Thursday, January 30, 2014

Oh Hello

Sometimes someone walks into your life and you can't help but let out a breath you didn't even realize you were holding.
And it's magic.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Music Thursday


I've had these songs sitting in a draft for months so some of them are yesterdays news. I still like them though :)

New Music Thursday is an attempt to keep my goal of listening to some new music alive and kicking. Not all of these bands/artists are new to me, but all of the songs are.

These are the songs I'm diggin this week:

Start Over by Beyonce:



Anna Sun by Walk the Moon:



Breathe Me by Sia:



First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes:



Look Away by Lissie:


Friday, January 3, 2014

Current Obsession: Do I Wanna Know?

I have so many songs sitting in my drafts for the now abandoned New Music Thursdays posts that I think I'm gonna start them up again. But in the meantime, I'm completely obsessed with this song by the Arctic Monkeys. I think it might be my favorite song by them ever.



"Do I Wanna Know?"

Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get that fear that you can't shift the tide that sticks around like summat in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you're in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?
'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few?
'Cause I always do
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart's still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I'm sorry to interrupt. It's just I'm constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don't know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you (crawling back to you)

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few? (you've had a few)
'Cause I always do ('cause I always do)
Maybe I'm too (maybe I'm too busy) busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling down?
(Do I wanna know?)
Do you want me crawling back to you?

California in Pictures


As I said in my last post, I spent the last week and a half in California with my family for Christmas. While we spent the first four days in Disneyland, the rest of the week was spent in San Diego and Vista. As you can see by the pictures, we spent some time at the beach and Balboa Park. We also stayed at the coolest Marriott in the Gaslamp Quarter which used to be an old bank. It still had the vault and everything. My mom lives in Barrio Logan
and all the street art is from Chicano Park. The park has the country's largest collection of outdoor murals and is an amazing explosion of color. I could have spent all day exploring the beautiful pillars in the park. Holden said it was the best Christmas he's ever had and I have to agree. We even got to open the park one day at California Adventure. How lucky is that?

















Even though it was stressful at times, I needed to get away. It's funny how I always feel like I'm finally going home when I head to San Diego. When I see the ocean, I know I've arrived. But then, something strange happens. I also feel like I'm going home when I turn around and leave. I guess that's just what happens when you leave pieces of your heart in different places.

I hope everyone had a good holiday.