Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's A Timebomb Ticking, Going.

It really set in today that summer is pretty much over. I went to pick up my schedule, and it looks like I'll be spending most of my time in the English wing, which is good :] I also started summer reading (finally, right?), but I'm convinced that Catch22 is the most boring book ever. But what can you do? ...oh yeah, Sparknotes!

Oh, and as you can see, I added an mp3 player over there on the right because that Last.FM thing wasn't really working out. Here's the playlist (it goes in order, and I guess you have to listen to the songs all the way through? Sorry.)
1. Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It
2. Plastiscines - Loser
3. The Decemberists - L.A.
4. Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing?
5. Tokyo Police Club - Nature of the Experiment
6. The Films - Good Day
7. Paramore - Born for This
8. Feist - My Moon My Man
9. Rilo Kiley - Close Call
10. Masha Qrella - Destination Vertical

So I'm going to start out with new music obsessions!

Beck - Timebomb Single download
I've been a fan of Beck for a while now, and I was kind of disappointed by the Information but this song is so upbeat and catchy that it makes up for all of that disappointment.

Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
Rilo Kiley has held a place near to my heart since seventh grade when I first discovered the Frug (who didn't LOVE that song?). I was expecting something more acoustic-y I think, but this album is pretty keyboardy. Usually I don't dig when bands do unexpected things, but I absolutely adore this album. Go buy it. But sample some first:
Silver Lining and Close Call

Moving right along.... There's this brilliant bakery in Old Dublin called Our Cupcakery and they make delicious cupcakes, cakes, etc. But NOW! they have what they call a Cupcake Bar where you can make your own cupcakes!

The steps are simple and they have many choices. First you pick your cake flavor (chocolate, vanilla, marble, etc.) and then the frosting (the basics, but then Raspberry, Cream Cheese and a couple others) and then you pick from the abundance of toppings (see picture dos). There's no limit, but they do weigh your cupcake for pricing, and I hear they are starting a wall of heaviest cupcake record-holders. Go check them out!

Paris Je'Taime
Recently I saw Paris Je'Taime and most of the time I'm not a fan of the subtitled foreign fillm thing (as glamorous as it is) because I don't have the attention span to read and watch at the same time. But! Paris Je'Taime was amazing. 18 different films about romance in Paris. Some are happy, some are sad and some are kind of weird, but they're all short so if you don't like one that's ok. It wil be over shortly. I don't know if it's even playing in theaters anymore, but I would definitely recommend watching it when it comes out on DVD.

And finally..

The Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency Says Goodbye to Fur!
All I have to say about this is Yay! We should love animals, not wear them :]

That's all for now. Have a beautiful day!


Alison said...

mmm cupcakes <3
and YAY! for the JDMA( I am far too lazy to spell the whole thing out, but not too lazy to write this sidenote, hmm...)

jayne said...
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jayne said...

a cupcake bar! holy crap that sounds amazing! i am so jealous, i actually just ate the last cupcake in the house tonight hehe

i really wanted to see paris je t'aime, glad you liked it, can't wait to rent it!

i just bought the rilo kiley CD today, and was soo excited to listen to it, i ripped off the annoying plastic in the car and stuck it in. it is incredibly different from their others, and i must say i do prefer the older stuff- b/c the music is less commercialized and jenny's lyrics are cleverer, but this album could def grow on me, so far my two favs are the ones you named!

Jennifer said...

that picture of janice made me laugh, she's so wild!

Brad said...

I like Janice ,more power to her for eliminating fur from her agency.

Aisha said...

Janice's kind of cool soo Glad she's doing something good in orden to stop animal cruelty.

I'll dowload some music from rilo kiley as I've never heard anything from him before (:


LML said...

GREAT playlist! i bought the new beck single too and love it - he is such a genuis!
and the rilo kiley cd - got it the day it came out. i love it - it doesnt sound like their old stuff - its more like jenny lewis and the watson twins sound. and dare i say the last track sounds like gwen stefani (i really like her lol). its almost like a mockery of pop music today you know? anyways im in love with the cd! whew!

and i want to go to that cupcake bar - what a great idea

oh and i want to see paris jetaime

awesome post! ... and im done :)

donna AND navaz said...

Great random post! This is the third blog I've read today that mentions Rilo Kiley...

Love the idea of the cupcakes bar (yum) and STILL haven't seen Paris Je T'aime.

nic said...

haha,cool! I saw a picture of an activist who threw a snowball at Anna Wintour cos she wore fur - tsk tsk