Thursday, May 31, 2007

American Typewriter

My new requirements for being my friend:

  • Has Verizon
  • Texts
I remember back in the day when my friend Julianne introduced me to texting. It was about seven years ago that I discovered this glorious means of communication and I have not looked back. In fact, my text messaging has grown exponentially since that first day.

Yesterday I dialed #DATA to find out where I stood with my texting numbers for the month so far and was a little shocked by how many I had sent and received. Ummmmm, I'm not going to tell you the numbers, but if you think you have me beat, please leave a comment with your own numbers and we'll see.

I also am not going to tell you which texting plan I have because it's slightly insane (yet also not big enough). Serena used to be my biggest non-Verizon texter, but since the death of her second sidekick, she has gotten a pre-paid Verizon phone which has greatly helped my own bill. So now my top texters are all on Verizon and I am getting greedy. I want everyone I know to get Verizon so we can all enjoy free texting!

But before I can even begin that mission, I need to get all of my friends texting on a regular basis. Right now there are three camps of people:
  1. Texters: Serena, Allie, Ali, Vanessa, Katie*, etc.
  2. Semi-Texters: Brendan*, Vanessa C.*, Andre, Ray, Christopher, Senor, Kristin*, Amira, etc.
  3. Non-Texters/"Texting?"/"Texting is stupid": Steven*, etc.
Texters are boos after my own heart. I know that I can text them and often within minutes I will have a response. I can say, "I'm here!" and mere seconds later, they are out the door and getting into my car so we can be on my way. They make communication easy and enjoyable. They make a long class or shift at work more bearable. They make sitting in traffic when my cell phone battery is too low for a real call that much better. I love texters.

Semi-texters can frustrate me at times. Usually I know that if I text them they get it, but I never hold my breath for a speedy response or, in some cases, a response at all. If I really needed to get in touch with one of them, I would just call. I usually assume Semi-texters do not have a texting plan and therefore do not want to text when not necessary. Or maybe they just have lives and don't want to spend their time typing out funny messages to me. (Nah!)

Non-texters get annoyed when people text them because it costs them money. They are more likely to answer their phone, though, when I call and while I appreciate this, sometimes the convenience of a text would be awesome. And Steven's not the only non-texter, but he's the only one I know for sure gets annoyed when texted so I have never even attempted one to him. Not even when drunk.

So I need you all to get on the Verizon board so I can just spend my days texting everyone. If you want to be friends, you're going to need to make the switch. And if you're already with Verizon, email me for my number;)


*Make the switch!! Get Verizon!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Drop Kick The Punks

The Faint were awesome, of course. Their music begs for dancing and dance we did. Not like the crazy high schoolers on e behind us, though. Man, those little cunts sucked and had I not been prepared to punch then in the neck*, they really could have ruined the show for me. I yelled, "BACK THE FUCK OFF OR I'LL PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!" at least twice. One little biatch was about as tall as my hip and insisted on dancing all up on my junx. I kept feeling what felt like a hand on my calf and it really freaked me out.

What also freaked me out was the person with the gas problem. Every twenty minutes or so the disgusting smell of shit would permeated the air around us. The air got so nast that we took to sniffing my wrists that smelled of Euphoria (Calvin Klein's) and Allie's hair that smelled of..well, nice smelling shampoo. But seriously, invest in some Beano. Or air freshener. Or something! Dis-gust-ing.

We didn't hang front and center for the entire show, though. I've been in worse**, but I wanted to take pictures and not worry about asshole-crowd surfers. Although, crowd surfers amuse me because they are too trusting. When I see feet coming my way I get ready to move out of the way. It pleases me to let people fall to the floor at shows where moshing and crowd surfing is so ridiculous***. Take me to a hardcore show where I know people have my back and won't step on me if I fall and yes, I will hold you up. But 16 year olds on drugs they bought from someone's older brother? I think not. High schooler? Meet Floor. Asswipes.

What also was gross was the soaking wet people. (Soaking wet from perspiration, in case that wasn't clear.) And what is it about these people that makes them want to stand and walk as close to the non-soaking wet people as they can? Vomit. I feel bad making faces behind your back about my disgust for you, but please, just don't touch me. It is gross.

The night wasn't all about complaints, though. Like I said, The Faint were awesome and the two opening bands weren't bad, either. I have found as I get older that opening bands get worse, so it was a pleasant surprise to not want to kill myself before The Faint came on.

So..yay for The Faint! And Nebraska.


*I did not do so, though. I wanted to. Believe me.
**Strike Anywhere. Someone stepped on my head (while I was standing).
***Seriously. Someone crowd surfed at Jimmy Eat World. I wanted to scream.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The following makes me happy.

I don’t want to fight
Every single night
Everything I want is in your eyes.

You and me go back
To places I don’t know to care
The spoils of all I got were left as scraps.

Don’t let me say this,
but you’re no worse than me,
It’s crazy.

We all are real, if real ever was, it’s just because
We all are real, and feel we've had enough,
I’m real, ‘cause someone gave us sound.

I wanna be there when you’re happy
I wanna love you when you’re sad.

Can’t stand the morning rain
Get out and take your place then
Can’t stand the blazing sun
Then close your eyes you’ll see
The angel dust.

I don’t want to be
Anything for these
A million watts of sound can’t compare.

Come along you’ll see the world
The pulse ripples, the crowd unfurls
The current starts to flow and they are on.

Oh it’s a white hot soul they want,

We all are real, if real ever was, it's just because
We all are real, every living soul
Yes I’m real, ‘cause someone gave us sound.

Don’t break the oath
I want to love you when you’re happy,
Don’t break this oath
I want to be there when you’re sad,
Please bring the pouring rain.

We all are real, as real as any ghost
So easy now,
We all are real, in every living soul,
Don't they know.

Can’t stand the blazing sun
Can’t stand the morning rain
Get out and take your place again.

I don’t want to be alone
I don’t want to be alone
I don’t want to be alone

If it’s a white hot soul they want
It’s a black heart they’ll get.

Monday, May 28, 2007

I Disappear

Things I Have Not Told You About:

  1. The Muse show
  2. Gilmore Girls
  3. Spirits
  4. Ice Cream And Beer Party, Pt. 1
  5. Ice Cream AndBeer Party, Pt. 2
  6. The Faint

In my defense, The Faint show is tonight, so I can't tell you about it just yet, but the other five? Holy hell am I behind in my updates!

Friday, May 25, 2007

No Cars Go

I am not one to get road rage.

That said, I just spent the last hour+ driving home while yelling words I wouldn't want my grandmother to hear me say. I was expecting bad traffic, as it is both a Friday afternoon and the start of a holiday weekend, but I was not prepared for the idiots who would be on the road today.

1) JUST EFFING MERGE ALREADY! And if you're in the lane that continues, stop following so closely and leave space for a car to get in. If every person let one person in, we'd be golden.

2) If you see blue flashing lights, it is NOT necessary to break. a) You aren't going fast enough to be pulled over for speeding b) Even if you were speeding, the cop isn't going to jump in his car to come get you c) When you break, the person behind you breaks, and the person behind them breaks. See, it's a dominoe effect and 1/2 a mile back people think they're getting ready to stop and it creates a mess. Just keep going and watch Cops on TV or something.

3) When going across the road and you have to wait in the median turn area, PLEASE, for the love of Pete, make sure your entire car will fit in that median area. The tail end of your pick up truck sticking out onto the real highway is so not cool. This causes people going fast to have to slam on their breaks and no one likes that.

I'm just glad to be home.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dance In France

I was admittedy excited when I checked my TiVo's guide tonight and saw that So You Think You Can Dance? was back for the summer. Because not only do I have a TV show to be excited about each week, but I have something to BLOG about each week!!!!

Last year, about halfway through the season I started to blog my recaps and it was so much fun, talking about who was sleeping with who, who sucked, and who should move on to the next round.

Well, my friends, SYTYCD? is back and so are my recaps! Except that, I'm not a big fan of the audition rounds because I find them a tad boring. I don't care about backstories, or the ones who can't dance but 'think they can'. I think the highlight from tonight was that one guy who did hip hop or something and then danced to swing or something...ok, you can see I'm really not into it yet.

More to come, though!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Rest Will Follow

I am beyond exhausted. It's 8:53 on a Saturday night and I am seriously considering going to sleep for the night.

Last night, after having worked from 7am-3pm, we had Allie's Graduation Party where we did what we always do: we drank a lot of beer, took a lot of pictures, and gave a lot of hugs. For this special event, the four of us, me, Ali, Serena, and Allie decided to dress up in fun, summery dresses. I was ecstatic to do so as I look for any opportunity to wear my strapless, blue polka dotted dress that I had gotten for the wedding in April. After a few drinks I had gone from 'modest with a cardigan' to 'woooo! I like to keep my phone and lipgloss in my beep boop*!' That was a good decision, apparently, as a lot of people seemed into my new way of carrying things.

I had a really good time and will consider linking to the pictures once they're posted. Don't hold your breath, though;)


*Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about the top part of my dress, okay?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Death Of A Party

I am not good with endings. That said, tonight's series finale of Gilmore Girls is not sitting well with me. I just read the Post's article on the finale, where they say it may end with more of an ellipse than something more final like a period or exclamation point.

This has me worried.

I remember when My So-Called Life ended abruptly and we, a bunch of teens, were left not knowing how the story played out. Conversy, when Friends ended, I thought they did a great job tying up loose ends and leaving its fans satisfied*. I am guessing tonight's finale will be somewhere in between. One of those unfortunate instances where it was filmed as a season finale, but is being used to end the show.

I'm not ready to say goodbye, though! I was watching some of season 4 earlier today and was reminded over and over with how awesome this show is. I'm going to do a tribute post in the near future, when I can just kind of go over the cool things from the past 7 seasons. Oh, and feel free to make fun of me...I'm okay with it:)


*Although, I know a lot of people are anti-cheesy finales. I say, bring on the cheese! I need to know how things happen.

Leave The Thinking To The Smart People

I know, I know.

Monday, May 14, 2007

People Are Strange

I seem to remember asking "why?" a lot as a kid. I always wanted to know about things and how and why they work the way they do. I was quiet and shy, but my inquisitive nature won out when I wanted to know something. And I remember reading all the freaking time. Not only novels that I would read while holed up under the kitchen table, but also encyclopedia sets and our Webster's Reference Dictionary that my grandfather had given us.

As I have gotten older, I think my tendency to ask "why?" has morphed into my need to understand people and their actions. I pride myself on being perceptive so when I am incorrect, it bothers me. I don't claim to understand everyone and their actions, but I can at least usually figure out the why and rationalize what's going on.

And I must have one of those black and white minds because I don't like ambiguity*. I always liked math more than english because in math, you always get the same answer**, while in english things just seemed so hazy and I hated that.

So, I'm trying to figure things out. Remember how I said I was so in my head the other day? Well, I will be until I start to understand a little clearer.


*Unless it's my own doing. Then I love it!

**Do NOT be a nerdbomber and counter this. Thankyou.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hit Me

I usually do these things on my other blog so as to not take up space here, but I'm still feel tired (aka out of it) so here we go!

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

"In Concert" The Faint

"Stay Together For The Kids" Blink 182

Pure Massacre- Silverchair

Direction Of Strong Man- Arab Strap


I Feel Free- Foo Fighters

Ain't No Room- The Vines

Need Your Needs- Georgia James

Citizen Erased- Muse

We Are Nowhere And It's Now- Bright Eyes

Riders on The Storm- The Doors

Sell My Soul- Our Lady Peace

Ben Wah Balls- Blink 192

Painting Nebraska- Braid

Insect Skin- Bush

Balboa And Clubber- Alias soundtrack;)

There Is Only This Time- The Dandy Warhols

Amazing Grace- Kings Own Scottish Borders

Knife (Girl Talk Remix)- Grizzly Bear

Hit Me- The Sounds

Saturday, May 12, 2007


I have been so in my mind today. I worked all day on about 2.5 hours sleep and struggled against a hazy mind and dropping eyelids.

Even now I'm not really sure where to begin...I need a good night's rest first.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Miss You Love

People often ask me why I like him so much and sometimes, I just don't know what to say. It's like explaining why you have a crush on someone-you just do sometimes. It can't always be explained with concrete phrases of Hallmark-inspired sentences. I'm slightly obsessive about a lot of things that I just can't explain. I love it because....well, just because I do. He is no exception.

Tony Blair, I miss you already.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Peace The F*** Out

I remember putting my hair up into a messy bun. Not too long after that, I realized my hair was down.

I do not remember taking it down.

I think that about sums up how my day has been.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Will Follow You Into The Dark

I need your help, my dear blogger boos. I need musical recommendations as I am in a CD-buying mood, but just don't have the time or resources* to find some new, good stuff. I pride myself on knowing the good shite out there, but when I'm not at home for what seems like days on end, I just can't get out there to hear and read about the new bands out there. I often have success with the listening stations at work, but even there I don't have the time needed to really explore the "similar artists" function.

Here are the bands on my iTunes "Top 25 Most Played", although, it's not representative of what I truly have been listening to so I will add to the list what I have been obsessively listening to in my car:

  • Oasis ("Morningglory" is my pump up song, though)
  • Trail of Dead (I put one of their songs on a recent mix I made for someone)
  • Arab Strap (they = love)
  • Foo Fighters (ditto on the mix. I love them still, though.)
  • Incubus
  • Jimmy Eat World (mix CD)
  • Muse (Oh holy hell I love them SO much. I still haven't blogged about their concert because I can't find enough synonyms for perfection.)
  • Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (mix CD)
  • Imperial Teen (mix CD**)
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Interpol (omg new song is GOOD)
  • The Stills (mix CD)
  • Our Lady Peace (mix given to me)
  • Fiona Apple ("Paper Bag" = amazing)
  • Hey Mercedes
  • Howie Day (shut up)
  • Pilot Speed
  • Arcade Fire
  • Pavement
Sooooo, based on that, please give me some suggestions of some good music to check out! THANKS!


*Fast Internet

**Hence their being on my Top 25 because I tend to listen to mixes I make a lot to both make sure they flow nicely and because they're good.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ask Me Anything

Questions Are Still Coming In!!!! From Anthony:

1. If you didn't play the clarinet, what would your instrument of choice be?

Bassoon. Hands down. I've been in love with it since I saw/heard it. I LOVE the clarinet, but the bassoon is up there, too.

2. Is there anything about Scotland you don't like?

Nothing I can think of. Hmmm. I don't like that I can't get there. OH, does it rain a lot there? That will be bad for my hair.

3. Why do you spell the word "hot" with two Ts? (I have an idea of my own but I want to hear your answer first.)

Haha, I can't even remember anymore! Oh wow. It may have been just to distinguish between hot=warm and hott=awesome/sexy/cool/etc. What's your own thought on it?

4. What's the most outlandish item in your wardrobe, or should I say closet?

Haha, closet, I guess. Wardrobe works, too. I do own a pleather skirt. Haven't worn it in years, though. I can't think of anything really crazy that I own.

5. The U in "colour" - discuss.

Yeah, why do you have a "u" and we don't? I like how "favourite" looks. I kind of want to start using the British spellings just to annoy people over here:)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Crazy Beautiful

Go check out yet another set of photos from our Happy 21st Birthday To Everyone party...

Allie's Fotki.


Back In The Day

From past 6 Mays:

6 May 2006:

"Maybe I should start believing in past lives because I connect way too much with songs concerning things I've never experienced. But don't go thinking I've gone all Shirley MacLaine on you or anything..."

6 May 2005:

"You know what's funny? That we're having this conversation, and then we're having a simultaneous conversation about this conversation. It just makes us cooler."

6 May 2004:

" Ok, Come 11...I'll give my big post that noone but me cares about. See ya then.
And see some of you tomorrow in RVA, maybe."

6 May 2003:

"For the life of me, I cannot sing and play guitar at the same time. It's hard to have two different rhthms* going on at the same time. This has been my problem with piano too. I guess I need to get to the point where I don't have to think about the playing part. Hm."


Well, that wasn't as exciting as I was hoping it'd be.



Thursday, May 03, 2007

Road Trippin'

I'm actually in Lexington right now. Lexington, VA. Serena had a work shazaam to do so I came along as the ride for a fun-filled day of road tripping. Right now I am in a Daily Grind while she meets with some dude at City Hall. If it weren't raining and 50 degrees I would be out exploring and taking pictures, but to be honest, I'm cold and don't want my hair to get gross:) See, I stayed at Ali's last night and only packed one outfit for today and it did not involve a jacket. Bbbrrrrr!

Last night was fun, though. A few of us got together to kick the keg we had gotten for last Saturday's Birthday Party For All. We definitely kicked that shit. I think it kicked me right back, too... And in honor of our recent 21st birthdays, we played the old standards of Beer Pong and Flippy Cup. Go look at the pics...oh my.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Drinking Eye

It was about a month ago that Brendan and I were lamenting the fact that no one had a birthday come up since that is usually our reason for having a party. Well, fast forward a month later and the genius "Birthday Party For Everybody" was finally upon us and we were all at Ravena's with a keg of Yuengling. And not only was it everyone's birthday, but it was everyone's 21st birthday!

Now, my 21st year on this earth was a ton of fun and it involved a lot of beer, so getting this keg brought back a flood of memories for me. With memories did not come good judgement, however, and not soon after the party started, I was doing a kegstand. Hey, someone had to get them started, right? And we had some participants who had never done one and as a good friend, I want to help my boos get important life experiences.

My only complaint about the party is that it was a total cooter fest and not just of normal chicks, but a bunch of chicks who like to flirt. A lot. So when the ratio of girls to guys is incredibly unbalanced, it becomes like heaven for the guys and kind of annoying for the girls. I'm not really complaining, even though I miss being friends with mainly guys*, but guys bring a different dynamic. Here is one of the lucky guys: *blogger won't let me put the picture here, so click on this link*

The other interesting thing about the evening was that it flew by! We started wicked early and then all of a sudden it was time to go home. I guess that means we had fun?


*Don't get me wrong, I *heart* my girls, but it's different.