Pick 10 artists you love, without looking at the questions
1. Bob Dylan 6. The Avett Brothers
2. Edward Sharpe/Alexander 7. Jack Johnson
3. Katy Perry 8. Lana Del Rey
4. Mason Jennings 9. Metallica
5. Fiona Apple 10. Kris Kristofferson
What was the first song you ever heard by 1 & 6?
Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice
The Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt
What is your favorite song of 5 & 10?
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
What kind of impact has 1 and/or 9 left on your life?
Bob Dylan - I don’t even know how to begin writing about this. I have been listening to Bob my entire life. I have so much respect for how he carries himself and the things he talks about in his lyrics. No matter what kind of day I’m having, I can always find one of his songs that seems to understand exactly what I’m feelings.
Metallica - Like with Bob, I’ve been listening to Metallica since I was little. This group of men has taught me that it’s ok to be me, and believe it or not, listening to them mellows me out more than almost anything.
What are your favorite lyrics of 5 & 8?
Fiona Apple - “If there was a better way to go then it would find me. I can’t help it, the road just rolls out behind me. Be kind to me, or treat me mean - I’ll make the most of it, I’m an extraordinary machine”
Lana Del Rey - “My old man is a tough man but he’s got a soul as sweet as blood red jam and he shows me he knows me - every inch of my tar black soul. He doesn’t mind I have a flat broke down life. In fact he says he thinks it’s why he might like about me, admires me, the way I roll like a Rolling Stone.”
How many times have you seen 4 & 7 live?
Mason Jennings - Never :(
Jack Johnson - Never :(
What is your favorite song by 2 & 6?
Edward Sharpe/Alexander - There is no possible way I can choose only one, so I’ll do my top 3: 40 Day Dream, Truth, Man on Fire
The Avett Brothers - Same rules as the previous question: Ballad of Love and Hate, Head Full of Doubt, I and Love and You
Is there any song by 3 & 8 that makes you sad?
Katy Perry - Pearl. It reminds me of how my sister has become since meeting her husband. :(
Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise.
What is your favorite song by 1 & 9?
Bob Dylan - Top 3, again (which is incredibly difficult because I love pretty much anything he does): The Wedding Song, Don’t Think Twice, Positively 4th Street
Metallica - Fade to Black, So What, One
When did you first get into 2 & 7?
Edward Sharpe/Alexander - A friend introduced them to me a couple of years ago when she wanted me to go to one of their shows. I fell in love instantly!
Jack Johnson - Since his first album came out in 2001 when I heard Flake on the radio.
How did you get into 3 & 4?
Katy Perry - I was just randomly searching for new artists on MySpace a few years ago and saw her icon which was of a girl doing a split while wearing an Easter Bunny mask, and knew I had to check her out. I’ve been enthralled ever since! <3
Mason Jennings - A friend of mine shared him with me.
What is your favorite song by 3 & 4?
Katy Perry - More top 3: I’m Still Breathing, Brick by Brick, Not Like the Movies
Mason Jennings - ‘Beautiful Man, The Field, Ballad for my One True Love
What is a good memory concerning 5 & 10?
Fiona Apple - My friends and I used to drive around singing her Tidal album at the top of our lungs.
Kris Kristofferson - The many bonfires and parties I went to back home. He and the other “outlaw” country guys were always playing back then. :)
I was finallyable to get the online registration to work for me for this year’s American Psychological Association Conference.
I still can’t believe I’m going to be presenting something at APA. I honestly never imagined I’d work on anything that would be good enough to be accepted to their conference. I mean, I’ve had research accepted to other conventions, but I had to have my advisor present it because they were too far away for me to afford to go (Colombia and South Africa). APA just seems like it’s much more important or prestigious than other conferences, so I’m extra excited about this acceptance! :)
This is one of the times I’m glad to be wrong! I can’t wait to get to Orlando and see all of the presentations!
Warning: the following post may be all over the place. High emotionality + high doses of medication don’t make for an eloquent writer.
As rough as yesterday was, today was definitely rougher.
Yesterday, I received the results of a MRI my doctor ordered a few weeks ago in an effort to see if he can determine the origin of my costochondritis flares since my case is so atypical.
I (along with my closest friends and family) was so hopeful that I’d finally have an answer. I need to know why the pain keeps coming. The MRI showed nothing. According to my doctor, everything looked “perfect.” Are you fucking kidding me? PERFECT? I sure as hell don’t feel perfect. The PA looked shocked when I wasn’t happy with the results. Well, on one hand I’m thankful that they didn’t find something seriously wrong, but they didn’t find anything.
How am I ever supposed to make it stop if I don’t know what’s causing it? I’m tired of merely managing the pain. I need it to go. I’m terrified that this is what my life is going to be as I age and I can’t handle it. I don’t want to spend my days too afraid to do things because I’m afraid of sending myself into a flare. What kind of life is that?
In my Social Bases of Behavior class last night, we discussed people becoming their diagnoses. I feel like I’m literally becoming costo, not only that people see someone sick when they look at me, but that I see someone sick when I look at myself. I hate it and I’m so tired of fighting. Am I going to be expected to do this for another 50 years? We’ve also discussed what it means for people to define themselves according to new roles. I don’t know if I can fulfill the role of pain patient indefinitely. I resent it all. Well, most of it. I’m appreciative for the humility that’s come from this illness, but that’s it. I detest looking in the mirror and seeing a shell of myself. I can’t even begin to describe how it feels to have to ask classmates for help. They say they don’t care to send me notes and things I miss when I can’t make it to class, but I see the looks in their eyes…
Part of the reason these MRI results were so important to me is because then I could show them exactly what is happening to me instead of trying to get them to buy into the idea of an “invisible illness.” These lack of results make me feel crazy - make me feel like they think I’m crazy. I’m not somatizing. I’m actually sick. I don’t want pity. I need understanding.
So, I’ve spent the majority of the last couple of hours calling to tell my friends and family that nothing’s changed. I’m still in tons of pain for no visible reason.
p.s. i was watching hatfields and mccoys and my dad said he works with a guy who is a descendant of the hatfield family.
i had no clue it was a real story!
I don’t know why I searched the Hatfields and McCoys tag because 95% of the people on there didn’t know it was real. Maybe it’s just because I’m West Virginian but, it makes me want to slam my head on the desk.