#TS1989

Deeply weird, feverishly emotional, wildly enthusiastic, 1989 sounds exactly like Taylor Swift, even when it sounds like nothing she’s ever tried before. – Rolling Stone Magazine

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/taylor-swift-1989-20141024#ixzz3HdYpKZIx

I couldn’t agree more. Her music has such a new sound that you wouldn’t think it would be Taylor, yet it sounds perfect and her fans couldn’t expect or imagine anything different for 1989.

I can’t wait to see what records Taylor smashes this week in the music world. At one point on Monday, October 27th (album release day) 9/10 songs on iTunes Canada’s top songs chart belonged to Miss Swift. (And I can’t even complain about the one song that wasn’t because it was Meghan Trainor’s All About The Bass!)

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Regardless, it appears that Taylor is having an amazing album release week, She has made several TV and radio appearances, and attended a Knicks game! Not to mention an unforgettable full hour on Ellen, which ran on Monday. (If you are going to watch anything, watch that because it has Taylor talking, Taylor being funny, Taylor performing, and of course Ellen Degeneres!).

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The album itself is epic, and I have can’t get the songs out of my head. The songs I’m really in love with are Out of the Woods, Blank Space, Style, Welcome to New York, Shake It Off….oh wait, I’m about to list every song on the album because they are all one of a kind and uniquely Taylor. Every time time I listen to 1989, it grows on me even more and seeing her perform the songs live pretty much puts my happiness meter off the charts!

I can’t wait until she announces her tour so that I can can practically give myself a heart attack trying to snag tickets! Yes, I will actually volunteer to make my heart race, my hands shake, and my blood pressure sky rocket.

Taylor, you never fail to amaze and I am so excited to see what the 1989 era brings!

If anyone hasn’t bought her album on iTunes or picked up a copy in stores, you better do it because this album will be a part of music history, if the positive reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times, Billboard, and countless other music critics, as well as the adoration of her fans, has anything to do with it!

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One Direction – Steal My Girl Video Premiere

Today my favourite group of guys in the world (Harry, Zayn, Louie, Liam, and Niall) premiered their new music video for the single “Steal my Girl” from their next album “Four”, which is out Nov. 17th.

Once again, the boys do a little acting at the start of their video, starring the one and only Danny DeVito! (who will always be Matilda’s scary father in that 90’s movie).

And I pretty much have to agree that Harry is Love in this video….

It’s a great song, that now has a one of a kind music video featuring a chimpanzee and singing in the rain (classic – love it!)

Four is another album that I am very excited for!

Welcome to New York – Taylor Swift

Only 3 days until Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released and I could not be more excited! I feel that this Taylor Swift era will be the best one yet.

This week, she released another song from her new album, “Welcome to New York”, which describes Taylor’s recent move to New York and her feeling of anticipation and excitement about a new adventure.

Listen to Taylor discuss this track here:

While this song was not one that I loved immediately, like her previously released tracks “Shake it Off” and “Out of the Woods”, I am starting to love it more and more as I think about the meaning of the lyrics and when I hear or read what was inspiring Taylor when she wrote the song and her emotions and feelings that were put into it. That’s one of the reasons why I love Taylor so much is because she really opens up about her music to her fans, and to me that just makes it more relatable. I can identify with the feeling of nervousness when you move to a new place, like Taylor with New York City, and I can understand the feeling of excitement and anticipation that come along with it. The track sounds a lot like those feelings.

Billboard Magazine describes the song in it’s 1989 album review – “The self-referential change-of-scenery theme is set with the opening “Welcome to New York.” Its new-wave hook and innocent lyrics — “The lights are so bright, but they never blind me” — make it the ideal anthem for an Anne Hathaway film, or any 24-year-old moving to the big city, as Swift recently has (albeit into a $20 million Tribeca penthouse).”

So, without further ado, here it is…

21 Reasons Why You Should be Single in Your 20s

Some very valid points here that I like…

21 Reasons Why You Should be Single in Your 20s | Her Campus.

I’m done with dating, online or otherwise, until I get through my Master’s degree, establish my career, and move out on my own in to the big scary world.

Unless the man who is “the one” is starring me in the face, confessing his love to me, I’m not giving in.

I just don’t have the time or energy, nor the strong emotional stability level to deal with the stress and anxiety of dating someone, who is essentially, a stranger to me.

Plus, maybe if I stop trying so hard to find Mr. Right, I won’t end up dating Mr. Wrong.

All in all, I think I’ve kissed my share of frogs and I am ready now to wait for my prince.

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Blog Challenge #5 / Scratch That, No More.

Today’s challenge….ending the blog challenge.

I’m sorry, I’m never one who likes to quit and not finish what I start, but I just can’t do these daily blog posts like I thought I could. I think a large part is that it takes away the purpose of my blog, which is to share what I want, when I want to. Sometimes I like to share, or vent, or journal and I don’t want to feel constricted because I have to do a daily post on a certain topic.

So, no more daily challenges. I hope none of you who read this are too sad about this.

However, with that being said, I do have a personal challenge to take on, and that is how to ignore things around you that you really cannot change. Actually, ignore isn’t the exact right word. Ignoring is part of it, but also dealing with it, and persevering through it, so as not to let it bring you down or make you unhappy with yourself. I can’t go into too much specific detail here, but this is something I am struggling with in an aspect of my every day life.

I’m someone who likes to do the best work possible, and I admit, I have a low tolerance for stupid people and people who do not work hard. Maybe that’s harsh or maybe that’s honest, I’ll let you be the judge, but since I am a very very detail-oriented person, who follows rules and policies to the best of my ability, and does accurate work, it’s not hard to believe that I am that way. Basically, If I was a quote in this aspect of my life, I’d be “If you can’t do it right and/or accurate, don’t do it at all.”

So, how do I overcome this challenge. How do I deal with others who do not feel the way I feel? How do I get through the day calmly and happily? That is what I need to figure out, so that is my next challenge.

Usually, I search for quotes to start to change the way I think.

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I’ve never been good at pretending something does not bother me when it does. I don’t hide things well, which makes me the expressive, emotional person that I am, and I love that about myself. But at times, it’s a blessing and a curse because I have a difficult time just “brushing it off”. So, I really don’t know what I’m going to do every day to help myself get through. I’m thankful for the people in my life that I can vent to and who will always let me open up to them about what’s bothering me, but I also don’t want to “poison the air” with negative, complaining conversations all the time. So, I’m at a standstill.

Guess I might just simply have to follow this advice:

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and listen to this song on repeat:

Blog Challenge Day #4

Something that you miss…

Well, as many of you know I lived in London, England for 11 months, and there are certain things that I miss about living and being in London.

1. Shopping at Primark

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2. Walking around by the Thames River and seeing Big Ben

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3. The view from the top of Primrose Hill

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4. The cider, like Rekorderlig Pear & Guinness with Elderflower

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5. Haribo candy

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6. Iceland – so cheap! And this candy called Elephant Trunks – tasty strawberry licorice-type straw things….oh man so yummy!

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7. Oh ya, and the fun times with these people too!

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If I could go to London just for a weekend every few months, I totally would and I’d bring all my friends too! It’s too far away for me to stay and live indefinitely, but it is a great city and everyone should have it on their list of places to travel too, if you haven’t already been!

Blog Challenge Day #4

Oh, you’re all in for a treat because today’s challenge is to put my iPod on shuffle and list the first 10 songs it selects. I’m so excited to see what my iPod picks!

1. All Night – Icona Pop

2. One Thing – Finger Eleven

3. I Want You To Want Me – Letters to Cleo

4. Space Bound – Eminem

5. Mother, We Just Can’t Get Enough – New Radicals (A Walk to Remember Soundtrack)

6. Ain’t Thinking About You – Ne-Yo

7. That Song In My Head – Julianna Hough

8. Love Today – Mika

9. Hole In The World – The Eagles

10. Girl Police – The Dudes

So, that’s just a little sample of the over 5,000 songs I have in my music library….maybe I have music ADD? Because my tastes and interests are all over the place…