I was watching THE WAY WE WERE and…


Cheesy Song of the Day, December 30:
Don’t Rain on My ParadeBarbara Streisand

…and the movie was sad and a reminder why the last year has been difficult. It’s hard to be lonely. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m lonely or if I’m pining for Nate. Maybe it’s both? Either way, the year has been tough.  The holidays are even tougher.  I don’t tell myself how the holidays should be or what I should expect to feel — I just feel. And I feel awful. Sad, depressed and lonely.  I’m kinda hoping to feel less next year. Or maybe to try to not feel as awful as I do.

The recommendation of becoming comfortable with loneliness and not to fight it but to observe it is good but difficult to practice as often as I need to.  Or would hope to.  I don’t know why I can’t be loved. And that makes me very sad.

cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining….


Cheesy Song of the Day, December 29:

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

BJ Thomas

I didn’t know this was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for years. Seriously.  I loved the song from the first listen; I had zero interest in the movie. Twenty years after the movie was released, I finally watched it.  Enjoyed it immensely.  Something is definitely wrong with me.

The Cheesy Song of the Day 2012 list

We have no past/we won’t reach back…..

She's So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper album)

She’s So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cheesy Song of the Day, December 28:

All Through The NightCyndi Lauper

I have a crush on Jules Shear because he wrote one of my favorite songs in the world. Imagine my surprise when I found out that he also wrote today’s cheesy song pick! And yet I feel like I knew this (and forgot it) because I was kinda obsessed with  She’s So Unusual.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

It’s Belinda Carlisle Day!


Cheesy Song of the Day, December 26:

‘I Get Weak’ Belinda Carlisle

Can anyone describe the weak in the knees feeling? I’m curious.  I want to go weak when there’s a fainting couch to catch me, but not on a subway platform, you know?   And maybe, it will be the kind of weak that’s romantic and not in horror. I am a fool.  Pretending that I can control the when, where and why of the going to pass out feeling. A fool!

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

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The only phone number I never forget….


CBGB bathroom via @Mediabistro

Cheesy Song of the Day, December 24:

867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone

… and what a catchy way to describe getting a phone number from a bathroom wall.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

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Quote of the day….


Mr. and Mrs. Loving

Cheesy Song of the Day, December 23:
If This World Were MineLuther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn; Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

There is no shame in my saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly. When you get divorced, all the truths that come out, you sit there and you go, What the fuck was I doing? What was I doing believing that this person was invested in this way? Which is a fantastically strong humiliation in the best sense. It can make somebody very bitter and very hard and closed off, but I find it does the opposite to me.

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I know I’m not the only one that Vince Guaraldi introduced to jazz music….


Cheesy Song of the Day, December 22:
Peanuts theme, Vince Guaraldi

….talk about swinging!  I can’t stop dancing.  I don’t want to be friends with anyone who can’t get down to this. I don’t even want to know you exist.

For the record, I am Snoopy — you’ve been warned.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?

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