Listening to Audio Books

I never thought I would like listening to an audio book. My fellow classmates and I have used them before in English class where we would sit around a boombox and hold the book that the narrator is reading from. I always felt frustrated with the process because I was forced to keep pace instead of reading at my usual, faster pace. Continue reading Listening to Audio Books

Touch the Fireworks

Touch the Fireworks

Ah, the wonders of YouTube. You start one particular video and slowly find yourself in something completely unrelated, but still just as enjoyable. This is what happened to me last week when I realized I had gone from watching a math video to a lyric video of Touch the Sky by Julie Fowlis and used in the Disney movie, Brave.

This week was the Fourth of July and I enjoyed lighting some small fireworks with the family. We also drove around and tried to peek in on some of the firework shows happening throughout the county. Since we were so far away from the site, we couldn’t hear the music that accompanies the light show. As we slowly drove through the city, my mind switch between playing patriotic songs and Touch the Sky.

Even if I could reach the fireworks, it would be way to hot to touch them. So, today I grabbed a pen (couldn’t find a colored one) and tried to sketch out my favorite, Chrysanthemum Fireworks.  Prior to writing this post, I actually didn’t know the types of fireworks and it took a while to find a site that provides short animations to show what each looked like. Still-shots weren’t helping me figure out the firework that I love to see.

Despite the lack of color, I got to satisfy my desire to touch the fireworks.

Nightcore Music

This past week has been filled with work, work, and more work. There was a lot of banging my mental mind against all the problems that keep appearing. To pass the time and keep my brain gears moving, I listened to a lot of nightcore songs.

I started with a nightcore of Something Just Like This and left the YouTube Autoplay on. To my delight, I got to listen to the remixes of many people and I discovered nightcore channels that produced some unique beats. Some people are so creative, it’s amazing!

Drawing: Stars and Moon Collide

The past few weeks have been quite a learning experience about how the mind can affect the body. My mood plummeted the furthest it has every gone. To whomever stumbles upon this post, before continuing on, please be warned that this post is a personal story about my depression and my efforts to bring myself out of the recent slump. Continue reading Drawing: Stars and Moon Collide

Drawing: Perfect Illusion

I heard Lady Gaga’s song, “Perfect Illusion,” on YouTube about a week after it was released. Her performance at The Moth was one of the recommended videos on my home page. When she was singing, I could not understand a single word – none whatsoever. I was unable to tell if it was because she was slurring her words or the recording device was bad. The audience seemed to enjoy it, so I figured it was the device. Curiosity piqued, I followed my usual routine of looking for a lyric video. Continue reading Drawing: Perfect Illusion