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Monday, August 29, 2005

Burn It - Summer 2005 Edition Delay

I totally suck.

The latest Burn It CDs were supposed to be mailed this week, but I haven't even got the lists together, much less sent them to anyone so they can mail them out.

Tomororow, though, I am totally going to send them out. This means the date will have to be moved, so the new date to mail your CDs will be Monday, September 19th.

I'll mention all this in your e-mails, but if you've been wondering what's up, yeah, I just have had all this other shit to do (read partying like a rockstar and then going to bed the next night at like 6:30 to make up for it), but I swear we're going to get caught up.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Doesn't Anyone Want to Help Me Out?

Okay, people, I only need one more completed sign up over at MP3Players4Free.com and then I can claim my $275 in cash. There's even tons of instant credit offers!

Doesn't anyone want to help me out? Pretty please? I'm so close!

Update: woot! Someone did an instant offer, so it looks like I should be good to go! For some reason it's not allowing me to pick my bonus gift, but I've e-mailed their tech support, so hopefully I'll hear something soon. Yay!

So, does anyone want to sign up for DS4Free.com now? I only need two more - one for the regular gift and one for the bonus. ;-)

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Long Time No Tiara

Tonight is another Tiara Happy Hour down at The Flying Saucer.

They're always fun, so if you're in Houston and own a tiara (that you don't mind trading for a different one) come down and join us. Boys are welcome, but you must wear a tiara too.

Now if I could just wake up enough to get ready. So very tired. *yawn*

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Movable Type 3.2

Powered by Movable Type 3.2I'm proud and happy to announce that Movable Type 3.2 has been released today.

It's a free update for any licensed user of Movable Type 3.x. Personal users will also be happy to find that the Free edition now offers unlimited blogs. Best of all, personal users who want a multi-user license and access to our famed technical support (That includes me! I love working for Six Apart!) can now take advantage of a special $30 discount on Basic and Unlimited editions.

Here's a list of some of the new features:

  • Vastly improved installation and upgrade
  • Unlimited blogs for all
  • Special $30 discount for Personal Edition
  • All your blogs in one place
  • The best community management
  • Find what you need
  • Smart new styles
  • A new generation of plugins
  • The best support in the business (Again, this is me! woot!)
  • Professional backing

You can get more information on these features and more here.

I haven't upgraded yet, but it's in the works for either this weekend or early next week and I'm very excited about it.

If you're a Movable Type user who hasn't upgraded in a while, now's the time to do so. 3.2 is so awesome; it makes an already incredible product even better!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005


 
 
For All the Cool Geeks in the House

I love P22 Type Foundry. They have the coolest fonts in the world. I was even a member of their font club for two years until they changed the format.

Their latest addition is the Caslon font family and while it's definitely a great font, what really caught my attention is this CD.

Since the font is based on type designs by William Caslong, an eighteenth century type designer, they've taken music by The William Caslon Experience, a downtempo (my favorite music genre, btw) musical duo, and made a CD that contains a "remixed" version of the font that's only available on the CD.

You get the CD free if you buy the entire font family for $99.95 (and considering how many fonts it contains, it's really not a bad deal), but you can also purchase it seperately for only $15.95. I listened to some of the samples on the page and the group sounds good.

$15.95 for a downtempo CD and a remixed font? I'm getting my credit card out right now. What a great combination of cool (downtempo music) and geeky (a font).

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Even More Free Silver Jewelry


I have been watching Silver Jewelry Club like a hawk lately. They've added a ton of new stuff - including lots of rings in my size, finally! - and so much of it is just gorgeous.

I've gotten this lovely triple stone blue topaz necklace, a silver celtic band ring for my thumb, a really pretty trillian cut amethyst ring, and a garnet and citrine ring that I can't wait to get in the mail.

If you haven't visited them lately, you should go take a look. It's the best $5 you'll spend today, I promise you.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Trivial Matters, Damn the Man, and Out and About Town

I've been meaning to blog this week, but I have been either running out the door on my way somewhere else or asleep within fifteen minutes of my shift ending. Oy.

Tuesday was trivia night at The Flying Saucer, so I went to pick Kendall up over in Rice Village. Thanks to taking the back way into town, we were even early enough to be able to stop in at Sambuca for a happy hour priced apple martini.

I must go off on a tangent for a minute because within the last month or so, I've become one of Sambuca's regulars and all my drinks and, also importantly, all the drinks of my friends who are with me, are now happy hour prices. That's right. Instead of paying $8.00 for an apple martini, I pay $4.50. And those martinis - they are mighty tasty. So, with cheaper drinks and live music every night, Sambuca's in way beyond my favorite downtown place to hang. I just love it there.

After the drink, we met Melissa at The Saucer and got ready to play trivia. I was a little nervous when it was just us (the last time that I went to trivia it was just Melissa and me and we got our asses beat; normally, our team places, so it was humbling), but figured I'd have some bacon cheese fries (Mmmmmm. Cheese fries.) and it wouldn't matter.

The format of the game changed, but it's way more fun in my opinion. What was really cool is that we got all of the questions right in the first round except for one (the one we missed was how many verses does Don McLean's "American Pie" have. I thought it was six, changed it to five since it was a better sounding number, and missed it because it was six. Damn!) and we were the leaders at the end of the round so we got a free round. Seth got lucky and walked in like two seconds after Rita, the trivia girl, announced it, but she was sweet and let him have a free drink anyway. Yeah!

The second and third rounds sucked since we only got one question right (Where was Rudyard Kipling born? India.), so going into the final question - where you can bet up to twenty points - I was slightly discouraged. We figured we didn't have much to lose, though, and went ahead and bet the full twenty.

Discouragement quickly turned into despair when we hear the question: Within ten years, guess the combined ages of Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Denzel Washington, and John Lithgow.

I couldn't believe it, but thanks to some superior guessing skills on our part, we came up with 263 and the correct answer was 264. Since we were the only team to get it right, we catapulted into first place for another $30 win.

Irfan showed up pretty soon after that and Marc called, so we all took off for better drinks and live music at Sambuca. Carol Fran was singing the blues, so we all laughed, drank, danced, and had a fabulous time until closing time.

Never ones to go home early, we then retired to Twelve Spot for more merriment until they closed. After that, I was starving so we all headed to Katz's for breakfast. Finally, the night was over and it was time to go home.

The next day was the day that I chose to fight my bogus parking ticket. Long story short: parked in an area where parking after 6:00 is permitted, but I got a ticket - the only car in a line of about six to get one. I even stopped a cop and he said he couldn't figure out why I had one. Needless to say, I was pretty pissed.

Since it was only $35, I was just going to pay it, but then I saw on the ticket that you can get a hearing within a half hour of requesting one, so I figured what the hell. I'd taken pictures of the other cars without tickets, the parking sign, and even the cop that we stopped, so I figured I didn't have anything to lose.

I headed down to Lubbock Street, finding the building easily enough (my internal map of Houston is finally becoming complete; I'm so proud of myself). I went down to office in the basement, found the place, and there was only one guy in front of me.

After about ten minutes, I got to see the judge and I explained my story, showed him the pictures, and, remember advice that I've heard on like a million television shows, resisted the urge to babble at him and shut the hell up.

He asked a couple of questions ("Is this the sign post in the picture? How far were you away from it?"), but after about five minutes, I was out of there with the ticket dismissed. Yeah! Damn the man! Take that, you shitty ticket system!

The El Orbits were playing at Sambuca, so I headed down to listen to them, have a drink, and chat in the Technology Bytes IRC channel since the show was on at the same time. Whoever Matt is, his wireless connection is still unsecure, so I can totally get online from the bar.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love The El Orbits? My god, they rock. I can't wait for them to resume their Monday night gig at The Continental Club the first Monday after Labor Day. An Evite will be going out soon. If you live in Houston and want to come, leave a comment or something.

After Technology Bytes ended at 9:00, I went over to The Flying Saucer to meet Sat, philktid, Barrett, and Marc.

The Saucer was having some kind of birthday party and between that and the people from The Astros game, it was completely packed. We managed to get a seat outside, but it was hot as balls. I should have lost like twenty pounds, I was sweating so much. Nothing like it being a million degress outside with 1000% humidity at almost 10:00 at night.

After a quick drink and some cheese fries, I made the executive decision that it was back to Sambuca since they had both air conditioning and The El Orbits. We (minus Barrett) headed back over there, just in time to snag seats at the corner of the bar.

More drinks were drunk, more songs were sung, another arguement over whether or not the song playing was Telepopmusik's "Love Can Damage Your Health" was had (It is, damn it!), and basically we just talked about random shit as we're all prone to do.

Next thing we knew, it was closing time (or rather the bar had been closed for thirty minutes, but the bartenders - the lovely Lara and the cute Carson - didn't make us leave) so we headed to Twelve Spot again. We're party animals, I tell you.

Again, more random conversation, another drink (or half a drink, in my case), and again it was closing time. We wanted to hang downtown for a little bit more, but nothing was open. We ended up in front of Kaveh Kanes since my car was parked there. Pete, the guy who works there, was just locking up and he confirmed that nothing was open, but he happened to have a bunch of pastries. Did we want them?

Hell, yeah we wanted them! So for about forty minutes, I sat on the hood of the car, Sat and Marc stood on the sidewalk, and we people watched (I swear, those girls were making out in that limo) and talked some more. Finally, it was time to call it a night. Or rather a morning since it was almost 3:00 am. Oy.

The next night it was out with Nermine and her friend Deanna to Tumbleweeds to do some country dancing. It's so weird, but whenever I start thinking that I need to go dancing, Nermine e-mails me to ask me if I want to go.

OMG, I had so much fun. I haven't been dancing on a Thursday in forever, but I still knew half the bar. Lots of good dancers were in attendance, including Adam and Buelle, so I got to dance pretty much the entire evening.

I had forgotten just how incredible it feels to dance. I took lessons for years and kicked around going into competition last year, so I'm pretty good. It's an absolute joy to dance. Nermine, Deanna, and I had such a blast, I hope it's something that we start doing at least a few times a month. I wish more people in our cirle of friends enjoyed this; I would love to get a huge group of us going regularly.

Friday I was going to meet Elaine and some others down at Onion Creek, but I totally crashed from all the late nights and was asleep by about 5:30. I woke up around 9:00, but just couldn't muster the energy to get ready and go down there. I hate living a million miles away from everything.

So far, the rest of the weekend was spent with me working yesterday (I work Tuesday through Saturdays now), catching up on a lot of stuff on the TiVo since I haven't watched television in like three weeks, I finished the latest Stephanie Plum novel, and just took it easy.

Anyway, this is why I haven't blogged in a few days - too damn busy being a social butterfly! :-D

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

You Are Nothing Without Your Robot Car! Nothing!

I love Glarkware's t-shirts.

I bought "Lawyers do it in front of a jury of their peers" for Katie and "Don't @#$! with Tubey", "Oceanica Airlines: Getting halfway there is all the fun!", and the swordman (which has the best t-shirt description ever) for myself. I also have "In Soviet Russia, shirt wears you", which is currently my favorite t-shirt ever.

You're probably thinking, "So? What's your point?"

Well, I'm definitely getting this shirt (I have been looking for a pink maneki neko forever; seriously, if you ever find one, buy it for me and I will buy you a gift in return) and I can't pass up anything that says NARM, so I'm getting it too.

The thing is, though, I can't decide if I should get "You are nothing without your robot car. Nothing!" or not. I don't have any abiding hatred for David Hasselhoff, but that shirt really tickles my funny bone.

So, I'm asking you. What do you think? Stupid or cool? Should I get it or not?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Spoil-A-Blogger Answers

I'm participating in Spoil-A-Blogger (Who can't use a little spoiling, after all?), so here's the answers to the questionnaire for my secret pal to use:

  • What is your favorite color? It's a toss up between purple and blue.
  • What is your favorite scent? Vanilla and buttercream.
  • Where is your favorite place to vacation? Las Vegas, Philadelphia, New York, and any place with a beach.
  • Do you collect anything? Jewelry (I have tons of earrings and bracelets), nail polish (I love bright colors - blues, purples, pink, glitters), DVDs, books, and fish stuff (statues, toys, ornaments, etc.).
  • Do you have a favorite tv show? I've got lots. lol CSI, CSI: Miama, Without a Trace, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Dead Zone, The 4400, Six Feet Under, Queer as Folk, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Smallville, Rescue Me, 24, Medium, Numb3rs, and probably more. God, no wonder I have to own so many TiVos!
  • Are you crafty? If so, how? Probably like that Beastie Boys song, but otherwise it's limited to making stamping projects.
  • Do you have kids? Nope.
  • Do you have pets? A beta fish named Spike.
  • What kind of movies do you like? Pretty much anything, but especially dark comedies, suspense, cult movies, and romantic comedies.
  • What kind of music do you listen to? Again, just about anything, but my favorite genre is downtempo. You can see what I'm listening to here.
  • What kind of books do you like to read? Everything! I love to read! As a matter of fact, I have a (neglected but I swear I'm going to catch up) book review blog. I love horror, suspense, and chick lit the best, though.
  • Do you have a favorite magazine? Card Player Magazine.
  • What is your favorite weekend activity? Usually meeting friends for dinner, drinks, and/or seeing a band.
  • What kind of work do you do? I do tech support for Six Apart for TypePad and TypeKey.
  • What do you do for fun? Read, play poker, play at Pogo, listen to live bands (especially The El Orbits), go to bars, skydive (just once, but I'm going again soon!), watch movies, and listen to music.

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Monday, August 15, 2005

The Best Neurotic Fishbowl Bracelet Ever

OMG. I am totally in love with this bracelet.

It's like it was made with me specifically in mind - blues and greens, a gold star, and a hand carved goldfish!

Maybe if I successfully beat that stupid parking ticket (I'm going to go request a hearing on it Wednesday), I'll put the $35 from the fine towards the bracelet and buy myself a nice "you don't suck, you rock" present.

(Link courtesy of C.)

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Free iTunes Download From Wells Fargo

If you've been interested in starting a new checking account with Wells Fargo, now's the time. When you open a new account, you're entered to win one of 125 Apple iBooks.

Not really interested in starting an account? You can still get a free iTunes download simply by requesting more information.

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Failure

You know what's a good way to measure how much people think of you? The contempt and hatred that your father feels towards you.

Yeah, that's a good measure.

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Friday, August 12, 2005

88 miles per hour!

Looking for something to do tonight?

If you are, River Oaks Theatre on West Gray is showing Back to the Future tonight as their midnight movies.

My brother, his friends, and some of my friends are going, so come out and join us if you're free. It should be fun.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Konfabulous

After listening to Dwight talk about how much he loves Konfabulator (especially now it's free), I jumped on the geeky bandwagon and downloaded it.

However, there are almost 800 widgets available, so finding the ones you can't live without is a little daunting.

If you run Konfabulator, which widgets are the ones you have to have?

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Date Lance!

You know, maybe I should get all of my friends to do this for me.

At least it would be interesting.

(Link courtesy of Thomas.)

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More Random Stuff

- I am almost completely hives free. My face is peeling like I got the world's worst sunburn (or stood next to a nuclear blast) and the right side is still a bit puffy, but I am definitely way improved. I didn't realize how shitty I felt this weekend until I started feeling better Monday night. How on earth did I complete the Blogathon?

- For some reason one of my credit cards that I paid online had dropped the 0 off the beginning of my bank account, so I got dinged with a $35 returned check fee (basically) and a $30 late fee. I called and bitched and they said they would reverse the late fee, but not the other fee. I hate places like that that don't verify your bank account info when you put it in for you (like PayPal or Capital One does). It's just an easy way for them to make money off of you. Bastards. I will be highly pissed if after updating my account information it doesn't work AGAIN when I try to pay it a second time on Friday.

- I cried through just about the entire last episode of Six Feet Under. How are they going to wrap that whole show up in two episodes? I still think I'm going to buy this shirt. NARM!

- I currently have over 1,000 e-mails sitting on my webserver - stuff I haven't even downloaded and added to the other thousand unread messages in Outlook. When the hell did it become so hard to get through all of my mail?

- I need a manicure in the worst way. My work schedule has shifted to a Tuesday through Saturday week, so I am going to take advantage of the empty nail place and go in the middle of the day Monday. Yeah!

- I just noticed that this picture is probably the only picture of me in my glasses on the Internet. Hmmm.

- I love this picture that Jay took. And I love that Jay now defends my mix CD position to the death. Ha! Another person who'll do my bidding! ;-)

- Thanks to looking nasty from those hives, I missed trivia night at The Flying Saucer for the first time in over a month and my team came in second place. Suxor.

- My new favorite cussword is one that I made up: fuckola. Has a nice ring to it, no?

- Must go shower so I can proof read something for my brother. He's such a great kid.

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Monday, August 8, 2005

Hives and Blogathon Thoughts

Wow. What a last two days.

As you can probably tell from my last Blogathon posts, I ended up getting hives very, very badly on Saturday and Sunday. Like so bad that I couldn't open my eye because it was swollen shut. Like so bad I thought I was going to go crazy from the itching and that my face would never look normal again. Yeah, lots of fun.

I slept almost all day Sunday after the Blogathon, so apparently it is exhausting being the elephant man. I woke up this morning and went to the doctor's office, convinced the whole time that he was going to chide me for not going to an ER on Sunday (I did call the twenty-four hour nurse helpline on the back of my insurance card and she said if I wasn't having problems breathing, then I could wait until Monday) and that now my face was going to be permanently fucked up. Yeah, I'm not neurotic or anything. *rolls eyes*

Luckily, they were able to see me pretty soon after getting there since I showed up without an appointment. My doctor was concerned that there was going to be a problem with my eye since it was completely swollen shut, but after having me hold it open and track his finger, he said it looked fine and that there didn't seem to be a problem with it.

I then got a steroid shot and he gave me some allergy and steroid pills and a steroid cream to help with the itching. Since I'm still housesitting for Elaine, I drove back to her side of town to find a pharmacy. It's unbelievable, but I could only find one CVS over here and they were out of my medicine. I swear, on my side of town, you can't drive more than a block without hitting a CVS and/or Walgreen's, but I was having no luck today.

After about an hour, I finally remembered that there's a Super Wal-Mart not too far from her house, so I drove back that way. Sure enough, they had a pharmacy and had my medicine is stock, so I was able to get my stuff and head home.

I've spent most of the day napping, so I'm not sure if it's from the medicine, feeling crappy, or just a combination, but at least I can open my eye now. I think I'm going to grab some dinner and then go to bed early.

Aside from the hives and the last few hours of posts sounding really whiny (but I really did have a reason to whine, I swear!), Blogathon went really well.

Despite the fact that I only started raising money nine days before Blogathon started, I managed to raise exactly $400 for my charity, Heifer International.

My goal was to raise $500, but I would really love it if I could break $403, the amount I raised last year. Donations are being accepted until tomorrow evening, so if you could spare any money, I would really, really appreciate your donations. Remember, too, that for every $5.00 that you donate, your name goes in a drawing for a set of my Burn It mix CDs, four in total.

I also wanted to say thank you again to the people that have already sponsored me: Mac, Laurence, Wendy, Howard, Mie, Elaine, Ealasaid, Elke, Kristine, Ken, Luka, Brenna, Don, Groovehouse, Karel, Shawn, Lilith, Terry, Naubionna, Jaime, Katie, and Heather. Y'all truly rock!

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Sunday, August 7, 2005

The End of Blogathon 2005

It's hard to believe, but the 2005 Blogathon is now officially over.

I'd like to thank all the people that sponsored me so far this year, raising a total of $371 for Heifer International. Since I didn't begin fundraising until a little over a week ago, I am pleasently surprised by the amount that we were able to raise.

My sponsors are as follows: Mac, Laurence, Wendy, Howard, Mie, Elaine, Ealasaid, Elke, Kristine, Ken, Luka, Brenna, Don, Groovehouse, Karel, Shawn, Lilith, Terry, Naubionna, Jaime, and Heather.

All of these people are getting their name entered into a drawing for a set of my Burn It CDs, four discs in total. We'll be accepting sponsors until Tuesday, so I won't do the drawing until then. If you can spare a few dollars, please go sponsor me. Keep in mind that I put over fifty songs up for you to download for free within these posts, so if you liked a few of them, sponsoring me would be a lovely thing to do.

I's also like to say congratulations to all the other bloggers that participated. We've managed to raise over $55,000 for many different charities to help lots of people in need. Fantastic job.

Here's the last download of the Blogathon. It should be pretty easy to see why it's the one I chose.

Alanis Morissette - Thank U (Like it? Then buy the CD.)

This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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The Next to the Last Post

It's hard to believe, but it's actually almost time for the Blogathon to come to an end. I was beginning to suspect that I was stuck in some kind of an alternate universe where time went by really slowly. Happily, that's not the case.

Out of all of my mp3s, this one's probably my absolute favorite. The El Orbits are really incredible and you should definitely buy one of their CDs. The prices are very reasonable and the money will actually go to them instead of some big record company.

The El Orbits - When I Fall in Love (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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ABC

Some people will critique anything. Interesting opinions, though.

I don't know if I've blogged about him before or not, but I love Chris Botti. There's just something about a trumpet player, especially a hot one.

Christ Botti - Ever Since We Met (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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Sunrise

The sun's coming up, so it's definitely getting closer and closer to beddy bye time which is good since I almost fell asleep sitting up just a minute ago.

You know what's fun? When you get hives for no reason you know of, your eye swells mostly shut, and you're forced to sit there blogging without your glasses even though you're blind as a bat.

Next download is one of my favorite songs ever. It just really makes me want to sing and dance, usually accompanied with extragent gestures like jazz hands, often even done in the car.

Simply Red - Sunrise (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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Home Stretch

We are finally coming into the home stretch for Blogathon. I cannot wait for this to be over. The hives and my swollen eye is making it increasingly difficult to stay on the computer, but with only four more posts to go, there's no way I can give up now.

I'm going to go take a shower and see if that helps. Calgon take me away!

Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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Drum Machine

Finally! A cool link worth blogging about! Check out the drum machine. (Link courtesy of Lewis.)

Juno Reactor - Tetsujin (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


This is one of forty-eight posts that I am making, every half hour for twenty-four hour straight, to raise money for Heifer International by participating in this year's Blogathon. Please sponsor me if you can.

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Anybody Here?

I haven't gotten a comment in hours. Is anybody here?

Naomi - Anybody Here? (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Blogathon Time

I don't know how it's possible, but it seems like it's always time to post (thirty minutes between posts isn't really anything at all, especially when you have to upload files, get the links to them set, etc.) but that we're always a long way from being done.

We're down to three and a half hours which is good, but I'm pretty sure that the rash on my face (which is spreading just about all over now) is hives.

I'm thinking about going to the doctor for a shot on Monday, but since I'm housesitting through Tuesday, if I'm allergic to something here, I don't know if that would help. Man, it really itches.

Let's see if something fast paced might help with the flagging energy levels out there.

DJ Johnny Budz - Time After Time (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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The Brighter Sides of Breaking Up

You find yourself answering the question "How are you today?" honestly and at great length.

Truer words have never been spoken. As a matter of fact, I would like to apologize to all sales clerks and random people that asked me that question about two years ago.

Sting - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone


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I Spy With My Little Eye

Well, in my case, my left eye is still little and functioning normal, but my right eye has swollen about half way shut and itches like crazy. I don't know what the fuck is up with this, but I'm guessing some allergy must have kicked it. It almost feels like poison ivy, though I don't know how I could have gotten in to that.

You know what sucks? When you think that the Blogathon ends at 7:00 your time, only to realize that it's really ending at 8:00, so you have one more hour than you thought.

Giant - I'll See You in My Dreams (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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These Foolish Things

Last night at the Geek Gathering, Barrett went through all the music on my iPod ("I'm not judging your music, but I am judging you a little." *snerk*).

Since I was bringing as much of my music collection as could fit on my iPod over here so I could housesit and have access to my music files, some questionable stuff made it on there (I swear, all the Michael Jackson music was stuff my ex had that I'd ripped when I was putting all of our music into mp3s).

I did feel compelled, though, to defend having Rod Stewart on my iPod. I like some of his older stuff (especially "My Heart Can't Tell You No" and "Forever Young"), but what I really love is his reworkings of the American standards - "I've Got You Under My Skin," "The Nearness of You," "I'll Be Seeing You," etc.

Rod has got the perfect voice for this stuff. I can see him sitting in a dark, smokey bar, drinking whiskey, smoking a cigarette, and pining for what might have been.

Don't believe me? Listen for yourself.

Rod Stewart - These Foolish Things (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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If Wishes Were Horses

Things I want right now, in no particular order:

- For the weird swelling on my face to go away
- For it to be 8:00 am so I could go to bed
- A fabulous romance
- A massage
- A condo downtown
- A trust fund
- To surpass my goal of $500
- A manicure and pedicure

Run Lola Run: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Wish (Komm Zu Mir) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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The Blogathon Quilt Project

I forgot to mention it, but I'm doing a couple of pieces of the Blogathon Quilt Project. If you're a participant or sponsor, you can get your own piece to work on by visiting Alhena.

Only five hours left. I can totally make it and now we only need $129 to meet my goal of $500. That would be so freaking awesome.

Tony Bennett and kd lang - I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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My Favorite Joke Ever - The Repeat

I blogged this last year for Project Blog, but I don't care if it's a repeat or not. It's my favorite joke ever, so it bears repeating for anyone who missed it last time.

One day a man with no arms was walking down the street and thinking to himself that he really needed a job. He was passing a monastery when he noticed a help wanted sign in the window. Curious he went inside to inquire about the job.

He found a monk and asked him what the job was. The monk said, "My son, it's a bell ringer's position, but I don't think you could do the job." The man replied, "If I can prove to you that I can handle the job, can I have it?" The monk agreed, so they went to the belfry.

The man looked at the bell, looked at the monk, and looked back at the bell. He went to the furthest corner from the bell and then ran at it as fast as he could. He head struck the bell sending forth a beautiful chime, so the monk told him he had the job.

For the next two weeks everything was great. The bell was always on time and the monk couldn't have been more pleased. One day, coming back to the monastery, the monk noticed a huge crowd gathered outside and police all over the place. He hurried over to one of the cops to find out what happened.

The cop told him that apparently someone had committed suicide and took him over to the ground under the belfry. The monk looked down and saw the bell ringer, who had run at the bell, missed, and fell out the belfry to his death. The cop asked him if he knew who it was. The monk replied, "Well, his face kind of rings a bell."

A few days later, the dead man's brother comes and asks for the same job. In honor of his brother, he rings the bell the same way, running head-first into the bell. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes again and this man falls to his death as well. The monk is asked by the police if he knew who this guy was and the monk says, "I don't know, but he's a dead ringer for that other guy."

Telepopmusik - Love Can Damage Your Health (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Winding Down

It is taking me forever to do anything. Typing is a slow process, with many mistakes made. Even just surfing through the webring can take a while. Seven hours left. Surely I can make it.

Need more interesting stuff. I certainly wouldn't want to read me whining that I have nothing to talk about for every post left.

Thanks to all my awesome sponsors, I've now raised $366 and only have $134 to go for my goal of $500. You guys rock!

Next download is so descriptive of everything right now.

Jill Scott - Slowly Surely (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Inner Geek

Thanks to Jaime, I was able to rate my inner geek.

I was a disappointing Total Geek with a score of 34.12229%. Kind of funny since I was just telling Barrett at the last Technology Bytes post-show get together that I wished I was geekier. Maybe I will look into learning Linux.

Oh, I am so tired. Seven and a half more hours to go, which means we're barely over the two thirds mark. Hopefully the next song will energize me.

Erasure - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) - Manhattan Clique Extended Mix (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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O My God

OMG. I have absolutely nothing to blog about. I can't even find any decent links to post (the last recourse of the desperate blogger).

So, with that in mind, here's the next download.

The Police - O My God (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Saturday, August 6, 2005

I Am Cornholio! I Need TP For My Bunghole!

I wrote earlier about commercials that I like, so now let me tell you about a commercial that bothers me and one that kind of cracks me up.

Remember those Burger King commercials where the guy wakes up and someone in the Burger King outfit is in bed with him? And I think there was one where the King was hiding in the bushes outside someone's house. Very creepy. I would totally have run screaming from that house.

So, Burger King's latest thing is this made-up band, Coq Roq, to sell their new chicken fries. Apparently, I have the mind of a twelve year boy, because seeing "coq" on the tv makes me giggle like Beavis and Butthead. I do the same thing with the word Bangkok. Twelve year old boy mentality, yo.

In honor of that, enjoy the next download.

The Cornholio Megamix


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I Am The Elephant Man!

My eye was itching again, so I went to the bathroom to wash my face only to see that I look like the Elephant Man. All the flesh around my right eye is swollen big time. Suxor.

I took a few more Benadryl, so hopefully I won't fall asleep. At least I've got Katie to keep me awake.

Here's another song of The El Orbits since Don liked the last one so much.

The El Orbits - Talk To Me (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today!

I had no idea, but Kevin Smith has a blog - My Boring Ass Life. Who knew?

Thanks to Christine for the link. She saw her very first Kevin Smith movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, with me back in the day.

ABBA - Mamma Mia (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Mashing It Up

I adore mashups. They are just so much fun.

You may be wondering what's a mashup. Well, here's some for your listening pleasure. Hopefully they'll get your blood pumping. Enjoy.

DJ Tripp - Sub-Milkshake (Kelis vs the Sex Pistols)
DJ Tripp - Rockafeller Rocket Shack (B-52's vs Fatboy Slim)
DJ Tripp - Spin Me Harder (Daft Punk vs Dead or Alive)
Freelance Hellraiser - Can't Get Enough Pills (Enimem vs Depeche Mode)


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Just What I Wanted

Katie ran out to get her overnight bag and on the way back, picked us up chips and queso from Taco Cabana. I didn't know it, but it was exactly what I wanted. Soooooo good.

She also brought along her Polyphonic Spree DVD and now we're watching it. We think we should totally run off and join them and wear flowing white robes and bounce up and down on stage. We could totally do that.

You know, if I could pick one instrument to play, it would be the violin.

Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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I Can't Think of a Title

Okay, I think I have exhausted all cool links and interesting topics that I can think of and I still have eleven hours left or something. Hmmmm.

At least I don't think I'm going to pass out from exhaustion any time soon like I thought I was earlier. That's good.

What's also good are sponsors. Thanks to Ken updating his donation from $20 to $50 (even if the Blogathon page won't show it), I'm now at $291 in donations. That's only $209 away from my goal! Please be a cool cat and sponsor me if you can.

I love really cool covers. This one definitely fits in the group.

New Found Glory - My Heart Will Go On (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A, Start

Awwww. I love the a capella Nintendo songs. Makes me miss my NES. I totally bought this shirt last week when I saw it at Target. Nintendo rules!

The Ataris - Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A, Start (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Heifer International - My Charity

The charity that I am blogging for today is Heifer International. They supply poor locations around the world (including here in the United States) with a gift animal - a goat, llama, water buffalo, rabbit, etc. - which the people of the region are then taught to take care of. The animal supplies the people with food, (milk, eggs, meat, etc.) items like fur that can be sold or used to make clothing, and much more.

The best part is that the recipient of the animal is then required to give some of the offspring to another family or group of people in need. They in turn do the same and so on and so forth. By teaching people how to become self-reliant and having them help others, Heifer has assisted millions of people in becoming healthy, happy individuals that can stand on their own two feet. In essence, Heifer is the embodiment of the sentiment "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man, feed him for a lifetime."

Here's one of their success stories:

Looking at Zangue Louise and her family today, it's hard to imagine the hungry times they went through. But behind the grins and brightly colored clothes is the story of a single mother of four who has created a sustainable life in a society that can be less than welcoming to women living on their own without a husband.

Eighteen years ago she married and moved to the city. However, her husband threw her out because they had been unable to have a child. She returned to her rural community hoping they would take her back.

According to Raymond Fopa a field officer at Heifer International Cameroon, "It is very difficult for a woman to receive a legal divorce in this country. For men, the laws are more lax."

In her culture Zangue Louise would have to return the dowry her husband paid at the time of the marriage in order to gain a divorce. Zangue Louise was unable to do that. Her community, recognizing the unfairness of her situation, acknowledged her as a single person. When she found another man the community recognized him as her "husband" even though there had been no divorce. The couple had two children in what seemed to be a happy ending to a sad story.

But Zangue Louise's hardships did not end there. Her second husband died. With her community's acceptance, she "married" a third man and had two more children. Another shot at a happy ending that wasn't to be. This husband also died.

On her own again and raising four children, Zangue Louise, was determined to survive. She became part of a group that received from Heifer International pigs and training in animal husbandry, breeding, and crop farming. The pigs produced litters, and soon each family had its own pigs. In a short time Zangue Louise was able to send healthy pigs to market.

Because of Heifer Intenational, today Zangue Louise and her children, Franco, Nelson, Feudjo Zangue Larua, and Nguadjo Bigich, have enough to eat, clean clothes to wear, a happy home in which to live, and smiles on their faces. And maybe this time the happy ending she has worked so hard to achieve.

Please sponsor me if you can and help support this great organization.

And now we're half way through! Woot!

The El Orbits - Night and Day (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Second Wind

I am so glad about this second wind that I picked up. I swear, for a while, I was sitting here thinking if I just closed my eyes for a minute, that I would be fine. Of couse if I did that, I would totally never wake up again, so that's out of the question.

I keep thinking that I've missed blogging for one of the half hours, that I need to blog right this second, only to realize that it's totally not even time yet.

I still have a few posts kind of planned, but it seems like more effort than I can muster to find all the right links and all. At least we're almost halfway there.

Talking Heads - And She Was (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Stayin' Alive
60 %

There's a 60 % chance that I'll survive the 'thon.
Will you survive the Blogathon?


Funny enough, this is the exact same answer I had last year.

Feeling a little bit more awake. Katie and I are watching Gross Pointe Blank. Great movie. I *heart* John Cusack so much.

Faith No More - We Care a Lot (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Reflection

This has got to be one of the coolest Mirror Project shots ever. (Link courtesy of Katie).)

English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Slumber Party!

Katie and I were talking and I was saying how tired I am and she goes, "OMG! I should totally spend the night! We can have a slumber party!"

So now Katie is going to stay over and help me stay awake. We'll be in our baby doll pajamas and having pillow fights. Don't you wish you were here or we at least had a webcam?

Enjoy the next tune. ;-)

Jill Sobule - I Kissed a Girl (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Food Hole

The pizza was good. Not quite as good as straight out of the oven, but good nonetheless.

I've got assorted snacks on the table (chips, Oreos, Nutty Bars, some hard candy) to help get me through the rest of this Blogathon thing. Katie said when she saw that, she immediately thought, "How much food can I get in my food hole?"

Have I mentioned lately that I love Katie so much?

Here's a nice mellow song for you. Probably the opposite of what I needs since I feel like I would give my right arm for a nap right now.

The Dining Rooms - Tunnel


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Pizza Pizza Pizza

Here's your moment of zen.

Waiting for my pizza to heat up. Yummy. Enjoy something from my high school days.

Tesla - Love Song (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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KatieK's in the House!

Katie was able to get over here just fine, so if we could get the dogs to stop barking (they get so excited when new people show up), we'd be doing great.

Man, I need some energy. Hopefully the next tune can get me some energy. Btw, I'm running out of space, so most of these downloads are about to be gone. Better get them while they're still there!

Harry Belafonte - Jump in the Line (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Time Runs Wild

Katie just called and she should be here soon, provided the directions I gave her don't get her lost.

I can't believe I've been doing this for eight hours now! One third of the way through, and still less than half way to my goal of $500. Don't forget that for every $5.00 that you donate, you get entered into a drawing for a set of my Burn It mix CDs, four CDs in total.

Danny Wilde - Time Runs Wild (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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What's With Today Today?

Okay, I am seriously lagging here. I think I need to go walk out and get the mail and eat something with lots of sugar. When I was going through all my insomnia last year, I stayed up for something like five days straight. Not sure why today is so hard. lol

Next song is what I need to get - a sugar high. It's from Empire Records and at the time this movie was made, Coyote Shivers (the singer of the next download) was married to Bebe Buell, which made him the step-father of co-star Liv Tyler.

Coyote Shivers - Sugarhigh (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Heart Attack

OMG. I went to make my last post and I kept getting "No document" errors. I was starting to freak out, thinking that the wireless connection had gone down. For some reason, my laptop needed rebooting, but otherwise all was good. And my post went through! Whew!

Thanks to some donations from co-workers (Thanks, Brenna and Kristine!) and Ken (not sure who you are, but thanks!), I've now passed the $200 mark. That's almost halfway to my goal of $500, so I'd love it if more people would donate if they can. Every dollar helps.

INXS - The Strangest Party (These Are The Times) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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KatieK!

I called Katie yesterday to see if she wanted to come hang with me during the Blogathon since she lives pretty close to Elaine. I figured we could watch some poker, eat some snacks, and it would help pass some of the time.

She called to say she's got some errands to run, but then she's on her way over and she's bringing some Benadryl, which is a good thing because my face is definitely swollen. Suxor.

For some reason, I can't find The Bee Gee's "How Deep Is Your Love?" on my iPod, so I'm putting up "More Than a Woman" for now. "How Deep Is Your Love?" is our song and what we sang together at Spotlight Karaoke for my birthday.

Yeah! Katie's coming!

The Bee Gees - More Than a Woman (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Real Life vs. The Internet

Real Life vs. The Internet - so very, very true.

Real Life - Send Me an Angel '89 (Dance Mix) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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It's so Blooooooody Big

And since I just talked about commercials, here's another one that I like - It's a big ad. (Link courtesy of Gary.)

Somebody give me a topic to blog about already.

I love this next song. It was featured on episodes of "Six Feet Under" (NARM!) and "CSI: Miami." Cool shit.

FC Kahuna - Hayling (Full Vocal Mix) (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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You Can Do It!

I don't watch a ton of commercials thanks to my TiVo, but there are some that I just always have to watch and that I enjoy probably far more than I should.

Currently these include the Geiko commercials with Tony Little ("You can do it!") and Speed Racer, the Bush's Baked Beans commercial (especially the one in Boston where Jay laughs when Duke says, "...not for sale." It's so cute), and the Pedigree commercial "We're for puppies." I just sit there and squeal at all of the puppy cuteness. I wish I could find that for download.

I also like the new Diet Coke commercial where the guy with red socks is dancing around his house. While at Whiskey Bar in the Hotel Icon with Treocast and phliKtid, it came on and the DJ said it's by The Body Rockers, so that's good to know.

What commercials do you like? Any? None? Somebody talk to me! lol

George Michael - Freak (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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It's Life, Jim, but Not As We Know It

Jay linked to this great Star Trekkin' flash movie (the dead red shirts count literally made me laugh out loud) a few weeks back. I'd meant to post about it, but forgot, so here you go.

I always thought the song was funny, though I've never actually seen an original Star Trek episode. I started watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a few seasons before it ended and I loved it.

I also loved the Vegas crooner, Vic Fontaine, from the holodeck. Turns out he used to a singer back in the day and a few years back he released an album, dedicated to his Star Trek fans, with all the old standards on it. It's an fabulous CD, so if you're a fan of people like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin, you ought to give it a listen.

James Darren - It's Only a Paper Moon (Like it? Then buy the CD.)
Dr. Demento - Star Trekkin' (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Braaaaaaaiiiinnns!

I think this zombie flashmob is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I wonder if I can get one going in Houston.

Another goal on my list of things to do is to be a zombie extra in a movie. That would be so cool.

Yes, I am a big dork.

Tom Waits - Little Drop of Poison (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Randomness

- I think I'm going to buy this shirt. NARM!
- The El Orbits will start playing at the Continental Club again in a few weeks. Yeah!
- I think it would be awesome to be married to John Cusack. Not only is he incredible (cute, smart, funny, tall), he's best friends with Jeremy Piven, so you'd get to hang out with him as well.
- I wonder how many Diet Cherry Cokes I'm going to go through today. I'm guessing a lot.
- I hope the pizza that I brought home from Frank's Pizza in downtown last night is going to be good. That should be a yummy lunch.
- I'm watching Happy Gilmore. This movie is funny.
- What the fuck am I going to talk about for the next twenty-one hours? Gah!

Faith Hill - This Kiss (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Synch This

I don't think I mentioned it, but I'm housesitting for Elaine while she and Kenny are out of town. This caused me a little panic since I (obviously) don't have my desktop PC here, which is where all my music files are, so I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to upload music.

Luckily, thanks to a 40 GB photo iPod that holds most of my music and a little program called Anapod, everything's working out beautifully.

Anapod lets you copy music from your iPod to your computer, so I'm just dragging files from the Anapod Explorer window (basically, a Windows Explorer window) right into my FTP program and uploading them that way. Piece of cake.

If you have an iPod, I cannot recommend Anapod enough. I hate iTunes (especially since I lost about 8 GBs of music once thanks to its damn auto-synch feature), so it's good to have an even better alternative.

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Next up in the downloads is Bic Runga's "Sway" just because I like it.

Bic Runga - Sway (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Yummy in My Tummy

OMG. That was a delicious sausage and egg Croissan'wich thingy. Thank you, Burger King! (Which reminds me, I want to blog about them later.) I think I'll shower now and be even closer to approaching human, though my face still itches.

Barrett brought up Ze Frank the other night and I had totally forgotten about his short clip Request. Go watch; it's fun. I'd trust him with my money, wouldn't you? He's so earnest!

And since I mentioned Radiohead's "Talk Show Host" in the last post, it's the next download. Enjoy.

Radiohead - Talk Show Host (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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I Want You to Notice When I'm Not Around.

Last night Barrett and I were talking about Radiohead at the Geek Gathering (we both love their song "Talk Show Host") and I completely forgot how much I love their song "Creep."

You know what's really awesome, though? When a German band turns it into a counry tune. Fucking awesome.

I am starving. I think I am going to run up the street to Burger King. Wonder if I can make it back in time for the next post. I guess we'll see!

The Twang - Creep (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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I've Got You Under My Skin

Yesterday I noticed that my eye was a little puffy (my first thought: "WTF? Did I get really old over night? What the hell is up with the wrinkles around my eye?") and this morning I looked in the mirror and it's definitely puffy and my jaw is a little itchy. I guess I must be allergic to something. Great.

In light of this, the next download should be pretty self-explanatory. Btw, if you like downtempo, you should totally check out The Porter Project; they're amazing.

The Porter Project - I've Got You Under My Skin (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Blogging is Hard!

You know, I had forgotten how hard it is (shut it, okay?) to blog every half hour. By the time you've got one post done, you've got to turn around and make another one. Throw in uploading and linking files and it's a race, especially since the whole time I'm thinking, "Okay, what am I going to talk about now?"

Can I just say that I *heart* Firefox? I've been using it for at least a year or so, but only recently have I started using tabbed browsing a lot. It is the best thing ever. Totally makes it easier for me to keep all my windows (one tab - current post, old post with the info that I copy into the bottom, and Amazon; another tab - Blogathon pages and blogs; a third - my mail) straight. Since I have like a million pages open at all times, it makes my geeky little life a little easier.

Next download it one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite soundtracks ever, Twister. It's the next choice because it was right above Marilyn Manson, the last download. Don't ever say my music tastes aren't eclectic.

Mark Knopfler - Darling Pretty (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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I Have To Push the Pram a Lot

Okay, I don't really have any posts like prepared for today (again; I pulled the same shit last year. Next year, though, I'm totally going to be prepared, I swear!), so I'll probably be putting up a lot of links to stuff, especially since I'm not quite fully awake.

Last week a bunch of people and I went to a midnight showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at River Oaks Theater. I totally kicked ass at their trivia contest before the show and even won tickets to their next three midnight movies.

I love, love, love Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And I love, love, love the "Camelot" scene. And I love it even more when it's performed by LEGOs. They even show the guy clapping in the dungeon, my favorite part of the whole skit.

Next download is more loud music (and more music from The Matrix Trilogy as well); I'm still trying to wake up.

Marilyn Manson - This is the New Shit (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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OMG, It's Early.

I knew last night, as phliKtid, Treocast, and I left the Geek Gathering to meet a bunch of my friends (Jen, Irfan, Gil, and others) at the Hotel Icon's Whiskey Bar and then on to Twelve Spot, that it was probably not a great idea since I had to be up so early this morning.

To make a long story short, several free drinks later (Thanks, guys!) and a stop at Frank's Pizza saw me get home at 3:30 this morning. Yeah, I am a dumb ass. But I am a dumb ass that had a great time.

Things were looking a little grim (i.e. hung over) at 7:00 when I woke up the first time, but forty more minutes in bed and already one full can of Diet Cherry Coke has me feeling a bit more human. Lesson learned for next year: Go home earlier!

So, here's the first download of the day (FYI - I'm putting a song up for limited download with each post, so get it while it's there) with a sentiment that all of us Blogathoners can get behind.

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up (Like it? Then buy the CD.)


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Monday, August 1, 2005

Burn It - The Summer 2005 Edition Extension

The sign ups for the latest Burn It CD swap was supposed to end last Friday, but I've been too busy to really hype the exchange like I should, so I'm extended the sign ups until next Tuesday (gives me a few days to recover from Blogathon).

So, you've still got a few days to go read the rules and sign up.

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