Halfway Through January

Where has the time gone?  Just last night the ball dropped in Times Square; now here we are, halfway through January with a (tentative) spring on the horizon.

I’m still waiting for Snowpocalypse 2015.

With a new year comes new ideas and plans, so I’m getting back on the bandwagon of daily blogging.  Nothing to fancy, but I came up with the idea from one of my editing projects I’m working on.  Short snippets of daily life, so at the end of this year I can look back and see how my life has changed.  Not to mention, I’ve got family and friends all over – now, when we can’t talk for weeks on end, you’ll see what’s happening.  Useful, no?

Today brought cloudy skies and chilly temps, as well as a new schedule.  9-2 in the Virginia-Highland office, then home to conquer my editing, writing, and social media freelance projects.  Tonight, after work is done, I’ll visit the Majestic Diner with an old friend and discuss, amongst other things, all of the AMAZING concerts slated for the first half of the year.  I mean, come on:

Shut the front door.  I know how I’ll be spending my money.

In other news, I’m anxiously awaiting my new computer speakers from Amazon (I always mistype that as Amazing, which is pretty accurate, in all honesty).  In classic Laura fashion, I purchased some cute little ones that light up.

Blue, if you’re wondering.  LED.

I love ordering from Amazon…it’s like Christmas Eve every time, waiting breathlessly for a package that seems eternally Out for Delivery.  BRB, gotta check the front stoop.  Again.  However long it takes, I will never have anything but good words to say about Amazon.  I lurve them.

The sun is supposed to return tomorrow, so until then!

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The Top 5…

I realize that successful blogs have to have a purpose, a theme, a united front that every post relates back to.

This isn’t one of those posts.  Sorry.

I do hear, however, that lists are in.  The Top 10 Disney Songs!  11 Ways You’re Doing Your Hair Wrong!  50 Ways to Leave Your Lover!

…wait.  Scratch that last one, it’s taken.

So, ladies and gentlemen, in spirit of the top 5 numbered lists, I give you The Top 5 Songs That Have Been Stuck in My Head Lately.

Passion Pit – Take a Walk

I have a thing for songs with solid beats and minor chords in the background.  Solid lyrics never hurt either.

Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers

I also have a thing for sweet, simple, catchy songs.  Dance Music, anyone?

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

I love me some dirty guitar riffs.  Has a taste of Black Keys…you know, before they started sucking.

Bastille – Bad Blood

Honestly, I have no idea why I like this.  I’m not sure if I actually do.  But it keeps popping up, so there you go.

The Wood Brothers – The Muse

This song, by my amazing guitar teacher, carried me through my breakup and all the subsequent adventures that I’ve been on since then.  Oliver is an amazing songwriter (not to mention an amazing human being), and I hope one day I can grow up to write songs that he does.  It’s not looking likely,  but a girl can dream, can’t she?

There you have it, folks…some insight into my brain.  I’ve always been plagued with songs rumbling around in there, day and night, and so now you can join me.

What have you been listening to lately?