Monday, March 10th, 2014
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya! Tomorrow! You’re only a day away!
Tomorrow I’m going on a nice journey back to MD for awhile. Hopefully being around family and friends will inspire more blog posts, since I have been severely lacking in topics to write about.
Of course I probably overpacked… but I think two suitcases (one clothes and one shoes) isn’t so bad. I’m itching to get back to HoCo:) I’m going to see THREE spring musicals while I’m home and I’m so excited to bring that part of music back into my life. Of course this trip brings a plethora of sorority get-togethers. I’ll hopefully have lots of pictures and I’ll share some of them here.
Wish me luck on my long drive!
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Today’s New Tune Tuesday is a remix from Caked Up that I found on SoundCloud. If you don’t know what SoundCloud is then go look it up right now, it will change your life. I have a thing for good remixes and mashups and I have found SO MANY great songs from SoundCloud. Add to the fact that making an account is free, you can download the app and listen to all the same music on your phone for free, and you can make playlists to organize the songs you like the most. It’s just fantastic! (No, nobody is paying me to say all this haha.)
Anyway, back to the song. My husband introduced this one to me and I just can’t stop listening. The beat is incredible. This of course lead me to investigate Caked Up on SoundCloud and I was pleasantly surprised to find more remixes that I love. I even liked the one with Wrecking Ball which surprised me the most considering I can’t stand the original song. I’m so excited I can listen to this right on my phone from the app and it will definitely be a song I blast LOUDLY with the windows down during my road trip to MD next month as well as playing this at pre-gaming evenings with my friends back up at school 😉 !
Friday, January 31st, 2014
This song is a classic in my iTunes library. Without a doubt this song is played at every party I go to (and that’s not just because 9 times out of 10 I’m the one controlling the music). It is a favorite among ALL my friends (yes including my preschool friends; I once spent an entire summer playing this during preschool summer camp and learned how to “shuffle” from a then 6 year old). My best friend’s boyfriend created a dance to this song and sure enough, at my wedding, this was the first song played (after our first dance) and all my college friends gathered around and performed the dance together in front of all my family members and other friends. It was quite hilarious as nobody else knew what was going on, but we didn’t let that stop us.
As the lyrics say… We just wanna see you shake that 🙂
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
This song brings back memories to Summer 2012, with one of my best friends in her backyard swimming in her pool, making s’mores by her campfire, driving around in the car, sneaking trips to Target, and staying out very late geocaching and playing on playgrounds all around Howard County. I even remember when she came to Pennsylvania with me for my cousin’s birthday party that summer and we went to the playground in my grandmother’s neighborhood and fooled around like two little kids.
I am so thankful to have this girl in my life. My family has been friends with her family since she was like 6 months old. You’d never be able to tell she is 5 years younger than me, and some people at our church actually think her last name is the same as my parents’ last name. She is my sister even if we aren’t actually related. This song reminds me of all the memories we have shared, good and bad, and reminds me that sometimes family doesn’t mean you share the same blood.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Today’s post requires a throwback to this wonderful musical number. Way way back (many centuries ago;)) in 2006 I did The Music Man with my church’s theatre group and I was Marian. My at-the-time (but-now-very-much-my-ex) boyfriend was Harold Hill (of course he was) and we got to play these unlikely lovers together. I got to pretend to be the strict librarian while he danced around and sung this song to me. This is one of my favorite dance numbers in the show, and this show is forever one of my favorites. 🙂
Friday, January 24th, 2014
This was the song on every party playlist I made for months after this song came out. It is definitely one of my favorite, it has a really catchy tune and a nice bass. It’s cheesy, yes, but still enjoyable 🙂
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
I apologize for not posting over the long weekend, but as I was living in the moment with my family back up in Maryland (as I mentioned in my last post), I was so busy I wasn’t posting.
The Cupid Shuffle is one of my favorite dancing songs. Back when I was working for my mother at the preschool we used to hear it on the radio every Friday morning. We then would have a dance party in the car, but of course being in the car means we weren’t able to actually do the dance. So, once we got to work, we would put it on my iPod and dance to it again on the carpet.
From time to time I still listen to the song on Fridays for a little pick-me-up to remind me of home. It’s also a great song to listen to with the radio cranked up loud and the windows down in the car 🙂