alexiscartwheel: (star wars - leia)
  • This morning when I woke up I had the music from the end of Return of the Jedi stuck in my head for no apparent reason. (In case you're wondering I mean this version not the old Ewok version. I'm not that strange.) Yeah, I don't know.

  • I'm really digging Lauren Laverne's new weekday show on 6 Music. I've been listening to it at work, which has given me the opportunity to introduce the boys to New Order and Sufjan Stevens.

  • Has anyone else heard Laura Marling's new single Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)? It's really pretty, but sadly hasn't been released in America.


Jun. 24th, 2009 04:53 pm
alexiscartwheel: (dw - romana ii)
Is this some sort of thing now? Every time I try to go to Target I get lost? This time the problem was I tried to go to the post office first. I know the way from home to the post office and from home to Target, but now from the post office to Target. I eventually got there after a scenic tour of Falls Church, but really, it should not be this hard!

I bought a new tape adapter for my iPod since the old one broke and Top 40 radio is driving me bonkers, and it didn't work! The tape deck literally spat it back out at me. I think it may be possessed. Plus now I'm stuck listening to bad radio again until I can get up the motivation to find a Radio Shack and actually go there.

Yesterday I was listening to the radio and came up with an idea for a book. It's too bad that my fiction writing is awful and that I never finish projects. But if it keeps bumping around in my head, who knows. (If Stephenie Meyer can do it, so can I? LOL)
alexiscartwheel: (dw - romana ii)
I've still got 10-ish pages to write for a case study for another class and articles to read and a reading reflection paper to write for another, all due this week. Then I can enter exam hell. But I'm trying not to think about that yet.

I'm allowing myself a short break, then I have to read at least one article before I mentally check out for the night. So now, fun stuff!

I listened to two awesome episodes of the Colin Murray Show during work yesterday. On Monday Doves were on the show. Their song "Kingdom of Rust" is one of my current favorites. On Wednesday, there was an a capella themed mid-week mobile disco featuring lots of school stuff, in particular the "Star Wars" song, which features lyrics about the Star Wars movies sung to the tune of other John Williams scores. Can I just say that more music should include the line "Let the Wookie win"? It's also on YouTube. Both episodes from Colin Murray are still available on iPlayer. If you're into alternative, indie, and generally fun, eclectic music, go listen. Sadly, the show ends this May. :(

Ashes to Ashes is good this season, isn't it? I love it with it's 80s music and crazy clothes and Gene Hunt. I watched the fist episode of Fringe last weekend and was intrigued. I kind of wrote off the series when it came on in the fall, but I was impressed by the fact that it really creeped me out, just like old-school X-Files did. From what I hear, it's coming back in the fall, which is good since Fox will probably be lame and cancel Dollhouse and Sarah Connor. And at least they'll still have Bones, which continues to amuse me this season with Stephen Fry and crazy funerals and Brennan's massive awkwardness. Can't they just pick an intern already, though?

Finally, what's the deal with Dreamwidth? Is everybody running away there now?
alexiscartwheel: (bsg - adama/roslin)

  • Last night I set two alarms to ensure that I'd be out of bed and out the door on time. I made it to the Metro, then had to wait half an hour because some train with mechanical problems was blocking the track and was late for work anyway!

  • I've read plenty about those fancy pants ebook readers, but never seen a real person using one, until today, when I saw two. I'm still not sold.

  • Apparently, Lake Superior State University publishes a yearly list of words that should be banished from the English language. Although I agree we were a bit over-mavericked this year, I find this type of linguistic whining irritating. Blah blah they're ruining "the Queen's English" (say some folks in Michigan, lol). CRY MOAR, BBS!!

  • My roommate cleaned up his huge mess in the kitchen, so now it is safe to cook in with out poisoning myself. I'm making pasta with pesto right now. Yum!

  • Only two weeks til Inauguration Day! I still haven't decided whether to brave the cold and the crowds, or just watch on TV from the comfort of my sofa.

  • And speaking of TV, Bones and Battlestar Galactica come back next week! Sadly, I don't have cable, so I'll have to wait an extra day for BSG. :( I've been meaning to rewatch the first half of S4, which I think I can manage at one episode per day if I start tomorrow.

  • Still listening to the CD101 Top 2009. Still awesome.

alexiscartwheel: (dw - martha jones)
I'm reading this article for class, and whoever scanned it left these giant black spaces around the edges. Back when I worked in a university library, we had to measure the journal pages and program the size into the copier. If we screwed up and left an 1/8th inch of black space the document delivery people sent the request back with angry admonishments written on it. I could totally do this better!

I have another job interview. :) It's for a job... wait for it... SCANNING THINGS! I can honestly say I never thought that particular job experience would ever come in handy again. Sometimes, it is good to be wrong.

The Torchwood radio play "Lost Souls" was on this afternoon, and it had lulz and weird skience. ) You can download it here for the next 7 days.

Shameless self-promotion: I entered some icons at [ profile] dw_icontest this week, and although I can't say which are mine, I encourage you DW fans to vote! :)

I want a purple iPod nano. I'm not actually going to buy one; there's absolutely nothing wrong with my silver one. (Besides not being purple.) And speaking of Apple-y things, I downloaded the newest version of Firefox today, and I swear graphics are slightly duller colored than they are in Safari.

Anyway, about that article I'm reading...
alexiscartwheel: (kaylee)
Anyone else listen to Vampire Weekend? (They're one of my favorite bands of the moment.) Well, if you do, go listen to Colin Murray's show from last night (April 2). It'll be available for the next week on the Radio 1 website. The live session tracks are fabulous! :D

Also, Happy Earth Day! In honor of the day, here's an interesting article by Michael Pollan about why individuals should make the an effort to do something about climate change. It's called "Why Bother?", and it appeared in a special "Green Issue" of the New York Times Magazine. One thing I learned today: eating less beef is good for the environment. Something to think about.

ETA: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is a really cool band name. Incidentally, it's also a real one. (I'm not just sitting here making up band names.)
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