• blogging,  Life

    musical memories

    In a refreshing twist, this post has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss. I’m doing well and an update is coming, just not now. I’ve mentioned here before that we’re not allowed to play music at work. It sucks but I was dealing with it. And by dealing with it, I mean it was driving me up a wall. My boss’ daughter got married last month and needless to say he and his wife were not in much in the weeks leading up the the event. Sometime last week, when I realized this was the best time to do it, I bought a small Bluetooth speaker at 5Below, made…

  • blogging,  Life

    DJ martina on the ones & twos

    I’m probably not someone who should give musical recommendations but guess what I’m here today with. Well, maybe not recommendations, per say. More like what I have on repeat lately. I feel like I should put it out there from the get-go: As of late, I can’t handle the regular radio. I like to listen to my local morning show  when I can, but that’s about it. I just can’t take the playlists of the same 5 or so songs constantly. That being said, I have about 5 songs that I rotate on my Spotify constantly that I’m going to share with you right now. #irony. I Can Hear the Bells…

  • blogging,  Life

    bedroom concerts

    I can’t dance. I mean, I can, but I suck. Except when I’m home, alone in my room. Then, I’m JLo. My best performances come when I’m supposed to be getting ready. For work, for play – doesn’t really matter. As long as I have music and a makeup brush microphone, I am invincible. When we were little, Lisa and I used to pretend we were Mariah Carey in my living room. One side of my couch was Italy, where Lisa used to perform. The other side was France, where I put on my show, complete with a jaunty beret. We would each grab a remote control, crank up Dreamlover, and sing…

  • Life

    NOLA in a nutshell: the finale!

    The third (and final!) part of this recap series is going to be all about what I wish I would have done and some other photos that I wanted to share but didn’t have a place for. Part one was all about food and part two was all about activities. Catch up first! WHAT I WISH I DID Ride the St. Charles trolley through the Garden District – I was hellbent on getting to see the huge houses in the Garden District. After the swamp tour, we had a little while before dinner so my mom and I decided to Uber over to the Garden District. Our driver was so…

  • blogging,  Life

    the art of the music video

    Being a child of the 90’s, I have a special place in my heart for music videos. They were a big deal back in the day, just ask Carson Daly. Remember Pop Up Video on VH1 and Making the Video on MTV? Those were my jams. Nothing better on a Saturday than reading all about who was coming to Melissa Ethridge’s window. It was a simpler time. Since I am such an aficionado of these mini masterpieces, this week’s Friday Five Favorites (oh, whatever.) is going to be dedicated to my favorite music videos. spoiler alert: there will probably be more than five. you’ve been warned. So in no particular order… One Sweet…

  • blogging,  Life

    who is paul mccartney?

    You guys, we live in a world where people actually think Kayne West is going to make Paul McCartney famous. KAYNE . WEST IS GOING TO MAKE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY FAMOUS. I really can’t deal with this right now. I could understand if it were a child asking his/her parent who Paul McCartney is. But these are teenagers and probably some adults. I also understand that not everyone listens to his genre of music but doesn’t his name sound familiar? Just a little? HE WAS KNIGHTED FOR GODSAKE! Maybe because I was raised by parents who listened to that music. Especially my mom who, when she couldn’t deal with whatever…

  • blogging,  Life,  one direction

    swooniest swoonfest

    One Direction released their video for Night Changes today and it.is.perfect. I can’t even think of what else to say. It is the cutest, most wonderful, swooniest swoonfest ever. I’m 27 years old. I should not be sitting here with the goofiest smile on my face and my heart exploding all over the place. But I am. thanks a lot, one direction. I wonder how much inspiration they pulled from fanfics for this… Hmmm.

  • blogging,  Life,  link up

    One Direction, a little BSB, and Band Aid

    So, One Direction’s new album, Four, was released on Monday and it is AWESOME! It isn’t like anything they’ve released before. All of the boys have had a hand in writing the songs on this one. Most of all, Louis and Liam. I don’t know how to even begin to review the album, as this is not Rolling Stone. Luckily, they have released all of the songs on their Vevo page on Youtube. So, I’ll post my favorites here. Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Supposedly, this one was written by Harry to Taylor Swift. He’s sorry, Taylor. He knows what he’s done and wants to fix it. Come out of…

  • Life

    martina’s (british invasion) mixtape

    This post has nothing to do with Blogtober but I don’t have to be at work until 2pm tomorrow so I have some time to whip up a quick bonus post. When I’m working on the computer I like to have something playing. I usually have my television on for background noise and then I have my favorite Youtubers to watch. When my subscription box is empty I usually put on some music. I love finding new music so I thought I’d share some songs that I have on repeat lately. THIS.VIDEO. Holy moly. It’s so simple. I love it. I have to thank my friend, Lisa for introducing me…