Monday, November 17, 2008

Band Names

Okay, so recently I've happened upon a few band names that I just found too amusing to pass up.

"I Love You, But I've Chosen Darkness"
"And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead"
(oddly enough I haven't heard any macabre or depressing songs out of either of the aforementioned).
"Moondog" (Okay, so this one isn't as funny, but I just can't get Moondoggie from Gidget out of my head now!)

The name isn't very original, but I have to mention Twink. Okay. Have you ever heard "Enter Sandman" on a toy piano? I thought not. Totally surreal. The first time I heard it, I was sitting there humming along trying to figure out what the heck I was listening to and how I knew the melody when... Say what?! I'm listening to a Metallica cover by a toy piano project?! Look it up. The album is "Supercute!" (don't ask me why they named it that) and the version of "Enter Sandman" is so much fun. Be warned. If you listen through the whole CD, the pianos can get a bit annoying.

Oh, and once I finally get my imaginary band together, I totally have dibs on the name "Running with Scissors".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I think I'm a nerd... and I like it!

I have recently become more aware of my slight geekiness. It's a beautiful thing, this revelation. Here are some of the things that have led to this recent revelation.

1.) I have been referred to as a walking encyclopedia on too many occasions.

2.) I read more non-fiction for fun than I do fiction.
-Except for the occasional friend-recommended book, my library record largely includes
encyclopedic or reference-style books.

3.) I am a fan of the SciFi channel and am tempted by SG-1 reruns...

4.) I peruse my dictionary for fun.

5.) I have been known to write copious amounts of epic (I cringe at the word "fantasy", despite it's appropriateness here... Please don't think unicorns and rainbows or buxom blondes!) stories/novellas.

6.) I can rock-step, lindy and balboa to my heart's content and can sing you more Andrews Sisters than I can current pop music.

7.) I spend the majority of my free time at the library --and not always out of necessity.

8.) Always go for function over form. If a scarf is all I've got to protect my poor ears from the winter cold, I will shove my dignity off the nearest cliff, cover my head and relish the sniggered comments about blue-haired old ladies. (That hasn't actually happened yet, but it sounded good).

Sigh. It's good to be a bit nerdy. At the same time, though, I feel ridiculously out of touch with some of my peers... Ah well. That's life.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Untitled (again) because I'm not creative enough to come up with a fun title today.

Thanks to all that commented. I never really get the chance to say thanks to each of you seperately, so there it is.

So, I'm definitely enjoying the drop in gas prices. Filled up my car on Saturday for under $23.00. Seriously.

For people who have asked about my voting experience: It was ridiculously quick and simple. We had a large number of absentee ballots, so that made a difference. I didn't even have to wait in line. I walked into my little city hall, filled out a card, handed over my Driver's License, grabbed a ballot, filled it out, turned it in and walked out the door. Whole experience took probably under five minutes.

Sarah, I'm going to give a try. We'll see.

So ready for a break. Working retail is not conducive to retaining your sanity. I'm banking on my New Year's minibreak to get me through the next year or so.

A random poll here: If a sign says "10/$10" are the prices:
a) $1/each
b) $10 for 10 items

I am so sick of stupid customers getting mad at me because they can't read. If the items were a dollar each, they'd be marked with a sign that says "$1.00". The mere fact that we mention a specific quantity implies that it is relevant information. Grrr.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What a week.

It has been a doozy of a week. Granted, it is not over yet, but when school's done for the week I pretty much consider the week over. Had two exams and a presentation in three days, plus trying to fit in voting on Tuesday. I'm whipped and ready for a break. Which will come... I don't know when. New Year's? Sounds like a plan. Kinda a scary prospect when that is the first foreseeable day off. Tell you what sounds good is a movie night or a book night, with a cup of tea and a warm blanket.

Side note: Saw gas @ $1.99 today! How long has it been since it was that low?

Enjoying good music lately. Been listening to a conglomeration of Sandra McCracken, Derek Webb, Rufus Wainwright, Kaki King, Jem, Adele and Duffy. I think that's most of them. Anyway. Loving all of it. And, btw, if you've never heard of Kaki King, look her up people! Absolutely amazing guitarist. Blows my mind.

Monday, November 3, 2008


So... Gas is $2.02. Seriously. I even tried to take a pic with my phone. It didn't work.

Haven't been on as of late because of school and work. This week I have two exams and a presentation due. Next week, I have two papers due. I'm not liking these next two weeks. Granted, exam numero uno will be done tomorrow, presentation is almost complete and that will be done with the second exam on Thursday. BUT I've got my crazy weekend in between which involves working (anyone who's worked retail knows that the retail employee really has no such thing as a weekend), family visiting from two different states (which means the house has to be crazy clean), paper-writing and a wedding. Ack!

Other than that, nothing's really going on. Oh, and I need to get up early tomorrow to get to the polls before school. Get out and vote people! I don't care how you do it, but if you want the right to moan and complain about the government, you need to vote!