Saturday, February 28, 2009

I am failing as a blogger...

Until I get back into the swing of things, I leave you with this. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

FEB Playlist...CHECK IT

Falling Apart - Matt Nathanson
Absolute - The Fray
I Came Around - Amie Miriello (LOVE THIS SONG...she used to be in Dirtie Blonde)
Oscar Wilde - Company of Thieves (more of a fan of the sound rather than the words)
Glass of Water - Coldplay (Song of 09 for me...thanks Coldplay)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for - U2
The Fear - Lily Allen
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
Who Knows? - Natasha Bedingfield
Rock & Roll - Eric Hutchinson (if this doesn't get you dancing not sure what will)
Sticky-Sweet - Erin McCarley
Charmed life - Joy Williams
Dance Me to the End of Love - The Civil Wars (new project Joy Williams is working on, love it!)
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Woods - Bon Iver
California - Phantom Planet (because well i have had a strong desire to go there lately)
Somebody Life You - Keith Urban (you know I hate country but this is just fun)
I Wanna Dance with Somebody ( Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston (ohhh took you back...not to mention she's coming back!)
Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston

Celebrating Women...

I picked up the March addition of Marie Claire because well the gals from 'He's Just Not that Into You' were on the cover and lets be honest...I'm dying to know what color nail polish Ginnifer Goodwin had on all throughout the movie (the mag. doesn't reveal it, if you know feel free to comment!). To my surprise I found this amazing exhibition of portraits of women. A French photographer who goes by JR has traveled for the past year in Africa, Asia and South America taking portraits of victimized women. He then has made massive prints that he has plastered in places all over the world...this is illegal so thats why he is obviously not using his entire name. To quote Marie Claire 'The idea is to celebrate the strength and courage of women who live in places where they are often target in wartime-and discriminated against in times of peace'. You really need to go to his site to see the portraits and see the effect of where he has placed them, it's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. Here are a few from his site to give you an idea of what I am talking about.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I promise I don't eat McDonald's all the time even though I just posted another of their commercials a few days ago and had a blog post about them a few weeks ago. This commercial (on took me back.

Ahhh...the good old days.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 hoax ever

If you watched Letterman last night you know what I'm talking about. If you didn't like me go here

Apparently Joaquin is quiting acting to pursue his career as a rapper. I saw his first performance, when he was finished he fell of the stage. There is also rumor this is all a hoax for the media to go crazy on. Casey Affleck is taping this as a mocumentary. I'm along for the ride, hilar. Go here for the article.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Random Fact of the Day

Did you know Israel has a version of SNL called "Wonderful Country"?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What can I say? I'm bored...but aren't you glad I'm not tagging you on Facebook?

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real. . .nothing made up! You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. Your name: Sarah
2. A four letter word: save
3. A boy's name: Sawyer
4. A girl's name: Sally
5. An occupation: Superintendent
6. A color: salmon
7. Something you wear: sleeves
8. A food: smoked sausage (TWO POINTS)
9. Something found in the bathroom: soap scum (TWO MORE!)
10. A place: Sarasota
11. A reason for being late: Super Slow
12. Something you shout: S___
13. A book title: Song of Solomon
14. Something you drink: Sno-Cone juice
15. A musical group: Sarah McLachlan
16. An animal: Sloth
17. A street name: Second Street
18. A type of car: Sentra
19. A song title: Sara
20. A verb: Sassed


What's in a Name?

Sarah Reese McDonnell (that's right...Reese like Story Reese Kinsley)

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(parents' middle names)
Kay Merritt

3.NASCAR NAME:(grandfathers' first names)
Charles Charles (or Herbert Edward)

4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)

5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal)
Green Dog

6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born)
Reese Jackson

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning
The Orange Mojito

8.FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

9.ROCK STAR NAME:(current pets name, current street name)
Old Hickory

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet, street you grew up on)
Speck Glenside

11.YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)

12.YOUR IRAQI.. NAME:(2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name)

13.YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)

14. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav candy)
Delicious Nerds

Monday, February 9, 2009

I listen to Lightning 100 here in Nashville almost exclusively. Occasionally I will switch to 107.5 The River but it's almost always on 100.1 in my car and in my room. They play great music that I like. It's one of the many things I'll miss here in Nashville. Lately, the Light has been waning in it's awesomeness. They play older music without the variety that I once knew. 

I just happened to look at the playlist of the campus radio station at my alma mater, Mississippi State. Judging by this playlist, apparently (which is a word I know I overuse) they play better music than Lightning 100. I wish I had listened to this station more when I was in college.

How I became famous...

Only in Nashville!
So I was singing loudly in my room the other day whilst the roommate was away. Erin McCarley and I were jamming out. She'd hit the high notes, I'd hit the high notes. It was a thing of beauty. Suddenly I hear a knock on the door...I normally wouldn't answer as I have been solicited to many times by people selling magazines giving me some sob story about how they just need 1000 more points to get a trip of a lifetime. Save it, kid!

But I digress...I look through the peep hole and a woman in her 40s wearing a nice suit is standing there. She tells me she was visiting a friend in an apartment in my building and heard my singing. She's a music producer with some big shot record company. She wanted to bring me into the studio to see what all I could do. I told her my situation...that I am about to move and it's really not a good time. She insisted and I went down to Sony with her to sing for some people and I NOW HAVE A RECORD DEAL!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

No? Probably good because it didn't happen. I did however find in my packing that one of the windows in my room has been ajar for the past few months (since I last opened it in the Fall.) So not only did the aforementioned story not happen, people probably heard my off pitch singing, my phone conversations, my prayers, etc. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Movin' Ain't Easy

Here's my last Nashville playlist. It's surprisingly not Nashville at all but it's pretty much what I'm listening to right now. I've also included an oldie but a goodie called Nashville Sounds. 

Movin' Ain't Easy
Home - Dave Barnes
Girl - Beck
Five More Hours - The Gabe Dixon Band
Carolina - Matt Wertz
Sober - Pink (or is she spelling it P!nk?)
Thinking of You - Katy Perry
Heartless - Kanye West
My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
Blue Suitcase - Erin McCarley
You Don't See It - The Duhks (I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SONG!)

Nashville Sounds
Cityscape - Paper Route
So-So - Brooke Waggoner
Bullet - Mat Kearney
Still Fighting It - Ben Folds
Hot Girls in Good Moods - Butch Walker
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
Don't Wait - Dashboard Confessional
Prayers of the Saints - Dave Barnes
Take to the World - Derek Webb
Some song by Eliot Morris
Good Love is on the Way - John
Praying to the Wrong God  - Jon McLaughlin
On Call - Kings of Leon
My Idea of Heaven - Leigh Nash
Save You - Matthew Perryman Jones
Crushcrushcrush - Paramore
Up to the Mountain - Patty 
Gone Away from Me - Ray LaMontagne
Telescope Eyes - Eisley
Someone Like You - SafetySuit
Sweeter than This - Katie Herzig

Missing Mississippi
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
Jackson - Dave Barnes
Mississippi - Sheryl Crow
Amazing - Josh Kelley
Home - Nichole Nordeman
Mississippi - Train
Jackson - Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon
Hostage - Jeremy Lister
Stare at a Stranger - Trent Dabbs
Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
Long Time Gone - Dixie Chicks
Home Life - John Mayer
Southern Girl - Amos Lee
Mississippi Girl - Faith Hill
Home - Marc Broussard

Calling on my Psychic Powers

I predict that the digital tv switch will never happen. The government has decided to postpone the switch until June (barring a presidential veto) because over 6 million people will probably get it together in the next 4 - 5 months. Listen, if I have to see another runner go across my screen, hear another commercial or see another news story about the switchover, well...I won't do anything. But I will internally wish this switch was over already. 

I've done a lot of complaining on the blog lately. I really don't have anything in life to complain about. I've got a great family, fantastic friends, a new job and a Savior who loves me. 

But while I have your attention, I met a person who has a Snuggie and I had to restrain myself. Granted, it was a gift from an older person.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Can anybody explain to me why we would ever want to give rich people tax breaks? Apparently, they don't pay their taxes, or hire legal employees, so why would we let them off from paying more.

Also, boo to you Christian Bale. You are an ass.

Spoiler Alert

So I was convinced I was not going to watch the Bachelor this season but crap the first episode sucked me in. I will say that this is the best season I have ever watched. They have even got me thinking this Jason guy is pretty great...I can't believe I just admitted that. Anyway Necie has found the answer to all of your questions on the youtubes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Did you know that over 4 million Snuggies have been sold? It's pretty much the best invention, apparently, since The Clapper. My only question is these hard economic times, wouldn't it be much more prudent to get your bathrobe and wear it backwards? 

I swear, if I see a Snuggie at a football game next fall, I will cause a commotion. If it's someone I know (Kay or Bob) there will be some explaining to do.