Welcome to Daniland

I am Dani and this is my way of sharing who I am, through the things that I love. Please feel free to contact me at destinationdaniland@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter, @destinationdani .

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dorky girl, but kinda dirty.
She's a silly crazy little nerdy.
Lazy, childish and optimistic.
A daring dreamer but realistic.
She's kind and funny, smart but dumb.
Confused, enlightened, kicked back and fun.
She's misunderstood. Hated, frustrated.
She's also got love. Relaxed but motivated.
Mature, but real shy she blends in a crowd.
Artistic and cool, she can also stand out.
She is hidden and sad. Weak and alone.
She's got a big heart, and found strength she's never known.
She has tried, cried, failed and been broken.
She rejects to protect. Always wonders, never knowin.
This girl that I speak of no one ever sees.
I'm too afraid to show the world the real me.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ain't Nothing Wrong with that

Another new favorite song is “Ain’t Nothing wrong with that” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band. It is a song I have heard in several things, such as Stomp the Yard and Grey’s Anatomy, but it wasn’t until it was featured on So You Think You can Dance the other night that I paid any attention to it. Robert Randolph plays the pedal steel guitar brilliantly. Here is the band performing on the Late Show, I dare you to not smile while watching.  http://youtu.be/h5CALmf7ziQ

If it hadn't been for Love

I have several musical obsessions all happening at the same time right now and it is all very exciting. Firstly, there is this amazing bluegrass band called the SteelDrivers. I am not super familiar with their catalog, but they do have truly fantastic song called, “If it hadn’t been for Love” that I cannot stop listening to. It is a song about a man shooting his wife. The lyrics are brilliant and it is sung perfectly. I first heard Adele’s version of it and it is equally as haunting, but is only available on the UK version of her album 21. Here is the SteelDriver's version... http://youtu.be/_OG8Y7wDUVo
LOTR is a brilliant franchise as well, but I cannot say conclusively that none of them are a letdown until I see both parts of the Hobbit. :)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a perfect end to a brilliant franchise, thus making it the best movie franchise thus far. As a diehard Star Wars fan it pains me to say that, but even I have to admit that this is the only franchise I have seen that did not have at least one that was a letdown. Each Harry Potter film is better than the last. My viewing experience tonight was a perfect example of why I love seeing movies in the theater. There were audible gasps, laughs-a-plenty, and more cheering and clapping than I have heard during a movie maybe ever. Thank you David Yates!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oh and speaking of Bones, bravo John Francis Daley (Sweets) for a brilliant first screenplay! I just saw Horrible Bosses today and it was hilarious!! Daley, whom most cool kids know as Sam from the short-lived yet beloved show Freaks and Geeks, and his writing partners Michael Markowitz and Jonathan M. Goldstein penned the screenplay for the brilliant new comedy. Check it out if you haven't yet.
I am a huge fan of t.v. on DVD or netflix. In the past year or so I have gone back and watched entire series runs of many television shows. I am a know-it-all and lover of trivia, so in the midst of my obsession with these shows I looked up actors, character history, and various other neato information and now I find myself wishing I had blogged it all. I watched the entire new run of Doctor Who in a matter of two months, Bones in about the same, Eureka in mere weeks and I am trying to decide what to watch next. I have narrowed the field to Battlestar Gallactica, Charmed (which I watched most of during it's original run), The Wire, Lost (I'm way late to the party on this one), Deadwood, or Dollhouse. When I choose one and begin watching I will blog my progress just so it doesn't feel like such a sad, loner move. :)