Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is how I'm feeling today...

I'm done with the depressing ass music I've been posting on here lately. I'm not a sad person. I'm happy and fun loving and crazy and energetic. And lots of other stuff that's way cooler than sad.

Here's my epiphany for the week. Life is what you make of it. Shit happens folks. A lot of it is out of our control, and the crappy decisions others make can directly affect how we feel about and see ourselves. Then we start questioning the very core of who we are. We become someone else. Someone who fits the mold. Someone that is acceptable. Changing to make someone else happy, will only cause yourself to be miserable. It goes against the very nature of who we are. There comes a time when you need to step outside yourself and say, "I'm not cool with this person. I want me back." Then take the actions you need to get there.

You can't please everyone, but what I've learned is this, the people who truly matter WILL accept you for who you are. No matter how "socially incorrect" you may be. Hold on to these people. They are the ones who will be there till the end. I have been blessed with some truly amazing friends in my life. Three in particular come to mind. Two are right here on this blog. Three may seem like a small number, but their capacity for love and greatness is astounding. I never feel the need for anything more.

We can't change the past. And even if we could, who's to say it would turn out any better. Make the most of what's right in front of you. Enjoy the people in your life. And be who you are. Which, in my case, is not sad. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This is how I'm feeling today...

People aren't meant to alone. So if you find someone you actually care about, it's important to let go of the little things.

In the infamous words of Dr. John Dorian.... "Cuz nothing sucks more than feeling all alone. No matter how many people are around."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pour Ma Cherie...Cleo...

Poor little Cleo is in panic mode because The Killers have announced their indefinite hiatus from music making. I have never seen so many irrational texts in all my life. So I told her to take a prozac, have a margarita and chill the hell out. And only then would I post her a fantabulous song.

I was gonna post a picture of me in my killers underwear, but she begged and pleaded for me not too, so I won't. But I am gonna post this one. And quote Mrs. Cleo, who was exceptionally hungry after The Killers concert in Austin... "Da hell does a girl have to do to get a damn pancake around here?"

Friday, January 22, 2010


I have made my aversion to country music very well known here. So, I am about to blow everyones mind with this little doozy. I love Lady Antebellum. Love them. Every song I have heard by them has been amazing. AMAZING!! But this is my all time favorite. I think I need to stay out of them there country bars for a spell.

I'm pretty sure that this is the first non-Christmas country song we've posted. So yeah us...Look Mommy we're growing as people!!

Don't even try to act like you don't like it. It's a great song. Especially you Cleo.

It's kind of amazing how circumstances in your life can bring out things in you that you didn't know were there. Or things that you considered weaknesses and just didn't let show. Like the desire to feel needed and loved. I think this song embraces those things. If something is good for you, then why fight it. Do what makes you happy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cleo's Pick O' The Week... Set Fire to the Third Bar

This was recorded at Abbey Road studio.

I love love love it.

I have a new respect for Gary since his visit to his friendly neighborhood dentist.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dashboard Baby!!!

You know how I have a sweet spot for Chris Carrabba so I had to post this new one from Dashboard Confessional. I love it just cuz Chris can do no wrong in my eyes. And also, it's just damn fantastic.

Don't turn away
Dry your eyes, dry your eyes
Don't be afraid
But keep it all inside, all inside
When you fall apart
Dry your eyes, dry your eyes
Life is always hard
For the Belle of the Boulevard

This is Chris' classy way of saying 'You don't have to turn tricks peeps, just go home to your momma who loves you. Even if she did name you somthin' stupid like Trivial.' He's sweet like that, you know.

Dashboard Confessional...Belle of the Boulevard.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Give Me Strength - Snow Patrol

"My friends we've seen it all, when it made no sense at all, you dare to light my path and found the beauty in the aftermath."

I'm grateful to those who have stuck by my side during some of the hardest moments I've experienced in my young life. Amber's 2010 Theme Song.....You Give Me Strength. This year I plan on having wonderful, adventurous, and happy memories to recall. I'm tired of the pain, I'm growing, I'm on an upward motion. Please bless me Father that I can remain that way.

This is how I'm feeling today...

Sort of melancholy actually... Although Mark Hoppus is making me feel a little bit better.

Don't waste your time on me, you're already a voice inside my head. How easily replaceable we all are. Either with objects, or immersing yourself in work, or finding someone else. Eventually, we can all be made to disappear. Memories and feelings become faint, until they are gone. It's not always a bad thing. Sometimes it's the greatest thing that can happen. But one day, you'll be sitting in your bedroom brushing your teeth, and you'll realize that you don't really remember anymore. And it will make you melancholy...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ta Da!!!

Drum roll please....Introducing Gingers 2010 theme song. I am such a tard. It was here in front of me all the time. And once again the credit goes to the beautiful Brandon Flowers. How could I ever thought he would let me down? Here it is...

Come on girls and boys...Everybody make some noooooiiiiiisssseee....

Who Remembers This One?

I'm feeling throw backish today. Even though it's not Thursday. Who remembers the movie Some Kind of Wonderful with Mary Stuart Masterson, Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson? It is probably my favorite 80's movie EVER!! It's just so great. And has one of my all time favorite lines..."Well, you're stupid. I've always known you were stupid." Typical man. Dumb ass. But I digress...

Here is the closing song from the movie Lick the Tins cover of Can't Help Falling In Love. I'm particularly fond of the river dancing Prozac in this video too. Clever youtube peeps.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gingers 2010 Theme Song Crisis...Gone Public

We are now on day four of the New Year and I am still theme song'less'. I feel naked in my soul. And it's making me cold. I'm down to 107 lbs and need to be showing off my waistline not covering it up with layers of clothing. I just can't find any songs that capture all that is "Ginger". I mean there's a lot of depth here people and apparently Miley, Ashlee, Lindsay, (yes Lohan, apparently she's a singer now. Who knew?) you know the people who are obviously making good music these days, are just not cutting it for me.

I actually considered recycling Liz Phair's Extraordinary from 2008, but it just doesn't seem right. And Cleo has commandeered Big Mouth Strikes Again by The Smiths and it's just so fitting for her that I don't feel right asking to borrow it. And after Weezers Pork and Beans from last year being so fantastical, I just don't know that I can top it.

So here are a couple that I may be able to settle for, although I'm not 100% sure.

Now, I actually could see this one. But some people, Matthew, weren't feeling it. For some reason that I just don't understand.

I actually love this song, but it feels too mainstream for me. I don't know. I could adopt it until something better came along if I had too.

Also love this one. But again...I'm not really feeling theme song here.

And this one was given to me by a friend of mine.

I just don't know. I don't feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I hear any of them. What do you think? Help. I can't be naked for much longer. The neighbors are starting to complain. Well, their wives are anyway...

Trashy Tuesday- Ashlee Simpson L.O.V.E.

I felt the need to resurrect Trashy Tuesday and I chose Ashlee Simpson to kick us off right.
While I'm totally down with throwing cell phones in toilets, dancing in sunroofs whilst being blinded by a spotlight, and I love house parties where breaking dancing is involved (I especially appreciated the creative use of the cane), I'm just not diggin' this video.

I mean, true talent is hard to come by these days. And this girl has surely got "it".

Well.... she's got somethin'.

Fo shizzzzz.

To be perfectly honest, I will grudgingly admit that this is on my "running" playlist. I don't usually actually listen to it, but I had to be honest with you. I added it in a moment of weakness because it has a good beat. Plus, I love people who are good spellers.

And, she is really good at sign language, for which I am grateful.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This is how I really feel.... and I ain't crazy, yo.

There have been nasty accusations flying around here concerning my current mental state. While I readily admit that if ANYBODY knows crazy, it's Gingie-

Trust me boys and girlz, I am a whole lotta stuff, but cRaZY I aM nOt.
The first post was really for my bff, and she knows why.

I think that most of us go through a period of time where we wonder if we have made the right decisions and choices for our life. Even if deep down we know we made the right choices, and they have led us to happiness. We still might have the nagging thought every once in a while that questions where we might be right now had we chosen another path- would I be happy? What could have been? I didn't choose that road, so there's no way to know...

While I do not think that kind of thinking is terribly productive, I think it's more common than we realize. And since I am the QUEEN of saying what everyone else just thinks, I decided to talk about it. When I have these feelings, they are always tied to music. So just so ya know this is how I really feel.. The NKOTB crap was purely for Ginger's enjoyment. Although, I am not ashamed to admit that I was secretly engaged to Jordan Knight. Yeah, that relationship just didn't work out. His loss.

What I have come to realize is that you can always wonder, but you'll eventually go mad. I believe that things turn out the right way more often than not.

The tricky part is being content that things are the way they're supposed to be, and finding happiness on the path you're on, instead of
wondering where the other road traveled...

The name of this song is misleading, this song is about working to keep what you have worked so diligently to build.

This Is How I'm Feelin'... Cleo Style

I usually leave the melancholy crap to Gingie and Chops. I have no friggin' idea what's wrong with me, but clearly something is. I am jacked up, yo.I have a great life. I have a great family, beautiful kids, a great husband who still thinks I'm hot, I have a nice house,I have nice things, blah blah blah blah blah....

I am far too young to be going through a mid life crisis. What is wrong with me?

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