Thursday, October 6, 2011

Here - It's the Most Beautiful View (THE FIRST 50)

Recently I have really gotten into the musician Allred. He played a concert on campus last month and it was REALLY good. Today's title is from his song "Here".

The other part of the title comes from the fact that today is the 50th day i've been here in Cedar City. I really wouldn't have known this little fact except that I started something when I came here. I call it my Success Journal. I basically just write down the little things that go right for the day. Most of them are things like

"Woke up on time for my 8:00 class."
"Remembered to put wiper fluid in my car."

Really pretty simple. It just is another way to try and stay positive. And some of them kind be kind of funny to look back over.

"Refrained from shouting expletives when I stubbed my toe so bad it bled."
"Thoroughly enjoyed wearing the neon vest required for my job."

Anyways, the reason this has anything to do with today being the 50th day is that I write the date and the day at the top of each page. And today, October 6th, is the 50th day. Since everyone loves a good round number, why not celebrate? To celebrate, I decided to write a blog post, since i've been slacking lately. So here ya go! And I made a playlist of songs that have held significance these first 50 days. Just a warning, I went to The Rocket Summer's concert in September, so there is a definite overload there. But its okay because those songs would probably hold significance no matter how many days I was recognizing. I considered posting all the links to all the songs, but I should probably study sometime today. So here it is, the playlist of all playlists.

The First 50
1. Tara, I'm Terrible - The Rocket Summer
2. How Many Times - The Rocket Summer
3. Cross My Heart - The Rocket Summer
4. Folding Chair - Regina Spektor
5. Happily Ever After - He Is We
6. Give It All - He Is We
7. All I Have - The Rocket Summer
8. Roses - The Rocket Summer
9. Starts With Goodbye - Carrie Underwood
10. Starting Now - Ingrid Michaelson
11. Thug Story feat T Pain - Taylor Swift
12. Do You Feel - The Rocket Summer
13. Good Riddance - Green Day
14. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most - Dashboard Confessional
15. Come Thou Fount - Reflections of Christ
16. Amazing Grace - Reflections of Christ
17. So Much Love - The Rocket Summer
18. Hey! - The Rocket Summer
19. Save - The Rocket Summer
20. Skies So Blue - The Rocket Summer
21. I Need A Break...But I'd Rather Have A Breakthrough - The Rocket Summer
22. Crystal Baller - Third Eye Blind
23. Friend Like You - Joshua Radin
24. Break It Out - The Rocket Summer
25. For You To Notice - Dashboard Confessional
26. Perfect - P!nk
27. Right Now - Peter Breinholt
28. Brand New Day - Joshua Radin
29. Be Still, My Soul - Reflections of Christ
30. Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles
31. Getting Into You - Relient K
32. The Lining Is Silver - Relient K
33. Thick As Thieves - Dashboard Confessional
34. I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
35. A Little Fall of Rain - Les Miserables
36. Lie To Me - Allred
37. Tomb - Allred
38. Hurry Up - Allred
39. Golden - Allred
40. Radio - Allred
41. Video - India.Arie
42. I Am Not My Hair feat P!nk - India.Arie
43. Let The Rain - Sara Bareilles
44. Two Birds - Regina Spektor
45. Slow Motion Machine Gun - Pearl and The Beard
46. Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
47. Winter Song - Ingrid Michaelson & Sara Bareilles
48. Title And Registration - Death Cab For Cutie
49. Passenger Seat - Death Cab For Cutie
50. So, In This Hour... - The Rocket Summer

I really feel like The Rocket Summer concert deserves its own post. But since that's probably not gonna happen, here are some pictures. It truly was one of the best shows i've been to, and i've attended my fair share of concerts. After he played So, In This Hour... I probably could have died happy. SUCH A GOOD SHOW!

Look up the music video for "Do You Feel" if you don't understand this.

Shannon, Holly, Kelli, Me, Alyssa, and Savannah

Holly seriously COULD NOT take a picture without laughing
Wait, maybe she can!
Never mind. She's hopeless.

Not very good quality, but that's Bryce Avary!

I sadly wasn't smart enough to wait around for Bryce to come out, but Holly and her sisters were.

I got to touch his hand one time when he came out into the crowd, but I didn't get to meet him like the Rindlisbacher's did. Sad! But I did talk to his wife Tara, she was so nice! She didn't mind me asking creeper fan questions. We are basically best friends now. I'm expecting a dinner party invitation any day now.

In my first 50 days, here are some of the things i've done.
Got a job as an Usher at the SUU Football games

Played in the PowderPuff game
Had my first boyfriend and got my first kiss. (We've broken up since then so please, spare me the marriage jokes.)
Took a road trip to Logan for The Rocket Summer concert with 4 girls from my dorm.
A girl in my dorm won a pig at the rodeo and kept it on a leash outside our building for a few days until she could figure out what to do with it.

Went to the new Science building dedication with Emily. Complete with drinks served in beakers.

Some of the fam came down for a weekend. PS Those are Tyler's glasses, I just stole them for the picture.

My ward got to go to the St George temple to do baptisms. I never realized how much I took having a temple around for granted until it was 45 minutes away instead of 3 blocks.

Well, that certainly is NOT a comprehensive list, but it's a start. I hope you all (2 readers) have had a wonderful 50 days. I know I have :)

"When you get knocked down, pray that you land on your back; cuz if you can look up, you can stand up."


  1. i can't believe it's been that long! geez where does the time go? I'm glad you're enjoying it down there :) miss you

  2. Love your blog and love you!

  3. Awesome stuff. That was a long post filled with awesomesauce. I could taste it.