Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer 2014 Playlist

Happy first day of Summer - officially! Today is the Summer Soltice, aka the longest day of the entire year! Seriously, it's legit. It would also have been my grandmother's 87th birthday if she were still with us. What an awesome birthday, amiright?

Anyway, to kick off the greatest season of the year (the beginning of any season is always the best though), I thought I'd give you a playlist of the songs I can't get enough of and I will probably continue to be listening to on repeat.

"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) by Iggy Azalea on Grooveshark
Some people might be tired of this, but I'm still car dancing and rapping right along with ZERO shame whatsoever. Iggy is my new favorite. She's fantastic. And fancy, obviously.

"Chandelier" by Sia
Chandelier by Sia on Grooveshark
The first time I heard this song I was watching the video because one of the girls from Dance Moms is featured in it. I wasn't too hooked, but then after watching a recreation of the video on Ellen and then Lena Dunham's rendition of the video on Late Night with Seth Meyers, I was hooked. It's a party girl anthem, let's be real. I'm sure there's some other meaning, especially with the video in play, but I'm going to enjoy the shallow, surface level interpretation shamelessly.

"Boom Clap" by Charli XCX
Boom Clap by Charli XCX on Grooveshark
Thank to The Fault in Our Stars previews I think we've all heard a little bit of this song. Again, I wasn't totally sold the first time I heard the whole song, but it's grown on me so much and I can't stop listening!

"A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay on Grooveshark
Coldplay's new album came out about a month ago and this song was featured in Target's ads for the album. The whole album is absolute greatness. I can't wait to see Coldplay live again. I wish they'd hurry up and announce full tour details!

"Work" by Iggy Azalea
Work by Iggy Azalea on Grooveshark
Ok, seriously, girl is talented. This is based on her life story and it's amazing. It makes you want to get up and dance. Hard. Get REAL sweaty kind of dance.

"Birthday" by Katy Perry
Birthday by Katy Perry on Grooveshark
This is one for you and your bests to show off your sweetest dance moves to out on the dance floor. "If you wanna dance, if you want it all, you know that I'm the girl that you should call." Me, too, Katy. You'll find me out on the dance floor for this one!

"Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic
Love Runs Out by OneRepublic on Grooveshark
I can't get enough. So much fun. I hope someone dances to this on So You Think You Can Dance!

What songs are on your Summer 2014 Playlist?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Signs You Went to Camp Mystic

Inspired by Helene's 25 Signs You Went to Ursuline and camp starting tomorrow, I've decided to compile a list of signs you may have gone to Camp Mystic. I've posted about Mystic before - it's one of my all time favorite places. I might be old now, in camp terms anyway, but I'll always be a camper at heart.

1. Tribe Drawings is still one of the most nerve-wracking nights of your life.

2. You crave Blue Bell ice cream every day after lunch during the summer.

3. You've seen the sun rise from Sky High (pictured above).

4. You love the sight of the Mystic sign when driving down Highway 39.

5. You can recite camp cheers and songs in your sleep.

6. You crave Mystic birthday cake and consider refrigerating your birthday cake every year.

7. You dream about getting married on the banks of the Guadalupe River.

8. You can correctly spell and pronounce Guadalupe thanks to KT Info.

9. You know that a walking or running a mile at camp is from the Office to the Gate to Bug House and back to the Office.

10. Climbing Senior Hill is both the most exhausting and fun thing in the world.

11. Same applies to Tribe Hill.

12. You've taken Tribe Hill for granted and miss it dearly when you don't go up there twice a week.

13. You've tried to predict CC Day (so well, in fact, that the Big 3 have had to move it no less than three times).

14. You know that CC might actually stand for Camper-Counselor, but it could also be Crazy Chaos or Coke and Candy.

15. You've eaten at the Hunt Store (yum).

16. You've gone to James Avery Headquarters in Kerrville and reveled in the freezing cold A/C.

17. You look forward to living without air conditioning in the middle of the Texas heat.

18. Coffee Cake is on Saturday mornings.

19. You've memorized the term schedule down to the food you'll eat on the last night: Messy Face Cake for dessert!

20. You know what a Messy Face Cake is and what it's for.

21. You ended up going to college with at least one of your cabin mates even if you didn't intend on doing so.

22. It doesn't take you very long to turn any TNM song on the radio into a camp acceptable song.

23. You know what TNM stands for.

24. At one time you feared the phrase "U for You," but learned to laugh at it with your counselors.

25. You keep in touch with your counselors as much as you keep in touch with your cabin mates.

26. You're convinced that your age group's memories of camp are better than any other age group's.

27. You've held your breath during War Canoe Races.

28. You know that War Canoe bruises are intense and take all summer to fully heal.

29. At a certain point, you've memorized the other tribe's cheers and songs, but you're not totally sure when that happened.

30. You've looked for your family member's name on the ceiling of Idiot's Delight and Memory Trail.

31. You've left your mark on camp grounds somewhere... possibly against Tribe Training Rules.

32. Ten years later, you still have and remember inside jokes with your cabin.

33. You've tried to skip Tribe Period. And failed.

34. You're upset that you miss at least one major movie opening weekend every year.

35. Giving up your cell phone for a month sounds terrible, but it's really not so bad being unplugged and in the Mystic Bubble.

36. Blood makes the grass grow and Bombardment is not a joke. Not even CC Bombardment.

37. You've had to promise your non-camp friends that it's not really a cult.

38. You're always on the look out for cute whites for Sunday.

39. Wearing your charm bracelet on Sundays is like carrying a small child with one hand.

40. This list was entirely too long but you can still think of at least 15 more things to add to it.

Anything I should add? Anything pertain to your camp from my list?

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Bachelorette Recap

So, I've been watching the Bachelorette. For the first time in my life. I have never watched (or been interested in) the Bachelor/ette series. I'm still not really... Anyway, here are some of my thoughts from the first three weeks of the show.

I question my life choices.
They're casting in Fort Worth at the end of this month...
I might be considering going.
I might not. Who knows?
Andi is precious. I want to be her friend.
I think I'm too normal to be on this show.
Eric is cute. I'm sad he died.
Marcus is cute. He's from Dallas. If he's still single, I should hit that up.
The Washington Post linked success of Bachelor/ette relationships to grad school. So maybe I'll finish grad school before I audition.
I still think I'm too normal.
Marcus is so great.
Why the hell has she kept Tasos and Cody around for so long?
Tasos plans weddings. That's all I'm gonna say.
Cody is a beefcake and needs to go. Somehow he hasn't yet. Maybe he's got a great personality? Just not my type, looks-wise.
Chris Harrison is so annoying.
What if Marcus is the next Bachelor?
Maybe I should go to the casting call...
Marcus. Dallas. Dallas. Marcus. So cute.

These are things going through my head. Sometimes they make it to Twitter, so follow me (FMK88).

Do you watch the Bachelor/ette? How long have you watched?