Tag Archives: Pandora

Photo Friday: Missing Ireland.

23 Nov

I’m spending my Friday following Thanksgiving not shopping, but in my house with coffee and The Weepies on Pandora writing a research paper on mysticism and mental illness. Though music by The Weepies does make the process somewhat bearable, I still wish I was somewhere else. But not just anywhere else…..specifically, Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.

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Monday’s Musings.

7 May

Another Monday has rolled around, but I don’t get the regular dread that comes with the beginning a new week or school because it’s summer vacation for me. Woohoo! Therefore, since I don’t have class to go to, here’s how I’m spending my Monday.

  • Reading The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. I started it on Friday, and even though I haven’t gotten much reading done since I’ve been spending time with my friend, Malia, in Asheville, it’s a really great read so far. I’ve heard from numerous people how great of a writer Barbara Kingsolver is, so I figured since it’s summer and I’ve got time to pleasure read, I’d give her a shot. So far, I’m hooked!
  • Passing time with Pandora. For those of you who don’t know, Pandora Radio is free online radio station where you can create your own stations by searching for an artist or a song and then Pandora will play other artists/songs that are similar to what you searched. It’s a really great concept, and there are only short commercials every so often, so it’s mostly music. It’s a great thing to have playing when you’re doing other things, but if you love music like me, you can just sit and listen.
  • Dreaming of Ireland. This is pretty much a constant these days. According to the countdown I have on my computer, I leave for Ireland in 43 days. It truly feels unreal. I am so, so excited, and I can’t wait to have the experience of a lifetime. Granted, I’m pretty nervous since I’ll be studying at NUI Galway with API (Academic Programs International), and I don’t know anyone else who is going. However, I make friends pretty easily, so I’m sure I’ll be fine once I’m there and all settled in.
  • Going out to dinner for Malia’s birthday. It’s my best friend, Malia’s, birthday today. Sadly, Malia is babysitting for most of the day so I’m not spending time with her now. However, later tonight Malia, Becca, Rabia, Ivy, and I are going out to dinner for Malia’s birthday. I’m not sure where we are going out to dinner, but the great thing about Asheville is there are so many restaurants to choose from, and they’re all really yummy, so it’ll be a great night either way!

How are you spending your Monday?

Tuesday’s Tunes: Fiest.

17 Apr

I heard Fiest on my Ingrid Michaelson Pandora station last night, and she reminds me of Adele and Ingrid Michaelson mixed together. Leslie Fiest, known professionally as Fiest, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, and learning that makes me love her even more. I’ve always been drawn to artists who write their own songs because I feel like they are closer to their music and regard their music as a true part of who they are, in terms of helping their listeners to feel to true passion that they have for their music.

Have a listen to this song by Fiest and let me know what you think. 🙂 [Sidenote: I also just love the out of control, but amazing dancing in this video. It makes me laugh.]