MMMM + I will never live in a big city

Maybe I’m just spoiled here where our population comes in just under 200k, but I really don’t think I could live in another larger Florida city. When I was young, we lived in Hollywood, which was suburban enough but sprawling and we often had to drive to larger places like Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Then we moved to Orlando and though again, we lived in the suburbs, I was used to driving at least 30-45 minutes to get to downtown places. But I also knew how to cheat the system – back roads, times of day to go, etc… – and I wasn’t put out entirely by big city driving. But Tampa, OH MY GOD, it is bad. Granted, when I was driving from my hotel to stores and restaurants, it was ok. But downtown is a pure clusterfuck (pardon the language) and how does anyone survive? I am always happy to come home.

So yeah, we were there for about 45 hours – Ash ran four Gasparilla races in two days – and then I was home again, doing laundry and cleaning up… like ya do.

ANYWAY, let’s move onto today’s music theme.




We’re dealing with tv or movie themes today so let’s go!

Let’s go way back to my childhood with the song from a silly cartoon.

And this:


Now movies:

Back to the Future had this great song:

and now let’s do… the theme from Casino Royale. (Daniel Craig; yum!)

I’m all over the place today but hey, it’s cool.




7 thoughts on “MMMM + I will never live in a big city

  1. “Being all over the place” is part of what made this theme fun, along with seeing what each 4Mer chose. I liked that yours were not the themes of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s I know about because that was my childhood and early adulthood. I did know Power of Love and the Casino Royale song (still mourning the loss of Chris Cornell). Mr. Belvedere was new to me, and fun.

  2. One other thing – I lived in Tampa in the mid 1970’s and am amazed (and a bit saddened) by what it has turned into, traffic and otherwise (and believe it or not, never attended Gasparilla when we lived there, or since). Orlando? I just spent 5 days there in January – and I think husband and I are STILL recovering from the traffic and “Ultimate I-4” UGH!

  3. Transformers isn’t a program I watched but I do recall possibly catching some episodes of “Punky Brewster” and “Mr. Belvedere”. I definitely know Huey Lewis & the News “Power of Love” which is pawsome! HLN really rocked the 80s & 90s. Daniel Craig is a fabulous actor but I don’t like him as James Bond. Theme mewsic from any of 007 flicks is always a pleasure to hear. Thanks for boogieing with the 4M gang and I apologize for stepping out onto the dance floor with you late. Have a good week!

  4. I’ve always felt that Daniel Craig is more like the James Bond in Ian Fleming’s books, and really enjoyed him in “Casino Royale.” And that open… wow! That’s some fantastic animation.

    We watched “Mr. Belvidere” every week, mostly for Christopher Hewitt and Bob Uecker. To have the theme sung by Leon Redbone, though? It made the show that much better.

  5. You’re lucky you live in an area that’s only a population of 200,000. That’s about what I grew up with in Niagara Falls. I lived in Washington DC for 6 years (1986-1991) and had to get out of there because 3.2 million people with an attitude was getting on my nerves bad! I moved to Austin TX (where I am now) and it was a nice change of pace. When I got here, the population was around 400,000-600,000 (Austin city limits vs Austin DMA) and it was heaven. But now, 27 years later, it’s well over a million and getting on my nerves. Too much traffic and the drivers out here are INSANE! I used to think Austin drivers were so courteous, after coming from DC but now they are worse than DC! I hate driving around here now. Ugh! Anyway, glad you are where you are. Small is good.

    As for your TV/Movie themes: I love Huey Lewis “Power of Love” and forgot that it was attached to Back to the Future! I never saw Casino Royale but it’s on my To See List. The intro to it is FANTASTIC! The TV shows, Punky Brewster and Mr. Belvedere: I remember that they were on but I never watched either of them. Punky Brewster looks like it was a cute show.
    I remember when Transformers were popular (the toys, that is). A friend’s son was into them big-time and I bought him a few. They were pretty darn interesting and fascinating. I’m sure the cartoon was a hit with the kids…

    Hope you’re having a good week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

  6. I LOVE all your theme choices! Some of my favorites! πŸ™‚

    And I’m with you – I’ve changed as I’ve gotten over, prefer *not* to live in a big city. Probably why we cast such a large net when we were house hunting, and ended up in a tiny town! πŸ˜‰

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