New Beginnings

When I started this blog 7 years ago, it was a place for me to explore my love of music in a new way. I have always been a playlist maker and a journaler (okay, owner of many journals), and have a preoccupation with documenting things. I really loved doing research on new bands and…

Taylor Swift Made an Appearance at Notre Dame and Everyone Lost Their Minds

It's no secret that T-Swift's younger brother, Austin, is a student here at ND. He was performing in the play “Six Characters in Search of an Author," and Taylor stopped by to see him. Unfortunately for Austin, his performance was completely overshadowed by the near-hysterical co-eds screaming for his sister outside the performing arts center. Sorry…

“You an start a blog one night on a whim..” and 39 Other Reasons the World is a Wonderful Place

Every time I hop on Thought Catalog, I love it a little bit more. Today I really appreciated seeing a positive post. When I turn on the news and all I see is chaos, I sometimes find that humans aren't always so great. But it's little things like this that make my outlook a little…

How to Live Happily Ever After (or, more specifically, How to Get a Musician Boyfriend)

I love Thought Catalog. And I love this post. Unfortunately, I'm not a model, or super skinny and beautiful, or even famous as the article suggests one should be (Steps 1, 2, and 3 respectively.) However, I think I could pull of step 4, which is Be Interesting. Like, how many people do you know…

Merry Christmas Blogosphere!

Hey all, hope you're having a great Christmas! My family is here and I'm loving their company. We're eating quiche and drinking coffee together now. We had an awesome party last night, and Santa treated us well. I must say, though, seems as though the fam's come down with a case of affluenza... May your…

Happy Thanksgiving Blogosphere.

Hey all, sorry I haven't been posting very often. Life is keeping me busy! Anyway, I'd like to wish all of you a lovely mainstream, highly commercialized Thanksgiving. I actually love the holidays, so my apologies if that makes me a Hypocritical Hipster. I'm thankful for my friends, family, cozy suburban lifestyle, and the Macy's…

Jamey Stillings Celebrates Life

Photographer Jamey Stillings visualizes the world a little bit differently, with a hint of nostalgia. A lot of his photos remind me of the storybooks I read as a child, where characters live in fantasy lands where elephants tightrope across canyons and dogs dine with people. Mymodernmet thinks it's a "celebration of the human spirit,"…