Weekly What? – Week 3

Sorry for being late this week with the weekly what; such is life. Anyways, I haven’t gotten that music written up yet either, it might take me a little longer than I thought (I’m certainly no musician!).
I’ve been pondering some different things I could do for the Weekly What, haven’t struck anything yet, so you’ll have to live with riddles until something catches my eye. Check the comments for last week’s answer.

Jump, me buddy boys; we’re in a hurry boys.
There’s no place left we can go!
You can look all around, but you can’t see the ground! But jump, me buddy boys, jump!

Run, me buddy boys; run for the finish line.
It’s there, it just can’t be seen.
Don’t ever give up, you won’t run out of luck,
So run, me buddy boys, run!

Reach, me buddy boys; you won’t be sorry boys.
I know it’s hard to believe.
But grab hold my hand and I’ll help you to stand.
So reach, me buddy boys, reach!

Sleep, me buddy boys; no time to worry, boys.
Dreams seem to call out, “Ahoy!”
So don’t stay awake, but take every last wink,
And sleep, buddy boys, sleep!

This one may definitely be a little tough to decipher… Good luck!

Weekly What? – Week 2

Alright everyone, here’s your weekly what! Just another riddle this week. I’ll post the answer to last week’s in the comments. Also, if you feel like it, this one can even be sung to the following simple melody (which I will write out and post later):

Laughter, banter, 
Growing faster.

We run, have fun,
Try and catch me if you can!

There is no time that I’d rather spend anywhere.
This is that moment that passes us unawares.

Running, jumping, 
Sailing, adventuring!

Failing, crying, 
Hurting, forgiving.

We learn life’s lessons through uncharted history. 
Bright eyes look to the sky, see simple things we can’t espy.

Even though we can’t deny, we always never recognize 
The little things that once surprised…

Hold on, take heart, 
You are a lovely part

Of this world, difficult;
Don’t give up, be strong and bold!

Learning, loving, 
Caring, endearing.

This song is over, do you even remember
What this song and these rhymes tried to endeavor?

When am I? Can I fly? 
Neverland, oh up so high…

Summertime Soundtrack

Every season seems to need a soundtrack, this is the summer soundtrack. Now remember, this is a soundtrack, like a movie, and this particular soundtrack features songs with few to no words. It’s the mood and feel of the music that reminds me of summer. There are the days of sunshine, the days of simply beautiful and easy-going days, the days of wind, the days of rain, the days of mountainous adventures, the days of dreary darkness, and the days of friends and fun!

Summer is a glorious time, and no one appreciates this more than Alaskans, who rarely see the sun in the winter months. When we see the sun finally, it is exciting and reviving! I thank God for the beautiful and energizing sunlight of summer! So, without further ado, here is the list:

1. Paperman – Christophe Beck
2. Test Drive – John Powell
3. Declan’s Walk – Randy Edelman
4. Siamsa – Ronan Hardiman
5. Duelling Violins – Ronan Hardiman
6. Slip Jig – Gaelic Storm
7. Death Ride to Durango – Gaelic Storm
8. The Storm – Gaelic Storm
9. Let It Go – The Piano Guys
10. Skidoo – Máiréad
11. Explosive – Bond
12. Palladio – Escala
13. Code Name Vivaldi – The Piano Guys
14. Requiem for a Dream – Escala
(I wanted to include “Requiem for a Tower” by Escala, but couldn’t justify it because it sounds too similar to “Requiem for a Dream”)
15. One Last Message – Andrew Lockington
16. Leaving London – Patrick Doyle
17. Throw the Coins – Patrick Doyle

Nostalgic Melody

Hello everyone. Ever hear a piece of a tune and have it haunt your memories for days on end because it’s stuck in your mind and you don’t know what it is? That’s about where I’m at. This time though, I was able to track down the original tune!
This particular tune instantly sent my mind back in time. I can’t remember anything specific, but I do remember the feeling. It’s the feeling of sitting on your front porch in the shade on a hot day, listening to the wind and just relaxing and feeling blissfully free from all worries… A wonderful feeling!
You’re probably wondering, “what tune?” It’s one that isn’t too old, but obscure enough that youngsters won’t recognize it. It’s called “Rainbow Connection”, sung by Kermit the Frog. A simple tune that drags me into the days I’ve long since forgotten. I hope everyone finds a tune that does this to them!

You might also be wishing for the answer to Riddle #5. The answer is “Clue.” it might seem obscure, but you gotta do a little research. The minotaur and string is a big hint.

Playlist of Hearts

Here’s a playlist that starts pretty upbeat and ends sorta melancholy.

1. Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
2. Time Is Love – Josh Turner
3. Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat
4. Loving You Is Easy – Chris August
5. That’s When I Love You – Phil Vassar
6. Passenger Seat – Shedaisy
7. As Fast As I Could – Josh Turner
8. Soon As You Can – Dierks Bentley
9. Everything – Michael Buble
10. Vanilla Twilight – Owl City
11. Restore – Chris August
12. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia (or The Calling)
13. Come Home Soon – Shedaisy
14. I’m Already There – Lonestar
15. Never Alone – Jesse Bonanno

These are all some of my favorites. Hopefully you can find at least one of these songs that you don’t hate.

Sorry I haven’t been updating all that much. I’ve been hanging out with the family and just enjoying the time off from school. Wishing I could take more pictures, but I’m going to have to wait until I pay for this next semester before I can replace my D7100 and 18-200mm lens that spent 10 days in an Alaskan river… Absolutely tragic… BUT, informative! I’ll never go four-wheeling in a river deeper than 4 feet with my camera strapped to the back, inside a “water-proof” bag. Next time, I’m just going to be air-dropped in and then picked up via Skyhook; problem solved!


Ever have one of those songs that comes along and, no matter what’s going on, it cheers you up and pretty soon you can’t help smiling? (the song is “Loving You Is Easy” by Chris August)

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. That moment you’re almost laughing out loud because you actually feel so happy and good!

They can come along when you least expect it. Maybe it’s just the undying optimist in me that can never be suppressed for very long. I suppose that’s one of the best things I’m thankful for, that God gave me a laugh that will never stop, forever.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is, perhaps, the best way to show this. Specifically, I’m thinking about verse 4:

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Bad things only last so long before good things come along. Look for those good things! Smile! Laugh!! Dance!!!

Dew Drop

“She was a dream in my heart
But I saw her right from the start

She would move through the room like she’s floating on air
She’d be beautiful in the white dress that she’d wear

Now I can say that my dream has come true
Cause tonight… I’m looking at her… as I’m dancing with you”
Dancing with You by Jesse Bonanno

Though it’s a few months until my sister gets married, this song stuck with me the first time I heard it. I hope, someday, to be able to sing this to my own bride… Guess I better take some voice lessons so I don’t make her ears bleed.