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Visiting the 1950s

Published October 17, 2017 by lynn k scott

Last night, for music and history, we used our smart TV and did a time-warp to the 1950s.  Since we have the technology, why not use it right?  In addition to the music, we discussed the clothing of the era and segregation.  She hadn’t heard the term before.  Once I explained what it was, she responds with, “That’s racism!”  She also picked up on the fact, that if her father and I had met in the 1950s, we probably wouldn’t have been together; being I am white and he is Filipino.  We have done our best to teach our daughter color doesn’t define a person; their actions do.

First up, Elvis Presley.  We discussed “Elvis the Pelvis”, the Ed Sullivan Show and how he was only filmed from the waist up.  We watched a clip from “Jailhouse Rock“.  My daughter giggled.  She’s been exposed to Elvis before because he is the King of Rock ‘n Roll and I’m a huge fan.  We can also thank reruns of “Full House” and “Uncle Jesse” for her Elvis knowledge.

From Elvis, we headed over to watch Bill Haley and the Comments.  When it was time to “Rock Around The Clock“, the lil miss jumped up off the couch and shouted, “dance with me!”  She was having a blast.  That last until my dog decided my daughter was getting far too much attention he was going to cut in on our fun.

From there we discussed a variety of musical artists and jumped over to watch Ritchie Valens in action.  We discussed his, Buddy Holly’s and the Big Bopper’s untimely deaths.  While I showed her pictures of the real Ritchie, we watched the clip of Lou Diamond Phillips portraying Ritchie and singing La Bamba.   We discussed how his name was changed to a more “mainstream” name for the times.

Our last music clips were courtesy of the Everly Brothers.  “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Cathy’s Clown” were the two selections we watched.  Of the clips my daughter watched, surprisingly, “All I Have To Do Is Dream” was her favorite.

I know “Cathy’s Clown” was from 1960, but it was my sister’s Kathi’s favorite song when she was young (because it had her name in it) and it’s a great segway to our next trip through the ages…

Get ready for the British invasion, the beginning of “boy bands” (thanks to the Beatles), add a little peace, love and hippies and we’re all set to discuss the 1960s.

 

 

 

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Meet and Greet: 7/16/16

Published July 17, 2016 by lynn k scott

Stop by and visit the meet and greet. Share your link and click on a few new blogs while you’re there! Happy reading everyone.

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Meet and Greet Weekend @ DBDO: 2/12/16

Published February 12, 2016 by lynn k scott

In the blogging world, a “meet and greet” is the new version of “go on outside and play with your friends”.

Take a moment to meet some new people, read some new blogs and if you’re daring enough, leave a comment or two (or three)!

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!  There are a few simple rules that will help make this MnG the most incredible networking experience:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Video Game Revenge

Published December 2, 2015 by lynn k scott

My daughter is slightly oppressed, just ask her, she’ll tell you.  I am a mean mom because I don’t think a soon-to-be 10-year old needs her own phone.  She is never somewhere that an adult can’t contact me, if she’s not with me.

That being said, I do allow some phone borrowing to occur.  I download some games for her to play and she is allowed to borrow my phone to play them, providing chores, homework, etc. has been completed (another version of mean mom).

Every so often, these games will send me a notification.  I get a kick out of them.  Later, I will update my daughter on the “news” of her game status.

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Pirate Kings is her latest game to pass the time.  I admit, I don’t know much about it, other than what my daughter tells me.  The gist of it is, you spin a wheel, get coins, buy an pirate stuff for your island; boat, castle, mermaid….Everything a good pirate would need.  The game also allows you to attack other pirate islands.  They aren’t angels after all.  Some pillaging is a pirate’s prerogative.  ARRRRRR

This morning, the “alert” came though that part of her island was destroyed.  While I was pumping gas, the lil miss dealt with her loss; someone had attacked her.  This game is devious.  It’s bad enough to lose your stuff in an attack, this game will tell you who attacked you.  After all, exacting revenge is expected.

I return to the car, where she informs me the person who attacked her no longer has a castle.  She destroyed it.  “They think they can attack me and I won’t attack back?  If I don’t have a castle, then they don’t have one anymore either.”  The was so serious, it was laughable.

I have to say, this is more amusing than the Subway Surfer updates I used to get.  With those, she would just tell me what city or country she was skating in.

I like the pirates…they are good for moms too…yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, right?

It’s time to move on…

Published August 27, 2015 by lynn k scott

….to chocolate that is!  The afternoon at work is dragging and the coffee stopped working hours ago.

I know, just through the door and down the hall, awaits that wretched machine….the vending machine. It eagerly awaits my change or credit card (fancy, fancy now) to buy its over-priced goodies. Sadly, the machine has one of my favorite “go-to” candies of all time, encased behind its glass.  The one, the only, “nem-a-nemes” (as I used to call them).  The rest of the world just calls them M&Ms.

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Those beautifully colored, bits of chocolate, adorned by the “m”.  Some colors have changed over the years, flavors have been added, some are even seasonal, but there will always be the one and only, original M&M.  It gets me through the day.  Brings chocolate cheer in a small brown bag with white lettering.

ALL HAIL THE M&M!!!

(Ok, that’s the chocolate talking.  lol)

Dance with me Cupid

Published May 21, 2015 by lynn k scott

One of the best things about homeschooling, is the ability to be flexible.  Yesterday we chose dancing for our physical education. My daughter’s latest dancing habit is to move like she’s having a “fit”.  I can’t help but shake my head is utter disbelief when she does this.

I couldn’t help but think some structure would do her good and actually provide a nice workout for both of us.  I Googled an instructional video for the Cupid Shuffle.  It’s quite possible you’ve seen this dance at weddings, Quinceaneras, Debuts, etc., even if you don’t recognize the name.

Youtube is great for instructional videos.  We found a video that showed us how to do the dance.  I’ll let you choose the actual instructional video of your preference.  The video I linked will show you the actual dance with the music, performed by Cupid.

The Cupid Shuffle is a really simple line dance, using a hip-hop beat.  It allows for a little personalization when moving right to left and when walking it out.

My daughter and I pushed the sofa back, sent my older pup to spend time with dad (he won’t let me dance) and we started dancing.  It was a great bonding time, a good workout and fun!  I highly recommend doing something like this.  We are definitely set for our next wedding.  Look out line dancers; here we come!

Getting Married – Casablanca Style

Published March 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

A less-known tidbit about me is that I am a certified wedding planner.  I really would like to pursue this as a full-time career one day.  Right now, I offer some planning solutions and have planned and executed a few weddings for friends.

Part of my certification was to plan a themed wedding.  We were given some parameters and the following was the outcome of the assignment.  One day I hope to make this particular themed-wedding a reality.

Wedding Theme:  Casablanca

  • Wedding can take place outside; reception inside
  • Facility has a fireplace, stage with a piano, tables/chairs for reception on-site, dance floor, full kitchen and raised area for buffet.
  • Groom’s Attire:   white jacket tuxedo with black pants
  • Bride’s Attire:  vintage-style wedding dress
  • Music:  Piano player and singer
  • It’s not the typical wedding. In addition to the couple dressing up, the guests also will have the option to dress in zoot suites, pinstripes, feather boas or similar 1940s attire.
  • The outside has an arch that can be decorated and rental chairs placed outside for the ceremony.
  • This venue has a stage, setting up a screen and playing the movie Casablanca during the cocktail hour would be relatively simple.  Perhaps serving popcorn and/or nuts during the cocktail hour would be a nice accompaniment to the movie.
  • Martinis could be the signature drink for the evening. Beer and wine would be served for those who aren’t martini fans.
  • Waitstaff could be dressed in tuxedos and wear fez hats to bring in the Moroccan feel as that’s where Casablanca is located.
  • Everyone knows Humphrey Bogart smoked cigars in the movie, so there needs to be a smoking option, which this venue allows.  Maybe purchase a box or two of cigars to be placed on the bar.
  • Favors could be candy cigarettes.

That’s a quick snapshot of my Casablanca-themed wedding (created in February 2010).  This presentation earned me an “A” for the assignment.  The venue I chose is a local venue that could accommodate this theme.

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