Happy New Year

January 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I am going to really try and make time to Blog more this year. Whether it be a top 5 list or just saying what is going on recently. Happy new year everyone! So far this has been a fantastic year full of lots of fun times and few bad times.  Also, it has not snowed yet this season to any degree that bothers me. Read almost none at all. I have re-discovered the ability […]

Song Challenge: Day 30

May 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I’m late to the last day of posting because Mike and I were out of town all weekend visiting my family. Gabriel’s cousin, Dominic, turned 1 this week and I just couldn’t miss seeing the little boys together! So sue me if I’m a day late. Anyhoo… I looked back in my iTunes purchased list for last year… The only thing that came close to this time last year was this song. I really have […]

Song Challenge: Day 29

April 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

I hesitate to put this song up because it is truly cringe-worthy. But hey, I’m all about self-deprecation on this blog. Once upon a time, I was insanely ga-ga over New Kids on the Block. I’m talking 3 concerts, bedroom walls PLASTERED with tear outs from Bop, Teen Beat, etc., pins lining my purse straps, tour videos, Christmas Album, the whole nine yards!! It was borderline insanity! Looking back on it now, I wonder how […]

Song Challenge: Day 28

April 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I was a terrible person to Mike before we officially started dating… In college, I dated lots of boys—none of them worth mentioning. But poor Mike had the ill-fortune of getting swept up in my whirlwind of fickle womanhood. I didn’t know what I wanted out of relationships, I toyed with emotions, I teased. Yeah, I was THAT GIRL. Shame on me! In fact, I sort of dumped him… twice. The first time, he thought […]

Song Challenge: Day 27

April 27, 2011 at 8:00 am

I wish I had stuck with learning piano… My biggest problem is that I learn everything by ear and have rudimentary sight-reading skills for piano. It shouldn’t have been a problem for me, if I had taken the right style of lessons. (I hear Suzuki Method is totally the way to go for people like me.) So I taught myself to play the first few pages of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” without ever having taken a […]

Song Challenge: Day 26

April 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

My choices for this day are fairly limited… I never took the time to learn how to play any instrument proficiently. I’ve dabbled in piano, flute and guitar but never got good at any of them. Singing has really been my only consistent musical outlet. That being said, I got a ukulele for Christmas and taught myself to play one song for Gabriel, albeit poorly. A song you can play on an instrument “Puff the […]

Song Challenge: Day 25

April 25, 2011 at 12:06 am

I heard this song a few months ago on the local college station and thought it was utterly ridiculous… But then a few days later, I found myself thinking about it and giggling. I played it for Mike and we just couldn’t stop listening to it. It’s sort of like a train wreck… The good news is, you can actually download it for free. A song that makes you laugh Das Racist “Combination Pizza Hut […]

Song Challenge: Day 24

April 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Perhaps my selection for today is a bit of a copout, but I don’t really want to think about funeral music in general. Call me superstitious… So instead, I’m going a little tongue-in-cheek. A song you want played at your funeral Squirrel Nut Zippers “Hell” Hell by RavenTV

Song Challenge: Day 23

April 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

If we had to do it all over again, there are some things I would do differently, but music isn’t one of them. At our wedding, we had the most incredible DJ. He got the crowd dancing and played lots of great tunes and avoided all of our “banned” selections. I still get compliments on what a great party it was, and that was 2004! A song played at your wedding Mike wore a white […]

Song Challenge: Day 23

April 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

Slacker back-log post… man catching up is really hard! I had to replace both headlights on my car and that ate a lot of my time. :) I am so lucky to have had the wedding that I had, it was truely a wonderful gift and I still think of it fondly. Vanessa used the song I wanted to, so after much thought decided to cop-out and just use our first dance song. A song […]

Song Challenge: Day 22

April 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Those who know me well, know that I sing in a contemporary “rock” choir at my church. (I say rock because we have electric accompaniment, and a few of the songs in our repertoire fall into a more rockin’ category.) Mike and I have been doing this for a couple of years. Now that Gabe is in the picture, Mike has taken some time off for me to continue doing so. Thanks, Babe! Oftentimes, my […]

Song Challenge: Day 22

April 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

Again, slacker-back-log. I couldn’t find the version I have by the King’s Singers so I found this version instead. I find this song (the a cappella version) just completely inspiring. I was in my High school chorus, chamber choir and was in RIT’s Eight Beat Measure men’s Octet for 4 years. I really like A cappella versions of some songs and some original work done by some of these groups. These guys do an awesome […]