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5 Songs for the New Year, a Fabulous Resolutions Quote, #BoTB & #SYW

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! This is gonna be a long post. Just relax and unwind. We’re in no hurry. In fact, I’m not sure who’s going to show today but for those who are ready to boogie then,  I invite you step on the floor with my dance partners:  XmasDolly, Stacy, & Colette!  This week’s theme is songs relating to “the New Year“.

 

We stayed up late last night ringing in the new year our traditional way movie marathan, pizza, and a whole of snacking. Naturally, we watched the ball drop in Time Square, kissed, exchanged happy new year wishes, and tossed to 2018 with nothing but the best – Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. I’m certain I’m moving slow today…maybe not even present in Blogosphere at the moment but I’ll get around to dancing with you!

Please read….This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme if you have tunes to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-related posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me (and others) to check it out. Thank you!



 

How did you spend New Year’s Eve? Are you ready to for a new beginning? What mewsic moves you?

 

Next, I invite you to plug-in with the “Sparks” community hosted by good pal, Annie at McGuffy’s Reader where you can energize your soul and make the world a little better with sparks of encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

Can you live by these resolutions with me?

Okay, this is my last segment. In keeping with my New Year’s theme, I decided to go with two song parodies for my first Battle of the Bands for 2018. Hey, if you can’t keep ’em then laugh at ’em (or yourself)!

Parody #1 Hella Cravings (Adele “Hello”)

 

Parody #2 All About That Change (Meghan Trainor “It’s About That Bass”)

 

You’ll find more awesome battles underway at some of these blog listed below (not everyone is doing the bi-monthly showdowns now) and if you’d like to be included in the fun, then contact Stephen requesting to be added to the list.

Angels Bark (Michele), Cherdo on the Flipside, Book Lover (Donna), The Doglady’s Den (Debbie), Your Daily Dose (Robin), Jingle Jangle Jungle (Mary), Mike’s Ramblings, Righting & Editing (Janie), STMcC Presents BoTB (Stephen, BoTB Manager)The Sound of One Hand Typing (John), & Tossing It Out (Lee).

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist or in this case song you like best and why (optional).

Which parody gets your vote, #1 or #2?

 

Here’s another chance to get to know me a wee bit better in Share Your World, hosted by Cee’s Photography. If you don’t see the little Q&A section beyond this point, then all that means is I need to lift them from Cee’s site and add them. Chances are I’m working on that right now or else there isn’t one this week, which ever you may want to come back to in a few to see if this has changed.

 

Hit the dance floor next week with “Your Choice” mewsic and find out which parody wins this first round of BoTB. My next showdown is on the 15th, so mark your calendar. Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block. I’ll be back tomorrow for Cathy Chats for a bit of random conversation and mewsic! 😉

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Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! Our big giveaway is still underway. Have you entered yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Do it now!

 

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On Friday, I got the memo on this week’s theme. Some how I had it wrong. Go figure, right? Anywho, I had THIS post already done and being a bit in a frinzy to honor our Spotlight Dancer’s (@AlexJCavanaugh) mewsic request – European Favorites is the reason for my late show to the party. Before I jump into my theme song selections I want to send out warm congrats to Roger Federer for his 8th Wimbledon Victory.

 

If this tennis thing doesn’t work out too well for you, Roger, then I believe you and your buds Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas have a fabulous second career to fall on as the Backhand Boys.  You might even want to include Novak Djokovic (fellow tennis chum and videobomber) just so he won’t pop in unexpectedly. 😉

 

It’s time to rock the house. A lot of the mewsic we love originates across the pond. For years I didn’t realize that some of my favorite oldies came from Europe and even today I’m surprised by my discoveries.  I turned to Google for help looking specifically for #1 hit songs to match our theme. My source for today’s mewsic comes from Wikipedia and I’m sharing four classics from the 60s and 70s in today’s Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor!

The first Frenchman to top the US Billboard Hot 100 conducted and recorded this easy-listening version that stayed on the charts for five weeks in February through March 1968.  I remember very well this haunting song. Flash back with me to the mewsic of Paul Mauriat with Love is Blue!

 

French singer/actress, Claudine Longet recorded the lyrical version of “Love is Blue” the same year earning a spot on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US at 29.

My next song selection I thought the Beatles did it but it turns out that an Irish singer/songwriter recorded it, landing at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 1972 where it stayed six weeks. Casey Kasem’s American Top 40s of the 70s, ranked it fifth most popular song of the decade. Here is Gilbert O’Sullivan singing, Alone Again Naturally.

 

I totally forgot about my next song choice. This disco band became the first from Germany to top the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1975 with their hit song on top for three weeks. Hopefully the sexy, negligée like costumes won’t be too distracting for you to boogie down to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention!

 

I’m going to wind up things a Europop group that hit the scenes their US Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in April 1977 where they only resided for only a week. What’s up with that? I thought surely if any European band could rock the US charts it would be Abba with Dancing Queen!

 

Don’t forget to boogie with our very own dancing queen,  XmasDolly, and the rest of the 4M gang – Stacy, Colette , and ME. You’re invited to join the dance party!

 



 

For the rest of the summer until after Labor Day, I am only doing this post. Have a songtastic day and I’ll see ya next time on for “your choice” mewsic with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

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Getting over Black Friday Chaos and no Money!


Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Let me see a show of hands, how many of y’all got out on Black Friday to shop? *smack forehead*  You’re either very brave or very stupid and I’m not saying which one you belong in, either. ?

If the crowds aren’t bad enough to drive you bonkers, then having no money by the end of the day is super depressing with me singing some of these songs!

 

 

 

One more peek at Black Friday crowds gone wild!

 

What mewsic are you listening to lately? ?

Thank you for including me in your Monday and I’ll do my level best to respond and make return visits. ? I’m linking with the ? party hosted by the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew and you’re welcome to come with and don’t forget to hop back for not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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U is in yoU, which makes you, U #music #AprilA2Z

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m Under a dark Cloud (The Bangles) and I feel like climbing Under the Sheets (Ellie Goulding) till the crisis is over, but there’s no place to hide. Not Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters) or Under the Sea (Disney) or Under the Moonlight (Grayson Kessenich) or Under the Stars (Morning Parade). I just gotta get out there Under the Sun (Michael Weatherly) to get from out of the sense I’m Under Attack (Abba).

Why the urgency? Up until now, I kept ahead of the daily #AprilA2Z prompt, but it finally caught up with me and now I’m feeling Under Pressure (Queen) to get my mojo juices working. U inspired me!

 

Now, forget understanding this little ditty because it’s simply a fun, catchy number and in my book that makes it a winner! U inspire me (like yoU always do) and this morning, I want to say…U is in yoU, which makes yoU, YOU.

What makes yoU, YOU? For me, it’s mUsic! Throughout this challenge, I shared with yoU my daily mUsic choice. This is my utopia!

The first group I thought of was U2. I was pleasantly surprised when in October 2014 Apple launched the global rock band’s Songs of Innocence (click the link to listen) newest album to 500 million iTunes users for free. How utterly insane is that? I loved it! There are a couple of good tracks (The Miracle is my fave) on this cut and I hope yoU listen to decide for yoUrself.

Now, let’s flashback (coz I can’t forget my Flashback Friday edition) wayback!

DH and I were dating. He was a senior and I was a freshman in high school. I vividly remember this song coming out and no doubt played at DH’s senior prom. Do yoU remember it?

O’Day described this tune as a Nocturnal Novelette. It was put out without fanfare in February 1977. Four months later, it was the #1 song in the country, and certified gold.

As A2Z unwinds, just know I’ll be keeping the mUsic alive on my blog three days a week and I hope yoU will continue to join me. Before you go, tell us, what song describes yoU (or your life) in a nutshell?

Follow this undercat, while I visit a few unusually creative bloggers taking part in this ultimate A2Z blogging challenge with me!

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Meet Me On Monday – Favorite Yogurt to Wine


Question #2 is compliments of Maureen @ A Sudden Alarm of Donkeys.

This week’s Meet Me On Monday questions this week are:

1. What is your favorite yogurt flavor?  I’m not a yogurt person, but if I indulged in this creamy snack then it would be either blueberry or strawberry.

2. Ankle or knee socks? and on the same theme, white socks or coloured? I wear both ankle and knee socks but currently, I prefer to wear ankle socks.  Largely, I wear white socks. However, during the cooler months, I may be forced to wear wool socks and these I haven’t found in white.

3. How is the weather right now?  Currently, it is 75 and sunny. It’s gonna be a hot, humid day! Blah!

4. Are you a fast typist?  I about average in speed. I haven’t timed myself in years, but it’s somewhere around 70-wpm.

5. Red or White Wine?  Neither, I don’t drink wine. Does grape juice count? If so, then I like I like both red and white. =D

If you want to suggest a question for use on MMOM, then email Java and if she uses your question then she’ll give you a shout out!

Link up and have fun getting to know one another a little better each week!

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Get into the Blog Hop!

 

According to the urban dictionary online…Blog hopping IS NOT surfing the net and reading some blogs here and there at random. Blog hopping is when you find a few blogs that you think are really cool, written by people you can really relate to and you visit them regularly. These people feel a special bond towards each other and visit and comment on the blogs in their circle daily!

 

That sums up what blog hops are all about.  Now that I’m feeling a little more educated, then I don’t want to miss another second of playing my Thursday’s memes.   Come on, join in!

Not being like many of the regular Alphabe-Thursday followers I only have two Alphabe-posts.  With that being said, this leaves me few options for re-posts.  I decided to jump in with the letter ‘A’, but not to worry when next week’s assignment takes us to the letter ‘A’, then I’ll create a brand new post with all new A words.

Are you ready to Take a Chance on Me?

 

abba-011A is for  Abba a Swedish pop group became popular from 1972 – 1982 selling over 375 million records worldwide.  The boy/girl, boy/girl group were actually two married couples:  Picture L to R: Lyngstad and Andersson & Fältskog and Ulvaeus.  Both couples divorced during the course of their stardom, which influenced their music and later caused the musical team to split. To this day, they still remain popular selling two to three million records each year.  It must a real pain living off their royalties.

Abyssopelagic pertains to the depths of the ocean and might be where James Cameron got his inspiration for his 1989 debate movie, The Abyss.  The premise for this Sci-Fi flick is a civilian diving team is to search for a lost nuclear submarine but find themselves encountering dangers from an aquatic alien species.  It didn’t do well at the box office but received favorable online reviews.  After viewing the trailer, I find myself curious and willing to buy it on DVD. What do you think?

Acrophobia, the fear of heights.  Alfred Hitch’s Vertigo depicts this fear in living color.  What an awesome classic!  Have you seen it? You’ll love the ending.  Back to the fear of heights issues.  I believe most people have a touch of acrophobia.  I know personally, climbing stairs or ladders don’t bother me, but the act of climbing back down a ladder gives me the sense of coming undone just a wee bit. I recall one time as a kid, I got on the roof to help my daddy, but when I tried getting off I just freaked out. I was totally paralyzed.  Obviously, I’m not stuck on the roof typing this and must have found the courage within somehow to pull myself together to get off that darn roof, but to this day, I still get the heebie-jeebies when facing heights.  I won’t stand too close to the railing at overlooks, I refuse to cross a swinging bridge, I even close my eyes when my husband is driving across a long bridge, and I don’t like looking out of the windows of tall buildings either.

Anthropophaginian is another word for, cannibalism.  Cannibalism is deeply disturbing and it’s hard to imagine anyone doing this beyond the realm of survival.  Even then, many of us get squeamish.  Occasionally, this will pop up in headlines which sending a wave of shock across the nation.  Leave it to Hollywood to capitalize on mankind’s fears with The Silence of Lambs and subsequent movies which followed.  I have watched the first three movies, each getting a littler weirder than the first. It goes without saying, I didn’t watch beyond number 3.  I would highly recommend no one under 13 watching these flicks.

This rounds out my A words for an edgy Alphabe-Thursday.  Now, join me, in playing Amanda’s Thursday Two Questions.  My mind seems stuck in movie mood so in keepin’ with that, here are my questions:

1)What is your all-time favorite suspense thriller?  For me, I’d have to say What Lies Beneath with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

2)  What is the most fun movie you ever saw?  This one is more difficult for me, but recently we saw Knight and Day, with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, which fits in this category.  In fact, we watched twice within short time period.

 

Bringing up the rear on this Thursday’s blog hopping hosted by Lori Caswell of Dollycas’s Thoughts Escape With Dollycas. This is Week 33 of Enquiring Minds.  Not that I’ve played the entire time, as I have not.  In fact, I’ve only been playing for a month or less.  Nonetheless, I’m having a blast participating.  Here are this week’s questions: 

1. How often do you go to the hair salon or beauty parlor?  I don’t go.  You can check out, last week’s post where I addressed this very question. How bazaar is that!  Could this be one of those great minds think alike occurrence?

2. Have you ever had a massage?  Not by a professional, if that’s what you mean.  Sometimes, I get DH to give me a good rub down and ah, it’s heaven!  I believe women have extra nerves in their body and enjoy massages more than men.  I know I’ve offered to give my hub a message and he says it’s sweet, but it doesn’t do much for him. 

3. Have you even been able to enjoy a full day of pampering at a spa? No.  This is something that really does not appeal to me.  The pampering sounds nice, but I’d rather do that in my home, in my spa bedroom. That is if I had a spa.  Maybe one day, when I’m super rich then I can have my own private spa.  It never hurts to dream big.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Perhaps, we’ll meet up again, next week same place and time, if not before then. Would you like to get in on the fun, too?  Be sure to click the blog hop button you wish to participate in and link up.  This is a great way to meet new friends, build your blog presence, and simply unwind a bit. 
Make me smile today by leaving a comment and just think, the weekend begins tomorrow. Whoo-hoo!  What are your plans?zwani.com myspace graphic comments
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This is Your Wake Up Call – It’s Monday!

 

Did you say it’s Monday again? Where’s my morning coffee? Let me holler at my maid to bring me a cup of Joe. Oh wait…I just remembered, I don’t have a maid. What a bummer! Okay, okay that’s alright. I’ll make my own. While I do that why not enjoy…

 

 Ahhh, that’s better. Now….


Hopefully the rest of the day you will be like a…

 

and have a rock’n good time!

This week’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is a Freebie selection.  So, pick your tunes and link up!


Wanna hop to another fun meme?

Then join Java at for Meet Me On Monday!

This week’s questions:

1.  Who would be your dream celebrity date?   If I were 30 years younger (and tomselleckso was he), then I think my dream celebrity date would be Tom Selleck.  He is the only actor I can recall who I had somewhat of a crush on.  Personally, it’s difficult for me to think about a dream date when I’m married, you know what I mean?  About the time I discovered Tom, I was already married.  With that being said, my heart could not be swept away completely by his good-looks and charm.  Another place…another time Tom and  then maybe things might be different. lol 🙂

foodsensitivies2.  Do you have any food restrictions?  I do have food restrictions, to fish, pecans, and diary.  My sensitivity level is mild.  So, I find myself having these foods when the mood hits me.

 

3.  How much time do you take to get ready in the morning? Whenever we have a scheduled appointment, then we allow 2 hours to get out the door.  This isn’t just for me but the whole family. If it were only me, then I could be ready to leave the house in an hour or less. 

bacon-vs-sausage4.  Sausage or bacon?   I love both, but if I had to pick only one without guilt then it would be bacon.  Bacon and eggs, bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches, bacon in my salad, or bacon in beans/soup.  There are so many good ways to have your bacon and eat it, too.


5.  Do you Google, Bing or Yahoo?  I use Google.  I’ve tried Bing, but I forget about it and so Google gets used routinely by me a thousand times each day.googles-new-logo

 

Another Monday blog hop you may like is The Adventures of Mommy B.

 Have a marvelous Monday!

 

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