Friday, February 20, 2009


This is not a post about MGMT.

This is actually a post about kids. When my next door neighbor found out I was going to be in town another two weeks, she called me, in a flurry, and said "Brandon (her husband) and I are going to Honduras for 10 days... Brandon's mom (Betty) will watch the kids for most of the week, but can you do the weekend?"
And, of course, I said, "sure" because the kids are cute, and since I already put in my two weeks notice at the mall, I had nothing better to do, and a lack of income.

There are 3 kids. Two boys, in like 5th and 3rd grades, and a little girl in Kindergarten.

Things I learned, rather, questions I asked myself later:

Did I beep over bad words in songs when I was a kid? And I do mean, ME making the beeping noise. (one of the kids did this.)

Why do we feel it necessary to cover our eyes or make beep or humming noises when we don't want to see something? Are we all living in states of denial or disinterest? Where did we learn to do this? Is it from parents?

Also, what does wanting an apple cut up for you indicate? That you never want to even be aware of the core? the bad, inedible part? That it won't even be part of your existence? Isn't there something wrong with that? With not wanting to take a bite out of something yourself first?
OR is it just pure laziness?

Also, why can't everyone still find SO much pleasure in bubble wrap?

Looking at kids and their actions is very interesting. It's like, where did they learn to do this stuff? What stuff, that maybe is natural, have they yet to unlearn?

And, most of all, why can't we stay more like kids?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

She's Just Not That Into You

I saw the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" tonight, and it got me thinking about relationships.

What do I look for in a guy?

Was the question I thought of, and I decided that the answer was that I like a guy who is into me. I don't have any physical characteristics I HAVE to have, although strong eyebrows are nice. I don't really care if he is super smart or super dumb, exactly, although if we are not mentally compatible it's usually not an issue because he wouldn't be into be if we weren't, probably. I don't like ALL guys that are into me, that's for sure, but it IS the determining qualification for whether or not I'd like to spend time with that person again.

The girls in the movie were pretty much all selfish or clueless. This was a problem for me. There were so many times when I was just like "oh, girl!! stop!!!!" or just "come on!! just f-ing do it!" or whatever, and it made me realize that all these girls are awful role models. They all end up happy in the end despite being assholes the whole movie. Maybe that's what the world wants, because it makes them entitled and allowed to be clueless and selfish and asshole-like, but really? Is this okay?

I can understand if you get frustrated because it's hard to meet people, but I really have absolutely no sympathy. Figure out the new technology (myspace, texting, etc), or just go out to a hot bar and mingle. Or get friends to hook you up. The ways to meet people are endless.
And if that doesn't work, if you don't meet ANYONE who is into you, then maybe you just have to look at yourself and realize maybe it's time for a change.
It's probably not even that HE's not into you, it's probably also that YOU are not into you.
Because if YOU are not into yourself, NO ONE else will be either.
(the other extreme also hold true, though, if you are TOO into yourself, no one else has room even to be into you.)

I really hope sometime in the future there can be a movie called "She's just not that into you" because that is really the piece of advice that I need the friends of people who think they are prospectives to give to their friends.

Obviously, since I was raised in the South, as a southern lady, even, I do not call boys, ever, after a first meeting or date. I may text or facebook, but probably not. It is definitely your call. BUT, if I do not answer, or find a time to see you, or make a future date, really, it is clear, that you need not call again, even if I gave you my number or friended you on a site. really.

OK, well, this was my relationship advice for the evening. Not as cute as carrie bradshaw, but it probably would be if I had her shoe collection. Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Current Selections include Limp Bizkit. wow!

Music I'm listening to at the moment, or have been impressed by recently:

Minotaur Shock - Am Dram
-really, the whole new MS album is amazing, i actually bought it from itunes i felt so good about it. released first in dec in the UK, it is called amateur dramatics. also, the website is fabulous, he has a page breaking down each song into a scale from which he determines monetary value, and it's how he priced his record. it is

Limp Bizkit - Nookie (Disco Villains remix)
- a pre-pubescent classic is reborn

Britney Spears - Circus (Snowcone remix)
Snowcone - Dusty Dream Dub
- chinese disco-pop-electro, what's not to enjoy?

Brightblack Morning Light - Hologram Buffalo
Brightblack Morning Light - Oppressions Each
-a very very chill band. i'm seeing them live soon, update to follow.

La Roux- Quicksand
-co-ed duo fronted by a female redhead leads to questionably correct french name, but they produce very very catchy song nonetheless

This blog does not contain the usual question, so I will pose it shortly. Upon watching the grammys, which actually happened on accident, i found myself asking the question:

"Where has all the new good music gone?!"

My answer is this - Into Computers, and/or onto the Internet.
Because it is not really on TV, nor the radio.
There are some exceptions. (in atlanta, the gsu and gatech stations are both okay.) But for the most part, when i hear good music, it is on my comp. maybe mtv2 is okay, but i've never had cable so i really just don't know. but they were the first place i saw/heard modest mouse when i happened to be babysitting/watching tv.

Maybe it's because i love computers AND music, so it makes sense that the two should meet.
But I also love heels and drinks, and the two DEF do not go together, no matter how hard I try.

Anyway, i was so dissapointed by the grammys. My conclusion was that any band that had been formed for at least 5 years (mccartney, radiohead, etc) were good, but anything that was recent was really lacking. (cyrus, jonas bros).

There is an exception, which is Katy Perry, who is big enough that she could get away with descending in a large sparkly banana, whose icon was in combination with cherries on all the screens behind her. Hilaroius. She also didn't have a dance routine, which is almost unheard of for a pop singer these days. Although her voice sucked on that performance, she provided the entertainment that i craved. And I do know that on her albums she can give me what I want vocally. So that's alright. Also her song is just about scandalous enough for me to want it to be broadcasted in every TV in america, or however that goes.

Enough for now, time for bed! Going to go listen to some music i've never heard of on the radio and fall pleasantly asleep.