Saturday, February 07, 2015


Here it is! All the excitement that was 2013. That was the year that I bought a house, came to terms with my family ward life, finally convinced my parents to attend a Peter Katz concert, found the love my life, and in general was pretty happy.


So Says I--The Shins
(Because it was nothing like we'd ever dremt)
Time Moves Slow--Aqualung
(There's nothing you need to explain Where no one knows your name)

The Show--Lenka
(Life is a maze and love is a riddle)

Everybody's Changing--Keane
(Trying to make a move just to stay in the game)

Suppose They Close The Door--Sloan
(You shed your reputation Now deny your compensation)

The One I Love--R.E.M
(A simple prop to occupy my time)
(He’s really something to me)

Paradise--City and Colour
(I’m searching for a paradise That I just can’t seem to find)

Night Owls--Whitehorse
(To pluck your pretty petals until he loves you not)

Paper Bag--Fiona Apple
(I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had)

Singalong Junk--Paul McCartney
 (This one is instrumental)

It's Just The Night--Peter Katz
(Sleep tight, come daylight you'll figure it out like you do every time)

Take a listen to this album here.

As Always,

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sound The All Clear

You know what? I have neglected to post three years of yearly CDs on here. I know there have been throngs of you waiting, with baited breath, for not only my 2014 compilation but also my 2013 and 2012. I am officially a horrible blogger. Denise from 2007 would be so sad.

Alright, so lets start with 2012. I'll post the 2013 and 2014 tracks soon.

This was the year that I left YSA and moved back in with my parents. I got set up with a guy in Idaho and spent the year emailing each other. He turned out to be much more of a hippie than I was and like all pen pals we stopped writing to each other over time. I also got my gallbladder removed in 2012. Fun!

Sound The All Clear

At Least It Was Here--The 88
(I can’t count the reasons I should stay)

The Camp Song--Peter Katz
(How can I explain What I take away When the autumn falls And we go our separate ways)

Short Skirt/Long Jacket--Cake
(She is fast and thorough And sharp as a tack)

Stewball--Peter, Paul and Mary
(If I'd have bet on ol' Stewball, I'd be a free man today.)

Hello--Martin Solveig & Dragonette
(You're alright but I'm here darling to enjoy the party)

Pen Pals--Calvin Betancourt
(Carefully I'm writing to a stranger)

Mother Nature's Son--The Beatles
(Born a poor young country boy, Mother Nature's son)

Hospital Food--David Gray
(Just a little something for the pain)

Here Comes The Sun--Landon Austin
(Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting)

Take a listen to all of the tracks here!

As Always,

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Calming the Nerves

Hey, I’m back! I hope you missed me during my hiatus.

As passé as blogs have become, I realized that I just like writing. So at this point I’m just doing this for my own enjoyment. Who cares if anyone reads it.

I developed my love of writing from the article I wrote in Grade 2about the 1988 Olympics for our school newspaper (It was three sentences long)

And the play I wrote for our Grade 5 Drama Club which was a variation on The Three Little Pigs (spoiler alert: the Wolf turns out to be a vegetarian)

To the regional short story contest I entered (and got second…or maybe third) in Grade 7 about a girl with leukemia.  (If only had I published it I could have been the original Fault in Our Stars)

Of course the opinion paper I wrote in Grade 8 about the length of the hockey season (It wasn’t a very popular opinion)

The fake letter from a WWI solider I wrote for Grade 10 Social Studies. (Tear jerker!)

And finally the countless blogs I have written or attempted to write for the past 7 years.

I make no promises or commitments, but here is a small survey to ease myself back into the literary water.

Do you like someone?
Of course. I haven’t lived for the past 15 years without a crush.

If so, who?
Nice try.

Are you single?
Yes. Do you know anyone you can set me up with?

Who was the last person you texted?
My mom

What does the very last message in your inbox say?
Great. (Pretty juicy stuff, eh?)

What’s your favorite kind of music?

What’s your favorite band?
The Beatles

Is there a certain song that means something to you?
There are so many, but for right now,
HoneypieThe Beatles
See You—Peter Katz

Are you comfortable with yourself?

Are you awkward?
I like to pretend I am awesomely confident

Do you have any pets?
No, but I threaten to get a cat every once and a while

What’s your favorite candy?
Right now it is Kit Kat Chunky

Favorite movie?
I tell people Singin’ in the Rain, but the real answer is Dan in Real Life

Favorite UFC fighter?
You know me so well

Favorite food?
Macaroni and Cheese


Berry Five Alive

Does anyone under your contacts list have a heart beside their name?
First of all I am not 15, and secondly I don’t know if I could figure out how to do that.

Does anyone like you?
I hope there are concourses of people.

Are you thinking about someone right now?
No, but I can if you would like me to.

What color is your hair?
Back to blonde.



What time do you usually wake up in the morning?
7:02am (I like to think that extra two minutes makes a difference, but it really doesn’t)

How late do you usually stay up at night?
Much, much, much too late.

Do you dislike anyone?
Yes. Fingers crossed it’s not you.

So until next time, whenever that may be.
As Always,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Commenting Your Comments

You know real things have happened in my life in the past year or so since I have updated you. I lost an organ, had a hippie internet boyfriend and went on a few travels, but by now this is all old news and I am sure that you have taken to other forms of social media to stay caught up on my going ons.

So instead of any real update or editorial I thought I would share some of my recent comments. You might not have realized it but my blog has been overtaken by hackers posting nonsensical comments on most of my posts, both new and old.  Yes, I could change the settings to discourage the efforts of my robotic fans, but they always seem to boost my self esteem. Check out some of the comments I have recently been left and you are sure to smile over their amicable nature. (Just as a word of warning, don't get so caught up that you click on their links undoubtedly ruining your electronic life.)

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Good luck to us all, if only for my fake commentators.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Next Is A Haiku About Canadian Tire

If there is one thing I hate it is seeing something I love come to an end. I’m pretty sure I can trace it back to the 1988 Winter Olympics when I cried uncontrollably following the Closing Ceremonies. Still today I have to bite my lip as the flame is being extinguished in all subsequent Olympics, either summer or winter.

So when it was announced that Target would be buying out its Canadian equivalent, Zellers, I was pretty indifferent to the whole idea. That is until I realized that they would be closing all of the Zellers stores to make room for bright, shiny, new Target stores. Soon it was only a matter of time before hanging on the front of our store was a large yellow banner announcing, “Store Closing”, as if it were exciting news. To pour salt in our wounds it turns out that we aren’t receiving a bright, shiny, new Target store… at least not right now.

If you’ve been to a Zellers I am sure you are wondering why I am waxing poetic about this strange Canadian store. I grew up in a town with one mall, or “mall” as it should probably be referred to. The Cassils Centre Mall had a grocery store at one end and a Zellers at the other. The center of the mall was dotted with the local pet store, music store (which I saw move from records to tapes to CDs) and a dollar store. Our food court consisted of a Dairy Queen and a restaurant that I never ate at, in fact I never saw anyone really eat there, just drink coffee.

My brother and I use to peruse the toy section of Zellers every chance we could get and my parents bought me a pink ‘Princess Power’ bike there. As we got older my friends and I use to ride our bikes to the mall to shop the fashions at Zellers and Zellers is where I discovered my love for makeup. In fact I even once threw up in Zellers.

Zellers taught me that 'The Lowest Price is the Law' and I am sure no one in my family,at least, will forget Teddy Grahams, even if they are the reason Eric's first 'Doggie' died.

I long ago moved away from the Cassils Centre Mall, but even walking into our local Zellers I had these memories flood back. Perhaps Target is a thing of wonder, full of rainbows, butterflies and all happiness but for right now I'm just sad to see my old friend go. Zellers tried hard, but it proved to just be no match for Walmart and now Target.

Goodbye Zellers. Thanks for all the great memories.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Think It Is Funny

Wouldn't it be super funny if I didn't say anything to you all for almost a year, and then one day, just out of the blue, I started typing, just like nothing had happened?

The other day I realized I had so many awesome thoughts that just needed to be shared with the masses. If only there was some way. Of course I would need somewhere besides my limited Facebook audience and Twitter's 140 characters was much too limiting for me. Hmm...perhaps something like a blog to unleash my musings. And that's when memories of once being a blogger came back to me.

So. I'm not promising anything in terms of quality or quantity. For all you know this could be the last you hear of me until 2014.

Anyways, here is a question for all of you. Do dollar stores have sales? In my all of my dollar store attendances I have never stumbled into a clearance section or a Boxing Week blowout sale. I thought back to Christmas and the whole aisle of Santa hats and elf ears. Surely they didn't sell all of them, so where did the extras go? That whole aisle is now filled with Valentine's themed goods.

Promise me that if I ever write a book or make a movie. Or write a book about making movie or make a movie about writing a book that you will all please do everything you can to avoid my great creation being sent to the bargain $1.00 bin at the dollar store. I am sure it will be a best seller or a top box office grossing movie, so we won't really have much to worry about, but please just promise me.

Well. Yup.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nineteenth Century Problems

I really did intend to post this for you at the end of 2011, but I am sure you will enjoy it all the same now that we have entered 2012.
So here it is, my musical version of 2011. Another yearly CD.

Nineteen Century Problems

Someday You Will Be Loved--Death Cab For Cutie
(But I Know Your Heart Belongs To Someone You've Yet To Meet)

You Can Call Me Al--Paul Simon

(I Don't Find This Stuff Amusing Anymore)
In My Place--Coldplay
(How Long Must You Wait For It?)

Girl Inform Me--The Shins
(Is There Nothing To Cure This Anxiety?)

IX (Sink Or Swim)--Peter Katz
(I Had A Noble Cause And Then I Lost It)

Alone Again (Naturally)--Gilbert O’Sullivan
(In My Hour Of Need I Truly Am Indeed Alone Again, Naturally)

She Doesn’t Get It--The Format
(I Am Bored Cause I Feel Much Older)

Eliot--Sarah Slean
(I Said I Had Hope. I Lied)

Brian Wilson--Barenaked Ladies
(Call It Impulsive. Call It Compulsive. Call It Insane.)

Another Day--Paul McCartney
(It’s Just Another Day.)

Somewhere Only We Know--Keane
(This Could Be The End Of Everything)

They Never Got You--Spoon
(Don’t Let Those Footholds Start)

You’ve Got A Friend--James Taylor
(Ain't It Good To Know You've Got A Friend)

22--Lily Allen
(How Did I Get Here? I'm Doing All That I Can.)

I Was Better Off--Phantom Planet

(I Am Where I Don't Belong)

Stop Crying Your Heart Out--Oasis
(You’ll Never Change What’s Been And Gone)

Both Sides Now--Joni Mitchell
(I Really Don't Know Life At All)

Alright, so before you start looking for a good therapist for me or wondering how you really do get someone committed, please know that I am really doing as bad as it might sound, despite how crazy, lonely, desperate my playlist looks. Musical therapy seems to be working just fine.

I know it is oh so late for any new year well wishes, but I truly do hope that your 2012 is full of magic and wonder.

Is it too early to start working on 2012's compilation?

As Always,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You Can Call It A Comeback

Okay, no excuses. It has been more than a little stint since I last talk to all of you. Everyday I was gone I came up with excuses to not add another entry. Waiting until my next big adventure, always putting off writing until tomorrow, but let's be honest, my heart just wasn't in it anymore.

Sure I looked at my blog every once and while and had pangs of disappointment and guilt. Wracking my brain for the best comeback story of all time, but there was just nothing there. The girl who never had troubles finding something to say was finally quiet.

Life has moved on in the interim. Jenny and I did go to Las Vegas, although by now it seems almost too blurry. It took us about half a day to realize that we had probably gone on vacation to the wrong place, and a day and half before we would actually admit it. I am sure that there are lovely people who live in Las Vegas, Jenny and I just didn't happen to meet any of them while we were there.

Photographic evidence to prove we were there. Let's not get into why there are so few pictures of our trip.

So for right now, until I figure out exactly how to get back into blogging, if at all, I uhm, "borrowed" this questionnaire from a friend's blog. Cop out, you bet!

Be Rich or Famous?
Considering I am already rich, and not just in a "rich in spirit" kind of way, I am going to say famous. Besides anyone who has seen Hard Day's Night has already heard John Lennon say, "Money won't buy you happiness, my boy." Truer words have never been spoken.

Have an amazing Shoe collection or an amazing Makeup collection?
I am going to blame this one on the fact that I am Canadian and sometimes the only sensible footwear are your winter boots. What kind of girl I am if I am not really into shoes? Well, it's not that I am not into them completely, I just am kinda picky.

On the other hand there is so much makeup that I secretly pine for, but just can't bring myself to spend money on .

Be able to Sing or be able to Dance?
I really don't care if I could do either. I've got part of the Olsen Family Singers who I can call on should I ever need to perform a musical number and my new sister-in-law is a dancer. Problems solved.

But, and it's only because I don't possess a dancing gene and for reasons unknown the Church is still going with the dance thing as ways for singles to meet, I wish I could actually dance, or actually enjoy dancing.

Receive a bouquet of Flowers or a box of Chocolates?
Receiving flowers at work would be awesome, so long as there was a good story to tell from who sent them to me. But who would turn down chocolate?

Go without Brushing your teeth for a year or go without Washing your hair for a year?
I've thought about this for a while and I am going to go with brushing your teeth. I know that sounds bad, but hear me out. These people never said anything about flossing, mouthwash, gum or even wiping a paper towel across your teeth. Hair, on the other hand doesn't have so many options, dry shampoo and shaving your head are only going to work for so long.

Drink Coffee or Tea?
Of course you know the answer is neither. I feel that if I did drink these I would have to add so much sugar, cream and ice to them that the purpose would be defeated.

Converse or Stilettos?
I can't really get into Converse. There would be so little time for me to actually wear them that they would just look dumb. I really don't think I can pull off Converse at work, even on casual Fridays.

Be a Fairy or a Mermaid?
The answer is for sure not Mermaid. First of all you are part fish and you would have to live underwater. I've watched those deep sea documentaries and the Ocean is pretty gross.

Have your dream House or your dream Car?
I already have my dream-ish car. My dream car is anything that has a 2 at the beginning of the year it was made. At this point I would settle for a house. I am in the process of looking for somewhere to live by myself and sadly I have not been able to find anything to match my standards. I'm sorry that living in a basement without windows doesn't seem like such a good idea.

Ask or Answer?
Of course answer, that is why over the years I have filled out so many of these type of questionnaires.

Laugh or Smile?
Laugh. A long time ago I lived with a bunch of girls and when people were stressed, one of my roommates would insist that they laugh to make themselves feel better. It always worked. We usually ended up in a pile on the floor with tears streaming down our faces. It was the best entertainment we had, but then again we didn't have cable, the internet or even a computer at that point.

Would you rather skip Christmas or skip your Birthday?
Always birthday. Birthdays are just awkward. But I am excited for our postponed Christmas this year due to my parent's move. (Oh. I guess I forgot that my parents are moving. Now you know.)

See a movie at the Theater or at Home?
I am a movie talker. Over the years I have learning that theater people really don't appreciate movie talkers. At home movies are a lot more freeing.

Spend or Save?
I have found that when you have money there is nothing that you want to buy, it is only when you don't have money that you feel like everything should make its way home with you.

Have a picnic at the Park or on the Beach?
How is the beach a good place at all to have a picnic? The name is confusing, but you really don't need sand in your sandwich.

Kids, I'll get this thing figure out one way or another. But I take solace in the fact that I am not the only one who has abandoned their blog.

Good luck to us all.

As Always,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Either My Best Idea Or My Craziest

Well, as you can tell I kinda got bored with my music posts. Thirty days is hard, and it is especially hard to write when the questions are uninspiring. What song can you play on a musical instrument? (It was going to be this one...and surprisingly on a record....just like The Friendly Giant) (Watch that last one just for Jerome's dancing. Oh Canadian TV you are awesome!)

Anyways on to today's news. A handful of weeks ago I turned 30. Yes. 30.  Now to say that this change of decade was a smooth transition would be false. I called Jenny more than a few times in a panic. Jenny tried to help me understand that it was only a number and that it was the anticipation that was the worst part, but I still had a minor meltdown...or two.

At one point I told Jenny that I just needed to get out of town. Go somewhere far away and escape from it all. Not being much of a traveler or very spontaneous I am not sure that Jenny believe my threat. I hung up the phone and search for a cheap place to live out my adventure.

With limited time and somewhat limited money I only had a few choices. When I stumbled on an amazing sale to Las Vegas, I quickly abandoned my first choice of Disneyland for the adult city. I called Jenny and told her I  had planned us a vacation. I am glad that it didn't take too much arm twisting to convince Jenny to come with me.

Jenny and I have both only driven through Las Vegas on our way out of the desert. We have no definite plans, other than the Cirque du Soleil Beatles Love Show. (How could we not?) I have spent the last month gathering advice from everyone and everywhere. Do you have any Las Vegas words of wisdom for us? Any must see or must avoid places?

I am a mix of nerves and excitement. Another airplane ride and the idea that our whole vacation is just a random set of letters in a computer have me a bit on edge, but another vacation with my dear Jenny and a chance to really get away from it all, have me hardly able to sleep.

Our adventure begins on Thursday.  Just finishing up all of my piled up work and figuring out what to pack and then it is Viva Las Vegas!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who's Looking For Me

Day 23--A Song That You Want To Play At Your Wedding

You all already know that there won't be any dancing at my wedding, so there isn't much need for music, but after some though, I realized there is a song I want at my wedding.

My friend,Jenny, is a bang up singer. If you haven't heard her you are missing out. I heard her sing nearly every day in the three years we lived together.

So dear Jenny, I'm asking you to sing this for me, one day.

Looking For Someone--Sarah Slean

Don't worry. The wedding is a long time from now, so you have lots of time to find just the right key and we can both practice so we don't cry through the whole thing.

Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rise Again

Day 22-- A Song That You Listen To When You're Sad

I'm sure you know me well enough to know that most of my discography is sad, emo music.For every happy song there are at least two that make you just want to crawl back into bed.

But thanks to my dad I was introduced to this inspirational Canadian folk song. It may sound cheesy, but it will seriously help you feel better.

Mary Ellen Carter--Stan Rogers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

She's Looking Fine

Day 21--A Song That You Listen To When You're Happy

There are a lot of songs I listen to when I am happy, most of them I have already listed for you. Some of my favourite to listen to are lesser known Beatles classics.

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

Good Morning Good Morning

And Your Bird Can Sing

I've Just Seen a Face

Kansas City : Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! 

One of my favourite Beatles' songs is just like bottled sunshine. Just one of those feel good songs.

Good Day Sunshine--The Beatles

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Me We Should Blame

Day 20--A Song That You Listen To When You're Angry

I don't think that I get angry all the often, and if I am angry I don't listen to music.

But I did listen to this a lot after my awkward Tim Hortons breakup.

Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet--Relient K

It sorta helped move from the anger stage right to the bargaining stage.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Loose All Sense Of Time

Day 19--A Song From Your Favourite Album

I'm sure that you just read what today's category is and feel like you should just skip over this one. After all how many times can a person hear about Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper or Hard Day's Night. We all get it. You are a Beatles fan.

I'll have you know that I have more than Beatles albums as some of my favourites.

Up To Here--Tragically Hip

Greatest Hits: Volume One--James Taylor

Futures--Jimmy Eat World

Something To Write Home About--The Get Up Kids

Even the soundtracks to Dan In Real Life and 500 Days of Summer make the movies just that much better.

But one of my favourite albums is Navy Blues--Sloan. An album released in 1998 from a half obscure Canadian band is still one of my favourites all this time later.

Iggy & Angus--Sloan

Every song is pretty awesome on the album, but don't take my word for it. Take a listen.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Let's Put On Sweatpants

Day 18--A Song That You Wish You Heard On The Radio

As you all know, I like to basically force you to at least listen to the music I like, if not try and force you to love it. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to you that I wish that more people in this world not only knew about Peter Katz, but also loved him.

Why is Justin Bieber our Canadian musical export and not Peter?!?

Posters--Peter Katz

I'm sure you already love Peter just as much as I do, but if you need more convincing, check out this earlier video.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Braced Myself For The Goodbye

 Day 17-- A Song That You Hear Often On The Radio

I only listen to the radio during my 8 minute commute to work everyday, mostly so I can listen to the day's weather forecast and find out what is happening in local news. We have a few choices of radio stations, but I keep it tuned in to the Top 40 station.

At most I only have to listen to about one and half songs, but it seems without fail that one of those songs everyday is a Taylor Swift song.

I'm not a Taylor Swift fan, and short of the glimpse of music I hear on the radio, I don't spend any extra time listening to her greatest hits. But somehow, by the end of the day, as I am laying in bed trying to fall asleep Taylor Swift's words enter my brain. Somehow the only thought I have is  "Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them..."

This is the latest single to get heavy rotation on the radio. I have actually caught myself at the office humming this song...shocking more than once. Dang you Taylor Swift!

Mine--Taylor Swift

Thursday, June 16, 2011

If You Look Inside You Heart

Day 16--A Song That You Used To Love But Now Hate

Hate seems a little harsh, but I try and avoid it as much as possible.

Hero--Mariah Carey

Look, it was 1993. The same year that gave us song like this and this. The song was everywhere. My Grade 7 choir sang it. (Whoa. Wait. Was I in Grade 7 in 1993?!?!) Besides this Mariah Carey album was my first CD! (Does anyone else remember Columbia House?)

Maybe I'm changing my mind about this song. It seems pretty nostalgic.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fingernails That Shine Like Justice

Day 15--A Song The Describes You

Some days we all know that this song probably does a better job at describing my current situation.

But if you are looking for a song that is really about me look no further than this early 21st century masterpiece.

Short Skirt, Long Jacket--Cake

Now, before you start accusing me of being a little too high on myself, it was actually a good friend who long ago told me this song summed me up. He has pretty good taste in girls, so it must be true.

Besides, I now drive a white car with a cup holder and an armrest.

The original music video is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Relax Your Mind

Day 14--A Song That No One Would Expect You To Love

Alright. Well you had better sit down and take a few breaths because this one is going to come as quite the shock.

Rock With You--Michael Jackson

Yes I know. If I preach anything on here it is love only The Beatles and that Michael Jackson is someone to be feared, right after Satan. But there is just something about this song that I love.

It's probably just the flashy background on the video, or sparkly jumpsuit and boots. But maybe, just maybe I should give MJ a little more credit.

Who am I kidding...Thriller is still pretty frightening.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Like The Greats Did

Day 13--A Song The Is A Guilty Pleasure

Hey I'm not too proud to admit that sometimes there is nothing better than a Made For TV Disney movie. Perfect for sleepovers, rainy days and times when you just want to see Zac Efron or the Jonas Brothers.

Even if you try really hard, you will still be singing the songs from these movies days later.

Whether it is High School Musical, Camp Rock or Starstruck.

But one of my favourite cheesy Disney songs is from Camp Rock 2

Heart and Soul--The Jonas Brothers

Good luck getting it out of your head now.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You Make A Grown Man Cry

Day 12--A Song From A Band You Hate

Well Nickelback just seemed like the easy answer. Even if girls do like this song. (No they don't. Seriously.)

People often assume that if you like The Beatles then you must automatically like The Rolling Stones, and the answer is no. Heavens no.

So take your pick, every Stones song is bad. At least The Beatles never had to dance around to improve their music. Just admit that even Yellow Submarine is 100 times better.

Start Me Up--The Rolling Stones

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Black Mining Hills Of Dakota

Day 11--A Song From Your Favourite Band

I'm more than certain that you have all been around here long enough to know what my favourite band is. After all I have only mentioned it...oh...24 times on here.

It is much too difficult to choose just one favourite Beatles song. They are all serve different purposes depending on what mood or situation I am in. But I do always seem to love listening to this White Album gem.

Rocky Raccoon--The Beatles

I'm pretty sure that I love it so much because it reminds me of when we received a Gideon Bible in Grade 5.

Looking for some more Beatles suggestions? Try this previous post.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Almost All The Time

Day 10--A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

I'm really hoping that these categories get better. This one is pretty lame too.

If they were looking for a movie, I would say Breakfast at Tiffany's  (but not the song) in a heart beat. Kinda strangely I'm not really listening to music when I am falling asleep.

I did find this playlist the other day online of the perfect music to fall asleep to. I haven't tried it, but give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

I guess if I was looking for something to keep me calm and relaxed, nothing really does a better job than James Taylor.

Something In The Way She Moves--James Taylor

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I'm Only Good At Being Young

Day 9--A Song You Can Dance To

Boo. Can you say lame category? Maybe if we were a stake dance I would say this song or this popular medley

So how about a song about today.

Stop This Train--John Mayer

That is all for today.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

You Mean Every Word You Say

Day 8--A Song That You Know All The Words To

I know the words to a lot of songs. Songs like this one. But I guess that more than once knowing the words to songs has really saved the day.

Like the time I was in show choir (yes, we can all laugh about that) and during the big concert the girl singing the solo forgot the lyrics to this classic. I stopped my background ooo's and helped her finish the number.

But I think my favourite story really proved the point that you shouldn't sing the song if you don't know the words.

My friends and I use to frequent a local coffee shop. On Friday and Saturday nights semi-professional talent entertained the patrons. But one night seemed to be amateur night, as the entertainment was just  a couple of kids with guitars.

The group announced their last song and after the introduction was played the lead singer froze not knowing what even the first words were. Thankfully Ashley and I were there to save the day and we loudly sang the song and helped the band get back on track.

Faith--George Michael

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I Hope We Don't Forget

Day 7--A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event

One night a couple of my friend and I hung out with some super awesome guys. Short of the continual game of Skip-Bo that we played that summer, I can't really remember what we did for most of that night.

As the night got later our guys mysteriously left and came back with a thermos of hot chocolate and a couple of blankets. They announced we were going to drive to the mountains and watch the stars.

As we drove to the mountains they introduced us to some of their favourite bands. And as the hour long trip came to a close we had found a favourite song. By the time we reached our destination we were all singing it at the top of our lungs.

One Year, Six Month--Yellowcard

We watched the stars from the beach and left just before the sun began to peak over the mountains.
We made jokes about this night and song for years to come.

Monday, June 06, 2011

You Can Take My Breath Away

Day 6--A Song That Reminds You Of Somewhere

Hmmmm...this one wasn't that easy to come up with. So I searched my brain until I came up with a good enough answer.

One of the summers when I was in university I work at my local town hall putting together an information brochure about our town. It was a pretty awesome job and I even had my own office, tucked away in the Economic Development department.

Everything was okay, until the person who's office was next to mine kept, on repeat, all day, every day this song...

Hero--Enrique Iglesias

And he seemed like such a cool guy.

This song just makes me laugh every time I hear it just thinking about that crazy summer.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Will I Live With Him

Day 5--A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

This time of year, for the past two years, has been difficult.  After a very short battle with cancer, my friend died at the beginning of July 2009.

My friends and I, for the most part, have done a pretty good job moving on with our lives, but every once and a while, something out there reminds us of just how much we miss our friend, and we usually end up in a mess of tears.

Letia's mom asked me to put together a video for the  that we memorial held a few weeks later. I went to her house and gathered up old family pictures to begin my sad task. A few song choices floated around my head, but nothing really felt right. Letia and I had not shared the same taste in music, at all. So in an inspired move, I asked her mom if I could borrow her ipod to see if I could find a background song.

I searched her most played songs, and like some answer from heaven itself, one of the top ten songs was the most fitting song.

When All Is Said And Done--Katherine Nelson

Thankfully I don't run into this song very often, and I try not to watch the video. But it ended up being the perfect choice and fit not only the occasion, but also Leita as a person.

I dedicated Heart of Life--John Mayer to Letia on my 2009 yearly cd.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Like I Never Occured

Day 4--A Song That Makes You Sad

Definitely more than enough time has passed to tell this story. A long time ago, in fact the last time the Seahawks and Steelers played each other in the Superbowl, I got my heart broken. I didn't write about it at the time because the guy use to...and hopefully still my blog. But that was a long time ago so I think the story is free to tell.

After confessing my undying love in an email of all places, I got an email in response that said, "We need to talk." I knew this wasn't going to be the happy ending I had wanted and suggested we meet Tim Hortons to get my heart broken.

After a long amount of awkward silence my one true love began to list all of the reasons he didn't want to date me. The conversation ended with him suggesting that I should begin to channel all of my energy into jogging. To this day I am still not sure if I should be offended by this or not.

Sad and dejected I went home to wallow in my own self pity. My roommates helped fill my time with everything except the suggest jogging and we spent the next couple of days eating cheesecake and watching horrifically sappy movies.

A week after my Tim Hortons breakup, I found an email from the guy with the lyrics to a song he thought he would dedicate to me. The song did nothing to make me feel better and if anything it had an adverse reaction.

Okay. So that was a long time ago. I've gotten over it and moved on. Heaven knows it all worked out for the best. But sometimes, when I just in one of those moods, this song still strikes some nerve.

Someday You Will Be Loved--Death Cab For Cutie

Friday, June 03, 2011

Indecision With The Best

Day 3--A Song That Makes You Happy

I've come to the realization that I listen to a lot of music that makes me happy. It was hard to pick just one. But let's list some of the runners up.



3 / 4 (But only when Ashley sings them for me)

And of course 5

But I love...

Faded--Soul Decision

If you have never heard of Soul Decision you are really missing out. Formed in the boy band heydays and heavily featured on YTV's Hit List, Soul Decision still brings a smile to my face. I am sure they will soon become on of your favourites.