Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's On My Nightstand

  • Apple Ale candle. This scent is maybe a little too sweet, but in small doses, a little too sweet is pretty nice.
  • Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. I used the no sugar added kind and then sprinkled the whipped cream with a little cayenne pepper. It's lazy meets Chocolat! *shrug*
  • Mini pumpkin. Thanks, Mommy Moo! Come back and visit soon! Side note: I. LOVE. PUMPKINS.
  • EOS Blueberry Acai Lip Balm. Yet another surprise from my mom. So sweet. Blueberries for Sal was one of my favorite books as a kid, so blueberries are kind of my thing. So thoughtful!
  • Shall We Dance. Folks, I've been looking for this movie everywhere. Everywhere. For two years. Lo and behold my local Barnes & Noble just happened to be selling classics at half price this week! Fate!!! I first saw it on TCM last night and discovered it to be the source of classics like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The story has all the old Hollywood black-and-white charm you might expect, but "They Can't Take That Away From Me" makes the movie. It's why I bought it. Honestly. When Fred Astaire stands behind Ginger Rogers on the docks in New York City and sings, "The way you haunt my dreams. No, no, they can't take that away from me," and she just stops... and then when her eyes well up with tears and you know she's in love with him after he croons, "The way you've changed my liiiiife!" OH MY GOSH! *hands over heart* It's just one of my favorite movie scenes EVER! Also, I want to be Ginger Rogers. Just had to be said.
Well, of course, now that I've gone on and on about it, it should come as no surprise that this week's lullaby is Fred Astaire's timeless "They Can't Take That Away From Me." I've always loved this song (I have no less than eight different versions in my music library), especially Sinatra's (and I loooooove Sinatra), but this one takes the cake. Knowing the love story behind it, hearing Fred Astaire's voice just warms my heart like a good cup of lazy man's Chocolat hot chocolate.

Sweet dreams, moonbeams!


  1. If you like old Hollywood movies, you may enjoy the 40s romcom duo - William Powell and Myrna Loy! Check out the Thin Man series and Double Wedding!

  2. I want to be Ginger Rogers too. I was born in the wrong era. :)

  3. I'll be Cyd Charisse! And then we'll make a new movie where they star together. And there's a sloth.

  4. Oooh I .love Astaire and Rogers. And Fred with his gorgeous smile *swoon* "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is a lovely song. Have you seen Top Hat? I think it's one of their most popular film and it's adorable and delightful too. I have a yearning for some Astaire and Rogers now.