28 Jul 2014
Tags: bass, classic country, drums, focus, gossip, hypocrite, inspire, learn, misery mongers, music, quality, quality over quantity, rhythm, rock, truth, uncensored, values, video
It’s been months since I’ve had time to mull over my own experiences lately. And to be honest, most of the time, I’m a really nice person with very little to say on any topic except those that truly interest me. But today has been rough. And I need to get some stuff off my chest. So bear with me for this post. And those easily offended, just pass this by and certainly pass on listening to the song because I chose the uncensored version on purpose. For those that do not read my blog when I post actual words, I don’t believe in censoring music because that is the equivalent of butchering someone’s art, someone’s form of expression. You have a choice. Just don’t listen if you don’t like the music. So…on with the rant.
First thing I’d like to vent about is Twitter followers who are so desperate for numbers, they’re willing to follow you, wait for you to follow back, speak knowledgeably about their product or topic of choice, only to unfollow you in less than a month. Really? You or your product sucks so terribly that you have to get followers that way? Is it so terrible that you just have to make sure that your following number is lower than the number of your followers so that you look and maybe even feel more important? Hmmm…maybe you need to do a self-check or an emotion inventory or something? Don’t expect me to continue following a person who has unfollowed me for whatever reason. Also, don’t expect me to follow you if I’m not interested in what you have to say or offer. It’s nothing against you but I don’t want to clutter up my timeline with posts that have no appeal and make me miss all the ones I really want to read.
The second thing I’d like to discuss is this: blog giveaways. I realize the whole point of the giveaways is to build your blog numbers. Fine. I understand that. But I do not understand why it’s necessary for me to follow you on /every/ social media website to even get a fair chance of winning when you don’t have the courtesy to follow me back. I’m also trying to make a living here. In the last 6 months, I’ve followed more bloggers on more social media websites than I can count and I can count on one hand the number of them who have actually had the courtesy to follow me back. So I’m cleaning house.
The third thing I want to rant about is something I also fight with. So don’t think it’s aimed at any one person. This is a general annoyance, the rant on it being sparked by conversations that took place at work. How miserable do we as humans have to be to nitpick about someone’s shorts? Seriously? It’s Monday. We’ve just had to go in to work after a weekend of sleeping in and resting. And you want to start the day off with conversation about someone who looks terrible in shorts and wears clothes that you feel are inappropriate? I’m saying this to me to, who died and made us gods? Who are we to say who can wear what? If we don’t like the way someone looks in something, we can be rude and tell them we don’t like it. We could play like little gods and tell them they shouldn’t be wearing that stuff at their age. Or we could just be mature adults and shut the fuck up. Yeah. It’s that serious to me. If I can’t find something more real to talk about than the fact that someone looks terrible in that dress, then I have a damn serious issue that I really need to get rid of. I can’t stand people being made fun of, so that, I do not do at all. Gossip irritates me and I am guilty of doing it from time to time. I need to stop. It makes my work day three times longer and harder than it should ever be. We’re not in high school anymore. Let’s grow up a bit, shall we? Or maybe grow down a bit to the age where it didn’t matter what so-and-so wore or what color their skin or hair or eyes were. I dunno but I do know I want better things for my life. And if you went ahead and read this post in spite of the disclaimer in paragraph 1, and you find yourself offended by what I had to say here, feel free to unfollow my blog, my fb, my Instagram, my Pinterest, whatever. I’ll choose quality over quantity anytime. If that makes me a terrible person in your eyes, then you don’t need to be following me anyway.
And probably less offensive to the masses but just as truthful…
26 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee, Creativity
Tags: fun, music, love, joy, electronica, chill, soothing, video, art, calm, calming, focus, inspiration, inspire, time, take time, learn, chillstep, rhythm, steady, happy, drums, rock, bass, relax, dance
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection of tunes. I’ll be listening to them as I drink coffee and work on the design for a chainmail overdress I’ve decided to make for a semi-formal event. I hate shopping for formals. They never have anything in my style and they always, always have to be altered. I’m done with that. So I thought, “Let’s see what I can do about that!” So here I go. I’ve never done any chainmail clothing before. Wish me luck!
25 Jul 2014
in Arts, Family, Coffee
Tags: art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, Family, focus, fun, inspiration, inspire, joy, learn, love, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, video
I hope you’ll enjoy this playlist I’m listening to with my husband. We’re sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the coffee this morning while we listen to some awesome tunes. Wishing you all a happy and safe weekend!
17 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee
Tags: fun, music, electronica, chill, soothing, video, art, calm, calming, inspiration, inspire, time, take time, chillstep, rhythm, dubstep, steady, drums, coffee, rock, bass, relax, dance, remix, morning, wake up, good morning
While waiting for the coffee to perk, it’s nice to listen to some new tunes. These are the ones I’m listening to this morning. I hope you enjoy them, too!
15 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee, Family
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, electronica, focus, inspiration, inspire, joy, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, video
Waking up early on this morning which is promising awesomeness from the skies. The first pot of coffee has been consumed and the second is perking. My husband and I are the only ones awake and the tunes can be savored, just like the coffee, in the relative quiet of the morning. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I like to wake up slowly in the mornings. The worst ‘morning’ thing to me is to have to hit the floor, running. I’ve been blessed to be able to do that this morning. I function so much better for the rest of the day. Hope you enjoy today’s tunes!
13 Jul 2014
in Arts, Family
Tags: art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, Family, inspiration, inspire, joy, learn, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, truth, values, video, wind down
No excuses, just facts… I’ve been super busy since we got back from our vacation. We’ve been fighting a summer cold for a while. I’ve been working on my mixed media art. And we’ve been tackling some long overdue projects around the house, as well as chasing a few storms in our area. I’ll post when I’m able but I’m sure the posts will remain sporadic. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like blogging because there are other things to do and see. Everything in moderation, eh? It’s all about balance. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy these tunes.
Our oldest daughter introduced me to this one and I really like it.
11 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, inspiration, inspire, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, tea, time, video
We returned from our vacation Wednesday and after driving all day, we were really just ready to get some rest. Yesterday we hit the full-speed, normal work day and it moved much faster than I was ready for. But today, I’ll be able to post some tunes to share with you this morning while you wake up with your coffee or tea…or whatever.
And here’s a bit longer one for those who need to start the morning slowly…like me! *chuckle*
08 Jul 2014
in Arts, Family, Observations, Outdoors, Photos
Tags: art, classic cars, classic rock, Family, focus, fun, happy, inspiration, inspire, learn, love, music, photographs, photography, photos, pop, relax, rhythm, rock, smooth, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, values, video
My husband and I were able to attend a car show during our stay with family. It’s been several years since the last car show we attended and we were pretty stoked. So I decided to share some of my photos with you. I hope you’ll enjoy them. And don’t forget to scroll down for the tunes!
A Red Classic
Rat Rod Engine
I love the matte black color on this car!
I could see our son owning a car like this. And again, there’s that fabulous matte black paint job.
This green classic pick-up truck also made me think of our son.
Here’s a classic Thunderbird. The color was really pale and didn’t show up well when I edited the photo. Black and white seemed the better choice.
When my MIL saw this car, she said, “Oh! Bonnie and Clyde!” and chuckled. It’s true, now that I think about it. It had a beautiful shiny black paint job and the chrome was gorgeous. Great show piece! I had in mind to call this one, “Squirrel’s Eye View”.
Here’s the Bonnie and Clyde car front end, /not/ as viewed by squirrels crossing the road.
I think this is an MG but I’m not sure. If any of my readers can correct me, please do! I liked the details on the insides of the doors.
This is the gas cap for the car that I believe is an MG. It was too pretty not to catch a photo!
The cadillacs were so awesome! They were so long I had a hard time getting the entire length of them in my shots! And what’s a car show without a pink Cadillac? Though, I have to say, I think it’s my first time seeing one of these.
The front end of the pink Cadillac was pretty epic. I had to get a shot!
The paint job on the Cadillac was pretty simple but the sheer simplicity of the designs really made it awesome! These fins were nifty and beside the headlights were little asterisk stars, one on each side, if I remember correctly.
So what kind of tune would you choose when thinking of classic cars and car shows? Something with punch? Something with a classic edge? Something with a lot of bass? Let’s see what I can find.
They played this one at the car show.
They played this one as we were leaving the venue and my husband sang along.
And this is one my husband thinks of when he thinks of classic cars and car shows.
Here’s a steady, smooth one that my husband also requested to go with this post.
I hope you enjoy the tunes and the photos! And if you get a chance, visit the Summit Racing store in McDonough, GA. The people are friendly and they host awesome stuff like this!
06 Jul 2014
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, inspiration, inspire, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, video
Good morning! I’m enjoying my coffee with my family this morning and enjoying some nice tunes. I hope you enjoy listening to these!
The first song is titled Come Awake and I thought that was appropriate for a morning post.
This one is a nice chillstep tune.
This tune is a long-playing chill mix.
04 Jul 2014
in Arts, Faith, Family
Tags: 4th of July, art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, celebrate, celebration, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, Family, fireworks, focus, fun, holiday, independence, Independence Day, inspiration, inspire, joy, July 4th, learn, love, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, truth, values, video, wind down
Happy Independence Day! In honor of the holiday, I’m posting my favorite patriotic song. I hope you’ll enjoy it and the long chill/dubstep mix that follows. Stay safe out there, readers!