Selena Knew How to Keep Cool

After watching the movie Selena when I was younger I thought it would be absolutely okay to walk around in pants and a bra. It just made sense to me. I still had closed on as my boobs had a top on them and I was cooler suddenly. My mother and I got into many arguments as to why it was not appropriate to walk around like that around my father to which I explained it was like walking around in a bikini top. She of course countered with that I didn’t wear bikinis to swim. I still thought this was crap at the time and still do in a way.

These feelings came to the surface the other night as I realized that our air unit needs serviced once more and the first night without it was about eighty degrees in the house. It is literally cooler outside than in my house right now and why while at work I do not mind it feeling like an icebox. I also do not mind it feeling like an icebox in my car because it was cooler outside than in my house until last night. Last night our air finally got fixed and we were not trying to suffer through the heat just to watch General Hospital.

My point is the other night I mentioned going back to my Selena look and my dad just shook his head and the following conversation took place:

Dad: You do that, but when you see your mom again it is going to be a fight.

Uncle George: Why?

Me: Because she used to wear a bustier while she sang so she would be less hot.

Dad: How do you know that’s why she did that?

Me: Because it’s frowned upon if women go shirtless and a woman must remain cool somehow.

Dad: ……………..

Uncle George: Laughs

Dad: The air will be fixed in no time you’ll see.

I just want to point out he said this two days ago and it was still Satan’s den when I walked into it last night and not heavenly after I walked into it again because I could not deal with the hotness. Yes, I am a proud spoiled diva when it comes to air conditioning. Back to the conversation though.

Me: Well you know what I say to that until then?

Dad: What?


You should also know that I proceeded to dance off during the end of my walk that day with the exact amount of flair I felt Selena would have wanted me to embrace. I may have to watch that movie again sometime soon or at least listen to her music today while I’m working. It’s never a bad thing to familiarize myself with her music again, but apparently it’s still frowned upon for women to wear a bustier everywhere. We can wear bikinis though, which makes no sense to me. Whatever. I’m never going to figure it out but I am beginning to think my teenage cousin gets it though she has determined that since men can take off their shirts women should be able to as well.


What is your favorite musical?

Considering that the challenge I chose to do was was a thirty day challenge, I felt the need to challenge myself in this thirty-one day month.  Some would probably say that was when I played catch up last weekend, but nope.  I was determined to come up with a subject to write about for day thirty-one.  After looking over what I have already written about, I debated on writing about my favorite hero.  After all, I shared my favorite villain so that makes sense.  However, I soon realized that I have yet in my thirty day challenge to talk about any musical outside of my guilty pleasure film.  How is this even possible?  How can there be a movie challenge that does not ask me about my favorite musical?!  I know some of you are probably shocked, considering how much I love horror, to learn that I love musicals just as much.  The truth is though Singin’ in the Rain is the film that truly made me love movies.  I fell in love in that classroom trailer watching this one in music class on the smallest television ever.  If I were not enamored by cinema prior, Singin’ in the Rain solidified my love for movies. Continue reading “What is your favorite musical?”

What movie has the best soundtrack?

There are plenty of movie soundtracks I have fallen in love with over the years.  I even have some soundtracks that friends have bought me because they have assumed that I liked the film so therefore would enjoy the soundtrack. They of course have not been entirely wrong in their thought process.  I even own a couple of television soundtracks.  The truth is depending on the movie, a soundtrack or a musical score can make or break the tone.  Could you imagine Jaws without it’s iconic score?  Or Halloween without Carpenter’s masterpiece?  What about Dirty Dancing without “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” or Pretty Woman without hearing “Pretty Woman?” Me either.  And the truth is part of what I loved about the original Footloose was the music.  I think that is why they knew they had to use some of the same music in the updated version, despite the fact they made the soundtrack country at it’s core.  Regardless, the original Footloose‘s soundtrack stands the test of time.  Or at least it does for me, which is why it is the movie I have chosen that has the best soundtrack. Continue reading “What movie has the best soundtrack?”

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