I’m a bad blogger.

I’m a bad blogger.

Today didn’t start of so great. It was one of those days.  Fortunately it got better after I went to class and after I came home. It’s a 30 minute drive (total of about an hour), so it gave me the chance to relax a bit. Plus, it’s a really pretty day outside. So, I thought I’d come update a little bit. I’m really a bad blogger. I have so many things that I think of during the week to blog about, but it never actually reaches this blog. I currently have 5 saved drafts that I have started and not finished. That’s why I do a lot of lists of my favorite things. I think better in lists and it’s easy to write about things I like. I’m going to try to update about my spring break which was last week. Hopefully I will be able to get some pictures from Michele since I didn’t have my camera with me at all last week. (LAME!) Here’s a sneek peek of my spring break. This picture is from the Thursday night we went to downtown Fort Worth. This was one of the best spring breaks I’ve ever had. I didn’t go on a trip anywhere exciting, but this was one of the best spring breaks I have ever had. More on that later.

Okay so here’s my “Friday Favorites” ….. on Wednesday.

1. A good pair of blue jeans. This is seriously one of my favorite things ever. There’s just something about having a good pair of jeans that makes me feel good. I have this problem of wearing one pair of jeans over and over again (As in every day). It’s just that when I have a pair of jeans I like, why would I want to wear the others. I wish I could clone the one pair I like.  The problem with jeans is that just because you have two pairs of jeans that are the same style/brand/size does NOT mean they fit the same. I really hate shopping for jeans for this reason. I really don’t like shopping for clothes in general. I don’t care for trying on clothes and coming out with nothing. This makes successful shopping trips awesome! Ok, enough of my rant about jeans and clothes.

2. Laughter. I’ve put this on my list before, but laughter is just great. It’s not possible to not feel good when laughing.

3. Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

4. Encouragement. This could be a whole post in itself. In fact, it’s one of my unfinished drafts. Encouragement in any form is just great, but I especially love it through words. In fact words of affirmation is my love language. I really need to work on encouraging people more.

5. People who blog all the time and always seem to have something great to say. I wish I always had something exciting or interesting to write about.

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Friday Favorites!

Today’s Friday favorites is going to have a music theme!

1. Tim Halperin – Unfortunately, my American Idol favorite did not make it into the top 13 on Americana Idol. (super bummed) But, I still love him and his music. He’s had some pretty great stuff for awhile now, and I can’t wait for him to write more music and to have concerts. I know he’ll still be super successful.

2. The Civil Wars – The band itself has only been around for a couple of years. The two members are Joy Williams and John Paul White. I’ve known about them for awhile now, but didn’t seriously start checking out their music until recently. They are awesome.  We really need more bands like them.

Here’s there song, “Barton Hollow”:

3. Hanson – I can’t even begin to describe how much I LOVE Hanson. I am obsessed. That’s really all I can say.

4. Movie Soundtracks – I just love movie soundtracks. I think they can really make a movie, and it’s what I like to listen to for study music!

5. Learning about/Discovering new music –  I just love the feeling of finding a new band/artist and when people share their favorite bands and music.

My Favorite Shows

I really don’t watch that much tv, but I still wanted to share some of my favorites.

1. Gilmore Girls – This is definitely my favorite show ever! I didn’t start watching it until a few years in, but once I did, I was hooked. (Better late than never, right?) The show just makes me smile. I love the hilarious characters in the small town of Stars Hollow, the witty banter, really just everything about it. It’s an intelligent show that I just love.

2. Modern Family – A great comedy that takes a satirical look at three families and their lives. Honestly, when I first heard about this show I thought it was going to be terrible, inappropriate, and just  not funny. Boy was I wrong. When I finally watched it for the first time, I couldn’t stop laughing. Great show.

3. NCIS – Now, there are so many crime fighting/solving shows out there it’s almost ridiculous. But, this one is different. While it of course tells about an NCIS team solving naval crimes, what makes it great are the characters on the show and the relationships they have with each other, and has a good dose of comedy. It’s a weekly event in my house to watch this show. My dad loves this show, and all things come to a halt when 7:00 on Tuesday nights roll around.

4. Parenthood – This is a show that I just recently started watching about a month or so ago. I got  caught up on what I could on Hulu, but they only have so many episodes, so I’m hoping to get a DVD set of the show to catch up from the very beginning. But, from what I’ve seen of it it for the past few weeks, I just love this show. First of all, it has Lauren Graham (of Gilmore girls), which is what initially drew me to the show. I don’t really know how to best describe this show other than that I am absorbed in it every time I watch it. There’s such real emotion and heart in all of the stories and relationships with each character. You must check it out.

5. American Idol – I debated weather or not to put this on the list. I’ve only watched one full season, which was Season 8, with Kris Allen(winner) and Adam Lambert (runner-up). I’ve really been into this season, which is just about to start the live shows. But there’s just something about this show that I really like. I really like following these people who are truly just like you and me and watching them through this journey to hopefully win the title of American Idol. I love that you as a fan and voter get to be a part of it. Win your favorite moves on to the next week, there’s almost a sense of accomplishment and pride that your vote had something to do with it. Plus it’s a “reality” show, which are always addicting for some unknown reason.

6. Wishbone – Ok, so this one is probably very random, but as a kid, this was one of my favorite PBS shows to come home to along with Arthur, The Magic School Bus, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. The show didn’t really last that long, but when your a kid time seems so much longer. Wishbone is a dog, who you get to hear the witty thoughts of, who in every show imagines himself in some classic piece of literature. It’s really a great way for kids to be exposed to literature. Yes, the stories aren’t always accurate, but it’s a short kids show and they always get the point across.  Once in a while reruns of it will play on tv, and if I’m lucky enough to catch it playing, I’ll stop to watch it. It’s really a show that both kids and parents like.