Friday, February 27, 2009

I Can Haz Muzik?

I tried a Facebook note on this, but for some reason I don't think it ever published. So.

I need some advice:
I have 9 bucks on an iTunes Store card. It's pretty well known that I'm a music sampler, often buying soundtracks because I like random songs in combination on them (like, I own all three Charmed soundtrack CDs). That's why I love Carrie's birthday CDs, too. I know almost nothing about what the kids are listening to these days, and usually run into songs several or many years behind schedule. My music tastes are eclectic, but I do not listen to country (I do sometimes listen to Bluegrass), or rap (but sometimes R & B), or Christian (but I like Gospel). Feist is my favorite current artist, but I'm not averse to buying old songs I don't have yet, or classical music. I gravitate toward female singers or female-led bands, but that's just because they're easier to sing in the car.

So here I have these 9 bucks (9 because I obviously bought "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" as soon as I got the card). So what do I buy now?
I am kind of intrigued by Duffy right now, and am contemplating how "Mercy" would sound on my Shuffle. But that's all I got. Shuffleability of songs is important--Can I dance to it? Will it make my spring jogging easier? Will it calm me down when I'm taking walks, whether because it is soft or because it is angry?

Help me, plz!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sound Bytes

Every time students write about melting pots I get hungry for cheese fondue.

I have ordered some bath melts and bath bombs to get me through the winter months. By which I mean they smell good and I cannot resist.

Michigan State vs. BG tonight. Both squads are depleted with injuries and departures. MSU pulled it out last night at Munn, so we'll see what happens on the Falcons' home turf. Go Sparcons!

Have I mentioned that I'm getting a nephew in July? Yippee!

Monday, February 09, 2009


I do not do Yoga, but if I lived in close to the aquarium, I would totally start.
Even better, why not tai chi? How amazing would that be? Especially if they turned the lights down.
And you get a day pass for the aquarium. Have I mentioned how much I like aquariums?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fun Fact for the Day: A Lesson in Timing

The exchange rate today is 1.42 dollars to the UK pound.
When I went in 2007, it was 2 dollars to the pound.
That is just sad, sad, sad.

Of course, when I was in Italy, it was 2200 lire to the dollar, and everything was cheap.
Today, it is 1.3 dollars to a euro. I won out there.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tea. T!

I drink Gingerbread Spice tea at the office sometimes, and discovered today a fairly amazing combination: Rather than using creamer, I chucked a spoonful of powdered chai mix in there. I put a little too much in, but now I know how awesome that combination is, I will perfect it, because it is making me feel very happy.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sometime between 3 and 6 on Friday, I came down with a cold.
I medicated on Sunday with soup + Sense and Sensibility + Pushing Daisies + Amelia Peabody + orange juice + tea + Dimetapp + sleep.
I am now better, but still gross.
That is all.