Friday, February 27, 2009

80's Music Paradise

1 pinch Scandanavia
1 free website with tons of music videos
The a-ha channel on MTV's website:
You're welcome!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Things that I really, really don't like


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Elevator music

Honestly I didn't notice when they stopped playing elevator music in the grocery store.  All I remember is that, years ago, I used to be bopping along in the grocery aisle to violin versions of Eurythmics hits and smugly thinking to myself how ironic it seemed to be playing a sanitized version of "Sweet Dreams".  I would often find myself singing along.  Sometime, only a few months ago it seems, I noticed that all of a sudden the music they play in the grocery store is not Muzak anymore but the actual songs.  By the actual artists.  With vocals.  When did that happen?

Today I found the apparent last bastion of elevator music: Apollo Burger.  As I ate my gyro with all the trimmings I noticed that the sickeningly familiar sounds of elevator music were playing in the background.  It gave me a strange nostalgia.  Apparently the world hasn't changed so completely.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I am seriously like the worst flirt. Ever. Here's an example of my lack of flirting skills.

Yesterday I went to the gym and I got up to the treadmills where I was planning on working out. As I walked past one of the treadmills a guy who was standing on the treadmill saw me and stuck out his hand to shake mine. It was a guy that I used to go to church with. Our conversations went something like this:
"Do you come here?" he said.
"Yeah," I replied. "I come here at all different times of day."
"I've been coming here for the past three weeks. It's all cardio. Gotta get back in shape."
"That's great. I'm so glad that you're getting in shape." (Oops! Did I just imply that I think he isn't in shape?)

Patting him on the arm, I went over to the treadmill and did my workout. As I worked I looked over at him a couple of times and thought about what I could say him when I passed him again on the way out. After my workout was over, I went back in his direction. He was watching the TV on the treadmill, so he had his earphones on. This made it a little difficult to get the subtlety into the conversation that I wanted...
"You're doing awesome!"
"You're doing awesome!"
"I usually do 45 minutes a day."
And now for my brilliant line that it took me a whole workout to cook up:
"Hopefully I'll see you around soon."
"See you around!"

And I walked off.
Sorry I stink so bad at flirting, boys. It's not that I'm not interested.

Monday, February 2, 2009

One word

There are a lot of really fun thingies like this going around right now!  This one is fun because it's like a word game as well as informational.  If you like it, give it a shot!

1. Where is your cell phone? upstairs
2. Your significant other? Denmark (ha ha!)
3. Your hair? up
4. Your mother? nice
5. Your father? working
6. Your favorite thing? friends
7. Your dream last night? unknown
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? joy
10. What room you are in? family
11. Your hobby? music
12. Your fear? static
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? family
14. Where were you last night? bed
16. Muffins? delicious
17. Wish list item? mp3s
18. Where you grew up? Holladay
19. Last thing you did? facebook
20. What are you wearing? bathrobe
21. Your TV? blah
22. Your pets? missed
23. Friends? AMAZING
24. Your life? happy
25. Your mood? good
26. Missing some one? yes
27. Car? trooper
28. Something you're not wearing? makeup
29. Your favorite store?
30. Your favorite color? blue
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? January
35. Who will resend this? linden?
36. One place that I go to over and over? Provo
37. One person who emails me regularly? soldier
38. My favorite place to eat? Olympian
39. Why you participated in this survey? fun
40. What are you doing tonight? unknown