Sunday, May 29, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 5

Day 5 - A Song That Reminds You of Someone

One of the closest people in my life and I LOVE this song...and we crack up laughing EVERY time it comes on...Cheryl Brown, this is for you!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 4

Day 4 -

A song that makes you sad:

Uhhh....if it makes me sad, I probably turn it pretty quick...however...this song, while it makes me sad, also paints an amazing picture in my head at the same time.

Friday, May 27, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 - A song that makes you happy...

This song just has that beat that makes you smile and shake your booty.  And if you are C or I, you dance in your chair at the office...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 - A song you hate...

I think most of the world (over the age of 13) would agree with me on this one...her voice drives me BONKERS.


I DO like this version...


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 1

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song

Well would think that this would be super easy to rattle off right?  Yeah, no.  I have at least two or three come to mind.  I checked my iTunes, and according to that, my most played should be my favorite song, right?  Um, nope.  Just a bit Glee obsessed I think.  Plus, when I transferred all my songs to the computer they are on now, I lost all my play no bueno.

After some thought, I realized there shouldn't have been a need for it is:

I'm Movin' On - Rascal Flatts

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A New Challenge!!

So, you know when you sit down to write a blog, you have serious writer's block and can't think of a single thing to write?  Yeah...totally have been there the last few weeks.  My 30 day photo challenge finished up and then the Royal Wedding, and then...(insert the sound of crickets here)...nothing.

Oh sure, I was able to post a couple times, one being silly YouTube videos, the others being small things.  But I've decided it's time to start a new thread.  You guessed it.  Another challenge.

No, no it's not another photo one, this one is a bit easier because all the pieces are already out there, I just need to cull iTunes to find them all.  That's right it's the


No, I will not be boring you with only country music, I have quite the eclectic taste in music really.  But, fair warning, I am a country fan, so there will likely be a sizeable smattering of that genre in this challenge...oh, and Broadway...and...oh you get it.

I am half asleep as I am currently typing this, so I will start the challenge tomorrow.  According to the list, I am to find my favorite song.  Well crap, this might be harder than I thought...

PS: Yes, Maggy, this is my carrot.  :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Defying Gravity

So for the last almost year, I have had this insane pull back to Seattle.  I can't explain it, I don't know what it is exactly...I can't put my finger on it.  The stars haven't aligned, the plans haven't worked out, the ducks aren't in their row.  (How many more cliches can I come up with for this?)

I can't put into words myself this feeling that has been in my gut, and I don't know what will eventually either satisfy this "craving" or pull, or whatever you want to call it.  I visited in October, and that seems to have been enough for a little I'm going back for a friend's wedding in a month, and I can already tell, I don't want to come back.

I love Colorado.  I love my life, friends, family, everything that is here.  I have a pretty sweet gig.  But there is this nagging feeling, and I don't know how to explain it.  (It doesn't  help that work is incredibly stressful right now and putting everything in a moving van and driving West sounds absolutely awesome.)  Am I going to pack my entire life into a U-Haul this weekend and move across the country?  No.  (First off, it's already Thursday, I don't have enough time to pack everything, plus I'm getting a nice table and chairs on Monday.)  Do I wish I could some days?  Yes.  (Oh, and PS: the week straight of Seattle-esque weather Colorado has been having, isn't helping.  Don't get me wrong,  I ADORE the rain, but the rest of the state is starting to freak out a bit.)

Some people find references for life in a tv show (and trust me, usually I would find one in the show "Friends"), but with my theatre loving background, I have taken to my favorite musical...Wicked.  The closing song to the first act, Defying Gravity, brought me to tears the first time I saw it live.  Such power, such strength, such emotion,  To give you a bit more to work with other than me sitting here gushing about the song, here are a few snippets of the lyrics...imagine these powerful words being sung by a girl painted green...and a girl who is dressed in buttercup yellow.

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone ele's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

I'm through accepting limits
'cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much to high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down.

Maybe I'm supposed to eventually move back to Seattle, maybe I'm supposed to be here and go back to visit...I don't know right now.  Hopefully though, the stars will align, the plans will work out and those elusive ducks will get into their rows...and life might start being clear again.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Unfinished Thoughts...

So I have two other blog posts in the works, but I'm having a hard time bringing my thoughts together to finish them.  Plus, it's been a bit...weird...around here lately.

So, in the mean time, I found THIS little gem while going through pictures the other day, and just had to brother-in-law ladies and gentlemen...

This picture also makes me remember that FIESTA is around the corner...WAHOO!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So, lately, life has been a bit...well...stressful.  (I'm fine, I swear.)  Lots going on.  I'm not trying to complain, and bring everyone down, so I'll share a few of the things that have been definitely making me laugh/smile/happy in the last few weeks.  Because c'mon...who DOESN'T want a youtube video to chuckle at?

Yes, I realize that a few of these involve babies laughing...I can't help it...that sound is good for the SOUL.

Up first:  Emerson FUH-REAKING out at his mommy blowing his nose.

Next: A little girl, her dog, and bubbles.

Two Bunnies in Cups.  No, it's not one of those weird seriously is just two ADORABLE bunnies in cups.  The one on the right, is my fav.

French Bulldog puppy who can't roll back over...I know, you are supposed to let these puppies figure this out on their own, but how stinkin' cute is he???

Whose Line Is It Anyways? - This show originated in the UK, but had an awesome run here in the States as well.  I LOVE this show.  I have a fav ep where Ryan Stiles hits the neon light on Drew Carey's desk, breaks the light, but never breaks character.  I about died laughing.

I can't embed this one, but here is the link, skip to about 2:15 to see the part where I literally almost peed my pants (after I figured out he wasn't hurt).

So there you go...a couple of the things that are making me giggle these days.  Anyone reading or watching anything funny of note to share?