Friday, January 31st, 2014
This song is a classic in my iTunes library. Without a doubt this song is played at every party I go to (and that’s not just because 9 times out of 10 I’m the one controlling the music). It is a favorite among ALL my friends (yes including my preschool friends; I once spent an entire summer playing this during preschool summer camp and learned how to “shuffle” from a then 6 year old). My best friend’s boyfriend created a dance to this song and sure enough, at my wedding, this was the first song played (after our first dance) and all my college friends gathered around and performed the dance together in front of all my family members and other friends. It was quite hilarious as nobody else knew what was going on, but we didn’t let that stop us.
As the lyrics say… We just wanna see you shake that 🙂
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
This song brings back memories to Summer 2012, with one of my best friends in her backyard swimming in her pool, making s’mores by her campfire, driving around in the car, sneaking trips to Target, and staying out very late geocaching and playing on playgrounds all around Howard County. I even remember when she came to Pennsylvania with me for my cousin’s birthday party that summer and we went to the playground in my grandmother’s neighborhood and fooled around like two little kids.
I am so thankful to have this girl in my life. My family has been friends with her family since she was like 6 months old. You’d never be able to tell she is 5 years younger than me, and some people at our church actually think her last name is the same as my parents’ last name. She is my sister even if we aren’t actually related. This song reminds me of all the memories we have shared, good and bad, and reminds me that sometimes family doesn’t mean you share the same blood.
Monday, January 27th, 2014
This song absolutely drives me insane. I don’t get it. Why could something like this become such a popular song. It sounds so stupid!!!
Ok rant over. Needless to say, this was the easiest post ever.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Today’s post requires a throwback to this wonderful musical number. Way way back (many centuries ago;)) in 2006 I did The Music Man with my church’s theatre group and I was Marian. My at-the-time (but-now-very-much-my-ex) boyfriend was Harold Hill (of course he was) and we got to play these unlikely lovers together. I got to pretend to be the strict librarian while he danced around and sung this song to me. This is one of my favorite dance numbers in the show, and this show is forever one of my favorites. 🙂
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
This is just one of my favorite songs… I don’t think I could ever come up with a singular favorite song. I live and breathe music too much for there to be only one. This song is also one of those songs that remind me of my best friend, she introduced me to The Cab and she is one of the few who rocks out to this song with me.
This is a good one to play when you need a song to boost your spirits, or to blast with the windows down on a perfect weather day.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
This was the song on every party playlist I made for months after this song came out. It is definitely one of my favorite, it has a really catchy tune and a nice bass. It’s cheesy, yes, but still enjoyable 🙂
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
This song is one of my favorite old school songs. I used to rock out to this with this guy I grew up with in his red Mustang whenever we would hang out over the summers during high school. Whenever I go on my iTunes and play old songs, this is the first one I put in my playlists, to remind me of old times and good memories.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
This song is one that I have always loved. Back during senior year of high school, my friend Christine and I used to hide in the back of the theatre and listen to this song over and over. I often forget about this song, but from time to time it shows back up on my iPod whenever I shuffle my entire music library, and I’m immediately brought back to high school.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
I apologize for not posting over the long weekend, but as I was living in the moment with my family back up in Maryland (as I mentioned in my last post), I was so busy I wasn’t posting.
The Cupid Shuffle is one of my favorite dancing songs. Back when I was working for my mother at the preschool we used to hear it on the radio every Friday morning. We then would have a dance party in the car, but of course being in the car means we weren’t able to actually do the dance. So, once we got to work, we would put it on my iPod and dance to it again on the carpet.
From time to time I still listen to the song on Fridays for a little pick-me-up to remind me of home. It’s also a great song to listen to with the radio cranked up loud and the windows down in the car 🙂
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
The first time I heard this song was last spring while I was finishing up my last semester in college. I was preparing myself for all the excitement of Summer 2013 and for moving far away from all my family and friends when I heard it, and it really hit home. Because I could feel for the girl in the song, wanting the time to go faster so she could be married and so she could have a bigger house and kids, but at the same time (which is what made me cry) I could really feel for the person telling the girl to slow down and that while she’s very excited to move ahead to the next life goal, she will in fact miss this time. I spent half of my time wishing Andrew could come back home from Florida and I spent the other half wishing I could jump ahead to July when I got to finally move out of Maryland.
But right now, in this moment, although I love my husband dearly and I’m treasuring this time alone with him in Florida, I would give anything to make that time when I was just a silly college sorority girl come back and slow down. One more car ride with my sisters, one more fraternity party, one more spontaneous dance party with my roommates, one more work day where I got to spend the day playing with my preschool babies. Because now, on the other side of it all, you’re supposed to be a grown up, and let’s all be serious here. Growing up and being an adult sucks.
I’m lucky I get to go home to MD this weekend. I’m lucky I get to spend the time with my parents, fooling around with the little girls I used to nanny, seeing everyone in the town where I grew up. And you better believe I’m going to take advantage of every moment. The 32 degree coldness, the giggles, the hugs and cuddles, the car rides, the music that will be shared, everything. Because after this weekend I won’t be able to come back until March, so I’m going to savor every minute. This weekend is the perfect time to live in the moment 🙂