Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #10!!!

Well, I've made it 10 whole issues. Go me! I'm going to give myself a pat on the back. And at this point I wonder if I have it in me to keep this thing going every week...I guess I'll let this week's song do the, singing.

Song: Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash, Combat Rock, 1981)
Covering Artist: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

After that, I think I'll stay for a while :)

That is all.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #9

Hiya, kids. So sorry for the unannounced hiatus. I came back from AT and neglected to find more videos. But last week I found this one. Enjoy!

Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles, The White Album, 1968)
Covering Artist(s): Tom Petty, Prince, Other people...I think the scrawny kid next to Tom is George Harrison's son...


Covering Artist: Lemon Demon (reworked as While My Keytar Gently Weeps)

Seriously though, check out that Prince solo again!

That is all.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A look into the future

Recently, the TV People brought back a show from my childhood. Now, when I say 'from my childhood', I don't mean one that I watched religiously, often, sometimes, or even at all. But I remember it existing.

Beverly Hills 90210

This fall, the same network will be premiering another re-launch show from around the same time, and along the same topic.

Melrose Place

Which got me to thinking. These were both shows about pretty, rich, white people with problems. Sound familiar?

As a child, I mocked these shows. I thought they were dumb. I thought they were trash. And yes, I still feel the same way about the re-boots.

But I'm really excited that I'll be able to watch new episodes of The OC when I'm 35!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Frosting cancels out calories...

I'm trying to be a little more health conscious than I have been in the past, because being healthy is important. Right now, it's as simple as counting calories. So while we were at the store today, I looked at how many calories were in one blueberry poptart, sans frosting. 210Wow, I think. That's kind of a lot. Then out of curiousity I checked the frosted variety, assuming there would be an extra 30-50. Total calories in one frosted blueberry poptart: 200.

I'll repeat that, because it bears repeating...

One unfrosted blueberry poptart: 210 calories.
One frosted blueberry poptart: 200 calories.

I double- and triple-checked to make sure my sleep deprivation wasn't playing tricks on me. I made sure they were both the same brand. Yep, Kellogg's.


That's effing stupid. I no longer have ANY faith in the FDA and think counting calories is stupid because they apparently just MAKE THE DAMN NUMBERS UP!

That is all.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen: TheChive...

Every now and then I come across a website that fills my day with glee...




And now, TheChive.

TheChive is a magical photoblog-ish site. There are some of the most random, funny, and otherwise amusing pictures there. As such...

and...(I do this too...)

and (my favorite ever)...

I enjoy sites like this because it gives me something to do while on grave shifts at work. I don't have to think about it. I don't have to remember it later. And that's lovely. Because I can barely remember where I live after a grave shift.

Especially a double...

That is all.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy as a Fanboy...

This guy:reads my blog.

Who's that, you ask? That, my friends, is Mike TV. Guitarist and lead vocalist for Get Set Go. You know that band I'm always raving about; whose lead guitarist and viola player I kidnapped to play Guitar Hero with; that I stalked to Reno on a whim; that came to Logan and played in my little apartment for free...

Well, he left me some comments. I got all giddy.

I don't know how much he actually reads it. He was just giving me his email address so he could get mine. He owes me a free album.

I'm all happy and junk.

That is all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ach, du lieber!

For those of you who don't know, I want to be an interpreter. This is a fairly recent development, although I started studying German 10 years ago. With 3 1/2 years of high school German and 2 semesters of college level German under my belt, I've decided it's time to take this whole language thing more seriously.

So today (on a whim) I took the German placement test up on campus. I scored 519. That's out of 550. So, yes. That's good. Good enough to let me buy out of taking GERM 2010 this semester with an A on my transcript. Good enough to let me buy out of GERM 2020 next semester with a B on my transcript.

I've been giving some thought to this. If I take the buy-out, I can take an extra gen-ed credit this semester. Or, another upper level German class (I'm already enrolled in GERM's a German film class...rad) to work toward my (almost) major.


I can stay in 2010, get the refreshment I feel I kinda need, and guarantee that goodness on my GPA. See, my GPA needs to be brought up .38 points so I can declare a major.

On a side note: I really hope I can build a linguistics professor said I might be able to...that would be rad. See, I don't want to be a German interpreter. I want to be versatile. My goal is to be fluent in 5 foreign languages.

Here's hopin'...

That is all.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Not today...

Sorry, kids. I didn't get a Monday Mix-Up scheduled for today. I'll try and have one done for next week. :(

That is all.