Saturday, December 23, 2006

Some friends gave me a $25 card for iTunes, and I need to spend it wisely. What are some songs that y'all think are some must-haves? Keep the country to yourself please, but I welcome any other recommendations. If only the second season of "Weeds" were for sale on iTunes...


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pop Culture Thing

I know each category wants a FAVORITE, implying a singular thing, but I just can't name one in most cases. Please forgive me.

FAVORITE SONG INTRO: Um...I don't know. I can't think of one song intro right now. The only thing that comes to mind is that part on About a Boy when Marcus is walking up to Will's door in slo-mo, and U2s "Zoo Station" is playing. An intro, that's not.

FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE:"Who's on top and who's on bottom now, huh?! WHO'S ON TOP AND WHO'S ON BOTTOM NOW?!"

FAVORITE '80'S SONG: There are so many, but these are the ones that immediately jump out at me: "Africa" by Toto, "Take on Me" by A-ha, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler, "Reflex" by Duran Duran, "Head Over Heels" by the Go-Gos, "With or Without You" by U2

FAVORITE MUSICAL CHARACTER: I'm not a huge fan of musicals. I like some of them. I appreciate them. So my favorite musical character is probably Mary Poppins, but that was threatened a few years ago when I was watching the Tonys, and Idina Menzel was on the stage as Elphaba singing "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. I thought it was AMAZING! But thinking about it now, I can't say that Elphaba is my favorite because of that song, rather that song is my favorite song in any musical ever written.

FAVORITE HAIR BAND: Probably Bon Jovi because I don't think Def Leppard counts as a hair band even though they were huge in the hair band era. I'm not even sure Bon Jovi counts as a hair band just because they had a phase. Maybe Poison, then?

FAVORITE REALITY SERIES: Well, reality television is another one of those things that I'm totally over now. I just can't stand any more of it (AND these game shows, by the way!). I totally dug "The Apprentice" when it was on, but I think my favorite series is going to have to be "The Real World". I will still watch that one. It was the pioneer. However, I'm sick of them always having the one alcoholic who's out of control drinking prompts them to see a counselor and change their life. Just stop drinking, kids.

WORST CELEBRITY NICKNAME EVER: Most rappers' names, e.g., Ludicris, Fabolus (an especially stoopid name, while we're misspelling words), Ja Rule, TuPac, Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G., ODB, etc.

FAVORITE TV SHOW THEME SONG: The latest incarnation of the theme song from "Veronica Mars", "We Used to be Friends", by the Dandy Warhols. I also love the "Weeds" theme song, "Little Boxes", being sung by different people this season. And I love The Who, so I'm a definite fan of the "CSI" theme songs.

SHOWS ON YOUR DVR QUEUE: I've spent the last few days doing some hardcore catching up on my TiVo, so now I just have "The Daily Show", "The Colbert Report", and "Chappelle's Show" on there. I was loaded with "Six Feet Under", "Heroes", "Friday Night Lights", and "30 Rock", but I took care of those.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Things I am over

1. "Studio 60 on Sunset Strip". The promos for this show had me super excited. It looked smart, witty, and fast. I was also very excited to see Matthew Perry in something that wasn't "Friends" or a stupid movie. The pilot episode came and went, and I was bored the whole time. I thought the sketches for the show within the show were not funny, and some other things were lacking. But I wrote it off as the episode that sets stuff up. I was willing to forgive it. Then, I watched every week after that, and the same thing was happening. Stuff that was supposed to be funny just wasn't. There was an instance where it seemed like there was going to be a good storyline regarding plagiarism, and then they resolved it so neatly within the same episode. UGH! This is where I started calling it "Studio Suxty on Suckset Suck". After about three episodes, I watched it just so I could bitch about it, but now I'm over it. I haven't watched it in weeks, and I can say without hesitation that "Studio 60" is a lousy show. Don't try to sway me because it ain't happenin'.

2. 70-degree weather in December. Actually, if I were in San Diego, I'd be singing a different song. I love everything about that city. I especially love the crisp, cool air coming off of the ocean. But I am not in San Diego. I am in Louisiana, which, I guess, should be excuse enough for the 70-degree weather, but I'm not having it. We've been freezing cold for extended periods before. I want that. It's part of what makes me think that it's Christmas time. The heat and wet, humid air do not trigger the festive parts of me to wake up from hibernation. It doesn't feel like Christmas with this yucky, mucky weather.

3. People, i.e., my grandmother, telling me that I can't stay out all night. Two words: I'm thirty. Three more words: I'm not stupid.

4. My target store not stocking San Pellegrino Aranciata at this time. I NEED MY ARANCIATA!!!

5. Lame movies taking up all of the theaters at the cinema. These are the movies wasting space at our theater that I will never see because I am a movie snob: The Holiday, Unaccompanied (spelled unaccompained on the movie website) Minors, Deck the Halls, Deja Vu, The Nativity Story, The Santa Clause 3: the escape clause, Turistas, Van Wilder Deux: rise of Taj.

Here is the much shorter list of movies I might see if I'm really hard-up: Apocalypto (but honestly, seeing a Mel Gibson-directed movie is akin to my ever again watching a Tom Cruise film. I can't abide certain levels of crazy.) and Blood Diamond (This one just doesn't appeal to me. I have no interest in seeing it.).

Movies I have already seen that I would watch again because I liked them: Borat, Casino Royale, and Stranger Than Fiction

The one movie left that I haven't seen but want to: Happy Feet. Does anyone want to go see that with me?

6. Flip phones.

7. Taco Bell. My friend, J, and I ate there so much the final weeks of school because it's super cheap and right next to the university. I can't eat there for at least the next six weeks.

8. My forehead hurting. I know I smacked my head really hard, but that was two months ago TODAY. I'm ready for it to stop hurting whenever I lift my brow.

9. Cafes making hot chocolate out of cacao syrup. GROSS!

10. Ebonics. When I was taking linguistics classes, I learned to forgive ebonics as a growing, thriving dialect of the English language. Well, I'm over that. It's one of the more ridiculous dialects spawned from English. Last night, I ran into the mall to pick up a CD, and on the way out, I was attracted by a shoe display outside of Journeys. That's where I heard someone aks, "How much they is?" I wanted to pimpslap her as I was in the perfect place and position to do so. But I refrained. Ebonics is stupid. There. I said it.

Reality television in all of its variations.

The new game shows would be one of those variations.


Monday, December 11, 2006

A few things

WHEW! That semester is done and done! It got seriously crazy at the end and I didn't get to sleep a whole lot. Today was the first day in a long time that I got to SLEEP IN! Yep, I was a wild woman, sleeping in until 9:44.

I had finals right up until Friday afternoon, 3ish. It was the most disgusting finals week EVER! And I've had A LOT of finals weeks...more than should be allowed. Friday, I had the scariest test I have EVER had, and that includes the MCAT. So I guess that means I REALLY bombed that one. Right?! It was the neurology final, and usually the tests in that class weren't very scary. I got A's and high B's on them. I don't know; they just weren't that involved? Detailed? Something. But the FINAL! O!M!G! First of all, the material covered included cranial nerves, spinal cord tracts, brainstem tracts, brainstem nuclei, functions, entry/exit points, innervation, 100million other things. AND WE HAD TO KNOW IT ALL. Every trivial thing, every single nerve, nerve fiber, EVERYTHING. There mind still reels from everything we had to know. There was a whole section that I knew NOT ONE THING on. Seriously, I left it blank. It was disgusting. I have no idea what grade I'm going to come out of there with now.

Finals week started off super extra crappy because I got the flu. I was throwing up violently Sunday night, and the next morning I was supposed to have taken that neuro final. I was supposed to have taken THREE finals (neuro, parasitology, and human physiology) that day, but three is the magic number that obligates a professor to allow you to take their final on another day. I moved parasit and human phys both to different days, which rocked, but the flu messed up my perfect plans. UGH!

Where has my No Doubt Gwen Stefani gone? Has anyone seen her? Could you please tell her to come back and kill this one if you see her?

I know I'm late on this one, but I'm seriously disappointed in Britney Spears. The world rejoiced when news of the divorce was out. We were all, "YESSS! The second coming of Britney is finally here!" And she just turned her back right 'round again and aligned herself with that Paris Hilton! If K-Fed was a parasite, Paris Hilton is a venereal disease. And you know what I'm talking about too.

Dear Britney,

No one wants to see your mommy hole. Go put on some panties and wear appropriate "climb out of Paris's car" attire. Then, dump Paris, go home to your children, and be a responsible mom and adult.


Another thing I'm late on: telling you that "Friday Night Lights" is the best show on television right now. It's about more than high school football. It's about heart, loyalty, and honesty. You can watch all of the episodes for free here. Watch them.

I need to go somewhere. If anyone wants to donate frequent flyer miles and money to me, let me know.