Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Home

Hello friends! I've decided to move my blogging to Blogger from Word Press. I used to blog here on Blogger a few years ago and never had a problem with it, but as they say, "the grass is greener on the other side" so I wanted to try something new. WP was good while it lasted but I prefer simple and eventually I would have had to start paying to upgrade my account and I'm cheap and didn't want! Now if I can just come up with some good stuff to write about =)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Give someone a smile

" Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


If you haven't smiled today, maybe this will help....

Simon's Cat - T.V. Dinner by Simon Tofield

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Your Life As A Soundtrack

Ok, so I always like these quirky little quizzes and such and this one being about music, even better. Music has always been a part of my life and over the last few years, has become a staple in my life. I look to music for so many things, usually comfort. I can forget about everything else and just consume myself in the music and lyrics. That can be bad when you find yourself singing out loud while your still at the office. =)

Anyway, this little quiz was sent to me by a friend and I'm interested in how it turns out, and I promise to follow the rules. Give it a go and let me know hot it turns out...should be fun. Here's how...and with my results!

So, here's how it works:
- Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
- Put it on shuffle/Random
- Press play
- For every question, type the song that's playing
- When you go to a new question, press the next button

1. Opening Credits = Burning Photographs by Ryan Adams

2. Waking Up = Made of Steel by Our Lady Peace

~*~I'm a good secret keeper...smiles~*~

3. First Day at School = In the Drink by Barenaked Ladies

~*~umm..a bit deep for the first day of*~

4. Falling In Love = If You Could Only See by Tonic

~*~hmm..oddly fitting~*~

5. Breaking Up = Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John

~*~I forgot to get rid of this song ;) ~*~

6. Prom = Raisins by Barenaked Ladies

~*~Laughing! I have nooo idea on this one~*~

7. Life's Ok = Cuts Like a Knife by Bryan Adams

~*~Don't take things for granted.~*~

8. Mental Breakdown = Somewhere Only We Know by Keane


9. Driving = Falling by Staind

~*~ Falling is not recommended while driving!~*~

10. Flashback = Stolen by Dashboard Confessional

11. Getting Back Together = Don't Go by James Blunt

12. Wedding = Makes Me Wonder by Maroon 5

~*~ Geezus....shivers~*~

13. Sex Scene = Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash


14. Birth of Child = Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers

15. Final Battle = Land of Confusion by Disturbed

~*~Too many chiefs and not enough Indians....but bop bop bopping as the song plays..heh~*~

16. Death Scene = Bleeding Love by Leona Love

~*~ This is my favorite song as of late..hmmm....~*~

17. Funeral Song = So Long, Jimmy by James Blunt

~*~ names not Jimmy...heh ~*~

18. End Credits = But I Do Love You by LeAnn Rimes

~*~You can never say "I Love You" too much ~*~

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Looking back

As a child I remember a lot of the music my parents listened to. My mom was an avid country listener: Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Anne Murray, Reba McIntyre and all the like. Way different than todays country music, I must say. Now my dad was the complete opposite. He listened to REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straights, ELO, Pink Floyd, Kansas, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Van Halen and on and on and on.

Looking back, I remember hating most of it. I dreaded long trips and having to listen to any of it, although I remember asking if we could listen to "moms music" because I particularly hated my dads music even more than my moms. Funny thing is, a lot of what I listen to now is what I grew up on, only not my moms music, my dads. That makes me laugh only because I know how much I hated it as a kid. I do listen to country music now too, just not that old stuff like my mom enjoyed. Although I can still sing some of Kenny Rogers songs all the way through...heh.

I recall a few that I liked, such as REO Speedwagon and Kansas. However, there was always two songs that made me laugh and I knew every word because my dad would play them for me all the time. I think he got a kick out of it actually.

The songs were written by Syd Barrett and on his album Piper at the Gates of Dawn. This album is a the wall, i guess you could say. I'm quite sure he was running on things other than caffeine. Regardless, these songs, to this day, still make me laugh and remember good times. I had actually forgotten about them until I was going through some of the Pink Floyd videos on YouTube. I'm so glad I found them, as the memories make me smile. Oh, please don't ask me what it is, or was, that I found appealing about either of them. They are WEIRD!! Maybe that was why...sheer silliness!

The Gnome