6 Of My Favorite Prince Songs – And What They Mean To Me

Prince was an awesome musician and a superbly interesting person. He was one of my favorite musicians, in fact. Like the rest of the world, I was surprised and saddened to hear of his death last week. To remember him, I decided to talk about 6 of my favorite Prince songs. Notice that I didn't title this article "My 6 Favorite Prince Songs," but instead "6 Of My Favorite Prince Songs." That's because it's very hard to narrow them down to six, and depending on one's mood, certain songs resonate Read more [...]

Keeping The Faith

I've recently caught up with old episodes of the Stuck In The 80s podcast (which is very good, by the way, if you're at all interested in pop culture of the 1980s). Anyhow, when I got caught up, I decided to make a huge mix of about 1,000 80s songs on my ipod since I'd recently finished my grand A-Z listen and was feeling like my music listening was missing a theme. I was listening to that playlist the other day when Billy Joel's 1983 song "Keeping The Faith" came on. I'd heard it a lot and like Read more [...]

A To Z Song Project Done!

I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I had different projects going on, and that one of them was to continue listening to all my songs from A-Z on iTunes. Well, I finally did it! I know, it's kind of a stupid project, but I only really did it when I was on my computer, since that's where iTunes is. Still, I started it on April 14, 2013 and finally finished it nearly a year and a half later. I also got to hear some good music while working, so it was a winning situation for me. I guess Read more [...]

Viva Elvis!

Since Elvis Week is wrapping up (he passed away on August 16, 1977), I thought I'd talk about Elvis in some way. We've been listening to songs and reading about him all week in the English class I'm teaching, and Sitzman ABC is also a bit Elvis-ified, but Sitzblog hasn't fully commemorated The King in style yet. Especially since this was the year that I finally got to Graceland, I had to put up something. So, I decided to share some quotes I found this week, some pictures from my Graceland visit, Read more [...]

Past, Present, and Future Projects

I just wanted to write a short post to update my various ongoing projects. Let's start with last year's ones. Projects for 2013: Reading: Last year I did my Sitzbook "book a week" project, and I completed it for the third year in a row. I'm pretty proud of that, since it was a busy year with a lot of extra traveling, planning, and other work. I read 16,422 pages, for an average of 316 pages per book. That's a lot. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get a review written for each book that I Read more [...]