Lyrics here (these profound words have brought me closer to Christ. TRULY!)
They (Bono and his boys) also have quite a few really weird songs…
Saw U2 in concert on May 24, 2011. ONE OF THE BEST NIGHTS OF MY LIFE!
*if you don’t listen to that first song, you are crazy as the second song is…
is the bane of my existence.
Sometimes in my tears I drown,
but I never let it get me down!
I have a lot of goals and purposes for my blog (read here about it’s many part-time jobs). I have a vision for it. A dream, even. And yet I still can say in two simple words what my main objective is:
What the heck does that even mean?
So, yes friends. That is what I’m striving to do. Hope it’s working at least somewhat. And I think it is, to be honest 🙂 As I have said before, my blog is (partially) a gift to you! And as I have also said before, if it’s not doing it for ya, then there’s a ton of other websites you could be browsing right now….
sure [does] stimulate my brain
That’s what life is all about!
Jason Mraz and Travie McCoy are both huge sources of inspiration, hope, humor, and joy for me. They are both so human and down to earth. And SOOOOO unbelievably talented. Lyrically, musically, stylistically, free-styling, song-writing, collaborating and solo work: you name it-they’ve got it! Not only that, but from what I have read and seen about them, they both seem like pretty decent guys too. And I know I’ve said this like 10x before, but Mr. Mraz is from Virginia, just like me! Seriously, these guys bring me joy through their art. Don’t want to get my hopes up, but I would love to meet them just to tell them as much.
Here’s my take on one of JM’s songs.
And here’s me doing my own “interpretation” of one of TM’s songs.
Thank you guys.
This is my message in a bottle,
I hope that you receive it
If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it…
so don’t add any more to it, okay pumpkin?
Thanks so much.
(Read here about John GREATLY inspired me in writing this)
MYTH vs. experience
“That original feeling never went away…”
(this is one of Ms. Bedingfield’s best lyrics EVER
in my informed and intelligent opinion)
Plan B looks like, domino’s pizza in the candlelight
(this is one of the cutest songs of ALL TIME!)
“The best laid paid of mice and men often go awry.”
(read here about my genius connection to this famous American novel!)
1) When have your original plans worked out?
2) When have you needed to move to another letter in the alphabet?
figuratively and/or literally
“It might be our universities, our outfits, our major life decisions, our relationships, our hairstyles, our blog posts, our careers, or our preferred choice of toothbrush color, but whatever it is, if it didn’t work out the first time, KEEP TRYING TIL YOU GET THE PERFECT LETTER!”
I’ve got that.
can make Katherine happier than should be humanly possible. Neil, there’s an idea for ya (although I’m not exactly sure Mocha Dream is your color)…
What “small and simple” things make YOU happy, dear readerz?
but as a writer, sometimes it can be tricky because of unintended racial implications, know what I mean? Just gotta be wise, like Jacob said, I think…
(I dare you to listen to this song and try to resist tapping your toes.)
And while we are on the subject of race,
allow me to reiterate the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley:
“Racism still lifts its ugly head, and that is unacceptable. I remind you that no [wo]man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.”
[H]e inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;
…he denieth none that come unto him,
black and white, bond and free, male and female, Jew and Gentile…
~2nd Nephi 26:33
ALL ARE ALIKE UNTO GOD.
(this is an excellent resource about racial equality within the Lord’s Kingdom).
And ya’ll just to close this post, let me say that I know that unfortunately there still is some racism lurking within our society (duh!), and sadly even within some of the members of the LDS Church (or any others who identify as followers of Christ, or perhaps even simply the human community). But I also know that with the Savior’s help we can do better. So I encourage you all to consider what parts of your actions, speech, and thoughts (Mosiah 4:30) you can improve to make sure you are living more fully in harmony with these sacred gospel principles. Sound good? Peeeeerfect 🙂
is often easier in theory.
“Do as the heavens have done,
forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.”
~William Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale)
“…and though your sins
[or insecurities/baggage/ idiosyncracies/lips/WHATEVER!]
be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”
Oh, except that when it comes to lips, I prefer red
over white (LITERALLY) 8 days a week.
PS. I am VERY careful about how I portray violence (if at all) in this blog. So I understand if that first picture is a bit offensive, but I just love how it captures what so many of us do to ourselves. Britney ain’t perfect, but that’s pretty genius I think.
#This is the song that made everyone think JM was just a heart-throb lothario (which he is!), but us true fans know he’s much, much more.
#I try hard not to repeat pictures, but it’s one of the only tongue ones I have, and I don’t want to do a photo-booth picture just to get a good tongue shot. And least not today.
#acoustic is almost always better!
#someone as goofy as me can’t be legitimately sexy anyways, so I think it’s all good
#Me including this song might be one of those times where I cross over into that territory of being a teensy bit over that line of propriety, just a little. And that’s just fine. 🙂
are better than others.
And that’s just how it is.
I love colors. And I love dressing to IMpress, as well as EXpress.
But I want people to see and remember not just my clothes, but also ME and my natural beauty (enhanced a little with makeup and occasionally fake lashes). And when you wear a lot of bright things that stand out, there can be too many things to look at. So maybe if I wanna wear a bright color, I should just stick to one.
but I think some days I do, too….
# was the photographer at a race and got bored while waiting for runners
#Carrie Bradshaw at heart
Renae told me about this and, um, the only way I could love this video more is if I was the bride and that beautiful man was singing to me. Oh, and I’d probably get a dress with sleeves 🙂 And also girlfriend ‘s beautiful and seems very nice, but she didn’t need to spend so much time at the tanning bed….
Tori and her family know them from Chicago!
“as long as ur a thicky thicky thick gurl u know that’s it’s on”
*when he puts those wayfarers on, I’m a goner and my heart is his…
Love it so much I’ll even be willing to look past the drug references at a wedding (weird)
Core Beliefs: Kindness, Expression, Humor, Beauty, Creativity