Sunday, October 26, 2008

October/November Playlist

All I Need - Mat Kearney
Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson
The Fear You Won't Fall - Joshua Radin
Let Me Leave - Marc Broussard
The Chain(Live from Webster Hall) - Ingrid Michaelson
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
Sarah - Ray LaMontagne
Always On My Mind - Jon McLaughlin
Pitter-Pat - Erin McCarley
Hold On - Sarah McLachlan
Giving Up - Ingrid Michaelson
Pony(It's OK) - Erin McCarley
Take Back the City - Snow Patrol
Shake It - Metro Station
Dance Your Life Away - Jon Mclaughlin
Your Loving Arms(Radio Edit) - Karen Overton
Words - Anthony David
I Want Something That I Want - Grace Potter and Bethany Joy Galeotti
Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley
Lose Myself (Demo 2) - Joy Williams
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Dream - Priscilla Ahn
Love, Save the Empty - Erin McCarley


Sorry I have not posted in awhile...just waiting on things to happen so that I can entertain you my friends, and let me tell you they are. Here a couple of stories from the past couple of weeks...

So I'm in Nashville visiting the Sass. One of our favorite coffee shops is Fido and I have to go there every time I visit. Its just a fun atmosphere, in a cool spot and you never know who you may see AHEM. So we are all shopping in the area and decide to pop in to get a drink. I'm standing there in line and as I'm looking up towards the door about to order Sass leans in and says there's Mat Kearney, I say shut up and as I'm looking up there he is walking towards me. Now I have imagined this moment many times in my head. Pretty much every time he notices me and we talk and of course fall in love. I have to admit people I let him pass by, I failed miserably at MY MOMENT. I got really nervous, started to sweat and placed my order. He walked right past me out to the back door...I'm sure avoiding all of the girls following him or something...BLAST. If I lived in Nashville I might as well rent space out to live in Fido because I would be there all the time for moments like these. But by then I'm pretty sure I would be better at MY MOMENT then the last time.

My next story happened while I was in DC. If you have been on the book I'm sure you've seen the pic so here is the full story...So I am with Cat and Me Mi touring the monuments. Cat's favorite thing to do is to take pics jumping in the air. Well you know people take them of her and its a pic of her in mid air. So all three of us decide to do it. We ask this man to take the pic that is with his son, daughter and wife. We notice the son is taking the pic too (WITH HIS OWN CAMERA). Note that we take the pic right in front of the reflecting pool. So as we are in mid air I realize that my shoes have flown off. There are lots of people on the steps in front of us watching this go down. I hear someone yell HER SHOE! I turn around and one of my shoes made it in the reflecting pool...classy. So I stand there for a moment in shear shock not quite knowing what to do and sort of hoping that the man that took the pic that was so concerned would go in for it. When I realize that he is not going for it and the wind is not blowing in our direction I roll up my pants and go in for it. I am sure this was not only our memory for the day...I'm quite positive that this moment will be in a lot of family photo albums of their DC trip. For the record it was not as glorious as Jenny made it out to be.

Thats the latest ladies and gents...I'm sure there are many more stories to come

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Did you know there are still pirates in this world? There is a group of Somali pirates that have overtaken a NATO ship and the ship is about to run out of food. They are demanding $20 million. When they were given $1 million, they scoffed saying that wouldn't even buy a couple of nights at a hotel. 

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Maybe I should become a pirate. Seriously, they could at least stay a few weeks at a Hampton Inn on $1 million. Granted, they may have to sleep two to a room.

Also, I'm not taking you seriously as a pirate unless you meet the following conditions:
1. You wear an eye patch.
2. You obviously have to elongate your "r"s.
3. You possibly have lost an appendage, maybe even a limb. 
4. Your solution to lost of said body part is a wooden peg.
5. You swing a lot from ropes.
6. You approach the vessel you wish you take over in a huge boat with sails. 

Unless you meet all of these criterion, you are not a pirate. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Welcome Kay to TWSS.

This is a conversation Kay and I had tonight on Facebook Chat. She probably won't talk to me after she sees I'm posting conversations. It seems as if my lack of concentration comes honest.


do you ever read my blog?


i don't know where it is

hey, did you see meredith's pictures of their trip to the beach. boy, is that ian good looking

and the twins are beautiful


i am not friends with her


oh, she would love for you to become one of her friends

her girls were like you and could not believe she was on facebook


it won't let me type in the name

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what? meredith o'leary


no, my blog address



just send it to me via e-mail


i think it's because the address says "sassy"

ad it may read "ass"

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do the people in nashville call you sassy


Some content in this message has been reported as abusive by Facebook users.

oh it's the other part


the 0 is really an "o"

some people do

i think you'd find it funny

amber and i both write on it


do you talk about daddy and me?


all the time

kay and bob






i'm honored that you talk about us


you should be

i love you

you and dad are characters


i assume everyone calls their parents by their first names, huh?


well it's funnier and easier


of course we are


everybody's got a mom and dad


yes i understand


are you reading?


reading what?

your posts




who was the guy who went to knoxville with you?




did daddy and i meet him one time when we visited in b'ham?





what does he do?


he's trying to make it in the singing industry


is he a tn fan?

oh my


no...remember, he's from georgia


that could be rough


i mean texas


no, i didn't remember

did he work for sl, too


are you reading?



reading what?




no, i have not gone to it yet


well you probably won't

you won't ever know the writer i am

what did dad want toknow?


ha! i just read some of the blog

see i do know what i am talking about never know who you will see

always dress as if it will be someone special


uh huh

The McDonnell Fam...Apparently I'm the only one who shows my teeth when I smile.

Oh, and we always wear white at the McDonnell house. Just like angels.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Whitney the Actress?

On tonight's episode of Entourage, Whitney Port surprised us all with a cameo at a photo shoot. She even had a few lines. Maybe she'll end up as E's love interest.

Also, you peeps need to calm down. I respect the government of our sovereign country. 
So it's been brought to my attention that it might not be exactly legal to give out a free cd with music on it, even though the music is purchased legally. I'm going to check on it and get back to you. If we figure out it is not kosher, I'll find another little something to give away.

Never fear.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kay says, "Are you gonna wear that?"

While eating breakfast at Noshville in Nashville with Cog Dog and Greenawalt this morning, Laura proposes the question "Is that James Marsden?" I look to the hostess podium and answer, "Yes, it is!" Then we got back to our awesome breakfast sandwiches, after a little talking about what he would be doing in Nashville. 

Yep, life can be pretty awesome sometimes! It just proves that Kay was right; you never do know who you're going to see.

Pistol Packin' Mama

Yes, I am a Mississippi girl but I do not know anything about guns, hunting, ammo, etc. But on my list of things to do in life, I put "shoot a gun". During a conversation over lunch at Blue Coast Burrito a few months back, Brad and Davy wanted to know what all was on my "bucket" list. I pulled out my Moleskine and read it off. We laughed about shooting a gun and it has come up a few times in conversation since then. 

Last Friday, Brad walked in to the office and said, "Pack up! We're going to Jackson, Tenn., to this awesome shooting range." So we did! We loaded up in Brad's car and drove 2 hours west. I was nervous and maybe anxious would be the best word. 

We shot this:

And something like this:

And then something like this:

The last one was possibly the loudest noise I've ever heard. I can't imagine actually using it without ear protection. 

I liked shooting the .22 because it didn't kick and wasn't too loud. I shot about 20 rounds. I didn't like the middle handgun or the rifle. So I shot one round and put them down. 

I can now say that I have shot a gun. I did enjoy the experience although I'll be okay if I never do it again. But maybe you don't want to mess with me? Those two guns that I only shot one round each pierced the target right where I wanted them to.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thank You Novocain

I have spent a major part of my 28 years in the dentist's chair. I have terrible, terrible teeth. I try to take good care of my teeth and always have. My brother, Juan, would always pretend like he brushed his teeth when we were kids and never had cavities. I on the other hand would brush, floss, use the little red tablets to see where I needed to brush more, swish, you name it I did it and I would have 5 cavities when I went for my check-up. UGH.

Here are a few stories you may find interesting about my teeth escapades:

1. My dentist was always my favorite doctor. He is a nice man who has done the teeth of all of us McDonnells. However, I started getting suspicious as a child that he only saw dollar signs when he looked at my teeth. I told my mom my fears one time after a particularly harrowing appointment in which I had 5 cavities.
2. When my permanent teeth started coming in, we noticed these brown dots on them. So not only did I have to go through the process of having a gap in my teeth from losing my tooth, but when they came in they weren't suitable for viewing. 
3. In 9th grade we decided to deal with this little polka dot problem for real. Enough was enough. So I went to the dentist to get laminates on my 6 front teeth. Because your teeth are still forming and growing until your late teens/early twenties, Dr. Dennis (my dentist) decided to put plastic laminates over the front of my teeth. This was great, except they popped off a lot. So I'd be eating my scrambled eggs for breakfast before school and "POP" one would come off. Luckily the process of getting your teeth ready for laminates is much easier and less disfiguring than what I would later have done.
4. When we realized the plastic wasn't going to cut it, we went big time....porcelain (I don't think I've ever typed that word before.) This was a pretty good alternative although it wasn't going to be a permanent solution. 
5. 2000! I get Porcelain Veneers. It's like I'm a celebrity. Don't mess with me. However if you've never had veneers or crowns you may not realize that in order to put the veneer on, they have to grind down your teeth to where they look like little corn kernels. (There is literally no telling how much my parents paid for my teeth.) So before they put the veneers on, I made them give me a mirror so I could see what they looked like. You may have seen teeth like these during Halloween. I mostly did this because Emily Wood and I laughed about what they may look like. It was not pretty. Needless to say, if one of these pops off I will not be appearing in public. 
6. I only had my front 4 teeth veneered. So my sophomore year in college I thought I was going into the dentist's office for a cleaning. I should have known something was up when they took me in the "heavy duty work" door instead of the "twice a year, no problem you're just getting a cleaning" door. As I sat in the chair, I started panicking. I asked the dental assistant why I was on this side for a cleaning. She told me that my mom had scheduled me to get another one of my teeth veneered. So I decided to get it from the horse's mouth...Kay's. Sure enough, she did it. I think my dismay was all over my face because Dr. Dennis asked if I was mad at him. I didn't speak to Kay the rest of the day.
7. A lower jaw novocain shot shoots pain through my tongue. 
8. My dental insurance sucks and doesn't pay for much of my fillings (Oh, I forgot to tell you that I got 3 fillings today, and have 2 more to get done in November.)

I know this isn't interesting. Unless you're a sadist.

You're welcome

The Real Barack Obama FInally Revealed!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Have you heard?

Google Reader is a great way to keep up with all of your blogs. You just put in the address of the blog you want to subscribe to and anytime a new post occurs, you know about it. You have to set up a GMail account but that's not hard and it's free. You can pretty much keep up with any website on here. If there is ever an update, you'll know!

I would encourage each of you to do this. That way if there is ever an update on That's What She Said, you'll be the first to know!

Thanks to Erin Moon for filling me in on this a few months ago. It's pretty awesome. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just like Ringo

If there was a Beatle I would want to emulate, it would be Ringo Starr. Why? No reason except for he played drums and that's pretty cool. He's also still alive, so that has to account for something.

What do the previous words have to do with this blog? Besides the fact that I don't really care too much about the Beatles or drums, there is an interesting news story coming straight from the drummer's sticks, er...mouth. Ringo no longer wants you to send him fan mail. No, no...he's far too busy. After October 20th, he will begin to throw it away. He just doesn't have time for you people who have bought his albums(?) or sticks or sunglasses over the years and made him a millionaire. (What does one buy from Ringo?) QUIT SHOWING HIM YOU LIKE HIM!!!! How dare you waste his precious time with a letter saying how much he means to you! I mean, of all the nerve.

All of that being said, I will now be accepting Ringo's fan mail at 438 Elm Pike, Nas......

I've also decided that a lucky commenter will receive a free copy of my playlist for each month. It will be a random drawing or picking. So comment and comment often. Otherwise, your ears will hate the rest of you. 

See Ringo? That's what true entertainers do. They reward their fans for letting them know how they feel. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Bliss

Sorry I'm so slow getting this posted. Here's October's playlist. It's called Birthday Bliss because the Cog Dog and I both celebrate our birthdays this month. The songs aren't birthday specific, so don't get nervous that I have a song called "The Funeral" on here. 

Life in a Northern Town - The Dream Academy 
This song makes me happy, I think because of the chorus. Put a chorus in any song and I'm probably game.
Me and Mrs. Jones - Michael Buble
Something about the Bub(le) puts a smile on my face.
The Funeral - Band of Horses
This band is one that I only know two of theirs songs, but I love them.
A Better Place - VAST
If you listen to this CD, you'll hear so many different types of music. The guy sounds like Bono one minute and somebody else the other.
Out of Control (State of Emotion) - Kenna
Here is an Ethiopian-Englishman. He's pretty awesome. I would highly suggest him.
You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds (featuring Regina Spektor)
I love some Ben Folds. After hearing his whole cd, I'm not super impressed but I like some of the songs, including this one.
Sky - Joshua Radin (featuring Ingrid Michaelson)
A smile instantly comes on my face when I hear this song. Yeah, it's been out a while but it stands the test of time (at least the past few months.)
Manhattan - Kings of Leon
I wasn't going to give this local band much of a chance. I liked their On Call song a few years back and this one is great as well.
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You  - James Morrison
I hope his new stuff is as good as his old stuff. This sounds different to me, but I still like it.
Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
Uhm, if you can find a catchier tune out right now, I'd like to know about it.
Love Story - Taylor Swift
I know Berge hates Taylor. HATES HER! But I love her. I think she's precious, spunky and talented.
Human - The Killers
I can't wait for their new CD. They are always innovative and interesting.

(I just realized that I am fashioning my comments after the Celebrity Playlists on iTunes. I apologize, but don't take it back.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Michael Bobby?

At about :45, Michael Phelps face does an amazing imitation of Justin Bobby.

If you don't laugh, I can't help you

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Whatever Martha

Have you seen this show?? I was bored while the presidential debate was on and couldn't bring myself to watch E.T. so I turned to FLN and a show called 'Whatever Martha' was on. I can't believe this is a show...its pretty funny. Its Martha's daughter and some other girl just making fun of Martha's show. Histerical. One of the girls just said 'OMG'...literally the abbrev. I'm probably in the dark but you know I haven't seen TV in like 3 months.

Heres the link to the show

Monday, October 6, 2008

Misty Mae OUT!..whats next

So it is confirmed that Misty Mae suffered an injury and will be out of Dancing with the is rumored that Kim Kardashian will take her place. Lets all pray that if she comes back she will be partnered with Maks. Tune in tonight. I'm nervous about this one!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

This picture made me laugh. I know he's walking up stairs but it looks like he's skipping across the stage. Dang it, I like a presidential candidate who can skip every once in a while.