They are an English boy band who has a new song (video above) called “Glad You Came.”
Now – I’m obviously not in their target demographic, but I absolutely love this song. I listen to it multiple times a day.
It got me to thinking: as embarrassing as this song is for me to like, it’s really not even the MOST embarrassing “guilty pleasure” song that I have. We all have songs like this.
#7 – Because The Night – Patti Smith
If there’s one redeeming quality to this song it’s that it was actually co-written by Bruce Springsteen.
Springsteen had recorded the song early in his career, but it was not included on his album “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” The album’s producer was also producing an album for Patti Smith. She also recorded the song, included it on her album, and it has been her most enduring single. Continue reading
A few weeks ago on Facebook, a number of people were posting those “this is what my friends think” pictures.
I was reminded of those photos this evening when I was listening to some of our local weathermen in Columbus describe the severe thunderstorms that rolled through the city.
It’s like “How the weather actually is:”
I have decided to switch up my strategy this year. In past seasons, I’ve tried to pick upsets. They can make you look like a genius, but the odds are against you picking the right ones. If you tend to stay with favorites, and they lose, the loss will hurt most other people as well. One exception to this is if there is a star player whose not going to be with his team. Syracuse big man Fab Melo is not eligible to play in the tournament. I think that this will really hurt the Orange and that they are an attractive upset pick for the second round. They play a Kansas State team whose beaten Missouri twice. A lot of pools reward you for picking upsets, and I think that this pick is worth the risk. Even if Syracuse wins this game, I don’t see them making it much further and picking it wrong probably won’t hurt you that much.
Indiana had a key senior tear his ACL in the Big Ten tournament which will affect a team that is under experienced in the tournament. I only like them to win one game.
As an Ohio State fan, I’ve said earlier in the season that this team has been a huge disappointment at times and I think that the region breaks down well for the Bucks.
Everyone seems to be picking Kentucky. They’re a great team, but when everyone seems to lean one way in pools, I struggle to go with the rest of the crowd. I can put them in the national championship game, but I just can’t pick them to win it all.
It’s so easy to lose perspective. It’s so easy to complain out of habit, to get frustrated when things don’t go perfectly. We have our waiter make a mistake with an order and respond like they’ve committed some type of wartime atrocity.
We complain and we get bitter. I think it’s not because the things about which we complain are so important, but because complaining becomes our comfort zone. Instead of just being happy and finding joy in everyday life, we treat anger like a warm blanket and wrap ourselves in it. Continue reading
I was out to dinner with my family this evening. The conversation swirled around various topics, but I was mostly in a different world, thinking of the deaths of three young sorority sisters in Alpha Xi Delta and I struggled to muster up much of an appetite to eat my meal. At a couple points, for a brief moment, I thought that I might have a warm tear trickle down my cheek, but I was able to hold it in. Like a broken record, I continually find myself muttering “it’s so tragic, this is just so sad.”
For the current undergraduates at Bowling Green, I don’t think Greek life will ever look quite the same. An event this monumental can have a way of dividing time; there was time before the Alpha Xi Delta tragedy, but now the Greek community lives in a world after the tragedy.