thewhaleandthewave

  • Rivers & Roads
  • Chris & Shannon
  • WHAT THE EFF AM I DOING??
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Remember when I said that I wanted to continue doing things every week that scared me?  That forced me out of my comfort zone?

THAT WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA.

See, the thing is that I used to LOVE singing.  It made me really happy- it didn’t matter that I wasn’t that good at it, I liked it.  And actually, even now, whenever I’m in a good mood, you can catch me quietly humming or singing something. And when I’m drunk, which is like, ULTIMATE HAPPY SHANNON, I don’t STOP singing. Particularly 80s songs.

BUT I pretty much stopped singing years ago when I let my insecurities, anxiety, and negative influences take over my life and destroy my self esteem.  So when I started on this whole thing, I knew that singing would have to be one of the first things I tried again.

GULP.

So, because I am nowhere near ready to sing on my own (and really, you’re probably better off), here’s me and my awesome husband Chris singing “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart.  Chris is also playing guitar in it.  And I sound like a kazoo because I’m getting over a cold and am super nasally.

Um… please keep in mind that this is really just to face my fears, more than anything else.  So try not to judge to harshly.  Or… you know… listen at all.  Because just the fact that I POSTED this is a pretty big step, for me.

OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE.

I feel like I should be more clear with the appreciation I have for the men that pretty much own my Tumblr, because this past weekend, when I was flailing over “my boyfriend being at the Tony’s”, blackberrycreek was all like, “wait, which one??” which is hilarious.

So to avoid confusion, here’s a quick guide to the men in my life.

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Chris and I have decided to take sword-fighting lessons.  Bad-ass, right?!

I’m excited, but I’m kind of wondering how I am going to handle watching Chris swordfight.  Like… I might have some SERIOUS concentration problems.  DEM LEGS + swords = a scarily Fandral-esque husband.  

Thank god he can’t do an English accent for his life.  

anonymous asked:

Ugh. You and your husband are just so cute together. You're so supportive of each other and I think that's the greatest. You guys give me faith that really awesome relationships do actually exist out of tv shows/movies.

*hides face* omgthankyouthatsreallysweetjshdgjkbgf

Awesome relationships TOTALLY do exist outside of TV shows and movies! And yes, it definitely helps to be supportive of each other.  I mean, obviously, we have our fights and disagreements, too.  But our personalities complement each other very well, in that respect, I think.  Chris is very logical, and I am basically just a ball of emotion at all times, always. But I think the biggest thing is that Chris is honestly the kindest, most patient, most generous, most understanding person I’ve ever met in my life, so I just got INSANELY lucky.  

So hold out for the good ones, folks! It’s totally worth the wait.

So Chris (my husband) has admitted to me that he doesn’t read my tags in my posts.

Which makes me laugh because that’s where the most intense fangirling goes, in my case.

Man.

All the tags about his legs.

He has no idea.

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Another Text Conversation Between Me and Chris

Me: I kind of feel like poop.

Chris: Aww I’m sorry babe

Me: Come carry me home

Chris: I’ll send B (our dog)

Me: *after sending over this clip* No, DO THIS EXACT THING

Chris: Okay will do

Me:  INSTEAD OF A UNIFORM, COME DRESSED AS A PIRATE