Sunday, February 27, 2011

Handwritten

I found this little game over at Oh, Mishka and was tagged by the lovely Kelsey and decided it looked like fun. Here's how you play:

Answer the following questions on a piece of paper...

1. What’s your name / blogger name?
2. What’s your blogs URL?
3. Write, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Your favorite band / singers?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3 bloggers to participate.





I love looking at other people's handwriting. I also like seeing how mine has evolved over the years. I find I make small changes every couple of years. I hope ya'll decide to play along. Let me know if you do.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Everything Old is New Again...

My love for Panic at the Disco was strong, way back when, when they had an exclamation point in their name. I've seen them three times in concert, but the last time, I kind of broke up with them. I decided that there were way too many kids there (a sign that I'm getting old) and their music wasn't like it used to be. The next thing I new, instead of going back for a new album, they all went separate ways...yet somehow PATD still survived (kind of what Paramore is going through now). Flash forward to now. PATD has a new video out and I'm kind of obsessed with it. Yes, it's morbid, but I love the steampunkishness of it. And yes, I may have made the word steampunkishness up. Anyways, for your viewing pleasure, here is Panic at the Disco's new song "The Ballad of Mona Lisa".


Friday, February 11, 2011

Share the love!

Sometimes things get so heavy in life that it's hard to see where you're going. You get wrapped up in your own personal problems and kind of forget about what's going on with everybody else in this world. It's times like these that a little simple reminder to pay it forward is nice. I got this idea from the amazing Vanessa. What's going on, is we're taking the initiative to start an epidemic...and epidemic of happiness and love and all that mushy stuff. And yes, I am laughing at myself because I know that sounds absolutely cheesy. But here's the thing, love and kindness are contagious. So to help spread the love, I promise to send a couple of ya'll something. Whether it be a card with a silly something stuck in it or something crafty, I promise to pass something on to you, if you in turn promise to pass on a little piece of happiness to others.
All you have to do is comment and I'll add your name to my list of people to send something too.

Because remember people, all you really need is love...

TGIF!

This week has been one of those where you just want to hide under the rock. I really do thank God that it is Friday, because I've been struggling to finally get to the weekend!


1. The TV show/website that I watch/read that I would be embarrassed to tell anyone about is I'm not embarrassed by anything I watch or read. That's one thing I'm not ashamed of. I love finding people who read the same trashy magazines as I do and who share a love for cheesy British sci fi.


2. An item of clothing that is worn and torn but that I love far to much to throw away is well, I don' have them anymore, but it was a pair of moccasins. I wore those suckers to death. I even kept them after my big toe went through the bottom of them. Sadly, I realized I couldn't get the sole repaired and threw them out after hanging on to them for a couple of years.

3. My grocery store impulse buy is orange tic tacs. I can eat the entire thing in one gulp...they're so good. Oh and the fruity mentos too.


4. Something I do at work to pass time that I wouldn't want my co-workers to know about is well, I work in a small space so they pretty much know my every move. But usually I write a million sticky notes of things I should do, but know I never will.

5. One thing in my life that I could give up, but never will is my television. I've recently learned that I can live without it. My tv broke this Monday and all I get is the sound. It's been nice, not getting distracted, however I miss it. So I'll never give it up.

6. A little indulgence that I have is a really good book. You can never have too many of those.


7. The junk drawer/area in my house is the right cabinet in my entertainment center.


If you want to play along, make sure you go to Lauren's blog and link up!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mushy Songs...

So it's almost Valentine's Day and I feel like it's the one day of the year that I can listen to mushy songs and not feel guilty about it. Okay, I do listen to mushy songs all the time, but that's just a secret between you and me. Anywho, this is my Valentine's Day playlist...

Michael Buble -- Just Haven't Met You Yet




Taylor Swift -- Love Story




Muse -- Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You




Taylor Swift -- Enchanted




Matt Nathanson -- Bent/Such Great Heights



Eric Clapton -- Wonderful Tonight




Ewan McGregor -- Your Song (yes, I'm well aware it was sung by Sir Elton John first)




Foo Fighters -- Everlong




Boys Like Girls -- Hero/Heroine




Cheap Trick -- I Want You To Want Me




Iron & Wine -- Flightless Bird, American Mouth (my ultimate sappy song, despite what the lyrics really mean)




What is on your Valentine's playlist?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm just being honest...

I got this little thing from Kelsey from Eat, Drink, Be a Tourist. I love filling out things and I thought this was a good way to be honest with myself. So here goes nothing...





I am... a 23 year old who still does not feel grown up. I hope that never changes.

I want... to be happy. My ultimate goal in life is to be happy in all that I do.

I have... the world's best parents. We have our ups and downs, but no matter what, I that I'm loved.

I wish... that one day I'll see myself for who I really am and be comfortable in my own skin.

I hate... that I worry all the time.

I fear... being alone for the rest of my life.

I search... the beauty in all situations. Or at least that something I try to do.

I wonder... about my future. What am I going to do once I graduate from grad school?

I regret... a few things that happened in high school. Girls can be catty and I didn't have to react.

I love... all things British.

I ache... to be loved.

I always... worry, even when I don't need to be.

I usually... am smiling. People always comment on how I have a smile on my face.

I am not... going to answer this one, because I can't think of a good answer.

I dance... to anything and everything. Dancing makes any moment better.

I sing... very loudly and often. Singing and dancing make my life complete.

I never... think I'm good enough. My 8th grade math teacher had the saying "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better, and your better is best." It's stuck with me and I don't know when my better is best.

I sometimes... laugh at inappropriate situations.

I cry... when I get frustrated.

I am not always... happy, even though I say I am.

I lose... my sanity every weekend while doing homework.

I am confused... by the state of the world.

I need... to focus on doing homework at the moment. But, in the long run, I need to work on myself.

I should... stop being afraid to disappoint others and live my life for myself.