Sandwich Kids Understand


Josh and I were discussing the possible bathroom options during our long runs on the Creeper Trail.

Me: “Around the four mile mark there are two Bouse Houses. That’s always an option.”

Josh, staring: “What.”

Me: “I mean, worst case scenario, obviously a Bouse House isn’t preferable…”

Josh: “I don’t understand the words that are coming out of your mouth. Are you speaking another language?

Me: “Which words?!”

Josh: “I seriously don’t understand. Boose Hoose?!”

Me: “A Bouse House? You know, a Porta Potty? A Blue Room? Is ‘Bouse House’ a Northern term? Are you messing with me?”

Josh: “I have never heard the term ‘Bouse House’. Ever.”

Me: “Huh. Maybe it’s a Northern thing. Let me Google it.”


Me: “So. My bad. It’s not even a Northern thing. It’s a SANDWICH thing. It’s totally the name of the Porta Potty company in Sandwich. Ha. I had no idea that wasn’t common slang. I’ve always called them that. I guess it’s not the first time I’ve been speaking my own language.”

Josh: “Clearly.”

You can take the girl off of Cape Cod, but you can’t take the Cape Cod out of the girl.

Anyone else call them that to a non-Cape Codder and be met with puzzlement? Or is this just me? 

Soundtracks that Rock


I don’t know if anyone has seen this little Indie film, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy — but its sort of killing it in the box office and one of the big reasons seems to be its awesome soundtrack. So I wanted to dedicate this particular list to soundtracks, specifically soundtracks featuring songs that are also performed by the films’ stars… because there’s already too many lists dedicated to the awesomeness of the Top Gun or Titantic soundtracks.

1. Grease

Definitely a predictable choice – but there’s a reason this film has stayed popular for over 30 years and I think the catchiness of songs that still resonate with teenagers is why. I recently pulled up to a red light and saw some teenage girls singing along to “Summer Nights” and I couldn’t help but smile because we did the same thing in high school.

2. Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke? If you don’t sing along with this entire movie, you can go fly a kite.

3. Men in Black/Wild Wild West

Note to readers: The good guys dress in black, remember that in case we ever face to face and make contact (that was all from memory, don’t judge me). Will Smith walks in shadows and moves in silence while fighting aliens AND strolled through the Wild, Wild West with Sisqo. The man is a legend. Additional Sidenote: The Wild Wild West soundtrack also features Enrique Iglesias… Bailamos (let the rhythm take you over). Yup, you all just sang it.

4. Above the Rim

2Pac stood out in this film as both an actor and an excellent contributor to an amazing soundtrack. Plus, this soundtrack gave us Warren G’s “Regulate.” And everyone loves that song.

5. The Bodyguard/ Waiting to Exhale

Whitney. Such an icon that you only need a first name. One of the most talented singers of all time and lost far too early. The Bodyguard soundtrack is still one of my all-time favorites and the Waiting to Exhale album also features Brandy, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige… I mean, that’s a soundtrack.

6. High School Musical

Listen, it’s one of the most downloaded soundtracks of all time. Sooo… Get’cha head in the game and don’t judge me. Oh, and my cousin bestie Liz recommended this one. She has excellent taste.

7. Frozen/Tangled

Oh, Disney. You just get me. Both of these recent soundtracks really get everything right. The songs are wonderful and creative, the actors and actresses are musically talented and both scores are amazing. I’ll never let them go.

Honorable Boring Mentions:

Purple Rain and Blue Hawaii – Yeah, Prince and Elvis. I just don’t get the obsessed fans. But I appreciate them.

Help!/A Hard’s Day Night/Any Beatles movie – Now the Beatles I do understand the obsession – I just thought it was too predictable for my list considering the movies are basically just long music videos.

If you want to buy any of these soundtracks (you should) you can click on the albums and use my affiliate link to order through Amazon.

Alright, these are the soundtracks I love that features the actors and actresses that I love! And I can’t take full credit for this one – it was a request from my cousin Don and he contributed several ideas – thank you!

What soundtracks feature an actress or actor that rocks that you’d add to my list? Disagree with any of my choices? 


That’s What SHE Said

Switching up the usual That’s What He Said and featuring a little story from last night:

I was talking with one of my best friends (she shall remain unnamed unless she wants to take credit in the comments…hehehe) about people being judgmental of others on Facebook:

Her: “Yeah, I was just reading the other day about Mom on Mom hate. Like, how wrong it is that Moms don’t just support each other. I think I was reading it on the Today Show website.”

Me, laughing: “The Today Show huh? Or maybe you read my blog?”

She bursts out laughing.

Her: “Oh my goodness you’re right. It was YOU. I just quoted you TO YOU.”

It was so perfect and hilarious I just felt like I had to share. I’m so lucky to have such wonderful friends… and readers 😉

old friends

Have you ever quoted something someone has said to the person that said it? Have you quoted something from Live, Laugh, List?