Tag Archives: Chick Flicks

Photo Friday: A best friend reunion in autumn.

26 Oct



I’ve included two photos for today’s Photo Friday because I absolutely love fall (It really is the perfect season), and my best friend, Skidmore, is coming down from Virginia today to spend the weekend with me. We’re planning to go shopping (yay retail therapy), watch movies (which will be chick flicks galore, obviously), jam out to Taylor Swift’s new album (since she’s our favorite singer. Yes, guilty as charged) and just do our typical best friend things. I can’t wait, especially since I haven’t seen Skidmore since the beginning of August. This best friend reunion will be much needed after the stressful week that I’ve had. And having Skidmore here during my favorite season is as close to perfection as things could ever get. 🙂

When in Ireland, music bridges the gap.

18 Jul

I’m a music lover. If I could listen to music every moment of every day, I would. Since being in Ireland, I have found it comforting to listen to country music because it reminds me of home. After playing around with my Itunes, I discovered that my roommate and I both love the Dixie Chicks.

The Dixie Chicks have a very strong connection with my childhood. I remember the days when “Goodbye Earl” would come on during a car ride and my brother and I would try to see who could sing the entire song all the way through. I can’t remember who won most of the time, but I suspect that it was me most of the time since I’ve always been really good with remembering song lyrics. I remember listening to “Cowboy Take Me Away” anytime I was in the kitchen cooking with my mom. In those days, the “cooking” usually just consisted of brownies or cookies, but I think that’s the best kind of cooking anyway. In general, I remember having the “Wide Open Spaces” album on repeat for weeks at a time. I’d just sit in my room and play the cd until I knew practically all the words to every song. The “Fly” album had its share of repeats as well. Though I’m sure that I played “Ready to Run” a fair amount as well, these days the only strong association I have with that song is Runaway Bride, since “Ready to Run” plays in the opening scene. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. A chick flick really can’t get much better. If you haven’t seen Runaway Bride, go watch it. Now. It’s so so good.

Since yesterday, “Never Say Die” from the Wide Open Spaces album has been stuck in my head. Honestly, I’m okay with it because the song is relatively cheerful. The Dixie Chicks had their share of really sad songs, and I would definitely rather have a happy song stuck in my head instead of a sad one since I’m missing home anyway. I thought I’d share “Never Say Die” with all of you. I couldn’t find a music video on YouTube, but this video is pretty cute too.