Monday, November 5, 2012

Music Monday: Vote for Somebody

Cheesy, but I found this and found it appropriate since Election Day is tomorrow. These kids are so sassy. Too good.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Testimony Tuesdays: A Costume Should Not Be Taken Lightly

I love dressing up for different occasions. To me, wearing a costume is a time to show off your skills and creativity. Therefore, my costumes are not just thrown together but are well thought out. Below I will show some examples and explain the process.

Let's start with creativity. The costume above was for a GYRAD (Get your roommate a date). We were windblown. Yes this has been done, but it is not too common. The key to pulling off a look is committing. The tie is a start, but the messy hair flying in the same direction adds to the illusion. Some dirty makeup gives the appearance that things flew in your face due to the crazy wind. Add in a prop like a inside out umbrella and your set.

This costume is even more creative. This was 2009, the year of the Swine Flu outbreak. Therefore, I was swine flu. The swine is obvious from the ears, snout, tail, and pink shirt. To make the costume into the disease a medical aspect was needed; cue the scrub pants, surgical gloves, and surgical mask. Then to finish off the look and show that it was a contagious disease I added the Quarantine logo to my shirt and held caution tape as a warning.

In choosing a character I am all about the details. For my Harry Potter costume I could have just worn a white shirt, black pants, maroon tie, and glasses. But I chose to wear a gold a maroon striped tie and round glasses. The lightning bolt scar is the correct shape and I added these letters to my hand. The font I used is the exact same writing as in the 5th movie. Details can send your costume over the top.

Speaking of details...When dressing as an iconic character, do the character justice. My Joker costume would not have been complete without a purple shirt and green vest with a green patterned tie. Add the makeup and colored hair to identify the character. Then a simple detail such as the Joker card adds something special.

For my Ryan Lochte costume look at the medal. I made the design similar to the actual medal. And I had to use the purple ribbon to make it look more like the real medal. The jacket is pretty similar to what they wore on the medal stand too. Lochte has a custom grill, so of course I had to make my own red, silver, and blue grill. My fake Olympic rings tattoo matches his real tattoo. And to complete the look I made a shirt with a direct quote from Ryan Lochte himself. I even used his favorite color, green.

I just described a lot but I hope that you can now appreciate how involved I get with costumes and my passion to create an awesome look.

Here are some other costumes to leave you with.
 Chuck Bartowski (from the show Chuck)
Fred from Scooby Doo
1950's nerd
Ventriloquist dummy

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Web Wednesdays: Aicha Music Video = Hilarious

This is an old video, but I love it so much.

So this video has been stored in my YouTube vault for a long time. This guy's music video is just so fantastic. I'm sure that he gets all the ladies. Here it is:

Great parts of this video:
1) The words "She Moves How???"
2) His laying next to and on his Mickey Mouse bed sheets
Best of all:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Testimony Tuesday: I Was a Band Geek

For those of you who went to high school with me or really know me, this is no surprise. To the rest of you...SURPRISE!

I was in band 4th grade through 12th grade. Throughout my music career I did concert band, jazz band, marching band, and drumline. I also played nearly every percussion instrument (snare drum, timpani, triangle, etc), trombone, french horn, and mallet instruments (xylophone, marimba, vibraphone).

My main focus was drumline. Now if you are thinking of that movie with Nick Cannon, that's not what I did at all. Drumline consists of two seasons, fall and winter. During fall season all the members march crazy formations on the street while wearing their instruments on harnesses. This all happens while playing music. Below is an example of my high school. I am the one who starts of basically in the center of the screen (I'm the tallest one).

Then there's winter season. Winter season is a lot more involved and theatrical. The show typically runs between 6 and 7 minutes. Also, each show has an overarching theme. The themes of my shows included Blue Man Group, Africa, Hypnotic (Dreams), City Beats, Kaleidoscope, and Inferno (Dante's Inferno). The props, costumes, and music all work together to create a complete production. My high school competed regionally and nationally. Here is a video from my senior year. Sorry for the camera. And yes I'm the creepy one who starts off the show and plays marimba.

And there's a look into a side of me that maybe you didn't know.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Music Mondays: Adele Medley

These songs have died out for the most part on the radio so hopefully you can enjoy this.

Again it's a mashup, which I love. Adele is such a musical genius, so the starting material is already good. I just love that they blend the songs so well, one into the other. Then when they layer the songs, so they sing at the same time, my ears are at complete ease.  And I really like what they do to change the feel of Someone Like You. The beat behind the singing adds flavor and makes the cover unique.  Michael Henry and Justin Robinett have a lot of good covers, but I wanted to share this one because I heard Adele on the radio today. I hope you enjoyed.

Friday, October 19, 2012

TV Thursdays: Heroes (No Spoilers)

I know that this show hasn't been on TV in over two years, but I thought that it was still worth talking about.

Simple background, this show is about ordinary people who discover that they have super powers. The show follows these characters as they figure out how these powers affect their daily lives and the lives of others. During all of this, their is a company who is trying to control these super powered humans. The first season is all about how these characters are strangely connected in their attempt to save the world.

The show reminds me a lot of a live action comic book. Similar to superhero movies, the show is very stylized. As for other TV shows, I can't think of anything else that is too similar.

The first season of this show is amazing! I would recommend that everyone watches it. The season is 23 episodes and the plot is so good. The episodes quickly become addicting and tense, because like any superhero story there are also villains. The first season has a villain who is trying to kill them but people don't know what he looks like. It's so intense. The characters are developed very well and it's interesting to see how the characters figure out their abilities and come to realize how they can use these powers to help others.

Sadly, the show only gets worse after the first season. The second season was during the writer's strike, so it is short (11 episodes). The second season isn't awful, but it just wasn't as good as the first season. I would say that is still decent and possibly worth watching. After second season, things got really cheesy and a little ridiculous. And worst of all, the final episode has to resolution because the show was cancelled before the writers could wrap everything up. So season 4 just ends abruptly.

Heroes Season 1 is my focus today and I really would suggest watching it. I enjoyed it so much and I hope that either have already seen it or that this post will convince you to watch it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Web Wednesdays: Sweet Brown Meme

This is slightly late, but I still felt like I should create a post for my Web Wednesdays. This will be short and sweet. I found this meme the other day. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Testimony Tuesdays: Feeling Lazy

Today I'm feeling weird
                 and lazy.
      So today is a skip day for me.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Music Mondays: 9 Crimes

Before I dive into the song I wanted to make a brief side note. Some of you may have noticed I didn't do a Skillful Saturday. I'm sorry. But the original purpose of Saturdays were to get suggestions of things to do. No one has given suggestions, therefore I didn't do anything. So if you want to see me do something (sing, dance, juggle, etc) then please leave suggestions on my Facebook. Otherwise Skillful Saturdays may just die away.

Sorry for the interruption. This song is amazing! My first week of blogging I featured a cover. Last week I featured an album. This week I wanted to choose a song that could stand alone by itself. 9 Crimes by Damien Rice is that song. WARNING: Warner Music may not let you play this video directly on Blogger. If a message comes up you can simply click the Watch on YouTube link after clicking on this video below.

If you haven't heard it before now, you're welcome. But seriously this song is so powerful. It is simple and very haunting. I love the layering of the piano, cello, and two voices. The combination is perfect and gives me chills every time. This song is so good that I chose to include a video with no frills. None of the videos with actual footage did the song justice and were just distracting.

I think what makes this song so phenomenal and timeless are a few key factors. The topic (cheating involving someone who is married) is something that is very difficult to speak of in the first place. The lyrics are simple but do a wonderful job of telling a story of how the people involved know that this is wrong but can't stop. Secondly the song builds in just the right way. The song begins with a solemn piano intro. Then the girl is added on top of the piano. Damien Rice sings his part to introduce the other side of the relationship. Then they start singing together and the cello comes in very quietly. The cello builds as their voices build. Finally the song leaves with a short piano break to mirror the beginning.

This is a song that I love coming back to. I hope that you enjoyed.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Film Fridays: Pitch Perfect

This movie is hilarious! Or should I say Rebel Wilson is hilarious? She truly made the movie. If you've seen the trailer or the movie, Rebel Wilson is "Fat Amy". But besides being funny, the music itself is actually really good. Normally I would be against a female a cappella group for the exact reason the give in the movie, female a cappella groups don't have the deep bases to round out their sound. But I really enjoyed all of the mashups. They do a really good job in the arrangements of songs and create greatly layered songs.

For those of you who haven't seen the preview, the preview is really what sparked my interest.

Rebel Wilson is the star because her lines are SO funny.  For example, "Sometimes I feel like I could do crystal meth but then I think, hmm, better not."  And her lines are so memorable that you will be quoting them long after the movie.  Yes her lines are funny, but it's the delivery.  She is so serious.  The great thing is she's like that in real life.  Watch any interview with her.  This one from Ellen is really funny:


But back to the movie. Yes the story line is a little cheesy and predictable at times. But I really liked the movie mostly based on the music and funny lines. The humor kind of reminded me of a less crude Bridesmaids mixed with She's the Man. Both of which I really enjoyed.  I would definitely recommend this movie. I wouldn't say that it was a necessary movie to see in theaters, but I think that it's a good movie to see sometime.

My Rating: 86%
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Roger Ebert: ★★

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TV Thursdays: Dexter

This show is so good. To me, the entire concept is just really different. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Dexter is a blood splatter analyst at the Miami Metro Homicide. His secret? He is also a serial killer. But he's a different killer because he only kills other serial killers. Unlike in other shows and movies you actually cheer for and support Dexter, the serial killer.

I enjoy that each season feels like a miniseries. Yes the story continues between each season, but each season is also clearly defined by a core killer. And these killers have clever monikers such as The Ice Truck Killer, The Bay Harbor Butcher, and The Trinity Killer. Since Dexter hunts other killers, obviously he is chasing down a new killer each season.

The writers do a great job of building suspense that keeps you interested. In the series there are definitely some twists that happen that you would never suspect. I don't want to give anything away because I love this series and would hate to spoil anything. And with me not giving anything away, it's a subtle hint that I'm telling you that you need to watch it.  Anyway, back to the twists. If you've watched the series you know the BIG twist that I'm talking about.  Such good writing. Speaking of good writing... I also love this show because each season builds and the season finale is always super suspenseful and amazing.

Now on to this season. They are now on the 7th season. I can't believe it's been that long. If you are worried about having to watch a lot, it's worth it and you will go through the seasons so quickly. It's addicting.  But the current season is really good. Some serious stuff is going down and it is SO intense. It's been two episodes and it's already crazy.

As a warning this is an HBO show. This means extra long episodes (around 55 minutes), nudity, and language. The first aspect I don't mind.  The story is so interesting that having longer episodes is actually enjoyable. The nudity is definitely unnecessary but not too overwhelming. As for the language, most of it comes from Dexter's sister Deb.

Overall this show is amazing. Yes it's about a killer. So if you are not okay with mild gore/ disturbing images, don't watch this show. But to everyone else I highly recommend watching. My favorite season is season 4.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Web Wednesdays: Single Ladies Devastation

I found this gem a long time ago and yet it still makes me smile. I love how quickly the kids faces change once Single Ladies comes on. Then when the dad tells his son he's not a single lady it is so funny, but so sad. The little boy just wanted to be a single lady and his father crushed his dreams. I love the look the oldest sister gives the dad. It's the Dad...what were you thinking. You ruin everything look. Simply, this video makes me smile and I hope you either enjoy seeing it again or it is a new video to add to your collection.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Testimony Tuesdays: 1 movie 100 days in a row

It was the year 1999 and I had my hands on a taped from TV version of the movie Brink. You know, that Disney Channel Original Movie! Well, I was obsessed. I thought that this movie was one of the best films ever. I'm not sure if it was just because I thought that they were really cool high schoolers or maybe it was just because that was my phase where I was into extreme sports.

Whatever the reason for my obsession, it all started when I finally decided to tape the movie from TV. But I didn't simply tape it. I watched it while it was taping and stopped taping during the commercials. This VCR recording art allowed me to have an essentially seamless recording of the movie. After having the recording I watched the recording the next day after getting back from school. This was day one of my streak.

The next day I decided to watch the movie again. Day after day it became a routine. I would get back from school, get a snack, throw on the movie, and work on math homework during the movie. With each successive private showing I learned more and more of the lines.  It got to the point where I could quote virtually the entire movie. What started as two consecutive days of watching turned into a month of watching the movie every single day. That month streak became a 107 day streak before I knew it. After 107 days I decided that was it. I can't remember why I thought that was the day to stop, but I stopped.

If there was a world record for most consecutive days of watching that movie, I think I would hold the record. Sometimes I think to myself, oh you were young and kids do that. Then I realize that most kids who watch a movie that much are usually 3 or 4, not 9. But whatever, it is a memory I have. As if I didn't learn, soon after I watched Jumanji about a month in a row every day. I know that my movie watching habits were strange. Since then you should be happy to know that I have never attempted this ridiculous feat. Still, I enjoy having this interesting fact stored in my history.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Music Mondays: Ed Sheeran's "+"

Ed Sheeran - + (Deluxe Version)

This album is phenomenal. If you haven't heard of Ed Sheeran, he is an artist from the UK who has recently started becoming popular in the US. To me, Ed Sheeran is like a British Jason Mraz. There are sweet melodies and quick rap breaks. But the rap breaks are not those unnecessary, completely unrelated rap breaks. Everything flows nicely together in an amazing final product. As you sit and listen, his melodies are so real and heartfelt that they almost take you away for a little while.

To give you an idea of his style, here is a sample:

The cd would fall under the acoustic/ singer-songwriter genre. Some of the songs are a little more upbeat, but my favorites are his slower pieces. His songs are not muddled with overproduced layers and harmonies. If you are looking for simple melodies to soothe you, this cd is a must have. This is one of the few cd's that I enjoy all of the songs and find something new every time I listen to it. And if you are debating, the deluxe version is definitely worth it.

Some of my favorite lyrics include:

"The worst things in life come free to us" - A Team
"Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?" - Autumn Leaves
"And I don't give waves of missing you anymore. They're more like tsunami tides in my eyes." - UNI
"But if I kiss you will your mouth read this truth? Darling how I'll miss you." - Little Bird

I would really encourage you to check this album out. It is so good and a nice collection of songs to have for driving, relaxing, or working. And as a goodbye for today I will leave you with another one of his songs.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Skillfull Saturday: Poetry

Normally this would be the day I share a video of myself performing some skill. However my camera on my computer isn't working, and I didn't get any suggestions. But this was the perfect opportunity to try a different skill. One of my housemates suggested writing a poem. This is what I came up with:


Alone with nothing to cling to
What is this life I live?
I’ve tried to keep my head up
Still I find myself lost

Years of school and nothing to show
No clue what I’m doing
Searching for what I want in life
Still I find myself lost

Why am I so apathetic?
Daily joys have run away
Routine to distract my tired soul
Still I find myself lost

Why should I get out of my bed?
I’d rather slip away
Yet I wake eager for some hope
Still I find myself lost

Which reigns supreme, logic or dreams?
Settling for safe bets
Giving up and choosing plain life
Still I find myself lost

I hope you enjoyed the poem. Maybe some of you can read this and know that you are no alone. This is the end of my first week blogging and I will return again on Monday. If you have any suggestions for a skill for next week or if you want my opinion on any music, tv show, or movie, just let me know. Peace.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Film Fridays: Looper

I'm guessing that most of you haven't seen this movie yet because it just came out last Friday. Originally I was a little skeptical of the movie based on the trailer. However, I am easily swayed by critics. When I saw the universally positive reviews from both critics and audiences alike I decided that I had to see the movie.

The movie stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (JGL) as Joe Simmons in the year 2044. Crime is on the rise and the economy is slowly collapsing. In 2074 time travel is invented but soon outlawed. Crime bosses secretly use this technology to send people they want killed back in time to dispose of bodies more discretely. Joe works as a looper, who are the hired assassins that kill the people that are sent back in time. He runs into a problem when his future self, Bruce Willis, is sent back in time to be killed. JGL is surprised to see an older version of himself and in his distraction gets knocked out and Bruce Willis escapes. The rest of the movie is JGL searching for Bruce Willis in hopes of killing him and "closing the loop." Meanwhile Bruce Willis is on a mission to find the "Rainmaker" who is the boss in charge of the entire looper system. If he can kill the rainmaker in the year 2044, the looper system will never be created.

Some extra details I think you should be aware of are: first, there are a couple nude scenes that I was not expecting and were absolutely unnecessary. I'm not just saying that. The nudity seriously had nothing to do with the rest of the story and carried no important significance. Secondly, JGL looks so freaky.  I'm telling you to prepare yourself now. When I say freaky I don't mean eerie or psychopathic. I mean he doesn't look like a normal human being. The nose is strange but I can get over that. The contacts in his eyes are just so scary looking. And lastly, in the movie about 10% of the population are telekinetic or as the call it TK's.  Some creepy stuff goes on because of them.

This movie was great. Yes it was a little graphic at times, but that is expected because it is an action movie. The movie is interesting because it gets you thinking. After the movie I kept trying to figure things out. It was a really enjoyable movie and I would definitely recommend seeing it.

My rating: 90%
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Roger Ebert: ★★★½

Thursday, October 4, 2012

TV Thursdays: Modern Family

This was such a hard decision, choosing which TV show to start with. But my decision was soon made after I turned the TV on last night, excited to watch the new episode of Modern Family, when I was shocked to see in place of my beloved show - Local Public News. Why would ABC tease me with the premiere last week and then fail to air the next episode this week?

But onto the actual show. Modern Family follows a mockumentary format similar to The Office or Parks and Recreation. There are three families that are followed who are in fact all family. One family is an older man who recently got married to a younger Colombian woman. His kids are part of the other two families: a gay couple and a stereotypical couple with three kids of their own.

This show is hilarious. All of the characters have something special to offer.  Honestly though, the non-Pritchetts are my favorite characters. It's really hard to pick my favorite, but I probably have to say Gloria. She is so loud and over the top with her emotions and facial expressions. Maybe I can just relate to the ridiculous faces. But seriously, her character is so funny. Cam is also extremely flamboyant and not afraid to create a scene.  Then there's Phil.  I love Phil so much. He thinks he's so cool but in reality he's just so painfully awkward. I feel like I might be him when I'm older. That's a scary yet hilarious thought.

A few random facts you might not know. Sofia Vergara who plays Gloria on the show is a natural blonde. If you don't believe me look it up. Also despite the age difference on the show, the actors who play Alex, Luke, and Manny are all the same age in real life. And have you ever thought Claire looks familiar? That's because she played Jack's wife on Lost.

Some of my favorite episode are:

1) "The Kiss" - Alex likes a boy and Haley tries to get her to do something about it. Also Gloria is honoring her dead grandmother and guilts Jay into performing "rituals." This episode has so many funny story lines and great quotes.
            "Your kids don't need to know who you were before you had them; they need to know who you wish you were, and try to live up to that person. They're gonna fall short, but better they fall short of the fake you than the real you." - Claire

2) "Caught in the Act" - It is Phil and Claire's anniversary and their kids catch them in the act while trying to deliver breakfast in bed. Meanwhile Gloria accidentally sends Claire a rude message over email.
   Quote:     Phil: "We were, as they say, having sex."
              Claire: "That's not a euphemism. That's actually what we were doing."

Okay I'll keep it down to two because this is getting long. But this show is awesome. The best season by far is Season 2.  It's now onto the 4th season and the first episode was very promising. My biggest complaint though is Lily. Yes the old Lily didn't do much, but the new Lily is kind of annoying. Besides that I love the show. Haha. If you haven't watched the show I would recommend you start ASAP.  The episodes are short and you can easily breeze through the seasons. Enjoy the show.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Web Wednesdays: Sporcle

Ok. Before I go into any details here is a link to their homepage:
What exactly is Sporcle? It is a website filled with nearly 300,000 timed quizzes. Now I know what you're thinking.  Why would I want to take a quiz when I'm not in school? These quizzes are more diverse than you could ever imagine. There are quizzes on anything from Harry Potter, to famous logos, to listing all 50 states.

The biggest  challenge is that all of the quizzes are timed. These quizzes can last from anywhere between 1 minute and 20 minutes. The longer quizzes are for topics such as listing the 100 most commonly used words in the English language.

Maybe you're still not fully entertained by this site. If you are like me and are competitive, after you finish the quiz you can check how well you did compared to everyone else who has taken the quiz. I love it when I take a quiz and see that I made it above the 90th percentile. This feature is definitely one of my favorite parts of Sporcle.

And the topics available are so numerous that you can easily find something that interests you. Here are some of my favorite quizzes I have found:

1) Harry Potter Top 200 - Name the top 200 most mentioned characters in the Harry Potter series
2) The Oscars! (2000s) - Name the winners of the 6 major Oscars categories between 2000-2009
3) MLB Teams - Name all of the Major League baseball teams
4) Movie Posters - Name the movie based on the poster (there are a series of ten of these quizzes)
5) And some of my favorite quizzes are the most popular baby name quizzes. Seriously there are so many of them from most popular baby names in 2011 to most popular boy names in the past 100 years starting with J. I just love seeing what names have been or are popular. Do people really name their kids Bryleigh, Kimber, and Journee? If this is the name of your second cousin twice removed, I'm sorry.

Maybe you already knew about this site. Maybe you didn't. Either way I would I strongly advise you to at least try a few quizzes. Hopefully it will cheer you up a little or make you feel really smart.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Testimony Tuesdays: My Strange Addiction

I have a confession.  I am addicted to...

Holiday Decorations!

Okay. Maybe I'm not addicted but I thoroughly enjoy them. I don't know what it is, but I love the sight and smell of holiday decorations. This mainly applies to Halloween/ Fall and Christmas decorations. The other holidays I could care less if there were decorations available.

Since it is the beginning of October I will focus on fall decorations. My roommate Miguel thinks that I'm obsessed with pumpkins. But really, what is more representative of fall besides brightly colored leaves and pumpkins? Pumpkins come around once a year and they fill me with the autumn spirit.

But on to my affinity for decorations. I love walking into Michaels and going straight to the holiday decorations. When I walk down the aisles I am filled with a childlike wonder. The smell of cinnamon pine cones only adds to my entrapment by the decorations.  I generally am lured towards the more realistic decor. As you can see below, I enjoy fall leaf garlands, pumpkins, and crows.  It's almost like bringing the outside indoors.

At my parents house I have decorated most of my life. I am even asked to come home specifically to decorate.  It is very therapeutic for me and I have become pretty proficient by now. Certain decorations definitely have locations where they work best, but I try to change it up every year and create new displays.

So there you have it. I love to decorate and to find unique pieces to add to my collection. If you ever need help decorating, you now know who to call.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Music Mondays: Anthem Lights' Cover of One Direction

For those of you who saw this on my page already, I'm sorry. Actually, I'm not sorry because this cover is truly fantastic.

Let's get back to the music. Here is the amazing cover I found last week:

And if you have an iPhone and the above video doesn't work for some reason, here's the direct link:

Amazing, right? Now some of you might be asking, "One Direction? Really?" Yes! When I first heard about One Direction I did have my doubts. Another teeny-bopper, Disney style boy band was not what I was interested in. However, after hearing "What Makes You Beautiful" I was changed. With their catchy melodies and easily memorable lyrics how could you deny a taste of One Direction's tempting music.

I can enjoy popular tunes on the radio just as much as the next person. What I'm a sucker for is mashups that are done well. If someone can change the feel of the song on top of creating a mashup, they have completely won me over. Anthem Lights takes upbeat pop songs and blends them in a very raw and vulnerable medley.

The cover itself starts with a simple vocal rendition of "Gotta Be You." This is followed by a quick transition into "One Thing." Each member of the group surprised me with their voice. However, for me the shining moment is when the fourth singer comes in with "Something's gotta give now." His voice is so soothing and pure. Yes there is a slight rasp, but every time his voice gives me chills.

If their solo performances are not enough for you, the harmonies are the tipping point. I'm not sure how your speaker system is, but if nothing else listen to the video through a pair of headphones. When you take the time and listen to all of the harmonies, you will hear what I mean.

Simply, this cover is phenomenal. They even managed to thrown in a plug to Backstreet Boys. I'm definitely a fan.  I hope you all enjoyed this song because when I found it I could not stop listening. Maybe you will find yourself in the same position.

The Beginning

So...this is my attempt at starting a blog.  It all stemmed from a simple thought I had that I wanted to share some of the awesome things I find, but also to share a little about myself.  No, I am not an excellent writer, nor do I think that my blog will be turned into a movie like Julie & Julia, which is an excellent movie by the way.  I simply want my blog to be a resource for other people.

My format.  Recently I have had a lot of time, so this is my plan.  I will bravely attempt to create an entry each day except Sundays.  I know what you're thinking.  Everyday?  Isn't that excessive?  It may seem that way, but my blog will follow a weekly format.  Here it is:

Music Mondays: I share either a song, album, or video and give my opinion.  I will most likely feature music that I enjoy, but if a song is particularly popular I might give my opinion even if it is negative.

Testimony Tuesdays: I share some fact about myself.  Hopefully it is interesting and new to the readers.

Web Wednesdays: I share something I have found online that I think is insightful, funny, relevant, or just cool.

TV Thursdays: I share my opinion on different TV shows.  I will include what I think about the most recent episodes of shows that are currently airing.

Film Fridays: I share a movie either that I have recently seen or one that I am particularly fond of.  If I see a film in theaters I will definitely discuss if I think it's worth seeing in theaters or if you can wait until it comes out on DVD.

Skillful Saturdays: This day scares me the most.  I attempt a new skill every Saturday.  On these days I include a video showing my attempt.  Sadly I know that I will definitely fail some of these.  But it gets me trying new things and there is good news for my readers.  These skills I attempt are determined by you.  Simply provide suggestions and I choose the most popular.

I hope that you will enjoy my daily entries.  If you like what I have to say share it with your friends.  And so the project begins...