It’s now or never.” – Bon Jovi, It’s My Life (First Song Heard in 2014)

2014 in REVIEW.

“I’m gonna look ahead, no turning back. Live every day, give it all that I have.”

Throughout the year, I’ve been compiling a page of memories from 2014 – including notable experiences I had, concerts I attended, music I listened to, movies I watched, television shows I  followed, and books I read – and now the time capsule is complete! Check it out here at Scrapbook 2014.

At the onset of 2014, I turned 25 and entered the daunting year of my quarter-life crisis. I anticipated aging insecurities, existential ponderings, erratic decision-making, and numerous nervous breakdowns, but never would I have guessed that this year would turn out to be THE major turning point of my life as a young adult.

I went through a lot of changes and made some waves. And I’m not just talking about my hair (though going from straight to wavy locks, wearing red lipstick, and maturing my wardrobe has done wonders for my self-esteem). I landed a position at a company that I love and spend my 9-5 with an amazingly talented, kind, and hilarious bunch (shoutout to the Quietly Qrew!). I met new friends and developed stronger relationships with old friends and finally feel that sense of belonging and common understanding with people that I’ve always desired. I attended many mind-blowing concerts and discovered several new favourite artists and songs – music is love, music is life. I took the plunge and splurged on a new MacBook laptop (goodbye PC, hello Mac!) and nothing was the same.

An important lesson I learned in 2014 is to just shake it off and let it go (sorry, I couldn’t resist sneaking those references in). I can say with confidence that I’ve grown more this year than I ever have in previous years, and that’s just by taking a “to hell with it!” approach to life by freely owning who I am and being myself, with no reservations nor regrets. Do this and you’ll find others who will respect that openness and originality about you and you’ll be happier because of it. You only live once, so catch the curveballs thrown at you (wildcards may be unpredictable, but they can come with pleasant surprises), make every moment you have count, and follow your heart.

With all that I’ve gained in 2014, I also faced gigantic losses. Disappointments, goodbyes, heartbreak, illness, and death. August was especially agonizing. My Mom was in the hospital – seeing your parent in pain is the absolute worst – but she proved herself to be a fighter, as always. The sudden death of Michael Johns shook my world hard. He had a MASSIVE influence on me and his passing has altered my outlook drastically. Life is fragile and we mustn’t take even one day for granted.

The truth of the matter is, people will always leave you. It’s an inevitable part of life.

I learned this year that certain people are only meant to be in our lives for certain amounts of time. A select few are with us from the start to the finish. Some for a few pivotol years. Some for a season. Or even for one day. 

People can’t stay forever. Life takes each of us on our own unique journeys and our differing trails will eventually lead to our paths diverging from those we’ve met, gotten to know, and grown fond of.

Despite your best efforts, connections will slip, people will outgrow people, and you will see those you once contacted daily depart from your circle. And unfortunately, in the worst cases, we have to accept that some people will leave us forever in this lifetime when their time on earth comes to an end.

All of these instances of people leaving are sad and hurtful. But eventually, it will be okay. When people leave us, we’ve gotta hold on to what they’ve left behind in our hearts, minds, and souls – the acts of kindness, the advice, the memories. In this way, those people will always live on within you wherever you are. And who knows, maybe you’ll reconnect someday and be even closer than ever before. Anything can happen and is possible. In any case, you should tell people that you care about and appreciate them while you still can, because no one should have to live with the regret of leaving the important things unsaid.

As you move forward from the past, you will continue to meet and get to know people who will shape your present and your future. And I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s pretty damn exciting.

To those I lost this year, I love you, I miss you, and I will cherish the influence you had on my life.

To those I met this year, I am so grateful that our paths crossed.

To those true blue friends, thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the love and support you’ve given me. Whether you’re near or whether you’re far, you’re dear to my heart and I appreciate you more than Kanye appreciates Kanye.

Throughout the best of times, the worst of times, the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows, this was what I’d call a milestone year. 2014 was good. 2014 was bad. 2014 was best I ever had, and I won’t be the same.

Now let’s do this, 2015.

When day breaks sun, the journey’s just begun… I love you..


In January, I rang in 2014 with a domain name (elizabethrosalyn.com), a new phone (iPhone 5S), and a new haircut (mohawk… no, I’m kidding, of course). I celebrated the official start of my quarter-life crisis with my 25th Birthday – here comes the old-age anxiety. Just a few days later, I suffered through the worst 24-hour stomach flu I’ve ever had – I was hallucinating and everything. I got to spend time with my niece and watch her play with her new favourite toy, Rainbow Loom. Awards Season kicked off with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes again, and they were fabulous as always. AMY WON A GG FOR PARKS & RECREATION! KNOPE 2014! Lupita Nyong’o (from 12 Years a Slave) is the rising star to watch.  My shows, Parks & Recreation and Community, are on-air again. American Idol is back for Season 13 with a new judging panel consisting of Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez. This new crop of talent is diverse, fresh, and YOUNG (lots of kids under 21). The Grammy Awards was awesome! My top winner of the night was my favourite newcomer of 2013, Kacey Musgraves, who won for Best Country Album + Song. I enjoyed the performances from Sara Bareilles & Carole King, Keith Urban, John Legend, Taylor Swift, Pink, Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar, and Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr. I read some books: The Book Thief, Tina Fey’s Bossypants (audiobook), and the first book of the Divergent series. Megan Joy released a new album, Free to Fly. On the last day of the month, I got a job offer! After five long and tough months of job-searching, I’m finally employed!

February was like a scene from Frozen – FREEZING COLD ALL THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. There was even a snowstorm that made Vancouver look like the Arctic North. This month, I began my internship as a content curator for Quietly, a microblogging platform in list form. Start-up life is fun! Superbowl Weekend was a double dosage of cute, with the Puppy Bowl and the first ever Kitten Bowl! They scored more than the Denver Broncos did against the Seattle Seahawks (who won in a landslide). Bruno Mars upstaged them all though – take that, football! The 2014 Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia – I only got to watch one of the figure skating events, but Team Canada won Gold in Women’s and Men’s Hockey, and placed third overall in medal count, which is awesome for our Canadians! I watched the Grammy’s Salute to the Beatles (in honour of the 50th anniversary of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show) and enjoyed terrific tribute performances from Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer & Keith Urban, Pharrell Williams & Brad Paisley, and Alicia Keys & John Legend. Of course, the Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr reunion on stage was epic. I went to Rogers Area to see the kick-off of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour in Vancouver! It was a girl-powered affair with her supporting acts, X Factor girl bands’ Little Mix and Fifth Harmony, along with the teen magician from America’s Got Talent, Collins Key. Demi is wickedly talented and a total warrior. Glee is back, and I was happy with the Frenemies episode because it paired together Lea Michele and Naya Rivera! Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer!! and Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz!!! as duet partners. Three of my favourite Idols released albums: Elise Testone’s In This Life, Tim Halperin’s Heart Tells Your Head, and Candice Glover’s Music Speaks. And Michael Johns released a new song, “Day Breaks Sun” – what a great month for music! I got back into the writing flow by writing entertainment reviews – and got some great responses (especially from Elise and her team!). I watched The Lego Movie in theatres – everything was awesome about that movie! I read the second book of the Divergent series, Insurgent, and Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell. I tested Next Issue Canada on the iPad Air for Rogers and now I am swayed to digital magazine reading.

March was marvelous! The 2014 Academy Awards were outstanding! Ellen was a terrific Oscars host – ordering a pizza party and initiating an all-star selfie that broke Twitter. The star of the night and best dressed on the red carpet was Lupita Nyong’o, who won Best Supporting Actress for her work in 12 Years a Slave (Best Picture). It was a true Cinderella moment for the beautiful and talented young actress. Other winners I was happy for were Cate Blanchett for Best Actress, Her, Frozen (and “Let It Go”), The Great Gatsby, and Gravity. P!nk’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow” during the Wizard of Oz tribute was stunning. I saw Phillip Phillips in Vancouver – the last city on his headlining Canadian Tour – both at Shore 104’s Intimate & Interactive private show at Fairmont Pacific Rim, and then at Rogers Arena (from the front row). It was great to hear him perform songs from The World From The Side Of The Moon (one of the best albums from an Idol) and his new single, “Raging Fire”. Vancouver absolutely LOVES him. David Archuleta is back home from his two-year mission – I’ve missed that kid! American Idol selected their Season 13 Top 10, starring Caleb Johnson, Dexter Roberts, C.J. Harris, Malaya Watson, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse, Jena Irene, Sam Woolf, and Majesty Rose. Glee celebrated its 100th episode (and brought back some of the originals) and said goodbye to the McKinley High/New Directions era. Lea Michele released her debut album Louder. I watched two movies: 20 Feet from Stardom and Muppets Most Wanted. I read the last book of the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant, Norwegian Wood, Never Let Me Go, and listened to Mindy Kaling’s audiobook. Over at Quietly, we are looking ahead to acquiring new users to check out our web app.

April was quite alright alright alright. I got bored with my casual look so I started experimenting more with hair (waves) and using more make-up (red lips). Glee finally moved all of the action to NYC (Mercedes, Artie, Blaine, and Sam now join Rachel and Kurt in the Big Apple) and we got to see Rachel Berry make her Broadway debut as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. American Idol is a tad bland this season (even David Cook’s mentoring couldn’t save this group), but they picked a decent Top 5, consisting of Caleb, Jena, Jessica, Sam, and Alex. Caleb and Jena are my Top 2 (rock and roll!), Jessica and Alex presented original songs on the show (a first for the voting rounds), and Sam has the purest voice. Community & Parks and Recreation wrapped up their seasons with two grand finales. Mad Men returned for the first half of its final season. I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Rio 2, Divergent, and Bears. I listened to Didi Benami’s debut album, Reverie, and it was well worth the wait! I read books: Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”, and Dani Atkins “Then And Always”.

In May, I got to do some cool things through the social media programs and blogging communities I’m a part of. I went to the Metropolis x Klout event at Metrotown, where there were a lot of freebies, including chocolate, cupcakes, smoothies, mocktails, hors d’oeuvre, and a mall gift card. Influenster qualified me for my first VoxBox – imPRESS press-on manicures from Broadway Nails. All of my television shows (Glee, American Idol, Mad Men, Community) have wrapped up – and all of them won’t be back for the next season until early next year! I got my Rock ‘N’ Roll finale consisting of Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson – Caleb Johnson won American Idol Season 13. I saw Daughtry at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam, Phillip Phillips released his new album, Behind the Light, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood finally did a duet together (“Somethin’ Bad”), and I got into Lana Del Rey’s music. I saw three movies: Million Dollar ArmThe Amazing-Spider-Man 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. After reading a new mystery-romance novel from Dani Atkins called Then And Always, I’ve been inspired to read more “chick lit” type novels. I renewed my library card and borrowed Sophie Kinsella’s stand-alone books (“Remember Me?”, “Twenties Girl”, “I’ve Got Your Number”, and “Wedding Night”). I also won a copy of Emily Giffin’s “The One And Only” and got Lea Michele’s new book, an autobiography/how-to manual called “Brunette Ambition” and I received an autographed bookplate for pre-ordering. One of the most expressive and enlightening writers of our time, Maya Angelou, passed away. Rest peacefully.

At the start of June, my internship at Quietly got extended – now, I am working on ramping up our Quietly Pro services for online publishers! I FINALLY made the switch from PC to Mac by splurging on a MacBook Pro – and my life has changed for the better. I saw four movies: The Fault in Our Stars, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Jersey Boys, and They Came Together. I read the fifth and final novel of Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood series – Sisterhood Everlasting. I listened to Ed Sheeran’s new album, x. I saw two concerts at Rogers Arena: Michael Bublé’s first of two hometown shows (he is one classy and crazy funny entertainer) and Queen + Adam Lambert (an epic show which killed it on every level – best concert I’ve ever attended).

In July, my iPod Classic Penny Lane suffered a hard drive failure. Over the last six years, Penny Lane was with me through it all; She was an essential piece to the formative years of my early twenties. You’re forever in my ears and in my eyes, Penny Lane. I completed an online course in English Country House Literature offered by the University of Sheffield. I saw Begin Again in theatres, watched The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, and marathoned James Dean movies. I read J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm” and Veronica Roth’s “Four”. I listened to Jason Mraz’s Yes! album, Keira Knightley’s and Adam Levine’s “Stars”, Kris Allen’s “Prove It To You”, Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus’ “Do You Believe In Shame?”, Janelle Arthur’s “What You Asked For”, Haley Reinhart’s “Show Me Your Moves”, and Sara Bareilles’ cover of “Chandelier”. My favourite Davids (Cook and Archuleta) had a reunion in Utah!

What the hell was that, August? This month was full of grief, pain, and heartbreak. Michael Johns tragically passed away. He was more than just one of my favourite musicians, he was a man who had a massive impact on my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his influence. I will miss him always and love him forever. Mom’s health failed on her again and she was in the hospital for a week. She’s a fighter. Overall, there was unbearable turmoil, suffering, and sadness around the world, which made for a few terrible weeks. On the bright side, away from the bad news I faced this month… I read Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning (and got a signed copy too!). I watched a bunch of movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, Get On Up, Belle, Maleficent, Godzilla, and If I Stay. I listened to Kris Allen’s new album, Horizons. I saw my trifecta of favourite singer/songwriters dudes – Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran, and Gavin DeGraw – perform at summer night concerts. A fun way to end off this topsy-turvy summer. I couldn’t have gotten through if it weren’t for music, my fantastic friends, and the Quietly Qrew. When day breaks sun, our journey’s just begun. ❤

When I think of September, the song “Follow Through” by Gavin DeGraw comes to mind – oh, this is the start of something good, don’t you agree? The rainfall was a welcome relief from a scorching summer (and I feel happy again, singing, singing in the rain). At Quietly, things are growing at a rapid pace and we’re hitting milestones left and right with our publishers. I hung out with friends on multiple occasions and reunions. I read Deepak Chopra’s “The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success”. I watched Life After Beth, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dolphin Tale 2, The Hundred-Foot Journey, God Help the Girl and The Spectacular Now. I listened to Colbie Caillat’s Gypsy Heart. I saw Elton John at Rogers Arena – check that one off of the concert bucket list! This month marks five years since Seattle, and it’s stunning to know that so much has changed since then. In the words of Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water”, I’m gonna look ahead, no turning back. Live every day, give it all that I have.

October was bursting with activity and events! I attended a screening for Boychoir (starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, and Kevin McHale) during the Vancouver International Film Festival. I volunteered with the PR team during We Day (this year’s theme being the Year of Empowerment, with the event hosted by Selena Gomez with performances and speeches from Orlando Bloom, Nick Jonas, Mariana’s Trench, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, and more). I also volunteered at the Vancouver Writers Fest for a few writers’ events and brunches. I met YA novel writers Veronica Roth & Tahereh Mafi during their joint book signing at Chapters in Metrotown. I read Sophie Kinsella’s “Shopaholic to the Stars” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”. I watched What If, The Judge, and Guardians of the Galaxy (for the second time in theatres). I started two television shows: How to Get Away With Murder and The Flash. I listened to Alex & Sierra’s debut album It’s About Us, Gavin DeGraw’s greatest hits album Finest Hour, and Taylor Swift’s full-fledged pop album 1989, (I am now on board the Taylor Train). I conducted an interview with actress Alisen Down from Gracepoint. Quietly continues to grow at an exponential rate and I celebrated Halloween with our superheroic Qrew.

November kicked off with the TEDxSFU conference at Granville Island (the theme being “Redefine the Norm”) at Granville Island and ended with the Top Less holiday concert extravaganza at Celebrities. I read Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please”, in which she shares stories, laughs, and wisdom (“Good for you, not for me”). I watched The Theory of Everything, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Big Hero 6. I marathoned the entire series of The Mindy Project. I listened to new music from Angie Miller (Weathered EP), Kate Voegele (Wild Card EP), Tyler Hilton (Indian Summer), David Cook (“Wait For Me”), She & Him (Classics) and Idina Menzel (Holiday Wishes), and enjoyed Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits album and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour. I saw Boyce Avenue, Kris Allen, and Curtis Peoples at Vogue Theatre, and got to meet Curtis and Kris after the show (VIP, baby!).

December zoomed by in a flash! The holidays are a time for being in the good company of those you care about, so I was fortunate to spend some quality time with my Mom and my friends. I attended the Young Women in Business Snowflake Soiree winter social. I had a Christmas baking night and went to a Love Actually movie screening with some girlfriends. I met up with friends from SFU Co-op friends for brunch and shopping in Yaletown. I saw a Disney tribute concert at the Biltmore Cabaret with fellow Disney/musical lovers (it was really hipster). I went to my very first hockey game (Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames) and watched the action from the fourth row. And then, a friend and I walked around a winter wonderland at the Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. After a busy month of working at Quietly (and partying hard with the Quietly Qrew), I celebrated a quiet Christmas holidays at home with Mom. We exchanged gifts, ate turkey and cookies, and watched two movies at the theatre – Into the Woods and Interstellar. The highlight of my writing career thus far was interviewing one of my creative inspirations, Brooke White for The Hudsucker. It was a pleasure to chat with her about her collaborative benefit album (Brooke White & Friends’ Never Grow Up, which includes duets with Carly Smithson and David Archuleta, and two lullaby songs from Brooke and from Michael Johns), the cause (Operation Underground Railroad), and her artistic and charitable goals. I ended 2014 and rang in 2015 with a friend and his group of friends. Cheers to new people and new experiences!

MUSIC OF 2014. (Top Albums) (Top Songs – YouTube Playlist)

Megan Joy – Free To Fly
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Didi Benami – Watching and Waiting
Megan Joy – Free To Fly
Sara Bareilles & Carole King – Beautiful / Brave
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Keith Urban / Tyler Hilton – Cop Car
Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford – Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)

Demi Lovato – Demi
Little Mix – Salute
Tim Halperin – Heart Tells Your Head
Elise Testone – In This Life
Candice Glover – Music Speaks
Demi Lovato – Neon Lights
Little Mix – Salute
Tim Halperin – Heart Tells Your Head
Elise Testone – In This Life
Candice Glover – Same Kinda Man
Michael Johns – Day Breaks Sun
Adam Lambert & Chris Colfer – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Lea Michele & Naya Rivera – Brave
Kevin McHale & Jenna Ushkowitz – Whenever I Call You Friend
Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz & Darren Criss – Breakaway

Lea Michele – Louder
Lea Michele – Louder
Adam Lambert & Lea Michele – Barracuda
Glee Cast – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Glee Cast – Loser Like Me (Acoustic Version)
Chris Colfer & Amber Riley – I Am Changing
Lea Michele & Naya Rivera – Be Okay
Dianna Agron & Mark Salling – Just Give Me A Reason
Glee Cast – Don’t Stop Believin’ (Season 5 Version)
Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire
P!nk – Over The Rainbow
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Didi Benami – Reverie
Didi Benami – Trouble
Glee Cast – Downtown
Glee Cast – I’m The Greatest Star
Amber Riley – Colorblind
Caleb Johnson – Dazed & Confused
Jena Irene – Creep
Jessica Meuse – Blue-Eyed Lie
Alex Preston – Fairytales
Sam Woolf – Lego House
Ed Sheeran – Sing

Lana Del Rey – Paradise
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light

Phillip Phillips – Fly
Daughtry – Waiting For Superman
Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood – Somethin’ Bad
Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene – It’s Only Love
Caleb Johnson – As Long As You Love Me / Dream On
Jena Irene – We Are One / Can’t Help Falling in Love
Glee Cast – Pompeii
Lea Michele – On My Way
Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
Lana Del Rey – West Coast / Summertime Sadness

Ed Sheeran – X
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – All Of The Stars
Colbie Caillat – Try
Kacey Musgraves – The Trailer Song
Janelle Monáe – Heroes
Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
Michael Buble – Cry Me A River
Queen + Adam Lambert – Love Kills
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Ragdoll
Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Jason Mraz – Yes!
Jason Mraz – Love Someone
Gavin DeGraw – You Got Me
Keira Knightley / Adam Levine – Lost Stars
Kris Allen – Prove It To You (feat. Lenachka)
Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus – Do You Believe in Shame?
Janelle Arthur – What You Asked For
Haley Reinhart – Show Me Your Moves

Kris Allen – Horizons
Colton Dixon – Anchor

Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
James Brown – I Feel Good
Sara Bareilles – Chandelier
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Kris Allen – Beautiful & Wild
Phillip Phillips – Trigger
Ed Sheeran – Sing
Gavin DeGraw – Fire
DJ KOMORI – Vacation (feat. Jessica Sanchez)
Michael Johns – Day Breaks Sun ❤

Colbie Caillat – Gypsy Heart
Colbie Caillat – Live It Up
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl

Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us
Gavin DeGraw – Finest Hour (Greatest Hits)
Taylor Swift – 1989
Carrie Underwood – Something In The Water
Alex & Sierra – Little Do You Know
7EAST – I Don’t Believe It
You + Me – You and Me
Kelly Clarkson – Stay With Me / Shake It Off
Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Angie Miller – Weathered
Kate Voegele – Wild Card
Tyler Hilton – Indian Summer
Angie Miller – Lost in the Sound
Kate Voegele – Just Watch Me
Tyler Hilton – I Want To Be In Love So Bad
Curtis Peoples – The Fight
Kris Allen – In Time
Boyce Avenue – Fast Car
David Cook – Wait For Me
Brooke White – Something Divine
Jessica Sanchez – This Love
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hanging Tree (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)

Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade 1
She & Him – Classics
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Brooke White & Friends – Never Grow Up
Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
Carrie Underwood – Little Toy Guns
She & Him – Stay Awhile
Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One
Ed Sheeran – Make It Rain
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Brooke White & Carly Smithson – Waiting For The Stars
Brooke White & David Archuleta – Cherry Lane
Brooke White – London Girl
Michael Johns – Little Engine
Kris Allen – Baby It Ain’t Christmas Without You
Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Michael Johns – Another Christmas
Into The Woods – No One Is Alone
Joe Cocker – You Don’t Know What You’re Doing To Me

CONCERTS OF 2014. (x)

Demi Lovato, Little Mix & Fifth Harmony (with Collins Key) at Rogers Arena – February 9
Phillip Phillips at Rogers Arena  – March 28
Daughtry at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – May 23
Michael Buble at Rogers Arena – June 19
Queen + Adam Lambert at Rogers Arena – June 28
Phillip Phillips at PNE Amphitheater – August 16
Ed Sheeran at Ambleside Park – August 23
Gavin DeGraw at PNE Amphitheater – August 26
Elton John at Rogers Arena – September 14
Boyce Avenue, Kris Allen & Curtis Peoples at Vogue Theatre – November 8
Top Less at Celebrities – November 29


American Idol Season 13
Parks & Recreation
Mad Men
Emma Approved
Political Animals
Virtually Famous
How To Get Away With Murder
The Flash
The Mindy Project

FILMS IN 2014. (x)

Blue Jasmine (2013)
August Osage County (2013)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Her (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Dreams (2014)
The Lego Movie (2014)
The Wind Rises (2014)
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
March of the Penguins (2005)
African Cats (2011)
Rio 2 (2014)
Divergent (2014)
Bears (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
X-Men (2000)
X2 (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Jersey Boys (2014)
They Came Together (2014)
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
East of Eden (1955)
Giant (1956)
Begin Again (2014)
What’s Your Number? (2011)
Dick (1999)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Get On Up (2014)
The To Do List (2013)
Belle (2014)
Maleficent (2014)
Godzilla (2014)
If I Stay (2014)
Life After Beth (2014)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
God Help The Girl (2014)
The Spectacular Now (2013)
What If (2014)
Boychoir (2014)
The Judge (2014)
Playing It Cool (2014)
North Pole (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
Annie (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Peter Pan Live! (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (2014)
Love Actually (2003)
Elf (2003)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Into The Woods (2014)
Interstellar (2014)

BOOKS IN 2014. (x)

Demi Lovato – Staying Strong
Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
Veronica Roth – Divergent
Veronica Roth – Insurgent
Veronica Roth – Allegiant
Melinda Doolittle – Beyond Me
Tina Fey – Bossypants (Audiobook)
Mindy Kaling – Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns) (Audiobook)
Sebastien de Castell – Traitor’s Blade
Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
Betty Smith – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Edith Wharton – The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence
Dani Atkins – Then And Always
Sophie Kinsella – Remember Me?
Sophie Kinsella – Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella – I’ve Got Your Number
Sophie Kinsella – Wedding Night
Ann Brashares – Sisterhood Everlasting
Lea Michele – Brunette Ambition
Chris Colfer – The Land of Stories 3: A Grimm Warning
Veronica Roth – Four: A Divergent Collection
Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm
Bernie Su & Kate Rorick – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Sophie Kinsella – Shopaholic To The Stars
Deepak Chopra – The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Tahereh Mafi – Shatter Me
Tahereh Mafi – Destroy Me
Tahereh Mafi – Unravel Me
Tahereh Mafi – Fracture Me
Tahereh Mafi – Ignite Me
Amy Poehler – Yes Please
Liz Climo – The Little World of Liz Climo

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