Do not read this post if you are easily offended, by say, swearing, or by honesty for that matter. You have been warned. And so, today is the Big Day. And it’s gonna be a good one! Marches here, there and everywhere! Yesterday, Inauguration Day, could have been dismal, but there were a few highlights to it for me. The first being that I did not watch television. And did not see the Inauguration.
The second was that in addition to getting my blog post Setting the Clock Back 300 Years done, I compiled a Women, March! playlist on Spotify. That was super fun listening to all of those upbeat, empowering songs. Trying to complete several projects on time, I barely made it to the grocery store. So, to speed up the trip to be more efficient, I test ran my playlist in the store, plugged into my ear buds. As you can probably imagine, it’s hard to walk down the aisles in a straight line listening to this stuff.
The very memorable part of my Inauguration Day Grocery Store Experience occurred when Lily Allen with her very sweet sounding voice, sang F You (spell it out) as I slid my grocery cart in what felt like slow motion on the shimmering white floor tiles. Beaming and bobbing my head from shoulder to shoulder as the catchy song played, behold, it was a scene from the movie Bad Moms. Or, maybe a mop commercial . . .
By the way, did you read the research that found that people who swear tend to be more honest? Doesn’t that just make you want to listen to the song? You really should. Go ahead, be a bad mom (aunt, nana, brother). You know you want to . . . and you will be more honest if you sing along . . . just the usual conundrum . . . 🙂
Believe it or not, there were several other highlights to Inauguration Day. One was playing Sheryl Crow singing the song Woman In the White House to a car full of little girls on the way to a school movie night. Yes, girls, you, too can be president. And will be. This on the heels of picking up my older daughter from a peace gathering hosted by one of our neighbors. There is some pretty cool stuff happening around here! Thus the source of the featured image . . .
A final highlight was being at the movie night, packed with families, regardless of the outcome of the election. We were all there having fun and making the night memorable for everyone . . .
The Women, March! playlist is composed of about forty upbeat and sobering songs. Of course, Grace Potter starts us off with Instigators, and Queen Latifah follows with the song Ladies First. It just goes downhill from there, thanks to Janet Jackson’s song Nasty and others. These artists just tell it like it is (honest). One of the reasons we all love music . . . 🙂
I hope you find the playlist inspiring. I think you will. (For you, not the kiddos).
To all of my friends getting out to march today, you are brave and you are amazing! March on!