365) A song to say goodbye
Clem Snide - Fontanelle
Man. This whole thing was stupid. But I’m really glad I was able to get my music taste out there, just because. Everyone says that music means everything, and it’s cliché of me to say it, but that’s the way it should be. I hope you enjoy even one of the songs I put up, and I didn’t annoy you too much.
I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow when there’s nothing to post. Or what I’m even going to do on tumblr anymore. Whaaat.
364) A song that you first heard from doing this challenge:
Let’s be real. I would have a much more healthy (ie non-existent) obsession of 1D if it weren’t for tumblr.
363) A song that sums up a big event that happened to you in the last year:
Bobby C Sound TV - What’d I say
First of all, this is an awesome remix. My host when I went to Comox a few weeks ago played nothing but awesome, upbeat music.
Related, this has found its way onto my workout playlist.
A big thing that happened to me this year is that I started to get super serious about my health. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but there was a day in August that I realized that in a year’s time, I would be somewhere in Africa. I had been researching a lot of the places we would be going, and every time I searched up Mozambique (where we’ll be ending the trip) all I saw was beaches. Not sure at all if we’re actually going to end up on those beaches (it’ll be winter) but still. Look it up. Gorgeous. So, I started a pact with my best friend that since we had a year, we’d do what we could to be confident enough with our bodies to stand on that beach, and look better than it. We started a group with a bunch of our close friends called “We gonna be sleek in Mozambique” to keep us in check, or join us, it’s been working so far.
So. I went full out, working out, eating better, and in about 40 days, lost 10 pounds, 15 total from my heaviest in May. I’ve maintained it for a while because 7 classes has been way too much to handle, but I think I can do it again in the upcoming year…I’m halfway where I want to be!
362) A song that you think sums up this past year:
The Rescues - Everything’s gonna be better next year
By no means was this year shitty, I’m just gearing up for an even better 2013, with Ukraine and Africa in the works!
361) A song that describes how incredibly freaking awesome that you are:
Michael Franti - the sound of sunshine
Uhh..I don’t know…Someone once told me that this song reminds them of me. Though I’m not exactly a bucket of sunshine right now (Extremely hungover, in bed alllllll day) but I’ll take it.
360: A song that makes you think of a windy day:
Rajaton - Dobbin’s Flowery Vale
Instead of going home to our host family after meeting Hannu, my friend and I stayed in the loft where her then-boyfriend, his best friend, and his girlfriend were staying for this trip. It was really great. It was our first day off in a week, and I really needed it, especially my voice. Susan made french toast, and we had a big family breakfast, then I borrowed clothes from all of them, and we went down to Water Street to go shopping. It was SUPER windy. Susan and Fahim went for a hike up signal hill, and their pictures of the wind at the top are hilarious. Susan, Joc and I went for a walk to buy supper at Ches’s Fish and Chips. (I don’t eat fish, and it was really good)
Then, we borrowed more clothes, and went to a Rajaton concert! They started off with Dobbin’s Flowery Vale, and though it was excellent, you could kind of tell that Hannu was kind of shaky. Hungover from the night before, perhaps? His lady friend was sitting in the balcony. They eventually got back into it, and they were of course absolutely amazing. When we went for autographs, I was with a bunch of people who I was with the night before, so he looked at us and went “ohhhhhh,” and gave us this look like “we’re friends, right? Please don’t mention last night.” He was planted right next to Jussi, and you could tell that he was in trouble. Hilarious. Love them. Cannot wait for our workshop in March.
359: A song that reminds you of a legendary story of yours:
U2 - Where the streets have no name
After one of the best concerts I’ve ever had, I went down to George Street to celebrate. I walked through Trapper John’s and lost everyone, so I figured that since the group was talking about doing Karaoke, I left and went to the karaoke bar. I walked to the back of the bar, and turned to the guy I was with, and went “I’m not drunk, but I think that guy standing at the bar is Hannu.” I found Hannu of Rajaton. Shmammered, and hitting on a really awful looking woman. (Love me instead!) I then texted my friend to tell her to come, left the bar and found the group, and when we walked back into the bar, Hannu was singing this, while slow dancing with the awful woman. He finished, and then there was an announcement about how good he was…this man named George. Hannu recognized the group I was with from workshops earlier that day, so I got to meet him, and he shook my hand, and kissed my cheek, and his sweaty face rubbed against mine (I’m not that gross, I wash my face) and he said “Hallo, I am Hannu” and I was like “I KNOW.” and then we drank, and sang all the Karaoke. I think he joined for Don’t stop believing. And that’s how I met Hannu. Tomorrow’s entry will tell the aftermath…stay tuned…
358: A song by an artist you think is an amazing dancer:
I think everyone in the world secretly wants to be her.
357: A song you like from a band that begins with the letter Z:
Ugh. I don’t know
356: Your favourite Christmas Song.
Pricilla Ahn - Silent night Priscilla Ahn