Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
- Woman Like A Man - by Damien Rice
- What's A Girl To Do - by Bat For Lashes
- Tel que tu es - by Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Re-Offender - by Travis
- Hunting For Witches - by Bloc Party
- Thanks For The Memories - by Fall Out Boy
Thursday, January 25, 2007
1. Cat and Mouse by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus lyrics
We made plans to grow old,
believe me there was truth in all those stories that I told.
Lost in a simple game cat and mouse are we the same people as before this came to light?
Am I supposed to be happy?
with all I ever wanted, it comes with a price.
2. Look after You - by The Fray lyrics
There now, steady love, so few come and don't go
Will you won't you, be the one I always know
When I'm losing my control, the city spins around
You're the only one who knows, you slow it down
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Be my baby
Oh, oh, oh
I'll look after you
3. Konstantine - by Something Corporate lyrics
I can't imagine all the people that you know
And the places that you go
When the lights are turned down low
And I don't understand all the things you've seen
But I'm slipping in between
You and your big. . .
It's always you
In my big dreams
And you tell me that it's over
But I can't stand here in a patch of four leaf clover
And your restless
And I'm naked
You gotta get out
You can't stand to see me shakin'
No. . .
Could you let me go?
I didn't think so.
4. Final Goodbye - by Victorion lyrics
Tried to be something I was not
To make you happy
But it all went wrong
And now we're sad
Sitting all alone, and even mad
Can't pick up the phone
Can't even talk to you
God I'm feeling blue
Can't talk to you
5. Relief - by Chris Garneau lyrics
i saw the sea come in
i saw your good old friend
he walked right passed
i'll never ask
i'll never ask again
i love the way you dance
we can work well out
dont u miss your chance
the pain will all grow out
6. Golden - by Fall Out Boy lyrics
And I knew the lights of the city were too heavy for me (too heavy for me)
And though I carry carots for everyone to see (everyone to seeeeee)
And I saw god cry in the reflection of my enemies
And all the lovers with no time for me
And all of the mothers raise their babies,
to stay away from me
and pray that they don't grow up to be
7. We Might Fall - by Ryan Star lyrics
We should go to sleep now,
You should stay the night.
I'll be up to watch the world around us live and die.
Lying on the grass now,
Dancing for the stars.
Maybe one will look on down and tell us who we are.
We might fall
We might fall
We might fall Hallie we might fall
8. Love Will Come Through - by Travis lyrics
So take me, don't leave me
Take me, don't leave me
Baby, love will come through
It's just waiting for you
And you stand at the crossroads
Of highroads and lowroads
And I've got a feeling
If it's real what I'm feeling
There's no make believing
The sound of the wings
Of the flight
9. Comin' Home - by City and Colour lyrics
I've seen a palace in London, I've seen a castle in Wales
but I'd rather wake up beside you and breathe that ol' familiar smell.
I never thought you could leave me, I figured I was the one
but I understand your sadness so I guess I should just hold my tongue.
But I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home
I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home
Comin' home, I'm comin' home
I know that we're takin' chances, you told me life was a risk.
I just have one last question...
will it be my heart or will it be his?
10. Center of Attention - by Jackson Waters lyrics
You want your independence
But you won't let me let you go
You wanna test the waters
And leave it on the empty shores
But I'll take my time if you want to
And I'll give you whatever you need
And I'll wait a lifetime to give it to you
Give it to you
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Where oh where is Mr. Right? You search for him all day and night. But don't despair... no need to fear, your very own dream man is here! Change his clothes from head to toe... he's your favourite Romeo. When you tire of those dating scenes go have fun with the man of your dreams!
His magnetic personality sticks to refrigerators, file cabinets and magnetic chalkboards.
$9.99 at the Hallmark store
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I don't believe I have really mentioned him here but I do have a younger brother (Roland). Perhaps I would talk about him more if he actually called me when he was in town... *wink*
Anyway, he wasn't able to come home for Christmas (I wasn't around anyway) and he sent pictures of the Christmas tree the boys built at the camp (or whatever it's called where they are at). Look at those fancy-dancy glow-striped coveralls! Coulor me jealous!! (not!)
I did get the photos at Christmas time, it's just now that I am getting around to blogging about it.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
their MySpace page for the past 5 days, listening to their songs over and over. I would totally make the drive there to see one of their shows one of these days. Anyone up for a roadtrip?
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Yes, I turned around and went home. I could move my fingers (I didn't actually test that out until I was out of the school and in the car) so I deduced nothing was broken, and that the best thing would be to pack my arm in ice and take something for the pain and just rest.
Filling a bag with ice was interesting, since one hand hurt so bad and the other hand got cold so fast and my fingers were going white. I don't have much more ice in the freezer and I was thinking I would have o go out for more, but then I realised, it's winter! And I live in Canada! And we have lots of snow, so I don't have to go any further than the back yard. I might not have been blessed with luck, but I am blessed with brains.
I can't imagine always having to type with just hand all the time. (pardon any errors, at least I have an excuse!)
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
iPhone countdown to June
(I know Chris (the Apple hater) probably thinks I am retarded. His actual response was, I think I just threw up in my mouth.)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
At the end of the day, it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to get from my office to Miranda at the daycare centre. Yes, that's right, Miranda is back in daycare because my stepmonster told me on New Year's Eve that she can no longer watch her after school. I should have easliy been there in 45 minutes.
I thought maybe the office would shut down. They have done it in the past wtih the Halifax, NS office. Nope, we stayed open all day long. Not even a drop of sympathy for the people who didn't call in sick. I have lived in Edmonton for 30 years (with the exception of the 3 years spent in the States) and I have never known the city to shut down because of winter weather. In Dallas, a light dusting of snow fall over night caused our Microsoft office to shut down for the day.
Today they have began grating the snow off the main roads, making them as icy as skating rinks. The coin slot for the parking lot ticket dispenser was iced shut. I think I should have stayed in bed today, too. To K in Mexico: I should have hitched a ride in your suitcase.
Monday, January 08, 2007
My favourite song is Space Game:
Hey Fry, look, we can still be friends
I won’t ask Leela out again. Sci-fi, I try, I fly solo
Shoot your landspeeder up just like Bolo
“What’s with Lars, and what’s with his name?”
Never mind that ish, ‘cause I’ve got space game!
Darth Maul can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Boba Fett can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Vader can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Space player bowling up like dynamite
Dr. Smith can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Q can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Even Hal can’t stop me (I’m on fire tonight)
Download this Song, a song which talks about the future of the music industry:
Hey Mr. Record Man
The joke’s on you
Running your label
Like it was 1992
Hey Mr. Record Man,
Your system can’t compete
It’s the New Artist Model
File transfer complete
Download this song!
Check out his Purevolume.com spot and "download this song".
More songs to listen to are featured on his Myspace.com spot.
Then there is his official website.
I just can't say enough about this stuff! Other great songs from his album "The Graduate" - Rapgirl, 21 Concepts, Ahab (Miranda's favourite!), Singing Emo, i-Generation... they are all great! Go listen now!!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
The concert last night was amazing!! The sound in the Winspear is fantastic, so crisp and clear, it's like nothing else in this world, and Dallas Green really is music to the ears in a magical sense! Casey Jones opened the show and he was wonderful!! His CD was a must buy, and it was so cute because he burns them himself, prints out the packaging, and staples it all together: great music, great songs, totally made with love. The best thing about it is these guys are so real. They are doing it for the love of the music, not because they love the attention and adoration of the fans. In fact, that made them uncomfortable. They are also sooo funny! (- Casey and his story about Starbucks pumpkin scones, how tuning the guitar between songs is like peeing with the door open, big papa d-dog.)
Someone said there was 1900 people in the auditorium, but I would never have guessed it would hold that many. It was quite intimate and with the acoustics being so wonderful, there was a lot of interaction with the audience. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
AWESOME new song:
Dallas sings Hello,totally funny!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Traditional Gemini traits
- Adaptable and versatile
- Communicative and witty
- Intellectual and eloquent
- Youthful and lively
On the dark side
- Nervous and tense
- Superficial and inconsistent
- Cunning and inquisitive
- Novelty and the unusual
- Variety in life
- Multiple projects all going at once
- Feeling tied down
- Learning, such as school
- Being in a rut
- Mental inaction
- Being alone
People who share my birthday:
- June 17, 1832 - Sir William Crooks - Scientist
- June 17, 1878 - M.C. Esher - Artist
- June 17, 1882 - Igor Stravinsky - Composer
- June 17, 1917 - Dean Martin - Singer
- June 17, 1946 - Barry Manilow - Singer
- June 17, 1904 - Ralph Belemy - Actor
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I've seen the streets in the west.
I've driven down the 90, hell I've seen America's best.
I've been through the Rockies,
I've seen Saskatoon
I've driven down the highway 1 just hopin' that I'd see you soon.
'cause I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home.
- Comin' Home (by City And Colour)
I just found out that I am going to see City And Colour on Saturday night at the Winspear!!! Dallas Green has such a great voice (He also is part of the band Alexisonfire and sings "The Grace" with Neverending White Lights.)
Monday, January 01, 2007
How I got there:
Last night I left Edmonton at 6:15. I was a little afraid about making the trip, since I would be driving alone and it was pitch black outside, and I was afraid that I would be sleepy because of the darkness. Three cans of Coke Zero and two mandarin oranges helped keep me awake, not like I actually felt a narcoleptic attack coming on like I do driving in the city at night.
The second rush came when I was on highway 567 and was going up a twisty part, and I could see a car way up the road, twisting around.
The third rush came when I had my first sight of the mountains. The moon was full and bright and the snow on the peaks glowed. It was awe inspiring!
Problems - not really! I made one stop in Red Deer to top up the gas and visit the loo. Traffic was very light, especially once I got on the #567. Along that road there was a small curve and I went the wrong way but noticed my mistake immediately and was able to correct it. The same thing happened when trying to connect to the #22. I swear, they need to better mark the major junctions in this province!! The weather was great but I probably was still driving too fast for the time of year and being that it was at night. I did slow down once I hit the mountains, because I didn't want to spin out on some black ice.
I arrived at 10:15, just in time to start the celebrating (at the Paddock Pub. We didn't go out to the street for the fireworks, but apparently the streets are packed with people. The mess afterwards was reminiscent of Whyte Ave parties, beer bottles and garbage strewn all over the place.
How I got back:
Taking the route that detoured around Calgary, I arrived in 4 hours. On the way home I missed a few junctions and ended up driving through Calgary and I arrived home exactly 4 hours after leaving Banff. That trip back home was not nearly as fun, and was actually soft of stressful before I finally made it to the QE2. First, traffic was heavy and the wind was gusting and making my little Honda Civic blow about the road. Then, I missed the turn in the road for the highway #1A and ended up on the #1. So I figured I would ride it all the way to Calgary. Then I saw the exit for the #22 to Cochrane, but I couldn't get over in time to exit, so I figured I would stay on the #1 to Calgary. Once I got to Calgary, I was terrified I would somehow miss the connection to the QE2. Oh! and I was panicking as I drove through Calgary becasue the gas guage hasn't moved at all and was still sitting at full. I thought it was broken, but as I got to Deerfoot Trail the needle moved lower so I could relax.