This was turning out very crappy today. And no, I don't mean it's because I'm single and it's that damned Valentine's Day. Hell, I almost forgot about it til I saw kids coming off the bus with heart-shaped chocolate boxes this afternoon. That's more like it. I'd love an anatomically correct heart for V-day. I … Continue reading Feeling Oddly Triumphant After Being Out-of-Sorts All Day; or, Fixing Things Really Boosts That Self-Esteem…
Without really knowing it, I've stumbled into the realm of ASMR vids on YouTube. I mean, I've heard the abbreviation a few times, seen the label, but have no real understanding of what it actually means. I've kept them on in the background while trying to read other stuff (while online, I use the Music … Continue reading Q#174: What the hell is an ASMR video & how many uses do they have?
Last Monday I had a doctor's appointment and ended up getting two more parakeets (I didn't wanna leave just one in the display cage, waiting for an owner... and they were chatting with each other). Initially, I was curious about the grieving time and whether I SHOULD get another one--and when--for Dusty to be friends … Continue reading Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)
If you were to ask me what I did this week, I'd be hard pressed to give you little more than a very vague answer. I know there's a bunch of things I was THINKING about doing, but somehow the week slipped by (and yes, I went to work...wasn't THAT far gone) and I realized … Continue reading My mind has been out of action for nearly a week… & it’s slowly coming back online.
(stage photo from losextras.es) I've been on and offline a lot lately and suddenly, I saw something that made me crazy excited. I suppose this "musical theater" interest came at the right time, because I was about to watch an old MST3K episode (The Brain That Wouldn't Die, and yes, I know, by now they're … Continue reading The things that happen when you’re not paying attention, or, how the hell did I not know there was a musical of Cyrano let alone a new film?!!
I figured I'd get some other things done in the past few weeks as my obsession with music has helped me kick my depression to the curb and I'm getting my motivation back. The struggle continues, but I'm finally at the place where I want to be working on actually playing music again, and have … Continue reading Bringing music-making back, though the licorice stick will have to wait til I build those mouth muscles again…
Partially thanks to my weird desire to belt out songs at random like a Disney princess (but not wanting to mangle the words), I've been finding and jotting down song lyrics in notebooks as well as inspirational quotes. I had tons of those things once before, but they had no rhyme or reason to them, … Continue reading Blitz Q #171: Which is the better approach to life in the long run: to focus on the present OR focus on your future?
It's really strange how some of these things come about, but I do know part of what started it was browsing the Chaos Lord's domain: YouTube. You know how it works. You click on a vid to watch or listen to, there's a bunch of suggestions on the side, and before you know it you've … Continue reading I found myself fascinated with musical theater within 48 hours. How the hell did THAT happen?
It hit me out of the blue, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'd brought up my sticky notes app on my desktop earlier to pass on some info to a friend, and saw some other sticky notes I'd forgotten about. 3 had aborted attempts at a daily schedule, with rainy day vs. … Continue reading That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…
Sorry that sounds confusing. But some musicians like John Mayer are a little pissed off about this article and have spread it wide in their social media. And the guy I like to watch most (other than Beau) on YouTube is Rick Beato, because I'm trying to get back into music theory and practice big … Continue reading A worthwhile (& educational) rant: Rick Beato’s response to an insulting opinion article regarding Paul Simon selling his song catalog.