Wednesday, October 27, 2010


one year ago today i began this blog. i had no idea what i was going to write about or where it would take me, but im still here. and ive gotten a few new readers along the way, which is pretty sweet. here is my first post incase you wanted that background info... "and it begins"

one year ago today i was very different than i am today. my life, my views on many things, my thoughts, feelings, insecurities... all different. for the better too, i would like to believe. for those of you who already read my blog, you know i am a runner. for those who are new (HI!), i like to run a lot. and with running comes music. heck, without running comes music... i listen to music all the time. music is a huge part of my life... new songs quickly become obsessions and i listen over and over. i sing in the car like im auditioning for american idol. i use song lyrics for everything and enjoy relating music and lyrics to my life. this blog is even titled after a song lyric... you get the idea.

last december i did a "year in review" courtesy of my ipod, which i will be doing again this year. but i went to the goo goo dolls concert last night, and i thought i would do a blog anniversary post with the songs from the show/my favorite quotes from each song. (ps- this concert was amazing... extremely small/intimate venue, mixed age group, perfect sound and lights. really wish i had brought my good camera though. fail).

(before i get to the songs, i wanted to share something funny from the concert... a girl in the first couple rows had a poster that said "marry me johnny" on it. after the first song he stopped the show and said "marry me johnny, huh?... are you married already?" she said no. then he said "do you have money? cuz i got married for love once... fuck that shit." haha. the crowd went nuts! just had to share)

1. big machine- now your world is way too fast, nothins real and nothin lasts

2. slide- what you feel is what you are and what you are is beautiful

3. dizzy- youre dirty and youre sweet you know youre everything i need

4. here is gone- and we wake up in the breakdown of the things we never thought we could be

5. second time around- it was an awkward time, i hoped it wouldnt, hoped it couldnt last

6. january friend- cry, dont cry out loud... youve gotta bear your cross but never think too loud

7. cant let it go- and i was your anger, and you were my fear, and now that its over of course its so clear

8. black balloon- a thousand other boys could never reach you, how could i have been the one (once this song started a bunch of black balloons started flying around in the crowd. nice)

9. home- and i tried so hard, tried to be so strong

10. better days- and you asked me what i want this year and ill try to make this kind and clear, just a chance that maybe we'll find better days

11. stay with you- am i fooled by my own desires? i twist my fate just to feel you

12. now i hear- id cry aloud if i remembered all the mess id left behind

13. name- scars are souvenirs you never lose, the past is never far (right before this song he asked a girl in the crowd how old she was. she told him 18 and he said "well then i wrote this song when you were 3. they started playing the song and the crowd freaked out (shocking) and he goes "fuck, are you kidding me?" haha... im pretty sure id be sick of playing the same songs after fifteen years too haha)

14. let love in- theres nothing we can do about, the things we have to do without, the only way to feel again is let love in

15. as i am- you know i run to find the answers, what i need to find is you

16. iris- and you cant fight the tears that aint comin, or the moment of truth in your lies

17. not broken- morning comes and life moves on, and when it changed you didnt know where you belonged (this is going to be their next solo release from their new album "something for the rest of us". i hadnt heard this song yet.... needless to say its probably my new favorite song, and im so happy i heard it live for the very first time. i decided you all needed to hear it for yourself. enjoy)

18. broadway- forgotten but not gone, you drink it off your mind

one of my running tweeps, jamie, told me yesterday that GGD's drummer, mike malinin, runs marathons and ultra marathons... see, clearly this band rocks!! (cool article about him HERE). in hindsight i should have made a poster asking if he wanted to go for a run with me today. live and learn i guess.

happy blogiversary. may the upcoming year be just as exciting as the last :)


  1. happy blogiversary! this year is going to be so exciting for you!! you have many things to look forward to!

  2. happy blogiversary! Why and the heck didn't I go to the goo goo dolls concert when they were in town!??!!? I'm dumb. I love them. Grrr.

  3. Happy Blogiversary Danielle ~ Love the new look!
    Yes, I agree-you should have a sign for drummer dude. Next concert!
    Here's to another year of miles and smiles-
    may we some day share both!
    Cheers :)

  4. happy blogiversary to you! Consider me your newest follower! :-)