Archive for June, 2006

Speed?

June 28, 2006

Quote of the Day – Mohandas Gandhi – “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

Random Friday – My Plans Got Screwed.

June 23, 2006

I'm supposed to be in Providence, RI right now, on my way to spending my weekend with the new boyfriend.  Hmmm….lets just say I'm hung over, and the day is not going as planned.

1. Baby It's Cold Outside – Dean Martin
2. All the Will in the World – Jeffrey Gaines
3. Black Alien & Speed – Rude Boy Style
4. Renato Zero – Buon Natale
5. The White Stripes – We're Going to Be Friends
6. Ani DiFranco – Both Hands
7. David Gray – Disappearing World
8. David Gray – Sail Away
9. Jeffrey Gaines – Over and Over
10. Julia Darling – Bulletproof Belief

It's pairs day!  2 Jeffrey Gaines, 2 Foriegn songs, 2 Christmas songs, 2 David Gray…weird

Favorite song – easy – Julia Darling. I just realized that Julia Darling is the name of the lady on Lady and the Tramp.  If you get a chance to download this song – the version on the "When Music Meets Film" compilation from the sundance music festival ROCKS.

I don’t want to be in a relationship….

June 22, 2006

…I want to be in love.

Does that sound weird? I dislike relationships. I really do. I dislike the feeling of checking in. I dislike the feeling of not feeling wanted when in a relationship. I dislike when situations change and you have no control over it.  And I'm not fond of the idea of having to take someone else's feelings into account when living my own life.

On the other hand, if I'm in a relationship, I dislike when I don't know what's going on with my other half (i.e. – when no one checks in). I like sharing situations, but that means other are also in control.  And I HATE it when others don't take my feelings into account when living their life.

It's not like I want to do my thing, and have someone else bow down to me. If I'm in a relationship, I want both people to be all in. BUT….

And this is a Big BUT….

I want to feel like I'm in love all the time. Twitterpated. Crushing. Crazy in Love. I want that other person to light up the room for me.
I know everyone wants this – but not everyone is willing to put the effort into seeing it happen. This isn't an automatic thing. It takes work. Take my boyfriend for instance. He's not the mushy type. Yet for a while he was very mushy.  I knew he wasn't the mushy type, so I asked why – and it was something along the lines of wanting me to know that he loves me…something about being afraid to lose someone as wonderful as me.

Now, I know a line when I hear one, but I liked to believe that one.  Although I was skeptical as to how long he would put for the "extra" effort that he was doing.

Apparently it was less than one month. 

So what happens now when he's  not as mushy? I know that it's not me -he's crazy about me. I know that it's just the way he is – I was warned in the beginning – but why will he not put in the extra effort now? What changed?
I can't blame this on him – everyone seems to do this in relationships.  Although I have always been an all or nothing kinda girl. If I'm in, I'm in.  So, if you got mushiness from me (not that THAT happens often) – you will get it until the day it's over. Even if that is 2 years down the road or 2 weeks.

Just now it feels lopsided. And that kinda sucks. 

Random Friday – Heat Wave!

June 16, 2006

It's gonna be HOT this weekend.   I know, random though – but here's my Random Friday!

1. Cat Stevens – Hard Headed Woman
2. Norah Jones – Something is Calling You
3. Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
4. Neil Diamond – Thank the Lord for the Night Time
5. Joss Stone – Security
6. Gianluca Grigniani – L'Aiuola
7. Jeffrey Gaines – Praise or Blame
8. Jethro Tull – Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day
9. Mieka Pauley – This Too
10. Bruce Springsteen – Promised Land
11. Kasey Chambers – The Captain

Why this mix rocked – It's summery.  Hard Headed Woman, Glory Days, Thank the Lord…, Skating Away, The Captain. All these songs make me think of driving around in my Jeep with the top down. I miss that.

Song I had to fast forward – Neil. You really have to be in the mood for a clap along song.  I just wasn't I guess.

Singer you may not know about – Mieka Pauley. From Boston – she is AMAZING.  Check her out on her website http://www.miekapauley.com or on Myspace. She rocks – seriously! 

Aveda Pure Privilege Program…

June 16, 2006

OK, so for $10 at the Aveda store (them and the Gap – they all know me by name) – you can join the Pure Privilege program – which is like a frequent buyer thing. You get points, you trade them in, you get Aveda stuff. It's cool. I spend a fair amount of money there, so this is a good deal.

Today I get my card, and it is made from "GMO-Free corn starch based material (PLA) from an annually renewable resource."  Seriously? These people are just cool.

GO SEE “AN INCONVIENENT TRUTH”

June 16, 2006

OK, I did the one part of what they tell you to do that I'm not already doing. I'm sending others to see this movie. If you think Global Warming is fake, if you think it's not true, if you think it's not a big deal – YOU NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE. Seriously. Think about it this way – if even 1/10 of what he says is true in this movie, it's scary at HELL! You have to see it.

Mosquitoes suck.

June 13, 2006

Currently, I am up to 18 mosquito welts on my body. 1/2 of which are on my forearms. This is, by the way, enough to elicit an "Oh my God!" when people see them.  Apparently, I swell a little more than the average mosquito bitee.  They're some ugly bites!

I Want THIS Picture taken…

June 6, 2006

GQ has this spread of Christina Aguilera right now….and although I don't particularly like her…I LOVE this picture.  Someday I want to get a picture of me taken that is similar to that…

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Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

June 6, 2006

Sometimes….things like this happen.  Even though it's sad, it's kinda funny.

Well….it was bound to happen…

June 5, 2006

All those bad and good dates.  All that talk about not wanting a boyfriend.  All that severe enjoyment of my freedom. I have a boyfriend.

 Don't get me wrong….I'm totally happy about it. It's just weird.

Although I have to admit, I wouldn't have done it if he wasn't just the most amazing man I've met in forever.  He is!  Everything about him is fun.  He's cute, he's nice, he does fun things.  He does fun things that I'm not dragging him to. He does fun things that he's willing to drag me along to. This is a first!

Feel free to check with me in a few months and see how it's going 😉