Top 25 Songs to Listen to When Your Feeling Down

Today’s prompt from The Daily Post:  When your feeling down, what songs do you want to hear to cheer you up?

Music makes the world go round……..  I don’t know about the rest of you but if I am in a certain mood there is certain music I do not care to hear at that time.  Music may also determine my mood.  If I sit in my bedroom and listen to “Lonesome Me” all day long, I am more than likely going to be depressed as h#)) for the rest of the day!  Music without a doubt can alter your mood or state of mind.

So, what do I listen to when I am feeling blue?  Here is my list of top songs sure to cheer me up and pick me up!  Who knows?  I may even pull a Tom Cruise in my own living room floor.  Once I get started, I might even pull a Tom Cruise in YOUR living room floor!  Never can tell………..

  1. Old Time Rock n Roll …………………………………………………… Bob Segar
  2. Wild Thing………………………………………………………………….. Tone Loc
  3. Baby Got Back…………………………………………………………..Sir Mix Alot
  4. You Shook Me All Night Long……………………………………………..AC/DC
  5. Twist and Shout………………………………………………..The Isley Brothers
  6. The Twist…………………………………………………………….Chubby Checker
  7. I Saw Her Standing There……………………………………………..The Beatles
  8. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough………………………………..Michael Jackson
  9. Ice Ice Baby…………………………………………………………………Vanilla Ice
  10. Stayin’ Alive……………………………………………………………….The Bee Gees
  11. Apple Bottom Jeans……………………………………………………………Flo Rida
  12. Crazy In Love……………………………………………………….Beyonce w/ Jay Z
  13. Bounce……………………………………………………………………………….Jay Z
  14. Save a Horse Ride A Cowboy………………………………………………Big n Rich
  15. Bust A Move………………………………………………………………….Young M.C.
  16. Get The Party Started……………………………………………………………….Pink
  17. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun………………………………………….Cyndee Lauper
  18. In Da Club………………………………………………………………………….50 Cent
  19. Golddigger…………………………………………………Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx
  20. It’s Getting Hot In Here…………………………………………………………….Nelly
  21. Slow Motion………………………………………………………………………Juvenile
  22. Great Balls of Fire……………………………………………………..Jerry Lee Lewis
  23. Jail House Rock…………………………………………………………….Elvis Presley
  24. Push It ……………………………………………………………………….Salt n Pepper
  25. Whatever You Like……………………………………………………………………..T.I.

I think my whole mood has changed just blogging about the songs.  Well people, that’s my list…..  What are some of your’s?  Comment back and share!

………………. keep on with the force don’t stop, dont stop till you get enough …. touch me and i fell on fire…………………

It’s Saturday night!  I think I am hitting to town tonight people! Have a safe, happy, and healthy weekend!!

Keep on blogging!!

What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Today’s prompt from The Daily Post:  What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

If I had a million dollars, I would invest some of it though I’m not sure how at the moment.  I would definitely talk to knowledgeable people so they could tell me.  Most of the money generated from the investment would be used as my children’s inheritance.

I would by my grandmother a small house and a new car. I would also take my grandmother on a trip to anywhere she wanted to go.
I would buy my home as well somewhere out in the country.  I would like to buy at least 100 acres and my grandmothers home would be next to my own.

I would take my mom and step-dad somewhere special because they always did the same for me.

I would write that book I am going to write one day.

I would take my kids to Disney World.  I would also take them somewhere out of the country either Germany or France.  I prefer Germany because I want them to see the things that I saw on my trip when I was 13 years old.  I would buy an RV so that myself and the kids could travel across the United States and camp at every national park .

I would also take my cousin Jane somewhere she has never been because she has never been out of Alabama but she would have to fly in an airplane. She and I would also take a trip to L.A.  I would also take her to a casino(so we could take a chance and try winning another million dollars).  She and I would try something that we have never tried before like bungee jumping or jumping out of an airplane but holding onto someone else.  Then, we are Hawaii bound baby!  When I vacation in the South of France, she’s going with me.

The rest of it I would start a non-profit organization that had to do with senior citizen or nursing homes and group homes for mentally challenged adults and children.  They would also have internet access so that they could learn the computer and send photos of themselves on Bingo night to their family and friends.

Then I would hope and pray for the next million!!!!

What would you do?

My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

Last night, I went to hang out with two friends who are very near and dear to me.  I ended up spending the night at their house.  This morning a pang of anxiety hit.  I love these two people but I started longing for home.  Finally, it hit me.  Every night, I put the kids to bed and afterwards take a long hot bubble bath.  I lay there and float till the water cools.  I let the water drain partly out and refill with the hottest water along with more bubbles.  I asked my friend if she minded if I take a bubble bath know she did not care.  As I layed there in the tub, I relaxed.  My anxiety went away.  What I did not do was use the hottest of water and fill their tub twice.  I would not dare.  The idea strikes me that my nightly bubble baths are one of my guilty pleasures.  Urban Dictionary defines a guilty pleasure as something a person enjoys often while said person morally believes the practice to be wrong, abnormal, improper, or incorrect.  I’m not sure I like the definition.  If we enjoy doing something, we should not feel guilty about it.   Right?

What are some of your guilty pleasures?  Here are 10 of mine.  I wonder if any of yours are the same as mine?

  1. Taking my nightly bubble bath as I described above. This is by far, my most favorite guilty pleasure.  I could probably cut our water bill in half  if I did not refill the tub.  It is just so relaxing.
  2. Facebook and Zynga Texas Hold em Poker. My day is not complete till I check Facebook and the house is quiet enough to get in a few hands of poker.
  3. Working out in my living room at mid-night half-naked. I do not know what it is that appeals to me about this nightly ritual but I cannot help myself.
  4. Chocolate Milk. I try to only eat 1000 calories per day.  Yet, I can’t seem to resist some good ol Chocolate milk.
  5. Sleeping naked on the weekends. When my kids are at their dads house on the weekends.  I am sleeping butt naked.  I love it,.
  6. AcroChallenge I play this game in the adult room only.  I love this game and have to have daily dose.  I play in the adult room.  The game gives you some letters.  Everyone types in a dirty sentence then votes for the best.  It gets crazy.  For example:  tham  Tonight, Hump At Moms.
  7. Panties and Lingerie. I love my panties and soft silky lacy lingerie.  I will buy these before I buy clothes.
  8. Blue-Grass Music. People think I am insane.  Who cares?  I love it!
  9. Knee High Toe Socks.
  10. Sleeping late. I do it every chance I get!

These are mine!  What are yours?

Valentine’s Day is not Just For Lovers

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you have the best day ever!

My fondest Valentine memory was one that I spent alone.  I could not begin to tell you what Joe Blow gave me this year or that.  I spent part of last night trying my best to remember.  The only one that I could recall was one I spent alone and I pampered myself.  It was wonderful!  Therefore, I am going to do something different this year.  Today, I am going to make sure my grandmother does not have one thing in her house that she needs doing.  She is Queen for the day.  I want her to feel special.  She is special.

I think today would be the perfect day if everyone did the unexpected.  Today is not just for lovers but for everyone special in our lives.  So, I am going to share the love.  Here are some of my idea’s:

  1. Call an old friend that is special to you and tell them Happy Valentine’s Day.  If it is possible, take them a card.
  2. If you know someone is spending the day alone or they do not have a significant other, send them flowers or a card.  Send both and do not sign the card.  Make them smile.
  3. Take your nieces, nephews, or cousins out for ice cream.  If you know a child who has had a tough time this year, take them.
  4. Surprise an elderly family member with a gift.  Especially if they are in a nursing home.  Would you not just love to see their face light up when balloons were delivered?  Deliver the gift in person.
  5. You may know someone who has lost a close family member or child, be sure to send them a some candy and a card today.

The possibilities are endless.  The best way to make sure a person does not feel alone on this day is to let them know they are special.  Make them smile.  Include your children in sharing their love with someone.  Have them give their siblings a card.  Let them be a part of making a difference in someone else’s life so they can learn how wonderful it is to give.

Make someone smile today and create a memory that will warm their hearts forever!

Cool, Inexpensive, & Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.  If you are like me,  you have waited till the last-minute to buy that special someone a gift that expresses your love.  Money is tight there is no doubt about that so what is one to do?  Every guy in the world has to hate tomorrow or at least get jittery about how he should express his love.  Guys if you can afford to just go all out you should and send her a bouquet of balloons, flowers, and chocolates(her favorite kind of course) to her at work.  Have you ever been on the job and every delivery of roses you see you think to yourself, “are those for me?”  You feel your chest rise because you are holding your breath.  The delivery guy passes on by taking them to a co-worker and you let out your air.  There is no greater feeling than for that delivery to be for you. If money is tight, you still have plenty of options just use your imagination.  Girls if Valentine’s Day is for lover’s then why not try surprising him for a change?  At any rate, I have put together a list of some inexpensive and cool ways to express your love.  I hope it helps you!

  1. Music makes the world go round.  Why not say it in a song?  Burn a CD that means something for him/her.  Be sure to use songs that you know they like and not corny ones.  This way every time they pop that CD into the stereo and listen to it they will be thinking about you!
  2. Record yourself reciting a poem that you wrote for your special someone to listen to on the way to work.  If the idea of writing a poem is unheard of to you, then check out the 10 greatest love poems of all times.  She will be impressed that you even knew the poem.
  3. Have a winter picnic in front of your fireplace.  If you do not have a fireplace, prepare a nice dinner complete with candle lights.  Start conversation by telling your Valentine how thankful you are to have them in your life.  Then reflect on your fondest memories of one another.
  4. If you have trouble expressing your feelings, write them down in a letter to your loved one.  Was it love at first sight?  When did you realize you were in love?  What do you hope the future has in store for the two of you.
  5. Frame a photo of the two of you.
  6. Run away for the night.  Who cares where?  Go parking.  Re-create your first date.  Run away together then decide.  spontaneity is great!
  7. Leave little love notes everywhere for him or her to find during the day.  Call them every other hour and recite silly limericks or love quotes to them.  Make your lover smile.
  8. A single rose that is hand delivered by you with a kiss is so much more effective than a dozen sent to the office.  Hold for a moment and tell her you love her.  Wow!
  9. Create your own spa and spoil and pamper each other.  Use plenty of oils and give each other a full body massage.  Who knows where this may lead?
  10. Go to the river and slow dance with each other till midnight or at least until the sun goes down.  If it is too cold where you live, park by the water and listen to music and just talk while you share a bottle of wine.

The most important thing to remember about Valentine’s Day is that the day should mean something.  Tomorrow is not the day you should lavish her with expensive gifts and then you work late at the office and forget about it.  Valentine’s Day is special and so is your lover.  The person you love should be pampered and treated like a King or Queen tomorrow.  Your expressions of love should come from the heart.  Show that person how much you love them by letting them know they are your world.  It does not matter what you go out and buy.  The greatest gift of all is each other.  Let them know.  May everyone have the best Valentine’s Day ever!

What It Means To Be An American

I’ve always been patriotic so to speak.  I feel compelled to share with you a book that has been introduced to me by my American Literature Instructor Dr. Linda G. Raughton.  W. Cleon Skousen’s book “5000 Year Leap” is sure to shed a whole new light on the true meaning of being an American.

At first reading, I felt the familiar sense of pride which turned to “my God what have we done and how do we fix this?”  The book is about the 28 principles that our founders based the Constitution upon.  The principles were based on Natural Law or God’s law.  The principles may seem a little outdated but they have a proven track record.

It all began in Jamestown where Communal Economics was first experimented  with and 200 years later in 1776 the global experiment of Free Enterprise Economics had prevailed with phenomenal results.  A list of achievements had been produced that contributed to leaps in science, politics, and economics.   According to Skousen, ” in 200 years the human race had made a 5000 year leap.” 

Sometimes prone to duplicate errors of the past, we muddled our lives with drugs, riots, and terrorism among other things.  “Social decay has a harmful effect on the freedom and prosperity that had been given to us.” 

  How do we began to reform?  Education is a good start.  Read the Constitution in its original form.  Read Skousen’s “5000 Year Leap.”  You will be glad you did.  I thank Dr. Raughton for sharing the book with students.  It has shed new light to the real meaning of what it means to be an American.

10 Ways To Save Money

  • Cut your cable bill.   Do you really need that many channels anyway?
  • Reduce your bills.  Ask your service providers if they have bundled services.  The best way is to only have the things you really need.
  • Don’t impulse shop.  Never go shopping when you are depressed.  Never go to the grocery store hungry.  Make a list of the things you want and wait 2 weeks.  If you still want something on your list than budget for it.
  • Work for yourself.  Find something you really like to do and figure out a way to make money at it.
  • Wear your clothes longer.  Easier said than done for me.  Salvation Army is wonderful.  I am lucky because I live in Scottsboro, Alabama which is home to Unclaimed Baggage!
  • Cut down on your food costs.  Make meals at home.  Do not go out to eat.
  • Cut back on cell phone usage.  Most people have internet either at work or home use it instead.
  • Put it in the bank.  Do you have at least 3 months income saved in case of emergency?  If not stop spending and save.
  • Don’t feed bad habits.  Especially gambling and drinking.  Do you smoke?  I figured out my cigarette bill and I could have taken my kids to Disneyland at least once per year already which would have been one item marked off my bucket list!
  • Use condoms.  Kids are expensive…….  Thats so awful.  I love my children they are a gift from God!  If you are young and single, you may want to think about this one!!

Anyone have anything to add?

My Bucket List of 100 Things To Do Before I Die

Recently,  someone near and dear to me had a close call with death.  Thankfully, he was given more time  another chance at life.  This gave me a new view on my on life.  I decided to take a look at all the things that I wanted to carry out, experience, achieve and enjoy.  I gave myself 30 minutes only.

Here is my bucket list.

  1. Write a book
  2. Take singing lessons
  3. Sing The Star Spangled Banner at a baseball game
  4. Take my grandmother on a cruise
  5. Build or buy a house
  6. Finish college
  7. Marry the one I love
  8. Bungee Jump
  9. Own my own on business
  10. See my kids through college
  11. Star in a movie
  12. Give an Academy Award
  13. Go back to Munich
  14. Hitchhike across United States
  15. Take my kids to Disney World
  16. Travel the world
  17. Own a convertible
  18. Meet the president
  19. Ride in a hot air balloon
  20. Go to a spa
  21. Go to a nude resort
  22. Buy some land
  23. Party with a rock star
  24. Build my grandmother a house
  25. Start a greenhouse
  26. Start a worldwide fundraiser for charity
  27. Get in shape
  28. Quit smoking
  29. Invent something
  30. Win the lottery
  31. Put back enough money for all 3 of my children for cars, college, weddings, land, and their first home.
  32. Give a political speech
  33. Throw a surprise party
  34. Something special for my mom, step-dad, and all my brothers and sisters
  35. Something special for the rest of my family
  36. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  37. Do something nice for a total stranger
  38. Save a starving child
  39. Be on a reality t.v. show
  40. Dance in a rap video
  41. Star in a rock video
  42. Learn to play golf
  43. Go to a hockey game
  44. Write a song that becomes #1
  45. Go skinny dipping at midnight anywhere the ocean is crystal clear blue
  46. Stay the summer with my kids on an exotic island
  47. Make my own wine
  48. Take a shower in a waterfall
  49. Write the story of my life
  50. Tell  kids and family I love them as often as possible
  51. Be well-known for good reasons
  52. Send a message in a bottle
  53. Kiss the Barney Stone
  54. Swim with Dolphins
  55. Learn to play tennis
  56. Learn to play the harmonica
  57. Vacation the South of France with family
  58. Stay the weekend at a casino
  59. Ride a camel
  60. Model for a magazine
  61. Be a mentor
  62. Start a charity concert
  63. Give someone my autograph
  64. Learn to love myself
  65. Do something nice for someone daily
  66. Sail on a yacht
  67. Go to Aspen
  68. Have a backyard plant garden with a hanging bed, treehouse, and personal get-away
  69. Meet someone famous
  70. Give an award
  71. receive an award
  72. Take my children to all national parks and camp in every one
  73. Take them to Washington D.C.
  74. Sing in a church choir
  75. Be my best everyday
  76. Visit American troops
  77. Write the names of people on the back of all my grandmothers black and white photos
  78. Be influential
  79. Go to the Superbowl
  80. Throw a major party
  81. Take a weekend trip with each of my children one at a time
  82. Spend New Year’s Eve at Times Square
  83. Take my kids to see Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
  84. Donate money to a group home of mentally challenged adults so that they may go somewhere on vacation they have never been.
  85. Go to a party at the Playboy Mansion
  86. Write a famous Broadway Play and Star in it
  87. Pour concrete for a sidewalk and me and my children walk in it and put our handprints
  88. Play in the rain with my kids
  89. Record old stories from my grandmother and her sisters childhood as told by her
  90. Pose for a painting of our family portrait
  91. Have a family picture with my mom, step-dad, brothers, sisters, in-laws and all our children
  92. Have a picture of my children made with my grandmother and her sisters
  93. Bury a time capsule
  94. Learn how to cook like Martha Stewart
  95. Learn how to Sew
  96. Be able to tell the one I love and let go that I am sorry and explain why and the words come out right
  97. Dance on Stage
  98. Pose for a nude painting
  99. Sleep on a hammock on the beach
  100. Own a cottage on the beach

What are some of the things you would like to do before you die? Give yourself 30 minutes so you do not have time to back out of an idea.  Comment back with a link to your own.  I would love to read yours!

Journalist Gone Wild: Christina Mclarty and Joe Francis Finally Engaged

What in the world attracts us women to “bad boys?”  It must be the thrill of the excitement.  After 4 years of a on and off again relationship, Journalist Christina Mclarty will finally walk down the isle.  Waiting at the end to take her hand in marriage?  Joe Francis, the one and only Girls Gone Wild founder.  I remember when I walked down the isle….. for one split second I almost turned and walked in the opposite direction.  God only knows if I had to do all over again, I would have.  RUN CHRISTINA!  RUN!!  It’s only fun for awhile!

i learned to live half alive and now u want me one more time and who do you think you are running around leaving scars

collecting your jar of hearts and tearing love apart your gonna catch a cold from the ice thats in your soul so don’t come back for me who do you think you are…………

You go Christina Perri!  Is all I have to say about that!!  Awesome song!!  Jar of Hearts is a single which was released on June 11, 2010.  The song was played on “So You Think You Can Dance.”  This song has powerful lyrics and Christina Perri has a unique voice.  Jar of Hearts is beautiful!  Listen!!