Wednesday, December 31

New Years' Resolutions for 2015

It's hard to believe that 2014 is almost a thing of the past.  In my internet browsing earlier today, I came across a Buzzfeed list of "33 Williamsburg Hipsters' New Years' Resolutions."  Williamsburg, New York that is.

Taking a look back at my resolutions for 2014, I wanted to focus on my health and I definitely think I succeeded.  I don't want to get into the details of a fitness regimen or a meal plan, because I believe that it's simpler than that.  From what I've learned, these are the tenets of a healthy lifestyle: exercise often, eat well, drink lots of water, get sleep, be positive.  Now, resolution time.

Resolutions for 2015:
- successfully complete my Master's degree and join the millions of others in the workforce
- make the most of my free gym membership while I still have it
- be more impulsive, go on more adventures

Some of my favorites from the Buzzfeed article.

Currently listening to: "Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Wednesday, December 24

Christmas on the Great White Way

Sadly, this post is not chronicling my time in NYC for Christmas.  There are no plans for a Broadway visit in the near future, but I'm not counting anything out.  This post was sparked by the release of a super cute music video for "I Got All I Need (This Christmas)" by Klendez, the dynamic duo that is Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.

I tried to round up a few other holiday songs by our Broadway favorites.  Enjoy and let me know which of your favorites I've missed!

"I Got All I Need (This Christmas)" Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena

"Baby It's Cold Outside" Matthew Morrison and Kelli O'Hara

White Christmas" Idina Menzel

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!

Saturday, December 13

Yule Log Ceremony

Traditions are just another reason the holidays are so special to me.  The traditions at The College are no different.  The Yule Log Ceremony has come and gone, as has my first semester in graduate school.  Only a few more days until I'm home for the holidays, but there's always time to throw away the year's problems and listen to President Reveley recite "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

The Gentlemen of the College performing at the annual Yule Log Ceremony, flashback from 2011.

Monday, December 8

Music Monday: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

I've always been a big Andrew McMahon fan; from Jack's Mannequin to Something Corporate, even the brief songwriting stint he had on Smash (granted, I loved everything Smash).  McMahon's latest project is nothing less than amazing, creative, and unique.  They're the songs of someone who's fully experienced the widest range of human emotions and those experiences have been perfectly put to music and lyrics.

The songs are poignant and the lyrics are clever.  Please give the album a listen if you're going through a music slump, need studying music, or just find yourself surfing the web in silence.  Here are a few of my favorites.

"Cecilia and the Satellite"


"Maps for the Getaway"

"All Our Lives"

Thursday, December 4

Holiday Fashion Inspiration

The semester is winding down quickly, but sometimes not quickly enough.  I'm ready to head home and spend time with my family, with no worries about classes or lab work.  This post is about brilliant December outfits.  These outfits below range from lounging around the house Christmas morning to New Year's Eve outfits to everything in between.$redesign-zoom-5x$

Currently watching listening to: Peter Pan Live!