December 31, 2009

Party Down

I've been trying to limit the amount of tv that I watch.  Unfortunately, the fact that I keep starting awesome shows is making that difficult.  

Party Down is basically about a group of aspiring actors and writers, who can't get payed acting gigs and are subsequently part of a catering team that is run by the biggest idiot in the world.  Please watch it.  The douchey-ness of some of the characters along with pretty much constant hilarity makes this like my new favorite show.

December 22, 2009

danielle is driving me INSANE

Is Winter over yet?  Is it time for next quarter?  Please?  I know that I was complaining about it before, but I want to go back.

It's so sad that I can like her so much sometimes, and yet she's totally ruthless.  She knows exactly how to make me feel like a piece of shit.  And of course she always does when we're arguing.  She doesn't fight fair.

B: "Can you pleeeease take 5 minutes away from that football game (OSU v. BYU on tv) to help me clean the kitchen before mom gets home?"

D: "No, I'm busy.  I'm watching the football game!  I'll do it later."

B: "C'mon, just pause it.  That's what DVR is for."

D: "Look, I know that our college experiences have been different.  I'm sorry that you're unhappy and just don't like anything, okay?  But that's not my fault.  I told you'd I do it later, so just get off of my ass."

B: "Okay."

And then I just gave up.  Because do you know how ridiculous it sounds to yell at someone, "I'M NOT UNHAPPY."  And who knows if it would even have been true.

But still, she doesn't fight fair.

December 20, 2009

Sizzling Starbucks Brunette - m4w - 30 (Pico/Robertson)

Date: 2009-12-19, 4:47PM PST

You are absolutely adorable. You have the cutest little features and standing right in front of me as I type this. I want to talk to you so badly but can't imagine you are single.
They just shouted your name "natalie" peppermint mocha. So sad...there you go. If you see this I was the guy in the leather chair opposite the counter, typing away on my macbook.
I will be here until 7pm. Please let me buy you coffee # 2.

December 18, 2009

Through the Looking Glasses

Eyewear says a lot about a person, I think.  Frame, shape, color... even how often you wear them says something about your personality.  Yes, it could be just a pair of glasses that you wear while reading before bed, OR it could be a fashion statement.

Unfortunately, my glasses don't say much.

Or if they do, it's that I'm too damn lazy to get them adjusted because they fall off of my face while I'm trying to read at night.  And when I get up to pee.

Which is why I'm getting a new pair.  Not that I don't like them, because I do, but... I just need another pair.  Does that make sense?  To the girls, at least?

I just need more, okay?  Don't judge me.

But I'm having trouble deciding what kind of frames to get.  I already have some rather rectangular ones, so maybe something slimmer?

Here are some options, please help me decide!!
Club Monaco




Ralph Lauren

Ray Ban

As far as color goes, I'd be willing to try black, but I'm thinking that I want a dark brown or tortoiseshell.  The ones I have now are kinda brown on top and bluish on bottom.  It's hard to describe, but suffice it to say that they don't really "go" with everything.

Oh, and none of these glasses have the big sides - you know what I mean?  Like thick sides?  I didn't really see any of those that I was crazy about on the website.  They all have a ton of shit written on the sides, which I'm not really into.  However, if anyone runs across ones with big sides that seem classy, let me know.

December 14, 2009

Let me stop you before you think I'm moonlighting

But apparently this is where I'll be in 7 years. And just fyi - I watched 5 episodes of 30 Rock today.

Which is why I know that the title of this personal ad is a quote from 30 Rock.

I want to go to there. - 28 (Los Angeles)

Date: 2009-12-14, 10:14PM PST

Overdosing on “30 Rock” and wishing I had someone to enjoy it with on this chilly winter evening. To that end, here’s one more SWF ad on CL. I’m a working stiff, road raging, veggie eating, class taking, pleasure reading deprived, caffeine junkie, sarcastic, list writing nerd. I like silly conversations and smoldering glances. I also like tallish menfolk (I'm 5'7) between 25 and 33. Write soon.

I love this album cover

December 13, 2009

I pretty much had to post this after wednesday

1. I LOVE the women in the crowd who are singing their hearts out
2. The orchestration is great!
3. Okay, she practically melts into the stage at the end
4. The woman can do whatever the hell she wants on stage
5. While I'm at it, I should add that if you wanna see the real shit, take a look at this... unless you've seen Funny Girl a gazillion times like some of us shut-ins

December 6, 2009

I swear I won't post anything else until after finals.

But since finals are around the corner, it seems kind of appropriate to comment on what music I listen to while "studying".  Which is exactly what I spend most of the time doing.  "Studying", not Studying.  Eh, what can you do?  I'm trying a few different things this time, like a lot of Neko Case along with old jazz and musicals.  So far Les Mis is a Yes and A Chorus Line is a definite NO.  If I could find my Phantom cds that would probably be a Yes, too.

I really like Julie London.  I've always like Julie London.  But some people weren't that impressed with her when she first started singing - they'd much rather have looked at her than heard her.  She started as a pin-up girl when she was 17.  How many Allied soldiers had pictures of her in WWII, do you think?

Here's a version by Susan Boyle that I rather like.  I'm really impressed by her.  She has a musicality about her singing that's not seen very often, at least in her sort of genre.  (I'm placing her in the ex-Broadway star category, since that's what she sings most of the time)  This is a song that can't be too subtle - less is literally more - and most people oversing it (in my opinion).

And just because, here's a version by Babs.  I think it's a little overdone, which only proves my point that it's a hard song to get right for most divas.  

December 5, 2009

It was one of the best experiences of my life

I was in the pit of the musical Company during high school, playing principal alto sax. If I regret anything about my experiences in band, it's that I waited so long to join APA. I mean, god... my senior year. By the time I realized how great it was to be in an ensemble like that, it was too late. I loved every minute of it, and I sorely regret not getting the balls to do it earlier.

Anyways, one of the girls in the musical sang this song that was incredible. I simple could not believe that she could do it. It was an act of sheer human magnificence. It was this song, and she sang it better:

December 1, 2009


Has anyone ever looked in the comments section of a well-known and much-beloved song on youtube and been utterly surprised by how many people seem to have heard it for the first time on that webpage?

Like, someone will write, "Hey, this is pretty good!" in the comments section of "Hey Jude".  

It's kind of alarming.

Anyways, I just happened to see that Glee was doing a cover of one of my favorite Nat King Cole songs, so I looked it up.  It's... eh.  I really like the way that they arranged the harmonies at the beginning, but for the most part it sounds more like Boyz II Men song than anything else.  They're always too on the beat when they sing as a cast.  That bothers me, too.

Compare for yourself after the jump