Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love(ly) Songs.

These are on my Valentine's playlist (which I don't have but if I did, we all know it would be called bumpin-- does that seem dirty with Valentine's Day? Ah. Screw it. Oh gosh. Imma shut up now). 

"Tonight You Belong to Me" performed by Zooey Deschanel and Ben Schwartz

"Dedicated to the One I Love" performed by The Mamas and Papas

"Say It, Just Say It" performed by Julia Nunes

"If I Ain't Got You" performed by Julia Nunes

"I Found You" performed by Alabama Shakes

"First Day of My Life" performed by Bright Eyes

"Swept Away" performed by the Avett Brothers

"Take the World" performed by Johnnyswim

"Around You" performed by Ingrid Michaelson

"Reflecting Light" performed by Sam Phillips

"C'est La Mort" performed by The Civil Wars

"Stars Fell on Alabama" performed by She and Him

"Thinking Out Loud" performed by Ed Sheeran

There are many other beautiful songs that make me feel all warm and fulfilled (here's looking at you all of She and Him's "Classics" album), but these are the ones I'm feelin' this year. Happy Valentine's playlist!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Choice Of Three Cities.

This summer, I'm hoping to attend a pre-college camp to explore my interest in art. I found three pre-college programs in three different, cool cities that I'm hoping would help me explore my different interests in art and to help me get a better idea about what I may want to study in real college. 

A big deciding factor for which program I pick is the city (and of course, this is all tentative and may not actually work out). My three choices are Brooklyn, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. All three courses offer weekend trips to other cities (bonus!) but I want to pick a good home-base. 

I've been to Brooklyn before and I love it! I could go out and explore NYC as I wish with program friends. Brooklyn is just magical as it is. Oh Brooklyn Brooklyn, take me in. 

 I got to stop by Baltimore briefly on my way up to NYC last summer. Although I didn't get to see much of the city, I really liked what I saw. It was clean, cute, cheerful, and how bout that seafood? 

I have technically been to only the Philadelphia airport and driven away from the city so this one would be completely new to me! The fact that it would be all new is part of the fun! However, I have a weird misconception about Philadelphia that's very recent. Every other time I've thought about Philadelphia, it's sounded really neat, but recently I've taken a strange discomfort in the idea of it. 
What do you think?