Wednesday, August 31, 2016
#3 Singing Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me
At some point in the week I got the Irving Berlin song "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" in my head. I have been singing it around the house at least once a day since. It really is a lovely little tune. I enjoy the rhyme scheme of the song. I'm thinking about maybe learning how to play it on one of my instruments. That might be super fun.
#2 The Illustrated Man
I finally got around to reading Ray Bradbury's short story collection The Illustrated Man this week. The stories in the book are all with in the science fiction genre and they center around the idea that the stories are being told through the magical future telling tattoos of the Illustrated Man. I meant to read it last year but never got around to it. I don't read short story collections very often due to my preference for long stories. However, I think it is important to read a short story collection once in a while and I was in the mood for some short stories. The Illustrated Man turned out to be a great read. The stories contained a lot of interesting ideas and I finished the book very quickly. I would certainly read this book again sometime.
#1 Re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia
I have planned to re-read The Chronicles of Narnia this year and since there are only four months left in the year I thought I should get on that now. I decided to read them in the original publishing order instead of the chronological order this time around. Apparently there is a big debate on which order is best for reading the books. Since I read them in chronological order the first time I'm give publishing order a chance now. I breezed through The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian in quick succession. I am now reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I am truly enjoying reading these books again. They are a wonderful books to escape into. As adult I am noticing different things in the stories and remembering things that I forgot. I haven't read them since I was twelve or thirteen or so after all. By the way, so far I prefer reading the in the original publishing order. We shall see if I still think that when I finish the series.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Keeping Happy Playlist
1. Do It Now - Ingrid Michaelson
2. Home We'll Go - Walk Off The Earth
3. I'm A Believer - The Monkees
4. Thank You For The Music - ABBA
5. Life Is Wonderful - Jason Mraz
6. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
7. Let's Dance - David Bowie
8. Say - John Mayer
9. Brave - Sara Bareilles
10. To The Dreamers - For King & Country
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Even though I am streaming quite a few shows I am adding BBC show The Musketeers to my line up. I can't resist a period piece. I always have enjoyed a good Musketeers related film despite the fact that I still need to read the book. When I saw that The Musketeers was on Hulu I jumped at the chance to watch it. The premise of The Musketeers is pretty straight forward since the story is a well referenced in culture. I like what they are doing with the show so far. I particularly love how they are developing the characters. The action/adventure elements are super fun. I'm definitely invested in the story-lines. The show has inspired me to want to read the book series. I have been meaning to for years and I haven't gotten around to it yet.
It's Just A Feeling Playlist
1. Youth - Daughter
2. Kingdom of Rust - Doves
3. Charlie Boy - The Lumineers
4. Sing For Absolution - Muse
5. Cold Day In Heaven - Delta Rae
6. Eggshells - Landon Pigg
7. Lucky - AURORA
8. Dancing In The Dark - Ruth Moody
9. Colorblind - Counting Crows
10. Have You Got In You - Imogen Heap
11. Talk - Coldplay
12. Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Hello all. Sorry for the lack of a post today. My internet is down for some reason. I am posting this note with the 4G on my phone. However, to post anything else I would need to use the computer. So annoying. Hopefully the problem will be resolved soon. Keep it shiny!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
I felt like a change with my hair that was artistic. I already had a one side shaved haircut and I started looking a some pictures where girls had shaved both sides of their head leaving the middle section long. I decided to give that style a go, so I had mom cut my hair for me. It might be odd but I like the style. It have enough hair to put in styles like a ponytail or french twist, but less hair to wash and style at the same time. If I want to cover my shaved sides I can part my hair a certain way and they are covered. Thus, it is a edgy hair cut the can be conservative when I want it to be. Fun!
#2 Does You Inspire You On Vinyl
I haven't gotten any new vinyl for a very long time. I decided to get something off my Amazon wishlist to keep adding to my collection. Chairlift's first album "Does You Inspire You" caught my musical mood so I ordered it. This is album is a cool re-release edition in white vinyl. I was super excited when it arrived in the mail. I was extra excited when I played it on my turn table. I sounded so good! I could hear every single vocal and instrument clearly it was mixed so brilliantly. I rarely notice the difference between digital and vinyl, but the difference is definitely noticeable difference with this album. I love it!
My Writing Playlist Pt.2
1. Crash Into Me - Dave Mathews Band
2. Warrior - AURORA
3. The Cave - Mumford & Sons
4. I've Seen It All - Bjork
5. My Eyes - The Lumineers
6. A Case Of You - Joni Mitchel
7. I Don't Know What To Do - Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson
8. Here With Me - Dido
9. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
10. #1 Crush - Garbage
11. Life On Mars - David Bowie
12. Razor's Edge - Digital Daggers
13. Read My Mind - The Killers
14. Hello - Adele