Monday, August 25, 2014

sounds of summer | august is the worst

Well August is basically over which means its nearly time for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I can't handle this year going so fast. I thought I'd do one more summer playlist, just for kicks. By the way, if I haven't mentioned it a million times — Spotify. The end.

house of gold | twenty one pilots
This guy at work is obsessed and it was only a matter of time before I had to listen (plus they'll be at Music Midtown!)
hold on, we're going home | drake
I'm so late to this party, it's not even funny. It's actually sad but I don't care because this song is the shiz.
ain't it fun | paramore
Oh gosh, y'all. It's like high school all over again. So many memories jamming to crushcrushcrush and that's what you get
every other freckle | alt-j
Yes. A thousand times yes.
trojans | atlas genius
If songs were people, this one would be the likeable, pretty girl that everyone wanted at their table (IDK, sometimes I say stuff like this).
change | churchill
 Here's what makes a good song (in my mind): when it only gets better with the windows rolled down.This is such a song.
i don't dance | lee brice
I basically weep to this one once a day and I have no idea why.
 dirt | florida georgia line
I don't even know who I am anymore, two country songs in one playlist.
on our way | the royal concept
Well this is a cute song and that's all I have to say for myself.
come get it bae | pharrell williams
Despite the fact I'm a little put-off by the word bae, this song is addictive. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

shake it off

Let's not pretend that I haven't listened to this 38463 times already and danced around as I was drying my hair last night. Dang it, Taylor Swift.

Monday, August 18, 2014

134 tissues later

Well we are back from Disney and wouldn't you know the cold that Poodle had somehow made its way to me. We returned on Thursday, I was fine on Friday, but then came Saturday morning at the unholy hour of 5 where I woke up basically besieged by the plague. To top that all off, on Friday I didn't eat very much all day and went out that night and drank some of the alcohol. So I was really hurting.

Ergo, Saturday I was completely useless. I rented The Other Woman (clearly the sickness altered my state of mind), went through all the tissues I had on hand, and managed to pull myself together long enough to get dinner from Whole Foods hot bar. Sunday morning I woke up at 7 and discovered I was out of tissues. Normally, I could sleep that reality off like a normal person, but I could not sleep knowing my nose in need did not have Puffs. So I went to Wal-Mart at 7:30, bought enough tissues for the village, rented 3 movies from Redbox, and came home and fell asleep until 2.

So to reward you for reading that entire saga, here is one of the many singalongs Poodle and I hosted on our Disney trip. Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2014

My summer vacation

Well we are on vacation right now (as in I'm standing in the line to ride some dinosaur roller coaster) and I thought I'd try and show you some pictures.
Turns out, with age, my fear of roller coasters is pretty much nonexistent and I am conquering rides left and right. I think my fear bounced from me to Cam, as he spends the rides gripping the rail. At one point, I reached over and slapped my hand atop of his to chill him out. 
So besides that, I am on my first break from work and it is weird as anything to wake up and think that I'm missing a meeting or I should be at QT getting my mandatory diet coke. 
Anyways, here are some pics from our first day. Enjoy! 
Soo fancy (you already know).
Whole fam-damily.
Okay so my fear isn't quite as vanished as my face may lead you to believe.
I have a picture in front of this mural from our first visit in 1995. I was just a tiny sprout!
To all those beautiful couples walking around Disney with these bride and groom ears...we are gonna have to talk. I have a couple of choice words (and possibly some middle fingers) for you. 

Xoxo Hannah 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

sounds of summer | july i barely knew you

July has come and gone and I do not like this feeling one bit. I know people say this every month, but July felt like a nanosecond. Anyways, here are ten more songs for your summer. Enjoy (begins at #21).

elevate | st. lucia 
This might be the #1 song of my summer. I am truly obsessed. 
Reflections | MisterWives
I found this song on a Spotify playlist called the Happy Hipster. That's all you need to know. 
Girls Chase Boys | Ingrid Michaelson
Try to listen and not groove along. I listen to this almost every morning when I'm getting ready. 
Peace | OAR
This entire playlist could be from OAR after that show, but here's the cute new song that you might've heard. 
Left Hand Free | alt-J
I first listened to alt-J last summer and still cannot get enough of them. Their new song is great too. 
Little Bit | Perrin Lamb
The perfect easy-going song that every summer needs. 
Stay With Me | Sam Smith
I heard this song in a store a few weeks back and downloaded it before I got in the car. I am a sucker for any gospel-esque background singers. 
Wasted | Tiesto 
Coincidentally, this month I've had more drinks in a 31-day period than I had previously consumed in my entire life. Don't call AA on me, the number is astonishingly low, but I'm just saying. 
This Old Heart Of Mine | The Isley Brothers
You cannot have a summer without Motown. I believe that is written somewhere in Proverbs. 
Dreamers | Savoir Adore
I listen to this song both on the way to and from work, because it's just meant for being in the car with the windows rolled down.

Monday, July 28, 2014

settle down (it'll all be clear)


So on Thursday morning, my friend mentioned to me that my lover, Phillip Phillips, was going to be in two close-by cities last weekend—Charleston and Atlanta. It was a joke, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to go. It was at my favorite concert venue in Atlanta (Chastain Park, if you care) and I have a soft spot for OAR (especially Love and Memories, freshman year of high school!).

So J and I ended up going and it was an absolute blast. It was a quick 24 hour trip for me, but we both agreed it was a great decision. We ate at Rock N Taco, danced like fools, and had the best vodka lemonades. There are a lot of ways to spend a weekend—but nothing beats making spontaneous last-minute plans and having them amaze you.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

six months!

Yesterday marks six months at my job and I am ashamed I did not write a quick post, at least a little blip, about it. How much my life has changed in half a year! I had no idea what I was doing when I accepted this job, I had never been to Greenville, but I was ready to try something new and exciting.

People often feel the need to tell me I'm brave for doing this. And that's freaking spectacular, except I don't feel brave all the time. Does anyone?

I am not consciously brave. My bravest moments are those that were so terrifying and so overwhelming that I had to follow my instinct, squeeze my eyes shut, and pray I make it through. It's later when the word brave gets tacked onto it.

But those moments are the ones that brought me to this place. And I'm so thankful to be here.