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A little late, but I thought I’d post the playlist I made for my ridiculously long flight and subsequent bittersweet vacation in Hawaii…

Kissing – Bliss
Come Sail Away – Styx
Stay (Wasting Time) – Dave Matthews Band
Beautiful – Akon f. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall
Digital Love- Daft Punk
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland f. Katy Perry
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Forever – Chris Brown
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Nothin on You – B.o.B f. Bruno Mars
Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root
I Want to Break Free – Queen
Life is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
And She Said… – Lucas Prata
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Say Hey (I Love You) – Miachael Franti & Spearhead
Einstein on the Beach – Counting Crows
But U a Drink – T-Pain f. Young Joc
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue
It’s Five O’Clock Somehwere – Alan Jackson
Fireflies – Owl City
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Forever Young – Alphaville
Sweat (A la la la Long) – Inner Circle
Sexy Lady – Young Berg
Say it Right – Nelly Furtado
Into the Night – Santana f. Chad Krueger
Shots – LMFAO and Lil Jon
The Great Escape – Boys Like Girls
Hey Baby – DJ Ortiz
Ching-a-Ling – Missy Elliott
My Chick Bad – Ludacris and Nicki Minaj
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Stranded – Jennifer Paige
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Island in the Sun – Weezer
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To – Weezer
Rapture – Iio
Say Aah – Trey Songz f. Fabolous
Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Boys Boys Boys – Lady Gaga
Diva – Beyonce
All This Beauty – Cascada
Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship f. Leighton Meister
Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett
Here Comes Your Man – Meaghan Smith
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Rush – Aly & A.J.
She Wolf – Shakira
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz f. Ludacris
Colorful – Rocco DeLuca f. the Burden
Lady – Styx
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant
Dancing in the Moonlight – Elvis Costello
Be OK – Ingrid Michaelson

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i just found a journal i made in 2002.

i made a list of 131 things i wanted to do before i died.

i have knocked off several, but have since had to remove some. for instance, walk on the field at yankee stadium.

here’s what is left, in no particular order:

* visit one of the 7 wonders
* see the aurora borealis
* take a mud bath
* smoke a cigar
* camp in Yellowstone
* ski the Rockies, Alps and in Aspen (all separate tasks)
* hike entire Appalachian Trail
* free a wild animal
* watch an execution (not sure I want to do that anymore)
* mark in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
* sew a quilt
* drive a boat
* climb a volcano
* visit Niagara Falls
* live in Europe
* interview a celebrity
* work for a magazine
* date a doctor
* date a celebrity
* bow before an emperor
* write a novel
* read War and Peace
* ride on a fire truck
* pull a fire alarm
* meet a world leader
* drive on the Autobaun
* swim in Lake Victoria (I don’t even know if you can do that??)
* achieve a 4.0 GPA (not sure that will ever happen)
* be in a music video
* meet Will Smith(not sure why this was so important at the time)
* make snow angels in Alaska
* visit Anne Frank’s grave
* climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty (how have I not done this already???)
* post-graduate degree
* squish grapes with my feet
* run with the bulls in Spain
* celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
* celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
* celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
* photograph a Great White (seriously reconsidering this one!!)
* eat snow/ice from the North Pole
* work at a zoo
* coach
* teach
* fly a plane
* ice skate at Rockafellar
* see an opera
* meet a Prince hahahahaha
* play ice hockey
* cliff dive
* bungee jump
* be in a movie
* visit Italy
* streak
* graffiti a building
* build a house
* bash a window
* build a car
* race a car
* get into a fist fight (i must have been angry while writing some of these!)
* own a restaurant
* visit base camp at Everest
* visit the Nile River
* swim the English Channel
* pet a wild anaconda
* visit the Amazon
* pet a wild kangaroo
* dive the Great Barrier Reef
* swim with dolphins
* get married
* learn a foreign language
* drink vodka in Russia
* go back to the UK
* see the sunrise in Japan
* visit Mexico
* visit every state
* learn to snowboard

A door lay before me, in a row of many like it.

This one, though, was different;

it was unlocked.

And it was not by my own doing, but opened by another.

The door lay unlocked and accessible to me.

It seemed to be calling to me in a sweet and gentle tone.

But, my childish ways kept me from venturing any farther than where I was–

in front of a perfect, beautiful door and what happiness and wonder lay beyond it.

As I returned to the door, much later in life and in a more mature manner, I look to open it again.

Sadly, it is locked.

Another has already seized this golden opportunity.

I only wish I had turned the handle when I had the chance.

I hope that one day, this door,

or another like it

will unlock for me.

And this time,

I will open it.

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.

Edna St. Vicent Millay


Scenes From an Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel
The Scientist – Coldplay
I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You – Colin Hay
You and I Both – Jason Mraz
Out Loud – Dispatch
Everything Falls Apart – Dog’s Eye View
Drifted Apart – Meaghan Smith
I Don’t Know What to Do – Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson
Close Up – Frou Frou
I Want to Hold Your Hand – TV Carpio
For You to Notice – Dashboard Confessional
The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band
I’m no Angel – Allman Brothers
Revelry – Kings of Leon
Breakfast at Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
I Wish You Were Here – Incubus
Back 2 Good – Matchbox Twenty
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Bring On the Wonder – Susan Enan feat. Sarah McLachlan
Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap

So, I have decided to try my hand at poetry:

Poetry!

Take a look and gimme a 10!!! :)

New article posted on BiggerThanMusic.com

Go check it out!!

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

Las Vegas is sort of like how God would do it if he had money.

– Steve Wynn

 

Money – Pink Floyd
Kings and Queens – 30 Seconds to Mars
All Right Now – Free
Magic Man – Heart
Gone – NSYNC
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Lost – Gorilla Zoe
Nothing Left to Lose – Mat Kearney
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper) – T-Pain
Truth or Dare – N.E.R.D.
Beautiful Stranger – Madonna
Show Stopper – Danity Kane
Gimme More – Britney Spears
Party Like a Rock Star – Shop Boyz
I Can’t Get No Sleep – DJ Keoki
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Got Money – Lil Wayne f. T-Pain
$10 – M.I.A.
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
We Fly High (Ballin’) – Jim
My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
Push – Matchbox 20
Save Tonight – Eage Eye Cherry
Moneymaker – Ludacris f. Pharrell
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Still Not a Player – Big Pun
Bad Day – Daniel Powter
99 Problems – Jay-Z
Loser – Beck
Control Myself – LL Cool J f. JLo
Bright Lights – Matchbox Twenty
Too Much – Spice Girls
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Low – Flo Rida f. T-Pain
Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones
Cheating – Jettingham
Unpredictable – Jamie Foxx f. Ludacris
Addictive – Truth Hurts
Mercy – Duffy
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Poor – Meaghan Smith
Danger – Mystikal
Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
In Too Deep – Sum 41
Better Days – Citizen King
Starstrukk – 3OH!3 f. Katy Perry
When You’re Good to Mama – Queen Latifah (from “Chicago”)
Waking Up in Vegas – Katy Perry
Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship f. Leighton Meester
Come Out and Play – The Offspring
Nine in the Afternoon – Panic At The Disco
Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson
Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett
I Go Blind – Hootie and the Blowfish
After Midnight – Eric Clapton
Two Coins – Dispatch
Against All Odds – Gavin DeGraw
Oh Yes! – Juelz Santana
here it goes again – ok go
Money Honey – Lady Gaga
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
Laid – James
Sweet Transvestite – Tim Curry (from “Rocky Horror Picture Show”)
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley