis is his brother, Mr. Heat Miser. Santa woke up with a cold and his doctor tells Santa to take a holiday because nobody cares about Christmas anymore. So it is up to too elves, Jingle and Jangle to find people who still believe in Mr. Claus. And somewhere along the way Mrs. Claus gets joined up to fight the good fight and return Christmas!
Sometimes here on the island of Mallorca I feel so distanced from the real world of the USA. Whether it’s the political drama (Go OBAMA), college football games, the right for everyone to be married, Dancing With the Stars or just the everyday life can feel a bit surreal to me.
But then, something happens and I feel like I am right there. Usually it is something tragic that drags me back, like this time. Today, a thirteen year old boy committed suicide at my old Junior High School. The place of such fond memories for me of hanging out by my locker with my friends, giggling about cute boys, hanging out in the “pit”. Of course, there are not so fond memories of feeling insecure of how I looked – very skinny with braces, I was kind of in-between groups of friends – my main group seemed to be shutting me out and I was desperate to keep myself within the “cool” group, absolutely no boys thought I was cute and I am sure the list went on and on.
Supposedly, the boy who died was being bullied. I do not know that for a fact but I could see that being possible. Being a teen is a rough time! You want to be the coolest person ever, the greatest singer, the best athlete, the most popular cheerleader but for most of us during that time frame, it doesn’t happen. It doesn’t happen because it is practically impossible! Those teenage years are hard. You are gangly, or fat, or have acne, or crazy hair or whatever; for the most part we aren’t cool during this time. And kids can provoke. And kids can be mean. But what you need to do is stand up.
I know it’s hard. Standing up for myself is STILL hard. But if you are bullied you need to speak out – tell your teacher, tell your parents. It’s okay, this is not being a tattletale, this is sticking up for your rights, for your protection. Bullying is not cool.
And the last part of my soapbox. Be proud of who you are. You are different! Hallelujah! Different is good. Who wants to be normal? Maybe you are being bullied because you look different, because you dress different, because you act different. Who cares. You are loved. You are loved by your parents, your friends, your teachers. The world is full of acceptance, keep striving with life. It gets better! I promise. It gets better. You are not alone. Check out itgetsbetterproject.com for help, ideas, inspiration. Because we are all in this together. Do not let life go, it is such a beautiful thing.
I contemplated whether or not to add this but I feel Glee really touches on issues and this was one of my favorite songs from them. Which speaks so much to bullying. Be a loser like me. And know you are LOVED.
E-E-E-E-E-E-E (That is the sound of your emergency blog system). Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post about the exciting adventures with my parents. But I love the commercials celebs do overseas.
Did you hear?! Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear are engaged! In real time!
Quick! What was the very last scene from the very last episode of Melrose Place? If you followed Beverly Hills 90210, then you followed Melrose Place, and then possibly Models Inc. Which I loved too! Why did they stop after one episode? Possibly I had a bit of an addiction to those shows….. but I remember going over to Andi’s house, we would order up some pizza, sparked up a, well, anyways…. those shows rocked.
Are you now picturing Micheal Mancini and poor Jane in your head? Or Dr. Peter Burns and Amanda Woodward, partners in crime and furthermore, partners forever? Let me bring you a quick recap:
Amanda and Peter faced mounting scrutiny as he was investigated for stealing money from the hospital and she was faced with the revelation that Eve didn’t kill her boyfriend 15 years ago, Amanda actually did. They decided to flee the country and fans were shocked when their hide-out exploded, killing them both. Eve, who had been showing signs of going crazy, finally cracked at their memorial service by throwing Peter’s ashes on Lexi. Eve then found herself back in jail. Michael became Wilshire Hospital’s chief-of-staff. Kyle and Jane found out she was having Michael’s baby, and an anonymous envelope shows up with Amanda’s locket inside. Amanda and Peter are then wed on a tropical beach, and rejoice in their success at faking their own deaths and paying Michael $1 million to cover it up. In the closing shot Amanda and Peter walk together on the beach to the song, “Closing Time”.
And for our last memory of MP. May I bring you the opening theme with jake … kimberley….sidney….amanda….billy …. allison
Congratulations Amanda and Peter Heather and Jack! May it last longer than Melrose did. Cheers!
What a weekend! The Oscars (my favorite) and a crazy few days hearing from Charlie Sheen. What a difference these two make. Let’s compare a few quotes, shall we?
(In lieu of John Galliano’s anti-Semitic comments) “I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”
“Where I live, nobody who’s fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it’s so important to preserve your innocence. “
“They tell me: ‘OK, this is where we’re going to push up your cleavage,’ and I’m like, ‘What cleavage?’ “
“I’m afraid of everything. But maybe when you’re afraid of everything, it sort of seems like you’re scared of nothing. “
“Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
“Breast implants gross me out. I don’t think they’re attractive at all. “
And on the completely opposite side of the spectrum, the Charlie Sheenster.
“I am on a drug, it’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available, because if you try it once, you will die – your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”
“I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.”
“I am battle-tested bayonets, bro.”
“It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee because I don’t have time for these clowns.”
“I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitchin’, a total frickin’ rock star from Mars.”
And my personal favorite:
“Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — Imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists”
And while I love Natalie Portman and think she is the cow’s shibazz. I can’t help waiting to hear the latest C. Sheen quote of the day. He is a human train wreck. And has been drinking a whole lotta crazy.