Monthly Archives: November 2011

Time to Unwind 11.22.11


I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in 2 days.


I had a personal goal of figuring out Christmas gifts by Thanksgiving, and I must say, I’m pretty impress with myself.  So far — so good!  I think I’m on track for at least having an “idea” of what to get everyone by Friday.  YAY!  I’ve also been listening to a lot of Christmas music lately (already).  I think that by listening to the music, I’m feeling motivated about playing Santa and getting my gifts 🙂

Bret and I played in a Turkey Bowl on Sunday, and I’m not even joking — I feel like every single muscle in my body hurts.  Baahhh….!  I had a pretty sweet catch and interception while Bret scored a touchdown, so we are sore for actually DOING something.  However, I really hate football right now.

We are definitely not sideline sitters…

You’ll notice in the playlist that I’m really loving me some Irish and French music lately.  For whatever reason, I would love nothing more than to be sitting in Ireland by a fire with some local guy singing + playing music… or to be in France — bundled up in my best winter attire — eating a macaron.

Guess I’ll just have to listen to the music and pretend 😀


Weekend Playlist 11.11.11


After this week, I think we all need a little pick me up playlist.  It has been an exhausting, emotional, sensitive week here in Happy Valley.  For those who know me, I’ve pretty much already shared my thoughts and opinions about the entire situation and want to keep the whole situation separate from this blog (since this is a music blog after all).

However, with that being said, remember the situation isn’t about football — it’s about the victims.

Do your part.  Please do and donate to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Now, enjoy your Friday and the weekend.  Today is technically my “lucky” day since it’s 11.11.11…. and Eleven is my lucky number… so hopefully something great will happen this weekend!

Time to Unwind 11.8.11


What a busy week/weekend.

The family is coming into town this weekend for the Nebraska/PSU game…  That game should be interesting considering everything going on.  I’d offer my two cents here about it, but I think I’ve exhausted all of my thoughts about the situation.   Such a terrible, terrible situation…

On the happy side, it’s been a gorgeous week for weather (I think it’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees today).

I know I’ve been sucking at giving good posts, but I legitimately don’t have the time.  Meeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Time to Unwind 11.2.11


Hello and goooooodbye October…

I decided that I needed a nice and slow (and long!  22 songs!) Time to Unwind playlist.  For whatever reason, I feel like I haven’t been able to catch up on my sleep which means I’m more than likely to get sick at some point in the next upcoming weeks.  Bah.

Bret and I went as Academy Award Winning “Psycho” Characters for Halloween (I know… Pretty long description).  I went as the lovely Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman – Best Actress – Black Swan) and Bret went as Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem – Best Supporting Actor – No Country for Old Men).


The costumes came together pretty well… and we had a lot of fun.

I’m tired……. Here’s the playlist 🙂