Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

The Breakfast Club

 

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”

“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

“Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.”

Tonight is the night!! And it’s a night I never thought would come. I was born a little too late to catch it the first time around.. being it was rated R and I was only 6 at the time. I was probably more interested in Barbie’s at that age anyway. My love for this movie has spanned decades.. I know every line. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club, select theaters are reshowing the movie. I’m getting my chance! If my son wasn’t only 7, he would be going with me just so he could experience it. I did consider it…. 😉  I can’t imagine anyone ‘not’ liking this movie. John Hughes was a genius and his movies were all masterpieces as far as I’m concerned. Of course, I have my favorites and in my opinion some where better than others.. but overall, these coming of age stories are just as relevant and relatable today as they were when they were made. Who knew that a story about 5 kids stuck in Saturday detention could be this awesome? 

Breakfast GIF

 

Breakfast GIF 2

Breakfast 3

 

Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…

…and an athlete

…and a basket case

…a princess

…and a criminal

Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Erin Condren Life Planner vs. The KIT Planner

Here it is.. I finally recorded my first official YouTube video, so please don’t be too harsh since I’m a newbie at this. (I’ll get better, I promise 😉 )

I tried a different planner for a couple of weeks.. yep, I only made it a couple of weeks… maybe not even that long before going back to my Erin Condren Life Planner aka ELCP. I’ll never stray again.. watch the video and you’ll see why. I’ll be doing a more in depth review of the ELCP at a later date… once I recover from the anxiety of doing this one. 😉

If you are interested in an Erin Condren Life Planner, you can save $10 off your first order by using this link and signing up for an account. CODE FOR $10 OFF After that, you’ll be sent a link with the coupon code. The code is only good for 30 days, I believe.. so don’t create your account until you are ready to order. If you don’t see the email, be sure to check your junk folder.

If you would like to purchase a KIT Planner,  visit their ETSY STORE

Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones

rolling stones

Is there a song that you’ve heard a bazillion times.. even sang along, but never really listened to the lyrics.. or you listened, but you never really listened to them? Well, this happened to me with Under My Thumb, by The Rolling Stones. 

Let me start by saying that I LOVE.. LOVE.. LOVE The Rolling Stones. I still even love the song. I don’t think there is a Stones song that I don’t like. It’s just funny, because I found myself driving down the road, song turned up.. singing along and then all of the sudden I was like, “What the hell?” Maybe I’m the only one who, by 2015, hasn’t realized how sexist the lyrics are. Granted, it was a different time but it still shocked me, and then made me literally LOL.  

Like I said, I have heard this song all my life, own the CD.. sing along every time I hear it… and still will. In case you haven’t really listened to the words or like many, only belt out the chorus, then take a look at what I’m talking about.

“Under My Thumb”

Under my thumb
The girl who once had me down
Under my thumb
The girl who once pushed me around
It’s down to me
The difference in the clothes she wears
Down to me, the change has come,
She’s under my thumb
Ain’t it the truth babe?
Under my thumb
The squirmin’ dog who’s just had her day
Under my thumb
A girl who has just changed her ways
It’s down to me, yes it is
The way she does just what she’s told
Down to me, the change has come
She’s under my thumb
Ah, ah, say it’s alright
Under my thumb
A siamese cat of a girl
Under my thumb
She’s the sweetest, hmmm, pet in the world
It’s down to me
The way she talks when she’s spoken to
Down to me, the change has come,
She’s under my thumb
Ah, take it easy babe
Yeah
It’s down to me, oh yeah
The way she talks when she’s spoken to
Down to me, the change has come,
She’s under my thumb
Yeah, it feels alright
Under my thumb
Her eyes are just kept to herself
Under my thumb, well I
I can still look at someone else
It’s down to me, oh that’s what I said
The way she talks when she’s spoken to
Down to me, the change has come,
She’s under my thumb
Say, it’s alright.
Say it’s all…
Say it’s all…
Take it easy babe
Take it easy babe
Feels alright
Take it, take it easy babe.

I particularly like the, “The way she talks when she’s spoken to..” and “The way she does just what she’s told.” and “Her eyes are kept just to herself.. I can still look at someone else.”  

So now, you can click on the video below and sing along (like me) and realize it’s just a song. A great one.  😉 

WBW – The fashion…

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Oh, the fashion.. it was awful.. nothing like looking through old photos and cringing. There’s no denying it was fun though. Aqua Net, anyone? 

Umbro

Umbro shorts.. ok, so this was technically in the 90s, but it was early enough in the 90s that they still had some of that 80s flair. Yep, I had a pair.

jams

Seriously? What were we thinking. These pants were everywhere. The brighter the better. 

leotard

One word… LEOTARD.. Long before Ms. Fonda was scrutinized and all but drawn and quartered for treason across Facebook timelines, she was the workout queen. I remember my mother doing her Jane Fonda workouts. Leg warmers and leotards went together like mousse and bad perms.

LA Gear

I loved my LA Gear high tops. I wore them constantly.. I think I may have even worn them long after they started getting too small because I was afraid I might not get another pair. 

Fold-Over-Jeans-

I had forgotten all about fold over jeans! I had these too, but the flaps were striped or something.. I don’t really remember. Pleats were never flattering… adding flaps above the pleats was even less so. 

Rolled-Up-Jeans

Of course, no 80s ensemble was complete without the rolled up jeans. 

WBW – What was on television…

Before the modern convenience of DVRs and even VCRs.. people had to carefully plan their television viewing.  I’m sure my parents turned down social invitations on Dallas night. Psh, you didn’t miss Dallas. It just wasn’t going to happen. You had to make it a point to be in front of the television when your favorite show came on.. and the commercials.. you just had to suffer through them, no fast forward. 

These were some of the favorites around our house when I was a kid…

You can click each video to see the intro for the show. Memories….

Oh, and the commercials.. 

WBW – Way Back Wednesday – I had all of these

So here we go with another WBW.. 

 

FLICKER aka ‘THE BEST RAZOR EVER’

razor

This was my very first razor. These were awesome.. you got 5 razors in 1. When one got dull, you just gripped the center wheel and turned it to a new one. I can’t believe they stopped making these!

 

ZINKA

zinka

Who knew avoiding a sunburn could be so much fun? All you needed was a tube of Zinka… the brighter the better. Nothing like smearing turquoise and hot pink goo on your face before a day at the pool… and we thought we looked cool. 

 

TRAPPER KEEPERS

trapper keeper

I loved my Trapper Keeper. I truly believe this is where my love of stationary and office supplies started. I am addicted to notebooks, pens, post-its, planners, markers, washi tape, etc. Shopping for school supplies was the highlight of the year. That was the only silver lining to the otherwise dark cloud of ‘back to school’ looming overhead as summer came to an end.

Crafting ADD… The struggle is real.

CADD

Just as the title states… I suffer from Crafting ADD… or CADD I guess you could say. I’m sure I’m not the only one who suffers with this ailment. I’ve never really had a crafting ‘niche’ per say.

I went through a jewelry making phase, so of course I bought TONS of jewelry making supplies. I still enjoy making jewelry, but I made so much of it that I kind of got burned out on it. 

Then came knitting.. I was a scarf knitting fool for a couple of months. I bought knitting needles.. yarn out the wazoo.. etc. I knitted until my fingers got charley horses. 

*Funny story… the whole reason I tried knitting was because I was marathon watching Dawson’s Creek on Netflix and noticed Jen knitting a scarf. It was winter and I thought, “Hey, I could use a scarf.”  

ADD alert.. “Squirrel!”

I knitted and knitted. My son got a scarf, I got a scarf.. I almost got a second scarf, but I think I got a 3rd of the way through and well… lets just say I think the needles are still stuck in the ball of yarn with my unfinished scarf. CADD had struck again…

I made a wreath (pictured above) and I wasn’t happy with it. It needs something I’m just not sure what… I think the ‘C’ is too small… so the wreath is no longer on the door until I can figure out how to tweak it into something acceptable. (Oh, and our door is now turquoise… I have a bit of a turquoise fetish… so now the ribbon on the wreath may need to be a different color… hence my dilemma.) 

A couple of years ago I decided to try cookie and cupcake decorating.. I did have a Kitchenaid mixer and all.. it was time to put that baby to good use. I went out that night and bought the Wilton decorating tips.. not the little set, but the big $40 one. Of course, if you are going to do it.. you can’t just dip your toe in the water.. you gotta jump in with both feet, right? Plus, I had a coupon so it was perfectly justifiable. 😉

Now, I’m back to knitting. All crafting comes full circle at some point. I go from one thing to the other.. I’m a bit of a crafting gypsy that way. Any who, everyone is getting scarves. I may even attempt a slouchy beanie or two…  since I’m tired of shelling out $20 a pop on Etsy to supply my nephew and son’s slouchy beanie needs. I figure March, going into springtime is the perfect time to knit scarves and beanies. *snort* Don’t judge me. Maybe I’ll complete them all in time for winter. 😉 Of course, none of the yarn I have will do. I have to get new yarn because my tastes have changed. Tastes are funny that way.. they do that a lot… or mine do anyway. But that’s a whole other blog post.. 

I think most… if not all creative people experience CADD from time to time.. but my husband might argue that I go through it a little more than most.

What is a CADD person’s dreamland? Pinterest… and of course Hobby Lobby! Aaaand, I used to have to drive a good 40 miles to get to the closest Hobby Lobby, so I didn’t really go as often as I would like. But… one just opened less than 5 miles from my house.  So, here’s to all my fellow CADD peeps. CADD-ers UNITE! Craft on!

I wonder if Hobby Lobby offer a rewards credit card? Hehe 😉