Friday, April 18, 2008

What's Old is New Again

This is not book-related, really. This is me talking about various things that have my attention of late. I should be just saying: I'm alive! But, I keep posting that, so I thought I would talk about things that interest me.

Reading is by far my favourite past-time, but I never seem to have time for it anymore. I tell everyone I am a bit of a bookworm, but this year I am not really so much. This means that in the last few months I have had to start to think about other ways to describe myself. The truth of the matter is, not reading very much in the last few months has probably been the best thing that could've happened to me. I miss reading, don't get me wrong, but I have had lots more time to try and do other things. I love it, really. It might not last, I might go back to my nerdish ways, but I really enjoy this trying new things idea. It means that I have no idea what to say about myself anymore. So, I am going to discover myself in this blog post. Fascinating, huh?

First up, I love music. I cannot really carry a tune and all my attempts to learn an instrument have ended badly, but I love to listen to music. I never used to. I just sort of discovered a lot of the great musicians in the last few years. I also tend to find guys that are huge into music, so they rub off on me. I have the bands that I have loved my whole life like The Beatles or Bon Jovi, but I also have all the new stuff that the people in my life have introduced me to. I listen to a lot of music from my mother's generation and it drives me crazy when I am rambling on about a new band that she really should know about and she has no idea what I am talking about. I honestly do not know which parent the music obsession comes from. My parents like music, do not get me wrong, but they are sort of closed off to a lot of the greats that came from their generation.

One of my recent discoveries was Rush. I have heard of them, of course, but I have never really listened to them before. The other day me and one of my musical friends decided to play tourist and go to Peggy's Cove. We used my car and I had his Rush CD in my car because he kept trying to get me to listen to it. I decided to put it in for him to listen to, and well, I ended up falling in love. I am going through a crazy obsession with them right now and I am so mad that I never listened to them sooner! It also drives me crazy that my mother thinks they sound like a dog dying... Anyways, they are my new band of choice. They are Canadian and so many people have no idea who they are! I have hardly ran into a person that likes them and most people have not even heard of them. Then, there is me... I have several of their CDs now and my cellphone ring tone is currently "Freewill". One of my friends sings karaoke and I have been trying to get him to tackle Rush for me, but no luck so far.

Anyways, isn't music a great thing? I like so many different kinds, and I do not only like older stuff, there are several new bands that I like. I know, you are laughing because I pretty much just used this post as an advertisement for Rush... Anyways, did I mention on here that I have actually sang karaoke a few times lately? It was bad, well, I thought it was, but it is fun. It gets me out of my comfort zone once in a while. Last night me and my friend went to four different karaoke shows. I was exhausted by the end of it. We also rode the ferry between the twin cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, as well as other tourist things. He sang Bon Jovi for me, too, so you know I was in heaven! I also bought a coat... a leather jacket that I really like. I swore I never would spend a great deal of money on a coat, but it was sort of love at first sight. My friend took me to the store to see if I could find a new coat because my poor jean jacket has seen better days, and I left with a coat that I am rather in love with. People told me all day that I looked really good in it.

I get the impression I am sort of rambling here... Maybe I will just end with an I'm alive comment and leave it at that.... I took these pictures... They are just random ones off my computer.


  1. I'm old.. and that means there is one thing I know to be true... life goes in cycles. Things we "most want to do" changes from time to time... it also comes back to where it began...

    life is short (shorter than any young person can even imagine!).. enjoy everything there is out there to enjoy!!

  2. You mean there are people out there who've never heard of Rush? CRAZY! Rush is my all time favorite (even though I was out of high school in the early 90's, I still loved 70's music). The drummer, Neil Peart, has written Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, about his experience of loosing his wife and daughter during the same year.

  3. Your Rush discovery is like my Zepplin discovery. Hubby loves them and I was all 'meh'. Then we went to a Classic Albums concert and after the ringing in my ears stopped, I discovered that I liked them- a lot. Osmosis? Anyway, good to hear from you again. I was in Halifax 2 weekends ago.

  4. Take advantage of life when it hands you opportunities!!!


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