Music Tuesday

Originally I had planned to give this post the snappier name of “Music Monday” butttt I got distracted, so this is what we’re left with.

A friend recently informed me that she’d read an article that stated that typically, people stop searching for new music once they hit 33. I’m calling major BS on this fact. I am quickly hurdling through time and space to the land of the 30 and I feel like, if anything, my music taste is better than it’s ever been.

Of course, we all have our nostalgia “partying with the b’yes” music that we love to throw down to from time to time (I love you, Justin Timberlake). But from day-to-day I tend to run pretty eclectic.

Here’s a sampling of music I’ve discovered just in the past few days.

I loved that this song is upbeat and fun, I was listening to it tonight while doing some housework.

I actually recommend checking out the full Andrew McMahon catalog. He’s been a new find of me and I think it’s fantastic. I love how it’s both heartfelt and upbeat.

Now let’s slow it down a little with a bit of alt-J. I’m a sucker for a gentle whistle in the middle of a song, especially when combined with a slow build.

If you don’t already love Florence, I’m not sure we can be friends. I love her and 97% of her music. I can’t wait to hear her new album in its entirety. 

Summer of ’15

When you live in a place that has a brief summer season, maximizing it’s potential is key. You really do not want to waste any solid, sunny days. Its also why I generally don’t plan any travel for the summer, I figure it’s just as well to be here to enjoy the bit of warmth that we get and save the travel for the off season.

Thus, I present my list of things I want to do in the summer of 2015. For me, “summer” season will encompass June to September.

1. Plan Weekend Excursions – This is very much already in the works. Already I have planned a camping weekend a Lockston Park, a cabin weekend at Golden Bay Sands and a long weekend at home when my aunt arrives in July.

2. Enjoy the Outdoors – I have a gym membership that I use regularly, but I want this summer to be all about nature. I’m going to invest in a good pair of hiking boots and hit the wide open trails. We have lots of them here, so I might as well avail of them.

3. Wireless time with family and friends – I full admit that I am a slave to my cell phone. It’s tied to my hand and I even sleep with it under my pillow. Due to this, I think consciously being present ‘in the moment’ will both make me a better friend and will also be good for me mentally.

This is all I can think of for the moment, but I’m sure I’ll add more as summer draws more near. What about you? What plans do you have for the upcoming summer?

Be a Tourist at Home – Brigus Edition

I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s pretty easy to get a case of the extended winter blahs. I have a love/hate relationship with my province, in that it is spectacularly beautiful, but at the same time very finicky when it comes to the weather.

With our spring feeling more like late fall, myself and two friends were dying for a bit of fresh air and sunlight, so we decided to take a brief day trip to a small town about an hour from where we live.

We chose Brigus because Shane had never been there before. He fell in love with it right away. Brigus is one of the oldest settlements on the island of Newfoundland and although I didn’t get any great pictures of the town centre, it’s definitely worth a visit to see the vibrantly coloured houses and small quaint streets.

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For me, it was just what I needed for a little introspection. The blue sky, fluffy clouds and rugged landscapes reiterated what I love about this big province and just put me in the best of moods.

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Sometimes a trip doesn’t have to be fancy and elaborate, just getting out of your normal zone for a few hours does the body and mind good.

Please note that all we’re taken on an iPhone 5S with no filters or editing applied. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

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Music Review – The Lumineers

As I am sure any of my friends will gladly tell you, my taste in music has definitely evolved over the years.  I’ve gone from strictly the poppiest of pop to a bit more of an eclectic mix of of folk/indie/rock (but that’s not to say you won’t see me heavily rocking out to Uptown Funk or some Taylor Swift in my car from time to time).

On my radar for a while now has been The Lumineers.  Their biggest hit thus far came out out a few years ago (Ho Hey), but the band is so much more than this one song.

I like the upbeat sounds of their music and the fact that most of the songs sound distinctly different, unlike a lot of other bands these days.

If you’re a ‘starter’ fan my highest recommendation would be to check out Stubborn Love and go from there, I dare you not to like it.

Getting Back To Me

It’s been a while since I’ve felt the urge to write anything worthwhile.  However, as of late, I’ve felt like a small change is afoot. I’ve felt for a little while, (as cliche as it sounds) that I kind of lost myself. I stopped doing a lot of the things that I’ve previously loved – things like writing for fun, reading, just having a creative outlet.

I don’t have any reasons for why I stopped this, but I just haven’t felt like myself, and I think it’s time for that to change.

I ran another blog for a while, but I felt it was time for a bit of a mature update.  So here I am, a little bit of Terri for the internets.

I’m not giving this blog any type of categorization, it’s going to just be a little bit of me – some photos, reviews, musings, etc. Also, I hope to share a (as for now, secret) journey with you all in upcoming days (can you handle the suspense!)

I hope you decide read along with me.