30 June 2010

Junk Drawer Discoveries

I recently cleaned out a junk drawer ... the final tally:
  • match books: 2
  • spare/ random keys: 7
  • buttons: 17
  • pencils: 5
  • marbles: 5
  • Legos: 8
  • spare/ replacement Christmas tree lights: 20

28 June 2010

Anatomy of a power outage

First off, it is 2010 ... if there is not a hurricane or downed power lines in my front yard I see no reason for the power to be out.
  • when I got home last night the power was out ... these are the events that followed:
  • I was happy to find Mac[Book] with battery power
  • my excitement quickly dissipated when I realized internet access was dependent on electricity.
  • retrieved a radio from the camper
  • turned on radio
  • quickly opened fridge to get some iced tea
  • quickly closed fridge
  • found book light
  • flipped through the July issue of Real Simple
  • retrieved inverter from camping gear
  • retrieved small fan from closet
  • remembered that the fan was from my first year at George Mason
  • ::smiled::
  • caught myself singing along to Poker Face with GaGa
  • hooked fan up to inverter
  • hooked inverter up to the Coleman Powermate
  • enjoyed fan & iced tea
  • made list about the power being out
  • finished magazine
  • turned off book light
  • went to sleep

25 June 2010

No List Friday

I got mail from American Samoa & a necklace from Tahiti ... Thanks EYE of the World!

21 June 2010

Life in the brier patch

I have all these thoughts burning through my mind:
  • I need money
  • I need to go back to work
  • I don't want to work
  • Does that make me sound spoiled?
  • I kind of want to work
  • ... not really
  • What was the point of going to college?
  • I'm pretty sure I used to have more passion,
  • what happened?
  • I have no clear vision of what I want my future to consist of
  • Is that abnormal?
  • I feel like I'm stuck in tar while everyone else is zooming past me on an airport moving sidewalk

19 June 2010

Sweet Summertime

Last month's issue of Cosmopolitan had 25 ideas for the summer ... if you've been looking for a summer to-do list, look no more:
  1. speak in public
  2. visit a friend in a new place
  3. go out to eat alone
  4. take on a new assignment at work
  5. try a new food
  6. go on a date
  7. party
  8. get a new haircut
  9. go out with friends
  10. attend a cocktail hour/ event
  11. go camping
  12. crash/ go to a party you're not invited to
  13. perform karaoke
  14. go out with an ex
  15. dance
  16. interview for a job
  17. take a trip/ explore a new place
  18. join a sports league
  19. invite out-of-towners to stay with you
  20. buy a new dress
  21. go on a trip with a guy
  22. take a class/ learn something new
  23. yoga
  24. propose a new idea at work
  25. be set up

18 June 2010

No List Friday

Raise your hand if you came home from Bonnaroo with sun poisoning

17 June 2010

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly & More

Life is for livin' not livin' uptight

I could not have been more impressed with the bands I was able to see at Bonnaroo. I signed on to work at the festival in exchange for a free ticket ... lucky for me, my work shifts happened to be at the What (main) Stage ... thus I got really good views for the heavyweights who where there.
  • Gold Medalist:
  • Surprisingly Jay-Z was by far the best performance I saw. His energy was amazing, he seemed so happy to be there ... almost in awe of the situation, he was funny, he was humble, he seemed down to earth, he wore sunglasses ... I could go on.

  • Silver Medalists (in no particular order):
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Phoenix
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Weezer
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • She & Him
  • The Gossip
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Daryl Hall
  • Conan O'Brien
  • The Dead Weather

  • Bronze Medalist:
  • Kings of Leon

  • Failed to Medal:
  • Tenacious D

16 June 2010

Creature Comforts

I have returned from my adventure to Bonnaroo. While I had a good time, I am having a really good time getting reacquainted with:
  • air conditioning
  • not waiting in lines constantly
  • cold drinks
  • copious amounts of ice
  • a real bed
  • air conditioning
  • refrigerators
  • not sweating uncontrollably
  • showers
  • running water
  • toilets
  • electricity
  • air conditioning

11 June 2010

No List Friday

My best friend from high school got married last weekend ... I cannot put into words how happy I am for her.

09 June 2010

Fire It Up

Just so we're clear ... this is who I am trying to see, hear, and enjoy this weekend at Bonnaroo:
  • Fanfarlo
  • The Temper Trap
  • Conan O'Brien
  • The Gossip
  • She & Him
  • Dawes
  • Daryl Hall
  • Kings of Leon
  • The Avett Brothers
  • John Prine
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jay-Z
  • Jonathan Sexton
  • Lissie
  • Regina Spektor
  • Phoenix
  • Dave Matthews Band

08 June 2010

Westward Expansion

Today is the day! I am Tennessee bound. I am spending the night in Knoxville, and then heading to Bonnaroo in the morning. Wondering what I have with me? ... fret no more:
  • tent
  • cot
  • air mattress
  • air pump
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • sheet
  • table
  • chair
  • coolers
  • lantern
  • flashlights
  • matches/ lighter
  • water bottles
  • bowl/ plate
  • stove
  • pot/ pan
  • trash bags
  • can opener
  • utensils
  • gas
  • hammers
  • bug spray
  • phone charger
  • camera
  • camera charger
  • GPS
  • radio
  • alarm clock
  • inverter
  • pens
  • notepads
  • party shoes
  • flops
  • mud boots
  • rain gear
  • socks
  • hoodie
  • jeans
  • bathing suit
  • jorts