I have chosen "Wonder-Dummied" by Brooke Waggoner for this week's Song of the Week. Not only did I come across this song during a blue period, but I haven't been able to stop listening to it for over a week. It has SUCH a relaxing feel to it and I'm in love with Brooke's voice. Plus, the strings just add so much more color to the sound!
Yeah, I know its a kind of different song, but tell me. What do you think about it?

New Love

Looks like I've developed a new hobby, aside from suddenly being pro at offending people as of late. I have simply fallen in love with cooking. I seriously just love combining a lot of random things and having it turn into something amazing. Its awesome! I also like to create my own recipes and just mess around in the kitchen. Plus, I've also learned after 3 1/2 years of college that if you want good, delicious food, you just have to make it yourself. So, I have been doing more cooking this year than I have in my entire life combined and am LOVING IT!!!

Here's a jello salad I made for the 4th of July

Making some taco meat for Taco Tuesday hosted in my apt

Pork Sirloin Roast with rolls, mashed potatos, gravy, and stuffing we (my apt and our neighbors) ate before Christmas break

Barbeque chicken legs

My own weird creation: cream cheese sausage crescent rolls

Not only do I love making these and enjoying my accomplishment by feasting to delicious substances, but I seriously love sharing them with others and making them just as happy as me. So, if you have any amazing recipes that you’d like to share, I’d more interested in perhaps making a trade!
Happy inventing and eatings, reader! :)

Dear EC...

Dear Future Husband:
I'm not sure why, but it appears that lots of girls write weird, strange letters to their future husbands, even before they meet them. Therefore, seeing as I'm done with my homework and don't really have anything to do at the moment, I guess I'll take a whack at it. Here goes...don't think less of me, k?
Husband, I want to show you that there's a reason to be sick with love. I want to show you the magic we'll feel when our lips touch. I want us to dance together to our own madness. I want us to skip along those fine lines in life. I want us to play video games together. I want us to go against the flow. I want us to kiss in the rain. I want us to enjoy the simple things in life. I want to cuddle next to you. I want to be able to never get enough of you. I want us to get lost in our own world. I want our hearts to skip a beat everytime we hear each other say "I love you." I want us to be an unstoppable force.
But most of all.....I want us to find each other.
Love, me

Just a Girl Trying to Find a Place In This World

Wow, the SofW is "A Place in This World" by Taylor Swift. I never heard until I was watching the movie "Ramona and Beezus". (PS: That movie is a MUST SEE!!!) Anyways, this song is seriously the most PERFECT theme song for me and where I currently am in my life right now.

"I don't know what I want, so don't ask me because I'm still trying to figure it out. Don't know what's down this road, I'm just walking trying to see through the rain coming down. Even though I'm not the only one that feels the way I do."

Seriously? WOW! Its true, I don't know what I want, I just know what I don't want. I have no idea what's down the road I'm walking on right now, no idea. I'm just trying to deal with the curves and obstacles I face along the way.

"I'm alone, on my own, and that's all I know. I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, but life goes on. Oh, I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in this world."

Again, this chorus line seriously nails it on the head for me. I'm trying to be as strong as I can at this point and trying to help others as best I can as well. But no matter what happens, no matter how strong or weak I am, life still goes on. And yes, at this point, I'm still trying to figure what my place is in this world and where it is that I belong.

Have a great day!!! :)

A New Day Has Come

New year, new look, new goals.

I started out by changing the look of my blog. If any of you have been on my blog over the last few days, you probably saw something different each time. I changed it around probably 3 times before settling on this one. Chances are though, I'll change it again by March. I just can't sit still with the same thing for too long. I get bored, I guess.

Anyway, happy 2011, everyone! Honestly, I'm kind of nervous going into this year. First off, I hate the number 11. Call me silly, but I just don't like odd numbers, especially when it comes to dates. But we shall see what 2011 has to offer, I guess. Aside from that nonsense, I kind of am excited for this year. I love when the year changes. Its an excuse to start anew, make goals, make changes, decide to grow and become a better person, etc. I know I have made several goals for this year. One specifically is to be a better friend and better mankind. What goals have you set for yourself?

The SofW I have chosen for this week is "A New Day Has Come" by Celine Dion. I know some of you will roll your eyes at the mention of Celine Dion, but that's too bad for you. I LOVE CELINE DION! I had plans this summer to go see her in Vegas, but something happened and it doesn't look like that's going to be happening. But I love her. She's amazing. I chose this song because of the following line:
"Let the rain come down and wash away my tears. Let it fill my soul and drown my fears. Let it shatter the walls for a new sun. A new day has come."
I really like this. Everyone has something from the previous year that they aren't proud of. But this new year, if we let it, can be the rain that washes away our tears and shatters the wall for a new sun and becoming better. (At least, that is how I am translating this song at this time.) So, good luck with your resolutions! Make this year count!