Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A to Z...

What's going on, blog world? Anything exciting?

Me either.

I don't feel like it's worth it to blog about my new chapstick or finally having some money for the first time since November began. Other than that, though...we finally got some snow. Winter is here, although who knows for how long. With our luck, probably until June. But...anywho...

Anyone want to peek at my playlist?

A to Z:

A. Anonanimal - Andrew Bird

B. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

C. Change - Blind Melon

D. Dust in the Wind - Kansas

E. Electric Twist - A Fine Frenzy

F. Fat Bottom Girls - Queen

G. Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac

H. Hate on Me - Glee Cast

I. If It Kills Me - Jason Mraz

J. Jumper - Third Eye Blind

K. Keep Young and Beautiful - Annie Lennox

L. Let's Get on a Plane Today - Planning the Rebellion

M. Mercy on Me - Christina Aguilera

N. Not About Love - Fiona Apple

O. Our Finest Hour - Philmore

P. Pull Shapes - The Pipettes

Q. Quicksilver - Roper

R. Rumor Has It - Adele

S. Shattered - Rolling Stones

T. Tonight - Cazwell

U. Uptown Girl - Billy Joel

V. Voodoo Doll - Fergie

W. Wallet - Regina Spektor

X. X-Ray - John Reuben

Y. Yummy - Gwen Stefani

Z. Zak and Sara - Ben Folds

This might be my favorite playlist ever...It's such a shame that it won't fit on a CD, or I would listen to it CONSTANTLY in the car. That's where I do my heavy listening. My best listening happens in the car. It always has. Some day I'm going to write about all the amazing listening that has gone on in cars...

Despite having no interest whatsoever in cars past making sure they run, a surprisingly hefty chunk of important conversations have taken place in cars. They're my temple, I think...the place where I work out problems, confess, and scrape up the ruins before driving home to start building again.

Anywho, find these songs. I endorse them all.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Welp...Here We Are...

It's 2012. This could be our last year on Earth. I highly doubt that it is, but you know there's that little voice at the back of my head that says "What if?" It's always there. It always asks the same two word question about every situation every day. I mostly ignore it, but...you know.

Anywho, what do people do at the start of the year? They reminisce!

Last year started pretty rockily. I wasn't sure about a lot of major things in my life, but they all tended to work themselves out. Who am I kidding? I worked them out. I need the credit for that. So there. Through heartache and drama, we've come a long way. We took a road trip to Virginia, saw some great friends, went to the gay rodeo, hosted some parties...I read some great books and lots of poetry...Hell, I read Infinite Jest, a feat I'm coming to realize is something that a lot of people don't make it through. So that's cool. And the year ended beautifully!

What else do people do at the start of a year? They set some goals!

Well, I have three.

1. Work out every day. So far, so good.

2. Write every day, or every week day...or at least create something every day. It's time to be more creative. So far? Well...I missed the first two days, but things have only gone well from there on out. There are some books I'd like to get to help me along in this endeavor. Maybe if I ever get out from under this Christmas-induced poverty, I'll buy them!

And finally...

3. Don't be afraid to try new things. This one should really read something like, "Don't be so attached to the old things that you don't even consider taking a chance on something new." So far? Well...I tried some new menu items. I think I'd like to try some new recipes (Robb's doing a backflip reading that, I'm sure). And I have a new hair style. And as soon as I can get a picture of it, I will share it here.

That's one good thing about the iPhone! I have a working camera again! And I can actually share photos now!!!

So...here's to 2012 being the best year ever--even if it is the last!