What I Learned Over Winter Break

Because learning never stops OKAY

  • The Aladdin show at Disney’s California Adventure is still the best place to take a nap in the parks. It’s heated/air conditioned, dark, and has comfy chairs. Obviously this only applies when you have seen the show before because it actually is a really great adaptation of the movie and the guy who plays Genie improvises (I think) and it’s great.¬†
  • It’s a really bad idea to go to Disneyland without checking their Twitter to see if it’s a busy day. Imagine a normal day at Disneyland…then multiple that crowd by 10.
  • Davey Havok from the band AFI, or some guy who looks¬†suspiciously like him, eats at Urth Cafe.
  • The new Ke$ha album is actually really, REALLY catchy.
  • Breaking Bad is really great and actually deserving of the hype.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio never getting awards/recognition is one of my favorite running jokes.
  • They still play Drake and Josh reruns on Nickelodeon.
  • Catfish is absolutely hilarious only because you sit there going “WHY DID YOU NOT USE SKYPE? DID YOU REALLY THINK IT WAS NORMAL TO NOT TALK TO THIS PERSON ON THE PHONE? GIRL YOU LIVE 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THIS PERSON AND DIDN’T THINK IT WAS WEIRD YOU NEVER MET IN PERSON? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF GOOGLE?!” and so on. Also it somehow doesn’t phase the Catfish people that some girl pretended to be a guy on Facebook for two years so she could distract her boyfriend’s other chick (hay Mhissy hay). Continue reading

A Summer Mix – JEAH~~~

A quick post (I still need to put together a post about the Olympics, which I miss everyday) for a very short mix of songs I’ve really liked or listened to a lot this summer. I haven’t made one of these in awhile and making this one made me realize I haven’t been listening to a lot of new music recently. If anyone has suggestions, please throw them my way!

Anyway, here we go:

living in a state of dreaming

1. The State of Dreaming – Marina and the Diamonds

2. Portions for Foxes – Rilo Kiley

3. What Makes You Da One (One Direction vs Rihanna) – DJ Nico (I think…I ripped it from YouTube)

4. Keep It For Your Own – POP ETC

5. Us – Azealia Banks

6. Lazuli – Beach House

7. Spectrum – Florence + the Machine

8. Radioactive – Marina and the Diamonds

9. Esta Noche- Azealia Banks


(I am also super excited that 8tracks mixtapes can now be embedded on WordPress! Maybe now I’ll make more mixes.)

New Playlist – WAKE UP

I haven’t made one of these in awhile! One of the hardest things I had to learn whilst in Washington DC was how to wake up early. I’m not quite sure how I managed to ever make it to high school when I had classes at 7:30am and/or 8:40am. It was a struggle for sure.

Not surprisingly, it was torturous having to wake up every morning to get to my internship. As my former roommates will tell you, I was an expert at whining about it every morning. Here is a playlist of some of the songs that made it a bit easier to get out of bed and travel to work!


1. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys
2. Norgaard – The Vaccines
3. We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
4. Midnight City – M83
5. Cruel – St. Vincent
6. Monster – Kanye West
7. Shake it Out – Florence + the Machine
8. Nightcall – Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
9. Lost in the World – Kanye West
10. Houdini – Foster the People

Click HERE to play!

New Florence + the Machine song!

Florence + the Machine at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Taken by me!

I’m a massive fan of Florence + the Machine; her album Lungs was my soundtrack for most of 2010 and to this day, it’s one of my most played albums on iTunes. It’s just been announced that her new album, Ceremonials comes out this Halloween and she’s already released the tracklisting, which you can check out here. She released “What the Water Gave Me” a few weeks ago, and while I enjoy the song, it didn’t blow me away like her older material. However, last night, her new song “Shake it Out” leaked and I was a very excited fangirl. The song features an epic chorus and plenty of drums and organ. Give the song a listen and prepare for it to take over the airwaves, much like her past singles. I can’t wait to see her perform this song live! It’s going to be crazy!

Bonus video! One of my favorite Florence + the Machine live videos!