Saturday, August 29, 2009

Expectations

Meeting new people is always interesting. Sometimes you spend time with new people and you think "wow, they are awesome". Or you move in with someone you've never met before and it turns out (one month in) to fit really well. Or you date someone you've known for a few months and are surprised, when the time is right, how attracted you are to them when you'd never even thought about kissing them before.

Then there's online dating and dating in general. You are contacting someone and spending time with someone in the hopes of (eventual) love or sex or marriage. Going in with expectations is tricky. You expect (or hope) it to go a certain way and it probably won't.

And then you get aggravated and post a Facebook status like this:

The gap between expectations and reality is unfortunately large. This, boys and girls, is called disappointment.

(Sarcasm, bitterness and surprising insight, all rolled into one.)

Just another thing to approach in life with an open mind. Who knows where it'll lead you?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kelly

I got to see Kelly Clarkson this past Saturday and, thankfully, someone there put videos on youtube...

Kelly singing "Walking After Midnight"...amazing. (Obviously, this video isn't the greatest sound quality so it was MUCH BETTER live.)



"Cry", an absolutely heart-breaking song, love it (This video probably has the best sound quality.)


And, the encore.... "My Life Would Suck Without You" is amazingly more upbeat live, you can't help but jump and pump your fists in the air!


"Behind These Hazel Eyes", first time singing this song acoustically, an audience sing-a-long, obviously!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

say what?

I wish you could just choose who and what to stop caring about. But after awhile, you're just emotionally invested and you cannot. In that case, if you cannot, revert to passive aggressiveness. It's the mature decision.





from lauren nicole, who is fabulous.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

As if I didn't love Kings of Leon enough...

...they go and make a video like this. Beautiful.



Caleb Followill has a voice like sex. Loves.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

you must fall in love 3 times

“Before you can grow up, you must fall in love 3 times. Once you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your friendship forever. This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and more.

Once you must fall in love with someone you believe to be perfect. You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated as any less than you deserve. And once you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you. This will teach you about who you are, and who you want to be.And when you’re through with all that, you learn that the people who care about you the most are the ones that you hurt, and the ones that hurt you are the ones that you needed the most.

But most of all, you learn that love is only a concept and is not something that can be defined, it is different to each person that experiences it. And you will learn to respect each and every person on this earth, knowing that everyone only wants to be loved.

— Unknown


(via mcompton)

Monday, August 10, 2009

language and soul


"Women speak two languages.
One of them is verbal."
-William Shakespeare

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”
-C.S. Lewis

"'Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul"
-Judy Garland


Photograph from my favorite new etsy shop by Tim Irving.


Sunday, August 09, 2009

Questions

Where's the line between having hope and being delusional?

What's the difference between he's just not that into you and actually having too much work to do?

Where do you differentiate between lazy and taking the time to relax (especially in regards to unpacking...)?

Do you ask the question even if you're afraid of the answer? Even if not knowing is driving you insane?

When does "standing your grand" become too stubborn (and childish)?

Why is it easier to ask an unending amount of questions than finding the answers?

Edited to add: What's the difference in being the headstrong, independent woman who won't give up and being "that crazy chick" who doesn't have and won't take a clue. (I'd like to think my self-preservation instincts allow me to be the former... because I'd also like to think my levels of common sense won't allow me to be the latter. *crosses fingers*



From xkcd.com, obviously.