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Happiness Is…Date Night, Friday Night Lights and Good Music

Right now happiness is…

Friday Night Lights: BEST. SHOW. EVER. I am kind of in love with so many of the characters. Tim Riggins for being my equivalent to Sawyer from Lost. Matt Saracen for singing Mr. Sandman to his grandma. Tami Taylor for her hair…her glorious hair. Lyla Garrity for just being so darn pretty. Coach Taylor for his…everything. And the MUSIC, don’t even get me started on the MUSIC!

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Date Nights: I mentioned our date night in this post, but I can’t reiterate enough how much getting out for dinner and a movie every once in a while is a necessity when you have two small children. As we walked into the movie theater I said, “I feel like we’re in college again!” Geez, it’s been a while!

“Girl from the North Country,” Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash: I mentioned that we loved Silver Linings Playbook in my last post, and this is one of the best songs from the sountrack. I have the original Bob Dylan record with “Girl from North Country” so hearing this brought me back to my 9th grade bedroom, listening to that scratchy voice on my Fisher-Price record player for the very first time. You just can’t recreate that feeling, and hearing it in the movie came pretty close. This version with Johnny Cash is legendary. I found another version with Joe Cocker on Spotify and loved it, too.

“I’ll Tumble 4 Ya:” My sis sent this song to me through Facebook today and, I mean…I just can’t get enough. How can you not love some good Boy George? And that title? What does it mean to “tumble” for one? I’m guessing it’s quite the term of endearment. I’m wondering why Tumblr hasn’t stolen it for their official motto?! This video is just pure amazing-ness. I dare you to watch it without smiling.

Feeling Good! It feels good to be back into blogging. It feels good to be eating better and working toward feeling better physically and mentally. Hail to Operation Feel Good 2013!

“I Can Do Anything Good!”

I think more of us should start our day this way…

“I can do anything good, I like my school, I like anything…I like my hair, I like my haircuts…I like my whole HOUSE!”

Happy Friday!

Alabama Shakes

If you’re in the mood to have your world rocked…

…check out the Alabama Shakes.

This girl is so.good.

Her voice completes, like, every musical dream I’ve ever had.

As my sister posted earlier this week, this is us after hearing their music:

My sister and I have also come up with a pretty perfect description of the sound…(which is one of our favorite things to do):

Tina Turner (circa Ikettes/Gong-Gong Song) meets Rolling Stones (circa Exile on St.) meets Joe Cocker (circa Feelin’ Alright and Help from My Friends) meets Janis Joplin (circa Get it While You Can), Velvet Underground (circa Oh! Sweet Nuthin’), with a little bit of Amy Winehouse, too (circa her ripping off the Shirelles fantastically, God bless her), along with some Robert Bradley, and  Smokey Robinson (Tracks of my Tears)!

I am lucky enough to have a super-music savvy  friend from high school who has introduced me to so many great musicians and bands (Robert Bradley and Dr. Dog to name a few) over the years. He also loves the Avett Brothers, which is always an A+ in my book.

Let me know what you think!