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Brad Paisley Concert

A few weeks ago, I went to see Brad Paisley in concert. It was such a good concert! I went to his concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim on July 21st. I went with my mom. She is not a country fan at all, but she went to see Kane Brown, one of the opening acts.

Brad Paisley was the headliner in the concert. As I mentioned earlier, Kane Brown was one of the opening acts. The other opening act was Dan Tyminski. I had never heard of him, but he was pretty good. He sang “Hey, Brother” with Avicii, the dj who passed away earlier this year.

I heard Kane Brown a couple years ago when he came out with the song “What if”. I really liked that song. Recently, my mom heard his music and when she heard that he was going to come out in concert here in California, my mom made sure to get tickets as soon as they went on sale. She asked me months in advance if I wanted to go with her. I said yes, because unlike her, I really like country music. Only downside was that the Brad Paisley concert was the same day as the Tim McGraw concert, which was at the Staples Center. But since I had seen him last year, I thought it would be a good idea to see new people in concert.

We got to Anaheim really early for the concert. It started at 730pm and my mom got us there at 530pm. We went to eat before the concert, because I was starving! It was the first time in ages that my mom and I hung out together , just the two of us. That never happens because I am the oldest of six and now that she has her boyfriend, she spens so much time with him. We got to the Honda Center and couldn’t believe how close our seats were! They were only like $70/$75 and we were sitting floor side. We felt a little bit out of place because we didn’t see too many people like us at the concert, but I was determined to not let that ruin our good time.

Kane Brown sang all his hits, as well as some new songs I had never heard before. He is a pretty good singer live. He also sang a few covers of songs that he liked listening to while growing up. It was interesting to see him live and see how the fans reacted to him. He also talked to us about his life story, which was another way he connected with his fans.

Brad Paisley was the first male singer I listened to when I started listening to country music a few years ago. I think the first song I heard from him was “This is Country Music”. Needless to say, I was very excited to see him in concert. He did not disappoint! Seeing him live in concert was great! He is so talented and funny. One really cool thing was that he went to a smaller stage in the middle of the arena and he was so close to us! I tried to take pictures but my phone camera was sucky! OH well, I had a blast seeing him. I can’t wait for my next concert. I am hoping to see Carrie Underwood next year.

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Top 25 Linkin Park Songs

I can’t believe that it has been a year since the world lost Chester Bennington. I first discovered Linkin Park when I was in middle school. I’ve been a fan of them for over 15 years. Celebrity deaths rarely affect me, but this one hit me hard because I grew up with their music. Whenever I was going through some tough times, Linkin Park was there for me. He might be gone, but we haven’t forgotten him. This is one of the bands that people will continue to listen to 10, 15 years from now. I decided to make a list of my favorite Linkin Park songs. This was a tough list to make because I love all their music. Here are my top 25.

1. One Step Closer
2. Crawling
3. Breaking the Habit
4. Numb
5. Leave Out All the Rest
6. Runaway
7. Somewhere I Belong
8. Little Things Give You Away
9. Given Up
10. Don’t Stay
11. Faint
12. In Pieces
13. Talking to Myself
14. In the End
15. Bleed it Out
16. No More Sorrow
17. Hands Held High
18. In Between
19. Lying From You
20. Easier to Run
21. From the Inside
22. A Place for My Head
23. Papercut
24. Pushing Me Away
25. Shadow of the Day

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Summer 2017

Labor Day, which was a little over a week ago, signifies the end of the summer for most people. Summer 2017 was good for me. It started off when I finally graduated and got my bachelor’s degree in history from Cal State LA. I also went to San Francisco twice- once on a road trip with my family for a vacation after 4th of July and the second time in a plane with my grandpa and sister for a half marathon I signed up for. I also started training for my first marathon at the beginning of June.

One of the first things I did in summer was take my sister Angelina to Monday Night Raw. It was at the Staples Center in Downtown LA, so of course we had to go to Bottega Louie for macarons. We also went to Little Damage for the first time. I had avocado ice cream, which happened to be vegan and it was actually really good. Earlier in the day we got to meet Bayley in Compton and take pictures with her. At Monday Night Raw, we saw Enzo Amore and Big Cass, who had broken up earlier in the month. Even though it is scripted, their breakup really sucked. I thought they should’ve had a chance to be tag team champions for a while before breaking up. We got to see our faves, Sasha Banks, Cesaro, Sheamus, etc.

Every summer, my family goes on vacation for a few days. This year we decided to go to San Francisco/Northern California for 3 days. The last time my sister (Destiny), my mom, and I went to Northern California was about 13/14 years ago, when I was 12 or 13 years old. This time it was going to be my mom, my brother, three of my sisters, and me. My sister Aleah stayed with my grandma because she said she didn’t want to walk around so much.

We went on our trip July 5, 2017. We left our house early, around 5 am. After all, my mom was going to drive from our hometown to San Francisco which was about an 8 hour drive or so. It was so hard to wake up early especially since the day before was 4th of July and I had worked a long shift and then we watched fireworks before going to bed.

We stayed in Oakland because it was much cheaper than staying in San Francisco. We got to there a little late. After checking into our hotel, we went to the Jelly Belly factory which was in Fairview. We got to tour the factory and got samples at the end of the tour. We took so many pictures, especially of Ayanna. Afterwards, we went to the hotel and just rested. We went to McDonald’s for dinner and they had garlic fries. They were surprisingly good, even if it was fast food.

The following day we went to San Francisco. One of the first places we went to visit was the Full House/Fuller House house. We also got to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman’s wharf, and visit the seals at Pier 39. I treated my family to lunch at a crepe place. I got a turkey crepe with pesto. My mom got clam chowder, which was sooo good.

On our way back home, we decided to stop by and visit Sacramento, the capitol of California. It was so hot that day, over 100 degrees. As someone who enjoys history, I am a history major after all, it was interesting to see the history of California. We had a long trip home. I think we ended up getting home around 8 or 9pm.

I went back to San Francisco towards the end of July for the weekend. This time my sister Destiny and grandpa joined. The reason I went was to run a half marathon. I was doing a challenge. Run a half or full marathon in Surf City (Huntington Beach, California) and a half or full marathon in San Francisco and you would get an extra medal called the California DReamin’ Racing Cup.
On the first day of July, I somehow stubbed my toe and was in so much pain that I could barely walk. I ended up not running for about 3 weeks. I was worried that not training for so long would affect my run. This was my 3rd half marathon of the year. I was so stressed out, not only because I felt I didn’t train enough, but also because San Francisco is known for their hills and hills were my weakness. I guess I didn’t need to worry so much because I ended up running my best time, 2:21.

Getting to San Francisco was a hassle for all of us. I went to San Francisco first. This was my time ever going on a plane by myself. In the past, I usually travel with my friend Giovanna, sister Destiny, grandpa, or mom and grandma. Although I have been in planes before, I was terrified being alone. I listened to my iPod and read my books to keep myself occupied. The first thing I did when I got to San Francisco was go to the expo to pick up my bib and t-shirt for the race. Then I went to check in at my hotel. It took me almost an hour to walk there. I ended up walking through North Beach, which is like their “Little Italy” and somewhere I would like to stop by when I go with my bf. It felt so weird exploring a major city like San Francisco all alone. I don’t have much experience travelling alone. I am at the age (26) where travelling alone is encouraged and I would love to be able to do this more often, if only money wasn’t an obstacle!

After checking in, I went to my other hotel and waited for my grandpa and sister. It might be weird that I had two hotel rooms, but the reason for this is that when I had made plans to go to San Francisco, it was originally going to be me by myself. The original hotel I reserved was close to the starting line. The other hotel was in Sausalito and I would have no way of getting to the starting line because the Golden Gate Bridge was going to be closed in the morning. My sister and grandpa had a tough morning. My sister couldn’t find her id anywhere and we were all so stressed that she wouldn’t be able to fly to San Francisco. Somehow they allowed her to go to San Francisco. I stayed with them for a while and at night I went to my hotel. It was soo small! It was smaller than my bedroom back home and it didn’t even have a bathroom. There was a bathroom that each floor shared.

I was so scared that night I couldn’t sleep much. In fact, I only slept an hour. I just stayed awake listening to my iPod, reading, and talking to my friends on Snapchat. I left my hotel around 430/5 am on race day. The weather was perfect. We started our race in the Golden Gate Park. I felt good when I started running. I just tuned everything and everyone out and focused on my running. We passed by so many historic San Francisco neighborhoods. We even passed by the San Francisco baseball stadium. I’m not a big fan of baseball so I’m not sure what team plays there, but it looked like a nice stadium. After the race was over, I met up with my grandpa and sister at Pier 39. After running 13.1 miles, I had to walk another 1.5 miles to get there.

We went on a boat ride and passed by the seals on Pier 39 and even got to see Alcatraz from far. This was my first boat ride and while I didn’t get seasick, I was pretty scared being out there especially when the boat driver said we were in 100 feet deep water. I finally got my clam chowder and it was so good. Can’t wait to go back to San Francisco to get that again. We also went to the bakery where they make sourdough bread. Another thing San Francisco is known for. Afterwards we went to the Golden Gate Park. We went to the Japanese Tea Garden. It was fun. We left a little early because it was super windy. When we got back to our hotel, we just watched soccer on TV.

My next runcation will be in Las Vegas. I plan to go with my family on a road trip for the weekend. I will be doing a 5k on Saturday night and a half marathon on Sunday night. Both races are part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas weekend, can’t wait!

After coming back from San Francisco, I was able to resume my training. In fact, in August I ran the most miles. I ran a total of 89 miles! I even started running my long runs. Prior to training, the longest I had ever run was 13 miles. In August I ran 20 miles! It took me about 4 hours, which is not very fast, but this was something I never thought I could do. I have only been running for about a year and at first running a mile was a struggle, so running 20 miles was a huge accomplishment for me. It shows that with training and belief in yourself, you can achieve things you thought were impossible.

I did a few other smaller races. I ran three 5k races. One at the Stubhub, where LA Galaxy plays. Another one was at the OC Fair. I did that one with my sister, it was her first 5k and she did a good job. The last 5k I did was at Griffith Park. I got my best time for a 5k, 25:30.

One other thing that happened during my summer is I went to a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert at the Staples Center. It was such a great concert!!! It made me love Tim McGraw even more. He’s so awesome live! I also have a new favorite singer, Rachel Platten. I heard “Fight Song” and that is my new theme song in life. I honestly cannot wait for Tim McGraw to come back

I also went to a soccer game with my sister at the Coliseum. We watched my two favorite teams, Real Madrid and Manchester City. City won 4-1. While at the game, we ran into two of my coworkers, my friend and my manager. They even got me a beer even though I normally don’t drink.

So that was my summer in a nutshell! I had a really good summer, spent it with family, my boyfriend, and friends.

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My Top 25 Most Played Songs

so I’m bored again haha What else is new? Here are my most played songs on itunes 🙂 and yes, I realize my top 3 most played songs are all by Miranda Lambert xD lol

1. Sin For A Sin-Miranda Lambert
2. Mama’s Broken Heart-Miranda Lambert
3. White Liar-Miranda Lambert
4. Soy Amiga-Selena
5. How to Be a Heartbreaker-Marina and The Diamonds
6. You Never Loved Me (At All)-Barbara Mason
7. Loved You First -One Direction
8. Heart Attack-One Direction
9. Bleeding Love-Leona Lewis
10. Nobody Compares -One Direction
11. State of Grace-Taylor Swift
12. Criminal-Britney Spears
13. Blown Away-Carrie Underwood
14. Nobody’s Fool-Miranda Lambert
15. Set Fire to the Rain-ADELE
16. Moments-One Direction
17. Red-Taylor Swift
18. Don’t You Remember-ADELE
19. Enchanted-Taylor Swift
20. Toxic-Britney Spears
21. I’d Rather Go Blind (Single)-Etta James
22. All I Could Do Is Cry-Etta James
23. Special-Garbage
24. Treacherous-Taylor Swift
25. Cold As You-Taylor Swift

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List of Breakup Songs Part 1

I decided to make two “break up songs” lists. Why? Because one list is for people who are feeling really upset/sad about their break up. the other one is for people who are happy/glad their relationship is over. Hope you guys like the songs i picked! Btw, these songs are in no particular order. Also, some of the songs might not be typical “break up” music, but I put them on the list bc they helped me through my break up.

Break My Heart Hilary Duff
Because Of You Kelly Clarkson
The Trouble With Love Is Kelly Clarkson
Don’t Speak No Doubt
Fotos y Recuerdos Selena
No Debes Jugar Selena
Stay Sugarland
You Belong With Me Taylor Swift
Swing, Swing The All-American Rejects
Potential Breakup Song Aly & AJ
Oh, How it Hurts Barbara Mason
I Can’t Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt
Silly Deniece Williams
Tengo Ganas De Llorar Selena
Where Did the Feeling Go? Selena
Como la flor Selena
The First Cut Is The Deepest Sheryl Crow
Forever & Always Taylor Swift
Last Christmas Taylor Swift
Dear John Taylor Swift
Come Back To Me Vanessa Hudgens
Somebody Please The Vanguards
Don’t You Remember ADELE
Set Fire to the Rain ADELE
Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart Alicia Keys
Angel Amanda Perez
Sin Ti No Soy Nada Amaral
Moriría Por Vos Amaral
Te Necesito Amaral
Días De Verano Amaral
Unwanted Avril Lavigne
My Happy Ending Avril Lavigne
Nobody’s Home Avril Lavigne
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely Backstreet Boys
Quit Playing Games With my Heart Backstreet Boys
You Never Loved Me (At All) Barbara Mason
Poor Girl in Trouble Barbara Mason
Sad Sad Girl Barbara Mason
If You’re Not The One Daniel Bedingfield
Over You Daughtry
Si No Estas El Sueño de Morfeo
Enseñame a Olvídar El Sueño de Morfeo
All I Could Do Is Cry Etta James
I’d Rather Go Blind (Single) Etta James
My Heart Is Broken Evanescence
I Hate Love Garbage
Sad Girl The Intruders
Teardrops Fall Jessica Lowndes
Dreaming With a Broken Heart John Mayer
Thinking of You Katy Perry
Cry Kelly Clarkson
Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
Deseos De Cosas Imposibles La Oreja De Van Gogh
Tears On My Pillow (LP Version) Little Anthony And The Imperials
We Belong Together Mariah Carey
Til’ I Get Over You Michelle Branch
Goodbye To You Michelle Branch
Mama’s Broken Heart Miranda Lambert
Nobody’s Fool Miranda Lambert
Sin For A Sin Miranda Lambert
Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
Heart Attack One Direction
More Than This One Direction
If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Who Knew P!nk
Hate (I Really Don’t Like You) Plain White T’s
Here Comes Goodbye Rascal Flatts
Cobarde Selena
Mentiras Selena
Yo Fui Aquella Selena
No Me Queda Más Selena
Feelings Selena
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
White Horse Taylor Swift
Tell Me Why Taylor Swift
State of Grace Taylor Swift
All Too Well Taylor Swift
Red Taylor Swift
The Story of Us Taylor Swift
Cold As You Taylor Swift
A Perfectly Good Heart Taylor Swift
Pain Tiger Army
Rescue Me Tokio Hotel
Don’t Tell Me Avril Lavigne
Where Were You Brenton Wood
I Never Told You Colbie Caillat
Emotion Destiny’s Child
Special Garbage
Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) Gotye
The One That Got Away Katy Perry
You’re Not Sorry Taylor Swift
Haunted Taylor Swift
Teardrops On My Guitar Taylor Swift
Last Kiss Taylor Swift
I Hate Myself for Losing You Kelly Clarkson
No Debes Jugar Selena
Mentiras Selena

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List of Breakup Songs Part 2

If you’re happy about your breakup or you’re finally over it, here are some songs to check out!

Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson
Everything Back But You Avril Lavigne
Every Time You Lie Demi Lovato
Independent Women Part 1 Destiny’s Child
Survivor Destiny’s Child
Gotta Go My Own Way Gabriella & Troy
Cool Gwen Stefani
Take a Bow Rihanna
You Don’t Know What Love Is The White Stripes
I Found a Boy ADELE
I Can Do Better Avril Lavigne
Done With Like Brie Larson
Life After You Brie Larson
Stronger Britney Spears
Good in Goodbye Carrie Underwood
I Never Loved You Anyway The Corrs
Over You Daughtry
Everything You’re Not Demi Lovato
I Hate Love Garbage
So Yesterday Hilary Duff
Another Dumb Blonde Hoku
I Don’t Want You Anymore Jessica Lowndes
Leave (Get Out) Jojo
Never Again Kelly Clarkson
Stronger Kelly Clarkson
Since You’ve Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
So What Pink
Don’t Let Me Get Me Pink
Hate (I Really Don’t Like You) Plain White T’s
Cobarde Selena
Si Una Vez Selena
No Me Queda Más Selena
I Knew You Were Trouble. Taylor Swift
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift

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My Top 25 Most Played Songs on itunes

I was bored so I decided to post up the music I listen to a lot on my itunes 🙂 don’t make fun of my songs!!! lol

1. Sin For a Sin- Miranda Lambert

2. Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis

3. Loved You First- One Direction

4. You Never Loved Me (At All)- Barbara Mason

5. Shape of My Heart- Backstreet Boys

6. Nobody Compares- One Direction

7. Heart Attack- One Direction

8. If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys

9. All I Could Do Was Cry- Etta James

10. Mama’s Broken Heart- Miranda Lambert

11. Poor Girl in Trouble- Barbara Mason

12. How To Be a Heartbreaker- Marina and the Diamonds

13. I Can’t Make You Love Me- Adele

14. You Don’t Know My Name- Alicia Keys

15. Be My Escape- Relient K

16. Everything You’re Not- Demi Lovato

17. I’d Rather Go Blind- Etta James

18. Soy Amiga- Selena

19. Don’t You Remember- Adele

20. Set Fire to the Rain- Adele

21. Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely- Backstreet Boys

22. More Than That- Backstreet Boys

23. At Last- Etta James

24. With You- Jessica Simpson

25. State of Grace- Taylor Swift