Music Monday: Nero

So last Tuesday A and I went to a concert at the House of Blues in Boston with a couple of our friends. We went to see Nero. Unless you are into electronic music, you probably haven’t heard of them. Electronic music and the dubstep world can be intimidating in my opinion, and some of the stuff is a bit crazy for me. But there is definitely some good stuff out there. A and his friends are obsessed with the genre right now. Thankfully, A knows the kind of dubstep I like (not as aggressive and more of a house-y feel), so I have him filter through it and send over my kind of stuff. I especially like listening to it at the gym or when going for runs.

Give it a shot:

And here is the same song, remixed by Skrillex. I actually heard the remix before the original. Can’t pick a favorite though – they are very different from each other – and both very good 🙂


Music Monday … on Thursday

I know I know. It is Thursday, not Monday. I missed Music Monday this week because things have been a little crazy. But Music Thursday just doesn’t sound right – so just go with me on this one.

Last night was the last episode EVER of One Tree Hill. It was a sad night for me. I know, I shouldn’t admit this. Half of you are probably saying “That show is still on?” and the other half are saying “I can’t believe you watch that show!”. Don’t judge me. I have been watching since season one and I just sort of grew up with it. So get over it.

But anyways, yesterday was the series finale and I had to say goodbye. One of the many reasons why I like the show is because they introduce me to so many good new artists and songs. Yesterday, I heard a song by Cary Brothers, called “Free Like You Make Me”, and I am in love. It’s been on repeat for me all day.

It’s very chill. And moving. Take a listen.

Puppy = No Sleep

So Goomba finally came home. YAY! And I love him to pieces. He is the cutest little thing. But having a puppy means there is an extreme lack of sleep.

Here are a couple of pictures of the little nugget from this weekend..

So I apologize for the lack of posting.
Puppies are EXHAUSTING. We got him on Thursday night, and played with him for a while. Of course he got tired and ended up falling asleep on me. But when we put him in his crate to go to sleep for the night, he started crying. And crying. And wouldn’t stop crying. And he eventually started with a little bit of barking in between the crying and whining. It was so sad. A was always an absolutely no dog in the bed guy, and Thursday night, he actually said “now I know why people allow their dogs to sleep in the bed”. Don’t worry. No dogs in the bed here.

Thank goodness we had Friday off. We wanted to spend some time with him and get started on training him. We were so exhausted so I am very thankful that we had the day off. We spent much of the weekend training him, as well as a few visits from friends and family that wanted to meet the little guy.

Monday morning rolled around, and we needed to get ready for work. Boy does it take longer to get out of the house when you have a puppy. You have to feed him, obviously, and then wait a bit for him to have to go to the bathroom, and of course he wants to play. We are crating him, so when we left we put him in his crate and he kind of just looked at us with these sad eyes.
I went home at lunch, and found him crying. And he had pee’d in the crate, because puppies bladders are small and he just couldn’t hold it all that time. It was so sad. So I fed him, and then decided to take him with me back to work for the rest of the afternoon. I have my own office and my boss is pretty easy-going so I was able to. And he was pretty good. See for yourself

Yesterday evening we didn’t have any accidents in the house which was amazing. And he actually slept in his crate pretty well. Woke up a few times at night whining because he had to pee, but once we brought him out to do that he went back in his crate to sleep.

Goomba has an issue with peeing inside. He is great about pooping outside, but does not want to pee out there (and if it had to be one or the other I am glad it’s the pooping he does outside!). We will sit outside forever waiting for him to pee, and he won’t, but the second we bring him inside he goes. We have tried putting pads outside to get him to pee on those, but that doesn’t work either. Super frustrating. Last night he was a little better thankfully, but I am not sure if it was just luck.

Any thoughts out there on how we can get a puppy to want to pee outside, and not inside. It would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

Music Monday

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays.

It was a long busy weekend, with lots of driving. But that is what A and I do. We are off driving somewhere to see someone every weekend.

There will be no driving this weekend though. I am looking forward to this coming weekend because …. GOOMBA comes home. A and I have Friday off, and we will be spending the entire weekend with the little guy and getting him used to us and the apartment.

Here are a couple new pictures. He’s getting so big so fast.

Tell me he is not the cutest thing you have ever seen.


Well it is Monday, and like most week days, I need music to get me through the work day. I decided to make Mondays Music Monday’s, and post my current favorite song or some new stuff that I might have heard over the weekend. Real original, I know. Get over it, I did.

Today’s music comes to you from Dada Life. Never been to a concert, but they have a fetish with bananas – and since I am not a fan of bananas whatsoever, I am not sure I want to go. But that doesn’t mean I can’t jam out to their tunes.

On second thought, even though I might be too old for this kind of thing, it did look pretty wild and fun. I guess I could give a concert a shot. Just keep the bananas away from me.

There is also a vocal version of the above song which is just as good.

Happy listening 🙂

Your Hand In Mine

Happy Friday.

Not much to say right now, other than I am incredibly glad it is almost the weekend.

I know most people are looking for some up-beat music right now to get themselves ready for the weekend, but it’s not quite the weekend yet people. We still need to get ourselves through the work day.

And to help you do that, listen to “Your Hand In Mine” … on repeat. It’s 8 minutes of pure gold. You might recognize it, it was used in the NBC show “Friday Night Lights”. Which I loved, so if you have never watched it, all the seasons are on Netflix and you should check it out.

But anyways, take a listen to help you get through your Friday work day. And check out some other tunes from Explosions in the Sky while you are at it. You won’t regret it.