Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's the hap-happiest seeeeason of allllll

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is showing some holiday-themed "Seinfeld" clips.

13 days till Christmas, and just 6 until I go home to Colorado!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The little diamond floating over my head is glowing an emerald green

So here's what I said to myself in the middle of busting out some aMAZing thoughts in my research paper:

[The Sims 1 soundtrack is playing on Grooveshark:
Click this and you will feel like such an idiot for thinking I'm crazy for listening to video game music for fun. It's beautiful stuff]

"This music is as awesome now as it was the summer before 8th grade. Hey wait a second...this is being played on a piano! I NEED THIS SHEET MUSIC!!!"

[background information: I took piano lessons for nine years, and while I have never mastered the art of sight-reading, I can play pretty well if a.) it's a song I really like, and b.) I practice my A off. I find myself drawn to Andrew Lloyd Webber showtunes and the piano stylings of Vince Guaraldi--who isn't though, right?!]

And guess what? I FOUND THE SHEET MUSIC. I am SO all over this when I go home to Colorado in 9 days.

But I need to finish this research paper first.

Monday, December 6, 2010

If only you could know how long I've been googling stupid things like this

Did you know that behind that mustache, Charlie Chaplin was relatively hot in that early-20th-century kind of way? Bet you didn't.

"Hello, I am Charlie Chaplin. Is my hair real? Maybe, maybe not. My skin is way clearer than a certain 22-year-old girl I know even though no one has discovered salicylic acid yet."

"I am a distinguished, good-looking older man, and if that aforementioned 22-year-old girl walked past me in the supermarket, she might do a double-take because I'm surprisingly handsome and less-surprisingly distinguished."

As you can see, my schoolwork is not going well.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

One year older and...older too

Just a little birthday message for me on my car yesterday morning, left not anonymously but by a friend. (What a hilarious thing to write on a stranger's car though! Getting ideas...) I hope everyone can read it clearly

I saw this on the good old facebook and decided that it was applicable, considering I just turned 22 yesterday.

Place x's on the statements that are true for you.

[] You know how to make a pot of coffee

[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar When they say "dates," do they mean like times when a guy picks you up and pays for your food? Or like days of the week? I'm going to assume it's the latter since I don't need a calendar to keep track of zero.

[] You own a credit card

[] You know how to change the oil in a car I can check the oil...and was taught how to do so this year.

[X] You've done your own laundry

[X] You can vote in an election

[x] You can cook for yourself Technically. "Is butter a carb?"

[] You think politics are interesting


[x] You show up for school late a lot

[x] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket

[x] You've never gotten a detention I've always had this paralyzing fear of getting in trouble. Seriously. I had to write my name on the board less than three times in my entire elementary school career, and each time I felt like I was living my worst nightmare.

[] You have forgotten your own birthday

[] You like to take walks by yourself Only if I'm somewhere awesome like London. [wistful sigh] Ah, those days...those days that were two whole years ago...crazy.

[x] You know what credibility means, without looking it up Is this a trick question or something? Why on earth would they choose "credibility"? Do a lot of people not know what this means? Random

[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week


[x] You know how to do the dishes A skill which is not as common as I had once thought.

[x] You can count to 10 in another language And not just because of "Pretty Fly for a White Guy"! I guess technically The Offspring only go up to 6. And to 5 twice, which is just incorrect.

[x] When you say you're going to do something you do it Generally. Wait, why did I mark this one? I'm somewhat flakey. Oh well I promise I'll get better.

[x] You can mow the lawn

[] You study even when you don't have to I don't study when I do have to.

[x] You have hand washed a car before I think so...? I have some memory that's exactly like the car wash scene from Little Giants. Maybe I'm just revisiting my dreams to live inside that movie.

That noise you're hearing at the beginning of this video? Yeah, that's the tail end of a huge fart. In other news, Icebox is spot-on: what a hunk indeed

[x] You can spell experience, without looking it up Again, what? Is "experience" the most commonly misspelled word or something? You know what's harder to spell? "Misspelled."

[] The people at Starbucks know you by name

[x] Your favorite kind of food is take out

[] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need Literally cannot do this. I always leave Wal-Mart with a new $5 movie, and I always leave Smith's with a jar of queso.

[] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.

[x] You can type pretty quickly


[] Your only friends are from your place of employment

[] You have been to a Tupperware party

[x] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job.

[] You have more bills than you can pay

[x] You have been to the beach

[x] You use the internet every day

[x] You have traveled overseas more than 5 times Well, I have traveled over oceans more than 5 times...counting it

[] You make your bed in the morning They mean every morning, right? Then yeah no.

[x] You realized people of the opposite sex might just make better friends. What does this mean? Better friends than girls? That's just not true. But boys are occasionally pretty awesome...whatever I'm counting this one too.

Total: 21

Alright! I'm only one year behind. That's a relief. I feel like I'm seven years behind.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

52 thought pickup

This is going to be so scatter-brained. Like throwing a collection of thoughts into the air, confetti or 52-card-pickup style, and then deciding that for some reason it would be a great idea to type them out and publish them on the Internet.

[Not a finalist in the Canady Christmas Card Competition]

I had SO MUCH FUN with my family last week...all I want to do is go home for Christmas already! It's literally all I can think about.

Okay not literally because I also just made this list:

SONGS THAT HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING* aka Songs which gave me one of those moments where you can feel your heart pounding inside your earballs and you feel like this song was chosen by God to be played right at this moment in time because if you could set your brain to music, this is what you'd hear:
  1. "Country Grammar"--Nelly. I heard this song for the first time on American Top 40 with Casey Kasem in 6th grade and just lay there in my bed on that Sunday night with my eyes and mouth open wide and my heart palpitating in time with the sick beats and rhymes. Like I said, it changed EVERYTHING
  2. "Bruised"--The Bens. I listened to this song CONSTANTLY during my junior year of high school. "Constantly" as in I would put it twice on mix CDs for my car.
  3. "Loser"--Beck.
  4. "I Can't Hold Back"--Survivor. This is what truly started my whole '70s/'80s Arena Rock phase (a phase which is not yet over, by the way).
  5. "Sincerely Me"--New Found Glory. Another song from 6th grade which was very, very important to me.
  6. "Catch My Disease"--Ben Lee. I could hardly believe that such a cheerful, cutesy, seriously good song existed. And then I heard it everywhere the year after I heard it. In other news, the intro makes an excellent ringtone.
  7. "Annie Waits"--Ben Folds. This song is what began my obsession with Ben Folds. OBSESSED WITH HIM he is definitely my most favorite musical artist of all time.
  8. "Hurricane"--Something Corporate. Junior year was an epic year for me, music-wise
  9. "Encore/Numb" mashup--Jay-Z and Linkin Park. I think this was the first mash-up I ever heard. Needless to say I almost fell over when the epic sweetness flew into my eardrums.
  10. "Are You Gonna be my Girl"--Jet. I heard this on the radio when my mom dropped me off at school in the middle of the day after a dentist appointment when I was a freshman, and I researched online to find out when the CD was coming out, and I bought it the first day it was on sale...and now this song is literally everywhere. [Secret: I'm not sick of it at all]

And here's something that is even cuter than I remember it being...Patrick Wilson is such a hottie

*and by "everything" obviously I mean "me."