Am I the only one who thinks of songs that match whatever’s going on in my life? Gwen Stefani is barging into my mind lately, offering her songs as a soundtrack to my life. (What does this mean?!??!?)
The other day I came home from NYC and was greeted by three crazy pups: our old dawg Huckleberry (notice how he’s trampled by the younger ones in the video) + my sister’s two puppies, Lola & Leo.
I was eating my banana, minding my own business, when the dogs spotted me and suddenly came stampeding my way. Chaos + Banana– what song comes to mind?
If you guessed Bananas by Gwen Stefani, you are correct.
At the beginning of the month I quit my job hostessing at a restaurant in Boston to spend the remainder of summer at home in New Jersey, so now I’m broke A F. Is that a complaint? No. It just means that I have less money to spend & need to be more conscious of what I buy. Last summer I took a class called “Understanding Consumers” for my marketing major, and one of the assignments was to keep a consumer diary for two weeks, and then analyze the motivations behind our purchases to understand ourselves as consumers. What I learned is that I value experiences > possessions, and so much of my money goes to things I can do, rather than things I can possess. Right now since I have less money to spend than usual, it’s going to what I value more: experiences.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not keeping a mental list of all the items I would buy if I had a little bit more cash in my pocket. As the list accumulates, Gwen’s voice pops back into my head:
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
I’d probably get annoyed if it wasn’t Gwen. She’s a boss and her music pumps me up & puts a nice happy tone to whatever’s happening– even if it’s getting your banana attacked by puppies or being broke. Gwen can stay.