So, Jeff and I are attending a party tonight at the Amos house (sorry if you were not invited). It is their 8th Annual 12th Night Party. There have been occasions when this was our little group’s annual gift exchange; however, as the group has expanded and grown it has become a fun night to get together and be social.
This year, the Amoses threw down a challenge as the “cover” for the party. We are each to bring a personally designed mixed CD to exchange. We’ll contribute ours as we enter and draw at random as we leave. At first, I was not looking forward to this challenge. I even asked if I could contribute the mixed CD that Jeff and I gave out as wedding favors nearly two years ago (about half the party already own these). We were encouraged to have a theme (if we so desired) and I figured that my wedding would be theme enough.
Well, I decided yesterday to tackle the project and make a personal CD from me to whomever. I now hope that my whomever is female because I’m unsure how many males will appreciate my 11 selections.
I decided to share with you what I chose to add and why:
GIRL POWER (Songs that make me feel like a girl)
1. Lady Marmalade – Christina, Pink, Lil Kim & Mya
Because somewhere within, we’re all a little bit “soul sister”
2. Get the Party Started – Pink
Even a shy girl becomes a sexy mama dancing to this behind a closed door where no one can see her shaking her thing.
3. Bitch – Meredith Brooks
Don’t we all harbor a small inner-bitch? This is great for the gear up for some booty kicking! I’m sorry, what did you call me?
p.s. Warren gave me this single when it came out…what is that about? Do you think he was trying to tell me something?
4. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
Sure, you dumped me, but how good does it feel that I’m the one better off?
5. I Want You to Want Me – Letters to Cleo (10 Things I Hate About You)
I do love you, but it’s not like I’m gonna tell YOU that!
6. Bring On The Day – Charlotte Martin (Sweet Home Alabama)
A great way to start a day when I’m on the way to take over the world! I am seriously ready to go after hearing this!
7. Fidelity – Regina Spektor
My sis-in-law, Rachel, turned me on to this. I just like it!
8. Mine All Mine – SheDaisy (Sweet Home Alabama)
Sure we make mistakes…but they make us stronger!
9. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police
Because we all need to know we’re “magic”.
10. If I Didn’t Know Any Better – Alison Krauss & Union Station
My friend, Danny (who is the guitarist at church), gave me a tape with a few Alison Krauss songs on it. One was Living Prayer which he wanted me to sing with him playing (we did that for Easter 07). Another was this song. It was odd coming from him, but I think he liked the tones of the song. I couldn’t help but notice that it was a song about that guy who is bad news – the one we’re not supposed to fall for or maybe an old flame – that we find ourselves totally drawn to. I actually feel something when I listen to this song.
11. She – Elvis Costello (Notting Hill)
Granted, this song plays as we watch beautiful Julia Roberts do the red carpet thing, but don’t we all want someone to feel this way about us? I just like to imagine that this is the song Jeff hears when he looks at me (though I think sometimes he can’t help to hear 3). It is just nice to imagine this song was written for every woman and not one in particular.
Now I feel the need to tell you that Jeff got really excited at the idea of creating and sharing a mixed CD. His is NINETEEN songs long and called, “Bands from the 80’s and Their Offspring”.
It is a great CD and I have been listening to it while writing this blog.
Good times…I’ll let you know what CD I end up with!