Monday, August 16, 2010

They say that things happen for a reason ...

I took a mini-vacay to the ocean this past weekend. I love it there. I love the affect of the ocean on my overwhelmed nerves. Moments like those don’t happen very often, so I try to soak them up to the fullest extent. And when I do, boy, what a fine bath to bathe in. (xo Ali) :-)

On this particular trip, I discovered that I need to get away as much and as often as possible. I need to try to relearn myself and what I’m all about, because lately … I’ve been losing myself; losing my way. I’ve been spending too much time working around other people’s schedules, making sure that everybody else is ok, when I am not. And I did that, somewhat, on this “vacay” as well. But I learned what I do and do not want to do anymore … and that’s a lesson that I need to live by. I just gotta trust my heart, instead of my “infected (to an extent)” brain.

It’s destined to be. It’s all that I think about. It’s gonna hurt some people that I love, but if that is the price for my own happiness? Well, so be it.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I am now on TUMBLR ...

I simply cannot bear to get rid of my blogger site, because there are SO MANY awesome memories stored here. If you are on tumblr, please follow me at:

I would love to have more followers, more friends and more wonderful memories!!

Thank you for being a friend! (gosh I love Betty White)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Listen Louder

from the moment i turn the dial
til the time i turn it off
what's exuding in between
is some mind blowing stuff

it's a rhapsody of tunage
unlike anything you've heard
that renders your ears powerless
unable to deter

from the first strum of the guitar
to the last wallop of the drum
from your first glimpse of lyric
to the last verse of the song

it will take you on a journey
deep into your soul
rattling away the negativeness
that forever takes its toll

there are songs about change
and songs about love
there are songs about closure
songs about rising above

it's about finding a better version of you
not caring what 'they' think
because 'they' can't hear you anyway
over the thunder that 'they' make.

the next time they talk and talk and talk
and try to one up you with their 'power'
turn up the music in your soul full blast
and force them to Listen Louder

Friday, August 28, 2009

Twitter = L♥VE

So I've discovered that Twitter is one of the best ways to stay on top of anything that you're interested in.

I love music ~ Twitter has #MusicMonday

I love fashion ~ Twitter has tons of fashionistas that post millions of links

I love celebs ~ Twitter has some doozies on there ... and some of my all-time faves, like Soleil Moon Frye ♥♥♥ (I grew up with Punky Brewster) and Dax Holt from TMZ.

Plus, Twitter is like instant gratification. Refresh has become my friend over the past couple of months.

If you'd like to follow me, my Twitter address is:

Take me as I am OR leave me the hell alone. Your choice. I will love you if you love me back :) I'm just that kind of girl.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Almost Like Drowning

heavily-weighted shoulders

tired eyes
darkness closing in
what is going on?

big wave
downward spiral
thunderous silence
flush it all away

where am i going to go?

bare walls
muddy floors
where is all the "stuff"?

peacefully quiet
completely still
it's almost like drowning

Sunday, June 21, 2009

100 Songs To Save Your Life

1 Blind Melon – No Rain
2 Bette Midler – The Rose
3 Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn
4 Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
5 Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
6 Bob Marley – Redemption Song
7 Elton John – Circle of Life
8 Eminem – Stan
9 The Turtles – Happy Together
10 Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
11 The Rolling Stones – (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
12 Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
13 Nirvana – Sliver
14 John Lennon – Imagine
15 Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
16 Eddie Rabbitt – I Love a Rainy Night
17 Eagles – Wasted Time
18 Metallica – One
19 The Doors – People Are Strange
20 Marilyn Monroe – Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
21 Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
22 Pantera – Walk
23 Bobby McFerrin – Don't Worry Be Happy
24 Gavin DeGraw – I Don't Want to Be
25 Jimmy Eat World – Hear You Me
26 Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
27 Kenny Chesney – Back Where I Come From
28 Céline Dion – Calling you
29 The Guess Who – American Woman
30 Annie Soundtrack – Tommorow
31 Dixie Chicks – Some Days You Gotta Dance
32 Nirvana – Love Buzz
33 4 Non Blondes – Spaceman
34 Plain White T's – Hey There Delilah
35 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
36 Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
37 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
38 Enrique Iglesias – Hero
39 The Replacements – Here Comes a Regular
40 Jo Dee Messina – Heads Carolina, Tails California
41 Natalie Merchant – Carnival
42 Harry McClintock – The Big Rock Candy Mountain
43 Tool – Sober
44 The Knack – My Sharona
45 Counting Crows – A Long December
46 Neil Young – Rockin' in the Free World
47 Johnny Cash – I've Been Everywhere
48 U2 – One
49 John Mayer – Waiting on the World to Change
50 Billy Currington – Good Directions
51 Sara Gazarek – You Are My Sunshine
52 R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
53 Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line
54 Live – Lightning Crashes
55 Chubby Checker – The Twist
56 Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
57 U2 – With or Without You
58 Le Tigre – We Like the Cars That Go Boom
59 Led Zeppelin – Ten Years Gone
60 Tim McGraw – My Next Thirty Years
61 Ani DiFranco – Untouchable Face
62 Annie Soundtrack – It's a Hard Knock Life
63 LeAnn Rimes – Blue
64 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
65 Nirvana – The Man Who Sold the World
66 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Cold Shot
67 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Don't Come Around Here No More
68 Alison Krauss – Down To The River To Pray
69 Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris – Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby
70 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Bad Reputation
71 Mandy Moore – Wild Hope
72 Landon Pigg – Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop
73 Cat Stevens – Wild World
74 Edie Brickell and New Bohemians – What I Am
75 Drugstore – Baby Astrolab
76 Amos Lee – Bottom of the Barrel
77 Sheryl Crow – Soak Up the Sun
78 Howie Day – Perfect Time of Day
79 Lenka – Live Like You're Dying
80 The Weepies – World Spins Madly On
81 Bette Midler – When a Man Loves a Woman
82 The Smurfs – You're A Pink Toothbrush
83 Screeching Weasel – Cool Kids
84 Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
85 Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side
86 Everclear – Summerland
87 Rihanna – Umbrella
88 Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
89 Deee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart
90 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
91 Kerli – Butterfly Cry
92 Johnny Clegg and Savuka – Woman be My Country
93 Too $hort – The Ghetto
94 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Tha Crossroads
95 Otis Redding – (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay (take 1)
96 Kings of Leon – Closer
97 Peter, Paul & Mary – Puff The Magic Dragon
98 James Taylor – Fire and Rain
99 Mazzy Star – Blue Flower
100 Anna Nalick – Breathe (2 AM)

Check 'em out at:

These are in no particular order. Enjoy!