Thursday, February 26, 2009
Ahem...look at them. They're so cute right? Anyway...take a look again, now look harder. Do you recognize anyone? Think hard? Now take a guess.
Do you know who I'm talking about yet? Its the blonde. You sure about who it is?
Its Cheyenne Kimball, the girl who had that show on MTV and put out a CD and she had like 3 good songs? Now she's country. Wierd right?
Anyway....I LOVE THEM. AHH. Posting links to my new fave song on youtube. Go buy it too, its amazing, its called "Wild At Heart." Did I mention that they're like the next big thing in Nashville AND they're going on tour with Taylor Swift so I get to see them LIVE!!!! AHHHH YES!!!!
So take a listen, be amazed. I love them...but I mentioned that already.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunset looking out over the Hudson...I took it in the fall maybe.
Anyway...I love my twitter updates...you guys should get them! All of them are on the right. I've recorded more videos but the balance is off and they won't go to youtube, so once I redo them, they'll be up.
Ummm I love my American Civil War history class...like today I sat there learning about how South Carolina basically caused the whole war and that Abraham contradicted himself like 24/7.
Also, here's what is really making me mad recently. This whole letthetaxpayerspayforotherpeoplesmortagesbecausetheycan'taffordtheirhousesbecausethebankslike nadohmygoshwe'reallgoingtodieinworldwarthreeandmexicoisgoingtocollapseandwe'reallgoingtodietheretoo.
I really don't agree with that whole bill Obama's trying to pass, but since I really can't change it, oh well. That is just kinda stupid I think.
And, for the first time in like 3 years, I went bathing suit shopping and freaking loved how my body looked. Yay for spring break in like a month. Did I tell you guys I'm going home? Home being the place I was born....not where my family lives...ha.
So..hmmm...that's enough ramblingness. I'm going to go eat Klondike's and sleep...not at the same time obvouisly.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - The Reader
this one I don't know...but if I have to guess it'll be Meryl.
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight – want it to happen but it won’t.
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Gus Van Sant
Courtney Hunt - Frozen River
Mike Leigh - Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin - In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black - Milk
Andrew Stanton - WALL-E
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord - Benjamin Button -this has a chance.
John Patrick Shanley - DoubtPeter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
David Hare - The Reader
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Waltz with Bashir
Kung Fun Panda
Saturday, February 21, 2009
So, I got one about a week ago. My mom made one too. Its like, going to be how we're keeping intouch a bit. So...if you have a twitter or are making one (DO IT) then follow me and I'll follow you.
Oh...my username is santorini009, just like AIM and my twitter updates are on the right side bar thing-y.
I guess the best way to describe is, umm...basically your facebook status. But...since I don't have a facebook, and don't need one, I have a twitter.
So I think that you guys should make one.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So I cut the song....Its the verse 1/2 of the 1st verse, and the chorus. She does this cool slappy thing with the strings at "head first, fearless" but I dunno how to do it...I tried and failed. Gosh...I love the song so much. I'm posting her version too. Its also done without a capo - which makes it lower than Taylor's version. I'm very proud of myself to have come this far in just a few weeks!
Ehh.....enjoy. Its not great.....I just did it like 5 minutes ago. I do have a cold so my voice isn't great...and the fact that I haven't had to "sing" sing. So yeah....blehhh.
^that's the version that made me fall inlove with the song in summer 07...like I cried.
BTW....its taken me atleast 5 hours and trying to upload my cover 6 different ways...but its finally up. YAY!
I also kinda feel like I'm writing this blog for no one. Nobody comments me anymore. (hinthint)So let me hear you opinions please
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There was actually a better attempt recorded, but I had it on voice changing and it made it all deep and the guitar sound like a really loud cackle-y bass.
Ahh...welll the video has been uploading for about three hours now. So I give up. Sorry Morena and Mom! I"ll put it on youtube tommarow. I promise!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I think i've completed the whole 5 steps of greiving. And I'm going to live because she can't because I know she knows that the eight months I spent......well, you know.
In other news, the whole learning guitar is going amazingly. I can play "Fearless" by Taylor Swift....like great song. Amazing. If you haven't heard it...go listen. And find an acoutic version.
I think what I love most about the song is the fact that love is fearless. Its being with someone who makes you feel fearless. Its dancing in the rain and first kisses that are fearless. Driving down the road and feeling fearless just because of the guy who's driving you. Besides, what's life if you are fearless?
Monday, February 16, 2009
Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Taken by Me, summer 05.
1-Don't be an idiot. Don't get drunk at parties where you can be arrested. Don't go to parties like that period. Don't call your older sister and complain that your parent's have taken away everything...and don't try to make people feel sorry for yourself. Don't think its cool to get drunk. Don't think its cool to get high. Don't do those things. period. It's stupid and you will get introuble. I am so glad I was never that person. I'm glad that I have and had good friends who are perfectly content with staying in and eating pizza and Chinese take out, watching movies and playing games.
2-I think that I wasn't ever actually done with the whole therapy thing. I was looking at signs of depression and rapid mood swings are a sign, and also the whole holding everything in and then building up like a volcano suddenly flipping out at the littlest thing. Honestly, I miss the whole talking to a stranger about myself thing. Its nice. I think I'll call Kim tommarow morning and figure out if I really need this or if its just in my head.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Its a memior. I think that after I reread it and edit it, I'll send it to a few publishers and see if anything happens. If it doesn't then ohwell. I should post bits for you to read.
I think its good.
Oh...I downloaded the Shakespearre app for my itouch and that's all I do now. I just read my favorite plays. I love that class too, its amazing. And I got a C on my last paper, not good....but eh....what can I do about that?
Saturday, February 14, 2009
In other news, I've just gotten back from the town where my family is moving too. I saw their new house (I love it...but they're hiring people to add on and put a room in the attic and two others in the basement). They'll be moving out here sometime during the summer. I won't actually say the towns name (and I was going to put pictures) but honestly, I think that's a little creepy, so I'm not going to. However, I'll leave you with a picture taken a few winters ago when I used to ski race.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
2- I made a life changing decision, or am making it, or trying to decide if I want to make it. But its big...actually huge. And I'll let you know if/when I've made this decision.
I made this decision and if you really want to know IM. After a lot of thought I've decided what I need to decide. And its done. And not that amazing. Morena, thanks for the chat. I less than three you. ( I <3 you)
I'm starting to think that therapy may be a good idea again.
Monday, February 9, 2009
and registered to vote. Nothing much else. Woke up with a hurting knee (from not wearing my brace skiing) so I took some Aleeve and left for school. And tonight I'm going to dinner with Ethan. And that's it....nothing else going on.
Talk to you all soon!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thank you CMT for giving us this. Let's do the play by play.
1-love the rain
2-love the mouth close ups and how there's actually a story line
3-no heart tatoo on her foot like there usually is. i know she draws it on, but i'd like to see it.
4-love the light vs dark contrast, which equals happy and love vs sad and heartbreak, and taylor and stephen colletti (SO FREAKING HOT)
5-the friend should have been Abigail.
6-I kinda feel like she's wearing a guys sweater
7-2:33 - He's in trouble!
8-3:30 to the end. Amazing.
9-Her crying could have been more dramatic.
10-Watching it made me cry. It felt like the worst heartbreak over and over again.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I freaking love it. Its her best yet. She did so good on this. WATCH IT!!!
In other news, my sister never showed. Which pisses me off. Typical. But I said I wouldn't get my hopes up over it, and I did just a bit. And once again I am diaspointed to the extreme. When you make a promise to someone, keep it.
BEST NEW ARTIST
The Jonas Brothers why the fuck are they nominated????
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Raising Sand
Coldplay, Viva La Vida
Ne-Yo, Year Of The Gentleman
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Radiohead, In Rainbows
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Beck, Modern Guilt
Death Cab For Cutie, Narrow Stair
Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
Radiohead, In Rainbows
BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Kenny Chesney & George Strait, "Shiftwork"
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, "Killing The Blues"
George Strait & Patty Loveless, "House Of Cash"
Sugarland, Jake Owen, & Little Big Town, "Life In A Northern Town" they should win.
Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban, "Let The Wind Chase You"
BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
Brooks & Dunn, "God Must Be Busy"
Lady Antebellum, "Love Don't Love Here"
Rascal Flatts, "Every Day"
The Steel Drivers, "Blue Side Of The Mountain"
all are amazing.
BEST DANCE RECORDING
Daft Punk, "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
Hot Chip, "Ready For The Floor"
Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance"
Madonna, "Give It 2 Me"
Sam Sparro, "Black & Gold"
BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
Brazilian Girls, New York City
Daft Punk, Alive 2007
Cyndi Lauper, Bring Ya To The Brink
Kylie Minogue, X
Moby, Last NightRobyn
BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
Disturbed, "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest, "Visions"
The Mars Volta, "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue, "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie, "Lords Of Salem"
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
Dragonforce, "Heroes Of Our Time"
Judas Priest, "Nostradamus"
Metallica, "My Apocalypse"
Ministry, "Under My Thumb"
BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Alicia Keys and John Mayer, "Lessons Learned"
Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland, "4 Minutes"
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Rich Woman"
Rihanna and Maroon 5, "If I Never See Your Face Again"
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, "No Air"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Adele, "Chasing Pavements"
Sara Bareilles, "Love Song"
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
Katy Perry, "I Kissed A Girl"
Pink, "So What"
actually this one I'm not sure about
BEST POP PERFORMANCE, MALE
Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
John Mayer, "Say"i hate this song. and the kid rock song
Paul McCartney, "That Was Me"
Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"
James Taylor, "Wichita Lineman"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Eagles, "Waiting In The Weeds"
Gnarls Barkle, "Going On"
Maroon 5, "Won't Go Home Without You" LOVE This song
BEST RAP ALBUM
Jay-Z, American Gangster
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco, The CoolNas
T.I., Paper Trail
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP I don't really listen to rap, so I'm skipping these
Big Boi feat. Raekwon & Andre 3000, "Royal Flush"
T.I. feat. Kanye West & Lil Wayne, "Swagger Like Us"
Lil Wayne feat. Jay-Z, "Mr Carter"
Ludacris feat. T.I., "Wish You Would"
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West, "Put On"
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Estelle feat. Kanye West, "American Boy"
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, "Low"
John Legend feat. Andre 3000, "Green Light"
Lil Wayne feat. T-Pain, "Got Money"
Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos, "Superstar"
BEST R & B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Boyz II Men, "Ribbon In The Sky"
Anthony David feat. India.Arie, "Words"
Al Green feat. John Legend, "Stay With Me (By The Sea)"
Jennifer Hudson feat. Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman"
Raphael Saadiq feat. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton, "Never Give You Up"
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Coldplay, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Kid Rock, Rock N Roll Jesus
Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night
Metallica, Death Magnetic
Raconteurs, Consolers Of The Lonely
BEST ROCK SONG
Bruce Springsteen, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes"
Radiohead, "House Of Cards"
Death Cab For Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart"
Kings Of Leon, "Sex On Fire"
Coldplay, "Violet Hill"
Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
i love them all
BEST SONG FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV SHOW, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
"Down To Earth" (Wall-E)
"Ever Ever After" (Enchanted)
"Say" (The Bucket List)
"That's How You Know" (Enchanted)
"Walk Hard" (Walk Hard—The Dewey Cox Story)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
BEST SHORT-FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Erykah Badu, "Honey"
Gnarls Barkley, "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
Alicia Keys & Jack White, "Another Way To Die"
Radiohead, "House Of Cards"
Weezer, "Pork & Beans"
SONG OF THE YEAR
"American Boy," William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)
"Chasing Pavements," Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
"Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Adele, "Chasing Pavements"
Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
M.I.A., "Paper Planes"
Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, "Please Read The Letter"
So that's it. You know what really makes me mad is the fact that the best selling solo artist of 2008 got snubbed by all and go no nominations. From album (8 weeks on Billboard Top 200 and 12 Weeks on the Country Charts) and most digital dowloads ("Our Song" just passed like the 3 million mark, and "Love Story" is double platinum.) and outsold EVERY one else didn't get any Grammy Nods. Oh well, 2009 is the year that Taylor Swift dominates. Her tour is already on sale for some locations and the first venue sold out in less than 48 hours.
But she is performing at the Grammy's....Fifteen. One of the best songs on the album. However, she's doing it with Miley Cyrus. Horribleness. Taylor, I though better of you. Sinking that low to someone who soundds like a man and cannot dance. If Miley murders the song, I'll cry. Honestly.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Found it on Flickr.
I cannot believe its finally here. YAY! Yet, I have no plans...well, kinda. Tonight, I'm doing all my schoolwork. Then tommarow, my sister called, she's in Toronto and is flying down and staying with friends here in NY for awhile and then she's off to anywhere, and she's coming down. As much as I'm mad at her, I'm glad I get to see her. So we're going to hangout and then go to dinner that night with friends, hers and mine. I'll probably have to end up paying. And then Sunday, its upstate to go skiing (YAY!!!) and then home. First thing in the AM, I'm buying a lotto ticket and registeting to vote.
Its so COLD here. ugh. I'm under my snuggie, and a down comforter.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Playing guitar...I lost my pics.
ice through a window
The bruised hand...some day around Jan 4.
Ummm there was more I was going to put up, but I can't seem to find them....anyhoo. Nothing else to report today.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Of- taken from my chest looking up with my bathroom mirrors all turned together. I really loved how the lights look.
Ummm so the snowy-slushy-mess is digusting. I came home, showered, and then now I'm under my Snuggie. They aren't as goofy/stupid/pointless as they look.
I loved my outfit today. I got so many compliments one it. Oh, I should tell you what it is, dark wash skinny jeans, lace trim cami, knee high brown leather boots, white button down with various bracelets and lots of necklaces. I kinda looked like I was set for the stables. Haha.
I'm getting my hair done. I'm excited. But kinda scared about what'll happen to it.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Photo Credit - me
Of - me
Taken - last week
I also changed the blog name. Its more fitting now, I think.
Anyway, for tonight's ramble, I'll rant on how much I love my itouch. I did have the iPhone. And I really did love it, but it was complex and I butt dialed alot. So when the thingy expired earlier this year, I bought a new little phone. Nothing complex, just calling and texting. And then I had to resort to my little orange shuffle that I run with...which honestly, I hate. So I begged my parents to get me the touch for my birthday, and they did. I paid for part of it because I wanted the 32 GB. And I love it. It is a lot like the iphone, but I love it. It makes me happy. Its so pretty.
Anyway....that's it. One week to my 18th and I have no plans. I really want to go gamble, but since its on a Monday, that makes the whole I-can't-go-away-with-school thing. And I can't go the weekend before, and the weekend after is Valentines Day, aka I wear pink, eat chocolate and sing love ballads all day while my valentine sulks because "its a pointless holiday and too commercial and blahblahblah." He refuses to take me to dinner, or even recognize the fact that its the day of luuuuuurve. Loser.
So I'm attempting to make plans. Hopefully that'll work out.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Oh, a revolution is near.
In my dream I hear the echoes of the recent battle
Lostand wounded as the faded cries begin to settle for the night
But the words you use to hurt me now
Only seem to make me strong some how
Oh a revolution is now
And the days will get warmer, and I'll take down my armor
Together we can fight this feeling
And the demons that stalk us will eventually turn to dust
Together we can start this healing
-FeFe Dobson "Revlution"
Go listen to this song. Its amazing.
My mom found a house. She took pictures and I have them, but I really don't want to but them up here....for obvious reasons. Its an 8 bedroom house with a basement where they're going to add two more room, plus a playroom. Its just about an hour from the city, north. It has a big backyard, which is amazing. No pool though. I like it. She just waiting for my dad's approval and then they're going to buy it.
I'm alone, basking in silence. Ethan's at a superbowl party and I'm alone. I love being alone.
I almost lost a kid today. That was insanely scary.
And, Miss Raven, if you are reading, I don't know if you are or not. I love you and your amazing and your gonna get through this. You deserve everything that's good in life. I'm really glad that I "met" you. Thanks for everything you've done for me and you know I'm here if you need to rant. I owe you a few. *sends good vibes in your direction.*