Monday, May 13, 2013

My poor little blog...

Dear blog, I am so very sorry to have deserted you. I left you hanging high and dry without any warning. I wanted to let you know that you are still a good friend, but that I've moved to doing video reviews. I still think of you fondly and the year that we spent together. You and I had a lot of fun moments together, but I'm creating new ones on YouTube. Can you forgive me?

Happy Trails,

Here are some beautiful reviews I've done recently:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Living the Dry Life

Hello burrito buddies! It’s Thursday here over on warrenelburrito, so that usually means it’s book review time (lately though it seems like I have forgotten that). I took a break from my usual books to read a memoir by Augusten Burroughs called,Dry. I came upon it while surfing through Amazon, and it sounded interesting. I decided to pick this one up for a read. In all honesty, I actually finished this book two weeks ago, but I haven’t written the review until now.
Dry is about Burroughs’ own fight with alcoholism. He has an author’s note at the beginning that says it’s based on his experiences over a ten year period. I found that this ten year portion of Burroughs’ life to be a quick read, in a good way. I didn’t want to put the book down because I felt like I needed to support him through his path to recovery. While reading the book, I almost felt that I could have easily been Augusten. I quickly became his biggest supporter, and I felt this pain and his recovery. This book pulls you in. You feel it, you love it.
The reality is that in the past year I have lost two uncles to alcoholism, so this book hits close to home for me. I have seen people struggle with sobriety, and I recognize that they are dealing with something greater than just alcohol. Dry helped me see it further though. Without giving away much, Augusten has a very complicated relationship with his friend/ex-love Pighead. Pighead is suffering from HIV, and in the memoir Augusten explores that relationship and the heartache and how that affects his sobriety and his addiction.
Dry is a fantastically written memoir. I plan on reading another Augusten Burroughs book in the future. I would give this all the burritos, and I bet you will too. Have you read this or another one of Burroughs’ books? What did you think? Any suggestions?
Happy Trails,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hunter Hayes Makes Me Feel Wanted

Happy hump day my burrito buddies! How are you little wraps of food? I’ve been pretty much listening to Hunter Hayes since seeing him at the Grammy’s. I decided to download his new album, Hunter Hayes. Clearly Mr. Hayes is the next hot thing in country (in more ways than one if I do say so myself). After giving the album a few run-throughs, I definitely understand why. Hunter Hayes, 21, has proven what a powerhouse he is in the Country Music industry.

 When I started listening to Hunter Hayes (the album), I quickly began figuring out which songs would become my favorites. Starting with Storm Warning my heart was so ready. Boy can sing. Honestly I want to listen to the entire album every time I hit play (which is NOT always the case). Do you ever want to start crying so that he will Cry With You? I doubt I’m the first person to feel this way. I just get so many feels while listening to this country crooner.

Hunter has also gotten some great opportunities this past year. He recently joined the Pepsi family. This puts him on the same level as Britney and BeyoncĂ©. Plus he got to tour with one of my country faves, Carrie Underwood, this past summer. Melissa got to see him when they rolled into the Rose Garden. She said, “I thought Hunter Hayes was great!!! I love Wanted.” Yes, girl, preach.

Speaking of Wanted, have you seen the music video? It’s pretty simple, but I absolutely love it! Boy is cute, especially in the video. He’s probably totally brainwashing me, but I say, “take my body.” Okay…enough of this creepiness. I’m done. Just watch the video and enjoy !

Happy Trails,

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Friday! Tips for an Xfactor Audition

Hope you enjoy the tips to a successful Xfactor Audition!
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