Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BLAST YOU CARTOGRAPHER!

I've been living a lie.

SALT LAKE CITY - Tourists who think they're putting a hand or foot in each of four U.S. states at the Four Corners area are apparently missing the mark — by about 2.5 miles.

National Geodetic Survey officials say the Four Corners marker showing the intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) west of where it should be, the Deseret News reported.

The only place in the United States where four state boundaries come together was first surveyed by the government in 1868 during the initial survey of Colorado's southern boundary. The survey was inaccurate.

Monday, April 20, 2009

TRHWoNJ, NYC, ATL, OC, LOL, BRB


Welcome to the world, ladies! (and I use that term loosely.) I watched the series preview of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I enjoy their sister show TRHWoNYC and so I figured I'd give it a shot. Well, they are all related by blood or marriage. They have ridiculously thick accents. They have lots of money for no apparent reason. This series looks to be all it could be...awesome.

These shows make me really appreciate The Real Housewives of Jackson. Love you, Kay!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

It is finished....

Berge's dreams and hopes are dashed.

The score is love in tennis these days: Now Andy Roddick is married, too, a week after Roger Federer tied the knot.

[+] EnlargeBrooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick
Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesAndy Roddick announced his engagement to swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker in March 2008.

Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker became husband and wife at his Austin, Texas, home, a guest at the wedding told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Elton John sang for the bride and groom at a reception held at a country club after the ceremony Friday night, the guest said, speaking on condition of anonymity because it was a private function not open to the media.

People.com first reported about the wedding.

The 26-year-old Roddick announced his engagement to the 22-year-old model in March 2008.

Among those attending the wedding were tennis great Billie Jean King, Roddick's Davis Cup teammates James Blake and Mardy Fish and U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe.

Roddick finished 2003 ranked No. 1. He is currently No. 6.

Federer, who owns 13 Grand Slam singles titles, married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec last weekend in a small ceremony in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland.

How come...

They don't make movies like "She's All That", "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Ten Things I Hate About You" anymore? I can't put my finger on what made them special but they were. Was it the time? Was it the content? Who cares? They were so great!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

About Da Breakup Song

Please put in "Amber" for the name, "Bug-Eyes" for the first reason and "Text Message" for the second. You won't be sorry.
Just in case you need to break up with someone via the internet this is the perfect way. In fact if someone were to break up with me using this I wouldn't be able to stop laughing. Go hur

-Courtesy of BMASS

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Smathering of Data

- Being unemployed has shown me lots of things...one being that Kristin Wiig really does have Kathie Lee Gifford down. Trust me.
- The Berge is twittering. You should follow her (as well as me, @sarahmc80.)
- As of right now, CNN.com has the photo below on it's home page. That's right. This German woman jumped into the polar bear cage during feeding time. The police gave her a ticket for trespassing. I'm sure she'll be charged with some other crimes. Which might or might not be deserved. I think that the bites she sustained and the fact that she has this picture for all of the world to see and ridicule are punishment enough. Agreed?

It.Is.A.MIRACLE

I don't think I've ever talked about Callie on here before so let me brief you. Callie is my parents dog, we got her when I went off to college to keep the rents company...now we already had a sheltie, Lacy but we felt the need to get Callie to entertain.Right. Callie is a Lapso Apso, those small dogs that have the hair that goes to the floor, although Callie doesn't because for some reason hers has a little curl in it so we choose the short do. She is not the smartest dog out there...if you saw how big her head was you might realize how big her brain probably is, therefor not a lot of room for much. She has a mind of her own making it almost impossible to train her. She can act smart when she wants something. She loves to lay her head on the lap top, I like to think she talks to her peeps when we are not here via the lap top. She can be a little psycho...if she doesn't want to be picked up or touched she will snap at you and sometimes bite you, I have the war wounds to prove. I do love to tease her and put my hand close to her just to see that lip raise up, don't feel bad for her you would laugh too. She's about 9 years old. In the past couple of months some friends left treats for her at our house. We keep them in the pantry...she has figured that out. So when we say 'TREAT CALLIE TREAT' she runs to the pantry. She can sit on her bootie with front legs in the air balancing, I will say her balance is pretty amazing, she can even spin around. So after she sits up and spins around we throw the treat to her mouth, she NEVER I mean NEVER catches it in her mouth. Tonight a MIRACLE happened in the Montgomery household...Callie caught the treat in her mouth! I wish you could have seen all of us going crazy at our amazement. Callie wasn't worried about our excitement, she's in the corner eating her treat. I'm willing to bet this was a one time thing, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and hold out for another catch.

Here she is....

Friday, April 10, 2009

APRIL PLAYLIST

You Don't Have to Believe Me - Eric Hutchinson
Broken Strings - James Morrison and Nelly Furtado
You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix) - Taylor Swift (this is not me admitting to liking Taylor, but the mix on this is thebomb.com)
Notion - Kings of Leon
Top of the World - The Pussycat Dolls
Show Me What I'm Looking for - Carolina Liar
I Hate This Part - The Pussycat Dolls
I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar
Poker Face - Lady GaGa (you know you love it)
Patience - Nick Lachey
Something New - Tim Brantley
Sober - Kelly Clarkson
Give Myself to You - Train
Come Back to Me - David Cook
Just Dance - Lady GaGa
He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
From Where You Are - Lifehouse
Closer to Love - Mat Kearney
Gray - Amie Miriello
Twice - Little Dragon
Thinking of You - Katy Perry
Bang Bang (feat. Adam Levine) - K'naan
Sleepyhead - Passion Pit (I LOVE THIS SONG!)
Someone Like You - SafetySuit
Untouched - The Veronicas
Sober - P!nk

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Goosebumps


6th Grade Memories

Although I've never seen The Bodyguard except for the scene where K-C takes a bullet for Whitney (doesn't he?), I know the soundtrack pretty much by heart. I would suggest starting this video and just listening to Whitney in her heyday. And I'd even open up another window and just listen to her.


Bobby, you screwed us all over. Blast you!

A Letter from my Ears

Dear Lightning 100,

Since I moved to Nashville in the summer of 2007, I have had you in the most prized position on my radio dial that any radio station could have. I've loved listening to your wide, eclectic range of music, never knowing what you might play next. It really was unlike anything I'd ever heard.

So what gives? I think you know what I'm talking about. Your music selection has taken a nose dive of late and it is no good.  You were a shining beacon of awesomeness. You were a point of pride for Nashville, right up there under the Ryman and above Las Paletas. Although I have a good number of songs on my iPod, I would often listen to my radio instead on my morning and afternoon commutes. It was a testament to your goodness. Now every time I turn on the radio I hear the same song...and it's not even a good song. 

At first I thought it was just me. But I've heard my friends offer up the same opinion unsolicited. We've all decided something must have happened to you. Did you get bought out? Did you change producers? Did you lose your mind? We're willing to forgive you and listen all the time if you'd just go back to normal.

Let's go back to the good old days. 

Your friend,

Sarah

P.S. Oh, and I do the Listener Surveys.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Celebrity Playlist

If you're like me, you're on iTunes a lot. I love to go see the celebrity playlists. If you're not familiar, actors or musicians or athletes are asked to give a playlist of their favorite songs with a description of why the song made the list. It's pretty pretentious, especially because most celebrities choose the most obscure songs they can think of. I'm sure that Matthew McConaughey really does like Kings of Leon's "Revelry"; but does he really like "Ai Du" by Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder? Come on people...here's what my celebrity playlist would look like. (Since I am on my own reality show, I am sure you've all been clamoring for it.) ((Oh, and I'll be honest...in some of my previous monthly playlists I've posted on TWSS, I have probably put in some pretension. But you know what Daddy always said, "An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure." If you can name that movie, I'll mention you in the next blog post.))

I've chosen these songs based on the play count on my iTunes. This would not take into account the play count on my iPod.

Perfect Time of Day (Howie Day) This is a perfect driving song for a late sunny afternoon.
Feels Like Home - (Chantal Kreviazuk) This is the only album of Chantal's I've really ever seen. I love the whole album. I have really good memories associated with this one.
Fix You (Coldplay) Such a great build. I remember listening to this song and tearing up out of joy.
Mercy Reigns (Shane & Shane) I love to sing harmony on this one. And it's a pretty great song.
Home (Marc Broussard) Marc reminds me of Mississippi, even though he's from Louisiana. 
The Wanderer  (Marc Broussard) This one makes me think of easier times. It was obviously just after "Home" on my computer at Student Life.
Collide (Howie Day) This is the only other Howie song I know besides PToD.  
Home Life (John Mayer) John strangely doesn't appear more than 1 time on my list of most played. The reason for this is unclear. I love him.
For My Love (Bethany Dillon) Bethany's first album was magic. There wasn't a song I didn't like. Obviously I liked this one the most.
Easy (The Commodores) For a while, I was putting "Easy (like a Sunday morning)" on every playlist I made. I don't think you can be in a bad mood listening to Lionel try to hit those higher notes.
Autobiography (Ashlee Simpson) I'll admit it, I love this song. Don't think I'm not rocking out to it right now.
Amazing (Josh Kelley) It took me about 2 years to figure out the name of this song and who sang it. 
Till We Run Out of Road (Jewel) This album of Jewel's was pretty underappreciated. I loved it my senior year of college. This one and "Cleveland" are my faves.
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder) This is the song I would sing to audition for American Idol. I love it. It makes me think of The Cosby Show. Jammin' on the One.

So iTunes, if you want to put this one on your Celebrity Playlist page, feel free. The gig is up.