Writing Prompt #178: “30 Day Disney Challenge” (Day 13)

30 Day Disney Challenge

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Day 13 – Your least favorite song

“Let It Go” from Frozen (2013)

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It was symbolic in the movie. I downloaded it on my phone. Now, I can’t stand to listen to it. Idina Menzel is a good singer, don’t get me wrong. But give me a song from Wicked any day. Not this.


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth πŸ™‚

Writing Prompt #177: “30 Day Disney Challenge” (Day 12)

30 Day Disney Challenge

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Day 12 – Your favorite villain song

“The Mob Song” from Beauty and The Beast (1991)

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This song. It struck absolute fear in me. Every scene associated with this song is hate-filled, angered, and frightening. But, at the same time, it’s one of the most memorable ones I know.


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Writing Prompt #175: “30 Day Disney Challenge” (Day 11)

30 Day Disney Challenge

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Day 11 – Your favorite love song

“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from The Lion King (1994)

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I’m pretty sure this is one of the first songs I memorized from a Disney movie. My parents still have The Lion King soundtrack on CD, and I have fond memories of listening to it and singing along with my mom in the car.

This is one of those songs that gives me chills at the start. I’m pretty sure I learned to play it in orchestra class at one point, too. It’s hard to believe this year is the 25th Anniversary of the movie!


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Writing Prompt #174: “30 Day Disney Challenge” (Day 10)

30 Day Disney Challenge

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Day 10 – Your favorite song

“Friend Like Me” from Aladdin (1992)

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This is one of the most fun and entertaining Disney songs. It’s a feast for the eyes, too. And, it’s Robin Williams, for heaven’s sake. I miss his talent every day.


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Writing Prompt #167: “30 Day Disney Challenge” (Day 4)

30 Day Disney Challenge

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Day 4 – Your favorite prince

Li Shang!

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Mulan is another one of my favorite Disney movies. I couldn’t wait to see it in theaters when it was released in 1998!

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One of my favorite songs OF ALL TIME is “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You.”Β I know every word! And it’s so catchy. It’s one of my favorite scenes / montages ever.

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Li Shang is courageous, determined, and resolute. And, not to mention attractive!!


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Until the next headline, Laura Beth πŸ™‚

Getting Personal #152: My Favorite Things of 2018

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I’ve seen several blog posts like this pop up in the last week or so. I wanted to do my own!

Also, I wanted to capture how many books I actually read in 2018. Several blog posts mentioned this, and I wanted to tally mine. One young lady read 110 books this year. That’s incredible!

So, before starting the lists of favorites, here’s my tally for books and Book Reviews for 2018:

Ratings Tally

  • 5 stars: 2
  • 4 1/2 stars: 8
  • 4 stars: 5
  • 3 1/2 stars: 1
  • 3 stars: 1
  • 2 1/2 stars: 0
  • 2 stars: 0
  • 1 1/2 stars: 0
  • 1 star: 0

ARC Reviews (First year ever!)

I really enjoyed reading these two books. I hope to read more ARCs in 2019!


Now, on to my favorites!

Favorite Books

Favorite Movies

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Blockers
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Game Night
  • Incredibles 2
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure
  • Mission: Impossible – FalloutΒ 
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Favorite TV Shows

Favorite Podcasts

  • Assassinations (Parcast)
  • Conspiracy Theories (Parcast)
  • Female Criminals (Parcast)
  • Hostage (Parcast)
  • Kingpins (Parcast)
  • Small Town Dicks
  • The Adventure Zone – “Amnesty” (Maximum Fun)

Well, that wraps up my favorite things for 2018!

What about you? What were some of your favorite things of the year?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth πŸ™‚

Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 6 – An Evening with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox)

Al and I discovered Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) on YouTube within the last year. When we found out they were touring and coming to Norfolk, we bought tickets in April!

Sadly, Al wasn’t able to go because the concert date conflicted with his recent work trip to Mexico. So, we invited our 13-year-old niece, Mia, to be my date. It was awesome!!

The ensemble told everyone up front that photos and videos were definitely allowed, which was amazing!

This was the set before the concert started. The curtain was gorgeous!

There was such a vintage theme. I took pictures mainly because of all of the costume changes!

This woman. Holy cow! So soulful, and beautiful. She reminded me so much of Aretha Franklin!

All of the different dresses!

One of the singers, and the resident tap dancer!

The beginning of their rendition of “Africa.”

The whole band! Every single one of them was awesome!

They were singing and dancing to “Umbrella.” So colorful!

The trombonist’s last night on tour was in Norfolk. He was awesome!

The tap dancer! I love this action shot!

She sang a fabulous version of “Time After Time.” It brought the house down!

It was such a wonderful experience! If they come to your city/town, it’s completely worth the money!


For more information, check out these links and videos:

There’s so many more on YouTube!


Have you heard of Postmodern Jukebox?

If you have, do you have a favorite version / rendition of theirs?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth πŸ™‚