Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time, I had a blog. I updated it with random thoughts, pliests (which is a piece with a listy quality to it), pictures, new music that I loved, and weird celebrity crushes. That was a year ago......maybe more. I am thinking about possibly blogging again. But this time it will be private. So if you are interested in ever seeing me blog again first, let me know that you are and then hopefully, I will start blogging again. Until then, B-rad

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The New Addition

Well as most of you know I went home for spring break so I could see my new baby niece get born. Well not actually get born. I do not even want to watch my own children get born. I maintain that I was meant to be an adult in the late 50's where the times were simpler. Where Nat King Cole was on the radio and men stayed in the waiting room where they belong. Where I Love Lucy was on the television and husband and wives had their own beds........and you all wonder why I am not married yet. And my inability to behave like a normal adult is a post meant for a different day. This post is dedicated to my precious (yes I realize that as a straight adult man that word should not be coming out of my mouth but once you see these pictures there are really no other words left to aptly describe her.)

Introducing Brooklyn Love Cummings. Coming in at 7bs 2 ounces and 18.5 inches long.

Just minutes after being born

Dressed up

Grandma Love with Baby Love (Brooklyn's middle name is taken from my Grandma Love)

My sister Kylee with the baby

My sister Katie with the baby

Just the most adorable face you have ever seen

The baby and her favorite person

Me and my new favorite person

My niece holding her sister for the first time

My nephew holding his sister for the first time

Easter pic

Just another adorable Easter pic of my nephew and nieces

Ahhh, these kiddos have me wrapped around their fingers. I am a chump.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I dedicate this song

to Brianne Fallis.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Music makes me feel

So a friend of mine (Melissa) jokes around with me that whenever I go home for a break and then come back to Arizona I create a new playlist that is super depressing, borderline homeless hipster, because I am homesick for a week or two. She is........correct (Don't let it get to your head). So here is the playlist for this comeback slumpback..... REMIX. Warning, don't listen to if if you are sad. Also, next post will be pics of my amazingly adorable brand new baby niece. So stay tuned. That will be the happy post when I get out of this bluesy funk. In the meantime, get sappy and reminisce with me on how fun it is to have me at home.

Rivers and Road - by The Head and the Heart

There is a hook in the song that says, "And my family lives in a different state, if you don't know what to make of it, then we will not relate." It basically sums up how I feel like 90% of the time.

Ghosts - Ingrid Michaelson

I'm a Ghost, haunting these halls, climbing up walls, that I never knew where there. And I'm lost. Broken down the middle of my hard heart. Broken down the middle of my hard heart.

Where I Stood - Cover by Dia Frampton

I don't know what I've done. Or if I like what I've begun. But something told me to run And honey you know me it's all or none . . . .
And I won't be far from where you are if ever you should call. You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all
But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you. This is what I have to do.

Cough Syrup - Young the Giant

And so I run now to the things they said could restore me. Restore life the way it should be. I'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down

Happy Pills - Norah Jones (she still gets me)

Carolina in My Mind - James Taylor

It's been a holy host of others standing round me. Still I'm on the dark side of the moon. And it seems like it goes on like this forever. You must forgive me. If I'm up and goin' to Carolina in my mind. In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina. Can't you see the sunshine. Can't you just feel the moonshine. Ain't it just like a friend of mine. To hit me from behind. And I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind

Shadow Days - John Mayer

Did you know that you could be wrong. And swear you're right. Some people been known to do it. All their lives
But you find yourself alone. Just like you found yourself before. Like I found myself in pieces. On the hotel floor
Hard times have helped me see

I'm a good man, with a good heart. Had a tough time, got a rough start. But I finally learned to let it go. Now I'm right here, and I'm right now. And I'm open, knowing somehow. That my shadow days are over

Real Love - Cover by......Adam Sandler (Haha, I know, No one and I mean NO ONE, can compare to the John Lennon version. But this comes from one of my favorite movies and its the version I am listening to right now. Do not hate crime me.)

Somebody that I Used to Know - Goyte

Break Even - Cover by Xenia

Invisible - Skylar Grey

A Song for You - a cover by Gavin Degraw

Keep Me in Your Heart For a While - Warren Zevon. (The only song that can make me, a grown man, get a little misty eyed)

Sometimes when you are doing simple things around the house, maybe you'll think of me and smile. You know I'm tied to you l like the buttons on your blouse. Keep me in your heart for a while.

Vienna - Cover by Xenia know its bad when there are not 1 but 2 John Mayer Songs

Half of My Heart - John Mayer

Half of my heart will always be in Utah. Growing up sucks sometimes. I thought it would be easy. I thought that at some point it is just suppose to come easier. I thought my life would be different than it is somehow. That moving away would be easy for me to do. Don't get me wrong. I do like it here. It has been so incredibly good for me and helped me grow up so much. But, half of my heart will always be in Utah with the people that I love. I miss my mom. I miss my dad. I miss my sisters. I miss my brother and his amazing family. I miss my nephew and I miss my two nieces. I miss my best friend 5 year old next door neighbor. I miss my grandparents. I miss my friends. You know who you are. You are the only ones who read this POS blog and the only reason I keep posting things on here. You all make me a better person for letting me be a part of your lives. So here I thank you for leaving permanent footprints on my heart. For remaining my friend even though I moved 700 miles away to go to school and figure out my life. For answering my phone calls. For cheering me up. For letting me sleep over when I come home and staying up late just talking. For endless gchats. For group lunches. For birthday wishes. For funny stories. For all the reminders of how lucky I am to have you in my life.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm Alive

Well, sorta. I know I haven't posted in a long, long, long time, and as a friend recently pointed out, she has read the entire internet twice, and would appreciate something new to read from me specifically. So Melissa, this one is for you and the 4 other people who read this blog. School has been super killer this semester. On top of a full load of classes I also am externing at the Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. I use the full name to make it sound even more important. Basically i work in a small building just outside of the VA hospital in PHX. It has been a good experience and I work for some really nice people. It just adds 18 hours of work to my already hectic schedule.

I have managed to finally take pictures of my apartment. You may remember I moved into this place sight unseen minus some Craigslist photos. I am tough. Whatever. And then I promised to take pictures of the place so you can see where i live and then never did. Well the other day I cleaned the apartment (minus the bedroom so obvi there are no pictures of that (maybe one day I will get that up)). So here is where I live.

I also managed to totally OCD organize my closet. So here are pictures of that.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A new......

Bromance. I really hate that word. It is a stupid stupid made up word. But i don't know what to call it. There are certain dudes that i have an affection for, not in a gay way, but just an admiration for their ability to be awesome at something they are really good at and I am pretty sure if we knew each other in real life we would probably be best friends. If you have ever had this conversation with me you know that I think that this list includes: Andy Roddick, Brandon Flowers, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Chris Pratt, and the this new addition: Donald Glover aka the Childish Gambino aka Troy from the show Community. Actor, writer, comedian, and rapper. Its like we were twins separated at birth.....except that I am not any of those things. And he is black, and as much as I tell people that I am probably at least half black, no one believes me. So maybe not separated at birth twins, maybe just best friends who won't meet until heaven where we discovered we were totally best buddies before in heaven. Tangent over.

If you don't know who he is you should watch this show


Where he plays Troy

or listen to his amazing rapping skills. I would describe his skills as Kanye and Kid Cudi having a lovechild that is somehow raised by Lupe Fiasco or with a close family friend being Immortal Technique. His rapper name is Childish Gambino.

or you can listen to his rap. Warning this is explicit, i was too lazy to find an edited version, so if that is not your cup of tea just trust me he is awesome.

or this awesome remix to Rolling in the Deep

And now a friend showed me that he has a blog of his own that I spent the last 2.5 hours reading, and if I ever was to develop a tumbr account it would look exactly the same. I dig everything on it. His random videos, his art, the music, the journal entries, the love of minimalist architecture, the ladies, and the dudes fashion. If I could somehow lose 15 pounds and be able to pull off the clothes he puts on there i totally would. Luckily we both got a love of flannel and cardigans and the guy has a love for canvas shoes and nice dress shoes and cool looking tennis shoes that may even exceed my own. Seriously, all i want for Christmas is a sweet pea coat, a new pair of brown dress shoes, and another bright colored cardigan to add to the collection. Anyways, check it out for yourself and just know that I would have created something just as cool that would look very similar if I could allocate the time to do it and muster up any motivation.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weird Celebrity Crush

Yeah, its probably time for another round of awkward celebrity crushes that I have. B-radley's blog is a judgement free zone, so don't judge me. You may remember posts of the past with such celebs as: Charlyne Yi, Leslie Mann, Chelsea Handler, and of course my very real crush on Lindsay Lohan. I want to make free Lindsay t-shirts but probably won't.

Parker Posey:
You may know her from numerous Christopher Guest films like: Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration etc. You may know her from these ridiculous movies like Party Girl, Josie and the Pussy Cats, and Scream 3 (She played the film version of Courtney Cox's character Gail Weathers). Or you may have just seen her last year on one of my favorite episodes of Parks and Recreation. She is a riot, and kinda cute, am I right?

Sandra Oh:
You probably best know her from Grey's Anatomy where she plays the best character on that show, Cristina Yang. She has also been in a few movies where she was really great like Blind or a recent favorite of mine, Rabbit Hole. But it is her role as Yang that won me over

Aubrey Plaza:
You probably know her from the hit show Parks and Recreation where she plays April Ludgate, the college intern turned assistant who is one of the best parts of the show. You should also check out her interviews on any late night show, she is so awkward it blows me away. She had me at awkward moment number 1. She was also in Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

or she has had a couple guest spots on Fred Armisan's Portlandia, in this awesome skit:

Last but not least: Casey Wilson
You may know her from the show Happy Endings. If you are not watching this show you are missing out. Its on Wednesday nights right after Modern Family. You now no longer have an excuse because I know you are watching Modern Family. She also was on SNL for a year and had a small role in Julie and Julia and Killers. Her character Penny Heart is becoming one of my favorite characters on tv. I started watching this show to support Elisha Cuthbert because she is Jack Bauer's daughter, but Casey steals the show. I started watching on day 1 and haven't missed an episode since. She also has amazing shorts on Funny or Die .com. Which i will post for your viewing pleasure.

You're Welcome.

Well there you go, that is it for this round of weird celebrity crushes.