Monday, December 1, 2014

Five: Songs that Car Karaoke

I don't know about anyone else but I love singing along to the radio.
 LOVE!
There is something awesome about belting out a tune along with the radio with out a care in the world, I don't even stop singing at the lights anymore. I've live without a care in the world people!
Recently I swapped out listening to the radio and the constant barrage of advertisements to listening to audio books on my drive to and from work. I love it! I makes me feel like the ultimate multi-tasker, getting to work and getting further into my book at the same time- WIN!! It something that I highly recommend trying.
But, audio books aren't what this blog post was supposed to be about, it was supposed to be about my current top 5 songs to crank out in the car and sing with all my enthusiasm!

5: Culture Club- Karma Chameleon
Absolutely corny, this is one of my all time favourite songs- for absolutely no rhyme or reason- perhaps it was played alot when I was in the womb?? Theres a fair amount of arm waiving going on in my car when this one plays

4: Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody
I have been late for an appointment because it feels sacreligious not to see the entire song through the whole way- in all the voices!

3: Pink- Raise your Glass
Most of Pink's tunes cause an outbreak of song, but this one in particular is a favourite- its such a powerful, feel good song

2: Taylor Swift- Shake it Off
The jazz hands start waving about like a cheerleader and there is definately some over enthusiatic shoulder shimmys!

1: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Marz- Uptown Funk
My current number 1, is fairly new on the airwaves ( I think) and is sitting at number 2 on the Aria Chart.
It reminds me of an old school James Brown number, something cool and funky and requires plenty of steering wheel tapping. I'm still not too sure what all the words are, but humming along is almost the same right??

eta: I have no idea why the youtube clip won't post- but follow the below link to check it out!

So are you a car karaoke player??
Or do you keep quiet behind the wheel??
Have you ever tried an audio book??
What did you think??

So many questions tonight!
Happy Monday
xo L

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Knock, Knock...Is anyone there???

In the last couple of weeks the reminder to pay for my domain name popped into my inbox, which  lead me to ponder whether I should bother paying for it- I've have blogged once in 12 months, it felt like a waste of money- money that could otherwise be put to better use.
Of course I quickly decided that I would pay the renewal fee, it really wasn't that much money (especially when I thought about how much I spend on coffee each week) and mostly I want to hold on to 'my' piece of the internet- who knows when it might come in more useful- and I know that I'm not the only Lauren Boase in this universe (google has told me so) but it had me thinking about blogging. With months between posts is it really something that I want to do?? Do I have anything that really worth sharing?? Do I make a difference in this world with my words? Do I need to make a diference? Is it worth something to me? Do people actually want to read about my random ramblings? Do I care if people read my random ramblings?
Then I thought a bit more and figured that I don't really care what other people think, do or say... I just want to write.
So thats what I plan to do.
You only get to live life once right, and with a little over 18 months left in my twenties I plan to record and remember the adventures- make the most of opportunities.
"The trick is to enjoy life.
Don't wish away your days, 
waiting for better ones ahead."
-Marjory Pay Hinckley

xo Lauren

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014...how did that happen??

Dear Blogosophere,
Please forgive me for I have sinned,
It has been 89 days since my last post...

Seriously 89 days!! Where has that time gone? My last post was in November 2013, as a kid I remember those summer holidays draaaaging by- but the older I get the quicker it flashes by- definitely has me worried for the future!!

So, pivotal question whats been happening??
I feel like not a lot, but then at the same time plenty.
I've spent a lot, and I really mean that a lot of time with my true love instagram- the ease and quickness of recording bits of life really appeal to me, as does the general positive, uplifting atmosphere surrounding it.

I spent Christmas is Adelaide with my beautiful family- and even snuck away Christmas night to spend some time with friends. I felt like I spent the Christmas break surrounded by the people I love It was good.
I saw in the New Year with friends, and chose the word Nurture to guide me this year. There are so many aspects of my life that I want to nurture and grow- and I'm feeling proud of realising that and making some of the changes that needed to be made.
 I had a lovely trip to Melbourne with my younger, smaller sister and Mumma Bear to celebrate Mum's fabulous special birthday. It was great to get away- we shopped, we ate, I managed to read 3 books, catchup on sleep, shop some more, visit the casino, drink some cocktails, shop some more, and see a show. Perfect really.

I convinced my best girl to get a tattoo with me. I am utterly, utterly in love with the small piece of art hidden on my leg and now have something to remember not only the amazing friend I have but also signify this year of change and period of growth in my life.

I have achieved some good things at work, learning new things every single day- and that makes me proud.
I've spent time with good people doing good things.
I've had my first bingo outing- which was...educational...all night I fought the urge too call out "B-iii-nnnn-ggg-oooo" the same way Vada does in My Girl. I'm torn between wanting to go back and win AND getting over the fact that I'm not allowed to talk for 2 hours!

I've been to the beach and  to 20/20 cricket matches, I've been out for coffee's and had catchup's with good people and been out dancing until my toes hurt.

Really its all been pretty good.
And that is nice.

How are you??

xx Lauren


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Music: Five- Got the Feeling

In the 90's I was in love with the boy bands, no doubt in a similar vein that 1D are loved now. I had posters of 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and Five covering my wardrobe and books...I would beg mum to buy me Big Hits or Smash Hits so that I could cut out the lyrics to all the new songs, memorise them and sing along loudly with my 100% Hits CDs.

Last week I had one of my teenage dreams come true when I saw Five perform at HQ. Technically they should be called Four now, with J (always the best looking the the group) not joining in on the reunion fun.It was fabulous!! it left me smiley for days- they were fabulous and cheesy - synchronized boy dancing to a room filled with females- easily 100 females to every 1 guy.
The 90's really was a fun time to grow up!

Now everybody's moving, everybody's grooving
Getting down with Five when we come your way
Move it to the left now you shake it to the right
Cos you know we gotta keep this party
Pumping through the night
Five- Got the Feeling 

 
Do you have a favourite 90's band? Have you seen any live?
xx Lauren

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gratitude


"Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you. Then, it will be a good day"

 

xo Lauren

Monday, October 28, 2013

words.

I had a coffee with a friend this afternoon and because I am a complete twit I was 35 minutes early- something I didn't realise until it was to late to go do something else. It was a blessing in disguise though- it gave me a whole bunch of time to just sit. To people watch and organise some of the thoughts wafting through my brain. Coming off the back of last weekends timeout there is A LOT I am trying to process at the moment, working out how to move forward.


When it comes to blogging, I like the aspect of keeping a virtual diary, of sharing my thoughts with the greater public, but what is always at the back of my mind is that I don't want to come off as conceited or attention seeking. That is totally not my style, its more for my own record keeping and attempting to keep myself accountable.

I am pretty disappointed in myself actually. That I let so much get to me and drag me backwards, a long way backwards, but I have reached my tipping point. I am done with feeling less than ordinary, and using food as my crutch, I am giving myself a kick up the arse and looking after myself again.

It takes 21 days to form a habit, that I know, so I am committing myself to taking the next three weeks to create the successful building blocks that I once had. I will:
  • exercise 6 days a week- for a minimum of 30 minutes- in the morning, before work
  • be more mindful about what I am eating
  • drink more water and cut my caffeine consumption down
  • worry less about the world and more about me
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A vague but easy start.
Lets try this again.
xx Lauren

Friday, October 25, 2013

Music: Pitbull ft Ke$ha - Timber

Last weekend I spent some cutting and sticking, enjoying getting my craft on with some awesome creative people. I  hadn't scrap booked in forever and I had so much fun using the box of scraps I took with me to create some pretty pages, thirteen in fact.

On sunday morning I spent some time sitting next to the lovely Sue and she pointed out that I hadn't updated my blog forever...so just for you Sue, one of my favourite songs playing on the radio at the moment, it defiantly makes me want to get up and dance!!

It's going down, I'm yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let's make a night, you won't remember
I'll be the one, you won't forget
 
 

Have a fabulous weekend friends,
xx Lauren