R.I.P. Alan Rickman

I am very sad to hear that we lost another great man this week. He was a very talented actor whose love for film and the theatre was so apparent to everyone. Yes, I will always remember his portrayal of Snape from the Harry Potter universe first. however I will not forget his other memorable roles such as Marvin from the Hitchhiker’s Guide, Alex from Galaxy Quest or the rotten Sheriff from Robin Hood. He will be sorely missed!

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2015 Survey

2015 Survey

1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?: I gave birth to a super chunky baby boy.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?: I can’t remember making any resolutions…… If I did, it would have been to finish projects…… Which I failed at this year…..Oops.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?: Yes! My good friend Christen had a baby boy and my other friend, Sisi had another baby boy.
4. Did anyone close to you die?: Yes, my dear cousin and her husband lost their baby boy earlier this year.
5. What countries did you visit in 2015?: Sadly, this question is going to be zero for awhile……until my little boy gets a little older. Lucas, however, was lucky this year and got to travel to Japan……jealous!
6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?: More family trips and fun memories. I would also like to get back in shape and take a class in something new.
7. What date(s) from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?: May 5th – My sweet baby boy was born! All the details are still very clear to this day.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?: Giving birth to a healthy boy and doing 6 months of pumping (I almost quit at 2 months).
9. What was your biggest failure?: Not keeping Lucas from drinking too much.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?: February and December, I think I got the flu. It was terrible both times!
11. What was the best thing you bought?: The DNA test for me and Lucas! It was so interesting!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?: Hmm…….my mom! She really stepped it up this year! Flying over to help me whenever I needed help! Yay!
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?: my dear Lucas……that is all I will say on this.
14. Where did most of your money go?: A new vehicle and stuff for the new baby boy.
15. What did you get really, really, really get excited about?: The birth of our boy!
16. What song or album will always remind you of 2015?: Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
*i. happier or sadder?: How about both the same……..
*ii. thinner or fatter?: I still have a few pounds leftover from the pregnancy.
*iii. richer or poorer?: I think about the same.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?: Travel, learn new skills, and finish some personal projects…..
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?: Hide at home for almost 4 months….
20. How did you spend Christmas?: We spent Christmas in Louisiana with family and friends. It was really interesting to travel with two kiddos and I know they had a lot of fun visiting and partying with family.
21. Did you fall in love in 2015?: Yes I did! I have a new love when I met our baby boy!
22. How many one-night stands?: None
23. What was your favorite TV program?: Outlander, Killjoys, Game of Thrones and The Expanse….I’m sure there are more.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?: In a way…….
25. What was the best book you’ve read?: I read the whole Outlander series……Love it!
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?: The Weekend
27. What did you want and get?: A healthy baby boy!
28. What was your favorite film of this year?: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?: I believe I turned 31 and I got to have a movie date with my hubby. We got to watch the new Star Wars movie! It was wonderful! Then everyone including my parents and my brother went out to eat at Mike Andersons. It was a great birth day!
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?: More play dates with friends and mini trips with the family.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion in 2015?: Maternity clothes to baggy, baggy clothes……
32. What kept you sane?: Sadly, TV shows
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?: Maybe Miley Cyrus…… she has some guts to be who she want to be no matter what.
34. What political issue stirred you the most?: The presidential candidates for the Republicans….yeah…
35. Who was the best new person you met?: Kara’s teachers and classmates, Christopher, and Ashton
36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015: However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: Photograph by Ed Sheeran

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes But it’s the only thing that I know When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes It is the only thing that makes us feel alive……

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Lera Lynn – My Least Favorite Life

Like many others, I am a fan of the TV show True Detective. The first episode slowly introduced the viewers into the world of Vinci and our 3 new main characters. One character, Velcoro frequents a lounge restaurant/bar that features a singer who hooked me with the first song she sang.


This is my least favorite life

The one where you fly and I don’t

A kiss holds a million deceits

And a lifetime goes up in smoke

This is my least favorite you

Who floats far above earth and stone

The nights that I twist on the rack

Is the time that I feel most at home
We’re wandering in the shade

And the rustle of fallen leaves

A bird on the edge of a blade

Lost now forever, my love, in a sweet memory
The station pulls away from the train

The blue pulls away from the sky

The whisper of two broken wings

May be they’re yours, maybe they’re mine

This is my least favorite life

The one where I am out of my mind

The one where you are just out of reach

The one where I stay and you fly
I’m wandering in the shade

And the rustle of fallen leaves

A bird on the edge of the blade

Lost now forever, my love, in a sweet memory

Video link 

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