Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Yes, My Blogs Name has Changed

A few months ago I was considering changing the name of my blog. Previously the name of my blog was 525,600 minutes, from the play Rent. There was no real thought put forth in it I just wanted something different (that's ME). Eventually the blog title fell in step with the goals that I set fort for myself last year with my 30x30 list. At first I had to explain the title to people, that those are the amount of minutes in a year, and then the light bulb would go on! "Oh that makes sense". . . I got that a lot. However, now that the list, as is was (trust me there will be more lists), is no more I didn't think that the title had relevance for what I've been feeling about this year. Plus, as my regular readers will attest to, I was never completely satisfied with my layouts and I've been wanting establish something more permanent. But what to name it? Well as you can see I was obviously inspired this afternoon at lunch.

I saw the cherry layout on the cutest blog website and I was sold. Then I remembered a song that I remembered as a commercial jingle from when I was little "Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh at it all." But before I decided on it I wanted to make sure I had the correct meaning of the phrase so I did what any other computer savvy blogger does, I Googled it. and here is what I found, courtesy of

The idiom "Life is just a bowl of cherries" means that life is simple and pleasant. Definitely the direction that I want my life to go in. It was also a song back in 1931, the height of the Great Depression. The song and YouTube clip of it is below for your enjoyment, with lyrics below.

Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don't be so serious,
Life's too mysterious
You work,
You save,
You worry so
But you can't take your dough
When you go, go, go

So keep repeating "It's the berries."
The strongest oak must fall
The sweet things in life
To you were just loaned
So how can you lose
What you've never owned

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh, aha!
Laugh and love
Live and laugh,
Laugh and love,
Live and laugh at it all!

There are other things I like about the song, like it brings certain scriptures to mind.

Like. . .

1 Timothy 6:7 ~ For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (Referenced from verse 1)

Anyway, I hope that you find that you can live and laugh at life as well.


Jersey Mama said...

Cute! I like it!

Engrafted Lives said...

Isn't Google amazing? Learned something new today. Like your blog set up, looks great!

countrygirl85 said...

It's very Carolyn :)!! Love the Clip, it reminds me of a simpler time in history.


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