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Title: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 01, 2008, 03:16:41 PM
It is time.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 01, 2008, 03:18:28 PM
Where the hell is II?

II started, like, the week I got here...

:'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 01, 2008, 03:41:21 PM
Are we mourning a death here? What happened?!?

Did it overload?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brian Golley on October 02, 2008, 04:57:30 AM
Who cares, move to change. It's the thread of a new genneration.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: malemiddleclassandwhite on October 02, 2008, 05:07:03 AM
Wow... it's as if nothing has changed.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: blindpilot on October 02, 2008, 05:24:24 AM
Changed since when?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: malemiddleclassandwhite on October 02, 2008, 05:30:35 AM
Well, since I was last here.  Which is some years ago.  Hanny, Chloe and Alex were much in evidence then as now.

Charlie
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on October 02, 2008, 05:44:31 AM
This morning I blew out the circuit breaker in our office break room by trying to heat waffles in the toaster and syrup in the microwave at the same time. I didn't tell anyone it was me and snuck off and ate my delicious breakfast in my cube. I'm feeling devious today.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: blindpilot on October 02, 2008, 06:25:59 AM
This morning I blew out the circuit breaker in our office break room by trying to heat waffles in the toaster and syrup in the microwave at the same time. I didn't tell anyone it was me and snuck off and ate my delicious breakfast in my cube. I'm feeling devious today.

awesome
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 02, 2008, 07:51:03 AM
Well, since I was last here.  Which is some years ago.  Hanny, Chloe and Alex were much in evidence then as now.

Charlie

But were Allison and Mel?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 02, 2008, 08:29:15 AM
"much in evidence?" and it went off the page so thought I'd re-spark some interest :P i like the randomness. and Alex there was a first one have I been here longer than you?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 08:42:09 AM
you've been here far longer, hanny.  you've been here since the end of '03.  alex didn't come until the middle part of '05.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on October 02, 2008, 01:58:13 PM
Oh my goodness...part III!  Bold move, Hanny. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 02, 2008, 01:59:37 PM
Well, since I was last here.  Which is some years ago.  Hanny, Chloe and Alex were much in evidence then as now.

Charlie

But were Allison and Mel?


That's what I gonna ask!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 02, 2008, 02:44:29 PM
They're not as cool as us, though. Appart from Mel who is as cool as us.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 02, 2008, 03:37:03 PM
Hey, I'm not picking sides here, but Allison is pretty cool. I mean, c'mon. You can't deny it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 02, 2008, 03:42:36 PM
Yea she's okay, Alex is way cool though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 02, 2008, 03:47:36 PM
Well, duh. All of us Rent-a-Cops kick serious ass. However, I'm pretty sure Andy is the superior ass-kicker...he wins hands-down.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 02, 2008, 03:56:05 PM
well yea, he's awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 04:57:03 PM
They're not as cool as us, though. Appart from Mel who is as cool as us.

thanks, alex.  you always have been my favorite.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 08:52:56 PM
-sniff- what about meeee?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 08:53:50 PM
p.s. be nice to allison.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 09:39:25 PM
be nice to allison?   why?

i love you too, brooke, but you're newish to the 'burbs.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:45:36 PM
i guess registering in 2005 makes me newish.  i just don't post as much as you insane peoples.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:46:32 PM
oooo allison just told me i joined before her!  so there!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:47:26 PM
and i joined a year before you!  POO HEAD!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 09:48:15 PM
yes, but i'm a regularrrr.
p.s. - where are you talking to allison?  i just got on AIM and neither of you were on.   :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:50:54 PM
so am i poopy!  :P  i've been in the headlining news a few times.  i just don't post 2987397 times LOL

just for that, you have to sleep outside when you come here.

and...allison is sitting in the same room as meeeee.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 09:53:37 PM
oh, right... benphony tomorrow.  you lucky girls! (call me if he plays kylie, of course.  can't promise i'll answer as i'll be at free drinks with some friends, but yeah...)
and yes, you're still poopy. 
i like sleeping outside.  i'm used to it.  it happens occasionally when nobody wants my services.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:54:55 PM
lol okay then, ENJOY THE COLD!

p.s. of course we'll call.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 09:56:36 PM
i'm serious about bringing that wool coat.  i don't care if you say it's going to be warm.
it got to 65 the other night and i was getting chilly.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 09:57:52 PM
wuss.

but yah you'll need it.  38 is the low tomorrow night here.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 02, 2008, 09:58:13 PM
*perthgirl ducks to avoid being made cannon fodder with Mel...*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:01:13 PM
what does that mean?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 02, 2008, 10:07:56 PM
Your witty repartee with Mel had me thinking I had better not boast about how long I've been hanging around here or how many posts I've done or how many headlines I've caused in case I end up sleeping out in the cold with Mel..although i won't actually be there in the physical sense of course.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:11:37 PM
she tosses me out in the cold all the time.  i feel like the lover of a bipolar.  bjesusflist.   :P
38 will cause the loss of toes in melissa.  it only gets to 38 in the dead of winter here.  and that's f*cking rare as snow in hell.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:11:56 PM
oooo you been here longer than i!  -bows down to-
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 02, 2008, 10:15:54 PM
At least the 3 of us don't have that heavy burden of Rent-A-Cop on us...I though poor Allison was going to have to give up her day job with all the updates that were needed when Andy was away.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:16:49 PM
At least the 3 of us don't have that heavy burden of Rent-A-Cop on us...I though poor Allison was going to have to give up her day job with all the updates that were needed when Andy was away.

she didn't have a day job. 
ooo... burn!
 ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:17:22 PM
hahaha she was lucky not to have a job yet at the time!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 02, 2008, 10:18:48 PM
hahahaha...damn fine thing she had that time to spend here then!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:19:10 PM
pssh... allison's a bum.  a bum who has money to spend on b'fo.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:20:50 PM
she says "i can't be too much of a bum if i have money"

and she doesn't like you talking bad about her when she can't respond.

and she also doesn't want to reach 5000 posts.  so my tiny number can grow.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:23:24 PM
and she doesn't like you talking bad about her when she can't respond.

and she also doesn't want to reach 5000 posts.  so my tiny number can grow.

it's better this way.  the 'burbs needs some more brooooke on it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:24:19 PM
awwww thank you!  i shall post more often!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 02, 2008, 10:28:28 PM
Please do.  We quite like you.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:30:24 PM
you does?!  yaaaay!  -feels loved-
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 02, 2008, 10:30:38 PM
Psh, I have over 46,000 posts in that other forum I frequent. I'm top poster, and no one is even close to catching up to me. But, here, 500 would be a nice number to shoot for. :)

Band practice tonight! *It's Friday here in MI* Yay! I'm gonna have fun! YEs, I sing in my hubby's band. I sort of share singing duties with teh bass player. It'd be cool if we got some gigs.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:33:27 PM
46,000?  bejesus!  how long have you been a member over there?
i'm working my way up to passing the almighty, Andy of legend.

and, i think it's awesome that you're fronting a band.  i congratulate you.  i do not have what it takes to do something like that so, more power to ya!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 02, 2008, 10:35:37 PM
I've been a member there since November 2001. We do have games that we play, too, and I used to play Al lyric hangman a lot, so that helped. I just like to talk a lot about Al. I'm liking my comeback here so far. Talking about Ben is fun, too.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:36:53 PM
i'm wondering how the personalities of the people on this board are different from the ones on al's.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 02, 2008, 10:37:34 PM
Um, more language here. LOL! It should be expected, I suppose. I like the diversity, though. It's interesting to meet people with a whole different outlook, and go back and forth from WOWAY to the 'Burbs.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:38:40 PM
Um, more language here. LOL!

f*ckin' right!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 02, 2008, 10:40:10 PM
 :D I love it!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 02, 2008, 10:42:30 PM
happy to have you back on the 'burbs.  look forward to meetin' ya at the detroit show.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 02, 2008, 10:46:07 PM
Yay! I can't wait! Two days before that show, Al is releasing a new single on itunes. It's all in his blog on his myspace. So exciting! It's like all this great stuff is happening at once. I love it!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 02, 2008, 10:48:17 PM
mel you won't make it to the detroit show you'll be too frozen from me punting you out.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 03, 2008, 04:44:19 AM
my language is terrible in real life...lol

the bitch went nuts y'all...

glad you're all happy with a third one anyway :P and that everyone loves one another! what a family we are!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 03, 2008, 05:17:19 AM
I sing in my hubby's band.

Since we last spoke about that, I too have now become the lead singer of a band. Sort of. We've not actually had any practises yet though... Going to get it together for a gig around Christmas I think.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 03, 2008, 06:13:52 AM
That's great, Andy! Let me know when you pracitice. Hubby is threatening not to let me come to practice if I don't clean up the house first. Gees, kinda sucks to be in a band with your SO...:P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 03, 2008, 10:30:30 AM
Gawd damn we're so jumping I have to keep deleting old content off the server to make room for all the new posts and content!
Apologies again for that wobble. I'm going to get this sorted once and for all...

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 03, 2008, 10:35:59 AM
I broke up the Beatles.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 03, 2008, 12:50:47 PM
Gawd damn we're so jumping I have to keep deleting old content off the server to make room for all the new posts and content!
Apologies again for that wobble. I'm going to get this sorted once and for all...

~A

For fun, can we not just blame Hanny instead :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 03, 2008, 02:04:15 PM
No Dean we can't.

Best change my facebook status now, thanks Andy =D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on October 03, 2008, 02:32:41 PM
I very much want to join a band.  I unfortunately have very un-intstrumentally talented friends.  Which is not fun for me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 03, 2008, 02:44:15 PM
Nevermind the band; just give me the instruments! I've written about 15 songs for piano and vocals, but I need the other instruments to flesh them out. I've been aching for a drum set and bass. I already have the mics, piano, guitar (acoustic but still...), and cables. I mean, it's more fun with more minds, but if you do it all yourself, you don't have to share the profits.  ;D Some of my songs are in VERY weird time signatures though, and I can't play drums THAT well yet (they still sound melodic and popish though, which is nice). I have one 5/8 song where the right hand goes 1-2-1-2-3 and the left hand goes 1-2-3-1-2 ... how would I do that on drums?

But don't worry; most of my friends can't play anything either. Maybe someone could record a simple music line or vocal track, and then we could all record different parts to it: the first band that's never met each other! The only downside is that you'd have to have to learn how to play together right before the tour if you were ever famous. Crap!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 04, 2008, 01:21:03 AM
Hey, Singin Shoe. Looks we both came back around the same time. :) Nice to see you posting again. Band practice went well again. They had me sing Rebel, Rebel by David Bowie, another song they've been doing, anyway, but now, it's got my spin on it ;) They also decided to let the bass player sing the majority of What is and What Should Never Be, but they're letting me sing the end, since that's a timing thing, and I just have it down. I also sang the end of Rag Doll, but I can't help but laugh right after, because that skat thing Steven Tyler does is so ridiculous. There was another song they added, but I can't remember it right now. Splitting headache, which is why I'm up at 5:20 am. Hubby records practices, so I'll listen back, and then I'll know. It's working out fairly well, though, so I'm happy. I bought my ticket to see Ben yesterday! Yay! Can't wait!!  ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 04, 2008, 02:50:30 AM
I have one 5/8 song where the right hand goes 1-2-1-2-3 and the left hand goes 1-2-3-1-2 ... how would I do that on drums?
Um, you could play a polyrythm over your song, but that'd sound terrible if you didn't know what you were doing. I would suggest playing a reguler 5/8 drum beat, those come off really funky and might even embellish what you're doing anyway. OR you COULD play a 3/8 beat and then a 2/8 beat to even up for the 5/8 measure. BUT what the hell do I know, I'm a bassist who pretends to be a drummer.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 04, 2008, 10:17:37 AM
I have one 5/8 song where the right hand goes 1-2-1-2-3 and the left hand goes 1-2-3-1-2 ... how would I do that on drums?
Um, you could play a polyrythm over your song, but that'd sound terrible if you didn't know what you were doing. I would suggest playing a reguler 5/8 drum beat, those come off really funky and might even embellish what you're doing anyway. OR you COULD play a 3/8 beat and then a 2/8 beat to even up for the 5/8 measure. BUT what the hell do I know, I'm a bassist who pretends to be a drummer.

yeah, that sounds good, but what do i know?  i'm just a Rock Band drummer.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 04, 2008, 11:09:43 AM
I have one 5/8 song where the right hand goes 1-2-1-2-3 and the left hand goes 1-2-3-1-2 ... how would I do that on drums?
Um, you could play a polyrythm over your song, but that'd sound terrible if you didn't know what you were doing. I would suggest playing a reguler 5/8 drum beat, those come off really funky and might even embellish what you're doing anyway. OR you COULD play a 3/8 beat and then a 2/8 beat to even up for the 5/8 measure. BUT what the hell do I know, I'm a bassist who pretends to be a drummer.

yeah, that sounds good, but what do i know?  i'm just a Rock Band drummer.   :P
I was so tempted to put that too.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 04, 2008, 01:57:46 PM
Random thoughts...I figured out what song it was they added: Back on the Road Again - REO Speedwagon. Yup, I sang it. I can't wait until the 9th, when I get to see Ben in concert, and meet Melissa and Allison! Oh, and Weird Al is a tease. He announced on 9/30 that he was releasing a new single on itunes on 10/7. He said he would update us on the song in a few days. Al, 4 is more than a few! :P You're killing me! Um, I should bake some cookies pretty soon, and try out the piano cookie cutter. I need some dark chocolate to decorate said cookie, which I hopefully will be able to give to Ben. Dinner is in the oven....I want to eat it now, though!! LOL! Um, that's about it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 04, 2008, 04:49:41 PM
Hello RR III.


I miss you, RR II.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 04, 2008, 06:07:47 PM
five pages already!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 04, 2008, 06:09:34 PM
Hello RR III.


I miss you, RR II.

Yeah, it's so strange. But, I'll get used to it.
As a random ramble, just thought I'd say that I took the SATs today (again), and felt relatively well leaving, so that made me feel good. Right now watching the Oregon/USC game, which WAS looking alright, until stupid USC started scoring. A-holes. GO DUCKS!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 04, 2008, 06:15:47 PM
Whoa!  I hit SR member!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 04, 2008, 06:17:10 PM
Woot! Congrats, Brooke! What is the next level? Will I hit it when I hit 500?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 04, 2008, 06:20:10 PM
I have nooooo idea.  Maybe!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 04, 2008, 06:48:49 PM
Yep 500 = YaBB God.

And then.


Then you can just join us 1k+ers in insanity. ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 04, 2008, 07:08:14 PM
Insanity is good. LOL! Btw, right now, I'm singing along with songs from the Problen Child setlist. Gotta practice, ya know, just in case we get a gig. *I hope*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 04, 2008, 08:03:21 PM
Insanity is good. LOL! Btw, right now, I'm singing along with songs from the Problen Child setlist. Gotta practice, ya know, just in case we get a gig. *I hope*

You go girl!
And congrats Brooke! You're almost to the elite team of people with no social life! Yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 04, 2008, 08:10:31 PM
Thanks, Chloe! Well, I'm done signing for tonight. Don't wanna overdo it. Sooo exciting, though!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 04, 2008, 09:53:36 PM
This is totally off topic, but not really deserving it's own thread, but something I just noticed.

http://www.last.fm/charts

Check the hype tracks.


Or I'll just Ctrl C it.

1         Chairlift – Bruises  1,858% increase (which, is a pretty fantastic song)
2       Ben Folds – The Frown Song 1,413% increase
3       Kings of Leon – Cold Desert 1,142% increase
4       Kings of Leon – Be Somebody 1,121% increase
5       Kings of Leon – I Want You 1,107% increase



Other folds tracks on the hype chart.
Cologne comes in at 16.
Guitar Hero (amanda) comes in at 26, followed by brainwascht at 27.


it actually looks like almost all of wkap makes it on the hype chart.... and only three wtn tracks. though wtn only came out half way through last week, and this chart was made on the sunday before wtn came out.




other things.

Quote
As for Folds' next solo record, you get the feeling Republican US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin already has his songwriting radar up.

"It's insulting that all of a sudden this person pops up out of nowhere and these titbits become all-consuming of our airwaves," he says. "There's something really wrong with that."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2008, 12:25:46 AM
Try to book Glasto tickets... and you thought BFF tickets were hard to get...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 05, 2008, 12:56:58 AM
other things.

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As for Folds' next solo record, you get the feeling Republican US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin already has his songwriting radar up.

"It's insulting that all of a sudden this person pops up out of nowhere and these titbits become all-consuming of our airwaves," he says. "There's something really wrong with that."
Blame the media, they're obessed with her. I have no idea why though. Well, that's not true.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2008, 01:57:25 AM
Try to book Glasto tickets... and you thought BFF tickets were hard to get...

Got one.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 05, 2008, 07:04:46 AM
But Dean did you sit for 3hrs and 20 minutes? To find there's still half of them left this afternoon...bastards...why don't they just make the server hold more people? I bet a lot of people get pissed off waiting...

ps Dad and I are however going  ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2008, 07:26:03 AM
Nope, just 2 hours 2 minutes, then went back to bed.

And the reason why is there's like 3 or 4 events a year which stress the servers like that, so it's not worth spending loads of money when 99.9% of the time the regular ones work fine.

Not like we can go anywhere else...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 05, 2008, 07:35:03 AM
Meh I don't care I hadn't put my contacts in and left my glasses in Durham...it hurt my eyes!

I'm just so glad I got one!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2008, 08:08:12 AM
I think we're the only two on the whole Burbs that cares...

You Americans don't know what a proper music festival is like :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Martino on October 05, 2008, 08:44:50 AM
man, a whole year without internet whatsoever...makes life way harder but...you have so much more time, didn't know what to do!

has ben folds got a new album out y'all?

just kidding, i'm slowly getting to normal again

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 05, 2008, 08:53:08 AM
Or we're just the only people online...with no lives...and you're probably right the only ones interested in glastonbury...but it's just so good. Ben Folds played there once y'know...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 09:18:26 AM
whoa!  f*ck yeah!  check out ben's most played songs for the last 7 days.
http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds
shoved The Suckiest out of the top 10.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 05, 2008, 09:32:38 AM
My damn internet keeps going down.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 05, 2008, 09:36:02 AM
Happy birthday, mel!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 05, 2008, 09:38:47 AM
Hells yeah. Happy birthday.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 10:07:38 AM
thanks, kids!   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 05, 2008, 10:16:02 AM
Happy Birthday, Melissa!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 03:08:04 PM
whoa!  f*ck yeah!  check out ben's most played songs for the last 7 days.
http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds
shoved The Suckiest out of the top 10.


Such good news!!!

Makes me laugh though, why is Before Cologne number 2? It's had 8 more listeners than Cologne itself.


I keep seeing ads for wtn on facebook. telling me i should buy it.
I wish I could tell them I had. Though. I'd rather see Ben's face staring at me from the ads than the woome.com guys. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 05, 2008, 03:22:27 PM
Happy birthday mel :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 05, 2008, 04:21:16 PM
Or we're just the only people online...with no lives...and you're probably right the only ones interested in glastonbury...but it's just so good. Ben Folds played there once y'know...

I'm officially starting the rumour Hotel Lights are on next year.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 05, 2008, 04:26:39 PM
what so it'll actually happen?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 05, 2008, 04:26:48 PM
i've come to the conclusion that every song on WtN rocks, except Hiroshima. i just can't get into it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 05, 2008, 04:37:43 PM
hiroshima is one of those special place in <3 songs cause it was one of the first ever brand f*ckin new ben songs i heard liiiiive.  mmm.  i think the 'watchin me fall' is a great foreshadow into the rest of the record too.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 05, 2008, 04:51:36 PM
Yep, it's a cool song to start the record with and my first personal holy shit I know this song and it's chorus moment. So I like it, I love the album in general.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 05, 2008, 05:05:53 PM
i really like the feeling of the song. but the lyrics make me cringe, and the little talking bit at the end is just....i dont know, yuck?
i don't skip it though, since it's the first song, and i don't wanna start with dr. yang, but i just don't like hiroshima that much. does that make me racist?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 05, 2008, 05:19:58 PM
I definitely don't like the talking.
I like the song this was based on much better- rock this bitch in berlin
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 05, 2008, 05:34:37 PM
My favorite part is actually the talking part near the end.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 06:19:49 PM
oh chloe, i'm all about starting the album with dr yang. :P I do 8 of 10 times I listen to WtN (I think I've made it through the album about 10 times)... Hiroshima is just better live all together. and i don't like the talking on it either.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 06:32:02 PM
cool!  me mum just walked in singing happy birthday and when i turned around, she had candles in some wheat-less brownies.  bah, i love me mum.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 05, 2008, 06:36:43 PM
oh chloe, i'm all about starting the album with dr yang. :P I do 8 of 10 times I listen to WtN (I think I've made it through the album about 10 times)... Hiroshima is just better live all together. and i don't like the talking on it either.

Hmmm...maybe i should try it. I just feel so bad whenever I go to do it, and decide against it.
Speaking of Dr. Yang, I'm playing it on my show tomorrow! It's probably the only one I'll be able to play from the album...damn swear words!

Can I have a brownie, Mel?!? pwetty pwease?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 06:53:55 PM
i'm afraid it might be stale by the time it gets to you.   :-\
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 05, 2008, 06:56:49 PM
oh poo
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 05, 2008, 07:40:18 PM
POO!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 08:35:19 PM
sad.  this kinda gives you an idea of how many people actually bought wtn as opposed to illegally downloaded it.
http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds/Way+to+Normal

check out how low YDKM's numbers are opposed to the others.  that's because the version that leaked had YDKM tagged as (feat regina spektor) instead of the proper (featuring regina spektor).
 :-\
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 08:37:23 PM
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/146198-andrew-bird-to-unleash-noble-beast-on-new-album

OOOOOOOOOOOO. Andrew Bird New Album In January! OOOO.  I'm way excited!


And Mel, why are their apparently 0 listeners to Dr. Yang?

And the EP of You Don't Know Me just burned as that "You Don't Know Me"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 08:39:17 PM
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/146198-andrew-bird-to-unleash-noble-beast-on-new-album

OOOOOOOOOOOO. Andrew Bird New Album In January! OOOO.  I'm way excited!


And Mel, why are their apparently 0 listeners to Dr. Yang?

And the EP of You Don't Know Me just burned as that "You Don't Know Me"

yay for andrew bird!
and, i don't know what you're talking about on dr yang.  it tells me there are 3,600 listeners.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 08:41:39 PM
Weird. It tells me there are 0.

last.fm has some issues. it also told me there were only 417 listeners to Kylie.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 08:42:45 PM
yeah.  yours is bef*cked.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 08:43:29 PM
my cookies probably just aren't cleared from the last time i viewed the page.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 08:49:23 PM
well... what are you waiting on?  EAT THOSE COOKIES!   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 08:56:58 PM
speaking of cookies. imagonnamakesomethatarewheatfree on wednesday.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 08:59:23 PM
HURRAH!
(don't forget to pick me up from the airport with them in hand)
 ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 09:00:44 PM
will do cause we're leaving straight from the airport to go to brooke's.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 09:02:35 PM
awesome! 
i'm getting all giddy.
yay for the north!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 09:04:30 PM
OH
it's gonna be 54 when you land. i watched the news just for that fact. mid 60s at max while you're here.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 09:08:56 PM
that's f*cking cold.
time to pack the winter clothes!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 05, 2008, 09:20:52 PM
no. f*cking cold is 12. or -35
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 05, 2008, 09:24:49 PM
no.  that's unbearable.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 05, 2008, 11:21:35 PM
i checked weather, it seems its going to be very nice, high 60s during the day in detroit and chicago!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 05, 2008, 11:51:47 PM
Yay!! Oh, speaking of cookies, I'll probably bake the piano one *and some others for family, and one Weird Al one I owe a friend* on Wednesday. Yes, I make Weird Al cookies, and mail them to my Al fan friends. They love me. LOL! Who knows, if I give that piano cookie to Ben, and he likes it, Ill have two celebrity endorsements. Not 100% sure, but the cookies and candy I make for Al might be the reason I'm his 23rd top friend on myspace. hehe. Oh, I did buy some dark chocolate for decorating the piano cookie. I'm very excitied about this!

Here is an idea of my cookie decorating skills. I made these last month, just for fun. All decorated with chocolate:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/cookies.jpg

These two were sent out to CA:

Front:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/Alstuff011.jpg

Back:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/weirdalcookieback3.jpg

 ;D

Oh, and I am awake at this hour because my dog wanted to go outside. grrr.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2008, 01:03:33 AM
Question for all you Americans...
Can a president be re-elected after leaving office? As in, could Bill Clinton run for president again?
I claim no, Sarah claims yes. I know Grover Cleveland had 2 non-consecutive terms, but I had a feeling this was some kind of special case? Or can you only have a *total* of 2 terms, so 2 consecutive terms means you can't return, but serving one term means you can run again?

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 06, 2008, 01:56:53 AM
No, Bill Clinton, or any other president who has already served two terms, can not run for president again.

It's all right here:

http://www.presidentsusa.net/qualifications.html
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 06, 2008, 03:48:29 AM
Question for all you Americans...
Can a president be re-elected after leaving office? As in, could Bill Clinton run for president again?
I claim no, Sarah claims yes. I know Grover Cleveland had 2 non-consecutive terms, but I had a feeling this was some kind of special case? Or can you only have a *total* of 2 terms, so 2 consecutive terms means you can't return, but serving one term means you can run again?

~A


AHEM. I believe (and I'm fairly confident that Allison will back me up on this) that *I* am the 'burbs resident expert on American History? Yet you INSIST on asking our friends across the Atlantic? Why you gotta do this to me, Andy :'(? In front of all our friends...

But, yeah, the laws on the Presidency change all the time - as the head honcho's power increases (which has happened pretty much consistently from the office's beginning), the Senate are desperate to limit it. Before Cleveland, you could be President a whole bunch of non-consecutive times (though nobody was) and you could be President for as long as you wanted (like FDR). It just never really happened. I'm not sure when the rule about Presidential terms only lasting for consecutive terms came about, but the whole "2 terms" thing was just after FDR's mammothic 4 term presidency. In other words, the American Presidency started out quite like the British Premiership (by which I mean Prime Minister-ship, not the football league) but then some Presidents went crazy so they changed it.

Interesting fact, Ulysses S. Grant almost had a 3rd non-consecutive term in 1881, but was defeated as the Republican party's candidate by the dark horse James A. Garfield (who was, of course, shot 2 months into office).

I believe that Grandpa Simpson was spanked on two non-consecutive occasions by Grover Cleveland?

Also, I think this thread has already become very much absorbed with talk of two things:

1) Poo
2) Cookies
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 06, 2008, 04:03:30 AM
Oh, so my link wasn't good enough? (Kinda short, sweet and to the point)

Fine.

:P

Cookies are good. Poo happens. Yeah.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2008, 04:52:34 AM
Thanks guy and gal! Alex: I didn't mean to hurt you. I'm sorry that I made you crrryyy... </bryan ferry>

So do the two terms have to be consecutive?

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 06, 2008, 05:04:31 AM
Hmm, well, first you eat one, then you do the other? Or, you could do the one, to make room for the other. Ok, maybe I'm overthinking this... ???
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Mnemonic Nate on October 06, 2008, 06:13:09 AM
Hey Andy! Good question: no, the two terms don't have to be consecutive. Again with Grover Cleveland, he was elected for the 1885–1889 term, and then again for the 1893–1897 term (Benjamin Harrison was the president between Cleveland's terms, 1889-1893).

I feel like I need to get to know the 'burbians better here. You all are fun.
So, question: should fans of the 'Classic' Star Wars trilogy (IV-VI) consider all of this new stuff canon? Seriously? I mean, after Episode II even John Williams was like, wtf George.
And I can always cite this new Indy/'Crystal Skull' hoo-ha, too, if I need to!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 06, 2008, 09:10:54 AM
sad.  this kinda gives you an idea of how many people actually bought wtn as opposed to illegally downloaded it.
http://www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds/Way+to+Normal

check out how low YDKM's numbers are opposed to the others.  that's because the version that leaked had YDKM tagged as (feat regina spektor) instead of the proper (featuring regina spektor).
 :-\

Though of course, LastFM users are more likely to know where to yarr dodgy leaks from.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 06, 2008, 09:11:15 AM
i hate american history.
i go to the englishman, alex, for all of my knowledge.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2008, 09:57:43 AM
i go to the englishman, alex, for all of my knowledge.

A scary prospect.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 06, 2008, 10:34:32 AM
I do remember being asked at dinner by one of my American Suburbettes as to when West Virginia became a state. Also, someone who mentioned that dollars were worthless was instantly shot down with my retort about the Bretton Woods agreement.

These are things you should know, kiddies!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Mnemonic Nate on October 06, 2008, 10:39:04 AM
::had to wiki Bretton Woods::

Alex, I yield the floor of American History knowledge forever.
BTW, nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 06, 2008, 08:03:21 PM
I do remember being asked at dinner by one of my American Suburbettes as to when West Virginia became a state. Also, someone who mentioned that dollars were worthless was instantly shot down with my retort about the Bretton Woods agreement.

These are things you should know, kiddies!

That was me. The asking about WV.

I don't even know when WI became a state.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 06, 2008, 09:11:42 PM
I do remember being asked at dinner by one of my American Suburbettes as to when West Virginia became a state. Also, someone who mentioned that dollars were worthless was instantly shot down with my retort about the Bretton Woods agreement.

These are things you should know, kiddies!
But I knew exactly what you were talking about when you asked me about the civil war, so touche.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 06, 2008, 10:34:09 PM
I do remember being asked at dinner by one of my American Suburbettes as to when West Virginia became a state. Also, someone who mentioned that dollars were worthless was instantly shot down with my retort about the Bretton Woods agreement.

These are things you should know, kiddies!
But I knew exactly what you were talking about when you asked me about the civil war, so touche.

the civil what?  oh, you mean the war of northern aggression?
 :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 07, 2008, 07:25:11 AM
Speaking of history... Columbus Day is coming up this Monday, and I don't have to work! Hell yes.

That may just be the time to record needledrop. ;D To commemorate RR III, I can put up a poster of Grover Cleveland before I record. From what I hear, G.C. was quite the bachelor. He probably had Oval Office activities similar to Clinton, except he wasn't breaking any Commandments doing so... (for the record, I'm not religious [agnostic.. I guess], but I was raised Roman Catholic).

Any thoughts on Columbus Day? Wasn't there some petition for a repeal of the holiday or a name change or something?

To keep on the other themes of this thread:

Columbus sailed the ocean blue
To find a place to take a poo (theme #1)
He thought a new continent
Could make him blissfully incontinent
But when the first mate cried "lookies!"
He only tossed cookies (theme #2)
...Poor Columbus... ah, f*ck it
Someone get the mop and bucket

My rhyming's okay, but can someone fix my timing?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 07, 2008, 08:27:05 AM
Everything I know about America I learned from The Daily Show / Colbert and The West Wing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 07, 2008, 08:48:58 AM
Everything I know about America I learned from The Daily Show / Colbert and The West Wing.

that's adequate enough.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 07, 2008, 08:50:58 AM
I love Stephen Colbert!

What I don't love: finding out that itunes had a "glitch", so Weird Al's new song "Whatever You Like" was not released earlier today with the other new stuff. They're working on it, and it should be up sometime today. I really wanna hear this! You know, Ben said of Al's fans, "Those people would throw themselves in front of a truck for him". We'd also try to stay up all night waiting for a damned song! Stupid itunes!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 07, 2008, 06:36:27 PM
Everything I know about America I learned from The Daily Show / Colbert


Fo sho.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 07, 2008, 07:18:54 PM
Jon Stewart is performing at my university in ten days. i am so pumped. i went to see a recording of the daily show in ny and my god, jon brings all teh funny.

Anyone watching the debate tonight?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 07, 2008, 10:41:03 PM
sadly, no.  i was at work.   :-\
though, i'm not a swing voter.  i'm firmly in place for an Obama vote!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 08, 2008, 12:32:08 AM
I've decided that I'm voting third party, I couldn't look myself in the face if I voted for either of these idiots.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 08, 2008, 05:38:24 AM
sadly, no.  i was at work.   :-\
though, i'm not a swing voter.  i'm firmly in place for an Obama vote!

me too!

I was waitressing last week, talking to a friend about how i was going to work at the election polls on november 4th, except i said "im so excited about working the polls" or something, and a older couple turned around and looked at me in horror. guess i forgot that particular comment could be taken way out of context.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 08, 2008, 07:42:31 AM
I've decided that I'm voting third party, I couldn't look myself in the face if I voted for either of these idiots.

Why vote at all then?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 08, 2008, 08:11:29 AM
to exercise the right given you. 
also, to make Bob Barr and Ralph Nader feel better about themselves. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on October 08, 2008, 01:01:20 PM
was there any cover art for "i made it up on stage"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 08, 2008, 01:07:58 PM
I'm not saying you don't have the right to vote, but shouldn't you vote to make a difference?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 08, 2008, 02:23:50 PM
was there any cover art for "i made it up on stage"
not really. it's a message from ben.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 08, 2008, 02:48:19 PM
was there any cover art for "i made it up on stage"
not really. it's a message from ben.

Yeah, I was bored enough to scan the cover and use it as iPod artwork. Of course, someone's gonna get an eye-hernia (is that even possible?) if they try to read it from my iPod, but ah well.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: cassandra on October 08, 2008, 04:34:13 PM
I've decided that I'm voting third party, I couldn't look myself in the face if I voted for either of these idiots.
the debates are like watching two four-year-olds try to solve minor differences

i am bitter that my candidate didn't make it past the primaries
(even though i can't vote)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 08, 2008, 04:57:24 PM
i was distressed when my candidate came out that he had an affair with one of his campagin workers.

boo john edwards. i liked you. :(

in other news, mel lands by me in about an hour and a half. and the shelves in my closet just collapsed. so i have to pick that mess up before i finish cleaning up my room. :(

and i gotta finish packing.


WOOOhooo BENVENUTRE!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 08, 2008, 05:01:20 PM
i was distressed when my candidate came out that he had an affair with one of his campagin workers.

boo john edwards. i liked you. :(

in other news, mel lands by me in about an hour and a half. and the shelves in my closet just collapsed. so i have to pick that mess up before i finish cleaning up my room. :(

and i gotta finish packing.


WOOOhooo BENVENUTRE!


I felt really let down when I heard about J-Ed too.

Anywho, have fun guys!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 08, 2008, 09:22:38 PM
I'm not saying you don't have the right to vote, but shouldn't you vote to make a difference?
And that's the kind of attitude that keeps giving us the candidates that no one wants. Who cares if you're voting for a side that is probably going to win, if either candidate doesn't sit right with you why vote for them, because you want to feel like you made a difference? One vote will never change an election, you can thank the electoral college for that. I'm voting third party because I feel that really only Bob Barr or Ron Paul are telling it like it is and that they are the only ones who would truly make a difference if they were elected. It doesn't matter if I feel like I voted for the side that's going to win, what matters to me is if I feel like I voted the right way and voted my conscience.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 10, 2008, 05:43:20 AM
This mornings lecturer kept referring to the American Election...ffs we're doing ancient history!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 10, 2008, 10:01:32 AM
this election has exhausted me. damn 24-hour "news" networks who need to fill time with dehumanizing shit-throwing!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 10, 2008, 02:30:33 PM
I was going to say you have to understand the past, to see what could happen, but then I realised it's kind of the opposite way for your situation...

Glad that there's a bit of a debate on here?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 10, 2008, 02:44:05 PM
Ya'll should change this thread's title to Political Ramblings. Not like it's a problem, but it's gotten a little tense. I realize that most "random" discussions these days will inevitably turn to politics.

this election has exhausted me. damn 24-hour "news" networks who need to fill time with dehumanizing shit-throwing!

So maybe we should change the subject.... here's some funny as hell news:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27113959/

This is the best divorce settlement I've seen yet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 10, 2008, 02:53:15 PM
haha, what an assh*le!

and this thread isn't nearly as political as that songs for silverman thread (i think that was the one).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 10, 2008, 03:00:02 PM
Thank you for posting that, Davis. Loosened this thread right up.

I'm trying to practice singing some songs off my band's playlist, with a slightly a sore throat. That's fun.

It's weird, because I had a sore throat before the concert started yesterday. I'm sure yelling "woo!" and "yeah" and stuff didn't help the 270 times I did it during the show, either. LOL!

Oh gees, Adam's Apple is up next. I'm on a mission now. LOL!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 10, 2008, 03:13:11 PM
Thank you for posting that, Davis. Loosened this thread right up.

I'm trying to practice singing some songs off my band's playlist, with a slightly a sore throat. That's fun.

It's weird, because I had a sore throat before the concert started yesterday. I'm sure yelling "woo!" and "yeah" and stuff didn't help the 270 times I did it during the show, either. LOL!

Oh gees, Adam's Apple is up next. I'm on a mission now. LOL!

No prob.

Actually, I'm a baritone/bass (like, the LOW notes) and I've sung in a few choirs. For some odd reason, when I get a sore throat or a cold, my voice drops a LOT. I can hit notes so low, you can barely hear 'em! I mean those good bass notes that all the ladies love 'cause I vibrate their seats!

... Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but my voice does drop though. Damn phlegm.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 10, 2008, 03:22:23 PM
Well, I'm an alto. My voice hasn't really dropped because of this. It's not a severe sore throat, but it hurts a little. Got through Adam's Apple, next was Under My Wheels. which is only difficult at the very end. LOL!

Moving on to REO with Back on the Road Again. I like this one. This one stays in a lower range, so it'll be easier.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2008, 03:00:17 AM
Back from London, and found we'd wobbled again. Sorted it out, and it really *really* shouldn't happen again. Unless we get slashdotted or something.

For techies: Ran out of disk space (again) so when the MySQL tables that run the board were writing it didn't have enough space to store the index, so the process borked out and left the tables flagged as 'in use' which prevents read/write actions, hence the errors.
Traced the source of the disappearing disc space to our apache log files. Turns out we're so popular they had gone way over their allocated space and were taking up every byte they could find. Trimmed them back and set it to rotate the logs more often, and we've now got 1/4 of our total allocation back.

For non-techies: It's fixed.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 12, 2008, 04:25:22 AM
Huzzah! Thanks for explaining, Andy. Well, band practice went very well last night. The guys seem to thnk we have enough songs to play out, so that might happen soon!! The list of songs that I sing has gotten longer! These guys have a lot of faith in me, and that makes me feel good. Here's the list, or at least what I can remember:

Rebel. Rebel - David Bowie
Adam's Apple - Aerosmith
Rag Doll - Aerosmith
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Back on the Road Again - REO Speedwagon
Goodbye to You - Patty Smyth and Scandal
Stay With Me - Rod Stewart
No Matter What - Badfinger
Open Invitation - Santana
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Under My Wheels - alie Cooper
and I sing the end of What is and What should Never Be - Led Zeppelin

whew!

On our way home, hubby asked if I was having fun, and I said yes! I will say he played sone really awesome leads at practice last night. It's really fun to watch him play. :) This is working out really well.

Oh, in case anyone is interested, I posted a link to my concert pics in the 10/9 topic on the tour board. I'll probably post a review in there, too.


Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 12, 2008, 05:20:47 PM
You want random, and amusing?

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on October 12, 2008, 06:10:06 PM
hahaha! that's amazing! hurray for people with too much free time!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 13, 2008, 02:49:35 PM
Isn'tt that great?

Oh, left a song of my band's playlist.

Stuck in the Middle - Steeler's Wheel

Now playing actually. Listening to a band practice cd.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 13, 2008, 04:57:04 PM
i love my cat more than i love most people.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 13, 2008, 05:11:58 PM
that's how i feel about my dog.
my cat's dead.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 13, 2008, 05:42:53 PM
You want random, and amusing?

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

That is amazing!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on October 13, 2008, 06:19:08 PM
L O L   great video.  I also loooooove my cats so much!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 13, 2008, 07:07:39 PM
Why the dialog about cats?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 13, 2008, 07:13:52 PM
Not sure. I don't have a cat. I have a dog, though. His name is Scout, and he's a real cutie.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 13, 2008, 08:06:17 PM
i just broke a wire on my braces eating pizza rolls.
pizza rolls, you're on NOTICE! stop breaking my mouth!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 13, 2008, 08:34:06 PM
Not sure. I don't have a cat. I have a dog, though. His name is Scout, and he's a real cutie.

scout is a major cutie.

i started rambling about my cat because i got home from my trip and she hasn't left my side.  she's a cuddler.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 13, 2008, 08:59:16 PM
Aww, I used to have a cat, but she ran away when we moved. Hubby had her by the collar, and she wiggled right out of it, and took off. We never saw her again. That was 11 years ago, so she might be in kitty heaven by now. She was a maybe 3-4 years old when we moved. Her name was Savanna.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 14, 2008, 12:23:12 AM
that's how i feel about my dog.
agreed. my dog returns my sentiments. except if i'm keeping her awake.



Didja see that Jim James of MMJ took a real life hiroshima himself: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/soundboard/2008/10/my-morning-jack.html Mel and I had been talking about this and then Ben dedicated the song to him in Chicago too. They were supposed to play the same night in town. Maybe I can go this time with the reschedule!?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: blindpilot on October 14, 2008, 05:28:34 AM
playing live is dangerous...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 14, 2008, 07:39:08 AM
Yes, it can be. Weird Al has had some Hiroshima-esque moments himself, having fallen off the stage a few times during the song "Fat". He said it was a lighting issue, and that he couldn't see the edge of the stage. It's probably also that crazy costume he wears.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 14, 2008, 07:40:25 AM
Ben Folds is #1 in our company-wide last.fm chart. WIN!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 14, 2008, 07:53:49 AM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 14, 2008, 10:09:08 AM
we're getting close to running out of placeholders on our hit counter. what happens then??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 14, 2008, 11:08:25 AM
we're getting close to running out of placeholders on our hit counter. what happens then??

To quote Dr. Emmett Brown: "The whole boiler explodes!"

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 14, 2008, 11:18:17 AM
oh no! that sounds bigger than a wobble!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 14, 2008, 11:21:44 AM
Sounds scary. Btw, in kinda cool news: One of my online friends has his own online radio station, and has been playing some files I sent him off of my band's practice cd from Saturday night! I've been on the radio! Yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 14, 2008, 07:18:01 PM
Nice, I've already decided that when I get a recording of my band's next gig I'm going to put it on sendspace so anyone can hear it if you want.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 15, 2008, 04:24:32 AM
Yeah, I have no idea how to post these files anywhere else, but if anyone were to chat with me, I could send them files that way. That's how I got the files on the radio station. I sent a friend all the files in a zipped folder, and he is hosting them on his website. What's really cool is, other people listening all said nice things about the music, so I'm happy.

LOL of the day: Some kid at the Weird Al forum was complaining about being called a girl, and wanted gender symbols under our avatars there. *We use an Invision format, so your gender is in your profile* Takes a second to look it up. Really. Anyway, I told him just post it in his sig, and some other people offered suggestions. Then a mod comes in and posts something like "unless your screenname starts with "Bruce", ends with "chick" *referring to me* or is "Manlymancake27", which was my screenname before I changed it, it's gonna happen". I dare someone to join that forum with that screenname! I died when I read that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 17, 2008, 02:12:50 PM
and to be random christmas temps start tomoro!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 19, 2008, 01:02:12 PM
so this mushroom walks into a bar, and asks for a drink. the bartender says, "i'm sorry, but we don't serve mushrooms." the mushroom then says, "oh come on! i'm a fungi!"

haha, get it? like fun guy, but fungi!
bahahahahaaaa!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 19, 2008, 03:49:10 PM
So Descartes walks into a bar and orders a drink. He downs it and the barman says: "You want another?". Descartes replys: "I think not" and disappears.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 19, 2008, 10:58:45 PM
holy brussel sprouts, batman!
ricky martin and britney spears have cds coming out on the same day! 
i have limited funds.  which do i buy?!

*this is basically the hardest decision i will ever make in my life.  EVER*
 :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 19, 2008, 11:41:27 PM
ew.

ew.


ew.





EW.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 20, 2008, 01:06:38 AM
I didn't know either of them was still making what passes for pop music these days.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 20, 2008, 01:46:53 AM
Britney has a twitter
http://www.twitter.com/therealbritney

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 20, 2008, 03:25:41 AM
You think that's bad? Axl Rose and some other guys that aren't Duff or Slash are calling themselves Guns N' Roses, and supposedly will be putting out an album called Chinese Democracy on 11/23/08. It's sure to be a flop.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 21, 2008, 01:01:47 PM
Yeah, I heard about that.

They can go away and crawl into obscurity now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 21, 2008, 02:16:14 PM
Axl has been making that album for 13 years now, the only tracks I'm remotely interested in are the ones that bucket head plays on.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 21, 2008, 02:57:20 PM
my stomach is eating itself.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 21, 2008, 03:42:33 PM
i have some doritos if you want some. i don't think they work for me. i believe i just broke a wire. crunch crunch crunch break!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 21, 2008, 04:31:18 PM
i get off of work in 2 minutes.  then, i'm going to pick up some chicken fajitas from chili's!  yay!
thanks for the offer though, chloe.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 21, 2008, 04:33:39 PM
I just thought Id share this incredibly funny blog with everyone here... its all about epic fail, but its made of win.  :)

http://failblog.org/page/2/

so funny. checck eet ouuutt.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 21, 2008, 04:35:41 PM
You mean they haven't already? :p



Yeah, I heard about that.

They can go away and crawl into obscurity now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 21, 2008, 05:22:26 PM
i get off of work in 2 minutes.  then, i'm going to pick up some chicken fajitas from chili's!  yay!
thanks for the offer though, chloe.

haha, chili's. sorry, Office flashback.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 21, 2008, 05:25:36 PM
i get off of work in 2 minutes.  then, i'm going to pick up some chicken fajitas from chili's!  yay!
thanks for the offer though, chloe.

haha, chili's. sorry, Office flashback.

oh, thanks for that.  i love that episode.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 21, 2008, 05:32:43 PM
DUNDIES!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 21, 2008, 05:34:58 PM
michael has never looked better than in that episode. and pam with "second" drinks....adorable!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 22, 2008, 06:41:21 AM
Ok, here is a cute video from North Carolina's favorite comedic son, Larry Weaver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwy4f6jTuFc

I wonder if Ben knows him? He's opened for Weird Al before, and if you read my comment on the video, you'll see he was a judge in a Gong Show at a Weird Al convention. I did stand-up there, and won third prize! Anyway, I thought this was cute, and appropriate, with Halloween just around the corner.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 22, 2008, 09:44:07 AM
i love my state!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081022/ap_en_ot/miss_teen_louisiana
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 22, 2008, 09:47:04 AM
Oh, gees...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 22, 2008, 11:09:11 AM
Here's a random rambling for you:

Just ate my cut-rate chinese food lunch, and was so excited to open my fortune cookie...

" :) It is a sunny day.  :) "

.... WHAT?!?!? Were is my "You will come into riches beyond imaging" or "Your humility is the wonder of your friends" or some cool thing like that?!?!? Punks.

The cookie was right, though. It is sunny today. But truth isn't what I wanted. I wanted that lie I can dream about, you know?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 22, 2008, 12:55:50 PM
i understand.
i got a fortune cookie in chicago that said, "you will inherit a large sum of money."
... it still hasn't come true.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 22, 2008, 01:55:26 PM
I got one of those fortunes once... so went to a local indian casino and won $50... then spent it all trying to win more. Oops.

I swear they must stack the deck at some of those Blackjack tables... I just hate it when they deal me something like a 15, the dealer's showing a 10, and everyone at the table is telling me what to do. If I could lift one of those slot machines high enough, that lil' ol' asian lady in the seat next to me would be hitting on 15 in heaven. UNHH! JACKPOT, SUCKA!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 22, 2008, 03:27:04 PM
i REALLY wanna go to the polyphonic spree's christmas xtravaganze show in texass.
8 PM DOORS
8:30-9 YOUTH ORCHESTRA
9:10-9:30 SYNCOPATED LADIES
9:40-10:10 CHAMELEON CHAMBER GROUP
10:25-11:05 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE XMAS SET
11:15-11:45 GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
Midnite-1:30 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE ROCK SET
30 bucks.

i think i might try to round up some friends.  it's a bit of a drive, but i think it would be totally worth it.
i mean, what could possibly make me happier?!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 23, 2008, 01:55:00 AM
preparing for my future is so scary. applied for a teaching year (pgce)....scary times...i dont wana grown up!

and mel, just go!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 23, 2008, 08:40:24 AM
Happy Birthday to Ben's good friend, Al Yankovic!! Happy 49th, Al! You don't look a day over 27!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on October 23, 2008, 08:54:08 AM
i REALLY wanna go to the polyphonic spree's christmas xtravaganze show in texass.
8 PM DOORS
8:30-9 YOUTH ORCHESTRA
9:10-9:30 SYNCOPATED LADIES
9:40-10:10 CHAMELEON CHAMBER GROUP
10:25-11:05 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE XMAS SET
11:15-11:45 GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
Midnite-1:30 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE ROCK SET
30 bucks.

i think i might try to round up some friends.  it's a bit of a drive, but i think it would be totally worth it.
i mean, what could possibly make me happier?!

That does sound awesome? Do they do christmas songs? Are they online anywhere?

I discovered the other day that Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy) and Duke Special (Duke Special) did a special duelling piano show where they had just two grand pianos facing each other and collaborated and sung each others songs and stuff. And err, fought with light sabres.
It sounds like the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 23, 2008, 08:57:01 AM
Happy Birthday to Ben's good friend, Al Yankovic!! Happy 49th, Al! You don't look a day over 27!

In Al's honor, all day, I will "Dare to be Stupid"... of course, some folks might say I do that eveyrday. *shrug*

I still say Even Worse is Al's best album. "Good Ol' Days" (a James Taylor-soundalike) and "You Make Me" (an Oingo Boingo soundalike) are simply the shit. Not to mention "Fat."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 23, 2008, 09:19:44 AM
I like Even Worse, too. Best. album. cover. ever. LOL!  I love Oingo Boingo, so the style parody of them was obvious when I first heard You Make Me. I also like Good Old Days as well. Great, great stuff! I'm baking cupcakes, and decorating at least one for Al's birthday, * I live with Al haters. grr* and I'm also going out with my Curves gals for a lades night out this evening. I will drink a toast to Al for sure.  :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 23, 2008, 09:41:53 AM
Haha, alright. Here's to the ladies night! Here's to Al!... Most ladies I know all think Al's the hottie, especially that old look with the glasses and the little afro.

Speaking of Oingo Boingo, if Danny Elfmann could go from making "Weird Science" and "Dead Man's Party" to making symphonic soundtracks for "Spider Man," "The Simpsons," and all those Tim Burton films, couldn't Ben maybe do some kind of soundtrack for a film? If he's capable of things like "Kops" on FOP, he's gotta be good for a car chase or two. I have a harder time seeing him doing a love theme without sounding a little pop-py about it though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 23, 2008, 09:56:23 AM
Oh, I am one of those ladies you speak of, believe me. I like his current look best, though. Al's like fine wine, he improves with age. Yeah, I don't see why Ben couldn't do music for a film. Danny Elfman is brilliant, and so is Ben. Maybe....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 23, 2008, 10:21:38 AM
i REALLY wanna go to the polyphonic spree's christmas xtravaganze show in texass.
8 PM DOORS
8:30-9 YOUTH ORCHESTRA
9:10-9:30 SYNCOPATED LADIES
9:40-10:10 CHAMELEON CHAMBER GROUP
10:25-11:05 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE XMAS SET
11:15-11:45 GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
Midnite-1:30 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE ROCK SET
30 bucks.

i think i might try to round up some friends.  it's a bit of a drive, but i think it would be totally worth it.
i mean, what could possibly make me happier?!

That does sound awesome? Do they do christmas songs? Are they online anywhere?

yes, they sing christmas songs for that entire first set.  i have a bootleg of it from a few years back.  i'll upload if there's interest.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 23, 2008, 12:52:18 PM
Ben already did music for a film... sort of. 'Over the Hedge' anyone?

Scoring it however... that'd be interesting to say the least.


And if that's alright Mel, yes please on the Polyphonic Spree front. I frickin' love them.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on October 23, 2008, 03:29:24 PM
Holy crap, new front page banner!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 23, 2008, 04:05:08 PM
haha u just noticed :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 23, 2008, 04:56:30 PM
i REALLY wanna go to the polyphonic spree's christmas xtravaganze show in texass.
8 PM DOORS
8:30-9 YOUTH ORCHESTRA
9:10-9:30 SYNCOPATED LADIES
9:40-10:10 CHAMELEON CHAMBER GROUP
10:25-11:05 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE XMAS SET
11:15-11:45 GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
Midnite-1:30 THE POLYPHONIC SPREE ROCK SET
30 bucks.

i think i might try to round up some friends.  it's a bit of a drive, but i think it would be totally worth it.
i mean, what could possibly make me happier?!

That does sound awesome? Do they do christmas songs? Are they online anywhere?

yes, they sing christmas songs for that entire first set.  i have a bootleg of it from a few years back.  i'll upload if there's interest.

Yes, there's interest!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 23, 2008, 04:58:33 PM
meeee toooooo!!! interest interest!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 23, 2008, 05:55:39 PM
it is way good. i haven't listened to it in a long while cause it's, yaknow, christmas music.
i would go if texass was anywhere near me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 24, 2008, 06:42:07 AM
i'll upload that when i get back. 
i'm about to head to Houston for some tasty Ben, Sam, and Jared!  yay!
last one of the year.  booo....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 24, 2008, 09:32:12 AM
WOO! I'm posting from a train zooming through the English countryside thanks to some free on-board wifi, using my new eee PC. Geek Out!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 24, 2008, 10:00:51 AM
WOO! I'm posting from a train zooming through the English countryside thanks to some free on-board wifi, using my new eee PC. Geek Out!

~A

*pushes his glasses up on his nose* WOAAAOOAAOOAH! Radical! *snort snort*... ... geekin' aside, that IS awesome, Andy. Nothing like mobile posting.

I read blogs and crap all the time from my iPhone, but I haven't posted to this board yet on it. I've come close a time or two. Sometimes I think my thumbs are too misshapen or ungainly to use the touch-screen keyboard. I'm sure the iPhone auto-correct feature will probably turn "Ben Folds" into "Bum Farts" or "Bend Foldy" or something.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 24, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
yeh andy maybe i'm sad too but i find that cool lol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 24, 2008, 01:19:17 PM
Firstly, how was the internet Andy? I remember reading an article a few years ago saying that it was hard to do wireless, purely cause you'd be constantly passing through zones, so I guess they put something on the train...

And the iphone/ipod typing ability is a very quick learner I've found...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 24, 2008, 01:30:10 PM
so, my friend kevin and i are sitting outside of the venue in houston.  first ones here.  we got here at 3 and it's now 4:30 and we still don't have company.  texass sucks.  on the up and up, the bouncer guy marked our tickets, so if we wanna leave, we'll still be first in line.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 24, 2008, 01:48:06 PM
Yeah, they put something on the train. First train company to give free internet in standard class.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on October 24, 2008, 02:19:57 PM
haha u just noticed :P

Full time job = less burbs = excitement over new banners.
haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 24, 2008, 02:39:51 PM
Holy crap, new front page banner!!!

Only went up the other night. You're not far behind!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 24, 2008, 03:01:24 PM
so, my friend kevin and i are sitting outside of the venue in houston.  first ones here.  we got here at 3 and it's now 4:30 and we still don't have company.  texass sucks.  on the up and up, the bouncer guy marked our tickets, so if we wanna leave, we'll still be first in line.   ;D
That's a f*ckin sweet policy.

Holy crap, new front page banner!!!

Only went up the other night. You're not far behind!

~A
I love how an official banner looks worse than what Andy could have made himself.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 24, 2008, 05:28:27 PM
I actually got excited when I noticed the new banner too, it looks awesome imo. Instantly catches your attention.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 26, 2008, 08:51:56 AM
im the same lol, we're ALL as sad as each other!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 26, 2008, 09:04:46 AM
awww, f*ck.  i love my family.  they're epic.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 26, 2008, 11:36:48 AM
There's some wet and windy weather going on outside, and I love it.

One day, I'm going stormchasing.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on October 26, 2008, 04:06:22 PM
haha, glad I wasn't the only one with a banner reaction.  I mean, it's been years folks, come on.

You should have your own stormchasing show, Andy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 26, 2008, 05:22:05 PM
Are there really that big of storms in the U.K. or is just always rainy and dreary?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 26, 2008, 06:17:57 PM
So I'm trying to introduce my friends to Amanda Palmer so I can find someone to go with to the concert next month. I have her solo album and the self-titled dresden dolls album. I'm making a mix cd of the best songs from both and I decided to attempt to be witty and title it "Who Killed the Dresden Dolls."
Then a thought occurred to me.
I have renamed the best of ben folds mix cd that I give to people when I want to introduce them, "Rockin the Unauthorized Songs for Whatever"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 26, 2008, 07:24:38 PM
There's some wet and windy weather going on outside, and I love it.

One day, I'm going stormchasing.

~A

Stormchasing! On average, 33 tornadoes are reported each year in the United Kingdom. This average is based on a 30 year period, though in reality the actual yearly figures may vary dramatically from year to year. While in the U.S. the top 5 states with highest incidence of tornadoes (average per year, 1950–2004): Texas (134), Oklahoma (58), Kansas (56), Florida (51), Nebraska (43).

from : http://www.infoplease.com/spot/tornado1.html
and: http://www.torro.org.uk/TORRO/severeweather/tornadofaqs.php#faq4

So perhaps a trip to Texas is in order Andy?  :) ;) :-\
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 26, 2008, 08:15:32 PM
oh, i've always wanted to be a storm chaser.  weather fascinates me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 26, 2008, 08:48:44 PM
really? it scares the shit out of me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 26, 2008, 09:02:37 PM
when i was little i wanted to be a meterologist.

a part of me still thinks that would be fun times.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 26, 2008, 09:03:13 PM
when i was little i wanted to be a meterologist.

a part of me still thinks that would be fun times.

It's fun!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 26, 2008, 09:04:04 PM
put me out there!  i'll chase after a tornado.
i chase after hurricanes, it seems.  or rather, they chase after me.  i just stand out in them and marvel at mother nature.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 26, 2008, 09:05:13 PM
put me out there!  i'll chase after a tornado.
i chase after hurricanes, it seems.  or rather, they chase after me.  i just stand out in them and marvel at mother nature.

Although I never really got into doing that. I dig the snow more then the severe weather and chasing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 26, 2008, 09:06:52 PM
i's never seen a hurricane, but i sure has seen me some tornadoes.


snow is in the near future. booo. it's not been halloween yet, i don't want snow til, you know, christmas.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 26, 2008, 09:12:44 PM
i's never seen a hurricane, but i sure has seen me some tornadoes.


snow is in the near future. booo. it's not been halloween yet, i don't want snow til, you know, christmas.

The snow is only fun if you have a mountain nearby so you can ride down it on on skis or a snowboard...otherwise I could understand others not really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 26, 2008, 09:15:29 PM
Yeah, it's kinda flat around here.

And of course, we don't shut down or anything cause of it, we just go about our daily lives-- driving in the snow.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 27, 2008, 02:12:15 AM
My friend already has a foot of it, but he lives in Alaska.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 27, 2008, 02:36:44 AM
I had a dream I voted in the American election last night! lol!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 27, 2008, 04:29:07 AM
WHO'D YOU VOTE FOR.

Think carefully before you answer.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 27, 2008, 05:08:58 AM
Oh wow, that made me laugh really hard.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 27, 2008, 09:18:30 AM
Obama. lol Happy?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 09:31:54 AM
Storms, huh? Supposed to be 80°F and sunny here for the next few days. Brrrrr....

I had a dream last night about the election too... that CA Prop 8 (the attempt to make a gay marriage ban constitutional) passed, and an angry bunch of gay people and supporters (my girlfriend and I among the supporters) went to Topeka, KS, and burned the Westboro Baptist Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church) to the ground. I'm really not all that violent, so I gotta stop having these angry dreams.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 09:55:42 AM
lol you sure say gay a lot
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 10:03:54 AM
how kind of you to notice.

 ::)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on October 27, 2008, 11:09:38 AM
i'm totally freezing right now. :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on October 27, 2008, 11:22:12 AM
That's a dream I'd gladly carry out.

Burning down the church that is.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 27, 2008, 12:04:16 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
It's SNOWING.




:'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 12:19:02 PM
Awwwww... sucks.

It's only snowed once over here in the past 25 years. Right now, it's about 80°F here, and sunny. But the rain's a-comin' later this week.


Since this is the random board, I'll ask it here: anyone wearing anything for halloween? Everyone at my job is doing a Disney "It's a Small World" theme, and they made me Germany, so I'm going to do the German Beer Wench/St. Pauli Girl thing. I'll have to wear a tan shirt to cover up the chest hair though. If they'd given me Britain, I could've done Austin Powers. I guess I could do lederhosen, but eh...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 27, 2008, 12:32:29 PM
i had a dream about the election too!  i had a dream that i voted, but they didn't keep up with who had already done so.  so, i ended up voting and getting right back in line to vote again.  i think i voted for Obama like 250 times.  it was awesome!

my friends are doing a Peter Pan theme for halloween.  i'm either going to be the crocodile or Nana (the dog).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 12:37:42 PM
Yeah, I wanted to vote for Obama about 50 times and maybe McCain once, just 'cause I'd feel bad, but then they told me that I could only vote once. F*&#!!!

Peter Pan's the shit. I don't know though, are you letting "Hook" characters in? 'Cause I'd love to wear a Rufio mohawk.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 27, 2008, 12:42:41 PM
yeah, we're letting in Hook.  Rufio is awesome!  maybe i'll be a lost boy...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 27, 2008, 12:46:20 PM
ROO-FI Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

That fat kid dancing when Peter learns to fly is almost as good as the Truffle Shuffle.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 27, 2008, 12:47:43 PM
... almost.
i love that freakin' kid.
Hook is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on October 27, 2008, 12:48:34 PM
Dustin Hoffman's greatest role.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 12:50:53 PM
Hahaha... Goonies, Hook... that brings it all back. It was weird that they threw in the whole Julia Roberts Tinkerbell-Pan love thing, though... not like I HATED it... just... weird addition.

That kid who played in the Goonies and did Shortround in Indiana Jones 2 is the bomb, though; wonder whatever happened to him? "Look ou', Da'cta Jones!"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 12:52:03 PM
Baby Ruth?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 12:52:48 PM
Dustin Hoffman's greatest role.

~A

u haven't seen rainman
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Davis, Califoldsnia on October 27, 2008, 01:02:32 PM
Sorry, but even though he acted well in The Graduate and Rain Man, I say he did a better job in Straw Dogs. Wasn't too bad in Papillon either. I own Hook, The Graduate, Straw Dogs, and Rain Man. I've always wanted to see Marathon Man; heard it's really good.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 01:16:06 PM
Don't be sorry for being wrong. Its ok. Rain Man was a brilliant performance. Dont forget TOOTSIE lolololol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 27, 2008, 01:22:24 PM
My house is in Rain Main

for reals
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 27, 2008, 01:27:38 PM
Wow, really?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 01:30:21 PM
I'm in Wayne's World 2
wah wah
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 27, 2008, 01:42:59 PM
Wow, really?

Yeah it was filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio. My house is right on the river so there are a couple of scenes where you can see it, like when they drive across the bridge.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 27, 2008, 01:43:45 PM
cool
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 27, 2008, 03:11:48 PM
Dustin Hoffman Becomes Indignant and Wets Himself
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 03:13:12 PM
of montrealll llll
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 27, 2008, 03:35:12 PM
what about them?


i saw a nearly naked kevin barnes last night.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 27, 2008, 03:42:28 PM
its an of montreal song. you should know that since you're a fan lol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 27, 2008, 03:49:46 PM
yeah, geez, allison!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 27, 2008, 05:08:14 PM
im babysitting and their tivo is taping dancing with the stars so i cant watch anything else for TWO HOURS. only so much i cant take people.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 27, 2008, 06:02:23 PM
that's why i don't babysit. that, and because i don't like kids. they're hard to talk to. then again, maybe my lack of interest comes from me being the youngest...i never really had to deal with them.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 27, 2008, 06:19:47 PM
I WANNA BE KATE!!!

I have to say the bass part in this song is exceptionally fun to rock out on when it's just you and an unplugged bass with Kate on repeat. I WILL LEARN ROBERT'S PART DAMN IT.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 27, 2008, 07:54:25 PM
yeah, geez, allison!

you seem to be missing the point of my post.


there's nothing like the lead singer of a band stripping down to just his undies - and i mean undies on stage. and then i also saw the biggest fannie pack ever (not the kind you UKers have.) at that show. and lots of shaving cream? maybe whipped cream? it was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 27, 2008, 08:02:14 PM
yeah, when i saw them, he was in fishnets, and i actually think at one point i saw his...well, you know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 27, 2008, 08:45:04 PM
oh, hearing all of this is making me look forward to this show even more than i already was.  November 11, baby.  so ready!
a few friends and i are heading to Bourbon Street before the show to have some drinks.  yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 27, 2008, 08:52:33 PM
so i'm currently watching last week's episode of boston  legal.

alan (spader) and denny (shatner) are fighting. this makes me :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 27, 2008, 08:55:46 PM
i'm actually waking up to go to class tomorrow.  this makes me  :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 27, 2008, 08:56:14 PM
i had my first day camp meeting today. this makes me ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 28, 2008, 04:52:31 AM
Oh, dear. Only one man can pull off fishnets. Add to that heart boxers a tutu and a spongebob shirt, and he still looked adorable...*waves to Al* He has nice legs.



yeah, when i saw them, he was in fishnets, and i actually think at one point i saw his...well, you know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on October 28, 2008, 05:51:52 AM
so i'm currently watching last week's episode of boston  legal.

alan (spader) and denny (shatner) are fighting. this makes me :'(

Nnnoo!  That makes me sad, too. :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Kidney05 on October 28, 2008, 06:36:41 AM
i'm really starting to hate chris martin...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 28, 2008, 06:41:10 AM
only just?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Kidney05 on October 28, 2008, 07:01:40 AM
haha what kinda response is that? i didn't say the word just.  his attitude just pisses me off.  and the new coldplay album mostly sucked.  and their live performances are a sham... but mostly, he's got an attitude like he's bono... and everyone hates bono's attitude....


and i'm fast approaching 1000 posts.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 28, 2008, 08:08:47 AM
meh.  chris martin is mostly gross.  there are two exceptions. 
1) he was on an episode of Extras.  it was awesome.  but, then again, all episodes of Extras are awesome.
2) he does a pretty swell cover of Joseph Arthur's song "In the Sun".  god, i love that song.  original is better, but this is also good.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on October 28, 2008, 11:24:54 AM
meh.  chris martin is mostly gross.  there are two exceptions. 
1) he was on an episode of Extras.  it was awesome.  but, then again, all episodes of Extras are awesome.
2) he does a pretty swell cover of Joseph Arthur's song "In the Sun".  god, i love that song.  original is better, but this is also good.

Ah.... Extras. How I miss thee.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 28, 2008, 11:56:23 AM
chris martin moves around like he's

A) retarded
B) pointing at an imaginary friend behind him
C) having a seizure


pick one, pick them all. up to you
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 28, 2008, 12:06:46 PM
coldplay was the music guest on snl this weekend.

i have grown to really dislike them. mainly because they've become more and more like u2, and one u2 was one u2 too many.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on October 28, 2008, 12:09:50 PM
one u2 was one u2 too many.

Truer words have never been typed.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 28, 2008, 12:26:20 PM
thanks. :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 28, 2008, 01:51:05 PM
He's is only slightly redeemed in my eyes as being really good friends with Simon Pegg, who I adore as an actor.

Seriously, my favorite movie ever is Shaun of the Dead. Hot fuzz was amazing almost even better but no Shaun of the Dead.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 28, 2008, 01:57:56 PM
My mother just walked in the room;
Quote
Are ALL men idiots?


Hello to you too.




Story definitely prompted the comment.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 28, 2008, 02:09:55 PM
Wow, I have a few converstions start like that, but never those words.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 28, 2008, 03:21:50 PM
one u2 was one u2 too many.

Truer words have never been typed.

QFT times 2
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 28, 2008, 03:26:15 PM
CHLOEEE\\ 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 28, 2008, 04:06:53 PM
CHRISSSSSSS?????
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Kidney05 on October 28, 2008, 04:15:54 PM
cologne is on itunes now, live track
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 28, 2008, 04:55:42 PM
He's is only slightly redeemed in my eyes as being really good friends with Simon Pegg, who I adore as an actor.

Seriously, my favorite movie ever is Shaun of the Dead. Hot fuzz was amazing almost even better but no Shaun of the Dead.

did you see run fatboy run yet?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 28, 2008, 07:13:59 PM
Ben has a new album.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400004899056&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:AU:1123

I believe some attention to detail might be required.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 28, 2008, 08:20:12 PM
haha Way to Go?
that sounds like a tim and eric thing. great job! awesome! way to go!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 28, 2008, 09:10:54 PM
He's is only slightly redeemed in my eyes as being really good friends with Simon Pegg, who I adore as an actor.

Seriously, my favorite movie ever is Shaun of the Dead. Hot fuzz was amazing almost even better but no Shaun of the Dead.

did you see run fatboy run yet?
Yes I did and I loved it, had one of my favorite actors and one of my favorite comedians, Dylan Moran.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 28, 2008, 09:26:30 PM
it is my opinion that everybody should watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 29, 2008, 03:24:57 AM
He's is only slightly redeemed in my eyes as being really good friends with Simon Pegg, who I adore as an actor.

Seriously, my favorite movie ever is Shaun of the Dead. Hot fuzz was amazing almost even better but no Shaun of the Dead.

did you see run fatboy run yet?
Yes I did and I loved it, had one of my favorite actors and one of my favorite comedians, Dylan Moran.

Dylan Moran. Yesssss.  Look to the left and see my quote from Black Books.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 29, 2008, 07:09:29 AM
He's is only slightly redeemed in my eyes as being really good friends with Simon Pegg, who I adore as an actor.

Seriously, my favorite movie ever is Shaun of the Dead. Hot fuzz was amazing almost even better but no Shaun of the Dead.

did you see run fatboy run yet?
Yes I did and I loved it, had one of my favorite actors and one of my favorite comedians, Dylan Moran.

Dylan Moran. Yesssss.  Look to the left and see my quote from Black Books.
My favorite bit of dylan's is when he talks about why no one should ever go to germany and why the language blows.

"It's like typwriters chewing on tin-foil being kicked down a flight stairs."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 08:35:03 AM
“…and you cant eat the food because you’d have to complain about it and that would mean speaking in German, it’s a disgusting language no one should ever speak it… somebody is talking to you in German and they’re saying *blahblahblah* and you’re like what is happening to you from behind, how can we make it stop, please go away… and now that’s not prejudice, that’s just observation.”

hes great. and just insults everyone in such an honest manner thats its just...great.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 12:14:20 PM
Ok, I'm kinda hurt. It's tough defending my Weird Al fandom, but, I had to elsewhere in this forum.

*sigh*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 12:16:16 PM
Don't fret. Sometimes you've gotta defend your Ben Folds fandom here, and it's a BF site. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 12:18:18 PM
Yeah, that's true. There are differences of opinion here about albums, and which ones are good and which ones aren't. Sadly, my family doesn't like Ben, either. Head scratcher of the century: hubby likes Avenged Sevenfold. Go figure.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on October 29, 2008, 12:19:03 PM
eeeww

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 12:21:44 PM
Well, there's one new song of theirs that does have some nice changes and bridges, so I can sort of see why, but they're just one in a group of many bands Marshall *my 18 year old* likes that, most often, I'd rather not hear. The song hubby likes is "Afterlife". I'm thinking that, thankfully, we would not be trying to play that one in the band. *Please, God, no*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 29, 2008, 03:32:36 PM
“…and you cant eat the food because you’d have to complain about it and that would mean speaking in German, it’s a disgusting language no one should ever speak it… somebody is talking to you in German and they’re saying *blahblahblah* and you’re like what is happening to you from behind, how can we make it stop, please go away… and now that’s not prejudice, that’s just observation.”

hes great. and just insults everyone in such an honest manner thats its just...great.
"Plenty of british people went over to make uninformed prejucidal remarks about germany, totally uninformed and bigotted....aaaaannnnndddd because germany is a toliet."

Yea his insultations are key to his stylings I think. One thing that I've loved about British and Irish stand up comics is that they basically have a conversation with their audience. America's comedians are starting to lean this way, but Dylan pulls it off so well. Bill Bailey is great too, and Tommy Tiernan f*ckING ROCKS!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 29, 2008, 04:08:42 PM
Dylan gets my vote because he acts like he's just having a Random Rambling (just like this thread) with a smoke and a glass of wine or several.  The audience is just there as someone to ramble to.  And yes, when you are rambling you let your guard down with the insults, which makes his barbs all the funnier cos that's how he projects.

Monster is just an awesome DVD.  There's bits on youtube for those who are not yet familiar...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 29, 2008, 05:10:21 PM
Yea I watched all of Monster on youtube a while back and love every second of it. That dvd he looks really messed up in, but in a good funny comical way. My favorite bit from that is the Children's parties bit.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 29, 2008, 06:43:39 PM
I think I post more on here when I have a paper to write.

I have also discovered the delights of stalking the who's online link, allowing you to see exactly what everybody is viewing at that moment. It doubled in creepiness when I saw someone was viewing my profile at that moment.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 06:53:12 PM
I think I post more on here when I have a paper to write.

I have also discovered the delights of stalking the who's online link, allowing you to see exactly what everybody is viewing at that moment. It doubled in creepiness when I saw someone was viewing my profile at that moment.

The who's online feature is good times.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on October 29, 2008, 07:02:40 PM
Y'all freak me out.
In a good way ;)
I do it too hehe
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:04:15 PM
i erm, may have done it when ben was signing on all the time that one week.

i was like. OH YOU ARE HERE ?!?! MUST FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING. WHERE IS POST?! Ha.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 07:07:06 PM
slight stalkerlike tendencies are allowed to be exhibited here. its a fansite. :) ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 29, 2008, 07:10:26 PM
i do not know of this feature and i do not like that you can see me.  i am supposed to be a ninja.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:12:05 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?action=who
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 29, 2008, 07:19:14 PM
i erm, may have done it when ben was signing on all the time that one week.

i was like. OH YOU ARE HERE ?!?! MUST FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING. WHERE IS POST?! Ha.

OH MY GOD Stalking Ben on this website would be a dream come true.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:20:05 PM
Yeah, his six posts on here were pretty exciting.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 07:30:09 PM
the band definitely comes on here and roam around as ghostie guests and sneak around... so apparently they stalk us back.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 29, 2008, 07:33:02 PM
When it says "unknown action" what the hell are people doing?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:38:13 PM
the band definitely comes on here and roam around as ghostie guests and sneak around... so apparently they stalk us back.

Oh for sure, Jared knew of things I'd said in the RRII thread. And I was.... o.0??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 07:41:10 PM
this is going to sound really stalker like but i dont really care.... you know that y thehave to sneak around because when you look at last logged on for any of the band members, it was awhile ago.
but hey if it were me, id do it too. its got to at the very least provide a laugh now and then.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:44:21 PM
no. it makes me smile that they have a vested interest

though.

it also kinda weirds me out. i think about us on an island on the internet.... i dunno.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 07:51:07 PM
Yeah, it is a cool feature. We have that at that other forum for that other guy I really like a lot, too.

;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 07:51:19 PM
so what... one day someone of the ben/band is online and you go look on the whos online and find out they are viewing YOUR profile... that would be CRAZY!WEIRD.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 29, 2008, 07:53:44 PM
so what... one day someone of the ben/band is online and you go look on the whos online and find out they are viewing YOUR profile... that would be CRAZY!WEIRD.

I can't even begin to describe how unbelievably awesome that would be.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 07:56:24 PM
I would be like, uh, dear sir.... sendmeamessageifyou'relookingatmyprofliekthnxbai
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on October 29, 2008, 08:01:19 PM
I hope they admire the hard work we put into our icons and the witty phrases we come up with

I've posted like 20 times today. That's a new record.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 08:04:49 PM
I post on average 180 a week.



I need full time employment, I tell you... this just out of college search is a bitch- especially in this economy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 08:07:48 PM
you can have one of my jobs... i have three.  :'(

but no actual life. im really a robot.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 08:12:36 PM
i have A job.
but it's overhire.

so there are weeks like this week where i only work tomorrow.

and then weeks like next week where i work... never. (UGH)

and then the week after that where i work "all day" for four days in a row.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 08:23:58 PM
Quote
and then the week after that where i work "all day" for four days in a row.

how many hours?
still... bummer. work blows.

one of the jobs i work at is a starbucks and once or twice i week i have to open... be there at 4:15 AM on the weekdays or 5:15 on saturdays or 5:45 on sunday... and i live fifteen minutes away... i've been blasting dr. yang in my car on the way to work in order to wake myself up. at least i only have to do those once/sometimes twice a week.
i just keep telling myself one day it will all be worth it.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on October 29, 2008, 08:28:50 PM

I need full time employment, I tell you... this just out of college search is a bitch- especially in this economy.

Hang in there...It took over a year for me after graduating college.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 08:31:22 PM
So, is anyone going to any Halloween parties, or dressing up? I have to dress up when I go to Curves on Friday. I'm thinking about being Pebbles as a teenager. Anyone remember the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm show? I have a red haired wig and a black skort. I just need a top with an animal print, which I am hoping to find at the last minute. Oy the pressure!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 08:46:20 PM
Quote
and then the week after that where i work "all day" for four days in a row.

how many hours?


that's the thing. you never know until the day before of what time to even show up. it drives me mad. it's hard to plan out other things of your life when you don't know how long you'll be at work.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 29, 2008, 08:48:32 PM
oh, i love pebbles and bam-bam!

my friends are doing a Peter Pan theme.  i'm going as Nana, the dog.  should be a hoot.  2 house parties on friday followed by a massive block party.  hurrah!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 08:50:29 PM
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and then the week after that where i work "all day" for four days in a row.

how many hours?


that's the thing. you never know until the day before of what time to even show up. it drives me mad. it's hard to plan out other things of your life when you don't know how long you'll be at work.

wait... so you could work for two hours, or you could work for seven!?!? that IS mad. this is like a temp agency thing?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 29, 2008, 08:53:18 PM
Yay! I'm glad you said that, Melissa. I really, really wanna do this costume. My red haired wig is curly, but I think it'll work. I've used it to dress like Weird Al, and for my Ren Faire costume, so it is well loved. Nana the dog? Oh, that sounds cute! Be sure to post pics.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 08:53:54 PM
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and then the week after that where i work "all day" for four days in a row.

how many hours?


that's the thing. you never know until the day before of what time to even show up. it drives me mad. it's hard to plan out other things of your life when you don't know how long you'll be at work.

wait... so you could work for two hours, or you could work for seven!?!? that IS mad. this is like a temp agency thing?
Yep. it's what they call Over Hire in theaters.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 08:57:52 PM
Yep. it's what they call Over Hire in theaters.

Crizz. I have never heard of it being like that. But maybe it will lead to something unexpected, a bunch of my friends have gotten awesome jobs through things like temp agencies.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 09:11:58 PM
Yep. it's what they call Over Hire in theaters.

Crizz. I have never heard of it being like that. But maybe it will lead to something unexpected, a bunch of my friends have gotten awesome jobs through things like temp agencies.


The market is so bad out there that the Temp Agency wasn't even able to help me over the past summer. :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on October 29, 2008, 09:17:42 PM
Whoa. I live in a pretty urban area so its not that bad... a good friend of mine landed a sweet job through being a temp... if youre into theater come to NYC!!! its le place to be.

btw i passed a gas station today that was $2.50. it was $4.89 just a few months ago.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 09:45:38 PM
Whoa. I live in a pretty urban area so its not that bad... a good friend of mine landed a sweet job through being a temp... if youre into theater come to NYC!!! its le place to be.

btw i passed a gas station today that was $2.50. it was $4.89 just a few months ago.


It is. But I need a guaranteed job before I move.
And I'm near Chicago, you'd think it'd not be an issue.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 29, 2008, 11:11:31 PM
somebody buy me this puppy!  please?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsrPKtx0qyg

also, if you're looking for something to make you laugh for ages.  check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGiUq4RDCSE
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 11:17:50 PM
You're welcome for that last one. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 29, 2008, 11:20:48 PM
You're welcome for that last one. :P

... and what about my puppy?!  buy me it!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 29, 2008, 11:21:16 PM
i has not the monies.


and will your cat like a friend?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 30, 2008, 07:34:37 AM
I found an animal print top for my Pebbles costume for 3 bucks!! Yay! I'm might try to put it together today, just to see what it looks like. Should be fun! I'll post pics. Yay, I'm so happy!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on October 30, 2008, 07:59:06 AM
Alison I had no idea you could do that!! stalker! =p
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on October 30, 2008, 09:19:36 AM
i don't like making topics for pretty simple questions so...

what does ben think of people bootlegging his shows? from what i've noticed, he doesn't necessarily have a problem, but i was wondering if there's specific proof for/against it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 30, 2008, 12:17:00 PM
Ok, here is some exciting news: Problem Child *the band I am in with hubby* is playing a Halloween party at AJ's on Saturday night! AHHH! My first gig as a full fledged band member! This is awesome! We're gonna practice tomorrow night, just to tighten up songs that need it. I really need to work on the lyrics for Rag Doll, but nost of the others, I know. Oh, I am so happy!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 30, 2008, 12:26:39 PM
Ok, here is some exciting news: Problem Child *the band I am in with hubby* is playing a Halloween party at AJ's on Saturday night! AHHH! My first gig as a full fledged band member! This is awesome! We're gonna practice tomorrow night, just to tighten up songs that need it. I really need to work on the lyrics for Rag Doll, but nost of the others, I know. Oh, I am so happy!!!

congrats!  best wishes on your performance!

i'm headed to whole foods.  the land of deliciousness.  i'm out of bread and organic wine.  this is unacceptable.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 30, 2008, 12:51:50 PM
Thanks, Melissa. I'm really excited. Hubby does not want me to wear the Pebbles costume on Saturday, so I'm probably gonna dress like Alice Cooper. We do have under My Wheels on the setlist. At least, I think so, so that would be cool to sing that song looking like Alice. Should be a good time.

Hmm, yes, bread and wine. Essentials in any home. LOL!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 30, 2008, 07:06:19 PM
mmm... dinner.
jambalaya and wine!  mmm...

so, anybody and everybody on here is welcome to new orleans for mardi gras!  allison and brooke are already staying at my place.
anybody on here ever experienced the gloriousness of mardi gras before?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on October 30, 2008, 07:19:27 PM
Sydney Mardi Gras, yes.  I was watching, not performing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 30, 2008, 09:11:03 PM
i just got an e-mail from my adviser listing all of the internships i can apply for this summer that i have a shot at. 
my favorite?  a PR firm that offers jobs in Dallas; Atlanta;Austin;Boston; Chicago; Houston; Kansas City;London;Los Angeles;Miami;Montreal;Melbourne;Minneapolis;New York;Portland; Raleigh-Durham;Sacramento;San Antonio;SanDiego;San Francisco;St. Louis; Sydney;Toronto; and Washington D.C.

oh, the possibilities!  i'm gonna apply for this company and check all cities except dallas, houston, sacramento, san antonio, st louis and washington d.c. cause, those cities are super lame.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on October 30, 2008, 09:28:22 PM
i don't like making topics for pretty simple questions so...

what does ben think of people bootlegging his shows? from what i've noticed, he doesn't necessarily have a problem, but i was wondering if there's specific proof for/against it.


old, but, last current statement about ben folds (five) recordings; "Discreet hand-held boots are alright by the band; Ben has mentioned that it can be distracting to be playing and see thirty microphones being held in the air. The band had previously insisted that venues let fans tape, but they no longer argue with the venue when it comes to taping, due to the fact that they have too many other things to worry about before a show. If the venue doesn't allow taping, there's not much of a chance that the band will try to do anything about it." http://www.fmaynard.com/bff/faq.html
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on October 31, 2008, 01:07:32 PM
First off, Happy Halloween, everyone! I couldn't find the picture topic, so I'm just gonna post pics of me wearing my Pebbles costume right in here:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/Pebbles-1.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/Pebblescloseup.jpg

I wore this costume this morning at the Curves center. The gals really seemed to like it, and it was fun working out with curly, bouncy hair! I did have a dog biscuit in my hair, but you kinda can't see it in the picture. LOL!

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on October 31, 2008, 02:46:25 PM
not sure how behind i am, but i just found out today that the upcoming movie Watchmen has nudity and therefore i'm not allowed to see it. i'm mad >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 31, 2008, 05:49:44 PM
not sure how behind i am, but i just found out today that the upcoming movie Watchmen has nudity and therefore i'm not allowed to see it. i'm mad >:(
Yea, you didn't read the book did you? Dr. Manhattan is essentially all nude all the time, but blue.

And there is a lot of violence, and sexual stuff in the movie.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on October 31, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
not sure how behind i am, but i just found out today that the upcoming movie Watchmen has nudity and therefore i'm not allowed to see it. i'm mad >:(
Yea, you didn't read the book did you? Dr. Manhattan is essentially all nude all the time, but blue.

And there is a lot of violence, and sexual stuff in the movie.
yes, i did read the book. but i was hoping they'd find some cleaver way of censoring or whatever. i dunno.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on October 31, 2008, 06:14:03 PM
not sure how behind i am, but i just found out today that the upcoming movie Watchmen has nudity and therefore i'm not allowed to see it. i'm mad >:(
Yea, you didn't read the book did you? Dr. Manhattan is essentially all nude all the time, but blue.

And there is a lot of violence, and sexual stuff in the movie.
yes, i did read the book. but i was hoping they'd find some cleaver way of censoring or whatever. i dunno.
Oh well, it's Zak Snyder so what are you gonna do? He usually tries to capture everything that he can, and in which case I think he's doing just that with this movie, but he might change doctor manhattan and leave other nudity in else where.

That's one thing I never got about our American MPAA Ratings system, it's cool to show heads explode and all the gory content you want, in fact show a person have there face burned off by a blow torch, but YOU ABOSOLUTELY CANNOT SHOW ANY PRIVATE AREAS OF A BODY OR PEOPLE f*ckING!

You'd think that former would have a profound effect on people, moreso than the said f*cking.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on October 31, 2008, 11:52:20 PM
one of the members of Eisley just requested my friendship on facebook.  weird...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 01, 2008, 01:16:16 PM
Well, good news and bad news. The good news? We found a new drummer, and we'll have our first practice with him next Friday. His name is Ed, he's 42, and has been playing since he was 10.

The bad news: we had tio fire our old drummer, because he cancelled a gig *which would have been tonight* because, are you ready, it's his birthday. Also, he has his daughter this weekend. 1. He would have a great time playing a gig on his birthday, so why is that a problem? 2. His grouchy-ass wife could watch the kid. She was never happy when she came to gigs, anyway. It makes no sense to me, and this one was the last lame excuse. He came and got his drums today, and said he's in a bind with his ex-wife and the custoday arrangements. He was so comitted to practice, but come time for a gig, lame excuse after lame excuse. My head's gonna explode from the lack of logic. So, I miss out on my dream first gig because of lame-ass. Let's hope this new guy can commit.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 01, 2008, 04:01:01 PM
one of the members of Eisley just requested my friendship on facebook.  weird...
Which One? is it one that I'm misssssinnnggg???

GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 01, 2008, 08:37:51 PM
one of the members of Eisley just requested my friendship on facebook.  weird...
Which One? is it one that I'm misssssinnnggg???

GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! :P

i requested garron.  he accepted.  i wrote on his wall about how i heard he was at the folds show in houston and it was an awesome show.  a few hours later, i have a friend request from chauntelle.  w00t!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 01, 2008, 10:40:18 PM
aw. those are the same two i have.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 01, 2008, 11:49:38 PM
we all just gained an hour of our lives back.  what'd you do with it?  i just spent it talking to brooke and allison!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 02, 2008, 12:30:57 AM
we all just gained an hour of our lives back.  what'd you do with it?  i just spent it talking to brooke and allison!

the best use of an hour ever. duh!


see above, only replace my own name with mel. haha. a glamorous life led right here.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 02, 2008, 07:31:37 AM
my life is currently being consumed by Sappho...bloody 2000words by tomoro...lovely! I've broken the back of it now anyway...it's interesting anyway!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 02, 2008, 08:14:58 AM
I spent it listening to birds, amelia bright, prince charming.

Robert can really write a song. I love the changes and the way the song feels.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 02, 2008, 03:18:48 PM
In October 2008, Tamborello stated that the duo have roughly 6 PS songs completed. They have already sent out some tracks to Jenny Lewis. Tamborello states he hopes to have a new album out by the end of '09. Also in October 2008, the duo has completed one more song. Jenny Lewis has recorded vocals for it already as well. This means that they have about 7/12 songs completed for the new album. Things are starting to pick up pace due to the fact that Ben is almost done with his tour and Jimmy has finished Dumb Luck. - from the Postal Service's wiki page... o.0! I always thought of the second postal service record as urban legend!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 02, 2008, 04:04:03 PM
we all just gained an hour of our lives back.  what'd you do with it?  i just spent it talking to brooke and allison!

Ummm, not all of us did.  You know, southern hemisphere, opposite seasons and all that.  I lost an hour last weekend in fact.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Martin on November 02, 2008, 04:12:42 PM
In October 2008, Tamborello stated that the duo have roughly 6 PS songs completed. They have already sent out some tracks to Jenny Lewis. Tamborello states he hopes to have a new album out by the end of '09. Also in October 2008, the duo has completed one more song. Jenny Lewis has recorded vocals for it already as well. This means that they have about 7/12 songs completed for the new album. Things are starting to pick up pace due to the fact that Ben is almost done with his tour and Jimmy has finished Dumb Luck. - from the Postal Service's wiki page... o.0! I always thought of the second postal service record as urban legend!

I'd pretty much given up hope as well. It would be cool to have another album but I'll believe it when I see it. It's only wikipedia after all, and there isn't a source for the Jimmy Tamborello quote.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 02, 2008, 04:19:59 PM
Yeah. Agreed, but I sure hope that it's at least semi-based in truth.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 02, 2008, 04:32:41 PM
Anybody see any good movies this week, I just saw "Zak and Miri make a Porno" and yesterday I saw "Rock N Rolla".

So how about you guys?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 02, 2008, 04:55:54 PM
how was zak and miri? usually when i see seth rogen i think the movie is gonna be awesome, but that one doesn't seem really funny (based on the previews)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 02, 2008, 05:07:44 PM
zak and miri looks shit, i quite fancy bond...but heard that's shit too so i duno...lol!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: senselessdrum on November 02, 2008, 05:42:41 PM
Anybody see any good movies this week, I just saw "Zak and Miri make a Porno" and yesterday I saw "Rock N Rolla".

So how about you guys?

Ok so you saw them, did you like them?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 02, 2008, 06:10:30 PM
how was zak and miri? usually when i see seth rogen i think the movie is gonna be awesome, but that one doesn't seem really funny (based on the previews)
I thought that too, but it's loaded with plenty of comedy.
zak and miri looks shit, i quite fancy bond...but heard that's shit too so i duno...lol!
Zak and Miri was actually ace, as for bond I've never liked it.
Ok so you saw them, did you like them?
Yea, I love Kevin Smith and he wrote Zak and Miri, and Rock N Rolla was f*cking awesome, but I'm biased 'cuz I love Guy Ritchie and he directed it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 03, 2008, 10:44:27 PM
I had a bit of a win on the Melbourne Cup.  I bet on Bauer to win soley due to my mind's connection with Michael Brauer.  It came second.  I got some money. Nice!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on November 04, 2008, 08:22:47 AM
Want to see Zak and Miri as it's a Kevin Smith film and I love everything he does.
Changeling is on general release in the US now but not out here in the UK until the end of the month. It's an historical drama based on a true story with Angelina Jolie but most importantly written by Joe Stractzynski, my number one favourite screen-writer ever. Go watch it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 04, 2008, 09:23:26 AM
Want to see Zak and Miri as it's a Kevin Smith film and I love everything he does.
Changeling is on general release in the US now but not out here in the UK until the end of the month. It's an historical drama based on a true story with Angelina Jolie but most importantly written by Joe Stractzynski, my number one favourite screen-writer ever. Go watch it.
I want to see that because the police guy who lies to angelina jolie's character is an actor that I generally like.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 12:13:12 PM
i just realized that i surpassed andy's post count.
 :-X
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 06, 2008, 02:07:06 PM
Hey, congrats on that, Melissa!

Ok, not that anyone has been reading the posts about my band, but we're having our first practice with new drummer, Ed. tomorrow night. We had to fire our old drummer, because he's lame and cancelled a gig on us...again. Anyway, this new guy is 42 and has been playing since he was 10. I'm anxious to get practicing again after missing out on a gig last weekend, and also a practice session. I'll let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 06, 2008, 02:14:11 PM
your band is cool im just not so musically gifted so dont contribute due to jealousy :P

i hate studying...

lol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on November 06, 2008, 02:55:34 PM
oh hey, 25% off DVDs on DeepDiscount.com with the coupon code "DealNews" \m/

best website ever. best coupon ever.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 06, 2008, 02:58:28 PM
Aww, well,, thanks, Hanny. I just corrected a mistake in my post. The guy has been playing for 32 years, not 10. LOL! I just switched it to say since he was 10. That's what I meant to say. I hope he likes us, and I kinda hope he's single, so there won't be any conflicts as far as gigs. *I'm mean, I know*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 06, 2008, 03:00:53 PM
Hey, congrats on that, Melissa!

Ok, not that anyone has been reading the posts about my band, but we're having our first practice with new drummer, Ed. tomorrow night. We had to fire our old drummer, because he's lame and cancelled a gig on us...again. Anyway, this new guy is 42 and has been playing since he was 10. I'm anxious to get practicing again after missing out on a gig last weekend, and also a practice session. I'll let you know how it goes.
I've been keeping up with you and your band.

Same thing happened to my band, cept we had two drummers and one of them had to quit because his wife became seriously ill. It was an unfortunate circumstance but he couldn't get out of it.

One of the greatest drummers I have ever played with too.:'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 06, 2008, 03:12:30 PM
The band has lost two band members due to death. They had an awesome bassist, but he got cancer and passed away I'd say 10 years ago. The best lead singer ever took his life last year. So sad. I can't say I'm fit to fill his shoes, but I'm proud to be able to be a member of the band. It really sucks that we had to fire our old drummer for 1. being hen-pecked and 2. having conflicts as far as gigs because he gets his daughter on weekends every so often. He's a great drummer, but he's being stifled. It's sad. but, onward and upward, as they say.

Oh, and thanks to being a member of a 300 strong group called cakeandcookie, I was able to make an awesome sweet snack out of some not-so-great chocolate bark I bought from the grocery store. Adding peanut butter to this chocolate really helped it to taste better. This awesome snack? It's called White Trash if ya make it with white chocolate. I used milk chocolate, however, and decided to call it Dirty Trash. LOL! Thanks to April for the recipe!

The recipe:
6 cups Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch cereal
2 cups honey roasted peanuts, or dry roasted
6 oz. milk chocolate
2 T peanut butter

Put the cereal and the peanuts into a large bowl. Take the chocolate and the peanut butter and put them in a microwave safe dish. cook on high, stirring every minte or so. *It only took two minutes for my mixture to melt* Pour the mixture over the cereal and peanuts, stir to coat. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Place the mounds of "trash" in the freezer to set. Package up in baggies or cellophane bags, tied with a twist tie or ribbon. Makes about 3 dozen mounds of "trash". Sooo yummy!

*White trash is made with regular Cap'n Curnch cereal, and uses 6 oz white chocolate in place of the milk chocolate. I suppose if you don't have the PB Cap'n Crunch, the regular would suffice for the Dirty Trash recipe. Be prepared for a taste sensation. I can't stay away from this stuff! Oh, and I would keep it in the freezer if I were you.

Dirty Trash (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/DirtyTrash.jpg)




Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 06:59:47 PM
so, i'm watching Grey's Anatomy.  one of the characters just said, "i don't know you.  i don't know you at all." 
now, i have you don't know me stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 06, 2008, 07:02:32 PM
haha! That's funny. Stuff like that happens to me, too. A line, sometimes ver batim, from a song I know is said on tv, and that song gets stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 07:08:30 PM
i'm in love with a local mexican cantina.  i go there every thursday.  the bartender likes me.  it's perfect.  i got 3 large margaritas for 8 bucks.  plus, i got a kiss on the cheek.  life is grand.
also, i love this article: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-obamabcs110508&prov=yhoo&type=lgns.  makes me like him that much more.  intelligent man.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on November 06, 2008, 07:12:42 PM
so, i'm watching Grey's Anatomy.  one of the characters just said, "i don't know you.  i don't know you at all." 
now, i have you don't know me stuck in my head.

that show is such a guilty pleasure. but i havent been watching; i caught the first episode this season but thats it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 07:19:56 PM
so, i'm watching Grey's Anatomy.  one of the characters just said, "i don't know you.  i don't know you at all." 
now, i have you don't know me stuck in my head.

that show is such a guilty pleasure. but i havent been watching; i caught the first episode this season but thats it.

yeah.  i generally hate dramas.  there is enough in my real life that i don't need to watch other people's.  but, i do love me some grey's.  awful, i know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jessieleigh on November 06, 2008, 07:26:41 PM
yeah.  i generally hate dramas.  there is enough in my real life that i don't need to watch other people's.  but, i do love me some grey's.  awful, i know.

i usually dont watch a lot of tv and last season was kinda blah, but still... when greys is good, its sooo damn good.  they have the get the right combination of tears and laughs.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 10:02:21 PM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 06, 2008, 10:03:27 PM
speaking of tv, anyone catch 30 rock? tina fey on drugs is absolutely hysterical!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 10:17:54 PM
i was watching grey's.  my roommate and i drink wine, eat ice cream, and watch grey's every thursday.
i catch 30 rock online the next day.  love that show.  tina fey is incredibleness personified.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on November 06, 2008, 10:47:09 PM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

I thought I was the only one who thought that was weird. haha. I guess people don't usually talk about that sort of thing and no one ever finds out their opinion about it.



Oh, and 30 Rock is the bomb-diggity!
I haven't seen tonight's episode yet (watching it online), but last weeks was rediculously funny
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 06, 2008, 10:52:51 PM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

Oh Mel, you wait til when/if you get pregnant...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 06, 2008, 10:56:17 PM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

Oh Mel, you wait til when/if you get pregnant...

no thank you.
babies are not for me. 
i'm fairly certain i'd make a horrible mother.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 07, 2008, 12:05:10 AM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

Oh Mel, you wait til when/if you get pregnant...

no thank you.
babies are not for me. 
i'm fairly certain i'd make a horrible mother.

what happened to little barack?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 07, 2008, 12:09:24 AM
ok, ok... one more.  but, you'll notice that i was a horrible mother and pawned the first off to nikko.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on November 07, 2008, 02:10:58 AM
I'm catching up on the second season of 30 rock right now, and one of my favourite moments ever from that show has to be Jack acting out the whole of Tracy's family.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 07, 2008, 02:18:51 AM
Forget 30 Rock, who likes 3rd Rock?

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 07, 2008, 02:48:21 AM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

Oh Mel, you wait til when/if you get pregnant...

no thank you.
babies are not for me. 
i'm fairly certain i'd make a horrible mother.

what happened to little barack?

Forget little Barack, what about little Allison?  And little Ben?  And little Darren?  And little Robert?  Or just go the combination name of Allibendarrob and be done with it.

And I totally respect your feelings about not having children.  It's not for everyone.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on November 07, 2008, 08:39:28 AM
Forget 30 Rock, who likes 3rd Rock?

~A

haha, they've been showing lots of re-runs of that lately...so great.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 07, 2008, 09:18:16 AM
Forget 30 Rock, who likes 3rd Rock?

~A

i've already seen every episode.  there something about that big giant head...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 07, 2008, 09:27:20 AM
Forget 30 Rock, who likes 3rd Rock?

~A

haha, they've been showing lots of re-runs of that lately...so great.

yeah, on TV Land of all places. makes me feel old. i remember when the only shows on TV Land were in black in white.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 07, 2008, 10:32:37 AM
anybody else think it's totally weird when you can feel your heartbeat in a strange body party?  something like your fingertips? 
weirds me out, but it's so cool.

Oh Mel, you wait til when/if you get pregnant...

no thank you.
babies are not for me. 
i'm fairly certain i'd make a horrible mother.

what happened to little barack?

Forget little Barack, what about little Allison?  And little Ben?  And little Darren?  And little Robert?  Or just go the combination name of Allibendarrob and be done with it.

And I totally respect your feelings about not having children.  It's not for everyone.
little ben got pawned off.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 07, 2008, 12:28:55 PM
i left little ben on nikko's doorstep.  unfortunately, somebody stole him before nikko saw.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 08, 2008, 02:21:24 AM
Latest band update: We didn't have practice last night because this new drummer we were supposed to audition did not call. He was supposed to call our bass player for directions to his house, and a setlist, which he wanted. So, now we wait some more. As I understand it, Joe *bass player* might not have this guy's phone number. Man, I'm really getting sick of this.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Martin on November 08, 2008, 04:24:17 AM
Latest band update: We didn't have practice last night because this new drummer we were supposed to audition did not call. He was supposed to call our bass player for directions to his house, and a setlist, which he wanted. So, now we wait some more. As I understand it, Joe *bass player* might not have this guy's phone number. Man, I'm really getting sick of this.

Oh dear. Finding a good drummer is always tough. My friend's band spent months looking for someone decent.

I suppose you could always try and contact Lindsay to see what he's up to at the moment!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 08, 2008, 04:33:53 AM
Oh, now that would be too cool! heh, there's always Greg Bissonette, too. I went to high school with him. He's drummed with Joe Satriani, David Lee Roth, Ringo and the Roundheads, ELO *I think he's still doing that*, he played drums on Santana's "Supernatural" cd, and  that track won a Grammy! It'd be like "Hey, Greg, remember me? I was two years behind you in school. So listen, I'm in a cover band and we need a drummer. Whaddya say?" He'd be like "wtf?" Ah, yeah, it'd be cool to have someone that talented with us, but it'll never happen. Maybe this guy will still call. I hope so.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: girschwin on November 08, 2008, 07:00:36 AM
so, i'm watching Grey's Anatomy.  one of the characters just said, "i don't know you.  i don't know you at all." 
now, i have you don't know me stuck in my head.

i noticed that too.  grey's is not awesome this season but at least they're alluding to excellent songs. even if they don't know it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 09, 2008, 01:24:25 AM
Oh, now that would be too cool! heh, there's always Greg Bissonette, too. I went to high school with him. He's drummed with Joe Satriani, David Lee Roth, Ringo and the Roundheads, ELO *I think he's still doing that*, he played drums on Santana's "Supernatural" cd, and  that track won a Grammy! It'd be like "Hey, Greg, remember me? I was two years behind you in school. So listen, I'm in a cover band and we need a drummer. Whaddya say?" He'd be like "wtf?" Ah, yeah, it'd be cool to have someone that talented with us, but it'll never happen. Maybe this guy will still call. I hope so.
WOW! You went to school with Greg Bissonett?! I WTF'D, so I think he might too.

That's pretty cool I think.



As for all this American Television discussion all I have to say is pfft.....Doctor Who wins any contest any day. I love this show so much.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 09, 2008, 01:32:59 AM
Ah, so you know of Greg? Cool! His brother Matt plays bass, and has subsequently worked with everyone I listed for Greg. Matt is a friend on myspace now. We are the same age. *I crushed on Matt from 7-12th grade. He's a cutie*

I've never watched Dr. Who. As far as British comedy, give me Blackadder any day.

Update on the band: We have another drummer who is very interested! He is from Port Huron. He wants to call during the week, and possibly set up his drums before the weekend. Joe has this one's phone number, too, so that's good. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Just something random and funny: Aimee Mann's Christmas Trilogy - Part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eESV6H2w6Vc)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 09, 2008, 03:52:45 PM
...just who i want to see more of...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081109/en_top_eo/67915

i do love this quote: "'Her buzz is incredible. She has car-wreck appeal. You're compelled to watch, hoping she'll say the dumbest things possible. I'd propose a show combining her love of fashion and lack of brainpower—'Project Dumbway.'"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 09, 2008, 03:56:53 PM
OH GOD.
Sarah Palin need to go back to Alaska and float into oblivion. I. do. not. want her on my tv more. Talking about how she can see Russia from her house - but she's never been. wtf.



Didja see that there's talk of yer Bobby down there in Louisiana running for pres, already in 2012?? Can you imagine an election with NO white guy?!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 09, 2008, 04:07:24 PM
...just who i want to see more of...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081109/en_top_eo/67915

i do love this quote: "'Her buzz is incredible. She has car-wreck appeal. You're compelled to watch, hoping she'll say the dumbest things possible. I'd propose a show combining her love of fashion and lack of brainpower—'Project Dumbway.'"


haha...i smell a movie deal. is tina fey available?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 09, 2008, 06:31:22 PM
Didja see that there's talk of yer Bobby down there in Louisiana running for pres, already in 2012?? Can you imagine an election with NO white guy?!

i saw the interview he did on hannity and colmes.  he didn't really come out and say that those were his intentions, but hannity sort of threw words into his mouth (as usual).
i talked to my aunt about it tonight.  she knows everybody in louisiana politics for her job.  she said if he doesn't look out, louisiana's gonna snap out of their 'honeymoon phase' soon.  apparently, he keeps running off to other states for personal fundraisers.  meh...

edit: i just went to yahoo and this is one of the top stories.  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl147
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 09, 2008, 07:31:58 PM
Didja see that there's talk of yer Bobby down there in Louisiana running for pres, already in 2012?? Can you imagine an election with NO white guy?!

i saw the interview he did on hannity and colmes.  he didn't really come out and say that those were his intentions, but hannity sort of threw words into his mouth (as usual).
i talked to my aunt about it tonight.  she knows everybody in louisiana politics for her job.  she said if he doesn't look out, louisiana's gonna snap out of their 'honeymoon phase' soon.  apparently, he keeps running off to other states for personal fundraisers.  meh...

edit: i just went to yahoo and this is one of the top stories.  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl147

yah. that's where i read it.


ps. how's your aunt for our tickets?? :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 09, 2008, 09:55:17 PM
haha NAMBLA jokes never get old.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 12, 2008, 09:53:05 AM
i saw of Montreal last night.
it was the campiest and most high-energy show i've ever been to.
so fantastic.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 12, 2008, 10:07:47 AM
i saw of Montreal last night.
it was the campiest and most high-energy show i've ever been to.
so fantastic.

yeah I saw them a week ago. It was the strangest concert I've ever been to. Did he do several songs in only his underwear and then paint himself red for at your concert?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 12, 2008, 10:08:57 AM
yes.  yes, he did.
i walked out of the show covered in red paint and having swallowed more than my fair share of feathers.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 12, 2008, 10:23:10 AM
haha how did you get covered in it?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on November 12, 2008, 10:24:00 AM
My laptop died.  >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 12, 2008, 11:56:07 AM
haha how did you get covered in it?

i was in the front row, so the people putting paint on kevin reached out to us.  i was totally covered on my hands and ended up using the excess as war paint.   :)
oh yeah... and they gave me a banana at one point.  and a piece of an orange.  totally weird, but i was all too happy to accept food as i hadn't eaten since lunch.
this show was probably enhanced by my drunkness though.  a few friends and i went to the french quarter and drank some hurricanes and hand grenades before the show.  good times.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2008, 12:31:45 PM
OK, so long story short.

I may have to move out of my house into a hotel while they rebuild some of the ground floor. See, the ceilings in the downstairs are screwed and they've got to knock them all down and start from scratch. Losing the original coving from 1880 too.

Thank heavens for insurance, that's all I can say!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 12, 2008, 12:55:12 PM
haha how did you get covered in it?

i was in the front row, so the people putting paint on kevin reached out to us.  i was totally covered on my hands and ended up using the excess as war paint.   :)
oh yeah... and they gave me a banana at one point.  and a piece of an orange.  totally weird, but i was all too happy to accept food as i hadn't eaten since lunch.
this show was probably enhanced by my drunkness though.  a few friends and i went to the french quarter and drank some hurricanes and hand grenades before the show.  good times.


they gave food to the front row at my show too. It was one of their birthdays and we sang and he took a bite out of his cake and gave it to the front row.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 12, 2008, 02:45:04 PM
haha how did you get covered in it?

i was in the front row, so the people putting paint on kevin reached out to us.  i was totally covered on my hands and ended up using the excess as war paint.   :)
oh yeah... and they gave me a banana at one point.  and a piece of an orange.  totally weird, but i was all too happy to accept food as i hadn't eaten since lunch.
this show was probably enhanced by my drunkness though.  a few friends and i went to the french quarter and drank some hurricanes and hand grenades before the show.  good times.



yeah. i knew that was gonna happen (seeing them like two weeks ago) and i didn't want to tell you. hahahah. awesome. i so need to see them with people i know so i can, erm, misbehave more.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 12, 2008, 03:26:08 PM
haha how did you get covered in it?

i was in the front row, so the people putting paint on kevin reached out to us.  i was totally covered on my hands and ended up using the excess as war paint.   :)
oh yeah... and they gave me a banana at one point.  and a piece of an orange.  totally weird, but i was all too happy to accept food as i hadn't eaten since lunch.
this show was probably enhanced by my drunkness though.  a few friends and i went to the french quarter and drank some hurricanes and hand grenades before the show.  good times.



yeah. i knew that was gonna happen (seeing them like two weeks ago) and i didn't want to tell you. hahahah. awesome. i so need to see them with people i know so i can, erm, misbehave more.

oh, you should've come with us.  you know... make the drive to new orleans.   :P
it was an awesome time.  i was jumping up and down and singing my heart out the whole time.
it's fun hearing a whole audience yell, "i wanna make you cum 200 times a day" in unison.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 13, 2008, 11:11:00 AM
Exciting news on the band front! We have found a new drummer, and will have band pracice tomorrow night! All I know about him is that he's from St. Clair, so that's not too far away. Our other prospects were from New Haven and Port Huron, both of which are a bit further away. I'm very excited! We haven't practiced for two weeks, so Im anxious to get back to that. I just hope this guy likes us, and this all works out.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 13, 2008, 11:51:17 AM
best of wishes, patti!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 13, 2008, 11:55:17 AM
Thanks, mel! :) I think singing on Tuesday night was a good idea. Wanted to practice a little after such a long gap.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 13, 2008, 02:05:46 PM
Have fun, Patti!

I'm about to interview Keller Williams. I'm not really familiar with his stuff, but I think he just pulled up, so I gotta go!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 13, 2008, 11:50:22 PM
Have fun, Patti!

I'm about to interview Keller Williams. I'm not really familiar with his stuff, but I think he just pulled up, so I gotta go!
WHAT?!? He's amazing, I'm so jealous of you right now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 14, 2008, 01:11:24 AM
I slammed my thumb pretty hard at work tonight. Pretty sure it's gonna be dark purple when I wake up........ to go to work again.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 14, 2008, 01:38:27 AM
i have a poorly thumb too but that's nail issues lol...really should get ready for my lecture....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 14, 2008, 07:45:10 AM
Have fun, Patti!

I'm about to interview Keller Williams. I'm not really familiar with his stuff, but I think he just pulled up, so I gotta go!
WHAT?!? He's amazing, I'm so jealous of you right now.

He was a really nice guy. One of my better interviews thanks to him being so open.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 14, 2008, 02:20:25 PM
Have fun, Patti!

I'm about to interview Keller Williams. I'm not really familiar with his stuff, but I think he just pulled up, so I gotta go!
WHAT?!? He's amazing, I'm so jealous of you right now.

He was a really nice guy. One of my better interviews thanks to him being so open.
Yea, I have to admit his laugh album is the only one I really got into, but damn it was awesome. His guitar playing blows me away on Freaker Right by the Speaker
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 14, 2008, 09:11:53 PM
i worked out on wii fit for 1.5 hours yesterday.  my core muscles are sore.
also, i can't do a real push-up.  my ass sticks too far in the air.  (i know, i know.  what else is new...)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 15, 2008, 12:25:23 AM
i worked out on wii fit for 1.5 hours yesterday.  my core muscles are sore.
also, i can't do a real push-up.  my ass sticks too far in the air.  (i know, i know.  what else is new...)
then you aren't really doing it right. When you do them you're not supposed to arc your back so that your ass sticks up, really you're supposed to make your body as flat as it can be and use your arms to do all the work.

If your doing it the way I think you are it's making the push up easier on your arms but harder all around.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 15, 2008, 12:55:18 AM
then you aren't really doing it right. When you do them you're not supposed to arc your back so that your ass sticks up, really you're supposed to make your body as flat as it can be and use your arms to do all the work.

i realize this. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 15, 2008, 12:57:06 AM
modified push ups are so much better.

but you wanna know the best type of push up : http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=69&pictureid=1981
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 15, 2008, 01:23:37 AM
then you aren't really doing it right. When you do them you're not supposed to arc your back so that your ass sticks up, really you're supposed to make your body as flat as it can be and use your arms to do all the work.

i realize this. 
Oh I didn't know if you did or not. A lot of people don't know how to do one properly.

It takes some getting used to, to do one properly and well.

Quote
the best type of push up
nice, I used to eat those things all the time.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 15, 2008, 02:36:56 AM

nice, I used to eat those things all the time.

I used to get them all over my face. I wonder if I can find this photo of me and my sisters all sitting on the same couch one summer eating those things, and we're like entirely blue and orange. ahahah.


dear burbs, you were particularly slow tonight, on a night that i didn't expect to be available on - but then got sent home from work at 5:15. it was one of those days where the schedule was just 'all day'. same thing was true about tomorrow, and i don't have to be in til 9:30 PM. that hardly seems, 'all day.' unless i'm there till 3 am again. DO NOT WANT. it would be better if my boss didn't seem to think i was incompetent.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 15, 2008, 02:43:03 AM
Guitar Hero World Tour is fun, though "Livin' on a Prayer" really lodges itself in your brain.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 15, 2008, 02:49:07 AM
Guitar Hero World Tour is fun, though "Livin' on a Prayer" really lodges itself in your brain.

~A
The drumming is more realistic and harder which I'm looking forward to when I get it. I need to get mah xbox fixed. You haven't used the creator yet have you andy?

I'm waiting to see if anyone added one folds' songs.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 15, 2008, 03:36:46 AM
I was going to do RtS, but not got my head around the creator yet. I should probably do a tutorial or two. I only got it last night and played for a couple of hours.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 15, 2008, 03:58:29 PM
Yea that's one of the biggest things I'm looking forward too as well. I already know how to play but this is a great way to actually put thoughts down so I can back and mess with them later in he editor.

In other news and more random ramblings, it's my 800th post! Woot! With my freakin' post count up so high that means I've been here for a hundred days.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 15, 2008, 11:45:10 PM
I was going to do RtS, but not got my head around the creator yet. I should probably do a tutorial or two. I only got it last night and played for a couple of hours.

~A

hum? what? you can make your own songs with the new one?
- they gotta get an edge over rock band i guess -


in other news, i officially hate my job even more. i am very ready to quit. as soon as i have another job. can't go jobless - the student loan bills start showing up in january.

and wowwwww. i didn't realize how high your post per day ratio was. wowowowoowoww.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 15, 2008, 11:50:39 PM
it was LSU's homecoming football game tonight.  at one point, we were down 31 to 3.  came back in the 4th quarter to beat them 40-31.
w00t!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 16, 2008, 03:02:48 AM
I was going to do RtS, but not got my head around the creator yet. I should probably do a tutorial or two. I only got it last night and played for a couple of hours.

~A

hum? what? you can make your own songs with the new one?
- they gotta get an edge over rock band i guess -


in other news, i officially hate my job even more. i am very ready to quit. as soon as i have another job. can't go jobless - the student loan bills start showing up in january.

and wowwwww. i didn't realize how high your post per day ratio was. wowowowoowoww.
Yea, I tend to log about eight posts a day or more. Usually because I stay up late and post about 4 during the morning, and then 4 later that evening as more people get on and post more.

Yea it's higher than yours  :P Don't expect it to stay that way though. Oh random question how do I change my name to include my own name?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 16, 2008, 06:10:41 AM
Hey, congrats to LSU from coming up from behind to win the game, Melissa! At least you had something good happen.

The saga continues as far as the search for a new drummer goes. We told this guy practice was at 7:00 on Friday. After waiting for about 1/2 hour, Joe called yet another guy who was interested. He had played with the guys before, and wanted to come back. So, Joe sets it up for Saturday. Meanwhile, since Friday was a bust, we just hung out and talked and had a few drinks, and were hopeful about Saturday. We ended up staying there until 9.  So, Saturday rolls around, and Joe calls hubby to tell him Vern *the latest* says he can't make it. He said he thought this other commitment he had would have ended in time for him to come up, but he was wrong. Argh! Apparently this guy is supposed to set his drums up at Joe's today, so he'll be ready for next practice. We'll see.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2008, 06:12:36 AM
Oh random question how do I change my name to include my own name?
Click "Profile" at the top of the page to go to your own profile, then click 'Account Related Settings' from the menu on the left (top option in the second set) and change your display name there.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on November 16, 2008, 02:07:39 PM
Ah did it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 16, 2008, 05:33:29 PM
Oh random question how do I change my name to include my own name?
Click "Profile" at the top of the page to go to your own profile, then click 'Account Related Settings' from the menu on the left (top option in the second set) and change your display name there.

~A
Yay it's happening as I type.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 16, 2008, 05:55:26 PM
I was going to do RtS, but not got my head around the creator yet. I should probably do a tutorial or two. I only got it last night and played for a couple of hours.

~A

hum? what? you can make your own songs with the new one?
- they gotta get an edge over rock band i guess -


in other news, i officially hate my job even more. i am very ready to quit. as soon as i have another job. can't go jobless - the student loan bills start showing up in january.

and wowwwww. i didn't realize how high your post per day ratio was. wowowowoowoww.
Yea, I tend to log about eight posts a day or more. Usually because I stay up late and post about 4 during the morning, and then 4 later that evening as more people get on and post more.

Yea it's higher than yours  :P Don't expect it to stay that way though. Oh random question how do I change my name to include my own name?
haha. i do disappear from here from time to time.
sometimes. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 16, 2008, 07:38:30 PM
Yea I've seen more and more people come back and post once or twice who used to regularly visit like 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 16, 2008, 07:59:45 PM
i've manage to yet again put off homework to late sunday night.
gah.
here i come, age of innocence. prepare to be read.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 16, 2008, 08:01:48 PM
Puttin off an easy due wensday.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 16, 2008, 10:57:04 PM
meh, i just finished a writing a feature story on south africa's bid to host the 2010 world cup.
up next... a powerpoint presentation on judaism.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 16, 2008, 11:33:33 PM
i sure don't miss homework.


though. i have been seriously considering furthering my education - mainly cause i hate my job so much.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 17, 2008, 01:26:51 AM
I'd do it, but I'm insanely lazy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on November 17, 2008, 01:30:49 AM
bleh, think of the loans allison, the loans!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 17, 2008, 01:43:23 AM
most higher education is relatively cheap. and i'd go public schooling for it.
i have like a million months to change my mind again.


ps - i just broke 52k on last.fm
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on November 17, 2008, 01:44:49 AM
i'm surprised you're awake, i didn't think you'd be after your day.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 17, 2008, 01:48:20 AM
i had the middle of the day off. where i slept from the end of the football game until i had to be back at work. and i just wrote out a nice ranty lj post (comme toujours) and sent you some tasty things on last.fm or one tasty thing. i'm sore. but not mentally tired at all. it's hard to sleep when you're angry.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on November 17, 2008, 01:50:57 AM
ohhhhh no wonder.  i thought you were stuck there alllll day.


hey, only 1500 hits to a million.  andy, you better get a bigger counter.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 17, 2008, 01:52:13 AM
i thought i was going to be too. but, remember, they think i'm totally incompetent. fine by me, i watched the football game (packers CRUSHED the bears, bwahahahahahah) and got a nap in.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 17, 2008, 02:47:01 AM
I needed a name for my Guitar Hero band. See attached.

Incidentally, I got banned from the wifi services until I change it. Apparently it's too rude. 'Scuse me Nintendo, but the game is rated 12 and there are far naughtier words in the songs themselves...

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 17, 2008, 09:04:10 AM
haha.  that's terrible.  making you change that... i agree, some of the music is far worse.
plus, if billy corgan thinks you're good, you must be good!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 17, 2008, 11:52:45 AM
Seriously the whole band is just rockband all over again! whyy?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 17, 2008, 01:59:40 PM
Seriously the whole band is just rockband all over again! whyy?
Because it's fun and a better version of the game than rock band.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 17, 2008, 02:06:37 PM
Its also heavier than rockband...carrying one of those up stairs is not easy!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 18, 2008, 02:32:46 PM
Ugh. I'm trying to find people to come see Amanda Palmer with me next week. And one person I gave a cd to said she doesn't like it. UGH.
Why can I only find people who share my music taste on the internet?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 18, 2008, 03:06:44 PM
Ugh. I'm trying to find people to come see Amanda Palmer with me next week. And one person I gave a cd to said she doesn't like it. UGH.
Why can I only find people who share my music taste on the internet?
HAHAHAHAHAHA.
Welcome to my life. Good thing I found some people on the internet that lived within 100 miles of me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 18, 2008, 03:10:01 PM
Ugh. I'm trying to find people to come see Amanda Palmer with me next week. And one person I gave a cd to said she doesn't like it. UGH.
Why can I only find people who share my music taste on the internet?

i totally feel your pain. that's the reason i don't have many friends here...they just don't get me. even my best friend is like a complete opposite of me, but at least she respects what i like, and also is open to new music and other interests i present to her.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 18, 2008, 03:19:15 PM
Ugh. I'm trying to find people to come see Amanda Palmer with me next week. And one person I gave a cd to said she doesn't like it. UGH.
Why can I only find people who share my music taste on the internet?

i totally feel your pain. that's the reason i don't have many friends here...they just don't get me. even my best friend is like a complete opposite of me, but at least she respects what i like, and also is open to new music and other interests i present to her.

my best friend is the same way.  the only think she doesn't respect about me is my belief in gun control.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 18, 2008, 03:23:40 PM
Gun Control, so only the criminals can have them. :P

Looks like I might be involved in three bands soon. Sweet, that means hopefully more money flowing into my wallet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on November 19, 2008, 12:44:30 AM
random ramble for post 333.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 19, 2008, 11:05:27 AM
i'm completely in love with this website:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

oh, the secrets. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 19, 2008, 01:45:37 PM
i'm completely in love with this website:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

oh, the secrets. 
amazing website.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 19, 2008, 02:05:56 PM
i love those books. i'll totally sit in barnes and noble and read an entire one and put it back on the shelf. :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 19, 2008, 06:04:23 PM
im reallu pissed. thought id share
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on November 19, 2008, 06:23:20 PM
i'm kinda sad.  thought i'd share.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 19, 2008, 07:24:17 PM
i'm completely in love with this website:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

oh, the secrets. 
Are you going to see him tomorrow? He's going to be at LSU.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 19, 2008, 07:53:13 PM
i'm completely in love with this website:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

oh, the secrets. 
Are you going to see him tomorrow? He's going to be at LSU.

yeah, i'm planning on going. 
although, i have a huge presentation tomorrow.  so, after that, i might just want to drink and dance the night away.  roux house has free cover and free drinks for ladies.  hmm... should i pay 10 bucks to see the postsecret guy or should i pay nothing and drink with friends at a bar?
we'll see...

i'm kinda sad.  thought i'd share.

you know it makes me sad when you're sad.   :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 19, 2008, 08:05:47 PM
i'm completely in love with this website:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

oh, the secrets. 
Are you going to see him tomorrow? He's going to be at LSU.
yeah, i'm planning on going. 
although, i have a huge presentation tomorrow.  so, after that, i might just want to drink and dance the night away.  roux house has free cover and free drinks for ladies.  hmm... should i pay 10 bucks to see the postsecret guy or should i pay nothing and drink with friends at a bar?
we'll see...
You might feel better about yourself if you see the post secret guy. Either way, it should be a fun night.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 19, 2008, 11:30:43 PM
group projects are terrible.  i hate relying on other people.  they're mostly giant letdowns.
my group's presentation is tomorrow and i just met one of the group members tonight for the first time.
hey, blake... thanks for making me do all of your work, douche.
 >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 20, 2008, 01:34:03 AM
group projects are terrible.  i hate relying on other people.  they're mostly giant letdowns.
my group's presentation is tomorrow and i just met one of the group members tonight for the first time.
hey, blake... thanks for making me do all of your work, douche.
 >:(
I have one of those coming up as well. I just gotta remember to ask the right people for the group. There's nothing I can do to help third world countries at this point, I shouldn't have to do a presentation on one. But I'll do it for the grade.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 20, 2008, 02:54:01 AM
Oh I came on here last night *oops* kinda hungover now...Brooke what's up?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 20, 2008, 08:38:10 AM
awwww. i just googled "ChudleyCannons" for shits and giggles - cause I'm on my break - and there's someone else out there now that uses it as a screen name.

color me way sad.

http://www.gamespot.com/users/ChudleyCannons/ = SO NOT ME.
http://www.xanga.com/chudleycannons = ALSO SO NOT ME.
http://www.last.fm/user/ChudleyCannons = SO ME. Number one result too. Yay that.
http://www.thesixtyone.com/Chudleycannons/stats/ = ALSO ME.

I've discovered lost of my last.fm music blogs on these results. SEE, this is what you have to look forward to when you gradumatate from college/uni.


Page 4 is the first time theburbs show up. Yay.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 21, 2008, 03:48:37 AM
All these screen name changes are confusing the hell out've me!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 21, 2008, 12:35:47 PM
Well, no worries here, Hanny. Mine never changes. Not here, or in any other forum. I'm algonacchick just about everywhere, except on myspace, where I'm Patti.

Good news! We finally have a drummer, and we're practicing tonight! No lie! I'm really excited. It's been three weeks now, and I am so ready to do this! I hope this goes well. I'll let you all know what happens.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 21, 2008, 01:56:01 PM
Hey look at this 900th post! Woot!

Well, no worries here, Hanny. Mine never changes. Not here, or in any other forum. I'm algonacchick just about everywhere, except on myspace, where I'm Patti.

Good news! We finally have a drummer, and we're practicing tonight! No lie! I'm really excited. It's been three weeks now, and I am so ready to do this! I hope this goes well. I'll let you all know what happens.
nice, I've got a show tonight that I really should get ready for. Then I got to come home a write my paper. Lame. :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 21, 2008, 02:01:32 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=107025776&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2

buy me this.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 21, 2008, 02:02:51 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=107025776&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2

buy me this.
If I buy that for anyone, I'm buying it for myself, If I make enough money after this show I'll think about it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 21, 2008, 02:35:17 PM
All these screen name changes are confusing the hell out've me!
awwww. i just googled "ChudleyCannons" for shits and giggles - cause I'm on my break - and there's someone else out there now that uses it as a screen name.

color me way sad.

http://www.gamespot.com/users/ChudleyCannons/ = SO NOT ME.
http://www.xanga.com/chudleycannons = ALSO SO NOT ME.
http://www.last.fm/user/ChudleyCannons = SO ME. Number one result too. Yay that.
http://www.thesixtyone.com/Chudleycannons/stats/ = ALSO ME.

I've discovered lost of my last.fm music blogs on these results. SEE, this is what you have to look forward to when you gradumatate from college/uni.


Page 4 is the first time theburbs show up. Yay.


Well, my perthgirl Burbs profile doesn't make it til page 2 of Google.  There's a few of us about.  Plus there's the whole Perth, Scotland vs Perth, Australia to add to the confusion.

Hanny, I had big plans of changing my screen name (as I no longer technically live in Perth) but then Ben mentioned me by screen name, so I can't possibly give it up now...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 21, 2008, 02:55:27 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=107025776&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2

buy me this.
If I buy that for anyone, I'm buying it for myself, If I make enough money after this show I'll think about it.

fine!  if not that one, buy me this one: http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=113274690&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 21, 2008, 03:05:31 PM
AHHHHHH. So I subscribe to my local venue's mailing list. (The Pabst) and we always get free tracks in there.


TODAY'S?

THE ENTIRE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS AND KAKI KING SHOW IN OCTOBER.

f*ck.
YAYAYAYAYAY.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Martin on November 21, 2008, 03:12:43 PM
AHHHHHH. So I subscribe to my local venue's mailing list. (The Pabst) and we always get free tracks in there.


TODAY'S?

THE ENTIRE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS AND KAKI KING SHOW IN OCTOBER.

f*ck.
YAYAYAYAYAY.



That's awesome. I am now extremely jealous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 21, 2008, 03:16:33 PM
Fear not I shall send it to you!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 21, 2008, 08:28:30 PM
Fear not I shall send it to you!
Me too! Me too!

http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=107025776&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2

buy me this.
If I buy that for anyone, I'm buying it for myself, If I make enough money after this show I'll think about it.

fine!  if not that one, buy me this one: http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?productNo=113274690&pr=F&showbleed=false&colorNo=4&tab=1&Zoom=2
Oh god, that one is equally as awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 22, 2008, 05:19:13 AM
good morning, children.
it's currently 7:15AM, 8:15 winston-salem time.  i'm just sitting at this computer half awake, half asleep wondering why the f*ck i'm still awake.
hmm...
i'm gonna go to bed now.  get a few hours before waking up for the LSU-ole miss game.  yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 22, 2008, 05:35:27 AM
Still awake here too, slowly plugging away on my paper.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 22, 2008, 09:37:42 AM
yay for 4 hours of sleep!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 22, 2008, 02:18:16 PM
so f*cking excited for london! they rota-ed me in at work, fools i was like i've had that weekend off for months lol!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 22, 2008, 03:24:58 PM
good morning, children.
it's currently 7:15AM, 8:15 winston-salem time.  i'm just sitting at this computer half awake, half asleep wondering why the f*ck i'm still awake.
hmm...
i'm gonna go to bed now.  get a few hours before waking up for the LSU-ole miss game.  yay!
HA. and i went to bed at 2!

i get to spend the evening with my friends from high school - whom i haven't seen in about two years. this is gonna be fun/most likely very weird.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 22, 2008, 03:43:58 PM
and now im reading an exciting article about the debate between oral and written history of ancient greece...im the sadder one! but i did get to watch ben live for like an hr :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 22, 2008, 04:00:42 PM
i'm watching lsu get their asses kicked.
ouch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 22, 2008, 05:01:57 PM
i'm watching lsu get their asses kicked.
ouch.

ouch, indeed.  i was there.  suffering through it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 22, 2008, 06:55:26 PM
i'm watching lsu get their asses kicked.
ouch.

ouch, indeed.  i was there.  suffering through it.

i'm sorry. man, all over the nation there were blowouts. and now, oklahoma and texas tech...my god.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on November 22, 2008, 11:24:17 PM
yeah... today was a rather boring day for football.  there were ZERO interesting games... the most interesting prob was ole miss and LSU until that turned into a suckfest.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 23, 2008, 01:40:00 AM
i may or may not have run across a leak of ben kweller's album due out in february.


i normally avoid leaks, but this one is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO early. i'm gonna have a hard time resisting.

i'm gonna feel weird tomorrow/later today... packers play on monday, not tomorrow. what to watch??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Carolyn on November 23, 2008, 01:47:42 PM
My dads calling me from the ben folds concert in belgium. Soooo good, and very jealous of my family!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 23, 2008, 02:15:44 PM
My dads calling me from the ben folds concert in belgium. Soooo good, and very jealous of my family!
Not near enough to make it?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Carolyn on November 24, 2008, 02:11:15 AM
My dads calling me from the ben folds concert in belgium. Soooo good, and very jealous of my family!
Not near enough to make it?

Nope, wrong country  :( I'm in england at uni. I was tempted to fly over but couldn't really afford it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 24, 2008, 05:53:38 AM
For anyone who has been following the story of the band who needed a new drummer, the search has ended! We had band practice on Friday with our new drummer, Vern. He's really good, and he likes our style, so this is gonna work out great. He plays acoustic drums, while the dude we fired played electronic ones. Bill *hubby* had to adjust to the sound at first, but as the night wore on, those drums sounded really good. Vern seems to think that we could start playing gigs after just one more practice! Wow, a lot of faith. I better start learning lyrics a little better. I blanked on a verse in "Adam's Apple" by Aerosmith. I love that song, too. So, that is my great news for today! Yay!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 24, 2008, 11:11:59 AM
For anyone who has been following the story of the band who needed a new drummer, the search has ended! We had band practice on Friday with our new drummer, Vern. He's really good, and he likes our style, so this is gonna work out great. He plays acoustic drums, while the dude we fired played electronic ones. Bill *hubby* had to adjust to the sound at first, but as the night wore on, those drums sounded really good. Vern seems to think that we could start playing gigs after just one more practice! Wow, a lot of faith. I better start learning lyrics a little better. I blanked on a verse in "Adam's Apple" by Aerosmith. I love that song, too. So, that is my great news for today! Yay!!

 ;D
Don't worry about the lyrics, Ben messes up selfless cold and composed everytime he plays it now at the second verse exactly and he wrote it. Nice to hear about the drummer, good ones are hard to come by.

Well I'm off to school, later.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 24, 2008, 12:16:35 PM
See you guys later - I'm off to move into a hotel.

I am Alan Partridge.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 24, 2008, 01:02:27 PM
haha, thanks, Zach. The problem was, I didn't sing anything instead, so it was just dead air, not good. I know the verse now, of course. That is one song I had practiced, and thought I had down. I think having our new drummer looking at me while I was singing made me nervous. Anyway, yeah, I'll let you all know what happens next.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 24, 2008, 04:06:30 PM
Yea my singer does that sometimes in my band. she blanks and it's funny cuz she's neurotic about it and has no idea what to do about it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 24, 2008, 07:24:16 PM
I'm going to kick ass tomorrow with my oral presentation for writing class.

Just in case y'all were wondering.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 24, 2008, 07:26:26 PM
you kick that ass!
i'm auditioning for the student-written play tomorrow. my first audition ever!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on November 24, 2008, 07:27:54 PM
thanks! You kick that ass as well!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 24, 2008, 07:35:09 PM
thanks!
i'm always eager to kick some ass.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 24, 2008, 07:48:00 PM
Ali and Chloe, both of you, kick some ass. I shall try to do that as well, next band practice!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 24, 2008, 08:36:00 PM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 24, 2008, 08:39:53 PM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.

don't you root for the jets now though? because of certain circumstances?
too bad about the packers though. who are they playing?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 24, 2008, 08:41:21 PM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.

don't you root for the jets now though? because of certain circumstances?
too bad about the packers though. who are they playing?
OH NO! Packer Fan. Not a Favre fan. (Though, I was glad to see the Jets take out the Titans yesterday)
And. Unfortunately, we're playing New Orleans - I'm surprised Mel hasn't been harassing me all night long.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 24, 2008, 08:52:18 PM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.

don't you root for the jets now though? because of certain circumstances?
too bad about the packers though. who are they playing?
OH NO! Packer Fan. Not a Favre fan. (Though, I was glad to see the Jets take out the Titans yesterday)
And. Unfortunately, we're playing New Orleans - I'm surprised Mel hasn't been harassing me all night long.

uuf. well, i'm a dolphins fan myself, if you can imagine there ever being one. my highlight of the season was winning A game. set low standards and you  can't be disappointed, i always say.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 24, 2008, 09:06:54 PM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.

don't you root for the jets now though? because of certain circumstances?
too bad about the packers though. who are they playing?
OH NO! Packer Fan. Not a Favre fan. (Though, I was glad to see the Jets take out the Titans yesterday)
And. Unfortunately, we're playing New Orleans - I'm surprised Mel hasn't been harassing me all night long.

uuf. well, i'm a dolpins fan myself, if you can imagine there ever being one. my highlight of the season was winning A game. set low standards and you  can't be disappointed, i always say.
hahahaha. i can't imagine being a lions fan. that would just be hard. at least the packers are normally at least moderately good (in my lifetime)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 25, 2008, 12:22:36 AM
the packers are getting their asses kicked.

does that count? it makes me frown.

don't you root for the jets now though? because of certain circumstances?
too bad about the packers though. who are they playing?
OH NO! Packer Fan. Not a Favre fan. (Though, I was glad to see the Jets take out the Titans yesterday)
And. Unfortunately, we're playing New Orleans - I'm surprised Mel hasn't been harassing me all night long.

i was busy and actually didn't even see the game, but umm... go saints!
we sure did kick some ass tonight.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 25, 2008, 12:28:13 AM
you know it's bad when you lose a game and you scored 29 points.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 25, 2008, 04:34:10 AM
A friend has just recommended I read the Twilight series given I read all the Harry Potter stuff. Who's read them?  Is it any good?  I adore HP but I'm a bit past teen fiction generally...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 25, 2008, 10:20:21 AM
if you're "past teen fiction", don't even think of giving Twilight a chance.  doesn't hold a candle to Harry Potter by any stretch of the imagination.
i read the first book and i struggled to make it all the way through.  it's got a few good action sequences, but ultimately, it's just a teenage smut novel, imo.  very, very cheesy romantic with unrealistic character dialogue.
pick it up, if you dare.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 25, 2008, 01:37:49 PM
i don't understand all the fuss with twilight.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 25, 2008, 03:05:23 PM
If you lived through the harry potter craze and you actually think that sentence structure and plot and character development are important, for the love of god stay away from those books. Also the relationship between the two main characters is so abusive it's not even funny, but the main character justifies it by saying "Oh he just does it because he cares about me." I hate that justification.

My friend summed it up best when he said "I think it would be like Harry Potter, without Harry and having Ron and Hermione in a relationship, with half the character development."
[/rant]
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on November 25, 2008, 03:07:45 PM
I heard the movie was a bunch of steaming turd.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 25, 2008, 03:12:07 PM
I heard an excuse made for it..."that the mistakes in the movie actually helped the plot forward." WHAT?! f*ck that. It's a mistake quit making excuses for this, which is probably going to get nominated for something somehow.

I like the reviewers who did a good job and said it was a mediocre movie that was only hyped because of the fans of the book (ie Fangirls).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 25, 2008, 07:27:19 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 25, 2008, 09:02:14 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 25, 2008, 09:13:26 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.
I don't know what word it is, off the top of my head, but so I hear, the author over uses some work like 100s of times in the novels. It has never intrigued me. Leave my harry potter in peace. Stop relating it to that shit.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 25, 2008, 10:42:18 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.
I don't know what word it is, off the top of my head, but so I hear, the author over uses some work like 100s of times in the novels. It has never intrigued me. Leave my harry potter in peace. Stop relating it to that shit.

At least JKR can write a decent story and has a decent editor.  I pre-ordered each HP book from the 3rd one, so I'm quite fond of HP too.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 25, 2008, 11:11:50 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.
I don't know what word it is, off the top of my head, but so I hear, the author over uses some work like 100s of times in the novels. It has never intrigued me. Leave my harry potter in peace. Stop relating it to that shit.

At least JKR can write a decent story and has a decent editor.  I pre-ordered each HP book from the 3rd one, so I'm quite fond of HP too.
Though, I do enjoy spotting errors in first prints.
Snap is my favorite.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 26, 2008, 12:30:49 AM
Turns out my room includes all-you-can-eat full english breakfast.
Maybe living in a hotel isn't so bad after all.

Apart from the lack of internets. Hell if I'm paying £75 for a week's access.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 26, 2008, 12:47:09 AM
Turns out my room includes all-you-can-eat full english breakfast.
Maybe living in a hotel isn't so bad after all.

Apart from the lack of internets. Hell if I'm paying £75 for a week's access.

~A
But you can turn up the heat or a/c as much as you want!

The internet fee is pretty steep, though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 26, 2008, 01:50:32 AM
Andy why you living in a hotel? I'm back to Durham, went to see The Script on Monday, they were really good! They seemed overwhelmed by the reception they got which is always nice to see! And dare I say it the lighting man was really good, the music was also on top form but yeh I'm getting sad noticing the little things! Went home yesterday for my little sister's birthday, she's 8, helped out at her bowling party, was fun in a funny kinda way back to Durham and essays...joy but what a weekend ahead ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 26, 2008, 04:21:39 AM
Andy why you living in a hotel?

My house is a bit broken. And the insurance company is totally useless.

At least they're paying for the hotel/breakfasts.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on November 26, 2008, 04:47:43 AM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.

But surely one could then suggest that ANY book written in first person, using a non-conventional (and often incorrect) language was only presented as such to try and cover the author's own incompetency? I'm sure Mark Twain and Anthony Burgess might have a thing or two to say about that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 26, 2008, 05:46:05 AM
Aw Andy that kinda sucks but indeed at least they are paying for you to live in a hotel for a while!

and who's writing a book? *i should pay more attention*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 26, 2008, 02:40:50 PM
yay! i gotta callback for the play!
time to kick some more ass in about an hour!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on November 26, 2008, 03:24:31 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on November 26, 2008, 06:25:44 PM
Congrats, Chloe!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 26, 2008, 06:33:24 PM
thanks! hopefully i get role. it's kinda my last chance to do a high school play since i'm a senior this year.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on November 26, 2008, 07:54:51 PM
I auditioned for my first musical my senior year of hs...I think I was more excited about getting through my audition without puking (I'd had terrible nerves in a singing audition years before) than actually getting in the show, haha.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 26, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
See, I knew I could rely on you guys to give me reliable feedback. 

And yes; plot, sentence structure, character development etc do matter to me.  I've heard there are also grammatical errors in the book which would shit me. 
The fangirls will justify this to you by saying that the books are "supposed to be written like it's from the view and mind of a teenager." So that justifies terrible gammar and abuse of a thesaurus? Seriously the author must go out of her way to find similes to maker her bad descriptions work.

But surely one could then suggest that ANY book written in first person, using a non-conventional (and often incorrect) language was only presented as such to try and cover the author's own incompetency? I'm sure Mark Twain and Anthony Burgess might have a thing or two to say about that.
Didn't I imply it was weak. I wasn't justifying the book surely to god, oh no. She'll probably be considered a genius for having made a (and I'm quoting family guy here) "Female masturbatory aid", Mark Twain actually said something in hs book with witty satire.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on November 27, 2008, 06:11:57 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate! Here (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/turkeys2008a.jpg) is some turkey everyone can enjoy!

 :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: dandelionsbutterflies on November 28, 2008, 12:04:10 AM
Oh hai. I'm new to the random ramblings. But I'm hopping in anyway. WEEEE!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 28, 2008, 06:59:37 PM
welcome to our crazy world!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 28, 2008, 07:12:27 PM
Crazy it be.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 28, 2008, 07:24:56 PM
hopping is for easter time, no?
:P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 02:22:02 AM
1000th post here!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 29, 2008, 02:22:44 AM
quick, only 5000 more to catch up to me! :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 02:24:02 AM
Well, 400 more days and I should be there. ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 29, 2008, 02:37:15 AM
thats a little over a year. but i average around 180 a week. dsfjfgklljlkh fail.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 02:48:11 AM
Have you seen my post count recently?

I've actually tried to lay off the posting and having my name show up for every thread on the new page.

and I made in error in my math, but forgive me, I've been up for a good while.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 29, 2008, 02:48:54 AM
Have you seen my post count recently?

I've actually tried to lay off the posting and having my name show up for every thread on the new page.
bwahahahahaha. i know that feeling.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 02:49:49 AM
yea the feeling of "oh god, I bet this is really annoying to anyone reading this"

and the other "this is really sad"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 29, 2008, 02:50:50 AM
'this is really sad' is normally mine.
i've grown to accept it.
at least my name is only seven characters now. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 03:20:36 AM
I'll wittle mine down later I hope.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on November 29, 2008, 06:34:18 AM
So, I woke up this morning in a fairly delirious state and saw a big black rectangle at the end of my room. I thought "holy shit, this is it! Kubrick and Clarke were right" thinking it was the monolith from "2001: a Space Odyssey" and that I was, subsequently, on my death bed.

Then I realised it was my wardrobe.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: dandelionsbutterflies on November 29, 2008, 10:06:54 AM
I love me some Kubrick.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on November 29, 2008, 11:47:28 AM
Woh!
I was just reading one of the new Ben myspace blogs, and I saw You Don't Know Zach. I recognized him by the picture.
My worlds collide.

I'm guessing that doesn't seem like as cool of a story as it did in my head.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on November 29, 2008, 11:50:18 AM
I miss my Ben Friends. They need to do another reunion show, STAT.   :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on November 29, 2008, 11:51:47 AM
Haha wow. I'm on a roll, I was reading the other Ben blog on myspace and I saw "dandelionsbutterflies".

This is a crazy day. Haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 01:59:28 PM
Woh!
I was just reading one of the new Ben myspace blogs, and I saw You Don't Know Zach. I recognized him by the picture.
My worlds collide.

I'm guessing that doesn't seem like as cool of a story as it did in my head.
It was cool to me, I ran into Allison's myspace sorta the same way, I was looking at Mr. Reynolds pictures and Allisons was on there and I was puzzled because I knew it was her picture. I figured it out a few seconds later.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 29, 2008, 03:01:09 PM
Woh!
I was just reading one of the new Ben myspace blogs, and I saw You Don't Know Zach. I recognized him by the picture.
My worlds collide.

I'm guessing that doesn't seem like as cool of a story as it did in my head.
It was cool to me, I ran into Allison's myspace sorta the same way, I was looking at Mr. Reynolds pictures and Allisons was on there and I was puzzled because I knew it was her picture. I figured it out a few seconds later.
I was? In like a comment or something?


I am like a visa card, everywhere you want to be.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 29, 2008, 03:12:10 PM
It was just a picture you took of Mr. Reynolds that you had tagged him in it. I think it automatically got added to that page after you tagged him in it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2008, 08:09:07 AM
I'm on a mac. Well, a Hackintosh (http://flickr.com/photos/asmitter/3062704419/) anyway.
I forget which of you said you had me pegged as a "Progressive mac kind of guy", but I hope I'm finally living up to your expectations.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 30, 2008, 10:15:10 AM
i'm running windows with a mac interface.  it's a pretty sweet set up.
i call it a MACrosoft.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 30, 2008, 10:36:59 AM
I'm running vista in awesome mode, without it crashing or bugging or doing anything of the sort. It's pretty sweet :P I've got it all figured out, it's not a problem at all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2008, 11:16:18 AM
It was ILIS: http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=925.msg10231#msg10231

Anyway, I was installing a fix for the sound card and needed to test it. I opened up iTunes, picked a radio station at random and...
...on came the opening strains of Steven's Last Night in Town!

That Steve Jobs must've done some serious deal with the devil.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 30, 2008, 12:01:57 PM
I've never liked them, they crash to much for me. I've never had a windows pc product crap out on me so far, and I say this trying not to tempt fate. cross my fingers!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 30, 2008, 03:41:32 PM
It was just a picture you took of Mr. Reynolds that you had tagged him in it. I think it automatically got added to that page after you tagged him in it.
hum. i must have been testing that feature, and i have a whole album of 'concert' photos on my myspace, i tend to upload one or two from every gig.


and as for this mac conversation. i run windows XP. i'd love to get a mac book pro - but ben folds eated my moneys.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 30, 2008, 03:45:40 PM
I figured as much about the pictures, as for the mac book lame  :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 30, 2008, 03:47:41 PM
oh no. the image quality is just so 23q808409570298301385452093  times better than a windows one. and i'm kinda a nerd about that.


speaking of other things i'd like to buy (that you could get me for christmas) how bout a really nice digital SLR?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on November 30, 2008, 03:50:40 PM
I'm more broke than you are, unless that was directed at Ben.

I'm a musician, ie POOR.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on November 30, 2008, 03:53:24 PM
yeah, i'm looking to switch to mac. i also need a new ipod...if anyone is interested in getting me one :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on November 30, 2008, 09:35:30 PM
speaking of other things i'd like to buy (that you could get me for christmas) how bout a really nice digital SLR?

Oh, same. I wanna get me a Canon 50D quite badly.
It looks really nice.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on November 30, 2008, 10:50:03 PM
speaking of other things i'd like to buy (that you could get me for christmas) how bout a really nice digital SLR?

Oh, same. I wanna get me a Canon 50D quite badly.
It looks really nice.

I'd like Ben to tour Oz for Xmas.  Not necessarily for him to tour AT Christmastime...I'd settle for an announcement of the first Oz tour since Aug/Sept 06.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on November 30, 2008, 11:28:10 PM
i need an external hard drive badly.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on November 30, 2008, 11:36:07 PM
i need an external hard drive badly.
i'm already apparently getting one of those for christmas. it's the top thing on my list.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 12:13:28 AM
i need an external hard drive badly.
i'm already apparently getting one of those for christmas. it's the top thing on my list.

I already got one and I lurrrrrrrve it. The only problem is that I synch my iPod with my iTunes (as the 'Pod has some 20GB free, I might as well keep all of my music on it) so, in order for it to all work, the external hard-drive needs to be turned on and plugged in anytime that I plug the iPod in. Otherwise... disaster.

One of the last things that Alice did before we broke up was turn the laptop on, with the iPod plugged in and the box switched off. And, of course, she didn't realise (because it was a completely new set-up) so by the time I did, half of the 10909 unfound tracks had synched with the iPod. So I had to reupload EVERYTHING. Then she dumped me a week later. Real considerate.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 05:59:26 AM
One of the last things that Alice did before we broke up was turn the laptop on, with the iPod plugged in and the box switched off. And, of course, she didn't realise (because it was a completely new set-up) so by the time I did, half of the 10909 unfound tracks had synched with the iPod. So I had to reupload EVERYTHING. Then she dumped me a week later. Real considerate.
Wow, what a bitchy move.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 06:49:31 AM
It wasn't intentional, Zacharius - she was just used to turning the laptop on and it being go-time. The dumping of me had nothing to do with the hard-drive incident (I didn't even react to that when I found out; kept it under my hat) but I included it in the story in order to convey how inconvenient she made October for me...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 06:50:47 AM
Also, I meant to say, I have now been awake for some 9 hours and am already considering doing some work! I think that's pretty amazing...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 07:00:26 AM
It wasn't intentional, Zacharius - she was just used to turning the laptop on and it being go-time. The dumping of me had nothing to do with the hard-drive incident (I didn't even react to that when I found out; kept it under my hat) but I included it in the story in order to convey how inconvenient she made October for me...
I meant the dumping part. The other was just funny, that's why I don't synch stuff.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:14:46 AM
I'll synch you in a minute!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:16:24 AM
Also, I meant to say, I have now been awake for some 9 hours and am already considering doing some work! I think that's pretty amazing...
You'd better be, if you're not having direct communication with me at this moment.  >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:19:08 AM
Also, I meant to say, I have now been awake for some 9 hours and am already considering doing some work! I think that's pretty amazing...
You'd better be, if you're not having direct communication with me at this moment.  >:(

I'm writing about Puritans, ennitttttttt. Your ancestors fo' sure.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:20:19 AM
Also, I meant to say, I have now been awake for some 9 hours and am already considering doing some work! I think that's pretty amazing...
You'd better be, if you're not having direct communication with me at this moment.  >:(

I'm writing about Puritans, ennitttttttt. Your ancestors fo' sure.
Why yes. Your people kicked my people out of the country.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 07:21:24 AM
Oh snap.


I'm writing a short presentation on Rwanda, and why Tuberculosis sucks.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:23:40 AM
I have no homework. As I am graduated. I laughed at my sister doing her APUSH homework this break. I remember the days..... don't miss them.

I do however, have shoveling duties. WHICH BLOW. I've shoveled twice in this current storm system. And scraping off my car was a total bitch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:24:32 AM
Also, I meant to say, I have now been awake for some 9 hours and am already considering doing some work! I think that's pretty amazing...
You'd better be, if you're not having direct communication with me at this moment.  >:(

I'm writing about Puritans, ennitttttttt. Your ancestors fo' sure.
Why yes. Your people kicked my people out of the country.

"Your people"? OUCH. That's racesmisms! I demand apologies.

And I don't think they were "kicked out". We weren't very nice to them, but there were a bunch of times when they were all at the harbour getting ready to leave when the authorities showed up and were all "WTF? Where you goin'?"

Also, I have discovered two things this week: Frijj chocolate brownie milkshakes and Trident gum. Unfortunately, I live next to Sainsburys (countin' my change...) and can get two milkshakes for £1.50 and a big pack of gum for less than 50p. I'll be dead by January.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:30:30 AM
No apologies for you.

My people were oppressors. We don't know what apologies are.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:33:15 AM
No apologies for you.

My people were oppressors. We don't know what apologies are.

No Christmas or theatre for you, then. BECAUSE CROMWELL BANNED THAT SHIT!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:35:57 AM
f*ck. now i have no holiday this month. and no job.

shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:38:52 AM
f*ck. now i have no holiday this month. and no job.

shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

NO SOUP FOR YOU!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:39:55 AM
i am not in a comedy that is now in syndication!! stop this nonsense!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 07:44:02 AM
i am not in a comedy that is now in syndication!! stop this nonsense!!!

:(

I was just trying to have fun with you by pretending to be the Soup Nazi... Why you gotta over-react?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 07:46:42 AM
i'm a girl and it's my prerogative/job. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 08:03:05 AM
i'm a girl and it's my prerogative/job. ;)

You just said you had no job.

You fail, sir!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 08:09:41 AM
He's got a point. Your previous statments contradict your very agruement.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 08:12:51 AM
Your game is up, Struthers! Me and Rock are on to your little unemployment allowance fraud! You're going away for a LONG time.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 08:15:37 AM
I'm gonna call the Uneployment police, seeing as the rates for Alex to do that would be enormously high.


Man this project sucks, I'm gonna come into class and tell my goup I got nothing seeing as I don't, I cannot find any information on this damn countries problems. I mean you'd think there would be lots of it on the internet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 08:18:57 AM
Don't use the internet, use a library!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 08:29:24 AM
The info wouldn't be found in a library, this is an on going project by the UN, and boy is it not going to work. I don't get how this is an english project, get the BMGF to fund Rwanda's help efforts.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 01, 2008, 09:31:04 AM
Don't use the internet, use a library!

nooooooooo!  don't use the library.  that makes me work harder.  and, who wants that?!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 09:37:34 AM
I want that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 01, 2008, 09:43:51 AM
yes, well... you're a jerkface.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 01, 2008, 09:46:25 AM
No, I'm thinking about you. The more works you do, the more dollah you makes, right?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 01, 2008, 09:52:06 AM
no.  i get paid the same amount whether i sit around or work my butt off.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 10:32:10 AM
No, I'm thinking about you. The more works you do, the more dollah you makes, right?
haha, prostitution.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 01, 2008, 01:22:24 PM
Naps are really good.
I'm just throwing that out there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 01, 2008, 04:54:45 PM
So when do you think Ben will announce next year's tour dates...I'm dying here not knowing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 06:38:20 PM
Your game is up, Struthers! Me and Rock are on to your little unemployment allowance fraud! You're going away for a LONG time.
YOU'RE the one who took away my other job by giving me Cromwell back. No theatre = no job for me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 07:53:50 PM
Oh god, I love Boston Legal.

"The only show that isn't afraid to have its main cast over fifty is B-"
"What?"
"I can't say it, it would break the wall thingy."

It has to be their response for getting axed. I love the plot device of alsheimers, even though it's extremely sad to watch him slowly decay, so to speak.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 01, 2008, 08:08:11 PM
sdhsljkd. I KNOW.

Tonight's episode was great. I'm so gonna miss this show. :'( Wanna buy me the seasons on DVD for Christmas??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 01, 2008, 08:14:47 PM
I want the seasons, if I ever get the seasons I'll watch em and then give em to you. I never have enough time to go back and review the seasons of any show I buy.

I would need a job first, or steady gig employment.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 02, 2008, 08:26:03 AM
Your game is up, Struthers! Me and Rock are on to your little unemployment allowance fraud! You're going away for a LONG time.
YOU'RE the one who took away my other job by giving me Cromwell back. No theatre = no job for me.

No, that's what YOUR Cromwell did to OUR England. Don't try and turn the tables when you don't work in the restaurant.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 02, 2008, 11:17:13 AM
I feel like I've been away for an age. Blame Ben :P whatsup peeps! all the burbians i met in london were not random posters in general they just post when it matters! oh dear...i like talking shit....lol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 02, 2008, 11:20:21 AM
Two inches of snow meant it took me 2 hours to get to work. It normally takes about 35 minutes. It's supposedly going to be worse tomorrow and Thursday.

Nice views though. Yorkshire Dales under a blanket of snow. I could have a worse trip I s'pose.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 03, 2008, 03:30:18 AM
My sister is turning 18 today. woo finally. i bet its snowy outside. i dont want to look. bed is warm! i need to go to the damn library!

edit: ffs look at this...view from my window...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 03, 2008, 06:00:13 AM
I feel like I've been away for an age. Blame Ben :P whatsup peeps! all the burbians i met in london were not random posters in general they just post when it matters! oh dear...i like talking shit....lol
Yea I had noticed an absence of your posts for about a week or so. I was wondering if you had gone on a trip or so, guess it was a good one.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 03, 2008, 06:14:14 AM
aww I'm glad that when I'm gone I'm missed :) got a day with the boyf on Saturday in London then went to the British museum with my dad on the Sunday followed by Ben, arrived back monday night to home home and got back to uni yesterday! What a weekend ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 03, 2008, 06:26:28 AM
Wish I had a weekend that involved seeing Ben, but sadly it's for naught, I'm doing an essay that was due a month ago. God, If I pass this class I'll be lucky to.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on December 03, 2008, 08:36:29 AM
Oh in this thread we can mock that guy in the queue that said he was on the Burbs but didn't like the random chatty threads. I thought Hanny was going to hit him.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 03, 2008, 08:51:27 AM
I created Random Ramblings I was offended! I felt like you all ganged up on me! But you gave a wry smile. You knew. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 03, 2008, 09:31:40 AM
i'd like to take this post to thank Hanny for the random ramblings thread.
much of the conversation in here makes me giggle.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 03, 2008, 09:33:54 AM
;D yaaaay i feel honoured!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 03, 2008, 10:48:57 AM
We got a letter through the door the other day saying that a registered BNP member lives on our street. The list of members has been leaked online and you can look up the names and addresses of people in the BNP in your area, so we did and apparently they live in the house DIRECTLY opposite ours. But that house has been empty since we moved in in August... Hmmm...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 03, 2008, 02:20:11 PM
Maybe BNP ghosts live in there...
Because all empty houses are automatically haunted.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 03, 2008, 02:57:28 PM
Maybe BNP ghosts live in there...
Because all empty houses are automatically haunted.

this is true...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 03, 2008, 04:32:17 PM
or maybe its uttter bull?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 03, 2008, 04:40:46 PM
Nope. there are two things that never lie, the internet and snail mail.
It's too bad you're just learning that now. If you'd have known that years ago, life would be much easier for you.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 03, 2008, 09:58:29 PM
oh, joy!
my state is finally number one in something!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081203/us_nm/us_rankings_usa
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 03, 2008, 10:15:45 PM
oh, joy!
my state is finally number one in something!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081203/us_nm/us_rankings_usa

ha! i saw that on the today show i think, and thought of you. hehe. they call it the 'dirty south' for a reason, y'know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 04, 2008, 12:07:11 AM
not impressed! I've got a ball tonight too! My 9 o clock is erm 15 minute walk away.

edit: 30 minutes have passed and it keeps getting thicker!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 04, 2008, 08:35:03 AM
Snow here was such that I've had to work from home today! I don't think Bradford Council know what a gritter is.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 04, 2008, 08:41:16 AM
what's snow?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 04, 2008, 09:17:21 AM
Our seminar got cancelled and i have longer to get ready for the ball yay :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 04, 2008, 09:19:12 AM
what's snow?

A form of free ammunition which doubles as sculpting material (http://www.flickr.com/photos/warden100/3082849406/).

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 04, 2008, 12:53:50 PM
what's snow?

I HATE IT.
I'll post pictures of my snow soon.


And, not all snow is sculpt-able.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 04, 2008, 01:29:39 PM
yes, i was once yelled at in Iowa by a certain board member that i was making a snowman all wrong.
wtf?!  i was taking artistic license.  sheesh!   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on December 04, 2008, 01:46:20 PM
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_ir.html currently shows a nice cold weather system moving through the UK.  Enjoy the snow. ;)

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/europe/surface_pressure.html might be an even better link to see the current storm forecast there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 04, 2008, 02:37:17 PM
yes, i was once yelled at in Iowa by a certain board member that i was making a snowman all wrong.
wtf?!  i was taking artistic license.  sheesh!   :P

It wasn't good packing snow. You were bound to fail. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 04, 2008, 03:13:41 PM
yes, i was once yelled at in Iowa by a certain board member that i was making a snowman all wrong.
wtf?!  i was taking artistic license.  sheesh!   :P

It wasn't good packing snow. You were bound to fail. :P

why couldn't you just leave me to my own devices?!  ... ruining my snow time. 
i was reduced to throwing carrots at the bus.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 04, 2008, 04:13:51 PM
A week until school is over, I can't wait.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 04, 2008, 04:24:49 PM
A week until school is over, I can't wait.

I've got a week too. Then finals. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: girschwin on December 04, 2008, 04:29:18 PM
Damn high school... we don't get out for another two weeks. 
I've already had a discussion about how high school impedes one's ability to see Ben... and now, added to the "HIGH SCHOOL BLOWS" list: late vacations/late finals.

Seriously.  January finals?  How am I supposed to enjoy winter break with Humanities, Physics, Calculus, and AP Latin finals looming over my head?!  Ridiculous.

Okay, rant over.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 04, 2008, 04:36:14 PM
A week until school is over, I can't wait.

I've got a week too. Then finals. I can't wait.
My finals are next week. ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 04, 2008, 06:11:31 PM
i cant read this im too drunk. but hllo my ball was fun :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on December 04, 2008, 06:46:37 PM

Seriously.  January finals?  How am I supposed to enjoy winter break with Humanities, Physics, Calculus, and AP Latin finals looming over my head?!  Ridiculous.


that's just unfair. at my school finals are the week of dec 15
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 04, 2008, 08:47:01 PM
A week until school is over, I can't wait.

I've got a week too. Then finals. I can't wait.
My finals are next week. ;D

me too!  i've only got 2 finals.  one monday and one wednesday.  then, i'm done!  D-U-N!  DUN! 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 05, 2008, 06:22:48 AM
i don't have finals. cause i'm not in school.
this pleases me greatly, cause i know this week is normally the week of hell. or had been the last four years of my life.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 05, 2008, 06:43:22 AM
excuse my drunkeness...two bottles of white wine does that to me...ball was great tho!

Everyone loioking forward to christmas then? Finals? Exams at this time of year?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 05, 2008, 10:16:01 AM
my roommate and i picked up a tree last night.  6 ft.  currently trying to figure out a way to keep my cat away from it...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 05, 2008, 12:11:39 PM
I assume you meant a christmas tree..."picked up" gave me visions of you merrily pulling it from the ground and walking home with it lol
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on December 05, 2008, 02:46:25 PM
i'm watching Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog right now for the first time since it was first put up. it's amazing... http://www.drhorrible.com/mushortio.html
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 05, 2008, 03:29:10 PM
I assume you meant a christmas tree..."picked up" gave me visions of you merrily pulling it from the ground and walking home with it lol

sometimes i uproot trees for fun.
 ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 05, 2008, 03:31:02 PM
Is it sad that I love a children's show on cartoon network?

Chowder is awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 06, 2008, 01:20:17 AM
sometimes i uproot trees for fun.
 ;D

Thought as much.

And there's nothing wrong with children's snow it's the real snow when it becomes icy slush that's dangerous!

Speaking of which, my sister's 18th celebrations continue tonight, we're going out Moulin Rouge theme - in a corset- in this weather - I AM GOING TO DIE. lol!

You think walking boots or wellies will ruin the outfit?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 06, 2008, 01:54:35 AM
yes, i was once yelled at in Iowa by a certain board member that i was making a snowman all wrong.
wtf?!  i was taking artistic license.  sheesh!   :P

It wasn't good packing snow. You were bound to fail. :P

why couldn't you just leave me to my own devices?!  ... ruining my snow time. 
i was reduced to throwing carrots at the bus.   :P

I've never seen falling snow.  I've seen slush on the ground in 3 different countries though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 06, 2008, 02:45:07 AM
yes, i was once yelled at in Iowa by a certain board member that i was making a snowman all wrong.
wtf?!  i was taking artistic license.  sheesh!   :P

It wasn't good packing snow. You were bound to fail. :P

why couldn't you just leave me to my own devices?!  ... ruining my snow time. 
i was reduced to throwing carrots at the bus.   :P

I've never seen falling snow.  I've seen slush on the ground in 3 different countries though.
We are no longer connected.
Here, have some falling snow. This is two year old falling snow. It was a beautiful blizzard though - that unfortunately, did not cancel classes.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Weasleyaholic/SnowStorm009.jpg)

And then for giggles, here is my dog eating some snow.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Weasleyaholic/snowandlightarchs12108043.jpg)

She loves to eat snow. Always has. This is the same dog that ate a pint of sand once....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 06, 2008, 04:17:33 AM
Here, have some falling snow. This is two year old falling snow. It was a beautiful blizzard though - that unfortunately, did not cancel classes.

I hate it when then don't cancel classes. The year my school science block burnt down (2004 I think) we had a TERRIBLE snow day. On the radio they read out the list of closed schools (it took ten minutes to read it) and commented at the end that only three in the whole county were staying open. Yep, one was mine.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 06, 2008, 04:21:06 AM
Here, have some falling snow. This is two year old falling snow. It was a beautiful blizzard though - that unfortunately, did not cancel classes.

I hate it when then don't cancel classes. The year my school science block burnt down (2004 I think) we had a TERRIBLE snow day. On the radio they read out the list of closed schools (it took ten minutes to read it) and commented at the end that only three in the whole county were staying open. Yep, one was mine.
Such has always been my life. Elmbrook was always the ONLY school district open. And Wartburg sure always was open cause we all lived on campus - and Waverly is a small ass town in Iowa - most of the professors lived in town and made it anyway. SUCKED.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 06, 2008, 11:39:15 AM
I live 45 minutes from my school, but in high school I lived five minutes away, we didn't get out for snow days so much as bomb threats. Which was a pain in the ass, you'd get all dressed up and ready instead of being able to sleep in.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 06, 2008, 12:17:44 PM
yes, we had frequent bomb threats at my school as well.  rather disturbing.
one day when i was little, we got out of school because it was too cold.  icicles had formed under my dad's car.  that's how cold it was. 
(insert allison's blabber of how hot louisiana is and how cold wisconsin really is)   :P
nowadays, i get out of college classes frequently due to hurricanes.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 06, 2008, 12:28:06 PM
it gets just cold enough where it's uncomfortable here, but rarely snows, so we don't get out of school for it.
right now it's rather nice out though. in the 50s and the sun is shining. perfect for a light little sweater and a scarf!
i'm gonna go and enjoy this weather in downtown portland! yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 06, 2008, 01:31:28 PM
I have seen Fight Club at least four times this week, and I'll probably watch it again tomorrow.

I love this movie.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 06, 2008, 04:15:50 PM
yes, we had frequent bomb threats at my school as well.  rather disturbing.
one day when i was little, we got out of school because it was too cold.  icicles had formed under my dad's car.  that's how cold it was. 
(insert allison's blabber of how hot louisiana is and how cold wisconsin really is)   :P
nowadays, i get out of college classes frequently due to hurricanes.

Blabber of TRUTH.

It's still snowing here. I hates it.

We had bomb threats annually, but I always went to school that day. Better than being at home. :/
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on December 06, 2008, 07:57:14 PM
I <3 Snow.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 07, 2008, 01:31:33 PM
When I say bomb threats, I don't mean they were like "OMG! The school might blow up!" It was more or less a joke in junior year.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 07, 2008, 01:39:49 PM
Everyone knows everything about all of us! THAT'S TOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 07, 2008, 01:41:28 PM
That's my second fav. of that album, That's Me Trying is the first.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 07, 2008, 01:43:04 PM
Everyone knows everything about all of us! THAT'S TOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE!!

hahahahahaaaa! that really made me lol.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 08, 2008, 08:00:42 PM
Oh wow, I really wanted to cry when Allan was defending Denny before the Supreme court in Boston Legal tonight.

Such a good show.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on December 09, 2008, 04:49:20 AM

Speaking of which, my sister's 18th celebrations continue tonight, we're going out Moulin Rouge theme - in a corset- in this weather - I AM GOING TO DIE. lol!

You think walking boots or wellies will ruin the outfit?

Doubt anyone was looking at your feet :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 09, 2008, 08:53:50 AM
damit dean I could have got away with it!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on December 09, 2008, 11:30:06 AM
damit dean I could have got away with it!

It'd be a bit Glasto-chic admittedly...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 09, 2008, 11:30:51 AM
So wellies or corset you got a preference?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on December 09, 2008, 11:31:48 AM
Wellies are only fun if there's mud involved..
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 09, 2008, 11:36:57 AM
But Dean mud is messy!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 09, 2008, 01:33:16 PM
mud is fun!

i had an eye doctor appt today.  i think my eyes are still halfway dialated.  it's no good.
plus, my eyes have gotten slightly worse in the last 2 years.  i'm now at an astounding negative 14.5 in one eye and negative 13.25 in the other.   >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 09, 2008, 01:34:42 PM
wow why are all us folds fans visually impared?

and i wasn't saying mud wasn't fun!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 09, 2008, 01:50:15 PM
plus, my eyes have gotten slightly worse in the last 2 years.  i'm now at an astounding negative 14.5 in one eye and negative 13.25 in the other.   >:(

Dayamn! I got my eyes checked at the weekend and I'm now -7 in both. It's the first time in my life they are the same (apart from when I didn't need specs as a small child).

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on December 09, 2008, 01:54:43 PM
Glasses since age 9, huzzah.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 09, 2008, 01:57:31 PM
glasses since 8. I have really crappy vision -6 on my contacts- not sure what it is for my glasses.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on December 09, 2008, 02:09:18 PM
Glasses since before I can atcually remember.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: addie on December 09, 2008, 02:21:54 PM
I wear contacts during the day but I have a wonderfully Ben-esque pair of thick black framed glasses for the evening/whenever I'm just too tired to mess with contacts :)
Even though they look kind of wack, I still adore them.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 09, 2008, 03:24:11 PM
Glasses since before I can atcually remember.

same here.  switched to contacts when i turned 12 or so.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 09, 2008, 03:27:29 PM
I have flawless vision.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 09, 2008, 03:34:54 PM
Glasses since I was 14. My eyes are around -5.5.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 09, 2008, 03:36:54 PM
yes, we had frequent bomb threats at my school as well.  rather disturbing.
one day when i was little, we got out of school because it was too cold.  icicles had formed under my dad's car.  that's how cold it was. 
(insert allison's blabber of how hot louisiana is and how cold wisconsin really is)   :P
nowadays, i get out of college classes frequently due to hurricanes.

Not to double post but...well...

We get out of school when it gets too hot.  If it's over 38 celcius and your school has no air conditioning they can let you go home early.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 09, 2008, 04:36:22 PM
I've been wearing glasses since I was 16? I was a Sophomore in High School - needed them long before that, but, finally got a pair in 01.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 09, 2008, 05:06:51 PM
i need reading glasses. i'm far-sighted. so signs are okay. but when it comes to fine print and the such, my balls of joy just can't handle it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 10, 2008, 02:46:20 AM
I'm so good at seeing that my eyes have collapsed inwards and now the only thing that I can use to see is that weird pair of glasses with the changeable lenses that they put on you at the opticians.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 10, 2008, 03:59:13 AM
I have flawless vision.

Door's that way ------->

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 10, 2008, 04:40:15 AM
I have floorless vision.

And also terrible vertigo.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 10, 2008, 11:17:55 AM
I had a feeling in my sophomore year of High School that I needed them, but I held off thinking I was just hallucinating. Then about halfway through the first semester in senior year I put on my friend Jordan's glasses and I could see perfectly. I think I went "HOLY SHIT I CAN SEE!!" Really loud in the class 'cause everybody turned and looked at me. So then I got tested, and rather liked the idea of wearing them at that point, then I found a pair I liked of Half rims (the ones I had on at the reunion) and I've been wearing them ever since.


But I've always wanted a pair of full rim glasses with dark brown frames and a baby grand piano in my house. Thank god I don't have any of those things other wise that'd be really really really sad.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 10, 2008, 01:17:14 PM
I have floorless vision.

And also terrible vertigo.

you know, every time somebody mentions vertigo, i automatically think of lucille 2 from arrested development.  oh, liza minelli!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 10, 2008, 01:24:57 PM
Whatever anyone says about Liza, nobody can deny that she was able to make fun of herself a little in that role. I mean, she may be the crazy daughter of Judy Garland, but at least she can laugh at herself.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 10, 2008, 02:18:05 PM
Whatever anyone says about Liza, nobody can deny that she was able to make fun of herself a little in that role. I mean, she may be the crazy daughter of Judy Garland, but at least she can laugh at herself.

i couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on December 10, 2008, 04:31:37 PM
I *just* finished Season 3 of said show last night...a friend insisted I join the Dev't club.  A whirlwind of merriment.

Also, Will Arnett crying during the last day of production?!??  Emotional.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 10, 2008, 05:08:06 PM
Will Arnett was one of the best parts of that show. Jeffery Tambor as the crazy yet sane dad was even better.

I think she did her voice on Family Guy too, but I'm not sure. Her role on AD was amazing with how she worked off of Buster.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 10, 2008, 07:27:43 PM
as much as i love Gob, i love Tobias more.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 10, 2008, 07:40:00 PM
it's hard for me to choose my favorite character...sometimes it's tobias. other days it's buster. here and there it's gob. once in a while it's george michael. I JUST CAN'T CHOOSE.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 10, 2008, 08:25:56 PM
you know who i love?
GENE PARMESAN!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 10, 2008, 09:17:52 PM
I loved the attorney who was strictly professional. I can't remember his name, but Jeffery tambor would always crack me up. I love him so much in that show because he's not as crazy as the rest of the family, he's sane like micheal but I think he's stopped trying to be sane a long time ago.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 10, 2008, 09:47:35 PM
wayne jarvis!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 10, 2008, 09:59:21 PM
God he's a professional.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 11, 2008, 04:44:47 AM
zomg, i'm awake at 6:40 AM.
zomg, it's snowing in louisiana and actually staying on the ground.
ZOINKS!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 11, 2008, 04:50:16 AM
it's actually on the ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

WORLD. IS. OVER.

it's snowing in lousiana and NOT in wisconsin. we're not supposed to get snow again til Sunday/Monday
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 11, 2008, 04:54:59 AM
we've got about an inch, but it's amazing.
gonna start melting as soon as the sun comes up though, i'm sure.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 11, 2008, 04:58:19 AM
trade?



this is one of those grass is greener concepts.

except. that i'm sure mel's grass is greener than my dormant-can't-even-see-it grass
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on December 11, 2008, 09:16:09 AM
it's hard for me to choose my favorite character...sometimes it's tobias. other days it's buster. here and there it's gob. once in a while it's george michael. I JUST CAN'T CHOOSE.

Buster wins for me, ultimately.  "Heyyyy brother."
Also Tobias is ridiculous...when I first started watching, I didn't know David Cross was in the show but I'd loved his comedy for a few years, so that was exciting.
I also enjoyed the father-son-ness of Michael and George-Michael.



Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 11, 2008, 12:27:03 PM
it didn't melt!  there's still some snow on the ground! 
exams are cancelled (i didn't have one anyway) and work is closed!  SNOW DAYYYYYYYY!

Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?

ADIFOPASDF!  excitement.  that is all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 11, 2008, 12:48:02 PM
AND STILL NO SNOW IN NOTTINGHAM?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 11, 2008, 02:14:39 PM

Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?

VERY VERY Excited. I'm still irked that it's on ABC though. But hey, at least it's on!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 11, 2008, 02:25:32 PM
it didn't melt!  there's still some snow on the ground! 
exams are cancelled (i didn't have one anyway) and work is closed!  SNOW DAYYYYYYYY!



WTF.


WTF


WTF


WTF


WTF


WTF



have I ever had a snow day in my life??

the answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 11, 2008, 05:51:53 PM
Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?
VERY VERY Excited. I'm still irked that it's on ABC though. But hey, at least it's on!
Well, Zach Braff and the people in charge moved it to ABC because NBC kept jerking them around. NBC never treated them right as a comedy show because the show never really got great ratings in any time slot they were in.

I used to like the show, but every season it's the same damn thing, JD finds a girl and falls for her over the course of I don't care how many episodes and then they don't get together. I also have quit liking Zach Braff, I used to be a fan of his for everything that everyone said about him then I realized his style of comedy is completely unoriginal and I don't find it funny anymore. I'm not going to make the effort to watch it anymore, which is sad I really used to be a huge fan of the show and John C. McGinley.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 11, 2008, 05:56:28 PM
i'm still mourning boston legal.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 11, 2008, 05:58:12 PM
I'm loving House at the moment. Which is a great show really. Boston legal makes me sad, did you see this week's? With Denny and Allan getting married?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 11, 2008, 06:58:11 PM
Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?
VERY VERY Excited. I'm still irked that it's on ABC though. But hey, at least it's on!
Well, Zach Braff and the people in charge moved it to ABC because NBC kept jerking them around. NBC never treated them right as a comedy show because the show never really got great ratings in any time slot they were in.

I used to like the show, but every season it's the same damn thing, JD finds a girl and falls for her over the course of I don't care how many episodes and then they don't get together. I also have quit liking Zach Braff, I used to be a fan of his for everything that everyone said about him then I realized his style of comedy is completely unoriginal and I don't find it funny anymore. I'm not going to make the effort to watch it anymore, which is sad I really used to be a huge fan of the show and John C. McGinley.

Yeah, I know NBC didn't treat it right, but I still miss Comedy Night Done Right as I've said before with The Office and 30 Rock. The show definitely was better in the first few seasons, but I still think it's one of the better shows on tv. Plus I'm interested to see how they end the series. I've really grown up with these characters, and I hope they get a proper farewell. Zach Braff is still funny in my books, and so is the show. I just think that Zach gets a bad rap because Garden State now seems to be made fun of a lot, but I happen to think it's a really good movie. It just got the wrong the fan base.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 11, 2008, 07:11:49 PM
I'm loving House at the moment. Which is a great show really. Boston legal makes me sad, did you see this week's? With Denny and Allan getting married?
This week's? Meaning the finale? Of it Ever!? YES. Of course! I even taped it for safe keepings.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 11, 2008, 10:57:10 PM
i won a WKAP promotional cd through AP twitter trivia.  w00t!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 12, 2008, 01:34:55 AM
I'm loving House at the moment. Which is a great show really. Boston legal makes me sad, did you see this week's? With Denny and Allan getting married?
This week's? Meaning the finale? Of it Ever!? YES. Of course! I even taped it for safe keepings.
Shit, I didn't know that was the finale, but damn was it ever awesome.

Also, how are we feeling about the new season of Scrubs starting up soon?
VERY VERY Excited. I'm still irked that it's on ABC though. But hey, at least it's on!
Well, Zach Braff and the people in charge moved it to ABC because NBC kept jerking them around. NBC never treated them right as a comedy show because the show never really got great ratings in any time slot they were in.

I used to like the show, but every season it's the same damn thing, JD finds a girl and falls for her over the course of I don't care how many episodes and then they don't get together. I also have quit liking Zach Braff, I used to be a fan of his for everything that everyone said about him then I realized his style of comedy is completely unoriginal and I don't find it funny anymore. I'm not going to make the effort to watch it anymore, which is sad I really used to be a huge fan of the show and John C. McGinley.

Yeah, I know NBC didn't treat it right, but I still miss Comedy Night Done Right as I've said before with The Office and 30 Rock. The show definitely was better in the first few seasons, but I still think it's one of the better shows on tv. Plus I'm interested to see how they end the series. I've really grown up with these characters, and I hope they get a proper farewell. Zach Braff is still funny in my books, and so is the show. I just think that Zach gets a bad rap because Garden State now seems to be made fun of a lot, but I happen to think it's a really good movie. It just got the wrong the fan base.
Well, I've gotten past the whole it's an amazing show that no watches but everyone should thing that most of the fans constantly scream about it. I just happen to think that Zach isn't that funny anymore, I mean myspace promotes some stuff that he's done like it's the best and most original thing ever, when I've seen practically the exact same video two years before. I didn't have a problem with Garden State, I kinda liked it. I just think that the show needs to end and that the writing isn't as great as it once was. The same can be said for most of the shows on NBC now though, they get about three years in and then change the staff, WTF?! But then again I don't watch much primetime television, as it's mostly the same formula used over and over again, which is what scrubs is, granted they do it in a different way than most shows do, but it's still the same thing I've seen hundreds of times before.

Now all of that typing that I've just done isn't to say that I think that Scrubs is necessarily a bad show because it isn't. It seems like in this new century we have a growing trend, especially on the internet, that if people do not find a particular person, show, or musician to be advancing the art form in some way then that we label that thing as bad or not good. Which is plain wrong. You can be okay or mediocre, I'm tired of this thing were movies must be either bad or good and that there can be no middle ground. That thought process is lunacy to me.

okay...
[/rant]
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 12, 2008, 05:20:54 AM
Scrubs is always on here. Always. It's like, I walk into my living room and my housemates are either going to be watching Scrubs or Top Gear (or, in the evenings Nevermind the Buzzc*cks). They watch too many things. They walk into my room, I'm only ever going to be watching Seinfeld.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 12, 2008, 05:39:48 PM
Just read in my Pabst Theatre mailing that Atomic Records is closing in February.
Everything is 20% off in December.

I am so sad about this. Atomic Records was frequently the only place I could find some of the obscure records that chain places like Barnes & Noble would ORDER for me, but never have in stock the day they came out. :(

where else am i going to get hotel lights records or random ass eps or other things that bestbuy/barnes&noble will never carry/I DON'T WANT TO BUY MY RECORDS THERE.

FROWN. BOO.

Dear President-Elect Obama,
GIMME MY ATOMIC RECORDS BACK/SAVE THEM BEFORE FEBRUARY.
Thanks,
ME.

PS. I'm totally losing my vinyl snob cashiers for us to muse about how the self titled Ben Folds Five record is wayyyyyy too hard to find. SIGH. I'm losing human contact. DON'T MAKE ME BUY SHIT FROM ITUNES. DOES NOT WANT.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 12, 2008, 11:10:52 PM
I'm loving House at the moment. Which is a great show really. Boston legal makes me sad, did you see this week's? With Denny and Allan getting married?
This week's? Meaning the finale? Of it Ever!? YES. Of course! I even taped it for safe keepings.

It hasn't aired here yet.  A spoiler alert might've been handy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 12, 2008, 11:25:34 PM
I'm loving House at the moment. Which is a great show really. Boston legal makes me sad, did you see this week's? With Denny and Allan getting married?
This week's? Meaning the finale? Of it Ever!? YES. Of course! I even taped it for safe keepings.

It hasn't aired here yet.  A spoiler alert might've been handy.

agreed!
especially since i haven't even started watching the show yet.
i'm waiting until i finish it's always sunny... before i start it.
the night man cometh is all i have left to watch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 12, 2008, 11:31:08 PM
Well I didn't know it was the end of the show sorry.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on December 14, 2008, 10:31:13 AM
44 hours of no power or heat'D!!!!!!!!!1

Appreciate warmth, kids.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 14, 2008, 11:29:11 AM
it's currently 73 here.  i do appreciate warmth.  :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 14, 2008, 03:31:29 PM
I am recovering from a rather warm day here.  It got to 38.4c (that's 101.12F I believe).

Damn hot.  I had a swim.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 03:49:22 PM
I am recovering from a rather warm day here.  It got to 38.4c (that's 101.12F I believe).

Damn hot.  I had a swim.


BUHJESUS.
too hot. it's currently 7C here. (44 F)
Tomorrow's high is supposed to be -12 C. (10 F)
WTF. Damn you bipolar Midwestern weather.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 14, 2008, 03:58:40 PM
Look at it like this...when it's cold you can always put something else on.  When it's hot there's only so much you can take off...

And yet my mum insists on doing the big hot full Christmas lunch every year.  As does my mother-in-law but she's English so she has an excuse (although you'd think that 20-odd years in Oz would've sorted that by now).

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 04:00:56 PM
i sure don't like hot. but i sure don't like freeze your ass off cold either.

cause lemme tell you, scraping off your car from the seven inches of snow from the night before at 7 am is NOT a happy thing. you can't get enough clothing on to be warm in that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 14, 2008, 04:10:52 PM
Yeah, I'm not so good when it's as hot as this.  Yuck.  Even with the air conditioner in the car on full blast it takes forever to get cool if the car's been out in the sun.

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas to happen at least once in my life.  Plus if I go somewhere to have a white christmas it means I can duck out of seeing a gazillion obscure relatives.

Ah my dear Allison, looks like we each have our crosses to bear.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 14, 2008, 04:32:53 PM
it was supposed to snow today, but didn't. we're all hoping it does tonight so we get a snow day tomorrow (even though i still have to go do my show...)!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on December 14, 2008, 04:36:20 PM
Yeah, I'm not so good when it's as hot as this.  Yuck.  Even with the air conditioner in the car on full blast it takes forever to get cool if the car's been out in the sun.

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas to happen at least once in my life.  Plus if I go somewhere to have a white christmas it means I can duck out of seeing a gazillion obscure relatives.

Ah my dear Allison, looks like we each have our crosses to bear.

I am intrigued with southern hemisphere celebrations of the holidays. Warm/Hot christmas...big wildfires in FEBRUARY (as opposed to August in the Northern Hemisphere). Dig the different POV. 8)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 05:45:59 PM
Yeah, I'm not so good when it's as hot as this.  Yuck.  Even with the air conditioner in the car on full blast it takes forever to get cool if the car's been out in the sun.

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas to happen at least once in my life.  Plus if I go somewhere to have a white christmas it means I can duck out of seeing a gazillion obscure relatives.

Ah my dear Allison, looks like we each have our crosses to bear.


I know the heat. We get that June/July. Plus all the humidity. This summer was mild. We had no over 100 days.

Though, New Orleans in May WAS RIDICULOUS.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 14, 2008, 05:56:09 PM
Though, New Orleans in May WAS RIDICULOUS.

yes, nothing really beats that. 
one of the most uncomfortable few hours of my life.
sooooooooo muggy and gross!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 06:21:57 PM
Though, New Orleans in May WAS RIDICULOUS.

yes, nothing really beats that. 
one of the most uncomfortable few hours of my life.
sooooooooo muggy and gross!
I think if I had taken my skin off I still would have been sweating.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 14, 2008, 06:24:11 PM
Though, New Orleans in May WAS RIDICULOUS.

yes, nothing really beats that. 
one of the most uncomfortable few hours of my life.
sooooooooo muggy and gross!
I think if I had taken my skin off I still would have been sweating.

likely. 
it should be better when you're here for Mardi Gras.
YAY!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 06:37:07 PM
Though, New Orleans in May WAS RIDICULOUS.

yes, nothing really beats that. 
one of the most uncomfortable few hours of my life.
sooooooooo muggy and gross!
I think if I had taken my skin off I still would have been sweating.

likely. 
it should be better when you're here for Mardi Gras.
YAY!
YAYAY I am so looking forward to that wonderful time in our collective future.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 14, 2008, 10:05:59 PM
I wish I could go to mardi gras :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 14, 2008, 10:10:05 PM
I wish I could go to mardi gras :(

me too.
on the contrary, IT'S SNOWING.
hopefully a snow day tomorrow!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 10:19:30 PM
you two are too young. :P


SNOWING?



It was freezing raining here earlier.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 14, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
you two are too young. :P

The Hell I am, I can go to this if I so please.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 10:22:46 PM
but what will your mommy say? :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 14, 2008, 10:25:20 PM
Don't get drunk, do drugs, or have sex with random people!!

Literally.

That's what she told me when I was at the reunion gig trying to find a room. I couldn't tell her that I slept in a room filled with mostly girls, or she'd have had a shit fit and never let me go anywhere again.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 10:44:11 PM
i think we were exactly half and half. I THINK.

lets see.
Boys:
Chris
Chris
You
Steve

Girls:
Aneela
Mel
Brooke
Me.


Yeah thats half and half. = good times = benorgy. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 14, 2008, 10:52:06 PM
Ah, well she'd still freak out.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 11:09:08 PM
you ARE still a youngin. with a bunch of oldies. Mel I think is the second youngest of that group.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 14, 2008, 11:16:31 PM
you two are too young. :P

LIES!  no one is too young for mardi gras!
oh, i can't wait to share mardi gras with y'all.  it's my favorite holiday.   :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2008, 11:27:30 PM
i'm excited to actually see New Orleans instead of the land-now let's drive to the east coast, that seems to be our methodology.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 15, 2008, 12:31:58 AM
i'm excited for you to actually see NOLA too.  it's a gorgeous city, really.
every time i end up there for extended periods of time, i want to leave my life behind and become a street performer.  they are some fascinating people out there.
i'm gonna treat y'all to some fantastic, fresh seafood plus coffee and beignets.  and the mandatory hand grenade and hurricane.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 15, 2008, 12:43:13 AM
NOM BEIGNETS.

I look forward to Bastille Days every year so I can go downtown and scoop one up from the Alliance Francais. NOMS.

They don't have them in France. That made me frown, a lot. If you order a beignet over there --- it's just a regular sugar doughnut. LAME.


Wait? How do you eat them??/Do you not?? That would be sad.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 15, 2008, 06:35:12 AM
I am ICED out of my car. the key will not turn in the lock. period. couldn't be because it's NEGATIVE 17 OUT THERE. (-27C).

f*ck it, i'm going back to bed.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 15, 2008, 10:21:53 AM
nope.  allergic to beignets.
haha, -17.  hahahaha.  it's still 73 here.

also, i've just conversed with a man who's going to the same 2 of Montreal shows that i am.  he said that the first show will be all originals and the second is going to be all covers.  JOY!  i hope they bust out Day Man again.  especially since my friend is wearing his green man outfit.  eeeek!

there's just so much to look forward to in such a seemingly short period of time.
christmas, new years/of montreal, inauguration, mardi gras...  so many fun times to be had!  i can barely stand it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 15, 2008, 10:49:32 AM
christmas??????????

don't you mean Hanukkah?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 15, 2008, 10:57:10 AM
that too.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 15, 2008, 11:41:20 AM
FESTIVUS!

of Montreal do a Shins cover.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 15, 2008, 01:29:39 PM
inauguration

Are you going to the inauguration?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 15, 2008, 04:35:38 PM
inauguration

Are you going to the inauguration?

why, yes.  yes, i am!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 15, 2008, 04:37:03 PM
had a fun day in edinburgh today
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 15, 2008, 04:43:33 PM
inauguration

Are you going to the inauguration?

why, yes.  yes, i am!

ahh! me too! I'm doing UPIC.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on December 18, 2008, 02:46:44 AM
Anyone else think that 'Human' by the Killers sounds a bit Postal Service-y?

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Killers/_/Human

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ~M on December 18, 2008, 04:42:20 AM
Anyone else think that 'Human' by the Killers sounds a bit Postal Service-y?

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Killers/_/Human

~A

I can sort of hear it now I think about it. If it wasn't so 'echo-ey' then I think it'd be very similar
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 18, 2008, 04:59:01 PM
inauguration

Are you going to the inauguration?

why, yes.  yes, i am!

ahh! me too! I'm doing UPIC.

What does that mean?

PS. We should have a Burbs meet up in DC. lol. there's gonna be four of us at least this means.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 18, 2008, 06:40:21 PM
inauguration

Are you going to the inauguration?

why, yes.  yes, i am!

ahh! me too! I'm doing UPIC.

What does that mean?

PS. We should have a Burbs meet up in DC. lol. there's gonna be four of us at least this means.

It's the University Presidential Inaugural Conference. So I'll be there all weekend. I'm not sure how much freedom I'll have, there's a lot of speakers and discussions and stuff, but I would love to meet up with you guys if I can. Who all is gonna be there?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 18, 2008, 07:52:13 PM
You, Me, Mel, and Nikko (who's not around much .... i think he's got like three whole posts....... but he was at the reunion and in chicago and blah a friend of mel and i's and the three of us are all driving in together.)

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 18, 2008, 08:05:30 PM
I finally got an Okkervil River cd after ages of finding a cd that I wanted more when I had 10 bucks to spend.
It is good.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on December 18, 2008, 08:09:00 PM
You, Me, Mel, and Nikko (who's not around much .... i think he's got like three whole posts....... but he was at the reunion and in chicago and blah a friend of mel and i's and the three of us are all driving in together.)



Cool! Hopefully we'll be able to meet up.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 19, 2008, 06:14:16 AM
WHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE SNOW DAY.........................




oh wait.





i'm not in school anymore. foiled again!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 19, 2008, 08:46:39 AM
WHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE SNOW DAY.........................




oh wait.





i'm not in school anymore. foiled again!!!

haha, I got a REAL one! and now it's winter break! yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 19, 2008, 10:38:52 AM
my semester ended last wednesday. 
i'm officially out for a little over a month and i couldn't be more excited.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 20, 2008, 02:04:45 PM
100th Post!
I'm a champion.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 21, 2008, 03:02:34 PM
Anyone else think that 'Human' by the Killers sounds a bit Postal Service-y?

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Killers/_/Human

~A

me.

hello people. james are really good. saw them live on fri were really cool! oh and its nearly christmas! i havent been around much recently. i am shit. also my fan club membership expired in like may and i didnt notice lol! think i might have to rejoin now!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on December 21, 2008, 06:49:45 PM
random.  i'm freeeeezing!  our power went out again today and its negative whatever out there, five or something.  are you worried about what its gonna be like 20 years from now?  is it gonna be negative 50 in jan? wtf!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 22, 2008, 06:49:22 PM
where is everybody?  why is everything moving in slow motion?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 22, 2008, 07:47:34 PM
where is everybody?  why is everything moving in slow motion?

ya. seriously. im all lonesome
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 22, 2008, 09:24:13 PM
ugghhhh why does my defense collapse in the fourth quarter?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 22, 2008, 10:25:46 PM
because the bears were meant to win.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 22, 2008, 10:30:05 PM
bears still suck.


ps. i'm listening to the dvd version of cologne. god. this sounds goodsssssss after months of not spinning.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 22, 2008, 10:35:21 PM
you suck.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 22, 2008, 10:58:38 PM
;)






I'm not Mel!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 23, 2008, 01:01:00 AM
;)






I'm not Mel!

that's for DAMN sure!   :P
also, i hope your team loses to the Lions.  please, oh, please!   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 23, 2008, 02:38:22 AM
Yeah, I think we can all agree that Mel is awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 23, 2008, 06:11:26 AM
Yeah, I think we can all agree that Mel is awesome.

you're just saying that cause i'm your mistress and you don't want me to cut you off.
 ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on December 23, 2008, 02:56:28 PM
Yeah, I think we can all agree that Mel is awesome.

you're just saying that cause i'm your mistress and you don't want me to cut you off.
 ;)

Mel, that's why we ALL say that!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 23, 2008, 08:45:26 PM
;)






I'm not Mel!

that's for DAMN sure!   :P
also, i hope your team loses to the Lions.  please, oh, please!   ;D





OH that's just harsh. :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 24, 2008, 11:41:58 AM
I think that Bruised is my favorite Ben Folds song. Even thought it's the Bens.
I hadn't listened to it in forever until now, and I forgot how much I loved it.

Anyways, Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 24, 2008, 12:10:01 PM
i couldn't tell you my favorite, it varies from day to day depending on my mood and every other variable that happens to happen to me that day. oh god I made a math reference. right now i'm listening to the bff show from april 28, 1997. it's on woke up, and it's sound board quality so everyone should check it out.

merry christmas!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 24, 2008, 07:24:09 PM
Haha well you should know that it isn't my favorite any more.
I can never hold a favorite song for more than half a day.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on December 24, 2008, 09:38:35 PM
My original favorite BF song was Carrying Cathy... and I think it still is.  I just really love that song for some reason.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 24, 2008, 09:42:30 PM
i transcribed the bass line to it note for note up until the bridge where the lyrics go "...we gave you everything...", wow i just realized how much i love those lyrics. damn, ben write some moe badass waltzes like carrying cathy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 28, 2008, 01:59:46 PM
watching the dolphin-jets game. gah, i need the fins to win. please please please!!!

let me tell you that the past like 10 years have sucked for dolphin fans. we can do this!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 28, 2008, 02:46:05 PM
meh, my saints lost in the last few seconds.
it's ok though.  we had no playoff hopes anyway.
 :(
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Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 28, 2008, 03:15:35 PM
meh, my saints lost in the last few seconds.
it's ok though.  we had no playoff hopes anyway.
 :(

yeah, i saw that. too bad.
this game is do or die for the fins.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on December 28, 2008, 03:30:27 PM
Holy crap.
The Chargers vs. Broncos game is where its (gonna be) at.
Whatever team wins go to the playoffs.
Craaaazy
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 28, 2008, 09:06:54 PM
Hey in the "Tell Me What I Did" video on Snuzz's myspace page, is that snuzz's house?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 29, 2008, 10:13:08 AM
So did everyone have a good christmas?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 29, 2008, 05:15:09 PM
dandy, i'd say.
you?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 29, 2008, 07:56:03 PM
pineapple express is awesome. just thought i'd tell yall that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 30, 2008, 04:59:44 AM
it's currently 6:55 AM. 
i'm about to leave with my friends kevin and kelly to drive 9 hours to Athens, GA to see of Montreal play a two night stand. 
eeeeeeeeek!  so excited!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 30, 2008, 06:44:50 AM
I want to go to Athens,Greece more :P

Yeah had a good christmas =) looking forward to new year too ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on December 30, 2008, 09:00:45 AM
I want to have a two night stand with of Montreal.

Have fun, Mel! I miss you! Have a good new year.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 30, 2008, 02:55:25 PM
Hey in the "Tell Me What I Did" video on Snuzz's myspace page, is that snuzz's house?
wouldn't know, cause he's moved between the video and when we visited chez uzzell.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 30, 2008, 10:59:45 PM
I want to have a two night stand with of Montreal.

Have fun, Mel! I miss you! Have a good new year.

miss you too, dearest.

one night down, one to go.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on December 31, 2008, 08:24:55 AM
i'd love a double-nighter to see ben and i wouldn't mind driving about three hours to get to one show from another one *cough*bencometoknoxvillethenplaynashvillewhileistillhavethemoney*cough*  it'd make my wishes come true, specifically my holiday miracle wish, and damnit it's about time we had another one.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on December 31, 2008, 10:35:09 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU BURBANITES!  GRAMS SAYS TO KEEP IT FUN BUT SAFE! 

Hope you're all feelin' fine in 2009!

LOVE YOUS!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on December 31, 2008, 11:13:37 AM
i'd love a double-nighter to see ben and i wouldn't mind driving about three hours to get to one show from another one *cough*bencometoknoxvillethenplaynashvillewhileistillhavethemoney*cough*  it'd make my wishes come true, specifically my holiday miracle wish, and damnit it's about time we had another one.
hahahahahahahha you can do at least five overnight. we did Detroit and Chicago back to back, and then green bay the next day even. that's a considerable amount of driving.... damn lake Michigan is in the way of making it timely.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on December 31, 2008, 11:57:32 AM
Happy new year everyone!

From Hanny & Deano :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 31, 2008, 01:44:18 PM
....still have like another 11 hours here haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on December 31, 2008, 03:07:27 PM
6 more hours. 
i'm an in the east coast timezone right now, as opposed to home, which is central time.
so, i'm celebrating new years before all of my friends back home.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 31, 2008, 03:43:06 PM
i just watched the funniest movie of my life: Sleeper
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on December 31, 2008, 11:50:27 PM
okay...10 min away from 2009. i love you guys so much. have a harppy new year
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 01, 2009, 12:16:10 AM
I just celebrated NYE with CAKE at the Riverside Theatre downtown. It was massive good times. I figure 2009 will be a good year when the very first song that you hear after the midnight mark is Short Skirt/Long Jacket. ;)

HAPPY NEW YEARS BURBS! (dunno if we can top 08)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 01, 2009, 12:42:14 AM
If we can't then, on NYE 2010, someone needs to invent a time machine, come back and distribute cyanide amongst us all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 01, 2009, 01:20:23 AM
Well my first day of 2009 involved my brother coming home in a cop car so lawls were had there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 01, 2009, 10:59:18 PM
My first few moments of 2009 involved pointing a firework at a friend whilst he tried to dodge it.  Good times.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 02, 2009, 10:22:59 AM
my first moments of 2009 involved me catching Kevin Barnes' champagne cork.
 :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 02, 2009, 04:09:52 PM
i don't know if you guys knew this but coldplay are being sued by one of the greatest guitarists ever, joe satriani. for, seemingly, copying his the melody he used in his chorus of one of his songs and coldplay 'supposedly' used this for the verse in viva la vida.

now i didn't really care because i hadn't heard the satch song, but i actually got to hear it one day, and holy shit they had to have copied because if you lower it to the same key as viva la vida it's note for note and if you don't the intervals are the exact same.

i hope they lose but as far as i know it's still up in the air.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 02, 2009, 08:29:09 PM
i learned this on sirius alt 21 the other day (when they played you don't know me back to back with that Lost! song. talk about a downfall) apparently chris martin hangs a poster of u2 in their recording studio, to inspire them to be the next u2/bono. no wonder they've turned into douchebaggery. :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 02, 2009, 10:13:11 PM
yep, they are a huge let down now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 02, 2009, 11:09:31 PM
the SEC was owning the BCS until bama had to suck it up.  sheesh, saban!  you're just made of fail.  win when i don't want you to and lose when i'm rooting for you.  wtf?!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 02, 2009, 11:23:22 PM
hey, about that pac-10 eh? we kicked all yalls asses.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 02, 2009, 11:25:43 PM
how about that brett favre and totally falling apart in december?

(what?? this is my football talk)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 02, 2009, 11:30:49 PM
hey, as long as the dolphins are in, i could care less about favre. no offense, but he cost the jets a lot. thanks for pennington though!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on January 02, 2009, 11:46:35 PM
how bout them chargers?
they went 8-8 and still made it to the playoffs.
haha.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 02, 2009, 11:54:39 PM
hey, as long as the dolphins are in, i could care less about favre. no offense, but he cost the jets a lot. thanks for pennington though!

pphhh. good riddance to favre. green bay is ready to move on. and isn't gonna take waffling baby nonsense.

and, i thought the jets were stupid as hell for ditching chad pennington who could have taken them to the future - favre? all he is is the past.

aaron rodgers had a great year.... too bad our defense was one; half gone to injury, and two; the half that was left either was super penalized or just bad. ugh. fail. we typically played 58 great minutes of football, but the last two were FAIL FAIL FAIL. 6 of our losses were by less than 4 points. UGH.

IN YAYS. From my NYE CAKE show;
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30859627&l=66300&id=123700160
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 03, 2009, 02:40:44 AM
i'm so jealous.
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Post by: perthgirl on January 03, 2009, 02:42:07 AM
Time for a little Cliff Richard singalong, folks...

Colleen's going on a
Summer Holiday
No more worries for a
Week or two
Fun and laughter on my
Summer Holiday
No more worries for me and...my hubby and kids
For a week or two.

You get the idea.  I'll probably get to check Facebook occasionally but I won't be around here much. Play nicely while I'm away, children!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 03, 2009, 09:18:08 PM
i feel so queasy right now. i mean i just found out who the new doctor is in doctor who and i feel like i have to say, 'seriously, is this really really right? i mean could he actually be good, or is this just a giant dick move by the bbc one to attract new 'hip' young teens' to buy doctor who products and the like?' this seems like such a joke. i'm so scared for the series. i'm baaawwwing on the inside.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 04, 2009, 03:18:02 AM
Everyone gets very vigilant when the new Doctor is announced. When they announced Tennant a few years ago, I remember people bitching about him and not being sure if they liked him or not. This was before he'd even appeared at the end of the last episode of the Ecclestone series and already people were hating on him. Now he's been voted the most popular Doctor EVER (even beating Tom Baker, though my personal opinion is that a lot of people probably voted who had only ever seen Ecclestone and Tennant) and is pretty much awesome.

The point is, let's not write off the new guy just yet. I mean, yes, he could go all Colin Baker on our asses, but hopefully the Beeb will have the sense not to f*ck up their best show with this one... But we've not seen him in action yet...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 04, 2009, 03:31:14 AM
well, i being american this is my first doctor and therefore my first love of doctor who. call it lame, but the series was never that prevelant in america during the nineties compouned by the fact that i never had cable before i moved here. i was pretty hopeful before i saw him, i was thinking 'matt smith, that sounds like a cool name,' and then i saw his picture and how young he was, 'ffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu' was all i could think. i'll stand him if he's a great, well written character that i can dig and get into, but if he's even close to being a brooding, self pitying f*ck head i'll piss off to my own nations television. except for when ramsay's kitchen nightmares and top gear comes on.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 04, 2009, 03:36:49 AM
yeah, here in the states tennant = dr who. most of us didn't know that the show was like a bazillion years old. he's totally the image of the entire program here.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 04, 2009, 05:08:33 AM
Maybe for our generation, but I know that's not true for all of America. The amount of times that the Tom Baker Doctor cropped up in The Simpsons, for example, is pretty telling...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 04, 2009, 05:13:30 AM
yes my point exactly. and tennant wants to play the riddler in the next batman movie, f*ck year is all i can say. as for the next guy being colin baker, it'd be hard to follow the fifth doctor even i love him and i've seen only a couple minutes of him. but i have a feeling that because doctor who is gaining in popularity here in america that this might be a move to try and grab more viewers here. i can only hope not.

well you gotta know that the guy who writes the simpsons is a total nerd.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 04, 2009, 05:30:47 AM
Maybe for our generation, but I know that's not true for all of America. The amount of times that the Tom Baker Doctor cropped up in The Simpsons, for example, is pretty telling...


Tom Barker's Dr Who was aired on PBS at like 2 am here. back in the day. my mom said, one night when she found my sister and i watching the Tennant Dr Who, that that was the show you watched when you came home shitfaced from the bars, cause it was the only non-infomercial on.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 04, 2009, 05:35:27 AM
Maybe for our generation, but I know that's not true for all of America. The amount of times that the Tom Baker Doctor cropped up in The Simpsons, for example, is pretty telling...


Tom Barker's Dr Who was aired on PBS at like 2 am here. back in the day. my mom said, one night when she found my sister and i watching the Tennant Dr Who, that that was the show you watched when you came home shitfaced from the bars, cause it was the only non-infomercial on.
hahahahahah, i watch it for the bad special effects and how they use them, and for the awesome stories.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 04, 2009, 07:30:22 AM
I love dr who and I love Tennant....admittedly I have a bit of a crush on Tennant, especially when hes back to being Scottish, but I also fancy him as the dr...anyway so obviously I'll be sad to see him go. This new baby they're going to make dr who does however I think deserve a fair trial. Yes he's young, I think "there's something old about him" needs to be tested. I have an inkling he'll do a good job. In his interview he certainly seems to have the eccentric element. The whole regeneration element is an exciting part of dr who! you american's need to learn your dr history :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 04, 2009, 07:45:16 AM
I love dr who and I love Tennant....admittedly I have a bit of a crush on Tennant, especially when hes back to being Scottish, but I also fancy him as the dr...anyway so obviously I'll be sad to see him go. This new baby they're going to make dr who does however I think deserve a fair trial. Yes he's young, I think "there's something old about him" needs to be tested. I have an inkling he'll do a good job. In his interview he certainly seems to have the eccentric element. The whole regeneration element is an exciting part of dr who! you american's need to learn your dr history :P
lol. that would mean they'd have to show us more than just the tennant who. and the barker late at night. but in the brains of most americans it's a bit of a shock anyone else has even played dr who - except that guy who was on this 2005ish era of ones at the beginning before tennant came along.


and. uh, yeah, a scottish tennant is lovely. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 04, 2009, 08:24:44 AM
I love dr who and I love Tennant....admittedly I have a bit of a crush on Tennant, especially when hes back to being Scottish, but I also fancy him as the dr...anyway so obviously I'll be sad to see him go. This new baby they're going to make dr who does however I think deserve a fair trial. Yes he's young, I think "there's something old about him" needs to be tested. I have an inkling he'll do a good job. In his interview he certainly seems to have the eccentric element. The whole regeneration element is an exciting part of dr who! you american's need to learn your dr history :P
lol. that would mean they'd have to show us more than just the tennant who. and the barker late at night. but in the brains of most americans it's a bit of a shock anyone else has even played dr who - except that guy who was on this 2005ish era of ones at the beginning before tennant came along.


and. uh, yeah, a scottish tennant is lovely. ;)
that'd be christopher eccleston, he's a bit of a twat. he never stays in one role for too long, and he had one of the greatest ever and he left because of his 'ideals'.

i know my dr history thank you hanny :). i loved the rengeneration element of the show, but i've always loved that the show's protagonist was always in his later years actor wise, but now it's very odd. which makes me think it might be only to lure in american audiences or young 'hip' teenagers.

but i think i've ranted long enough.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 04, 2009, 09:44:24 AM
I really don't think it's been done to lure in young American audiences. The programme is one of the BBC's most watched over here and I highly doubt they would really put that on the line in order to appease foreign viewers who don't pay the licence fee. If you want to see a Dr. Who created to appeal to Americans, check out the Paul McGann movie. I really like McGann, but that movie is terrible.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 04, 2009, 12:33:31 PM
well you combined what i was saying, i meant americans in general and young people everywhere and when i say young people i mean like 11-14 those impressionable idiots. that might come off a bit snarky, but i back this up with my personal experience of most young people have been rather ignorant. i fear for this because this has been the current trend of television networks over the course of the past four years.

and by the doctor who movie, do you mean the one appearance of the eighth doctor? i was always kinda let down that, that was the one appearance of the eighth doctor.

but back to my original sentiment, this is the first science fiction show that i have developed a love for...ever. period. i am not a trekie, not a star wars nerd, i am a doctor who fanatic who takes what he can get. mostly the third and fourth series of the restart of the series, but damn it i enjoy it more than any other science fiction ever. because of this it's my first announcement and regeneration phase so i'm going to have some drawbacks to whoever is picked, grant me that in my newbness, but if the writing continues like it has i will continue to be a fan.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 05, 2009, 04:42:30 AM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=xDWmyJSWMFQ, damn i can't think of a more perfect sounding ben song to go with some doctor who, tennanty goodness.

don't mean to double post but it must be seen.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 05, 2009, 05:17:43 AM
How about:

"Doctor My Eyes"

Or, of course:

"Time"

?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 05, 2009, 06:09:45 AM
Well the feeling of the song goes really well with tennant's portrayle of him. The entrance to the song from the last episode of the first series really complements it too imo.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 05, 2009, 07:13:53 AM
i enjoyed that you tube vid! made me smile!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 05, 2009, 10:48:41 AM
Yanno I like christopher eccleston and all, he's a great actor. but i'm pretty sure bill nighy would've been badass in the first series as the new doctor. he got offered the role and turned it down, kinda sad would've loved to see it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 05, 2009, 12:07:50 PM
I think Mark Gatiss would've been a good Doctor. He's the underappreciated one from The League of Gentlemen and he's always been quite involved in the Whoniverse. He wrote a few newer episodes (I think the Charles Dickens one and "The Idiot's Lantern" one where the TVs at the time of the Coronation all went mad) and even appeared as the old man in charge of the youth experiment in "The Lazarus Experiment". He played the Doctor in a short comedy film he made with David Walliams and it was quite good. He's always reminded me a bit of Peter Davidson.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 06, 2009, 04:20:39 AM
How about:

"Doctor My Eyes"

Or, of course:

"Time"

?

Oh, I was thinking Sentimental Guy. :P




I just discovered on last.fm my only song off of whatever that i haven't 'loved' is Brick. haaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 07, 2009, 01:26:34 PM
Hi, All! Did anyone miss me? I haven't been here in ages. So, remember that band I said I was in? Yeah, that's right. I sing in a band with my husband, as of 10 weeks ago. Well, we are playing our first paying gig since I joined this Saturday! Yay! I sing lead on about 12 songs, but they wanna try to add some more in the future. I do sing back-up on a lot of songs, too. It's been fun, and I'm lookong forward to this! Hope all is well with everyone. Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 07, 2009, 03:39:04 PM
hey!  it's good to hear from you.  been wondering where you scooted off to.
good luck with the gig.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 07, 2009, 05:48:22 PM
i was wondering where you had gone off to. good to see your band is still up and running.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 07, 2009, 07:42:47 PM
Thanks, guys. Yeah, I've been trying to keep up with the Weird Al forum, myspace, and now facebook, so, yeah. I'll let you all know how it goes on Saturday. I'll try to stop by here more often.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 08, 2009, 04:45:26 PM
ok, i usually tend to leave my tv on cartoon network whenever i get home. it's usually barely up when i'm doing something and it's just background noise that helps me concentrate, but today as i was sitting her playing a game on my computer i heard something that sounded like the intro to 'weapon of choice' by fatboy slim. so i turn my attention to the television and lo-and-behold there on a show i never really gave any credit was a parody of christopher walken's dance in the video for weapon of choice. i laughed my ass off, and i must say i have a whole new respect for this show, considering their target audience is old enough to remember that video. oh and the show that did the parody was 6teen.

what random thing has happened to you guys today?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 08, 2009, 05:11:15 PM
nothing particularly random, but the girls and i (plus one gay guy) are dressing up and going out to The Wine Loft. 
yay!  girls night!

on that note, i'm gonna make a wish cause this is my 3333rd post.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 08, 2009, 06:32:06 PM
not to double post, but holy shit!  You Don't Know Me is on Grey's Anatomy right now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on January 08, 2009, 06:34:04 PM
not to double post, but holy shit!  You Don't Know Me is on Grey's Anatomy right now.


yes!! i just heard it, and completely missed what was going on in the show because i was listening to the song
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 08, 2009, 06:37:39 PM
not to double post, but holy shit!  You Don't Know Me is on Grey's Anatomy right now.


yes!! i just heard it, and completely missed what was going on in the show because i was listening to the song

it's so bittersweet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 08, 2009, 06:43:27 PM
too bad i hate that show. why cant they put it in a good show?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 08, 2009, 06:51:47 PM
it's good for ben though.  that's a lot of exposure.

ooo!  now they're using Lights Out by Santogold.  mmm...  god, i love Santogold.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: girschwin on January 08, 2009, 09:17:09 PM
not to double post, but holy shit!  You Don't Know Me is on Grey's Anatomy right now.


yes!! i just heard it, and completely missed what was going on in the show because i was listening to the song

me too.  and i kept waiting for the characters to, you know, stop talking so i could listen to ben. 
also, everytime anyone mentions cristina as "dr yang", i start singing it to myself, no lie.  too good not to!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 08, 2009, 10:09:08 PM
i just spent the last half hour watching funny cat videos on youtube. i need to wipe the laughing tears off my face. night y'all!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 09, 2009, 04:21:05 AM
I had an interview yd for teaching course at york today I ache all over it's not like a ran a marathon! Anyway, good luck with your gig! Shame i don't watch greys anatomy but i could see a place for it in scrubs!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Deano on January 09, 2009, 08:12:01 AM
Watched Religulous last night. Forgot Jesusland was in it, was a nice surprise. Great film, though ironically it got a bit preachy at the end.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on January 09, 2009, 04:22:01 PM
Aaah Yes. I feel like such a champion right now.
I finally got rid of a gay virus that's been bugging me for a week now.
Good stuff
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 09, 2009, 09:16:34 PM
Watched Religulous last night. Forgot Jesusland was in it, was a nice surprise. Great film, though ironically it got a bit preachy at the end.
a bit preachy?! bill maher could never be a bit preachy, the movie was just basically his rant about why he thought religion sucked.

but i don't like him so that could affect my decision.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: SinginJen on January 10, 2009, 11:19:57 AM
Aaah Yes. I feel like such a champion right now.
I finally got rid of a gay virus that's been bugging me for a week now.
Good stuff

As in like, a virus that sent you gay porn or something?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on January 10, 2009, 11:40:40 AM
Aaah Yes. I feel like such a champion right now.
I finally got rid of a gay virus that's been bugging me for a week now.
Good stuff

As in like, a virus that sent you gay porn or something?

Haha no. That would be the worst.
I meant the third definition of gay, which would be "lame".
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 10, 2009, 04:49:16 PM
Hmm, not sure how random this is *someone asked what random thing happened today* but that gig I was supposed to play with the bnad? Cancclled, due to snow. I'm pretty bummed. We are supposed to play next weekend, either Friday, or Saturday, or both! That'll be cool. Still, I wanted to play this gig tonight.

*sigh*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: GromReaper on January 10, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
Aye, that sucks, Patti.  That's why you should live where there's never any snow.  AND IT'S SUMMER IN JANUARY!!  That wacky southern hemisphere.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 11, 2009, 11:30:13 AM
DAMN IT, i can't decide if i want to join the the PFoJ and get the cd's and access to the presales and the like or should i go see lewis black in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 11, 2009, 11:43:37 AM
i can't stand lewis black. i'm sure he makes good jokes, but he's just so annoying when he talks/yells. every time he's on the daily show, i fast forward through his segment.
not sure what PFoJ is though, but i'd say do that.

at any rate, i'll hopefully be seeing david sedaris in april yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 11, 2009, 01:47:19 PM
pfoj = fan club
join the pfoj for sure.
it appears that stems and seeds will only be available to fan club members and not sold in stores.  so, if you're one of those people who needs everything in a collection, join the fan club for sure.  also, presales are handy for those random tour dates that aren't gen admin.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 11, 2009, 04:28:00 PM
how does pfoj = fan club?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 11, 2009, 07:37:38 PM
pfoj = peoples front of judea
peoples front of judea = ben's fan club
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 11, 2009, 09:41:18 PM
man, i'm a little out of the loop. thanks for clearing that up!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 11, 2009, 11:56:56 PM
i can't stand lewis black. i'm sure he makes good jokes, but he's just so annoying when he talks/yells. every time he's on the daily show, i fast forward through his segment.
not sure what PFoJ is though, but i'd say do that.

at any rate, i'll hopefully be seeing david sedaris in april yay!
well  like him, that's his style though is going on tangents and rants and hoping that people follow him. it's kinda like dane cook's style except, you know, funny. the only comedian right now that I really want to see/hope comes to knoxville is jim gaffigan, i mean he sold out a show in a theater here, the bijou for anyone from here, TWICE in a row on the same night. so it'd pretty weird to see him not come through here again and i really want to see daniel tosh. he's a comedic genuis.
pfoj = fan club
join the pfoj for sure.
it appears that stems and seeds will only be available to fan club members and not sold in stores.  so, if you're one of those people who needs everything in a collection, join the fan club for sure.  also, presales are handy for those random tour dates that aren't gen admin.
yea, i really want to get that collection and those presales look sweet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: GromReaper on January 12, 2009, 02:41:53 AM
the only comedian right now that I really want to see/hope comes to knoxville is jim gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a the best comedian ever!  I would slaughter every orphan in the world for the chance to see his show (if he ever comes to Australia).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 12, 2009, 02:47:51 AM
the only comedian right now that I really want to see/hope comes to knoxville is jim gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a the best comedian ever!  I would slaughter every orphan in the world for the chance to see his show (if he ever comes to Australia).
i wouldn't go that far, but i would make an effort to see him live if he ever came to knoxville. right now lewis black isn't selling that well, there's still a lot of seats available for the tennessee theatre show, i guess it's 'cause of the prices. it's like $62 for an orchestra seat. jeez. when i saw gaffigan i walked up to the box office and bought a ticket right there for an orchestra seat, in the fifth row back and that was barely 30 dollars because i didn't pay the damn service fee.

if i do decide to see lewis black i think that's what i'll do is buy it straight at the box office so i can avoid the service fee.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on January 13, 2009, 06:06:55 PM
today i recorded a song for a book report. i decided to do a parody of You Come and I Go by Hotel Lights. i added a few lines (to meet the length requirement) so some music is original while the rest is not. i'm not impressed with my own voice, but everyone i've played it for says it's good.

the song is based off of The Picture of Dorian Gray and is called "I'd Give Up My Soul."

if anyone's interested (and why would you be?) here's an mp3. http://www.vulomedia.com/audio/audiofiles/77750GOGO123.mp3
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 14, 2009, 07:24:19 PM
i got bored and wikipedia-ed Alice Childress today, and this came up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Childress

a pretty interesting lady! i also liked this little blurb about the song: "It is a coincidence that there was a woman with the same name that poured water on Ben Folds' wife at the time, Anna Goodman."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 15, 2009, 02:38:53 AM
Well, after the diasappointment of last week's cancelled gig, I have some good news. Problem Child is playing tomorrow night at AJ's! Yay! I have some friends who are coming, and the bass player invited a bunch of people, so it'll be a good sized crowd. Should be fun. Oh, here's (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/PattiandBill.jpg) a picture of me and hubby from band practice.

One more day!  \m/

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: happybecca on January 15, 2009, 01:27:09 PM
guess what ya'll!!

my best friend is dating a musician and guess what!
robert sledge is married to his cousin! says he doesnt have much to say about ben...
boyfriend is also a minister, mail order kind, and can marry people...so he;s gonna marry my best friend and i and robert sledge will be there! hopefully
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 15, 2009, 03:12:01 PM
guess what ya'll!!

my best friend is dating a musician and guess what!
robert sledge is married to his cousin! says he doesnt have much to say about ben...
boyfriend is also a minister, mail order kind, and can marry people...so he;s gonna marry my best friend and i and robert sledge will be there! hopefully
Heath? Really?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: happybecca on January 15, 2009, 03:30:14 PM
guess what ya'll!!

my best friend is dating a musician and guess what!
robert sledge is married to his cousin! says he doesnt have much to say about ben...
boyfriend is also a minister, mail order kind, and can marry people...so he;s gonna marry my best friend and i and robert sledge will be there! hopefully
Heath? Really?

HEATH?
am i blind or stupid?
what does heath mean?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 15, 2009, 04:18:54 PM
That's Sledge's wife's name. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 15, 2009, 05:07:13 PM
It was an ambiguous way of putting it, Struthers. You didn't mention at all who/what Heath was. It is very rude to assume people know everything. This is what is wrong with the World today. I am withdrawing my readership from your newsletter.

Respectfully yours,

-- Lord Alexander Von Snootington
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 15, 2009, 05:26:51 PM
i just love that there's an exclamation point after the 'guess what'.  thus indicating the end of a sentence.  which means that the next sentence is...
robert sledge is married to his cousin!

what?!  robert sledge married his own cousin?!  weird...
 :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 15, 2009, 05:54:23 PM
well, it is the south...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 15, 2009, 06:27:04 PM
i don't have any cousins, so i don't have to worry about marrying one of them.  i am exempt.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 15, 2009, 06:29:22 PM
i only have three boy cousins. one, i think is gay. the other two are both assh*les, one being only like 7 years old (the other is 20 i think).

i'm harsh on my family.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 15, 2009, 07:20:47 PM
i don't have any cousins, so i don't have to worry about marrying one of them.  i am exempt.

WHOA? You neither? I didn't know that.


It was an ambiguous way of putting it, Struthers. You didn't mention at all who/what Heath was. It is very rude to assume people know everything. This is what is wrong with the World today. I am withdrawing my readership from your newsletter.

Respectfully yours,

-- Lord Alexander Von Snootington

You never listened to me before. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 16, 2009, 07:20:16 AM
i just love that there's an exclamation point after the 'guess what'.  thus indicating the end of a sentence.  which means that the next sentence is...
robert sledge is married to his cousin!

what?!  robert sledge married his own cousin?!  weird...
 :P
well could be like third or fourth cousin, it's not that weird a lot of people do it, in fact there are people in the world who fall in love with their siblings. or she could just be a cousin by marriage type of thing, like she was the sister or daughter of someone who married into robert's family.

still hell of a bass player and by far my favorite semi famous or otherwise musician by far.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 16, 2009, 07:58:56 AM
Haha, I'm pretty sure somebody on this thread (MEL) has intentionally twisted what Becca said to make it sound like Robert was married to his (i.e. Robert's) cousin, and now it's blown a little out of proportion and people think that that's what was said. I read Becca's post as Robert Sledge is married to her friend's boyfriend's cousin.

Of course, I COULD be wrong. But I think that's what she meant, Zach. Don't trust anything Mel says - she's almost as bigger a liar as Allison.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 16, 2009, 09:52:58 AM
i read it the way you read it the first time, alex.
then, the second read through, i abided by grammatical rules and came up with robert marrying his own cousin, which is, of course, untrue.
sorry for the mix-up, children.
though, i think most got what i was trying to do.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 16, 2009, 11:55:09 AM
i read it the way you read it the first time, alex.
then, the second read through, i abided by grammatical rules and came up with robert marrying his own cousin, which is, of course, untrue.
sorry for the mix-up, children.
though, i think most got what i was trying to do.

Those people down in cajun country.... they're tricky, yes they are....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 16, 2009, 12:23:28 PM
Haha, I'm pretty sure somebody on this thread (MEL) has intentionally twisted what Becca said to make it sound like Robert was married to his (i.e. Robert's) cousin, and now it's blown a little out of proportion and people think that that's what was said. I read Becca's post as Robert Sledge is married to her friend's boyfriend's cousin.

Of course, I COULD be wrong. But I think that's what she meant, Zach. Don't trust anything Mel says - she's almost as bigger a liar as Allison.
Yahknow, Allison means truthful. ;)

And I totally got what Mel was saying - though I didn't catch it in the original post.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 16, 2009, 01:24:25 PM
my mistake then :).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 16, 2009, 04:19:35 PM
Now, I know the way to normal petition was actually looked at by the people it addressed - but i dunno if this one'll ever be seen by Obama CO, but surely you my friends agree. It's a petition for a Secretary for the Arts -

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 16, 2009, 09:17:05 PM
so, even though i totally don't like the guy, i went out and pre-ordered a second printing of the spiderman/obama comic. it's gonna be worth an awfully lot of money after the four years he's in office.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 17, 2009, 03:15:50 PM
Just in case anyone cares, the gig I posted about earlier in this thread has been cancelled. That's two gigs in a row, cancelled because of firggin' blizzards. I'm starting to wonder if maybe my joining the band has jinxed us.

*sigh*

This sucks.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 17, 2009, 09:43:38 PM
That does such Patti. Major bummer.


I'm leaving with Nikko to NOLA to catch up with Mel in the morning, so see ya burbs on the 23rd!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 18, 2009, 05:06:27 AM
third gig lucky?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on January 19, 2009, 09:59:48 AM
hehe, yeah, I'm thinking maybe third time will be the charm. We should be hearing something from AJ's within the next week or so. I wil let you know once I find out anything.

Allison, have fun in DC, and we'll see ya back here on the 23rd.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 19, 2009, 10:44:22 AM
so for obama running as a guy for change, he's changed one thing i've noticed so far. he's got the biggest and most expensive inauguration ceremony ever. kinda wish he'd just get to work on what he said he'd do, but then again no politician ever does what they say they're going to do.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 19, 2009, 10:50:30 AM
so for obama running as a guy for change, he's changed one thing i've noticed so far. he's got the biggest and most expensive inauguration ceremony ever. kinda wish he'd just get to work on what he said he'd do, but then again no politician ever does what they say they're going to do.

Polk did! :D

And, really, he can't do anything until he's actually President. That's one of the big problems with the system = you get voted in, everyone KNOWS you're President, but you can't do anything for months. Lame. The power is out of his hands until he is firmly seated in the Presidential throne, or whatever you guys call that thing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 19, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
so for obama running as a guy for change, he's changed one thing i've noticed so far. he's got the biggest and most expensive inauguration ceremony ever. kinda wish he'd just get to work on what he said he'd do, but then again no politician ever does what they say they're going to do.

Polk did! :D

And, really, he can't do anything until he's actually President. That's one of the big problems with the system = you get voted in, everyone KNOWS you're President, but you can't do anything for months. Lame. The power is out of his hands until he is firmly seated in the Presidential throne, or whatever you guys call that thing.

the Oval Office? i dont think the actual chair has a specific name.

and obama said he'd bring people together...i'd say he's done that.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 19, 2009, 11:24:57 AM
You mean the chair has no name?

Well, I guess we really need to reconsider America's status as a World power...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 19, 2009, 01:02:00 PM
You mean the chair has no name?

Well, I guess we really need to reconsider America's status as a World power...

I'm pretty sure it has no name. At least, no name that I've heard of...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on January 19, 2009, 02:27:10 PM
You mean the chair has no name?

Well, I guess we really need to reconsider America's status as a World power...

I'm pretty sure it has no name. At least, no name that I've heard of...

I'm sure it doesn't look like this...or perhaps it does? ;)
(http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2006/10/porsche_917_couch.JPG)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: javajunkie (lynn) on January 20, 2009, 08:05:31 AM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 20, 2009, 11:44:01 AM
We watched it on the laptop, bbc news, am i the only person amused by his stumble at "execute" though good speech, inspiring!

Quite a moment in world history!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on January 20, 2009, 11:51:47 AM
If you look online it appears that Chief Justice Roberts made an error in reading the oath of office...leaving out a word. That made it appear that Obama made an error in reciting the oath.   I'm only repeating what the talking heads said on TV and wrote on the INTERNETS so I could be wrong.  :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 20, 2009, 01:23:45 PM
We watched it on the laptop, bbc news, am i the only person amused by his stumble at "execute" though good speech, inspiring!

Quite a moment in world history!
I laughed a bit. I also laughed when he messed up a little bit in his speech. I was f*cking amazed, however, with the Yo Yo Ma chello thing that was arranged by John Williams, I might download that because it was f*cking awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 20, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
We watched it on the laptop, bbc news, am i the only person amused by his stumble at "execute" though good speech, inspiring!

Quite a moment in world history!
I laughed a bit. I also laughed when he messed up a little bit in his speech. I was f*cking amazed, however, with the Yo Yo Ma chello thing that was arranged by John Williams, I might download that because it was f*cking awesome.

That clearly sounded different in America, because on our TV it sounded like they were randomly playing their instruments, with no synchronisation or harmony whatsoever.

Also, I didn't enjoy the poem after Obama.

Also, I didn't enjoy the Religion man's joke where he rhymed colours with things after the poem after Obama.

Also, what does Bush think he's doing, clinging to the side of Obama? He no President anymore! >:(

Also, that bit where they had a cannon go off made me jump at the TV and shriek "OBAMA! NO!". I thought it was a really inconspicuous assassination attempt.

Obama doing the oath was LOLZ. They cut out the mistakes on the news repeat, though :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 20, 2009, 05:05:11 PM
That clearly sounded different in America, because on our TV it sounded like they were randomly playing their instruments, with no synchronisation or harmony whatsoever.

Also, I didn't enjoy the poem after Obama.

Also, I didn't enjoy the Religion man's joke where he rhymed colours with things after the poem after Obama.

Also, what does Bush think he's doing, clinging to the side of Obama? He no President anymore! >:(

Also, that bit where they had a cannon go off made me jump at the TV and shriek "OBAMA! NO!". I thought it was a really inconspicuous assassination attempt.

Obama doing the oath was LOLZ. They cut out the mistakes on the news repeat, though :(
yea it did sound really odd at the begginning of the piece but by the end i was really digging it. i didn't watch the stuff after obama because i really didn't care to see people throwing them at the feet of him trying to gain new favor. as for bush clinging to his side, i didn't really see him hanging around him too much, but i can understand why he would be there. he's the one of the handful of other people who has any idea of what obama is stepping into. as much as you may not like it, they have a general understanding of each other and how they might feel on their first day of the presidency.

did you not hear that they were going to do a 21 gun salute? that's what that was, it's always been a part of celebration every where. where you been living mate?

well i understand why they cut out the lolzy-ness, but doesn't make it any less funny.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 20, 2009, 05:29:22 PM
That clearly sounded different in America, because on our TV it sounded like they were randomly playing their instruments, with no synchronisation or harmony whatsoever.

Also, I didn't enjoy the poem after Obama.

Also, I didn't enjoy the Religion man's joke where he rhymed colours with things after the poem after Obama.

Also, what does Bush think he's doing, clinging to the side of Obama? He no President anymore! >:(

Also, that bit where they had a cannon go off made me jump at the TV and shriek "OBAMA! NO!". I thought it was a really inconspicuous assassination attempt.

Obama doing the oath was LOLZ. They cut out the mistakes on the news repeat, though :(
yea it did sound really odd at the begginning of the piece but by the end i was really digging it. i didn't watch the stuff after obama because i really didn't care to see people throwing them at the feet of him trying to gain new favor. as for bush clinging to his side, i didn't really see him hanging around him too much, but i can understand why he would be there. he's the one of the handful of other people who has any idea of what obama is stepping into. as much as you may not like it, they have a general understanding of each other and how they might feel on their first day of the presidency.

did you not hear that they were going to do a 21 gun salute? that's what that was, it's always been a part of celebration every where. where you been living mate?

well i understand why they cut out the lolzy-ness, but doesn't make it any less funny.

Don't say "mate". It doesn't sound right when I hear you say it in your wacky American accent in my head.

The reason I was annoyed at Bush clinging to him was because Obama was doing the stair ascension thing with Michelle and he was just... there... Trying to still be President and get attention and stuff, too. It was like, dude, it's Obama's big day. Stop it! Obviously he still needs to be there and stuff, but I just thought he could've been a bit more... out of the way?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 20, 2009, 05:35:51 PM
i thought the reverend with the color coordination was funny!
it made the tears subside for a second.

i did feel embarrassed crying with all my classmates there...awkward!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 20, 2009, 06:25:47 PM
Don't say "mate". It doesn't sound right when I hear you say it in your wacky American accent in my head.

The reason I was annoyed at Bush clinging to him was because Obama was doing the stair ascension thing with Michelle and he was just... there... Trying to still be President and get attention and stuff, too. It was like, dude, it's Obama's big day. Stop it! Obviously he still needs to be there and stuff, but I just thought he could've been a bit more... out of the way?
i know but the man has been the president for eight years, give the guy a break it's kinda hard to let go after that long, and i don't think that he was really trying to get attention he was probably just introducing himself to people he's never met because most of the people there would never have dreamed of going to the white house i would think.

i really enjoyed the aretha franklin's wacky version of whatever the hell she sang.

and i can say mate as much as i want, just imagine it in me doing a british accent, if you can think of it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on January 20, 2009, 07:09:29 PM
did anybody else watch the broadcast where they mentioned that biden was actually president for a few minutes because bush's term had expired (thank god) and obama hadn't been sworn in yet?

it made me laugh
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 20, 2009, 07:17:32 PM
did anybody else watch the broadcast where they mentioned that biden was actually president for a few minutes because bush's term had expired (thank god) and obama hadn't been sworn in yet?

it made me laugh
nope i didn't hear that, but thank god it was for only a couple of minutes. he'd make a worse president than obama would.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 20, 2009, 08:44:08 PM
I ended up skipping my matrix theory class to watch the inauguration.  I hope I don't regret it.

He did sound good in his speech, although it sounded like a lot talking without any real speaking.  But I'm glad this is all finally over.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 20, 2009, 10:09:10 PM
I ended up skipping my matrix theory class to watch the inauguration.  I hope I don't regret it.

He did sound good in his speech, although it sounded like a lot talking without any real speaking.  But I'm glad this is all finally over.
most of his speeches sound like that. him just talking about why he thinks he's such a good person to be the president.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 20, 2009, 10:11:19 PM
I ended up skipping my matrix theory class to watch the inauguration.  I hope I don't regret it.

He did sound good in his speech, although it sounded like a lot talking without any real speaking.  But I'm glad this is all finally over.
most of his speeches sound like that. him just talking about why he thinks he's such a good person to be the president.

I've been of that opinion as well.  However, I do think today was a good start for him despite my vote.  I hope he does well.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 21, 2009, 06:23:43 PM
can i just say that i looooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeee tim roth.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on January 22, 2009, 10:49:41 AM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!

Hey I was there too! I was pretty far back, but I was pretty close to one of the jumbotrons. They really screwed up with the captioning though, spelled a lot of things wrong. One time instead of "cheers and applause" it literally said "cheese and applesauce"

The energy in the crowd was amazing. It was really funny to hear everyone boo at Bush and sing "nananna hey hey hey goodbye" and someone yelled "throw a shoe at him" at one point. And everyone cheering for Obama was terrific. The moment after he was sworn in everybody was embracing, even perfect strangers. It was great to be there.
As for the guy doing the rhyming colors thing I thought it was absolutely hilarious. And anyone who hasn't seen Jon Stewart's comments about that needs to do that immediately. He makes a few more rhymes in the guys voice- He's hilarious.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 22, 2009, 04:36:18 PM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!

Hey I was there too! I was pretty far back, but I was pretty close to one of the jumbotrons. They really screwed up with the captioning though, spelled a lot of things wrong. One time instead of "cheers and applause" it literally said "cheese and applesauce"

The energy in the crowd was amazing. It was really funny to hear everyone boo at Bush and sing "nananna hey hey hey goodbye" and someone yelled "throw a shoe at him" at one point. And everyone cheering for Obama was terrific. The moment after he was sworn in everybody was embracing, even perfect strangers. It was great to be there.
As for the guy doing the rhyming colors thing I thought it was absolutely hilarious. And anyone who hasn't seen Jon Stewart's comments about that needs to do that immediately. He makes a few more rhymes in the guys voice- He's hilarious.


perhaps we were close to each other? we we're closer to the washington monument than to the capitol building.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 22, 2009, 04:49:46 PM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!

Hey I was there too! I was pretty far back, but I was pretty close to one of the jumbotrons. They really screwed up with the captioning though, spelled a lot of things wrong. One time instead of "cheers and applause" it literally said "cheese and applesauce"

The energy in the crowd was amazing. It was really funny to hear everyone boo at Bush and sing "nananna hey hey hey goodbye" and someone yelled "throw a shoe at him" at one point. And everyone cheering for Obama was terrific. The moment after he was sworn in everybody was embracing, even perfect strangers. It was great to be there.
As for the guy doing the rhyming colors thing I thought it was absolutely hilarious. And anyone who hasn't seen Jon Stewart's comments about that needs to do that immediately. He makes a few more rhymes in the guys voice- He's hilarious.

See, that makes me sad.  He may not have been a great president, but he still ran the country for eight years.  The least people could do is respect him in his last moments in office.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 22, 2009, 05:12:29 PM
I don't respect anyone that has not given me reason to respect them.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 22, 2009, 05:18:17 PM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!

Hey I was there too! I was pretty far back, but I was pretty close to one of the jumbotrons. They really screwed up with the captioning though, spelled a lot of things wrong. One time instead of "cheers and applause" it literally said "cheese and applesauce"

The energy in the crowd was amazing. It was really funny to hear everyone boo at Bush and sing "nananna hey hey hey goodbye" and someone yelled "throw a shoe at him" at one point. And everyone cheering for Obama was terrific. The moment after he was sworn in everybody was embracing, even perfect strangers. It was great to be there.
As for the guy doing the rhyming colors thing I thought it was absolutely hilarious. And anyone who hasn't seen Jon Stewart's comments about that needs to do that immediately. He makes a few more rhymes in the guys voice- He's hilarious.

See, that makes me sad.  He may not have been a great president, but he still ran the country for eight years.  The least people could do is respect him in his last moments in office.
it makes me sad too, and i'm a democrat. i may not agree with much at all of what he's done. but he was still the leader of my country. we (mel, nikko and i) did not join in the booing or the singing. but we sure heard it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 22, 2009, 05:35:11 PM
I just have to say that I am totally jealous of Allison, Mel and Nikko right now. I hope they get a good view and stay warm!

Hey I was there too! I was pretty far back, but I was pretty close to one of the jumbotrons. They really screwed up with the captioning though, spelled a lot of things wrong. One time instead of "cheers and applause" it literally said "cheese and applesauce"

The energy in the crowd was amazing. It was really funny to hear everyone boo at Bush and sing "nananna hey hey hey goodbye" and someone yelled "throw a shoe at him" at one point. And everyone cheering for Obama was terrific. The moment after he was sworn in everybody was embracing, even perfect strangers. It was great to be there.
As for the guy doing the rhyming colors thing I thought it was absolutely hilarious. And anyone who hasn't seen Jon Stewart's comments about that needs to do that immediately. He makes a few more rhymes in the guys voice- He's hilarious.

See, that makes me sad.  He may not have been a great president, but he still ran the country for eight years.  The least people could do is respect him in his last moments in office.
it makes me sad too, and i'm a democrat. i may not agree with much at all of what he's done. but he was still the leader of my country. we (mel, nikko and i) did not join in the booing or the singing. but we sure heard it.

Glad to hear it.  I was not a big supporter of Bush, especially towards the end.  But you have to respect the office.  It's the most difficult job in the country.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on January 22, 2009, 05:45:11 PM
I understand that the President has to make tough decisions and handle crises, but he could have done a much better job. FDR had to handle a war and an economic depression as well and did it without making most of the country hate him.

I would not have bood to his face, or if I was anywhere near him, but when you're 2 miles away, in a crowd of people excited about having a new President that's completely different, I enjoyed taking part in it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 22, 2009, 05:56:16 PM
I understand that the President has to make tough decisions and handle crises, but he could have done a much better job. FDR had to handle a war and an economic depression as well and did it without making most of the country hate him.

I would not have bood to his face, or if I was anywhere near him, but when you're 2 miles away, in a crowd of people excited about having a new President that's completely different, I enjoyed taking part in it.


Well. Lyndon B Johnson went thru a very similar thing. Being president is the toughest job in the world. He did what he thought was right (though ultimately a lot of it was very wrong/bad for what our country needed).  But it's over. There's no use debating it. He's still the Honorable G HW Bush, though. And even if I don't agree with 95% of what he did (though I can't recall a 5% of agreeance) he ran my country, and therefore I will not boo him.


In other Presidental news. "To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it."

AMEN . You preach it brotha!





also. when do you think they'll stop referring to him as the black president. it just makes it sound like he's only president of black people. or it's the only important thing about him. which makes me angry
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 22, 2009, 06:04:32 PM
In other Presidental news. "To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it."

AMEN . You preach it brotha!

also. when do you think they'll stop referring to him as the black president. it just makes it sound like he's only president of black people. or it's the only important thing about him. which makes me angry
you know it's funny that obama says that we will start helping third world nations when bush has given more money in charities to africa than any president before. that's one thing i agree with. respect the office despite what you think about the man.

the thing that really pisses me off now about obama being elected, is that every person who said that his blackness didn't matter is now cashing in on him being 'historic'. i hate our people sometimes.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 22, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?

Perhaps I'm just cynical because half of my life has been spent with a complete assh*le as president, and just because he's gone it does not in any way change how terrible of a president he was.

</end rant>
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 22, 2009, 06:58:13 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?
you're confusing what i said. i never said respect him, i said respect the office. i can't speak for the other people who have made similar comments, but i feel no need to respect him now i can say whatever i want to now. there have been worse presidents too, he's not been the worst. probably the 'do-nothings' were the worst with the way they f*cked us. or maybe jackson was the worst, he is imo, but i'm pretty sure that there have been worse presidents if you look at the time they were in.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 22, 2009, 07:05:20 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?
you're confusing what i said. i never said respect him, i said respect the office. i can't speak for the other people who have made similar comments, but i feel no need to respect him now i can say whatever i want to now. there have been worse presidents too, he's not been the worst. probably the 'do-nothings' were the worst with the way they f*cked us. or maybe jackson was the worst, he is imo, but i'm pretty sure that there have been worse presidents if you look at the time they were in.

well, then, maybe i wasn't referring to you :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 22, 2009, 07:39:12 PM
i guess not then :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 23, 2009, 03:47:27 AM
You shouldn't respect someone just because they're in charge of a country - Hitler, Stalin and Saddam are just three examples of where that argument falls down. I think it's naiive to compare Bush to those guys, admittedly, but in their respective roles they were the "equivelant" of President. Likewise, I don't think booing/jeering GW falls into the catagory of disrespecting the office itself; people genuinely just don't like Bush anymore. On the election night itself, we had a discussion about whether everyone who voted for Obama really wanted a Democrat in office, or if they just really didn't want a Republican... It's difficult to gage, but I believe your constitution has a certain ammendment which allows people to (at least ostensibly) think and say what they want?

It is, admittedly, unfair to try and "rank" Presidents. Some Presidents had the misfortune of leading during quieter times and are, thus, forgotten entirely. Others led during times of disrest, whereas they were more suited to the quieter times, and are now remembered as failures. The only fair way to compare them would be if they were all faced with the exact same dilemmas and experiences during office... And, let's not forget the differing lengths of office. FDR VS. William Henry Harrison wouldn't be much of a boxing match...

On terms of the "Obama is a black man" thing, it has already gotten old. All the way through the campaign, it was talked about. Then after the election. THEN they made a big deal about it at the inauguration, too. It's a big deal for Civil Rights, yes, but - at the same time - the FACT that it's such a big deal undermines the civil rights victory. We are still drawing attention to race, making a big song and dance about it, whereas the whole point of Civil Rights is equality and abandonment of conceptions of race. Obama should be proud of his (indeed) historical victory, but, as I have discussed many times with Allison, he now has the toughest job of any President - building a legacy more memorable than just "the black guy".
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 23, 2009, 03:15:20 PM
You shouldn't respect someone just because they're in charge of a country - Hitler, Stalin and Saddam are just three examples of where that argument falls down. I think it's naiive to compare Bush to those guys, admittedly, but in their respective roles they were the "equivelant" of President. Likewise, I don't think booing/jeering GW falls into the catagory of disrespecting the office itself; people genuinely just don't like Bush anymore. On the election night itself, we had a discussion about whether everyone who voted for Obama really wanted a Democrat in office, or if they just really didn't want a Republican... It's difficult to gage, but I believe your constitution has a certain ammendment which allows people to (at least ostensibly) think and say what they want?

It is, admittedly, unfair to try and "rank" Presidents. Some Presidents had the misfortune of leading during quieter times and are, thus, forgotten entirely. Others led during times of disrest, whereas they were more suited to the quieter times, and are now remembered as failures. The only fair way to compare them would be if they were all faced with the exact same dilemmas and experiences during office... And, let's not forget the differing lengths of office. FDR VS. William Henry Harrison wouldn't be much of a boxing match...

On terms of the "Obama is a black man" thing, it has already gotten old. All the way through the campaign, it was talked about. Then after the election. THEN they made a big deal about it at the inauguration, too. It's a big deal for Civil Rights, yes, but - at the same time - the FACT that it's such a big deal undermines the civil rights victory. We are still drawing attention to race, making a big song and dance about it, whereas the whole point of Civil Rights is equality and abandonment of conceptions of race. Obama should be proud of his (indeed) historical victory, but, as I have discussed many times with Allison, he now has the toughest job of any President - building a legacy more memorable than just "the black guy".
i think bush would've been more suited to quieter times, he seemed just like he was flustered because everything he tried just pissed off the country more and more. it was like he couldn't catch a break no matter what he did. as for not wanting a republican in the office, which race where you watching? because mccain is like the farthest thing from a 'traditional' republican you could've gotten. that's why he picked palin, all stupid jokes aside, her policies that she implemented in alaska helped the state to to stop losing money and become more fiscally sound. a 'seemingly' good choice for a running candidate until the media chose to go after her for the ratings. as for the booing thing i think it a bit hypocritical of people to get angry at the people who boo'ed obama at mccain's defeat were the same people boo'ing bush. then again i just don't like hypocrisy from any side and i try to call everyone on their shit.

but then again this is all just personal observation from a libertarian/classic liberal. try not to take it seriously.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 23, 2009, 07:04:08 PM
ok y'all. i got into a college. i'm movin to chicago bitches!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on January 23, 2009, 10:22:00 PM
Is there really NO news of a new BenFolds music video?
I'm anxious.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 23, 2009, 10:28:46 PM
who needs ben folds when you can have a chuck folds/steve williard/eddie walker video?

http://www.monkeywhale.com/video/harveys-kitchen-big-bang-boom/
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 23, 2009, 10:42:46 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?

Perhaps I'm just cynical because half of my life has been spent with a complete assh*le as president, and just because he's gone it does not in any way change how terrible of a president he was.

</end rant>

Do you honestly believe President Bush set out to disrespect the country?  Yes, he made many bad decisions.  But let's not attack his personal character.  I believe THAT'S naive.  None of us were in his position or had to deal with the problems he faced.  Who's to say Obama will be better in his decision making? I hope to God that he is.  But at least respect the fact that the man spent eight years of his life in the toughest, highest position of this country.  You don't have to like him.  Most don't.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 23, 2009, 10:50:19 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?

Perhaps I'm just cynical because half of my life has been spent with a complete assh*le as president, and just because he's gone it does not in any way change how terrible of a president he was.

</end rant>

Do you honestly believe President Bush set out to disrespect the country?  Yes, he made many bad decisions.  But let's not attack his personal character.  I believe THAT'S naive.  None of us were in his position or had to deal with the problems he faced.  Who's to say Obama will be better in his decision making? I hope to God that he is.  But at least respect the fact that the man spent eight years of his life in the toughest, highest position of this country.  You don't have to like him.  Most don't.

No. I don't like him. Yes, I think a lot of times he did disrespect the country. Perhaps he didn't do it intentionally, but it happened regardless. I'm sorry, but I just can't understand a man like him. We have lost too many lives because of him.
Let's just agree to disagree, eh? Obviously we've gotten nowhere in this debate.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 23, 2009, 11:03:07 PM
I'll probably get bashed for saying this, but I think it's naive to basically say "it's only polite to respect him because he had to do the tough job as president". Okay, that's what he SIGNED UP TO DO. And honestly, in what way did he respect this country? In what way was he polite?

Perhaps I'm just cynical because half of my life has been spent with a complete assh*le as president, and just because he's gone it does not in any way change how terrible of a president he was.

</end rant>

Do you honestly believe President Bush set out to disrespect the country?  Yes, he made many bad decisions.  But let's not attack his personal character.  I believe THAT'S naive.  None of us were in his position or had to deal with the problems he faced.  Who's to say Obama will be better in his decision making? I hope to God that he is.  But at least respect the fact that the man spent eight years of his life in the toughest, highest position of this country.  You don't have to like him.  Most don't.

No. I don't like him. Yes, I think a lot of times he did disrespect the country. Perhaps he didn't do it intentionally, but it happened regardless. I'm sorry, but I just can't understand a man like him. We have lost too many lives because of him.
Let's just agree to disagree, eh? Obviously we've gotten nowhere in this debate.

Clearly we haven't.  I just wish people would think twice before they bash THE president of the United States when none of us have any idea what it's like to be in that position.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 23, 2009, 11:04:44 PM

No. I don't like him. Yes, I think a lot of times he did disrespect the country. Perhaps he didn't do it intentionally, but it happened regardless. I'm sorry, but I just can't understand a man like him. We have lost too many lives because of him.
Let's just agree to disagree, eh? Obviously we've gotten nowhere in this debate.
i feel i have to say that if you're commenting on the war and how many american's have died in it and such i have to weigh in. yes the war was wrong blah blah blah, get that rhetoric out of the way. many american soldiers would still be alive right now if congress had not tried to micro manage the war and it's men. more people have gotten killed because of gov't policies in the war, proposed by mostly democrats mind you, than otherwise would've happened.

there is story specifically of a team of recon navy seals who decided that they could not kill two goat herders in iraq because they would be arrested on murder charges when they got back to base. well, because they did not kill the two goat herders, they were tracked down and pinned down by 200 insurgents who were informed by the goat herders. only one of the four recon seals made it back to the base alive but only because he happened to fall into a ditch that was hidden.

shit like that pisses me off more than anything i have ever heard about bush. bush did not and has not taken the lives of the service men, it's shit like this from the gov't that kills people in our service branches.

none of that is directed at anyone, just my general thoughts on our f*cking predicament as a country.
/rant

Is there really NO news of a new BenFolds music video?
I'm anxious.
i know i'm anxiously awaiting a new single from the ben camp.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 24, 2009, 12:34:28 PM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 24, 2009, 12:36:39 PM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.
i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail in some shape or form. but i don't think he ever used a black berry. i guess obama is just winning historic things left and right, huh?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 24, 2009, 12:40:14 PM
also, i got a brand spanking new cell phone today. a gold motorola razor. wewt!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 24, 2009, 12:56:43 PM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.
i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail in some shape or form. but i don't think he ever used a black berry. i guess obama is just winning historic things left and right, huh?

haha. i figured that clinton probably didn't use it cause he was out of office in 2000. (though who didn't have email then!?) though i can't imagine the AP flubbing something up like that. I'm sure Bush had people send emails for him. I think that's what they mean. Obama sends his own (and probably personal) emails. Weird that it didn't happen earlier.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 24, 2009, 07:46:16 PM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.
i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail in some shape or form. but i don't think he ever used a black berry. i guess obama is just winning historic things left and right, huh?

haha. i figured that clinton probably didn't use it cause he was out of office in 2000. (though who didn't have email then!?) though i can't imagine the AP flubbing something up like that. I'm sure Bush had people send emails for him. I think that's what they mean. Obama sends his own (and probably personal) emails. Weird that it didn't happen earlier.
yea clinton probably didn't use it that often. but i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail personally, but then again he might not of considering most of his close friends probably worked with him. this is kinda weird when you think about it, i don't know how obama would use e-mail in his job because there is no computer on the president's desk in the oval office.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 24, 2009, 11:15:58 PM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.
i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail in some shape or form. but i don't think he ever used a black berry. i guess obama is just winning historic things left and right, huh?

haha. i figured that clinton probably didn't use it cause he was out of office in 2000. (though who didn't have email then!?) though i can't imagine the AP flubbing something up like that. I'm sure Bush had people send emails for him. I think that's what they mean. Obama sends his own (and probably personal) emails. Weird that it didn't happen earlier.
yea clinton probably didn't use it that often. but i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail personally, but then again he might not of considering most of his close friends probably worked with him. this is kinda weird when you think about it, i don't know how obama would use e-mail in his job because there is no computer on the president's desk in the oval office.

Most presidents haven't chosen to use it because under law all records have to be kept, whether it be email or phone records.  But, I guess it's about time the Presidency moves into the cellular age.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 25, 2009, 08:35:47 AM
I just read this.
"The high-tech Obama chose to keep his cherished BlackBerry, becoming the first sitting president to use e-mail."


discuss.
i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail in some shape or form. but i don't think he ever used a black berry. i guess obama is just winning historic things left and right, huh?

haha. i figured that clinton probably didn't use it cause he was out of office in 2000. (though who didn't have email then!?) though i can't imagine the AP flubbing something up like that. I'm sure Bush had people send emails for him. I think that's what they mean. Obama sends his own (and probably personal) emails. Weird that it didn't happen earlier.
yea clinton probably didn't use it that often. but i'm pretty sure bush used e-mail personally, but then again he might not of considering most of his close friends probably worked with him. this is kinda weird when you think about it, i don't know how obama would use e-mail in his job because there is no computer on the president's desk in the oval office.

Most presidents haven't chosen to use it because under law all records have to be kept, whether it be email or phone records.  But, I guess it's about time the Presidency moves into the cellular age.

If only they'd had e-mail back when Nixon was the boss. Saved e-mails don't really compare to taped phonecalls as evidence in a major scandal...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: happybecca on January 25, 2009, 07:37:05 PM
wow...just read the last post. obama is cool.

yeah so, i finally got lastfm working and im extremely excited about it!!! i love how it scrobbles my ipod..which i barely listen to...
http://www.last.fm/user/happybecca
ADD ME AS A FRIEND!

also, my laughable grammatical errors are well thought out to fit my personality. not really. but f--- laws!! ive never cared to learn anything...im dieing...who knows when. but i have a disease called mortality. i try to communicate the best i can... plus i think it was correct. if robert sledge was married to his own cousin i would have said "his own".. to assume "his cousin" was "his own cousin" is typical electrical synapse error occuring in the left temporal lobe that confuses superego with syntactical structure. HAHAHA IM KIDDING.

not really.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 26, 2009, 02:30:51 AM
ok y'all. i got into a college. i'm movin to chicago bitches!

well done. im busy trying to sort my future out so i recognise your joy!!

and bush surely used email. my dad can and he's not all that good on a pc...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 26, 2009, 01:43:48 PM
looks like i'm moving to orlando (florida) for a year to get some more edumacation. anyone wanna be my roommate?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 26, 2009, 02:24:13 PM
looks like i'm moving to orlando (florida) for a year to get some more edumacation. anyone wanna be my roommate?
wow, nice where are you going to be for this edumacation?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 26, 2009, 03:36:45 PM
looks like i'm moving to orlando (florida) for a year to get some more edumacation. anyone wanna be my roommate?
wow, nice where are you going to be for this edumacation?
http://www.fullsail.edu
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on January 26, 2009, 06:19:33 PM
looks like i'm moving to orlando (florida) for a year to get some more edumacation. anyone wanna be my roommate?
wow, nice where are you going to be for this edumacation?
http://www.fullsail.edu
oh i've seen commercials for that place all the time. when are you going there?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 26, 2009, 08:13:55 PM
looks like i'm moving to orlando (florida) for a year to get some more edumacation. anyone wanna be my roommate?
wow, nice where are you going to be for this edumacation?
http://www.fullsail.edu
oh i've seen commercials for that place all the time. when are you going there?
I can start either March 30th or May 4th.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 26, 2009, 09:25:30 PM
noooo don't go to florida!!

right as i'm moving to the midwest. schucks. have a good time though!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 26, 2009, 10:22:01 PM
noooo don't go to florida!!

right as i'm moving to the midwest. schucks. have a good time though!

i'll only be gone for a year. it's a quick in and out (for school at least)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 27, 2009, 08:32:41 AM
noooo don't go to florida!!

right as i'm moving to the midwest. schucks. have a good time though!

i'll only be gone for a year. it's a quick in and out (for school at least)

that's what she said.

and i hope you can make it. i lived right outside of orlando. i guess it's not too bad. just the summers are unbearable. heat, tourists, and humidity just don't mix well.

when do you leave?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on January 27, 2009, 11:06:47 AM
March, May or Poss August.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 27, 2009, 02:32:20 PM
well, who knows, maybe i'm the only person who hates florida, and you'll love it :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on January 27, 2009, 03:36:40 PM
so, i can't stop laughing. 
this website kills me.
www.failblog.org
so fantastic.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 27, 2009, 05:39:53 PM
I. am. sick. of. essays.

How emo do I look. lol. Sleep time now got a psycho test in the morning...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on January 28, 2009, 05:17:31 AM
so, i can't stop laughing. 
this website kills me.
www.failblog.org
so fantastic.

I concur.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on January 28, 2009, 01:34:08 PM
so, i can't stop laughing. 
this website kills me.
www.failblog.org
so fantastic.

Thanks for that.  I just sat here for 30 minutes and went throw 50 pages instead of being productive.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 28, 2009, 05:15:40 PM
conclusion im dyslexic. for anyone following my own ramblings :P maybe i should stop editing this essay and sleep. I just wanted to go through it once before sleep...*i miss being a fresher sometimes*
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on January 28, 2009, 06:26:52 PM
i think that everyone needs to take a moment of silence. John Upd*ke died yesterday of lung cancer  :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 28, 2009, 08:04:37 PM
yeah, it's been a sad week.
personally and not.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: girschwin on January 28, 2009, 09:27:19 PM
yeah, it's been a sad week.
personally and not.

Sad week, sad month.  In fact, the worst month in the history of ever, pretty much.

Here's to a MUCH less sh*tty February.  (Am I allowed to swear on here?)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on January 28, 2009, 09:39:39 PM
yeah, it's been a sad week.
personally and not.

Sad week, sad month.  In fact, the worst month in the history of ever, pretty much.

Here's to a MUCH less sh*tty February.  (Am I allowed to swear on here?)

Yes, you can swear. We all swear...It's a Ben Folds fan site for Christ's sake :)

And I'll toast to a better February, although the outlook appears to be bleak at this point in time. For me, at least.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on January 29, 2009, 02:31:58 AM
Well other than essays my life's pretty alright :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on January 29, 2009, 06:46:17 AM
yeah, it's been a sad week.
personally and not.

Sad week, sad month.  In fact, the worst month in the history of ever, pretty much.

Here's to a MUCH less sh*tty February.  (Am I allowed to swear on here?)

I've had a good month in comparison to the three which preceeded it. And I've been ill. And I've had exams.

Let's just say that the three which preceeded it were the most utterly depressing quarter year of my life.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 01, 2009, 12:13:55 AM
Dear Burbs,
Please post more as to entertain me.
Please respond promptly,
Allison


I trained some Moms on how to run their day camps today. It was good times.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 01, 2009, 03:46:17 AM
this probably belongs in a transcription thread somewhere, but i just had a revelation and i can't take the time to go through the proper channels.

but a thought occured to me while i was playing the bassline to "rockin' the suburbs". see i couldn't for the life of me figure out what the bass part in the beginning was and i had thought about live bootlegs to see what jared plays but i thought that they'd be too grainy. so i pondered this for a couple more minutes as i dinked around on the bass. then it hit me. if i had given more thought to what i should've exclaimed it would've gone something like 'Eureka!' unfortunately it was more along the lines of 'AHA!' slightly less dramatic i suppose, but a great revalation nonetheless.

my great revelation was this: i remembered that there was a perfectly mixed version of 'rockin the suburbs' on SfG. so i went through windows media player and searched for the album until i found it. i'm not going to get into the whole mess of the line, but sufficiet to say i figured out what ben wrote for the verse quite easily. pretty fun to just jam out on and act like i'm on stage with a roaring crowd in front of me. anyway, back to the point. the intro line that ben wrote for the 'album' version is different because it's all more layered. so i set out to the best of my ability to transcribed this part because jared didn't play it on the SfG album. infact he never really plays it. odd.

again, for the speed of the post i'm skipping what i went through transcription wise. at the end of my failed attempts i had an idea.

'what if ben didn't play this on a four string?'

'preposterous.' was the next thought that occured to me.

'no seriously?' i asked myself again.

'impossible.'

'how?'

'the sounds aren't there. the notes are too close together interval wise.'

'well then. since we've established this fact what can we assume he might have used instead?'

'um, maybe he used a four string?'

'what do you mean?'

'maybe it was a four string tuned to drop D?'

'oh you maybe right.'

so i set out to test this theory. i detuned my bass down to dropped D and tried out my theory of how the bass line would play out. inconclusive was the result as the bass is turned so low down in the mix i can't identify to a certainty that it's the same notes. however, they soundly eerily similar.

the whole point of this being. i want to know if anyone else has thought of this or am i just crazy? did ben use a four string de-tuned to dropped D? anyone have any idea? anyone?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 02, 2009, 05:52:53 AM
So any other brits got a LOT of snow?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 02, 2009, 07:14:58 AM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 02, 2009, 07:56:53 AM
Ha. you sound like someone I know...

also not meaning to Spam you all but I'm actually pretty excited about this! I was approached by a printing company about my website and can now offer canvas prints at fair non-rip off prices ;D how exciting! Please do check it out and if any across the seas peeps want anything I promise I'll just charge you what it costs for postage :)
www.hannahnadia.com

I might go out and take some photos of the snow, risking life and limb and all that! There's a couple of snowy Durham in Landmarks but a couple more wouldn't hurt I'm sure!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Laura on February 02, 2009, 04:30:51 PM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.


which part of the southern us? i'm in atlanta and we aren't getting anything even close to resembling snow
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: astrophage on February 02, 2009, 06:02:58 PM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.

Hey, I'm in the southern US with an assload of snow and my college cancelled its afternoon classes! Physics: EVADED.

...course, that's all we're getting. Nothing'll be cancelled tomorrow if it snows six feet overnight. 's how it goes.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 02, 2009, 06:08:29 PM
In the northern US we can get shittons of snow and they'll never cancel. I never had a snow day growing up in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on February 02, 2009, 07:31:23 PM
it was 52degrees today! and sunny!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 03, 2009, 05:30:35 AM
yeah our snow is going away!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 03, 2009, 06:08:28 AM
yeah our snow is going away!
boo. we got more. damn lake effect snow. go. a.way.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on February 03, 2009, 09:23:27 AM
i hate louisiana weather.
it can never make up its mind.
that is all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 03, 2009, 09:37:10 AM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.


which part of the southern us? i'm in atlanta and we aren't getting anything even close to resembling snow
Knoxville TN
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: astrophage on February 03, 2009, 10:28:38 AM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.


which part of the southern us? i'm in atlanta and we aren't getting anything even close to resembling snow
Knoxville TN

Hey, Johnson City here. Fistbump of TN solidarity.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 03, 2009, 11:38:04 AM
Looks like I'm doing a summer camp this summer (now that sounds like a really stupid statement!) I'm well excited! lol, just need to nail my pgce place now!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 03, 2009, 11:45:07 AM
Looks like I'm doing a summer camp this summer (now that sounds like a really stupid statement!) I'm well excited! lol, just need to nail my pgce place now!

There is nothing wrong with Summer Camp. I still go (and well, am an Assistant Director this year) too bad it's all Volunteer and AHHH I would so do it for money every day of my life. But boo.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 03, 2009, 12:55:29 PM
I'm going to be an activity leader arent i cool! better get my fitness level up!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 03, 2009, 02:44:17 PM
Hi, guys! I'm back! I was thinking about Ben earlier, and thought I'd stop by here. Just reminiscing about the cocnert I went to last year, and the awesome Ben hug. *sigh* Anyway, exciting news on the band front: We have a gig this Friday! Yay! I made a banner to advertise, and posted it on myspace and facebook. Here it is:

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/algonacchick/problemchildbanner2.jpg)




Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 03, 2009, 03:02:38 PM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.


which part of the southern us? i'm in atlanta and we aren't getting anything even close to resembling snow
Knoxville TN

Hey, Johnson City here. Fistbump of TN solidarity.

I'm from Kingsport.  Although I'm currently going to school at Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Wohoo!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 03, 2009, 05:12:43 PM
i'm not in britain, instead the southern u.s. is getting too much snow right now and my college isn't canceling it's classes.

well damn it, i'm not taking the chance and going into school today.


which part of the southern us? i'm in atlanta and we aren't getting anything even close to resembling snow
Knoxville TN

Hey, Johnson City here. Fistbump of TN solidarity.
How much snow have you guys had, it's friggin ridiculously cold down here. Knoxville's been out of school for two days straight. That's ridiculous. I just wish colleges would get with the program and call off school whenever knoxville calls off school.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 03, 2009, 06:27:44 PM
I laugh at your 'cold' and your 'snow'.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 03, 2009, 07:04:54 PM
We're spposed to have warmer weather by the weekend. All the better for the gig I posted about upthread. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: astrophage on February 03, 2009, 07:10:32 PM
I laugh at your 'cold' and your 'snow'.

Don't mock us! Our delicate Southern constitutions cannot adjust for temperature. We are monitor lizards. ssss.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on February 03, 2009, 07:17:40 PM
I laugh at your 'cold' and your 'snow'.

Don't mock us! Our delicate Southern constitutions cannot adjust for temperature. We are monitor lizards. ssss.

I cry at your 'cold' and your 'snow' cos it's so bloody hot in this wide brown land at the moment.  And standing with the freezer door open just doesn't cut it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 04, 2009, 07:18:13 PM
I wish I was in Australia.  I made the mistake of trying to run in 19 degree weather with the wind blowing last night.  I quit after 2 miles.  It was not a pleasant experience.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 04, 2009, 09:36:23 PM
we're gonna hit 40F this week! I haven't seen that (here) in monthsssssssssssssssssss!



today was 14. BUT STILL!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 04, 2009, 11:39:25 PM
we're gonna hit 40F this week! I haven't seen that (here) in monthsssssssssssssssssss!



today was 14. BUT STILL!

If it makes you feel better, it's going to be 70 here my Saturday.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 05, 2009, 02:45:50 AM
we're gonna hit 40F this week! I haven't seen that (here) in monthsssssssssssssssssss!



today was 14. BUT STILL!

If it makes you feel better, it's going to be 70 here my Saturday.
no. it doesn't make me feel better. :'( i miss the warm. good thing i'll be in new orleans in two weeks! :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 05, 2009, 05:46:16 AM
We will have a high temp of 19 here. Boo! By Saturday, it'll be 45 and raining, though. Anything to get rid of all this stupid snow!

One more day til my gig! Yay! It'll be 33 tomorrow, and no snow predicted. I'm thinking this one will not get cancelled. It's the whole "third time's the charm" rule. LOL! *If anyone has been following, I'm in a band, and we've had two gigs cancelled due to snow*

Did anyone see my banner upthread? I thought it turned out pretty good. I printed it out, and posted it at the Cruves center. So, maybe some of my friends from there will come see me sing. I also toold my bowling teammates, so a few of them might come out. This is gonna be fun!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 05, 2009, 06:05:19 AM

One more day til my gig! Yay! It'll be 33 tomorrow, and no snow predicted. I'm thinking this one will not get cancelled. It's the whole "third time's the charm" rule. LOL! *If anyone has been following, I'm in a band, and we've had two gigs cancelled due to snow*

Did anyone see my banner upthread? I thought it turned out pretty good. I printed it out, and posted it at the Cruves center. So, maybe some of my friends from there will come see me sing. I also toold my bowling teammates, so a few of them might come out. This is gonna be fun!

Good Luck/Break a Leg! Hooray no more snow. I hope it doesn't get cancelled (again.)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 05, 2009, 11:10:31 AM
Thanks, Allison! Positivity is key. I have a new mantra:

We will play tomorrow night. There will be no snow.
Repeat.

:p
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 05, 2009, 11:34:45 AM
I made a blog today. I also submitted 2 essays wooo!

http://hannahnadia.blogspot.com/

ps Patti you will play tomorrow! I have faith.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 05, 2009, 11:43:57 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Hanny! Nice blog, btw.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 05, 2009, 01:29:37 PM
i'm so sick of school and snow. i hate everything academic right now.  >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 05, 2009, 01:41:50 PM
i'm so sick of school and snow. i hate everything academic right now.  >:(
>:( YOU DONT KNOW MESNOW.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 07, 2009, 11:49:54 AM
From my mypsace blog, all about the gig last night:

Wow, well, where to start. Three of my friends from Curves came, and two of my bowling teammates, plus another band called Smokehouse and friends/wives of theirs came. Bill's ex-boss Bob, one of our biggest fans, was there, as well as this gal Cheryl who loves us. They all said we sounded good. So did the people we didn't know who were there. The bartender's name was Patti, too and she really liked us, and said she'd put in a good word for us to maybe play again tonight! Just waiting to hear back. Our bass player does all our bookings, and said he would call over at AJ's today. I hope we get to play, but if not, we still have the gig on Valentine's Day to look forward to. I had such a good time! We do Rebel Yell by Billy Idol, and I have this studded, fingerless glove that I've had for years, so I put it on my right hand just for that song. I did losts of fist pumping. hehe, it was kinda funny, that song was the first song in the third set, and I had put the glove on, and walked on stage. The drummer sits right behind me, and hadn't seen my hand until I lifted it up and waved my fingers. He started laughing. We got lots of nice comments like "You guys are awesome!" one girl said to me "You look like a mini Pat Benatar", and one guy said "Sexiest band I ever saw." I love it! I will let you know if I hear anything back about tonight.
 
Update: Joe just called. We're not playing there tonight. The owner was only willing to give us a free meal if we played, so Joe said no. We need money to buy food, not free food. Ah, well. I have memories of last night to tide me over until the Valentine's gig at Green Street.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 07, 2009, 03:57:14 PM
YAY, glad to hear your first gig went so well!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on February 07, 2009, 05:35:07 PM
i'm so sick of school and snow. i hate everything academic right now.  >:(

Agreed. School is kicking my ass this semester.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 07, 2009, 09:21:49 PM

Update: Joe just called. We're not playing there tonight. The owner was only willing to give us a free meal if we played, so Joe said no. We need money to buy food, not free food. Ah, well. I have memories of last night to tide me over until the Valentine's gig at Green Street.
i feel your pain. i haven't played out anywhere with my band. people just don't want to shell out the money to pay for us.

i don't understand why live acts that come around every so often get to claim all the money, when there are at least ten bands locally who are just as good if not better and yet people don't want to pay to hear their music because their only local. that's bull. i can play just as well as most bass players touring right now but yet people don't want to pay me for that. eh, well i guess that's the life of a musician.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 08, 2009, 05:54:47 AM
At the shows we put on, the local acts are lucky if they get a free meal - usually they only ask for a box of beer. Granted, they're usually university students themselves and we as a society have a very limited supply of money for putting shows on... The way it goes for us (financially), we have to pay the venue, the headliner (usually around £200) and all the promotional costs - by the time we've covered that, we have very little left for paying another band. It does help that most of the local bands we know are pretty awful and probably wouldn't be getting shows otherwise...

The last show we put on - last Tuesday - the main support act was the band of one of our committee members. They were playing some heavier stuff (with no vocals) and it was f*cking hilarious to see all of the pretentious "indie" girls (who know two MGMT songs and think that makes them psychadelic) getting confused and leaving the room, then coming back for the sh*tty poppy headliner (at which point the rest of us all left the room ourselves). If anything, those guys took a loss to play, though, because Mark gave me £20 to drive him and his equipment around, his housemate also drove some stuff and they definitely didn't get paid.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 08, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
Well, heard back from hubby that the owner said he's not booking bands on Saturdays at this time. He claims there's not enough draw for people to come on a Saturday. He did say he'd try to get us a gig once a month. This will leave things open for us to play other places as well. We do have a gig this coming Saturday at The Green Street Tavern. I have no idea how much we'll get, but I'm hoping it's a little more than the 200 bucks we got from Fridays' gig at AJ's. I'm also hoping this will spawn more gigs there as well. When we sat in for one set at the Green Street, people seemed to like us. We may draw a bigger crowd there, too. We may get our foot in the door at another place called Chaps. Another band we know is playing there ths coming Friday and Saturday. I bowl with the drummer's wife, so I'll give her one of our cards to give to her hubby. Then he can give it to the owner when they play at Chaps. I think we'e on to something here. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on February 08, 2009, 12:23:17 PM
i asked colin meloy what the meaning of life was yesterday.
he told me, "cook with cast-iron. take more walks in the woods."
i've been misled all of these years... damnit!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 08, 2009, 03:45:37 PM
i asked colin meloy what the meaning of life was yesterday.
he told me, "cook with cast-iron. take more walks in the woods."
i've been misled all of these years... damnit!

Yeah, but you should never trust anything Colin Meloy says - he pretends to be ill and cancels gigs on people who had already been ripped off paying for transport to the gig. He is a VERY BAD MAN.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 08, 2009, 05:38:55 PM
jesus, slumdog millionare is just cleaning house at the BAFTA awards this year. i've not had a chance to see the movie yet, but this is ridiculous, it can't possibly be that good.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on February 08, 2009, 06:23:53 PM
i asked colin meloy what the meaning of life was yesterday.
he told me, "cook with cast-iron. take more walks in the woods."
i've been misled all of these years... damnit!

so. f*cking. jealous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 08, 2009, 07:31:15 PM
Woah!! i was watching my television while browsing the internet and i happened to look up while this thing called the community calendar was playing and the first thing i see is an ad for ben playing the valarium on the 22nd. that's literally the first ad i have seen for this show.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 08, 2009, 07:36:27 PM
Pretty cool, YDKZ!

Thanks for all the nice comments on my hugely successful first gig ever with Problem Child! Can't wait for Saturday!

:D

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on February 08, 2009, 07:40:08 PM
jesus, slumdog millionare is just cleaning house at the BAFTA awards this year. i've not had a chance to see the movie yet, but this is ridiculous, it can't possibly be that good.

Go see it, it is that good.  But like most movies I recommend you read the book first.  It's called Q&A by Vikas Swarup and it's awesome.

I see my hometown boy Heath got a posthumous BAFTA too...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 08, 2009, 07:50:22 PM
jesus, slumdog millionare is just cleaning house at the BAFTA awards this year. i've not had a chance to see the movie yet, but this is ridiculous, it can't possibly be that good.

Go see it, it is that good.  But like most movies I recommend you read the book first.  It's called Q&A by Vikas Swarup and it's awesome.

I see my hometown boy Heath got a posthumous BAFTA too...
yea i figured heath would get supporting. i'm glad he got it, his joker is amazing.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on February 08, 2009, 08:04:17 PM
jesus, slumdog millionare is just cleaning house at the BAFTA awards this year. i've not had a chance to see the movie yet, but this is ridiculous, it can't possibly be that good.

Go see it, it is that good.  But like most movies I recommend you read the book first.  It's called Q&A by Vikas Swarup and it's awesome.

I see my hometown boy Heath got a posthumous BAFTA too...
yea i figured heath would get supporting. i'm glad he got it, his joker is amazing.

It is indeed.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 08, 2009, 08:05:41 PM
jesus, slumdog millionare is just cleaning house at the BAFTA awards this year. i've not had a chance to see the movie yet, but this is ridiculous, it can't possibly be that good.

Go see it, it is that good.  But like most movies I recommend you read the book first.  It's called Q&A by Vikas Swarup and it's awesome.

I see my hometown boy Heath got a posthumous BAFTA too...

Other than the Dark Knight, which I'm extremely prejudice FOR, Slumdog Millionaire is probably the best movie I've seen in many years.  Incredible.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on February 08, 2009, 08:43:42 PM
i haven't been to see slumdog millionaire yet because i've been soooo busy, and it's always sold out. hopefully this weekend i'll get around to it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 08, 2009, 08:58:44 PM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 08, 2009, 10:22:26 PM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
oh thats the first step in being an indief*ckface. rebelling against things with hype.
hahhaaaaaaaaa.

just sayin. ;)

I, myself, am not much of a movie person unless I see it in the actual theatre. Otherwise I get too ADD and have to leave the room if I'm watching it at home. Usually before it ends. That's why I like hour long TV shows. Long enough to get sucked in, but short enough that it's something new in an hour.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 09, 2009, 12:17:40 AM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
oh thats the first step in being an indief*ckface. rebelling against things with hype.
hahhaaaaaaaaa.
no i'm not rebelling against it because it's popular without having seen it. i just know that critics usually pick a movie and then rally behind it. i don't listen to reviews and hype because generally it's wrong. which is why i hate that everyone is gushing about this movie so much so that people who haven't seen it are claiming it's the best movie of this year. also i didn't like the guy from movie when he was on skins, so i'm probably not gonna like him in the movie.

this is what happened with grand theft auto 4. the critics raved that it was the best of the series and that it deserved to be priced at 100 dollars. which was so far off from what the actual game play added up to be. it wasn't the best in the series. i mean half the game was tutorial missions and the online play, which was mainly what the reviewers raved about, was worthless. it was totally broken and un-playable thanks to the crappy game mechanics. 

after having that shoved upon me with really impressive reviews but terrible gameplay. then having most of my favorite games/movies ripped to shreds by critics, i have generally come to distrust and hate anything that people say about anything entertainment wise.

/rant
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 09, 2009, 06:21:36 AM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
oh thats the first step in being an indief*ckface. rebelling against things with hype.
hahhaaaaaaaaa.
no i'm not rebelling against it because it's popular without having seen it. i just know that critics usually pick a movie and then rally behind it. i don't listen to reviews and hype because generally it's wrong. which is why i hate that everyone is gushing about this movie so much so that people who haven't seen it are claiming it's the best movie of this year. also i didn't like the guy from movie when he was on skins, so i'm probably not gonna like him in the movie.

this is what happened with grand theft auto 4. the critics raved that it was the best of the series and that it deserved to be priced at 100 dollars. which was so far off from what the actual game play added up to be. it wasn't the best in the series. i mean half the game was tutorial missions and the online play, which was mainly what the reviewers raved about, was worthless. it was totally broken and un-playable thanks to the crappy game mechanics. 

after having that shoved upon me with really impressive reviews but terrible gameplay. then having most of my favorite games/movies ripped to shreds by critics, i have generally come to distrust and hate anything that people say about anything entertainment wise.

/rant

Same can be said about artists like M.I.A., Radiohead, etc....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 09, 2009, 08:33:48 AM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
oh thats the first step in being an indief*ckface. rebelling against things with hype.
hahhaaaaaaaaa.
no i'm not rebelling against it because it's popular without having seen it. i just know that critics usually pick a movie and then rally behind it. i don't listen to reviews and hype because generally it's wrong. which is why i hate that everyone is gushing about this movie so much so that people who haven't seen it are claiming it's the best movie of this year. also i didn't like the guy from movie when he was on skins, so i'm probably not gonna like him in the movie.

this is what happened with grand theft auto 4. the critics raved that it was the best of the series and that it deserved to be priced at 100 dollars. which was so far off from what the actual game play added up to be. it wasn't the best in the series. i mean half the game was tutorial missions and the online play, which was mainly what the reviewers raved about, was worthless. it was totally broken and un-playable thanks to the crappy game mechanics. 

after having that shoved upon me with really impressive reviews but terrible gameplay. then having most of my favorite games/movies ripped to shreds by critics, i have generally come to distrust and hate anything that people say about anything entertainment wise.

/rant

Same can be said about artists like M.I.A., Radiohead, etc....
and i hate radiohead, though, i don't have any feeling for M.I.A any which way other than i thought paper planes was over played when pineapple express came out. oh and can she not keep a f*cking note? she's out of tune with the chords at the end of almost every line, at least it sounds like that to me.

i can't name a more overrated band of the last ten years than radiohead. everyone treats them like gods of sound and thinks that they are the pinnacle of indie rock music. which they are not. the chords are good and the music (not thom's voice) is good i'll give them that. but i can not sit and listen to thom yorke's vocals. it sounds like he's just sitting on his couch humming a tune and not putting any emotion into the music at all. none. flat affect. i hate that style and now it's become popular to be that way in music now. which is ridiculous. they're a good band at best, but not what everyone has made them out to be.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 09, 2009, 09:27:14 AM
i guess i'm just prejucided against slumdog. for no reason i can think of other than i'm tired of f*cking hearing about it.
oh thats the first step in being an indief*ckface. rebelling against things with hype.
hahhaaaaaaaaa.
no i'm not rebelling against it because it's popular without having seen it. i just know that critics usually pick a movie and then rally behind it. i don't listen to reviews and hype because generally it's wrong. which is why i hate that everyone is gushing about this movie so much so that people who haven't seen it are claiming it's the best movie of this year. also i didn't like the guy from movie when he was on skins, so i'm probably not gonna like him in the movie.

this is what happened with grand theft auto 4. the critics raved that it was the best of the series and that it deserved to be priced at 100 dollars. which was so far off from what the actual game play added up to be. it wasn't the best in the series. i mean half the game was tutorial missions and the online play, which was mainly what the reviewers raved about, was worthless. it was totally broken and un-playable thanks to the crappy game mechanics. 

after having that shoved upon me with really impressive reviews but terrible gameplay. then having most of my favorite games/movies ripped to shreds by critics, i have generally come to distrust and hate anything that people say about anything entertainment wise.

/rant

Same can be said about artists like M.I.A., Radiohead, etc....
and i hate radiohead, though, i don't have any feeling for M.I.A any which way other than i thought paper planes was over played when pineapple express came out. oh and can she not keep a f*cking note? she's out of tune with the chords at the end of almost every line, at least it sounds like that to me.

i can't name a more overrated band of the last ten years than radiohead. everyone treats them like gods of sound and thinks that they are the pinnacle of indie rock music. which they are not. the chords are good and the music (not thom's voice) is good i'll give them that. but i can not sit and listen to thom yorke's vocals. it sounds like he's just sitting on his couch humming a tune and not putting any emotion into the music at all. none. flat affect. i hate that style and now it's become popular to be that way in music now. which is ridiculous. they're a good band at best, but not what everyone has made them out to be.

That's what I mean. MIA, Raidohead, Animal Collective... are all big hype bands within the indie world that some people turn on because of that.

When it comes to MIA; Yes, Paper Planes was totally over played. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it from time to time- but not every day.

Radiohead; I appreciate what they're trying to do. And they're at least a band that's stood the test of time. I mean, will people know where MIA is five years from now (except parent teacher conferences?), likely no. Radiohead, at least, has a boatload of a discography and there's a progression to their music. There are records that speak to different types of music tastes versus others. But normally, when a band is a big hype band, there's a reason for it. But, the hype can turn people off. And the biggest of what I call and indief*ckface is totally like that. The people that have turned on Modest Mouse after Moon & Antartica, etc. There is a section of people in there that cant stand Animal Collective cause of their hype, Radiohead, MIA, etc... and I was just pointing out you've already got that goin on. ;D

I've never understood why huge hype turns me off, but it does. (Meaning like it took me forever to actually listen to Vampire Weekend last year cause of all the blogoshpere going gaga over them) I mean the big hype behind the Jonas Brothers is cause they're on Disney and have small children that are "in love" with them. I get how they got where they are (even if it's totally groan worthy). But when a band like, say, Modest Mouse gets some secular success (Float On) I don't understand how the fanbase can turn on them. I can understand missing the smaller intimate gigs. I mean, I suppose now that Ben's somehow bigger than he was when I started going to gigs, I do miss the higher chances of catching him after a show, with a small group of people. But it's not like I'm going to swear off of his music forever.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 09, 2009, 09:43:24 AM
That's what I mean. MIA, Raidohead, Animal Collective... are all big hype bands within the indie world that some people turn on because of that.

When it comes to MIA; Yes, Paper Planes was totally over played. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it from time to time- but not every day.

Radiohead; I appreciate what they're trying to do. And they're at least a band that's stood the test of time. I mean, will people know where MIA is five years from now (except parent teacher conferences?), likely no. Radiohead, at least, has a boatload of a discography and there's a progression to their music. There are records that speak to different types of music tastes versus others. But normally, when a band is a big hype band, there's a reason for it. But, the hype can turn people off. And the biggest of what I call and indief*ckface is totally like that. The people that have turned on Modest Mouse after Moon & Antartica, etc. There is a section of people in there that cant stand Animal Collective cause of their hype, Radiohead, MIA, etc... and I was just pointing out you've already got that goin on. ;D

I've never understood why huge hype turns me off, but it does. (Meaning like it took me forever to actually listen to Vampire Weekend last year cause of all the blogoshpere going gaga over them) I mean the big hype behind the Jonas Brothers is cause they're on Disney and have small children that are "in love" with them. I get how they got where they are (even if it's totally groan worthy). But when a band like, say, Modest Mouse gets some secular success (Float On) I don't understand how the fanbase can turn on them. I can understand missing the smaller intimate gigs. I mean, I suppose now that Ben's somehow bigger than he was when I started going to gigs, I do miss the higher chances of catching him after a show, with a small group of people. But it's not like I'm going to swear off of his music forever.
well i'm not hating them because they're popular. i hate them because they aren't that good. i can fully say with confidence i'm not an indie kid, because i don't listen to indie music. by that i mean i really do not listen to indie bands, like vampire weekend or okkeil river. frankly because i've never heard about them and i'm not going to make an effort to listen to them. the only band i've really ever made an effort to get an album for is MMJ because i heard them when ben took over triple J.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 09, 2009, 09:47:53 AM
That's what I mean. MIA, Raidohead, Animal Collective... are all big hype bands within the indie world that some people turn on because of that.

When it comes to MIA; Yes, Paper Planes was totally over played. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it from time to time- but not every day.

Radiohead; I appreciate what they're trying to do. And they're at least a band that's stood the test of time. I mean, will people know where MIA is five years from now (except parent teacher conferences?), likely no. Radiohead, at least, has a boatload of a discography and there's a progression to their music. There are records that speak to different types of music tastes versus others. But normally, when a band is a big hype band, there's a reason for it. But, the hype can turn people off. And the biggest of what I call and indief*ckface is totally like that. The people that have turned on Modest Mouse after Moon & Antartica, etc. There is a section of people in there that cant stand Animal Collective cause of their hype, Radiohead, MIA, etc... and I was just pointing out you've already got that goin on. ;D

I've never understood why huge hype turns me off, but it does. (Meaning like it took me forever to actually listen to Vampire Weekend last year cause of all the blogoshpere going gaga over them) I mean the big hype behind the Jonas Brothers is cause they're on Disney and have small children that are "in love" with them. I get how they got where they are (even if it's totally groan worthy). But when a band like, say, Modest Mouse gets some secular success (Float On) I don't understand how the fanbase can turn on them. I can understand missing the smaller intimate gigs. I mean, I suppose now that Ben's somehow bigger than he was when I started going to gigs, I do miss the higher chances of catching him after a show, with a small group of people. But it's not like I'm going to swear off of his music forever.
well i'm not hating them because they're popular. i hate them because they aren't that good. i can fully say with confidence i'm not an indie kid, because i don't listen to indie music. by that i mean i really do not listen to indie bands, like vampire weekend or okkeil river. frankly because i've never heard about them and i'm not going to make an effort to listen to them. the only band i've really ever made an effort to get an album for is MMJ because i heard them when ben took over triple J.

if you listen to ben folds five, you listen to indie music. sorry. that's what i always think is so funny about your postings about not listening. you listen to hotel lights? indie music. maybe not a lot. but you sure do. and last i checked you were a pretty sizeable bf5 fan, and even though folds solo is on a major label he's got a considerable indie following. it's not like he's mainstream. where as radiohead is almost the opposite.... wait? what label are they on? TBD? Sub of ATO. That's crazy talk. Kweller's on ATO.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 09, 2009, 10:11:04 AM
That's what I mean. MIA, Raidohead, Animal Collective... are all big hype bands within the indie world that some people turn on because of that.

When it comes to MIA; Yes, Paper Planes was totally over played. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it from time to time- but not every day.

Radiohead; I appreciate what they're trying to do. And they're at least a band that's stood the test of time. I mean, will people know where MIA is five years from now (except parent teacher conferences?), likely no. Radiohead, at least, has a boatload of a discography and there's a progression to their music. There are records that speak to different types of music tastes versus others. But normally, when a band is a big hype band, there's a reason for it. But, the hype can turn people off. And the biggest of what I call and indief*ckface is totally like that. The people that have turned on Modest Mouse after Moon & Antartica, etc. There is a section of people in there that cant stand Animal Collective cause of their hype, Radiohead, MIA, etc... and I was just pointing out you've already got that goin on. ;D

I've never understood why huge hype turns me off, but it does. (Meaning like it took me forever to actually listen to Vampire Weekend last year cause of all the blogoshpere going gaga over them) I mean the big hype behind the Jonas Brothers is cause they're on Disney and have small children that are "in love" with them. I get how they got where they are (even if it's totally groan worthy). But when a band like, say, Modest Mouse gets some secular success (Float On) I don't understand how the fanbase can turn on them. I can understand missing the smaller intimate gigs. I mean, I suppose now that Ben's somehow bigger than he was when I started going to gigs, I do miss the higher chances of catching him after a show, with a small group of people. But it's not like I'm going to swear off of his music forever.
well i'm not hating them because they're popular. i hate them because they aren't that good. i can fully say with confidence i'm not an indie kid, because i don't listen to indie music. by that i mean i really do not listen to indie bands, like vampire weekend or okkeil river. frankly because i've never heard about them and i'm not going to make an effort to listen to them. the only band i've really ever made an effort to get an album for is MMJ because i heard them when ben took over triple J.

if you listen to ben folds five, you listen to indie music. sorry. that's what i always think is so funny about your postings about not listening. you listen to hotel lights? indie music. maybe not a lot. but you sure do. and last i checked you were a pretty sizeable bf5 fan, and even though folds solo is on a major label he's got a considerable indie following. it's not like he's mainstream. where as radiohead is almost the opposite.... wait? what label are they on? TBD? Sub of ATO. That's crazy talk. Kweller's on ATO.
okay, i should've specified more. i'm not a HUGE MEGA SUPER MANLY indie kid. in that i don't listen to bands like vampire weekend. but i try to broaden my horizons more by listening to alex's show. i can count on two hands how many bands are labeled indie that i really give a listen to and i don't really count BF5 as indie or ben as indie because now they're are pretty much staples on the college scene and to me that's not really indie. i mean yea at the time BF5 was about as indie as you could get when they started out, but now there's a quote i like to use about ben 'all over the country now in every major city and almost every college there is a piano rock band, and the man to blame for that is ben folds.' that's not really all-that indie anymore. or maybe my classification system is totally messed up.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on February 09, 2009, 03:20:02 PM
When is that compiliation of all of those live tracks gonna come out?
It wouldn't be too hard to make... I mean, they already have all the songs. Haha

While on the topic of releasing cd's, a release date for that A'capella cd would be nice.

I hope Ben doesn't try to space out his releases too much.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 09, 2009, 04:02:31 PM
When is that compiliation of all of those live tracks gonna come out?
It wouldn't be too hard to make... I mean, they already have all the songs. Haha

While on the topic of releasing cd's, a release date for that A'capella cd would be nice.

I hope Ben doesn't try to space out his releases too much.
I dunno, I'd really like for itunes to couple them. I'm not buying til they do.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on February 09, 2009, 05:22:47 PM
When is that compiliation of all of those live tracks gonna come out?
It wouldn't be too hard to make... I mean, they already have all the songs. Haha

While on the topic of releasing cd's, a release date for that A'capella cd would be nice.

I hope Ben doesn't try to space out his releases too much.
I dunno, I'd really like for itunes to couple them. I'm not buying til they do.

Same here. I'm hoping that if they do that, we'll get some super bonus something or other.
Also, I'm always scared that the "Complete Your Album" won't work if I buy some of the singles. It's happened to me multiple times before.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on February 09, 2009, 06:33:09 PM
yay for not sleeping in 4 days!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 09, 2009, 07:46:18 PM
*ducks from possible stones being thrown at her*

My band does Creep by Radiohead. I sing the high part in the middle, and I quite enjoy it.

There. I said it. I only know that one song, but I like it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 09, 2009, 09:31:15 PM
Radiohead's not a bad band. I've got a good 200 listens or so on my last.fm. I just don't think they're the godsend of music.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 09, 2009, 10:49:26 PM
Radiohead's not a bad band. I've got a good 200 listens or so on my last.fm. I just don't think they're the godsend of music.

Agreed.  I really have to be in the mood for Radiohead to listen to them. It's good stuff, but it certainly doesn't rank anywhere close to the top for me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 09, 2009, 11:07:38 PM
Radiohead's not a bad band. I've got a good 200 listens or so on my last.fm. I just don't think they're the godsend of music.
exactly my point.

*ducks from possible stones being thrown at her*

My band does Creep by Radiohead. I sing the high part in the middle, and I quite enjoy it.

There. I said it. I only know that one song, but I like it.
eh, it's probably better that your doing radiohead, than thom yorke doing radiohead.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 09, 2009, 11:11:23 PM
hehe, well, thanks for the kind comments, Allison and YDKZ. I don't think they're the Godsend of music, either. Never did. I just like that song.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 10, 2009, 12:38:00 PM

*ducks from possible stones being thrown at her*

My band does Creep by Radiohead. I sing the high part in the middle, and I quite enjoy it.

There. I said it. I only know that one song, but I like it.
eh, it's probably better that your doing radiohead, than thom yorke doing radiohead.
Amanda Palmer does a mean cover of Creep. On the uke!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on February 10, 2009, 12:46:55 PM
i've finally gone through and read the allison/zach posts.  and, i can honestly say, i don't understand you, zach.  some things you've said referring to Radiohead:
"i hate them because they aren't that good."
"the chords are good and the music (not thom's voice) is good i'll give them that."

you hate them because they're not that good, but you agree that they're good?  sounds a bit fishy to me, zachy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 10, 2009, 01:11:51 PM
i've finally gone through and read the allison/zach posts.  and, i can honestly say, i don't understand you, zach.  some things you've said referring to Radiohead:
"i hate them because they aren't that good."
"the chords are good and the music (not thom's voice) is good i'll give them that."

you hate them because they're not that good, but you agree that they're good?  sounds a bit fishy to me, zachy.
okay let me explain that. i was listening to them in the car the other day and i was really tired so i was just in the mood to not listen to anything and just let myself sink into a zone out phase like i do in the care sometimes. but i was kinda digging the music, which was radio head so i turned to my friend cory and said 'this is pretty cool' referring to the chords being played. then i heard thom's voice and it all went to shit. i can't stand his voice and his overuse of falsetto, because it doesn't sound good most of the time to me. thom's voice makes them okay to me. but the music itself sounds good sometimes. the musicianship is good, but the singing is not.

i feel the same way about bob dylan, amazing songs, terrible voice. his songs are better when someone else does them.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on February 10, 2009, 02:23:34 PM
i've finally gone through and read the allison/zach posts.  and, i can honestly say, i don't understand you, zach.  some things you've said referring to Radiohead:
"i hate them because they aren't that good."
"the chords are good and the music (not thom's voice) is good i'll give them that."

you hate them because they're not that good, but you agree that they're good?  sounds a bit fishy to me, zachy.
okay let me explain that. i was listening to them in the car the other day and i was really tired so i was just in the mood to not listen to anything and just let myself sink into a zone out phase like i do in the care sometimes. but i was kinda digging the music, which was radio head so i turned to my friend cory and said 'this is pretty cool' referring to the chords being played. then i heard thom's voice and it all went to shit. i can't stand his voice and his overuse of falsetto, because it doesn't sound good most of the time to me. thom's voice makes them okay to me. but the music itself sounds good sometimes. the musicianship is good, but the singing is not.

i feel the same way about bob dylan, amazing songs, terrible voice. his songs are better when someone else does them.

i feel the same way about dylan... sometimes his voice fits his songs, most of the time I'd rather here someone else sing them.  Fantastic songwriter though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 11, 2009, 01:45:39 AM
so i looked at some of the requirements to get into the berklee college of music in boston and i think i could do it in a year or maybe a half a year. i know most of the things they look at when you're preforming in the audition i can do most of them. the only thing i'd be slightly worried about it the interview and the ear training that i would need to go through. but now that i think about it, i'm better than i used to be at ear things in music and i'm probably still thinking with that mind frame. eh, i'm pretty sure now after reading over the requirements that given the time i'd need to practice i could do it.

see at first i was thinking that you needed to be this insane prodigy to get in, but now the more i read, they really cater to the people who are like me. i think i'm pretty good but i would like to go that extra distance. this is so cool just reading about my instrument and how seriously they seem to take it.

new found hope after completely freaking out last night thinking i'm gonna fail a class and might need to drop one.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on February 11, 2009, 02:07:45 PM
yeahhhh come to Boston!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on February 11, 2009, 07:15:52 PM
methinks i have mono.
and there's still two shows of the play left.
i will not live.
it was nice knowin' y'all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 11, 2009, 10:29:48 PM
Sorry to hear that, Chloe. I've had mono before. You'll live.

....and now for even more exciting band news: Problem Child is playing a gig on Friday as well! So, we'll be at AJ's in Marine City on Friday, and at the Green Street Tavern in New Baltimore on Saturday! I'm so stoked!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 11, 2009, 10:36:08 PM
Hooray glad to hear it Patti!

Boo to hear it Chloe. Mono sucks. I was incapacitated for two weeks. I had it reallllllyyyy bad though. Like my spleen was all RAWR IF YOU MOVE ANYTHING OVER 20 POUNDS I MIGHT EXPLODE!!!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on February 12, 2009, 12:01:27 AM
aww, poor kids.  you've all had mono.
me?  i'm healthy as a (semi-healthy) horse.

a week from today brooke and allison are venturing to my side of the country for some mardi gras times.  yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 12:36:39 AM


a week from today brooke and allison are venturing to my side of the country for some mardi gras times.  yay!

You have no idea how f*cking excited I am! ;D



Also, my friends; consider yourself invited to my birthday celebrations: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=48615789683&ref=mf
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 12, 2009, 04:53:50 AM
I don't even know what mono is, so I guess I'm, like, super healthy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 12, 2009, 05:00:08 AM
Thanks for the enthusiastic response to my band news, Allison! Your birthday party sounds awesome! Too bad I can't be there.  :-\
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 12, 2009, 07:11:14 AM
good luck with tomoro's gig Patti hope you dont have weather like we do! poor deans got to get a train to this artic abiss...i know the russians are laughing at us...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 11:44:18 AM
I don't even know what mono is, so I guess I'm, like, super healthy.

You didn't know what a burrito was either.
So, clearly, it doesn't matter what you know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 12, 2009, 12:26:05 PM
Thanks for the good luck wish, Hanny. It's supposed to be around 37 degrees tomorrow, but only a 20% chance of snow, so I think we'll be alright. I'm still gonna wear my little black dress. It's just so perfect for my new status as a rock chick. LOL!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on February 12, 2009, 01:02:05 PM
I don't even know what mono is, so I guess I'm, like, super healthy.

You didn't know what a burrito was either.
So, clearly, it doesn't matter what you know.

bwahahahaha!
this is so very true.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on February 12, 2009, 02:14:09 PM
how do you not know what a burrito is?
that's like one of my favorite foods.
there are so many types!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 12, 2009, 02:30:53 PM
how do you not know what a burrito is?
that's like one of my favorite foods.
there are so many types!
seriously how can you not know what burrito's are? that's heresy in america.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 02:52:06 PM
it makes me laugh, all these months later.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 12, 2009, 02:52:54 PM
it makes me laugh, all these months later.
well the reason being i'm a newbie.  ::)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 03:27:09 PM
it happened at the reunion.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 12, 2009, 03:44:47 PM
I don't actually remember this occurance.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 03:48:55 PM
"Then we headed over to a bar where Chuck Folds and Steve Williard had just finished playing a set. They were as excited to see me as I was them! We hung around for a few minutes before heading to a Mexican restaurant where I had some weird thing with beans in (still have no idea what that was) and I taught the others how to speak British. I also demonstrated that I knew how to speak American, too. We finally left at 2am."

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=38495891413&id=570805073&index=4


I'M GONNA SHIT ON YER CHEST, et all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 12, 2009, 03:59:10 PM
"Then we headed over to a bar where Chuck Folds and Steve Williard had just finished playing a set. They were as excited to see me as I was them! We hung around for a few minutes before heading to a Mexican restaurant where I had some weird thing with beans in (still have no idea what that was) and I taught the others how to speak British. I also demonstrated that I knew how to speak American, too. We finally left at 2am."

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=38495891413&id=570805073&index=4


I'M GONNA SHIT ON YER CHEST, et all.
you really really need to be more cultured alex. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 12, 2009, 05:23:03 PM
I will shit on YOUR chest, Zachary. Your chest and your balls.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 12, 2009, 05:23:58 PM
Oh, and Allison, I'd appreciate that you didn't post links to my Facebook on The Suburbs. There are some weird people on this site and most of them have added me as friends.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 12, 2009, 05:58:34 PM
If you were really bothered by it you could take the link down yourself. ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 12, 2009, 06:24:18 PM
*will remember not to add Alex as a friend on facebook*

ETA on 2/13 at 4:29 pm: Well, my gig is tonight!! In all the excitement, I'm having a vertigo attack. I took some dramamine, which usually works. Let's hope so. This is gonna be fun! Hoping to see some of the people I've talked to about this over the past few days.

:)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 13, 2009, 05:37:34 PM
Awesome! Nobody has added me!

This is, like, the first time I've gotten what I wanted in about 4 months.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on February 13, 2009, 06:41:42 PM


ETA on 2/13 at 4:29 pm: Well, my gig is tonight!! In all the excitement, I'm having a vertigo attack. I took some dramamine, which usually works. Let's hope so. This is gonna be fun! Hoping to see some of the people I've talked to about this over the past few days.

:)

YAYAYAY break a leg.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 14, 2009, 05:36:31 AM
Awesome! Nobody has added me!

This is, like, the first time I've gotten what I wanted in about 4 months.
oh were you trying for the reverse pyschology effect there, alex?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 14, 2009, 01:32:03 PM
Well, the gig at AJ's went great! I got some real nice comments, like "You can sing, girl!" Gotta love that. Tonight is the Green Street Tavern gig. It's a nice place, and I'm hoping even more people show up there than at AJ's last night. I know a few more of my friends will be there tonight, if they keep their word. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 14, 2009, 02:05:39 PM
Well, the gig at AJ's went great! I got some real nice comments, like "You can sing, girl!" Gotta love that. Tonight is the Green Street Tavern gig. It's a nice place, and I'm hoping even more people show up there than at AJ's last night. I know a few more of my friends will be there tonight, if they keep their word. Can't wait!
nice, that's sounds great. last week i had a gig and the guy who was running the sound had managed to record us, so now we have a demo going. we also got another two gigs at the same place next week. w00t
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on February 14, 2009, 08:30:08 PM
Speaking of bands, I hear these guys (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Septic-Squirrel/49556012861?ref=nf) are PRETTY GOOD.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 15, 2009, 10:36:47 AM
Good luck finding more band members, Alex. I really enjoy being in a band. It's been fun so far.

The gig at the Green Street Tavern was a little different. The people liked us and everything, but there was a different vibe about this place. I dunno. We were crammed into a corner. It was such a tight squeeze that a few times my husband hit me in the back with his guitar neck. Not hard, mind you, but just enough to where I had t stand sorta sideways. Ridiculous. Our drummer complimented me on my singing a couple of times. That really made me feel good. Now it's back to Friday night practice until we get another gig.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: happybecca on February 19, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
guess what ya'll!!

my best friend is dating a musician and guess what!
robert sledge is married to his cousin! says he doesnt have much to say about ben...
boyfriend is also a minister, mail order kind, and can marry people...so he;s gonna marry my best friend and i and robert sledge will be there! hopefully
Heath? Really?

yep heath is his cousin's name. yay! i'm glad we cleared that up

HEATH?
am i blind or stupid?
what does heath mean?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 19, 2009, 09:44:17 AM
Good luck finding more band members, Alex. I really enjoy being in a band. It's been fun so far.

The gig at the Green Street Tavern was a little different. The people liked us and everything, but there was a different vibe about this place. I dunno. We were crammed into a corner. It was such a tight squeeze that a few times my husband hit me in the back with his guitar neck. Not hard, mind you, but just enough to where I had t stand sorta sideways. Ridiculous. Our drummer complimented me on my singing a couple of times. That really made me feel good. Now it's back to Friday night practice until we get another gig.
sounds like some of the places i've played. once i broke a mirror with my bass amp because that's the only place it could've fit, but it wasn't because i broke the mirror with force just the force of the bass amp when i was playing broke the damn thing. small places are the bane of drummers and bass players everywhere. ugh.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on February 20, 2009, 01:40:47 AM
Alex I can't add you as I am already your  friend. and as for adding each other, be careful ;)

busy day ahead...why are fridays my busy day?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on February 20, 2009, 04:01:16 AM
YDKZ, the bass player wasn't anywhere near anything breakable, thankfully, It really was the tight squeeze between me and hubby that was more of the problem, because there was the high probablity of him hitting me with his guitar, which happened. We're playing that same place again on March 7th. The only other solution would be for me to move up, but then my mic stand would be in danger of being tripped over by people dancing on what little floor space there is for that. We'll figure soemthing out. If not, we'll just deal like we did last time. Looking forward to it, despite the lack of room.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on February 26, 2009, 10:20:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zziAezc5ggE&feature=related

oh wow, this is such a great song. i hope ben records this fully realized. it seems like it would be a fitting sequel song to rent a cop, maybe about the rent a cop actually going to the police academy but coming out friendless. i'd listen to it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 01, 2009, 10:22:18 PM
Has anyone seen the new Death Cab music video for Grapevine Fires?
I just watched it. It's my favorite video from them now. It tugged at my heartstrings a little, which is rare for me when watching a music video.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 01, 2009, 10:25:04 PM
Has anyone seen the new Death Cab music video for Grapevine Fires?
I just watched it. It's my favorite video from them now. It tugged at my heartstrings a little, which is rare for me when watching a music video.

No, but that's one of my favorites from their new album. I'll definately give the video a watch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 01, 2009, 10:37:46 PM
Just watched the video. It's really strange but sad. Definately put me in a somber mood. :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 01, 2009, 10:48:52 PM
It is very sad. Watched it whatever day stereogum broke it out.

My favorite part, however, is the bit where the one kid says; "Where's my keytar?"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 01, 2009, 10:55:05 PM
It is very sad. Watched it whatever day stereogum broke it out.

My favorite part, however, is the bit where the one kid says; "Where's my keytar?"

Haha yeah. That little cameo kind of broke up the sadness. A little like the diaper part in Cologne.

I was so glad they made a good video for one of their new songs. The videos for Cath and I Will Possess Your Heart were a little too sucky for my taste
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 01, 2009, 11:27:28 PM
i've just seen that Michael Cera has signed on for the Arrested Development movie.
WIN!
i hope it isn't lame like the wrap up to The Office (UK) or Extras.  man, those were terrible.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 02, 2009, 12:31:17 AM
i've just seen that Michael Cera has signed on for the Arrested Development movie.
WIN!
i hope it isn't lame like the wrap up to The Office (UK) or Extras.  man, those were terrible.
michael already said he woudn't do it if it wasn't good. so i guess that's a good indicator of how it'll go. however, jeffery tambor said he'd kick his ass in line if michael didn't cooperate with the creator Mitch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 02, 2009, 12:36:25 AM
i've just seen that Michael Cera has signed on for the Arrested Development movie.
WIN!
i hope it isn't lame like the wrap up to The Office (UK) or Extras.  man, those were terrible.
michael already said he woudn't do it if it wasn't good. so i guess that's a good indicator of how it'll go. however, jeffery tambor said he'd kick his ass in line if michael didn't cooperate with the creator Mitch.

he doesn't know if it's gonna be good or not.  they haven't started writing the script yet.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 02, 2009, 12:44:10 AM
i've just seen that Michael Cera has signed on for the Arrested Development movie.
WIN!
i hope it isn't lame like the wrap up to The Office (UK) or Extras.  man, those were terrible.
michael already said he woudn't do it if it wasn't good. so i guess that's a good indicator of how it'll go. however, jeffery tambor said he'd kick his ass in line if michael didn't cooperate with the creator Mitch.

he doesn't know if it's gonna be good or not.  they haven't started writing the script yet.
mitch has been working on it since the writer strike. at least he's been thinking of the way the plot will move.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 02, 2009, 01:29:20 AM
No, but that's one of my favorites from their new album. I'll definately give the video a watch.

My favourite song from that albumt oo, and I love the style of the video. I've always liked the hand-drawn universe idea.

Here's a link to the video if anyone else wants to watch it: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=53037323

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on March 02, 2009, 11:37:16 AM
I'm still obsessed with Who killed AP lol, bit slow I know...I'm at Deanos atm had an interview at Warwick for PGCE today *phew* exhausting! Please keep all fingers and toes crossed for me peoples!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on March 04, 2009, 06:00:27 AM
Hi, all. I haven't been here in a while. Update on the band: since last I posted, we have another gig this weekend, meaning we'll play at AJ's on Friday, and The Green Street Tavern on Saturday! Woot I'm very excited! We're learning some new songs, and I think two of them will be on the setlist. I will be singing "I Hate MYself For Lovin' You" by Joan Jett, and our bass player will be singing Jeff Healy's cover of "I Think I Love You Too Much", by Mark Knopfler. We practiced both of these last Friday, and they sounded great. We're going to practice tomorrow night, and work on those, plus some others. This is gonna be fun! I think more of my friends will be coming out this time. At least, I hope so. It's nice to see familiar faces out there. Looking forward to rocking out again!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 04, 2009, 12:35:14 PM
Coolest thing I've seen on the internet today. http://thru-you.com/



Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 04, 2009, 12:50:33 PM
Coolest thing I've seen on the internet today. http://thru-you.com/

That's just plain awesomeness! Whoever that guy is, he's a musical genius. Those youtube videos go together so well, it's scary.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 04, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
Coolest thing I've seen on the internet today. http://thru-you.com/

Awesome! Tweeted!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 04, 2009, 02:03:40 PM
Hi, all. I haven't been here in a while. Update on the band: since last I posted, we have another gig this weekend, meaning we'll play at AJ's on Friday, and The Green Street Tavern on Saturday! Woot I'm very excited! We're learning some new songs, and I think two of them will be on the setlist. I will be singing "I Hate MYself For Lovin' You" by Joan Jett, and our bass player will be singing Jeff Healy's cover of "I Think I Love You Too Much", by Mark Knopfler. We practiced both of these last Friday, and they sounded great. We're going to practice tomorrow night, and work on those, plus some others. This is gonna be fun! I think more of my friends will be coming out this time. At least, I hope so. It's nice to see familiar faces out there. Looking forward to rocking out again!
GOOD LUCK!!

Coolest thing I've seen on the internet today. http://thru-you.com/

i'm loving this funk song.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on March 05, 2009, 05:42:45 PM
Here's something random...I was reading a news article on-line from a US news source.  It talked about a home being 'burglarized'.  Over here we say a home was 'burgled'.  Is it a cultural thing?  How do you refer to such an event?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 05, 2009, 06:52:40 PM
How do you refer to such an event?

They done did tooked some stuffs from da home they live in. ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 05, 2009, 07:33:50 PM
I suppose it's burglarized. But it's a "break in."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on March 06, 2009, 12:57:36 AM
Thanks for the good luck wish, YDKZ! We'll also be doing "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", which we practiced last night for the first time. It came off so well, we're gonna go ahead and play it! Our drummer sings with me on that one. He's really good. :) I'm looking forward to this. Why am I up at 4 am? No idea. LOL!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 06, 2009, 01:22:18 AM
Our drummer sings with me on that one. He's really good. :) I'm looking forward to this. Why am I up at 4 am? No idea. LOL!
our drummer sings quite a bit too actually. he's the main guy in the high register harmony department. i tried it one day, but from not having any formal singing training or from not having them tell me which part to sing it came out badly so i haven't tried it again, though i'd love too.

as for me being up at 4 am, i just got back from seeing Watchmen, it was great better than i expected. still not what i'd hoped for in the ending department. at least someone smacked zak snyder in the head and said 'why are you doing nazi's?! that's complete bullshit and you know it.' so it didn't end up in the movie, whew bullet dodged.

also the new harry potter movie looks like everything i wanted, hopefully they won't find a way to f*ck this one up.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: algonacchick on March 06, 2009, 02:06:35 AM
Yeah, Joe doesn't sing a lot of songs, but he will take on singing tasks if asked. That's how he got to sing with me on Stop Draggin' My Heart Around. Hubby said "Ok, who has a Tom Petty voice?" and Joe said "I'll sing it!" We discussed it last week, and rehearsed it this week, and now we're gonna play it tonight. He also sings two Cream songs, Badge and Crossroads. I think it'd be nice if we could find a few more songs for him to sing. The bass player and I sing most of the songs. Even hubby gets to sing sometimes. We're supposed to sing Eight Days A Week together, but we haven't tried it in a while. Maybe I'll bring it up again. We're also gonna do Working Class Hero, with a flute part added in. Hubby made like a 4-track recording of himself playing that song like 10 years ago, with an added flute sound, made by a keyboard. I really play the flute, so he wants me to learn that part so we can try it at a gig sometime. I think people would like it. We do like to kinda make songs our own, and change things up a little. It's fun.

I'm not much into Harry Potter, but I hope the new movie is what you really want.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 06, 2009, 02:20:22 AM
Yeah, Joe doesn't sing a lot of songs, but he will take on singing tasks if asked. That's how he got to sing with me on Stop Draggin' My Heart Around. Hubby said "Ok, who has a Tom Petty voice?" and Joe said "I'll sing it!" We discussed it last week, and rehearsed it this week, and now we're gonna play it tonight. He also sings two Cream songs, Badge and Crossroads. I think it'd be nice if we could find a few more songs for him to sing. The bass player and I sing most of the songs. Even hubby gets to sing sometimes. We're supposed to sing Eight Days A Week together, but we haven't tried it in a while. Maybe I'll bring it up again. We're also gonna do Working Class Hero, with a flute part added in. Hubby made like a 4-track recording of himself playing that song like 10 years ago, with an added flute sound, made by a keyboard. I really play the flute, so he wants me to learn that part so we can try it at a gig sometime. I think people would like it. We do like to kinda make songs our own, and change things up a little. It's fun.

I'm not much into Harry Potter, but I hope the new movie is what you really want.
yea i think my voice is okay, but i'd like to take vocal lessons someday to hopefully improve vastly from my amatuerish style.

i quit caring after the third movie, they went so down hill after that. but while i was in the theater tonight i was watching the screen going, 'oh wow, this is actually like what i pictured in my head before.' so maybe this one will be good.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on March 08, 2009, 12:17:56 AM
RANDOM!  Sitting with Allison watching Without a Trace ...  it has Benjamin Linus from LOST in it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 09, 2009, 09:56:25 PM
Check out the song "I Am" here: http://www.myspace.com/novel

The guy raps over The Luckiest. It's a pretty cool song
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 09, 2009, 09:57:43 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4592.0
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4855.0

;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 09, 2009, 10:03:58 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4592.0
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4855.0

;)
that made me chuckle.

in other news what shows have you guys been watching recently?

i loved castle when it came on today and i'm checking out dollhouse right to see if i like it or not.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 09, 2009, 10:20:31 PM
crime shows.


as f*cking always.


I have an unhealthy love for NCIS (not to mention Criminal Minds). And Chuck. The latter of which I missed tonight cause I was working.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 09, 2009, 10:42:34 PM
I have an unhealthy love for NCIS (not to mention Criminal Minds). And Chuck. The latter of which I missed tonight cause I was working.
i am a fan of chuck and i was a huge fan of criminal minds when mandy patkin was on it. never really watched NCIS

however, i am huge fan of crime shows. i'm a ridiculous fan of burn notice right now and as for the animated stuff i'm in love with most of the stuff on adult swim at any time. venture bros. being the best show on there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 10, 2009, 08:44:15 AM
i'm sticking with heroes even though it's sort of gone into the crapper over the past season or so.
love Weeds, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and 30 Rock.  haven't found The Office that funny this season. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 10, 2009, 04:24:35 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4592.0
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4855.0

;)

Haha. whoops.
You can't blame me too much, that was before my time.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 10, 2009, 05:55:33 PM
There's this feature called "search" :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 10, 2009, 05:58:38 PM
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4592.0
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/Board/index.php?topic=4855.0

;)

Haha. whoops.
You can't blame me too much, that was before my time.
don't feel bad about it, all newbies go through this. i've done the same things like this before.

i'm sticking with heroes even though it's sort of gone into the crapper over the past season or so.
love Weeds, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and 30 Rock.  haven't found The Office that funny this season. 
well, heroes has had more than it's fair share of sh*tty sh*tty writers over the past couple of seasons. but the new guy in charge of lead writing is actually doing fairly well and i'm in enjoying this part of the third season.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 10, 2009, 06:43:30 PM
going to chicago friday! yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 10, 2009, 06:55:37 PM
they just announced that Conor Oberst'll be playing one of Summerfest's side stages this year. hooray!

if folds really is playing lolla he won't be playing summerfest cause of the 60 day 250 mile clause in the lolla contract. that kinda bums me out. folds hasn't headlined at summerfest since my very first show. he used to be a super regular. (plus 15 bucks is cheap!)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 10, 2009, 08:27:05 PM
There's this feature called "search" :P

I was too excited to take the "make sure you don't share the same news as someone 3 months before did" preventitive steps.
Now I feel just terrible. I ruined Everything.

haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 10, 2009, 08:35:56 PM
Now I feel just terrible. I ruined Everything.



Silly Newb. :P


Except not, cause you have almost 200 posts.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 10, 2009, 09:43:14 PM
Now I feel just terrible. I ruined Everything.



Silly Newb. :P


Except not, cause you have almost 200 posts.

Haha. I appreciate that last part.
I was starting to get really low self esteem with everyone calling me a newb.

Now, only 3 more posts till 200...
Haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on March 11, 2009, 02:56:08 AM
Back from the depths of dissertation - what's going on in ben land? how is everyone?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 11, 2009, 04:35:52 AM
Back from the depths of dissertation - what's going on in ben land? how is everyone?
i'm pretty good so far. what was your dissertation on?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 11, 2009, 04:54:42 PM
what's going on in ben land?

Touring.
Touring.
Touring.
A Capella Record out in April.
Touring.
Touring.
Touring.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 12, 2009, 02:26:41 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

----

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

----

because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 12, 2009, 05:05:56 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

----

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

----

because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.

they're important because they're in Us Weekly?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 12, 2009, 06:08:38 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

----

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

----

because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.

they're important because they're in Us Weekly?
no, that they think they can be high and mighty and tell a, what 15 year old girl, who's making a joke about not getting to see after the grammys them to not be so entitled.

it just seems so ridiculous to me. thom yorke needs to chill and re-evaluate his sense of humor.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 12, 2009, 07:16:13 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

----

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

----

because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.

they're important because they're in Us Weekly?
no, that they think they can be high and mighty and tell a, what 15 year old girl, who's making a joke about not getting to see after the grammys them to not be so entitled.

it just seems so ridiculous to me. thom yorke needs to chill and re-evaluate his sense of humor.

i never liked radiohead much anyway.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 12, 2009, 10:02:51 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

----

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

----

because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.

they're important because they're in Us Weekly?
no, that they think they can be high and mighty and tell a, what 15 year old girl, who's making a joke about not getting to see after the grammys them to not be so entitled.

it just seems so ridiculous to me. thom yorke needs to chill and re-evaluate his sense of humor.

i never liked radiohead much anyway.
me too, i just found it humorous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 12, 2009, 10:08:23 PM
oh wow, i can't stop laughing at this.

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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1606914/20090312/radiohead.jhtml

The band wasn't amused by [Miley Cyrus]'s story. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told the new issue of Us Weekly in a statement.

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because radiohead are that damn important they can say stuff like this and not come off as pretentious.

they're important because they're in Us Weekly?
no, that they think they can be high and mighty and tell a, what 15 year old girl, who's making a joke about not getting to see after the grammys them to not be so entitled.

it just seems so ridiculous to me. thom yorke needs to chill and re-evaluate his sense of humor.

i never liked radiohead much anyway.
me too, i just found it humorous.


Well, in Radiohead's defense, Miley has been saying some pretty ridiculous things about them. And right on them props for not being OhMileyComeHangOutWithUsWhoCaresIfYou'reUnderage.

Duh? What would they even have to say to her? She's a disney pop princess. They're a band that made it on their own. (and not off their father's former fame.)

She's been saying she's gonna ruin them. Now, I don't think that's possible, because I think Radiohead's fan base is juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit firmer than hers. And the fact that there are very few people that are crossovers/gonna take sides. Most of Miley's fans are tweens. Radiohead's fans tend to be 20-35
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on March 12, 2009, 11:26:01 PM
not really a rant, but YAY!!! 200 POSTS FOR MEEE!!

*dance dance dance dance*

Uh... My boyfriend broke up with me last week and it...um... sucks?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 13, 2009, 04:32:40 AM
Today I have come to work dressed as a Beastie Boy:
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2668/7/42/555371801/n555371801_2282044_8207232.jpg)

Yes, I am dressed like that right now as I type this, as are two other people. Join effort costumes rock.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 13, 2009, 06:47:47 AM
The full effect:
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2602/133/83/1119047237/n1119047237_30355538_3613748.jpg)

(BTW I'm assuming I can hotlink images from facebook)

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 13, 2009, 08:21:33 AM
haha, Andy! you're so awesome. love the outfit!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 13, 2009, 09:15:43 AM
not really a rant, but YAY!!! 200 POSTS FOR MEEE!!

*dance dance dance dance*

Don't get too excited. I totally beat you to 200. Oooooooowned. Haha
But congrats!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on March 13, 2009, 10:56:00 AM
Thank you!


Andy, you are the coolest person ever.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 13, 2009, 12:26:09 PM
I really want this shirt.
http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bfm11.htm
Too bad its only in Large and Extra Large and I'm in between Youth Large and Small. Haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 13, 2009, 02:01:53 PM
I really want this shirt.
http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bfm11.htm
Too bad its only in Large and Extra Large and I'm in between Youth Large and Small. Haha
Hahhahaa. That shirt is from uhhhhhhhh 2006. I bought it on tour.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 13, 2009, 03:06:18 PM
I really want this shirt.
http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bfm11.htm
Too bad its only in Large and Extra Large and I'm in between Youth Large and Small. Haha
Hahhahaa. That shirt is from uhhhhhhhh 2006. I bought it on tour.
i am buying that shirt. right now. this instant.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 13, 2009, 03:08:01 PM
I really want this shirt.
http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bfm11.htm
Too bad its only in Large and Extra Large and I'm in between Youth Large and Small. Haha
Hahhahaa. That shirt is from uhhhhhhhh 2006. I bought it on tour.
i am buying that shirt. right now. this instant.


You know, this discussion made me put it on. When I logged on the burbs (okay, when I started firefox and my homepage loaded) I was still in my work clothes.

now i'm antlered up.

I hope this one's out on tour next week: http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bfm07.htm
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 13, 2009, 03:09:00 PM
that is a good one.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 13, 2009, 03:12:42 PM
that is a good one.

JUST what I needed was MORE ben folds t-shirts.



I have too many. More than a week's worth I think.

Kiss My Ass, Reunion, Piano on Fire, Antlers, <3'd, SSSG, Fan #, WTN and the Burbian Shirt.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. More than a week's worth.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 13, 2009, 03:14:16 PM
i have two and i can't find them, that doesn't make me a bad fan does it? nah it shouldn't.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 13, 2009, 03:16:37 PM
i have two and i can't find them, that doesn't make me a bad fan does it? nah it shouldn't.



wtf.




tho, brooke couldn't find her tally sheet the other day.

I was worried. I did some major sleuthing to find every set list she'd seen. She's see Kalamazoo. I'm still jealous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 13, 2009, 03:44:17 PM
well in my defense you haven't seen my room. it's like a bomb went off in there. i'm just now cleaning it up.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on March 14, 2009, 09:16:41 PM
f*ck. Ben Folds is coming to Boston three times within the next month and they are all university shows so I may not be able to get tickets to any of them. MIT is open to the public after MIT students get their tickets assuming it isn't sold out. Tufts and BC aren't at all. Do you feel my pain?

Damnit, I picked the wrong school.

...

THREE TIMES!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 16, 2009, 08:53:45 AM
our spring concert headliner was just announced.
AKON!

*headdesk repeatedly*
AGHHHH!  why can't they ever get anybody good with their insanely large budget?!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 16, 2009, 10:46:48 AM
what's your school average sat score? :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 16, 2009, 11:19:52 PM
what's your school average sat score? :P

1560!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 16, 2009, 11:24:40 PM
what's your school average sat score? :P

1560!

Then seriously. That means you should have something like Radiohead, Ben Folds, Norah Jones (blergh), Guster... according to that there musicmakesyoudumb chart.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on March 17, 2009, 12:09:51 PM
Damnit, I picked the wrong school.

...

THREE TIMES!!!

I feel your pain that does suck! but hey u might still get tickets!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 17, 2009, 01:47:35 PM
Wisconsin: "live like you mean it"

seriously?!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090317/ap_on_re_us/rebranding_wisconsin
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 17, 2009, 01:49:59 PM
hahhahaa, i just saw that.


you have to live life like you mean it here, otherwise you'd freeze to the earth.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 17, 2009, 02:03:38 PM
i believe Louisiana's slogan would be "drink like you mean it"
 :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 17, 2009, 02:26:35 PM
i believe Louisiana's slogan would be "drink like you mean it"
 :D
well, wisconsin has the most amount of breweries in america if i'm not mistaken.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 19, 2009, 11:56:18 AM
i don't know if anybody keeps up with Mike Skinner, but every thursday he releases what he calls a 'skinimix'.  just basically a mashup of songs and what not.  he sends the link for download via twitter.
he's gonna include ben in next thursday's skinimix.  should be interesting.  i'll be sure to post the link for download when it gets posted.   :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 24, 2009, 05:28:02 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted, but I'm pretty sure this Ben Folds bobblehead (http://www.benfoldswebstore.com/product_p/bft08.htm) is a new product.
In my opinion, it looks nothing like Ben. Haha. It's pretty funny how they could make him look so old and supernerdy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on March 24, 2009, 05:35:58 PM
Looks rather like Austin Powers to me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 24, 2009, 05:36:38 PM
Haha. Yes it does
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 24, 2009, 08:29:04 PM
it looks like austin a little, but it the small piano makes me smile.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 24, 2009, 11:00:53 PM
hahhaah yeah, it's the face that is wrong. there's something weird with the proportions of like the nose to the smile or something.


then again, the brett favre bobble head i have looks little like favre ..... maybe it's the nature of the game.



i think the hair is too redish.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 24, 2009, 11:31:15 PM
hahhaah yeah, it's the face that is wrong. there's something weird with the proportions of like the nose to the smile or something.


then again, the brett favre bobble head i have looks little like favre ..... maybe it's the nature of the game.



i think the hair is too redish.


And I'll bet you'll still end up buying it anyways. Haha
Just out of curiosity, have you already ordered it? Hahaha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 24, 2009, 11:58:35 PM
hahhaah yeah, it's the face that is wrong. there's something weird with the proportions of like the nose to the smile or something.


then again, the brett favre bobble head i have looks little like favre ..... maybe it's the nature of the game.



i think the hair is too redish.


And I'll bet you'll still end up buying it anyways. Haha
Just out of curiosity, have you already ordered it? Hahaha

Hahaha. No. I will not be buying it. Contrary to popular belief I do not own every piece of merchandise. We're in a recession people!
I got my Favre one for free. I think bobble heads are creepy. :P


In other folds news, has seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5puKsvZydg


AND Edit: I just had a Captcha thinger that had Effingham in it. hahahahahahha.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on March 25, 2009, 03:47:47 AM
it looks like austin a little, but it the small piano makes me smile.

There's a bit in the first Austin Powers that always reminds me of Ben (except Benhas MUCH better teeth).  It's the bit where Austin is newly defrosted and is being washed and dried.  Maybe it's just me...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 25, 2009, 01:02:45 PM
In other folds news, has seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5puKsvZydg

That's a great vid! I found it a couple of days ago and was debating whether or not to post it over here. I think they finally figured out how to make the news interesting. :P

Oh yeah, the bobblehead...not very good. I've always though it would be cool to have a Ben Folds G.I. Joe-type doll...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 25, 2009, 01:36:04 PM
In other folds news, has seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5puKsvZydg

has seen this? that's not good grammar there allison.

but that is a hilarious clip.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 25, 2009, 02:15:36 PM
It would've been 1000 times better if he would've sang the "you bitch" part too.
That would've made it a classic television moment.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on March 25, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
that just made my day.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 26, 2009, 10:09:58 AM
you know what made my day?
all three of my classes are canceled.  w00t! 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 26, 2009, 11:26:45 AM
Whaaaat!?
Why?

I have a stupid Statistics test today that I'm not sure whether I'm prepared for or not.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 26, 2009, 12:00:37 PM
well, my first class, i only have to go to on tuesdays until the end of the semester.  the second class, the teacher was sick.  the third class, the teacher gave no explanation, just canceled class.  so, i've been lounging in my pj's all day.  work at 6 though.  :-/  guess i should start getting up.
also, today is my 4 month anniversary with my boyfriend.  thus making it my longest relationship ever.  yay!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 26, 2009, 12:23:23 PM
Haha nice!
Sounds like a pretty great day. Besides work of course.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 26, 2009, 02:03:50 PM
work's not even that bad.  take last night for example... i made a bear headband.  (i work in a library and there was a craft going on in the children's room)  left over supplies = play time for mel   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 26, 2009, 04:55:10 PM
Cool beans!
That doesn't sound like that bad of a job
And bears are pretty cool. Does the headband have pictures of bears on it, or is it made of bear fur?
Haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on March 26, 2009, 05:40:29 PM
BEARS ARE GODLESS KILLING MACHINES!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 26, 2009, 05:54:11 PM
actually, it's a headband with a giant bear head attached to the front of it.
tonight, at work, there was a program on how to become a model.  nobody showed up, so they paid me to sit in the seminar for 1.5 hours.  reminds me of the time they paid me to sit through a lecture on how to start a stamp collection because (surprise, surprise) nobody showed up for that either.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 26, 2009, 09:28:12 PM
Hahaha. Awesome! A real bear head! That is way cool.

And I thought everyone was trying to start stamp collections these days...
Maybe they should've just combined the model and stamp collection class. Maybe a "how to model a stamp collection" class. Maybe I should be the new Idea Manager at that library.

BEARS ARE GODLESS KILLING MACHINES!

Haha. True that. Bears started the Holocaust
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 26, 2009, 09:47:01 PM
And I thought everyone was trying to start stamp collections these days...
Maybe they should've just combined the model and stamp collection class. Maybe a "how to model a stamp collection" class. Maybe I should be the new Idea Manager at that library.

you've won me over.  take the job!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 26, 2009, 09:55:15 PM
Success!
Now all I have to do is move about 1000 miles. Haha
Or maybe the library should move 1000 miles towards me. That's actually one of my ideas as Idea Manager. I think I need an advance now on my future paycheck for that idea there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 27, 2009, 12:44:26 AM
I saw a bear eating a whale once.

Like, on the TV.

I was at that point I started suspecting Attenborough of making stuff up.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on March 27, 2009, 09:22:16 AM
Haha. That is probably the coolest thing ever to imagine in my head.
They should do that at the zoo every once in a while. Throw a whale into the bear exhibit. I guess throwing a bear into the whale exhibit would be pretty spectacular too. Haha
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 27, 2009, 10:46:18 PM
he, this is pretty funny.

the guy who's currently in charge of the treasury, of the secretary of the treasury, has just asked congress for the power to shut down ANY business that he deems detrimental to the economy. at least all the people in congress told him he was insane and that wasn't allowed anywhere in the constitution. watched that on c-span, i've got more love for that channel now that i've become more politically enlightened. 

in other news Bo Burnham's special came on comedy central tonight. he's kinda like a rapping, extremely dirty folds. with an electric keyboard.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 28, 2009, 07:48:18 AM
Speaking of the power shut down...

Are any of you guys doing the 'turn out the power for an hour' thing? My sister wants to do it and I'm not too excited about it because my piano has to be plugged in. :(

Gah! I want an acoustic piano! I was thinking along the lines of this one (https://auction01.charitybuzz.com/secure/viewItemDetail.do?index=1&auction_item_id=93103&lotsindex=0&show=10&order=default).
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 29, 2009, 05:59:34 AM
so i went to a party last night. there was a lot of drinking involved and some pot was smoked. i didn't partake really because it didn't seem worth the effort for such a small shindig. but the really funny or disgusting part, whichever way you look at it, was when someone was sleeping they stood up walked into the kitchen and pissed all over the kitchen counter. then laid his head down on the island in the middle of the kitchen and went back to sleep.

but i am at least going to parties now so that's cool.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on March 29, 2009, 12:34:32 PM
this video is cracking me up, so I thought I'd share:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0LYSzTscGc
at like 1:55 Ben has no idea what to do with his hands, before settling with putting them on his hips. It's hilarious.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 29, 2009, 12:46:30 PM
aww snuzz.

tho really the best tv rts is the one on kilbourn. forever and always.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 29, 2009, 01:31:12 PM
Hahahahaha!!!!! I just watched the the kilbourn performance. ;D

"Some producer with computers fixes all my potty poopoo weewee tracks." Classic. :P
I also like the Jim Morrison homage.

It's strange that I've never seen that before. It's also strange that the whole time I've been going to wokeup, I never knew that the Video Killed the Radio Star in the audio archive wasn't the version from WAEA. Does this make me a bad fan?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on March 29, 2009, 01:50:42 PM
aww snuzz.

tho really the best tv rts is the one on kilbourn. forever and always.

i concur.  i miss snuzz terribly.

It's strange that I've never seen that before. It's also strange that the whole time I've been going to wokeup, I never knew that the Video Killed the Radio Star in the audio archive wasn't the version from WAEA. Does this make me a bad fan?

A: yes.
kidding.  you've got a lot to learn, little one.   ;)
i do too, for that matter.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 29, 2009, 02:05:47 PM
It's strange that I've never seen that before. It's also strange that the whole time I've been going to wokeup, I never knew that the Video Killed the Radio Star in the audio archive wasn't the version from WAEA. Does this make me a bad fan?

A: yes.
kidding.  you've got a lot to learn, little one.   ;)
i do too, for that matter.

Speaking of learning things...
I was reading the Benvivor competitions (which I think that another is due) and I learned that Darren Jessee's middle name is Michael. The reason I bring this up is because mine is too! So, his name is Darren Michael Jessee and mine is Aaron Michael Jacks. They sorta rhyme. Neato!!!!

P.S. Don't make fun of me because my name says Michael Jacks. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on March 29, 2009, 05:44:54 PM
Fun Fact: there's a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode called "And don't forget to give me back my black t-shirt"
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 29, 2009, 08:30:10 PM
It's strange that I've never seen that before. It's also strange that the whole time I've been going to wokeup, I never knew that the Video Killed the Radio Star in the audio archive wasn't the version from WAEA. Does this make me a bad fan?

A: yes.
kidding.  you've got a lot to learn, little one.   ;)
i do too, for that matter.

Speaking of learning things...
I was reading the Benvivor competitions (which I think that another is due) and I learned that Darren Jessee's middle name is Michael. The reason I bring this up is because mine is too! So, his name is Darren Michael Jessee and mine is Aaron Michael Jacks. They sorta rhyme. Neato!!!!

P.S. Don't make fun of me because my name says Michael Jacks. :P
I've only ever been part of one BenVivor, and I've been here since 06.... I was a newb in BenVivor 06. Awwww. Someone needs to get JamesH out of retirement!



aww snuzz.

tho really the best tv rts is the one on kilbourn. forever and always.

i concur.  i miss snuzz terribly.
I know. It's only been since January, but still! We're not due out there again til September.....
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 29, 2009, 09:12:35 PM
this video is cracking me up, so I thought I'd share:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0LYSzTscGc
at like 1:55 Ben has no idea what to do with his hands, before settling with putting them on his hips. It's hilarious.
i'm convinced that this performance was just ben doing a subtle parody of all the rock bands that go on tv shows.  just from reading all the coments and people saying that snuzz is all out of tune and that everyone was terrible. the video just makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on March 29, 2009, 09:37:11 PM
this video is cracking me up, so I thought I'd share:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0LYSzTscGc
at like 1:55 Ben has no idea what to do with his hands, before settling with putting them on his hips. It's hilarious.
i'm convinced that this performance was just ben doing a subtle parody of all the rock bands that go on tv shows.  just from reading all the coments and people saying that snuzz is all out of tune and that everyone was terrible. the video just makes me laugh.

The response comment makes me smile so much.

"Folds is cool but Snuzz arguably gave him his sound in the first place. One of the great overlooked gems in music from NC or anywhere else. The Folds bros. owe him a lot but Snuzz is too sweet and humble to notice or care. p.s. Snuzz sings like a mofo. sorry, don't hear "off," but maybe am biased. wish I had some Snuzz to post..."

Excuse the sh*tty mastering but take a listen to this Snuzz song from the 1990 demo (you can re-label it Pots & Pans if you want, cause it's that same EP....) http://www.sendspace.com/file/t4co3l   and for giggles have the latest (and probably greatest, in my terribly biased opinion) Snuzz song: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vhepgm

The fact of the matter is Snuzz is a genius and is hiding in the mountains of Pinnacle, NC. (And I miss him!) But there is seriously no denying that Mr Uzzell and Mr Folds (x2) haven't had impacts on each other. Steve Williard, of CF5 and B3 (and Rubberband - all three also have Chuck in) grew up wanting to be like Snuzz I guess. That's what he said first time Mel, Brooke and I were out there.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on March 30, 2009, 01:36:03 AM
i agree whole heartedly. i wish i could write songs like 'fayetteville', or 'crime fighting buddy'.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on March 30, 2009, 04:45:23 AM
Speaking of learning things...
I was reading the Benvivor competitions (which I think that another is due) and I learned that Darren Jessee's middle name is Michael. The reason I bring this up is because mine is too! So, his name is Darren Michael Jessee and mine is Aaron Michael Jacks. They sorta rhyme. Neato!!!!

All the awesome people have that middle name.

(Shamone)

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on March 30, 2009, 03:05:48 PM
(Shamone)

Heeeeeeey.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on March 30, 2009, 05:00:17 PM
this video is cracking me up, so I thought I'd share:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0LYSzTscGc
at like 1:55 Ben has no idea what to do with his hands, before settling with putting them on his hips. It's hilarious.
i'm convinced that this performance was just ben doing a subtle parody of all the rock bands that go on tv shows.  just from reading all the coments and people saying that snuzz is all out of tune and that everyone was terrible. the video just makes me laugh.

The response comment makes me smile so much.

"Folds is cool but Snuzz arguably gave him his sound in the first place. One of the great overlooked gems in music from NC or anywhere else. The Folds bros. owe him a lot but Snuzz is too sweet and humble to notice or care. p.s. Snuzz sings like a mofo. sorry, don't hear "off," but maybe am biased. wish I had some Snuzz to post..."

Excuse the sh*tty mastering but take a listen to this Snuzz song from the 1990 demo (you can re-label it Pots & Pans if you want, cause it's that same EP....) http://www.sendspace.com/file/t4co3l   and for giggles have the latest (and probably greatest, in my terribly biased opinion) Snuzz song: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vhepgm

The fact of the matter is Snuzz is a genius and is hiding in the mountains of Pinnacle, NC. (And I miss him!) But there is seriously no denying that Mr Uzzell and Mr Folds (x2) haven't had impacts on each other. Steve Williard, of CF5 and B3 (and Rubberband - all three also have Chuck in) grew up wanting to be like Snuzz I guess. That's what he said first time Mel, Brooke and I were out there.

Ahhhhh...love Snuzz.  I wonder if his ears are burning??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 01, 2009, 11:44:01 PM
Is it still April the 1st? I just got an email from a certain former Folds collaborator telling me off for various things Ben's done.

Ben, if you're reading this, please go to your room with no supper. You're a very naughty boy.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 02, 2009, 07:57:45 AM
Is it still April the 1st? I just got an email from a certain former Folds collaborator telling me off for various things Ben's done.

Ben, if you're reading this, please go to your room with no supper. You're a very naughty boy.

~A
from who?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 02, 2009, 09:02:51 AM
No names (at least until I straighten it out) but suffice to say it's someone obscure from ages ago that we really don't care about.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 02, 2009, 11:48:55 AM
No names (at least until I straighten it out) but suffice to say it's someone obscure from ages ago that we really don't care about.

~A
ah ok, hey answer this for me or anyone from the UK who cares to, what is a Quango?

i listened to all of Blur's 'The Great Escape' and 'Mr. Robinson's Quango' is on it. i take it's some sort of government job position?

also i could've swore that Daniel Hannan used the term in his speech he made last month. actually it wasn't his speech it was when he was on the glenn beck program.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 02, 2009, 04:20:31 PM
huh.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on April 02, 2009, 06:10:07 PM
QUasi Autonomous Non-Government Organisation.

And I aint even British.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 02, 2009, 07:01:33 PM
QUasi Autonomous Non-Government Organisation.

And I aint even British.
ok. but what does the job exactly entail?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on April 03, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
I miss having time to be on here!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on April 03, 2009, 05:05:05 PM
QUasi Autonomous Non-Government Organisation.

And I aint even British.
ok. but what does the job exactly entail?

I started typing a lengthy reply but decided to do this instead:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quango
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 03, 2009, 06:47:01 PM
I miss having time to be on here!

I have the solution. Stop sleeping. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 03, 2009, 10:41:53 PM
I miss having time to be on here!

I have the solution. Stop sleeping. :P
i did and it's one of the greatest things that i've decided to do.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 04, 2009, 09:42:08 PM
all this talk of ben folds really makes me wanna see what all the hype is about.
is he really that good?!


... in all honesty, i miss that man.  it's been too many months since i've seen a show.  is this what withdrawal feels like?

also, my boyfriend and i beat Resident Evil 5 last night.  good times.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 04, 2009, 10:02:47 PM
also, my boyfriend and i beat Resident Evil 5 last night.  good times.
i tried playing that one night, but when i got up to go the bathroom one of my friends kicked the disk tray open in his sleep and i decided that it wasn't for me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 05, 2009, 09:42:12 AM
With my research paper coming up, I have been spending a lot of time on Jstor (a database for articles). Bored, I decided to search Ben Folds and see what came up. 2 hits, one article about how to help seniors say goodbye to high school, where they played "Smoke" and the second was some music magazine article that had this ad:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v80/alikat90/wherewillmybaldwintakeme.jpg)

Just thought I'd share.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 05, 2009, 10:41:24 AM
Obviously Rockin the Suburbs era. Cool thing, never saw that before! :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 05, 2009, 11:34:45 AM
I'm curious to know why there is a picture of Ben playing the drums in a Baldwin ad?

Also, I'm doing a performance today for an audience of 75-100 people. I'm playing Philosophy with my band and I'm incredibly nervous because it's my first ever performance!

Wish me luck...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 05, 2009, 11:36:52 AM
Good luck, sir. You are far braver than I.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 05, 2009, 11:44:52 AM
Thanks. This performance is nothing compared to the one coming up the Saturday after next. That one is a talent competition at some venue in Greensboro, NC. It holds about 1,000+ people!!! AAHHH!!!

I'm excited about that one because there's a grand piano I get to play there. :)

EDIT: Practice time. Gotta go. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 05, 2009, 06:22:54 PM
Thanks. This performance is nothing compared to the one coming up this Saturday. That one is a talent competition at some venue in Greensboro, NC. It holds about 1,000+ people!!! AAHHH!!!

I'm excited about that one because there's a grand piano I get to play there. :)

EDIT: Practice time. Gotta go. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
gratz on the whole playing in front of people. i played in front of my whole school once and the performance went well, but what i did afterwords was extremely embarrassing.

I'm curious to know why there is a picture of Ben playing the drums in a Baldwin ad?

Wish me luck...
i'm more curious to know if ben is that kid in the photo above that and was he a chubby piano playing five year old?

good luck.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 05, 2009, 07:01:29 PM
The performance went very well. I was surprized at how well received it was because it was a mostly elderly crowd. Unfortunately, my nerves got the better of me and I messed up a couple of times but I think I did good for my first time.

Oh, thanks for all the good luck wishing. I think it helped. :)

gratz on the whole playing in front of people. i played in front of my whole school once and the performance went well, but what i did afterwords was extremely embarrassing.

What happened afterwards if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 05, 2009, 09:29:27 PM
What happened afterwards if you don't mind me asking?
i don't want to talk about it, but suficeit to say i made an entire ass of myself in front of the whole school.

thankfully though nobody really remembers now, just my close friends that never ever let me forget it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 05, 2009, 09:44:49 PM
I've always liked that Baldwin poster! Pretty as hell.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on April 06, 2009, 02:04:56 AM
Speaking of gaming, I've handed my notice in at Gamestation, I'm pretty sad to be leaving tbh but I needed to leave before exams and as long as I get a 2.2 I'm off to Warwick for my teaching year and to move in with a fellow folds fan! All change my end!! 2 essays and a weaving project to get through first though! Oh and 3 exams...last shift is Easter Monday, bought a ds lite whilst I still got discount! I'm not a big gamer, ds, wii and pc suits me =) cannot wait for sims 3  ;D I'm sure I'm not the only one around here!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 06, 2009, 03:06:53 AM
bought a ds lite whilst I still got discount!

Not a DSi?

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on April 06, 2009, 03:31:51 PM
Nope cos you don't get discount and the ds lite was preowned, therefor £55.99 :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 07, 2009, 01:42:31 PM
Did anyone else get a t-shirt randomly turn up in the post? It's the SuperSunnySpeedGraphic LP-fronted one with US Spring 2007 tour dates on the back (some old leftover stock, I suspect).

I think it might be because I entered the Stems Remix competition and sent them an email as soon as they posted the bit about shirts.

It was a great surprise! Especially as I can't really get my hands on american tour shirts very easily.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on April 07, 2009, 05:18:33 PM
Nope.  And I didn't get any extras in my Stems and Seeds fanclub mailout...just the CD, no stickers or other shit. Bugger.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 07, 2009, 09:33:12 PM
Did anyone else get a t-shirt randomly turn up in the post? It's the SuperSunnySpeedGraphic LP-fronted one with US Spring 2007 tour dates on the back (some old leftover stock, I suspect).

I think it might be because I entered the Stems Remix competition and sent them an email as soon as they posted the bit about shirts.

It was a great surprise! Especially as I can't really get my hands on american tour shirts very easily.

~A

It is.

I got it too. So now I have two. But different tour dates on the back. Had the same shirt in 2006.


if you want US tour shirts you just need to paypal me, and i'll hoooooookkkkk you up.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 07, 2009, 09:38:34 PM
I always really wanted the red tour shirt with the fiery piano.  But the store never had it in my size.... and then they took it away completely.  boo.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 07, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
bwhahahahahahaa.


you can't have mine. so don't even try! :P



it's the first peice of folds merch i ever owned. awwwwwwwwwwww.


I had it before i even had a CD. whoops. :-[
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 07, 2009, 09:42:52 PM
GAY.  My friend that got me into Ben Folds had it... and I was always jealous.  Of course he actually went to a show that tour.  I did not.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 07, 2009, 09:53:52 PM
>:-( Not gay!

You're just slow! Slowpoke.

ANYONE else get a jolt of ZOMG that's YDKM when this commercial comes on, only to be let down that it's not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdTRGCsNZw
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 07, 2009, 09:59:32 PM
whoa.... I thought for a good 10 seconds it was!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 08, 2009, 08:33:03 AM
>:-( Not gay!

You're just slow! Slowpoke.

ANYONE else get a jolt of ZOMG that's YDKM when this commercial comes on, only to be let down that it's not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdTRGCsNZw
yes!! i freaked out when i first heard this. i was yelling 'what the hell is this shit?!' after i figured it wasn't ben.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on April 08, 2009, 09:45:20 AM
What the?
That sounds exactly like YDKM!
Now to determine which one came first...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 08, 2009, 11:59:48 AM
I always really wanted the red tour shirt with the fiery piano.  But the store never had it in my size.... and then they took it away completely.  boo.

I took that image and made it into a shirt on one of those shirt making websites. I like mine better because I make the fire orange instead of white.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on April 08, 2009, 04:53:35 PM
Haha. So I was searching Ben on Youtube and I found this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWq_V2kmfsQ

Awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 08, 2009, 06:56:29 PM
I have just now realized they spelled Darren Jessee's name wrong on the page info page for the Hotel Lights/Ben Folds show at MIT.
Forgot the extra E.  >:(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 09, 2009, 10:42:06 PM
holy shit. p4k gave an album a 10.0 that has no relation to radiohead: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/12852-histoire-de-melody-nelson/
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 10, 2009, 08:29:15 PM
holy shit. p4k gave an album a 10.0 that has no relation to radiohead: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/12852-histoire-de-melody-nelson/
it's because it's old and french.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 12, 2009, 11:40:07 AM
I've been trying to get my hands on a Ben Folds Five Kiss My Ass t-shirt. So far I have been unsuccessful, but I'm hopeful that Ebay will bring it to me some day in the future.
Anyway, I did manage to stumble upon this:
http://www.toporanchblog.com/2009/02/ben-folds-organic-cotton-zak-and-sara-t.html
kind of interesting, I've never seen it before
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 12, 2009, 07:31:35 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/04/07/the-beatles-remastered-albums-due-september-9-2009/
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 12, 2009, 09:29:05 PM
i've just realized that i've spent nearly 15 days of life on this website.
... i need a moment.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 12, 2009, 09:55:40 PM
that's a lot of time.  but...not a lot of time at the same time.

making my way to 400 posts here....so cloooose.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 12, 2009, 10:37:00 PM
ahhh no one wants to help me get to 400?  hahaha.  by the time i see this again it'll be way past.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 12, 2009, 10:44:44 PM
i've just realized that i've spent nearly 15 days of life on this website.
... i need a moment.

you could be chloe.

i mean hell, i get a lot more done in less time round these places.

;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 12, 2009, 10:46:12 PM
good god you're gonna hit 7000.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 12, 2009, 10:48:36 PM
when mel was on aim and looking at the stats on here, i did the math to see how long til i DOUBLE alex's posts (who, despite being burby dormant is poster #2)


y'all just need to make theburbs your homepage.


i've tried making other things my homepage, but it's just so much less fun.



(6.201 per day) <- me
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 12, 2009, 11:02:51 PM
and here i am ambling along at .3 a day.  or is it .03?  hahaha.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 13, 2009, 12:30:19 AM
y'all just need to make theburbs your homepage.
funny you should say this, it is my homepage and has been for at least two months.

(7.122 per day)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 13, 2009, 09:36:36 AM
You people are obsessed.  :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 13, 2009, 11:33:23 AM
You people are obsessed.  :P
like you can talk :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 13, 2009, 12:27:01 PM
You people are obsessed.  :P
like you can talk :P
I can talk. You've heard me.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 13, 2009, 06:54:29 PM
yah mel, you and your mispronuciation of 'bar' and 'car'
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 13, 2009, 08:01:41 PM
yah mel, you and your mispronuciation of 'bar' and 'car'

oh, ha ha!
i say 'pop' and 'bubbler' too.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 13, 2009, 08:10:15 PM
eff you. Bubblers forever!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 13, 2009, 09:23:06 PM
i want me some free drinks!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on April 14, 2009, 06:08:29 PM
i wish i had $150 to blow on this: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=7858021&blogId=483274797  :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 14, 2009, 06:36:53 PM
those are awesome
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 16, 2009, 09:59:59 PM
chloe - is your 'you just stand there' a flight of the conchords thing?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 17, 2009, 02:11:22 PM
so yea... i beat rock band on drums on expert like a week ago.

i feel so bored now when i get on the game.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 17, 2009, 02:15:30 PM
I beat life on expert a year ago. Imagine how I feel.

Also, Mike Skinner finally got around to putting Mr Folds into one of his skinimixes. Unfortunately, he chose "The Suckiest". Nonetheless, you can download it at www.mikeskinner.com.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 17, 2009, 02:21:13 PM
I beat life on expert a year ago. Imagine how I feel.
a terrible feeling. i'm stuck on hard right now, it's a bitch.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 17, 2009, 02:55:10 PM
i'm bored.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 17, 2009, 06:39:58 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! :o :o :o

The competition with the big audience that I talked about earlier in this thread is tomorrow!!!!

I'm trembling heavily. I hope I win. Wish me luck...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 17, 2009, 07:03:24 PM
i'm behind.  what competition, aaron?  you don't need luck if you're prepared!  ^^
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 18, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Talking of competitions, I got first runner-up of that stems and seeds remix competition.

Here's the email I got:

Congratulations Andy!

Your remix is the first runner up in the Ben Folds Stems and Seeds Remix Challenge on imeem based off the views.  Please reply to this email and confirm you are a US resident to verify your win.

Congratulations again and thanks for using imeem.


Damnit.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 18, 2009, 12:28:33 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! :o :o :o

The competition with the big audience that I talked about earlier in this thread is tomorrow!!!!

I'm trembling heavily. I hope I win. Wish me luck...
GOOD LUCK!!

Talking of competitions, I got first runner-up of that stems and seeds remix competition.

Here's the email I got:

Congratulations Andy!

Your remix is the first runner up in the Ben Folds Stems and Seeds Remix Challenge on imeem based off the views.  Please reply to this email and confirm you are a US resident to verify your win.

Congratulations again and thanks for using imeem.


Damnit.

~A
that sucks so much andy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 18, 2009, 12:50:36 PM
waaaaahhhh?   you think they would let a person know BEFORE a contest you  need to be in the US.  and whyyyy when Ben has fans the world over?

makes no sense.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 18, 2009, 04:04:41 PM
waaaaahhhh?   you think they would let a person know BEFORE a contest you  need to be in the US. 

they did say that you must be in the US, but that's still major suck.  congrats is in order either way.  that's one rockin' mix.  much appreciated, my man.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 19, 2009, 09:13:17 AM
waaaaahhhh?   you think they would let a person know BEFORE a contest you  need to be in the US.  and whyyyy when Ben has fans the world over?

To be fair, I did find out earlier (after I had entered) but as it was hidden in T&C's part of me hoped it wouldn't matter.

So, do I ask if I can claim it anyway, or just give them Allison's address? :)

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 19, 2009, 12:09:55 PM
Just give them Allison's address. They'll never know the difference.
 
Also, lord help me, I've just become the third highest poster on this board. Eek!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 19, 2009, 09:36:37 PM
that's a smart idea, wein's address.

and congrats mel, and lookit me, over 400!  ... that's a lot for meeeee.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 19, 2009, 11:34:44 PM
waaaaahhhh?   you think they would let a person know BEFORE a contest you  need to be in the US.  and whyyyy when Ben has fans the world over?

To be fair, I did find out earlier (after I had entered) but as it was hidden in T&C's part of me hoped it wouldn't matter.

So, do I ask if I can claim it anyway, or just give them Allison's address? :)

~A

you can be my roommate if you want.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 20, 2009, 12:45:00 AM
you can be my roommate if you want.

Only if it's with benefits.

You know, free roadtrips to follow Ben tours, backstage passes to Hotel Lights gigs. That kind of thing.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on April 20, 2009, 10:10:13 AM
Mel many more posts than me now my friend! I should get rid of my degree and I would actually be able to be around. I've got my own Burbian to keep me informed anyway...so much crap to do...

ps andy - that does suck. why why why?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 20, 2009, 11:49:05 AM
you can be my roommate if you want.

Only if it's with benefits.

You know, free roadtrips to follow Ben tours, backstage passes to Hotel Lights gigs. That kind of thing.

~A
I dunno about free roadtrips, but back stage passes .... at hotel lights gigs.... those exist? hahaha. i've never paid to see darren though, i realized this. . . . . a bit weird.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on April 20, 2009, 12:47:58 PM
Ben Folds Five Post-its are on eBay. seems to be a good price... but i'm cheap. if anyone's interested. http://cgi.ebay.com/Ben-Folds-Five-rare-promo-post-it-notes-NEW-sealed-SHTF_W0QQitemZ180348501585QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item180348501585&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4%7C65%3A16%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 20, 2009, 04:35:44 PM
That is really cool, but it would make me sad that after you use a few, they become headless.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 20, 2009, 04:40:50 PM
Haha! Stupid me thought that you would have to write really small on the white suit of the Reinhold cover. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 20, 2009, 07:45:02 PM
That is really cool, but it would make me sad that after you use a few, they become headless.

that would be dreadful!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 20, 2009, 08:56:15 PM
i'm so tempted to buy two different european kate imports, along with two different army import singles.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jpar on April 21, 2009, 11:52:31 AM
You NEED them!!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 21, 2009, 12:05:19 PM
bah, don't listen to justin. save the money so you can go to shows.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 21, 2009, 12:17:23 PM
You NEED them!!!
i know
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 21, 2009, 02:44:18 PM
Hi, everybody!

Has anyone ever heard this Benterview (I know. It's corny.)?

http://interviewsarchive.com/catalogue/interviews/ben%20folds%205%20interview.mp3

I found it at school today and listened to it as soon as I got home. It's from 1998 and found it quite entertaining. :)
Perhaps it could be Wokeup'd so I don't feel so bad for downloading without contributing.

Also, speaking of interviews, I took the liberty of editing the Ben Folds Five KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. I separated each individual track and chopped off the Lloyd Cole part.

You can download them here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5f142533c462031b4c17ca8801618ef7fa27cf5aebb7ab3bb8eada0a1ae8665a
Maybe these could be Wokeup'd too, for the same reason as above.

(Note: Click "sort by date added" to put them in order.)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 21, 2009, 05:44:05 PM
Excellent! Thanks, Aaron! :-D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on April 21, 2009, 06:14:01 PM
just kicked some ebay butt for the first time.. and on a BFF t-shirt no less \m/

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140314438743
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 21, 2009, 08:31:55 PM
Hi, everybody!

Has anyone ever heard this Benterview (I know. It's corny.)?

http://interviewsarchive.com/catalogue/interviews/ben%20folds%205%20interview.mp3

I found it at school today and listened to it as soon as I got home. It's from 1998 and found it quite entertaining. :)
Perhaps it could be Wokeup'd so I don't feel so bad for downloading without contributing.

Also, speaking of interviews, I took the liberty of editing the Ben Folds Five KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. I separated each individual track and chopped off the Lloyd Cole part.

You can download them here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5f142533c462031b4c17ca8801618ef7fa27cf5aebb7ab3bb8eada0a1ae8665a
Maybe these could be Wokeup'd too, for the same reason as above.

(Note: Click "sort by date added" to put them in order.)

Enjoy!

THANK YOU. I've had the intentions of separating the KCRW set for ages, but i've separated so many bootlegs that it makes my head go wonky.

Will wokeupify.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 21, 2009, 08:41:20 PM
Hi, everybody!

Has anyone ever heard this Benterview (I know. It's corny.)?

http://interviewsarchive.com/catalogue/interviews/ben%20folds%205%20interview.mp3

I found it at school today and listened to it as soon as I got home. It's from 1998 and found it quite entertaining. :)
Perhaps it could be Wokeup'd so I don't feel so bad for downloading without contributing.

Also, speaking of interviews, I took the liberty of editing the Ben Folds Five KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance. I separated each individual track and chopped off the Lloyd Cole part.

You can download them here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5f142533c462031b4c17ca8801618ef7fa27cf5aebb7ab3bb8eada0a1ae8665a
Maybe these could be Wokeup'd too, for the same reason as above.

(Note: Click "sort by date added" to put them in order.)

Enjoy!

THANK YOU. I've had the intentions of separating the KCRW set for ages, but i've separated so many bootlegs that it makes my head go wonky.

Will wokeupify.

Why, you're welcome. I'm always happy to help when I can. :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 22, 2009, 03:58:28 PM
gahhh i miss y'all. haven't been able to read the boards lately. but i will get to it eventually!

seeing fleet foxes and blitzen trapper tonight! i love free tickets to shows.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on April 22, 2009, 04:51:53 PM
just bought tickets to my first Ben Lee concert :D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 22, 2009, 06:44:07 PM
ben lee is fun live.  especially when mandy moore isn't around.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 22, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
i need to see him live.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on April 22, 2009, 10:29:03 PM
I'm seeing Mr Lee in August with WASO.  Again. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 22, 2009, 10:43:05 PM
oh wow, ben lee w/an orch!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 23, 2009, 07:37:15 PM
Woo, Ben Lee!

WOOO! Post 250! You're looking at the burbs newest Sr. Member! About damn time, too. I gotta get my ass to work if I wanna make YaBB God soon.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 23, 2009, 07:56:41 PM
Question for anyone:  Why is Hospital Song tracked as "Hospital Song (A Capella)" on iTunes of TUBORM?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on April 23, 2009, 08:21:03 PM
Question for anyone:  Why is Hospital Song tracked as "Hospital Song (A Capella)" on iTunes of TUBORM?

Hahaha. I have always wondered that same thing.

And I always get excited that it's a different version that is actually A Capella but then get let down. It's like a roller coaster
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 23, 2009, 08:38:55 PM
Question for anyone:  Why is Hospital Song tracked as "Hospital Song (A Capella)" on iTunes of TUBORM?

Hahaha. I have always wondered that same thing.

And I always get excited that it's a different version that is actually A Capella but then get let down. It's like a roller coaster

Yeah.... I did a little too.  I was immensely disappointed.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 27, 2009, 03:52:11 PM
i was just informed my band is playing at the county fair near here.

which, i know, is kinda lame and all, it's the fair.

but it's five hundred dollars and there's only four of us. this is going to be the most money i've ever earned from actually playing once.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 28, 2009, 01:24:30 AM
a random ramble about -shock- ben.

i was bored and tallied how many songs i've heard the man play live.

812.

and zach, my first gig with my band is coming up this weekend.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 28, 2009, 01:36:10 AM
Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.  ???
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 28, 2009, 01:37:20 AM
clare, i friended you on lj via allison's suggestion. sort of.  i'm  flowerofsilver
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 28, 2009, 01:49:08 AM
clare, i friended you on lj via allison's suggestion. sort of.  i'm  flowerofsilver

Added you back. I'm assuming it'sbecause of my blog post.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 28, 2009, 01:50:28 AM
hahaha she did mention it was awesome.  but she actually mentioned you the other day before this particular blog post.  but really, for me, the mroe benfriends the better. 
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 28, 2009, 01:53:13 AM
Aww! I'm very flattered. Welcome aboard, Brooke! :-D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 28, 2009, 02:10:47 AM
Also added you on twitter. I'm mysticocelot.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 28, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
ATTENTION ATTENTION, dear friends!
let it be known that my boyfriend has joined the 'burbs.  he is known as Ashton.  please give him a warm welcome. 
that is all.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Ashton on April 28, 2009, 10:11:29 PM
Hi guys! I've been watching Mel get on here almost every night that I'm with her. I had thought about joining for a long time, but I suppose it took the chat to seal the deal for me. I've done the "message board" thing before, but with another band. I know it's a pretty awesome thing to have with other fans, so I'm looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on April 28, 2009, 10:15:39 PM
HI!!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on April 29, 2009, 12:48:24 AM
HELLO!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on April 29, 2009, 01:20:00 AM
Welcome to Mel's boyfriend Ashton!

Mel you'll have to curb your flirting now ;)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: jpar on April 29, 2009, 10:22:19 AM
@Ashton Too bad that other band was 95 Degrees.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on April 29, 2009, 08:16:15 PM
hey, sup?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Ashton on April 29, 2009, 08:20:05 PM
@Ashton Too bad that other band was 95 Degrees.

actually, it was N'Sync. get it right. JC really got me hot & bothered.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on April 29, 2009, 09:31:12 PM
Felicitations Ashton!  I can't see how your presence is going to stop Mel flirting though.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 29, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
Hi guys! I've been watching Mel get on here almost every night that I'm with her. I had thought about joining for a long time, but I suppose it took the chat to seal the deal for me. I've done the "message board" thing before, but with another band. I know it's a pretty awesome thing to have with other fans, so I'm looking forward to this.

I'VE actually met him!  WHO ELSE HAS??
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 29, 2009, 10:11:52 PM
Hi guys! I've been watching Mel get on here almost every night that I'm with her. I had thought about joining for a long time, but I suppose it took the chat to seal the deal for me. I've done the "message board" thing before, but with another band. I know it's a pretty awesome thing to have with other fans, so I'm looking forward to this.

I'VE actually met him!  WHO ELSE HAS??

brooke, allison, and nikko have.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 29, 2009, 10:25:21 PM
Hi guys! I've been watching Mel get on here almost every night that I'm with her. I had thought about joining for a long time, but I suppose it took the chat to seal the deal for me. I've done the "message board" thing before, but with another band. I know it's a pretty awesome thing to have with other fans, so I'm looking forward to this.

I'VE actually met him!  WHO ELSE HAS??

brooke, allison, and nikko have.

Yeah. so NYAH. :P how many US members of this board that are in the central time zone (and some outside) have i NOT met?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 29, 2009, 10:32:24 PM
i like strawberries.  a lot.  my parents gave me a whole flat of them.  yumyum!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on April 29, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
Hi guys! I've been watching Mel get on here almost every night that I'm with her. I had thought about joining for a long time, but I suppose it took the chat to seal the deal for me. I've done the "message board" thing before, but with another band. I know it's a pretty awesome thing to have with other fans, so I'm looking forward to this.

I'VE actually met him!  WHO ELSE HAS??

brooke, allison, and nikko have.

Yeah. so NYAH. :P how many US members of this board that are in the central time zone (and some outside) have i NOT met?

Well..... SUCK IT!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 29, 2009, 10:38:35 PM
i like strawberries.  a lot.  my parents gave me a whole flat of them.  yumyum!
boo. allergic to that shit.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 29, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
the amount of strawberries i ate were 130% of my daily value of vitamin C.
plus the amount of cranberry juice i drank was 120% of my daily value.

is it possible to overdose on vitamin C?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 29, 2009, 11:06:43 PM
no, you just pee out extra vitamin c.


pays to have a hospital employee for a mother.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 29, 2009, 11:15:22 PM
a simple google search would disagree with your mother.

"Vitamin C is a water - soluble protein and in normal conditions, anything in excess is excreted by the body. When it is not excreted it will cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps at the very least. Other effects can be severe cramps, nausea, and risks for kidney stones.

Major overdoses reduce the bodies level of copper, an essential nutrient. If a person already has an iron abundance disorder, even small doses of Vitamin C can cause severe health risks as Vitamin C increases iron absorption into the system. In Pregnant women it can actually cause infants to develop rebound scurvy when born. Elder people also need to be very cautious with the amount of Vitamin C they take, as they are more prone to develop a toxicity level in the kidneys, resulting in very serious medical issues. The same results of interference with functioning of certain medications are true with patients who have diabetes or high blood pressure."

and, obviously, i believe everything i see on the internet.
 ;D

next question...
pulp or no pulp?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 29, 2009, 11:24:25 PM
never pulp. that shit is nasty.

PS



"Vitamin C is a water - soluble protein and in normal conditions, anything in excess is excreted by the body. When it is not excreted it will cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps at the very least. Other effects can be severe cramps, nausea, and risks for kidney stones.


IS in accordance with my mother. "Anything in excess is excreted by the body"

the problem is if you don't process things right.... YOU might have a problem. miss i can't eat wheat. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on April 29, 2009, 11:31:17 PM
I agree with you on the pulp/no pulp issue.

However, you suck.
 :P


Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on April 29, 2009, 11:42:28 PM
pulp is related to why i'm not a huge fan of men having facial hair.
my dad had a mustache my entire childhood (doesn't have one now. that took a bit to get used to) and he allllllllways had pulpy orange juice. mustache = strainer = grossed out allison.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on April 30, 2009, 12:32:53 AM
i like strawberries.  a lot.  my parents gave me a whole flat of them.  yumyum!

Seeing as we call apartments 'flats', to me that sentence means you got more than 130% of your Vit C!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Eric on April 30, 2009, 11:03:52 AM
i found out yesterday that the 'burbs have been blocked at school. i used to always jump on here to see what's going on... but i tried yesterday during study hall, and apparently this website is inappropriate.

says it's been blocked because it's a message board (understandable), and for "sexual nature" or something weird like that. i don't understand.

it's interesting though, because i'm one of the very very few Folds fans at my school, and i'm most likely the only one who ever goes here. they monitor our internet usage, so i'm thinking they noticed this is the only site i ever went to. haha... so yeah. they blocked it now. i am sad. :(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on April 30, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
that's awful! I remember the day facebook was blocked at my high school. So sad. I'm glad to be in college now, nothing is blocked. Although my friend told me they block youtube at Brigham Young University.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on April 30, 2009, 07:49:58 PM

says it's been blocked because it's a message board (understandable), and for "sexual nature" or something weird like that. i don't understand.

Well, we are a very VERY sexy bunch here at The Burbs. Not to mention, Ben and co. are QUITE sexy.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on April 30, 2009, 08:27:30 PM
The burbs has always been blocked at my school because it is classified under Entertainment. So I just google search it and click 'Cached' so I can see the home page from a week ago.

Yep. I'm that desperate.

The .org isn't blocked for some reason. Though I don't care very much for that site. *Sighs* I can never win. :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: the_in_betweens on April 30, 2009, 09:21:50 PM
Hey peeps,

I love that my login still works after all these years. Just thought I'd pop in and say hi, tho Andy's the only recent poster I recognize (I was a regular on this board back in the 2001 - 2003 timeframe). Hi Andy!

Cheers,

TIB
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 01, 2009, 12:37:05 AM

says it's been blocked because it's a message board (understandable), and for "sexual nature" or something weird like that. i don't understand.

Well, we are a very VERY sexy bunch here at The Burbs.

 :-* don't you know it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 01, 2009, 05:46:36 AM
go and do your little turn on the catwalk. the catwalk. go and do your little turn on the catwalk.

duh dum duh duh dum duh duh dum duh duh.

i'm to sexy for this song.

Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 01, 2009, 09:40:41 AM

says it's been blocked because it's a message board (understandable), and for "sexual nature" or something weird like that. i don't understand.

Well, we are a very VERY sexy bunch here at The Burbs. Not to mention, Ben and co. are QUITE sexy.

you speak the truth.  i mean, one only needs to look at jpar to see it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 01, 2009, 10:15:58 PM
is that makkiko in the Rockpalast "You don't know me", at the end of the song?

edit:

i never watched the rock palast performance before, and now i'm kinda sad that i did. at the same time i'm happy while watching it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Aaron on May 02, 2009, 08:53:11 AM
Yay! I got my learner's permit yesterday!

I'm going to drive for the first time today.

I'm scared. :'(
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on May 02, 2009, 03:08:21 PM
MY FIRST GIG IS TONIGHT!

omg guys i'm soooo excited!!!!  (:


yaaay aaron good luck with driving!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on May 02, 2009, 03:44:36 PM
MY FIRST GIG IS TONIGHT!

omg guys i'm soooo excited!!!!  (:


yaaay aaron good luck with driving!

yay! break a leg, brooke!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 02, 2009, 08:45:37 PM
MY FIRST GIG IS TONIGHT!

omg guys i'm soooo excited!!!!  (:
let us know how it went!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Brooooke on May 03, 2009, 01:26:31 AM
IT WENT GREAT!  there were some foibles but overall it was great fun.  everyone was drinkin' and dancin' and singing along.  lots of energy.   LOTS.  it can only get better from here.


Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 04, 2009, 09:38:49 PM
i just finished reading an essay about parents who allow their children to be around marijuana smoke/let them smoke from ages 0-8.  they're called Tinydopers (which makes me sing, "hey there, tinydoper" in an elton john-like manner, but that's another story)
really interesting.

this sociology of deviance class is pretty ridiculous.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 05, 2009, 12:30:20 AM
I read a book about the current economic collapse. It's from an Austrian, or Free-Market, point of view and it is called "Meltdown". Very Illuminating.

Now I'm reading a book titled "The Privatization of Roads and Highways."
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on May 05, 2009, 03:42:25 PM
Strapped for cash one day
Went from store to store.
Handed out so many
Of my resume's
Timothy's called back,
They needed a Barrista
During the evenings
Ten bucks an hour to start.

So they saved me my place
Several days on the night shift
And I get several sick days
And days off with due warnings.
I could only think
of Benjamin's song.
Cause now, when I work
I get Free Coffee.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on May 05, 2009, 04:57:00 PM
i just finished reading an essay about parents who allow their children to be around marijuana smoke/let them smoke from ages 0-8.  they're called Tinydopers (which makes me sing, "hey there, tinydoper" in an elton john-like manner, but that's another story)
really interesting.

this sociology of deviance class is pretty ridiculous.

and what is the conclusion?  I'm interested to know!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on May 05, 2009, 05:42:11 PM
i just finished reading an essay about parents who allow their children to be around marijuana smoke/let them smoke from ages 0-8.  they're called Tinydopers (which makes me sing, "hey there, tinydoper" in an elton john-like manner, but that's another story)
really interesting.

this sociology of deviance class is pretty ridiculous.

and what is the conclusion?  I'm interested to know!

me too! the people across my street have a couple of really young kids, and i know the parents smoke for a fact. they even invited me over for a session. i said no of course. hate smokin with peeps i don't know.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 05, 2009, 06:10:32 PM
it really depended on how the child was introduced and the personality of the kid. 
it's not a long essay.  if you really want to read it.  i've uploaded it here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x9thic
really interesting.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on May 05, 2009, 06:42:07 PM
I think I actually will give that a read when my finals are over.

BTW, I don't know if anyone listens to or likes Nine Inch Nails, but they are offering their new album as a free download from their website.  They will be at Bonnaroo, so I'm checking them out!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Seth on May 05, 2009, 06:42:46 PM
Interestingly enough, my post asking you the conclusion was my #420  ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on May 05, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
So, who here blogs?  And using what site?  Or are you superspecial and have your own???  I have to blog for 3 months as part of a course I'm doing so I have ulterior motives for this info...
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 05, 2009, 09:38:06 PM
livejournal, but i rarely blog anymore.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 11:26:48 PM
Strapped for cash one day
Went from store to store.
Handed out so many
Of my resume's
Timothy's called back,
They needed a Barrista
During the evenings
Ten bucks an hour to start.

So they saved me my place
Several days on the night shift
And I get several sick days
And days off with due warnings.
I could only think
of Benjamin's song.
Cause now, when I work
I get Free Coffee.

LOLZ!

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 05, 2009, 11:49:34 PM
Strapped for cash one day
Went from store to store.
Handed out so many
Of my resume's
Timothy's called back,
They needed a Barrista
During the evenings
Ten bucks an hour to start.

So they saved me my place
Several days on the night shift
And I get several sick days
And days off with due warnings.
I could only think
of Benjamin's song.
Cause now, when I work
I get Free Coffee.
that's awesome.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 06, 2009, 12:26:48 AM
Strapped for cash one day
Went from store to store.
Handed out so many
Of my resume's
Timothy's called back,
They needed a Barrista
During the evenings
Ten bucks an hour to start.

So they saved me my place
Several days on the night shift
And I get several sick days
And days off with due warnings.
I could only think
of Benjamin's song.
Cause now, when I work
I get Free Coffee.

that's bogus. i don't get free shit at my job.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 06, 2009, 02:32:04 PM
Everybody gets free shit at my job.
 :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on May 06, 2009, 10:13:19 PM
Yes, but do you get... Free Coffee? ;)

I also get free Chai Lattes. JEALOUS, FOLDS? :-D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 06, 2009, 11:01:19 PM
Yes, but do you get... Free Coffee? ;)

I also get free Chai Lattes. JEALOUS, FOLDS? :-D

actually, i do!
my boyfriend happens to be the best barista in all of baton rouge.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Ashton on May 06, 2009, 11:04:39 PM
Hell yeah! I got 5 years of being a barista under my belt. or apron. i dunno. i'm pretty much the best at what i do. let me know if you need any tips. ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 07, 2009, 01:22:10 AM
Everybody gets free shit at my job.
 :P


what? is it coupon month?





oh.



that job.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 07, 2009, 07:26:08 AM
i'm going to see Star Trek tonight.

here's to hoping it doesn't suck.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 07, 2009, 08:14:45 AM
Everybody gets free shit at my job.
 :P


what? is it coupon month?





oh.



that job.

oh, i suppose i should've clarified which job, since i have two.  librarian and hooker.  guess which one people get free shit at.   :P
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on May 07, 2009, 01:01:26 PM
Hell yeah! I got 5 years of being a barista under my belt. or apron. i dunno. i'm pretty much the best at what i do. let me know if you need any tips. ;D

*high fives* Word. I'm still a bit of a n00b, but my cappuccinos are juuust about perfect at this point.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Andy on May 07, 2009, 11:54:01 PM
Americans have really odd aspirations.

~A
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 08, 2009, 01:10:22 AM
bhalsejddf.

both weird al and amanda have tweeted about @ben_folds.

FAIL.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: ClareQuilty on May 08, 2009, 05:01:10 AM
Epic fail, Alison. Epic. Fail.

Maybe they can pull some strings?

And I'm making waffles. Blueberry Waffles.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on May 08, 2009, 05:48:52 AM
bhalsejddf.

both weird al and amanda have tweeted about @ben_folds.

FAIL.

This made me smile.  A lot.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Altoids on May 08, 2009, 05:59:48 AM
Yes, but do you get... Free Coffee? ;)

The local convenience store had a promotion a couple of months ago for a special mug. If you bought one, you get FREE COFFEE for LIFE.

So I'm covered, and also get both songs stuck in my head at the same time everyday. I try to switch them off, but I lean towards "Free Coffee Towne"   ;D
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 08, 2009, 09:15:44 AM
i wish the weed was grown instead of the lawn.
though, if a mass fire started, we'd all be too stoned to do anything about it.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: MikePigneguy (Kipp) on May 08, 2009, 01:00:55 PM
Has anyone listened to the new Regina Spektor song?
http://www.myspace.com/reginaspektor

I really like it. I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: TrashSpork on May 08, 2009, 02:35:55 PM
Strapped for cash one day
Went from store to store.
Handed out so many
Of my resume's
Timothy's called back,
They needed a Barrista
During the evenings
Ten bucks an hour to start.

So they saved me my place
Several days on the night shift
And I get several sick days
And days off with due warnings.
I could only think
of Benjamin's song.
Cause now, when I work
I get Free Coffee.

Nice  :)
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on May 09, 2009, 11:29:16 AM
Has anyone listened to the new Regina Spektor song?
http://www.myspace.com/reginaspektor

I really like it. I like it a lot.

Ooh, I like that too. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: AliKat4392 on May 10, 2009, 10:01:40 PM
Just made an account: http://www.last.fm/user/alikat91190
I need some friends!
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: You Dont Know Zach on May 12, 2009, 07:57:20 AM
i really want to see this movie...

notquitehollywood.com.au
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 13, 2009, 10:29:49 PM
you know what i want? i want ben to answer those leftover chat questions i sent in over a week ago. >:-(



you hear me folds? YOU HEAR?
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: melissa on May 13, 2009, 10:33:59 PM
you know what i want? i want ben to answer those leftover chat questions i sent in over a week ago. >:-(



you hear me folds? YOU HEAR?

so demanding!
i played Halo 3 tonight with some of Ashton's friends.  it was pretty terrible.  and by it, i mean me.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 13, 2009, 10:41:51 PM
you know what i want? i want ben to answer those leftover chat questions i sent in over a week ago. >:-(



you hear me folds? YOU HEAR?

so demanding!
i played Halo 3 tonight with some of Ashton's friends.  it was pretty terrible.  and by it, i mean me.


i would like to be able to change the homepage. the current entry is super long.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on May 13, 2009, 10:47:36 PM
*BEEEEEEEEP*  '...Thankyou for leaving questions for Ben.  Unfortunately, Ben's mind is still fried from trying to keep up with the on-line discussions for the PFofJ and the Burbs.  Ben will get back to you once he has completed his course in hypnotherapy and zen meditation and weaned himself off the Ambien...'
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Hanny on May 14, 2009, 03:21:27 AM
Oo thanks for that looking forward to the new Regina album now =) didn't realise it was out next month! good times! Next month is a biggie, last bits of uni, I turn 21, all very exciting! Oo yes and sims 3 how very groundbreaking! back to revising...miss y'all xx
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 14, 2009, 09:44:42 PM
*BEEEEEEEEP*  '...Thankyou for leaving questions for Ben.  Unfortunately, Ben's mind is still fried from trying to keep up with the on-line discussions for the PFofJ and the Burbs.  Ben will get back to you once he has completed his course in hypnotherapy and zen meditation and weaned himself off the Ambien...'


ha. ALMOST.

Hi Allison,
 
Ben wanted me to let you know he got your questions and definitely plans on answering them, he just needs a little bit of time to get through them all..
 
Hope all's well,
brian




Apparently he DOES hear. Good on you folds. now back to my boring emails.



note-  i did not send brian an email.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: perthgirl on May 15, 2009, 03:18:13 AM
*BEEEEEEEEP*  '...Thankyou for leaving questions for Ben.  Unfortunately, Ben's mind is still fried from trying to keep up with the on-line discussions for the PFofJ and the Burbs.  Ben will get back to you once he has completed his course in hypnotherapy and zen meditation and weaned himself off the Ambien...'


ha. ALMOST.

Hi Allison,
 
Ben wanted me to let you know he got your questions and definitely plans on answering them, he just needs a little bit of time to get through them all..
 
Hope all's well,
brian




Apparently he DOES hear. Good on you folds. now back to my boring emails.



note-  i did not send brian an email.

You didn't need to send brian an email.  you've been camped on his doorstep for a week now.
Title: Re: Random Ramblings III
Post by: Allison on May 15, 2009, 09:40:08 AM
....but but but but but......