Friday, November 28, 2008

Love the 90s

So, Cranberries sent me on a nostalgia trip. Even though I don't remember hearing this song, I've recently become acquainted with it. British rock's equivalent to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit":

You know I'm such a fool for you.


Eegads. I love the Cranberries. Linger came on while I was driving this morning. Laura and I sang it together. :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

J'adore la Flying Cupcake

I always forget that in a few months, I won't have really neat places like these to visit anymore. I'll have to find quirks in my new place of residence to love as nearly as I love these!


The Flying Cupcake


Rag-O-Rama


The Egyptian Room


Three Sisters Cafe


Pitaya

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hand Banana


My favorite!

Ballerific!

I highly recommend this site. It's awesome.

Creepy


This is a really creepy commercial. Special thanks to Derek for putting forth the effort I was too lazy to muster in order to find this unfortunate advertisement.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Real-Life Anime


Apparently, I look like an anime cartoon AND Richard Nixon in this picture. I'd like to think it's more of the former and less of the latter.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The "Making Of" Winter Song

Beautiful, mesmerizing song.



My favorite lyric?

I still believe in summer days.
The seasons always change
and life will find a way.

I'll be your harvester of light
and send it out tonight
so we can start again.

I don't think that lyric actually gets sung in this "making of" video, so please check out the song for the full version.

I also really like the way this song plays with the idea that things can continue to have life even when hope seems lost.

Sara B., you've done it again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Super Cool

Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out:


From a designer's viewpoint? Love the simplicity.

If You Seek Amy



Okay, this is NOT clever. It sounds dumb and narcissistic. Gah. I can't stand Britney Spears. Gag me. And for anymore who thinks Womanizer is "feminist", just take a look at this little wonder. Feminist my foot.

Simple Civics

Yesterday, in my International Communication Systems class, I was appalled to find that my classmates were stumped by a simple question about the executive branch of their own country. The question posed was, "What is the highest diplomatic office in the United States?" Crickets, literally. Nobody even took a stab at it. "Are you kidding me!?," I thought. Of course I answered. I felt OBLIGATED. "Secretary of State!" I thought we learned this in 4th grade. What's going on? Was everyone zoned-out or did they really not know? At any rate, the professor was actually looking for the name of the person who holds that office currently. "Surely, now that they have heard the title, they can recall the name," I thought. Silence and blank stares once again. So, again, I answered. "Condoleeza Rice," I said in a reluctant voice.

I know my classmates don't always like to hear from me. I get dirty looks from them when I open my mouth. (I'm that annoying girl who has something to say about everything.) Honestly, though, if they can't even answer a simple civics trivia question, I don't particularly want to hear from them either. It isn't that I don't think these are intelligent people. They are. There is no doubt in my mind that these students can take what they're given and run with it, no matter what it is. I just find it disheartening that they weren't taught these things in school. Furthermore, it's hard to grasp that a room full of Journalism students have never had the curiosity to seek out such information for themselves. Perhaps I expect too much from my peers. Perhaps it is wrong to think that people who have chosen this profession would feel compelled to seek information for themselves rather than reading or looking into it as a result of an assignment. Is it then also too much to ask that journalists turn things on their heads rather than taking information at face value?

Granted, Butler is not known for its Journalism program per say, but these are still the future media practitioners of City X. Journalists, in my understanding, are obligated to be public servants. How can you report accurately without the basics? Beyond that, this university is somewhat difficult to get into and costs its students a whopping $40,000 a year to attend. Are we getting anything out of this astronomically priced education when we can't gather and analyze information independently and aside from our studies? Are we becoming good citizens of this country?

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm so vain...

Best. Picture. Ever. There is not a better photo to describe me.

Except maybe this...

Oh, hot damn, this is my BLOG!

Comic relief for y'all. Who writes a song like this!? I think this is what we should play on bid day, btw.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Post Secret Pick of the Week

The following post card describes perfectly the way I feel about the last 6 months of my life.

Friday, November 14, 2008

FLV CONVERTER!

I am quite frequently late to the game. This is no exception. I have always wondered how people ripped audio from YouTube videos. Wonder no more! Now, you too can experience the greatness: www.vixy.net.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Teach For America...

gave me a final interview! WOO! I have skipped the phone interview and advanced directly to the "final interview stage". Does that sound like pinball or a game show to anyone else? I'm not really concerned about that. I'm just really excited to be one step closer!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Onch Movement, or I love pink Sharpies too.

**Ammendment**
Apparently, Onch Movement is a jewelry company AND it's kind of popular/famous. Oops. This is still a really ridonculous video. Proceed.

This guy (yes, guy) got himself kicked off of Paris Hilton's My New BFF. Apparently, Paris is a biotch and Onch is now his own movement. Please watch this. *hearts*

Okay, so now that you're dumber for having seen that, I would like to point out the heinous guns n' hearts tshirt AND that Onch and I have the same haircut. Who is this dude!?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Joshua Radin: Friend Like You


A friend sent me this song a few months ago. I think it's excellent. In fact, I love every Josh Radin song I've heard! Please check this out and let me know what you think. Merci.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

WOOOOO! The Library is celebrating FINALS!

Please take a look at this. I don't know what to say. This is an actual event! Crammajamma '08. Irwin Library. BE THERE, you square.

Post Secret Pick of the Week


I LOVE this Post Secret! Every week, I find something I can relate to.

I like to make up background stories about fictional song characters with a really close friend of mine. Right now, that friend and I can't communicate and this just made my day to see it and think of him. (I miss you!)

The Random Photo Hour


Ta-da! Random picture. Special thanks and consideration to Peggy Zizzo and Christine Johnson-- Peggy for taking the photo and CJ for having a plate of doorknobs.


Probably the coolest pumpkin carving ever. Go Dawgs! (Again, thank Peggy for the cool picture.)


More Bulldog pride with the student fan of the year, Jenna Hillman. I think this was taken for Sporting News Magazine. Jenna, in true Tri Delta fashion, was the only woman to make the spread! Those TDs. Always breaking stereotypes. I love this picture!

Tri Delta FTW


Geneva Stunts Champs!



Take a gander at the quirky/cute skit that won Tri Delta this year's top honors.

Tool or Toy?

Basically, I utilize the internet as a toy more than a tool. What's your take?

I'm an ape.



I hope this makes you laugh because I think it's one of the most ridiculous things ever. Thank God for Veggie Tales.

Salad Dressing


I don't know how you feel about your salad dressings, but I have some definite opinions about mine. Take fat-free ranch for instance. This is probably the most disgusting salad dressing on the face of the planet. I work at a restaurant and the way we delineate between regular ranch and the fat-free variety is this: the normal-looking one is regular and the one that looks like gel? That's fat-free. Gross. Also, it doesn't even taste like normal ranch dressing. It's sweeter in a really disgusting way. Furthermore, when you try to wash the stuff off of plates and so forth, you realize it's not really water-soluble. People want to put that stuff in their bodies!? Bad taste. Bad texture. No thank you. Icky.

So, I tried to find out when this disgusting dieter's staple first came on the market by utilizing Wikipedia's vast array of information. Unfortunately, they didn't seem to have anything on fat-free ranch in particular. They did however have this. I laughed out loud at the marking for "Kosher varieties" mostly because, of all those salad dressings, there are TWO kosher kinds. Only two.

In conclusion, fat-free ranch is one of the more deplorable dressings available AND Wishbone is antisemitic.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Office of the President

Congratulations are in order, President-Elect Obama. You have succeeded in becoming this country's first African-American President. Truly, the work of one of one of my idols, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was not in vain. An African American has achieved the highest honor afforded any citizen of this great country.

I only hope that your economic policy does not cripple us beyond capacity and that your foolish foreign affairs plan somehow works in our favor.

There is a silver lining to every dark cloud. I couldn't be happier for the African American citizens throughout this country who are no doubt celebrating the ascension of their own race to this country's, indeed this world's, highest office. This is truly an historic event.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Woot! I'm finally getting a little sis! Developing...

Bloggerific

I am building this blog primarily as a place for friends to see my mostly-quirky internet findings. I find that linking people over AIM is tedious when I could just, say, publish it to my blog and have my pals check it out there (er, here?). I'm currently working on a banner for this sucker, but I've no clue what dimensions I'm working with here. You guys are gonna love it (I hope)! it could, however, end up as scrap ideas in my ever-increasing pile of graphic design disasters. (If you take a look at my bedroom floor, I think you'll know what I'm talking about.)

Cheers, cheers. Now get out and vote (considering election day is tomorrow!).

Facebook is for squares...

but I decided to rejoin today anyway.

After reading Groundswell, I've decided that Facebook can be a really useful tool. My initial reasons for leaving Facebook revolved around this Rolling Stone article and many lingering feelings I had been having about my personal usage of the social networking service. I've come around, however, and am plugged back into the sometimes-creepy, always-interesting world of Facebook-- or, my beloved term for it, Facestalk.

Friend me!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Beginning Blogger: Proceed with Caution

Generally speaking, I'm an opinionated person.