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Is it bad that when I saw the subject for this one, I immediately sang "Heart, don't fail me now, Courage don't desert me..."? Gotta love Anastasia though! ;)

Okay, now, comfort foods. Chocolate's my main one. (I know it's cliche, but hey, sometimes things are cliche for a reason.) I also like pie. And cake.

Other things that help me feel better are music, and tv shows. (Usually while eating chocolate. ;))

I actually have a playlist called "An Upbeat Bouncy Mix." It features: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!, "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall, "Fascination" by Alphabeat, and "Birdhouse In Your Soul" from Pushing Daisies (Kristin Chenoweth and Ellen Greene). I like Suddenly I See and Fascination because of fun fanvids for two of my favourite tv shows.

Which leads me to shows that make me happy: Wonderfalls, Firefly, Chuck, Daria, Glee, Pushing Daisies, Kristin...
quinnavyre: (Ever After Just Breathe)
There are five principles I live my life by. (Not in this order. :P)

1. You can never have too many peas. (Depending on what you're making, of course.)

2. Never leave the house without your keys and your iPod (you never know when you'll need music).

3. Quoting is always fun, even if you're the only one that gets it. (It's awesome when people DO get it; the rest of the time, the weird looks tend to make up for it.)

4. Always be accepting of other people; you never know how you might come across to others, so you might need to hope that they'll accept you in return. (But really I like to be accepting regardless. Except in regards to absolute bitches, or haters - I can't like them.)

5. Always try to be hopeful, no matter what. Solen says it best: "Perhaps there are times when it seems there is no alternative to surrender, but while we breathe, there is hope." (Darksong)

And while I'm at it:
"We have to have hope. It is the least we can do." (Elspeth, Ashling, 314-5)

"It's only hopeless when we've given up hope." (Elspeth, Ashling, 315)

"I am a fool to hope, I know, but that is one of the few saving graces of human beings." (William, Scatterlings, 43)

Also, I thought this was relevant, given I haven't posted in so long:

From here - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ I love the ALOT, especially alot of fire. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
quinnavyre: (Wicked Defying Gravity)
How do you all recover from a bad mood?

I find that what seems to work best for me is to rant a bit, then sing loudly along with music. (Is singing when bad-moody weird?) I especially love singing along to the Next To Normal soundtrack to help me get over being angry. I think it's partly because a now-ex-friend of mine sent me a really hateful email around the time I got the Next To Normal soundtrack, so I was listening to the soundtrack on repeat as I wrote the reply I never sent, and for a change really appreciated the swearing. (Although I still don't say the f word when I sing along. It just doesn't feel right to me - stupid upbringing. :P)

Here's a few bits I especially love singing along to when I'm pissed (off): )
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I love it when one thing needs to another, but then you have to go back and think about how things got where they are, and where it all started. 

This feeling happens with real, important events that can affect your whole life from that point, but sometimes it’s only small things that make you feel like you’re falling down a rabbithole.

In this case, I’m talking about a song.

It all started with Warehouse 13. )

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I was just listening to a couple of favourite songs I've (re)discovered recently, and really listening to the lyrics. I love beautiful songs with poetic lyrics, but they always seem to be sad or tragic or depressing. But they're so pretty I can't help but listen to them. I hope that doesn't make me masochistic. :P (Actually, now I wonder if they do affect my mood...)

So, has anyone got any songs with lovely lyrics that aren't sad/depressive?

My playlist (with commentary) and the meme... )
quinnavyre: (Kristin Alone2)
Pick 20 songs you never get sick of. They don't have to be in any particular order.

Pretty simple, huh?

1. Kryptonite - Three Doors Down
2. How to Save a Life - The Fray
3. Stand - Rascal Flatts
4. Path - Apocalyptica (also Farewell & Nothing Else Matters)
5. Don't Stop Believin' - Glee cast
6. Skin - Alexz Johnson
7. Play Doh Dreaming - James Dooley (Pushing Daisies soundtrack)
8. Blood Theme - Daniel Licht (Dexter soundtrack)
9. Snow White Queen - Evanescence
10. Birdhouse In Your Soul - Ellen Greene & Kristin Chenoweth (from PD)
11. The Song Remembers When - Kristin Chenoweth
12. The Eternal Vow - Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack)
13. Rí Na Cruinne - Clannad
14. Inara's Suite - Greg Edmonson (Firefly soundtrack)
15. Evacuating London - Harry Gregson Williams (Narnia soundtrack)
16. New Slang - The Shins
17. Dark Chest of Wonders - Nightwish
18. Zydeko - Cirque du Soleil
19. Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked soundtrack)
20. Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright (or something by Live or U2)

PS. I also love Fascination by Alphabeat and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!, but I have been known to get sick of them after listening to them too much (especially Fascination :P). It was probably my own fault though - I was feeling down while trying to write my Honours thesis, and was listening to them to help pick me up. (They're so bouncy!) I have Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall in that same playlist - love that one as well!

PPS. For anything soundtrack or predominantly instrumental, there's a number of other songs I could have chosen from that soundtrack or by that same artist.

PPPS. As you can probably see, my taste in music is rather eclectic. :P (Note: I haven't chosen anything I've had for less than three months.)
quinnavyre: (geeky)
I thought I'd do a review-type-thing of one of my favourite TV shows, partly so I can show off my new wallpaper! =D Yes, another new wallpaper... *rolls eyes*

Pushing Daisies is a humorous crime investigation show with a romantic subplot. Except it has one major difference – the main character (Ned) can bring people back from the dead. He uses his ability to talk to murder victims – but he only has one minute, or someone else will die. It's a great concept! And it also means that one of the main characters is an "alive again" dog! (Ned hates to use the term "zombie" – 'It's disrespectful. Stumbling around squawking for brains? It's not how they do. And "undead"? Nobody wants to be "un"-anything. Why begin a statement with a negative? It's like saying "I don't disagree." Just say you agree.')

Pushing Daisies has some great humour, especially from Emerson (a PI) and Olive (the waitress at Ned's shop, The Pie Hole). Ned's a pie-maker, when he's not helping Emerson solve crimes. And for interest's sake, Olive is being played by Kristin Chenoweth, who used to play the role of Glinda in Wicked. She's a brilliant singer! She sings in Pushing Daisies:

The visual style, wonderful music, and brilliant narration of Pushing Daisies have been compared to a number of my favourite tv shows and movies, especially Amélie, Big Fish, and Arrested Development. The romance element is a little overdone at times, but it's cute. =) Pushing Daisies is starting in Australia sometime this month, and the second season will be starting in the US in September. I can't wait! *dances*

Oh, and Ned's "alive again" dog, Digby, is one of my favourite characters. =D He's the star of my new wallpaper:
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I find that occasionally I develop an obsession with a particular song. I’m not sure what it is that appeals about these songs, but I can listen to them over and over. Of course, last.fm gets narky with me for it! =D I really don’t do it often, but sometimes I just get fixated.
I do hope I'm not the only person who does this... *looks shifty*

Some of these songs include:
Superman (It’s Not Easy) – Five For Fighting
How to Save a Life – The Fray
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
Evanescence – Missing
Apocalyptica – Farewell
Apocalyptica – Nothing Else Matters
New Slang – The Shins
Evanescence – Lithium
Muse – Time is Running Out
Nickelback – If Everyone Cared
Evanescence – Snow White Queen
quinnavyre: (geeky)
Does anyone else find that the minute you run out of the few anti-cold things you had around the house, and are forced to go and splurge on anti-cold drugs, your cold immediately gets better? =S Or at least, comparatively better... I find that always seems to be the case. It's like colds are involved in a plot to make me waste my money on unneeded medication! Or something... *looks shifty*

And now I'm hoping I haven't just jinxed it! *knocks wood* Speaking of which, does anyone else know the song "The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? It's good fun - very bouncy and upbeat! =D Here's a sample of the lyrics:

Have you ever been close to tragedy
Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt a pain so powerful
So heavy you collapse?

No? Well...
I never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if
I never had to knock on wood
And I'm glad I haven't yet
Because I'm sure it isn't good
That's the impression that I get.

And, just because I felt like sharing! =P
The worst incident with my cold was a couple of days ago. I had a mouthful of my cup of tea, only to have the immediate urge to cough. I managed to suppress the cough, only to dive for the tissues because the "suppressed" cough instead decided to make the tea come out my nose! =S Not fun! The only good point was that the tea wasn't very warm...
I'm sure that was too much information, but there you go. =)

Music Quiz!

Feb. 4th, 2008 08:12 pm
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I know I'm a little behind, but I haven't had my journal very long, and these Music Quiz things look fun! =D As an aside, I'll just say that I have very diverse taste in music...and I really need to go through what's on my iPod. =P

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own!

  1. I walk into the old apartment
  2. Little star
  3. I’m on the drug, I’m on the drug
  4. There’s dancing, behind movie scenes
  5. Your world is yours not mine, Quidam
  6. It’s coming round again
  7. Got no place to go
  8. I could never wear that sweater
  9. Well, I was there when you were torn apart
  10. Shaking like a leaf
  11. Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol
  12. I’m so tired of being here
  13. In the country
  14. Life’s a show, and we all play our parts
  15. The future looks so bright ahead, the past is far behind
  16. I wanna try, getting work with the guy
  17. I read the news today, oh boy
  18. You’re only just a dreamboat, sailing in my head
  19. Your love is everything to me
  20. It’s been one of those days
  21. It’s easier not to be wise
  22. When I was a young boy I tried to listen
  23. Let me fall
  24. Let me wrap myself around you
  25. C’mon y’all…Then I saw her face
  26. I heard there was a secret chord
  27. I think... It's getting to the point where I can be myself again
  28. Oh where oh where can my baby be?
  29. Hold in your last breath and stare
  30. People say to me that Jesus and Rock and Roll should never go together
  31. All alone all alone all alone I'm so alone
  32. You say, “Why does everything revolve around you?”
  33. She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
  34. Anytime I need to see your face
  35. Every time I look at you I don’t understand
  36. I follow the night, Can’t stand the light
  37. Your letter said that you were leaving, But you didn't know how long
  38. Lay down, your sweet and weary head
  39. I’m lost and broken all alone on this road
  40. Sunlight, opened up my eyes
  41. All alone, staring on
  42. Something’s up with Jack, Something’s up with Jack
  43. We're now up here alone, terror on the intercom, can someone save us?
  44. I can’t stand to fly
  45. The world is a vampire, sent to drain
  46. Pride can stand a thousand trials, The strong will never fall
  47. He said I'm going to buy this place and burn it down
  48. I heard this old story before
  49. I'm an ocean in your bedroom
  50. Hey, give me a listen, you corpses of cheer


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