February Montage!

I was inspired by a video somebody posted on Reddit at the start of the new year.  They created a video with 1 second from every single day in 2014.

I wasn’t quite as ambitious, maybe I’ll work my way there, but I did create a video where I filmed 4 seconds from every day in February 2015.  You can view that below.  And the link for the video that inspired me can be found in the description.

– Jacob

(Not Quite) 25 Birthday Songs!

To continue with my birthday post lists I am going to list some good songs about birthdays or songs to play on your birthday.

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you feel about birthday music), there aren’t 25 good ones that I could think of/locate.  So here are the good ones I could find.

“Birthday” by Selena Gomez

“Birthday” by The Beatles

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent

“Birthday” by Katy Perry

“It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore

– Jacob

25 Favorite TV Shows

Continuing with my post from yesterday, today I am going to post my 25 favorite TV shows in honor of my 25th birthday on this Saturday.  Now, some of these shows aren’t currently running on TV today.  Maybe reruns of them might be playing, but new episodes are not being made of every show on this list.  And that’s OK, because I don’t think there are 25 good shows on TV today.  Rather, these are shows that I either currently love or did love at one point in my 25 years of life.

25 Favorite TV Shows (No particular order)

1) Seinfeld

2) Breaking Bad

3) Game of Thrones

4) The Office (American version)

5) Community

6) Space Ghost Coast to Coast

7) Downton Abbey

8) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

9) Are You Afraid of The Dark?

10) Gilmore Girls

11) Parenthood

12) Law & Order: SVU

13) The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

14) Futurama

15) Teen Mom

16) Rugrats

17) Spongebob Squarepants

18) Adventure Time

19) Saturday Night Live

20) Family Feud

21) Boy Meets World

22) Lizzie McGuire

23) iCarly

24) The Leftovers

25) The Colbert Report

– Jacob

25 Favorite Albums

My birthday is this week (on Saturday) and I’ll be turning 25!  My wife keeps telling me how “old” that is, but I disagree.

Someone get me this piñata for my birthday!

Anyways, over the next couple days I’m going to be making lists of my “25 favorite _______’s” to commemorate the occasion.  Today, I am starting with my 25 favorite albums of all time.

25 Favorite Albums (No Particular Order)

1) Hot Fuss – The Killers

2) Sam’s Town – The Killers

3) 21 – Adele

4) Abbey Road – The Beatles

5) Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin

6) Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin

7) Ceremonials – Florence + The Machine

8) Pure Heroin – Lorde

9) The Fox, The Hunter and Hello Saferide – Hello Saferide

10) Babel – Mumford & Sons

11) Continuum – John Mayer

12) Where The Light Is (Live) – John Mayer

13) Begin To Hope – Regina Spektor

14) What We Saw From The Cheap Seats – Regina Spektor

15) Live In London – Regina Spektor

16) Speak Now – Taylor Swift

17) Mmhmm – Relient K

18) Late Registration – Kanye West

19) Rumors – Fleetwood Mac

20) Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

21) 1- Beatles

22) We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things – Jason Mraz

23) No Strings Attached – N*SYNC

24) Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – My Chemical Romance

25) Love Is A 4 Letter Word – Jason Mraz

– Jacob

I Know Nothing

This Friday I will be turning 24 and I will be singing Taylor Swift’s song 22 but changing all the numbers to 24 all day long.  I can’t wait.

But yesterday I was just thinking about my birthday and I had a weird thought.  I’m considered an adult by the definition of the word.  I’m married, I have two jobs, I live and pay rent for my own apartment, I’ve graduated college.  Blah, blah, blah.  To an outsider, or more likely to the 20 teenagers I work with on a weekly basis, I may seem like I have it all figured out.  But I don’t.

When I was in high school I’m sure that my youth pastor was about the age I am now.  And even still, the other people in my life that I thought were so old (20’s) and seemed to me at the time to know everything I am now realizing probably did not know everything.  For the most part, I do ‘know’ a lot of things.  I have a knowledge of a lot of things, I learned how to do things that come with living on your own and I live fairly well.  But there is still so much I don’t know.  And even more stuff that I don’t even know that I don’t know.

And that’s a humbling thought.

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”