I'm not moving

I apparently decided to continue celebrating my blogiversary by, well, not posting all week. Other than the mounds of snow, driving on unplowed streets, and doing a ton of homework, it’s been fairly uneventful around these parts.

I am so glad it’s Friday, by the way. I have big plans tonight to dine out, workout, then maybe rearrange my living room. I’m rearranging this weekend sometime because Mindy gave me her old TV, which is much larger than mine (now in the bedroom, still in need of being hooked up), and it needs to be in a better location. Even with plans this weekend (which really is me going to workout with my personal trainer and then go knitting), I’m looking forward to lazing about a bit & maybe breaking out the sewing machine for a couple projects.

In other randomness, it’s been a while since I posted a new mix playlist/cd here, but since listening to things on shuffle all the time, something has to strike me for a playlist to be created. This one is representative of those lonely feelings that occasionally bubble to the surface, as they do sometimes (and as they were when I started making this one a few months ago).

  • Chasing Pavements – Adele
  • Never Be Lonely – The Feeling
  • Walking After You – Foo Fighters
  • Somewhere Out There – Our Lady Peace
  • Stuttering – Ben’s Brother
  • Down With Love – Michael Buble & Holly Palmer
  • The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
  • Our Finest Year – Better Than Ezra
  • Something To Believe In – Aqualung
  • The Trouble With Love Is – Kelly Clarkson
  • Electrical Storm – U2
  • Your House – Jimmy Eat World
  • Breathe – Greenwheel
  • Split Screen Sadness – John Mayer
  • Here With Me – Dido
  • Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley
  • Lullaby – Spill Canvas

there's a monster in my closet

I was all ready to post about how the way I make a playlist/mix CD has changed in the past year or so. How now, instead of finding specific songs that elicit a feeling or go well with the “theme” I’m working with, a song shows up on my daily shuffle and I think that it might work well on a mix. Then more songs get shuffled up and put onto said mix in the same manner. It takes much longer to do it this way, but since I like to be able to wander around when the music is playing, it’s much more efficient than changing playlists every hour or so.

But then a last night I got an itch for what has become my yearly spring playlist – upbeat music that I can listen to in the car with the windows down and speakers blaring. And in just a couple hours* I had what was nearly a complete mix ready for the car.

I haven’t posted a mix in a while. Unlike the spring mix**, the last one languished for a while before I got my shit in gear and just FINISHED IT ALREADY. Seriously, it was missing like 4 songs and contained one I got tired of for MONTHS. This is one I made the new way – shuffled until finished.

The Way The Cookie Crumbles

  • Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash
  • In My Head – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Everything’s Just Wonderful – Lily Allen
  • Got You Where I Want You – the Flys
  • The Boogie Monster – Gnarls Barkley
  • Out Here All Night – Damone
  • Battle Flag – Lo Fi All Stars
  • Hump De Bump – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Wake Up Scarlett – Duke Special
  • A Southern Thing – Better Than Ezra
  • Girls Who Play Guitars – Maximo Park
  • I Want to Be a Popstar – Jamie Cullum
  • Nice – Duran Duran
  • Na Na Na Na Naa – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Wax Ecstatic – Sponge
  • Addicted – Amy Winehouse
  • Possum Kingdom – Toadies
  • Baby Boomerang – The Shins
  • Why Didn’ t You Call Me? – Macy Gray

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Day Six: I'm taking a rocket into outer space

I have that Fergie song stuck in my head. The “Big Girls Don’t Cry” one. It’s not a good song, but it’s stuck in my frikken head.

A few years ago, I actually kept track of the songs stuck in my head for about 10 days then made a playlist/cd out of them. I had better songs stuck in my head then. Fergie was not an issue.

And since I’m talking about songs stuck in my head (and I’ve completely forgotten what else I was going to say due to talking about knitting with Mindy), I’m going to share with you what that playlist looked like. If I remember, I might do the same thing for the rest of November.

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I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it

Have I mentioned how I love spring? Sure, I could do without the random hail storms, but other than that, bring on the nice weather! Fall is still my favorite season, but Spring comes in a close second.

There’s just something about the flowers blooming and the weather improving that makes me want to drive around with the windows down and some fun music in rotation.

With much fanfare, I bring you my Spring 2007 mix, which has been a while in the making. I just couldn’t seem to get it down to size so I could fit it on a cd and play it in the car.

The spring mix is traditionally where my pop sensibilities shine through and this year is no different. There’s a little bit of everything on here now that all the pieces have fallen into place. I still like it after having listened to it multiple times a day this week, which is the litmus test of a good mix.

Spring has Sprung, the tracklist:

  1. Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum
  2. LDN – Lily Allen
  3. Trains to Brazil – Guillemots
  4. Your Flesh Is So Nice – Jeff Buckley
  5. Love Me Like You – The Magic Numbers
  6. 32 Flavors – Alana DAvis
  7. Tell Me Something Good – Chaka Khan & Rufus
  8. Fell In Love With A Girl – White Stripes
  9. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
  10. Your New Cuckoo – the Cardigans
  11. Hands Open – Snow Patrol
  12. All Good People – Nerina Pallot
  13. In the Meantime – Spacehog
  14. The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
  15. World Shut Your Mouth – Julian Cope
  16. Daylight Robbery – Imogen Heap
  17. Say It Right – Nelly Furtado
  18. Sweetness – Jimmy Eat World
  19. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Afghan Whigs
  20. Candyman – Christina Aguilera

Of course, as I post this, it’s raining buckets. So much for listening to music with the windows down. :)

put on a brand new shirt

Not a lot to report from my weekend, spent some time at work, went to Target, spent the rest of the weekend with my face buried in my Biostats homework.

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I did take a brief break from studying to knit for a tiny bit, during which I decided I didn’t like the way the peppermint socks were turning out and started over on them with the Wavy Cable Rib pattern from the interweave sock book.
/end knitty talk

I suspect this week will be much the same – nose buried in Biostats, only coming out long enough to eat, sleep, and work.

During my studying, I spent some time rediscovering my original set of covers cds – Under the Covers. I had forgotten how much good and interesting stuff I had found. Enjoy the tracklist from volume 1 (of 15), created August 2001, most of which are obvious and easy to find. The more obscure tunes come later in the series.

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