“Ever, Ever After”

January 4, 2009

New Years Eve Fireworks in London3 days post fireworks, drunken mass text messages, and 36-hour hangover, I am still struggling with the fact that it is 2009. So many awesome things happened in 2008:
Britney Spears’ come back
-That McNuggets commercial…enough said
-Robert Downey proving (through multiple performances), that he is so much more that a druggie
-I sent my boyfriend of the time Sprinkles cupcakes on Valentine’s Day…and we broke up a week later. I’m not bitter, just really annoyed that I never got one of those cupcakes.
LC and Justin Bobby hooked up…(I wish…), Adrina subsequently takes her rage out by filming what will hopefully be a straight to DVD sequel to Into the Blue
-The world (i.e. ME) falls in love with Wall-E and recontemplates Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth…briefly
-A friend of mine introduces me to Smittens and all of a sudden, the world makes sense again
-Teen girls around the world rejoice as Gossip Girl returns for another angsty, overly sexual season. YES!
-I fell in love with acapella music (all over again) after hearing Exit 245 from JMU sing Coldplay’s “Fix You”
-Drinking Red Bull, Rockstar, or Cocaine before workouts
-I discovered Best of Youtube AND Failblog…in the same year
-Obama becomes president and college campuses around the nation rejoice
Sex and the City finally steams up the big screen (kudos to Fergie for the disgustingly addictive theme song). Hopefully, Friends will be the next TV show to follow suit.
-Itunes introduces Genius, so that I have another reason to waste valuable time illegally downloading music.
-I realize how awesome random sports trivia is for picking up guys. Maybe in 2009 I’ll be bold and create my own fantasy football team.
-Oprah goes on Super Cleanse and feels refreshed!
-Oprah is fat. Again.
-I write a paper on Girl Talk and Illegal Art…cut to me feeling badass. I subsequently discover that another person in my class is also writing about Girl Talk. Feel mildly less badass.
Jizz in My Pants

All in all a good year. Too bad it’s over. I need a drink.

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“Lay where you’re laying…this sex is on fire.”

December 31, 2008

I am lying in bed slightly hungover reviewing my latest music downloads/addition to my collection. I am beginning to understand why I hadn’t previously downloaded the entire Les Miserables album. The latest and greatest from the Kings of Leon is definitely something that my Ipod has been missing though; it’s a whole new sound for them. I may keep “Sex on Fire” on repeat for the next series of days. They sound less hard and more indie, but it’s a good edge for them. It’s nice to have a solid album to listen to that I won’t be ridiculed for –> re: Coldplay, Viva la Vida or Death and All of His Friends. They are universally loved and thus “too mainstream” to be discussed around any of my hipster friends. But come on…how can you deny the appeal of “Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love” or “Strawberry Swing?” They’re lyrically and melodically en point. Other noteworthy additions (singles): “If You Seek Amy” (Britney Spears), “Untouched” (The Veronicas), “No More” (Ruff Endz…throwback to the 90s, I know), and Anberlin’s “Never Take Friendship Personal” and “Blueprints for the Black Market” albums; I used to have them and have been missing their style of rock in my life. Check out “Paperthin Hymn,” “Amsterdamn” and “The Feel Good Drag” from the first and “Love Song” and “Naive Orleans” from the second.