Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

I feel like I have not had a traditional snow day in a long time, its more usually for ice or unbearably cold temperatures. Today school was canceled, I presume for the icy paths but that's just hazarding a guess.

Last night was undeniably fun, had a snow ball fight, went ice sliding all along the paths. That was a good time. I did try to make a snow man, but that did not happen, largely due to the layer of ice covering the snow.

Woo, it just started snowing again since the start of this post quite possibly. Anyway I don't really have much else to say, only that I am trying to convey the fact that it is snowy and cold out there. Drink some hot chocolate and relax.

Motion City Soundtrack
Hold Me Down

oh, just remembered something. So I was having an argument the other day. A friend of mine was coughing, and had a pretty intense cold. I suggested that drinking some tea might help. I did not though state that tea is a cureall of the common cold. Which is what my friend took me to mean. No, tea does not cure it, but I would say it helps, a)water is good for you b)herbs also good for you c)hot water dries you out when you are phlegmy making breathing easier. So no, it does not cure, and I would like to think it is not a placebo, but it does help.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I wake up this morning, well after hitting snooze twice. And by morning ritual I ventured to the dining hall to get some breakfast while being half asleep. Step out the door hit directly by a blast of cold. After getting cereal, some tea, a banana and a cup of juice I sat down to eat. Basically the whole premise has nothing to do with the nugget unto which I am about to impart upon you reader, but nonetheless it does set it up. Carrying on I'm eating(now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not positive it was this morning it could have been a different meal), and there's other people in the dining hall, and when large groups of people get together it always results in half heard conversations that out of context seem absurd or funny. So I hear this girl behind me say(in an what may have been an outraged tone) "He hasn't called me bitch in four days".

Now why that struck me as weird or singular, well I really do not know, I just thought it was kind of funny at the time. Should I have a plan in writing this? Yes probably. Do I? No not really, I didn't have much of anything else to say and I wanted to say something.

Anywho onto business.

Of Montreal
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other fun games

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ghost in a strange house


Story unfolds like a night blooming flower.

There's a shadow stretching to the window. Following it back to its source there is a body in a chair. It seems to be a man, middle-aged looking serene in repose of either sleep or, there's no sound of breathing; death's probably the best guess, least he died happy or at peace anyway.

Move out into the hall, its dark hardly any light to see by at all. Flip the switch and the darkness is swept away. There's another door at the end of the hall, drifting on through the doorway; seeing a desk upon the floor. Atop it rests a piece of paper with a paw print imprinted, next to the paper is a wind up mouse with the key stuck in. Getting closer the mouse starts running around the table of its own volition. Strange is what this place is. Pale moonlight shines through a skylight in the ceiling. The moon is full and the sky speckled with stars.


so that is a fragment of a story, or maybe that is a short story, not sure quite what it is, but I wrote it and thought I would share.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fighting the Cold

It might be under zero degrees out there, there might be ice, it might be cloudy, it might be unbearably sunny. Jack Frost or Mother Nature or Old man Global Warming might be playing dirty, but that does not mean we have let them win. We can fight the cold. It may feel like the tundra out there, but it doesn't have to. Well unless you are actually physically in the Tundra right now. If that is so I have to ask, sir/madam, what pray-tell are you doing in such a place? If the answer be "to hunt the great white bears that roam this frozen land", then shame on you, those Polar bears are endangered. There for a Science research project? Well, that's marginally better, but you are one crazy person(tell me how it goes).

I digress.

Back to what I was saying. We can fight the Cold. No, not with a sword, well try it, it could work; what do I know? Nay, I propose a different method. It involves something called Music, a particular type in fact-Dance Music. See we may not be able to completely stay warm physically, but we can warm up our souls, and that can be just as good. Also you can be smart and layer up out there, so you are partially not cold. But yes, I believe through Dance Music, perhaps this foe can be beaten. Maybe we can't be warm, but we can be happy.


Feeling warmer? I am.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vaulting the Canyon

If only I knew what that meant...well I suppose you could imagine a person with a pole-vaulting pole running, planting, and being flung across the whole of the grand canyon to land on the opposing side. Or maybe it has some underlying meaning; who knows heh.

Its always fun when it gets to that point of winter where I refuse to go outside without a scarf or neck warmer plus all the other winter accoutrement. I only mean that half sarcastically, I mean I do sincerally love winter, but when it hits four degrees outside thats a tad too chilly. In the theme of winter and more clay-mation here is Fleet Foxes.

Fleet Foxes
Winter White Hymnal

now for a nap, mmm.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Peanut Butter, Nutella and Bananas

That title is in not completely random, those ingredients on a sandwich are brilliantly amazing. No lie, its really quite incomparable so I won't try just that you should go find those things and make one today(Do it!).

You know what else you should do today? Other than punch a shark in the nose, well I suppose only if its attacking you, not out of no where, that's not cool. You should check out this Architecture in Helsinki video that I just stumbled upon. Architecture in Helsinki are an extremely versatile band that tend to be crazy and many times non-sensical, but to a larger extent; fun. I'm going to post this video, but later I'm going to have to go back and show you guys the rest of them, they have quite a few cool videos and songs.

Architecture In Helsinki
That Beep

Now go do those other things. Plus have a good day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Bees

I did something yesterday; adventurous? You might say that. A friend of mine wanted to audition for a play and asked me if I wanted to also, and sure why not? So he printed off some monologues randomly from the internet and away we went, me really considering not doing it. But I did go through with it, read the whole monologue in front of the panel, thought I gave it a pretty decent shot. Sadly neither of us got callbacks, but I'm really just proud of the fact that I did something I didn't think I would be able to.

On another note there's something about clay-mation that has always seemed cool to me. Perhaps not all of it, but for the most part its usually pretty cool. For instance I thought Gumby was awesome as a kid, I should watch it again at some point to see if it stands the test of time. I've been listening to this band called The Bees every once in awhile lately, they are pretty good and I thought would they have any cool videos? The answer was yes, yes indeed.

The Bees
Who Cares What the Question is?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Never stop Skanking!

Spanish homework looms reliably in the near future, snow sprinkles down intermittently and it is more than a little bit cold outside. It's been interesting getting back into the swing of things these past few days with the start of a new quarter. Mostly its been a smooth transition, with the only disturbances being mildly humorous e.g. me taking a 400 level seminar class mostly out of the naivete that it would be awesome by the sheer power of the fact that it was called Adventure Programming, which yes, was slightly misleading. So I got that straightened out and I'm into a safe freshmen level Sociology course.

Sadly I have not concocted an inherently awesome thing to do yet, well I might post some short story type things from time to time, but that's not really what I was shooting for. On a happier note I still say that Ska music is quite awesome and in fact the opposite of sadness, feeling just a little down? Have a listen and maybe skank a little if you want.

Catch 22
Keasby Nights

Now time for some español, olé!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pineapple Pencils and coconut sheep

I want to do something awesome or amazing probably soon, mostly the problem is brainstorming it. And not necessarily since its a new year and time for new starts and all that, but because why not? So I think I am going to work on cooking something up. Basically that's all that I have to say...I think.

Nothing really on the side of music right as of yet, I posted at least ten videos last time and I bet you have not even watched them all yet, so watch those first then we'll talk.

I'll keep you guys updated on if that awesome or amazing thing comes into fruition at all.