Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Happy Birthday, Kelly Bishop

Grandma Gilmore (and her gams) turn 62 today. Still got my fingers crossed for that spinoff.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Random Rules

It's an idea I stole from The Onion A.V. Club, but whatever...it was fun to do.

Their idea was to ask famous people (David Cross, Ben Gibbard, etc.) to set their iPod on random and talk about the first five songs that popped up. No cheating allowed, even if it's an embarrassing song.

Here's mine:

1. "Talk to Me" - Ringside

My ex-boss actually bought the Ringside CD a few months ago and listened to it every day at work. It grew on me. I did some research after I burned a copy and discovered that the band is made up of two dudes, one of whom is Balthazar Getty. Weird. They're both cute, though.

2. "The Good That Won't Come Out" - Rilo Kiley

The first Rilo Kiley song I've ever heard, actually. I bought The Execution of All Things at Vintage Vinyl and sat down in my room and listened to the whole thing from start to finish, which is something that I almost never do. I love random mode.

3. "Fade Away" - Juliana Hatfield

Even though I mainly listened to rap and R&B in high school, I kinda dug Juliana Hatfield. I videotaped her performance on Regis and Kathie Lee and watched it over and over and over. This song sucks, though.

4. "Little Dawn" - Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

This song makes me think of Michelle Trachtenberg. I hope she has a long and successful movie career.

5. "Dress Up in You" - Belle and Sebastian

It's from their newest CD, which I haven't really listened to all the way through. I just started liking this band a few months ago.

Well that wasn't too bad. I guess I was worried that Alanis or Ashlee Simpson or Ashanti would make an appearance (and that's only from the A's).

**Has anyone seen the preview for the new Lindsay Lohan movie? It doesn't look horrible, and Missi Pyle and Tovah Feldshuh are in it. Plus, a Rilo Kiley song is featured prominently in the trailer. Good for Lindsay. Let's hope she doesn't fuck it up by singing a whole bunch of shitty songs on the soundtrack.

So if you care to find me....

I'm in love with my new phone. It's so much cooler than my last phone, which must've been made in the late 90's.

Right now, I'm making custom ringtones for my friends. So, for instance, when Blood Ray calls, I'll hear "Defying Gravity." Or when Shavita calls, it'll play "Popular." Miranda gets Loretta Lynn, and so forth.

Last night, the boyfriend and I went to Chili's for dinner (we had a gift certificate), and we heard "I Need Some Fine Wine, and You, You Need to be Nicer" by the Cardigans, which is from an album that's not even going to be released in the U.S. It was totally the weirdest song I've heard in public since they played Antony and the Johnsons in OfficeMax three nights ago.




Sunday, February 19, 2006

They Got Wishbones Where Their Backbones Shoulda Grown

Although the boyfriend tried to give me a crash course in Beth Orton 101, I just couldn't get into her.

Since then, she's undergone some sort of Fionafication, so all bets are off.

"Worms" - Beth Orton

Sunday, February 12, 2006


Normally, I'm not one to kiss and tell, but I totally had Golden Globe Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in my bed today. It was awesome.


Sunday, February 05, 2006

It's Cool to Love Your Family

Ah, vacation. Where did you go? Have I really been off of work for a whole week?

I spent some time in Illinois yesterday, hanging out with the family at their church's Chilli Cookoff. It's the second time my niece won first place.


The Winner

The Greatest

The crown is bigger than Zoe

Chilli Cookoff

This picture was inspired by Newschannel 5 (when the schoolkids flash the number 5 followed by the number one. I wasn't drinking, I swear.)


Please, no pictures.

"It's Cool To Love Your Family" - Feist

Thursday, February 02, 2006

You're SO right!

A few quick notes:

Has anyone seen the new commercial with Hilary and Haylie Duff? It's entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I think they're both no-talent fame whores (especially Haylie), but Hilary looks adorable. But Blood Ray said it best -- it speaks volumes that in their last commercial appearance, Haylie was forced to say to her sister, "No, you're ALWAYS right."

Oh, and Joey Lawrence is in that commercial, too.

Also, Maya Rudolph returns from her maternity leave on this weekend's SNL.

I'll post some pictures of my nephews and nieces after Saturday's Chilli Cookoff in New Baden. A day of chilli AND fun with the kids? Yes, please!