Thursday, April 29, 2010

Things to make you laugh

Okay, so I've been less into writing here and more into sharing dumb stuff I happen across on the Internet, but these things are sometimes too good not to share. Also, I'm lazy and currently have nothing of interest to write about.

This is not new to me, but it does bring a tear to my eye just about every time I listen:

I didn't laugh at this initially. But I couldn't help myself when it reached 0:32 seconds:

Tenor Kitteh:

And, as always, a little 90-second educational value for your busy day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Owl Girl

Look out, Night
Owl Girl's gonna show you how it's done
Gonna stay awake
Till I see the sun

Not done yet!
Owl Girl's got somewhere to be
So look out on the roads
Steer clear of me

Now that it's 4 a.m., I might as well stay up. I have to be up at 6:40 for ten long hours of babysitting.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This just made my day

I am officially passing my clarinet down to my youngest sister who wants to "learn how to play allll the instruments in the world. Except for the cello." In all my nostalgia for the instrument, I happened across this video, and it made me really really happy.

Linsey Pollak drills out a carrot and turns it into a clarinet and plays it, live looping with a Boss RC20 to record 3 layers....from his solo show "Making Jam"

Bye, Buddy

Tonight, my sisters had an argument over whether or not unicorns can fly. It really is amazing just how naturally (and often) they can bring unicorns into a conversation.

Because of this, I got to thinking about narwhals again (like I often do), and then I got to thinking about this wonderful little clip:

And just so there's educational value in this post:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sleepytime Tea

This is what I'm drinking right now. Tea cleverly branded in such a way to make me believe it will help me fall asleep. Sleepytime tea. I'm totally willing to buy into it, even if it does have a picture of a bear with a cat sitting on its lap. That cat would be DEAD in real life. Then again, that bear wouldn't be wearing a nightgown and cap in real life, either, so maybe I shouldn't take it too seriously.

See? THIS is the reason why I can't fall asleep at night. I literally think about this kind of crap. Bears and the cats sitting in their laps haunt me at night.

I think this is a nice ritual, though. Tea doesn't usually do anything for me in the morning in terms of waking up, but caffeine-free tea just might do the trick to get me to sleep at night.

Justine and I watched the movie "Once" tonight, and I really enjoyed it. I've been wanting to see it for the past couple of years since I heard the song "Falling Slowly" that became popular as a result of the movie.

The entire soundtrack was done by Glen Hansard's band The Frames, who've been around since 1990, a fact I wasn't aware of. Hansard and then 19-year-old Marketa Irglova co-wrote the above Grammy-winning song and went on to form their own group, The Swell Season. Now THIS I did not know until I did a little research just now! I thought, "Hmm, The Swell Season. Sounds familiar, but I'm not sure if I know them."

Actually, they have a pretty successful song that I've heard many a time on trusty WTMD!

All of these things have made me very happy for the Internet, evil thing that it is. I've got to remember to buy The Swell Season's album.

Now, I'm all finished with my Sleepytime tea, but I don't want to go to sleep. I've made good progress over the past five days, all of which I've had off from class and babysitting. I've been figuring out my next (and final) steps toward reaching my goal of early graduation, and it looks like the pieces are falling into place. The more I think about December and how I'll be done with it all ridiculously soon, the more I fantasize about what to do next. Still not sure about that one.

Uh oh, looks like it's going to be another sleepless night. Might as well stay up and be useful somehow. Think I'll read a book that has nothing to do with school.