Thursday, May 19, 2011

tunes for your weekend

This is my friend Nicole:

(how cute is she? for real.)

I must say that we were sort of forced to be friends.  Being two of the only female radio broadcasting majors in our class, we (along with our other beautiful friend Grace) joined forces and, with our naturally high-pitched voices, gave those boys a run for their money.  The three of us were lovingly nicknamed the "Trifecta."  Fierce.

Nicole is probably one of the most talented people that I know.  She's good at pretty much everything that she does and it makes me so jealous proud of her.  Ever since I've known her, she has always wanted to work in the music industry so it came as no surprise when she landed a job in Nashville at a booking agency for Christian music artists.  I know what you're thinking:  Why is she still friends with this unemployed blob of laziness awesomeness?

Your guess is as good as mine.

She moved to Nashville a few weeks ago now and I kind of forget everyday that she now lives 13 hours away.  Weird.  On the bright side, though, it gives me an excuse to visit her in wonderful Nashville (and consume as much Jack's Bar-B-Que as humanly possible)... and it gives Hubz an excuse to convince me to let him buy cowboy boots so he can pretend that he's Alan Jackson at the Grande Ole Opry.

On second thought, maybe I'll make the trip with Grace instead.

As can be expected, Nicole has pretty darn good taste in music and has introduced me to many artists and bands that I now love.  

One of my favorite memories of Nicole from our last year in college was when she was obsessed with the song "Big City Dreams" by Never Shout Never.  The beginning of the song may or may not most certainly contains the word "BYPASS."  In true Nicole fashion, she would be sitting in a radio studio bopping and singing along to the music until one second before the above mentioned word.  She would then stop where she was and mute the music for the split second that word was played.  She then would un-mute it and go back to bopping along to the beat like it was nothing.  It was adorable.  I smiled inside every time she did it.

Since we're now trying to save money broke, Hubz won't let me buy any new music.  Thus, I have learned to love Pandora radio (seriously, if you don't use it, you should... it's fantastic).  A few of my favorite stations are "Adele," "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" and "Ingrid Michaelson."  Check them out, you won't regret it.

Most recently I started listening to "The Rocket Summer" station.  A few songs in, Never Shout Never came on and I was instantly brought back to those late night radio studio nights with Nicole and her bleeping action.  Unlike Nicole's song, however, this one contained the word "truckin'" as this little charmer would pronounce it.  As a good friend would, I danced to the song, sang along and did my little swift bleeping action, just as Nicole would have.  I encourage you to do the same.  Enjoy friends:

Does that make you feel like it's summer or what?  Awesome.

Happy Weekend!



  1. You are dearly loved my friend! Thank you for warming my heart with this lovely post. :) (not to mention complimenting me like crazy...I appreciate the confidence booster ;) ). You're great and if you're not sure why I'm still friends with you...I'll figure out a way to help you remember. :) Thanks darlin! Keep blogging! :)

  2. Dear Kayla,

    I miss reading your blogs. Please post again soon!