“This is the Voice”

“This is the Voice”

Three seasons ago my mom, dad, and I sat on the sofa and clicked through the TV Menu. Past CNN, but not without stopping, past Keeping Up With The Kardashians , no thank you, Alaskan Hunting, not for me, and finally the Voice.

It didn’t actually go exactly like that. My dad probably heard about it from someone or more likely my mom did. Or maybe they had already heard about it. IDK.

Why don’t we go through an episode of the Voice on a general night?

Shakira was probably teaching Blake what “supercilious” meant.

Blake was also showing his three trophies from the past years. Adam was probably dying his hair blonde and mocking Blake.

Usher is sitting relaxed in his leather jacket and gold shoes tuning it all out. I can never really tell…

Meanwhile, the contestant stands smiling on the stage but probably saying in there head, “I thought this was about ME, not them!”

Note:

I understand that you probably a pro Voice watcher yet. This is all unfamiliar, but please remain engaged.

I know that there are American Idol lovers out there but there’s not other way to state it than, the Voice is better.

There is definitely humor but it’s not harsh to the performers and MOST of the time to each other. (Maybe not the time Blake gave out Adam’s personal phone number, that didn’t go well.) One of the reasons why they aren’t harsh and have no reason to be is because the contestants on the show are stunning for the most part.

The Voice starts immediately with the principal: it’s not what you look like that matters, it’s The Voice. They have red seats turned toward the performer, in the blind auditions, and if they like the performance, they turn around there chair and just hope that the contestant will pick them.

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After the judges each have a team of about 15 contestants or so they have the artists have to sing against other artists on their team and sometimes get booted off by there own coach.

After those rounds then it’s America’s turn to vote for the winner!

I can’t wait for next year will Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Adam and of course Blake Shelton! :)

The Voice is the best show out there!

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Vinyl

Vinyl

Recently for my birthday I received a Crosley record player. I love using it because of it’s classic and of course famous (Famous Friday) way. I’ve already gotten a few records but can’t wait to get more. There’s something about it that’s just… brilliant. For those of you who don’t know what that is I’m sure you’ll be reminded when you see these beautiful photographs below but first…

Life spins, like a record player
Round and round it goes
Towards its inevitable end

Cycles repeat themselves
From bad to good
And from good to bad

A delicate balance
Slowly turning
Always coming around the bend

Here’s a short excerpt from the blog allpoetry.com under the names Record Player Of Life. To read the whole poem use this link.

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The red Crosley record player is mine!

My Bedroom Update

My Bedroom Update

One of my passions out of many that stands out is my love for redesigning. No matter how nice my room can be after having redecorated it, my room will always look better two months later when I re-redo it!
Here’s my newest, latest, fanciest room setup! Look on insta for more pics!
I used a hanger to hang some of my sunglasses, a bin to put all of my “cute things”. Journals, sticky notes, mugs…

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Next post: closet!

Zara!

Zara!

I’m petite for my age so Zara Girl is perfect because it’s European. Even though Shailene Woodley’s least favorite word is “stuff”, they have great stuff!
There clothes are definately a certain style and some of Zara Girls products seem a little bit young you can find very sophisticated clothes that even my mom would wear.
Their prices are cheaper than Nordstrom but more expensive Gap.

Here are a few snapshots of my clothes from Zara!
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Confidence

Confidence

This week I am doing a 9-5 ballet camp that’s quite advanced! I am very excited to do it with my best friend plus all of the extra sleepovers. I left my old dance school for somewhere new that would care more about my dancing and not just the numbers. This new school is the school I will be having my camp.
Long story short, technically I’m supposed to be in 4 but in my older schools was moved down to 2. The situation is a little more complicated than that but more than anything I want a challenge and Ballet 2 was not sufficient enough to suit this need.
On Monday, I’ll be tested, inspected for which level I should go into this coming school years. Of course, I would love ballet 4 like my best friend but there’s always the possibility of 3.
My mom and I were in the ballet store picking out tights, ballet slippers, pins, hairnets, and most importantly leotards.
Via my best friend I know that ballet 4 is a blue leotard and ballet 3 is salmon.
So what did I choose? I know that it’s more likely I’ll be in 3 than 4 but still I’m confident in my dancing and am willing to be the worst in the class in 4 rather than the best in the class in 2 like at my most recent school.
My mom and I had a long discussion about it and I think that choosing the higher level leotard, as simple as that, could make me feel more confident, seriously.
If I dance in the lower level leotard I don’t look confident.
Confidence doesn’t always start you at the top of the class but is when you are willing to be at the bottom and work you’re way up to the top!

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FindingTheMeaningInASong

FindingTheMeaningInASong

The Weepies-Say I Am You
You never hear anybody mention the Weepies but seriously this music should not go unheard.
Because they are in fact wife and husband there voices flow together perfectly creating a soft acoustic sound. They both started off as solo musicians. I can’t say that they were top charts or sung around every household. Anyway, the two “solo so long” artists got a hold of each other’s CD’s and were on THEIR top charts and sung around THIER household at least.
They met, fell in love, had some children and made some great albums. Period.

The first song I ever heard from their album “Say I Am You” was Stars.
“Tangerines are hanging heavy…”

My dad played it for me and it was good. It didn’t seem “great” like “wow” great. But the story does not end there. Somehow, slowly, don’t even know how, I fell in love with these 13 amazing (including “Stars”).

You know how sometimes the first time you listen to a song or even the 10th time is never the same as the 30th, 52nd. Yes, I have probably listened to these songs that many times. On my iPod they are always on the playlist “Top 25 Most Played”. “Nobody Know Me At All”, “Painting By Chagall”, “Citywide Rodeo”, “Slow Pony Home”…

Citywide Rodeo is about thinking that “you’re not good for anything, the world makes you feel so small”.
Originally, when I listened to this song I didn’t think about it having a meaning or what it meant. To try and post the best possible blog write up I researched the meanings of all their songs on songmeanings.com. I was surprised about how well each comment captured each song.
For this particular song there were very interesting responses. To sum it up, this song is about how we constantly judge ourselves depending on what others think of us.
“You wonder how fast you’ll go when you hit the air.” Directly quoting form songmeanings.com (pinkbullets63) “getting bucked off a bull’s back”. Basically, how much it will hurt when you are turned down by everybody.
“There’s dust in the stadium seats” meaning all the enemies that you think you have, watching you get bucked off this bull, are dusty and unoccupied. As Pinkbullet63 says you are your worst enemy, really.

I scrolled through the comments and came across Celestial Theorist’s comment:

Here’s a sum up. But first, here are the lyrics.

Citywide rodeo, you set on the stage
Where all the clowns will go when they feel their age

I know that you think you’re not good for anything
The world makes you feel so small
Get on your wooden horse
This is a ride, not a fight
No need to save face, say goodnight, Grace
“Good night, Grace.”

There’s dust on the stadium seats, there’s dust in your hair
You wonder how fast you’ll go when you hit the air

And oh, isn’t it strange how things can change you?
And oh, isn’t it plain that some things unname you
So don’t ask anybody else.

Citywide rodeo, step into your car
Look up at the indigo and pick out your star.

It’s over the course of a life time, says this commenter.

The first verse you are a child, you fell small compared to the stage.
You start to grow up and you are now on the stage, everybody is judging, but in reality, literal or metaphorical, there is dust in the stadium seats. Nobody, just you. You wonder how fast you’ll go when you hit the air. Instead of being the great person you wanted to be you are labeled with that want. Of course, this all relates to being up on stage.
You are growing old now and you get in your car and you pick out your star. Death.

Please listen to these songs! And don’t forget to think about what they mean as you listen because sometimes there can be meanings hidden under the lyrics!

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Please listen to Citywide Rodeo, Slow Pony Home, Nobody Knows Me At All, Painting by Chagall, and Stars.

Citywide Rodeo:

http://youtu.be/B7r08KNtiV8

Stars:

http://youtu.be/al45eHRB-z0

Slow Pony Home:
http://youtu.be/xp4a4MQRkho

Nobody Knows Me At All:

http://youtu.be/OBzA76QGgz8

Painting By Chagall:

http://youtu.be/3PmXpT6ejE4

Get Ready for Misstweenster’s One Year Anniversary

Get Ready for Misstweenster’s One Year Anniversary

Misstweenster.com is about books, films, and TV Shows (soon to come). It encourages girls like me, in there tweens and just curving into the teenage years, to explore the power of photography and writing, sports and food. Misstweenster has helpful tips and hints for decorating your bedroom and becoming a fashionista!
Misstweenster.com is about to celebrate it’s one year anniversary and is very excited to introduce new writers, more content, and more great!
Thank you for more thousand views, multiple social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, thank you very much!

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World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014

Hello everybody,
The World Cup! This year in Brazil, the World Cup, involving 32 teams, has surprised at some points, thrilled at others, and excited us all! One of the best parts about this event is that no matter if you’re on FC Barcelona or which ever team each player goes back to there native country.
In each of the 8 groups these teams are doing the best:
Brazil
Netherlands
Columbia
Costa Rica
France
Argentina
Germany
Algeria

Spain, Croatia, Greece, Uruguay, Honduras, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, and Russia are in 4th and last place in there groups.

Let’s have a look at the best players in the World Cup right now:
Lionel Messi- Argentina (1st place in their group)
Despite being one if the best soccer players ever he’s never gotten past the quarter finals of the World Cup. The 26 year old plays in Spain on FC Barcelona.
Christiano Ronaldo- Portugal (4th place right now in their group)
Him and Lionel Messi have been in close competition for being the best soccer player in the world right now. He plays for Real Madrid, a close competitor with Lionel Messi’s team FC Barcelona.
However, right now, his team is in last place, beaten by Germany.
Neymar Jr. (1st place right now in their group)
20 million dollar salary, Neymar Jr, 22 years old, is on word the fastest growing footballers in the world. Like Lionel Messi, he’s from FC Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta- Spain (4th place in their group)
The 29 year old, despite being in last place for Spain, scored the final winning goal at the South African World Cup last World Cup. He is another great player on FC Barcelona.

Personally I am for Brazil and Argentina (Neymar and Messi)!
Comment below with your favorite team, player, and guess for the next 2014 World Cup winner.

Happy World Cup,
Misstweenster

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarden

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarden

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in Kindergarden. Wisdom was not at the top of thr graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that are not yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody,
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life- learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some everyday.
Take a nap everyday.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup, they all die someday. So do we.
Everything you need to know is out there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.
And it’s still true, no matter how old you are-when you go out into the world,it is best to hold bands and stick together.
– Robert Fulghum

Coming Soon! ( and more )

Coming Soon! ( and more )

If your interested in receiving the latest buzz on misstweenster.com you can now do so on the newest misstweenster.com Instagram page coming soon! It’ll be a public account with its grand opening this Tween Tip Tuesday with creative and stylish pics of anything “misstweenstery” for everyday of the week! It will be under the account name ” misstweenster”.

Also, be sure to check out the ” misstweenster” Pinterest account for the best of the best on Pinterest!

Hope you all have a Happy Easter! I will be posting again more frequently so make sure to stop by soon for more greatness.

MissTweenster

The Olympics

The Olympics

 

The Olympics

There is a certain thrill as you watch the Olympics. The world is no longer about who is friends with who or enemies with who, but about the motivation and determination that enters our minds every day. For some that is winning a volleyball at school. For some it’s about beating as time. For some it’s about earning a gold metal. But’s it’s more than a promise of ice cream with friends if you win, more than a mention of your name in the local newspaper, it’s about perseverance, hope, and determination to win something bigger than yourself.

At least that’s what I think.

We forget everything in the world except for one moment, that moment. Whether you are a spectator, a coach, an athlete, you are in that moment.

As I watch them, I see the many years, many decades, many lives that have worked so hard to get to that moment, and yet, just one false move washes all of it away, gone forever. I see the few athletes in the world that were just one second away from being in the games. I see all the athletes in the world who try there best every day to succeed…

Can the world learn from the Olympic Games?

How To Decorate You’re Bedroom This Holiday Season

How To Decorate You’re Bedroom This Holiday Season

Usually I don’t decorate my bedroom that much for the holiday season, but this year I decided to change that this year and decorate my room. Partly because I know that it’s an excuse to write on my blog, and second of all I wanted to get in the mood early this year. So whether you always decorate you’re room or if it’s the first time, season up your room with these creative tips on decorating you’re bedroom for the holiday season this year. #1-Use Lights to Decorate Your Room Using lights makes your room fresh and cozy. If you like them in your room, you can keep them up permanently for interest and pop to your room. Christmas Lights #2-Stars Are Essential Fill your room with stars. They make your room “holiday-y” and exciting. Stars (this is in my room) Stars Stars #3-Display A Small Christmas Tree/Tree Somewhere in Your Room This makes your room come to life… 187 Christmas Tree These are both examples from my room! #4-Hang a Stocking Somewhere To complete the look.. Stockings in room I realize there are so many other ways to decorate you’re room so I’ve added a few extra… Handy Ways to Decorate for Christmas Bow for Christmas Hope you enjoyed, Miss Tweenster

Regular Scarf into Infinity Scarf

Regular Scarf into Infinity Scarf

Regular to Infinity Scarf

Do you ever just get bored of just a regular scarf?

Click this photo to go to a great site about how to make a regular scarf into an infinity scarf…

If you try this method, reply with a photo of your success! I will post my results later too!

Hope you try this,

Miss Tweenster

Eleven Poem (Susan Cisneros)

Eleven Poem (Susan Cisneros)

If ever you’re feeling five when you’re actually eleven…

“What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you don’t feel eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are—underneath the year that makes you eleven.” 

-Susan Cisneros

To see the complete version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MeKLK-DrL680E2cJ_W6iSNSYSlpVDvIeYSg15OHRqoA/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1

A Great Big World “Say Something” (featuring Christina Aguilera)

A Great Big World “Say Something” (featuring Christina Aguilera)

So now more than a month later “Say Something” has charted as the top eight on Billboard Charts.
I love this song so much and I hope you love it too…I will definitely add this to next months At The Moment Songs in December!
Question: How many of you guys have listened to this song more than twice?
My reply: I have listened to this song like 20 times!
I’ll post your replies in another post later this month…
Thanks for reading,
Miss Tweenster

If You Had $100…

If You Had $100…

Hey,

I have  a really short post today… It’s a question on fashion. If you reply, I will post your response on my blog.   I might do more posts as short as this and in a question form if you like it, so let me know!

P.S: If you reply you can give an example of what you would buy (one thing or many).

If you had a hundred dollars to buy on “fashion”, would you buy only one, expensive thing, or multiple, cheap things?

 

 

My Favorite Part of the Year-Oscars + Movies I Love

My Favorite Part of the Year-Oscars + Movies I Love

The Oscars-My Favorite Part of the Year

One of the things I might be when I grow up is in the film industry. The reason why is because of the Oscars, I love them so much!

Here are a few predictions according to IndieWire:

Best Picture: Gravity vs. 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) vs. Steve McQueen

Ok, maybe I’ll  wait a bit before I start telling you everything, I mean we still have got a while…but seriously I know I’m getting a little too excited about the Oscars but seriously some people were planning for Halloween a year ago…

Anyway I’m very excited for the next few months because it is always the time when they’re are so many great movies…

Here is a list of my all time favorite movies in order (Oscar winning or not):

Life of Pi  

Life of Pi

Sarah’s Key (so sad…it’s a book too)

Sarah's Key

Nim’s Island

Nim's Island

Casino Royale (Eva Green was the best)

Casino Royale

Mamma Mia (although maybe not after the 5th time)

Mamma Mia

The Artist 

The Artist

Hugo Cabret (I watched it being filmed)

Hugo Cabret

The Hunger Games (can’t wait to see the next one)

The Hunger Games

Skyfall

Skyfall

Why I Love Pinterest

Why I Love Pinterest

Pinterest is a great site that allows people to pin images to a pinboard… I love it.

I love it because I can search up tons of things-women’s fashion, organization, home decor, room ideas, children’s fashion, desserts, Paris… anything and get the most beautiful, crafty, inspirational photos:

To get this I searched: Lightbulb vases

Isn’t this crafty?

Pinterest-Home decor

I searched up: Paris

You can find great photos that are inspirational and if you print them out can decorate your room with.

Pinterest Collection #2

I searched up: Little Girl Fashion

Visit : http://peoniesandpancakes.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/mini-me/

Isn’t this so pretty?

Pinterest Collection #3

As you can see it’s a very neat site that has a great variety of photos… Here’s a few others that I searched up women’s fashion or little girl fashion to find:

So yes, I’m not five, but still this is a really cute outfit!

Pinterest Collection #4

I used shapecollage.com to put together photos from Pinterest…

Collaging Pinterest

Here’s An Example of Organization

Here’s An Example of Organization

Here’s and example of how to spice up your room and stay organized:

First, I bought jewelry rack for TJMax. I then cut out pictures from magazines, printed out pictures from the internet (tip: use pinterest), took jewelry, and other decorations and simply displayed them on the rack.

Dispalyer

If you don’t have a jewelry rack try this:

pinboard

Hope these fun tips will help you!

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Books I Love-Lists

I love lists: lists about my favorite movies, places, books, actors, songs, lists about what I want for Christmas, what I want in my wardrobe, lists about where I want to go in the world, my goals… lots of lists.

Here’s a list about my favorite books:

So B. ItSarah Weeks 

So B. It

Heidi is on a quest.

She doesn’t know when her birthday is or who her father is. In fact, everything about Heidi and her mentally disabled mother’s past is a mystery.

When a strange word in her mother’s vocabulary of twenty-three words begins to haunt her, Heidi sets out on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past. Far away from home, pieces of her puzzling history come together, But it isn’t until she learns to accept not knowing that Heidi truly arrives.

StargirlJerry Spinelli 

Stargirl

“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the fitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew

Stargirl. She’s as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name.

From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of ‘Stargirl, Stargirl.’ She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted.

At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different. And Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal.”

Almost HomeJoan Bauer

Almost Home

Sugar Mae Cole doesn’t often get downhearted, but lately it’s been a struggle to keep up her hopes. Newly homeless, Sugar and her mother, Reba, have come to Chicago to make a fresh start. But everything goes wrong, Sugar and her mother are separated, and Sugar and her beloved rescue dog, Shush, are put into foster care. Through poems and letters and memories and grit, Sugar holds onto her dream of someday having a real home again.

Once long ago, a girl lost her home,
but she didn’t lose her dream.
She hung onto it as the wind kept trying
to blow it away,
But that just made it stronger.

Of course they’re are more to be posted shortly: Out of My Mind, Wonder, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Hunger Games, Hound Dog True, Ida B., Out of the Dust, Fever and many more!

At the Moment Songs

At the Moment Songs

At the Moment Songs

Usually I have one song I really like at the moment:

Just Breathe (Willie Nelson Cover): I first heard this song browsing YouTube for Willie Nelson songs. It was soon the only song I thought of for awhile. I not only love this song (originally by Pearl Jam), but I love the music video too. Willie Nelson sung this song with his son, Lucas Wilson.

Just Breathe
These Flowers (Martha Wainwright): I had, and still have a great idea for this song but I’m still working on it. My brother even made a device to help me make “it”. I hope that one of these days I will be able to show it to you, whether it’s in the next year (because it will take that long) or the next six years…

These Flowers
Cups (Anna Kendrick): If you read my blog frequently that you know that I love this song so much, I even wrote a post on it (https://misstweenster.com/2013/10/06/when-im-gone-cups/)

Cups
Don’t Forget (Martha Wainwright): My favorite line of this song is “Don’t forget that I always will always love you, just a reminder that I hope you pave your pathway…”

Martha Wainwright

Mirrors (Justin Timberlake): It’s more of one of those songs that I always have stuck in my head (like right now) than my new favorite song, but I will still mention it…

Mirrors
When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars): I had this song stuck in my head for so long. I was even recording myself singing it… I love all of Bruno Mars’ songs but this is my favorite song.

When I Was Your Man
Count On Me (Bruno Mars): This is the best song ever to sing along too ever, I love it, although maybe not as much as the first time.

Count On Me
It Will Rain (Bruno Mars): I never had much interest in this song until I actually listened to it again and again. It’s funny how sometimes I have to listen to a song more  than once to love it…

It Will Rain

Solitaire (The Carpenters): This is such a great song… Listen to it right now!

Solitaire 

What If (Coldplay): This song never gets old… There are so many great songs out there but this one stands out a lot. I try not to listen to it so much so that I don’t get to tired of it.

What If

The Scientist (Coldplay): I love the ad so much… Be sure to check my blog posts if you like the ad that was done with this song because I definitely will write about it.

The Scientist

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John): I remember singing this song with my dad at the piano when I was really little. 

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word (Elton John): It’s crazy, but you know how some songs you never listen to even though they are really famous… well, maybe not, but that’s what happened with this song.

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Roar (Katy Perry): She’s got such a powerful voice, especially in this song.

Roar
Royals (Lorde): Why I like this song, I don’t know, but it is pretty good…catchy too.

Royals
Just Give Me a Reason (P!nk): I don’t know what to say except that this song was stuck in my head forever.

Just Give Me A Reason

The Song of the Heart (Prince): Isn’t this a great song? It’s from Happy Feet!

Song of the Heart

Sacrifice (Sinead O’Connor): This song was sung as a tribute to Elton John. I love both versions to this song for different reasons.

Sacrifice

Antes de las Seis (Shakira):  I didn’t discover this song sung by Shakira but song on the Voice… I love this song, even though I don’t really know what it means.

Antes de la Seis

Make You Feel My Love (Adele): Adele, you are great singer!
Make You Feel My Love
One and Only (Adele): Same thing, plus this is my favorite song sung by Adele.

One and Only

Sometimes You Can’t Make it One Your Own (U2): Just recently started listening to U2 again (the last time I listened to it was in Maine a long time ago)…

Sometimes You Can'r Make It On Your Own
Strange Boat (The Waterboys): This is song about how strange life is… I love sing-songy songs like this one. (Does that make sense?)

Strange Boat
Skyfall (Adele): Adele really did a great jog with this song, it worked perfectly with the movie…

Skyfall
Read My Mind (The Killers): This is one of those songs that is perfect for singing along to…

Read My IMind
Human (The Killers): The only thing I don’t like about this song is “are we human or are we dancer”…Whhhhhat?

Human
Let her Go (Passenger): The whole reason why I’m doing this 1000 word post is because of this song… I only just discovered it… Right now it’s my at the moment song…

Let Her Go

La Vie en Rose (Grace Jones): So dramatic!

La Vie en Rose
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor): The only thing I don’t like about this song is that it has a end!

I Will Survive

Slipping Through My Fingers (Meryl Streep): I’ve just started learning this song… By the way it’s my highest played song on my iPod…

Slipping Through My Fingers
Lean One Me (Bill Withers): Whenever this song is mentioned I start singing it!

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Oh, just for the record, these are not all at the same moment, more like over the past two years!

Post your ‘At the Moment Song(s) below!

Top Ten Places I Want To Go in the World and More

Top Ten Places I Want To Go in the World and More

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More lists… top ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five…

Top Ten: Places I Want to Go in the World in My Life: 

  1. Australia
  2. The Bahamas
  3. Kenya
  4. The Virgin Islands
  5. Hawaii
  6. Chincoteague Island
  7. Washington D.C.
  8. New Zealand
  9. Colorado
  10. Maldives

 

Top Nine: Favorite Places (that I have already been to):

  1. Greece
  2. Aix-en-Provence, France
  3. Jerusalem, Israel
  4. Italy
  5. Salt Spring Island, Canada
  6. Maine
  7. Paris, France
  8. NYC, NY
  9. Portugal

Top Eight: Cities I’ve Been To: 

  1. Amsterdam, Holland
  2. Paris, France
  3. London, England
  4. NYC, U.S.
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Jerusalem, Israel
  7. Athens, Greece
  8. Los Angelos, U.S.

Top Seven: Famous Monuments I Have Been To:

  1. Leaning Tower of Piza, Italy
  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris
  3. Coliseum, Rome
  4. Wailing Wall, Israel
  5. Parthenon, Greece
  6. Arc de Triomphe, France
  7. Space Needle, U.S.

Top Six: Famous Museums I’ve Been To:

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
  2. Le Louvre, Paris
  3. Musee D’Orsay
  4. Museum of Natural History, NY
  5. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  6. Vatican Museum, Vatican City

Top Five: States in the U.S. I Want to See:

  1. Colorado
  2. Hawaii
  3. Utah
  4. Arizona
  5. Alaska

Top Four: Islands I Love the Most:

  1. Salt Spring Island, Canada
  2. Bainbridge Island, WA
  3. Monhegan, MA
  4. Santorini, Greece

Top Three: Continents I Want to Go To:

  1. Africa
  2. South America
  3. Australia

Top Two: Famous Building I’ve Been In:

  1. Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
  2. L’Assemblee Nationale, Paris

Top: Favorite Place

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Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Here is a collection of Steve Madden shoes and bags for this weeks ‘Saturday Shopping’. Whether you actually but these shoes or not, they are great styles.

 

Black flats for everyday.

Steve Madden Flats

Brown Troopa Boot for looking stylish.

 

 

Steve Madden

Stylish Wallet with interesting colors.

 

 

Steve Madden Walet

Black Troopa Boots with a colorful inside.

Steve Madden Boots

Beige Bag for everyday.

Steve Madden Bag (Beige)

Leather bag with interesting layers.

Steve Madden Bag

When I’m Gone (Cups)

When I’m Gone (Cups)

When I first watched this movie, I didn’t pay much attention to this song, but that changed. I soon found a video of Anna Kendrick, the leading actor in Pitch Perfect, doing this type of game with cups. I found it very interesting. I was soon banging cups on tables learning this cup game. I immediately became obsessed with this video:

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Here’s a quick overview of the history of this song:

In 1931 the Carter’s Family recorded this song.

In 2009 Lulu and the Lampshades covered this song, receiving many hits.

And recently Pitch Perfect made this song a huge hit all over again.

For more information check out his site:

http://atomicsam.com/2013/06/24/cups-youre-gonna-miss-me-evolution-of-a-song/

Lyrics:

I got my ticket for the long way round
Two bottles of whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I’m leaving tomorrow
What do you say ?

When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere
Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk
Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

I got my ticket for the long way round
The one with the prettiest of views
It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers
Its got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk
Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere
Oh, you’re sure gonna miss me when I’m gone

When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk
Oh, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

Letter Frequency

Letter Frequency

I took two very interesting charts from Wikipedia to show how frequent each letter is used in the English language.

Letter Frequency Letter Frequency

In the first chart you can see the most popular letter out of all the words in the English language (remember that each letter is used in the English language., it just depends how frequently it appears in the English language) is e, than t, a, o and on. . . In the second chart it is the same statistics but just from a-z, z being the last letter and the least frequent.

The least frequent vowel is u.

The most frequent is e.

To make this fun, I have a cryptogram: All you have to do is define each letter with the numbers below. Tip: Use the charts above to conclude which letters are used the most. The number that you see used the most is probably going to be one of the top letters on the chart.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
                                                   
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
21 25 11 6 4 26 24 21 26 7 14 21 1 12 11 5
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
25 2 24 24 16 13 21 16 14 25 24 24 16 13

If you can solve this cryptogram before the 30th of September you’ll be the winner!

If you have any other ideas for Monday Funday leave a comment below or if you need help figuring it out.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Les Miserables was first a French historical novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862. It was considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.

The novel was written about a man named Jean Valjean, who for many decades has been hunted by a policeman named Javert, after having agreed to take care of a factory worker Fantine’s  daughter Cosette. This decision changes the way they  live forever. Beginning in 1815 and finishing in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel describes the life of many throughout the French Revolution.

Les Miserables has been popularized through out numerous adaptations on stage, television, and film. The most recent being the Oscar winning film in 2012.

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It won three separate Oscars including:

  • Supporting actress, Anne Hathway

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  • Make Up and Hairstyling, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

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  • Sound Mixing, Andy Nelson, Mark Patterson and Simon Hayes

It also won three Golden Globes.

There were many stars in this film including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Cater, Sasha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathway, Amanda Seyrfield, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks.

Directed by Tom Hoper and written by William Nicholson and Alain Boublil has been described as absolutely outstanding and breathtaking .

All the songs were recorded live on set.

Some of the most famous songs include:

I Dreamed a Dream

Do You Hear the People Sing

One Day More

Look Down

Castle on a Cloud

Master of the House

Stars

On My Own

The Magic of Macy’s

The Magic of Macy’s

Saturday Shopping #2

The Magic of Macy’s I purchased this scarf in Aix-en-Provence, France the last day I was there. I got it because I am crazy about scarfs, I especially love this one because it is a loop, my favorite! I bought some other very cute things as well that I may blog about later.

Anyway, you may be wondering why this post is named ‘The Magic of Macy’s’ (the motto of Macy’s) if I didn’t purchase it at Macy’s. Well, the other day I was shopping with my mom at Macy’s and we left a huge pile of clothes in the dressing room. Of course we looked through the big pile to make sure we had not forgotten anything that was ours. We did not notice my favorite scarf among the pile.

Right before pulling into my driveway I realized I was not wearing it.

There was that one moment in which you are not sure whether you should look if you have it in your bag or wherever or just pretend you are sure it is in the bag.

My scarf was not in the Macy’s bag.

I asked my mom.

She did not have it.

I panicked.

I was very upset after concluding that I was probably never going to see this beautiful scarf again, but I was wrong.

We called Macy’s and after a short while of describing the scarf: cream base color, it is a loop, purple and neon green flowers… Macy’s said that they had it.

I was so grateful, and even more so when I finally had it in my hands at Macy’s.

I hope I don’t lose it again!

Thank you Macy’s!