Let’s be real: things are gonna be crazy tonight. Especially with ice. Bring it on 2011. #newyears2011
I’m a big fan of working from home. In sweatpants.
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Most every year I make resolutions but I don’t think I can honestly say I’ve kept them— much like the rest of our society. But this year I’m making mine simple so I hope it will be easier to keep them. So, here’s my new year’s resolutions…. -Be spontaneous.
-Work out. Often.
-Be someone to somebody.
-Pay off another student loan.
-Become some sort of social media superstar/You Tube sensation.
Music is one of those things in life that is always there, always able to describe your current state of mind, mood or emotions.
I’ve professed my love for the country quartet Little Big Town. But now I must profess my undying love, admiration, obsession and addiction to the duo Sugarland.
Their songs are the soundtrack to my life.
I’ve loved Sugarland since the beginning. They are such a fun duo and it’s one of my life goals to go to their concert—preferably multiple concerts. Don’t be a hater just because it’s country music. If you’re not a fan, at least give it a try. 30 seconds. You might surprise yourself. Jennifer Nettles’ vocals are ahhhhmazing, and a perfect example can be found here [warning: this will give you chills. It’s that intense]. And Kristian Bush, well, he plays a mean mandolin.
I also am kind of obsessed with Jennifer’s style and hair. I mean, it’s always cute and she’s always looking so dang gorgeous. So jealous.
Everyone probably has a song that defines a certain time or moment or experience in their life. For me, I have many. The first that comes to mind is Keith Urban’s “I’m In”. However, due to unfortunate [or fortunate] circumstances, and the toolbox that is associated with that song, I usually skip over it on my iPod.
Another song is Missy Elliot’s “Get UR Freak On” – this song was our anthem when I was a hockey cheerleader in high school. We thought we were soooo cool, bumpin this song in my bff’s red Lumina as we drove to the hockey rink.
So, Sugarland has many songs that are the soundtrack to my life. Here they are, in random order. For some, the lyrics simply are what get me hooked.
This is another one of those songs that reminds me of something. I think it was my mom who heard it right before I left to study abroad in Chile for a semester. “Dear mom and dad | Please send money, I’m so broke that it ain’t funny | I don’t need much, just enough to get me through.” She said that sounded like something I would say to them. Ever since, that moment has always come to mind when I hear this song.
“When the walls fall all around you
When your hope has turned to dust
Let the sound of love surround you
Beat like a heart in each of us
Won’t you stand up
Won’t you stand up you girls and boys?”
“Little Miss done on love,
Little Miss I give up,
Little Miss I’ll get tough, don’t you worry ‘bout me anymoreLittle Miss checkered dress,
Little Miss one big mess,
Little Miss I’ll take less when I always knew so much more
Yeah, sometimes ya gotta lose ‘til ya win,
It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright,
It’ll be alright again, it’ll be alright again”
This is a good song to remind listen to when things aren’t going well, or boys are being dumb [which happens often].
“Because I, I, I am not perfect
But I, I, I, I know I’m worth it
And I, I, I gotta believe there has to be a you
For every girl like me”
This song reminds me of leaving for college every fall, and mom and dad always telling me to be careful and whatnot and probably thinking that I’m already gone and out of their hands and have to make my own mistakes.
“And hang out, make lots of noise
And lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made, ‘cause she knew all alongI was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can’t wait to jump on”
These lyrics are what I *always* want to say to a boy to describe myself.
“I’m slow to trust but I’m quick to love
I push too hard and I give too much
I ain’t saying I’m perfect, but I promise I’m worth it
Now I’m standing here in front of you
Tell me boy, what are you gonna do?
‘Cause my name’s Maggie Durant, I said, ain’t that something
If you want it
Come and get it
If you want it, come and get it but understand
You take me as I am”
My life mantra is this song.
“Fifteen minutes left to throw me together
For Mr. Right Now, not Mr. Forever
Don’t know why I even try when I know how it ends
Lookin’ like another, “Maybe we can be friends.”
I’ve been leaving it up to fate
It’s my life so it’s mine to makeI ain’t settlin’
For just getting by
I’ve had enough so-so
For the rest of my life
Tired of shooting too low
So raise the bar high
“Just enough,” ain’t enough this time
I ain’t settlin’ for anything less than everything”
Any songs that are the soundtrack to your life?
I was thisclose to hopping in a car and roadtripping it to Detroit for the Vikings game that got rescheduled/moved. Twice.First time, others backed out due to work. Second time, I backed out, also due to work— and a few other reasons. I’ve said it before, but being an adult is overrated. Being responsible and such just isn’t always fun. But that’s part of growing up, right? And we all have to accept that. Sure, when I was 16, I couldn’t wait to be an adult and make decisions for myself and not have anyone to answer to. Now, I often consult my parents on big decisions and look to them to help validate my decisions. I may not always agree with them or like what they tell me, but more often than not, they know what’s best and give me good points to consider. So I decided not to roadtrip it to Detroit with a friend and his buddies. I didn’t ask my parents for their opinion, mostly because I knew they’d tell me not to go (and of course they would remind me of that minor detail of owing my dad $500 for buying new snow tires. Which are badass, btw). I asked a few close friends, some Twitter friends, and I also asked my boss. Because obviously I value my job and income. Twitter friends said to go, so did a good friend, but my boss said stay. And I actually listened to him. Say whaaaat? Yep. Boss man said stay, that even though I might regret not going, I’d definitely regret going if I got stuck in Detroit. Especially since they are experiencing a bit of our #snownami that we just had. I know he’s right, and my luck would be that we would get stuck there, because let’s be honest, that’s the kind of thing that would totally happen to me. I’ve been on a change/fly by the seat of my pants kind of kick lately, and I thought that this Detroit roadtrip would be perfect fuel for said kick. But when I really stopped to think about it, I realized how many minor details would become major issues if I left. Such as: -Not having PTO to use
-Not having a job when I come back if I didn’t have PTO and didn’t talk to my boss about this
-I can’t call in sick since my boss and I are friends on basically every social media site that I use, and I’ve never called in sick to a job (hey, I’m a good girl!)
-Spending money that I really shouldn’t spend and should probably use to pay my dad back
-my car is currently parked at a funeral home parking lot while there is a snow emergency. Chances are, it wouldn’t be there when I got back
-going with a friend from high school and his 2 friends— neither of whom I’ve ever met and who knows, they could be complete toolboxes and drive me nuts
-and for real, what if we did get stuck in Detroit. And so, here I am, waiting for my friend’s friend to pick up the tickets. Slightly bitter that I’m not leaving for Detroit bright and early. But grateful that I have awesome friends and a cool boss that will offer me advice when I need it. I also really like that steady income.
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Any group that can sing BSB “I Want It That Way” a capella gets my vote. #thesingoff
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Updating social media bios, posterous and backgrounds. I’m like a social media ninja tonight. But not including that in my bio.
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truth RT @ALehman610: So glad @remedina and I txt in Twitter lingo and decided tonight were getting married to each other. #nodrama #mensuck