I say side B!

As everyone knows Tuesdays are “new music” release days… I don’t really know why but it is done on Tuesdays.  Well today Janet Jackson released her “Number One’s” CD. While reading my Target circular and viewing the arrival of this album I immediately said out loud, “another one”! It seems like she, along with many, many other artists go overboard with “best of” CD’s. Maybe she needs to help pay for Michael’s funeral so she quick took her last “best of” CD, slapped on new cover and shipped it out to the stores.  I know Madonna also has a new “best of”…she’s another one that overdoes it. She may have added one or two new songs but it’s all a scam to get people to spend more money. And yes, even Cher put out a couple too close in time (she should have turned back time….lol, lol).

Do people still buy CD’s or have they become the “you actually buy CD’s” phrase of the year. I know most people just download albums anymore or like me, I buy “songs”. Hey, it’s a recession so I pick the hit and purchase that. I feel like I’m 7 years old again buying the 45 because that’s all my allowance will let me afford. Only now I’m an adult, the country is in a mess and I’m unemployed hence the purchase of a “single”. I did splurge the other day (it was Tuesday, release day) and actually bought the new GLEE CD…which I love.  (Wow, in this post I got to mention Cher and GLEE…cool).

I know this past summer I took off a month of writing the Daily Dalia and re-posted the “best of” but I wouldn’t do the same ones AGAIN…I’ll wait till I’m rich and famous for that. How about these artist’s put out “The Second Best Of”…like the side B of a 45. Cher…you are more than welcome to use my great idea.

Let’s all Defy Gravity!

The adorable KURT on GLEE!

Last week Glee had their best show ever! There was a “diva off”  on who could sing “Defying Gravity” the best. What I found very interesting is that  Chris Colfer who plays Kurt on the show brought the idea to the producers. He was telling them how when he was in high school he wanted to sing his favorite song (Defying Gravity) at the high school talent show but was not allowed because it was a “girl” song.  WTF

What does that mean…a “girl” song. In the lyrics they don’t mention a vagina, a menstrual cycle or giving birth to a baby. What this song is all about is taking that leap and not letting anyone hold you down…defying gravity. Why would a school say “no” to a boy singing it. Yes, in Wicked a girl sings it but so what. My god, when will all this madness end on girls vs. boys…men vs. women. We are all created EQUAL; plain and simple!

Please everyone, continue to fight for these rights. I don’t care if it’s singing in a high school talent show or getting married to someone of the same sex. We ALL have to continue to fight for our rights of equality. Here are the words to the song…is this a “girl” song?-

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by
The rules of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes
And leap…

It’s time to try defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down

[GLINDA]
Can’t I make you understand
You’re having delusions of grandeur?

[ELPHABA]
I’m through accepting limits
Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I’ll never know
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love, I guess I’ve lost
Well if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost

I’d sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do -together!

Unlimited
Together we’re unlimited
Together we’ll be the greatest team
There’s ever been – Glinda!
Dreams the way we planned ’em

[GLINDA]
If we work in tandem

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
There’s no fight we cannot win
Just you and I, defying gravity
With you and I defying gravity

[ELPHABA]
They’ll never bring us down!

Well, are you coming?

[GLINDA decides to stay behind.]

[GLINDA]
I hope you’re happy
I hope your happy now that your choosing this –

[ELPHABA]
You too–
I hope it brings you bliss

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
I really hope you get it
And you don’t live to regret it
I hope you’re happy in the end
I hope you’re happy my friend

[ELPHABA]
So if you care to find me
Look to the Western sky!
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am defying gravity
I’m flying high, defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!!

 

Come and play, everthings A OK!

I couldn’t go the day without saying “Happy Anniversary” Sesame Street. 40 years ago today (November 10, 1969) one of the most creative shows started. Not only creative, but a show that is so well scripted and it’s only goal is to enrich the lives of children. I remember watching as a child and being totally entertained without really knowing it was an educational show. Later on I still enjoyed watching it with my children. Now no offense to Mr. Rogers but I always thought that show was so corny…Sesame Street was more “real”, even with a big yellow talking bird.

Speaking of Big Bird, can you believe the same man, Carroll Spinney, has been playing him along with Oscar the grouch for all 40 years. Jim Henson personally chose Mr. Spinney when Sesame Street began. Jim Henson; now that’s a life I was very sorry to see go so early. I can only imagine what his genius mind would be doing now if he was still alive.

Did you know that Sesame Street is the most researched show in TV history. Independent researchers have done more than 1000 studies on the program. On test showed that teens who watched SS in preschool had higher grades and spent more time reading then teens that missed the show as a child.

I remember one part of the show I loved. They would randomly pick a number each show, for instance – 4. It went like this – 1, 2, 3, 4…….4,4,4,4 lets sing a song of 4…how many is 4. Then they would show you 4 dogs and then 4 balloons or 4 trees. C’mon, does anyone remember that??

Well anyway, happy 40th Sesame Street…keep on counting! (one of my favorite clips)

Let the ads begin

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Sorry but November 8th is too late!

November starts the “Christmas” ads that start filling up your daily paper…you can put your weights away and just lift the Sunday paper. I had to laugh yesterday though…I’m not sure I would buy a mattress from Ortho. They actually advertised that they were “extending” their Halloween sale and they had pics of jack o lanterns in the ad. I assumed that their entire advertising department was all laid off so this was their desperate attempt at “creativity”. I mean c’mon…do these Ortho people not know that Veteran’s day is this Wednesday. Do they have something against veterans or will that sale be the next weekend?

I started to look at the catchy phrases that stores are using to lure us in this holiday season-

Sears – Life. Well Spent

Home Depot – More saving. More doing

Walmart – Save Money. Live Better

Target – Expect More. Pay Less

 If I was a company this is what my slogan would be – Spend what you can afford. I think that’s awesome! Remember Miracle on 34th Street when Santa would send the customers of Macy’s to Gimbel’s (the competitor) and people then loved Macy’s because it showed “they cared”. Well my slogan says I care.

One more note on Sunday’s ads…can you believe at Toys R Us that you can buy Candy Land for $3.99 with a $2.00 rebate. I think Ortho should have had kids playing Candy Land on one of their beds, saying something like – Candy Land, $1.99. New Mattress, $499. Kids being happy…priceless. Oh wait, that’s been done. But it’s still better than an after Halloween sale…LAME.

Do you have buildup?

I’m a little under the weather so don’t expect much of me today…this post may not be as fabulous as all the others!

Yes, we all know the Yankees won the World Series…congrats. But I learned something very interesting last night while reading my Prevention magazine. Who says the DD isn’t informative…no really, who says that. My tip for the week is this…

Michael Jutt (the the brilliant researcher) found out that none of their shampoo’s removed an experimental styling material. We all know that some styling products will stick to your hair very tightly and can build up overtime (well, most of us know that). Well (here comes the interesting part…don’t fall asleep yet) one day in the lab someone accidentally used conditioner to wash and then corrected her mistake by washing her hair with shampoo. And guess what; the hair ended up much cleaner. The buildup of product gets trapped into the conditioner and then both get washed away by the shampoo. Is this news old? Well if it is then I’m canceling my subscription to Prevention.

Hey, I’m trying it and I would bet that one of my readers will try it too. Please let me know. And for insurance purposes, if you do try this and your hair falls out the DD is not libel.

Sports?

Not sure who this guy is...and I don't really care

Let’s see…the score is 3-2 in the World Series with the Yankee’s leading. Can you tell I don’t have much to talk about since I brought up baseball. Yawn, snore! Even though I don’t like sports I am rooting for the Phillies since they are the underdog (did I spell rooting correctly…it doesn’t look right). So who is A Rod dating these days…now that is more my style. I believe it’s Kate Hudson?

Not only will I talk about baseball but now I will bring up football. Wow, 2 sports mentioned in one post. Watch below as Leonard “tries” to talk football but then he learns a FATAL truth about the game! God I love this show.

It’s only an hour

So, have we all survived the time change? Have we stopped saying “well technically it is an hour later so it is really blank o’clock now”. I actually said it this morning when I woke up so I’m not quite done yet. I personally don’t mind the changing of the clocks; now my boyfriend…that’s another story. He whines and complains for days on how depressing it is. He actually just told me it took him longer to change the clock in my car this morning then to drive his daughter to school. Now he’s looking at clocks and wondering if they have been changed yet uttering, “ it really that time or is it an hour later”. I told him to simmer down. Now at 5:00 tonight he will turn into the Daylight Savings Monster…”why…why must we do this horrible thing”!

All I know is that I don’t like waking up in the dark…I really don’t care about it getting dark early. It is not natural to wake up without sun. This is why I don’t ever see me getting a job that starts before 6 a.m. so I guess the morning news anchor position is not an option. My question is why don’t Hawaii and Arizona have to do this? I find it odd out of 50 states that only 2 of them have decided not to change their clocks. Here in California is up to Arnold or who is it that decides. Well we know if it was up to my boyfriend it would be an hour later right now!

There is one thing that amazes me about “the change”. It takes me a good week for my body to get use to it…and it’s only ONE hour?? For some reason it’s easier when I fly back east to adjust to the 3 hour difference then it is to adjust to Daylight Savings.

What do you think about the time change?