I Blame Coco - “Self Machine”

Brutally honest song depicts your life at age 29 versus your life at age 31.


This new song from Garfunkel and Oates truly captures how two years of watching all your friends get married, divorced, and remarried on Facebook can turn a hopeful, confident, independent young woman into a lonely, embittered, and desperate slightly older woman who’s increasingly paranoid that she may have hit the snooze button on her biological clock one too many times.

                                                             -happyplace.com

MY LIFE IN FOUR YEARS. GAH!

Bein’ quirky is hard work, guys! A few people told me to watch this, saying I would fit right in. Pop culture has finally caught up to me. I GET IT. I’m not unique, never tried to be! I laugh at myself everyday, maybe now the world will finally start laughing with me, instead of at me. (yes, I’m talking to you!) Between the crazy eyes and droppin’ the letter “g” from ALL OF MY WORDS, I practically led the way to a new crop of quirky. I define a whole generation of weirdos. You’re welcome. It’s taken 27 years to cultivate my very peculiar and unorthodox life.. BELIEVE ME, IF I COULD TAKE IT ALL BACK I WOULD. Ha! #thisiswhyimstillsingle #ownit

You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-You-Are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you’re terrified somebody’s going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somaliland. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

Paul Varjak

You’re obsessed with finding a new brain
But what you need is a new body
It feels your brain has lived
a thousand lives before
And the skin you call your home
Holds a heart that quits and knees that buckle in
And lungs that can’t breathe when they’re alone

Rilo Kiley - “Accidntel Deth”

Kimbra - “Settle Down”

Story of my life.

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (featuring Kimbra)

I can’t get enough of this song or video and I love that I discovered it now. Since Boston and especially with my move back to New Orleans, I’ve been cutting a few people/things/ideas completely out of my life and I feel really good about the choices that I’ve made up to this point. Part of what I’ve been working on this past year is accepting people for who they are and with that acceptance, figuring out where they fit into my life and how. And sometimes, I’ve discovered, the best thing for me and my life is to walk away from some. Love isn’t always the answer and I think that rings true for friendships as much as it does for relationships. There’s only so much I can do and I can’t do it alone. I have a great support system right now and I can’t keep people in my life who keep springing leaks in my boat. I’m a good friend; I’m respectful, loyal and supportive. I deserve the same and I’m not settling anymore, not with men, not with friendships… not with anything. And to be honest, I’m just not the same person I was even just two years ago. Farewells don’t always have to be sad and I’ll always have a hug set aside for the people that have come and gone. 

On that note, you should get some Aussie in you and check out this great album that came out a few days ago. It will not let you down: Gotye - Making Mirrors

I have a voice and it’s through the wondrous Kate Nash. Seriously, she speaks my every thought and makes a catchy song out of it. She has an amazing gift and I adore her.