Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NOW - Veruca Salt

Okay, I do so hate it when I fail to follow through on something. I promised that I would post an entry every day in May as a part of NaBloPoMo. I made it 10 days and then....life happened. There's a lot of stuff going on here in my life that I may or may not share at some point. Sorry...some things have to be private, right?

Then I had a week of vacation that I took off from work to rest, relax and take care of some stuff at my house.

I know these are pitiful excuses, but they are all I have....

Anyway....I'm gonna give it another go and try to complete the month of blogging (since it's on my list and all, ya know).

This month's topic over at NaBloPoMo is "Now". Now THIS is something I can get on board with. After all, my list is all about taking advantage of those wonderful opportunities I have around me every day. Besides, for better or worse, I'm a master of instant gratification and I think that definitely lends itself well to the topic of "Now". I'm actually looking forward to this writing assignment!

So, what was the first thing that popped into my head when I read what the topic was?

"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". For those of you who aren't up on the whole thing, this is NOT the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie starring Johnny Depp made a few years ago. No! This is fabulously wonderful 1971 cinema starring Gene Wilder at its best. I swear I have seen this movie no less than 100 times. At least! I can recite every line and sometimes break out into songs from it for seemingly no reason. My all-time favorite song from it is "I want it NOW" sung by the character Veruca Salt. She is an uber-spoiled girl who is used to getting everything she wants at the drop of a hat.

I am most certainly not a fan of spoiled children (or grown people for that matter), but there is just something about this song that makes me smile. Perhaps its the fact that I know it would be COMPLETELY socially unacceptable, but there are times that I would like to sing it from the highest roof top. Take a listen and tell me you don't feel the same way sometimes.


Katie Lane said...

That's probably my fav. song from that movie. it was fun to watch, thanks for posting it! Good luck on your goals!

Erin Wallace said...

Oh, how I loved to hate Veruca Salt! I LOVE the girl who played her in the remake - Daddy, I want a squir-rel - just classic. And yes, I do often want it NOW! But then I see the tantrums that my three year old throws when he doesn't get it NOW and I grow up again!

xo Erin

Joan Young Spotswood said...

Thanks for posting, Heather - I've been wondering what became of you! Do ya think Veruca Salt needs a little more chocolate - NOW!?


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