Quote of the day….

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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….

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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.

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I thought this was Colbie Caillat for the longest time….

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Cheesy Song of the Day, December 21:

Love Song‘ Sara Bareilles

…so I resisted it. I think Colbie Caillat is a great songwriter, but there’s something about her singing that irks me.  I can’t articulate it yet.  Today, as I was dancing to the song, I see that the singer isn’t Colbie Caillat.

And the clouds parted.

I’m resisting something with a fierce stubborness  that makes me happy because of something I can’t even define AND because I’m as wrong as a giraffe using the toilet.  There is a lesson in this.  I will take the lesson and revel in the relief that it’s Sara Bareilles!

Ha ha!

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Today’s sweet thrill….

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Cheesy Song of the Day, December 20:

A Kiss To Build A Dream OnLouis Armstrong

A few days ago, crossing the bridge on the Q train, I discovered that I can download ringtones like a fiend. And even more fun? Assigning the ringtones to specific callers!  This dreamy love song was the first assigned song…..and I get so happy every time it rings.

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if i were to write lyrics to this song….

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jane austen air cheesy song of the day ce matin la the virgin suicides

But would she approve?

Cheesy Song of the Day, December 19:

‘Ce Matin-Là’ Air

the lyric would be Darcy.
I have Garage Band — I may record this jam for private use, of course!

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Don’t let the world break me tonight….

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Cheesy Song of the Day, December 18:
Fly Like A BirdMariah Carey

Hi, my name is Tallulah Bankhead and I’m a Mariah Carey stan.  I don’t know how or when it happened but here we are. I even like that duet she did with Ferret Minaj.  There’s no turning back now. I accept my position in life.  I will not need your prayers, I have Mimi protecting me.

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How can one be down/tell me where to start….

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in my room….

Cheesy Song of the Day, December 17:

Sittin’ Up in My RoomBrandy

Recently, I had a friend bail on a date.  We made plans to meet up and I put aside my anal-retentive nature and let him follow up with the details.  The appointed meeting time came and went.  And then I got a cowardly text full of apologies and regret.  The words didn’t matter because what I heard was: I’m pathetic, I don’t have my shit together, won’t you be super duper understanding of my patheticness because well I’m pathetic and you aren’t.

I think I responded with something flippant because I was so pissed, I deleted all the texts.  My friend has a complicated life — he’s co-parenting with two women who don’t seem to like him. (Caveat: I’ve only heard his side of the story.)  From conversations with him, I’ve learned that co-parenting is hard; co-parenting when the parents don’t seem to have any residue of affection between them is a hellish challenge.

I guess what pissed me off is if my friend isn’t really available to show up for friendship, why not say so?  I would prefer he told me straight out that his life doesn’t allow him to socialize, that his life is dictated by co-parenting challenges that take precedence.  I resent it when people in my social circle say they will show up yet flake. I have a low tolerance level for that kind of disappointment. It makes me feel like the burden is on me to be super understanding of a person’s limitations while making me feel angry (if you  told me you couldn’t come, I would have made other plans) and conflicted (why can’t I be more understanding that you are in a shitty life circumstance? Isn’t that  how to be a  good friend? But why not expect thoughtfulness  of my time & feelings?).  See?

After this trip down the expectations and friendship rabbit hole, I thought of Brandy’s ‘Sittin’ Up In My Room’.   It’s just easier if I make my own fun and not worry about having a friend accompany me.

What’s YOUR Cheesy Song of the Day?