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Friday Five: I’ve Got to Give Thanks

30 Mar

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This week has been a study in highs and lows for me. I feel like I’m playing that game with my high schoolers where we go around the circle and say the best and worst things that’s happened to us this week. But instead of doing that, I’m going to focus on the highs. Here are the five things I’m grateful for this week:

My mom had her birthday, and we totally surprised her with Neil Diamond tickets!
Trust me, if you knew my mom, you’d know this is a big deal. She still talks about the one time she saw him in concert when she was pregnant with me, and The Jazz Singer was regularly on in our home growing up.

Our anniversary vacation is booked. We’re going to Mexico, baby!
We’ve never been, so if you have any suggestions on things to do in Puerto Vallarta, send them my way.

Girlfriends to go swirlin’ at Aqui’s with.

Having similarly obsessed girlfriends and their husbands to watch Hunger Games with.
We had a pre-party. With HG-theamed snacks. Because we’re cool like that.

Our newest dog is good at entertaining himself.
He makes up games for himself that keep him occupied for hours and make me laugh out loud. It’s great.

What are you grateful for this week?

Saturday Soundtrack: Brought to You By The Hunger Games

24 Mar

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Oh, I had to.

We saw it last night with a group of friends after enjoying Hunger Games-themed appetizers and beverages. Because we are fangeek dorks.

Abraham’s Daughter  played over the closing credits, and is probably the best known song on the soundtrack aside from Taylor Swift’s collaboration with The Civil Wars. It’s definitely one of Arcade Fire‘s most haunting and spooky releases to date, with a driving beat and an other-worldly, almost childish vocal track. I listened to the soundtrack before seeing the movie, and thought the songs chosen fit the mood set by the Hunger Games books perfectly. Having seen the movie, even though I love the soundtrack, it definitely took a backseat to the overall brilliance of the score and sound engineering in the film (beautiful uses of silence and white noise). I’m not going to hype it up too much more except to say listen to the song and go see the movie because, as any fan of the book knows, the greatness of both speaks for themselves.

Abraham’s Daughter by Arcade Fire on The Hunger Games (Songs From District 12 and Beyond), 2012

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