Personal Rumblings: 50 Random Facts About Me

Greetings! It has been quite a while since I have visited this space. I have always been very inconsistent with blogging although in my mind I have written tons of post. I have ideas, but it is the actual sitting down and writing them that is the problem. That changes today. I am refocusing on my life after a couple years of emotional hardship and one of the things is to commit myself to this blog. I’m not going to magically change overnight and post every day, but I’m going to start slow and hopefully grow from there.

Since it has been a while since I’ve been here, I figured I would reintroduce myself by letting you know 50 random facts about myself. Here we go!

  1. I’m turning 30 in a couple of months (cue massive panic attack).
  2. I LOVE dogs.
  3. I do not like cats.
  4. I want to retire in Southern California, specifically Santa Barbara.
  5. I graduated from college in 3 years as a double major.
  6. I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 3 years old.
  7. I need music like I need air to breathe.
  8. I have an addiction to Starbucks.
  9. I have read 95 books this year and it is only June…I like to read.
  10. I am also a very fast reader.
  11. I want to learn as many languages as I can. I started learning Italian and Korean a couple years ago, but eventually stopped. I want to pick them back up again.
  12. I love making lists.
  13. I am the queen of procrastination.
  14. I am extremely sarcastic.
  15. I hate mayonnaise. So gross.
  16. Sour cream makes my life better.
  17. Friends is my favorite show of all-time.
  18. At Last sung by Etta James is my favorite song. So gorgeous.
  19. I am a realist which my high school History teacher used to say is optimism for pessimists.
  20. I HATE science.
  21. I have a serious nail polish addiction.
  22. I’m a pack rat. It’s a problem. I’m not quite in hoarder territory, but I am a few magazines away from hitting the danger zone.
  23. I spend a large portion of my time watching YouTube videos.
  24. I love cooking and baking.
  25. I’m a low maintenance person with high maintenance hair. Therefore it is a wreck about 90% of the time.
  26. I am not outdoorsy. Hiking, biking camping is not for me.
  27. I can’t watch baseball since it is so slow, yet I get really into golf.
  28. I enjoy watching Korean dramas and listening to K-Pop, though it’s been a while since I’ve watched a full Korean drama.
  29. I love rain. I love living where I live, but it is way too sunny for me. I need some rain and cloudiness in my life.
  30. I hate snow, but I love snow days.
  31. I lived in Colorado for 10.5 years.
  32. I’ve known my best friend for 18.5 years.
  33. I believe in soul mates, but I don’t believe that everyone ends up with their soul mate and that is okay.
  34. I wanted to be a singer for 7 years. Sadly I cannot sing so that dream was dashed.
  35. I don’t know how to swim.
  36. I have a recurring dream where I have a 25-30 page paper due and I haven’t written it.
  37. I’ve never been in love.
  38. I’m a practical romantic.
  39. My favorite color is purple.
  40. I love photography.
  41. I am obsessed with Japan and Italy. We can throw China and South Korea in there as well.
  42. I am contemplating going back to school and get my Masters in Library Science, which is so random.
  43. I am random.
  44. I love Italian and Korean food. Best. Food. Ever.
  45. I am a picky eater.
  46. I am really shy, but once you get to know me I don’t shut up.
  47. I am super weird.
  48. I love movies. If I could go to the movies every day I would be the happiest person on the planet.
  49. I love cheese. I think this love of cheese runs in my family’s DNA as we all are big cheeseheads.
  50. If I could travel anywhere in the world this year, I would go to London/UK and South Korea. In the US, I would go to San Francisco or one of the Carolinas.

Music Rumblings: Music Monday 2.16.15

The following sentence makes me the biggest nerd on the planet: My most anticipated movie of 2015 is…

Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz
Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz

 

Yes, please scoff away. I am Disney fanatic. I grew up on Disney movies. I think part of my irrational love of all things Disney is that it reminds me of my grandmother. My grandmother was a little on the conservative side so when my brother and I were at her house we didn’t watch what was on TV since it had too much sex, violence etc. After dinner, we would watch the news, the Simpsons since it was my brother’s favorite show and then we would watch a Disney movie. It makes me remember my grandmother who passed away unexpectedly in 2003.

When I saw the first trailer for Cinderella, I was immediately struck by the music. The instrumental is so beautiful and it hits me on every emotional level. This wonderful song is  “Aeon” by Nick Murray featuring Juliet Lyons. I have listened to this song so much in the short time I have owned it and I never tire of it.

 

Here is the trailer for Disney’s Cinderella which comes out March 13. Cannot wait!

 

Music Rumblings: Music Monday 2.9.15

So, I did not watch The Grammy’s last night, but I heard about Kanye West’s little display and it just pisses me off. The arrogance of this man is astounding and trumps any kind of music talent this man has. I have liked many a Kanye song, but his utter disrespect of other artists is disgusting. So this Music Monday is for Beck.

1) Wave

 

2) Blue Moon

 

3) Loser

 

4) New Pollution (My favorite song of his)

Personal Rumblings: Getting Back to Me

Sooooooooooo…it’s been awhile. I’ve never posted consistently, but I have always had this blog in the back of my mind. The whole purpose of this blog was to give an outlet to all of the thoughts floating in my head about all of the things I’m interested in, but that requires me to actually do the things that excite me. The past couple of years have been very trying and now that I am gradually getting out of the depression fog I was in and I am starting too see things more clearly, I am realizing just how truly depressed and unhappy I was. Now that I’m in a better place emotionally, I am vowing to “get back to me” and do the things I’ve always loved to do. I have renewed sense of purpose and hope for the future. January was a very odd month, but I am ready for February and think this may be the start of a wonderful year!🙂