30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 22

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Day 22: Put your music on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that play.

This one, my friends, could get a little embarrassing. I have music on my iPod from ninth grade that I haven’t removed. There is a mess of everything from punk music, to folk music, to jazz, to pop, to fairly heavy rock. I even have children’s songs and Disney music on here, as I am a nanny for two little girls (for those of you wondering, this is my last week as a nanny! I begin my new job that I mentioned on the 29th!). I have no idea what is going to come up when I hit shuffle, but here we go! I’ll try to link youtube videos for the songs that come up, in case you’d like to hear them. 🙂 There will be bonus songs at the end because that’s just what I seem to do.

1. Shake it Off- Taylor Swift. I have zero shame with this one, I don’t typically like Taylor Swift’s music all that much, but when I first heard this on the radio I couldn’t help but dance to it. Now it’s one of those songs that I sing loudly (and horribly might I add) when I’m driving around in my car. So damn catchy!

2. Belle (Little Towns)- Beauty and the Beast. This was simultaneously my favorite and least favorite Disney film when I was a little girl. I added a fact to this list of 30 facts about me regarding this topic. When you find it you’ll understand why I had such a love hate relationship with this film. Belle is however, my favorite Disney princess.

3. To Be Alone- Hozier. I love this song. I’d say this must be near the top of my most played list. I really love Hozier in general. He’s been featured on two different posts in my 30 Day Writing Challenge, three now with this one I suppose! His music just grabs a hold of me.

4. Bye Bye Bye- N’Sync. I knew the whole dance to this video as a child. And I have absolutely no shame admitting this to you right now. My crush on Justin Timberlake still hasn’t ended. It might sound crazy but it ain’t no lie baby bye bye bye.

5. Fat Bottomed Girls- Queen. Do I need to explain this one? I’ve listened to queen as long as I can remember, my mom started me questionably early on this stuff, and I love her for it. Just imagine 5 year old me singing this song at the top of my little lungs in the car, inappropriately wonderful.

6. Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N Roses. I think this is turning into “let’s take a tour of Lexie’s childhood music favorites” haha, because this is another one that I absolutely love. I would also like to point out that I was born in 1993, not the 80’s, so this music was all brought to be by my mom and brothers. I still get excited when this one pops up on my iPod. You may be surprised at the volume of classic rock songs I’ve got on here amidst my indie music and my pop music haha.

7. Wannabe- Spice Girls. If you want my future, forget my past, If you wanna get with me, better make it fast. Now don’t go wasting my precious time; Get your act together we could be just fine. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want! Okay, I’ll stop, but this was fun.

8. Perfect- Simple Plan. Oh god… Welcome to my angsty teen years. I’ll just leave this one here. Judge me if you wish haha.

9. With A Little Help From My Friends- The Beatles. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may have noticed the little references to my love of The Beatles throughout my posts. I formed this love all on my own as a child. No one else in my family were big fans of it, but I found a cassette tape of it in the garage when I was really young and listened to it non-stop. Thanks to my mom for letting me listen to it even though she wasn’t too interested in it!

10. Geronimo- Sheppard. I just like this song. It makes me think of Doctor Who, it is insanely catchy, and I really enjoy his voice. I think the video is absolutely adorable as well. I love when people use their imagination and don’t just have half naked women and liqueur in the background.

BONUS: The next songs that came up were Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Budapest by George Ezra, Sunday Morning by Maroon 5, No Scrubs by TLC, Let Her Go by Passenger, Stay by Hurts, and Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi.

In fact, here, I’m going to leave the video for Livin’ On A Prayer right here, because I’m dancing to it as I’m typing this sentence and I feel like you need to be dancing while you’re reading it.

There you have it, the first 10 songs to come up when playing my iPod on shuffle and then some. Let me know if you like any of the same stuff I do or if you just think I’m weird in the comments below! This post was really fun to write, I enjoy these posts where I share my favorite things or facts about me. I feel like it helps you get to know me a bit better. 🙂

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

Sleepy Sundays | Why I love Doctor Who

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Once again, I’m laying in bed, but this time I’ve even been too lazy to get up and get a drink yet. I desperately want a cup of tea but I can’t muster up the energy to move. If you could teleport some tea, with one sugar and a splash of milk, and maybe a muffin or something as well over to me, I’d really appreciate it. Aside from that, there hasn’t been much going on. I’ve spent as much time as possible at home relaxing this weekend, as I have a huge job interview bright and early tomorrow, one that I am absolutely terrified for, but I don’t want to get into that right now. Right now, lets talk about something that makes me happy. I was looking through the results of my poll that I posted the other day asking everyone what they’d like to see out of this blog, and someone mentioned Doctor Who. A subject that I’ve mentioned once or twice in a post or two, but have never really gotten into here on this blog.

Doctor Who wasn’t always a part of my life, I’ll admit it. I’m from America, we didn’t have classic Doctor Who playing here, at least not that I ever saw, so I was only introduced to it when Christopher Eccleston came on the scene as the Ninth Doctor 10 years ago. Yes, I’m one of “those” people, the ones that aren’t “original” Doctor Who fans, but I feel like a lot of people are like that, and it’s totally fine. I caught the flu a year ago and was down for the count for over a week, and that was the moment that I decided to take the time to go back through the Classic Doctor Who episodes available to me on Netflix (lets also just recognize the beauty that is netflix for a second, such an amazing thing). So after that moment, I could officially say that I had seen every episode of Doctor Who and finally understood why everyone loves the Fourth Doctor so very much.

Its difficult to even explain why I love Doctor Who so much. I guess I love it because it reminds me that its okay to dream, and to have an imagination, even though I’m not a child anymore. It lets me stay a child at heart, and that is so incredible. You get to see things that you’ve never dreamt of, and explore worlds that you desperately wish were real (and some that you’re really glad aren’t real). It has this wonderful sense of adventure in everything that happens, from the beautiful and magical parts, to the horrible and sad ones, it always keeps you hooked, and when it’s over I always feel like I’ve gone on this incredible journey with them, even though I’ve never left my couch, and I think it’s clear with this blog how much I love adventure.

Craig Ferguson described it perfectly once when he said that Doctor Who celebrates “the victory of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.” Doctor Who speaks to the best of humanity. It shows that we are capable of love, understanding, nobility, courage, strength, and so much more, and though the show is just that, a show; it still shows us what we should strive for. The Doctor doesn’t care if you’re white or black, or if you’re gay or straight, he doesn’t care if you’re young or old, he just cares that you’re good, and that you can represent the best of humanity with your own actions and your own choices.

I think the biggest thing about Doctor Who that has always stood out to me was that the Doctor never gave up, after all the struggles, loss, pain, fear, torment, everything, he kept going. Even if this isn’t real, and is just a  science fiction show, a children’s show as some call it, I think everyone can learn from this point alone. If he didn’t give up after losing his entire planet, after watching the people he loved die countless times, after encountering enemy after enemy, why should any of us give up in our own lives?

This is one corner, of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see.” – The Doctor

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx