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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!

New Tune Tuesday

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Today’s song is not an upbeat bass-filled musical number that I usually play. This is one of those songs I belt out over and over again just to warm up my voice and strengthen my singing. I love the lyrics. They remind me that yes, I am only human and I can’t be everything for everyone else.

“Cause I’m only human

And I bleed when I fall down

I’m only human

And I crash and I break down

Your words in my head, knives in my heart

You build me up and then I fall apart

Cause I’m only human”

Some memories you can never forget and never repeat

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Today I want to throwback it to 2011 with this fun bonfire pic. My parents went away that weekend for their anniversary so I had a few of my sisters over for a night and we built a bonfire in my backyard. We had our trusty fireman with us (my friend’s boyfriend) so we figured nothing could go wrong. We sat around on blankets drinking, listening to music, and just enjoying the cold November night with each other. It was one of those nights you can’t forget but could never repeat. Sure you could have other bonfires, but that night with those specific people could never be duplicated. The magic of that night was amazing and full of memories. Especially the part where a raccoon came out of the woods in my backyard and scared us all to death 🙂

New Tune Tuesday

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Today I’m going to start New Tune Tuesdays where I will feature a new-to-me song and write a little bit about it.

Today’s song is “Our Song” by Matchbox Twenty.

My mom introduced this song to me and I can’t stop listening. It’s catchy, meaningful, and the lyrics are great. I have listened to this too many times to mention and I was reminded by my husband that this is not a new song. I don’t know how I managed to miss this one until now. Either way, I’m glad it has been brought into my music library and I’m going to do that sad thing people do and listen to it on repeat until I’m sick of it… Hopefully that doesn’t happen 🙂

Day 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of.

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 🙂

Day 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend.

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.

Day 22: A song that someone has sung to you.

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. 🙂

Day 21: Your favorite song.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

This is just one of my favorite songs… I don’t think I could ever come up with a singular favorite song. I live and breathe music too much for there to be only one. This song is also one of those songs that remind me of my best friend, she introduced me to The Cab and she is one of the few who rocks out to this song with me.

This is a good one to play when you need a song to boost your spirits, or to blast with the windows down on a perfect weather day.

Day 19: The first song alphabetically in your iTunes.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

This song is one of my favorite old school songs. I used to rock out to this with this guy I grew up with in his red Mustang whenever we would hang out over the summers during high school. Whenever I go on my iTunes and play old songs, this is the first one I put in my playlists, to remind me of old times and good memories.

Day 16: A song that has made you cry.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The first time I heard this song was last spring while I was finishing up my last semester in college. I was preparing myself for all the excitement of Summer 2013 and for moving far away from all my family and friends when I heard it, and it really hit home. Because I could feel for the girl in the song, wanting the time to go faster so she could be married and so she could have a bigger house and kids, but at the same time (which is what made me cry) I could really feel for the person telling the girl to slow down and that while she’s very excited to move ahead to the next life goal, she will in fact miss this time. I spent half of my time wishing Andrew could come back home from Florida and I spent the other half wishing I could jump ahead to July when I got to finally move out of Maryland.

But right now, in this moment, although I love my husband dearly and I’m treasuring this time alone with him in Florida, I would give anything to make that time when I was just a silly college sorority girl come back and slow down. One more car ride with my sisters, one more fraternity party, one more spontaneous dance party with my roommates, one more work day where I got to spend the day playing with my preschool babies. Because now, on the other side of it all, you’re supposed to be a grown up, and let’s all be serious here. Growing up and being an adult sucks. 

I’m lucky I get to go home to MD this weekend. I’m lucky I get to spend the time with my parents, fooling around with the little girls I used to nanny, seeing everyone in the town where I grew up. And you better believe I’m going to take advantage of every moment. The 32 degree coldness, the giggles, the hugs and cuddles, the car rides, the music that will be shared, everything. Because after this weekend I won’t be able to come back until March, so I’m going to savor every minute. This weekend is the perfect time to live in the moment 🙂