Like A Trip Back To Middle School

Sunday, January 25, 2009

it's been a while since i had an audience participation entry

I've been overdoing it with song lyric trivia lately . . . and I feel like every time I do movie quote trivia, I use the same quotes . . . so let's try some TV quote trivia! Winner gets a prize! Bonus points if you give me the name of the character(s). I'm not trying to trick anyone here . . . if you know the shows I love, you'll figure these out quickly enough.
  1. "I don't love you for what you do, or what you don't do. I just love you." - Will Tippin, Alias (Becky . . . close enough ;) )
  2. "There really is such a kind person buried deep down inside of you - deep, deep down inside you. Somewhere."
  3. "What are they doing in there?" "They're doing their taxes." "Are they going to be doing their taxes every night?" "For the first couple of months . . ." - Michelle and Joey, Full House (Courtnie)
  4. "We've got to stick together because united, we're unstoppable, but divided-" "People get shot." - Seth and Ryan, The OC (Scott)
  5. "For God's sake, put your pants on, you're my lawyer, not my dentist!" -Karen, Will and Grace (Elizabeth)
  6. "Sometimes the clothes at Gap Kids are just too flashy. So I'm forced to go to the American Girl store. And order clothes for large colonial dolls." - Angela, The Office (Elizabeth)
  7. "I'm happy for you and your cat, which, by the way, I think you should name Michael." -Rachel Green, Friends (Elizabeth)
  8. "When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." - Barney, How I Met Your Mother (Courtnie)
  9. "So I really am important? How I feel when I'm drunk is correct?" "Yes - except the Dave Matthews Band doesn't rock." Fry and Nibbler, Futurama (Scott)
  10. "I don't agree with the way he delegates authority, and I don't like the way he runs operations. But since midnight last night, you won't get me to disapprove of a single action he's taken. "
  11. "Huh, it does kind of tingle."
  12. "That baby really kicked your ass."
  13. "Destiny is a fickle bitch." - Ben, Lost (Becky)
  14. "I haven't had sex in eight months and 12 days. I'm horny, I'm half-naked, and I'm saying yes. Do you want to stand there and talk metaphors, or do you want to literally take off your pants?" -Izzy Stevens, Grey's Anatomy (Elizabeth)
  15. "At least he promised to take you. He just let me blindly enjoy my childhood! I didn't even know there was a cabin he wasn't taking me to!" - GOB, Arrested Development (Pat)

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

on gmail spamming my entire address book and then deleting my entire address book

Mary: Wait, so you lost your address book? Is it possible you just turned a wheel somewhere and everything will come back if Desmond can save the day?

Me: That just make Briton and me laugh out loud!

Mary: In that case, I'm sorry I deleted the part about asking if Briton's nose had started to bleed!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

there's no place like home

I forgot how friggin unbelievable the season finale of Lost was . . . I am soooooooo pumped for Wednesday night!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

how i met your mother made me cry tonight

this survey's kinda dumb, but it was the only one i could find on myspace that i hadn't done already =P

How long have you known the last person you kissed?

about 3 years

When's the last time you talked to him/her?

Who was the last person to IM you?

How was your Christmas?
it was good. Not the best ever, but good

Are you taken?

How is life right now?
it's been better

How are you feeling?
how i met your mother made me cry! after it made me laugh hysterically. clearly i am mood swingy.

What are you listening to right now?
30 Rock

Where's your cell phone?
on my nightstand. with the "verizon tips hints & shortcuts" book on top of it so the status light blinking doesn't keep me up all night

Do you love someone?
sure, lots of people, some in different ways than others

What's your next piercing going to be?
I think I'm good

Do you have an older sister?
i don't have any sisters

Do you have a best friend(s)?

Favorite show(s)?
on tv still? The Office and How I Met Your Mother. I watch lots of other things, but most of them I can give or take. 24 has the potential to be good this year. We'll see if it lasts

How late did you stay up on Christmas eve?
1 or 2ish I guess?

Have you cried in the last 72 hours?
haha, yeah

How many texts did you have when you woke up today?

Have you talked on the phone at all today?
at work and then with my mom and Briton after I left work

Do you currently have feelings for anybody?

Do you think you have changed over the past year?
yeah, 2008 was a crazy year for me

Are you currently looking forward to anything?
vacation. some day.

Do you care if people talk badly about you?
i wish i didn't, but yeah, i do

Done anything illegal lately?
haha, i never do anything illegal

Was today a good day?
ha. weekdays are never good days.

Is there anybody you would push off a cliff?
no, but there's plenty of people who I'd throw on some deserted island somewhere with no phone or internet access

Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?

Do you have a crush on someone?
haha, yeah

Name one thing you worry about running out of?
sanity? although it's dangerously close to gone right now

What is your favorite pizza topping?
mushrooms or pepperoni

Do you crack your knuckles?
noo.... it scares me a little, haha

What CD is closest to you right now?
i think i have the killers "day and age" in my cd player

if you could go back or forward in time, where would you go?
i'd go back to August. or I'd go forward to retirement.

How many kids do you plan on having?
let's get me a husband (or even a boyfriend) first and then we'll talk kids

Would you rather die in a blaze of glory or peacefully in your sleep?
sleep sounds like the better option

Coffee or tea?
i still prefer tea, but i'm slightly obsessed with dunkin donuts coffee right now

Do you talk to yourself?
yes, sooo much at work . . . ask briton if you don't believe me

What Color Is Your Toothbrush?

Are you giving up on anybody?
sometimes you have to be glad for what you've got, done with what you've lost

What Were You Doing At 8 Am This Morning?
driving to work

What Were You Doing 45 Minutes Ago?
watching How I Met Your Mother

Have you ever walked in on people having sex?

Did you get a full eight hours of sleep last night?
i never get a full eight hours of sleep

Have you ever gotten alcohol poisoning?

Have you ever kissed anyone whose name starts with an 'L?'

Who was the last person you talked to?
my mom

Do you have any plans for today?
sleep soon

Why did you last laugh really hard?
I'm not sure

What do you want most right now?

How many piercings do you have?
one in each ear

How many tattoos do you have?

When were you last sick?
had a cold last week, feeling a lot better now

Does anyone know your MySpace passw​ord?
not to my knowledge

What are you listening to right now?
Will and Grace

How long does it take for you to shower?
depends if I'm in a rush, if I'm washing my hair, etc. 5-20 minutes.

Do you know anybody with the same birthday as you?

What side of the bed do you sleep on?
it depends. in my apartment, i slept on the left side. now i sleep on the right side. my bed's against a wall - i sleep on the side that's not against the wall.

Have you ever had any near death experiences?
i was in a bowling alley stuck in a back room while there was a guy with a gun firing shots outside... that was pretty terrifying

Who's hoodie did you wear last?
i'm wearing my own now

Who did you last sleep in the same bed with?
Becky on new year's eve

Do you want to get married?

How are you feeling at this moment?
dreading going back to work tomorrow

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
i hope so, but probably not

Honestly, if you could go back 5 months from now, would you?
wouldn't have to think twice about it, yes

Do you know a few people that smoke weed?
i do

Is there anyone you won't ever forget?
many people

Would you rather go back a week or go forward?
go forward

Have a dog?
i wish

Are you in a good mood right now?
nah, i'm already dreading waking up tomorrow morning

How old is the first person on your top 8?
ah, another stolen myspace survey . . . he'll be 26

How long was your last phone call?
a couple of minutes

What made you smile today?
How I Met Your Mother. And then it made me cry. Goddd i have issues

What were you doing 2 hours ago?
eating dinner

Do you miss anyone?
yes yes yes

Did anything weird happen in the past 3 days?
i don't think so

Have you ever intentionally tried to make someone jealous?
not that i can think of

How did you and your number 2 get to know each other?
who is my #2? i think it's my aunt ruth... in which case my mother played a large role in us getting to know each other =P

Do you think your first love affects the way you go on with life?
i guess not

Have you held hands with anybody in the past week?

Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
everything work related

Has anybody ever told you that you have pretty eyes?

How many different people of the opposite sex have you really cried over?
a couple

Where is your number one right now?
no idea . . . if he's not at work, i have no clue

Was the first person you talked to today male or female?

Is someone on your mind right now?

Do you believe in love?


Saturday, January 3, 2009

first survey of 2009

Haven't done a survey in a while (not since LAST YEAR . . . am I really still making "last year" jokes?) and according to Scott, this one was a "girl survey", so why the hell not.

Do you swear​ to tell the truth​ the whole​ truth​ and nothi​ng but the truth​?​
Sure. I'm trying to be more honest in 2009.

Where​ were you last night​?​
At work 'til around 8:30, then stopped at Target, then back here to watch TV and finish reading Eclipse

What is today​'​s date?​
Janua​ry 3 , 2009.

Who was the last perso​n to call you baby/​babe?​
I don't know . . . I don't think anyone's ever called me baby

When you'​re at the groce​ry store​ do you use the self check​out?​
Yeah, 9 out of 10 times

Anyon​e crush​ing on you?
Highly doubt that

What is your relat​ionsh​ip statu​s?​

Has anyon​e ever sang to you?

Has anyon​e ever given​ you roses​?​

If you were aband​oned in the wilde​rness​,​ would​ you survi​ve?​
Definitely not

Who do you text the most?​
Becky probably

How do you make your money​?​
Selling my soul

First​ perso​n to text today​?​
Aunt Ruth

What is your favor​ite color​?​
Purple and blue

What color​ are your eyes?​

What is a compl​iment​ you receive often​?​
that I have nice eyes

How tall are you?​
5'4ish? I don't actually know

Who was the last perso​n to say they loved​ you and when?​
My dad, a couple hours ago

Do you like your paren​ts?​
Love them

Do you secretly like someone?​
it's probably not really a secret. I've had an on-and-off crush for the past year too though that's definitely a secret.

Why did your last relat​ionsh​ip end?
short answer is that it really was not the right time in my life to be in a relationship, for a number of different long answer reasons

Who was the last perso​n you said you loved​ to on the phone​?​
Once again, my mom

Where​ is the furth​est place​ you'​ve trave​led?​

Which​ do you prefe​r,​ to eat or sleep​?​

Do you look more like your mom or your dad?
My mom . . . it's the eyes

How long does it take you to showe​r?​
Depends how much of a rush I'm in . . . 20 minute showers are amazing when I can get away with them

Can you do split​s?​
hahaha . . . definitely not

Are you flexi​ble?​
not particularly

What did you do on New Years​ Eve?
spent the night at Phebes in NYC with Becky, Christine, Briton, Lance, and a couple of Lance's friends

Was your mom there​?​
She was not

Can you speak​ any other​ langu​age than Engli​sh?​
Minimal Spanish . . . I've forgotten most of it

What is the last lette​r of your middl​e name?​

How many hours​ of sleep​ did you get last night​?​

Do you wear your seatb​elt in the car?​
I'm fanatical about that

Are you scare​d of flyin​g?​

What do you sleep​ in?
usually PJ pants and a t-shirt

Do you like funny​ peopl​e or serio​us peopl​e?​
funny people who know when to be serious

What are you liste​ning to?
various Dustin Kensrue covers

What jewel​ry do you wear all the time?​
I don't have any that I wear all the time

What do you have plann​ed for tonig​ht?​
Nothing . . . my throat's killing me and I have to write a memo for work tomorrow, just taking it easy tonight . . . listening to music and chatting with Scott on AIM . . . I'll probably finish off season one of HIMYM too

Is the last perso​n you kisse​d older​ than you?

Do you prefe​r myspa​ce or socia​lspla​sh?​
WTF is socialsplash??
(absolutely no need to change this response from the previous two posters)

Do you have a favor​ite item of cloth​ing?​
I don't think so, except I live in my Brand New "mics are for singing not swinging" sweatshirt

Do you like messa​ges or comme​nts bette​r?​
On MySpace/Facebook I assume? Comments. I always forget to check my messages. But I almost never use MySpace anymore so it doesn't matter either way.

Last movie​ you saw in theat​ers?​
Twilight with Christine.

Last thing​ you ate?
Coldstone creamery =)

What was last thing​ you drank​?​
Grape gatorade

Are you happy​ right​ now?
I'm not unhappy

If you could​ have one thing​ right​ now what would​ it be?
A new job

Who makes​ you happi​est right​ now?
I don't think any one person makes me "happiest"

What were you doing​ at midni​ght last night​?​
reading the end of Eclipse

Are you left hande​d?​
I always wanted to be and used to spend hours trying to write sentences in this notebook to try to "teach myself" to be one . . . it never worked

What was for dinne​r tonig​ht?​
Blue Tortilla . . . yummm. Shrimp burrito

What is the last thing​ you thoug​ht about​?​
How amazing Blue Tortilla is

Do you want to get marri​ed & have child​ren one day?
I do... I hope it's a possibility

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Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 soundtrack

It's rough . . . but I think I've finalized my playlist. This was clearly the year of The Spill Canvas . . . I hate repeating artists on a "best of" CD, but these three songs were a huge part of my 2008, and each reminds me of a different incredibly important person in my life . . . I couldn't cut any of them. So . . . here goes.

  1. "The Fear You Won't Fall" - Joshua Radin. I feel like this was my theme song for 2008. "I know it's easy to say but it's harder to feel this way. I miss you more than I should, than I thought I could, can't keep my mind off of you." It's reminded me of a couple of different people throughout the year, but no matter what, this beautiful song will always remind me of 2008.
  2. "Say" - John Mayer. I've never quite recovered from my lessening opinion of John Mayer, but this song nearly revived my junior year of college love for him. It kind of hit home in January and February or so.
  3. "Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis" - Brand New. This has been one of my favorite Brand New songs for years . . . I never felt like I could relate to it until this year though.
  4. "A Bad Dream" - Keane. At the beginning of the year, after watching The OC New Year's episode from Season 1 on New Year's Eve, I got on a huge kick of watching the DVDs and watched all four seasons over the course of about three weeks or so. Best show ever. But anyway, this song was playing in the Season 4 premiere, where Ryan and Julie are talking about going after Volchuck, and I fell completely in love with it, googled the lyrics, and discovered that I already had it on my itunes and had never listened to it. It very quickly shot up to one of my most played songs on iTunes . . . I absolutely love it.
  5. "All Over You" - The Spill Canvas. I've loved The Spill Canvas for years, but this is the song that propelled them to one of my favorite bands. During my intercession mediation course, K-Rock was playing the same "you hear it first" song every night at 6pm for a week. This song was it that week and I heard it on my drive home every night - I was hooked from the first listen. "I'm all over you, I'm not over you . . . why can't you just love me back?" Love, love, love this song.
  6. "No Air" - Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown. I never heard this song until I happened to be over at Carle Place to watch Lost or The Office or something that they'd DVR'd, and then I saw through the American Idol results show with them while I waited for someone to drive me home. (It was the night the Australian guy that Becky loved got voted off! It may have been an Idol Gives Back episode?) Anyway, this song was performed, and I'd never heard it before, but I loved it immediately.
  7. "Sandcastles in the Sand" - Robin Sparkles. How I Met Your Mother quite possibly was the most consistently awesome TV show in 2008 and it was definitely my favorite jump-on-the-bandwagon discovery. There was nothing not to love about the episode with the same name: Canada jokes; James Vander Beek; Robin and Barney doing it; and, of course, the second video and single from Robin Sparkles, featuring Alan Thicke, Tiffany, the build up to "come back please, I've changed my mind! Let's go all the way!" with the spoken whispers "I'm on the pill now!" I can't hear this song without cracking up. I didn't think "Let's Go To the Mall" could be topped, but hey, if I was a young Canadian girl in the early 90s (ha, I wish!), Robin Sparkles totally would have been my teen idol.
  8. "Umbrella (Acoustic Version)" - Rihanna. I'm always several months behind in deciding I like Rihanna songs and this one was no exception. This version and the various cover versions I acquired throughout the year were definitely 2008 favorites.
  9. "Himerus and Eros" - The Spill Canvas. Seriously, is it possible for The Spill Canvas to be a better band? Three songs on the 2008 mix, all from different albums . . . amazing. I can't quite explain why this song reminds me of who it reminds me of . . . I guess it reminds me of one night in particular that -- even though it wasn't really anything like this song -- definitely, at least subconsciously, stuck with me throughout the year and made me rethink some things that I didn't even think possible. One day my friends really will make "Team" t-shirts; this song definitely belongs to the team with the most supporters.
  10. "Love Song" - Sara Bareilles. I saw Sara Bareilles open up for James Blunt with Mary in February (thank you, Keely) and really liked her; this song definitely pre-dated 2008, but my love of it was purely a February-April epiphany. This song makes me think of driving to Target with Mary, blasting the cd or the radio or wherever we were hearing it, and singing along. And as a lot of my 2008 songs do, this one reminds me of someone in particular - "i learned the hard way that they all say things you want to hear and my heavy heart sinks deep down under you and your twisted words, your help just hurts, you are not what I thought you were." Such good stuff.
  11. "Stop and Stare" - OneRepublic. I forget where I was the first time I heard this song - I think it was Target. But I remember exactly where I was the second time I heard it - I was in a cab with Becky and Pomarico, stuck in traffic trying to meet up with Briton and Lainie at the next bar on Briton's birthday. I remember going crazy trying to figure out who sang it and nobody knew, but I texted Becky, Briton and Pomarico all to tell them to remind me the next day when I'd sobered up who sang it. They all, amazingly, followed through, and I discovered it was Onerepublic, and then I couldn't avoid the song after that, but it always reminds me of that night.
  12. "Violet Hill" - Coldplay. My blog aggregator website had this song listed as the most downloaded/posted quite some time before Viva la Vida came out, and despite never really being a huge Coldplay fan, I loved this song from the opening instrumental. "If you love me, won't you let me know."
  13. "The Time of My Life" - David Cook. I didn't watch any American Idol this year, but all season, I'd hear references to David Cook and how he kept singing some of my favorite songs. When I finally caught the second to last episode of the season, when he sang his final three songs and ended with "The World I Know" by Collective Soul, I was sold and I was a fan and he was the first potential idol that I ever voted for. I called and called until I got through, and the next night Becky came over to watch the season finale and I was just as excited as if I'd watched every episode when he won. This song remains one of my favorites of 2008; at that point in my year, even with a summer of bar review on the horizon, it really was the time of my life. And then afterwards, Becky and I went to Levittown and Plainview and got McDonalds ice cream sundaes. So I'll always have fond memories of David Cook.
  14. "Paper Planes" - M.I.A. How can anyone's 2008 mix not include this song? Even though it was earlier in the year that I first loved it, every time I hear it now, I think of being at Brother Jimmy's with Shauna, Emily, Christine and Kerrin in November, and me pulling up the lyrics on my Blackberry so that Shauna, Emily and I could sing along with Shauna's ringtone . . . good times.
  15. "The Night Will Go As Follows" - The Spill Canvas. Everything about this song reminds me of one night in particular this summer . . . I remember having the song come on my ipod a couple weeks after that night and actually listening to the lyrics for the first time, completely awestruck as to how well it fit. It was definitely one of the best nights of my year and I'll always love this song for reminding me of it. "To be completely honest, you're not like all the rest."
  16. "Summertime" - New Kids on the Block. I remember being at Becky's when I heard this song for the first time - I went home that weekend and downloaded it and it made me one hundred times more excited to go see NKOTB in September. I went with Christine and Lauren to see them at Nassau Coliseum and it was hands down one of the best concerts I've ever been to - I only wish I'd had the chance to see them 18 years ago so I could compare the two! So much fun though, and this song always makes me smile.
  17. "A Man's Gotta Do" - Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog. I developed a severe love for Nathan Fillion in 2008, and rekindled my old love of NPH . . . it was so hard to pick which song from Dr. Horrible would make the cut on my "soundtrack", but in the end, this one won out.
  18. "Love Me, I'm A Liberal" - Kevin Devine. Kevin Devine released this on his MySpace a couple weeks before the election; a "2008" version of some older song. I didn't agree with every line in it, but how could I not love it anyway? Kevin Devine's liberal lyrics are one of the many things I love about him.
  19. "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz. Towards the last couple months of 2008, this song was unavoidable, but it was so friggin catchy that I couldn't even fault it for being everywhere. It's still one of my favorites of the year.
  20. "Human" - The Killers. I think Day and Age is my favorite Killers album. This song/album will always remind me of Thanksgiving weekend . . . love it so much.
I almost feel like I should have ended this CD with "The Fear You Won't Fall" again . . . the year has kind of come full circle . . . but I figured that putting three songs by the Spill Canvas on the disc AND putting the same song twice would be pushing it ;) As always, if you want a copy, let me know.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

tv shows and movies give me unrealistic expectations as to what new year's eve should be all about

2009 didn't bring a moment like this one . . . maybe next year.