Thursday, March 31, 2011

The One.

I think you know you've found 'the one' when you know everything about them. You know how they react to things, every little movement they could possibly have made is etched into your mind. I think you know you've found 'the one' when you can have a good time with them anywhere and everywhere. Wheter you're at home, work, school, movies, supermarket, a parking lot whatever! I think you know you've found 'the one' when they treat you the same in every situation. Where you know they're there for you and love you if you're with your friends, their friends, your family, their family, strangers, colleagues, fellow employees. Even if you're a complete embarrassment to them in front of people they desperately want to impress, they won't give up on you. They love you just they way you are. Song stuck in my head today: "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes Keep on keepin' on, Madison

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Recently, I got a hair cut. I have this sort of 'hair cut cycle'. At first I'm extremely reluctant to get my hair cut and I really don't see the point of it? I mean if you don't give a crap about (what I still don't understand) your spilt ends then why bother?! So every time around I'll fight my mom on the subject and one way or another I'll end up in the black upholstered chair down the street with my head leaned back into a sink. The lady will -always- make a comment about my hair, normally about how thick it is. This time I got, "Well that was my workout for the day! How do you ever blow dry it?". :) Then I'll sit there with my little frown and wince with every snip of my locks. And after all of this, I'll be happy and I'll realize how I like having my hair shorter just as much. I think having my hair long is a comfort zone. It's easy to just run out of the house with it that way and it's just natural to me. My cousin always gets something different every time she gets her hair cut, wheter it's super short or leaving it super long, getting crazy layers, or her latest: blunt bangs, she's always switching it up. See, sometimes I wish I could do that but I'm always content with my crazy mane and layers they way they are and always will be.
"Almost cut my hair, it happened just the other day. It's getting' kinda long, I coulda said it was in my way."

- "Almost Cut My Hair" Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Song stuck in my head today: click above! ^

Keep on keepin' on,


Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's your name?

"It was the first time she had ever called me by my name. Of course she did this purposefully and knew that I should treasure it up."
~ Pip, Great Expectations
(Yup, I'm the loser that quotes Great Expectations the book I have to read for english.)

Names. My thoughts on names:
1.)First off, I notice the first time someone calls me "Maddie". Sometimes it'll freak people out, the new friend I made will greet my with a big "Maddie!!" and I'll stop and go, "You just called me Maddie for the first time!". Then I just get this stare, and a laugh. I guess I realize this because it shows that someone thinks they're close to me when they call me Maddie. When people who aren't close with my call my that it's just... creepy.
2.) I hate when people write one of my many nicknames as Maddi. Or Madi. I just don't like it. There's only two people who can spell it like that, my best friend and his mom. Other than that you will be corrected. Maddie, Maddy even Maddey if you really want to be creative!
3.) Isn't it weird that we don't pick our names? It's the only thing we come with into this life, and it's basically the only thing we have for the rest of it that is truly ours. But really not, because we had no say in it. I think your name is your first test. It's your first situation where the world has given you something and you just have to make do with it. Lots of times that happens in life and you just gotta suck it up and take what this crazy ride throws at you. I don't think you should go out and change your name. It's something you were given, something to live up to, it's like the skin on your bones and it should and will always be with you wheter you like it or not.
4.) Naming a baby is such a weird experience. What if you give your baby this extremely amazing name, like Athena or something. Something big, or something different and unique and it they don't live up to it. What if you have a boy and name them Drizzle and they end up being a fat plumber or something... I don't know! Haha I mean when you hear a name before seeing a person's face you just get this image in your head and some people just do not match up to their names.
5.) My friends always make fun of my because I love 'weird' baby names. Eh, yeah it's true I guess but I think these names are gorgeous: Gemma, Brooklyn, Meadow.......
6.) We've talked about this before but, I love it when you say my name. Love it. :)

Song stuck in my head today: IDK AMERICAN IDOLS ON GOTTA JET!
Keep on keepin' on,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This big thick-headed jerk said an extremely idiotic comment aimed at one of my good friends today. No one else picked up on it beside me and his Crabbe and Goyle-esque cronies. I lost my chance to flip out on him, but trust me if timing was on my side some bad stuff would've went down. This guy was so stupid.

When I got in my best friend's car I just completely lashed out to him and his mom about what I heard and she really calmed me down explaining it wasn't worth my time. And it wasn't. And sometimes you just have to let certain things brush off your shoulders. Some people just aren't worth your time and attention.

When you overhear something like I did or are put in a similar situation sometimes the best thing is just to roll your eyes, picture yourself socking the person square in the face and walk away. Yeah it's best to correct this person so maybe they'll think twice about what they say/do but sometimes after your opportunity has passed it'll be worse to drag things out again.

Sometimes you just gotta...


Song stuck in my head today: "Run-around" by Blues Traveler

Keep on keepin' on,


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Back to Basics: A Flower List Update

Have you been watching American Idol this season?

14% said Never watch it.
0% said What's that?
42% said A little bit :)
14% said YES! Love it!
0% said No, ew I hate that show.
28% said Just the auditions!
SO, this season of AI has actually been incredible. Yes, they say it every year that this is the best talent they've season but I truly think season 10 is the best of the best. The talent it unmatched to any previous contestants and a few of these singers are in a complete league of their own. Even the judges are great! I was really nervous to see how Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez would fare, but I'm in love with Steven Tyler and Jennifer's constant indifference is so genuine and pure! Normally I'll watch just the auditions and then try if I can to keep watching the rest of the season. This year though I'm really trying to make sure I'm home to watch it!

If you've been watching the show you might be familiar with someone who made it to the Top 24, and was an early favorite despite being cast off the first week, Robbie Rosen. Robbie comes from a town extremely close to mine so the buzz about him being on the show had been going on for a while and their was just this aura of excitement every Wednesday and Thursday night. His high school had viewing parties and he was on the cover of our newspaper and on every local news channel. I've heard how good Robbie is before he auditioned for AI even. He added me on Facebook since we live close and he's trying to get his music out. Definitely YouTube him if you want! He's got an amazing voice.

But... as for my personal favorites: CASEY ABRAMS AND PAUL MCDONALD ♥. Everyone is really really really good as well (Jacob Lusk, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery...) but I really just love everything about these two guys. Their personality, their style, their overall performance.

Let me know what you think! I'll keep watching throughout the season and I'm excited to see how far my favorites go.

Song stuck in my head today: ....

Keep on keepin' on,

Monday, March 21, 2011


Hell week is over! My last show was this Saturday night and BOY do I have A LOT TO TELL YOU! So don't worry my mind is whirring with post ideas, I'm super behind on an update and a Glee review, I've got lots to keep me busy and a fresh new attitude to do it with since spring track has officially started (for me anyways) today. :)

Stay tuned pretty please!

Song stuck in my head today: "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles

Keep on keepin' on,


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Glee Review #24: "Sexy" (Season 2, Episode 5)

This had to be one of Glee's most criticized episodes. Was it too racy for a show that's on at eight o'clock that some children watch? Maybe.


"Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" was a little much. But Holly's statement at the end of the song did make you think, but do you think it made anyone think about it that much? "Animal" was good vocally but hilarious otherwise! I don't know about you but I don't consider guys with bubbles and beach balls as sex symbols... oh and Kurt's faces! "Kiss" was interesting... Like I said I'm not a huge fan of this Will-Holly relationship. "Landslide" was amazing! Just purely great. I died the minute I heard the first chords of "Afternoon Delight"! I don't know about you but whenever I hear that song I automatically think of the movie Anchorman with Will Ferrel! It was hysterical and I love Emma's innocence.

When the episode started off with Brittany's scare of a pregnancy I was scared myself. Throwing another pregnancy into this show would've turned me off a lot. It makes me think of Secret Life of the American Teenager and I can't stand that show. But I'm glad it was just another classic Brittany joke scenario. The scene between Kurt's dad, Burt and Blaine was great. I understood where Burt was coming from but I didn't think Blaine was overstepping. He's a really good friend to Kurt. Santana's 'new' love for Brittany, well I just hope that Glee can keep writing that scenario well. I don't think the whole concept of it is crazy but I just hope they keep talking about it throughout the season because Santana was really distraught over it and for it to only be the subject of one episode would be stupid. I think her desire for Brittany makes a lot of sense, but Brittany just doesn't make sense in general so I don't know how she'll deal with it. And how does Artie not know of any of this?!

My questions:
1.) Where are Tina, Mercedes and Mike?!
It seems that Glee only focuses on Puck, Lauren, Quinn, Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Santana and Brittany now. Even Sam has been pushed to the side! But honestly where is Mercedes of all! Has she had an episode about her this whole season?!
2.) How will this Santana/Brittany relationship end?
Obviously Santana has a lot of thinking to do. She just assumed that Brittany would be with her because she told Brittany she loved her. But Brittany is so very lost. I'm really curious to see how this all plays out.
3.) Is this the last we'll see of Holly?
The ratings must shoot up when Gwyneth Paltrow came on the show. But after how this episode has been recepted do you think she'll be back on for a third time?

Members of the celibacy club performing "Afternoon Delight"

Your quotes!

"I get my information from Woody Woodpecker cartoons." - Brittany

"My sextape with J.D. Salinger was a disaster." - Holly

"And why would you get that tattoo there?" - Kurt

"My lips are sealed just like your legs!" - Holly

"The key is to use your curling iron in the bathtub to keep you from being burnt." - Brittany

"Once on a dare, I swallowed a thumbtack. And I'm about 90% sure it's still there." - Puck

"We watch the Housewives shows, which are racy. So, so racy." - Emma

"A nooner is when you sneak out for desert in the middle of the day... right?" - Emma

"I made out with a mannequin. I even had a sex dream about a shrub that was in the shape of a person." - Santana

Next episode is Regionals! Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine will be the guest judges for this episode. The songs we will hear are... "Blackbird" "Candles" "Get It Right" "Hell to the No" "Loser Like Me" "Misery" "Raise Your Glass". I'm excited for "Misery" and "Blackbird" and of course Rachel's original song (which I'm guessing is "Hell to the No"?). I've been wrong with the song choices before so remember not all of these songs are guaranteed to be a part of the episode!

Song stuck in my head today: ...

Keep on keepin' on,


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Fifteen... you've been nothing but ____ to me.


I'm failing math one day then the next I'll get 100 on my test. I want to good in school but then I lose the motivation for it. I KNOW I can get 100 on everything. If I try. If I study. If I just kick it into high gear and stop doodling hearts on my desk. I can do it. But I just don't know if I really really want to. If it's for me. I will never ever use 75% of my high school curriculum in my REAL life. So what's the point? What is the hair-pulling stress of studying all night long giving me but a lovely advanced regents diploma to frame and send off to multiple colleges. I'm glad I spend my time here, on Blogger or on Tumblr being inspired, seeing a glimpse of the world I very much want to divulge into. I'm glad I spend my time chatting hours away with my best friends I'll share my life with, with my cousin who is my sister to be honest, and with the person that might never know how much I really care for him. I'm glad I choose to watch rock-docs all night instead of obsessing over every little detail in my textbook. But then I get a talk from my parents, or from my high school's graduates telling me, "Yeah you shouldn't get INSANE about grades, but please please please try your best! You can get that 100." And lately, actually all my life almost, I've never known what my whole potential was. It's so freaking frustrating.

Some moments where I felt on top of the world (based on accomplishments):

- My first race at the Armory. (Y'know the one when afterwards I basically attacked you and you said "You tore that shit up man!" AND I COULDN'T OF BEEN HAPPIER. Wait... you're not reading this I should stop.)
- When I got the second highest grade on my Earth Science midterm last year. (Science is my least favorite subject)
- When I got the only 100 in my English class last week on this impossible quiz.

You see with my track accomplishment that mattered more to me, I can still come back to it and feel the way I felt that night. It lasted with me, and hopefully will last with me. With the grades they're just happy little moments. Nothing I'll tell my kids about or even remember.

There's so so SO many more confusing aspects of my life right now, so I'll definitely be posting more of these. Definitely.

Song stuck in my head today: "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong (so many great covers of this... but sticking with the original today)

Keep on keepin' on,


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Glee Review #23: "Blame It On The Alcohol" (Season 2, Episode 4)

Oh what a lovely dysfunctional episode!

*SPOILER ALERT* (I've given it about two weeks that should be enough!)

"Don't You Want Me" was too funny! Yeah yeah, I don't in any way shape or form advocate getting piss drunk like Blaine and Rachel but you have to love their performance of this! They're still amazing even wasted! "Blame It" was great as well. Everything that Artie does (especially covering Jamiee Foxx!) is amazing. "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" was too funny. I love the Bieste and the relationship she has with Will! But will she stop bringing up that one kiss?! "Tik Tok" was great when everyone in the gymnasium was singing along!

So crazy drunken parties = lots of drama. It's no surprise even that went down did!

My questions:
1.) Is Rachel really serious about this "original glee song"?
I think everyone was on the edge of their seats when Rachel said she had written some of the song. "Headband" was hilarious and I loved Finn's reaction but will she end up writing a hit?
2.) Do you think the glee club will really not drink as much?
After the promise they made to Will, do you think drinking will come again as a plot problem or has this show had enough of drunk dialing mishaps?
3.) Why was Rachel wearing that dress?
Okay, bad and extremely random question I know but I couldn't help but blog about it. Did anyone notice that almost sleeping gown dress Rachel was wearing at her party?! I keep cracking up because not once did she take it off.

The glee club performing "Tik Tok"

Your quotes...
"It tastes like pee!" - Rachel
"She made me traditional tea made out of panda hair." - Mike
"Ke$ha has been a culture icon for weeks" - Brittany
"You know what, a reminder, I own that guppie mouth. Those Aerosmith lips belong to me!" - Santana
"Being thrown up on, it just does something to a person." - Rachel
"And now, performing the hit song Tik and also Tok, by rapper Ke and dollar sign ha, New Directions." - Figgins
I'm not sure if I'm going to like next episode. I LOVED Gwyneth Paltrow when she was once on Glee. It was by far one of my favorite episodes but now her coming back might not be as great, like Grease 2 y'know? And I really don't like the idea of her and Will having a fling. Must he get with every girl on this show?!
P.S. Thanks Ryan Murphy for the Joni Mitchell and Carol King references! (They secretly made the episode)
Song stuck in my head today: "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel
Keep on keepin' on.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a song for the seasons

Music is magical.

Songs capture our hearts and our memories.

Songs stay in our heads and tag along for the ride. When you think of certain things or feel a certain way, often a song comes to mind.

My cry on command song:

The song that instantly makes me think of my family:

My I'm in a hate the world mood song:

My rainy day song:

My summer song:

The song that can always make me laugh:

My I'm getting ready for a great night song:

The song that can change my day around:


my latest edition...

My go-to make me happy song:

Hoping that one of these will be the song stuck in your head today!

Keep on keepin' on,