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HOME | Lyrics Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Not the way that I do love you

Well holy moly me oh my
You’re the apple of my eye
Girl I’ve never loved one like you

Man o man you’re my best friend
I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothing that I need

Hot and heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy Jesus Christ
Ain’t nothing please me more than you

Alabama, Arkansas

[Chorus:]
Home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you
Home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you

La la la la
Take me home
Mama I’m coming home

I follow you into the park,
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl I’ve never loved one like you

Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you (that’s true)

Laugh until we think we’ll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you

And in the streets you run afree,
Like it’s only you and me,
Geeze, you’re something to see.

[Chorus]

La la la la
Take me home
Mama I’m coming home

‒ Jade?
‒ Alexander?
‒ Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?
‒ I sure do ‒ you came jumping right out after me.
‒ Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, and you were bleeding all over the place, I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?
‒ Yes, I do.
‒ Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.
‒ What didn’t you tell me?
‒ Well, while you were sitting in the back seat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you till just now!

[Chorus]

Home, let me come home, home is wherever I’m with you
Our home, yes I’m home, home is when I’m alone with you

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alleyways and payphone calls

Home is when I’m alone with you!
Home is when I’m alone with you

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RIP Cory Monteith, Farewell Finn Hudson

You will be sorely missed x

We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home tonight

“We are Young” – FUN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bcYwfsb8rw)

Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson in Glee

Philosophy Posters – Today’s Big Thoughts to Mull Over

Found these on Pinterest and thought I’d share them. Some really interesting thoughts and ideas to keep your brain fresh when it’s bored and borne down by work, life’s little irritations and the dirty dishes in the sink that you should have probably cleaned last night. Enjoy 🙂

schopenhauer zizek arendt aritstotle nietchze

Best Dressed on the Red Carpet at Oscar Night

So the 85th Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday evening – and while I didn’t watch live that night, I managed to catch 4 of the big awards at the very end when I got up early for work! For those who are hopelessly out of the loop – the big winners:

  • Best Picture: “Argo.”
  • Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.”
  • Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”
  • Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.”
  • Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.”

And of course I have to mention Best Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”, most of which was filmed in South Africa.

But that’s enough of the awards. We all want to know who looked good! My favourites included Jennifer Lawrence (who tripped over her huge dress going up to collect her award) and Jessica Chastain – 100% elegant and beautiful. Here we go!

Jennifer Lawrence - Best Actress Winner

This year’s Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook was the belle of the ball in a white-and-pale pink strapless Dior Haute Couture gown with fitted bustier and poufy hemline, sophisticated pulled-back hair, diamond-ball earrings and a delicate long necklace that hung down in the back.

Naomi Watts - Best Actress Nominee

This year’s Best Actress nominee Naomi Watts was shimmering in a gunmetal beaded Armani Prive gown with a geometric cutout on the bodice.

Charlize Theron

Snow White And The Huntsman actress Theron was sleek in an angular strapless dress with a fashion-right peplum and a buzz-cut hairdo.

Jessica Chastain - Best Actress Nominee

Zero Dark Thirty actress may have lost to Jennifer Lawrence for the Best Actress Oscar this year but her gown did not. She wore a glistening copper-tone strapless Armani Prive gown with mermaid hem.

Amy Adams

Amy flaunted her toned figure in a silver-gray Oscar de la Renta gown with a beaded bodice and a tulle-embellished skirt.

Amanda Seyfried

Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried looked pretty in Alexander McQueen gown with a keyhole opening.

Guiliana Rancic - E!News Presenter

Giuliana Rancic in Rafael Cennamo. The black gown is elegant, yet understated and all the couture-like detail adds curves.

Jennifer Aniston

Former Friends star kept up the tradition of Valentino’s special brand of Hollywood red, wearing a strapless princess gown.

Stacy Kiebler

George Clooney’s girlfriend was shining in a silver-and-black Naeem Khan gown which had a flapper vibe.

all images from Huffington Post and Indian Express.

A [GLEE]ful Obsession | Pop Culture

For some reason, I’m completely head over heals obsessed with all things GLEE! Love that show. Anything that combines singing with clever wit, great writing, excellent casting, classic high-school ideals and the rise of the down-trodden – we’ll I’m a goner. Guess that’s why I loved Grease all those years ago…

I know the The Good Girls Guide isn’t normally about Pop Culture stuff, but maybe there’s a nice little niche for posts like this! Ok, so to break it down for those who don’t know – check out the wikipedia post on GLEE, visit the main website for deets or (my personal favourite) – check out the Youtube Channel for all the awesome music 🙂

My Favourite Characters: Rachel, Quinn, Santana and Blaine

My Favourite Songs: We Are Young, Cough Syrup, ABC, Red Solo Cup, I Need to Dance With Somebody, Remember… and many more!

Glee!

Glee Seasons

Glee Loser

Rachel & Finn

Glee Team

Pop Culture Britannia – It’s the Diamond Jubilee!

So it was celebration galore this weekend in the UK and pretty much throughout the Commonwealth as Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 60 years on the throne. Many people feel that a royal family is no longer needed in today’s society, but you know what – I personally feel that a royal family (whether constitutional or merely ceremonial) tends to give hope to the nation.

I remember how caught up everyone was in the Royal Wedding last year when Kate (a regular girl) married Prince William – the romance, the glamour, the outfits! People LOVE the royals, and events like these are ways of making a nation or nations of people take time out from their humdrum schedules and dream a little...

Anyway I’ve put together a Britannia and Diamonds pinboard on Pinterest – you’re welcome to check it out and share with friends or on Facebook. So today’s post is really about the immense popularity of the Britannia image, the Union Jack, the red, white & blue. The Queen and her royal household have permeated into pop culture, society, pop art and more – this post is for all things British!

Celebrating the Diamond Jubileea

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee | source Easy Art

Jubilee Britannia

Jubilee Britannia | source Pinterest

Britannia Pop Culture

Britannia Pop Culture | source Wayne Tippets

Black and White Double Decker

Black and White Double Decker | source Steelway Photostream Flickr

Britannia Fashion Culture

Britannia Fashion Culture | source Next Direct

Gorgeous British Glam

Gorgeous British Glam | source sameoldstyleslightlynewtake

Refurbished Union Jack

Refurbished Union Jack | source hgtv.com

Jacks in the Street - Urban Britannia

Jacks in the Street – Urban Britannia | source Apartment Therapy

Think Happy Thoughts on This #BlackTuesday

While we wait for the vote to come in on whether or not the Secrecy Bill has been passed (and thus interferring in the purest form of Democracy), I encourage us to think of the good in this day, even in the small things.

Go get a really good cup of coffee and let the aroma take you in…marvel at the view outside your window…call your mom and say thank you…email your hubby and say I love you...tip your car-guard…plan a holiday…go for a run on the mountain…take your mom-in-law for lunch…get that perfect Christmas gift…and always be glad that God gave us another day.

Even if today doesn’t end well – and the fight may continue in strengthening our democracy – look to the good and celebrate that.

Good Day

Good Day | source here.