Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Not on Rex Manning Day!

According to an invitation I received on Facebook (which you KNOW makes it official), today is Rex Manning Day, aka the day that the cinematic gem "Empire Records" was released (straight... to... video) 15  years ago.  Therefore, I have been quoting this movie all day.  It's always been one of my favorites, for a really, REALLY long time, and it's one of those movies I could watch whenever it's on, over and over.  So, in honor of nostalgia, here you go!  Two of my most favorite parts of the film.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"All this breathing in, never breathing out..."

While looking around on FB earlier, I discovered a little gem.  The title of it is "15 Albums That Changed My Life."  It's not supposed to be what you think are the best albums you've ever heard; it's what you think are the 15 most important albums to your life.  Apparently, I'm supposed to post this on FB as a note and tag 15 of my friends.  Instead, I thought I'd just post it here.  I wanted to add little blurbs about why they were so important to my life, but it seems more interesting to me to just list them and let you think/judge me as you want (even though I've linked to videos of my favorite tracks from the albums or songs that I think are the most powerful).  You can reciprocate if you feel so inclined, because I always find these kinds of things to be a fun exercise in learning more about people.

And now I present, in no particular order:

1. Ben Folds Five- Whatever and Ever Amen
2. Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming
3. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Save Ferris- Modified
5. Radiohead- OK Computer
6. Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American
7. Florence + the Machine- Lungs
8. Girl Talk- Feed the Animals (this video is Greg talking about how he makes a mashup, LOVE it)
9. Rilo Kiley- More Adventurous
10. Motion City Soundtrack- Even If It Kills Me
11. Tori Amos- Under the Pink
12. Weezer- Blue Album
13. Green Day- Dookie (this video changed my taste in music in 3 short minutes.)
14. The Smiths- Hatful of Hollow
15. Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness

(can you tell I'm a child of the 90's??)
(UPDATE: I edited this on December 31, 2013 so all the links would work.  You're welcome.)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

May we have an Awesome Blossom, please? Extra Awesome?

In honor of Labor Day, I'm having a marathon of The Office.  You know... because they labor in their Scranton office... and also, Pam had that baby that one time...  TBS had the idea, and I missed the Office Olympics episode to meet my passing-through parents for lunch.  Thus, today is being sponsored by the second season of The Office.  Right now, Agent Michael Scarn is selling some paper to county employee Tim Meadows.

Also, I have recently purchased a new Wii "game" called Gold's Gym Dance Workout.  It's kicking my lilly-white ASS.  I think it's probably close to a Zumba light, but in general, I'm a fan.  I swear I've already lost a pound, and it's been three days.  I'm seriously trying to keep up with this and not bail like I usually do, but when I see results, it makes me WANT to keep it up.  Plus, it's kind of fun :)  It makes me want to look into ACTUAL Zumba.  I think I need to be a little more "fit" though.

HEE. Dwigt.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Everybody cut, everybody cut..."

Thank you, EW Popwatch, for giving me the video I will be watching all day.  Dancing?  Movies?  Love.  Or maybe it's just all those scenes of Gregory Hines and Mikhal Baryshnikov.  Or Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly in their Moses Supposes scene.  Or Dirty Dancing.  Or the gratuitous use of Kenny Loggins music.  Or THE TIME WARP.

Nah, it's White Nights.