Archive | December, 2009

Opening Pandora and finding Christmas

7 Dec

Today I decided to wrap my Christmas presents because I felt cheery and in the moood. So I decided to listen to some mood music while wrapping the presents. Except listening to Kenny G’s “Every time I Close My Eyes” while wrapping presents made my wrapping paper do this:

and then switching to Barry White just made my wrapping paper strip itself…ok enough with the jokes…or the attempted jokes lol what I really did was go on my Pandora and created a radio station based on Vince Guaraldi’s Christmas song “Skating”. I love this song and was able to learn it on the Piano which was a triumphant task for me because I thought it sounded quiet complex. Speaking of Barry White, listening to his song “Can’t get enough of Your Love Babe” made me think…can you listen to these love songs while you’re single?! I mean, I feel that this song would sound so much better while dancing with someone you love. I felt that dancing by myself to this song would just make me feel like I was in a romantic comedy where the single girl starts dancing and then the door bell rings but the girl can’t hear it and so the guy in the movie (her crush) decides “Hey this door is unlocked let me just walk in” and then while she is dancing crazy he walks in and she’s sOOOOO embarrassed!!!!!! Oh man being a film major makes you think of these things. Kind of reminds me of the scene from Love Actually when Hugh Grant starts dancing to “Jump” oh classic. The video below is in French. I don’t know why.

I’m excited because I have plans for Monday. I found out that Sweat Records is going to host a screening of “The Stella Shorts” including a personalized message from the group “The State”!
What I’m really excited about though is how close i’ll be to Verdaddy’s. What!? You haven’t heard!? Its the best fast food Mexican restaurant on Biscayne blvd! Introduced to me by a fellow fan, it is a small ‘mom and pop’ shop owned by a ‘pop’ that is really just a ‘man’ because I don’t think he’s a father where he combines his Mexican acquired cooking skills with reasonable prices minus the degraded dog food meat Taco Bell offers (no offense degraded dog food meat). I recommend the “enchiladas con carne” or ….yea thats my all time favorite. So I was looking over the soundtrack for “New Moon” and like others, dumbfounded that so many good artists would agree to this!!! What were they thinking!? Anywho I was surprised that Radiohead’s “15 steps” was on the first soundtrack and even more surprised that Thom Yorke was part of the second. The song is called “Hearing Damage” (a thing the movies dialogue may inflict) which I have come to like. I added it on one of my Pandora stations and became even more surprised when I found another Radiohead song as part of another unexpected soundtrack. It is the acoustic version of “Fake Plastic Trees” and it was on the soundtrack of (drum roll) CLUELESS! Yes, the movie that left you clueless on why you bought a movie ticket for it! lol So I guess this isn’t the first time Radiohead has been featured on a tweeny movie. Hey I just noticed that “Lol’s” are like laugh tracks for writing. Just in case you didnt know if something was suppose to be funny I will let you know! LOL ….LOL.

Below is a playlist of the songs I’ve mentioned on my blog this week:

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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Why not a moustache calendar?

6 Dec

THE MOUSTACHE CALENDAR! Yes you heard right, there are limited quantities so get yours while they last! And no, it is not just a bunch of pictures of Tom Selleck. Yes I am nonplussed by this too. I also have mixed feelings about it…is this the most absurd calendar idea ever or can this be genius?! Speaking about mustaches, I decided that I wanted to share this treasure of a site. It is called Zenni Optical and it’s a place where you can buy prescription glasses from $8 -$20 bucks! All you have to do is have an eye prescription ready and your fashion pants on. I first heard about Zenni from the president of a ping pong club at the first college I attended. My friend and I decided to join the ping pong club and unfortunately did not continue for the sake of our reputation JUST KIDDING! “It was an experience!” By the way if you don’t want to offend someone when they ask you if you like something and you don’t want to lie and say yes, you can always cop out by saying “Its [insert what they asked you here]”. Vague yet effective. “Hey do you like my tie?” “It’s a tie!”…Smile then walk away.

Today I signed on to my Youtube account and was utterly surprised at how accurate their recommendations for me were. The one that really caught my eye was “How to make a ninja mask”. I never knew my black shirt was the key to hiding my identity (considering that I am a part time ninja and all). I don’t know how Youtube found out that I was

in need of a ninja mask, or that I think Star Wars lego animations are cool, what I’m really worried about is how they found out I was a ninja. In other words….who found out and who wants me dead!? LOL The video is below as well as a drawing I made on paint demonstrating the way my brain works.

Speaking of dancing, I often make it a goal to dance at least once a day. Whether it be in my car, in the shower, when I wake up or just in public, dancing is the best pick me upper. I recently started dancing to this song:

It makes me so happy. If anyone could see what I looked like dancing to this song they would think…many things. Like, did she just run into a spider web?…or, Damn where’d she learn those moves!….or maybe….Wow how is she dancing and driving at the same time...wait she’s not even in the car now! If you can’t dance then just run in place and sway your arms in the air. Uh…it kind of looks cool. And if that doesn’t work and you really need an instant pick me upper I suggest going to Sweet Cakes and buying their Chai cupcake. It works miracles!

Call me romantic…a date at Kabooms?!

4 Dec

Kabooms. A gallimaufry of skating, pizza, arcade games, and just pure awesomeness. (By the way, I use random words I learn everyday from my word of the day widget). Today I chaperoned a birthday party at Kabooms and was instantly drawn to a time where skating around in circles was actually amusing. All of the kids were having fun….but I was having more! Part of the fun had to do with the facial expressions of the parents watching their children fall. And, half of the parents did not know that I was a nanny therefore, my persistence in helping all the children appeared to be an act only that of a saint. Because if I saw a stranger teaching my kid how to skate while holding there hands I would not think that was weird at all. I was amazed at how rewarding teaching the kids how to skate was. I actually saw progress in my “walk like a penguin” method of learning how to skate. What is this method? Simple. Anyone can learn how to skate with these simple steps:
1) Ask the beginner if they know what a penguin walks like
2)If so continue to step 3, if not, then have them watch the following video: (1:22 shows the exact tecnique I am speaking of)
3)Tell them to imitate walking like a penguin with their skates on.
4) After a few minutes of practice have them do the penguin walk as if gliding on ice
5) Tell them that making penguin noises help

After cake and pizza the kids went on to the arcade section of Kabooms. I suddenly realized that the gambling industry is becoming more and more aggressive with their propaganda towards the youth. An arcade is really the Disney version of a casino! Oh and just a side note, the claw grabber machines have ipods and ps3’s in them now! As the party died down I began to see more and more similarities between this shiny arcade and a Vegas casino. For instance, there are spotters around the arcade making sure the kids aren’t ‘counting’. Now in blackjack, counting is merely calculating the probability and weighing out the chances of the numbers one bets on due to a highly productive brain and a love for math. In an arcade, counting, is figuring out which game gives out the most tickets. Why would an arcade make a game that’s sole purpose was to only win tickets? Kids are not dumb and are too often underestimated. Once a kid figures out he can win at least 20 tickets just by spinning a wheel versus 5 tickets for shooting some basketball hoops, they will stick to the money maker.

Now to the focus of this post, DATES! For some, they are sweet delectable fruit chews that older people eat to others they are social activities in which two people go out and get to know one another. I am talking about the latter…L. (That wasn’t out loud) I was thinking about awesome dates while at Kabooms after noticing their laser tag room. Now how would laser tag be an awesome date? (How can it not be?) First, an awesome date would start by a classic night of dining at an elegant and formal restaurant. Everybody loves to eat so if anything goes wrong at least you got something right. Afterward, it would be uber fun going to laser tag!!!! I don’t know if its just me, but this sounds like an awesome date because one will naturally feel embarrassed going to an arcade dressed formally (besides being at an arcade over the age of 21). Now, humiliation is a very impressionable human feeling and sharing it with someone else is a simple and easy way to instantly bond. Just having plain fun is the best way to get to know someone and to rule out those who are overly competitive and who are keeping tally of the game. Well that pretty much sums up my thoughts of the day. That is all and this is my blog.

All of this talk of arcades got me in the mood for some Arcade Fire:
This song came up on my shuffle and I forgot how it got there. It was from the awesome compilation cd “Dark was the night”.

Where to buy dates
Where to buy the other dates

I also came across this Grizzly Bear video. Pretty neat. The artist who did the claymation is Allison Schulnik.