Monday, March 29, 2010

Milk Face Killah my new nickname for Stevie. In other news, check out this sweet snippet from a radiolab episode about animal minds. I may have shed a little tear during the story of the whale...

Here 'tis:

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Know Y'all Know...

...But I just love everything these amazing, beautiful, women create:

Love Love Love the dreamy shoegazey guitar sound so much.

Oh, and also:

YES. Gah. So, so beautiful.

How can you resist such beauty?


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Smooth Criminal

Today I witnessed an arrest by the side of Rt. 287 in the fine state of Central New Jersey. Exciting stuff, I know. But the real life lesson here was that I realized that I was actually feeling really bad for the khaki-panted criminal getting handcuffed next to exit 10. Oh exit 10, such memories...Anyways, I wondered if it was weird that I was feeling bad for him, instead of being all, "Good job fellas, another baddie off the streets!" I mean, in all seriousness, this guy could have been a pretty bad dude.

Maybe my 80's cartoon upbringing is to blame for this tendency to sympathize with the bad guy...after all, the main characters in my favorite shows were trouble-making cats, mostly.

And in my wee years as a young raggamuffin, I also may have had a crush on the bad kid from the Care Bears movie...I won't deny it!

"Oh hay!"

And perhaps this blog post is just a thinly veiled excuse to post the theme song from one of my childhood favorites and a picture of the Hamburglar, but I do promise you that I did struggle for one pain-staking moment on my alliance with good vs. evil...


Friday, March 19, 2010

Philly Rules

Spring has Sprung!!

Or so it seems!

Lazin' on the front stoop,

Whimsical spring and summer dresses!

Balloons and BBQ's outside in the fresh air!

And shoegazey melodies playing in your head whilst running through fields of flowers!

Uhhhhhh...maybe not quite that far, but at least strollin' down a sunny Philadelphia street with a pretty tune in your head. The ending of brown snow + cold could not have come too soon!

(Hopefully I don't jinx myself with those words...)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Float Like a Butterfly...

...Sting like a busy bee

"You get the busy bee I need to trim her whiskers"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Party Never Stops

Oh Lifetime.

How I love thee.

Today I made the jarring discovery that Hulu now features several Lifetime Original Movies that change-up each week. Holy Oreos! It was like I stepped into a magical time-machine that warped me back to 7th grade, lounging gracefully on my living room couch, stuffing Pringles into my mouth by the can and settling in for a perfectly disturbing Lifetime Original Movie about a nosey housewife turned crime-fighting detective...Or, my personal favorite, (and we had it on vhs, too!), the anorexic gymnast who hides her pizza in a potted plant. (*As a side note, this always puzzled me...the only thing I threw in there were my Flinestone vitamins. And they tasted like barf...just sayin')

Is there anything more unintentionally awkward and hilarious than the 'sexy music' in a Lifetime Original movie? I think not. It's just pure genius!

And today I had the pleasure of viewing, 'The Party Never Stops,' which taught me some valuable coming-of-age lessons about the dangers of teenage partying.

Take a peek, if you please:

"I'm in the Library, studying global weather"

...might be the best/most ridiculous line of the movie.

Here's a list of some other things that I got done today, just in case you think I'm slacking:


1. Filled out my Fafsa
2. Finished putting together my Powerpoint presentation on Conversational Turn-Taking in Fluent Aphasia (!)
3. Prepared all my therapy materials and outlines for Thursday
4. Cooked a healthy, delicious, and well-balanced dinner of sauteed kale, honey browned carrots, and bbq chicken (Shan did the chicken)
5. Went to the gym
6. And some other stuff

Now Stevie and I are going to have a staring contest, in which the winner will get to have a spoonful of yogurt.

PS. If only Hulu could get Unsolved Mysteries on that'd be something...

"Who or whhhut, is responsible for their creation..."

I'm scurred!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The (not-so) Big 2-6

Iz my party.

PS. I had a dream that my cousin gave me a guinea pig for my birthday, and he looked very similar to another cute, furry, mischief-maker by the name of Sir Stevenson...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Have You Seen Her?

The last I heard of Jessica Toth was that she was separated from (former?) husband, James Jackson Toth of the band, Wooden Wand, (now just 'Wand,' I believe). I really don't keep too up-to-date on music-related news or projects, so I have no idea if she is still making music or involved in any kind of new projects.

Part of the reason why I loved Wand's older stuff (and as a quick side note, it feels weird to refer to him as 'Wand,' because I really was only into 'Wooden Wand' and haven't heard any of his newer stuff...anyway!), was due to Jessica's beautiful voice and incredible vocal harmonies. I wonder if she is involved in any other musical projects...?

In other news, it turns out that I am a terrible wheelchair driver. I also get to pick up Adrian from the airport tonight. Oh happy day!

"Let's party"

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring Music Mixes (And Other Non-Sequiturs)

Spring-time music mixes are a lovely thing, I do believe.

And trying to make the perfect one is so much fun and a *bit* of a challenge, (as well as an aid in my ongoing quest to procrastinate as much as possible). It's a challenge because, (in my opinion), a good Spring Mix should encapsulate that kind of day-dreamy, light, and excited anticipation of warmer weather and sunshine in approximately 20 well-sequenced songs. And at the same time, (and I think I *try* to do this with all mixes I make), I want the songs, (and the mix as a whole), to have that ineffable nostalgic, epic, or stirring quality to it as well, (Damn my emo musical-upbringings!)...This can be a little tricky and time-consuming, to say the least.

And then there's the issue of the artwork...I don't know what I like better: creating the mix, or then listening to the whole thing while I draw an appropriately cute/strange, half grown-up/half child-like cartoon while listening to the mix in its entirety, (and sipping on a glass of wine/beer, of course). So Much Fun.

Last year I made a Summer mix that I was very proud of, (and I know of at least two people who really enjoyed it as well!). I think that this year my Spring Mix will be as equally beautiful and exciting to listen to, if not more so (here's hopin'). I only have 11 songs so far, and not in a set-in-stone order, but on the whole, they are very pretty and whimsical tunes that I *think* go together quite nicely and provide a balanced overall sound.

So, (whoever you are out there), if you'd like a copy of my Spring 2010 Mix, let me know. You can email your address to:

I'll promise to *try* to get them out in a timely fashion this year!

Now back to work..."Ya filthy animal."

PS. A big happy-birthday to my one true love, Adrian aka Treatboy Captain, who is merrymaking the day away out in sunny California with our long, lost, east coast friends.

"I'm havin' a ball scrappin and yelling and mixin' it up. Lovin' every minute with this damn crew..."