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Don’t Make Me Pull This Band Wagon Over!

“The Band Wagon” is a 1953 musical starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nannette Fabray, Oscar Levant, and Jack Buchanan. Even though it wasn’t as popular, critics say it is on par with “Singing In The Rain.” The song “That’s Entertainment” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the movie. Here are Fred, Nanette, Jack and Oscar performing the song.

Being a Mommy is the most entertaining thing I’ve ever done. I read an article the other day that said lots of people nowadays are not jumping on the parenthood bandwagon. They like having free time, relatively stress free lives, clean homes, and disposable income (whatever). I gotta tell you though, for the entertainment value, you really can’t beat a kid (no matter how much you want to sometimes *rimshot*). I’ve seen and occasionally even met some really great comedians in my time, but I gotta tell you, my daughter’s the funniest person I know.*

*The opinions expressed in this blog are wholly unbiased and they exactly reflect the opinions of management.

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Melt Pounds Away With Doris Day

“Let’s Take A Walk Around The Block” comes from the 1934 Broadway musical “Life Begins at 8:40.” It was written by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Yarburg, and Ira Gershwin. I couldn’t find any info on when Doris Day recorded it.

The only exercise I consistently, willingly and eagerly do is walking. Though at the pace I go it’s probably better for my soul than it is for my body. I walk the path behind the office where I work every week day. It helps the day go much more smoothly if I take my mind out of the cubicle and give it some space and time to wander.

The first thing I want to do when I’ve had a stressful day is take a long brisk walk. Well, okay the first thing I want to do is consume half a wheelbarrow full of carbs. But the second thing I want to do is walk! I had an epically rotten day not too long ago as a matter of fact. Luckily my commute leads me past a forest preserve where the Fall colors were just starting to reach their full glory. I turned off and took a nice long vigorous walk that reminded me that even on the rough days the world is still a beautiful place. It didn’t stop me from making the convenience store pit stop of shame (Little Debbie you vixen!) But at least I could pass it off as post workout carbo loading. (That’s a thing right?)

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