Manic Monday

I have been stuck like glue to my laptop, watching every single Twitter update that pops up for updates on Nashville, TN. Have you seen THIS? I have been praying all weekend for my Thomas Nelson family and the Nashville area in general. I can't even imagine. On the upswing, it has taken my mind off the oil spill in the gulf.

I saw the Jennifer Lopez movie Backup Plan this weekend. My friends liked it, but I did not. I repeat I DID NOT LIKE THIS MOVIE.  But if you like cheesy dialogue, zero chemistry, weird timeline progression, bad J-Lo hair (though great J-Lo eye shadow AS ALWAYS), weird alpha male, but best performance by a dog in a wheel chair, go see it! There were some funny lines, but other than that, I was bored. Oh, but Sookie from Gilmore Girls does have a small part and does a great job. (Would you expect anything less from Sookie?)   This movie made me even more grateful for Iron Man II.

So Over My Head officially released this weekend. If it's not in your bookstore, do what my friend Kim does and grab the manager by the necktie and demand a large shipment ordered. (One of the many reasons why she is my friend.)

Okay, let's give away a copy of . What should today's question of the week be? (thinking, thinking….)  How about: What is your favorite song THIS WEEK? Not your forever favorite song. Not this year's favorite, but your right-now-favorite. My current fave is Bulletproof by La Roux. You can see it HERE.  I didn't know Tilda Swinton was a singer too!  I like that song because it is so 80s. (though that video sucks, which is very non-eighties.)  If we have to suffer through the return of 80s fashions, we dang well better get some 80s tunes, so it's about time. Thank you, La Roux-Tilda Swinton. It's about time.

To get in the running for a signed copy of So Over My Head, leave a comment sharing your fave song of the moment. You have until Thursday evening, 6 pm New Delhi time. Winner will be announced Friday.

So my cat has freakishly sensitive skin, and this weekend's foaming at the mouth routine reiterated what I already knew–Miller, the Puking Wonder, cannot handle Advantage flea treatment. It ended up involving both of us locked in the bathroom, me giving the cat his first bath of his 8 year life, water being slung like the Titanic had just come through the pipes, meowing (him), hissing (me), claws (both of us), and kitty eyes looking at me like, “Why are you trying to kill me?!!!”  Omg, never again!  It took everything I had to restrain this animal. Both arms, both legs, both elbows, two knees, and my chin. So if you know of any natural products that won't kill a cat or make his eyes swell shut (stupid Advantage), then please PLEASE let me know.

Also please take a moment to stop and say a prayer for the folks in the Nashville area. And for you blog regs who live there, we'd love to hear how you're faring.

Have a good week, guys.


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Ken - May 3, 2010

My favourite song this week must definitely be Relient K’s Must Have Done Something Right. My friend showed it to me and now it’s stuck in my head and I LOVE IT !!!!!

Rachael - May 3, 2010

Right now, it’d have to be either Steve Fee’s “Send Me Out” or “Glory to God Forever” Both of ’em are good songs. =D

Heather - May 3, 2010

I’ve had Love is Here by Tenth Avenue North stuck in my head for the past week. I really love the song and it’s a constant reminder of God’s love.

Laura G. - May 3, 2010

Ken – that song is stuck in my head too! But I only know pieces of it…so I just sing those parts over and over and annoy everyone around me. 🙂

Molly - May 3, 2010

i have Blink by revive STUCK in my head! i heard it like a bazillion times last week! love it! 🙂

Brittaney - May 3, 2010

I have TobyMac’s Break Open the Sky stuck on replay in my head and in my car. Loving it!

Alli - May 3, 2010

Does it count if you don’t have any song stuck in your head? I usually do but amazingly when you ask the question, it’s like all the songs fly out of my head. One song that I have had stuck in my head is Krystle Myers ‘Make some Noise’

Robin - May 3, 2010

I’d say Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac.

Katie P. - May 3, 2010

I really like “Hey Hey” by Superchick. (Does anyone know if you add the “k” at the end of their name?!?!?!? I’m still confused…) ;D

Jessie Michelle - May 3, 2010

I would have to chose You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift because of something that happened this week…

Courtney - May 3, 2010

The song I am currently dancing to this week is Top of Our Lungs by Starfield. The chorus rocks and it goes like this” I’m gonna shout His praise at the top of our lungs,gonna dance for the glory of the risen Son, not ashamed, not ashamed of the one we love.We’re gonna shout his praise at the top of out lungs”!!!!!!!! Love this song <3 🙂

victoria - May 3, 2010

can anybody hear me by meredith andrews =]

Maddee - May 3, 2010

Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked by Cage the Elephant. Super, super catchy and bluesy 🙂 Excellent dancing music.

Sarah - May 3, 2010

As of right now, right this moment my favorite would be “Everything” by Lifehouse. Gives me goosebumps every time!

dixie smith - May 3, 2010

Oh, my goodness~It takes me days to gets this out of my head~it goes roundandroundandround!!!!
“There she was just a walking down the street singing
do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do!!!!” by Manfred Mann

Whitney - May 3, 2010

I saw Martina McBride in concert last night. She was fabulous and I can’t get her old, but still fabulous, hit “My Baby Loves Me” out of my head. It is my favorite right now!

Kathy - May 3, 2010

Lovin’ the Queen-esque nuances of “My Last Amen” by Down Here.

Trista - May 3, 2010

My favorite one as of late is….

Need you now, by Lady Antebellum.
I just heard it on American Idol. Not good lyrcis just a catchy song 🙂 I really want to read So Over My Head!!!!

Jenny B Jones - May 3, 2010

Great songs, guys. I’m gonna have to look some of them up! (I must go warn my poor, abused iTunes account…)

Paris - May 3, 2010

My fav song at the moment is So Close by Jennette McCurdy, love it! I know a couple families in Nashville, but they’re fine thank goodness.

Candace - May 3, 2010

Hahaaa I LOVE that Sookie showed her! Gilmore Girls yepp, still watching..Jess just went to THE GRANDMOTHER dinner w a black eye, n actually I cd hv killed Rory that she jjjjust didn’t leave it alone “U got in a fight w Dean right!!?”
I wish the movie was better; I didn’t go for the same reasons u didn’t like it.
Iron Man II!!!!!
Fav song: anything from Lady Antebellum

kayli - May 3, 2010

my favorite song is forever by the beach boys. I can’t wait to read so over my head!

Darria - May 3, 2010

Wow! I have to pick one? ummmmm….I like Cannons by Phil Wickham, Get Down On It by Kool And The Gang, American Honey by Lady Antebellum, Unstoppable by Rascal Flatts, and there is hundreds more but thats the top right now…oh oh and Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio

Christie - May 3, 2010

My favorite song at the MOMENT (it changes quite a bit) is Pray for You by Jaron and the Long Road to Love. I thought it was really funny…mean?.. sure… but funny..=)

Gracie - May 3, 2010

“Change” by Taylor Swift.

Amy - May 3, 2010

So psyched about your book being released! Congrats, Jen!

ashley - May 3, 2010

hey jen, thanks for thinking of us in Nashville. things are unbelievable but people are working hard to help each other. i have my version of saturday’s events up on my blog, w/accounts of sunday and today to come…. it’s just my perspective, so be sure to check out for up to date info and pictures.

Katie - May 3, 2010

My current favorite song is “You Light Up My Life” by LeeAnn Rimes. It’s the ringtone I have for my boyfriend and I love hearing it when he calls me. I’m sappy, I know 🙂

karenk - May 3, 2010

TobyMac’s ‘break open the sky’ is in my head right now 🙂

Tana - May 3, 2010

My weekly favorite song is ‘Come Together’ by the Beatles. It was stuck in my head all day sunday (and i’m guessing it will be stuck in my head monday-friday too) and i was belting it out all day. but my punishment for terrible singing was the song getting stuck in my brothers head and him belting it out. *shudder*

Ruth - May 3, 2010

Thanks for the prayers, the weather around here was INSANE. I am so over the wet. Now the humidity and mugginess have kicked in full force. I’m glad that it’s been sunny today though, hopefully that has really helped with clean-up and rescue efforts.

My favorite song of the moment is “Yesterday” by Toni Braxton. SHOCKED by how addictive I’ve found it to be.

Sorry not even Alex O’Loughlin’s yumminess could save The Back-up Plan for you. I enjoyed it but I was rather in the mood for something that wouldn’t require a lot of thought, I guess, haha!!

Melena - May 3, 2010

My favorite song of the week is “Get Back Up” by TobyMac. =)

Annie - May 3, 2010

“Healing Begins” by Tenth Avenue North. I’ve had it on repeat for the past two days.

patty - May 3, 2010

“Hey Soul Sister” by Train. Partially because the absolutely incredibly adorable lyrics and mainly because of the awesome bald rocker guy playing the ukele in the music video. I’ve been begging my parents for a ukelele since February… and they’ve stopped telling me I’m just going through a phase, so I guess that’s a good sign.

Kelley - May 3, 2010

My favorite song this week has to be “Hold us together” by Mat Maher. Its an awesome song (:

Katie - May 3, 2010

Hmmm… My favorite song right now would probably have to either be Begin Again by Colbie Caillat, or Love Song For No One by John Mayer. Love those two people! 🙂

Jerica - May 3, 2010

At this moment my favorite song is “Miracle Photo” by Ruth. I makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time! 🙂

Lynette Eason - May 3, 2010

Okay, okay, you forced me. You ASKED me to tell you my favorite song right now, so time for a shameless plug. I have to say my fave song at the moment is “He’s Alive” by Jupiter Wind. Yeah, my hubby is the lead singer.

Here it is on youtube:

I think that’ll play. I’m so bad at that kind of stuff. Oh well.

Thanks for the opportunity to share this, Jen! LOL.

Salle - May 3, 2010

Of course I loved the backup plan:) and favorite song right now…We are the World! And I’m serious…it’s on my iPhone and I listen to it everyday! 🙂

Jeannie - May 3, 2010

My favorite song now is Undo it (??) by Carrie Underwood. I just saw her concert last week and its stuck in my head now! She was great! I love your style of writing Jenny! You have managed to create books that both me, my 13 year old daughter AND HER FRIENDS love!! Amazing. Thank you.

Catrina - May 3, 2010

Baby by Justin Bieber.

Megan - May 3, 2010

My favorite song of the week is… L-O-V-E by Nat “King” Cole. i mean who doesn’t love the classics?? My second favorite this week is Seperate Ways by Journey!!!! i love the music video… i mean who doesn’t love instruments appearing out of no where?

Ryley - May 3, 2010

My sister is an avid dancer, and she keeps telling me about this german metal song that her teacher makes them warm up to. So, I finally looked it up… and laughed my face off. No idea what it says, though, so don’t hold me responsible for any obscene content you may find after translating. Seriously. 🙂 Here’s the link – enjoy:
It’s the third one down. Haha

Redee - May 3, 2010

Currently playing the game Kingdom hearts, which has its own song ….
Japanese verison is Passion by Hikaru Utada , but the Enlgish ( preferably this) is Sanctuary. It’s Kingdom hearts opening 2 , a really good song.

Tessa - May 3, 2010

My favorite song is definitely “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North. It was actually my favorite before it won the Dove award for “Song of the Year”. I’m also writing my novel based on this song 🙂

Looking forward to reading So Over My Head!

Jae - May 3, 2010

Oh, I love music so I’m going to have to name a few.
American Honey by Lady Antebellum,
Life After You by Daughtry,
Jet Black Cadillac by Stereo (Canadian band),
Heart Heart Heartbreak and Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls,
Taylor Swift’s new one (Today Was A Fairytale or something)
and I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe…
wow, that turned into quite a list! 🙂

Jessica - May 3, 2010

I never told you by Colbie Caillet is my favorite song at the moment =]

Rachel - May 4, 2010

My recent favorite has been Airplanes by B.O.B featuring Hayley Williams. It has been reminding me to get back to the reasons why I’m studying constitutional law. It is not for the nice (and hopefully soon) salary, it is because I want to fight to keep God in the schools and in our nation!

ally - May 4, 2010

LOVE Phil Wickham’s True Love song. It just really sums up the story of Christianity and is a really moving song. love it!

Jenny - May 4, 2010

Due to a fantastic toe-tapping live performance of 42nd St. I attended over the weekend, my favorite song of the week is Lullaby On Broadway-Go Into Your Dance-Shuffle Off to Buffalo-Forty-Second Street. Technically not one song, but I think they are all included in the overture, so I am hoping you will let it slide. At any given moment, I may just break out into a spontaneous song and dance number. Sadly, I can neither sing or dance.

I enjoy laughing out loud to your zippity blog, and it would be grand, grand, GRAND to win a signed copy of your book. (If you have not seen 42nd St., then my cute little nod to it just now will be totally lost.)

Thanks for using your gift of humor and writing to point to God!


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