Monday, May 24, 2010


Happy May! As routine as everything else is in my life right now, you would think I could make a habit of writing something more than once every two months. Oh well. My creativity & ability to write about anything of interest is obviously lacking, seeing as how the best title I could come up with for this was "new."

But new applies to a lot of things. There music I've been listening to, we will get to that. And it's spring, which means everything is new-ish. Right?

This new music I speak of is mostly Greg Laswell's new album, Take a Bow. (He had me at his slow, meaningful rendition of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Just a guy and his piano singing that song. It's worth checking out, and it gives the song a whole new meaning.) I absolutely love the new album. I'm not gonna lie, a lot of his songs are quite depressing (depressing in a break-up kind of way). But I appreciate it when people have a take on love that isn't sugary coated cupcakes with three layers of chocolate icing on top and sprinkles. Unfortunately, that's not reality. And I think Greg Laswell has the ability to write raw and simple (but amazing) lyrics that I would think most people could relate to. And the music is so laid back. I'm a sucker for the piano, which also helps. But I love listening to his music in the car with my windows rolled down, or just in my room when I'm trying to wind down. So, I highly recommend you check out his music. Any of it. I think (or, well, I know) I've written about Greg Laswell before, so I'm sorry if you've heard any of this before.

That's really all I have on the music agenda. Along with this whole new-things-in-spring topic, I have set a new goal for myself (God help me): running a half marathon in October. SCARY. I don't think there is a bigger struggle for me than getting out of bed to run before work. The only part of the day I actually like is after 5pm. I don't really want to add to the earlier half of the day if at all possible. Of course, my mom's response to this is "but eventually, you will love getting up at 6am and running!" ...yeah, um, still not getting that. So this brings me to a question...does anyone reading this do their working out and/or running AFTER work? Is it still enjoyable? Does it work, or is it impossibly hard to muster up the energy? I just don't see the whole waking-up-earlier thing working out for me.

Quick and random change of subject - can't believe I almost completely forgot to mention this - I saw Wicked for the first time this weekend! Love love loved it!!!! In general, actors & actresses in musicals never cease to amaze me. I have never seen a show and not been blown away by the vocal talent of every performer. Wicked, specifically, was so much fun to see - especially since it's tied into The Wizard of Oz. The music was fantastic, it was visually awesome, and I will go see it again in a heartbeat when and if I have the chance.

So, part of this whole running thing means going to bed before midnight. I do have other things floating around in my head that may eventually make it here...hopefully before August.

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