I’m feeling so very American! Cannot stop with the Springsteen and Mellencamp and Don Henley songs! I’m dreaming of tall grass! Coke in glass bottles! Corn! Crickets! I’m watching this movie right now:
It sucks! Who cares! I want to be a bad babysitter with blonde hair who drives a convertible! It’s so damn American!
Okay, let’s complete the look. A favorite of mine to really set the mood:
A clip from alltimefavorite teen soap,Skins. Effy Stonem (played by scary gorgeous Kaya Scodelario) speaks some five-star first words: “Sometimes I think I was born backwards…” So gloriously abstract! How I long to be fifteen and reckless! And too — aloof, destructive, debauched, deeplymysterious, and a master of the smoky eye!
So, who won the freebee copy of Denise Jaden’s Losing Faith?! Hannah Moskowitz! Fellow Pulse author, blogger, & all-around adorable human being! Yay Hannah! Yay Denise! Let’s celebrate with a little Thelma Houston (!), whose pop classic, Don’t Leave Me This Way, gets this Tuesday’s blog spot in honor of my dad, who told me last week about the time he and my mom partied super hard to this song in a Vermont ski lodge in ’77.
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Oh god, I love this song. Like, love it. The catchy melody, the effects, the wackadoo lyrics! Jason Derulo! You so crazy! Superstardum can turn a philanderer into a loyal, monogamy-loving kinda guy?! What?! Amazing.
(Apologies for the Geico commercial. I tried to find a version of this vid w/ no ads — no luck):
(Double apologies! You must follow the link and watch on YouTube!)
Do you like Connecticut winters? Crazy, rich twins? Underage drinking? Indoor pools? Vintage dresses? Cute kittens? Corduroy blazers? Elbow patches? Bitchy best-friends? Drunk mothers? Philandering dads? Girl-on-girl kissing? Boy-on-girl kissing? Then this book is for you!!
Freda Payne, lip-synching unenthusiastically to her hit single, Band of Gold. A song that has nothing to do with this book, or books in general, but I just really, really love it, and think you should too. And, you know, today’s a celebration! And doesn’t this song just sound so celebratory and upbeat?!
It’s not! Its lyrics are super depressing! But let’s buy books and dance along anyway!!