30 Day Song Challenge – Day 15 & 16: Describe Hate

Day 15: A Song That Describes You

Oh rly? Well, this DOESN’T describe me, in a variety of ways, but I wish it did. Both in the way that I sort of wish it was raining so it’d cool down, and also that I wish I had this optimism. Does that count? 🙂

I like that he actually gets rained on, on stage, and people clap for it.

Day 16: A Song That You Used To Love But Now Hate

This one’s tough. I usually end up hating songs due to overexposure, but it’s not really the song’s fault. It’s the fault of local radio stations for being complete crap.  Anyways, tomorrow’s song day is about radio so I won’t get too much into it now. This one I used to really love though. I wouldn’t say I necessarily HATE it now (such a strong word), but I definitely like it much much less.  Also, it’s been on Glee, which makes it even MORE overexposed, since that’s the most overexposed show in existence, and I now like that show much much less than I used to (and have stopped watching).

Anyways, this video is stupid, and I also don’t like it, so watch it. Or don’t. I don’t mind either way. I’m sure I’ll get flack for saying that, because she’s being oh-so-creative and expressive with her interpretive dance and makeup/costumes… yeeeah. I still think it’s stupid. The poofy curly hair, and porcelain makeup remind me of all things I hated when I was a kid. Perms, and dolls. Yeah I said it.

On both videos you’ll have to click through to watch directly on youtube again. This is becoming a pain! Sorry. I hope people are actually doing that and listening to what I’m posting! 🙂 I unfortunately don’t have a way to embed the actual mp3s either. boourns.



30 Day Song Challenge – Day 3: A Song That Makes You Happy

What a lovely topic! I think there are a lot of songs that make me happy, but I decided to go with one that is a bit cliché. I imagine it makes other people happy too, or at least I would hope so since that seems to be part of the purpose of this particular song. It’s another oldie but a goodie. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will play properly via wordpress, so please click through to hear it (though I’m sure you know it already).

In lieu of that one, since you might not be able to view it, here’s another. Amusingly enough it’s also related to the weather/rain?? Coincidence, surely! Also, Gene Kelly is just lovely.

And a bonus, here’s another happy song that mentions raindrops (what’s up with that!?)

UGH… I just checked, and none of them will play directly in this post, but view and listen to them all!!!

Have a happy day 🙂

We Can All Talk About The Weather

Being a Canadian living in California, I encounter one of two reactions when people find out where I’m from.

a) they know someone who lives in Canada (do you know Joe in Saskatchewan?)
b) they ask me about the weather (hyuck hyuck, must be cold up there… eh?)

It’s windy here (in California) today, kinda ‘cold’, and I’m forcibly reminded that it’s March. In March the weather seems to do whatever it damn well pleases, no matter where on the globe you are (though maybe it’s specific to the northern hemisphere, but I doubt it). This was definitely the case ‘back home’, and is definitely the case here!  Case in point: they received 10 cms of snow or something last weekend, followed by rain, and somewhere in there was a warm spell, and some flying monkeys I’m pretty sure.

Here in the last couple of weeks or so we’ve also had snow, rain and sunshine, and this is southern California! Snow is a rare sight here, and I miss it dearly. Locals, us included, were so excited when we had some up in the mountains recently that they flocked to it in droves for a fun-filled snow day! Conveniently it was on a weekend, because the snow only lasted 2 days.

Anyways,  no one believes me when I say that it’s cold here. I get it. It’s nothing like ‘back home’, and we’re a bunch of whiners here. I used to laugh when Californians complained about the cold too, but now I feel it. All things considered the weather here is nice, but it’s not all sunshine and beach days every day like everyone thinks! Once in a while we have to bundle up with scarves and jackets too. Everyone (except me so far) has super cute rain boots too, because we get several days of rain in the winter, and when it rains it doesn’t joke around about it. It’s still just another random thing to adjust to in a new place.

You’ll hear more about the local weather here, because we all love to talk about the weather. Regardless of how the weather is, it’s something we can collectively agree on (or not), have an opinion on, and generally relate to. We all share the weather. People joke about the mindlessness of talking about the weather, but I really think it’s a brilliant topic which opens doors to in depth conversations or just a nod of the head.  Whatever the conversationalists are in the mood for. Rain, snow, and sun makes up the small talk monarchy. We talk about our current weather, I talk about the weather back home, some talk about ‘that storm’ back in the 90s (you know that one), we all reminisce about something related to the atmospheric conditions of any given day.

Whether the weather conversation seems to wither depends on whether the weather is wonderful and worthy of words.