Friday, February 25, 2011

Born This Way

Quick check in from a very busy week. It's very cold here and they are talking snow in San Francisco for the first time in 30 years or something. Right now it's clear and cold but we will see what the night brings.
Maggie will stay inside in this weather. Her coughing sounds like a foghorn already, I don't think the cold temps will improve that sound at all.

Fortunately, we finished the Maggie Mix 2011, so she can listen to her new songs. This is year three of the Maggie Mix - a collection of pop tunes and other random hits. It's very popular with Maggie's crowd and we prepare one to give out at her birthday party. That's next Thursday! Of course it's just called the Maggie Mix, but each year the Mix has a title too.  We pick a title from the songs on the list, trying to make it work for Maggie. The first Maggie Mix in 2009 featured (among others) the Jonas Brothers and we used their song "That's Just The Way We Roll" as the name. That was too perfect for words since the first recipients were all in Wheelchairs. In 2010 it was Katy Perry's "California Gurls" which was has a good generic application to Maggie.  This year it's more specifically applicable.

As you all know, Maggie goes wild whenever she hears Lady Gaga, so it's only right she should get the recognition.  Lady Gaga, who is always a featured artist on the Maggie Mix was nice enough to name her hit song: "Born this Way." Obviously, that's the title for 2011. It's perfect for Maggie*.

"I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way."

I think Lady Gaga would be wowed by Maggie too, don't you?


(And yes, I am aware that the lyrics may not be referring to physical disabilities, but it's certainly applicable)


  1. Is there any way Sophie could get a copy of the Maggie Mix? Perhaps there is something they could trade as Sophie's birthday is the 8th.

  2. I don't think my comment went through properly, so I'll leave another one. I love that you do this mix every year for Maggie's birthday. I'd love a copy for Sophie and am wondering whether we could have the girls do some sort of birthday trade as it's Sophie's birthday on the 8th.

  3. Absolutey. Email me your address and I will put it in the mail. It will be great to have Sophie listening to the same mix. Nothing too terrible on it - I did put Cee Lo Green - but the clean version.

  4. I think Lady Gaga does refer to being born w a disability in her BORN THIS WAY song. People can criticize it all they want for sounding like Madonna, but I personally enjoy BORN THIS WAY so much. I worked out to it yesterday. Fun tune!


  5. It's a great tune with a great message. No wonder Maggie loves it! Thanks for stopping by to comment today :D


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