- 1. 90′s kid’s gospel tapes
I grew up on these things. They not only gave me a love for cheesy music and dancing, but also ingrained some pretty good morals in me as a child. Yeah, so I didn’t always follow the morals, but they were taught to me through these colorful tapes, nonetheless.
A few of my favorite gospel kid’s praise tapes:
The Donut Man
Life without Jesus is like a dooonut! Like a dooonut! Like a dooonut! ‘Cause there’s a hole in the middle of your heart!
Mother Goose Gospel
I have not just all the songs on these tapes memorized, but all the dialogue too. When my little siblings watch them they get irritated because I say what the kids are going to say before they say it.
So that curly haired pushy girl is the Mother Goose Gospel version of Hermione Granger. She was my hero. I always wanted to be just like her. (Bossy. ) Hehehe. I wonder what all those kids are up to now…
Skip to about 2:00 if you want to see… Oh my goodness! I remember Rodney! HAHAHA! Wow. This is too wonderful. I’ll be watching these clips for a while… Man, I gotta buy all of these!!!
Kid’s Sing Praise
Okay, if you watch nothing else here, you HAVE TO go to 1:18 of this clip and watch through to the end of the next song. It’s the most quoted praise clip and song EVER in our house.
When I was a kid, it was my dream to feature in one of these. Never quite worked out, but y’know… I had them dreams.
- 2. The best managers in the world
Managers who give motivational notes on the bakery scores that say “You’re last! Yes!!”, bang on office doors to frighten me out of my wits, have everyone calling me “Little One,” play country music in the BOH, tell me they can see my bakery display job from their house so bewaaare, share their lincoln rolls with me… the list goes on. I never want to not work for these managers. They need to not leave.
- 3. Order “dates.”
When a customer’s order is a significant date. 18.70 and 14.92 are the most prominent ones that make me excited. Can you tell whyyy?
- 4. Cover songs
I’m all for tradition, but there are some songs that are just better when a new artist comes along and does it.
Just a Dream – Original artist; Nelly – Redone; Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie
I don’t even like the original, but this version I can’t stop listening to!!
Forget You – Original artist; C Lo Green – Redo; Gwyneth Paltrow and Glee Cast
The original isn’t even clean, it’s called something else entirely, and it’s sung from the guy’s point of view, so I like how Glee took the edited version and made it more relatable to… well, me. And it’s weird that my favorite Emma is singing this, but again, I can’t stop listening.
Let’s go get some tacos!!
- 5. Weekends
I love going away from people and places so I can come back and feel like they’re new.
- 6. The right kind of attention
When a friendly Sam’s Club store associate strikes up a conversation in order to make you linger in the food court as opposed to a poorly articulated smoker getting really close to your face to say they’re upset with the menu you had to offer.
- 7. British accents.
I watched 5 movies yesterday. 5 whole movies!! All of which I had never seen before except A Knight’s Tale, which seemed new because of the person I watched it with. But I saw The Holiday for the first time! Jude Law as Graham talking about how he’s a “weeper” and explaining how he studied “literature” in the loveliest accent… *sigh* And little children with British accents… oh my. So adorable! The plan is now to marry a British man and never speak around our children until HIS accent is firmly established with them.
- 8. Minis
My best friend and her family have a new car! Meet Mini!
Isn’t she the cutest little roundish car? Seeing it reminds me of Europe all over again; how the streets were all strewn with Minis. I’m so excited that they have one now!! I WANT ONE!!!
- 9. Awards!!
Mara has awarded me out of the sweetness of her heart.
- 10. Lemonade
I ran out a little while ago to get dinner. After four BBQ chicken wings and a plat of broccoli, I needed a drink. What should I find on the shelf, but a pre-iced glass full of delicious lemonade! So whoever left your lemonade on the shelf and hasn’t come to yell at me yet… thank you. Hehehe.