Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saboteur

On April 2nd Lovers and Liars released their newest EP "Saboteur"

The first track "Permanent Scar" is my favorite of the 3.  It's been stuck in my head ever since the first time I heard it. Once I start playing it I always end up putting it on repeat. I'm pretty sure I could listen to this one all day and never get sick of it.


  "Such a beautiful sin, one hard to defend 

  how the hurt it gave was worth it in the end 

  out of my injuries so far, you're my favorite permanent scar" 


The second track "My Tomorrow" is really good.  I like the message of it.

  "I'll bear my own cross, just don't add your weight 

 today you will finally see 

 my tomorrow's not what it used to be" 


The last track "Let Me Let You Go"  I like this one more and more with each listen.  It just might end up being my favorite off the EP soon.

  "You picked me up when I was ready to fall 


  you showed me love when I was sick of it all 


  but you kept holding on, while I was letting go 


  I have this tendency to throw away what's good for me


  I've never felt so alive, than when you're next to me" 

You can listen to "Saboteur" in it's entirety using the widget below.  If you like what you hear then you can also use the widget to buy "Saboteur:" for $3.00 (or if you are nice and feel like they deserve more than $3.00 for their lovely music then you can give them whatever amount you want.) It is also available on iTunes.


-laurenmikael

Monday, April 1, 2013

I Never Want to See That Stupid Robot Again

I had surgery on Friday.  It went well.  I'm home now, doing fine.

Thursday was the night that www.laurenmikael.com had to be renewed for another year.  Google pulled money out of my account, but the same night  I was looking in my blog settings had accidentally clicked the X beside the URL of my site.

Basically for 3 days I was paying for the name laurenmikael and a broken link.  So If anyone tried visiting laurenmikael.com  they got this lovely little robot instead:



Ever since I found out about this I was going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it.   Since my domain was broken my site was only accessible if you typed in laurenmikael.blogspot.com.

I've always hated having .blogspot attached to the URL; it doesn't look professional and it makes me feel more "important" to have my own .com domain.

I was freaking out, not sure if I was going to be able to fix it.  I was afraid I had wasted money on a site I couldn't even use (if you know me, you know I am very picky with my money...if I am willing to pay for something, it better be completely and totally amazing and I better be able to use it whenever and/or however I want.)

I called Google (since they own Blogger) but it turns out they don't have any customer support...or at least any "real" people you can talk to...how stupid is that?!? Very. If you ask me.

Anyway, today after hours and hours of searching I finally figured out how to fix it.  I had to let out my inner computer geek and type all these crazy codes and stuff into the website that I purchased my domain from.  It took forever, but I did it.  So happy it's fixed.


Just to give you a little bit of an idea of how much I care about this blog: Thursday night I couldn't sleep at all.

"Yeah, Lauren you were having surgery the next morning, it's completely understandable that you wouldn't be able to sleep. You were worried about the surgery."  That's what you're thinking, right?

Well, sorry to tell you, but you are wrong.

I couldn't sleep because I was worried about the fate of laurenmikael.com.

I had gotten all my worrying about the surgery out of the way on Tuesday.  Spent all day in a massive panic attack, so bad that I literally made myself sick.  Horrible headache; Ear ache; Ringing ears; Extreme nauseousness. Tuesday sucked.  Valium was my best friend that day.

Glad everything is over now.  Surgery is done...shouldn't have to have another one for at least 7 years.  My little home on the internet is secure for another year.  Shouldn't ever have to deal with all the domain drama ever again...as long as I'm not an idiot and mess around with settings; it should renew by itself every year, and even if it doesn't at least I know how to fix it.

-laurenmikael