The other day I saw that actress Chloe Moretz has been chosen for the title role in a movie remake of Stephen King’s “Carrie”. The original horror movie came out in 1976 when I was 10. From then all the way through high school I was taunted with versions of, “Your name’s Carrie? Like the movie? Are you going to set the school on fire?” There’s no release date for the movie yet, and I can be comforted that I’m too old to get teased like that again. But it does bring back the annoying memories. Can’t they at least rename the movie to a name which would be more common among a teenager now, like “Ashley” or “Hannah”? Torment someone else for a change.
Archive for March, 2012
When I was growing up, there was a little ice cream stand probably about a 15-20 minute walk away. One or two times a summer we’d walk there with my parents. It was one of those super-special times you remember. My BFF has a Honey Hut a couple blocks away and has probably been taking her kids there the last 15 years (last summer the kids and I got to share in her tradition). We have a Rita’s about a mile away and tonight my husband and I walked with our son and youngest daughter there. My son rode his scooter and had races with my husband, who ran, while my daughter held my hand and talked about this and that. Like how she was going to figure out a way to keep me from dying by making sure I don’t drink too much coffee and Coke. Anyhow, I know so many other people who are able to do this too, whether it be Handel’s or Dairy Queen or a mom-and-pop place, and I think it’s wonderful. It’s such a simple, yet special, time.
One more quick blog about music: for some reason, maybe it’s the start of spring, but the last couple songs I downloaded have been music more appropriate for a teen than a middle-aged woman (especially one who sings along to them). I can’t even blame it on my kids as I control the radio stations and they get their music from me, not vice versa. Anyhow, I recently got: Cobra Starship “You make me feel”, Rihanna, “We found love”, Karmin “Brokenhearted”, Fun “We are young” and (I can’t even believe this one) Selena Gomez and the Scene “Love you like a love song”. Hey, it’s good to mix it up a bit, right? Actually, to balance it out I got a couple other alternative songs like Wilco’s “You and I” and Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games”. And, um, two songs from the movie “Rio” and one from “The Lorax”. Okay, anyone looking at my music collection would think I’m a multiple personalitied crazy person. Hmmm. I guess they’d be right.
When I’m in a good mood, I often sing out loud, either along with music, or just by myself. Lately I’m hooked on the Cobra Starship song “You make me feel” – the “na na na na na” part. It pretty much drives my kids CRAZY whenever I sing, whatever it is I’m singing. I tell them they should be happy, that it means I’m in a good mood. Would they rather have me yell, I ask? I think it’s a tossup because they haven’t ever answered.
when people in other cars see you singing along to your car radio, but how many of us who grew up in the ’80s can keep from singing along to “Mickey”? I know I couldn’t resist when I heard it come on the radio today. Sing along with me, “Hey Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey …” Oh yes, those wild and crazy ’80s. (Trivia: this song, released in 1982 and performed by Tony Basil, was originally called “Kitty”. Tony renamed it to give it a boy’s name and called it Mickey after Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees.)
An Apple officer was chosen as CEO of JCPenney several months back and I really like the changes to the store. Instead of constant sales, everything is priced at three levels: everyday low price, monthly sale price and best price. The best prices can be awesome deals. I bought winter coats for my husband and I for $20 each (they were originally $120 and $150). The advertising and signage is clearer and simpler. It’s like buying a car from a place that has the lowest price listed on the windshield as opposed to the back-and-forth nonsense.