Friday, August 28, 2009

A Journey to My Past

Picture it...Madison, Mississippi...1994...Time of Day: Lunchtime at Madison-Ridgeland Academy

Seventh grade Sarah is eating her sack lunch on the new deck on MRA's campus with all of her little seventh grade Sarah-like friends. The bell rings and we all hurriedly gather our trash into our brown paper bags, chug the last sip of Coke (remember, no matter what brand of soft drink you are drinking, it is called Coke) and begin to put our bookbags on our shoulders.

As seventh grade Sarah stands up she notices her pants are sticking to the new wooden bench...yes, her country pink stirrup pants are sticking to the seat. Why would this be happening? Because seventh grade Sarah sat on her dessert, a perfectly delicious, Kay-made brownie. Seventh grade Sarah had a big, brown, chocolately spot on her rear.

This would be embarrassing to most people, but for a middle-schooler it is life-changing. Looking back, twenty-eight year old Sarah would tell thirteen year old Sarah her first mistake was the pink stirrup pants. See, Sarah wasn't the cool kid. She wasn't a dork, just not popular. She had lots of friends, but they were all, sweet, conscientious, you knew girls like this. She might have even been wearing her coke-bottle glasses this particular day.

So she heads back, heavy hearted and uber-apprehensive, to pre-algebra class. Miss Edwards decides to assign each student in class one of the previous night's homework problems to write on the board. So seventh grade Sarah walks up in her country-pink stirrup pants to the white board, quickly writing her assigned problem and solution on the board and returning to her seat. No one really notices the brown mark.

While the others are finishing their board work, Miss Edwards lets seventh grade Sarah go to the bathroom where the young ingenue decides to turn her country pink stirrup pants around so the large brown mark is in the front. She then finishes the day's remaining classes proud of her genius idea and convertible wardrobe.

Lessons from seventh grade Sarah
1. Don't wear stirrup pants.
2. Contradictory lesson: Elastic waisted stirrup pants may save you.
3. People really don't notice you nearly as much as you do.
4. One of the reasons for middle school is to provide hilarious stories to tell the rest of your life.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aussie you are on my bad list...

So I use Aussie Sprunch Spray right. Let me tell you having curly hair is fun yes but we are very limited with our products. This sprunch spray is not really hair spray but it sort of is, like my hair just takes shape when I spray it and then far as I'm concerned there is nothing out there like it, enlighten me if I'm wrong. So Aussie has decided to change my beloved sprunch spray. I don't know what they added or took out but my hair has never been so dry. DEVASTATING. So I of course went on a search to see if I could find some of the old bottles since they had just changed the product. So I am good for a month or two. Well my boyf knows that this is stressing me and decides to help. Side note: He has the same hair I do, except you know its shorter and the curls are tighter. So he goes to Target and finds a couple of the old bottles and purchases them with the rest of his goods. Then he goes to Walgreens and that is the only thing that he is going in to buy. So he walks up to the counter with who knows how many bottles and he said Amber I had no excuse it wasn't like I could say I'm getting these for my girlfriend, I knew the people around me would be like yeah right dude they are totally for your hair. The mental picture of that in my head is hilar...its also hilar to me that we have the same hair, what are the chances. Twu wuv people, twu wuv.

JULY...I didn't forget you

Sorry blog world there have been many things taking up my time lately and I keep neglecting you. I would love to promise that things will change, but I just can't. I'm not leaving you just not making promises just yet ;)

here is some musak

Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
The First Single (You Know Me) - The Format (I'm going to put it out there that this is mine and the Sass's all time fav)
Ruby Blue - Roisin Murphy
Sedated - Mikky Ekko
Chocolate - Snow Patrol
Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars (gets me every time)
Show Me Heaven - Tina Arena
Gravity - Sara Bareilles
I Love You ( I Always Have) - Mikky Ekko (love this one)
No Ordinary Love - The Civil Wars
Shiver - Coldplay
Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
You Get What You Give - New Radicals (best line in the song 'we've got the dreamers disease)
Float On - Modest Mouse
What Ever Happened - The Strokes
Airstream Driver - Gomez
Be There - Howie Day
Hold On - KT Tunstall
Maybe - Ingrid Michaelson
Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
Ten Dead Dogs - Wild Sweet Orange
Little Secrets - Passion Pit (i love this them)
Moth's Wings - Passion Pit

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer Still?

To get you through the end of this hot summer I've created a popsicle for your ears.

1. I Do Not Hook Up - Kelly Clarkson...Because face it, I don't.
2. Hold It In - Jukebox the Ghost...I stole this from B-ragg, the credit is not my own.
3. Battlefield - Jordin Sparks...Berge said this would be the song of the summer. She was right.
4. Nine in the Afternoon - Panic at the Disco...another steal from B-ragg. I like the sound.
5. Better - Regina Spektor...I downloaded a lot of Regina on (which I recommend) and this is my favorite of hers.
6. Hit the Spot - Leslie Mendelson...I have no idea where this song came from. It was possibly the iTunes free download
7. Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars...If Joy and John Paul come to a town near you, go see them.
8. California Waiting - Kings of Leon...I don't think you'd hear this song on one of their new albums. It's a totally different sound but I love it.
9. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings...Berge and I love this one apparently. It may be the new "Easy Like a Sunday Morning" which I used to put on every playlist.
10. Bestia - Hello Seahorse!...Another free download on iTunes. This may sound lame but I've found some great finds.
11. Buttons - The Weeks...This is only song I know from The Weeks. I heard it on the Kings of Leon Pandora station, which is AWESOME. I love this song.

So to recap, go to, listen to the Kings of Leon station on and keep rockin' in the free world.

Like my new sunnies? Kidding, this was what I wore for my Harry Potter nap.