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High Hopes – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS


Today’s prompt is “hope” and I’d hoped to come up with something creative for such a good word, but I just ended up stuck with a couple of earworms instead. The songs wouldn’t leave my head, so I’m going to share these two inspirational songs (each with the same title) with you instead. If you end up with an earworm from them, I’m sorry. But it’s my hope you’ll find them inspiring.

First up is “High Hopes” from Panic! At The Disco, from the album “Pray For The Wicked”:

And second is the classic “High Hopes” by Frank Sinatra, from the movie “A Hole in the Head”:

This short musical post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “hope”:


On Cats & Music – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

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“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer


This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Serenity



Icon – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Dan hunted all over for the icon for the app to listen to his favorite music icon and, after finally finding it, he swore not to let his kids use his phone again.




This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “icon”:


Live – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Jared watched the cute girl across the room who had on a t-shirt for his favorite rock band and tried to pluck up the courage to go over and talk to her, doubting he’d have a chance with her. “You only live once,” he told himself, and finally went over and asked her if she wanted to go with him to see the band live in concert when they came to town for the festival the next week.



This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “live”:


RIP Prince :(

Here we go again. Another music icon has been lost. I may not have been a huge fan of Prince, but I did enjoy some of his songs, and I know what a tremendous artist he was and how much of an influence on the music world he was. He will be sorely missed 😦



RIP David Bowie – Another Great Gone

It seems as if, over the past month or so, we’ve lost some music greats (and some personal favorites of mine). First was Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, then Lemmy of Motorhead, then Natalie Cole. They left some great music behind them and they will be missed. May these greats rest in peace.

And now, David Bowie has left us, as well, leaving a great musical legacy in his wake, too.

Mr. Bowie, sir, you will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace, Ziggy Stardust.



And I will always remember him as Jareth, the Goblin King


Joy – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Joy smiled with joy when she heard the local orchestra would be performing a concert of some of Beethoven’s famous works. Humming “Ode to Joy”, she immediately went online to reserve tickets to hear her favorite composer’s music.


This post is part of the new prompt, Tuesday Use It In A Sentence:


Too Much – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



I don’t know why, but for some reason the first thing to pop into my head when I saw this week’s SoCS prompt – to/too/two – was the song Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

I don’t when the last time I heard that song was, but it was the first thing I thought of, and I’ve had the song stuck in my head all day since. So of course, I had to go and find the song on Youtube so I could listen to it and try to get it out of my head 🙂

I hate when I get a song stuck in my head. It seems to happen a little too often sometimes, too. Thankfully it’s usually a song I like. It’s awful to have a song you don’t like stuck in your head. I’m glad that rarely happens to me. Usually, it’s a song I heard recently or, for some odd reason, a song I haven’t heard in a long time.



This is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #3


Thank you so much to Megan from meganelizabethmorales for nominating me for this award for my third time. I truly appreciate it and apologize for having taken so long to get to this. And if you haven’t yet, please check out her blog and support her attempt to spread awareness about epilepsy. Anyway, for this award:

The rules:

1) Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3) Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4) Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

The questions…

1. What made you start blogging?

As a self-published author, I was trying to get myself out there more, besides just creating a social media presence.

2. What is your favorite show?

I don’t have just one show. There are quite a few shows I watch regularly, such as Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Bones, Sherlock, and CSI.

3. Do you prefer spicy or non-spicy food?

I like a mild to medium spicy food on occasion. But unfortunately though I may like spicy food, spicy food doesn’t seem to like me much anymore.

4. Do you have a favourite song at the moment?

No one favorite song at the moment. There are just so many songs I enjoy, in different genres, that I can’t just pick one.

5. Are you a Marvel, or DC fan? Or both?

I enjoy both

6. What’s your favorite book?

Again, I love so many that I can’t pick one. I love Harry Potter, The Dresden Files, Sherlock, Agatha Christie, Count of Monte Cristo, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, …

7. Do you have a favourite colour?


8. Do you read fanfiction?

Not so much. I did dabble in writing a little anime fanfiction a few years ago for fun, but didn’t stick with it.

9. Would you rather sit down and be on the computer 24 hours a day, or go outside and get sunburn?

Outside. I love spending time outside, and wish I could do it more.

10. Do you automatically connect to the fangirl memes, and say, “HEY, THAT’S ME!” Or just stare at it and wonder why you understand all of those fandom’s quotes and hairstyles…

A little of both, I think

The questions for my nominees:

1. Are you a morning person?

2. What was your favorite tv show as a kid?

3. Do you consider yourself a geek?

4. Are you a cat person or dog person?

5. Do you listen to music when you’re working on a project?

6. Who are some of your favorite authors?

7. What is one place you would like to visit if you could?

8. Do you enjoy doing things outdoors (nature walks, camping, etc.)?

9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

10.  Do you believe in ghosts?

Since there are so many great blogs out there to choose from, I will just nominate anyone reading this who would like to accept it and go for it.


Of music and writing

When I’m writing, I usually like to have a little music on in the background. For me, silence is more distracting that having something on in the backgroud: music, tv, etc. I don’t really have anything in particular I listen to when I write, like a theme song or something. I just listen to whatever I’m in the mood for. Usually it ends up being rock music – metal, classic, or alternative – or j-pop/j-rock, or classical music. The last couple of times it was classical. But I also like country music, jazz, and big band music as well.  But whatever I end up listening to usually gets zoned out when I get involved in writing the story or whatever. So, what do you all like to listen to when you’re working?

This post is part of SoCS: