"I can go the distance," said Herc.

"I can go the distance," said Herc.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I want a baby polar bear

Late on night this summer I was surfing the TV waves (something I don't do very often) and started watching a documentary on the polar bear Knut! (pronounced "k-noot")
Isn't he adorable? Apparently I'm not supposed to want a baby polar bear, because they aren't as cuddly when they get older. Watching videos of him on YouTube make me forget how much I shouldn't want one.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Like Stars!

I rediscovered one of my most favorite songs in the whole wide world. Funny enough, it reminds me of a song we sang at Laurel Legacy one year--which if you don't know what that is it's like Girls Camp only just for the 16-18 year-olds.

It's called "Shine." Go to the player on the side of this page and select that song by Anna Nalick. It's not the acoustic version, which in the case of this song is so much better, but it still gives me thrills to hear it.


Oh, the night makes you a star
And it holds you cold in its arms
You're the one to whom nobody verses I love you
Unless you say it first
So you lie there holding your breath
And it's strange how soon you forget
That you're like stars
They only show up when its dark
Cause they don't know their worth

And I think you need
To stop following misery's lead
Shine away, shine away, shine away

Isn't it time you got over
How fragile you are
We're all wait-
Waiting on your supernova
Cause that's who you are
And you've only begun to shine

There are times when
The poets and porn stars align and
You won't know who to believe in
Well that's a good time to be leavin'
And the past, it knocks on your door
And throws stones at your window at 4 in the morning
Well maybe he thinks it's romantic
He's crazy but you knew that before

And I think you need
To stop following misery's lead
Shine away, shine away, shine away...

So my message to you all this week is to be happy! Be upbeat. Think of the good in life instead of the bad. Remember how you really are special. 'Cause I don't lie. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Lately, I've gotten a bit preachy.

Sorry, I guess that's what happens when you aspire to be a political reporter.

So time for something RANDOM!

  • I love music. Seriously. I love it love it love it.
  • Recently I discovered that I don't get text messages from my roommates Lindsey and Sophia. Now either this means that my phone is boycotting one third of the apartment, or that AT&T hates me.
  • Have you ever heard of Libbie Linton? She is THE BOMB. Check out her music. There is really nothing like it, and it makes me feel so good. It's just chill. I love all her songs, but the one I'll recommend you listen to is "Eventually you have to grow up."
  • She is also a chill person. I've met her on occasion, I even wrote a story about her for the paper.
  • Although my brother professes he loves that we now live in the same town again, and we are in the same department for our majors, my roommates run into him more than I do.
  • My favorite song at the moment is "Must have done something right" by Relient K.
  • The song that iTunes is playing right now is "We the Dreamers" by Kate Voegele. A very chill, saddish song that you don't get on the regular version of her album (A Fine Mess).
  • My married cousins all have blogs, and for the most part they are pretty darn interesting to read.
  • Tonight I went to a free concert for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and decided that though the lead singer is good at screaming, he sings much better on their album.
  • I'm still confused about how to attach videos to my blog.
  • My favorite band at the moment, though almost tied with Death Cab for Cutie, is Fictionist. My favorite song by them is "Time to Time."
Happy Labor Day!