Myspace Countdown or Myspace Layouts
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Myspace Countdown or Myspace Layouts
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I love music.
I feel like music is a soundtrack to everything you do. I need music to listen to all the time. If it wasn't so rude, and people wouldn't think I had a problem, I'd have headphones all the time blasting my favorite melodies as my own personal soundtrack.
Ok, so I download music probably more than I brush my teeth (for the record I brush at least twice a day!). I just want to alert you of some of my favorite bands, artisits, and tunes so if you life soundtrack is lacking you can steal from my soundtrack.
A friend of mine just passed me a long PF's "Hello, Dear Wind" to download. The song, Junkyard, will please you, I'm sure. The song motivates me to finish whatever project it is that I'm working on, not sure why. Page France is an indie folk-pop music band thats songs are simple, yet very melodic and emotional. Often referred to as a Christian band, the songs have many religious undertones.
Probably one of my most favorite artists. I would reccomend every single one of his songs. I think he is a perfect Life soundtrack candidate. His songs make me think of flowerful parks and sunny days. Every time I'm in the car on a beautiful fall day, such as today, I hear his music in my head. Perfect for long walks and calming drives, his music is colorful. If you haven't listened, please check out "Hold You in My Arms," from the album Trouble as well as "Can I Stay," from Until the Sun Turns Black. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad song on either album.
The New Pornographers
I know, you are turned off by the name. If you dismiss this band for that reason it would be a grave mistake. Their most recent album, Challengers boasts some amazing talent as well as some note-worthy songs. "My Rights Versus Yours," and "Challengers," are both meloncholy and thought provoking. I find myself craving the latter tune when I'm just walking around the city.
If you haven't heard of Feist, you may live under a rock. Her songs have recently been featured in a number of cell phone commericals and her song, "1234," plays all over MTV. Although I don't like many of the songs or groups that play on television, Feist was great fromt he beginning and will remain great no matter how many times her songs are exploited to sell mainstream media gadgets. Her most recent album, The Reminder, will break you heart in a good way. I love her. Her voice is clear yet sultry. Her albums have folk influences with undertones of pop and electronica. The beats often make you want to dance, or at the very least, tap you toes. Listen to "So Sorry," and "My Moon Man." Her song "1234," while grossly overplayed, makes you smile without you even knowing it.
Carla, arguably the most famous model in France, has also been linked to such celebrities as Eric Clapton, has recently released an English version of her french album, No Promises. While her raspy voice sounds just as tempting in English, I reccomend you listen to the french album, Quelqu'un m'a dit. Her songs are sung softly and are very thoughtful. Look up the song, "Le plus beau du quartier," by listening to it in French you forget to pay attention to words and you are forced the recognize the song for its beauty as opposed to composition.
Pat and I have been talking details and I feel like we're making some great progress. We now know where Pat is going to be stationed after we get married so that's a little less stress. Well, less and a little more. We just found out that we will be moving to Rome, Italy!!! I'm excited to be moving to another country and a little nervous. There is a lot to prepare for and we can't prepare for anything until Pat get's his official orders. There's no use in worrying over it. We'll have details when we need it and I'm just learning that God will take care of us no matter what. Needless to say I'm researching how best to learn Italian! I have some time so hopefully I can get a good foundation. I keep talking about going back to school so this is my chance. I probably won't be able to get a job while we're in Italy so I think I'm going to go back to school. I haven't decided what I want to study yet, but art history, literature and photography sound like great areas of study for Rome. I think I will have fun with this and hopefully be able to learn a lot!
Pat is past the halfway mark for his tour of duty and I can't wait for him to come home. Something like 5.5 months and he'll be home. I thought that the last part of his tour would be the easiest but I think it's harder so far. I suppose its because there is more to do for the wedding and there is little that he can be involved in from so far away.
I'm remaining surprisingly calm with the Italy news and the impending wedding. I suppose it's because I know we'll be together and, in the end, that's what really matters. The details of the wedding don't seem that important.
Please continue to keep Pat in your prayers. Oh yeah, keep me in them as well, who knows how long I'll remain this calm :)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
You can search by store, product catagory, freebies, coupons and much more! The website searches the world wide web for all the best deals. I just found a coupon for a free, no purchase neccessary pizza from Domino's- I'd say THAT is so worth finding the website!
These LED Blow On-Off Candles are amazing! They are made from real wax but have no real flame. They give you the illusion of real candles but no fear of fire. What's even cooler is you can not only blow them out like real candles but they also blow on! (starting at $12)
I love sticky notes! These fun Pagemarks are great for the books your reading, homework or magazines. ($8)
Friday, October 05, 2007
However, his freewheeling travels through the decades reunite him with his long-lost fiance, Livia -- which complicates his present-day life with wife and their son.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
*the image above from the blog, "Orangette"