Good music.

Oh it's been nice being home. As much as I'm loving college, my roommates, and even Provo, it is nice to be home and have my mom cook for me again. And a dishwasher.
But anyway. I've been semi productive with my time at home. What have I done? Found a bunch of new songs of course.
So just go on over the side bar and pause that great playlist I've already got going, and listen to this great new stuff I've found.
Here's one song that I've listened to like 200 times already. I'm so excited for this movie, and I feel like this song will fit it perfectly!

This cover is also an amazing version of this song. I love it as well, because it's kind of softer, more intimate. Plus, there's a free download link. Whats not to like about free songs, right?
Ok, next song. I love Snow Patrol, I really do. This song is from their new cd, which comes out next year. It's sad, yet amazing. Plus, I love New York.

Here is another one. This one might be more well known, simply because Maroon 5 is well known. But I've never heard this on the radio, so I'll share it anyways.

If you're as big of a Maroon 5 fan as I am, look up the song Just A Feeling as well. It's also an amazing song from the album Hands All Over.
Ok, only like 3 more, I promise. First, this one:

Whats not to like about The Fray? That's right, nothing. This song is amazing. So excited for the new album. But that's just me.
Next song:

Darling song. Cute music video. Just amazing. Love it. So much.
Ok, last song. For now. I promise.
This song. Is great. This video has been up on youtube since 2008, yet still doesn't even have 200,000 views yet. And its the best version online. I just don't understand.

Ok, thats all the videos I'll post. But incase you're wanting more, here's some links:

  • You might have heard God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton. However, Dave Barnes' version is amazing, if not better than Blake's. Which is saying something, especially since I love Blake.
  • I love the song Lets Dance to Joy Division, by The Wombats. It's a good one. So great, it just makes you happy.
  • Satellite, by Guster is another good song. It's really chill, and just great to listen to. So listen to it.
  • I love Jon McLaughlin. I really do. So of course, I love this song, What I Want. You should too.
  • Mat Kearney is another good one. So is his song Dancing In The Dark.
Ok. That's all. I'm done.
Hope you enjoy :)


Andy Grammer.

I love this man. His music is amazing. I'm sad I missed him here in concert a couple weeks ago. He's coming again in January, and has a concert in Salt Lake and St. George. Unfortunately, the one in SLC is 21+, and the one in St. Geezy is the day before the Brad Paisley/Scotty McCreery/Band Perry concert (which I already have tickets to :) ). So that probably won't work out.
Oh well, until next time I'll just have to feed my Andy Grammer addiction with youtube videos. Like this one:

Seriously. Does this song not just make you feel good? Even if you're not a lady. It's an amazing song. And the fact that he's singing it live, acoustically, and he still sounds that good is the best. No auto-tune for this guy.
My favorites by him? Fine By Me (as you can tell, since it's the first song that comes on when you pull up this lovely blog of mine), Ladies, You're Gonna Miss Me, Build Me a Girl... and all the rest of the songs from the cd 'Andy Grammer'. As well as some of his other stuff, which is unfortunately, not on iTunes.
His stuff like We Could Be Amazing, The World Is Yours, and Heavy and the Slow.
If you have some time to spend, listen to these songs.
Trust me, you'll enjoy them.


New Design!

So I changed the design of my blog.
Hopefully you noticed.
Does anyone other than me even read this? I have no idea.
Anyways, I'm still not sure how I'm feeling about this new look.
It kind of seems like a lot. But we'll try it out.
There's a good chance it'll change again in a few days or so though.
So stay tuned :)


Just some thoughts...

I haven't posted in a while, so just thought I'd post an update on life. Nothing much is going on. School, work, sleep, school. Thats about it. Last weekend one of the girls in my FHE family, Brooklyn, invited my apartment and a bunch of other people up to her cabin on Mirror Lake Highway. We spent the night there, then went four-wheeling the next day. It was so much fun!
So Halloween yesterday. I never really appreciated this holiday until yesterday. There were so many people dressed up on campus. My friend Dan dressed up like a Stormtrooper, so that was interesting going to class with him. He wasn't the only one who went all out though. I also saw: 3 Marios, 5 Waldos, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, The Scarecrow, Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, 2 Peter Pans, Legolas, Link, Harry Potter under his invisibility cloak (the cloak wasn't working too well), Sharks, The Dread Pirate Roberts (Wesley from Princess Bride), Han Solo, Princess Amidala, an Angry Bird, someone dressed up as their American Heritage professor, a Cow, Phantom of the Opera, many zombies, a Banana, Chewbaca, Buzz Lightyear, Jesse (from Toy Story), Koolaid Man, Snow White, Cinderella, Mega Mind, Minions, and many more. My favorite though? Hands down, this guy wins:

Thats right kids. That is the Sexy Sax Man. I was privileged to listen to the sweet sound of George Michaels all day, thanks to him. Definitely made my day that much better. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, watch this video. It will change your life.
Well now that Halloween is over, time for the next holiday celebration. Bring on No-Shave November.


Fall + Rain + Good Music = Love

Mmmm fall rain storms. I absolutely love days like today. Aren't too cold, but a little chilly. The rain makes everything smell delicious, and the smell of fall is in the air as well. I just love it.
Well I just thought I'd write a quick note, and share a song I've really been enjoying lately. It kinda fits a day like today too. It's called 'Keep Your Eyes Open' by Needtobreathe. I love Needtobreathe, they're one of my favorites. They opened for Taylor Swift on this last tour, and one of their songs was on P.S. I Love You. Look up More Time, Something Beautiful, and Looks Like Love if you want more great songs by them. So pause the music on the right, and click play on the video below, because this song is amazing.

I love this song, Keep Your Eyes Open, because I feel like it describes this point in my life. Graduating from high school, going to college, moving on with my life. What I do now is all up to me. The chorus of the song, if you haven't listened to it yet, says 'Cause if you never leave home, never let go, You'll never make it to the great unknown till you Keep your eyes open, my love. So tell me you're strong, tell me you see, I need to hear it can you promise me to Keep your eyes open, my love.' I guess I'm just feeling like now that I'm on my own, who I hang out with and what I do with my life is up to me. I can continue to stay in my comfort zone, hold on to what has happened in the past. I can stay in high school, caught up with drama, stereotypes, and pointless gossip, or I can move on. Meet new people, try new things, stop judging, live life a little more than I have been doing. Now is the time to prioritize, decide what I'm doing and what matters to me. All I gotta do is Keep my eyes open and see what life brings me.

Ah rain. You make me feel so deep and philosophical.


I'm loving it.

Oh college. It's amazing how much I love it here. Living on my own, studying what I'm interested in, staying up late facebook stalking people with my roommates, pulling all nighters to do homework, and In-n-Out runs at 1 in the morning. I can't believe how much fun it's been so far. Don't hate, just because I'm still singing the praises. I'm only a freshman remember? I'm trying to figure out how I enjoyed high school, compared to how much better college is.
Anyways, want to know some of the things I really do like most about college, specifically BYU? Of course you do, otherwise you would have quit reading by now. There are many, many things I love, but one big one is all the people here, and how diverse everyone is. I'm sure many of you are thinking 'BYU? Diverse? Ya right, everyone who goes there is a white mormon.' That opinion, my dear friends, is completely false. I have many classes with black people. There's a thousand asians on campus. And I've met several people who, in fact, are not LDS. But that's not what I mean. By diverse I mean more specifically the different types of people around me. Only yesterday I saw a guy wearing a kilt around campus. It takes confidence to wear a kilt with swag, but he was doing it, and succeeding. Because I'm at BYU, and it's still pretty close to the beginning of the semester everyone is extremely friendly. Not a day has gone by where I haven't met someone new. There have been several people who I've hung out with that I just met then, and who I haven't seen since.
That's another beautiful thing about college. I can hang out with whoever I want, when I want. I can hang out with someone one day and if things don't click then it's not a big deal, I most likely won't ever see them again. But if you do kind of click with someone then you've got a friend. You have to try to actually get to know someone here, it's not like you are forced to get to know someone. And that's a lot better, because it means you actually like the people you hang out with. It's easier to surround yourself with those who build you up, those who make you laugh, and those who you can be yourself with.
This brings me to point 3. Being yourself. College is amazing that way. I can be myself, and I don't need to feel ashamed about it. People here don't judge, or if they do then I don't care. I no longer have to fit into a social category to have friends. I can hang out with football players in one class, then go to another class and hang out with computer nerds. It no longer matters what they do or what they like, because they are all amazing people who are just great to spend time with.
College has already changed me in that way. No longer do I judge someone on what they're wearing or the activities they're involved in, because I've already been surprised by those around me. It's a great feeling, and it's helping me realize who I am. I'm no longer the doctor's daughter, the girl on the news, the weirdo dancing in the school parking lot, the girl with the accent, the crazy driver careening around corners in a minivan, or any other things I've been known for my whole life. I'm just Lindsey. And although I'm still not completely sure what that means, I'm having a blast figuring it out :)


When in college...

Alright. So, apparently blogging is the thing to do in college, especially at BYU. And since it seems like all my roommates ever do is blog-stalk people, I decided I'd make a blog, so they'd listen to me every once in a while (love you guys :)) Anyways, to start off this blog, I thought I'd just list some things I've realized so far, in my two weeks at college. Here goes:

  • Having the ability to cook pasta and toast does not mean you can cook. And bread, cheese, and noodles get old, very quickly.
  • Related to the above post, instant mashed potatoes can make a very delicious meal, but only every once in a while.
  • Bikes are sketchy.
  • Going from a town where you know everyone and their dog, to a campus where you know hardly anyone is a shock. Yet it is oh-so-exciting at the same time.
  • There is always a line at Jamba Juice.
  • The most exciting parties and the deepest conversations always occur at 3 in the morning.
  • You know someone is a good friend when they'll drive 10 minutes out of their way to spend 5 minutes unscrewing the death pedals on your bike. Especially without giving you crap for struggling with them in the first place.
  • Homework is always the first thing on your mind, but the last thing to get done.
  • Just because you spent years with someone, does not mean you miss them when you leave.
  • Popcorn dipped in chocolate milk is a prime study snack.
  • If you can't cook, you have no chance with guys. Bummer.
  • Motorized scooters are just ok. Razor scooters = instant swag.
Well, that's all I can think of at the moment. I'll add to this list from time to time. I think this concludes my first blog post. Hopefully it will be followed by a few more. We'll see :)