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!

Fast post… standing at a comp in Mem Lib

5 10 2005

Today I slept in. I woke up at 6:30am to find that my eyes were nearly swollen shut from lack of sleep. I made up my mind at that moment to skip biochem this morning since the lecture audio is online. I set my alarm for 10:00 since that was when I needed to skip my lecture to sit in on a radio show that my teacher does.

I woke up at 10:00, ate a relaxed breakfast and actually gave the cat some attention, something I usually don’t do. I’m trying to get her back on my side. She’s still skiddish, but hopefully that will change.

I left to get to my bike to find a squirrel nosing around by the garbage. I thought this was interesting since there had been a dead squirrel sitting in a box in our trash for nearly a week. As I approached my bike, I saw that the squirrel was actually investigating another ball of fur lying at the bottom of the dropoff from our garbage landing to the driveway below it.

It was another squirrel. Since I hadn’t seen it last night, I assumed it was freshly dead. The live one kept approaching the dead one’s head and sniffing at it cautiously. When it seemed to have satisfied its curiosity, it turned away. When I thought it would hop away, it turned around and came back. It was like it couldn’t believe it was dead. It didn’t seem angry or sad. Nothing anthropomorphic. It just seemed like it wanted to know why one was dead.

I wonder if someone’s shooting them. It’s sad for me.


5 10 2005

Stolen Survey

2 10 2005
Bands // Song Titles
Choose a band/or artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band:: Mason Jennings
Are you female or male:: Ulysses
Describe yourself:: Big Sur
How do some people feel about you:: Confidant
How do you feel about yourself:: Nothing
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:: East of Eden
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend:: Darkness Between the Fireflies
Describe where you want to be:: Duluth
Describe what you want to be:: Living in the Moment
Describe how you live:: Hospitals and Jails
Describe how you love:: Little Details
Share a few words of wisdom:: Drinking as Religion
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