Tuesday, May 01, 2007


American Idol has produced many stars, and in the same respect, many crappy singers, in its years of existence. Up until this year I was one of those people who was like "yea, i watch the bad singers the first four episodes, then don't watch it again". But now, I have been transformed. I love telling Phil Stacey he was "pitchy" and critiquing his performance along with everyone in my family. I also love hearing Paula slurring her words while everyone debates whats actually in her coca-cola cup. I have come to realize that the reasons everyone enjoys American Idol are numerous. The purpose of this blog is to list a few of the highlights.

1. America feels in control, powerful, and they can express their opinion every week
2. Simon says what everyone is really thinking but won't say because they have a soul
3. Chris Sligh
4. The results constantly make for an easy icebreaker
5. The fact that a 17 year old (Jordin Sparks) can be the front runner for the competition (scratch that, I just watched her sing Living on a Prayer)
6. It is great for the family

Monday, April 30, 2007

Your Broken Bones

You're skipping words
with syntax like a left turn
Walking like an explosion
you wash away what you took so long to grow

You are tired
let me fix your broken bones
Fall apart whenever you want
i will piece you back together

i heard your thoughts in time signatures
composed on the broken white lines
so stark against the asphalt
youre hiding nothing

You are tired
let me fix your broken bones

It's ok, you're safe
It's ok, you're safe

currently listening-Mr. Brightside-The Killers (off of Hot Fuss)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

John Mayer is so awkward

One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue

And if you want love
We'll make it
Swim in a deep sea
Of blankets
Take all your big plans
And break 'em
This is bound to be awhile

Your body is a wonderland
Your body is a wonder (I'll use my hands)
Your body is a wonderland

Something 'bout the way the hair falls in your face
I love the shape you take when crawling towards the pillowcase
You tell me where to go and
Though I might leave to find it
I'll never let your head hit the bed
Without my hand behind it

1). Dumbest song ever
2). Dumbest extended candy metaphor ever
3). I totally paid 130 dollars for legit tickets to see him and Ben Folds at the Hollywood Bowl

Check out this sweet can of Fresca I made in Microsoft Paint

Bring it David Hughes

So say I am making a legit playlist...

Ok, so we all know summer is around the corner. Once in a while he pops out just to say a sly "O, hey" before he goes back around the metaphorical corner I like to call spring. Now for these wonderful days, I really need a playlist. There is nothing better than bumping ill tunes while your windows are down and the sun is cascading onto your face (see image 1). So, on my quest to make this legit playlist, I have a few songs solidified. But a few is not near enough, so I am asking the blogging community to help me on my journey to an awesome playlist.
1. Steal My Kisses-Ben Harper
2. Catch My Disease-Ben Lee
3. January-Avner
4. Big Trucks-Pedro the Lion
5. Girl-Beck
6. Earthquakes and Sharks-Brandtson
7. L.A.-Elliot Smith
Give me some suggestions for those days that everyone loves.
Currently listening- You-Suburban Legends (off of Rump Shaker) (I can't believe I am listening to ska, this is awesome)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Really? Drunk guy in Germany, you slept with a horse in the bank, really?
Lady in Wyoming, you drive around with a goat in your minivan, really?
Man from Bridgeport, Connecticut, you tried to trade in a stolen jeep. You tried to trade it at the same place you stole it from, really? Your name is Jazrahel, really?


Best Things Ever

In honor of the greatest things in the history of the world, I have decided to write a little blog. When I say best things in the world, I mean stupid awesome things not actual awesome things. For example, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa; all awesome. All not able to be in this blog. Chia Pets, label makers, laser tag. All awesome. All fully eligible for placement in this blog.

1. root beer floats
2. Getting something cancelled out of your schedule when you were totally planning for it, but didnt wanna go (i.e. that one time I had a class 2-5, and it got cancelled)
3. anything on vinyl
4. understanding things in spanish when you only speak a little bit of spanish
5. concept albums
6. free cell
7. chia pets
8. label makers
9. laser tag
10. finding money in your pocket after you have already washed your jeans/shorts/pants and you are putting them back on
11. footy pajamas
12. celery with peanut butter
13. power rangers
14. except the yellow ranger
15. when you wake up for some reason and you still have 15-20 minutes until your alarm goes off
16. steak n shake
17. white castle
18. dc talk
19. just kidding
20. a toasted sub
21. when you make the honking motion to semi-trucks and they actually do it
22. reading "where the red fern grows"
23. s'mores
24. rainbow, not chocolate, sprinkles
25. kickball
26. anything that morphs into anything
27. subwoofers
28. hyperwoofers
29. oregon trail
30. forging the river
31. cruise control
32. venus fly traps
33. that feeling once your done working out where your like "man, i am glad i did that"
34. beating someone in ping-pong when the game extends beyond the score of 21
35. bowling a strike
36. bowling a spare
37. sledding with 3 or more people on the same apparatus
38. air bud
39. not air bud golden retriever
40. those car freshener trees
41. steak
42. using chopsticks as drum sticks
43. playing air guitar to "back in black"
44. two ply toilet paper
45. roto tom fills
46. those umbrellas that sometimes come in tropical drinks
47. teppan grill
48. weapons that dont hurt anyone really bad but cause much laughter
49. various percussion instruments
50. singing sounds rather than words (i.e. everyone sings the bridge to kelly clarkson's since you been gone, i prefer to alternate singing the guitar part/drum part)

In conclusion, there are 50 things that are disputably awesome

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Eh? better?

Stole this from Mr. Brian Hurst

Let me know which one you like better, or if you like it at all. You can also suggest combinations (i.e. writing in the same place as that picture, but the colors from this picture) This, or some other design, will be a shirt in the near future, so your opinion matters! Its obviously very rough draftish, seeing as I used Brian's drawing (without him knowing, thanks by the way) and added some writing in microsoft paint. I know, real artistic of me. O, and you can probably tell the differences in color, I just used the trust ol eyeball to try and get the colors to match. Please let me know what you think!

Friday, April 20, 2007

If I were crazy, I'd get this song to play at my funeral

I swear I dont normally think about songs that I would like to have mourners tap their toes with at my funeral, but this little number is just happy. And for some reason it's a song that makes me think "o, everythings alright".

And plus, the guys from The Early November have a really interesting story (wikipedia it). They took pay cuts to make their last cd, The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path, only 9.99 even though its 3 discs. You gotta respect that.

currently listening-Alive with the Glory of Love-Say Anything (from ...Is a Real Boy)

Romans 12

blows my mind. Everytime. Its the chapter that makes me want to follow God with a passion so strong that nothing will deter my thoughts or actions away. I think i should just start carrying this whole chapter around on a piece of paper and stick it in my pocket. not really...but seriously