You Make Me Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song is a No Doubt classic, “Underneath It All.” We start out with Gwen Stefani admitting that she sometimes thinks she needs someone more like her, but then she says that despite their differences this special person is lovely and loves her, “underneath it all.” This person sees the colors inContinue reading “You Make Me Better”

The Dreaming Days

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the song “Cool” by Gwen Stefani. Can we start off by saying that this song and the music video are a masterpiece? If you haven’t seen the video– you must. (Don’t worry, it’s included at the end of this post). Why is it a masterpiece, you ask?Continue reading “The Dreaming Days”

Choking on All Our Contradictions

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s the age old story– good girl loves bad boy (let’s face it, there are “bad girls,” too). The movies are chock-full with this storyline– Princess Mia had a crush on Josh, the boating moron, and not the nice guy next door. Not only are movies and tv shows saturated with thisContinue reading “Choking on All Our Contradictions”

Sipping on Chamomile

By: Gabriela Yareliz Alright, alright, alright (even though in journalism school they teach you it should always be “all right”). Our last musical-journey-to-Valentine’s-Day posts were heavy. I know. It’s not all sad and heavy, though. No. We’re going into a more fun territory today. We are looking at No Doubt’s “Hey Baby.” First of all,Continue reading “Sipping on Chamomile”

“Goosebumps Walkaway”

By: Gabriela Yareliz Urban Dictionary defined it after the show New Girl coined the term (thank you, Nick Miller). “Goosebumps walkaway” is the line a guy says to the girl before he walks away forever that leaves her with goosebumps and haunts her forever, in a movie. The show’s episode named “Goosebumps Walkaway” is theContinue reading ““Goosebumps Walkaway””

A Gift is Arriving

By: Gabriela Yareliz One can’t help but wonder where 2021 will take us. Many of us are still tracking 2020 packages and wondering where the time went, this holiday season. Time was a finicky thing, this year. I am always fascinated by the passage of time. When it feels fast; when it feels slow. TheContinue reading “A Gift is Arriving”

Bordel

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, I wonder if we all have a suspicion that this all ends like a Cédric Klapisch film. Does it? Does it end in bordel? Are we too quick to forget Jane Austen didn’t get a Jane Austin ending to her story? Are we better off to forget facts like these andContinue reading “Bordel”

Parachute Ready

By: Gabriela Yareliz Give it all up. I am reading Wide Awake by Erwin McManus, and I am in the chapter called The Believer. He dissects the life of Abraham and Moses, and how God essentially told both of them, “I have provided all this for you. Now I am asking you to give itContinue reading “Parachute Ready”

Wide Awake

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am coming out of a season that I can only describe as exhausting, dark and uncertain. There is still plenty of darkness to go around in the world around us and plenty of circumstances that have not yet been made clear or resolved. And yet, something feels different. Apart from theContinue reading “Wide Awake”