To deny the music that guided you through adolescence is a crime. Those who don’t hold a special place in their little hearts for the artists that made them feel something other than insane due to the hormones that rattled their brains during those developmental teenage years, you’re weird to me. So when the idea of Emo Night came about, it seemed interesting enough and it was fun…at first. Going out once a month to listen to music that kept you sane growing up – priceless. Void was the hip hop you (I) don’t know from today, absent were the girls dressed like ladies of the night, guards dismantling your self esteem at the door – gone. Instead bands like The Used and Taking Back Sunday filled the space, girls dressed in Converse (phew!) and the security only cared if you were 21. It seemed like a place I’d find solace but instead I just started to be over it.
We talked months ago about the town I grew up in. Most get stuck there, but when they do escape and make something of their life – I smile. I smiled very wide when Amy Miller graduated and went into the Navy. Now a Field Service Engineer, she traded our small desert town for Phoenix but can be found traveling the world more often than not though – and why not? Like we learned a couple weeks ago, life’s too short to live stationary. Knowing Amy since she was a kid, I was surprised this once little punk would be into the club scene. Alas she is and has been since hitting 18. She started going soon after she completed boot camp and has been enjoying her nights out ever since. With that, she opened up about how important the music is to her and even talked about club scenes from around the world…
Traveling and running marathons are hobbies that give you a sense of self and accomplishment, the last of the trio this month perhaps does those things too – but in much different ways. Living in Los Angeles, you see the long lines to get into places you know you could never. Well, if you’re me…a girl who knows as much about makeup as she does astrophysics and thinks wearing Converse is appropriate for every occasion. For me, a club pumping the latest hits by Rihanna and Drake is a nightmare, but for a lot of adults – it’s life. I mean, I shouldn’t say all clubs are about the weekly Top 40 so we’ll just talk about the general idea of clubs and not define it by the kind you see the Kardashians strolling in and out of, although those seem to be the majority.
Like Amy pointed out earlier this week, one of the benefits that come with running a marathon is the travel that’s involved. When you aren’t pushing yourself to the physical limit, you can enjoy a new city and see all the attractions while in town. Well, you can see them as well when running – but you don’t have time to stop when you do. Nevertheless, here are the top 10 marathons to take in across the US. Not only for their notability, but for the travel factor as well.
Several years ago comedian Eddie Izzard trained for only five weeks and then set off to run over 40 marathons in a little more than 50 days. He had no prior experience in running like that, and again – he trained for only five weeks. Most runners will train for a year or so to do just one marathon. He did it though for Sport Relief. He did it for a good cause and that’s really what these things boil down to. Why they want people to endure this kind of physical activity to raise money is beyond me, but thankfully people like Izzard decide to back it 100%. So he did it, it became a documentary and Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man for Sport Relief is available to watch to be inspired.