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Plan, plan….and more planning

Yes I am one of those people who live from lists.

I love them. I love creating them. I love reading them.

I also love doodling….that is why the bullet journal works for me!

And this weekend at work I was going through the one I had created not feeling good about anything I”d done and bam decided I needed a change.

I added to stop doing what everyone else is going and do what I like and what gets me.

So next week I am going to brave the internet and post my bullet journal.

I have to say that I went to Target and in their Dollar bin they have amazing products.

Stickers, journals, markers, and post it notes all ready for the fall!!! I love them. Plus I don’t have to wait for them to ship!

So get ready!! It’s going to be fun!

 

Bullet Journaling

Have you seen it? Heard about it? Tried it?

OMG!! I am addicted!!!

I suffer from planning, making lists, and doodling!!

This is perfect for me. I have gone through two books…I also suffer from perfection syndrome.

But I gave that up…okay I’m working on that! I have a master bullet journal and a smaller companion one!! The master one holds, my writing, personal, and workout journals. My travel journal…..well I can take my collections and lists with me.

So if your interested here are some of my favorites online….

The beginning!!!

Start here!

Now step it up a notch!!!

Boho Berry

 

 

T is for Taylor!

Even though I didn’t get to T, for the A to Z challenge, I wanted to blog about Taylor Swift. She is my all-time favorite songwriter. Now let me clarify as much as I love her she’s not my favorite singer. The girl does have a way with words. When I first started listening to her, I was sure she was going to be a one hit wonder…with “Our Song”. Let’s face it…the song was overplayed.

Then I heard Should’ve said No…and was hooked. I am a sucker for good lyrics. Her next album hit the stores and she pushed her higher into the limelight. Love Story, Fifteen, and Change were on this album. My favorite was White Horse.

Next came Sparks Fly…AWESOME ALBUM…so man hits….Back to December, Mean, Ours, Haunted, Revenge….all good. It’s a really great album.

Red was next…this was her last country album. I love the song Red, The Moment I knew, I knew you were Trouble, We are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Everything has changed.

And we are now at 1989 her all pop album and she didn’t disappoint. Shake it off, was a super fun perky song with an awesome video too.

Next came Blank Space…LOVE THE LYRICS.. It’s like any young adult book, drama, movie…all rolled into one. I mean the line, “Cus baby I’m a nightmare dressed as a daydream”…gets me every time.

We have Style, New York, New Romantics, Wildest Dreams, and the mega star video Bad Blood.

So…I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

Carry on Taylor…keep going…

N, O, P

Norah Jones, Ottis Redding, and Paul Simon are just a few of my favorites!!

K, L M

Kesha

Uh…I wrote these, but never posted them….I kept forgetting….oppseee, so enjoy!!

Problems, problems…and more Problems.

When she first arrived on the music scene I wasn’t sure I like her music, but then like all pop songs it wrapped itself around in my head. I hummed that song over and over again that summer. Then she came out with a few more. Now…now she’s got drama.

It seems to follower her around. So I decided to stay clear of it and focus on the tunes…so enjoy the song that started it all!

Linkin Park

Okay so I love the Transformers and if you notice at the end of all their movies they end it with a Linkin Park song!! How cool is that? I’ve always like the unique flare of these performers. They can emo it up or rage it up.

They fit right in with the Transformers!!

Auto-bots fall out!!!!

Murder By Death

When I met my life partner, she introduced me to her favorite underground band, Murder By Death and I was hooked. The lead singers voice reminds me of a Johnny Cash meets blue grass. It’s deep, rich, and just all around good. Not to mention they have an electric cello player! How cool is there?

So here’s a few I like….Oh and they’re lyrics are powerful….Killbot 2000 and Ash are two powerful songs.

C is for Cole

 

One of my all-time favorite artists is …drumroll….Cole Porter!! I bet you though I was going to say Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, or even Cher. Now don’t get me wrong these are wonderful singers and songwriters. But Cole Porter is the Top of my C’s.

His music has touched the hearts and lives of many via his musicals and instrumental ensembles. What gets me are his lyrics. They are so witty and clever and way ahead of his time!  His spotlight started to shin in the 1930’s. So without further ado….enjoy!!

My all-time favorite!!

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You’re sentimental, ’cause so am I,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
“Let yourself go!”
So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
“It’s delightful, it’s delicious,
It’s delectable, it’s delirious,
It’s dilemma, it’s delimit, it’s deluxe,
It’s de-lovely”.

I feel a sudden urge to sing
The kind of ditty that invokes the spring.

I’ll control my desire to curse
While you crucify the verse.

This verse I started seems to me
The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody,

So spare us all the pain,
Just skip the darn thing and sing the refrain…

Mi, mi, mi, mi,
Re, re, re, re,
Do, sol, mi, do, la, si.

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You’re sentimental, ’cause so am I,
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
“Let yourself go!”

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
“It’s delightful, it’s delicious,
It’s…It’s de-lovely”.

Oldies but Goodies

Did you know that Kevin Spacey is a crooner?

How awesome is that? Okay I am sure I knew this somewhere in my memory, but just recently I have fallen into this Dean Martin, Cole Porter, and Frank Sinatra kick at work. It reminds me to relax and remember the good things in life. It wasn’t that life wasn’t busy back then. It was, but people were different. I guess in some sense their world was dived for them and they just merely went thru the motions. Now there’s no decision made for you. I mean you still have the basics….like if you a minor you go to school and don’t drink, stuff like that. What I am talking about it is more of the social constructs. They are a lot looser than they were back then.

I hope that makes sense.

Enjoy some Kevin Spacey…as he takes us on a trip…By The Sea

The Hunger Games: Review

When I first heard that Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen I didn’t see it. I had known that Lawrence was used to playing bad ass girl characters, with her role in The Poker House, and Winter’s Bone. She is tough and a damn good actress. I was excited to see how things turned out. After the movie I remember feeling giddy with excitement. I can’t wait for the next movie to come out. Not only was her part good, but the role of Peeta Malark was casted well with Josh Hutchinson. Over all I gave it a five out of five. Art of me wishes that there was more violence and gore, like the book, but I understand why the directors decided to go that route. It’s so they could get more viewers without having to have the added drag of R ratings.

That being said, I don’t feel that the story is appropriate for grade school children. I mean it’s just too much, they don’t need that. Let them read Charlotte’s Web or The Box car Children. No need to bring in blood and gore, they get that enough at home.

So what happened in 2015?

Hmmmm….good question.

I finished my Masters of Arts in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing (Fiction).

I lost my dog of ten years….(she was a rescue dog when I got her and they assume she was at least two or three).

No promotions.

I lost my cat Sebastian….he was a hand me down cat…good times, minus him peeing on the floor…

I self-published my first novel, Twisted Proposal in August….how cool is that!!!

No Vacations

I lost some weight….not as much as I want….it goes back to that motivation thing.

The Hunger Games ended…booo…but I heard they are going to be doing some prequel stuff. Please don’t….that’s all I have to say about that.

Oh and currently I know ten women that are preggo…its crazy!

So….that’s a wrap for now. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has to bring….

Self-Doubt

Every hear something or read something on Facebook that hits you right in the gut and makes you think that you’re not good enough. It’s that small voice of doubt that gets louder and louder as the day goes by. If you are like me, it debilitates you. I come home from my day job and instead of working out or writing, I go to bed. Why? Because I don’t think my story should be heard. It’s not real, it’s made up and at times boring. I know as a writer I shouldn’t say that my own writing is boring. It’s just how I feel.

I know that it’s not true. I envy those people that can write whatever they wish and put it out there for the world to see. I know that I can overcome these feelings of doubt, but don’t. It’s not that I like to self loathe, just sometimes it’s comforting. Does that make sense?

I need to kick this habit in the butt!

I really do.

So do you!

I know you want your writing to move forward and sitting or lying around in my case is NOT helping the situation. I need to be proactive. I need to grab the day by its balls and fight for what I want. What do I want? I want to be a successful writer. How do I define success? Easy I want at least 5000 people to read my book and 20 reviews.

I’m almost there….if I count the freebies….I want to make people laugh, get mad, and most of all I want people to read my stories

So….what’s my game plan?

I don’t know yet…but I will let you know when I do.

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