It's so true, isn't it? This is the primary reason behind my hesitation in getting a Blackberry, or Tivo. Sure it's cool, then a new one comes out that is twice as powerful and twice as obnoxious and suddenly what I had doesn't seem so cool anymore. And then I'm just like every other d-bag out there that can't stop blathering on about their [inset name of battery-operated/wireless gadget here] and how it's completely changed their life. But, as demonstrated in the clip above, these advances can also be categorically annoying.
I'm not interested in chasing my own technological tail - I think advances in technology can certainly make one's life easier, but at what cost? I was on the ride, but NOW I WANT OFF.
Until then, here it is, in all its bizarre glory.
Jamie's Running Playlist
Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Hi - Psapp
I Wanna - The All-American Rejects
Keep Hope Alive - The Crystal Method
Digitalism in Cairo - Digitalism
Looking for You - Kirk Franklin
I'm Taking the Wheel - SheDaisy
Make Me Sweat - Basement Jaxx
Easy Love - MSTRKRFT
Move Your Ass! - Scooter
Kinda New (Dirty South 2007 Club Mix) - Spektrum
Give It To Me - Kylie Minogue
Stomp to My Beat - JS-16
Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
Universal Mind Control - Common
Hit the Floor - Twista & Pitbull
Bring 'em Out - T.I.
Let's Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
Mindfields - Prodigy
Womanizer - Britney Spears
River Deep, Mountain High - Celine Dion
Damaged - Danity Kane
No Lookin' Back - Kenny Loggins
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Something Kinda Ooooh - Girls Aloud
Stranger - Hillary Duff
My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
I Need a Hero - Laura Branigan
Jam - Michael Jackson
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
Hip to Be Square - Huey Lewis & the News
Move on up - Destination
She's a Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Forever - Chris Brown
Cool Jerk - The Capitols
Voulez-Vous - ABBA
Heat of the Moment - Asia
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Strangelove - Depeche Mode
Electric Barbarella - Duran Duran
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
All American Girl - Melissa Etheridge
Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend
Hammer to Fall - Queen
Atomic - Blondie
City of Blinding Lights - U2
I'm Free - Kenny Loggins
I'm a Believer - Counting Crows
Baby Now I - The Cutting Edge Soundtrack
One Night Only (Disco Version) - Dreamgirls Soundtrack
Don't Stop me Now - Queen
Perfect Day - Hoku
Goodbye to You - Scandal
Here We Go - Chemical Brothers
Point of No Return - Expose
Push It - Salt 'n Pepa
Sandstorm - Darude
Welcome to Atlanta (Remix) - Jermaine Dupri
Feel free to chime in (via the comment board) if you feel there's something missing.
That is, unless you're going to mention the total lack of AC/DC, to which point I would say, YES you are right! I need to remember to borrow Sean's CDs so I can get some tracks into my computer, but until then, there won't be any AC/DC on my playlist. Because the band refuses to put their music on iTunes, choosing instead to sell out exclusive distribution rights to Wal*Mart and the like. So I am forced to run without Thunderstruck, my favorite AC/DC song. Which would be PERFECT for running.
NOT THAT I HAVE AN OPINION ON THE SUBJECT OR ANYTHING.
I wouldn't *exactly* call this a page-turner, but if you can devote some time and concentration to it, it will reward you. It took me at least three sections before I stopped hearing her duck voice narrating the story.
You know, I get a lot of flack from people about being a Kenseth fan. And I don't really let it bother me because I know my favorite driver is consistently successful, and doesn't d**k around like the other ego jockeys out there. He's there to work, to win, and I respect that. Plus, he's from Wisconsin, so that's an added bonus.
Every time he wins a race, I do a victory dance (complete with guns and pointing, OF COURSE) and inside my head, I'm telling everyone who teases me to STICK IT.
Photo credit: www.mattkenseth.com
On the Mend from Jamie on Vimeo.
Not awesome, but I'm doing my best to keep from feeling like the worst pet owner in the entire world.
- As with past Mondays, I woke up with a song in my head and had trouble getting back to sleep. Today it was "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. I'm guessing the reason I had trouble getting back to sleep was because I was too busy suppressing the urge to stab myself in the eardrums. I'm just sayin'.
- I asked for a Costco membership for Valentine's-Day-Slash-Our-Sixth-Dating-Anniversary, and got it! So I spent a couple hours on Sunday randomly wandering the only Costco in town with no list, no makeup, and with my unwashed hair plastered back in a ponytail. I left the store with less than 10 items, having run into the parents of one of my closest childhood friends. Score 1 for financial self-discpline, and 0 for grooming.
- The dog is getting really territorial when Sean is around, and it makes me very nervous. I grew up with a dog that snapped at anyone and everyone, and I'd prefer my children don't suffer the same fate. Does anyone have Cesar Milan's phone number handy?
- I haven't had coffee in at least 3-4 weeks. I've had an assload of Diet Coke, but still - the whole coffee thing is weird. Hmm.
So I'm majorly watching my calories (courtesy of my existing Weight Watchers knowledge) and working out. I've accumulated a plethora of dvds, tapes, and so on. And now I'm putting them to good use. But I have to put this out there - INADVERTANT PRODUCT REVIEW COMING! ! ! - tonight, I did the NYCB Workout 2 for the first time in a loooong time. The breakdown on the DVD is this - awesome, AWESOME abs section that justifies the purchase price all by its lonesome, and some great stuff for glutes. Other than that, meh. (shrugs) Whatever. I can't decide if I hated it because I was sucking at it, or whether it just isn't very good. Not only was it completely depressing how weak I've allowed my core and back to get, but it was frustrating that I really struggled with the ballet combo at the end. The things that used to come so easily to me are now a very real struggle - with a healthy side dish of shame.
I know getting healthy can be an uphill battle, but this DVD was a serious downer. I think I'll hold off on the ballet at home for the foreseeable future.
I've been saying for that past month or so that I wouldn't set foot inside a studio until I got back into shape - even partially. Now I know that I was RIGHT. I need some serious work. I don't know if I'm hard on myself b/c dancers can be notoriously difficult on themselves when it comes to performance - or if I'm just ashamed of how far down I've permitted myself to slide. Either way, I'm going to fix it. I AM GOING TO MAKE IT BETTER, so help me God (or Jillian Michaels, whichever).
I am in love with CVS. It is the best drugstore in the entire world, and that is saying a LOT because I used to say that the apocalypse would be a minor geographical blip as long as there was a Walgreens still open nearby.
I cannot get enough of CVS. A new one just opened up in my neighborhood, and I went over there this morning JUST TO WANDER THE AISLES. Plus, I had coupons and Extra bucks, so I stocked up on boring stuff like on-sale fabric softener (Downy Lavender-Vanilla, represent!).
I'm guessing this either makes me a pathetic, single white lady who goes to the drugstore on Sunday mornings, OR it makes me a happy person who likes perusing drugstore cosmetics and office supplies. Either way, it makes me a loser but I DON'T CARE.
That is all. Enjoy the remainder of your weekends.
They're cute munchkins, no? But don't let those cute faces fool you. They can get really screamy, really quickly.
You know where this is going, right? This means it's time for me to up the ante. The maternal side of me says, "shut up, weirdo, they can pretty much entertain themselves," and the practical side of me says, "if you don't plan for every possibility, they'll mutiny and take you prisoner in that enormous plastic castle in the basement."
So I've got a craft ready, as well as plans for a movie night (Mary Poppins, anyone?) but other than that, I'm at a loss. I'd like to have another special something planned, TSMICOMOTTWHF (to save me in case of mutiny or temper tantrums, whichever happens first). Aforementioned ankle biters are aged 5.5 and 3.3 years old. I'll take whatever ideas ya got.
Yeah...it was all fine and dandy until my neck started writhing and itching under this turtleneck. I must be allergic to something in the dress - maybe a little angora, or merino? Either way, I'm scratching like crazy and hoping the fabric covers my now very red, semi-welty neck. So much for looking cute today.
That said, I am noticing that college kids drink an inordinate amount of Arizona Iced Tea. I have yet to be in the checkout line at my local 7-11 and NOT seen some skinny jean'ed, backpack-wearing, too much eyeliner'ed student buying a HUGE can or bottle of Arizona Iced Tea. What is in that stuff, anyhow? Crack?! I had some once, and vaguely recall thinking it wasn't all that great.