25 10 2005

List 5 songs that you are currently loving. It doesn’t matter what genre they are from, whether or not they have words, or even if they’re any good. However, they must be songs that you are enjoying right now.

Post these instructions, the artists, and the songs in your xanga or blog. Then tag 5 other people to see what they’re listening to.

I was tagged by: Kristen

The Five I’m Currently Digging:

1. Seventeen Years – Ratatat – “I’ve been rappin’ for about seventeen years, okay? I don’t write my stuff anymore, I just kick it from my head, you know what I’m sayin’? I can do that. No disrespect, but that’s how I am.” It starts with this sample, then crescendos to mind-shattering guitar riffs. Strictly instrumental, they’ll pump you up hardcore.

2. Indra – Thievery Corporation – I downloaded Lebanese Blonde because I liked it from the Garden State soundtrack, but this track is one I’ve been listening to quite a bit.

3. Secret Agent – – This is actually an underground music station that plays stuff you rarely, if ever, hear on the radio. I love to turn this on when I’m studying because a lot of the songs are instrumental and from a great musical era. SA plays Bossa Nova, Jazz, global and more. Anything that sounds like spy music.

4. Can’t Complain – Nickel Creek – The song’s a sad love song. I think I’m attracted to those the most.

5. Smoke – Ben Folds Five – Another pessimist’s love song. Besides, Folds reminds me of fall since that’s when I got into him.

Tagged: Ceci, Katrien, Melby (if he ever posts). that’s all the close friends I have on LJ. hah.

Tagging: Collin, Benji, and Borg

Post-traumatic sleep disorder

23 10 2005

Around this time of year for the last couple of years, I’ve gotten kind
of anxious for writing. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins
November 1. I want to try it every time, but the committment to it is
really tough. You have to write 50,000 words between midnight of 11/1 and 11:59pm of 11/30. It’s pretty damn crazy if you want to go at it, and I think I’ll need to wait until I finish all school. That or maybe I’ll try to do it next year right before I graduate. Blech.

We had a party this weekend. I might write details later, but not I’m studying.

Ciao ciao. Co

Busy as all hell

20 10 2005

Homecoming fun. Homework unfun. Roommate neutrality.

I have so many ideas for cool projects I could work on, but have no time. I have to remember this crap for the summer! Radio projects, recording and podcasting. Cripes!

Badgers vs. Gophers

17 10 2005

Oh my lord…

So life has been good. I went home for the Badger game and saw one of
the best Badger games ever… the ending… no words… should have
sent a poet… We drank prior to the game in a nearby parking lot with
a bunch of other Badgers then went to a bar for one. I have pics, but
I’ll post them later.

The rest of the weekend was great. I got to see my dog. He’s in pretty
bad shape but still hanging in there. My parents are still busy as
ever. My mom bought me clothes, my halloween costume and a new hockey
stick (YAY!). After loading up and seeing the fam, I headed back with
Dave’s little bro Brian. It was an uneventful trip except for the one
hour traffic delay due to a lane closure. That sucked big time. I guess
there was also a huge accident late last night. We saw the end of the cleanup on the way including the overturned semi. That’s so sad.

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10 10 2005

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sad lame funny

9 10 2005

So, I know I’ve put this in before, but you all should check out
Some of the secrets seem so real and sad. Others are lame and
melodramatic, things I wouldn’t really call secrets. Some of THOSE seem
like lies, too.

This… is funny:

A great weekend…

9 10 2005

After about 6 hours of initiation and a year and a half of hard work, the Beta Xi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is finally a bona fide fraternity on the UW campus. Initiation was amazing (and secretive, as fraternity things go.) The banquet was also an unforgettable experience, and my date was beautiful. Thanks Kristen, I had a blast, and I hope you did, too.

We hosted brothers from Whitewater, Northwestern and Rose Hulman in Indiana. We also hosted the Pike intenational president, the regional president and the head of recruitment. It was classy, all tuxes and dresses. I haven’t danced liked that since Commodore’s Cup! Now it’s time to move on to the bigger and better things that we Pikes aspire to… and that’s a lot in the upcoming years.

Things otherwise are busy. We have a project due in biocontrol on Thursday, and I have a physics test on Tuesday.

The roommates are well as far as I can tell. I don’t see much of either of them and talk to them far less than I see them.

I’ll find out more about my stomach issues tomorrow and hopefully find out whether or not I have an ulcer.

I’ve been doing a lot of psych experiments lately. I did one for 2.5 hours today that will net me $30. It’s $10/hour, plus a $25 bonus if I do “homework” that they give me. I might get called back for a 4 hour test where they wire me with electrodes (to monitor brain activity.) There’s also a possiblity of shocks (yikes!) I’d be ok with that, I guess.

Well, I’m moving onto Physics test stuff now. Adieu!