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Song Obsession Sunday: Foy Vance – Closed Hands, Full Of Friends

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Why haven’t I been listening to Foy Vance all these years? He’s been around and making beautiful music for, I believe, two decades. This song makes me smile, laugh, dance… What a powerful and fantastic song!

Song Obsession Sunday: Sylvan Esso – ‘Coffee’

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I want to get back in the habit of posting every week. Song Obsession Sunday is a great place to start!!

Let’s get real for a moment. I am one of those people who can get sick of a song that I don’t like (and, by default, an artist/band) if I hear too much of it. This is why I try and avoid listening to any radio station that plays current music.

This is a song that I’m certain pretty much any music fan (nerd, obsessive, geek, blogger, reporter, journalist, DJ, etc.) has heard. If you’re sick of it, I apologize. I bought the album soon after it was released and this is my favorite track from it. The video locked in my love for the song. I apologize for sharing it long after it was released, but it’s back in heavy rotation right now.

I give you ‘Coffee’ by Sylvan Esso!

Renewal

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Hello readers!

I realize it has been way too long since I have posted. 2014 was one of those years that flew by too quickly and without much excitement. Work seemed to be an endless struggle. Pushkin, my beloved cat, passed away. I let school overwhelm me. The gym was an afterthought. Honestly though, I lost my mojo, my spark. The comfort of unhappiness was endless; I allowed it to linger.

But, I’m too old to wallow in an unattractive funk. This year, I am absolutely determined to say hello to my mojo again. For those of you who don’t know, I like anything that is a multiple of three. While 2015 isn’t one, 15 is. Also, this year marks me being ex utero for 33 years. So, that means it’s time to get things moving.

Things I look forward to this year are:

  1. Completing a half-marathon for the second time;
  2. Coachella Weekend 1 with a a merry crew of misfits;
  3. Completing an AA in Paralegal Studies;
  4. Having a more fulfilling career;
  5. Carving out time to write on a regular basis; and
  6. Moving somewhere new!

These are the tangible goals, and I am sure there will be other exciting things that I can do.

Happy new year, everyone! May 2015 be awesome and full of laughter and happiness.

Song I Hate To Love: Alt-J

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We all have things in our lives that we are ashamed we love. The are the things we hate to love. As I am a true hipster because I loathe current hipsters and their general “I’m an individual” mass mentality, loving Alt-J is something I hate to admit. But, as I want to be fair and talk about music, I should really accept the fact that ‘Left Hand Free’ makes me want to do the twist every so slowly.

Happy early Halloween!

 

Many apologies for the lack of upkeep. I’m going to set aside one day per week to post, even if it’s just a paragraph or a video. Don’t remember to check out [Not So] Daily Ellie and A Life In Paperback! Also, I’m testing out a new blog that might not stick: Finding Love In Myself. Check it out if you’d like. It pertains to PCOS & my personal journey with it. I’m open to feedback and am giving it six months.

Sam Smith & the Gay Male Body Archetype

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djtoasterbiscuit:

“If we all took a second to appreciate ourselves and others for who they are and what they look like, and praise them instead of tearing them down due to some [unspoken] standards, maybe, just maybe, we might be better people and respect ourselves a little bit more.”
YES! Amen. I couldn’t agree with you more.
I absolutely love this post. Of course, because I love Sam Smith and believe he is an epic talent. Also because I appreciate that this post is reminding us not to focus on what a person looks like, but to focus on what they have to offer the world. When I look at Sam Smith, all I can see is a wonderful man with amazing style. And, more importantly, this man has talent. He can deliver a tune (that he had a hand in writing) flawlessly. So, everyone who has anything negative to say about his physical appearance, please stop. Your words are futile. They mean nothing. Be aware of Mr. Smith’s awesome talent and aspire to be half as talented.

Originally posted on HyperReality:

You may or may not have heard about Sam Smith yet. If you haven’t, you need to know two things:

1.) He has the voice of an ANGEL. But not just any angel, like a fucking first sphere seraph angel (which, according to this Wikipedia page, is like, the highest of angels; I don’t know how accurate that is because I know pretty much nothing about angel hierarchy.) Check out these videos to acquaint yourself with his majesty:

(His orgasmic and life-changing debut single “Stay With Me”)

(His impeccable collaboration with Disclosure, “Latch,” which is totally contender for my personal Song of the Year award) 

(His cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,” which recently went viral and is guaranteed to make you fall in love with him/make your soul cry for a man like him to come into your life)

2.) He’s pretty much the elusive unicorn of gay males: he’s…

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Song Obsession Sunday: “Indy”

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Growing up, Santana was one of the bands that graced the speakers in our house. Whenever I hear a talented guitarist, I’m in love. On Santana’s latest album, Corazon, “Indy” is a song that got me hooked all over again. I have a soft spot for Miguel. Boy has got some talent and it’s obvious in his own music, especially live, he takes inspiration from Prince (another favorite). So, it is natural that “Indy” is a song that I have had on repeat the last few days. It will probably be in heavy rotation for the entire summer. This is a song that is perfect on the beach, winding down after a barbeque or any other long fun day in the sun, and a nice addition to a road trip mix.

Ssss’hilar

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Sometimes, all you need in life is to laugh maniacally by yourself in your car while waiting for your next class to begin. And, that’s what I have been doing the last week.

After eight months without updating the feed (well actually, I think I unsubscribed), I loaded up my iTunes with almost 100 episodes of Ten Minute Podcast. If you haven’t listened to any of it or even heard of it, I suggest you hop on the bandwagon immediately. It is exactly what it sounds like: a ten minute podcast. Three comedians, ten minutes, HILARITY! Everyone knows who Will Sasso, Chris D’Elia, and Bryan Callen are, and if ya’don’t, ya’sssss’sad. Yes, it’s three dudes being dudes. But, it really is the most fundamental ten minutes of laugh out loud you can have. And, if their humour isn’t for you, so be it. I’m glad I waited eight months to reload. Ten minutes twice a week isn’t enough. I need an hour of it every damn day. Seriously, listen to one, maybe five. If you’re entertained, subscribe and listen to ALL of them. I’ll warn you, it’s been around for just over two years, so you have a lot of catching up to do.

That’s really all I wanted to tell you. Just like the @TenMinPod, this is it. Short and sweet…

Now get listening, y’all.

An Open Letter To Dr. Drew Pinsky

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djtoasterbiscuit:

Well said, Elizabeth! Thank you!
I am in a similar boat, though not as severe as your experience. In my late 20’s I finally got a PCOS diagnosis. At 32, it is still a very frustrating fight. My PCOS is not a result of sexual abuse as a child, as I never experienced that. I actually had the happiest childhood. This PCOS I get to deal with is just how my body decided to function.

Originally posted on Red Hairing:

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On April 24, 2014, a man called into Dr. Drew’s radio show “Love Line” regarding his fiancé who suffers with a number of medical ailments that are causing a lot of pain. The transcript is as follows:

Caller: My fiancé has a multitude of diagnoses. She has IC, Endometriosis, lactose intolerance. She has no stomach lining. I mean, a bunch of things going on.
Mike: No stomach lining? Is that real, Drew? Can that happen?
Dr. Drew: No. And by the way, IC is, I assume, interstitial cystitis?
Caller: Yes
Dr. Drew: These are all, these are all sort of what we call functional disorders. Everything you mentioned, everything you mentioned, are things that actually aren’t discernibly pathological. They’re, they’re just sort of what we call “garbage bag” diagnoses. When you can’t think of anything else, you just go, “Eh it’s that.” So it then makes…

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Take Time

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Take Time.

Pushkin really doesn’t want me to publish this! For those of you who don’t know, Pushkin is my 16 (or 17) year old feline partner in crime. We’re in love. And, she needs a huge hug right now. Enjoy!

Clap Your Hands

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If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!

This is just the video I needed to watch. What a great start to 2014! Thank you, Rainn Wilson.

While you are learning about happiness and success, please check out my list of books to read in 2014. Feel free to leave me any suggestions for interesting books that I may enjoy!

Once Upon A Struggle

Love + Enlightenment

Angelicsoul

Welcome to my world!

Polished by Amy

NAIL ARTIST AND BEAUTY BLOGGER

Extra Dry Martini

Straight up, with a twist.

love.life.eat

living a mindful life

Modern British Studies Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

The Dad Letters

Fathers trying to explain life, love, and the absurd to their kids, one letter at a time.

stillness of heart

MUSINGS : CRITICISM : HISTORY : PASSION

westlifebunny

Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I'll tell you a story...

Michigan in Pictures

Photos of the Great Lakes State

Twitchy

Who Said What

Work Less. Live More

Andrea Reads America

A literary tour of the USA

diaryofacurlyhairedgirl

adventurous and not so adventurous musings

Gilhooley's Poetry Corner

Flash Fiction & Poetry...

This and That Continued

Jenny Diski - Writing and stuff.

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