Monday, January 31, 2011

Death and All His Friends

Since we're on Death Watch, might as well post a few dark and twisty things about me + my Death relationship. (I'll start off small.)

When I was in fourth grade, my mom took me out of school for a week; we travelled to her hometown of Mulhall, Oklahoma for it's centenial celebration. I had to create a presentation for the class upon my return, to show that I learned something in my absence, so I created a slide show of pictures and played the overture of Rogers & Hamerstein's 'Oklahoma!' throughout the 5 minute shindig… wheat fields and progressing into photos from the town… then into the parade day itself. Now here's where it gets a little dark & twisty. The town recreated an old-fashioned shoot-out and then proceeded to have a fake hanging. I kid you not. So the hanging became the focus of my presentation. Three whole minutes of play by play pictures of this fake outlaw death, body twisting in the breeze and all. I'm sure my teacher was mortified, but she didn't stop it, maybe I upset some of the kids? To me, it was facsinating.

Music Monday

The Temper Trap - Science of Fear

While chugging espresso and racing K into work this morning, (he passed me in his yellow speedster and yet I still pulled into the spot before him, sucker...) I heard Temper Trap for the first time on XM AltNation. From Melbourne, Australia - sounds like a great reason to visit my cousins - no tour dates announced.

What I Learned in December

Christmas trees aer only "mildly" toxic to pets.
There is no Gary Phenomenon.
There ank no Gary here.
It's not tripio, it's triplo.
There are 17 carbs in a grande mocha frappachino.
Mantequilla is Spanish for butter.
How to write my name in Macedonian.
Marketing accounts for 20 million US jobs & $5.8 million in economic output.
AKB48 = 60 Japanese girls singing.

Not a lot as I was focusing my time on other projects.
But that's how I closed out the year.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What I learned in January

Very word focused this month... too much Scrabble.

Petit Plaisir = Little Pleasure
Palek means spinach in Hindi
Drew the Half Jew Prince can rap!
qi = circulating life energy
Ashton & Demi are party schmoozes
When in doubt, nod and smile
Enrique votes for surnames first
Kelvin is a pansy when it comes to snow
Nonprofits is one word
A kat is a shrub that makes narcotic tea
Harley & Gryf eat poops. TMI
! am a Connect 4 genius
Live life without a budget
Meg Ryan is flying on our craft…
… Oprah and Steadman flew this week.
I execrate clowns of all types
Nutella is Italian (not German)
What an "ear whore" is
Conversations sans consequence, annoying in their obsequiousness
It's team Kelrotrilie & Sarniston
Get over it and pretend it's on your bucket list
Roundbale = 3 weeks of food for 3 ponies
The keywords for January are "ideal" and "process"
There's a rapper named Wacka Flocka
Tupac was born in East Harlem
Is it "a one minute conversation" or "an one minute conversation"
Edgar Allen Poe died at 40
I learned where the Mason Dixon line is
Why black dudes like big white women

Monday, January 24, 2011

Music Monday - Baby we were born to die...

Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union

Best re-use of a Springsteen ever. I'd go camping with these guys any day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What, no pink pony?

Still - great execution.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Music Monday

Simply fantastic video from a wonderful group, Local Natives... Please enjoy 'Airplanes' (Had it been jetplanes, I would have loved it even more.)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Say whaaaaaa?

I said it two years ago, I'm saying it again... time goes by quickly when you're having fun. Happy 9th Sugar Pie.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Music Monday

My wonderfully quirky teammate, Tiare, got this damn song stuck in my head.
It sucks. I know.
It's Eddie Money.
It's so bad, it's so damn catchy... blarg.
I suggest you don't click this unless you want it stuck in your head too.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What the glock?

I've noticed a trend in the amount of play the glockenspiel has been getting lately. Where is this coming from? Seriously? I might understand some accordian action or maybe a rogue oboe, but glockenspiel? Amaze-balls.

(belated) Music Monday

Oh, how I wish Menomena would come to Texas, leaving their lush Portland lives behind to let me shake my booty here in Dallas. (Though would make the drive to Austin.) Chances? Very slim. Especially as they are on the Australian leg of the tour. In the meanwhile, I'll just be all hepcat with Taos. Enjoy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

What I learned in December 2010

The awesomeness of team Kelnis
People that talk about it, ain't got it
Tipping wait staff in China can be seen as offensive
Tooth pores are called tubules
Pearl Harbor was a serious bummer
Bentley is not so super today
Tiare made an Elvis suit with rhinestones
I cannot afford a Ferrari keychain
How to tie a double Windsor knot
It's going to be cold in Naples
Old guys dig me
Adame has wicked awesome taste in music
The gift this years: Samsung Sound bar
Irma Rombauer write 'The Joy of Cooking'
Monaco is a principality
HR tried to mess up our taco order
308,745,538 residents in the US
What a 'qadi' is
Sunglasses aren't helpful if you leave them at home
There sure are a lot of two & three letter words
I'm an awesome chauffer
Trish's parents live across Josey from me
Tiffany's first day of sales totaled $4.98
What a 'buckeye' is
That Dallas has a ComiCon (thanks Mike!)
How to use sesquipedalian in a sentence
Kelvin doesn't know who Jerry Garcia is
Alan has never seen 'Office Space'
Mike hates pickles
I am (or could be) the agent of death

Saturday, January 1, 2011