I don’t really have strong opinions about Zoobilee Zoo. I just remember watching it all the time as a kid at my one babysitter’s house. Also? When I made my list for this challenge, the very first thing that popped into my head was the show’s theme song. So. Here we are with Zoobilee Zoo where magic and wonder are waiting for you.
Ben Vereen! I MEAN. That’s how you know this show was serious business.
For the A to Z challenge, I blogged about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Today completes the challenge. Watch this space for my wrap-up post, which should go up around May 9. Thanks, everyone, for reading along!
Once when we were on a road trip, my mother found this cassette in her car and, since I was driving, I popped it in and was able to sing the whole thing backwards and forwards even though I hadn’t listen to it in years:
I knew it so well because I used to listen to it non-stop as a kid. Non-stop. I can even do Jermaine’s parts on “Take Good Care of My Heart.” (…and I just found out that that’s Teddy Pendergrass on “Hold Me.” WOW.)
Do you remember that time Whitney was on “Silver Spoons”? I DO!
I had no idea “Saving All My Love” was about being a mistress until a couple of years ago. I was so scandalized!
Apparently, I loved her so much as a kid that I wrote to her and got an invitation to join her fan club. So, I was a member of the Whitney Houston Official Fan Club. I had a t-shirt and everything.
So, I loved her a lot is what I’m getting at. I mean, it was OFFICIAL. I just wish I had gotten a chance to see her in concert.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for X!
So, I have watched all manner of television in my life. When I was a kid, I used to stay up insanely late watching Nick at Nite (old school: ask me about Dobie Gillis) and whatever else I ran across on television. One of these shows was V.I.P. starring Pamela Anderson.
I legit do not even know how me and my family found this show. I think it came on after Showtime at the Apollo. Maybe? I don’t know. All I do know is that it came on at some godawful hour in the middle of the night, and after watching it once, we totally kept tuning in.
Anyway, it is absolutely as ridiculous as you think and it was 100% amazing and fun.
I mean, I would totally watch that right now if it were on the air. Because FUN.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for W!
Even though I didn’t finish The Kane Chronicles, I really like Carter and Sadie, so it was nice to spend some time with them without all the extra that comes with their series. It’s always fun to see characters from different stories interacting with each other, and seeing the similarities of Percy to Sadie and Annabeth to Carter was extra fun. So yeah, I really liked this.
Me: I have been reading this book forever. I am going to finish it today because I am sick of saying I’m still reading it.
Mom: Sounds like you need to make a necessary ending on that book.
Me: Yes, exactly.
There is a lot of really useful and helpful information in this book, and I got a lot out of it. Most of it is stuff I had already learned, but I did learn some new strategies and think about some situations differently, both in the NE group I was in that made me decide to read the book and in the book itself. For example, I learned that I didn’t actually hate my job; I was just burnt out so needed to end some of the practices around it. I also had to make a personal necessary ending, which I probably wouldn’t have cast in those terms before. So, you know. Useful.
I think it took me so long because the writing is kind of dry and I kept reading it right before bed. Also, I lost the book for about a week, which didn’t help with the whole finishing it part. But it’s done now, and that’s all that matters.
If you’re trying to figure out how to end something you know you need to but don’t know how, this book may be helpful to you and I recommend it.
[wrap-up-posts week=”16″ year=”2016″ category=”Blogging A to Z” listtype=”ul”]
As of today, I’m reading:
I’m still making my way through Furiously Happy which is funny so far, and I can see why it strikes a chord with my daughter. I started Alex + Ada Vol. 2 today and should also be getting to Scrum later this week. Of course this is my insane grading week (end of term! finals!) so we’ll see how far I get with any of those.
My daughter was sitting next to me while I was searching for clips and we seriously fell down a rabbit hole of awesome, but I still couldn’t find the one I wanted of Raven and Chelsea as Coffee and Cream, two foxy mamas you just don’t want to mess with. So that sucks.
However, I found these two instead. I couldn’t figure out which one to post, but I figured I’d do both. One shows the awesome of the Eddie, Chelsea, and Raven trio. And the other one is just funny.
I mean, we watched both clips more than once and laughed every single time. I’m still pissed that there was no movie.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in Monday to see what I picked for U!
So You Think You Can Dance is my favorite show. Full stop. Even in my least favorite seasons, I find something worthwhile. Plus, I don’t think I’ve ever hated one of the winners. I mean, sure, I had my own ideas of who should have won. But unlike with most competition shows, I don’t think I have once been angry about the winner.
Here is one of my favorite group routines, choreographed by none other than Mary Murphy.
And here is one of my favorite solos.
I love him so much.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for T!
I had a different topic planned for today, but the death of Prince has me reeling. So here are my top five Prince songs that I can think of right now. And by that I mean, I love many of Prince’s songs (his catalog is extensive), but these are the five on my mind today.
1.You Got the Look (w/Sheena Easton)
I love this song. I heard someone listening to it while I was driving home a little while ago and immediately found the radio station so I could listen as well. So good.
2. Diamonds and Pearls
I already posted a link to this on Facebook, but I really do have great memories attached to this song. When I was in dance, we had a routine to it. So whenever I hear the opening chords, I immediately flash back.
This guy I was friends with loved this song. I mean, LOVED. I had never really paid it much attention until he said he wanted it played at his wedding.
“You don’t have to be beautiful / to be my girl” and “You don’t have to be experienced / to turn me out” are lyrics to live by. I am not kidding.
5. Gett Off
This song came out when I was in 7th grade. I loved it. There is probably not a more inappropriate song for a 7th grader to love. And yet.
So that’s my right now list, which doesn’t even include the songs he wrote for other people like “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Sinead O’Connor), “How Come You Don’t Call Me” (Alicia Keys), “Round and Round” (Tevin Campbell) or “Glamorous Life” (Sheila E.). Or “Purple Rain,” which I have many feelings about. So you know. Prince. He was pretty great.
For the A to Z challenge, I’m blogging about fannish pursuits (aka things I’m a fan of or have strong feelings about). Tune in tomorrow to see what I picked for S.