• Just Life

    Across the Universe

    For much of today’s generation, the brilliance of The Beatles is lost. (Before I continue, I’d like to say that, while I’m no Beatles scholar, I definitely appreciate their work and recognize the impact that they’ve had on popular culture over the last four decades.) Sure, the youth knows some of their songs, like “Hey Jude” or “Hello, Goodbye,” but were it not for a Super Bowl halftime performance by Paul McCartney a few years ago and a catchy Target commercial, I’m afraid that many teenagers, when asked the simple question, “You know who The Beatles are, right?” would make a confused look, and, finally getting the memo, sourly pull…

  • Just Life

    Easy as 1-2-3?

    A few days ago, my mom told me about this A-Z contest playlist thing. Basically, a blogger had created a contest where her fellow bloggers made playlists where every song title started with a different letter, the 26 letters of the alphabet. And then she drew the winner and someone one…. So of course I don’t learn about this competition until after I have a chance to win it. Nevertheless, my mom still presented me with the challenge, which I didn’t think would be that hard. And guess what? It wasn’t. In fact, the hard part wasn’t finding a song that started with the letter I or Q or Z…

  • Books,  Just Life

    I’m the KING of the world…

    An ode to my enternal love for Titanic. Oh, how I love that movie. Okay, anyway, in a very music blog-y sort of way, I’ve done a play on the title of my post according to the subject of the post. Anyway, the reason I’m in a music blog-y type of mood, is because, I have finally discovered how to stream songs on here, and, believe it or not, it’s not that hard. Strangely enough, I had such an epiphany in the car ride coming home from the beach. But that’s aside from the point. You’re probably wondering where I get the whole king thing from and where I tie…

  • Just Life

    recharging.

    spring is finally here! the tree in the backyard is full purple now, and the jasmine is just starting to bloom, too (can you see the little bits of yellow?) sunshine and warm weather never fail to cheer me up. i ran in the park yesterday for the first time this year – i only run in shorts and a t-shirt, so when it’s cold (or rainy) i’m stuck inside on the treadmill. and i love watching the food network, but the run outside is a different kind of fun. there are people and dogs and nature and my ipod. anticipating the outside run, i completely overhauled my ipod. deleted…

    Comments Off on recharging.
  • Just Life

    Come On! Do The Shuffle!

    Most of the blogs I read are music blogs (i guess i’m floating, Silly Pipe Dreams, etc.), unlike my mom and sister, who seem to mostly check out those artsy, personal going ons of people’s lives blogs. So why not combine the two? My thoughts exactly. Got this idea from Silly Pipe Dreams, and I thought it would be fun, and at the time it was the perfect thing to do in order to avoid studying for the dreaded Biology test. So it’s an iPod shuffle. I did an original test run with it, and found some of the songs far too embarassing to even post here (you know, that…

    Comments Off on Come On! Do The Shuffle!