Sunday, May 9, 2010

Onward and Upward - May's Playlist

I must say I'm super proud of my playlist for May. I listened to it multiple times on my drive to and from the Mississip this past weekend.

In Christ Alone - Page CXVI
I Know Where I'm Going - The Judds (a throwback)
A Whole Lot Better - Brandon Benson
The Fear - Lily Allen
Portions for Foxes - Rilo Kiley
Blow Away - A Fine Frenzy
Today Was a Fairytale - Taylor Swift
Highs and Lows - Mindy Smith
Dancing in the Dark - Mat Kearney
Crush - Glee Cast
Why Didn't You Call Me - Shelby Lynne
All I'm Thinking of - Tyrone Wells
Sex and Reruns - Jay Nash, Matt & Tony Lucca
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of - The Avett Brothers
Help Yourself - Sad Brad Smith
Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars
Electric Feel - MGMT
The High Road - Broken Bells
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Animal - Neon Trees
Ghost Town - Cary Brothers
If I Die Young - The Band Perry (This is my personal new favorite song.)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April, You're Here Too Soon

Yes, I realize this is the name of my last post on 12 Months of Resolutions. It's also the name of this month's playlist. Ready? Set. Go!

40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet) - Bob Schneider
Kandi - One Eskimo
Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) - The Script
Lisztomania - Phoenix
Kick Drum Heart - The Avett Brothers
Dog Days are Over - Florence + The Machine
1972 - Josh Rouse
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Cousins - Vampire Weekend
Makin' Pies - Patty Griffin
Love this Pain - Lady Antebellum
Look So Easy - Dave Barnes

Enjoy each and every moment of these treasures.

Well, hello there.

I promise, April is the month for blogging. I'll be back. But in the meantime, check out 12monthsofresolutions to see what April has in store.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Real World: Baton Rouge

So Bob, Kay and I surprised John for his 8.5th birthday! We moseyed on down to Red Stick after Greg so graciously planned everything. A few notes of the weekend:

- On the drive down I-55 just outside of Jackson, I smelled a burning odor and asked Bob what he thought it might be. His response? Burning chicken feathers. What? You've smelled chicken feathers burning? He claims he has.

- Baton Rouge is surprisingly like Jackson, only with a really large college in the middle of the city.

- I ate crawfish at two meals on Saturday....once fried in a po'boy, once boiled in a huge tray all for the eating. And eat I did. My love for mudbugs was something unknown to my family. GET TO KNOW ME!

- Here's the kicker...You may see the McDonnell clan on next season of The Real World: New Orleans. Apparently, one of the Miss. State basketball players knows one of the girls on the new season. So she and another girl from the house (you know the lingo) sat in our section. We didn't know why these cameras were following these random girls. Somehow we find out that it's for MTV's The Real World. They are filming a second season in The Big Easy, this time after Katrina. Of course we have to explain what we're talking about. Kay claims she's never heard of this. She then proceeds to tell us that we shouldn't know what it is either and that she knows that we used to watch it in her house even though it wasn't allowed.

Of all the nerve! Truth be told, we did watch MTV even though we were forbidden to. One time I walked in on my dad watching Singled Out. I told him that I was going to tell Kay and he begged me not to since she'd have the cable taken out. Hilarious.

Back to the subject, you may want to watch the next season as there were multiple times one or two of us were on camera. Kay even strategically placed herself behind one of the girls for a while. She's "taking a picture of the scoreboard" least that's what she'd say.

- Story of the weekend: Bob is a trickster. He and Kay met in the early 70s when he still had dark hair and a spring in his step. Apparently, he convinced Kay that he was Jewish for the first few months of their relationship. He went to the trouble to drive her by the Jewish synagogue, talking of Jewish holidays and the such. So for months, she's believing he's of the Hebrew nation. Until one family dinner at her grandmother's house, Bob got asked what religion he was. He replied "Episcopalian". I guess he felt obligated to tell the truth to the elderly. What ethics he has!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Cutest Emergency Ever's 6 minutes long but so precious.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How do you do that?

As I've said before, I love listening to podcasts. My favorite one is The B.S. Report with Bill Simmons and I think the reason for this is the format of the podcast. Essentially, Bill just talks to his friends about topics. Sometimes it's about sports, sometimes it's about pop culture. I love that he calls up his friend who is a Yankee fan at work. The guy picks up the phone as if he's answering a business call and then they proceed to talk about how the Yankees are doing for the next 30 minutes. Or he calls up his friend Jacoby, the Czar of Reality TV and they discuss Jersey Shore for over an hour.

I think the biggest pull for this podcast is that I feel like I could do that. How do you get into something like this?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Handicapped Poser

This is Amber posting not Sarah...I know you are all like who the heck. Promise I am the co-blogger to this account. Anyway I thought this msn messenger chat was pretty funny and should be posted. So I used to have a boot on my foot and had one of those handicap things you hang from your mirror. I took full advantage of the handicap luxuries when I wore the boot. I mean that boot was was justified guys, I was even on crutches at one point if that helps my point. Anyway my co-worker was making fun of me only using the handicap bathroom stall at work and still using the handicap parking spot even tho I no longer have the boot. Sidenote there is not a handicapped person that works at my company.

Crystal says: is that way you insist on the first parking spot,t oo?
dude, you dont even have a sign on your car
we could totally report you.
Amber says: i'm not really insisting homie...who's parking there??? NO ONE. and i do still have the sign if i need to start using it again
Crystal says:when i go to the publix, and there is NO ONE using that spot, do you think it's acceptible for me to park there?
Amber says: NO
Crystal says: how is this different?
Amber says: this ain't publix
how many peeps you see walkin up in here handicapped
Crystal says: what if someone from American prinitng came and was injured, do you thinkthey should have to park out back?
injured. injured, baaad
Amber says: they should call ahead...just sayin
Crystal says: you're redic
i don't know what to do with you
you are soo an only child!!!!
Amber says: dude i can't help it the rents didn't have more
its like in my blood
Crystal says: i guess...