It’s Not Halloween Without…

You know, it’s not Halloween without your favorite Halloween songs your parents, teachers, or friends played throughout the month. I remember a lot of Halloween memories, but only three come to mind. The first was when I was in high school. During my senior year, my Grammar teacher, the person who got me started in blogging altogether. She had a fun day for us. We were going to play Grammar bingo. Most of the room was fill of guys, so they were excited we were going to be playing a game instead of doing sheet work. Before we did anything though, she told us that every Halloween in her classrooms she makes everybody watch Michael Jackson’s music video for “Thriller” and at that time, I had only watched that music video once and it was a long time ago. She turned off all the lights and I was thanking God I sat up in the front row, because I was scared. I never liked the music video. The song was awesome, but my fear of zombies was bad even then. Somehow I managed to be fine and didn’t freak out as I thought I would. Now ever since that day, I watch the music video for it every Halloween.

Another memory I have is going to a Girls Scout holiday party. Of course it was Halloween, but sadly I don’t remember much of this party. I think it was raining that afternoon, because I remember being under this wooden porch with a roof. I remember my mom and I meeting our troop leader when we first got there and she was playing “Monster Mash” and it is one of those songs, as a kid, it was fun to dance to and you only heard it once a year. This was the time before YouTube. So hearing it about a hundred times during the month of October was nice, it did get annoying at times, but oh well. Anyways, back to my memory. I remember all of us, walking out into this field. My mom had to carry me of course, and we were being told about this story about these witches and something about to be careful around your surroundings or something like that. I actually don’t remember that part, but I do remember our troop leader’s older son and his friends scaring the crap out of us and everybody running away, including my mom and I. Back then that was just mean, now it’s funny to tell.

These next two songs I don’t have specific memories to go with them. They’re just songs that you cannot go without hearing them on Halloween or throughout October. I’ve tried to watch each of these movies, but the movies are getting old and freezing up on you. They’ve been playing on ABC Family, but I keep forgetting to watch them. Honestly, every Disney based Halloween movie that I love to watch, like Halloweentown, Twitches and Beetlejuice, I have not watched at all this year. I’m pretty bummed at myself. I caught my mom watching Beetlejuice and I was going to watch it on my TV too, but I was so tired that night that I literally didn’t care. I think I’m losing the Halloween spirit. I just hope I don’t miss Charlie Brown and The Great pumpkin or I’ll be really depressed. My dad got candy for any trick-or-treaters tonight. He’s already told me, they’re not me. I told him we should at least hold back some of the suckers. It’s dad, he’s probably had one or two suckers already. What is your favorite Halloween song and candy as a kid?

Hello November =)

Well, here it is the last day of October. The fun holiday filled with scary costumes, the last of the horror movies, and candy that will rot your teeth. Everybody loves this holiday, it makes them feel like a kid again. There is no stopping age to go trick-or-treating. In 2011, the weekend before Halloween, my sister, cousin, and I went out trick-or-treating mostly because I wanted to, but I had to find somebody else to go too, so my parents kind of made my sister go and Kristi ended up just tagging along too. Emily didn’t like her costume, but I was in love with mine. Kristi and mom just walked behind us. I think I was the only one who had fun doing that get-up. I also had an awesome costume so who can beat that? I wanted to dress up this year, but plans for that never happened. I’m fine with that, I still want candy though.

I actually remember last November very well, it was not very exciting, like it should have been. In mid-November we usually get reports of snow fall and during Thanksgiving, it was fun, but not like it could have been unfortunately. This year, I’m hoping for some miracles. Snow and more family get together’s because I miss those last year, and I need a huge dinner full of laughter. That’s what Thanksgiving is supposed to be like with my family. I got to say though, I’m thinking we need a rematch on Just Dance. That was hilarious. We ate snack foods like fruits and veggies  around 6 or 7pm and then at 8 we all went into the living room and played Just Dance. It was awesome! I want to see mom and Laurie do a rematch. It was also cute to see my papaw dance by his walker too. We also didn’t get any snow until two days before December came around. I’m hoping for some more snow this time around. We only got snow three times last winter. It sucked, to say the least.

I’m hoping for a good month. Everybody hopes for the new month to be better than the last month. I’m just glad that all of the horror movie previews will be over. Even though I got to say, usually there’s like a bunch of horror movies being released during the month of October, and I only saw two previews. and only watched three sci-fi/action movies this month. Now I’m watching my only vampire/werewolves movie for today, Underworld: Awakening. I plan on watching Charlie Brown, and The Great Pumpkin today, if I remember that it’s on. I think Law & Order: SVU has a new episode tonight too. It’s going to be a LONG night of shows, but that’s good. Start of tomorrow is a new month, and new things. So goodbye October, and hello November.

Arise.

“Hold on to the world we all remember fighting for.
There’s still strength left in us yet.
Hold on to the world we all remember dying for.
There’s still hope left in it yet.”
Arise by Flyleaf

Waking up yesterday morning, not really caring about how bad this Frankenstorm would get, but that all changed when I started reading the Facebook posts of different people sharing news of the storm around New York City and New Jersey. Seeing the pictures throughout the day of the clouds and flooding around NYC. I was concerned about my friends and their families living over there. I wasn’t that much of a prude. All it did yesterday was get very windy, however, not as windy as it got over there. It was much worse there than it was here. I tried to stay on a positive side, hoping God would watch over everybody there. Our satellites were acting up last night, but I was proud of myself because I hardly complained because I know they have no power over there. Two things that made me angry though. That big crane on a skyscraper in New York City. Everybody has been talking about this storm and Hurricane Sandy for almost a week now, but the crane looked like it could very well break at any moment and drop on another nearby building and kill a bunch of people who chose to stay in that other building. That leads to my other thing I didn’t like was people were told, this storm might get bad, but you still stayed around to be brave? That’s not bravery, that’s just being stupid. That’s all I’m going to say about that though.

It is 9am here and I awoke to a gloomy day. Which is fine, but I’m hoping it won’t be so bad as it was yesterday. I can deal with the rain, but storms altogether, not a fan of them. It is the aftermath of a strong storm that made its way our way. I watched Cities Of The Underworld two days before yesterday, and it was about New Orleans years after Hurricane Katrina. I hope the east coast doesn’t have to go through what the people in New Orleans had to go through. I’ve seen a few pictures of people just peeking out their doors to see how bad it looks outside. To see streets of New York City flooded is mind-blowing. I hope everything recovers and the flooding decreases. Everything will bounce back and go back to normal. Everybody’s just going to have to be patient. God can work wonders and if he can help with the rebuilding of New Orleans, then he can help with the cities and towns effected by Hurricane Sandy. Everybody’s just going to need prayers. I used a song by Flyleaf, called “Arise” and I thought the chorus would be a good to start out this post. I think it works with what’s going on, on the east coast.

Fall And Winter

I know, I’m a bit early to even have a turkey on here, since the month isn’t even over yet. It’s finally starting to get cold and stay at that temperature. Yesterday, when my mom and I were going outside to go to my nana’s, she asked my dad how cold it was outside. He told us, it wasn’t as cold as two days before. However, his body heat and the actual weather outside are two different things that he can’t tell the difference sometimes. We went outside and I quickly wanted to go back inside the house, because it was freaking chilly outside. It was pretty, with the trees and blue skies, but that is so a trap. I like fall/winter but the coldness itself sucks.

I hardly slept on my left side last night. That’s the side where my wall is, and I could feel the coldness, even if I wasn’t directly by the wall. Usually I keep my purple, fuzzy blanket by the wall for that reason, but what is going on with my sheet, that blanket keeps scooting down the bed by everybody else that tries to fix my sheet. It’s all a mess really. I sleep with my big comforter and it’s nice and huge, but it’s so old too. Last night, I had to sleep on my right side and my nose was stuffed up whenever I laid on my left side. My right elbow would hurt like crap if I stayed too long on my right side. Honestly, cold weather don’t mix well with me at night. I even got a lot of sleep too, but I had so many problems with staying comfortable. It was just a rough night that’s all. I’m just going to have to figure out how to deal with this weather for the next four and a half months. It’ll be worth it, if we actually got some snow this year too.

MIA

Sorry, I’ve been M.I.A. lately. I’ve been having trouble with different things and most of it, isn’t even worthy to talk about, to be perfectly honest with you. I’ve went to my nana’s twice this week. Been talking about different things. During the first day, my brain felt like it, it could explode at any moment. I had things to vent about and she let loose, so technically, we let our anger out and I’ve been feeling better ever since. Yesterday, was my second day and our topics went to new heights. I’m going to regret ever talking about Magic Mike to her again. She asked and I told her what the movie was about, I don’t know which one of us, regrets bringing up that question the most. I think it’s mutual. Anyways, it was a pretty good day. I even decided on a big decision yesterday. I will NOT be having my first alcoholic drink on my birthday, or ever. If I can keep myself away from it now, then I can control myself from ever having it at all.

Last night, I took a nap around 5pm, and my dad came in and asked me how long I wanted to sleep. I told him I only wanted to sleep for an hour. My mom wakes me up at 8pm. I had a three-hour nap. I was for sure, I was doomed for ever sleeping that night. After I ate and watched some TV for an hour. I was still tired as crap. So before it even turned 10, I asked my parents if they could tape my Blue Bloods and I went back to bed. I remember waking up once, I think it was at 4am. I went back to sleep, somehow, and woke back up at 7am and haven’t passed out yet. Something that drives me crazy, I’ll wake up in the morning, hungry, but I’ll still watch Cooking or Food Networks. I’m a little crazy, and this morning was no exception looks like. In Poland, they have their first snow of the season. I’m kind of jealous, because I love snow, but I don’t want any until after next week. I’ll just count it as a late birthday present from God. Well, I hope today treats everybody well. (:

 

Bass And Magic

So today, my parents went out and about and I got to spent most of my afternoon at my nana’s, which was fine. We talked about a lot of different things. Some were about serious stuff and the rest were our crazy stuff that we normally talk about on a daily basis. Even though most of the time when I talk, my mouth goes faster than my brain and words altogether. I mess up half of the sentence because I can’t pronounce it right or my brain just goes blank. Which has happened before. Long story short, I’m not good at talking. For some reason I switched to writing, and sometimes I suck at that too.

Anyways, my mom was pretty much texting me throughout the visit. She and dad went out-of-town, and I thought they were going to Wal-Mart, but I was sadly mistaken. She texted me that she already found one of my Christmas presents. I’ve told her about six times that since my birthday is closer, she should get it to me then, instead of me waiting an extra month. I should now know about early Christmas presents. She came back in my dad’s truck, so she could take my grandparents trash out to the dump. So she put me in the truck and told she found out how to switch his radio to one of the variety stations. Dad loves country music, and he also has an awesome stereo system in the backseat, but yet he still listens to country. I don’t get it. On the good note, he has listened to rock music, like Guns ‘N Roses and Megadeth, while I’m with him. Sitting in the truck with my mom was embarrassing. We only got to hear three songs, but all three had bass and my mom couldn’t help herself and danced in the truck. I am not going to lie and I even said it in front of her, I would much rather listen to Gn’R and Megadeth than Carly Rae Jepson and LMFAO any day.

When we got inside, my mom showed me a shirt she got for herself and showed me another surprise. She got me Magic Mike for the night. I have been excited to this movie all summer long. I watched it for the first time and hated it. I don’t know why though. I told my mom that this has happened twice. I read the first book of 50 Shades of Grey and hated it so much that I have not read the next two books and don’t want it. Both of these are very popular and yet, they both bothered me. The first dance scene was amazingly hot. I will be honest about that, but the whole storyline sucked. I also didn’t like both Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer’s characters. They irritated me. Seeing Channing Tatum’s ass again was nice as well. I also missed him dancing, in general. Joe Managaniello is one sexy man. I also didn’t quite care for Matthew McConaughey either. The movie was very overwhelming for me. The dancing was okay, but everything else was just too much for me.

Album Review: Taylor Swift’s “Red”

After almost a week of hearing the new Target commercial promoting Taylor Swift’s new album release, Red is finally in stores! The first single off of her new album, “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” is another #1 hit and of course, it’s a break-up song. Every teenage and young adult girl out there has thought this way once or twice about ending their relationship. She released clips of different tracks on Good Morning America. The four songs that were previewed on GMA were “Begin Again,” “Red,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and “State of Grace” was the final song. Out of all of these songs so far, I think the title track is my favorite. It’s so catchy and fun. Even though, it’s about love, it’s one you can dance to and you don’t care that you look like crazy person.

Taylor Swift can do both country and pop songs and make them work so well. Which is the reason why I like her so much. Her lyrics speak to a lot of people. Both my sister and I love her songs very much. So let’s start this off. The first song that starts off the album is “State of Grace” and I actually heard it for the first time last night. I love how it sounds, the drums start it off and she doesn’t actually sing much at the beginning, the background music is very upbeat and keeps you waiting for what’s about to happen. Her voice sounds amazing on this track. I am loving the chorus a lot and her high notes. So gentle and lovable.

The third song is “Treacherous” and it starts off with acoustic sounds from the guitars and drums. Her voice is soft and you can really hear her sing and understand the beauty in her lyrics. By the end of the second verse and into the next chorus, the tempo gets higher and more electric. Then by the bridge, it goes back to soft and calm. The last chorus is upbeat again at the beginning, then it slows calms down again at the end. It’s a very beautiful song. The next song is an upbeat and very dancy song called, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” It starts off kind of acoustic too but by the chorus, it changes into this pop song. In a way, you don’t expect it, but it’s a good balance. I love the little breakdown during the choruses, it’s very different and amazing. I am still surprised I haven’t learned the words to it yet. I will, don’t worry. Fifth song off her album is actually a song I’m listening to it for the first time. It’s called “All Too Well.” So far, you can hear the country influences. It’s a slow and meaningful song, even though it doesn’t change its tempo after the second chorus. I’m really liking the second verse a lot. It’s cute and kind of funny. It’s about remembering a relationship all too well. I think there will be a lot of girls relating to this song a lot. I know I am.

On the sixth song, called “22” it is a crazy, funny, but true song. From the time it starts, you want to dance, laugh, and go crazy. It sounds like a song you would sing around your friends, but by the time the chorus starts, you think, “ok, maybe not.” It is a song about enjoying life and just wanting to go crazy. I think that’s that the best way to explain it. It’s very girly and too bad I can’t record myself while doing this review because I am dancing like crazy. I love it! The next song is called, “I Almost Do,” and it’s break-up song and what happens after it’s over, and wanting to go back to them, but you can’t. It’s very sweet, but sad at the same time. Everybody has felt like this once or twice in their life. I’ve never been in a relationship, but I’ve had a lot of crushes when I was in school, so I can take this song and think about it in that direction instead. It’s another wonderful song to listen to. After that slow song, is a fast tempo song called, “Stay Stay Stay” and at first it kind of sounds like a Christmas song. It just has that sound, but the drums take that element away. It’s a cute song and has fun lyrics. It’s definitely about love and enjoying somebody’s company. Not dancing to this song is not an option.

The next song is called, “The Last Time” and it is featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. It starts off with a piano and Gary singing first. It is a very slow and you can hear the different instruments throughout the song. The drums, strings, and piano. Then all of a sudden, you can hear an electric guitar and that solo is beautifully blended in the song. It is a gorgeous duet. I’m not sure who I love more on this song Gary or Taylor. His high voice and low voice. It is amazingly good. Okay, this song is just starting the second verse, it’s called “Holy Ground” and I am not liking it at the moment. I’m really trying to like it too, but it’s just not happening. Nothing about it, is jumping at me. There is always one song that you can’t like and this one is mine. It’s about meeting somebody, almost like love at first sight. Probably the reason, why I don’t like it, because I don’t believe in love at first sight. Anyways, moving is another acoustic, slow song. It’s called, “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and with a title like that, you kind of hope it’s a slow song. Her voice is soft and deep. I’m not liking it as much as “The Last Time” but it’s very pretty.

At first, the next song starts with a short introduction, that you almost think it’s going to be another slow song. Instead, it is a “in between” song, meaning it’s not slow nor is it fast either. I’m not liking this song either. However, I would love to know who it’s about though. That’s the only thing this song is doing to me, is making me wonder who she wrote it for. She will probably never tell us either. Finally, a song that I actually like. This song is called, “Everything Has Changed,” and it features Ed Sheeran. Leave it to the two songs that are duets I end up falling in love with, but you can’t believe me though. It’s very cute and sounds acoustic at first, but then grows into this mid-tempo song. I love the drums and Ed’s voice in this song. Now I know why everybody was excited to hear this song. It’s pretty good! The second to last song is called “Starlight,” and it sounds like Rihanna’s song “Diamonds,” but this is about stars and it’s country-pop instead. I don’t think we’ll actually see her doing a country song in the near future, but again, not feeling this song either. Even though it has everything I look for in a song, but this is just the first listening to it, so I might change my mind later on.